‘Now You See Me 3’ Conjures Up Two New Writers

Now You See Me 3 writers

The success of the first Now You See Me seemed to take everyone by surprise, but it wasn’t long before Lionsgate reacted by commissioning a second Now You See Me. And then announcing a third, before the second one even opened. Unfortunately, Now You See Me 2 failed to match the buzz of the original, and wound up taking in just $65 million at the domestic box office.

Still, Lionsgate isn’t giving up on this franchise. The studio is pressing onward with Now You See Me 3, setting Neil Widener and Gavin James to write the script. Jon M. Chu, who helmed the last film, is still attached to direct.

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live-action voltron movie

Hollywood has been trying to make a Voltron live-action movie for more than a decade now, which makes me skeptical that it will happen. But the success of the Netflix animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender means that they are going to try to bring this big giant robot to the big screen once again. Hit the jump to learn more about this new live-action Voltron movie adaptation.

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Indiana jones

In March, Disney announced that Steven Spielberg would be returning to direct Harrison Ford in a new Indiana Jones movie. While most of the internet was skeptical and cynical about the announcement, I was hopeful that Indiana Jones 5 could be a return to form for the beloved franchise. One of the reasons I cited was that George Lucas is not involved in this new film. Director Steven Spielberg later commented that Lucas would be involved as an executive producer on the project, stating “I would never make an Indiana Jones film without George Lucas. That’d be insane.” This comment has worried a lot of people, as Lucas was widely blamed for the most horrible aspects of the last installment, Indiana Jones and the Kindom of the Crystal Skull.

But don’t worry, my initial report seems to be confirmed by new comments from Indiana Jones 5 screenwriter David Koepp. Find out what he says about George Lucas Indiana Jones 5 involvement, after the jump.

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Coen brothers Dark Web

The Coen brothers haven’t gotten around to announcing their next directorial effort just yet. But they have just added another screenwriting project to their to-do list. Joel and Ethan Coen have been tapped to direct Dark Web, based on the true story of the online black market Silk Road and its founder, Ross William Ulbricht (a.k.a. Dread Pirate Roberts).  Read More »

Quentin Tarantino 1970 Project

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino revealed that he’d spent the last four years doing research about the 1970’s for an upcoming project. That’s not surprising, but what might shock you is that the Quentin Tarantino 1970 Project is probably not going to be a movie.

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The Lion King remake writer

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Disney first announced its live-action remake of The Lion King, but they clearly aren’t wasting any time getting started. The studio has just hired Jeff Nathanson (Catch Me If You Can) to write the screenplay, which as previously reported will be directed by Jon FavreauRead More »

Scarface Remake Screenplay

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Terence Winter has signed on to re-write Training Day/Magnificent Seven director Antoine Fuqua‘s Scarface remake. Find out more about how Winter will help transform the Scarface remake screenplay, after the jump.

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toy wars tv series

If this doesn’t sound like a television series made just for me, then I don’t know what does. Actor/writer Josh Gad (Frozen, Jobs) will be co-writing and star in a new limited television series set up at Amazon called Toy Wars. The story follows the real-life battle between American toy giants Hasbro and Mattel in the 1980s and 1990s. Ryan Dixon (Triplets, Curious George) is attached to co-write with Josh Schwartz (The O.C., Gossip Girl, Chuck), who will be the showrunner for the series with The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters director Seth Gordon expected to direct the pilot episode. Hit the jump to learn more.

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New Mutants screenwriters

New Mutants is adding to its team behind the scenes. Last year Josh Boone was set to write and direct the X-Men spinoff, and now he’s bringing on a little extra help in the form of screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. The three previously worked together on the teen cancer weepie The Fault in Our StarsRead More »

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Aquaman setting

I ran into Will Beall at the end of the CBS/CW/Showtime party for the Television Critics Association. Beall developed Training Day for television and is also writing the screenplay for Aquaman. Even though news recently broke that Black Manta is the film’s villain, Beall could not address it. However, we were able to speak about underwater action versus action out of the oceans.

“I can tell you that not all of the action takes place underwater,” Beall said. “Some of the most fun action in the movie actually takes place on dry land.”  Read More »