paul thomas anderson's next film

Paul Thomas Anderson might have his next project lined-up, and it has a whopper of a screenplay. According to the Phantom Thread filmmaker, the script for this film runs a staggering 600 pages. Now Anderson has to find a way to cut it down to a more manageable length. More on Paul Thomas Anderson’s next film below.

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next dave bautista movies

Dave Bautista has proven to be a stellar supporting actor in all manner of blockbusters — whether it be as a grim former soldier in Blade Runner 2049 or his lovable meathead Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy. But now, Bautista is ready to step into leading man territory.

Bautista will star in not one, but two action-comedies. The first is an mismatched buddy-detective comedy from 20th Century Fox co-starring Kumail Nanjiani, while the second is a Jon and Erich Hoeber-penned STX comedy.

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armada movie

It looks like Ready Player One will just be the beginning of Ernest Cline‘s buzzy Hollywood career. An Armada movie adaptation, based on Cline’s sophomore novel, is officially in development at Universal Studios.

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star trek scripts

What the heck is going on with the Star Trek film franchise? All was quiet on the Trek front following Star Trek Beyond. Then word broke that Quentin Tarantino was developing an R-rated Star Trek film. Now, Nu-Spock himself, Zachary Quinto, has provided yet another update: multiple Star Trek scripts are in the works.

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ROM Movie

As Ready Player One is poised to hit theaters, screenwriter Zak Penn has found a new gig: writing a ROM movie.

Paramount Pictures is hard up for franchises, and they’re turning to toys to save the day: the studio is working on bringing a Hasbro Cinematic Universe to life – yes, really – and a movie based on the ROM toy (and subsequent comic series) from the late 1970s is apparently an important piece of that puzzle.
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Zak Penn Marvel

Screenwriter Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers) has already logged some serious hours working for Marvel Studios, and in a new interview, he says he’s coming back to write a new Marvel movie. But what could it be? Read the writer’s quotes and let’s see if we can zero in on the newest Zak Penn Marvel project. Read More »

the force movie

The Logan team of James Mangold and Scott Frank are getting together again for The Force. The film is based on the novel by Don Winslow about a team of corrupt NYPD cops. More on The Force movie below.

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matt helm writer

Another spy movie with a surprisingly generic name is coming to the big screen.

Bradley Cooper is set to star in Matt Helm, a spy thriller film based on Donald Hamilton’s series of novels published from the ’60s to the ’90s. The adaptation has been in the works at Paramount for nearly 10 years now, but is finally moving forward with a new writer on board.

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the disaster artist lawsuit

A former student of James Franco is suing the director over The Disaster Artist, claiming that he was duped into selling his screenplay for the movie for just $5,500. The Disaster Artist lawsuit accuses Franco and his production company of failing to live up to their agreement with him as an uncredited writer.

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The Last of Us movie

If you talk to any screenwriter, they’ll tell you they have tons of scripts sitting in a drawer somewhere gathering dust. Writing a movie can be the easy part – actually getting it made is often far more challenging. So it’s relatively rare to hear of someone writing a screenplay and actively not wanting that script to ever see the light of day, but that’s exactly what’s happening with Neil Druckmann and his The Last of Us movie.

Druckmann, who wrote and co-directed the highly-acclaimed 2013 video game, also wrote the script for a movie version of the game. But in a new interview, Druckmann reveals that even though he wrote the screenplay, he’d rather never see a movie adaptation get made.
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