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 »

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 »

Black Panther screenwriter Joe Robert Cole

Joe Robert Cole was a writer on the FX miniseries The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. He’s currently writing the Black Panther standalone film with director Ryan Coogler, and we recently had a chance to speak with Cole about the movie at cocktail party for FX.

Black Panther lead T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) first appeared in the film Captain America: Civil War as the heir to the Wakandan throne after his father was assassinated. Cole explained when the Black Panther movie picks up, where it goes after that, and how they’re developing the MCU version of Wakanda. Read More »

The Avengers Infinity War script update

As you can tell from the photo above, we still have quite a wait for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel (the latter of which will no longer be called Avengers: Infinity War). Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are currently hard at work on the scripts, writing them both in tandem. The duo behind the Captain America films discussed where they’re at in the writing process and responded to whether they’ll kill off any characters in the sequels.

Below, check out the latest Infinity War update.

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Wonder Woman screenwriters

You’ll never guess who wrote the screenplay for Patty Jenkins‘ 2017 Wonder Woman film. Usually we report screenwriter news when a project is in development, not while it’s in post-production. But a new press release from Warner Bros reveals some surprising new names as the credited screenwriters for the DC Comics adaptation: Zack Snyder, Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg. Hit the jump to learn more about the Wonder Woman screenwriters and to read a new plot synopsis for the Wonder Woman movie.

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Aaron Sorkin

If you’re going to study screenwriting, there’s probably worse people to learn from than Aaron Sorkin. The Academy Award-winning writer behind The Social NetworkSteve JobsA Few Good Men, the far too short-lived Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and the first four seasons of The West Wing is making himself available to aspiring screenwriters all across the world. If you want to learn a thing or two from the acclaimed writer, all you have to do is enroll in the Aaron Sorkin online screenwriting course.

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Logan's Run screenwriter

Over the years, the Logan’s Run remake has enlisted an array of talent. Nicolas Winding RefnBryan SingerChristopher McQuarrieAlex Garland, and others have worked on reimagining the 1967 science-fiction film. Refn and Gosling appeared the closest to pulling the remake off, but then the duo dropped out. Last summer, screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg boarded Logan’s Run, writing a treatment another screenwriter would later come in and work from. Now, Kinberg, producer Joel Silver, and Warner Bros. have found that writer.

Below, check out the latest Logan’s Run update.

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Pacific Rim 2 screenwriter

Now that Daredevil season 1 showrunner Steven DeKnight is on board to direct a sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 gigantic monsters vs. huge mechs film Pacific Rim, Universal Pictures and Legendary have finally found a screenwriter to write it. Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly has been hired to pen Pacific Rim 2, which is currently going under the working title Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. Learn more about the Pacific Rim 2 screenwriter after the jump.

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