Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne

The news that Ben Affleck would no longer direct Warner Bros.’ solo Batman movie came as something of a surprise, particularly since we knew he’d already put considerable time and effort into it. As far back as 2015, there were reports that he was writing the script with Geoff Johns. And more recently, it turns out, Affleck had even brought in his Argo writer Chris Terrio for additional help.  Read More »

Justice League Green Lantern

Warner Bros’ Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds was supposed to be the beginning of a new DC movie universe, but the film was critically slammed and did poorly at the box office ($220 million worldwide on a estimated $200 million budget). Six years later and Warner Bros is ready to try their hands at this beloved DC superhero once again with Green Lantern Corps. Today it was announced that the studio has hired a screenwriter and producer for the new film. Find out more about the Green Lantern Corps screenwriters and producers, after the jump.

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the oa trailer tv show running times

Netflix’s new series The OA is one of the most interesting television shows of 2016. And while I’ll agree that the series is not for everyone, it’s hard to deny that the show is pushing the boundaries of television storytelling. In fact, I believe The OA is an example of how television storytelling will evolve in the world of cord-cutting and premium streaming services.

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carrie fisher script doctor

This week we’ve all been thinking about Carrie Fisher, who died earlier this week at the age of 60. While most people know her for her role as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, a lot of people don’t realize that her written career spans farther than the bestselling books and novels that she penned over the years.

Entertainment Weekly once described Carrie Fisher as “one of the most sought after [script] doctors in town.” She worked without credit on films ranging from Hook to Last Action Hero to the Star Wars prequels and much more. Learn about her unknown legacy of uncredited work on big Hollywood screenplays in our Carrie Fisher Script Doctor primer.

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2016 black list

The annual “Black List” of best unproduced screenplays is interesting in the moment but fascinating in the long run. What looks like a list of unfamiliar titles now could, in a few years, become a list of actual movies that have hit theaters, found audiences, won awards, made a ton of money bombed horribly, developed horrifying reputations, and led to bitter Twitter arguments. So scan this list, bookmark this page, and come back in a few years to see what happens.

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‘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 »

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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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