It seems like almost every movie from the 1980’s is getting remade these days., but not The Last Starfighter. Several filmmakers and writers, among them Star Wars anthology writer Gary Whitta and actor/writer/director Seth Rogen, and word has it that Steven Spielberg himself couldn’t get the Last Starfighter remake rights. But it appears a reboot of The Last Straighter will happen, but it won’t be on the big screen, it will be on television. Hit the jump to read about The Last Straighter tv reboot.
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Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
As Ben Affleck preps his own Batman movie, the guy behind the last set of Batman movies is pushing onward with his post-Bat career. Filmmaker Christopher Nolan has reportedly finished a “comprehensive draft” of a screenplay for his next project, though details are still hard to come by at the moment. More about the new Christopher Nolan movie after the jump. Read More »
Paul Thomas Anderson is writing a new movie, and it almost certainly isn’t anything you’re expecting. This isn’t a film of his own, but a for-hire gig working with the guy who nearly starred in Inherent Vice. Anderson will write a new draft of Pinocchio, the live-action film Robert Downey Jr. is pulling together based on the classic story of a wooden puppet who dreams of being a real boy. In addition, there’s a chance Anderson will end up directing as well. Get the details on the potential Paul Thomas Anderson Pinocchio project, below. Read More »
With Arnold Schwarzenegger doing press for Terminator Genisys, we now have an update on the Twins sequel which has been in the works since 2012. Writer-actor Josh Gad was hired to write the screenplay for Triplets, but said earlier this year that the project was now “on hold”. Arnold seems to think there is forward momentum and claims that Eddie Murphy “loves the idea” and wants to join the threequel as the third brother.
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Top Gun, released in 1986, is one of the films that cemented Tom Cruise as a superstar. (It’s also one that features more subtle acting than many people give it credit for, as argued here.) In 2010, we learned that Paramount was kicking around ideas for a Top Gun 2. At the time Paramount hoped to land Cruise for a small appearance. Then original director Tony Scott decided to direct, and Cruise’s role was said to have grown to lead status. But the 2012 death of Scott stalled Top Gun 2 for years. Even now, it is still in the development stage.
When Peter Sciretta spoke to Skydance Productions CEO David Ellison last week, he talked to the producer/financier about Top Gun 2. The script is coming together, and Ellison promises that “there is no Top Gun without Maverick.” Read More »
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Kingsman: The Secret Service was a hit earlier this year for 20th Century Fox and, very quickly, rumors of a sequel began to bubble. Two people who were a little surprised at that were series co-creators Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn, the latter of whom directed the film. Millar recently said while there was a desire to do it and talks about it, things weren’t as concrete as the Internet made it seem. For example, he hadn’t written a comic sequel and had no plans too. But that’s seemingly been solved.
In a new interview, Vaughn revealed he’s currently writing Kingsman 2 and if the script is deemed good enough, he’ll make it. Below, read the Matthew Vaughn Kingsman 2 quote and find out how Millar envisions the sequel. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
Prepare to get pitch slapped, again. Universal is rolling ahead with Pitch Perfect 3, luring back Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 writer Kay Cannon to script the threequel. Get all the Pitch Perfect 3 details after the jump. Read More »
In November 2012, it was revealed that director Colin Trevorrow had been hired by Disney to work on a new version of the 1986 film Flight of the Navigator, in which a young boy disappears, only to return home eight years later, without appearing to have aged at all.
It has been a few years since the announcement, and Trevorrow’s new film Jurassic World hits theaters this weekend. During my interview with the filmmaker I asked for a status update on the Flight of the Navigator remake, to which he has been attached alongside his Safety Not Guaranteed and Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly. But it sounds like the project is no longer in the works, at least not with Trevorrow involved. Find out what happened and learn about his take on the remake, after the jump.
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Marco Ramirez has been hired to write a screenplay for a live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo‘s popular anime and six-volume manga story Akira. More details on the back-from-the-dead Akira adaptation after the jump.
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