American Werewolf remake

Whether we like or not (we don’t), there’s going to be a remake of John Landis‘ horror-comedy classic An American Werewolf in London. But unlike most other remakes, this one is going to stay in the family: John Landis’ son Max Landis is penning the screenplay. The younger Landis took to his Twitter account to provide a a brief update on his American Werewolf remake, and reveal how it differs from his father’s original.

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2017 black list

Like with many aspects of Hollywood and the film industry, you can’t take the annual “Black List” too seriously. The survey of the “most liked” unproduced screenplays can be a valuable tool, a way for studios and filmmakers to discover talented writers and brilliant screenplays. It can also be political and silly, as a glance at previous years’ lists can prove. But the fact remains that Black List movies have often been critical and financial juggernauts. Sometimes, this is a list of the best movies you’ll see get made over the next few years. Sometimes.

The 2017 Black List has been revealed, so take a look at the titles and the attached talent. You may very well be seeing some of these movies realized on the big screen pretty soon.

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Goosebumps 2 writer

Goosebumps may not have been the best family horror film, but it was surprisingly fun, and apparently a big enough hit to warrant a sequel. Sony has just hired a new writer to pen the latest adventure set in the wild world of R.L. Stine, but the new script comes with a caveat: Jack Black, star of the first Goosebumps, may not be returning for Goosebumps 2. The latest treatment from the new Goosebumps 2 writer does not include a part for Black’s take on R.L. Stine.

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Robotic writer

We’ve been writing about a potential Robotech movie since 2007, when Tobey Maguire was planning to produce a big screen adaptation of the classic anime series. Ten years later, it seems like the movie finally has the right combination of talent attached in order to get it into production. Sony hired It filmmaker Andy Muschietti to direct, and now they’ve scooped up writer Jason Fuchs, hot off of Warner Bros.’ mega-hit Wonder Woman earlier this summer, to write the screenplay.
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Spider-Man Homecoming 2 writers

Tom Holland’s fresh-faced Spider-Man stole scenes in last year’s Captain America: Civil War but fully showcased his value to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this summer’s excellent Spider-Man: Homecoming. We know we’ll be seeing the character again in Avengers: Infinity War, but beyond that, the web slinger has a Homecoming sequel lined up – and now we know who will write it. Read More »

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star wars episode 9 release date

Update: Rian Johnson chimed in on Twitter to note that, contrary to the initial report, he did not write the treatment for Star Wars: Episode IX.

We have updated the article accordingly.

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With Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi readying for release this Christmas, development for Colin Trevorrow‘s Star Wars: Episode IX is heating up for a January 2018 production start and a new screenwriter has been hired to polish the work laid by Trevorrow and writing partner Derek Connolly. Below, find out more about the Star Wars Episode 9 writer.

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twilight zone reboot

Warner Bros. is welcoming writer Christine Lavaf to The Twilight Zone.

The reboot of the classic 1960s CBS sci-fi series created and hosted by Rod Serling will be moving to a new dimension in its development since Warner Bros. started developing the Twilight Zone movie reboot all the way back in 2009. Read More »

Charlie's Angels reboot

It’s been 14 years since the world witnessed Charlie’s Angels operatives on the big screen in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, but in 2015, Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks nabbed the director’s chair for a film reboot at Sony Pictures. Last year, Banks hired Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Auburn to pen the screenplay, but a new report indicates that Banks – who is also producing – has signed a new duo of writers to take a run at it.

Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard, the creators of Netflix’s cartel series Narcos, are on board to rewrite the script, and whispers about a fascinating casting rumor are currently circulating online as well. Learn more about the Charlie’s Angels reboot below.
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Gears of War pic

Over a decade ago, talk of a Gears of War movie started. Ever since its announcement, some notable writers have come and gone from the project. Chris Morgan (The Fast and the Furious franchise), Stuart Beattie (Collateral), and Billy Ray (Shattered Glass) all took cracks at the video game adaptation. With the project alive again, and this time at Universal, a new writer has been tapped to adapt the property: Shane Salerno, who co-wrote the Avatar sequels, Armageddon, and Savages.

Below, learn more about the new Gears of War screenwriter.

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writers guild strike

There won’t be a writers strike, thanks to a tentative new deal reached by Writers Guild negotiators and representatives from the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

Hollywood (and film and TV viewers) can breathe a sigh of relief, as writers return to work as usual Tuesday, allowing productions to continue uninterrupted. But more importantly, the writers themselves have hopefully earned what they deserve.

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