gorgeous george movie

Here is a collection of proper nouns that you didn’t think you’d see in a sentence today: Josh Gad is writing a biopic about influential wrestler Gorgeous George for WWE Studios. Gad is typically known for acting. WWE is typically known for schlocky genre movies. Gorgeous George, while certainly an interesting figure, doesn’t seem to be demanding a movie biography of his life. But here we are.

Hit the jump for details on the new Gorgeous George movie.

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django lives screenwriter

Almost three years ago, Django Lives! was announced and the timing couldn’t have been more fortuitous. Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained was just about to hit theaters and people – normal people! – were actually interested in the spaghetti western icon whose name inspired Jamie Foxx’s slave-turned-bounty-hunter. But that was three years ago and this sequel, the third in the Django series, was thought dead. Until right now. Seemingly out of the blue, it has been revealed that acclaimed writer and director John Sayles has been hired to pen the screenplay. Hopefully, it won’t take another three years for another update.

To learn what there is to know about the new Django Lives screenwriter, hit the jump.

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Escape From New York remake

For over eight years now an Escape from New York remake has been in development. Originally, Gerard Butler (300) was set to star, which, if I recall correctly, made a puzzled Kurt Russell ask, “Isn’t Snake Plissken an American?” Butler, like many writers and directors, departed from the project. Today, some life has been breathed back into the in-development-hell film, as there’s a new Escape from New York remake writer onboard. Read more after the jump.

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Cruella de Vil spinoff

Yesterday, Disney set release dates for four more as-yet-untitled live-action fairy tales. At the time, we rattled off a long list of such projects already in development at the studio, from Dumbo to Mulan, but one we overlooked now looks likely to claim one of those spots. Disney is reportedly fast-tracking Cruella, a retelling of 101 Dalmatians that has Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) on board to write.

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8mm

This year marks the 20th anniversary of director David Fincher‘s (The Social Network) breakout film, Se7en. The thriller not only launched Fincher’s feature filmmaking career, but it also made Andrew Kevin Walker an in-demand writer. Walker’s followup, 8MM, made less of a cultural, critical, and box-office impact. Director Joel Schumacher (Tigerland) turned his hot spec script into a so-so thriller. Walker, personally, wouldn’t mind seeing a 8mm remake. Learn why after the jump.

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Edgar Wright directing Hot Fuzz

Edgar Wright is currently prepping Baby Driver, described as “the ultimate rock-and-roll car chase film,” but one of his next directorial efforts is taking a step forward in the meantime. Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) has just been tapped to do a rewrite on Collider, a Paramount project produced by J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot. More on the Edgar Wright Collider rewrite after the jump.  Read More »

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Godzilla 2

Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein, who was brought back to script Godzilla 2, is speaking out for the first time giving us an idea of what we might expect from the monster sequel — and he’s throwing around words like “bigger” and “better”. Also we learn the details behind the hybrid visual effects that will make up Toho’s Godzilla reboot.

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Over the weekend, screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) shared the first four pages of his Fantastic Four pitch on twitter. As you know, Landis was the writer of Chronicle, the debut feature of current Fantastic Four director Josh Trank. What might a Max Landis Fantastic Four movie have looked like? Lets get a glimpse, after the jump.

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Barbie in Toy Story 2

Update from editor Peter Sciretta: Sony has just announced they will be releasing a live-action movie based on the Barbie toy line on June 2nd 2017. The film was written by Jenny Bicks (What A Girl WantsRio 2) and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (JunoJennifer’s BodyYoung Adult)Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes and Amy Pascal are producing.

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