David Hayter, writer of X-Men, co-writer of Watchmen and the voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid games, has been close to claiming the director’s chair more than once. He was in line to helm Watchmen at one point, and almost got a Black Widow film off the ground long before the character was incorporated into Iron Man 2.
Now, Hayter is finally set to direct a film: he’s making a picture for lycanthrope enthusiasts called Wolves. Read More »
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Summit Entertainment has announced that they are teaming with E1 Entertainment to develop a television series based on the superhero movie Push. The pilot episode, which will be written by David Hayter, who penned Watchmen, The Scorpion King, X2 and X-Men, will be an “extension of the film”, a science fiction thriller, centered on people with paranormal powers who band together to take down a corrupt government agency.
I always thought that Summit had a good concept with Push, but the film was just poorly executed. So I’m excited to see how the tv show turns out. I can’t imagine it ending up worse than Heroes, and for all intents and purposes, a Push television series will be a Heroes 2.0 — let’s see if they can do it right this time around. Read the full press release, after the jump.
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Watchmen scribe and voice of Solid Snake David Hayter will write and produce an adaptation of the twenty-year old zombie comic book series Deadworld, according to Variety. I have to admit I didn’t realize the comic was still a going concern until MTV announced in February that Coraline producer Bill Mechanic was working on the project. What the hell is Deadworld, and is it a worthy basis for a film franchise? It’s all after the jump. Read More »
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Screenwriter David Hayter has been working on a big screen adaptation of Watchmen for almost a decade, which means he’s invested not only a lot of time on the project, but also a lot of energy. And like a lot of people in Hollywood, the fear of a one weekend payoff is scary. Hayter has written a letter to fans on HardcoreNerdity, where he asks for anyone who liked the film to return to the theater to see it again.
“If the film made you think. Or argue with your friends. If it inspired a debate about the nature of man, or vigilante justice, or the horror of Nixon abolishing term limits. If you laughed at Bowie hanging with Adrian at Studio 54, or the Silhouette kissing that nurse. Please go see the movie again next weekend. You have to understand, everyone is watching to see how the film will do in its second week. If you care about movies that have a brain, or balls, (and this film’s got both, literally), or true adaptations — And if you’re thinking of seeing it again anyway, please go back this weekend, Friday or Saturday night. Demonstrate the power of the fans, because it’ll help let the people who pay for these movies know what we’d like to see. Because if it drops off the radar after the first weekend, they will never allow a film like this to be made again.”
You can read Hayter’s full letter on HardcoreNerdity.