Dungeons Dragons

After the success of the Lord of the Rings films, The Hobbit and now Game of Thrones, Warner Bros. is looking to kick off another major fantasy franchise. They’ve just purchased the rights to Dungeons & Dragons, the incredibly famous tabletop role playing game in which players create characters and go on adventures through mystical worlds.

Screenwriter David Leslie Johnson is writing the film based on his own script, Chainmail, which was itself based on a fantasy game that predated D&D. Now that Warner Bros. owns the rights to the more popular brand though, Leslie Johnson is retrofitting his script to fit that game. One of this film’s producers, Courtney Soloman, actually directed a D&D film released by New Line 13 years ago. (There have also been two direct-to-DVD sequels.) That 2000 release was a financial and critical disaster, but WB is going to try again.  Read More »

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I’ll say this for Jonathan Liebesman‘s Clash of the Titans sequel Wrath of the Titans: the movie really doesn’t look to skimp on the creatures and mythical monsters. Not only that, but it gives the returning Sam Worthington a haircut that is really worthy of the legacy of Harry Hamlin’s style from the 1981 Clash of the Titans. (Not sure that’s a good thing, actually.)

Anyway, the sequel has Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes reprising their roles as Zeus and Hades, and adds Toby Kebbell and Rosamund Pike, both of whom get a couple good shots in this new trailer. But most of what this new look affers is monsters, monsters, monsters. Which is a big part of what we really need from a movie like this, after all. Check it out below. Read More »

‘Wrath of the Titans’ Theatrical Trailer

Does Warner Bros. not care if anyone watches the trailer for Wrath of the Titans? Less than an hour after the trailer debut for The Dark Knight Rises — the most anticipated trailer release in many months — and at the same time as Fox’s first look at Prometheus, the studio has also dropped the first footage of the sequel to Clash of the Titans.

Wrath of the Titans looks like it has gone all-out to include as much stuff as possible, but that may just be how the trailer is cut. Check it out below. Read More »

Remember that awesome looking graphic novel called Last Man Standing we published all that artwork for in 2010? The one Paramount picked up to be made into a film before the book even hit the shelves? If not, click here for a refresher course or just bask in the coolness of that header image. It took a while but Paramount has finally found their man to pen a screenplay based on the Daniel LuVisi graphic novel and it’s David Leslie Johnson, the writer of Orphan, Red Riding Hood, Wrath of the Titans and The Walking Dead.

Last Man Standing, which was published under Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle creator Kevin Eastman’s Heavy Metal banner, is about a famous, genetically enhanced solider who is framed and endures nine years of hellacious incarceration before getting out and vowing revenge. It’s also futuristic, violent science-fiction if the massive gun above didn’t clue you off. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Screenwriters Hired For Third ‘Clash of the Titans’

Warner Bros. is hedging its bets with the Clash of the Titans series. The first film — well, the first film in this current incarnation of the series — was directed by Louis Leterrier and earned nearly half a billion dollars worldwide despite becoming a poster child for terrible post-converted 3D. That was enough to put another movie into production right quick.

The sequel, Wrath of the Titans, is directed by Jonathan Liebesman, and written by Dan Mazeau, David Leslie Johnson, and Steven Knight with story credit given to Greg Berlanti. Warners must be happy with how that sequel, now in post-production, is shaping up, because Mazeau and Johnson have been hired to write a provisional Clash of the Titans 3. Read More »

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It has been long rumored that Jonathan Liebesman has been in the running to direct a sequel to 2010′s Clash of the Titans. Heat Vision now confirms that Warner Bros has signed Liebesman to helm the sequel, with Legendary Pictures producing the project.

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Little Red Riding Hood

Catherine Hardwicke has signed on to direct The Girl With the Red Riding Hood for Appian Way and Warner Bros. The gothic reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood was announced earlier this month, with Orphan screenwriter David Leslie Johnson attached to pen the script.

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Little Red Riding Hood

Leonardo DiCaprio‘s production company Appian Way is developing a gothic reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood. David Leslie Johnson, Frank Daabont’s former assistant and screenwriter of the recently cult horror film Orphan, has been to pen the script. The project is being developed by Appian, but not as a acting vehicle for DiCaprio. I’m sure the film’s title will probably be a play on the original title like, “Little Red”, “Red Riding Hood”, or “The Big Bad Wolf”.

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