Maximum Overdrive oral history

Trucks + Sentience – Compelling Narrative = How Did This Get Made?!?!

Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. But the truth is, it happens all the time. Every time it does, there’s a fun misadventure and cautionary tale lurking somewhere behind the scenes. This is that story for Stephen King’s directorial debut-turned-conclusion: Maximum Overdrive.

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Legendary Producer Dino De Laurentiis Dies At 91

Hollywood has lost one of its true titans. Dino De Laurentiis, the producer behind such films as Dune, Serpico, Three Days of the Condor and Army of Darkness, died in Los Angeles Thursday morning at the age of 91. Read more after the break. Read More »

New Screenwriter Hired For Barbarella


The trades have caught up with Robert Luketic‘s appointment as director of the new Barbarella, with The Hollywood Reporter also naming Joe Gazzam as the screenwriter of the upcoming do-over. When Robert Rodriguez was in charge, the film was set up at Universal but now, producers Dino and Martha De Laurentiis are “between deals” and will look for a new home base once the script is workable.

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