Brad Pitt and Marc Forster‘s long-discussed global zombie adaptation, World War Z, is finally hitting theaters this weekend. After a production marred in controversy, Paramount paid for massive rewrites and reshoots to (hopefully) save the movie. The story goes that, during editing, no one was happy with how the film ended. Executives decided that, instead of presumptuously building the film towards a sequel, it would be more beneficial to rein it back and complete a single story.
Screenwriters Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) and Damon Lindelof (Lost) were recruited to help and, according to early reviews, the pair at the very least saved the movie from disaster. In fact, some people believe they helped make it a really good movie. You can decide for yourself June 21.
Below, read exactly what Lindelof and Goddard did to improve the film, spoiler free. Read More »
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Drew Goddard, who wrote Cloverfield and directed The Cabin in the Woods, has almost locked down a new directorial project. He is now in talks to make The Martian, based on an e-book by Andy Weir. The film revolves around an astronaut stranded on Mars, who must find a way to survive and return home.
Goddard will write the film as well, which is set up at Fox, with Simon Kinberg producing. A few more details are below. Read More »
Seems like we won’t be getting that new Steven Spielberg sci-fi film as soon as originally planned. Robopocalypse, based on the best-selling book by Daniel H. Wilson, had already been delayed several months from a 2013 release date to 2014 and now DreamWorks has “indefinitely postponed” the film. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 28th, 2012 by Angie Han
The Alamo Drafthouse brand is beloved among moviegoers for their plush theaters, but it’s revered for their impeccable taste in movies. Whether programming a film festival or picking up indies for distribution, they’ve demonstrated an eye for films that aren’t just good, but unique.
With 2012 on its way out, the company has just released its list of their ten favorite movies from the year. Some of the titles were as successful at the box office as they were with critics, while others are more off the beaten track, but all are well worth checking out. Read their picks after the jump.
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Fair warning. This is one of those articles you’re going to wish you hadn’t read because it’s about something incredibly cool that almost was, but never will be. When Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard first finished The Cabin in the Woods (which, we all remember, was several years before it was actually released) plans were set into motion for a themed expansion pack with the zombie game Left 4 Dead that would’ve allowed fans to play through scenarios in the movie. Unfortunately, when MGM went bankrupt and the film got delayed, the game went away. But in his recent Reddit AMA, the co-writer and director spoke a bit about what this game would have been. Read his quote after the jump. Read More »
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Drew Goddard‘s The Cabin in the Woods, co-written with Joss Whedon, hits DVD and Blu-ray today. I loved the film when it was in theaters, and was excited to take another look on disc. The movie is a playful horror-comedy funhouse that escalates into world-threatening madness. But it has a soul that is more adult than most self-aware horror is willing to let show.
After the break we’ve got an exclusive making-of clip from the Blu-ray package, as well as an interview with Goddard. The Cabin in the Woods hits Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD today, September 18, and is currently available on Digital Download.
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After Steven Spielberg finishes his long-awaited Lincoln, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the storied sixteenth President of the United States, he’ll turn to something completely different. The next film is Robopocalypse, written by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) based on Daniel H. Wilson‘s novel. The story describes “a global war between man and machine.”
Now Spielberg reportedly wants Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Cabin in the Woods) to star in the picture. Read More »
The Paramount adaptation of Max Brooks‘ novel World War Z, directed by Marc Forster with Brad Pitt in the lead role, ran into some trouble months ago. The film’s release date was pushed and extensive reshoots scheduled to create footage that addresses big story deficiencies. As part of that reshoot process, Damon Lindelof was hired to rewrite the end of the film. (That move raised some eyebrows, given the general perception of Lindelof’s facility with endings as seen in Lost and Prometheus.)
Turns out that’s not quite what happened, however. While Lindelof came up with the idea for the new ending, he didn’t have time to write the script, and so the real work fell to Drew Goddard, who wrote for Lost, scripted Cloverfield, and co-wrote and directed and The Cabin in the Woods.
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