HBO presented a panel for Westworld to the Television Critics Association where producers/writers Jonah Nolan and Lisa Joy spoke to reporters along with cast members Jeffrey Wright, Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton and Ed Harris. We sat down to discuss the show based on the Michael Crichton screenplay of the same name from 1973 with Jonah Nolan where he revealed the one thing he was allowed to do on the HBO Westworld remake that his filmmaker brother Christopher Nolan never let him do.
In addition, Nolan and Lisa Joy discussed the rules of Westworld, the themes brought about by today’s advanced technology in the story, the guest stars we can expect and much more. Plus, we learn about a very intriguing character played by Ed Harris, straight from the actor himself. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 10th, 2012 by Angie Han
This summer, Tony Gilroy and Jeremy Renner served up The Bourne Legacy, a Bourne movie without its title character. But those who’ve been following the franchise over the years will recall that that wasn’t always the plan.
After the success of The Bourne Ultimatum, star Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass tried for years to get a fourth Bourne off the ground. They never quite managed to make it work, even with the help of screenwriters George Nolfi and Josh Zetumer. Now the actor has revealed that he also once approached Jonathan Nolan, the man behind two-thirds of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga, to get a story sorted out. Hit the jump to read Damon’s comments.
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Warner Bros. is racing to get Superman back on screen, and one report says that a new talent has been recruited to assist. Kurt Johnstad, who worked with Zack Snyder on 300 and the script for that film’s in-development sequel, as well as on The Last Photograph, has reportedly been hired to do a rewrite on Man of Steel. Read More »
We’ve already teased you with info from one J.J. Abrams produced show that’s set to premiere on TV this Fall, the Fox series Alcatraz. But Abrams isn’t stopping there. He’s also got a show on CBS that’s from the people behind The Dark Knight, Lost and even The Passion of the Christ. The show is called Person of Interest and if your a regular reader of the site, you know we’re excited about it. It stars Michael Emerson (Ben Linus from Lost) and Jim Caviezel (Jesus from The Passion of the Christ) as a New York crime fighting team that uses advanced technology to stop crimes before they happen. Think Law and Order meets Minority Report. It’s co-executive produced, and written by, Jonah Nolan who wrote The Dark Knight along with his brother (Christopher Nolan, maybe you’ve heard of him) and will begin airing Thursday nights at 9 p.m. this Fall.
Watch an extended trailer for the show and read the official description after the jump. Read More »
The men who helped to create such popular properties as Lost, The Dark Knight, Battlestar Galactica and Heroes are just a few of the people with brand new shows currently awaiting the executioner’s axe. The J.J. Abrams-produced show Alcatraz, Jonah Nolan‘s Person of Interest, Ronald Moore‘s 17th Precinct and Tim Kring‘s Touch are four out of dozens of pilots whose fates will be decided this month as the networks get ready to announce their fall schedules from May 16-19 at New York upfronts. And while it would be easy to assume anything these guys touch would most certainly make it to our television screens, Deadline’s sources say that some might not. Read more about the buzz on all those shows, as well as a ton of other upcoming pilots you have been anticipating (Locke & Key, Charlie’s Angels, Wonder Woman, etc), after the jump. Read More »
What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 30 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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J.J. Abrams is so notoriously mysterious that whenever he opens his mouth about upcoming projects, you’d better listen closely. The producer/director extraordinaire sat down with Collider at the recent Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour and talked about why he has yet to commit to directing Star Trek 2, when we’ll see the Super 8 trailer, his upcoming TV pilot Alcatraz, revealed the name of his upcoming Jonah Nolan show and more. There are some must read quotes after the jump. Read More »
J.J. Abrams is one busy dude. One would think he’d be spending his time prepping his upcoming monster movie/Spielberg tribute Super 8—and he is—but it’s hard to imagine how he has time to do that when all he seems to be doing is helping get other people’s ideas off the ground. Read More »
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IESB is reporting a rumor that Christopher Nolan’s brother Jonah Nolan has been tapped to direct The Man of Steel. Would Warner Bros really give a first time-director the helm of a $150-$200 million movie? It sounds very unlikely to me. IESB claims that “the key reason behind Chris’ “Godfather” role is to help out li’l brother Jonah.” I’m not sure I buy this story as it sounds pretty improbable. But honestly, you never know. Christopher Nolan has directed one of the biggest films of all time, and he has the studio in his hands, so anything is theoretically possible.
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For those of you who loved The Dark Knight but are deeply concerned about the quality of McG’s upcoming Terminator Salvation, take heart: At today’s Comic Con press conference for Salvation, McG was asked about the involvement of Dark Knight scribe, Jonah/Jonathan Nolan, someone who McG previously mentioned had worked on the script.
According to McG, Nolan was “the lead writer of the film,” and “I don’t know how the WGA rules work but honest to goodness, we did the heaviest lifting with Jonah.” Currently, Nolan is uncredited on the film’s IMDB page.