Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2011 by Angie Han
Each December since 2004, studio executive Franklin Leonard has compiled the best unproduced screenplays of the year, as voted by hundreds of execs, agency guys, and high-level assistants. Titled The Black List, the compendium highlights both established screenwriters and up-and-comers, and has served as a launching pad in the past for projects like Juno, Lars and the Real Girl, and (500) Days of Summer. Last year’s list included Margin Call, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Hunger Games, and Snow White and the Huntsman.
It should be noted that the headline is somewhat misleading — some of these screenplays have already been acquired and are already in development, though according to Leonard none will have entered principal photography by December 31, 2011. Also worth pointing out is that, as in previous years, there have been rumors that some of the participants have been accused of using the Black List to promote their own clients or friends. Finally, as Leonard reminds us each time, “The Black List is not a ‘best of’ list. It is, at best, a ‘most liked’ list.”
Regardless, we can always rely on the Black List to stir up conversation among both industry insiders and outside spectators alike, so without further ado, hit the jump for the complete 2011 list.
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Watching the Giants Packers football game on Sunday, Fox cut to a very awkward shot of what appeared to be a dinosaur walking off a train. The announcer explained the dinosaur was on the train to A) Encourage football fans to take the train to the stadium and B) Promote a new dinosaur park opening nearby. I immediately thought two things. First, how is a dinosaur going to help people ride the train and second, it sounds like Jurassic Park. That first statement will forever remain a mystery but the second one is coming to fruition.
A 24-acre park called Field Station: Dinosaurs is set to open May 2012 in Secaucus, New Jersey that will feature over 30 life-size, animatronic dinosaurs walking around the park. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2011 by Angie Han
2011 was the biggest year ever for sequels, with a record-breaking 27 scheduled to hit theaters. And while it’s too early to say exactly how many we can expect in 2012 and beyond, judging by posts like this one it seems safe to say that the trend won’t be dying down anytime soon. After the jump:
- Entertainment Weekly unveils the first look at Sam Worthington in Wrath of the Titans
- Sony registers domain names for the as-yet-unannounced Insidious 2
- Steven Spielberg’s longtime producer Kathleen Kennedy says Jurassic Park 4 is still looking for “a great script”
- Kennedy also says the sequel to The Adventures of Tintin could hit as early as Christmas 2014
- Bradley Cooper reveals that The Hangover Part III could start shooting in L.A. in September
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Quick, what’s the first thing you think of when you think of Jurassic Park? Did you say the T-Rex? Of course you did. That’s the iconic image used in all the marketing, its scenes are some of the most exciting in the movie and he’s by far the most famous and popular dinosaur. (Velociraptor probably comes in second simply because no one had heard of them before the movies.)
What’s sometimes forgotten about Jurassic Park, though, are its inhabitants. The people. The cool, calm, collected Dr. Alan Grant. The sexy, smart, super kick ass Dr. Ellie Sattler. The quirky, genius mathematician Dr. Ian Malcolm. These are the reasons why Jurassic Park has endured through pop culture for almost two decades and these people, not the dinosaurs, are the subjects of a new art exhibit happening December 3 and 4 at Gallery Nuclues in Alhambra, CA. It’s called The JP Show where “JP” stands for “Just People” instead of “Jurassic Park.” Check out a bunch of images from the show after the jump. Read More »
In honor of Jurassic Park (and The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3 too I supposed) hitting Blu-ray Tuesday, Mondo has revealed the second poster in their ongoing series based on Steven Spielberg‘s blockbuster. While the first poster by Aaron Horkey was criticized by some for not being “movie poster” enough, that won’t be an issue with JC Richard‘s work. In fact, it looks like something Universal would have killed for in 1993 and unlike anything Mondo has released before.
Richard has created a gorgeous, almost photo realistic glimpse of Lex, Tim and Dr. Grant’s calming moment with the “veggiesaurus” inhabitants of the park, the Brachiosauruses. As a result, fans of the film will be F5′ing like crazy to get their hands on this one. Find out when you’ll have a shot and see the full, high resolution image after the jump. Read More »
This week saw a 30th Anniversary screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark in LA. The screening comes a couple months after the actual anniversary of the film’s release, but Steven Spielberg has been busy; pushing it to this week allowed he and Harrison Ford to take the stage after the screening on Tuesday. Their talk included a few candid bits of trivia that fans of both men might appreciate. One is that Harrison Ford was given a chance to have the lead role in Jurassic Park — a role which eventually went to Sam Neill.
Check out a list of things we learned from the post-screening talk, after the break. Read More »
What’s better than seeing Steven Spielberg‘s classic action adventure film Jurassic Park on the big screen once again? Not knowing about it and getting an amazing, extremely limited edition poster to go along with it. Mondo, the poster boutique of the Alamo Drafthouse, had their second Mondo Mystery Movie Wednesday night and after weeks of speculation and misdirection (the website hinted at a sequel that ran 134 minutes), the film ended up being Jurassic Park. But not only was mystery movie Jurassic Park with a brand new poster, that poster – by Aaron Horkey – is the first in a series Mondo is doing themed around the film.
After the jump get a good look at this first-in-a-series that will only ever be sold (at retail cost at least) to tonight’s sold out audience. Read More »
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While American audiences were forced to watch Jurassic Park over and over again on AMC for the past week straight, Steven Spielberg‘s 1993 smash hit is coming back to the big screen across the Atlantic. Empire is reporting the film will be re-released in the United Kingdom on September 23 to help drum up interest in the October Blu-ray box set. Read more, and watch a brand new trailer, after the jump. Read More »