Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 by Angie Han
Keeping with the trend of contemporary fantasy series, a la ABC’s Once Upon a Time and NBC’s Grimm, Fox has given a script order to an hourlong drama based on Lev Grossman‘s novel The Magicians. X-Men: First Class co-writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz have been tapped to write, with Michael London (Milk), Shawn Levy (Real Steel), and Michael Adelstein producing. The “Harry Potter for grown-ups” show will center around a group of 20-somethings in New York City who are studying magic. More details after the jump.
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We probably could have guess that this would happen: not long after taking the gig directing Price and Prejudice and Zombies for LionsGate, Craig Gillespie has brought Marti Noxon on to rewrite the David O. Russell script. In addition to having a resume that includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marti Noxon wrote the Fright Night remake that Mr. Gillespie directed last year. Footage of that one is getting out in the wild now, and the response is pretty good. So now they’ll work together once more.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, based on Seth Grahame-Smith‘s revision of Jane Austen‘s classic novel, has made news for its shifting directorial roster over the past year. But it still has no cast, and until this new script draft is done, it is possible that there will be no one signed. Don’t expect to see Natalie Portman, who was once attached. But we’ll give you the names when deals come together. [The Wrap]
After the break, the Thor screenwriters are working on a new adventure film for Down With Love director Peyton Reed. Read More »
When Matthew Vaughn was announced as director of X-Men: First Class, you wouldn’t have been errant in guessing that this news would quickly follow. Vaughn and Jane Goldman worked closely together on Stardust and Kick-Ass, so it was logical to guess that she might contribute to First Class as well. Indeed, we’re now hearing that Goldman will work on the script for the X-Men prequel. Read More »