Indiana Jones 5 writer

Update: We’ve heard from a source close to the production that some of this rumored information is inaccurate. Read on for the details.

Last year, we found out that David Koepp, who wrote Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, was being replaced by Solo: A Star Wars Story‘s Jonathan Kasdan as the Indiana Jones 5 writer. Kasdan reportedly started from scratch on a new draft, bumping the film’s release date back in the process. (Director Steven Spielberg is busy with his West Side Story remake anyway.)

Now a new rumor says This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman is the latest writer to come on board, and that his new script will have an entirely different premise than Kasdan’s. Find out what Kasdan’s story was going to be about below. Read More »

Mighty Mouse movie

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…mouse? With the movie industry saturated with superheroes, you’d be forgiven for rolling your eyes at the prospect of a new one hitting the scene. But what if that new hero was in fact one of the oldest superheroes in American pop culture history? And he’s a mouse?

Mighty Mouse is the next superhero to soar to the big screen, with Paramount Animations developing a live-action/animated hybrid feature film based on the Terrytoons character first created in 1942. And who better to bring this muscled anthropomorphic super-mouse to life than…the co-writers of The Meg?

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Space Jam 2

After years of development, it looked like Space Jam 2 was gaining steam once NBA superstar LeBron James officially signed on last year to star in and produce the sequel to the 1996 film. However, it seems like Space Jam 2 will be sidelined for a little longer as producer Ryan Coogler teams up with Searching co-writer Sev Ohanian to pen a Space Jam 2 rewrite while James negotiates a sneaker contract that may prevent NBA stars from showing up in the film entirely.

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alice in wonderland wizard of oz crossover

When you’ve run out of toy franchises to adapt or remakes to greenlight, where else to turn to but the public domain — a veritable playground of decades-old characters ripe for the big or small screen? It’s why we’ve had a million Robin Hood reboots and why we’ll keep seeing the Wicked Witch’s story retold on Broadway. But when doing a straight adaptation has become old-hat, what else is there to do? Throw two characters together in a wacky crossover that sound like it came out of a Disney fan-fiction.

Dorothy & Alice is one such crossover, now that Netflix has discovered that it can mine the public domain for its endless stream of content. The Alice in Wonderland Wizard of Oz crossover would team the two heroines of the stories together in a “fantasy adventure epic.” And it has a new screenwriter.

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christopher nolan movie script

Robert Pattinson is offering us more details about Christopher Nolan‘s highly anticipated mystery movie. Kind of. The High Life actor is teaming up with the acclaimed filmmaker for the first time and had warm words of praise for the next Christopher Nolan movie script, which he described as “unreal.” Let the hype train begin.

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rogue one changes

Plenty of movies get changed on the way from the page to the big screen, but few perhaps as drastically (or infamously) as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The standalone Star Wars film went through dramatic changes in the summer of 2016, which saw significant plot points dropped and whole scenes that appeared in the trailer not show up in the finished film. We don’t know the full extent of the Rogue One changes, but Rogue One co-writer Chris Weitz is here to enlighten us on what the original film script looked like

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the flash script

The Flash‘s long and troubled race to the big screen could be cut short. Warner Bros. finds itself at an impasse between star and directors as Ezra Miller, who stole the scenes as the Scarlet Speedster in Batman v. Superman and Justice League, is teaming up with DC Comics guru Grant Morrison to pen his own The Flash script, in direct competition with directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. And with Miller’s holding deal on The Flash soon to reportedly expire, this might be the last we see of Miller’s version of The Flash.

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Captive State trailer

Captive State is a sci-fi thriller that moves like clockwork. Director Rupert Wyatt‘s film always maintains its propulsion without any redundancies or large chunks of tedious exposition. Like the characters trying to start an uprising in a world dominated by aliens, Wyatt and co-writer Erica Beeney always keep their story moving. Compared to other bloated or gigantic alien invasion movies, Captive State is a refreshingly minimalist and stripped down sci-fi movie.

Similar to Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, there’s a sense of grounding and familiarity that doesn’t make it too hard to suspend one’s disbelief and buy into this world. It’s so grounded, in fact, Beeney and Wyatt often looked to history for inspiration. Beeney, who previously wrote the Project Greenlight movie The Battle of Shaker Heights, recently told us about some of Captive State‘s influences, whether it’s a political film, and writing a surprisingly empathetic antagonist.

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gundam live-action movie

Brian K. Vaughan, the writer behind acclaimed comic book series like Y: The Last Man, Saga, and Paper Girls, has been tapped to write the screenplay for Legendary’s live-action adaptation of Sunrise’s immensely popular mecha anime franchise Gundam. Vaughan has been hired eight months after Legendary and Sunrise first announced that a live-action feature film version was in development.

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Will Smith biopic

Update: Variety reports that Warner Bros. is on the verge of signing on the dotted line to buy King Richard, which means we will probably see this one arrive sooner rather than later. Our original story continues below.

Will Smith (Men in Black, Suicide Squad) is attached to star in King Richard, a biopic about Richard Williams, the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams. Zach Baylin wrote the script, which was the runner-up of 2018’s The Black List, a list of the year’s best unproduced screenplays as voted on by people in the industry. Read More »