Bong Joon-ho next film

Bong Joon-ho was supposed to take a break after his historic awards campaign for the Best Picture-winning Parasite. The South Korean filmmaker spoke about his exhaustion in the aftermath of Oscar season, and admitted that he had trouble getting back to work on his new scripts for his two follow-up films — one Korean-language, one English-language. But Bong revealed that he has already completed the script for his next film.

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Hercules live-action remake

The Russo brothers love their cinematic universes. Not only did Joe and Anthony Russo play a pivotal part in crafting the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it seems the duo want to make a cinematic universe out of the upcoming Hercules live-action remake. The Russo brothers are producing the remake of the 1997 animated musical, and gave an update on the live-action version, which they hope will spawn a “decade’s” worth of stories.

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joy script

Released in 2015, Joy was yet another film from the team of director David O. Russell and star Jennifer Lawrence. It was also a genuinely bad, overwrought movie, with Lawrence completely miscast as Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. While Russell received the sole screenplay credit on the finished film, he had actually rewritten a script by Annie Mumolo, co-writer of Bridesmaids. Now, six years later, Mumolo has weighed in on what happened behind-the-scenes, calling it a “heartbreaking experience.”

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Every year, the Black List shows off the most well-liked but not-yet-produced screenplays of year. And each year, the Black List offers a glimpse into a world of not just unmade scripts, but of talented writers waiting for their big moment and film projects just waiting for the right person to say “yes.”

The 2020 Black List is no different. There is a lot of imagination on this list of unmade scripts. Some ideas sound ready to become movies right now. Others are so bizarre that they demand a double take. Some even make you cock an eyebrow and question the taste of the more than 375 film executives who were polled to create this list. One thing is for certain though: at least some of these scripts will get made and more than a few of the writers here will go on to write some major movies.

So let’s take a look and see what the future looks like.

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tarantino star trek

Quentin Tarantino approached his fabled R-rated Star Trek script like any of us would: by taking inspiration from his love for Chris Pine. The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director is not-so-secretly a fan of Pine’s depiction of Captain Kirk in the J.J. Abrams Star Trek movies, and the result is a Star Trek script that has “so much fun” with Kirk, according to Tarantino’s co-screenwriter Mark L. Smith.

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bond 25 director

Cary Joji Fukunaga has managed to land stage legend Tom Stoppard, Oscar-winning writer of Shakespeare in Love and celebrated playwright behind classics like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, to pen his upcoming movie about the dropping of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, Shockwave. Based on Stephen Walker‘s non-fiction book Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima, the film will be Fukanaga’s follow-up to his highly anticipated Bond outing, No Time to Die.

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ed solomon chris matheson interview

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter easily slipped back into their roles of the beloved time-traveling slackers after nearly 30 years in Bill & Ted Face the Music, and then some — playing alternate versions of their characters that could have been. But in another timeline, there could have been a very different ending to Bill & Ted Face the Music, co-writer Ed Solomon revealed. Several, in fact, and one including… Santa Claus?

Spoilers for the ending of Bill & Ted Face the Music below.

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upstate

Ryan Reynolds is heading Upstate.

The 6 Underground star has struck up his next project with Netflix, teaming with his The Nines director John August to co-write an original feature comedy called Upstate, which is being eyed as a starring vehicle for Reynolds.

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Reborn movie

In 2017, Netflix acquired famed comic book creator Mark Millar‘s Millarworld company to mine it for film and TV projects. Last year, the streaming service announced it would produce an original film version of Millar’s sci-fi fantasy comic Reborn, with Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie) directing and Oscar winner Sandra Bullock producing.

Now, more than a year later, the project has finally found its writer: up-and-coming scribe Bek Smith, who has previously worked at Marvel Studios. Read More »

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Filming on The Morning Show season 2 was interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, and in a new interview, Emmy nominee Mark Duplass says that the second season is being rewritten to factor the ongoing global pandemic into the storyline.  Read More »