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 »
AppleTV+ made headlines when it cast Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell in its original series The Morning Show. It continued to draw attention all throughout its first season, whether it was for the inclusion of a #MeToo subplot or how critics seemed to slowly rally around the show as it raced toward its finale.
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 »
More than a decade after HBO’s acclaimed mob drama The Sopranos went off the air, Showtime is developing an hour-long drama series of its own about the mafia – and this new show comes from a former Sopranos writer.
Terence Winter, who won four Emmys for his work writing The Sopranos, is writing a series based on the history of organized crime in America, and he’s teaming up with mega-producer Brian Grazer and Goodfellas and Casino writer Nicholas Pileggi to bring it to the small screen. Read More »
The Terminator film franchise has been a mess for years. James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day was such an incredible flex – a stone cold action/sci-fi classic and a franchise-redefining powerhouse that pushed visual effects to the brink of what was possible at the time – that all other Terminator sequels have paled in comparison. Each of the sequels have little moments that shine, but overall, Judgment Day simply casts too large a shadow for them to escape. Even when Cameron was directly involved with crafting a sequel’s story, as was the case with the recent Terminator: Dark Fate, audiences just didn’t seem interested. So the franchise continues to sputter along.
But in an alternate timeline, it could have sputtered down an entirely different path. Patrick Lussier, who co-wrote 2015’s Terminator Genisys, was recently interviewed and explained the direction the unmade Terminator Genisys sequels (yes, plural) would have gone, with a focus on the time loop angle and more of Doctor Who star Matt Smith‘s portrayal of Skynet. Read More »
Paramount Pictures has picked up a new sci-fi film from the producers of A Quiet Place. Daniel H. Wilson‘s spec script The Blue Afternoon That Lasted Forever has been picked up by Paramount, with A Quiet Place producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller set to produce under their Fully Formed Entertainment banner.
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Steven Soderbergh has been the name du jour amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with many turning to his frighteningly realistic thriller Contagion during these uncertain times and the filmmaker getting tapped to lead a committee to safely resume film production. But what has Soderbergh actually been up to in the months since lockdown? Writing.
Soderbergh revealed that he has finished three screenplays since lockdown started, one of which is a sequel to his breakout film, Sex, Lies, and Videotape. Which we’re guessing will now will have to be renamed to Sex, Lies, and Netflix.
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Mindy Kaling and Brooklyn Nine-Nine creator Dan Goor are giving the Legally Blonde 3 script a makeover. Kaling and Goor have signed on as the Legally Blonde 3 writers to pen the fabulous new adventures of Reese Witherspoon‘s Elle Woods in the star’s long-awaited return to the iconic role.
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There are dozens of Hollywood projects that never happened, but few are spoken of so wistfully as the superhero movies that were scrapped. From the Nicolas Cage-starring Superman Lives to Guillermo del Toro’s Justice League Dark, there have been articles and even documentaries covering them.
Longtime screenwriter, producer, and director Akiva Goldsman is shedding some light on one of those scrapped superhero projects — the original Batman vs. Superman movie from the early 2000s that was set to be directed by Wolfgang Petersen and star Colin Farrell as Batman and Jude Law as Superman. But alas, it was not meant to be, and the project was canceled. However, Goldsman recently revealed what could have been with the scrapped superhero movie, calling it “the darkest thing you’ve ever seen.”
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In the 1990s, Deadpool comics creator Rob Liefeld created a character named John Prophet who appeared in Youngbloods before spinning off into a title of his own. Former Warner Bros. production president Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 is developing a Prophet movie centering on that character, a supersoldier who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up years in the future, and now the film has found a writer. Marc Guggenheim, who developed The CW’s Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, will be tackling the screenplay. Read More »
2020 will go down as an awful year in global history, but if we put the pandemic aside, comedian/actor/writer Ben Schwartz is actually having a pretty solid year career-wise – and it just got even better. Schwartz will write the screenplay for a mysterious new comedy for Disney’s Searchlight Pictures, which he’ll also executive produce and star in alongside Oscar winner Sam Rockwell. Read More »