Get Out: The Annotated Screenplay

Get Out may seem like yesterday’s news, but when you think back over the biggest horror films of the past decade, Jordan Peele‘s directorial debut looms large. Now fans of the film can explore it in even more detail with Inventory Press’s Get Out: The Annotated Screenplay, a 224-page book which features the screenplay along with Peele’s in-depth notes, more than 150 stills from the movie, and behind-the-scenes information about how this modern classic came to be. Sounds like it’d be a great holiday gift for the horror movie fan in your life. Get the details below.
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Pirates of the Caribbean reboot

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has become a ghostly shadow of its former self. But its most recent entry’s disappointing box office haul evidently wasn’t enough to convince The Walt Disney Company to let this one walk the plank for good.

Disney has hired two writers to find a fresh take for its Pirates of the Caribbean reboot: Ted Elliot, who co-wrote most of the existing Pirates films, and Craig Mazin, who wrote the Hangover sequels but recently became an Emmy winner for his outstanding HBO series Chernobyl.
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doctor strange in the multiverse of madness writer

Marvel has summoned its Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness writer. Up-and-coming screenwriter Jade Bartlett, whose script Miller’s Girl made it to the 2016 Black List, has been tapped by Marvel to pen Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the upcoming sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Roundtable Live Read

In the summer of 2008, Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic writer Brian K. Vaughan (Lost, Y: The Last Man) sold a high-concept screenplay to DreamWorks called Roundtable. The movie never went into production, the script sat on a shelf collecting dust, and Vaughan went on to become the showrunner of the CBS TV series Under the Dome and continue his career in comics by writing things like the sci-fi/fantasy epic Saga. But now, eleven years later, Vaughan’s Roundtable script will finally see the light of day.

Sort of.

The Black List, the organization that publishes an annual list of the best unproduced screenplays in the industry, is sponsoring a live reading of the script for one night only in Los Angeles, and this sounds like a cool opportunity to experience a story that may otherwise languish in obscurity forever. Read on for the synopsis of Roundtable, and to find out how to get tickets to the show. Read More »

kingsman 3 script

Matthew Vaughn is rapidly expanding his Kingsman movie franchise, which began with the hit 2014 adaptation of the Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar comic, Kingsman: The Secret Service. But while we can soon expect the Ralph Fiennes-starring prequel film The King’s Man and potential TV series, we haven’t heard much news about Kingsman 3. However, Kingsman star Taron Egerton has confirmed that the third Kingsman film already has a script. And if there’s a Kingsman 3 script, then news of production is probably not too far away.

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Disney gender bias

Since 2004, Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis (The Accidental Tourist, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Thelma and Louise, GLOW) has been at the forefront of the conversation about representation on film. That’s when she founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a research-based organization which aims to educate content creators, marketers, and audiences about the importance of eliminating unconscious bias in entertainment.

She and her team have developed a new digital tool which uses artificial intelligence to check scripts for gender bias, and The Walt Disney Company has agreed to use that tool to assess all of its upcoming film and TV projects. Read more about the new tool below. Read More »

ava duvernay jack kirby

Earlier this year, comic book writer Tom King was hired to co-write New Gods, the upcoming Warner Bros. adaptation of Jack Kirby‘s cosmic superhero series. But King is praising his co-writer and the film’s director Ava DuVernay as the real expert who carry on Kirby’s legacy.

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‘New Jack City’ Reboot in the Works at Warner Bros.

new jack city reboot

There’s going to be a new New Jack City. Warner Bros. is developing a New Jack City reboot based on the 1991 neo-noir gangster film directed by Mario Van Peebles and starring Ice-T and Judd Nelson as two police officers trying to bring down a drug lord played by Wesley Snipes in the midst of the 1980s crack epidemic. Warner Bros. has tapped Snowfall actor and filmmaker Malcolm M. Mays to pen the reboot.

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a quiet place writers

Last year, A Quiet Place became a sleeper sensation, launching director John Krasinski’s star sky-high and earning raves for its taut, compelling script. Screenwriters Bryan Woods and Scott Beck became a hot commodity in Hollywood, opening all sorts of doors for the duo. And, Woods and Beck recently revealed, one of those doors led to Lucasfilm. The A Quiet Place writers confirmed that in the wake of the smash success of the 2018 horror film, they met with Lucasfilm to talk about two of the studio’s biggest properties: Indiana Jones and Star Wars.

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hawkeye series writer

Marvel’s Hawkeye series has been eyeing a main writer recently, but now it’s finally hit the bullseye with Mad Men scribe Jonathan Igla. Marvel has tapped Igla, who wrote Mad Men for five years, as the Hawkeye series writer and executive producer.

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