Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
In an era when most major film franchises are pushing out a film a year — or even more, in the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — The Chronicles of Narnia has gone at a remarkably relaxed pace. The first film, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, was released in 2005, followed three years later by Prince Caspian and then two years after that by The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Now, three years after the last entry, producers are slowly but surely getting the pieces in place for a fourth. Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee has just been brought on to write The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair, which entered development earlier this year. Get the latest details on the project after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
With just days to go until Oscar nominations are announced, the Writers Guild of America has unveiled its list of nominees for their top screenplay awards. As expected, many of these are films that have picked up plenty of accolades already. It’ll surprise no one to see that Zero Dark Thirty, Moonrise Kingdom, and Lincoln are among the contenders. But they’ve made room for some more offbeat choices as well, including Looper, Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The Master. (Jason Reitman should be pleased.) Hit the jump to see the list.
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The Life of Pi, which depicts a boy, Pi, stranded on a boat with a tiger, hyena, zebra and orangutan for 227 days after a shipwreck, was optioned years ago but has long been stranded in development hell. The simple fact of those characters on screen together is only part of why the movie has taken so long to develop — there are also story aspects that deal with religion, culture and truth.
Ang Lee has been attached to the film for some time, after earlier director attachments M Night Shyamalan, Alfonso Cuaron and Jean-Pierre Jeunet all fell away. Now it looks like Lee’s version of the film might actually happen. Read More »