Earlier this year, Amazon brought the conspiracy thriller series Hunters to their streaming library. The series created by David Weil and executive produced by filmmaker Jordan Peele follows a pack of Nazi hunters trying to track down hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials who are living among us in 1977 New York and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the United States. Now the story will continue with Amazon ordering a second season of Hunters. Read More »
Being in a disagreement with the official Auschwitz Memorial is not an ideal position for anyone, but given the circumstances, Hunters creator and co-showrunner David Weil seems to be doing it about as respectfully and thoughtfully as possible.
Over the weekend, the official Auschwitz Memorial Twitter account criticized the new Amazon series, which stars Al Pacino as the leader of a group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s, for “inventing a fake game of human chess” for a concentration camp flashback, calling it “dangerous foolishness & caricature.” Now Weil has responded, explaining his decision in a way that comes off as level-headed instead of overly defensive. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 by Ben Pearson
With the surprise mega-success of his feature directorial debut Get Out earlier this year, the multi-talented Jordan Peele has seen his star rise to new heights. The writer/director/actor/producer signed a TV development deal with a company called Sonar Entertainment just a few days before Get Out hit theaters, and now the first project in that deal has emerged: a 1970s-set TV series called The Hunt, which is about a band of Nazi hunters and was inspired by true events. Because of the modern re-emergence of Nazis thanks in large part to our joke of a president, this show is now more relevant than it should ever have been in the year 2017.
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The Black List 2014 has been released. The annual list is compiled with a poll of over 250 development executives and high-level assistants, and contains a ranking of the hot screenplays making the rounds in Hollywoodland, which were written in, or are somehow uniquely associated with, 2014 and will not be released in theaters during this calendar year. Basically, The Black List is a list of the hottest projects in Hollywood that you haven’t heard of yet.
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David Weil wrote a science fiction spec script titled Moonfall which has attracted a lot of interest around Hollywood this week. The Wrap is reporting that “several top filmmakers including producer Darren Aronofsky” are interested in making Moonfall, which has been described as a Fargo-like thriller set on the moon. The moon and a Fargo-like thriller? I’m in. Find out more about the potential Moonfall movie, after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, December 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
Most year-end best-of lists consist of things that have already been produced, released, and consumed. But the Black List stands apart in that it’s all about the films that haven’t come out yet. Created by Franklin Leonard and Dino Sijamic, the annual compilation shines a light on the “most liked” unproduced screenplays of each year, as voted on by hundreds of Hollywood executives.
Not all of these films will get made, let alone made well, but the Black List still serves as a good indication of what projects are being buzzed about. Last year’s list included Transcendence and Rodham; Django Unchained and Saving Mr. Banks were among the highlights the year before that. Three out of the last five Best Picture winners were Black List scripts, as were seven of the past twelve screenwriting Oscar winners. Hit the jump to read titles and descriptions for the 72 that made the cut this year.
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