Everyone wants to be first. When it comes to re-opening movie theaters this summer, Warner Bros. has been hogging most of the limelight, with Tenet still poised to open on July 17. But Tenet isn’t going to be the first new movie this summer. There’s the Russell Crowe movie Unhinged, which is set for a limited release on July 1. And now Sony is throwing their hat into the ring with Broken Hearts Gallery, a film they’re now branding as “the first major studio wide release of the summer.”
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Posted on Friday, October 25th, 2013 by Angie Han
What can’t Hollywood turn into a movie? There are projects based on the usual source materials, of course — books, comics, true-life tales, TV shows, and other movies. Then there are films based on action figures, board games, theme park rides, pregnancy guides and, if certain people get their way, reference books and chain restaurants. Now 20th Century Fox is making one out of a wedding website.
The studio has just picked up the rights to three sites from the XO Group: The Knot, The Bump, and The Nest. The online resources will be turned into films about betrothed couples, expectant couples, and parents, respectively. Because apparently, just making original movies about betrothed couples, expectant couples, and parents is too risky. More details after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2011 by Angie Han
Each December since 2004, studio executive Franklin Leonard has compiled the best unproduced screenplays of the year, as voted by hundreds of execs, agency guys, and high-level assistants. Titled The Black List, the compendium highlights both established screenwriters and up-and-comers, and has served as a launching pad in the past for projects like Juno, Lars and the Real Girl, and (500) Days of Summer. Last year’s list included Margin Call, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Hunger Games, and Snow White and the Huntsman.
It should be noted that the headline is somewhat misleading — some of these screenplays have already been acquired and are already in development, though according to Leonard none will have entered principal photography by December 31, 2011. Also worth pointing out is that, as in previous years, there have been rumors that some of the participants have been accused of using the Black List to promote their own clients or friends. Finally, as Leonard reminds us each time, “The Black List is not a ‘best of’ list. It is, at best, a ‘most liked’ list.”
Regardless, we can always rely on the Black List to stir up conversation among both industry insiders and outside spectators alike, so without further ado, hit the jump for the complete 2011 list.
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