Archive for January 14, 2012
Fast and the Furious franchise producer Neal H. Moritz has been working with Scholastic Entertainment and Columbia Pictures to bring R.L. Stine’s popular Goosebumps books to the big screen since the latter snagged screen rights to more than 50 of the author’s works, all the way back in 2008.
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, 1408) were among the first screenwriters to take a stab at the project, followed by Carl Ellsworth (Disturbia, The Last House on the Left) back in 2010. Yet another writer has been brought onboard to pen the Goosebumps movie; like his predecessors, he will be starting from scratch, rather than working from an earlier script draft.
The writer in question is Darren Lemke, who (according to Heat Vision) is in the midst of closing a deal to work on Goosebumps. ...
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There’s been nothing substantial to report, with regards to the Fantastic Four franchise reboot, for almost fifteen months now. Even though the comic book project was originally announced back in early 2009 and reports about numerous big name celebrities being pursued to star in (or lend their voices to) the film began circulating in mid-2010, there’s been very little progress made on the project since.
Jump to the present and Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman is no longer producing the FF reboot – though, that could be construed as a good thing, based on part of his history with comic book movies (he produced Jonah Hex and wrote Batman & Robin). There’s no word yet on who 20th Century Fox wants to recruit as a replacement producer, but there are new reports about a potential directorial candidate.
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With the network’s historical hit Spartacus prepping for its long overdue second season later this month, Starz has been given the go ahead for the retelling of another real-life historical figure in the new series Marco Polo.
Before Polo’s name gave rise to a popular swimming pool activity, he was a 13th century merchant traveler whose explorations did much to introduce Europe to Central Asia and China. In the upcoming Starz version, however, Polo is reimagined as something of an action hero, whose run-in with Kublai Kahn leads to a fantastical journey.
At present, the script for Marco Polo is being fashioned by Hidalgo and The Forbidden Kingdom screenwriter John Fusco – by a concept brought to him from none other than famed film producer Harvey Weinstein.
According to Weinstein:
“The stories and adventures of Marco Polo are timeless and we couldn’t ...
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What looks like the first official "Skyfall" photo has arrived at it's a rather beautifully composed shot of Daniel Craig at the pool of London's Four Seasons shooting "Skyfall" - looks like he might be back in his sky blue Grigioperla swim trunks from "Casino Royale".
The shot has lead to a lot of debate online, some hating the mens aftershave ad style look of the shot, others calling it not particularly Bond-esque and an odd release for a first photo. Personally I think it makes for a much more interesting one than another generic photo of Craig pointing a gun at something.
"Chronicle" director Josh Trank has become the frontrunner to direct a reboot of the "Fantastic Four" franchise at 20th Century Fox reports Variety.
Michael Green ("Green Lantern") is penning the newest draft about the four individuals who gained superpowers after exposure to cosmic rays during a scientific mission to outer space.
The previous two films directed by Tim Story in 2005 & 2007 grossed $620 million despite awful reviews. Fox's aim here is to start over and restore some credibility and quality to the property, much like they did with last year's "X-Men: First Class".
Fox is reportedly waiting to see the box-office performance of "Chronicle" before extending an official offer to Trank who has already had several meetings about the film.
Akiva Goldsman was slated to produce but is no longer involved.