Archive for June 18, 2012
Warner Bros. has been actively developing two new, but different, interpretations of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan story – with the intent that one ”modernized” version of the classic tale will eventually make it into production.
Craig Brewer (Footloose) is writing the script for one of those competing projects (for more, read our interview with him), while the other is being penned by Adam Cozad: a screenwriter whose career is slowly burgeoning, thanks to his work on the impending Jack Ryan reboot – and, a planned Brad Pitt vehicle titled The Gray Man.
In a Deadline report about Cozad signing on with CAA (hat tip to The Playlist), there’s a tidbit about some of the filmmakers who are considering Cozad’s Tarzan script as their next directorial effort. That list of ...
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Making its highly-anticipated return to television, the Falling Skies season 2 premiere presents a compelling story with enough twists and plot points to help drive the series into what appears to be an extremely exciting season.
Picking up months after the Falling Skies season 1 finale, the Overlord decides to speak to Tom. Given Tom’s knowledge, the Overlord looks to him as a historian. Speaking through a harnessed Karen, the aliens make an interesting comparison to humanity itself, by revealing that their actions are simply reflecting what the inhabitants of Earth have done many times over. By using Karen as the Overlord’s mouthpiece, it presents an intriguing way to deliver an impactful conversation without taking a bigger chunk out of the show’s already limited effects budget.
Instead of using Tom’s interaction with the Overloard to simply ...
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After spending about three years spinning its wheels in development limbo, Wanted 2 got a push in the right direction last fall, as Universal officially tapped the writers of the first film to start work on a new draft of the script for the sequel.
Early plot details included a jump forward in time, the jettisoning of many characters and plot-points from the first film (as is necessary, given how much was resolved) – and the fortunate decision to leave Angelina Jolie’s character, Fox, in the grave, instead of bringing her back to life – as was the plan before Jolie walked away from the film.
Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov has another big, crazy action-movie adaptation coming out this summer: the supernatural thriller/historical revisionist tale, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. While doing press for ...
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There are a lot of people who are still adjusting to the fact that both a best-selling novel and big-budget movie called Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter exist.
If you’re a member of that demographic – those who find themselves mystified by the sight of Honest Abe (Benjamin Walker) swirling his axe like a ninja and slicing up vampires – then you might not be up to watching today’s “music trailer,” which splices together clips of Linkin Park (their music will be featured during the film’s end credits) with footage from the Vampire Hunter movie.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a historical fantasy/revisionist piece from the mind of Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the source novel (and adapted it for the big screen) – in addition to the novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and the script for Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows (read our ...
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Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web for you. Today you’ll find Cars cookies; the wisdom of TV Dads; a Twilight cupcake; and a Star Wars wedding cake. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!
To kick things off today, head on over to College Humor to see Game of Thrones-style house sigils for famous TV families. Which one is your favorite?
While we’re talking about other TV shows’ houses, check out All Leather Must Be Boiled for a fantastic picture of Don Draper on the Iron Throne.
And did you hear about the flashing Ewok?
The Wisdom Of Our TV Dads