Tuesday, March 31, 2009
J.J. Abrams, who directed and produced the new film, is on board to produce the follow-up alongside his Bad Robot partner Bryan Burk. No decision has been made yet on whether Abrams will direct the sequel.
Orci, Kurtzman and Lindelof also are receiving producing credit on the sequel.
The story is still in the embryonic stage, but the trio are aiming to deliver their script to the Melrose studio by Christmas for what would likely be a summer 2011 release.
"Obviously we discussed ideas, but we are waiting to see how audiences respond next month," Kurtzman said. "With a franchise rebirth, the first movie has to be about origin. But with a second, you have the opportunity to explore incredibly exciting things. We'll be ambitious about what we'll do."Head Over to MTV for more images from the upcoming film.
The show, one of several announced Wednesday as part of Cartoon Network's dramatically expanded development slate, will focus on three extraterrestrials from the war-torn planet Galaluna who crash-land, only to be swept up in high school and the fate of the Earth as we know it.
In a interview with MTV, David Cronenberg revealed he is looking to make a squeal to his last film 'Eastern Promises,' which starred Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts and Vincent Cassel, here's what he had to say:
We are moving forward with it," Cronenberg told MTV News in an exclusive chat. "We all are excited about the idea of doing a sequel."
The "we" includes Mortensen, who was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his role as Nikolai; the film's screenwriter, Steven Knight; original producer Paul Webster; and original studio, Focus Features.
"We are going to have a meeting very soon between me, Steve Knight and Paul Webster to discuss what the script would be," Cronenberg said. "I have some very strong ideas about what I would like to see, but I would like to hear what they have to say as well. And then after that, if all goes well, Steve goes away and writes a great script. If we all like it, we make it.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Tony Peckham, who wrote Clint Eastwood's upcoming feature The Human Factor and Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, has been hired as the scribe. Maguire is also co-producing the project.
John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin are all contributing to the documentary aswell as Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Bruce Dickinson, Jeff Bridges, Eddie Izzard, Steven Merchant, & Dan Aykroyd.
The series will be released on DVD and Bluray in October and will air on IFC Stateside, producers are still in talks to find a British broadcaster to air the specials. The first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus aired on BBC One on October 5, 1969.
'20 Years of Monty Python': Presented By Steve Martin
The film was shown as a double billing with The Rocky Horror Picture Show when a critic saw it and gave it a very good review. This critique was one of the things that Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi, and producer Robert Tapert used to prove they could make a quality horror film. They eventually secured their funding for the feature-length version of the film, The Evil Dead, which was released soon after to massive success.
Due to copyright issues of music used in the film, the film has never been released and the only copy that is available is sourced from a poor quality bootleg.
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Sunday, March 29, 2009
British director Rupert Wyatt sat down with comingsoon.net to talk about his next project an adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' bestseller "Birdsong" for Working Title Productions.
Still in the pre-productions stage Wyatt revealed the some of the cast members, and he has assembled quite an impressive cast of Flicks News favourite actors with Brian Cox set to play a tough army colonel, and Michael Fassbender& Paddy Considine also attatched.
Wyatt had this to say on the plot of the film:
"It's a very well known book in the UK. It's a big bestseller about 10, 15 years ago, but it's set during World War I. I supposed you could relate it to 'The English Patient' albeit of a different period, but it has a similar structure in terms of it deals with different timelines. It's about a man whose heart is broken during a love affair with this married woman who ultimately ends up experiencing the horrors of the first World War."
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Pic will be the second U.K. production to come out of the Sony Intl. Motion Picture Production Group, run by Deborah Schindler.
Project is a coming-of-age tale about a group of men working at an insurance company in the 1970s.
Gervais is co-writing, directing and producing with longtime creative partner Stephen Merchant.
UPDATE: According to an interview with the New York Times, the title of the film is really 'All The Young Dudes' according to Ricky himself.
Variety has revealed that Marvel Studios will assemble a group of scribes who will pen scripts for various properties Marvel wants to develop.
The writers group will be similar to that created by the fellowship program the Walt Disney Co. has been running since 1990. Latter enlists a dozen scribes to work with creative execs to develop films for the studio and TV shows for ABC, the Disney Channel and ABC Family.
Marvel will invite up to five writers each year to work on specific projects, said a source familiar with the deal. Those could include staffers behind Marvel's comicbooks. Tenpercenteries around town are currently pitching potential candidates with writing samples.
The company will provide the specific pitches it wants the scribes to tackle. Those could involve certain plot points for movies already in development or characters it would like to see in its future film slate.
Gathering of scribes will help Marvel come up with creative ways to launch its lesser-known properties, such as Black Panther, Cable, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Nighthawk and Vision.
"Well, I had never had it. Only now do I have it with [upcoming horror movie] Drag Me to Hell and the new Spider-Man film.Hopfully will will see the greatness of the first 2 Spider-Man films in Spider-Man 4. Also Sam Raimi talked about The Hobbit revealing that Guillermo Del Toro is the perfect choice, saying:
"That's part of the reason I'm so excited about the possibility of making this new Spider-Man, which I'm really hoping I can make. I love the characters still and I've got a lot more creative control than I ever had.
"They really gave me a tremendous amount of control on the first two films, actually. But then there were different opinions on the third film and I didn't really have creative control, so to speak."
"I don't even want to comment on Venom, because I know he's a great character and all the fans love him. I never want to say anything bad about a much-beloved character because usually it turns out that I'm the one that doesn't understand what makes it great."
"I wouldn't say it was anybody in particular. It was just that a lot of people had different ideas on what the film should be, and I think - good or bad - the film simply represents exactly the working situation where a lot of people have a lot of good ideas about what the film should be."
So were there too many cooks in the kitchen? He said: "I don't want to necessarily say that. I don't want to say anything disparaging about my friends and partners on the film.
"The best way for me to move forward on films, I realise...and this was a lesson I had to learn for myself...is that I've gotta be the singular voice that makes the creative choices on the film.
"I love Spider-Man so much that I'd like to continue telling Spider-Man stories but only under those circumstances where I think I can honour him. I don't think I can honour him any other way."
"I thought that The Hobbit was just a fantastic icon of fantasy literature. I love that book and I'm a giant fan of the Lord of the Rings movies.
"It would have been an excellent job but Peter Jackson is the producer and he chose who he thinks would be the best filmmaker, which is Guillermo del Toro, who I love.
"I think that, sheepishly, he may have made the right decision. Guillermo's such a brilliant filmmaker that I'm dying to see this version. I know it's going to be great.
"I talked with Peter [Jackson] once on the phone but never actually met with him. It never really got to that."
Darby said: "James Bobin likes the idea of doing a film, James Bobin he's the co-creator."
"But... when you make a film it's got to be, you've got to have a really great story. Whether you go and do a back story, or whether you take it off on a different tangent you have to put a lot of thought into it. So I would definitely love to do it, but we will have to wait and see."
The 2nd series of the show just ended it's run in America on HBO and both Clements and Mc Kenzie revealed back in September that they struggled writing songs for the 2nd season and that the 2nd series finale seemed like a good end to the show.
The Best of Murray Hewitt
"We've got nine pages so far. Every time I'm with my brother Ivan, we write another page of it. It's in Detroit and in my garage.It has been no easy task for us Evil Dead fans expecting this to ever happen, a long mooted Evil Dead 4 has always resulted in a fair share of deadites being let down, but this time its looking promising that Evil Dead 4 is finally happening.
"There's some dialogue. Ash being an idiot. Ash taking some abuse. Some character stuff and then some structure of Act Two.
"Just other possibilities for things that could happen. It's ideas, jokes, things we'd like to see."