Screenplays – Dr. Strange

“You’ve got the Ancient One as Tilda Swinton. Give me a break! Really? I mean, it’s stupid. You know?” Continue reading

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Screenplays – Little Demons

I’ve been a fan of Danny Elfman ever since Tim Burton’s “Batman”. Film after film Elfman scored for Burton, but it wasn’t until the mid ’90s that I found out he was part of a band (Oingo Boingo). A whole new path just opened up for me. Continue reading

Opening This Week

Split

After a wholesome teen birthday party, three girls are kidnapped in broad daylight: friends Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula), and difficult outsider Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy). Their captor Kevin (James McAvoy) locks the trio in a windowless room, then proceeds to frighten and baffle them. Continue reading

Screenplays – Wonder Woman

A Wonder Woman film of some sort has been bouncing around various directors and writers for decades. Studios seem to want to make one, but no one seems to be able to get one off the ground.

At the beginning of 2001, producer Joel Silver approached screenwriter Todd Alcott to step up to the task with Silver Pictures backing the project. At the time, names such as Megan Fox, Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones were rumored to be up for the role.  Continue reading

Vulture Tease

Michael Keaton is busy promoting his new film “The Founder” with various outlets. while speaking to Variety, he took a few  moments to talk about his role as Adrian Toomes (The Vulture) in the upcoming Marvel Studios’ film, “Spider-Man: Homecoming”. Continue reading

AMC BBC SPY

Although “The Night Manager” did well with three wins at the Golden Globes, no immediate plans are set for a sequel, but never fear, AMC, in conjunction with the BBC and The Ink Factory for a limited adaption of one of John Le Carré’s other novels, “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold“. Continue reading

Screenplays -The Talisman

I think The Talisman may set some sort of record for development hell. King and Straub had sold the rights to Universal on behalf of Amblin with the understanding that Spielberg and only Spielberg would be the one to make it. Continue reading