Screenplays – Dune

At the time of writing, Denis Villeneuve has been selected to direct a new big screen adaption of the classic sci-fi series, Dune (a series so large, it’s put me off starting to read it). We’ve been treated to a number of adaptions of this incredibly popular series of books, the 80’s film, directed by David Lunch, I believe to be a masterpiece. Continue reading

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

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

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