Matt Reeves is set to write and direct redux of Ray Nelson's short story EIGHT O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING, which was turned into THEY LIVE by John Carpenter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Anthony Horowitz, the writer of the ALEX RIDER YA series, told Richard Bacon’s Radio 5 talk show that he would be writing the second TINTIN film to be directed by Peter Jackson, reports Bleeding Cool.
A Los Angeles judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed against Twentieth Century Fox over the script for ALIEN VS. PREDATOR, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
In an interview with Moviehole, Josh Stolberg (PIRANHA 3D) revealed that he is working on a top-secret film for Hasbro.
Drew Pearce, who penned the adaptation of Marvel's RUNAWAYS, has been hired to write IRON MAN 3, reports Deadline.com.
Will Beall (GANGSTER SQUAD) is in talks to rewrite LOGAN'S RUN for Warner Bros., reports Heat Vision.
DreamWorks Animation has hired MEGAMIND writers Alan J. Schoolcraft and Brent Simons to pen a PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR feature, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
Melissa Rosenberg, the screenwriter behind the TWILIGHT series, has been tapped to write and produce an adaptation of Pamela Sargent's EARTHSEED, reports Risky Business.
Deadline.com reports that Oscar-nominee Hailee Steinfeld (TRUE GRIT) is set to star in SLEEPING BEAUTY.
Richard LaGravenese, who adapted Sara Gruen's WATER FOR ELEPHANTS into a screenplay, has been hired by Universal to adapt Laura Hillenbrand's UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION, reports Deadline.com.
Special Guests: Michael Markman / Sheila Sofian & David Fain
The sounds of chewing, the sounds of music, the sounds of talking. Episode 22 of the Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum. Featuring: Joel, Alan, Sam Olschan, Computer, Guests, Alan's Cat, Beef Jerky, Sinatra, Elvis, Plucky Duck, Animated Documentaries, and Ricky Gervais. Enjoy.
Kelly Macdonald (TV's BOARDWALK EMPIRE) has taken over the role of Princess Merida in Pixar's BRAVE, reports Variety.
In the Los Angeles Times, Jeff Robinov, president of the Warner Bros. motion picture group, talked about the future of DC Comics properties.
Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, the writers of the KUNG FU PANDA films, are set to write Universal's CANDY LAND adaptation, reports Heat Vision. Kevin Lima (ENCHANTED) will direct with Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir producing. Christopher Chase is the exec producer.
The story follows the search for the missing king of Candy Land. The board game includes such characters as Princess Frostine, Gramma Nutt and bad guy Lord Licorice.
James Vanderbilt will return to write the sequel for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN for Columbia, reports Heat Vision.
John Shiban (BREAKING BAD) has inked a deal with Sony Pictures Television to pen a script for a potential sci-fi series titled THE VOYAGE, reports Variety.
In my previous post, How to Turn Microsoft Word into a Terrific Screenwriting Program, I explained how to use Word’s “styles” to automatically create script formatting. I received a blog comment from Ben Cahan, the creator and co-founder of Final Draft, who pointed out that a true screenwriting program was more than just “margins and capitalized slug lines and character names”. Ben makes a good point. Whereas Word allows you to easily and automatically format basic script elements such as slug line, action, character name, parenthetical, dialog and transitions, that’s about all it can do. Final Draft, in contrast, does those things and much more.
Jake Mandeville-Anthony, a U.K. screenwriter, has filed suit against Disney and Pixar claiming that the studios' CARS was taken from work he submitted to the studio in the early 1990s, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Writer Michael Chabon has met with director Jon Favreau about coming on as the new writer of MAGIC KINGDOM, reports Heat Vision.
Stephen King has entered negotiations to pen an episode of AMC's THE WALKING DEAD, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The book publishing industry, like the newspaper biz, is on a glide path to oblivion. It's just too easy and cheap to download a book to your computer, iPad, Kindle or smartphone.
And that was last year!
Now it takes less time to publish your own book than it does to write a publisher query letter, let alone send it out and wait for the rejection letters.