Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on November 10, 2009
by Peter Sciretta – SlashFilm.com
Len Wiseman has signed on to direct Nocturne for 20th Century Fox. We don’t know much about this project other than the few little tidbits included in The Hollywood Reporter’s announcement piece, so lets look at what we know:
Post Apocalyptic: The story is set after the end of the world, and follows a group of survivors.
The Twist: The film is about “the mystery surrounding how they got to that position” And before you think this is just another post apocalyptic disaster film, ala 2012, the piece mentions that the film is a “thriller.”
Original: The pitch is based on a completely original idea (ie not a remake, adaptation or sequel), and no writers have been hired to pen the project, but the studio is currently on the hunt.
Who’s Involved: Len Wiseman wrote and directed Underworld and Underworld: Evolution, and last directed Live Free or Die Hard. Wiseman is also attached to the underwater military action film Atlantis Rising and the futuristic war movie Shrapnel but doesn’t have a greenlight on any of the projects.
Sounds like an interesting concept. If Wiseman has one strength it is his pre-directing background in prop and production design, which couldn’t hurt a movie set after the end of the world. I’d assume that the end of the world will be visually intensive. No more details have been revealed, so we don’t know if the story is set in space after Earth is destroyed, or set on Earth after most of the inhabitants have been killed. I’m sure we’ll learn more once a screenwriter is hired.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on October 5, 2009
When tragedy strikes, many people dive into their work to cope with the pain. Liam Neeson hasn’t said much publicly following the startling death of his wife Natasha Richardson in March, but he’s certainly focusing on his work in the meantime. The Oscar-nominee has shot an eye-popping four films already this year and now is set to appear in his fifth. According to Variety, Neeson will join the Paul Haggis thriller “The Next Three Days.”
Already shooting, the Lionsgate picture finds Russell Crowe as a teacher whose wife, played by Elizabeth Banks, is falsely convicted of a murder she didn’t commit. After she becomes suicidal after several years of being in jail, Crowe’s character takes things to an extreme and decides to break her out. Neeson will play an ex-con who has broken out of jail numerous times, used his celebrity to write a book about it and gives Crowe advice on how to do the deed.
Haggis’ first film since “In the Valley of Elah” two years ago is actually an adaptation of the 2008 French release “Pour Elle.” The noted screenwriter has also recruited Brian Dennehy, Olivia Wilde, “True Blood’s” Aisha Hinds, Daniel Stern and RZA.
Neeson’s packed year has included Atom Egoyan’s “Chloe” which premiered to mostly negative reviews at last month’s Toronto Film Festival, “After.Life” with Justin Long and Christina Ricci, “Clash of the Titans” (where he plays Zeus) and the long-awaited big screen version of “The A-Team” where he portrays the group’s leader, Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, white hair and all.
Whether Neeson will rest after “Three Days” is unclear, he’s also attached to play the 16th president of the United States in Steven Spielberg’s still in development “Lincoln” which the director insists is still happening and could shoot next year.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 16, 2009
Hey all you TV writers, this is your chance to change the way you watch TV!
Scriptapalooza TV has seen major success in their 10 years.
Two writers won Emmys, numerous writers have gotten agents, managers and meetings.
The four categories include:
Existing one-hour shows like “True Blood” and “Merlin”
Existing half-hour sitcoms like “The Office” and “Two and a Half Men”
Original pilots and reality shows (for reality shows, Scriptapalooza would like a one- to five-page synopses only)
Supported by the Writers Guild of America west and the Writers Guild of Canada.
FINAL DEADLINE: October 15th, 2009
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