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Warner Bros. has snapped up the rights to develop a "Dungeons & Dragons" movie. "Wrath of the Titans" writer David Leslie Johnson wrote a script in 2012 known as "Chainmail" that was to be developed at Warner Bros. The as-yet untitled "D&D" movie will be based on that script, with some tweaks to it more in the style of that world-famous role-playing game. The original script took its cues from the pre-"D&D" tabletop wargame with the same name, developed by Gary Gygax. The sort of fanbase that enjoys "D&D" is the stuff that studio execs dream of, but there's not really a way to capture the spirit of the open-ended game system on film. The storyline is co-created by the players and led by one Dungeon Master, with the adventure unfolding based on throws of the dice and minute-by-minute decisions. Trying to "reboot the franchise for a new generation, »
- Jenni Miller
Warner Bros has acquired the rights to film a Dungeons and Dragons movie reboot.
The studio is reported to be "quite far along" in the project, adapting a script that was originally based on Gary Gygax's D&D precursor Chainmail.
It nevertheless went on to spawn two straight-to-dvd sequels - 2005's Wrath of the Dragon God and 2012's The Book of Vile Darkness.
Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the rights to make a new feature based on the RPG fantasy franchise "Dungeons and Dragons".
The Dungeons and Dragons brand has generated north of $1 billion in books and merchandise since it was launched in 1974.
A previous and modestly budgeted film adaptation was made in 2000 starring Jeremy Irons, Justin Whalin, Marlon Wayans, Thora Birch and Bruce Payne. It's expected this rebooted take on the property will score a more substantial budget and higher profile behind-the-scenes talent.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
You may recall that there was a “Dungeons & Dragons” movie based on the popular role-playing game in 2000 that spawn a sequel, the direct-to-dvd “Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God” 5 years later. Okay, so you may not recall the 2000 movie. (Or the sequel.) They were both kind of awful. The first one starred Jeremy Irons (chewing scenery like his life depended on it), Thora Birch (being terrible as usual), and Marlon Wayans (as, predictably, the “hilarious” sidekick to the white hero). It was, ah, not so good, and was a commercial flop for New Line. But if you were a fan of the game and that whole “Dungeons & Dragons” lore and wished a studio would do it justice with a big-budget movie, then rejoice, folks, because Warner Bros. is set to do just that. The studio is currently in the very late stages of adapting an original script called “Chainmail »
Over the past couple of years it has been almost impossible to go to the cinema without there being some form of a comic book adaptation on, with each film being heralded with a big budget and a lot of nerd-buzz meaning that nine times out of ten it would recoup its budget if nothing else. But believe it or not there was a time when nerd culture didn’t = big box office, and comic book adaptations were a huge gamble for film studios with them often focusing on the more adult/non-superhero material out there.
Here we’ve listed 10 movies which you might not realise were originally comics…
10. Ghost World
A cult film from 2001 starring Thora Birch (as Enid) and a pre A-List Scarlett Johansson (as Rebecca), Ghost World told the story of the trials and tribulations of two cynical social outcasts during the summer after their high school graduation. »
- Neil Thomason
Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #22....
Ghost World, 2001.
Directed by Terry Zwigoff.
Terry Zwigoff's comedy-drama Ghost World is based upon Daniel Clowes acclaimed graphic novel of the same name, which was originally published in serialised form in Clowes' comic book series Eightball between 1993 and 1997.
Only a moderate success financially upon its release, Ghost World has since went on to achieve cult status. The film stars Thora Birch and Scarlett Johansson as Enid and Rebecca, two teenage friends struggling with their impending adulthood and all the complications it brings. During the summer after their high school graduation, the two girls begin to drift apart after responding to a personal ad »
- Flickering Myth
Odd List Np Horton 3 Apr 2013 - 05:30
With the arrival of Spring Breakers imminent, Nick looks at seven former child stars who've gone on to enjoy film careers as grown-ups...
Making a name for yourself while young is definitely an appealing way to get into the acting business, for pushy parents and wannabe stars alike. The pros are obvious – fame and fortune at a young age, established links with the industry, and an early chance to make your mark. But for many, being a child star is the only thing they know, and once adulthood comes around, there goes the career.
Options can become limited once you’ve gone past your cute sell by date (just ask Macaulay Culkin), so is it any wonder that Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez and Ashley Benson have decided to explode their child star image by starring in boundary pushing and very adult Spring Breakers? »
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Good afternoon and happy Monday!
Not surprisingly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been renewed though the 2016-2017 season. Way to go Ellen!
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ABC Family has announced its summer premiere dates! The new season of Pretty Little Liars returns on Tuesday, June 11 at 8 pm and Jennifer Lopez’s new lesbian series The Fosters will debut Monday, June 3 at 9pm. This is going to be one gay-ass summer!
Speaking of returning shows with queer characters, new episodes of All My Children debut on April 29 via Hulu.com, Hulu Plus and iTunes.
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- Bridget McManus
Aw, little Teeny is not so tiny anymore -- Thora Birch turns 31 years old today! The adorable actress who played the loveable pre-teen in "Now and Then" has had huge success since starring in the cult classic. The popular film followed four 12-year-old best friends during their very eventful summer filled with love, some mystery and heartbreak, set in a small suburban town in the 1970s. Since starring in the popular flick, which featured stars like Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, Rosie O'Donnell and Rita Wilson playing the girls' older selves, Thora's gone on to land roles in box office hits like "American Beauty," "Anywhere But Here" and "Deadline." Sadly, Birch's co-star Ashleigh Aston Moore (who played Chrissy) reportedly passed away from pneumonia in 2007 and Walter Sparrow, who played Crazy Pete, also passed away in 2000.Find out what the rest of the star-studded cast has been up to by clicking "Launch Gallery" above! »
- tooFab Staff
It was time for a road trip on this week's Girls. However, don't get too excited: "Video Games" was a little bit of a depressing episode.
Okay, it was A Lot depressing and it ended with one of our girls on the run again.
Jessa took Hannah on a trip upstate this week to confront her massive Daddy Issues. Jessa was cranky and bitchy from the moment her absentee father was late to pick the girls up from the train station. All Hannah did was agree to come with her. Sheesh!
It's not lame that it bothers Hannah that Jessa's father is late to pick them up. Considering all the crap Hannah goes through that weekend, she is a pretty damn good friend and not so selfish for once. For instance: almost dying in the car while everyone was doing whippits, getting stranded in like 10 different places, and then eating »
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Director Mark Tonderai made his feature directorial debut in 2008 with the thriller Hush, after working as an actor, writer, and producer for various films and TV shows. The filmmaker returned to the silver screen last year with House at the End of the Street, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, and Max Thieriot. The story follows Sarah and Elissa (Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Lawrence), a mother and daughter who move into a dream house they shouldn't be able to afford. As it turns out, just at the end of the street, a young girl killed both her parents, with the lone survivor Ryan (Max Thieriot) living all alone in that big house. When Elissa starts to get close to Ryan, she learns the untold truth about what really happened. I recently had »
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