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Justin Lin and Andrew Kevin Walker team up for Lone Wolf and Cub

According to THR, Se7en and Sleepy Hollow screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker has signed on to pen the script for Lone Wolf and Cub, the upcoming Hollywood adaptation of Kazuo Koike and Goeski Kojima’s acclaimed manga series.

Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) has been attached to produce the movie through his Perfect Storm banner since 2012, and is also eyeing the director’s chair. Paramount has been developing the project even longer, with its involvement dating back to 2003, while Darren Aronofsky (mother!) was attached to direct at one point.

Lone Wolf and Cub follows Itto Ogami, a shogun’s executioner who sets off on a quest for revenge with his infant son Diagoro after the rest of his family is murdered. The manga spawned the Japanese Sword of Vengeance / Baby Cart series of six films, two of which were spliced together for the British and American markets with 1980’s Shogun Assassin.
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Movie News: Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Star in Dark Comedy; 'Seven' Writer Tapped for Justin Lin's 'Lone Wolf and Cub'

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All About Nina: Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane, above) and Common will star in All About Nina. The dark comedy follows a stand-up comedian (Winstead) with a deeply troubled past; now on the verge of stardom, she meets a man (Common) who challenges all her preconceptions. Based on her own original screenplay, Eva Vives (Raising Victor Vargas) will make her directorial debut. The supporting cast includes Beau Bridges, Kate Del Castillo and Chace Crawford. [Deadline]   Lone Wolf and Cub: Andrew Kevin Walker, best known for writing David Fincher's Seven (above), has been tapped to write the screenplay for Lone Wolf and Cub. It's based on a long-running Japanese manga series about a warrior who seeks revenge for the murder of his wife and members of his...

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‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ Remake Hires Andrew Kevin Walker to Pen Screenplay For Justin Lin

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‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ Remake Hires Andrew Kevin Walker to Pen Screenplay For Justin Lin
Seven scribe Andrew Kevin Walker has been tapped to pen a new adaptation of the manga Lone Wolf and Cub. Previously adapted into a six-film series in the 1970s, the new take on Lone Wolf and Cub will be produced by Justin Lin, who will likely direct as well. Hop into a baby cart to hades and […]

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‘Lone Wolf and Cub’ Adaptation Lands ‘Se7en’ Scribe Andrew Kevin Walker

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The Lone Wolf and Cub remake has been percolating for a few years here in the States, but gets another boost forward today with the announcement of a new, veteran writer coming aboard. Andrew Kevin Walker will bring his screenwriting talent to the adaptation of writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima's 1970s manga series for a live-action movie produced by Justin Lin and Steven Paul. Lin still has his eye on the director's chair but no announcements have been made just yet. THR reported that Kevin Walker has joined Paramount's plan to adapt the seminal …
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Lone Wolf and Cub Remake Moves Forward with Seven Writer

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Lone Wolf and Cub Remake Moves Forward with Seven Writer
After languishing in development for the past five years, it seems Paramount is ready to move forward with the manga adaptation Lone Wolf and Cub. The studio has brought on screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker (Se7en) to tackle the adaptation, with Justin Lin set to direct. The filmmaker has been attached to this project since 2012, and he is also slated to produce with Marisa McMahon and her Kamala Films company.

Paramount has had the rights to this project since 2003, with director Darren Aronofsky attached to direct at one point. When Justin Lin came aboard back in 2012, the husband and wife writing team of David Webb Peoples and Janet Peoples (12 Monkeys) were tasked with adapting the Japanese manga created by Kazuo Koike, although it doesn't seem that they're attached to this adaptation anymore. It hasn't been confirmed if any elements from their script will remain intact, or if Andrew Kevin Walker will
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'Seven' Writer Andrew Kevin Walker Tackling 'Lone Wolf and Cub' for Paramount (Exclusive)

'Seven' Writer Andrew Kevin Walker Tackling 'Lone Wolf and Cub' for Paramount (Exclusive)
Paramount has landed the adaptation of the seminal manga Lone Wolf and Cub, and now has Andrew Kevin Walker on board to write the script.

Justin Lin, who directed several of the Fast and Furious movies, and his Perfect Storm banner are producing the project along with Marissa McMahon and Kamala Films. Joshua Long is also among the producers. Lin, who has been associated with Cub since around 2012, is also looking to direct the feature.

Lone Wolf and Cub was created by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Goseki Kojima, who began publishing the manga series in Japan in 1970. The revenge...
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Seven: extra nerdy facts about David Fincher's classic

Simon Brew Sep 18, 2017

Go a little bit deeper behind the scenes of David Fincher's iconic thriller, Seven...

Kicking off a new video series, we’re going to be looking at well-known movies, and just quickly digging up some nerdy facts about them that you may or may not know. But hopefully, you didn’t know. We’ll soon find out.

We’re starting with one of our favourite films: Seven.

By the time the movie arrived in UK cinemas at the start of 1996, it was already earning itself outstanding word of mouth, courtesy of its

Us

release. Still, I was one of many who went about watching it the wrong way. I walked into the cinema armed with a mountain of pick and mix, and too much drink (I’ve learned my lesson since), and was expecting a standard

Hollywood

thriller.

I didn’t get one. This was something much more special.
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The man who nearly directed Seven

Simon Brew Jul 12, 2017

How Ernest Dickerson nearly directed Seven, just as the film was about to be canned...

Having had what can best be described as an unpleasant experience making Alien 3, David Fincher was very picky when choosing his second film as director. He eventually opted for Seven, starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, and the resulting film would set up the film career he’s had since. There’s still an argument that it’s his best film.

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However, it wasn’t a movie he was originally set to direct.

Instead, Ernest Dickerson, who broke through with 1992’s Juice, was on the lookout for a horror film to make in the early 90s. On the Post Mortem podcast, he revealed that he changed agents, and “the first two scripts that they gave me… one was Surviving The Game.
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How ‘True Detective’ and ‘Se7en’ Find Optimism in the Gruesome World of Serial Killers — Watch

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How ‘True Detective’ and ‘Se7en’ Find Optimism in the Gruesome World of Serial Killers — Watch
Ask anyone what the best serial killer movies or television shows are and you’re bound to hear both “Se7en” and “True Detective” named several times. The reason why is the subject of the latest video essay from “Lessons From the Screenplay,” which brings together David Fincher’s classic movie and season one of Nic Pizzolato’s “True Detective” for a deep dive into the battle between light and darkness.

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“‘True Detective’ and ‘Se7en’ share a number of similarities,” the essay begins. “They both feature an investigation into a disturbing series of murders. They both bring their characters and the audience face to face with the worst horror imaginable. And they both have themes that are ultimately optimistic in nature.”

You may not think “optimism” when you hear “True Detective” or “Se7en,” but it’s an
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Seven: the brilliance of David Fincher’s chase scene

Ryan Lambie Apr 3, 2017

At the centre Seven lies a nerve-jangling chase sequence - one that sums up David Fincher’s brilliance as a filmmaker...

Spoilers for Seven lie ahead.

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There are occasions where we have sheer luck to thank for the existence of a movie. Take Seven, David Fincher’s atmospheric thriller from 1995; had the studio behind its making, New Line, not sent Fincher the wrong draft of the script, the film may never have been made - at least, not by Fincher, who at that time was still smarting from the experience of making his debut, Alien 3.

Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker had initially written Seven as a spec script - the kind of high-concept thriller that would get him noticed, get him out of his day job at Tower Records and into a career as a writer. About
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The true story behind Dougray Scott playing Wolverine in X-Men and why Hugh Jackman took over

Luke Owen looks back at a time when Hugh Jackman was not Wolverine

There was a lot of buzz and excitement in 1999. People around planet earth were excited to see what the new Millennium would bring; while big companies panicked that the Y2K bug would kill all their hard work and shut down the working world. For Dougray Scott, 1999 was set to be the year that changed his career. He had been handpicked by Tom Cruise to play the villain in M:i:2 and he was set to play Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s X-Men.

The adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics property had been a long one. In 1984 Marvel writers Gerry Conway and Rob Thomas wrote a screenplay for production company Orion Pictures (Platoon) who had optioned the film rights. But when the company fell into financial troubles the rights went over to Carolco Pictures (First Blood) who began
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Batman at the Movies – The Films That Never Were

Tony Black on the Batman films that never were…

One of the most lucrative and successful movie franchises in cinematic history, Batman prefigured the current superhero franchise craze and set the standard after Tim Burton’s 1989 picture established a succession of films which changed the long-held perception of Batman on screen as a camp throwback to his 1960’s colourful incarnation. As The Lego Batman Movie debuts, launching the Caped Crusader into a new animated dimension, it’s interesting to consider the numerous Batman projects that never made it out of development hell, because even though we’ve had the Christopher Nolan trilogy in recent years which sent the character into the stratosphere, it’s not always been plain sailing for the Dark Knight.

Batman vs Superman

“But this film happened?!” a million voices all cried out in terror. Yes indeed, last year’s Dawn of Justice, part of the formative and troubled DC Extended Universe,
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‘Seven’: How a David Fincher Mail Mix-Up Lead to the Legendary Ending

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‘Seven’: How a David Fincher Mail Mix-Up Lead to the Legendary Ending
David Fincher’s 1995 thriller “Seven,” starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, has a shocking ending that almost didn’t happen due to a mail mix-up.

The cult classic was written by Andrew Kevin Walker, who at the time had optioned the script with “Christmas Vacation” helmer Jeremiah Chechik on board to direct. But Chechik had a different movie in mind and told Walker to rewrite the ending.

[Editor’s Note: Spoilers for “Seven” follow. Proceed at your own risk.]

The movie as we know it ends with John Doe (Kevin Spacey) delivering Detective Mills’ (Pitt) wife’s head in a box. Walker’s reworked version didn’t include that scene. After Chechik moved on from the project, the original version of the script with the shocking twist accidentally landed in the hands of Fincher.

“[Fincher] expressed some interest [in directing], but in expressing his interest to them, had mentioned there was a head in the box,” Walker told The Hollywood Reporter. “And they were like,
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Exclusive Clip: Nerdland, How to Become Infamous

"Elliot, we've been idiots. We've been going about it all wrong." No, that's not deleted dialogue from E.T. The Extra Terrestrial -- that Elliott spells his name differently -- but instead fresh new dialogue, featured in our exclusive, Nsfw (not safe for work) clip from the animated film Nerdland. John (voiced by Paul Rudd) and Elliot (voiced by Patton Oswalt) want to become famous but, as John says, they haven't been paying sufficient attention to realize exactly how people become famous -- or infamous -- nowadays. That spurs them on to a series of misadventures. Andrew Kevin Walker (Seven, Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow) wrote the original script and Chris Prynoski (Metalocalypse, Son of Zorn) directed. Enjoy the clip below. Nerdland is now available to watch...

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Fantasy Fridays: Scully & Mfr Decide Which Marvel Properties Need Netflix Shows!

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Welcome back to another edition of Lrm's Fantasy Fridays, where myself and Jeremy Scully- two real-life best friends- pretend to be studio execs by calling some major shots. In the past, we rounded out the cast of Ben Affleck's The Batman, we assigned directors for several major upcoming superhero flicks, and today we set our sights on Marvel and it's wonderful relationship with Netflix.

See, say what you will about Marvel's exploits on the ABC network like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but their work on Netflix has been undeniably stellar. With shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, which are all leading up towards Iron Fist and a The Defenders crossover event, Marvel Studios has shown that they can make some amazing television with their partners over at Netflix.

With that in mind, the two of us mused about what other Marvel properties should get the Netflix series treatment.
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Exclusive Images From Titmouse Animation Studios Shorts, Screening Before Nerdland Tonight

The adult animated feature Nerdland, featuring the voices of Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt, will be screening tonight at theaters across the U.S., starting at 8:00 p.m. (local time). Prior to Nerdland, six exclusive shorts from Titmouse Animation Studios will be screened, plus a panel Q&A featuring the cast, writer Andrew Kevin Walker (Seven, Sleepy Hollow) and director Chris Prynoski. We have three exclusive stills from the shorts, which you can feast your eyes upon in the gallery below (click to embiggen). Titmouse is "known for series such as Venture Bros., Metalocalypse [and] Superjail!," according to official verbiage, as well as Nerdland, which is its first feature film. As for Nerdland, here's an official description: John and Elliot, over the course of one night, make...

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Interview: ‘Nerdland’ Writer Andrew Kevin Walker on His Labor of Love, Working With David Fincher, and More

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Interview: ‘Nerdland’ Writer Andrew Kevin Walker on His Labor of Love, Working With David Fincher, and More
Tonight, for one night only, Nerdland is playing in theaters across the United States courtesy of Fathom Events. The wacky, wild, and bizarrely sweet animated film tells the story of two 30-year-old friends, John (Paul Rudd) and Elliot (Patton Oswalt), on the hunt for infamy. Sick of waiting around for fame to drop on their laps, the […]

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Mfr Explores The Dceu's Road To Ruin: Column #2

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Concept Art for "Superman: Flyby"

[This Was Originally Posted On May 13. It's The Second In A Multi-Part Series That Lead Editor Mario-Francisco Robles Has Been Working On. He's Finally Prepared To Finish The Series. We'll Be Reposting The Previous Entries In Order To Catch You Up For Both The Finale And The Eventual Book]

Welcome back to a special ongoing look at Warner Bros. and how it's handled its DC Comics properties. It's going to be a weekly, ongoing miniseries here at Lrm. This entry will look at what into relaunching the Batman and Superman franchises, and more. We'll explore all of the interesting parallels and forks in the road that brought us to where the Dceu is today.

Last week, we left off in 1997. Batman And Robin came out and was a huge black eye for Warner Bros., effectively turning what was a once promising franchise into a punchline. It was the fourth installment of that series, and it killed Batman almost as definitively as the fourth Superman film had grounded the Man of Steel exactly 10 years earlier.

But before we can look at how Warner Bros. planned to rebound its DC properties post-1997, we have to
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Afm: Screen Media starts sales talks on 'Nerdland'

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Exclusive: Animated feature is voiced by Patton Oswalt and Paul Rudd.

Screen Media International has commenced talks with buyers at Afm on Nerdland, the first feature from Us and Canada-based animation studio Titmouse.

Company president and owner Chris Prynoski directed the caper boasting the voice talent of Patton Oswalt and Paul Rudd from a screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker.

Samuel Goldwyn Films holds Us rights to Nerdland and has partnered with event specialists Fathom Events for a nationwide one-night-only screening on December 6. Goldwyn will release on VOD on January 6, 2017.

Akw Worldwide, Pariah and Titmouse produced the film, which premiered at Tribeca and centres on two slacker best friends who decide to become famous by the end of the day, whatever the cost.

The pair enlist the support of their friends and embark on a trail of attention-seeking stunts in Los Angeles - only to witness a high-profile crime. The cast also includes Hannibal Buress, Riki Lindhome and [link
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‘Nerdland’ Trailer: Patton Oswalt and Paul Rudd Need an Instant Fame Plan

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‘Nerdland’ Trailer: Patton Oswalt and Paul Rudd Need an Instant Fame Plan
Nerdland comes from the mind of Andrew Kevin Walker, the writer behind Se7en, Wong Kar-wai’s killer BMW short film “The Follow,” and a supposedly great script that Joel Schumacher butchered and rewrote into 8mm. Not since the 2010 remake of The Wolfman has Walker had a feature film credit, but we’ll soon see an original, R-rated animated movie with his name on it. Below, […]

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