5 items from 2017
Mark Allison Feb 22, 2017
Iam Fleming's James Bond novels still have narratives and ideas that haven't made it to the 007 movie series...
A spoiler lies ahead for Spectre
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Over the course of 11 years, Ian Fleming wrote 12 James Bond novels and nine short stories before his death in 1964, forming the basis for the film series which survives to the present day. 24 films and 55 years since the birth of the cinematic Bond, it might come as a surprise that the franchise hasn’t completely exhausted its source material. More often than not, however, the James Bond films have been adaptations in name only.
Starting with Roald Dahl’s outlandish screenplay for the fifth Bond film, You Only Live Twice, the film scripts began to drift away from their literary inspirations. For most of Roger Moore’s seven-film tenure, for example, entire plots and characters were »
After years of anticipation, the sequel to 2008’s home invasion hit The Strangers is officially moving forward with Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of the Door) directing from a screenplay co-written by Bryan Bertino, the director of the first film. Bloom has acquired international rights to the sequel, which is slated to start filming this summer and will feature the return of the killers from the first film:
Press Release: Berlin (February 4, 2017) –– Bloom has taken international rights to The Strangers 2, the sequel to the 2008 hit which grossed over $82 million worldwide. Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of the Door, 47 Meters Down) is on board to direct from a script written by Bryan Bertino, who wrote and directed the original, and Ben Ketai. The Fyzz Facility Pictures’ Wayne Marc Godfrey (The Foreigner, The Survivalist), Robert Jones (Centurion, The Usual Suspects), Mark Lane & James Harris (47 Meters Down, I Am Not A Serial Killer) are producing, »
- Derek Anderson
According to The Wrap, DC Entertainment are looking at six big actors to potentially fill the role of Hal Jordan/ Green Lantern in the planned Green Lantern Corps movie, which David Goyer and Justin Rhodes are writing for a 2020 release.
Those actors are: Tom Cruise, Joel McHale, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Armie Hammer, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Yes, they’re aiming high, but no talks have been entered into with any actor as yet. This is pure rumour.
Ryan Reynolds last played the character of Hal Jordan/ Green Lantern in Martin Campbell’s 2011 movie. He’s now busy with the Deadpool series, so a return to the role is doubtful, but stranger things have happened.
- Paul Heath
Green Lantern Corps film on the way from Warner Brothers: Studio looking to reboot following their 2011 bow?
More on the Green Lantern Corps film below.
It looks like Warner Bros. are pushing ahead with a new screen version of DC Comics’ Green Lantern. Trade blog Deadline are reporting that David Goyer will team with Justin Rhodes for Green Lantern Corps.
Deadline reports that the Green Lantern Corps film will be an original story and will essentially be Lethal Weapon in space in terms of tone. So, expect a buddy movie with tons of comedy and even more action?
The focus will be on two characters: Hal Jordan and John Stewart. The latter is an African American Marine sniper before he joined the Lantern Corps and the story very much focuses on his relationship with Jordan and the Corps.
No news as to whether Ryan Reynolds will be back as Hal »
- Paul Heath
It seems David S. Goyer will be making a return to Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe as the studio has tapped him to write and produce the Green Lantern Corps film alongside Justin Rhodes. Per Deadline, Geoff Johns and Jon Berg will executive produce the film that is described as ‘Lethal Weapon in space’, focusing on John Stewart’s training under Hal Jordan.
Very little has been heard of Green Lantern Corps since it was announced in WB’s slate of DC films in October 2014, but one question which many wondered was whether they would focus on Hal Jordan, who was the central Green Lantern played by Ryan Reynolds in Martin Campbell’s 2011 Green Lantern, or shift to one of the other Earth-based Green Lanterns, such as John Stewart or Kyle Rayner. The film will apparently focus on John Stewart, a former Marine sniper, becoming a Green Lantern, putting emphasis »
- Ricky Church
5 items from 2017
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