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Back in December it was announced that Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) has signed on to direct (at least) the first movie in a two-part adaptation of Stephen King’s horror classic It, and now the filmmaker has been speaking about the project to Brazilian newspaper O Globo (via Bloody Disgusting).
“I’ve been on this project for about five years. I had already read versions of the script but nothing felt right. Everybody tried to put too much into it, telling it from the perspective of the adult and the child in a two hour movie. It didn’t fit. So I decided to throw it all away and start from scratch. This will be my first movie in the Us and I’m still trying to find the perfect guy to play Pennywise. It’s really good to know Stephen [King] likes what we did. We changed names, dates, dynamics, »
- Gary Collinson
Sometimes, the Oscars have a tendency of giving out awards to actors who are seen to have paid their dues, perhaps not for the best performance of that year or even for the particular actor's own best performance, but to recognise past work. Michael Keaton is not the most likely of these, but this could be why some speculated that he was an early favourite for this year's Best Actor award, for his performance in Birdman.
The later frontrunner Eddie Redmayne rightfully and very graciously wound up taking it home for his work as Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything, though Birdman went on to take home the main prize for Best Picture and a number of other major awards.
It would hardly have been a major upset if »
Fan fiction is more prevalent than you might think. With Fifty Shades of Grey being unleashed in theaters Friday, there's no denying that the novel's author, E L James, has brought fan fiction into the spotlight. Originally titled Master of the Universe, James's Twilight fan fiction based on Stephenie Meyer's multi-million dollar franchise first found its home on FanFiction.net. After the racy material within the story forced James to pull it from FanFiction.net, she next hosted Master of the Universe on her own website called 50Shades.com (which now redirects to her official author page). Back then, »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
Superhero robot Astro Boy has been fighting evil in Japanese anime, TV series and one animated feature for more than 60 years- but can he take on Hollywood?
Nalbandian and his Us agent CAA have circulated an outline of the project and he says there is strong interest from writers in the Us and Australia.
He aims to shoot the film in Australia after Animal Logic completes the next two movies in the Lego franchise, Ninjago, directed by Charlie Bean and based on the Cartoon Network animated series of the same name, for release in 2016; and The Lego Batman Movie, which will feature the character voiced in the original by Will Arnett, directed by Chris McKay, and is slated for 2017.
Nalbandian has long been a fan of Astro Boy, »
- Don Groves
Santa Monica — Michael Keaton has been asked about a sequel to "Beetlejuice" enough times to surely be sick of it by now, because the thing has moved at such a glacial pace there just isn't much to be said. But his work in the original film came at a time when his career was really taking off, and playing in the expressionistic world of Tim Burton in both that film and the first two "Batman" movies was a wholly new and exciting experience for him. In one, he helped build a character from the ground up, while in the other, he found himself at the center of a raging pop culture tempest. Both roles are iconic in their own ways, and looking back, Keaton can — as ever — find nothing but gratitude for getting to be a part of it. "Batman" in particular was a personal landmark, a movie that grabbed »
- Kristopher Tapley
I'll never forget my first experience with Stephen King's It. The 1990 ABC miniseries event was the stuff of nightmares, and I mean that literally. I was on vacation in Puerto Rico, visiting my grandmother. I was 7. Didn't even see the whole thing, with my dad probably realizing "This kid shouldn't be watching this." But that night, for the first time in my life, I didn't sleep. My mind was racing. My imagination was playing tricks on me. I'd look over at the bedroom door and see Pennywise standing down the hall waving at me. I'd blink and then he'd be at the door. Blink again, and he was at the foot of my bed.
Yup, It had that kind of effect on me. No other horror film before or after that ever did or would again. But It freaked. me. Out!
So now comes word that the big screen adaptation »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
We’ve known about the Fantastic Four reboot for quite some time, but that hasn’t stopped it being a mysterious project which, until this week, we knew next to nothing about.
We knew that the cast, director and groundwork of the original 2005 film, and its 2007 sequel Rise Of The Silver Surfer, had been firmly thrown out in favour of a new visual look, some reimagining of the source material and an altogether more modern take on the Marvel comics property. Beyond that, many facets of the film remained a mystery.
Yet the reveal of the new trailer finally gave us a few more specifics. And here's what we know so far...
The behind the scenes team
Even these basic facts are a little complicated. While the question »
Good day, horror fans. Is everybody else sick of this theatrical horror glut that.s taken over for the past few weeks? I mean, you can get your thrills (and groans) from Jennifer Lopez in the wide release of The Boy Next Door, but that doesn.t really count. Kimo Stamboel and Timo Tjahjanto.s super-violent actioner Killers came out in limited release and on VOD, so we.ll have to make do with that. In smaller news, Eli Roth revealed to Indiewire that The Green Inferno.s release issues may be resolved soon, and that they.re looking at an August or September theatrical premiere. It screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith recently came out and said Cary Fukunaga's feature version will strive for the overwhelming terror of the novel, leaving the TV version in the dust. And ABCs of Death 2 segment director Jim Hosking will make his feature debut for »
Dante, who's helmed both the Gremlins films to date, hasn't been involved with a Gremlins 3, nor the talk of a reboot that tends to surface from time to time. And a reboot is currently the thinking for a new Gremlins adventure.
Seth Grahame-Smith, who's also working on Beetlejuice 2, had pitched an idea for a new Gremlins to producer Steven Spielberg and the writer of the original, Chris Columbus. And it seemingly got to the stage where he was working on the project. However, in a new piece at Entertainment Weekly, he concedes that the new Gremlins has burnt out somewhat.
"I think we just ran out of steam", he said. "It's one of those »
Grahame-Smith Discusses Adapting It For The Movies. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, It producer Seth Grahame-Smith revealed numerous details about what audiences can expect from the highly anticipated movie adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel. Grahame-Smith on the difference between the mini-series and the film, I think that if anything, [...]
Continue reading: It: Producer Offers Details On The Upcoming King Adaptation »
- Victor Stiff
The Gremlins remake film has been put on hold, its writer has revealed.
Seth Grahame-Smith has said that the project is not currently moving ahead.
"I think we just ran out of steam," he told Entertainment Weekly. "It's one of those things where everybody got busy doing other things.
Spielberg and Columbus - who produced and wrote the 1984 original, respectively - were both involved in the remake plans.
"It was a completely different cast of characters, but acknowledging the events of the first two movies," added Grahame-Smith.
Watch a trailer for the original Gremlins below: »
Last month it was revealed that True Detective helmer Cary Fukunaga has signed on to direct the first of a two-part feature adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel It, and producer Seth Grahame-Smith has been speaking about the project to EW, during which he promised a “vicious” and “scary” adaptation of the book.
“I think that if anything, [the film] will bring back some of the viciousness of the book that they couldn’t do with the miniseries because it was for broadcast. I think it’s going to be very scary, but I also feel like you’ve got Cary who is going to direct these kids—and he’s incredible at casting, incredible at shooting. He’s incredible with tone and atmosphere.”
Graheme-Smith then went on to give an update on the project’s progress, stating that: “We’re going to get a draft, what is supposed to »
- Gary Collinson
As Hollywood continues cutting a swath through classics of yesterday and today, revving up their reboot machine to run on the pulverized remains of your childhood, we all dream of a brief respite from seeing our favorite films turned into not-so-favorite ones for fun and profit. Now we might have some hope for at least one terrifying childhood classic: the prospective reboot of Gremlins might be placed on indefinite hold.
The Gremlins reboot has been in a questionable area for years now. Steven Spielberg was of a mind to produce the film, with Chris Columbus taking on directorial duties instead of Joe Dante, the original director of the first two Gremlins. Seth Grahame-Smith, the screenwriter behind Dark Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, was working on a new script that would bring us back to the world of Gremlins thirty years after the original. However, now Grahame-Smith seems to be »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Back in 2011, writer-producer Seth Grahame-Smith was brought on board to develop a sequel to the 1988 cult classic Beetlejuice, which – over the past year – seems to be edging ever closer to becoming a reality. We’ve heard on numerous occasions that director Tim Burton and stars Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder are all keen to return for the second outing, and now Grahame-Smith has revealed that the plan is to film the sequel once Burton completes his next film, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.
“I’ve emailed with Michael Keaton,” Grahame-Smith tells EW. “I know he’s excited about the idea. I know Tim is excited about the idea. Where it stands now is Tim’s got to get ready to make [Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children], and then hopefully we are set, deals are done, and we’re waiting in the wings ready to go right after Peregrine’s wraps up. The ideal »
- Gary Collinson
There's a lot of buzz surrounding Michael Keaton right now. The actor just won a Golden Globe for his performance in Birdman (he gave a great speech too), and he also just received an Oscar nomination for the film as well. Keaton has already lined up his next project in The Founder, the story of the man who turned McDonald's into a fast food empire, but it sounds like he may also reprise his role as Tim Burton's classic dead showman Beetlejuice before the year is out. Writer Seth Grahame-Smith just had an interview with EW about the various projects he has in the works, and he updated the status of Beetlejuice 2. Read on! When asked about what's going on with the sequel, Grahame-Smith said: "I’ve emailed with Michael Keaton. I know he’s excited about the idea. I know Tim is excited about the idea. Where »
- Ethan Anderton
Buzz about a potential "Beetlejuice 2" has been ongoing pretty much ever since the classic Tim Burton film first hit theaters in 1988. But now, with Burton confirming that a sequel is indeed in the works, it seems that the movie is actually, really, 100 percent happening -- and may begin production as early as this year.
Writer Seth Grahame-Smith ("Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"), who's co-writing the script and co-producing the flick with his "Dark Shadows" collaborator Burton, gave a status report on the project in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, and dished out a bunch of scoop about the follow-up.
First, Grahame-Smith confirmed what Burton had alluded to during a recent press tour for "Big Eyes": Winona Ryder will be back. And after publicly hinting that he'd be interested in the sequel, Michael Keaton is also on board, according to Grahame-Smith.
As for what the writer's script entails, »
- Katie Roberts
Tim Burton‘s latest film, Big Eyes, is now in theaters. His next film, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, is getting ready to shoot, aimed at a March 4, 2016 release. Once he’s done with that, the prolific filmmaker has a ton of options to choose from (as always). According to writer Seth Grahame-Smith, that’s when he’ll […]
- Germain Lussier
Seth Grahame-Smith is a very busy man. Not only has he recently completed the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter novel sequel 'The Last American Vampire', he has a ton of screenplays on his plate that include Beetlejuice 2, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Stephen King's It. He is also adapting Ray Bradbury's novel Something Wicked This Way Comes, which was turned into a cult classic back in 1983. His version, though, is going to be slightly different.
Seth Grahame-Smith is setting his Something Wicked This Way Comes in the 80s, whereas the original was set in the 30s. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, he teased that the movie will feel like one of Steven Spielberg's earlier efforts, comparing it to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and The Goonies.
"I can't help but think of this in sort of Amblin terms. Boys riding bikes, out on their own, exploring and »
Earlier today, screenwriter/producer Seth Grahame-Smith revealed that his Gremlins reboot has been put on hold, but that is just one of the many projects he is currently involved in. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the writer offered an update on Beetlejuice 2, which he co-wrote with his writing/producing partner David Katzenberg. Last month, director Tim Burton revealed that the sequel is "closer than ever" to happening, which Seth Grahame-Smith essentially confirmed, revealing that they hope to start production at the end of this year. Here's what the writer had to say.
"I've emailed with Michael Keaton. I know he's excited about the idea. I know Tim is excited about the idea. Where it stands now is Tim's got to get ready to make [Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children], and then hopefully we are set, deals are done, and we're waiting in the wings ready to go right after Peregrine's wraps up. The »
Back in May 2013, Warner Bros. hired Seth Grahame-Smith and his partner David Katzenberg to produce a Gremlins reboot. In April, the studio put the project on the fast track, although it was never confirmed if a writer or director had been attached. During a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Seth Grahame-Smith revealed that the project is no longer moving forward and has been put on indefinite hold. Although, he does hope to revisit it sometime in the near future.
"I think we just ran out of steam. It's one of those things where everybody got busy doing other things. It's something I would love to come back to, but right now Steven (Spielberg) is making two movies back to back and Chris Columbus is busy. We're all taking a five-minute break on that."
While it isn't known if a full screenplay has been written, Seth Grahame-Smith did conceive a story, »
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