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Chronicle Writer Releases Compelling Short Film Jane La [Full Short]

16 December 2014 3:23 PM, PST | | See recent QuietEarth news »

It's fair to say that Max Landis, yes, John Landis' son, came into the mainstream a couple of years ago with the release of Chronicle.

Landis has been behind Trailers from Hell for a while and he's also been making his own videos on YouTube but I haven't paid much attention until today when the web exploded with news that Landis had uploaded a short film titled Jane La.

The set-up is straight forward: Landis plays a version of himself, a filmmaker who is making a documentary about an art student named Jane (the titular Jane), played by Zena Grey, and her art project: making a bomb. Everyone seems to assume that Jane is off her rocker or exaggerating her bomb project, including Landis... or is she?

It's a great little short w [Continued ...] »

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Watch ‘Jane La’ From Max Landis: A Short Film About a Girl and Her Art Project

16 December 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Max Landis (Chronicle, and the upcoming American Ultra and Victor Frankenstein) has released a new short film called Jane La. The 12-minute short film is a documentary/found footage-style story about a girl named Jane who claims to be creating a bomb as an art project. How much of her plan is a joke and how much of it is real? […]

The post Watch ‘Jane La’ From Max Landis: A Short Film About a Girl and Her Art Project appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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Max Landis announces new short film Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling about “Triple H’s entire career”

2 December 2014 7:58 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Max Landis – screenwriter of Chronicle – has four, yes four movies dropping in 2015. Me Him Her starring Haley Joel Osment and Geena Davis, Victor Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, American Ultra starring Kristen Stewart and Topher Grace and Mr Right starring Anna Kendrick, Anson Mount and Sam Rockwell.

But it seems Landis isn’t satisfied with just four movies being released next year. In fact there is a fifth in development called Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling. It’s a short film and is being dubbed a kind of sequel to his early short parody film The Death and Return of Superman, which he wrote and directed in 2011 and cameoed the likes of Elijah Wood and Mandy Moore.

Landis made the announcement via a video and spoke exclusively to /Film about what to expect:

“It’s a Death/Return style retelling of 20 years of wrestling storyline. It’s fully actually crazy… »

- Gavin Logan

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Watch: Max Landis Announces Death and Return Of Superman Sequel ‘Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling’

2 December 2014 5:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In 2012, Screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle, and upcoming American Ultra, Victor Frankenstein) released a short film called The Death and Return of Superman which starred Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Ron Howard, Chris Hardwick, Simon Pegg and more. The short, described as “an educational parody,” told the hilarious, literal, insider version what happened in 1992 when DC Comics decided to kill, then […]

The post Watch: Max Landis Announces Death and Return Of Superman Sequel ‘Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Praised by Hollywood

28 November 2014 11:02 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans finally got their first look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens earlier today when the trailer finally debuted. The footage has been received with largely positive reactions since its debut just a few hours ago, and we've compiled a few tweets from celebrities and filmmakers, expressing their opinions on the footage. Check out what Anna Kendrick, Colin Hanks, Edgar Wright, Kevin Smith, Ben Schwartz, Chris Hardwick, Rob Liefeld, Lloyd Kaufman, Paul Scheer, Jason Eisener, James Gunn, Josh Gad and Jaime King had to say about the first footage.

Star Wars!!!!! Language and emojis fail to express what's in my heart at this moment.

Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) November 28, 2014

That Star Wars trailer is pretty killer…

Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) November 28, 2014

That 'Star Wars' trailer gave me the tingles. So thrilled to see John Boyega in there.

— edgarwright (@edgarwright) November 28, 2014

At the El Capitan theater this morning waiting to »

- MovieWeb

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Reed Morano’s Meadowland

13 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

A staple of the Sundance Film Festival since Courtney Hunt’s Frozen River in ’08, her Park City premiered filmography as a cinematographer was followed by Little Birds, Shut Up And Play The Hits, For Ellen, Kill Your Darlings, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, and last year’s The Skeleton Twins and War Story. Late this summer, Reed Morano took an all-encompassing approach to visual storytelling, taking on double duties as director first, cinematographer second. Olivia Wilde toplines Meadowland and the hard-hitting drama includes the likes of Luke Wilson, John Leguizamo, Elisabeth Moss, Giovanni Ribisi, Juno TempleKevin Corrigan, Scott Mescudi and Ty Simpkins. The ideal kind of auteur theory should be more inclusive. Add cinematographers. Case in point.

Gist: Written by Chris Rossi, this follows a couple, David and Sarah, dealing with their son’s disappearance. David finds solace in a traditional form of healing, only to lose his moral compass. »

- Eric Lavallee

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Max Landis’ Me Him Her

13 November 2014 8:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

For someone who was ultra transparent during production, it’s almost as if Max Landis has placed a self-imposed gag order or the more likely scenario, simply didn’t really need to rush his directing debut in post production when we consider his sizeable workload. Backed by Big Beach Films – the prod co. with a winning formula and streak of Sundance comedies such as Little Miss Sunshine and Safety Not Guaranteed, 2015 should be a banner year for Landis name in the film stratosphere as it’ll include a whopping trio of penned items in Paul McGuigan’s Frankenstein, Nima Nourizadeh’s American Ultra, Paco Cabezas’ Mr. Right and finally, the sexual identity non-labeller comedy Me Him Her (we had on the radar last year) that sounds like a cozy fit for Park City. Worth noting, this features the work of cinematographer Ross Riege (The Kings of Summer).

Gist: Exploring sex, »

- Eric Lavallee

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Bobby Miller’s The Master Cleanse

13 November 2014 8:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

After more than a decade of working in the short form (this includes the 2010 Sundance hit Tub – see below), Bobby Miller landed the attention getting cast of Johnny Galecki, Anna Friel, Kyle Gallner, Oliver Platt and the splendid Anjelica Huston for his feature film debut. The film world is full of garbage comedy-horror genre items and in short supply of standout items. The Master Cleanse went into production this past July/August — here’s hoping that this is a worthy pilgrimage towards enlightenment and is both unique and stunning in concept and design.

Gist: When Paul (Johnny Galecki) is left at the altar by his fiancé and loses his job, he quickly deteriorates into a depressed and meaningless existence. In order to get his life back on track, he signs up for a three-day cleanse retreat sponsored by the creator of ‘The Master Cleanse’, only this cleanse releases something far »

- Eric Lavallee

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Daniel Radcliffe Talks 'Victor Frankenstein' Story and Monster

28 October 2014 10:18 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When 20th Century Fox released the official synopsis for Victor Frankenstein back in June, it became clear that this was not your typical Frankenstein movie, since it is told from the perspective of Igor (Daniel Radcliffe), the troubled assistant to the title character (James McAvoy). While promoting Horns, Daniel Radcliffe offered new details about director Paul McGuigan's film, which he describes as a "fun adventure movie" and offers new details about Victor and Igor's relationship.

"I think our Frankenstein is a really kind of rip-roaring, fun adventure movie version of Frankenstein. I would really struggle to class it as horror. I think there are horror elements to it and nods to previous versions of Frankenstein, but it's much more a film about - the thing that I hope will make it stand out is the relationship between James' character and I. Victor and Igor are two people who come »

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Daniel Radcliffe Calls Victor Frankenstein A “Rip-Roaring, Fun Adventure Movie;” Will Not Create Monster Until Film’s End

28 October 2014 7:41 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While Daniel Radcliffe continues to shed his Harry Potter stardom this month by starring in the grisly horror comedy Horns, the actor has already turned his attention to another upcoming project, in which he takes on one of his most against-type roles to date. In 20th Century Fox’s Victor Frankenstein, Radcliffe will put a new spin on the hunchbacked Igor, assistant and friend to the brilliant and destructive medical student Victor von Frankenstein (James McAvoy).

That a household name like Radcliffe is taking on the part of Igor, traditionally a supporting player in adaptations of Mary Shelley’s horror classic, marks one of many ways in which Victor Frankenstein will set itself apart from the crowd. When asked during an interview for Horns how his Frankenstein would sidestep comparisons to other works, Radcliffe explained that, in addition to there being “a lot of action:”

“I think our Frankenstein is a really kind of rip-roaring, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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'Chronicle' Writer Publishes His Disastrous 'Super Mario World' Screenplay Online

22 October 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

When Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis started tweeting excerpts from a 436-page script for a Super Mario World movie he dreamed of making back when he was 19, I thought the whole thing was a joke. Sure, the screenwriter posted some photos of pages – but anyone could write a few scenes to make the gag seem real. It just didn’t seem feasible to me that someone would actually write 436 pages of script about a Super Nintendo game… but I was wrong. As it turns out, Landis did indeed write a novel’s worth of words about Mario’s biggest (at the time) adventure – and now he’s sharing the whole thing (and some concept art) with his fans. I’ll probably never read the entirety of Landis’ ode to the portly little plumber, but the story of...

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- Mike Bracken

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Read Max Landis' 436 Page Super Mario Bros. Movie Script, Plus Concept Art

22 October 2014 2:48 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

"This. Script. Sucks." warns writer Max Landis, the script is for a Super Mario Bros. movie and it's 436 pages long. A properly written script is about a page a minute, so by that measurement the movie is over 7 hours long. This first and only draft of the script was created by a then 19-year-old Landis, making the script 10 years old.

There is a four page intro to the script that Landis wrote yesterday that all aspiring writers should read. He dissects and destroys the script and talks a bit about his journey as a writer.

I've selected a couple excerpts from the intro, but I highly recommend that you read the entire intro:

Writing, I’ve come to learn, is a patience game. Because you do not start out as a good writer. Or rather, I did not start out as a good writer, and have never met anyone who did. »

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Max Landis releases early script and concept art for Super Mario World movie

21 October 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fans of Nintendo’s flagship character – and especially those of the classic Snes game Super Mario World – may want to head over to Max Landis’ blog today, as the Chronicle screenwriter has posted a 436-page(!) script for a Super Mario World movie, which he penned when he was 19. In his own words, “this script sucks”… still, it can’t be any worse than the Super Mario Bros. we did get, can it?

While you’re here, check out some concept art that Landis commissioned from artist Darren Calvert…


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- Gary Collinson

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Read the Super Mario World script Max Landis wrote including concept art

21 October 2014 1:29 PM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

If I pulled out a script I worked on when I was 19, I’m sure it would be a Nightmare On Elm Street movie with little ambition or reason for not being in the trash. It’s what you do when you’re an aspiring writer sometimes, take something you know very well and put your own spin on it. Well, that’s what Max Landis (Chronicle) did when he was 19 apparently when he went and wrote a 436-page script (about 7 hours of screen time) for Super »

- Graham McMorrow

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Read the 436-page 'Super Mario World' script from 'Chronicle' writer Max Landis

21 October 2014 10:07 AM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

If the one thought you had while playing Super Mario was that the game could really use some Game of Thrones-level of character development and story detail, Chronicle scribe Max Landis has you covered. On his blog, the screenwriter released today his 436-page take on the classic Super Nintendo game Super Mario World. Written originally when he was 19, Landis has included a foreword in the script, which can be downloaded in full at his website, cautioning readers of what's in store. Among those words of warning: "This script sucks"—which Landis repeats, in case the initial admonition of his »

- Jonathon Dornbush

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See Max Landis' 'Super Mario World' 436-Page Script & Concept Art

21 October 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

There are plenty of aspiring screenwriters out there who want to turn their favorite comic book, video game, toyline and whatever else Hollywood snatches up, into a feature film. However, few of them ever actually have the drive or ambition to actually do it. Enter Max Landis, the writer of the found footage superhero flick Chronicle and the forthcoming new take on Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe. Landis is now 29 years old and has a lucrative screenwriting career, but just 10 years ago he was a 19-year old with the dream of turning the popular Super Nintendo video game Super Mario World into a feature film. More below! Posting on his own website (via SlashFilm), Landis revealed that he wrote a 436-page adaptation of the video game (read it all here). For those who don't know, the standard model for scripts is that each page equals about a minute of running time. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Wtf: Max Landis Wrote a 436-Page ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Script and You Can Read It

21 October 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

“This script sucks.” Those three words are emblazoned across a new file screenwriter Max Landis has uploaded to his website. It’s a 436 page script for a movie version of Super Mario World. Yes, the first Super Nintendo entry in the Super Mario Bros. series. Landis uploaded the script as a joke. Just to make […]

The post Wtf: Max Landis Wrote a 436-Page ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Script and You Can Read It appeared first on /Film. »

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Daniel Radcliffe Talks New "Frankenstein"

20 October 2014 10:55 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Daniel Radcliffe stars in one of the few horror films hitting cinemas at Halloween this year - "Horns". Already available on VOD services in the United States, the film is still taking a more traditional release path in other countries including the U.K. where Radcliffe has been doing press.

Speaking with Empire Online, Radcliffe's next project to hit cinemas is 20th Century Fox's new take on "Frankenstein" which stars Radcliffe as the servant Igor to James McAvoy's Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Frequent "Sherlock" episode diretor Paul McGuigan helms this take on the story which will be very different to the book.

In fact, Frankenstein's monster is not really a part of the action with Radcliffe saying:

"The creation of the monster isn't right until the end – you see their attempts at it. Although I'm not sure we're teeing ourselves up for four more movies or anything.

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- Garth Franklin

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Sierra/Affinity to sell Mr. Right at Afm

16 October 2014 10:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Lakeshore Entertainment has injected a title into a typically quiet run-up to the market, announcing that Sierra/Affinity will introduce buyers to the romantic action comedy starring Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick.

Tim Roth, James Ransone, Anson Mount, Michael Eklund and RZA also star in Mr. Right, which commenced shooting in New Orleans on October 13.

Paco Cabezas directs from a screenplay by Max Landis. CAA and Amasia Entertainment represent Us rights.

The story charts a luckless lady who finally meets the man of her dreams and must deal with the consequences after she learns he is a reformed hitman.

Michael Helfant and Bradley Gallo are producing through Amasia Entertainment along with Lawrence Mattis and Rick Jacobs of Circle Of Confusion in association with 3311 Productions.

Stephen Emery, Landis, William C Gallo, Allen Church, Mark Roberts, P Jennifer Dana, Ross Jacobson, and Sheldon Rabinowitz serve as executive producers. »

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Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell's ‘Mr. Right’ International Rights Acquired By Lakeshore, Sierra Affinity

16 October 2014 9:24 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lakeshore Entertainment announced Thursday that it has acquired international rights to the upcoming Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell film, “Mr. Right.” The romantic action comedy was written by Max Landis (who also serves as an executive producer on the film) and is being directed by Paco Cabezas. Sierra/Affinity is teaming with Lakeshore and handling international sales of the movie, making it available to buyers at this year's American Film Market. See photos: The Scene at TheGrill 2014: TheWrap's Media Leadership Conference (Photos) “Michael Helfant is a proven producer and Max Landis‘ script is funny and charming,” Lakeshore COO Eric Reid said. »

- Ryan O'Connell

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