13 items from 2015
Don’t you hate that each year Awards Season seems to creep ever earlier in the calendar year? God! Can’t you just go one film festival without speculating whether it will be an Oscar contender, or whether it has the legs to survive such an increasingly long awards season? Geez, I can’t imagine why so many Sundance movies struggle to make a lasting impact over a year later when conversations beating it into the ground start this early!
What movie are we talking about again? Furious 7? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ah ah ha.
Wait, really? And you’re telling me it’s over? Pack it up, we’re going home? The race is completely in the bag? This Best Picture race was done before it started? It would be like if Meryl Streep starred as Jesus and was wrongly trapped as a slave for 12 years? Except it’s Furious 7 »
- Brian Welk
Sony is ploughing ahead with a brand new Ghostbusters universe, set to commence with the Paul Feig-directed female-led reboot and followed up by a more “male-centric” sequel. Regardless of who is attached to write, direct, produce or star in any of the above – or indeed the other two movies expected to complete the rebranded series – that’s not going to stop the Internet from casting its judgment.
Or, other creatives from whipping out 4700-word pitches for a Ghostbusters 3 that circles back around to the first two and completely resolves the unfinished trilogy. Nope, nothing stopped Max Landis, the scribe behind Chronicle and about a million brilliant Tweets, from scratching out a preliminary pitch for a third instalment.
Referenced last year in a series of Tweets, Landis has since taken it upon himself to post the entire fleshed-out treatment to his blog. The ideas included in what he terms »
- Gem Seddon
Even with two "Ghostbusters" reboots one the way — one for each gender — it seems everyone has an idea about how the franchise should be continued or reset. And Max Landis is one of them. Last year, the screenwriter teased his idea for "Ghostbusters 3" on Twitter, and now, he's expanded on it. Big time. Landis dropped his full 4,700 word treatment for "Ghostbusters 3" on his blog. Just to be clear, he has never pitched it, and describes as "essentially fan fiction." He's really just releasing it due to an apparent demand from fans, so there you go. With that being said, we wonder how many Sony execs are still going to give this an eye? We've included the first few paragraphs below, but you to read the whole thing, you'll have to click right here. We start in the 1920s, where we witness cult leader Ivo Shandor proclaim the prophecy of the two comings of Gozer, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Max Landis is a divisive character in Hollywood. Those in the industry either love him or hate his guts, a sentiment shared by the Internet. But, Landis is also not shy about his opinions or his projects. Last year, we shared his batshit crazy screenplay for a Super Mario Bros movie and now the screenwriter is back with another movie plot/fan fiction. In the wake of the Ghostbusters reboot(s), Landis has shared his treatment for a Ghostbusters III that would properly close the original »
- Alex Maidy
While it seemed guaranteed Deadpool would be rated R it seems that's not yet the case. Speaking with EW, Ryan Reynolds was asked about whether this would be a PG-13 or R-rated movie to which he said, "That debate rages on. We'll see." EW "Hannibal" co-producer Nick Antosca has been tapped to write the screenplay for Friday the 13th for producers Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes marking the second time they've made the film in the past decade as it has already been slated for a May 13, 2016 release. David Bruckner (V/H/S) is slated to direct. THR Lana Condor has been cast as Jubliation Lee (aka Jubilee) in X-Men: Apocalypse (Fox; 5/27/16). Bryan Singer Max Landis (Godzilla) has published his entire Ghostbusters III treatment on his blog. Max Landis Jason Segel and Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce are set to write and co-direct a new Lego movie titled The »
- Brad Brevet
Max Landis isn’t writing Ghostbusters 3. Ghostbusters 3 doesn’t even exist, really. Sony is, in fact, moving head with a rebooted Ghostbusters directed by Paul Feig and are trying to do a second film in that universe, starring Channing Tatum. And while the minds behind the original franchise (Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman) have their […]
- Germain Lussier
WrestleMania 31 is almost upon us. Can you feel the excitement? Yeah, me neither. Sure, we can dream of Daniel Bryan vs. Brock Lesnar and Undertaker vs. Sting with The Streak still intact, but we’ll just have to settle for Kane and The Big Show arguing over who can more easily be thrown over the top rope in a battle royal.
This week in wrestling we saw Randy Orton beat up some security guards who were just doing their job. We witnessed director Max Landis describe why we love wrestling more effectively in 24 minutes in his “Wrestling isn’t Wrestling” video than WWE has in the past 24 years. Booker T informed us that women don’t like each other, and the master of being an architect guy, Seth Rollins, spent a week creating a master plan that Orton easily could have escaped from if he’d even simply walked away. »
- Andrew Soucek
Does Joss Whedon tease mystery superheroes appearing in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Want to see Edward James Olmos in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Has a plot synopsis for Captain America: Civil War leaked? Is David Tennant enjoying his A.K.A Jessica Jones scripts? How would Max Landis have opened The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Will Sophie Turner be […]
- Germain Lussier
Every week, at least twice a week, World Wrestling Entertainment puts on a TV show. There’s never a rerun, there’s a huge cast of characters, and it’s all performed live without a safety net. And unless you’re a fan, it’s hard to explain that the matches aren’t always why we watch. We watch for the drama. The […]
The post Votd: Max Landis’ Short Film ‘Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
A few years ago, the writer of the film Chronicle, Max Landis (son of famous director John Landis), gave the internet his take on the famous comic book story arch “The Death of Superman.” He sat down in front of a camera and explained what was great and what was bad about the iconic moment as friends Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Jennette McCurdy, and others acted out the story in the campiest way possible.
Well Max is back with his view on what makes the world of professional wrestling so amazing. He does so by focusing in on one of wrestling’s most brilliant characters: Triple H. In what looks to be a piece that makes fun of Triple H or the wrestling business in general turns into a roundabout way of saying that wrestling should be respected as an art form the same way film and episodic television shows are valued. »
- Eric Delgado
Did you know that Kristen Stewart made history a week ago? The 24-year-old actress became the first American woman to win a prestigious Cesar Award, France's own version of the Academy Award. She also won it for an English-speaking role. Think about that for a second. This honor hasn't been bestowed upon Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Sigourney Weaver, Natalie Portman, Glenn Close, Susan Sarandon or any other globally acclaimed American actress over the past 30 years. No, it was Kristen Stewart who broke the French's reticence to reward anyone but their own. Stewart, an actress who continues to (mostly) put studio work behind her following a string of acclaimed performance in indie films over the past year. That career path continues with her next endeavor, the "Untitled Kelly Reichardt Project," In case the name is unfamiliar to you, Reichardt is an acclaimed director whose movies include festival favorites "Night Moves," "Meek's Cutoff" and "Wendy and Lucy. »
- Gregory Ellwood
Nimoy was checked into UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles earlier in the week, one year after announcing that he was battling lung disease.
We gather tributes from the many fans and friends who were inspired by Star Trek's Mr Spock below:
"I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humour, his talent, and his capacity to love."
-William Shatner http://t.co/U8ZN98tVYp
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 27, 2015
Post by George Takei.
My friend and colleague Leonard Nimoy passed today. A true legend, and a wonderful human being. Sadly missed.
— john noble (@thejohnnoble) February 27, 2015
R.I.P., Ariana Grande, you died in a maybe-alien, maybe-meteor attack of your own doing. The Max Landis–directed video for "One Last Time" has Ariana trying to get a better view of the destruction while everyone else is going nuts (assumedly trying to save their own lives). No matter, here's her audition for Cloverfield 2 — whenever that happens. Girl can work with a shaky cam. »
- Lindsey Weber
13 items from 2015
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