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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 Darren Calvert…
The post Max Landis releases early script and concept art for Super Mario World movie appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
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
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
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
“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 […]
- Germain Lussier
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.
Instead, the movie »
- Garth Franklin
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.
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.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
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
With the Hunger Games franchise inching towards its close – albeit with the final book needlessly split into two films for sadly commercial reasons – the Young Adult movie throne will soon be vacant. Divergent had a so-so stab at the title earlier this year, with Shailene Woodley's charisma improving the sketchily explained narrative and sequels on the way.
But while the Veronica Roth adaptation was certain a cut above tried-and-failed Ya novel adaptations like Beautiful Creatures or The Mortal Instruments, it isn't the undisputed champion of the teen audience arena, just yet.
So could The Maze Runner become the 'next Twilight/Hunger Games/massive cash cow'? Well, it's a maybe.
In this dystopian (well, of course) tale, sixteen-year-old boy Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) awakes in an elevator, which rises into a grass clearing – surrounded by ominous towering walls. He's got no memory of whom he is or why he might have »
• Joaquim de Almeida (Fast Five) has signed on to play the male lead opposite Sandra Bullock in David Gordon Green’s Our Brand Is Crisis. Zoe Kazan (What If) has also signed on for the political dramedy. In addition to Bullock, they’re joining Scoot McNairy, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, and Ann Dowd. The film is based on Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary of the same name, which explored American political campaign strategies in Bolivia. Green’s film stars Bullock as “Calamity” Jane Bodine, a retired American political consultant, with de Almeida as Castillo, the former president of Bolivia who is running for office again. »
- C. Molly Smith
Story follows a girl unlucky with love who finally finds the man of her dreams only to discover that he is a hitman on the run from several criminal syndicates.
- Justin Kroll
Exclusive: Hell On Wheels star Anson Mount has joined the cast of Mr. Right, the hitman action romance starring Anna Kendrick as girl unlucky in love and Sam Rockwell as the assassin she accidentally falls for. Filming begins next week in New Orleans under helmer Paco Cabezas (Neon Flesh), who’s directing from a script by Chronicle‘s Max Landis.
Mount will play Richard Cartigan, a member of a New Jersey crime syndicate who’s jockeying to become head of the family. Also joining Mount alongside Rockwell, Kendrick, Tim Roth, RZA,and James Ransone in the cast are Michael Eklund (Bates Motel, The Call) as the tattooed thug Johnny Howl, and Katie Nehra (Alex Of Venice), who’ll play the bookish roommate to Kendrick’s Martha.
- Jen Yamato
Mr. Right chronicles a young female who finally thinks she has landed the perfect mate only to discover he's hiding a fatal secret.
Kendrick will play the young woman while Rockwell will portray her flawed other half.
Roth has been tapped to take on the role of Mr. Hopper, the former mentor of Rockwell's character who is now his enemy.
The pic follows an unlucky-in-love girl who finally finds her Mr. Right, only to discover that he’s a reformed hitman. When his dark past catches up with him, the duo team up to save each other.
Ransone has a handful of films set to bow in the next year including “Sinister 2″ and “In the Valley of Violence.”
He is repped by UTA and Management 360.
- Justin Kroll
• Oscar nominee Casey Affleck will return to his native Massachusetts to star in and produce a film based on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The script written by Eric Johnson and Paul Tamasy (The Fighter) is based on the book "Boston Strong" by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge and chronicles the massive manhunt to find the two men believed responsible for the bombings and the city's response to the horrific events. [Variety] • Steve Carell will continue his trend of taking on less comedic roles in an untitled thriller from director Gore Verbinski (The Lone Ranger). The film will be the third straight »
- Jake Perlman
Directed by Paco Cabezas (Neon Flesh) and written by Max Landis (Chronicle), the film revolves around a young woman (Anna Kendrick) who cannot believe her luck when she meets her dream man (Sam Rockwell). The pair fall in love, and everything’s hunky dory until her seemingly perfect guy turns out to be harbouring a secret: he’s a hitman. While my paraphrasing of the premise might not seem original, or enticing, remember that this is a script by Landis. He’s one of my favourite screenwriters, and has a knack for spinning out new angles on tired ideas.
Roth will now get to tackle Landis’ peppy dialogue as he’s set to play Hopper, Mr. Right’s former mentor turned nemesis. Sounds like a very villainous role, »
- Gem Seddon
With Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell already aboard and shooting set to start next week, director Paco Cabezas has found another actor for the cast of action/comedy/romance Mr. Right. Tim Roth is now aboard to play a nasty nemesis.Cabezas is working on this one from a script by Chronicle writer, Frankenstein scribe and Twitter enfante terrible Max Landis. Kendrick plays a woman who has endured a long streak of bad luck when it comes to finding men. So she’s overjoyed to find a guy (Rockwell) who seems to be perfect for her.That, of course, is when the trouble starts. It turns out that her ideal bloke is a reformed hit man whose lethal past is about to catch up with him in a big way, and the couple’s fledgling relationship is put to the test as they figure out how to save each other. »
Exclusive: Tim Roth is the latest major casting piece to fall into place for Mr. Right, the action-comedy-romance being helmed by Paco Cabezas (Neon Flesh) from a Max Landis script. Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick lead the story of a woman whose unlucky streak in love seemingly ends when she meets the perfect guy, who turns out to be a hitman. Rapper RZA recently joined the cast as a rival marksman and Roth will play Hopper, Mr. Right’s former mentor turned nemesis, as filming commences next week in New Orleans. Amasia Entertainment’s Michael Helfant and Bradley Gallo are producing with Circle of Confusion’s Lawrence Mattis and Rick Jacobs. Stephen Emery and Landis are exec producers. Roth’s recent films include Grace of Monaco and Arbitrage, and the Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs thesp will next appear in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Western The Hateful Eight, Mlk drama Selma, »
- Jen Yamato
According to Deadline, RZA — real name Robert Fitzgerald Diggs — will star alongside Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick in the film, which follows a young woman (Kendrick) who falls head over heels for the seemingly perfect man. However, as the story unfolds, we learn that the titular Mr. Right just so happens to moonlight as a hitman — now that’s a gnarly skeleton to keep locked up in the closet.
Nonetheless, in terms of RZA’s role, it’s understood the celebrated rapper will step into the shoes of Shotgun Steve, a trained marksman who collaborates with an opposing gangster. At this stage, that’s all we have in terms of plot details, though Deadline reports that Max Landis — the scribe behind 2012’s excellent found footage superhero flick, Chronicle. »
- Michael Briers
Rapper/producer/actor/director RZA has joined the cast of Mr. Right alongside Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell, EW has confirmed. The Paco Cabezas-directed film follows Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) as a woman who falls in love with a hit-man. RZA will play Shotgun Steve, a marksman who works for a rival gangster. Max Landis (Chronicle) will be penning the script. Deadline was the first to report the news. This isn't the first time the Wu-Tang rapper has appeared on the big screen. In addition to directing 2012's Man with the Iron Fists, he most recently appeared in G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Brick Mansions. »
- Emily Blake
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