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

9 hours ago | 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 Darren Calvert…


The post Max Landis releases early script and concept art for Super Mario World movie appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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

11 hours ago | | 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

14 hours ago | - 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

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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

17 hours ago | 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. »

- Germain Lussier

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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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The Maze Runner review

10 October 2014 10:32 PM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

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 »

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Casting Net: Joaquim de Almeida and Zoe Kazan join Sandra Bullock in 'Our Brand Is Crisis;' more

10 October 2014 5:59 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

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

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James Ransone Joins Anna Kendrick in ‘Mr. Right’

10 October 2014 3:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Ransone is set to join Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell in the action comedy “Mr. Right.”

Anson Mount, Tim Roth and RZA are also joining the cast, with Paco Cabezas directing.

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.

The pic is produced by Michael Helfant, Bradley Gallo, Lawrence Mattis, and Rick Jacobs. Stephen Emery and Max Landis are exec producers.

Ransone has a handful of pics set to bow, including “Sinister 2″ and “In the Valley of Violence.” He is repped by UTA and Management 360.


- Justin Kroll

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Anson Mount, More Join Hitman Romance ‘Mr. Right’

10 October 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

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.

The Amasia Entertainment and Circle of Confusion film is produced by Michael Helfant, Bradley Gallo, Lawrence Mattis, and Rick Jacobs. Stephen Emery and Landis are exec producers. »

- Jen Yamato

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Tim Roth joins Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell in comedy Mr. Right

9 October 2014 3:08 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tim Roth has joined upcoming comedy Mr. Right.

Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell will both star in the movie from director Paco Cabezas.

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.

Frankenstein writer Max Landis is behind the comedy's script.

Roth can be seen next in the movie Selma and director Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. »

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James Ransone Joins Anna Kendrick in ‘Mr. Right’

8 October 2014 5:24 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

James Ransone has joined the cast of “Mr. Right” starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.

Rza and Tim Roth also star. Paco Cabezas will direct from a script by Max Landis.

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.

Amasia Entertainment’s Bradley Gallo and Michael Helfant are producing alongside Circle of Confusion’s Stephen Emery, Rick Jacobs and Lawrence Mattis.

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

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Casting Net: Casey Affleck to star in Boston Marathon drama

7 October 2014 5:17 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

• 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

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Tim Roth Joins Sam Rockwell And Anna Kendrick In Hitman Comedy Mr. Right

7 October 2014 2:35 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Mr. Orange has signed on for another criminal caper, as Deadline reports that Tim Roth has snagged a part in upcoming action comedy, Mr. Right.

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

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Tim Roth Finds Mr. Right

7 October 2014 12:09 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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. »

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Tim Roth Joins Hitman Action-Romance ‘Mr. Right’

7 October 2014 10:51 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

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

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Rapper RZA Joins Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell For Action-Comedy, Mr. Right

7 October 2014 7:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Rapper, producer, and filmmaker RZA is set to bolster his acting credentials even further by joining Paco Cabezas’ romantic action-comedy, Mr. Right.

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

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RZA joins Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell in 'Mr. Right'

6 October 2014 6:49 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

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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