3 items from 2016
The move comes a year after “X-Men Apocalypse” co-writer Simon Kinberg came on to pen a treatment.
Kinberg will produce with Joel Silver and Greg Berlanti. Kinberg is a producer on “X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Fantastic Four” and “Deadpool,” while Berlanti has teamed with DC Comics COO Geoff Johns as the creative force behind the TV hits “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl.”
Carl Rinsch was in talks in 2010 to direct “Logan’s Run” for Warner Bros. with Silver and Akiva Goldsman producing. At that point, the project — focused on a man trying to escape a mandatory death sentence on his 30th birthday — had been in development at Warners for more than a decade, with Bryan Singer, Skip Woods, Robert Schwentke and James McTeigue associated as possible directors at various points. »
- Dave McNary
"V for Vendetta" has only come to look more prophetic in the decade since its release on March 17, 2006.
The adaptation of the Alan Moore/David Lloyd graphic novel, starring Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman as a vengeful anarchist and his protege fighting a fascist government in a near-future England, proved to be the biggest critical and commercial success for producers the Wachowskis since "The Matrix." It also popularized the Guy Fawkes mask that has been a favorite of real-life protesters worldwide.
As iconic as the movie became, "Vendetta" ran into numerous obstacles during its production -- and many controversies upon its release. Here are ten things you need to know about the fan-favorite.
1. After making three "Matrix" movies, Andy and Larry Wachowski (now Lilly and Lana, respectively) dusted off a screenplay for "Vendetta" they'd written years earlier, before they had the clout to make it. Wanting a break from directing, »
- Gary Susman
If it seems like forever since we last read any news on the "Altered Carbon" adaptation that was in the works, it's because it has been.
In mid 2009 it was reported that James McTeigue (of V for Vendetta fame) was in talks to direct an adaptation of Richard K. Morgan's novel but that project never materialized and considering today's announcement, that's probably for the best because rather than a movie, Morgan's cyberpunk world will now get a ten episode treatment care of Netflix.
Following up on their promise to deliver even more original content in 2016, Netflix has [Continued ...] »
3 items from 2016
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