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"Great, now could you do it with a little more sarcasm this timec" Some test footage for a Deadpool movie, you know, a spin-off of Ryan Reynolds character from the all-American classic, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is something Reynolds has long fought for over at Fox. Last year Rob Liefeld, a comic book writer, made mention of some test footage for a movie based on the character was shot with Reynolds as the title character -- full suit and all -- with the current attached director Tim Miller. Now that footage has been leaked online in handheld, shaky camera phone vision. The most recent draft of the screenplay was written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and while Miller is currently attached, if this is what they're using to pitch the thing... best of luck. via Cs yt id="JACFfKos7M0" width="500" »
- Brad Brevet
While the Deadpool movie appears to be still unable to find a strong foothold at 20th Century Fox, it has been in development for years. The Merc With A Mouth got closer than other attempts thanks to director Tim Miller, who along with Blur Studios, created a short piece of test footage to show how he might work on screen. A snippet of that leaked recently, but now Miller and co. have officially put it online.Featuring voice and mocap contributions from Ryan Reynolds – who has been trying to push the movie forward for years since playing a less-than-successful version of Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine – it’s a violent, funny, thrilling piece of What If filmmaking, one that is almost certain to delight those hoping for a snarktastic, fourth-wall shattering, R-rated take on the wise-cracking superhero.Back in 2013, Zombieland writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who worked with Miller, »
Above you'll see a small piece of what could have been. It's our first -- and maybe last-ever -- peek at what Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool was supposed to look like. This clip recently surfaced (via Den of Geek and multiple other sites) as a brief test-footage glimpse at what the proposed movie (from first-time director Tim Miller) would have looked like. And the results are... pretty Deadpool-y! If you can recall, Reynolds basically played a beta-version of Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. As mercenary Wade Wilson, he shows up, cracks some jokes, vanishes for an hour, then returns with a mouth carved shut and new, bizarre abilities. Not only was the new Deadpool script not at all related to the previous film, but it openly mocked the character's strange treatment by Fox executives. Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick of Zombieland fame, the project was penned to »
Somewhat inevitably, this may not stay online for long, but test footage for the long-mooted Deadpool movie has popped up on the internet. This is material put together by director Tim Miller back in 2012, who did so to help pitch the film to besuited executive types. Thus far, those besuited executives have not given Deadpool the green light. They have presumably eaten some expensive sandwiches and stuff though.
The footage features Ryan Reynolds, who has long been linked with the title role. Last we heard, a screenplay was in place from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and Miller was still involved in the project. The plan was to make it relatively low budget, so as to get an R-rated comic book movie through the studio system.
While we wait for further progress, here's the footage that's appeared. »
Anyone familiar with the character of Deadpool knows that version that ended up on screen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine was an abomination. As bad as he was, it had nothing to do with the actor portryaing him, Ryan Reynolds. So when talk of a Deadpool movie featuring Reynolds, based on a screenplay buy Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) that brought the 4th wall breaking charchter to life just as he is in the comics, it was reason to get excited. (Like this footage, that script also leaked years ago and is still fairly accessible online.)
The script, that everyone loved, had one issue in the minds of Fox studio heads, it was an R rated superhero movie. They commisioned a screen test using the opening scene of the film. Reynolds came in for the motion capture and recorded the dialog. The test footage has just come online (for now »
- Chris Connors
The R-rated superhero movie is kind of the Holy Grail nowadays, with the superhero genre at the height of its popularity. As studios aim to find new ways of adapting the various comic book properties, fans are eager to see one of the big dogs—Marvel Studios, Warner Bros./DC, and 20th Century Fox—take a leap of faith and greenlight a more adult-geared adaptation. One such property that was essentially made to break down this barrier is Deadpool, and Fox has been developing an adaptation of the comic for some time with Ryan Reynolds attached to star. The key is finding the right budget to justify an R-rating, which excludes a hefty portion of the traditional target demo for comic book movies. Tim Miller was most recently attached to direct, and he put together a reel of test footage to show executives what a Deadpool movie look like. That footage has leaked online, »
- Adam Chitwood
In 2012 VFX artist and last director to be attached to a Deadpool live-action film, Mr. Tim Miller shot some performance capture with Ryan Reynolds reprising his X-Men Origins: Wolverine character, Wade Wilson/Deadpool, but looking like he's supposed to this time.
There is a script for an R-Rated version of this movie by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the Zombieland guys, that was and continues to be leaked after Fox put this movie in an infinite holding pattern.
This footage shows off the mood of that script and the character, gags and pacing in tact.
Too bad Fox is all in on their new First Class-inspired X-Men kick and all movies look like they have to tie into that. Don't expect to hear anything on a solo Deadpool movie soon.
Which is just a real drag.
After Ryan Reynolds appeared as Deadpool in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," there were talks of Deadpool getting his own movie. Everyone at 20th Century Fox was interested, but weren't sure if an R-rated comic book film was the way to go. In 2011, Tim Miller was hired to direct the film from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland). Even though there was very little movement, Miller decided to use his visual effects company Blur Studio to create some test footage of what a "Deadpool" movie could look like. And now, that footage has leaked online. It has everything that one can expect from a "Deadpool" film, including lots of humor, lots of violence and lots of talking to the audience. Check out the footage below, which was done with Ryan Reynolds, who provided motion-capture and his voice. Video: »
Hey, you! Whatever you’re doing right now, stop immediately and check out the leaked test footage for Tim Miller’s shelved Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds. While it’s an animated bit showcasing the tone and excitement of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick’s solo film for everyone’s favorite chimichanga-loving comic book hero, the footage is an absolute blast from start to finish, honing in on everything that makes this mercenary such a beloved character. Please, take a look at the footage below, and then let’s discuss why Hollywood needs to act on this property right now!
If you know anything about the character Deadpool, than you understand how mightily Ryan Reynolds was wasted throughout most of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. While Reynolds was a bit of perfect casting, it’s writers David Benioff and Skip Woods who made the sacrilegious mistake of taking a character known as »
- Matt Donato
Given 20th Century Fox is seemingly more focused on its PG-13 team-oriented Marvel Comics properties as of late, it's become less likely that Ryan Reynolds will ever get to redeem reprise his X-Men Origins: Wolverine role as Wade Wilson in the long-anticipated, R-rated, and Tim Miller-directed Deadpool movie. However, back in 2012, the Merc with a Mouth's creator, Rob Liefeld, revealed that Miller, who signed on to helm the solo adaptation back in 2011, had developed test footage with his visual effects company Blur Studio. This footage was also seen by the film's screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick who both confirmed Ryan Reynolds had performed the motion-capture and provided Deadpool's voice. Two years later, some of that footage has finally made its way online via Youtube's Bob Corner. Check out the vid and share what you think below! Shared from itachirox using Embeddlr download/iPhone »
In the last few months, 20th Century Fox has made a big push in terms of green-lighting comic book adaptations. X-Men: Days of Future Past arrives next week, and will presumably open the door for a more cohesive X-Men franchise in the future, starting with X-Men: Apocalypse in May 2016, a third Wolverine solo film in March of 2017, and the recently-announced Gambit spin-off with Channing Tatum. On top of that, Josh Trank is hard at work on rebooting The Fantastic Four, which arrives in 2015 and already has a sequel slated for July 2017.
On top of all that, there’s also an “Untitled Fox/Marvel movie” announced for July 2018, which could be a number of things, including another X-Men film, the X-Force movie that’s in the works, or, dare I say it, that long-gestating Deadpool movie we’ve been waiting for.
- James Garcia
Back when the video game was meant to be a launch title with the Playstation 4, there were already plans for New Regency, Sony Pictures and Ubisoft to turn Watch Dogs into a feature film. But since the video game doesn't hit shelves until next month, there hasn't been much in the vein of development on the film. Now there's at least progress towards a script as Deadline reports Zombieland writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have been hired to script the adaptation of the game that follows a hacker who turns Chicago into his personal stomping grounds to carry out his own brand of justice following a family tragedy. If you haven't heard of Watch Dogs, here's a trailer that lays out the story with game footage: And while that sounds like most video games, this one is interesting because the hacker uses his ability to tap into a »
- Ethan Anderton
News Simon Brew 25 Apr 2014 - 07:20
Comfortably one of the big games we're most looking forward to playing is UbiSoft's upcoming Watch Dogs. Originally set for release at the end of last year, the game will now arrive at the end of next month. The central premise involves a man by the name of Aiden Pearce who can hack into anything - from traffic lights to bank accounts - and will need to in order to make his way through the game.
UbiSoft has been clear for some time that Watch Dogs has movie potential, in addition to its Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed titles that are also well on the way to the big screen. And now it's been revealed that writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick - best »
We first reported on the project back in August, when both Sony and New Regency teamed up with Ubisoft to produce this adaptation based on the wildly popular open-world video game, which will be released May 27 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC formats.
The story centers on Aiden Pearce, a hacker hellbent on getting revenge after a family tragedy. He hacks into Chicago's Central Operating System (ctOS), which gives him access to security cameras, public transportation, traffic lights and databases on all of the city's residents, allowing Pearce to turn the city into his own personal playground. No production schedule was given.
Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell franchises are already incredibly popular. They've spawned numerous sequels and they show no signs of slowing down. It's no surprise they're being turned into movies. Assassin's Creed is set to star Michael Fassbender, Splinter Cell will be led by Tom Hardy, and both are due out in 2015. But today Ubisoft and New Regency are moving ahead on a new film adaptation from the video game developer--Watch Dogs, which hasn't been released in stores yet. It's got an action-friendly premise wherein you play Aiden Pearce, a grey hat hacker who can bend a hyper-connected Chicago to his will with his ability to hack into everything ranging from traffic lights to bank accounts. Ubisoft has been planning to adapt Watch Dogs into a movie for almost a year, but now they're taking a substantial step forwards. According to Deadline, Zombieland screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick »
- Matt Goldberg
Sony Pictures is moving forward with their big screen adaptation of Ubisofts upcoming video game Watch Dogs. The studio has hired Zombieland scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese to help in the process of bringing the game to life on the big screen.
The story focuses on a character named Aiden Pearce, "a hacker who turns the city of Chicago into his personal stomping grounds to carry out his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy. He is certainly adept physically, but his true gift is his ability to tap into a citywide computer system and control everything from traffic lights to accessing intel that allows him to engage the bad guys, and thwart attempts to kill innocents."
The video game looks pretty freakin' cool, and it has the potential to be an amazing film. Wernick and Reese are both talented writers, so I think the script is in good hands. »
- Joey Paur
I’ve got to hand it to Ubisoft. They may be saturating the market with films based on their beloved video game properties, but at least they’re going about all this the right way. Unlike almost every other video game adaptation that we’ve seen hit the silver screen thus far, Ubisoft is intent on putting actual talent behind their projects. Michael Fassbender is set to lead Assassin’s Creed, Tom Hardy and Doug Liman are booked for Splinter Cell, and now, Zombieland scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have been tapped to pen the upcoming Watch Dogs film.
Set to drop in May, Watch Dogs is highly-anticipated within the gaming community, as it’s been delayed for a while and is promising quite the experience. Set in Chicago, the story will follow hacker Aiden Pierce, who turns his city into his “personal stomping grounds to carry out his »
- Matt Joseph
The highly anticipated, open world, next-gen video game Watch Dogs isn’t out until next month, but the movie is already chugging along. Last year, Sony Pictures signed on with Ubisoft to develop a film based on the game and now two writers have been hired to pen an adaptation. Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the […]
- Germain Lussier
Sony Pictures, New Regency and Ubisoft Motion Pictures Group are developing the film which follows Aiden Pearce, a hacker who turns the city of Chicago into his personal stomping grounds to carry out his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy.
He's aided by his ability to tap into Chicago's ctOS, a centralized operating system that runs the entire city's infrastructure. This gives him control of everything including traffic lights, surveillance cameras, subway systems and power grids, along with access to people's personal information.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Zombieland scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese have been set to script Watch Dogs, a live-action feature based on the upcoming Ubisoft video game. Sony and New Regency are developing the film with Ubisoft. The story centers on Aiden Pearce, a hacker who turns the city of Chicago into his personal stomping grounds to carry out his own brand of justice after a violent family tragedy. He is certainly adept physically, but his true gift is his ability to tap into a citywide computer system and control everything from traffic lights to accessing intel that allows him to engage the bad guys, and thwart attempts to kill innocents. Wernick and Rheese are currently developing Epsilon, a spec they sold to Sony for Greg Berlanti to direct and for Michael De Luca to produce. The scribes are repped by Wme and Hansen, Jacobson. This is the third screen collaboration for »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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