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Drew Goddard, the longtime writer of such TV classics like Buffy, Angel, Alias, burst onto the directorial scene with last year’s Cabin In The Woods. It appears he has chosen his next project: The Martian, an ebook by Andy Weir.
The ebook is unavailable right now, as Random House is bringing out a print version, but the premise is pretty simple: an astronaut is left stranded on Mars, where excitement ensues. I can’t say it makes me Too excited about the next movie, but Goddard has a long leash with me right now.
The film is coming from Fox, with Simon Kinberg attached to produce alongside Aditya Sood. »
- Andy Greene
The project is based off a 2012 e-book by author Andy Weir, which centers on an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars, and must find some way to make it back to Earth. The story is said to be a cross between Apollo 13 and Cast Away. Insiders also claim that the story is much different from Gravity, director Alfonso Cuarón's upcoming thriller starring Sandra Bullock as an astronaut lost in space.
Drew Goddard also wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse, which was put on indefinite hold back in January. His other writing credits include Cloverfield, and episodes of hit TV shows such as Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, »
The story is based on the e-book by Andy Weir and follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars.
He must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth. Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood are producing.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Drew Goddard is in talks to write and direct The Martian.
Following his feature debut with last year's The Cabin in the Woods, Goddard's second film could be the 20th Century Fox project, according to The Wrap.
Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, The Martian centres on an astronaut who becomes stranded during a mission to Mars, and his struggle to survive for long enough to return to Earth.
Watch a trailer for The Cabin in the Woods below: »
Drew Goddard, writer of Cloverfield and director of The Cabin In The Woods, is looking to helm The Martian. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, the story revolves around an astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars after his crew leaves him behind, and must survive on his own until he can find a way to return home. Goddard is looking to write the film as well as direct and currently, the project is set up at Fox with Simon Kinberg producing.
Described as a cross between Apollo 13 and Cast Away, the movie certainly sounds intriguing. I haven’t read the e-book that it’s based on but just from the brief plot description that we have, The Martian seems like it could make for a solid sci-fi thriller, especially under the talented Drew Goddard. It should also be noted that while the story sounds similar to Alfonso Cuaron’s upcoming Gravity, »
- Matt Joseph
Coming off his directorial debut on last year’s brilliant horror film The Cabin in the Woods, it appears that Drew Goddard has settled on a follow-up directorial project. Goddard will write and direct The Martian for 20th Century Fox, which is based on the e-book by Andy Weir. The story centers on an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return home. The premise is not dissimilar from Alfonso Cuaron’s long-in-the-works Gravity, which opens later this year, but Goddard showed tremendous promise as a filmmaker with Cabin so he’ll no doubt deliver something interesting with The Martian. Hit the jump for more. News of Goddard’s involvement with The Martian comes courtesy of The Wrap, which reports that Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class) will be producing the adaptation. Goddard told Steve in a video interview last summer that »
- Adam Chitwood
Hot off his buzzed-about horror movie "The Cabin in the Woods," Drew Goddard is in negotiations to write and direct "The Martian" for Fox. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, "The Martian" follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth. The project has been described as a cross between "Apollo 13" and "Cast Away," and insiders say it is quite different from Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming drama "Gravity," which finds Sandra Bullock stranded in space. Simon Kinberg is producing "The »
- Jeff Sneider
He deconstructed horror tropes with Joss Whedon for The Cabin In The Woods, and now it appears that writer / director Drew Goddard is set to tackle sci-fi for his next trick. He’s in negotiations to work on The Martian for 20th Century Fox.Goddard, who also wrote Cloverfield and did some work on Steven Spielberg’s delayed Robopocalypse, is gearing up to adapt Andy Weir’s story about an astronaut who becomes stranded on the Red Planet.In what’s being described as a hybrid of Apollo 13 and Cast Away, the space explorer must find a way to get back to Earth before his supplies run out. If the concept pings a familiar bell in your noggin, it’s because it sounds eerily like Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, which strands Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in space (and recently debuted a trailer). According to The Wrap’s sources, »
The Cabin the Woods director Drew Goddard appears to have found his next project. The Wrap reports that Goddard is in talks to helm 20th Century Fox's big screen adaptation of Andy Weir's 2012 e-book publication The Martian . The book, which is currently unavailable pending a print edition from Random House in 2014, is simply described as being, "The adventures of an astronaut stranded on Mars." Although Cabin was Goddard's directorial debut, he's also well-known as a screenwriter, having worked on television shows like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," and "Alias" and feature film projects like Cloverfield and the upcoming World War Z . Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood are attached to produce The Martian . »
We've already seen a first look at Halle Berry suited back up as Storm in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but director Bryan Singer keeps giving us some tidbits of scenes being shot on the set of the prequel sequel. This time Singer has delivered a behind the scenes look at Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult) in their 1973 wardrobe in the underground hallways of Charles Xavier's School for the Gifted. They should look familiar to fans of the original X-Men trilogy. Personally, I'm wondering why Beast isn't in his blue furry form. Has he figured out how to keep that anomaly he created in the first film at bay? Here's the on set photo from Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past from the director's Twitter: X-Men: Days of Future Past is directed by Bryan Singer and written by Matthew Vaughn and Simon Kinberg. The sequel features »
- Ethan Anderton
Here's the latest Production Tweet from X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer which reveals Beast (Hoult) and Wolverine (Jackman). Don't be ashamed if you had to do a double take to figure whether that was Hoult or Shawn Ashmore. And speaking of Beast, didn't we leave him slightly more blue in X-Men: First Class? Running Time: Filming in progress Release Date: July 18, 2014 MPAA Rating: Not yet rated Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Daniel Cudmore, Shawn Ashmore, Omar Sy Directed by: Bryan Singer Written by: Matthew Vaughn (screenplay) Simon Kinberg (screenplay) Chris Claremont(comic book) John Byrne(comic book) Related Content: First Look At Storm In X-men: Days Of Future Past Bryan Singer Teases Iceman's X-men: Days Of Future Past Look January Jones Confirms No Emma Frost In X-men: Days Of Future Past »
Actor who portrays Robb Stark in hit TV series will play opposite Lily James in Disney's live-action version of the classic folk tale
Disney's big budget, live-action take on Cinderella appears to be following in the footsteps of Tim Burton's $1bn Alice in Wonderland fantasy as director Kenneth Branagh puts together a mostly British cast. With Downton Abbey's Lily James already cast in the title role, the Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Game of Thrones' Richard Madden will play her prince.
Madden, who plays Robb Stark in the highly-rated HBO fantasy series, will take the role which, as tradition demanded, was named Prince Charming in the 1950 Disney animated version of the tale. Cate Blanchett has been cast as the wicked stepmother.
- Ben Child
Disney has cast "Game of Thrones" actor Richard Madden in the role of the Prince in its upcoming live-action movie "Cinderella," the company said Wednesday. Madden, who plays Robb Stark in HBO's hit dragons-and-swords fantasy series, joins a cast that includes Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother. "Wrath of the Titans" and "Downton Abbey" actress Lily James is playing the title role. Also read: 'Downton Abbey' Star Lily James Named Disney's 'Cinderella' Kenneth Branagh is directing the film. Producing duties are being handled by Alli Shearmur and Simon Kinberg. Disney bought the pitch for »
- Tim Kenneally
The King in the North is becoming Cinderella’s Prince Charming.
In addition to playing Robb Stark in “Game of Thrones,” Madden will appear in Discovery Channel’s first scripted series “Klondike,” a six-hour miniseries based on Charlotte Gray’s novel “Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike,” about the Canadian gold rush. Series also stars Abbie Cornish, Augustus Prew, Tim Roth, Tim Blake Nelson and Chris Cooper.
Madden is repped by Troika, in the United Kingdom, Wme in the U.S., and Harris Hartman at Sloane, Offer, Webber & Dern. »
- Marc Graser
Richard Madden has boarded the film directed by Kenneth Branagh as Prince Charming. He joins Lily James who was recently cast in the title role, as well as Cate Blanchett who plays the wicked stepmother. Madden of course plays Robb Stark in the astounding Game of Thrones via HBO. He's in post-production phase on Patrice Leconte's A Promise opposite Rebecca Hall and Alan Rickman. Previous TV credits include Hope Springs, Sirens and Birdsong. Aline Brosh McKenna scripts alongside Chris Weitz. Cinderella is being produced by David Barron and Simon Kinberg. Barry H. Waldman serves as executive producer. »
With the biggest films of the year expected to hit theaters sooner rather than later, it’s probably fair to start anticipating the production of Star Wars: Episode VII. Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams is currently making the press rounds, where he is naturally being bombarded with questions about the upcoming continuation of George Lucas’ beloved sci-fi epic. One voice we haven’t heard from though is that of Simon Kinberg – the man tasked with penning the fabled Star Wars spin-offs with veteran writer/director Lawrence Kasdan.
Speaking to the L.A. Times, Kinberg had this to say:
“I think the reason that they’re different than other science fiction or other genre movies is because George created a universe of people that you wanted to go back and see over and over again, that’s why it’s spanned and spawned so many different mediums, so many different generations, »
- Damen Norton
Development is ongoing for Star Wars: Episode VII, which features J.J. Abrams (Star Trek Into Darkness) as the director and Oscar-winner Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) as screenwriter. The film will usher in a new generation of Star Wars movies – now that George Lucas has stepped aside as the franchise architect and president of Lucasfilm – beginning in Summer 2015, with either a new Episode or spinoff/standalone installment arriving each year thereafter.
The first two Star Wars spinoff/standalone features, which are currently being kept tightly under-wraps, will be scripted by series vet Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) and Simon Kinberg – whose screenwriting resume includes Mr. and Mrs. Smith, X-Men: The Last Stand, Sherlock Holmes ...
- Sandy Schaefer
As franchises seem to multiply by the month -- blanket properties splitting off with even a reboot of "The Crow" jammed in there -- the same faces are likely to be at the helm: Kevin Feige with the second and third waves of Marvel films, J.J. Abrams fretting over how to helm both “Star Trek 3” and “Star Wars: Episode VII,” and now “X-Men: Days of Future Past” writer Simon Kinberg, who recently discussed his thoughts on his new role in the 'Star Wars' universe. Kinberg was announced to join writer Lawrence Kasdan ("The Empire Strikes Back," "Raiders of the Lost Ark") in penning two separate "Star Wars” spin-offs after 'Episode VII' hits screens; Kasdan has made his thoughts clear that the original trilogy was "more about people than the ones that followed,” and Kinberg seems likely to agree, indicating that the characters will drive the new sequels. »
- Charlie Schmidlin
Since posting our latest Star Wars News Roundup and Saturday having been May the 4th (Be With You), a few more interesting items have come online about Star Wars: Episode VII and the upcoming stand-alone films. First up, "Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams spoke with his Star Trek Into Darkness star Simon Pegg about the filmmaker taking on the "Star Wars" franchise. You can watch the video below! In a separate interview, the Los Angeles Times spoke to writer Simon Kinberg about the stand-alone films. In April, Walt Disney Pictures confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII will hit theaters in the summer of 2015 and that every summer after that will offer a "Star Wars" film, alternating with one of the stand-alone films. Those stand-alone »
May the Fourth be with you! In celebration of the official Star Wars "holiday", Hero Complex has posted an interview with screenwriter Simon Kinberg that was conducted earlier this year. Here, the X-Men: Days Of Future Past and Sherlock Holmes writer talks about how working on those two franchises is different from Star Wars, as well as stating that the upcoming films from Disney will focus more on character development like the original trilogy (and unlike the prequel trilogy). He's also asked how he will approach the franchise, saying that he thinks the spirit of the original trilogy will influence them. On How Star Wars Is Different From Working On Sherlock Holmes And X-Men: "Well, I’ve worked in franchises where they have a long legacy, like the X-Men, or like Sherlock Holmes even, where you have a big fan base, and you have a lot of material to draw »
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