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Austin Film Festival to Honor ‘L.A. Confidential’ Screenwriter Brian Helgeland

3 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Austin Film Festival has selected Brian Helgeland as recipient of its Distinguished Screenwriter Award, to be presented Oct. 31.

Helgeland won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for “L.A. Confidential” and was nominated for “Mystic River.” He directed “Legend,” “42,” “A Knight’s Tale” and “Payback” and wrote “Man on Fire,” “The Taking of Pelham 123,” “Conspiracy Theory,” “Green Zone” and “Blood Work.”

Helgeland has also won awards from the Writers Guild of America, as well as the Pen Center Literary Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the USC Scripter Award.

Previous Distinguished Screenwriter Award recipients include James L. Brooks, Lawrence Kasdan, Callie Khouri, Frank Pierson, Harold Ramis, Caroline Thompson and Steven Zaillian.

The festival, which launches Oct. 29, will also present a reading of Norman Lear’s un-produced teleplay “Guess Who Died?” The writing team, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, will bring their un-produced screenplay “Rosaline” to the »

- Dave McNary

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Lea Seydoux Circling X-Men Movie 'Gambit' Opposite Channing Tatum

24 August 2015 4:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Lea Seydoux has received an offer to star in Gambit, 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spinoff movie, opposite Channing Tatum. Rupert Wyatt, who directed Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, will direct the film.  Josh Zetumer penned the script for the film, based on a treatment by Gambit co-creator Chris Claremont. Tatum, Reid Carolin, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg are producing. { "nid": 812514, "type": "blog", "title": "Channing Tatum Closes His 'Gambit' Deal (Exclusive)", "path": "http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/channing-tatum-closes-his-gambit-812514", "relative-path": "/heat-vision/channing-tatum-closes-his-gambit-812514" } Seydoux just

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Lea Seydoux in Talks for Channing Tatum’s ‘X-Men’ Spinoff ‘Gambit’

24 August 2015 3:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

French actress Lea Seydoux is in early negotiations to star opposite Channing Tatum in Fox’s “Gambit.”

Seydoux broke out in “Blue Is the Warmest Color” and is starring opposite Daniel Craig in the upcoming James Bond film “Spectre.”

Seydoux is in talks to play Bella Donna Boudreaux, who met Gambit when they were children in Marvel’s X-Men universe. Bella became the head of the Assassins Guild.

Rupert Wyatt, who helmed “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” for the studio and Mark Wahlberg’s “The Gambler,” will direct from Josh Zetumer’s script.

Tatum is also producing with partner Reid Carolin, along with Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg.

The Gambit character was created in 1990 by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee. He’s an expert card-thrower with the ability to mentally create, control and manipulate kinetic energy.

Gambit” will hit theaters on Oct. 7, 2016, and will be Fox’s eighth X-Men movie. »

- Dave McNary

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Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ Eyes Bond Girl Lea Seydoux as Female Lead

24 August 2015 3:49 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

French actress Lea Seydoux is in talks to play the female lead opposite Channing Tatum in 20th Century Fox’s comic book movie “Gambit,” an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. TheWrap was the first outlet to reveal that Seydoux was up for the coveted role of Bella Donna Boudreaux, who is Gambit’s first love. Insiders were initially concerned that Seydoux wouldn’t be able to pull off a Cajun accent but those fears appear to have been allayed. Rupert Wyatt is directing “Gambit,” which Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner are producing with Tatum and Reid Carolin. »

- Jeff Sneider

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Seydoux Offered "Gambit" Female Lead

24 August 2015 3:12 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

She was said to be the favourite, and now "Blue is the Warmest Color" star Lea Seydoux ("Spectre," "Blue is the Warmest Color") has reportedly been offered the female lead role in the "X-Men" spin-off feature "Gambit" for 20th Century Fox.

Seydoux would play Bella Donna Boudreaux, the daughter of the leader of the New Orleans Assassins' Guild and the first love of Gambit himself Remy LeBeau (Channing Tatum) who was a member of the Thieves' Guild. He wound up marrying Bella as part of an arranged ceremony to unite the guilds but when things went bad he fled New Orleans.

Rupert Wyatt ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes") helms from a script by Josh Zemuter which is based on a treatment by Chris Claremont. Tatum, Reid Carolin, Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg are producing.

"Gambit" is currently slated to go before cameras in October ahead of an October 2016 release. »

- Garth Franklin

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"X-Men: Apocalypse" Trailer Revealed

19 August 2015 8:54 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more footage from director Bryan Singer, on the set of his currently shooting feature, "X-Men: Apocalypse, plus take a look @ screen captures from the leaked trailer:

"X-Men: Apocalypse' is the sequel to 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past"...

...and is intended to be the ninth installment in the Fox 'X-Men' film series.

Directed by Bryan Singer, with a screenplay by Simon Kinberg...

...from a story conceived by Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty, Kinberg and Singer, the film features an ensemble cast...

...starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne...

...Olivia Munn, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Lucas Till, Josh Helman, Lana Condor and Ben Hardy.

"It will address historical mutant-cy," said Singer about the new film.

"...meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that.

"It's something that's always intrigued me when we think about our gods »

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First Draft Of Fantastic Four Featured Galactus And Mole Man

19 August 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One thing that has become immediately apparent amid the media circus surrounding Fantastic Four is that, deep beneath Josh Trank’s reboot and the numerous script doctoring layered over, is the first incarnation of the superhero flick that Trank and 20th Century Fox had originally set out to make.

It’s for this reason that a steady stream of reports have surfaced relating to the film’s deleted scenes, with one of the most prominent – Jamie Bell’s The Thing airdropping from the plane at night – cut from the final print due to budgetary constraints. Heck, going one step further, Trank had even filmed scenes that included the Fantasticar; scenes that were ultimately shelved when his vision began to balloon and Simon Kinberg and other Fox executives began to meddle with the plot.

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Now, there’s a fresh wave of information relating to that fabled »

- James Garcia

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What Fantastic Four Changed From The Early Script

19 August 2015 12:31 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

After nearly two weeks in theaters, Fantastic Four is a bonafide flop, both critically and commercially. What’s worse is that the film didn’t have to turn out that way. Around the same time that Josh Trank was hired as director, 20th Century Fox recruited Jeremy Slater to write the first draft, but in 2014, Simon Kinberg rewrote most of Slater’s script. Unfortunately, thanks to some new information, it sounds like it might have been a much better film than the final product. According to Birth.Movies.Death., the first act of Fantastic Four in this script moved similarly to the first act of the theatrical film, but there were still many notable differences. While in the theatrical film it’s obvious that Reed Richards and Ben Grimm are good friends, it’s made explicitly clear in this draft that Ben is Reed& »

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Here's the Fantastic Four movie we could've had: Galactus, Mole Man and more

19 August 2015 11:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marvel Comics fans still griping over the Fantastic Four reboot are probably going to feel even worse now that we know how awesome the movie could have been.

Birth Movies Death has published a detailed overview of writer Jeremy Slater's original script, which stayed more faithful to Fantastic Four's comic lore than the finished movie.

Why The Incredibles 2 will be the Fantastic Four film you've always wanted to see

As originally conceived, Slater's version of the movie would have set up a sequel battle with the world-devouring alien Galactus and fully transformed Tim Blake Nelson's Harvey Elder into his villainous alter-ego Mole Man.

Another key element included sticking to Doctor Doom's comic backstory as the dictator of the fictional nation of Latveria, rather the disgruntled hacker played by Toby Kebbell in the finished movie.

Meanwhile, the climactic battle in Slater's original script was based around Doctor »

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New The Martian Trailers Are Here And Matt Damon Visits The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Photos)

19 August 2015 6:58 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) finds himself stranded and alone on Mars, in the brand new trailers for Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

From 20th Century Fox, the highly anticipated movie will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet.

With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission.

As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return. »

- Michelle McCue

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93 movie remakes and reboots currently in the works

19 August 2015 2:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From The Craft and The Birds to The Fugitive and She's All That, the many film reboots and remakes currently in the works...

Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.

Without further ado, here's what's coming up...

Akira

One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »

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Original version of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four had Galactus, Mole Man, Herbie the Robot, the Fantasticar and Doctor Doom as a Latverian dictator

19 August 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Like Tim Burton’s Superman Lives or James Cameron’s Spider-Man, we will never see the true version of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four. Among the many public problems the film has had in the last couple of weeks (see here, here, here, here, here and here), it was revealed by screenwriter Jeremy Slater that not much of his script was left in the final version. That version we eventually saw was re-written by Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) at the behest of Fox who worried Slater’s script was too expensive. Well, the chaps over at Birth.Movies.Death got a hold of Slater’s original script – which had Galactus, Mole Man, Herbie the Robot, Fantasticar and Doctor Doom as a Latverian dictator.

Here’s the breakdown:

As in the final film Reed goes to the Baxter Building as part of a science scholarship; there he meets Sue and Victor Von Doom. »

- Luke Owen

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Details On The Original "Fantastic Four" Script

18 August 2015 10:59 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In the wake of the flop of the "Fantastic Four" reboot, new detail about original scribe Jeremy Slater's script for the film have emerged over at Birth Movies Death and reveal a far more ambitious and exciting sounding project than the one we ended up with on screen.

Simon Kinberg rewrote much of the screenplay which had to be cut right back due to budgetary concerns, a shame as the draft certainly was not lacking in ambition. According to the site, the story included such major highlights as:

Victor Von Doom feeding Reed's research to spies from his homeland of Latveria.

The 'Quantum Gate' is actually a space-time rip and on the other side isn't a wasteland but an alien city filled with skeleton skilled in some cataclysm.

Exploring it, they discover Galactus who chases them and the Dark Matter he fires from his hands strikes the Quantum Gate »

- Garth Franklin

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Jeremy Slater's Fantastic Four Script Included 'Galactus', 'Mole Man', And Sounds Amazing

18 August 2015 3:14 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

The folks over at Birth.Movies.Death have got their hands on Jeremy Slater's original Fantastic Four draft, and well, it sounds like every bit the Fantastic Four movie we should have got. Fox of course wanted to make the reboot on the cheap, so it's easy to see why this CGI and action heavy version ended up not being made. Looking through, it's easy to see the plot beats which were taken by Simon Kinberg and dramatically scaled down from a movie which would have seen the team on the run from Galactus to one where they're being chased down by pretty crummy looking green lava.  The site breaks down the entire story in huge detail and I implore you to click on the link at the bottom of the page to check it out in its entirety. For now though, here are some of the main highlights »

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New Mutants Director Updates On The Progress Of The X-Men Spinoff

16 August 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since Fox announced that Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) would direct and co-write their New Mutants movie, it’s pretty much been radio silence regarding any further details on the project. Because of this, curious fans have begun to quiz the director about it on social media, and although he says he can’t divulge any information about the plot or characters, he does reveal that the script he’s currently working on with Knate Gwaltney is going well – and then just to prove it, he posted the above image to his Instagram account.

Obviously, we can’t glean anything from this as not even a single word is decipherable, but at least we have confirmation that the screenplay seems to be coming along nicely.

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The biggest question on fan’s minds is what roster of mutants Boone and co. will utilize for the movie. »

- Mark Cassidy

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An Encomium for Fantastic Four

15 August 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | www.culturecatch.com | See recent CultureCatch news »

As Saint Jerome noted so wisely, "Early impressions are hard to eradicate from the mind. When once wool has been dyed purple, who can restore it to its previous whiteness?"

Accordingly, anyone who's been bombarded with the TV ads for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four shouldn't be chastised for sprinting away from any multiplex screening of this latest Marvel concoction. Those trailers showcase a film lacking in verbal and visual wit, actors seemingly bereft of sparkle, and disfigured creatures that wouldn't appear out of place in a Toho production of the 1950s (e.g. Half Human in 1958; Rodan in 1957). While none of those early impressions are that wide off the mark, the first 45 minutes or so of this effort, nonetheless, are promising.

Before we go down that path, let's just note for those familiar with Trank's debut feature, the pretty terrific Chronicle (2012), Fantastic Four will seem like a bloated, less imaginative revamp in comparison. »

- Brandon Judell

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Miles Teller And Josh Trank Almost Got Into A Fistfight On Fantastic Four Set

14 August 2015 5:46 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Just in case you somehow managed to miss this fact, Fantastic Four was one epic-scale trainwreck. And that.s not even regarding the movie, which was fairly brutalized by critics and largely ignored by audiences, we.re talking about the production. There have been all kinds of grievances aired from all sides on this over the past week, but the latest word going around is beyond anything else. According to the newest reports, director Josh Trank and star Miles Teller almost came to blows on set. According to the latest print issue of Entertainment Weekly (via Comic Book Movie), things were incredibly tense. Trank reportedly had issues forming a coherent vision for the film, producer Simon Kinberg was brought in to help, but Trank wasn.t happy with the changes they made and  wrote another draft, which caused delays. Then the studio cut the budget by $30 million, down to $120 million, »

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New Fantastic Four Reports Emerge About Script Changes, Bust-Ups Between Josh Trank And Cast

14 August 2015 12:26 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

August 7th brought an end to a long and seemingly problematic production for Fox’s Fantastic Four reboot, and the early verdict is that Josh Trank’s rendition of Marvel’s First Family is an unmitigated disaster. Despite showing early signs of promise – not to mention an impressive cast – script doctoring has fuelled an impassioned blame game between director and studio, with each party attributing the cause of the film’s quick demise to one another. It’s an unfortunate turn of events for everyone involved, though one can’t help but raise the question: what went wrong?

Only a week has passed since Fantastic Four opened and already Josh Trank’s derided superhero flick is unravelling – and fast. With deleted scenes by the bucketload and Fox bracing for $60 million loss, there is plenty for the studio to consider, though today a report by Entertainment Weekly has surfaced that sheds »

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Fantastic Four Writer Admits Most Of What He Wrote Isn't In Finished Film

14 August 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Now that Fantastic Four has officially been labelled as a catastrophic disaster for both 20th Century Fox and pretty much anyone else who was involved in its production, we.ve seen plenty of people try and distance themselves from it. This now includes Jeremy Slater, who co-wrote the original script alongside Simon Kinberg. Slater took to Twitter to explain just how much of his script was left in Fantastic Four, and it turns out that not a lot remained:   There's not a ton of my stuff left in the movie (mostly the 1st act), but I'll always be honored that I got to play in such a cool sandbox. . Jeremy Slater (@jerslater) August 7, 2015 Jeremy Slater made a number of revelations regarding his own personal experience working on the already famously troubled production. But rather than being derogatory, slandering those involved, or explaining that he had a terrible and unsatisfying time, »

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The 'Fantastic Four' Shoot Was 'Chaos,' and Josh Trank Was Almost Fired: Report

14 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A scathing new report about the filming of "Fantastic Four" has provided some insight into how and why the underwhelming film -- which was widely panned and majorly flopped at the box office -- turned out the way it did, and it seems that the flick was a disaster from the start.

The Hollywood Reporter did some digging and spoke to several sources about the allegedly arduous production process, and it turns out that the rumors of director Josh Trank being difficult to work with were just the tip of the iceberg. According to one crew member who spoke to THR, Trank "built a black tent around his monitor" and would hole up in there or in his trailer alone for entire shooting days, emerging only to film a scene.

The director reportedly insisted on pushing "a gloomy tone" on the cast (Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and »

- Katie Roberts

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