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Screenwriter Michael Starrbury, who penned the screenplay for George Tillman Jr's critically-acclaimed 2013 feature, "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete," has sold an action-adventure spec to Paramount titled "Ares," which stands for "Allied Recovery of the Extraordinary and Supernatural." It sounds like there'll be some sci-fi or fantasy elements mixed in with all the action and adventure. To be produced by Mark Gordon, and shepherded by Michele Wolkoff and Drew Simon (who co-developed the spec with Starrbury), according to the Hollywood Reporter exclusive, details on plot are currently being kept underwraps; »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Paramount has preemptively picked up Ares, an action-adventure spec by Michael Starrbury. Mark Gordon will produce via his Mark Gordon Company banner. Plot details are being kept sealed shut, but the title is said to be in the vein of Indiana Jones and Men in Black in what the studio hopes will start a franchise. (Ares is an acronym for Allied Recovery of the Extraordinary and Supernatural.) The deal is said to be in the mid-six figures. Drew Simon, who developed the spec with Starrbury over the course of a year, will oversee for the production banner
- Borys Kit
Ahead of the Oscars tomorrow evening, the 29th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards have taken place tonight, with Steve McQueen's drama 12 Years a Slave leading the field with five wins, including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay (John Ridley), Best Cinematography (Sean Bobbitt) and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o).
In the other acting categories, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were named Best Male Lead and Best Supporting Male for their work in Dallas Buyers Club, while Cate Blanchett received the gong for Best Female Lead for Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine. Here's the full list of nominees, with the winners highlighted in red....
'12 Years a Slave'
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- Gary Collinson
The night before the 2014 Oscars was a big one for 12 Years a Slave as it took home five wins at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards including Best Picture, Director (Steve McQueen), Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o), Screenplay (John Ridley) and Cinematography (Sean Bobbitt). However, don't take this to mean 12 Years is a lock at the Oscars as its strongest competition in categories such as Picture and Director, those being Gravity and American Hustle, weren't among the "independent" nominees. Some likely Oscar winners were among the list of winners as Dallas Buyers Club co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto took home Best Actor and Supporting Actor respectively. Cate Blanchett took home yet another Best Actress prize for her work in Blue Jasmine and 20 Feet from Stardom won Best Documentary, proving even the Spirit Awards weren't going for The Act of Killing, though that doesn't diminish the impact of Joshua Oppenheimer's film. Some »
- Brad Brevet
The Independent Spirit Awards were handed out on the beach in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday, and 12 Years a Slave emerged the big winner, taking home five awards, including the top prize of Best Feature.
Dallas Buyers Club dominated the acting categories, with Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto both winning, while Cate Blanchett continued her apparent path to the Best Actress Oscar, collecting yet another prize for Blue Jasmine.
Read below for all the winners, and watch the show at 10 p.m Et on IFC:
Winner: 12 Years a Slave
- Katie Atkinson
Comedy Central has given the greenlight to a new "urban" animated series from Bento Box Entertainment, titled Legends, which follows the exploits of three high school basketball players who are legends (in their own minds, at least). A little more on the project... Best buds and perpetual benchwarmers, the freshmen pals Jamal, Grover and Milk try and fail to make an impression at Bluford High, both on the court and with their peers. The show is created and developed by Brad Ableson (The Simpsons), writer Michael Starrbury (The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete), Mike Clements, and producers Quinn Hawking and Josiah Johnson, who are UCLA basketball »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Comedy Central has given the greenlight to a new "urban" animated series from Bento Box Entertainment, titled Legends, which follows the exploits of three high school basketball players who are legends (in their own minds, at least). A little more on the project... Best buds and perpetual benchwarmers, the freshmen pals Jamal, Grover and Milk try and fail to make an impression at Bluford High, both on the court and with their peers. The show is created and developed by Brad Ableson (The Simpsons), writer Michael Starrbury (The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete), Mike Clements, and producers Quinn Hawking and Josiah Johnson, who are UCLA basketball benchwarmers themselves, and will also voice the characters Jamal (Hawking), Grover and Milk (Johnson). Ableson and Starburry are serving as exec producers along with Bento Box’s Clements and studio founders Scott Greenberg, Mark McJimsey and Joel Kuwahara.
- Tambay A. Obenson
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