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"Oblivion" Scribe Upset By The Final Film

23 January 2015 3:50 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Film scripts are re-written all the time by numerous writers, with each subsequent iteration often differing from the last. Changes can take place to such an extent that you often end up with a shooting script that doesn't resemble the one that sparked a studio's interest.

Such is the case with 2013's Tom Cruise sci-fi vehicle "Oblivion" according to the film's original script writer William Monahan. Monahan, who penned the likes of "The Departed" and "Kingdom of Heaven," handed over his "Oblivion" script which then scored re-writes by the likes of Karl Gajdusek and Michael Arndt.

In a new interview with Den of Geek, Monahan surprisingly laments the loss of his original script and what Joseph Kosinski's film ultimately turned out to be:

"It differed enormously. I’d written something I think was very good, perhaps a science fiction classic, which I imagine got the film greenlit, and then »

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Oblivion's writer: "the director and the studio made their bed"

21 January 2015 11:25 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Writer William Monahan on how his original idea for Oblivion "differed enormously" from what made it to the screen...

Back in 2013, Tom Cruise scored a decent-sized sci-fi hit with Oblivion. The movie teamed him up with Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, and it remains a derivative sci-fi movie, but a terrific one to look at.

However, it's also a film that differed enormously from the original script that was penned for it. William Monahan - who wrote The Gambler and The Departed - revealed to us that a lot changed from his idea for the film, to what we eventually saw.

"It differed enormously", he told us. "I’d written something I think was very good, perhaps a science fiction classic, which I imagine got the film greenlit, and then it was turned by subsequent writers into cannon fodder, despite Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman and Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko, »

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14 movie sequels stuck in development hell

12 January 2015 3:04 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Twins sequel Triplets gets delayed, here are other big name sequels struggling to get going - from Top Gun 2 to Die Hard 6...

We started this website back in 2007, and since then, the names of some sequels seem to come up with reasonable regularity, albeit with no sign of the film itself. And in the time we've been going, yet more names have added themselves to the list of follow-ups that are seemingly stuck in development hell.

With the new Ghostbusters film set to escape and become a real thing in the next year or two, here's just a sample of the other projects struggling to get off the ground (with one or two edging closer to a greenlight than others...)

Triplets

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The long-belated sequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger-Danny DeVito comedy Twins, with the wheeze this time being Eddie Murphy reportedly joining the cast as »

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