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We all know how unreliable casting websites tend to be, and that's why you probably shouldn't pay too much attention to the following plot synopsis from My Entertainment World. Of course, they've been right enough in the past to at least take note of this one, and if this is indeed the approach Warner Bros. are taking to Justice League Part One, it sounds pretty awesome. After all, it's hard to fault the choice of Darkseid as the movie's big bad as he makes more sense than Braniac. The world's greatest heroes are assembled to form the Justice League, to combat a threat beyond each individual's capabilities. The story involves Darkseid planning the destruction of Earth by blasting it with a ray that’ll move Apokolips into the Earth’s place. It's worth noting of course that this synopsis appears to be based on Will Beall's scrapped Justice League screenplay, »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Gotham, The Lego Batman Movie, Batman: Bad Blood, DC Super Hero Girls, Justice League Unlimited, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Ant-Man, Thor: Ragnarok, Captain Marvel, Jessica Jones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Guardians of the Galaxy, Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled, Deadpool, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit, Fantastic Four, Heroes Reborn and more…
We’ll start off this Week in Spandex with the DC Extended Universe, and this week has brought confirmation from producer Charles Roven that a new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to arrive “certainly before the end of the year”, while he also addressed the packed cast of characters for the superhero epic, as well as teasing a potential extended edition: »
- Gary Collinson
As part of DC.s building of their own cinematic universe, we.ve had a good look at the film version of Aquaman for some time. He even has his own tagline, "Unite the Seven." All this time we assumed it was a reference to the seven seas. It now appears it may be referring to the number of screenplays the standalone movie is going to have before it.s all said and done. The movie already had two separate writers working on two separate screenplays. Now, Warners Brothers has hired David Leslie Johnson, potentially to work on another one. About a year ago, it was reported that Warner had hired two writers, Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad, to work on screenplays for an Aquaman stand alone film. However, the trick of it was the two were working on separate screenplays and the plan was that the studio would pick »
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures has hired screenwriter David Leslie Johnson to write the screenplay for the DC adaptation “Aquaman” for director James Wan (“Furious 7”) and starring Jason Momoa (“Game of Thrones”) in the title role. Johnson has a history with the studio writing the scripts for “Wrath of the Titans”, “Red Hiding Hood”, and “Orphan.”
Johnson recently collaborated with James Wan rewriting the screenplay to his follow-up to “The Conjuring”, “The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist.” Sources say Johnson is a third option to write the screenplay for “Aquaman” as Warner Bros. have already enlisted writers Will Beall (“Gangster Squad”) and Kurt Johnstad (“300: Rise of an Empire”) to write separate competing screenplays for the studio who will decide which script goes into production.
“Aquaman” is set to release in theaters July 27th, 2018.
Source: THR »
- J.B. Casas
Here’s the thing about Aquaman – the movie needs to work, and in order to do that, the script needs to have a very specific tone. Producer Zack Snyder captured that tone perfectly with his previously released still of Aquaman star Jason Momoa in full costume – but this doesn’t guarantee that the filmmakers entrusted with executing the project on set will be able to follow through. This is why the hiring of Aquaman writers comes under such scrutiny.
Thus far, we have heard of the involvement of three writers, all allegedly completing their own, individual Aquaman scripts – in much the same way that several Wonder Woman scripts have reportedly been commissioned. The choice of writers has left much to be desired however. Will Beall is a relative newcomer to the world of screenwriting, having just five episodes of Castle, and the movie Gangster Squad to his name. Jeff Nichols »
- Sarah Myles
With James Wan (Fast & Furious 7) on board to direct, The Hollywood Reporter has now revealed that screenwriter David Leslie Johnson (Red Riding Hood, Wrath of the Titans) has signed on to write 2018’s Aquaman movie.
The studio has previously hired Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad to pen separate scripts for the movie, and the report claims that it is unclear with Johnson will be producing a third script, or working with Wan to streamline the project. Johnson has previously collaborated with Wan on the upcoming horror sequel The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, which Wan is currently shooting.
- Gary Collinson
Aquaman doesn't arrive in theaters until 2018. And that's probably a good thing, as it sounds like Warner Bros. and DC Comics still aren't sure which direction to take this underwater superhero adventure. A new writer has been brought in to work on the story. But it isn't known how he fits into the overall puzzle currently being laid out in terms of bringing this all together.
James Wan, who co-created the Saw horror franchise, is still directing Aquaman. But he doesn't have a script locked into place yet. This movie is taking an interesting approach to the material. There are currently two different writers working on two different scripts. Will Beall is writing the first version, while Kurt Johnstad is working on a completely different draft. It is believed that the best material from both will be merged together.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
Not much has been heard about said film, short of the fact that Warner Bros currently has it scheduled for 2018. Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad had been hired to pen competing scripts, with the idea that Warner Bros would pick the one it favoured.
However, now comes the news that David Leslie Johnson has also been hired, to put a screenplay together.
It's unclear thus far where Johnson fits in exactly. He could be writing a third screenplay for the film, or he could be working more directly with director James Wan to »
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that David Leslie Johnson (Red Riding Hood) is set to write Aquaman for Warner Bros. and director James Wan. He started off his career as Frank Darabont's assistant before writing Wrath of the Titans for the studio, and he's no stranger to working with Wan after penning the screenplay for The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist. It was originally reported that Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad were writing dueling scripts for the King of Atlantis' first movie which will see Jason Momoa take on the leading role. The trade adds that, "One source said that Johnson would be a third rail on the development track however several sources said Johnson is working with Wan to streamline the project." What do you guys think about this latest Aquaman development? As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the usual place. »
David Leslie Johnson has been hired to write Aquaman, Warner Bros.’ big-screen take on the water-breathing DC Entertainment superhero character. James Wan is developing and on board to direct the title, which has Jason Momoa attached to star as King Atlantis for the movie, which is swimming towards a 2018 release. What is unclear is the extent of Johnson’s involvement. The project was being developed on dual tracks with writers Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad penning separate scripts. One source said that Johnson would be a third rail on the development track however several sources said Johnson
- Borys Kit
Like clockwork... Following serial adaptations of movies like “Minority Report,” "Rush Hour," “Limitless,” and others I can't recall at the moment, Fox has given a pilot commitment to a “Lethal Weapon” TV adaptation, which will be written by Matt Miller (“Chuck”), who will also executive produce alongside Dan Lin. The project hails from Warner Bros. Television, whose in-house partner Warner Bros.Pictures produced the “Lethal Weapon” films. Way back in 2011, there was talk of Warner Bros and producer Joel Silver moving forward with a remake of "Lethal Weapon," but as a movie, not a TV series. The plan was to essentially relaunch the white/black buddy cop franchise that previously helped make Mel Gibson and Danny Glover household names. A writer was been hired to pen a screenplay for the reboot - Will Beall, a former La police officer who wrote the 2006 novel "L.A. Rex." A 5th installment in »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) has already been cast in the lead as the famous thief from Nottingham, and the filmmakers have set about finding their leading lady and have shortlisted British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle) as well as Lucy Fry (Vampire Academy), Gaite Jansen (Supernova) and Eve Hewson (The Knick) as the potential candidates to join the film.
No offers have been made to any actresses just yet, although Lionsgate is keen for the project to get underway as quickly as it can as there are a few other rival projects set to go into production, as well as star Egerton’s commitment to a Kingsman sequel, which is slated to film next year.
Disney is set to make Nottingham & Hood while Sony spent $1million last »
- Scott J. Davis
The film will be a "gritty" retelling of the legend that sees Robin (Kingsman: The Secret Service's Egerton) arrive back from the Crusades and recruit his band of Merry Men after finding corruption across Sherwood Forest and Nottingham.
It will be produced by Harold, alongside Leonardo di Caprio's »
NBC has announced that event series revival "Heroes Reborn" is seeing its premiere expanded to two hours which will run from 8-10pm from September 24th.
"The Blacklist," which was supposed to air that date as well but will now bow one week later on October 1st at 9pm. "Heroes Reborn" will also screen at the Toronto Film Festival, and will act as the only broadcast television show to appear at the film fest. [Source: Variety]
Following on from last week's announcement that Antoine Fuqua and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are developing a TV series adaptation of the 2001 crime drama feature "Training Day" comes word today that it has found a home at CBS.
Casting for the pilot is expected to get underway shortly for the new version which follows the teaming of a rookie narcotics officer with a veteran Lapd detective. The new version is being penned by »
- Garth Franklin
Last week, we reported that director Antoine Fuqua and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are teaming up with Warner Bros. Television to produce a new TV series based on the 2001 crime drama Training Day. The producers were getting ready to pitch the project to all four major networks, and one week later, Variety reports that Training Day has found a home at CBS. Depending on how quickly the project moves forward, hopefully we'll hear soon about who will star in the pilot.
The original Training Day movie starred Denzel Washington in his Oscar-winning role as Lapd detective Alonzo Harris, who spends a day with one of his new recruits, Jake Hoyt (Ethan Hawke), on his first day as a narcotics officer. Despite Alonzo's exemplary arrest record, Jake learns quickly that Alonzo and the rest of his team are dirty cops. The series will be set 15 years after the events of the movie, »
The Training Day TV series has found a home at CBS, after news broke last week that it's the latest Hollywood blockbuster getting adapted for the small screen.
The original movie's director Antoine Fuqua is back for this pilot, which picks up 15 years after the film and is set in the modern-day Los Angeles Police Department.
Washington won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the crime thriller.
In a competitive situation, with all of the Big 4 networks interested, Training Day, a series adaptation of Antoine Fuqua's acclaimed 2001 feature, has landed at CBS with a pilot production commitment. The hot project, which was taken out last week, hails from Fuqua, writer Will Beall, Warner Bros. TV and studio-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television. It was Fuqua's idea to do the neo-noir crime thriller, which starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, as a TV series. He… »
The television adaptation is set in the Lapd of 2015, with the series picking up 15 years after the events of the Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures film.
Fuqua is teaming with Jerry Bruckheimer who will exec produce, alongside Jonathan Littman (“CSI” franchise, “The Amazing Race”). Will Beall (“Gangster Squad,” “Castle”), a former Lapd detective, will pen the pilot, also serving as an exec producer.
“Training Day” followed a rookie cop (played by Hawke) who was paired with a rogue detective (Washington) on his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer. The crime thriller pic earned Washington the Academy Award for best actor.
The television »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
It looks like Training Day could be the latest film to make the jump to the small screen, with Deadline reporting that director Antoine Fuqua and producer Jerry Bruckheimer are working on a TV version of the 2001 crime thriller.
According to the site, former Lapd detective Will Beall (Gangster Squad) is penning the drama, which will again revolve around the relationship between a corrupt older cop and a rookie, and will take place 15 years after the movie.
Fuqua and Beall are set to executive produce the potential pilot, with Fuqua also expected to direct.
- Gary Collinson
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