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Wait, Warner Bros Commissioned How Many Different Wonder Woman Scripts?

19 December 2014 9:40 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

DC currently is hard at work trying to perfectly craft and bring together their impending cinematic universe. In fact the studio is looking to make sure that they have all of their bases covered by allegedly hiring six different writers to simultaneously write six different scripts for 2017.s Wonder Woman. This rather unique and costly strategy came to public consciousness after screenwriter Arash Amel took to his Twitter account to inform his followers: Someone just told me six writers have been hired to simultaneously write six versions of Wonder Woman movie. What?. Arash Amel (@arashamel) December 18, 2014 But, if this is true, which writers have been given the opportunity to provide the script for Michelle MacLaren.s film? Well, according to Screen Rant, Jason Fuchs, who wrote Pan for Joe Wright, was recently brought in to work on one on the scripts. There.s also a good chance that Michelle MacLaren »

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Are 6 Different 'Wonder Woman' Scripts Being Developed?

19 December 2014 8:40 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Many have felt that Warner Bros. and DC Comics' announcement of 10 movie titles over the course of the next 5 years was a knee-jerk reaction to the success of Marvel and Disney's superhero franchises. A new rumor hints at that being somewhat true. If the rumor pans out, it's clear WB and DC really don't have much of a plan moving forward. According to screenwriter Arash Amel, the studio has hired six different writers to all go off into their own little corner of the universe and develop six different screenplays for the first Wonder Woman movie. Warner Bros. will then presumably pick the one they like most, or cannibalize the scripts, forming a Frankenstein-type screenplay with all the best scenes from the various works culled together.

Wonder Woman, set for release in 2017, will follow Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, both arriving in 2016. With Batman v »

- MovieWeb

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Wonder Woman And The Six-Script Rumour

19 December 2014 3:32 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The world rejoiced when Warner Bros. and DC announced that they would deliver the first ever live-action Wonder Woman movie to cinemas in 2017. For seven decades, the iconic comic book character has been continually passed over in favour of her male counterparts – Superman and Batman – until Zack Snyder finally opened the door to her with the upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. Now, with the role cast and actress Gal Gadot apparently locked in for a multi-picture deal, we can look forward to Princess Diana of Themyscira asserting her status on the big screen for the foreseeable future.

Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad) is on board to direct, and Warner Bros. announced that screenwriter Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift) would pen the script. So far, so good – until fellow screenwriter and producer Arash Amel (Grace Of Monaco) tweeted the following rumour:

Someone just told me six writers have been »

- Sarah Myles

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WB Has Six Wonder Woman Scripts Being Written Simultaneously?

18 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Screenwriter and producer, Arash Amel, who wrote Erased and Grace of Monaco, claims to have some interesting intel regarding the Wonder Woman solo film set up at Warner Bros. According to what he knows, WB has hired six screenwriters to write six separate scripts for the film. The idea behind it would be for the studio to pick the best script or several elements from the scripts for Michelle MacLaren to direct. 

Is this the best idea for WB to get the best possible Wonder Woman movie? I think it's kind of a messy way of doing things, and Amel also goes on a crazy rant about the way the studio is handling the film's development. He seems pretty pissed off, and you can read his series of tweets regarding it below. 

Someone just told me six writers have been hired to simultaneously write six versions of Wonder Woman movie. »

- Joey Paur

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Warner Bros. developing six different Wonder Woman scripts?

18 December 2014 12:34 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this month it was revealed that Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift, Pan) has signed on to pen the script for Gal Gadot’s solo debut in 2017’s Wonder Woman, and now a rumour is doing the rounds on Twitter suggesting that he may not be the only screenwriter tackling the Amazon Princess.

According to sciptwriter Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco), he’s heard that the studio has actually hired six writers to simultaneously develop six different scripts for Wonder Woman. If true, then presumably Warner Bros. and director Michelle MacLaren will then select their favourite, or create a Frankenstein’s Monster-style mash-up of the different versions…

Wonder Woman is set for release on June 23rd, 2017, while Gadot will make her debut as Diana in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The post Warner Bros. developing six different Wonder Woman scripts? appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Screenwriter Says WB Actually Writing Six Wonder Woman Scripts

18 December 2014 10:15 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Producer/screenwriter Arash Amel, who wrote Erased and Grace of Monaco, and is currently scripting the Marie Colvin biopic has shared on Twitter that he's heard an intriguing bit of gossip regarding WB's Wonder Woman movie.  Reportedly,  Warner Bros. has  hired not one but six screenwriters to write six, separate Wonder Woman solo films.  Presumably, WB will then pick the best script or pick the best elements from each for Michelle MacLaren to direct.  Amel views this practice with disdain (as any screenwriter should) but as comic book fans, hoping for the best Wonder Woman movie possible, what's your take on this tactic? Someone just told me six writers have been hired to simultaneously write six versions of Wonder Woman movie. What? — Arash Amel (@arashamel) December 18, 2014 Worrying trend of simultaneous dev on major franchises growing. This is wrong on so many levels. — Arash Amel (@arashamel) December 18, 2014 I'm sure Hollywood screenwriter's »

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‘Catherine The Great’ Leads The Blacklist 2014: Full List — Update

15 December 2014 1:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Updated With Full List Of Scripts, Writers, And Reps: Catherine The Great, about the rise and life of the famous (sometimes notorious) 18th-Century Russian monarch, was the top vote-getter among 70 scripts chosen for the 2014 Black List of the year’s best un-produced scripts. The screenplay, by Los Angeles writer and producer Kristina Lauren Anderson, was announced as part of an hour-plus process on Twitter and YouTube this morning.

Each of the 70 screenplays on this 10th annual list was chosen by a group of 250 development executives, agents and other Hollywood insiders as among the year’s best un-produced scripts in a process overseen by Franklin Leonard of http://www.blcklst.com. Anderson’s screenplay received 51 votes.

Other notables in the list include writer/actor/director Kenneth Lonergan with Manchester-By-The-Sea, which is being produced by Matt Damon and Chris Moore. Randall Green had two scripts make the list, The Swimsuit Issue and Cartoon Girl. »

- David Bloom and Jen Yamato

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The Black List Announces 2014 Screenplays

15 December 2014 11:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Catherine the Great” by Kristina Lauren Anderson took the No. 1 spot on this year’s Black List of the top unproduced screenplays.

The script centers on the upbringing and marriage of the woman who became the empress of Russia.

The annual lineup consists of the year’s best unproduced scripts in Hollywood as voted on by more than 250 studio execs. Previous alumni of the list include “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Argo,” “The King’s Speech,” “Foxcatcher,” “Whiplash” and “The Imitation Game.”

This year’s announcement was made by tweets with a YouTube link to a video announcement. Participants included Reese Witherspoon, Elizabeth Banks, Daniel Radcliffe, David Oyelowo, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Rian Johnson, Ava Duvernay, Damien Chazelle, Phil Lord & Chris Miller, Matthew Weiner and Billy Ray.

The first project announcement, presented by Nathan Fillion, was for “Professor Pasghetti” by Jeff Feuerstein. It centers on a famous children’s author with an affinity for drugs and hookers. »

- Dave McNary

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'WarGames' Remake Writer in Talks to Tackle DreamWorks Thriller 'Made in Sweden' (Exclusive)

7 October 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Arash Amel, who wrote the Nicole Kidman-starring drama Grace of Monaco, is in negotiations to write Made in Sweden, DreamWorks’ adaptation of a novel written by Anders Roslund and Stefan Thunberg. Former DreamWorks executive-turned-producer Mark Sourian is producing the crime drama. The book is based on a true story of a series of brazen bank robberies that were pulled off by three brothers and their childhood best friend — a group of irreverent, brash, mischievous 20-somethings known as "The Military Gang” — who came from a troubled background. Read more Hollywood Salaries Revealed, From Movie Stars

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- Borys Kit

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WB To Retrofit Spec Script For I Am Legend Sequel

4 October 2014 3:21 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In 2007, I Am Legend, which starred Will Smith ("Six Degrees of Separation") as 'Dr. Robert Neville', earned Warner Bros. $586 million at the worldwide box office. Then in 2012, Warner Bros. decided that they wanted a follow-up and hired Grace of Monaco screenwriter Arash Amel to pen a prequel, that would've featured Will Smith's 'Neville' just before the outbreak. That attempted failed to get a greenlight from WB, and it was scrapped. Fast forward to this past April, Warner Bros. purchased a the spec script A Garden At The End Of The World that was written by an unknown screenwriter, Gary Graham. The script has been described as a "sci-fi version of John Wayne’s The Searchers." WB noticed that Graham's script could work as a follow-up to I Am Legend with some tweaking and here and there. WB then approached the original I Am Legend producers Akiva Goldsman, James Lassiter »

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Who needs Will Smith? 'I Am Legend' is getting a reboot

2 October 2014 7:57 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Warner Bros. is going back to the post-apocalyptic well with another adaptation of Richard Matheson’s "I Am Legend" film. This one won’t feature Will Smith, who starred in the 2007 film, and sounds as if it won’t have much in common with the source material. According to Deadline, the studio asked Gary Graham to repurpose his script "A Garden at the End of the World" into a reboot. The original screenplay, which garnered a lot of attention on the Black List website, was described as a sci-fi version of "The Searchers," the 1956 John Ford classic in which John Wayne combs the West for the Comanches niece kidnapped his nieces and killed the rest of the family. This will mark the fourth time Matheson’s 1954 novel has been adapted for film. Vincent Price starred in the 1964 film "The Last Man on Earth," Charlton Heston played the lead in »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Warner Bros Connects With iPhone Salesman/Scribe’s Pitch For ‘I Am Legend’ Reboot

1 October 2014 6:31 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: After years of trying, Warner Bros finally has found a way to extend its hit Will Smith last-man-on-Earth blockbuster I Am Legend into a potential new franchise. The studio is working on a reboot that isn’t meant to star Smith, who has been reluctant to do sequels and so far has avoided a reprise in Independence Day 2. Warner is retrofitting A Garden At The End Of The World, a spec script that the studio bought back in April from Gary Graham, who was working at the Apple store in midtown Manhattan when he posted his script on the Black List website and got the attention of CAA and manager Brooklyn Weaver. They signed him and sent his script out. Amid several bids, Warner Bros acquired what was described as a sci-fi version of John Wayne’s The Searchers. When Graham was brought in to rewrite his script, the »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Oplev to direct Kahaani remake

25 July 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev wil direct Deity, an English-language remake of Indian hit thriller Kahaani for Yrf Entertainment.

Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Richard Regen (Tehran) have scripted the adaptation. Oplev’s credits include the original Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Released in 2012, Kahaani was directed by Sujoy Ghosh and starred Vidya Balan as a woman who travels to Kolkata to search for her missing husband. In the remake, Balan’s character will become an American woman.

The remake will be produced and financed by Yrf Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based production arm of India’s Yash Raj Films, with CEO Uday Chopra serving as producer and Jonathan Reiman, head of production & development, serving as executive producer.

Yrf Entertainment recently financed Cannes opening film Grace Of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman, which it produced with Pierre-Ange le Pogam’s Stone Angels and Arash Amel. Yrf’s upcoming projects include Amel’s adaptation of [link »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Oplev to direct Kahaani remake for Yrf

25 July 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev wil direct Deity, an English-language remake of Indian hit thriller Kahaani for Yrf Entertainment.

Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Richard Regen (Tehran) have scripted the adaptation. Oplev’s credits include the original Swedish version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Released in 2012, Kahaani was directed by Sujoy Ghosh and starred Vidya Balan as a woman who travels to Kolkata to search for her missing husband. In the remake, Balan’s character will become an American woman.

The remake will be produced and financed by Yrf Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based production arm of India’s Yash Raj Films, with CEO Uday Chopra serving as producer and Jonathan Reiman, head of production & development, serving as executive producer.

Yrf Entertainment recently financed Cannes opening film Grace Of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman, which it produced with Pierre-Ange le Pogam’s Stone Angels and Arash Amel. Yrf’s upcoming projects include Amel’s adaptation of [link »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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Kahaani gets English version redux as Deity!

25 July 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Yrf Entertainment will remake the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Sujoy Ghosh directed and Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani, for Western and international audiences as “Deity”.

One of the coolest things is that “Deity” will be directed by Niels Arden Oplev (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”).

The movie is a thriller about an American woman who goes to Kolkata in search of her missing husband. As she gets closer to the truth, she finds herself at the centre of a dangerous conspiracy. The story unfolds in the context of a colourful, week-long festival.

An excited Sujoy Ghosh said, “It’s an incredible step by Yrf. Years back Aditya Chopra had said he wanted to make ‘Kahaani’ for a global audience… I thought he was kidding. But obviously not. Yrf has left no stone unturned on making the English version. The new script by Jose Rivera and Richard Regen is perfectly »

- Stacey Yount

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'WarGames' remake hires director who made his first movie with Michael Bay

25 June 2014 5:25 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Filmmaking isn’t a game, but MGM is taking a gamble with its upcoming reboot of "WarGames." Deadline reports that relative newcomer Dean Israelite is in negotiations to direct the studio’s remake of "WarGames," the 1983 Cold War thriller that starred Matthew Broderick as a young hacker who starts a game with a Department of Defense computer and almost ignites World War III in the process. Israelite’s credits are few and far between: He’s the director of the upcoming "Project Almanac," a found-footage sci-fi thriller produced by Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures, about a group of friends that creates a time machine. Arash Amel is negotiating to write "WarGames." »

- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources

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'WarGames' Closes In On All Star Team

25 June 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A source close to WarGames stated that MGM is in final negotiations with Dean Israelite to direct the 1980s classic reboot. Arash Amel is positioned to write the screenplay and Ansel Elgort and Tye Sheridan are on the male lead’s shortlist.

This would be Dean Israelite’s second film after his debut film, Project Almanac (Paramount). Arash Amel is coming off his newest writing endeavor with the Weinstein Company, Grace of Monaco (starring Nicole Kidman) to pen the modern adaptation of the 1983 WarGames, directed by John Bandham. Previous drafts of the script were written by Noah Oppenheim (The Maze Runner) and Zak Penn (The Incredible Hulk)

Ansel Elgort and Tye Sheridan find themselves on the shortlist to take over the role, once made famous by Matthew Broderick. Elgort and Tye are enjoying their sought after status spawned from their successful roles in The Fault in Our Stars and Mud. »

- Gustavo Sebran

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Watch: 11 Clips From 'WarGames' As Reboot Eyes Ansel Elgort & Tye Sheridan To Lead

25 June 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Don't be too surprised that MGM, in their continuing string of remakes, is looking at rebooting the '80s nuclear fear classic "WarGames." A few years ago, "Horrible Bosses" helmer Seth Gordon was attached to direct, but then that went nowhere. But the project is kicking back up again, with a new filmmaker in place and a couple of young actors being eyed to be the next Matthew Broderick. The Wrap reports that Ansel Elgort ("The Fault In Our Stars," "Divergent") and Tye Sheridan ("Mud," "Joe") are on the studio shortlist, while Dean Isrealite (the upcoming found footage thingy "Project Almanac") has been tapped to get behind the camera. Meanwhile, after Noah Oppenheim and Zak Penn both turned in drafts, Arash Amel of "Grace Of Monaco" fame (infamy?) will be penning the new script. And while that's all well and good, the question is whether or not this new version »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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"WarGames" Reboot Gets New Director, Writer

25 June 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The remake of John Badham's beloved 1983 Cold War computer thriller "WarGames" seems to be moving forward again at MGM.

Filmmaker Dean Israelite and "Grace of Monaco" writer Arash Amel are in final negotiations to join the project. Israelite makes his directing debut on next year's Michael Bay-produced, time travel-themed found footage film "Project Alamanac".

The original starred Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy as two school kids with the former finding a backdoor way into the W.O.P.R., the U.S. military's most advanced computer war-games simulator. What he thought was a game turns out to nearly trigger Wwiii and they need the help of the machine's designer Stephen Falken to stop it from igniting nuclear armageddon on its own.

The film scored three Oscar nominations, made almost seven times its budget at the box-office in North America alone, and practically coined the term 'firewall'. Reviews were »

- Garth Franklin

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Ansel Elgort And Tye Sheridan On Shortlist For WarGames Reboot, Which Dean Israelite Will Direct

25 June 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Shall we play another game? Not that we have much of a choice – MGM is moving full steam ahead with a remake of the 1983 cult classic WarGames.

Dean Israelite, who made his feature directorial debut on next January’s anticipated sci-fi Project Almanac, is in final negotiations to helm the film for MGM. He’s been the top contender for a few months, ever since Seth Gordons stepped away from the project. Additionally, we’ve learned that The Fault in Our Stars and Mud breakouts Ansel Elgort and Tye Sheridan (respectively) are currently atop MGM’s shortlist to lead the movie.

Both actors are highly in demand at the moment. Elgort is currently filming Divergent sequel Insurgent for Summit Entertainment, and he also recently locked down the starring role in Cold War-set biopic Van Cliburn. And for his part, Sheridan has upcoming films Grass StainsDark PlacesThe Forger and »

- Isaac Feldberg

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