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It’s been 14 years since Richard Donner’s Timeline thrilled audiences with how bad and forgettable it was, and now it seems like the world is ready for another big-screen Michael Crichton adaptation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Joachim Ronning is talking with Amblin Entertainment about taking on Micro, an adaptation of a Crichton book about a group of graduate students who go to Hawaii to work for—what else?—a “mysterious biotech company” that ends up shrinking them and throwing them out into the rain forest. Basically, if Rick Moranis is willing to come out of retirement, they could call it Honey, I Shrunk The Grad Students.
Ronning is one of the two directors on the upcoming Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, having previously made the Oscar-nominated Kon-Tiki with his regular directing partner Espen Sandberg in 2012. The Micro screenplay was written by ...
- Sam Barsanti
One of the genuine masters of blockbuster style writing, Michael Crichton, has had numerous novels adapted to the big screen, and even his passing isn't slowing that down as his posthumous novel, Micro, is in the works. Come inside to learn more!
Since I was young (like 9-10 years old), I've been enamored with Michael Crichton stories. Few authors have been able to capture engaging and blockbuster style action pieces onto the page like he has, all while crafting a story and characters you care about. For decades his work has been brought to the big screen (some good, some not so good), and it looks like Hollywood is still looking to tap into his body of work.
THR has reported that Amblin Entertainment has optioned the novel for the adaptation, with Joachim Ronning (who co-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) in talks to direct. The screenplay is ready, »
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In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Inhumans, Gifted, Legion, Logan, Deadpool 2, X-Force, Wonder Woman, Justice League, The Batman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Powerless, The Tick and more…
We’ll start things off this week with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, seeing as we’ve had our very first look at November’s Thor: Ragnarok! Entertainment Weekly kicked off the fun by releasing the cover to its latest issue, featuring a short-haired Thor (Chris Hemsworth) alongside Cate Blanchett’s Hela and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie [see here], followed by a batch of images which included shots of Thor, Hela, Valkyrie, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and The Grandmaster (Jeff Goldblum) [see here]. We also got some plot details which give us an insight into how the likes of Hela, »
- Gary Collinson
In a touching post to his Twitter page on Saturday, the 26-year-old shared a throwback photo of himself and Houston. “Can’t believe it’s been 5 years,” he wrote. “I miss you.”
Houston – who raised Gordon since he was abandoned by his own mother at 12 – died in 2012 at age 48 after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel. Officials announced that the legendary singer died of an accidental drowning. Contributing factors included heart disease and cocaine use, »
- Dave Quinn
4 items from 2017
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