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We all know that anything that requires you to travel to a distant region of space, pose as a filmmaker to find a new wife, relocate to a town called Castle Rock, or poke your nose into a parallel universe is tantamount to suicide. But what professions put you directly in the firing line? Are akin to having a huge red bulls-eye on your back? For the folks on this list, the term “occupational hazard” has far more ominous connotations.
We present seven of the most dangerous horror movie professions you can have (with some minor spoilers)...
Scientist – The Fly (1986)
A hallmark of science-gone-awry in the horror genre is that, for the scientist at the center of the story, it will inevitably end in blood, tears, and for Jeff Goldblum in David Cronenberg’s 1986 reimagining of Kurt Neumann’s 1958 original The Fly, monstrous transmutation and decapitation at the business end »
- Alan Kelly
THR has reported that three writers have signed on for the third Star Trek film, in the J.J. Abrams-rebooted series. One is the returning Robert Orci, and the other two are J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. While Orci’s work is fairly well-known, including the first two Trek films, Mission: Impossible 3, The Legend of Zorro, Cowboys & Aliens, and more, Payne and McKay are relative newcomers. Their biggest credit, to date, was that they wrote the script for Boilerplate, a robot film that Abrams has been developing for some time. Of note, this will be the first of the new Trek films that isn’t co-written by Alex Kurtzman.
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Batman vs. Superman, Wonder Woman, Arrow, The Flash, Young Justice, Hourman, Gotham, Justice League: War, X-Men: Apocalypse, Wolverine, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Thor: The Dark World, Ant-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United, Kick-Ass 2 and more...
Well, the past seven days may just have been the busiest week of the year in terms of superhero news, with several huge stories dropping throughout the week, and the biggest surprise of all? Marvel Studios and its multitude of projects has been virtually anonymous as Sony, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox grabbed all (well, most) of the headlines. We've got a lot to get through this week, but we'll start things off with our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man...
So, things have been almost deathly »
- Gary Collinson
Just a week after it was announced that Netflix and Marvel would be assembling for a set of live-action series, news hit the web that Lost writer Drew Goddard would be penning Daredevil. At that time, neither Goddard or Marvel had any comment, but it was basically accepted as fact anyways. Today, we finally have confirmation from Marvel that not only will Goddard be writing the pilot, but he’ll direct that episode and serve as showrunner and executive producer for the series.
The news was posted at Marvel.com earlier today. Check out the press release below.
Marvel.com brought you the first news of the historic team-up between Marvel Television and Netflix, and now we’re proud to officially announce that award-winning writer/director Drew Goddard (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Lost,” “Cloverfield,” “Cabin in the Woods,” “World War Z”) will join Marvel’s “Daredevil”! Goddard will write and direct the “Daredevil” first episode, »
- Alexander Lowe
The filmmaker will write and direct the pilot episode, and will serve as showrunner and executive producer. The series is one of four superhero-themed programs that Marvel and Netflix have teamed up to produce, including Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones. Netflix has issued 13-episode orders for each show, debuting in 2015, which will lead up to The Defenders mini-series.
No story details were given for the Daredevil series. The Marvel comic book was previously adapted into the 2003 action-adventure Daredevil, starring Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock, a blind Hell's Kitchen lawyer who transforms himself into a masked vigilante, using his heightened senses to clean up the streets.
Yesterday, Bryan Singer announced that 20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise would see another release in 2016 with X-Men: Apocalypse, and now it's been announced via The Hollywood Reporter that writer-producer Simon Kinberg has signed a three-year deal with a view to expanding the studio's Marvel properties "into full-blown universes, with the hope of creating for Fox something akin to the Marvel model of interlocking movies."
"I have a lot of ideas on how to built those brands and do what everybody is thinking of these days: Be like Marvel," says Kinberg, whose credits include X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class, as well as the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Fantastic Four. "I want to be able to build stories over multiple movies."
Now, quite where this leave's Fox's 'Marvel Consultant' Mark Millar is anyone's guess...
As well as developing Fox's Marvel slate, Kinberg also has »
- Gary Collinson
Marvel has officially confirmed a report from last month that writer/director Drew Goddard ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Lost," Cloverfield , The Cabin in the Woods , World War Z ) has joined Marvel.s "Daredevil." Goddard will write and direct the first episode of "Daredevil," setting the tone and look for the show, while also serving as series Showrunner and Executive Producer for the 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015. "Daredevil" is one of several shows that will build to a crossover miniseries, "The Defenders." The other planned series include "Jessica Jones," "Iron Fist" and "Luke Cage," with the epic unfolding over multiple years of original programming, »
Netflix has announced a February 14th premiere date for the second season of its acclaimed original drama "House of Cards". Like the first season, the Kevin Spacey-led political drama will drop on the service all at once. The Svod service has dropped both a silent teaser trailer and a fresh synopsis for the new season which you can see below:
In the second season, Francis (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis’s former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes.
President Walker’s (Michel Gill) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney) demands that Francis reciprocate political favors or face retribution. And Claire must confront the increasing glare of the spotlight as it eats away at her and Francis’s once private existence.
The Underwood »
- Garth Franklin
The acclaimed and contemporary American remake of celebrated 1990 UK series House Of Cards has unveiled a teaser trailer and press release confirming that the show will return on the 14th February 2014. Following a hugely successful 13-episode run, released exclusively on the increasingly popular video-on-demand service with a pilot directed by the brilliant David Fincher, Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood and the majority of the cast return for a second season. Expect more political scandal and cover-ups from the House of Representatives.
(Beverly Hills, CA – December 4, 2013) – The second season of the Netflix original series, from Media Rights Capital, “House of Cards,” premieres Friday, February 14, 2014. All 13-episodes of the season starring Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey (“Horrible Bosses,” “American Beauty,” “The Usual Suspects”) and Golden Globe® nominee Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Forrest Gump”), who both received Emmy® nominations for their performances in the first season, will be available »
- Craig Hunter
Fans of the Netflix original series, House of Cards, can rejoice. The date that the second season of the hit show will arrive on the net has just been announced. Starting on February 14 (that’s right, Valentine’s Day), you can continue watching the exploits of Francis Underwood as he attempts to climb the political ranks in Washington D.C., using every devious method on his way to the top.
In the second season, Francis (Spacey) and Claire (Wright) Underwood continue their ruthless rise to power as threats mount on all fronts. Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara, “American Horror Story”), an up-and-coming reporter and Francis’s former paramour, is inching closer to the truth about his crimes. President Walker’s (Michel Gill, “The Good Wife”) billionaire confidante Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney, “Southland”) demands that Francis reciprocate political favors or face retribution. And Claire must confront the increasing glare of the spotlight »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Thor: The Dark World, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Wolverine, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Man of Steel, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Justice League Dark, Wonder Twins, Justice League: War, Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United and more...
We'll get things underway this week with the final superhero movie of 2013, Thor: The Dark World, which has now passed the $350 million mark at the global box office, having enjoyed an $87 million debut weekend in the States, giving it the fourth biggest opening of the year behind Iron Man 3 ($174 million), Man of Steel ($116.6 million) and Fast & Furious 6 ($97.4 million). The film will overtake Captain America: The First Avenger's $370.6 million haul this weekend, where it's expected to retain first »
- Gary Collinson
News Louisa Mellor 14 Nov 2013 - 06:42
Following the news that Buffy and The Cabin in the Woods' Drew Goddard is the writer to bring Daredevil to the small screen, here's the next tasty choice of writer for Marvel's new live-action superhero series: Melissa Rosenberg.
Best known as the writer of all five screenplays for the Twilight saga, Rosenberg, also a producer, wrote a number of episodes in Dexter's early seasons, as well as ABC's recently cancelled mob drama, Red Widow. The Netflix project will be something of a reunion for the writer/producer and the Alias character, as Rosenberg was attached to write the now-defunct ABC Jessica Jones series, back in 2010.
That's Marvel/Netflix's first two superhero shows with writers then, just leaving Luke Cage and Iron Fist. Any preference on who brings those stories to life? »
Just last week Marvel Studios announced that it had sold five miniseries to Netflix, with Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones each receiving their own 13-episode series and building towards the small screen team-up The Defenders, and it seems that Marvel is wasting little time in securing talent for the ambitious project.
According to The Wrap regular Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams collaborator Drew Goddard is set to write the screenplay for the Man Without Fear's TV series. Goddard's previous writing credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Alias, Lost, Cloverfield and World War Z, while he also directed the Whedon-produced The Cabin in the Woods last year. At this point, it's unclear whether Goddard will find himself behind the camera for any of the episodes, or if he'll also act as a producer.
Goddard is a self-confessed Daredevil buff, having spoken about the character earlier this year: »
- Gary Collinson
Yesterday we heard that Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) has signed on to script Marvel and Netflix's upcoming Daredevil miniseries, and now it's been revealed that Melissa Rosenberg (The Twilight Saga, Dexter) will write and produce Jessica Jones.
Rosenberg originally signed on to develop an adaptation of Alias entitled Aka Jessica Jones for ABC three years ago, only for the pilot for to be put on hold. It's understood that her initial idea will undergo redevelopment, presumably to ensure it fits in with Marvel's plan to build towards The Defenders with separate miniseries for Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist.
Are you happy that Rosenberg's vision for Jessica Jones is finally going to reach the screen, and who would you like to see taking on the reins for Luke Cage and Iron Fist? Let us know in the comments below...
- Gary Collinson
After it was announced that Netflix was partnering with Marvel on several new shows based around its characters, talk immediately turned to who would write them. Just kidding; talk immediately turned to who would play them, followed by more dumping on Ben Affleck. But now Marvel has addressed at least the second or third fan concern by naming Drew Goddard and Melissa Rosenberg as the writers behind its Daredevil and Jessica Jones series, respectively. For Goddard—whose TV credits include Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Alias, and Lost, as well as the films Cloverfield and The Cabin In The Woods »
Marvel is bringing their universe to the small screen after their theatrical success, and following "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on ABC, the next step is turning to Netflix for four new character centered series including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage and they aren't wasting any time. Yesterday The Wrap brought word The Cabin in the Woods director and co-writer, Drew Goddard, had begun negotiations to write a 13-episode season based on Marvel's blind superhero "Daredevil", which was last seen on the big screen as played by Ben Affleck in 2003. Goddard is of the Joss Whedon troupe of creatives and also worked on the likes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Angel", "Alias" and "Lost" which makes him an apt go-to candidate. Next, THR reveals Marvel has reached out to Melissa Rosenberg to write and exec produce the "Jessica Jones" series. Rosenberg is best known for writing the films in »
- Brad Brevet
Yesterday, we told you that Cloverfield and The Cabin in the Woods writer Drew Goddard will be writing the first Marvel series on Netflix, Daredevil. Now Deadline reports that Marvel has hired Melissa Rosenberg to oversee another one of their four Netflix shows: Jessica Jones. Rosenberg is a TV vet with credits that include writing on Ally McBeal, The O.C., and Dexter. She's, however, best known for writing all five of the Twilight films. She was actually hired by ABC three years ago to try to develop a show about the retired superhero turned detective Jessica Jones but that never went anywhere. You might say Rosenberg has a Jessica Jones jones. »
- Jesse David Fox
Less than a week after Marvel and Netflix forged their monumental 4 series/1 miniseries deal, whispers and murmurs about their forthcoming collaborations have already started to slowly filter in through the Internet; just yesterday, word came out that Marvel has begun courting The Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard to pen Daredevil (following the company’s reacquisition of rights to the property last year). Now, this morning, Marvel has made their next significant move by approaching screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg about serving as both scribe and executive producer for Jessica Jones.
If Rosenberg’s name doesn’t ring any immediate bells, then mentions of Twilight and Dexter should refresh your memory; she wrote the screenplays ...
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- Andrew Crump
Marvel is moving quickly on its four TV dramas with new partner Netflix. The studio has tabbed fanboy writer Drew Goddard (“The Cabin in the Woods”) to write and produce “Daredevil” (and I wouldn’t be surprised if he also ended up directing an episode or two as well), and has brought back “Twilight’s” Melissa Rosenberg to introduce the world to “Jessica Jones”. As previously reported, “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones” will join fellow superhero TV dramas “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist” on the popular streaming service Netflix, before the main characters come together in a TV version of The Avengers — in this case, The Defenders. For those who haven’t been keeping up with their comic books, Daredevil is blind lawyer Matt Murdock (previously played on the big screen by Ben Affleck in the movie “Daredevil”), who was blinded as a kid in a toxic waste accident. Though the »
The Disney and Netflix deal for four original Marvel series to premiere on the streaming service is moving forward quickly. Yesterday came word that "The Cabin in the Woods" co-writer/director Drew Goddard had come onboard to write and direct the "Daredevil" adaptation.
Today, it has been revealed that "The Twilight Saga" series scribe Melissa Rosenberg is set to write and executive produce the "Jessica Jones" series. Rosenberg was actually selected years ago to develop the property for ABC, but the series never came to fruition.
Now though she's back and the series is definitely moving forward. Rosenberg will hopefully have better luck with this than her last series, ABC's quickly cancelled "Red Widow".
In the comics, Jones is a private detective and former superhero who'd had a lackluster career and quit after suffering an incident that left her in a coma.
Still no word as yet regarding who will »
- Garth Franklin
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