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Lost in space sucks. Especially if you’re an astronaut trapped on Mars with no help coming anytime soon. Why? Cause everything thinks you’re dead, probably. Bummer. That’s the plot of a new sci-fi drama that Drew Goddard (“The Cabin in the Woods”) has signed up to write and direct, based on the ebook by Andy Weir. “The Martian” follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth. Not be confused with “Gravity”, in which Sandra Bullock gets lost in space. »
Due to his experience writing on beloved genre shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Lost, and the fact that his debut as a feature film director, The Cabin in the Woods, was completely awesome, geeks all over the world view Drew Goddard as the next great hope when it comes to their chances of getting more genre-based products that are actually smartly written and funny. Most horror movies and the like are honestly kind of vapid and cheesy, and are the sorts of things that get described as being guilty pleasures, but not Goddard’s work. He’s the sort of talent who makes one proud to be a fan of nerdy things. So for movie fans whose particular brand of escapist poison tends to come from the science fiction side of things, the news that he’s currently negotiating with Fox to write and direct a movie about a man stranded in space should »
- Nathan Adams
The project is based off a 2012 e-book by author Andy Weir, which centers on an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars, and must find some way to make it back to Earth. The story is said to be a cross between Apollo 13 and Cast Away. Insiders also claim that the story is much different from Gravity, director Alfonso Cuarón's upcoming thriller starring Sandra Bullock as an astronaut lost in space.
Drew Goddard also wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg's Robopocalypse, which was put on indefinite hold back in January. His other writing credits include Cloverfield, and episodes of hit TV shows such as Lost, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, »
Since the success of The Cabin in the Woods, we've been waiting patiently to see what director Drew Goddard would be up to next. It sounds as if he may just have found a project that he can sink his teeth into. Read on for details.
According to The Wrap, Goddard (pictured) is in negotiations to write and direct The Martian for Fox. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, The Martian follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth.
The project has been described as a cross between Apollo 13 and Cast Away, and insiders say it is quite different from Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming drama Gravity, which finds Sandra Bullock stranded in space. I don't know. Sounds more like Enemy Mine to us, but who knows?
More on this one as it comes.
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- Uncle Creepy
The story is based on the e-book by Andy Weir and follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars.
He must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth. Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood are producing.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Drew Goddard is in talks to write and direct The Martian.
Following his feature debut with last year's The Cabin in the Woods, Goddard's second film could be the 20th Century Fox project, according to The Wrap.
Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, The Martian centres on an astronaut who becomes stranded during a mission to Mars, and his struggle to survive for long enough to return to Earth.
Watch a trailer for The Cabin in the Woods below: »
Primarily known for his writing work on Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams’ TV projects Buffy, Angel, Alias and Lost, Drew Goddard scored major breakout success with found-footage creature feature, Cloverfield. The Matt Reeves-directed film got the writers name into the mainstream but Goddard’s directorial debut, the genre-splicing effort The Cabin In The Woods, certainly showed he has a knack for taking charge. Crafting a mind-bending thriller with healthy doses of clever sci-fi, intense horror and laugh-out-loud comedy.
Goddard looks to have landed his next project with 20th Century Fox hiring him to write and direct an adaptation of acclaimed best-selling e-book The Martian by author Andy Weir. The story centers on a stranded astronaut crashing on Mars who must work out a survival plan so he can return to Earth.
We’ll keep you posted as the project develops.
Source: The Wrap
- Craig Hunter
Drew Goddard, still riding high off directing “The Cabin in the Woods” (which he co-wrote with Joss Whedon, who, let’s face it, generally gets most of the credit for that movie — fairly or not), is now in talks to write and direct the e-book “The Martian” for Fox. Written by Andy Weir, “The Martian” is said to follow “an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth.” The book was written in first-person, which makes me think he survived. Right? The story is being described as a cross between “Apollo 13″ and “Castaway”, both films that, coincidentally, happen to star Tom Hanks. This one probably won’t be starring Tom Hanks, though if it did end up starring Hanks, well, that would just be funny, wouldn’t it? “The Martian” would be the second stranded-in-outer-space movie I’ve heard about this year, »
If you paid any attention to Cinema Blend over the last year, you.d know that Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon.s The Cabin in the Woods was adored around these parts. As a result, seeing Goddard secure a second directing gig is very interesting news indeed. That it.s taking him to another planet entirely is pretty fricking amazing. The Wrap reports Goddard is in negotiations to write and direct an adaptation of author Andy Weir's The Martian for Fox and Genre Films. The novel was originally released as an e-book, but has since been bought out by Crown Publishing, a subsidiary of Random House, and will see a hardback release in 2014. A theatrical film based on the film could do quite a lot to improve sales. The titular Martian is a man stranded on Mars who needs to figure out how to survive on the planet long enough »
Drew Goddard, writer of Cloverfield and director of The Cabin In The Woods, is looking to helm The Martian. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, the story revolves around an astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars after his crew leaves him behind, and must survive on his own until he can find a way to return home. Goddard is looking to write the film as well as direct and currently, the project is set up at Fox with Simon Kinberg producing.
Described as a cross between Apollo 13 and Cast Away, the movie certainly sounds intriguing. I haven’t read the e-book that it’s based on but just from the brief plot description that we have, The Martian seems like it could make for a solid sci-fi thriller, especially under the talented Drew Goddard. It should also be noted that while the story sounds similar to Alfonso Cuaron’s upcoming Gravity, »
- Matt Joseph
Coming off his directorial debut on last year’s brilliant horror film The Cabin in the Woods, it appears that Drew Goddard has settled on a follow-up directorial project. Goddard will write and direct The Martian for 20th Century Fox, which is based on the e-book by Andy Weir. The story centers on an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return home. The premise is not dissimilar from Alfonso Cuaron’s long-in-the-works Gravity, which opens later this year, but Goddard showed tremendous promise as a filmmaker with Cabin so he’ll no doubt deliver something interesting with The Martian. Hit the jump for more. News of Goddard’s involvement with The Martian comes courtesy of The Wrap, which reports that Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class) will be producing the adaptation. Goddard told Steve in a video interview last summer that »
- Adam Chitwood
Hot off his buzzed-about horror movie "The Cabin in the Woods," Drew Goddard is in negotiations to write and direct "The Martian" for Fox. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, "The Martian" follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth. The project has been described as a cross between "Apollo 13" and "Cast Away," and insiders say it is quite different from Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming drama "Gravity," which finds Sandra Bullock stranded in space. Simon Kinberg is producing "The »
- Jeff Sneider
Park Pictures Features announced today Academy Award®-winning actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, is set to star in God’S Pocket, the upcoming film directorial debut from Emmy®-nominee John Slattery. Slattery adapted the screenplay with Alex Metcalf from the novel by National Book Award Winning author Pete Dexter. Academy Award®-nominee Richard Jenkins, Emmy Award®-nominee Christina Hendricks and award winning actor John Turturro will co-star. Jay Cohen of Gersh will handle all film sales.
Park Pictures Features will produce the film in partnership with Hoffman’s Cooper’s Town Productions and Slattery’s Shoestring Pictures, which makes its producing debut with this film. Acclaimed director/cinematographer Lance Acord has signed on to shoot the film, which will be produced by Sam Bisbee, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Slattery, Lance Acord and Galt Niederhoffer, for Park Pictures and Emily Ziff and Hoffman for Cooper’s Town. The film will be executive produced »
- Michelle McCue
He deconstructed horror tropes with Joss Whedon for The Cabin In The Woods, and now it appears that writer / director Drew Goddard is set to tackle sci-fi for his next trick. He’s in negotiations to work on The Martian for 20th Century Fox.Goddard, who also wrote Cloverfield and did some work on Steven Spielberg’s delayed Robopocalypse, is gearing up to adapt Andy Weir’s story about an astronaut who becomes stranded on the Red Planet.In what’s being described as a hybrid of Apollo 13 and Cast Away, the space explorer must find a way to get back to Earth before his supplies run out. If the concept pings a familiar bell in your noggin, it’s because it sounds eerily like Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, which strands Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in space (and recently debuted a trailer). According to The Wrap’s sources, »
Lionsgate announced today that it has acquired from Exclusive Media the North American distribution rights to the Hammer production of The Quiet Ones, a supernatural thriller starring Jared Harris and Sam Claflin and will bring the film to theaters next year on April 25, 2014. John Pogue directed the film from a script he wrote as well. The project was produced by Tobin Armbrust, Exclusive Media's President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions, and Simon Oakes, President and CEO of Hammer and Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media, along with James Gay-Rees, Steven Chester Prince and Ben Holden in association with The Travelling Picture Show Company (Tpsc). Lionsgate previously picked up the UK distribution rights to the film with plans to release theatrically in that territory. The announcement was made today by Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairmen Robert Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger.
With Trek and World War Z Lindelof has writing credits on two big $200 million plus summer tent pole films. We all know how Lindelof landed the Stid gig considering his buddy Jj Abrams is the producer/director, but what about Wwz?
So what did Lindelof think when Pitt called and asked him to fix the ending of Wwz?
“I think you’re supposed to act like that sort of thing just happens all the time,” says Lindelof of his first, nerve-racking meeting. ” ‘Hey, we’re all just filmmakers here, hanging out and drinking coffee and talking story.’ It »
- Philip Sticco
To get crushed at the box office isn’t the end of the world for studios and directors, as it may seem. In the hipster era, people are always discovering new movies that may not have performed during their theatrical run, and with Facebook, Twitter and other social media, reaching cult-status can prove a last-ditch hope for studios.
Take “Beavis and Butt-Head” creator Mike Judge’s “Office Space.” The movie barely recouped its tiny production budget of $10 Million, and ended up being a writedown for Fox when you bring in marketing costs. But because of its heroic portrayal of white-collar American workers, “Office Space” received great word-of-mouth in its home video run, and has now sold over 2.6 million copies, compared to only 2.1 tickets sold in tickets.
Essentially, a “cult classic” as they are called, can be one of three things:
-Controversial (e.g. “Fritz the Cat”)
- So bad it’s funny: (e. »
- Jeff Kemp
As we told you earlier, a film adaptation of Stephen King’s A Good Marriage will begin filming later this month, with Joan Allen as the star. We’ve been reporting on the supporting cast and have one more name to add to the list.
Stephen Lang (Avatar, Terra Nova – pictured below) is the latest actor to join the cast, according to Bloody Disgusting, who reveals that he’ll be playing “a retired investigator from the Maine Attorney General’s office who is obsessed with solving the crime.”
The Cabin in the Woods‘ Kristen Connolly will be playing the daughter of Joan Allen’s character, while Anthony Lapaglia (Without a Trace) is taking on the role of the husband/father that’s hiding a secret from his family.
- Jonathan James
There has been nothing but positive feedback from the recent political drama that launched on Netflix. House Of Cards starred two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey plus a great cast in Robin Wright, Kara Mara and Corey Stoll to name a few. The series was also written by Beau Willimon and produced by Spacey and director David Fincher. We’ve not got the full details for the Home Entertainment release and let us tell you now, this is one you want to pick up!
Full details first below and scroll down for ways to pick your copy up! You can also check out their official Facebook page here.
House Of Cards: The Complete First Season
Available to Own on Blu-ray™ & DVD with UltraViolet™ June 10
Season One Features Special Collectible Packaging – Perfect for Father’s Day
London, UK. 07/05/2013 – Witness the power plays, sex and greed that motivate some of Washington »
- Dan Bullock
With dust settling from the Rhythm & Hues bankruptcy, two former employees have been hired by Method Studios, Erik-Jan de Boer and Keith Roberts as well as James Jacobs. “We are thrilled to have Erik, James and Keith joining our team,” stated Christian Kubsch, Method’s President in a press release issued by the company. “Their arrival couldn’t have come at a better time, as Method Studios is in the process of expanding the character animation talent across our global network.”
Erik-Jan de Boer, James Jacobs and Keith Roberts“Joining Method presents a great opportunity for me to be part of a multi-facility visual effects house,” remarked Erik-Jan de Boer who was a key member of the Oscar-winning visual effects team responsible for Life of Pi (2012). “There are some impressive projects on the horizon and working on these in an artist-driven environment is an exciting prospect.” de Boer who will »
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