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A professional screenwriter (Geoff) and professional film critic (Scott) explore the latest Hollywood trends, debate the classics and offer screenwriting advice to the aspirational. Prepare to stay topical.
July 14, 2016Vomit Draft 18: What’s Horror Without the Drama?https://medium.com/media/d6067b2a70d052e6b6b6cc2558445d0f/href
This week on the show, guest host Eric Heisserer (Lights Out, Hours) offers a revolutionary way of thinking about horror screenwriting, talks about adapting a one-punchline short film into a feature and answers a few listener questions about when to introduce the big baddie.
Intro [0:00–1:45], going from short film to feature [1:45–5:30], connections to The Babadook/the James Wan masterclass [5:30–7:45], getting the gig/building community [7:45–12:00], perils of the first-time director [12:00–16:30], using metaphor for character description [16:30–17:30], how late is too late to introduce your monster? [17:30–24:45], how scary can your fonts be? [24:45–25:30], has the wave crested on zombie movies? [25:30–29:00], a »
- Broken Projector
Just yesterday, we reported that Warner Bros.' adaptation of Neil Gaiman's classic comic book Sandman had brought on a new writer in Eric Heisserer (Hours). The project seemed to finally be picking up steam. And that report from The Hollywood Reporter seemingly confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had finally decided to both direct and star in the movie. Today, that is no longer the case.
The actor has announced his exit from the project on his personal Facebook page. He sites creative differences with New Line as the reason for his departure. At this time, it isn't known who will come aboard to direct, and if that director will star in the movie as Joseph Gordon-Levitt had planned to do. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has this to say about leaving the project in the lurch.
"So, as you might know if you like to follow these sorts of things, a while back, »
Warner Bros.' adaptation of Neil Gaiman's classic comic book Sandman is getting closer to becoming a reality. The Hollywood Reporter has word that Eric Heisserer (Hours) has come aboard to write the screenplay, based on a treatment written by David S. Goyer. The treatment was written to help launch the search for a screenwriter, which has now been completed.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt came aboard to star and direct the Sandman adaptation back in December 2013, but he later admitted that he was only producing. Tom Hiddleston was being sought to play Morpheus, but his involvement was never confirmed. Now it seems that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star, produce and direct the adaptation.
It is believed that the actor/director will play Morpheus, the personification of Dreams in a family known as The Endless, whose members represent other aspects of life such as Death, Delirium, Desire, Destruction, Despair and Destiny. »
3 items from 2016
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