By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com
Yes, we’re still months away from the release of Marc Webb’s Webslinger reboot, but apparently things like box-office performance and audience response aren’t all that important: Sony’s plunging ahead with a sequel and they’re spending a fortune on a pair of writers they hope can deliver.
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have yet to hit a single red carpet for Amazing Spider-Man, but the studio has already hired Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to whip the sequel into shape. Continue reading
By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com
Though Anne Rice’s acclaimed Vampire Chronicles series may be a bestseller at the bookstore, the series hasn’t been a hit on the big screen in nearly 20 years – but all that could change soon thanks to a couple of TV veterans.
The Hollywood Reporter reports frequent J.J. Abrams collaborators and current Fringe producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have signed on with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment to help bring the vampire Lestat back to the big screen courtesy of Rice’s 1993 novel, The Tale of the Body Thief. Continue reading
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By MIKE FLEMING, Deadline.com
In its latest attempt to hatch a large-scale film that can play to a family audience, Disney has made a seven-figure deal with screenwriter and Lost exec producer Damon Lindelof to write and produce an original large-scale science fiction feature film. Other than the fact that the project has a working title of 1952, I couldn’t pry plot details out of anybody. I’m not sure if the title connotes a period the film is set in, or if it is a Lost reference. I’ve also heard that this project isn’t just being conceived for movies only, but that it has multiple platform aspirations.
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Tagged 1952, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Deadline, Disney, Earth Station One, JJ Abrams, LOST, Roberto Orci, Sean Bailey
Are you feeling bereft because Star Trek 2 is taking too long to come the big screen? Are you sorely missing seeing some Vulcans, Andorians and Orions on your TV screens? The good news is: we may get some new Trek again on TV. The bad news is: it may not be the way you might expect or even care about.
Cinema Blend is reporting that a new Star Trek animated series may be in the works, based on a Twitter exchange between Trek Movie and Star Trek writer Roberto Orci.
In 2009, J.J. Abrams’ thrilling Star Trek reboot drew positive reactions from critics and fans alike, but the film wasn’t perfect and there were some issues that bugged fans down the line. But writer Roberto Orci promises that he’s listening to them and that they will be addressed in the upcoming sequel.
Speaking at Wonder Con over the weekend, Orci revealed that having spent time reading fan criticism of the first film (in fact, Orci was a frequent participant in those heated discussions over at Trek Movie while the film was playing in theaters) was beneficial to his thought process for the upcoming sequel, and that he plans to address some of the pesky issues that arose in the first Star Trek film.
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