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‘Just Dance’ is the Next Movie Adaptation To Try to Break the Video Game Curse

Just Dance is becoming a movie. You heard that right: the Ubisoft dancing game first released in 2009 will be getting a movie adaptation from Screen Gems. Maybe this will be the one to break the video game adaptation curse. Deadline reports that Screen Gems has acquired the motion-picture rights to Just Dance following a competitive bidding situation with multiple studios. The studio is set to develop a movie adaptation of the bestselling video game that got 120 million video game players of...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Adaptation, Ubisoft, Just Dance, Will Gluck, Screen Gems, Ubisoft Film and Television, Bruno Mars BIGBANG, Sean Paul Drake J Balvin Camila Cabello, Peter Rabbit Olive Bridge


Splitting the Party

John and Craig talk about the trope of “Never split the party,” and why, as a writer, you often want and need to divide up your characters to better explore relationships, propel the story forward, give actors something to do, and simply fit everyone in the frame. We also follow up on screenwriting scams, sequences, websites, and liking things that others don’t. Links: Join us for the WGA’s Princess Bride screening on January 27th. You can catch John on Studio 360. “Let’s Split Up the Gang”...
Tags: Travel, News, Film Industry, Adaptation, John, Party, Patton Oswalt, Craig, Genres, Producers, Alan Menken, WGA, Craig Mazin, Big Fish, Treatments, Screenwriting


Sequel Bits: ‘Avatar’, ‘Toy Story 4’, ‘Glass’, ‘Bird Box’, ‘The Amityville Murders,’ ‘Mallrats 2’, ‘The LEGO Movie 2’, ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Rambo 5’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Bob Iger talks the future of Avatar. Check out a new image from Toy Story 4. Watch a comic book-style trailer for Glass. Will there be a Bird Box sequel? The Amityville Murders trailer takes you back to that famous haunted house. Kevin Smith pitched a Mallrats sequel series to Hulu, Netflix and more. Behold a new poster for The LEGO Movie 2 Mary Poppins Returns sequel in early development. Sylvester Stallone shares yet another Rambo 5 image. The big Disney-...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Mexico, Wikipedia, Russia, Sci-fi, Disney, Digital, America, Glass, Netflix, Animation, Sequels, Arizona, Showtime, Adaptation


‘Turtles All the Way Down’ Movie Finds Director in Hannah Marks, One of the Youngest Female Studio Directors Ever

The Turtles All the Way Down movie has found its director. Hannah Marks will helm the John Green adaptation, making the 25-year-old one of the youngest female studio directors in movie history. The Turtles All the Way Down story centers on a 16-year-old-girl with OCD tracking the mystery of a fugitive billionaire. This is the third of Green’s books to get a feature adaptation, following The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns. Hannah Marks will become one of the youngest female studio directo...
Tags: Movies, Green, Alaska, Adaptation, 20th Century Fox, John Green, Turtles All The Way Down, Dirk, Marty Bowen, AZA, Hannah Marks, Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Klausner, Russell Pickett, Davis Aza


‘Minecraft’ Movie to Be Helmed by ‘Nick and Norah’s Infinity Playlist’ Director Peter Sollett

The Minecraft movie has found its new director. Following It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creator and star Rob McElhenney‘s departure from the director’s chair after three years, Peter Sollett has been tapped as the new Minecraft movie director and writer. The Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist director steps up to helm the long-anticipated film adaptation of the popular video game of the same name. For a video game about building, it’s certainly taking a long time for the Minecraft movie...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Office, Adaptation, Philadelphia, Minecraft, Steve Carell, Warner Bros, NICK, Warner Brothers, Vertigo, Adam Nee, Aaron, Carell, Peter-Sollett, Rob McElhenney


‘Shadow and Bone’ TV Series Adaptation Coming to Netflix

The Grishaverse is coming to the small screen. Leigh Bardugo‘s best-selling fantasy-adventure novel Shadow and Bone is being adapted into a TV series by Netflix, bringing the author’s beloved Grishaverse to the screen for the first time. Eric Heisserer, the screenwriter behind Netflix’s uber-successful horror film Bird Box, will act as showrunner for the Shadow and Bone series. With Game of Thrones ending its run later this spring, it’s no wonder that epic fantasy-adventure series are poppin...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, Adaptation, Leigh Bardugo, Action/Adventure, Bardugo, Eric Heisserer, Eric Heisserer Bird Box, Shadow and Bone


Sam Raimi to Produce Big Screen Adaptation of Behind

Sam Raimi to produce big screen adaptation of Behind Sam Raimi is returning to his roots. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the director of such famed horror classics as The Evil Dead and Drag Me to Hell will produce a feature length adaptation of the short film Behind for Lionsgate. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(fun...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Horror, Spider-Man, Adaptation, Sam Raimi, Raimi, Short Story, Ghost House Pictures, The Evil Dead, Angel Gomez, Behind, Sam Raimi To Helm, Drag Me To Hell, Robert Tapert, Scott Glasshold


Denis Villeneuve Reunites With ‘Arrival’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Editor Joe Walker for ‘Dune’

Denis Villeneuve has tapped his frequent collaborator Joe Walker as the Dune editor. This marks the French-Canadian director’s fourth collaboration with Walker in a row, after they’ve worked together on Sicario, Arrival, and Blade Runner 2049. Dune has long been a passion project for Villeneuve, who co-wrote the script with Eric Roth and Jon Spaihts. To pull together his vision of Frank Herbert’s dense sci-fi saga, Villeneuve is partnering up with a trusted collaborator: Blade Runner 2049 ed...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Budapest, Middle East, Adaptation, Denis, Rebecca Ferguson, David Lynch, Eric Roth, Stellan Skarsgard, Dune, Frank Herbert, Legendary Pictures, Indiewire, Walker, Paul Atreides


‘The Grinch’ is Now the Highest Grossing Christmas Movie of All-Time

Christmas is over, but Illumination Entertainment’s new take on Dr. Seuss’ classic story How the Grinch Stole Christmas has proven to have some impressively long legs at the box office. In fact, The Grinch box office has passed the $500 million mark at the global box office, making Universal’s holiday hit the highest grossing Christmas movie of all-time. Variety has The Grinch box office update with the film landing $500,497,753, which is well past Home Alone‘s worldwide haul of $476,684,675....
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, US, United States, Animation, Adaptation, Box Office, Universal, Grinch, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Grinch, Ihop, Seuss, Illumination Entertainment, Hotel Transylvania


Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Without Remorse’ Being Rewritten By ‘Sicario’ Screenwriter

Taylor Sheridan, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of movies like Hell or High Water, Sicario, and Sicario: Day of the Soldado, is stepping into the world of Tom Clancy spy thrillers. Sheridan has been hired to rewrite the screenplay for Without Remorse, Paramount’s hopeful franchise-starter that has Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan attached to play the lead role. Read more about it below. Variety first reported the news about Sheridan rewriting this movie…though, strangely, I couldn’t fi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Navy, Thriller, Adaptation, Jordan, Cia, Ryan Coogler, Paramount Pictures, Liev Schreiber, Paramount, Michael B Jordan, Yellowstone, Tom Clancy, Clark, Fruitvale Station


Scrapped ‘Bird Box’ Creature Revealed in New Images; See the “Long Fat Baby” That Didn’t Make the Cut

In Netflix’s Bird Box, Sandra Bullock and the rest of the population are terrorized by inhuman beings that can take the shape of an individual’s worst fear. The only way to survive is to make sure you never make eye contact with them – and now that I’ve actually seen what a scrapped version of this Bird Box creature looks like, I’m the one who’s wishing I had a blindfold. Take a look at the photos of the creature below, which Bullock previously described as a “long fat baby.” “It was a green ...
Tags: Images, Movies, Horror, Netflix, Adaptation, Nielsen, Practical Effects, Bullock, Susanne Bier, Netflix/Streaming Video, Malorie, Howard Berger, Bird Box, Bird Box Sandra Bullock, Andy Bergholtz @andy_bergholtz, Stephen Prouty


‘Alita: Battle Angel’ is Offering to Open Your Eyes to Its Immersive Experience

Have you always wanted to fight killer cyborgs in a grimy futuristic city plagued by crime and economic inequity? Well here’s your chance with the Alita: Battle Angel immersive experience that is being held in Los Angeles, New York City, and Austin ahead of the Robert Rodriguez film’s release. Soon, you’ll be able to explore the futuristic Iron City, the setting of the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel feature film based on the popular anime. Creative production company iam8bit and media and ente...
Tags: New York, Movies, Sci-fi, Los Angeles, Events, Austin, Adaptation, Kansas, Anime, 20th Century Fox, Robert Rodriguez, Iron City, Alita, Alita: Battle Angel, Los Angeles New York City, Seelig Group


‘Dune’ Will Reunite Dave Bautista With Denis Villeneuve

Dave Bautista and Denis Villeneuve: together again. Villeneuve directed Bautista in Blade Runner 2049, and now the wrestler-turned-actor is hopping aboard another sci-fi epic for the French Canadian filmmaker: Dune. Bautista is the latest addition to the Dune cast, which already includes Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson. Deadline broke the news about Dave Bautista joining the Dune cast. They have no specifics on which character Bautista is playing, so we’re just going to take a wild gu...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Adaptation, Ferguson, Ryan Gosling, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson, David Lynch, Dune, Frank Herbert, Paul Atreides, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, Bautista, Dave Bautista


‘Dune’ Will Reunite Dave Bautista With Denis Villeneuve [Updated]

Update: THR says Bautista “will play ‘Beast’ Rabban, the sadistic nephew of a baron who oversees Arrakis.” Our original article follows. Dave Bautista and Denis Villeneuve: together again. Villeneuve directed Bautista in Blade Runner 2049, and now the wrestler-turned-actor is hopping aboard another sci-fi epic for the French Canadian filmmaker: Dune. Bautista is the latest addition to the Dune cast, which already includes Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson. Deadline broke the news about ...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Adaptation, Ferguson, Ryan Gosling, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson, David Lynch, Dune, Frank Herbert, Paul Atreides, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, Bautista, Dave Bautista


‘Watchmen’ TV Series Footage Revealed With ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Tease and More

HBO knows what you want: teasers! The cable network has a big year ahead in 2019, with the final season of Game of Thrones airing, along with their Watchmen show, Big Little Lies season 2, and more. To get everyone hyped up, HBO has released a 2019 teaser that features our first look at Watchmen TV series footage, along with a Game of Thrones season 8 tease, a clip from Big Little Lies season 2, and more. Check it out below. Watchmen TV Series Footage and More Watchmen Oh wow, there’s...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Alan Moore, Meryl Streep, Adaptation, Game Of Thrones, Jon Snow, Damon Lindelof, Gibbons, Jeremy Irons, Mary, Moore, Kidman


‘The Notebook’ is Getting Turned into a Broadway Musical That Will Make You Cry Again

If you watched the adaptation of Nicholas Sparks‘ romance novel The Notebook and thought the story could use a little more song and dance, we have good news. The Notebook is in the process of becoming a Broadway musical with This Is Us supervising producer and playwright Bekah Brunstetter writing the book and folk pop singer and songwriter Ingrid Michaelson behind the music and lyrics. Find out more about The Notebook Broadway musical below. The news of The Notebook Broadway musical comes fro...
Tags: Movies, Ingrid Michaelson, Romance, Noah, Stage, Broadway, Adaptation, Musical, North Carolina, Hulu, James Garner, Ingrid, Deutsch, Nicholas Sparks, Gena Rowlands, Natasha Pierre


How Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Series Can beat the Anime Adaptation Curse (And What It Can Borrow From Marvel and ‘Star Wars’)

Anime fans around the country clutched their chests in fear as they read the fateful words that Netflix is planning on adapting Cowboy Bebop into a 10 episode live-action miniseries. If you’re an American anime fan like me, then you’ve probably been a person who has had to suffer through several horrible live-action adaptations. It seems like Hollywood never gets their approach to live-action anime correct. Sometimes, it can seem like the industry doesn’t even try. Therefore, I’ve prov...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Los Angeles, Features, Netflix, United States, Adaptation, Christoph Waltz, Anime, Jackie Chan, Shell, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Harlem, Falcon


VOTD: ‘Ready Player One’ VFX Breakdown Reveals the Layers of Digital Animation

Regardless of whether you ended up enjoying the pop culture extravaganza that was Ready Player One, it’s hard to deny that the visual effects used to bring the digital world of The OASIS to life were quite the visual spectacle. It’s all thanks to the wizards at Industrial Light and Magic, and the special effects house has released a breakdown showing the layers of the animation we saw on the big screen. It’s rather mind-blowing, especially when it comes to The Shining sequence. Ready Player ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Adaptation, Magic, Visual Effects, Warner Brothers, Ready Player One, Video Of The Day, Digital Animation


Ryan Reynolds Gives a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at ‘Detective Pikachu’

If Detective Pikachu couldn’t get more uncanny for you, Ryan Reynolds is here to remind you that you’re looking at his face when you look into the eyes of that furry yellow creature. The star of the live-action/CG hybrid film posted a Detective Pikachu behind-the-scenes image that gives us a sneak peek(-achu) at the upcoming Pokemon video game adaptation. Detective Pikachu Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek View this post on Instagram ...
Tags: Images, Comedy, Movies, Andy Serkis, Adaptation, Pokemon, Harry, Ryan-Reynolds, Warner Brothers, Legendary Pictures, Tim, Gollum, Ryan, Reynolds, Pikachu, Harry Goodman


Watch the First Three Minutes of ‘American Gods’ Season 2 Right Now

American Gods is returning for its second season in March, but if you can’t wait that long, here’s some (partial) good news. The first three minutes of American Gods season 2 are now online, giving you a tease of all the divine mayhem to come. These opening moments don’t catch us up with Shadow and Mr. Wednesday, but instead checks in with “new gods” Mr. World (Crispin Glover) and the Technical Boy (Bruce Langley). Watch the first three minutes of American Gods season 2 below. First Three M...
Tags: Television, Movies, Neil Gaiman, America, Green, Adaptation, Starz, Gillian Anderson, Anderson, Video Clips, Alexander, Crispin Glover, Gaiman, Fuller, Michael Green, Bryan Fuller


New ‘Aladdin’, ‘Dumbo’, and ‘Captain Marvel’ Images Tease Disney’s Big Upcoming Releases

Disney is going to have a very big year in 2019. In addition to the launch of their streaming service Disney+, they’re also loading up theaters with huge titles: The Lion King, Aladdin, Captain Marvel, Dumbo, Avengers: Endgame and of course, Star Wars: Episode IX. In anticipation of these releases, new Dumbo, Aladdin and Captain Marvel images have arrived online. Time to get hyped, and then give Disney all of your hard-earned cash. Fandango is running a big 2019 movie preview, and they’re un...
Tags: Images, Movies, Robin Williams, Tim Burton, Disney, Adaptation, Colin Farrell, Will Smith, Jude Law, Marvel Studios, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Guy Ritchie, Brie Larson, Burton, Larson


‘The ABC Murders’ Trailer: John Malkovich is Hercule Poirot in the Agatha Christie Murder Mystery Series

Kenneth Branagh brought Agatha Christie’s iconic detective Hercule Poirot to life on the big screen again in a new adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express last year, and he had an eye towards creating an Agatha Christie universe. But in 2019, another Agatha Christie adaptation puts John Malkovich in the detective’s shoes, this time for a series based on the classic novel The ABC Murders, and the first trailer has just arrived. Watch The ABC Murders trailer below. The ABC Murders Trailer ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Abc, Amazon Prime, Bbc, Britain, United States, Adaptation, John-Malkovich, Kenneth Branagh, Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot, Orient Express, Mystery/Suspense, TV Trailer, Farah Abushwesha


‘Werewolves Within’, Based on Popular Game, is Being Adapted Into a Movie

If you’ve participated in a board game night over the past few years, you’ve probably played your fair share of Werewolf, a hidden role party game in which each player is secretly assigned a role – either a werewolf or a villager. As night falls in the game, the werewolves murder the residents of an old village called Gallowston, and when the villagers wake up, they must identify the werewolves among them before they’ve all been wiped out. The concept was adapted into a virtual reality game cal...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Werewolves, Adaptation, Michael Fassbender, Ubisoft, Board Games, Wolff, Mystery/Suspense, Peter Sciretta, Werewolves Within, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Gallowston, Mishna Wolff


Holiday Box Office Haul Proves Disastrous for ‘Welcome To Marwen’ and ‘Mortal Engines’

Robert Zemeckis and Steve Carell attempted to welcome audiences to Marwen over the holiday weekend, and audiences replied: “Thanks, but no thanks.” As holiday box office results reveal, Welcome To Marwen is on track to be one of the biggest box office bombs of 2018. The dramedy, which features a bunch of creepy CGI dolls, will have some company at the bottom of the box office heap. Mortal Engines, the Peter Jackson-produced YA adaptation about cities on wheels, is set to lose more than $120 mil...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Adaptation, Box Office, Universal, Steve-Carell, Jackson, Robert-Zemeckis, Peter-Jackson, Zemeckis, Mortal Engines, Fran Walsh Philippa Boyens, Marwen, Welcome to Marwen, Variety the Universal Pictures, Carell Welcome


Double Ampersand

John sits down with Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens to discuss their new film Mortal Engines, and their approach to writing as a team, worldbuilding, and rewriting through production, because one does not simply walk into Mordor. We also answer audience questions about the difference between ideas for television and movies, and working through dialogue out loud. Links: Thanks to Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens! Mortal Engines is in theaters now. Mortal Engines is ...
Tags: Books, Writing Process, Film Industry, Adaptation, John, Directors, Genres, Producers, WGA, Matt Davis, Screenwriting, Scriptnotes, Philip Reeve, Story and Plot, QandA, Philippa Boyens


‘Doom Patrol’ Trailer: DC Universe Gets Its Own Deeply Weird Superhero Team

Meet Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman, and Crazy Jane, and Cyborg – the obscure characters featured in DC Universe’s new streaming series Doom Patrol. The first trailer is online, and you can see this unconventional superhero team in action below. Doom Patrol Trailer The Doom Patrol first appeared in live-action in the fourth episode of DC Universe’s Titans series, and because producer Greg Berlanti isn’t busy enough (I’m kidding, he’s one of the busiest producers on Earth), he decid...
Tags: Television, Movies, Superman, Adaptation, Diane Guerrero, Dc, Jane, Greg Berlanti, TIMOTHY DALTON, Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, TV Trailer, Alan Tudyk, DC Universe


‘NOS4A2’ Photo Turns Zachary Quinto Into a Vampire

Zachary Quinto is unrecognizable in the first NOS4A2 photo. Quinto plays the evil Charlie Manx, an immortal vampire-like creature that rejuvenates by feeding on the souls of children. Based on the book by Joe Hill (son of Stephen King), NOS4A2 is headed to AMC next year. Ashleigh Cummings also stars, playing the only person who ever managed to escape from Manx. See the NOS4A2 photo below. View this post on Instagram ...
Tags: Images, Television, Movies, Horror, Amc, Netflix, Adaptation, Joe Hill, Zachary-Quinto, Hill, Cummings, Brien, Vic, Manx, Ashleigh Cummings, Quinto


‘Miracle Workers’ Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe is an Angel Trying to Save Planet Earth

Earth is in a constant state of disaster. Whether it’s natural or manmade, there’s always something terrible happening around the world, and it’s about time somebody did something about it. Even heaven thinks there needs to be some kind of interference in the new TBS comedy series Miracle Workers, but God (Steve Buscemi) just doesn’t seem to be up to the task. So it’s up to an angel (Daniel Radcliffe) named Craig, whose job it is to answer prayers, to take matters into his own hands in an effor...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Earth, Adaptation, Tbs, Deadpool, Steve-Buscemi, Daniel-Radcliffe, Craig, Simon Rich, Angela Kinsey, Karan Soni, TV Trailer, Jon Bass, Miracle Workers


10 Things We Learned from the Set of ‘Deadly Class’ [Set Visit Report]

If you’ve seen the commercials for SYFY’s new series Deadly Class, in which young misfits are trained to be assassins in a school called King’s Dominion, then you’ve probably already determined that this show is going to be ca-razy (in the best way ever). But beyond the switchblades and the characters’ devilishly deceptive private school uniforms, the show—derived from writer Rick Remender and artist Wesley Craig’s comic book series of the same name—seeks to confront resonating themes of moral...
Tags: Television, Movies, Syfy, America, Reagan, Features, Adaptation, Chico, Vancouver, Ira, King, Maria, Marcus, Wadsworth, Rick, Wong


'If Beale Street Could Talk' Is an Intimate Rendering of Black Love in the Face of Hatred

None The heart of If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins' much-anticipated follow up to the Oscar-winning Moonlight, is apparent from its opening scene. Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) and Fonny Hunt (Stephan James), a young black couple in love, hold hands as they stroll across a secluded New York City waterfront. Their colors of their clothes and skin — warm, sensuous yellows, oranges and browns — mimic the tender intensity of their blossoming love. The music swells and the camera focuses straigh...
Tags: Music, New York, Crime, Romance, Review, Drama, New York City, America, Racism, Adaptation, Harlem, Puerto Rico, Film Review, Nicholas Britell, Henry, If Beale Street Could Talk