Archive for May 20th, 2008
Now I’m convinced Hollywood has run out of ideas. First up, on the infinite quest of a decent version, modern version of Flash Gordon, Columbia pictures will have at it, with Breck Eisner as director/exec producer, and Neal Moritz producing – no writer is lined up yet. Between the two of them, they are a remake machine: Goosebumps, 21 Jump Street, The Green Hornet, Creature From The Black Lagoon, and George Romero’s Crazies are all in the pipeline.
In the meantime, since no one understands the original’s penultimate line, “There can be only one!”, Summit Entertainment has obtained the remake rights to Highlander from Panzer/Davis, and will retain Peter Davis as a producer. Art Marcum and Matt Holloway (Iron Man) will write the screenplay.
Maybe I should channel my programming skills into writing some spec scripts. But then again, you still don’t see any new site software yet…
Russell T. Davies, has has been rumored, will step down as producer of Doctor Who, and writer Steven Moffat, who has written some of the best (and scariest) episodes, will take charge. This season he’s penned the two parter “Silence In The Library/Forest Of The Dead”, which is next up in the U.K. (although there is a week’s break this coming weekend due to the Eurovision Song Contest) and stars Alex Kingston, who U.S. viewers might recognize as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on ER. Moffat has been racking up BAFTA awards, having just received another one for the episode “Blink”, and also just completed the first screenplay for Tintin (based on a Belgian comic-strip hero), which Steven Spielberg will turn into a Dreamworks film.