February 18, 2018

Scribes Talk “Deus Ex” Film Adaptation

As previously announced, "Sinister" director Scott Derrickson is helming the film adaptation of Square Enix's well-regarded video game "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" for CBS Films. C. Robert Cargill, who co-wrote the script with Derrickson, says that the chief philosophy behind the film is that they're not making a video game movie, so much as making … [Read more...]

“Nixon” Scribes Pen Bruce Lee Action Film

QED International and Groundswell Productions are teaming for "Birth of the Dragon," an action film in which martial arts legend Bruce Lee is one of the lead characters. The story is inspired by the true-life no-rules fight in San Francisco's Triad-controlled Chinatown in 1965. The fight, between Lee and China’s most famous kung fu master Wong … [Read more...]

Former Bond Scribes Pen “Barbarella”

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have worked on the scripts of every James Bond film since 1999's "The World is Not Enough," are set to pen a new TV series based on classic 1960s sci-fi character "Barbarella". Purvis and Wade will reimagine Jean-Claude Forest's comic character made famous by the Jane Fonda-led 1968 film. "Drive" director Nicolas … [Read more...]

“Creed,” “Rome,” “Caribou” Score Scribes

Ubisoft Motion Pictures and New Regency have hired acclaimed English playwright Michael Lesslie to pen the upcoming film version of the "Assassin's Creed" video game series. A search is currently underway for a director on the project which Michael Fassbender will star in and produce. Meanwhile, "Apollo 18" screenwriter Brian Miller has come … [Read more...]

Scribes Set For Fifth “Pirates,” “Step Up”

"Catch Me if You Can" scribe Jeff Nathanson has been hired to pen the fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" for Disney Pictures. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing with Johnny Depp set to return as Captain Jack Sparrow. In news of another fifth entry in a series, Summit Entertainment has hired John Swetnam ("Black Sky") to write the script for a fifth … [Read more...]

Starz Develops “Departed” Scribe’s “Crime”

Atlas Entertainment, Henceforth Pictures, Starz and Sonar Entertainment are all teaming to produce the 1960s UK-set drama series "Crime." Oscar-winning screenwriter William Monahan ("The Departed," "Kingdom of Heaven") is penning the series which is described as "a study of criminal enterprise and scandal" during the period. Monahan adds that … [Read more...]

“Bent Road,” “Jeremiah Harm” Get Scribes

Cross Creek Pictures has optioned the film rights to Lori Roy's novel "Bent Road" and has set Mark Mallouk to adapt the script. The tone is said to be akin to "A History of Violence", and Benderspink is producing. The story follows a man who left home in Kansas as a youth after the mysterious death of one his older sisters, then returns with his … [Read more...]

“Mass Effect” Film Scores New Scribes

Morgan Davis Foehl has come onboard to work on the script for the film adaptation of Electronic Arts and BioWare's "Mass Effect" video game series at Legendary Entertainment says Variety. Mark Protosevich ("Thor," "I Am Legend") penned the first version of the script back when Legendary scored the rights a few years ago. This news confirms the … [Read more...]

“He-Man,” “Black Lagoon” Get New Scribes

Sony Pictures and Escape Artists have hired "The Expendables 2" and "The Mechanic" scribe Richard Wenk to perform rewrites on the screenplay for their live-action He-Man reboot "Masters of the Universe" says Variety. Jon M. Chu ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation") is directing the project based on the classic 80s cartoon series and Mattel toy line. Numerous … [Read more...]

“God of War” Movie Details From Scribes

Last month came word that "Saw" sequel and "Pacific Rim" scribes Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan had come onboard the film adaptation of Sony's popular and acclaimed video game series "God of War". The first game followed the battles of the Spartan warrior Kratos, who squares off against mythological beasts including Medusa, Cyclops and the … [Read more...]