After the phenomenal success of The Hunger Games, studio Lionsgate is looking to stay in the Jennifer Lawrence business, adding the actress to an adaptation of gossip columnist Jeanette Walls' 2005 memoir, The Glass House.
Deadline reports Lionsgate has acquired the rights for the book, which details the unconventional and poverty-stricken upbringing Walls experienced with her "dysfunctional but vibrant" family. The book spent 261 weeks on The New York Times' best-seller list, and with producer Gil Netter (The Blind Side, Water for Elephants) and screenwriter Marti Noxon (Fright Night, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) attached to the project, expect a funny, tragic, yet uplifting adaptation. more on lawrence plus the full poster >> Posted 04.23.12 by Ryan
Mash-up author Seth Grahame-Smith isn't finished writing books (his third novel, Unholy Night, will be published in April), but he's been spending plenty of time in Hollywood. Along with working as a screenwriter for director Tim Burton's Dark Shadows, Grahame-Smith is adapting his second best-selling novel, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Blending Lincoln's actual history with vampires (or finally revealing Lincoln's actual vampire history, depending on how you want to look at it), Grahame-Smith's book took a more scholarly approach, but as the writer told SlashFilm in a recent interview, the movie version became more action-oriented once director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) got involved. what is happening with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? >> Posted 03.28.12 by Ryan
Now that Fright Night is in theaters, Craig Gillespie can concentrate on directing Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The movie's based on the 2009 best-selling mashup novel from Seth Grahame-Smith, who added the undead to Jane Austen's classic story.
While talking to The LA Times, the Australian director explained that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will stay "incredibly true to Austen," making tone the ultimate challenge of the movie. more on the tone issue >> Posted 08.25.11 by Ryan
Touchstone Pictures has released two new preview clips from director Craig Gillespie's (Lars and the Real Girl) new movie, Fright Night, an updated remake of the 1985 comedy-horror classic of the same name. The movie centers around Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin), a high school student who is finally coming into his own. He's hanging with the cool kids and dating the hottest girl (Imogen Poots) in school. Everything seems great...until a vampire (Colin Farrell) moves in next door. While we don't get to see any of Farrell's suave-but-vicious character, Jerry Dandridge, in the new preview clips, we are treated to some of the great dialogue written by screenwriter Marti Noxon, who honed her craft in the comedy-horror genre as a writer and producer on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series. watch the new preview clips >> Posted 08.13.11 by BrentJS
When director Craig Gillespie was hired to helm Liongate's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, he revealed that he would need to "do a polish on [the script] and then get going, really." Gillepsie wouldn't have to look too long to find a writer.
The Wrap reports that Gillespie had his Fright Night remake screenwriter Marti Noxon perform the script polish on the draft left over from when David O. Russell was the project's writer and director. Russell left the movie last October, with Mike White hired to replace Russell a month later, only to quit in January.
In a recent interview with MTV, Gillespie described what he found attractive about the project. who's been cast? >> Posted 06.01.11 by Ryan
Screenwriter Marti Noxon cannot escape vampires.
Having written for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show, Noxon was pulled back into the vampire genre for the Craig Gillespie-directed remake of Fright Night and had the responsibility of differentiating the remake from the 1985 original. In a recent interview with Collider, Noxon explained her inspiration for the remake.
not too happy with the trailer >> Posted 05.16.11 by Ryan
I don’t know why, but I had a very strong feeling about this one. Maybe because I’d become obsessed with this idea of a vampire who appears mundane and working-class. Also, I had spent time in Las Vegas, in the suburbs, and had just been so impressed with what a good place that would be to be a vampire, ‘cause that’s how I think. That’s just how my brain works. I was like, "My god, this would be awesome, if you were a vampire ‘cause there’s are all these empty houses and people come and go."
With three new images already online, three more stills have arrived for director Craig Gillespie's Fright Night remake. Like the 1985 original, Fright Night follows a teenager (Anton Yelchin) who realizes that his neighbor is actually a vampire.
The images are the first look at the remake, which has yet to have a clip or trailer released. Footage of the movie was shown at last month's CinemaCon, which Slashfilm described as "thrilling". The images show Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) and Colin Farrell, who plays vampire Jerry Dandridge. Farrell explains his CinemaCon putdown >> Posted 04.08.11 by Ryan
Irish actor Colin Farrell is no stranger to appearing in TV show adaptations (S.W.A.T., Miami Vice), but his latest work has been in remakes. In May , Farrell was cast in director Craig Gillespie's Fright Night remake, and, in October, Farrell was rumored to be the frontrunner for director Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake.
In Fright Night, Farrell goes vampire in the role Chris Sarandon played in the 1985 original. In an interview with Collider, Farrell couldn't reveal much about Fright Night, but did reveal that it was the script (written by Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Marti Noxon) that drew him to the remake. Will Farrell head to Mars? >> Posted 01.08.11 by Ryan
The major players of the Fright Night remake are finally in place. With Anton Yelchin cast as protagonist Charley Brewster, and Toni Collette and Colin Farrell added to the cast last month (Collete will play Yelchin's mother and Farrell will play their new neighbor — who just happens to be a vampire). Now, THR reports that Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) and David Tennant (Doctor Who) have joined the production. Who Will MIntz-Plasse and Tennant Play? Posted 06.09.10 by Ryan