Screen Junkies » adam cozad http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:42:48 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Brad Pitt Eyes ‘The Gray Man’, But Not In A Creepy Way http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brad-pitt-eyes-the-gray-man-but-not-in-a-creepy-way/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/brad-pitt-eyes-the-gray-man-but-not-in-a-creepy-way/#comments Mon, 15 Aug 2011 22:25:23 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=224600 It's rude to stare, Brad.

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In Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Brad Pitt played a very good assassin. But in The Gray Man, he would play the world’s BEST assassin, which is nothing to sneeze at. Like Jason Bourne, Ethan Hunt, and so many other operatives, his last gig went bad and now he’s on the run from the very people that employed him.

The film is an adaptation from Mark Greaney’s novel, with the adaptation being completed by Adam Cozad. The film will be helmed by James Gray, who is kind of an obvious choice, given the title. The talks aren’t final yet, so nothing is certain, but negotiations are far enough along that the studio feels comfortable letting the world know that Pitt is “in like” with the project and hoping to take things to the next level. (Variety)

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Next ‘Tarzan’ To Be The First Of A Trilogy http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/next-tarzan-to-be-the-first-of-a-trilogy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/next-tarzan-to-be-the-first-of-a-trilogy/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 19:04:03 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=214465 'Tarzan: A New Hope'?

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You might recall earlier reports of a Tarzan movie being in development at Warner Bros. You might also recall, if your memory has been able to withstand the savage jungle, that one of the scripts commissioned for the project was to be penned by screenwriter Craig Brewer.

Well, now it seems that Brewer is not only the man for the job, but he’s come up with a Tarzan trilogy idea – not only that, but he wants to direct it, too. This guy must be a bigger Tarzan fan than George of the Jungle. The other script, being worked on by Adam Cozad, hasn’t been thrown into the pit of snakes yet, so it remains to be seen which Tarzan will come out on top. But if WB is even giving thought to Brewer’s idea for not one but three Tarzan movies, it just might be his job to lose.

No details yet on what this trilogy would entail, but it’s definitely true that there is plenty of source material to work with. Edgar Rice Burroughs wasn’t known for stopping at one, three, or a dozen books – the main series include 24 (!) novels. So a trilogy doesn’t seem like that much, does it? (Deadline)

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WB Working On A Couple Of ‘Tarzan’ Scripts http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wb-working-on-a-couple-of-tarzan-scripts/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wb-working-on-a-couple-of-tarzan-scripts/#comments Fri, 06 May 2011 18:46:01 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210952 Ungawa!

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The character of Tarzan has been making money for various companies since the first novel was published in 1912. And it looks like that isn’t going to change any time soon, since Warner Bros. is saying “ungawa!” to another Tarzan movie. And they’re reportedly commissioning two scripts to be written simultaneously.

One of the scripts will be written by up-and-coming screenwriter Adam Cozad, who also worked on the script for the upcoming Jack Ryan reboot. His work on reinventing a popular character might be what attracted WB executives to him for this. The other, according to reports, is being written by Craig Brewer.

This practice isn’t uncommon for big studio movies, especially ones with franchise potential – the script that doesn’t get chosen as the first movie can often be reworked into a sequel if necessary. I just hope WB can work in a cameo from Cheetah the chimp. (Deadline)

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David Koepp Is The Latest Writer To Get Submerged By Jack Ryan Reboot http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-koepp-is-the-latest-writer-to-get-submerged-by-jack-ryan-reboot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/david-koepp-is-the-latest-writer-to-get-submerged-by-jack-ryan-reboot/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2011 01:41:52 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209656 Many writers have tried to write this Jack Ryan movie. All have failed.

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Here’s the easy part of this story: writer David Koepp has been tapped to pen a new version of the untitled Jack Ryan origin story film formerly known as Moscow. How we got to this point is a little crazy, so I’m gonn break it down step-by-step:

1. After the success of Star Trek, Paramount hired writer Hossein Amini to script a Jack Ryan movie for Chris Pine.

2. Paramount buys a spec script called Dubai and tells writer Adam Cozad to make that the Jack Ryan movie.

3. Unhappy with that take, Paramount hired Anthony Peckham to rewrite Cozad’s script.

4. Then writer Steve Zaillian was brought on, but quickly abandoned ship.

5. Project goes into limbo.

6. David Koepp gets 7-figures to rewrite Cozad’s script. Which of the hundreds of drafts lying around Paramount’s offices will be the starting point for Koepp’s version is anyone’s guess.

7. 40 more writers are hired and fired.

8. Eight years later, the screenwriting robot is finally complete and Robo-Writer 9000 electoni-pens the perfect rewrite in 4 minutes. None of the human writers get an on-screen credit.

Jack Bender (“Lost”) is attached to direct. That much has not changed… for now. (Deadline)

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