Screen Junkies » Akiva Goldsman http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Universal Says ‘Whoa, Easy There’ To ‘Dark Tower’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/universal-says-whoa-easy-there-to-dark-tower/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/universal-says-whoa-easy-there-to-dark-tower/#comments Fri, 13 May 2011 22:02:38 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212092 It's all about the Benjamins.

The post Universal Says ‘Whoa, Easy There’ To ‘Dark Tower’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
It was going to be one of the most ambitious projects eve taken on by a major studio. A mammoth adaptation of Stephen King‘s Dark Tower series, directed by Ron Howard and spanning three theatrical movies and two seasons of TV. Then, it was reported that the studio behind this project, Universal, was no longer interested. Now, in a stunning twist, they ARE interested, but only on a version that doesn’t cost so much.

So director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer, and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman are “regrouping” in order to figure out how to do adapt The Dark Tower, but cheaper. It’s not known yet what exactly this will entail, or whether or not this means Javier Bardem is still involved. A free money-saving tip to Ron Howard and co: Eat at Subway. You can get a variety of footlong subs for only five dollars! (The Hollywood Reporter)

The post Universal Says ‘Whoa, Easy There’ To ‘Dark Tower’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/universal-says-whoa-easy-there-to-dark-tower/feed/ 6
Aronofsky And Clooney Team-Up For Non-’Wolverine’ Movie? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/darren-aronofsky-and-george-clooney-team-up-for-non-wolverine-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/darren-aronofsky-and-george-clooney-team-up-for-non-wolverine-movie/#comments Mon, 09 May 2011 23:01:38 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211212 'Human Nature' is about people becoming pets. We'd better get awesome litter boxes.

The post Aronofsky And Clooney Team-Up For Non-’Wolverine’ Movie? appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
When last we heard from Darren Aronofsky, he refused to direct The Wolverine, in order to piss me off that day. Now he’s circling around a new project that – I’m sorry to say – has nothing to do with Wolverine, X-Men or even Marvel Comics. That Pi Guy is really trying my patience.

For his follow-up to Black Swan, Aronofsky is considering a film by screenwriter Jeff Welch called Human Nature. It’s a science fiction story about a dude who gets cryogenically frozen and wakes up in a future where humans are pets to another species. Sounds Planet of the Apes-ish to me, and that’s all the rage these days. Unfortunately, I doubt the other species is a race of badass mutants who have claws on their hands, but there’s some good news: George Clooney might attach himself to the project as the lead. That makes me think this whole nightmare scenario happens in the script because of a Republican president or something liberally.

Producer Akiva Goldsman is currently working on a budget for the film. (Vulture)

The post Aronofsky And Clooney Team-Up For Non-’Wolverine’ Movie? appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/darren-aronofsky-and-george-clooney-team-up-for-non-wolverine-movie/feed/ 0
Is Universal’s ‘Dark Tower’ More Like A Jenga Tower? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/is-universals-dark-tower-more-like-a-jenga-tower/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/is-universals-dark-tower-more-like-a-jenga-tower/#comments Fri, 06 May 2011 05:00:08 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210859 Anybody wanna buy a gigantic, cross-platform adaptation of Stephen King's 'Dark Tower'? I know a bunch of guys looking to sell.

The post Is Universal’s ‘Dark Tower’ More Like A Jenga Tower? appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Anybody wanna buy a gigantic, cross-platform adaptation of Stephen King‘s Dark Tower? I know a bunch of guys looking to sell.

Reportedly, Universal is worried about the ridiculous scope of their upcoming Dark Tower series, which will be told in three epic blockbuster movies and an epic, blockbuster TV series. (Unless the series airs on NBC as planned, but the budget would still be big.) Director/Producer Ron Howard must have been like, “so you have enough money for this, right?” To which Universal quickly responded, “sure, sure,” but the studio just looked its wallet and realized it doesn’t have that kind of cash on them, and they have a bunch of bills to pay this month… So Universal is apparently thinking about either finding a partner studio or selling the behemoth off entirely.

Casting is still in progress, though Javier Bardem is set to play Roland Deschain for the next 15-25 years or so. The books will be adapted by writer Akiva Goldsman. (Variety)

The post Is Universal’s ‘Dark Tower’ More Like A Jenga Tower? appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/is-universals-dark-tower-more-like-a-jenga-tower/feed/ 0
‘Dark Tower’ Grows Bigger, Consuming Writer Mark Verheiden http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dark-tower-grows-bigger-consuming-writer-mark-verheiden/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dark-tower-grows-bigger-consuming-writer-mark-verheiden/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2011 03:56:34 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206809 Mark Verheiden has penned everything from "Battlestar Galactica" to Superman comics. He'll be teaming with Akiva Goldsman on the NBC series that's just one part of a big, giant thing.

The post ‘Dark Tower’ Grows Bigger, Consuming Writer Mark Verheiden appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
This is gonna be a big f*cking tower.

More news out of The Dark Tower camp. The Stephen King adaptation, which will be adapted into three movies and a TV series, and also probably a few video games, a series of books based on the movies of the books, and a set of Slurpee cups, has found a new writer for its TV arm. Mark Verheiden is a movie/TV/comic book writer who has penned everything from”Battlestar Galactica” to Superman comics. He’ll be teaming with Akiva Goldsman on the NBC series. Verheiden was also a supervising producer on “Heroes,” so maybe NBC is his kryptonite? I hope not.

Ron Howard will direct the Dark Tower series, which will bridge the gap between movies 1 & 2. God knows, if there are gaps between movies in a trilogy, something must fill the chronological void. Could you imagine watching Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith without watching the many different “Clone Wars” TV shows? Also, could you imagine re-watching Attack of the Clones? I cannot. (Deadline)

The post ‘Dark Tower’ Grows Bigger, Consuming Writer Mark Verheiden appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dark-tower-grows-bigger-consuming-writer-mark-verheiden/feed/ 0 mark-verheiden
Javier Bardem “In” For Never-Ending ‘Dark Tower’ Series? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/javier-bardem-almost-in-for-never-ending-dark-tower-adaptation/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/javier-bardem-almost-in-for-never-ending-dark-tower-adaptation/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2011 01:59:02 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205827 Bardem is in final talks to join the adaptation of Stephen King's book series, which will include three movies and two TV mini-series. Okay, but will there also be a web series and a couple Nintendo 3DS games?

The post Javier Bardem “In” For Never-Ending ‘Dark Tower’ Series? appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
In the last chapter, actor Javier Bardem was being courted by producer Brian Grazer to join Universal’s take on Stephen King‘s “magnum opus,” The Dark Tower series. Bardem is Grazer’s top choice to play the questing, knight-like gunslinger Roland Deschain. In the current chapter, Grazer is close to getting his dream lead. I wish I could finish this chapter, but the plane is landing and I need to call my wife.

Bardem is in final talks to join the adaptation of the 7-book series, which will include three movies and two TV mini-series. Okay, but will there also be a web series and a couple Nintendo 3DS games? Rumors say this will be Bardem’s biggest payday ever, but with all the work ahead of him if he accepts, that’s hardly a surprise. Anything less than his biggest payday ever would be a serious bargain.

Ron Howard will direct the first movie this September with a script by Akiva Goldsman. They’re also both working on the first TV show episode. (Deadline)

The post Javier Bardem “In” For Never-Ending ‘Dark Tower’ Series? appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/javier-bardem-almost-in-for-never-ending-dark-tower-adaptation/feed/ 0 javier_bardem
Akiva Goldsman To Direct ‘Winter’s Tale’, But Not The Weird Shakespeare One http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/akiva-goldsman-to-direct-winters-tale-but-not-the-weird-shakespeare-one/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/akiva-goldsman-to-direct-winters-tale-but-not-the-weird-shakespeare-one/#comments Wed, 02 Feb 2011 02:36:15 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23974 Mark Helprin 1983 novel 'Winter's Tale' is about a thief and a flying horse, which incidentally would be a pretty badass getaway vehicle for a thief.

The post Akiva Goldsman To Direct ‘Winter’s Tale’, But Not The Weird Shakespeare One appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Warner Bros. thinks Akiva Goldsman has ‘a beautiful mind’ for adaptations. Maybe that’s because the screenwriter wrote A Beautiful Mind – no one can truly say for sure. What we do know is that the famous writer/producer is getting his first chance to direct, since Warner Bros. greenlit his screenplay adaptation of Mark Helprin 1983 novel Winter’s Tale. The book is about a thief and a flying horse, which incidentally would be a pretty badass getaway vehicle for a thief.

There’s a caveat though. Goldsman has to finish writing the adaptation for Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Supposedly, the adaptation will span three feature films, two TV mini-series, and we assume 5-6 video games, 12-13 graphic novels, 18 web series from different character POVs and the world’s longest pop-up book for kids. If Goldsman has to write all of that first, it may be awhile before he gets to hop on the saddle of the white flying horse. Perhaps he could steal a page from Peter Lake and attempt to stop time? (Deadline)

The post Akiva Goldsman To Direct ‘Winter’s Tale’, But Not The Weird Shakespeare One appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/akiva-goldsman-to-direct-winters-tale-but-not-the-weird-shakespeare-one/feed/ 0 akiva-goldsman
Akiva Goldsman to Direct ‘Man and Wife’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/akiva-goldsman-to-direct-man-and-wife/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/akiva-goldsman-to-direct-man-and-wife/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Akiva Goldsman (Left) and Ron Howard (Right) on the set of Inspector Gadget 2.Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman is putting down his pen and picking up his wand, or whatever instrument directors use while directing. The Oscar-winning writer is slated to make his directorial debut with the 20th Century Fox drama, Man and Wife. The film follows an assassin who falls in love with the woman he is supposed to kill. In most relationships, a man falls in love with a woman and then ends up wanting to kill her, but this film turns that convention on its head. Brilliant!You have to hand it to Goldsman, especially considering he wrote Lost in Space and Batman and Robin. A lesser man (like myself) or a traditional Japanese samurai would have committed ritual suicide after penning such awful scripts. But Goldsman kept at it and went on to do great things. Aside from trying his hand at directing, he is also producing the upcoming Jonah Hex film and is slated to adapt Stephen King's The Dark Tower for director Ron Howard. (Deadline)

The post Akiva Goldsman to Direct ‘Man and Wife’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

Akiva Goldsman (Left) and Ron Howard (Right) on the set of Inspector Gadget 2.

Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman is putting down his pen and picking up his wand, or whatever instrument directors use while directing. The Oscar-winning writer is slated to make his directorial debut with the 20th Century Fox drama, Man and Wife. The film follows an assassin who falls in love with the woman he is supposed to kill. In most relationships, a man falls in love with a woman and then ends up wanting to kill her, but this film turns that convention on its head. Brilliant!

You have to hand it to Goldsman, especially considering he wrote Lost in Space and Batman and Robin. A lesser man (like myself) or a traditional Japanese samurai would have committed ritual suicide after penning such awful scripts. But Goldsman kept at it and went on to do great things. Aside from trying his hand at directing, he is also producing the upcoming Jonah Hex film and is slated to adapt Stephen King’s The Dark Tower for director Ron Howard. (Deadline)

 

The post Akiva Goldsman to Direct ‘Man and Wife’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/akiva-goldsman-to-direct-man-and-wife/feed/ 0
Akiva Goldsman Recycling ‘The Toxic Avenger’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/akiva-goldsman-recycling-the-toxic-avenger/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/akiva-goldsman-recycling-the-toxic-avenger/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Troma's The Toxic Avenger film is a cult hit about a 98-lb weakling who mutates into a misshapen hulk after falling into a vat of toxic waste. He uses his newfound strength to rip evil-doers limb from limb and then sodomize them with said limbs. Today comes news that Akiva Goldsman has picked up the rights to remake The Toxic Avenger without including any of those good parts.The new Toxie will be a green superhero who embarks on PG-13 adventures. Which means instead of introducing a thug's head to his sphincter, he will now introduce thugs to brochures about recycling and Al Gore documentaries. (Deadline)

The post Akiva Goldsman Recycling ‘The Toxic Avenger’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

Troma’s The Toxic Avenger film is a cult hit about a 98-lb weakling who mutates into a misshapen hulk after falling into a vat of toxic waste. He uses his newfound strength to rip evil-doers limb from limb and then sodomize them with said limbs. Today comes news that Akiva Goldsman has picked up the rights to remake The Toxic Avenger without including any of those good parts.

The new Toxie will be a green superhero who embarks on PG-13 adventures. Which means instead of introducing a thug’s head to his sphincter, he will now introduce thugs to brochures about recycling and Al Gore documentaries. (Deadline)

The post Akiva Goldsman Recycling ‘The Toxic Avenger’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/akiva-goldsman-recycling-the-toxic-avenger/feed/ 0