Screen Junkies » don murphy http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:07:56 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Powers Combine For Live-Action ‘Captain Planet’ Film http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/powers-combine-for-live-action-captain-planet-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/powers-combine-for-live-action-captain-planet-film/#comments Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:03:25 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=220880 The world needs a mulleted hero.

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Good news for Dev Patel! Transformers producer Don Murphy and his partner Susan Montford have signed a deal with Cartoon Network to bring a live-action Captain Planet to the big screen. Finally a mulleted hero the world can depend on.

“The messages of Captain Planet are even more relevant today,” said Snyder [TBS COO]. “We feel this team can bring the world’s first eco-hero to life in a powerful motion picture that is not only pertinent but entertaining.”

“We are extremely excited about bringing the good Captain back to life,” said Murphy. “His adventures are known worldwide and he is recognized across generations. We expect to make a spectacular series of films with the amazing team at Cartoon Network.”

“With the earthquakes, tornadoes, melting icebergs and all the other problems threatening the world right now, Earth really needs her greatest defender,” said Montford.

Wow. What a total “fuck you” to Al Gore. (Coming Soon)

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Nerdiest News Ever: ‘X2′ Scribe To Adapt ‘Dragonriders Of Pern’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nerdiest-news-ever-x2-scribe-to-adapt-dragonriders-of-pern/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/nerdiest-news-ever-x2-scribe-to-adapt-dragonriders-of-pern/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2011 05:50:53 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206827 David Hayter wrote 'Watchmen' and 'X2', but he's now turning his attention to adapting books with fewer pictures that also inspire sad people to dress-up in convention halls.

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This piece of news is pure nerdonium. That means you’ll need horn-rimmed science goggles in order to view it safely. Also, snort.

David Hayter is no comic book hater. (See what I did there?) The screenwriter wrote Watchmen and X2, but he’s now turning his attention to adapting books with fewer pictures that also inspire sad people to dress-up in convention halls. He will adapt Dragonlight, “the first novel in a series that includes 22 novels generated by Anne McCaffrey.” I like how Deadline says she “generated” the novels, like a fantasy novel writing robot. On a related note, Japan should create a fantasy novel writing robot – that’d be awesome.

Dragonriders of Pern – warning: you only have to say the name to get a wedgie – concerns a group of airborne warriors who ride super-powered dragons and save the planet Pern. Dragonlight was written in 1968, and the book series has continued to this day. That’s 43 years of elaborate story continuity for me to never wade through.

Don Murphy is set to produce. No director is currently attached. (Deadline)

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