Screen Junkies » Legend http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Sci-Fi Trilogy ‘Legend’ Finds A Director, Now Just Needs A Book To Adapt http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sci-fi-trilogy-legend-finds-a-director-now-just-needs-a-book-to-adapt/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/sci-fi-trilogy-legend-finds-a-director-now-just-needs-a-book-to-adapt/#comments Thu, 12 May 2011 23:39:04 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=211891 Levine is following the time-tested career arc of "NYC pot dealer-movie to zombie romance-movie to sci-fi blockbuster." How cliché.

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CBS Films had already picked Legend to be their flagship franchise after Twilight ends its reign of terror at the box office, and signing director Jonathan Levine puts them one step closer to that goal. However, while Levine’s attachment soles one problem for them, there’s still that pesky issue of not having any source material to adapt.

Legend won’t hit shelves until November, which actually works well, as Levine, whose biggest credit until now has been The Wackness, will be knee-deep in Warm Bodies, a delightful zombie romance film. While The Wackness was a low-budget coming-of-age indie tale, Warm Bodies will probably serve as a better barometer of what this guy is capable of when he’s got the weight of a studio and starpower behind him, so let’s wait and see with this one, hmmmm?

Legend, as described by Vulture, is ”a Robin Hood–esque tale set a hundred years in the future against a Blade Runner–like Los Angeles.” Yeah, they better start cranking on that book. That little synopsis is pretty damn vague.

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CBS Films Has Twilight In Their Eyes For ‘Legend’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cbs-films-has-twilight-in-their-eyes-for-legend/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cbs-films-has-twilight-in-their-eyes-for-legend/#comments Fri, 04 Feb 2011 18:36:29 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=24858 CBS Films, hungry to snag the next billions-grossing tween franchise, has acquired the rights to Legend, Marie Lu's young adult novel. Picture is sadly unrelated.

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CBS Films, hungry to snag the next billions-grossing tween franchise, has acquired the rights to Legend, Marie Lu’s young adult novel.  Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, who can be blamed credited with unleashing Twilight onto the movie going public, will produce through their Temple Hill banner. The dark, dystopian, young adult tale (which, by the way, is apparently now an entire fiction genre) hasn’t even been published yet (it’s due out in November on Penguin Group), but a film is on the way. Legend tells the story focuses on a North America at war, and a Robin Hood-esque figure named Day who is being hunted by a teen prodigy named June. Lu, who will executive produce in the scripting stage, said of the characters:

“The character of Day, a roguish teen outlaw on the run, has been in my head sinc high school. One night, I was watching an old time detective movie when the idea of Day vs. the gifted teen June came to me.”

Hmm… I wonder if these two crazy kids will ever bone each other as the world is ending around them and Death Cab For Cutie plays on the soundtrack. And the tweens will swoon, and the execs will all buy second yachts! Yay! (Deadline)

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