Screen Junkies » melissa rosenberg http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:50:09 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 If You Liked The Writing Of ‘Twilight’ Then You’ll Probably Tolerate ‘Earthseed’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/if-you-liked-the-writing-of-twilight-then-youll-probably-tolerate-earthseed/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/if-you-liked-the-writing-of-twilight-then-youll-probably-tolerate-earthseed/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2011 00:15:18 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204384 This woman speaks the language of teens and tweens the world over. Yes, you're looking at the right picture.

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Twilight screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg is adapting another young-adult sci-fi work, the 1983 tome Earthseed, which can best be described as Lord of the Flies on a spaceship. Rosenberg herself says the work tackles themes of “nature vs. nurture,” which should make her 9th-grade English teacher very happy that she remembered that phrase.

After the success of Twilight franchise, Rosenberg started her own production company, Tall Girls, which will be producing Earthseed. Both the screenwriter and producers see franchise potential in the Earthseed saga, so brace yourself for like eight of these things.

Per THR, the gist of Earthseed is:

Earthseed takes place in a future where humans launch a project called Ship to carry Earth DNA into space to find a new planet on which to settle. During its flight, a group of newly grown teenagers born without traditional parents are provided a simulated Earth environment, Hollow, to test their ability to survive. As some of the kids splinter off, tensions grow between the groups and major revelations ensue at fighting erupts.

I wonder who the intergalactic version of Piggy is going to be? Jonah Hill? Jonah Hill.

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‘Highlander’ Gets ‘Twilight’-ified, Because That’s Where The Money Is http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/highlander-gets-twilight-ified-because-thats-where-the-money-is/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/highlander-gets-twilight-ified-because-thats-where-the-money-is/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 01:51:57 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26002 Summit hired 'Twilight Saga' writer Melissa Rosenberg to pen their upcoming reboot/remake/refart of 'Highlander.'

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Fact: the only movies making money right now are the Twilight movies. Don’t bother looking up whether that’s true on Box Office Mojo, you won’t find anything there but a bunch of gibberish actual box office numbers. Anyway, the kids love the Twilight, and its influence can be seen in a bunch of upcoming films. That might be why Summit hired Twilight Saga writer Melissa Rosenberg to pen their upcoming reboot/remake/refart of Highlander.

I expect Rosenberg will make an easy transition to this project, since there’s a lot of overlap between Highlander and Twilight:

  1. The main characters ar immortals.
  2. There’s romantic longing between mortals and immortals.
  3. Tons of shirtless teenage boys.
  4. Those teenage boys have glittery abs.
  5. Tween girls love movies about sexy vampires and sword-wielding Scotsmen.

The movie will be produced by Peter Davis and directed by Justin Lin (Fast Five). Hopefully Lin won’t allow the complete tweenification of Connor MacLeod, and maybe he’ll wedge an awesome car chase / sword fight or two in there. (Hollywood Reporter)

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