Screen Junkies » mike white http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:31:23 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Mike White Moves From ‘Enlightened’ To Something Else Awesome With ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mike-white-moves-from-enlightened-to-something-else-awesome-with-silver-linings-playbook-author/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mike-white-moves-from-enlightened-to-something-else-awesome-with-silver-linings-playbook-author/#comments Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:45:48 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254099 'Enlightened' may be canceled but Mike White is not slowing up.

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Earlier this week, I was dismayed to find out that Enlightened would not be returning to HBO for a third season. As the sole fan of that show, I wanted badly to see what was still in store for Amy Jellicoe and her crusade.  Good to know that creator Mike White isn’t letting the bad news effect his getting back in the game.

Dreamworks has brought on White to adapt a new project from Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick. Snatched up by the studio while still in manuscript form, The Good Luck Of Right Now focuses on the unlikely family formed by grief-stricken strangers. White is reportedly thrilled to be making another project in his ongoing I’m Going To Make You Cry series. (Variety)

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Will Matt Reeves Get To Make His Passion Project? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/will-matt-reeves-get-to-make-his-passion-project/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/will-matt-reeves-get-to-make-his-passion-project/#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:21:27 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22703 Personally, I would prefer we had a Cloverfield in theaters every Halloween instead of the recent crop of recrudescent genre entries. Sadly that's not the case and it looks like Cloverfield 2 may be further off than we expected.

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Personally, I would prefer we had a Cloverfield in theaters every Halloween instead of the recent crop of recrudescent genre entries. Sadly that’s not the case and it looks like Cloverfield 2 may be further off than we expected.

Since the release of Let Me In, Matt Reeves has a lot more interesting scripts sent his way. So much so, that’s he having a hard time picking his next project. Reeves is trying to go with momentum and work out a deal to make his passion project The Invisible Woman. Regardless, one thing is definite. If he wanted to make Cloverfield 2, he’d be making Cloverfield 2. Maybe he’s waiting a few years for the found footage shakey-cam craze to die down.

Speculation is that he will once again be offered the Jane Austen by way of George Romano adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies now that Mike White is off the project. Probably from nipple-pinching in development meetings. He looks like the type. (The Playlist)

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Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy May Help Ruin Zombies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/anne-hathaway-and-james-mcavoy-may-help-ruin-zombies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/anne-hathaway-and-james-mcavoy-may-help-ruin-zombies/#comments Mon, 13 Dec 2010 12:11:04 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=12153 Somewhere, there's a zombie precariously close to jumping over a shark.

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Somewhere, there’s a zombie precariously close to jumping over a shark.

Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy are being considered for roles in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Dread Central is reporting. If the rumors are true, McAvoy will play the part of Darcy, and Hathaway will play Elizabeth Bennett.

The film, which will be directed by Mike White and produced by Natalie Portman, is an adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s zombification of Jane Austin’s classic tale. It will mark the 324th zombie-related project to be green lit since the mysterious outbreak hit Hollywood in 2007. What makes this particular bout of over-saturation so disturbing is that no matter how badly producers run zombies into the ground, they always seem to drag themselves back up. Stay tuned for Meet the Zombie Fockers. (Pajiba via Dread Central)

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Mike White Signs On For ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ Because Why Wouldn’t He http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mike-white-signs-on-for-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies-because-why-wouldnt-he/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mike-white-signs-on-for-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies-because-why-wouldnt-he/#comments Tue, 16 Nov 2010 00:17:48 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=8272 Lionsgate offered Mike White the opportunity to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and he has accepted. This doesn't come as a huge surprise considering the feature film adaptation of the Jane Austen/living dead mash-up novel by Seth Grahame-Smith was one of the most sought after projects by some of Hollywood's biggest helmers.

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I call this picture "Mike Whitesnake"

Lionsgate offered Mike White the opportunity to direct Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and he has accepted. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise considering the feature film adaptation of the Jane Austen/living dead mash-up novel by Seth Grahame-Smith was one of the most sought after projects by some of Hollywood’s biggest helmers. So how did Mike White get it? Simple. The studio execs figured that someone who is as pale as Death but can walk around in direct sunlight must understand the zombie plight. Also, they liked that he’s funny. (Deadline)

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Mike White Rising As Favorite to Direct ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mike-white-rising-as-favorite-to-direct-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mike-white-rising-as-favorite-to-direct-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Geez, take it down a notch. Somehow Mike White has emerged as the lead contender to direct hot project Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, according to the LA Times. The very white writer of School of Rock and Orange County, and director of Year of the Dog, has climbed up the legs and arms and faces of more appropriate candidates Mike Newell, David Slade, Neil Marshall, Jonathan Demme, and Matt Reeves to get the studio's approving wink. White would bring his comedic chops to the project, but he doesn't have the special effects chops to create decayed zombie chops. Mike Newell, the guy behind the Harry Potter movies, could definitely take care of the effects, but his family sensibilities might make the horror elements suffer. Can someone just get Sam Raimi on the line already? He could shoot this thing in his sleep. 

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Geez, take it down a notch.

Somehow Mike White has emerged as the lead contender to direct hot project Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, according to the LA Times. The very white writer of School of Rock and Orange County, and director of Year of the Dog, has climbed up the legs and arms and faces of more appropriate candidates Mike Newell, David Slade, Neil Marshall, Jonathan Demme, and Matt Reeves to get the studio’s approving wink.

White would bring his comedic chops to the project, but he doesn’t have the special effects chops to create decayed zombie chops. Mike Newell, the guy behind the Harry Potter movies, could definitely take care of the effects, but his family sensibilities might make the horror elements suffer. Can someone just get Sam Raimi on the line already? He could shoot this thing in his sleep. 

 

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Matt Reeves, Jonathan Demme, and Some Other Dudes In The Running To Direct ‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matt-reeves-jonathan-demme-and-some-other-dudes-in-the-running-to-direct-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/matt-reeves-jonathan-demme-and-some-other-dudes-in-the-running-to-direct-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The director's chair left vacant by David O. Russell on Pride And Prejudice And Zombies is being retro-fitted for a few more asses. Jonathan Demme, Matt Reeves, the Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs guys, and Mike White joined previously announced asses David Slade, Neil Marshall, and Mike Newell for a shot at plunking down for some on-set bad back support. As with everything nowadays, the casting list is also uncertain now that Natalie Portman has walked from the starring role. Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Mia Wasoshoushawkasa, Tilda Swinton, and Catherine O'Hara are all rumored for the project. It's impressive that so many big names (and Mike White) are interested in the project. I'm sure it will end up in good hands (or Mike White's). (The Wrap)

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The director’s chair left vacant by David O. Russell on Pride And Prejudice And Zombies is being retro-fitted for a few more asses. Jonathan Demme, Matt Reeves, the Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs guys, and Mike White joined previously announced asses David Slade, Neil Marshall, and Mike Newell for a shot at plunking down for some on-set bad back support.

As with everything nowadays, the casting list is also uncertain now that Natalie Portman has walked from the starring role. Bradley Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Mia Wasoshoushawkasa, Tilda Swinton, and Catherine O’Hara are all rumored for the project. It’s impressive that so many big names (and Mike White) are interested in the project. I’m sure it will end up in good hands (or Mike White’s). (The Wrap)

 

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‘Zombieland’ Director Finds ‘Babe in the Woods’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zombieland-director-finds-babe-in-the-woods/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/zombieland-director-finds-babe-in-the-woods/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is having the kind of year all film school graduates dream about and then usually never experience. He's already onto directing his next project 30 Minutes of Less with Danny McBride as a pizza deliveryman, and now he's signed on to helm Babe in the Woods.The Mike White-scripted comedy is about "a female freshman who arrives at Yale and is targeted by the New Jersey mob." See the title, it's a pun. In this case the "Babe" means "hot college ass," not "pig." The exact reason why the babe is targeted by the New Jersey mob is unknown, but if I had to guess, she probably witnesses the mob hit of a boy she befriends in the beginning of the first act. And if I get that right on the nose, Columbia Pictures owes me an Edible Arrangement. Chocolate-dipped pineapple, please. (Deadline)

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Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer is having the kind of year all film school graduates dream about and then usually never experience. He’s already onto directing his next project 30 Minutes of Less with Danny McBride as a pizza deliveryman, and now he’s signed on to helm Babe in the Woods.

The Mike White-scripted comedy is about "a female freshman who arrives at Yale and is targeted by the New Jersey mob." See the title, it’s a pun. In this case the "Babe" means "hot college ass," not "pig." The exact reason why the babe is targeted by the New Jersey mob in unknown, but if I had to guess, she probably witnesses the mob hit of a boy she befriends in the beginning of the first act. And if I get that right on the nose, Columbia Pictures owes me an Edible Arrangement. Chocolate-dipped pineapple, please. (Deadline)

 

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Long, White Gay Marriage PSA http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/long-white-gay-marriage-psa/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/long-white-gay-marriage-psa/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Justin Long and Mike White put together this amusing video in support of gay marriage. The message is simple: If you disagree with the homosexual lifestyle, why not overturn Prop 8 and make them get married, like the rest of us? Everyone deserves the right to be miserable and stuck in a monotonous blessed union. They also deserve the right to own a veiny penis surfboard. Check out the PSA after the jump.

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Justin Long and Mike White put together this amusing video in support of gay marriage. The message is simple: If you disagree with the homosexual lifestyle, why not overturn Prop 8 and make them get married, like the rest of us? Everyone deserves the right to be miserable and stuck in a monotonous blessed union. They also deserve the right to own a veiny penis surfboard.

Check out the PSA after the jump.

 

(Vulture)

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