Screen Junkies » sheldon turner http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:52:22 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘X-Men: First Class’ Writers Are Getting Screeewed http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/x-men-first-class-writers-are-getting-screeewed/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/x-men-first-class-writers-are-getting-screeewed/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2011 20:50:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209285 The ratio of people-to-cake is too big.

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If X-Men: First Class is a runaway hit, Josh Schwartz and Jamie Moss are going to be PISSED. But if it flops, it will be a welcome relief. That’s because both worked on earlier drafts of the script but won’t receive any credit. Or more importantly, bonuses or royalties. The ones lucky enough to receive extra payment are Sheldon Turner and Bryan Singer (story credit) and Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz and Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn (screenplay credit).
To make matters worse Sheldon Turner, a writer who didn’t provide any material, is being credited as such.

Here’s what happened. Way back when in 2003 shortly after I finally shaved my soul patch off, Turner was brought in to write X-Men Origins: Magneto. Plans for that film went away while the studio scrambled to pick up all the money audiences threw at X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

During this time, “Gossip Girl‘s” Josh Schwartz was brought on to write an X-Men story that skewed younger. Then Bryan Singer announced his plans to direct and brought on his on writers. Then he dropped out, leaving the job open for Matthew Vaughn, who brought on Jane Goldman. Which means that this cake is getting cut a lot of ways but Schwartz and Turner aren’t getting any no matter how long they awkwardly stand around expecting a slice. The ratio of people-to-cake is too big. (THR)

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Michael Mann Gives Sheldon Turner a Whiff Of His ‘Big Tuna’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-mann-gives-sheldon-turner-a-whiff-of-his-big-tuna/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/michael-mann-gives-sheldon-turner-a-whiff-of-his-big-tuna/#comments Tue, 07 Dec 2010 20:57:07 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=11596 The Mann best known for directing Heat has a gangster movie he needs to turn out better than Public Enemies.

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The Mann best known for directing Heat has a gangster movie he needs to turn out better than Public Enemies. He’s hired Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air) to write the script about Chicago mobsters Tony “Big Tuna” Accardo and Sam Giancana. No studio has come on board Big Tuna yet. Mann landed Turner by paying him his seven-figure fee from his own development fund. No wonder the guy is smiling like a damn idiot.

Turner will work on Big Tuna as he preps his directorial debut on the revenge drama By Virtue Fall, in which Colin Farrell and Eric Bana are attached to star. Just keep Farrell away from the new Mann project. He’ll want to grow his hair out again and spend half the film asking for Bacardi mojitos. We get it! It’s Miami! (Variety)

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Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds Partnering Up to Kick Ass http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bradley-cooper-and-ryan-reynolds-partnering-up-to-kick-ass/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bradley-cooper-and-ryan-reynolds-partnering-up-to-kick-ass/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 They'll get on that ass-kicking right after bath time. Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds are teaming up to make the mean streets of San Francisco just a little safer for San Franciscans. The two actors who share a fondness for going shirtless are attached to star in an untitled original action-comedy written by Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air). THR has the rundown: The story follows two friends, who are also San Francisco cops, whose fathers were once partners on the police force. The older generation is forced out of retirement to help their sons crack a case, with typically antagonistic results. The actioner is meant to have an updated “Lethal Weapon” flavor that plays into edgier R-rated territory. The pairing of Cooper and Reynolds I'm sure will be a lot of fun, but now I wanna know who's gonna play the daddies. The studio has the opportunity to put together a sweet actioner with two charismatic leads and two gruff middle-aged men as their fathers. It's too bad neither Cooper nor Reynolds is black or I would suggest Danny Glover. As both dads. He'd be getting seriously too old for this fighting crime with my twin sh*t.

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They’ll get on that ass-kicking right after bath time.

Bradley Cooper and Ryan Reynolds are teaming up to make the mean streets of San Francisco just a little safer for San Franciscans. The two actors who share a fondness for going shirtless are attached to star in an untitled original action-comedy written by Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air). THR has the rundown:

The story follows two friends, who are also San Francisco cops, whose fathers were once partners on the police force. The older generation is forced out of retirement to help their sons crack a case, with typically antagonistic results.

The actioner is meant to have an updated “Lethal Weapon” flavor that plays into edgier R-rated territory.

The pairing of Cooper and Reynolds I’m sure will be a lot of fun, but now I wanna know who’s gonna play the daddies. The studio has the opportunity to put together a sweet actioner with two charismatic leads and two gruff middle-aged men as their fathers. It’s too bad neither Cooper nor Reynolds is black or I would suggest Danny Glover. As both dads. He’d be getting seriously too old for thi fighting crime with my twin sh*t.

 

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