G4 Network talked to Mark Millar about his new graphic novel “War Heroes”, the film adaptation of his ongoing series “Kick-Ass” by Matthew Vaughn (Stardust), and his proposed “Superman” film trilogy that he has pitched to the WB with an unknown director. The interview then talks to “War Heroes” artist Tony Harris about the upcoming book.

The “Superman” info comes in at around the 5 minute mark, and I gotta say, it sounds really interesting. The idea of a 7 hour epic “Superman” story broken up among 3 films and shot back to back to be released every year sounds like a dream come true. Millar thinks he’ll be getting word if the WB wants to go with his proposed project within two to three weeks and ideally they would shoot next summer.

“Burn After Reading” is the Coen Brother’s follow up to “No Country for Old Men”. It stars Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton, and J.K. Simmons. In the film, Pitt and McDormand portray “unscrupulous” gym employees that find a disk that contains the memoirs of a CIA agent (Malkovich) and the adventure they find themselves in when they try to sell it. Yahoo has released a new scene from the film featuring stars Pitt and McDormand.

To watch the trailer and more videos from “Burn After Reading”, click here.

The Working Screenwriter Blog has posted an excellent interview with an anonymous literary agent. The insightful interview focuses on what agents are looking for in submissions, what to avoid, and how to stand out as a writer.

“Most of the scripts submitted to me are not marketable. If they were, I would be signing 10 clients a day. I’m still amazed screenwriters don’t go watch blockbuster movies and see why they worked.”

Click here to read the full interview.

Posted on September 1st, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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My Hollywood Dream, Entertainment News

Welcome to the weekly recap for the past week (8/24 through 8/31). Here is a list (by section) of some of the news that we covered, just incase you missed something.

Film News

TV News

Book News

Filmmaking Resources

Trailers (Movies, Video Games)

Reviews

Best Thing Ever

Craig Brewer the writer/director behind “Hustle & Flow” and “Black Snake Moan” has signed up with MTV New Media to create an original webseries for the Online Network.

The series, titled “$5 Cover”, is “an exploration of working-class Memphis, particularly the midtown music scene he knows intimately as a native of the city” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The episodes will be about 8 minutes long and “instead of hiring actors or building sets, Brewer is calling on his favorite musicians to play thinly veiled versions of themselves in the same haunts where such less-than-household names as Muck Sticky and Amy LaVere rose to local fame. There is no script, only improvised dialogue based on story ideas Brewer drew from his cast’s real-life exploits.” You can read more about “$5 Cover”, including how the series came to life here.

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