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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

According to Deadline, Ron Howard (The Da Vinci Code, Apollo 13, Willow) will be directing the first of 3 film adaptations of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower series, as well as the first season for a television show. This had been rumoured for a while but now the deal is closed with Universal/NBC taking the project on. The series is 7 books strong so there is plenty of material to be used. I actually found this story while looking into reading it, as it has been compared to Clint Eastwood meets The Lord of the Rings. I don’t know about you but that sounds awesome.

What makes me less excited about this project is that Akiva Goldsman is set to write the first film and first TV season. His most recent work was producing Jonah Hex . A movie so bad I couldn’t even review it since my mom always taught me – if I couldn’t say anything nice then don’t say anything at all. Well there was definitely nothing nice to say at all and I actually think the Producer was one of the biggest culprits. But to be fair he’s writing this project, not producing. However, he’s ruined his fair share of book adaptations too. He turned Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi masterpiece I, Robot into a silly Will Smith vehicle. He then did almost the exact same thing with Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend. He’s worked with Ron Howard in the past, writing A Beautiful Mind and Cinderella Man a long with piss-poor adaptations of The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. To me, his writing-style is boring and Ron Howard is the very definition of ‘hit or miss’. Let’s hope they decide now is the time to make their masterpiece and we all get something even close to the level of The Lord of the Rings to which this project obviously aspires to be.

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

If you’ve been following our site at all, you know that I am a huge fan of Director Duncan Jones and his first film “Moon”.  I first wrote about him in my piece Directors You Should Know About: Duncan Jones. Then he was nice enough to write us A Private Twitter Message. Well now the blog Man Made Movies, which is essentially a Duncan Jones-only blog, has an exclusive interview with him, in which he says:

“Well, I think it is safe to say that the film (Source Code) will be out early next year. My edit is complete, and we are working hard on visual effects, choosing a composer and trying the film out on a few people just to see how it goes over. Lots to do really, but everything is coming together, and I am in the capable hands of Paul “Mount Rushmore” Hirsch!”

“I would have loved to do the Judge Dredd movie that is underway. I was in fact sent the script to look at. Its a great script, and I hope I will not rue the decision of passing on it. Thing was, I had such a strong idea of what I wanted to do with a Dredd movie, I could not bring myself to take it on and not do it my way! … and its not like I could do it as a sequel either; my Dredd would have been really weird, and dark and funny, but not your traditional introduction to a hero character. I dont even know if I could have made my version of the film pitch-able. It was maybe too off the wall.”

Head over to Man Made Movies for the full interview!
Found via: /Film

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[Author: Alex Miller]

Bus Driver: This Source Code Cut is one piece of ace, I know from experience dude. If you know what I mean.
Billy Madison: No, you don’t.
Bus Driver: Well, not me personally but a guy I know. He got in and *watched it on*. Wooo-eee!
Billy Madison: No, he didn’t.
Bus Driver: No, no, no he didn’t. But you could imagine what it’d be like if he did, right…?

Everybody on?! Good, great, grand, wonderful.
NO YELLING ON THE BUS!

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Duncan Jones

[Author: Alex Miller]

You may or may not have heard of Duncan Jones yet, but soon everyone will know his name. He is one of the hottest new writer/directors around because of his film “Moon”. (more…)