Having your name on Wrath of the Titans might create some bad mojo around town, but screenwriter David Leslie Johnson is chugging along at Warner Bros. It might only be fair to give him another shot at making something of quality, too, when you remember that he, in working there, was doing so under strict control, being forced to contend with a preceding movie nobody really liked in the first place. The man’s at least got Orphan to his name, and that’s a film many have grown to appreciate for its gonzo spin on one of horror’s more familiar set-ups.
All needed evidence of his continuing exploits lay at TheWrap, who report that he’ll be joined with Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and John Middleton to create the adventure-fantasy Chainmail. These collected parties are playing sort of fast and loose with this one, only connecting Johnson‘s script — something which was written as part of a blind creation deal — to a Dungeons and Dragons activity of the same name.
Looking up the game, it sounds as though this is using a basic fantasy contingent of knights, grunts, and dragons to create what is, God willing, a more original story. But, it also being a story we know absolutely nothing about, the judgements will have to wait for the facts.
Is there any sort of impression embedded onto yourself when reading about this project?
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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