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Screenwriter Craig Mazin on going sober with a finale of HANGOVER PART III

How do you wake up with a hangover and decide this will be your last one? That’s the question screenwriter Craig Mazin faced when sitting down with director Todd Phillips to write the last and final edition of drunken comedy series, The Hangover Part III. “We wanted to end it, and we wanted it to feel … Continue reading

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely talk PAIN & GAIN

Would you like to make a movie about a group of body builders who become extortionists and killers…? It’s not the kind of question a studio exec would likely say yes to… unless it’s based on a true story. Pain & Gain, the new black comedy-slash-crime movie, is about just this topic. Based on a … Continue reading

F. Scott Frazier on his dark thriller THE NUMBERS STATION

First time screenwriter F. Scott Frazier wanted to write a contained thriller he could go out and make on his own. He never dreamt his script would become a big Hollywood movie staring John Cusack and Malin Akerman. But the story was so compelling that when his spec script went out to the market, it … Continue reading

OBLIVION screenwriter Karl Gajdusek on working with Tom Cruise

Hanging out with Tom Cruise at his house seems like it would be the highlight of anyone’s screenwriting career. Writer Karl Gajdusek had the chance to do just that when he worked on a rewrite of Oblivion, the new sci-fi action movie coming out April 19. “He’s a very good collaborator,” said Gajdusek of the experience … Continue reading

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN screenwriters Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt

It took them ten years to get their script about a break-in at the White House on the market and only 12 months to see it come out in theaters. The remarkable story of screenwriting team, Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, reminds everyone in Hollywood that giving up is not an option. Their script, Olympus Has … Continue reading

First time screenwriter pens Argo for Ben Affleck and his floppy hairdo!

Screenwriter Chris Terrio got lucky, he says. That’s the only way he can explain how a first time writer like himself got the opportunity of a lifetime – to write a move directed by Ben Affleck. The new political thriller, Argo, received a standing ovation at Toronto Film Festival and is fast becoming the most … Continue reading

Writer/director Rian Johnson writes movie about killing younger self in Looper

“I wrote a three page script, the very basic premise of the script,” writer/director Rian Johnson says of the first time he came up with the idea to write the new action, sci-fi movie Looper. This film started as a short that was never produced and now stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. Dreams can happen … Continue reading

Screenwriter Dan Gilroy reinvents The Bourne Legacy with his bro Tony

“There’s a lot of movie talk,” screenwriter Dan Gilroy says of his film family. Gilroy’s not only the writer on The Bourne Legacy that he co-wrote with his brother, Tony Gilroy – who also wrote the first three films in the series and directed this one — but he’s the husband of actress Rene Russo and son … Continue reading

There will be a three-breasted woman in this remake! Listen to interview with Total Recall’s screenwriter Mark Bomback

“It’s not a remake,” screenwriter Mark Bomback says of the new film Total Recall, starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel which releases in theaters August 3.   It’s a film basked on the Philip K. Dick short story about a man who realizes a memory has been imbedded in his brain but now he doesn’t … Continue reading

Interview: The Amazing Spider-Man Screenwriter, James Vanderbilt

“I look back on the first six or seven things I wrote, and they’re terrible,” says screenwriter James Vanderbilt, who just finished writing The Amazing Spider-Man, twice. Well, almost twice. Let’s give you some backstory. If you’ve been following film development news at all in the last few years, you’d know the words “Spider-Man script” are a … Continue reading