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Read Jason Lei Howden's Guns Akimbo. Story follows mild-mannered Miles, who gets forced into a fight to the death by a group called Schism, who are responsible for tons of videos on the dark net depicting fights and murders. After going onto their page just to tell them that he thinks they're are degenerate scum, they kidnap him, bolt guns to his hands, and give him 24 hours to kill a girl named Nix, who is a lot more bad-ass than he is. As if that's not enough, the group also eventually kidnaps his ex-girlfriend, Nova, forcing him to go all-out to try and save her.

This is the kind of script that was just fun to read. You go in not expecting very much, but are quite entertained by the absolute insanity that ends up occurring throughout. My only point of concern is that this could easily turn into a monotonous, action-fueled flick that ends up being more tedious than fun. It's really all going to depend upon how well those action scenes are put together, which, if done right, could give us something along the lines of John Wick... but on crack (or meth, in this case). I'm particularly interested in seeing Daniel Radcliffe take on the role of Miles. It was easy to picture him doing these things while reading it, so he seems like he would be a great fit. Bottom line: really fun and insane script, and definitely looking forward to seeing how it turns out on the screen.

Was it my name dropping it a few weeks back that led you to this? I so love this script. Did you also get the lookbook along with the script? That would give you a better idea of style and intent. Fun fun fun.
 
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Was it my name dropping it a few weeks back that led you to this? I so love this script. Did you also get the lookbook along with the script? That would give you a better idea of style and intent. Fun fun fun.
I saw that when I was researching it to see if anyone had mentioned it on here, and it certainly didn't hurt its chances. However, I was mainly convinced by that photo I posted (which I saw among several others). I saw that and thought, "Ok, that's something I need to check out." Didn't see any lookbook. I am mildly curious as to what Richter and Fuckface are going to look like, but I suppose there should be some things that are left as a surprise for when the flick finally comes out.
 
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Passing by Rebecca Hall... Anyone else read this? I would love to hear what you thought. Me, I am on the fence. I think Hall is in need of help to make this story as good as it can be.
 
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Finally got around to reading Widows and found it to be rather average. Not bad, not great, but pretty much a standard heist flick that didn't really pack any surprises. Rather, I guess I should say it didn't really have any surprises that helped it in any way, as they try to have a somewhat emotional twist in the middle, but ultimately they don't really do much with it, causing one of the ending scenes to have less impact than it should have. I imagine it will still be worth seeing for the great ensemble (particularly looking forward to seeing Daniel Kaluuya's Jatemme, and, of course, the great Viola Davis), I just wish they had done a little more with it narrative-wise.
I do love the way Gillian writers her scripts tho. They're suck a brisk and fun read.
 
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Earlier today I finished reading World War Z 2. And I don’t know if this was the draft that got David Fincher interested in the project or not, but I honestly can’t understand for the life of me why he would be interested. It’s pretty much a continuation of the first movie. It kinda reminds me of the Robert Langdon movies.

I have a feeling that this undated draft by Dennis Kelly is his first draft and so I remain hopeful that a lot has changed in the subsequent drafts otherwise yikes.
 
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Earlier today I finished reading World War Z 2. And I don’t know if this was the draft that got David Fincher interested in the project or not, but I honestly can’t understand for the life of me why he would be interested. It’s pretty much a continuation of the first movie. It kinda reminds me of the Robert Langdon movies.

I have a feeling that this undated draft by Dennis Kelly is his first draft and so I remain hopeful that a lot has changed in the subsequent drafts otherwise yikes.
Fincher mentioned they'd been working together on the script for the best part of 2 years so I'd imagine it's gone through a fairly significant development cycle. Like you, I'm baffled as to why he'd be attracted to the project, Pitt's pull maybe playing a big part, still, now he's on board I look forward to seeing what he does with the franchise.
 
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Just finished Goyer's Quatermass. I'd heard good things, but was disappointed. More Independence Day than Prince of Darkness.
Struggling to think of a large scale horror movie... never mind one that works. I feel like horror is more effective when it's somewhat contained and immediate.
 
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