A mechanically efficient yet soulless dramatization of the U.S. Navy SEALs in action, "Act of Valor" ultimately misses its target: The hearts and minds of American audiences.
"Animal Kingdom" thesp Sullivan Stapleton is in final negotiations to star in the untitled followup film to "300" from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.
It's no coincidence that every movie Kurt Johnstad writes is about warriors of one stripe or another, from the epic "300" and Relativity Media's upcoming "Act of Valor," starring active-duty Navy…
Last year, Lauryn Kahn was making her living as an assistant to multi-hyphenate Adam McKay of Gary Sanchez Prods., a shingle he co-owns with Will Ferrell. Last month, Kahn sold her comedy spec "He's…
During her 17 seasons as a writer on "Saturday Night Live," Paula Pell has seen the pattern play out time and time again.
Brian Yorkey entered the world of screenwriting an accomplished playwright and lyricist -- he penned the book and lyrics for "Next to Normal," the 2009 Broadway musical about a mother suffering from…
In the initial stages of "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol," screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec huddled with star Tom Cruise, director Brad Bird and producer J.J. Abrams hashing over…
Jay Baruchel thinks it's ridiculous that he and writing partner Jesse Chabot wound up working on two sports movies back-to-back, the hockey comedy "Goon" and "Baseballissimo."
Justin Britt-Gibson is obsessed with tough guys, the cynical, obsessive, hard-living, hair-trigger types found in the fiction of the Donald Westlake and Mickey Spillane and movies like 1971's "The…
Don't let his dark stories and disturbed characters fool you; for a guy who has made a living out of weaving tales of crooked cops, mass murderers and scheming psychopaths, Neil Cross is a damn funny…
New Regency has tapped "300" scribe Kurt Johnstad to write a new draft of "The Gunslinger," the story of a former Texas ranger seeking vengeance for the murder of his brother.