Yesterday, news broke that screenwriter John Ridley will be writing and directing a film adaptation of his The American Way comics. Today, he talked to us about where his head's at in transforming his story from medium to another, and one big change that's going into the script.
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John Ridley's been a screenwriter and producer for decades, known for his work on Three Kings, 12 Years A Slave and American Crime. But he's also been creating an entire comic universe, too, in his historical superhero series The American Way, published by DC Comics. Today we learned those comics are going to be the basis of a major motion picture from the studio that produced Get Out.
Blumhouse's new horror flick Truth or Dare came out last Thursday, and it's just awful. It's about a group of friends who are essentially being attacked by a malevolent, sentient game of Truth or Dare. It's dumb and boring, the characters are terrible, and it's never, ever scary. But it does have one bright spot: The ending, which is so incredibly stupid, evil, hilarious, and out of place it's amazing. But don't watch the movie to see it - just read this.
The new Halloween movie is sidestepping everything in the franchise that's happened since the first movie - and the multiple timelines that have wreaked havoc on Halloween continuity - which means it's time to say hello... err, again to Jamie Lee Curtis' horror icon Laurie Strode.
It might be a match made in hell. Todd McFarlane, creator of Image Comics' flagship character Spawn, has announced he's partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions -- the company that produced Jordan Peele's critically acclaimed horror-suspense movie Get Out -- to bring the character back to the big screen. According to Deadline, McFarlane will write the first draft of the screenplay and will also direct.