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Rewrites Galore: Timur Bekmambetov's 'Moby Dick' & James Watkins' 'Methuselah' Get Tinkered With

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 12, 2012 2:43 PM
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With major tentpole films such as “World War Z” and “GI Joe: Retaliation” recently experiencing major structural changes, in both cases executed well after the majority of the film has been shot, the public awareness of just how much behind-the-scenes finagling occurs has gone up ten-fold. Constant revisions and re-edits may appear to be damaging to the final product, but in actuality they're oftentimes just another essential part of the process -- or at least Universal and Warner Bros. are hoping so, as they begin major rewrites to two scripts floating around within their gates.

Sam Worthington To Lead Sci-Fi Actioner From 'Prisoners' Scribe Aaron Guzikowski

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 7, 2011 1:56 AM
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Looks like Sam Worthington is really gunning to corner the market for leading actors of sci-fi films. On top of his continued involvement in James Cameron's "Avatar" trilogy and a film adaptation of little known British sci-fi action hero Dan Dare, the Australian thespian is now set to lead an upcoming sci-fi actioner scribed by Aaron Guzkowski, the writer of the Black-listed and highly-buzzed script "Prisoners."

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