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Sony Jumpstarts 'Flatliners' Remake, Hires 'Source Code' Writer Ben Ripley To Pen Screenplay

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2011 8:21 AM
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Oh, the jokes of bringing dead things back to life are just too easy so we'll avoid them, but in case you've just been aching for the 1990 medical thriller "Flatliners" to be retold, well today is your lucky day.

Space Is The Place: Fox & McG Team For Sci Fi Film; Shane Abbess To Helm '7th Day' By Ben Ripley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2011 6:52 AM
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Regardless of the overall eye-melting shittiness of "Battle: Los Angeles," the film dominated the box office this past weekend proving that audiences still want to see shit blow up real good, no matter how awful it is. So no wonder then that Fox and McG are teaming up for a sci-fi movie based on a script by the guy who wrote "Doom," "Horsemen" and "The Expendables."
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SXSW: Duncan Jones & Screenwriter Ben Ripley Talk The Reality Bending 'Source Code'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2011 4:22 AM
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Duncan Jones' "Source Code" booted up at SXSW, kicking off festivities last week, and word has been good. In our review, we noted that "Jones remains a strong and original voice in a genre badly needing of both" and whatever you may think of his followup to "Moon," it is undeniably unlike any other sci-fi pic out there right now. This is thanks largely in part to the brainy, narrative-looping script by Ben Ripley. The writer, who previously penned a couple of forgettable "Species" sequels, makes his jump to the big leagues in a major way with a script that conceives a high concept sci-fi premise without ever losing the audience in geek speak.

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