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'The Wolverine' Writer Mark Bomback Latest Scribe Brought In To Polish 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' As Start Date Pushed Back

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 29, 2013 3:14 PM
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As the story/rumors go, before he ultimately bailed on "Fifty Shades of Grey," Charlie Hunnam suggested tweaks and fixes to the Kelly Marcel script for the erotica drama. Apparently, his feedback was well received until he started asking for script approval, and so it goes, he wound up leaving the project. But it seems his legacy was in spurring more work on the screenplay. Patrick Marber ("Closer," "Notes On A Scandal") was brought in to try and get things ready to shoot and now another writer has been hired to get this all locked up, so to speak.

'Live Free Or Die Hard' & 'Total Recall' Writer Mark Bomback Tackling Matt Reeves' 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 18, 2012 5:19 PM
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Even though they apparently had a script from Amanda Silver and Rick Jaffa that they liked, once a new director boards a project, tweaks happen, and so that's what's going on with "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes." Surviving a brief scare after Rupert Wyatt bailed, Matt Reeves ("Cloverfield," "Let Me In") is tackling the sequel and a new writer is coming on board.

'Total Recall' Scribe Mark Bomback To Rewrite 'The Wolverine'; Viper To Play A Bigger Role

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 1, 2011 8:50 AM
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With the start date of "The Wolverine" recently being pushed from this fall until next spring (so that Hugh Jackman can star in Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables"), the filmmakers are making the curious decision to rewrite the Christopher McQuarrie script that, according to everybody, was great and good to go before Darren Aronofksy bailed and the earthquake shook Japan. Typical Fox meddling? A need for more explosions? Unnecessary tinkering? Or truly making it the best story it can be? It's probably a bit of each, but fans should be worried as Variety reports that Mark Bomback, the man behind "Live Free Or Die Hard," "Unstoppable" and next year's "Total Recall" reboot is now taking his word processor to the material.

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