John Gatins News

'Skull Island' Getting a Rewrite from Oscar-Nominated Screenwriter We're definitely excited for 'Skull Island,' the upcoming King Kong prequel film from Legendary, the studio behind this year's 'Godzilla.' The film already had a script in place and is being directed by 'Kings of Summer' helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts, but now it's getting a hand from screenwriter John Gatins, who was nominated for an Academy Award for the 2012 film 'Flight.' Continue reading…

'Real Steel' Sequel Still (Slowly) Moving Along

3:49 PM 9/8/2014 by Jeff Giles
What does one do after one has rocked and socked one's robots? It's a question whose answer didn't appear to be especially pressing after director Shawn Levy directed Hugh Jackman in the robot-boxin' flick Real Steel in 2011, but since the movie grossed nearly $300 million worldwide, DreamWorks greenlighted a sequel -- one that's languished in development limbo ever since, thanks to Jackman's X-Men obligations and what seems to be generally pokey work on a script.


Posted June 6th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

In this action-packed mystery thriller, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington stars as Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot who miraculously crash-lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault, and what really happened on that plane?


'Need For Speed' Is Racing Into Theatres

Need for Speed – See that. What I did with that headline? I used a racing pun to illustrate that Electronic Arts (EA) is looking to make a movie based on their popular Need For Speed video game franchise. That’s called “gold”, people. Recognize! The Fast and the Furious franchise has mad a lot of money for Universal and the other studios want to capitalize on that. 9 years 1 week ago via jetli

Robert Zemeckis Will Return to Live-Action Filmmaking with 'Flight' – After messing around with performance capture animation films like Polar Express, A Christmas Carol and Beowulf, it looks like Robert Zemeckis is finally ready to get back in the director's chair for a live-action film again. Deadline reports Paramount Pictures is in early talks with the director to helm Flight, an original story from Real Steel writer John Gatins. 10 years 7 hours ago via brucelee
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