Max Landis

Comic-Con 2016: ‘Orphan Black’ Sets San Diego Sendoff With ‘Dirk Gently’

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 28, 2016 @ 11:02 AM
It seems like only yesterday we learned that Orphan Black would close down #CloneClub for good with Season 5, but we can’t well wait until summer 2017 for a proper send-off. Thankfully, Comic-Con 2016 will give us the Orphan Black goodbye we deserve, along with an introduction to Max Landis’ Dirk Gently, but where’s Doctor Who?

Bradley Cooper to Star in Sci-Fi Drama ‘Deeper’ From ‘Chronicle’ Scribe Max Landis

by Britt Hayes March 30, 2016 @ 6:31 PM
It certainly is a good time to be Max Landis. The screenwriter who made his mark with Josh Trank’s indie sci-fi hit Chronicle recently sold his Bright script to Netflix for $3 million, with David Ayer attached to direct. And now he’s in the midst of another potentially huge deal as Bradley Cooper has come aboard Landis’ spec for Deeper, a sci-fi drama that’s sparked a bidding war between major studios.

Elijah Wood Joins BBC-America’s ‘Dirk Gently’ Series Under Max Landis

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 22, 2016 @ 10:41 PM
Saban Films
We’d heard some time ago that BBC-America had in mind to adapt Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy creator Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency with controversial writer Max Landis, and now Dirk Gently has a first major star. Lord of the Rings and Wilfred alum Elijah Wood joins the production in a major Dirk Gently role, but not the one you’d think.

Will Smith and David Ayer’s ‘Bright’ Lands Netflix’s Biggest Deal to Date

by Britt Hayes March 19, 2016 @ 1:29 PM
Warner Bros.
Earlier this month, news broke that Netflix was negotiating exclusive rights to Bright, a new fantasy action thriller that will reunite director David Ayer with Suicide Squad star Will Smith. The new film from American Ultra screenwriter Max Landis is Netflix’s biggest deal so far, nabbing a $90 million budget that could have some interesting implications for the streaming giant, particularly since most theater chains won’t screen films that don’t honor the typical 90-day window between theatrical and home / streaming release.

‘American Ultra’ Review: A Stoned Cold Spy Comedy/Romance/Thriller

by Matt Singer August 18, 2015 @ 11:01 AM
A late August release date typically means one of two things: A movie is terrible or a movie is weird — and therefore difficult to market. American Ultra is a classic example of the latter. The trailers and posters mostly sell it as a wacky stoner action comedy, but drug humor actually plays a fairly small part in the film, which cycles through scenes of bloody horror, government conspiracy, and sincere relationship melodrama. Audiences might go in to American Ultra expecting The Bourne Identity meets Half Baked. They’re going to find something much stranger and more interesting (with a bunch of First Blood and a smidge of rom-com tossed in the mix).

Syfy Developing Horror Anthology ‘Channel Zero: Candle Cove’ With Max Landis

by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 30, 2015 @ 10:39 PM
Creepypasta / Noel Vasquez, Getty Images
Should American Horror Story ever grow stale, Syfy has set about developing its own horror anthology cycle with some seriously creepy roots. The network has teamed with Chronicle and American Ultra writer Max Landis to scare up Channel Zero: Candle Cove, basing its inaugural season around a horror tale spun by internet haven Creepypasta.

Daniel Radcliffe Reveals the 'Frankenstein' and Igor We Thought We Knew

by Nick Romano October 9, 2013 @ 9:07 AM
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Aside from his upcoming performance as Allen Ginsberg in 'Kill Your Darlings' (a movie in which he has a much talked-about gay sex scene with Dane DeHaan) and the false rumor about him playing Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic, Daniel Radcliffe had his first days of rehearsals for a new 'Frankenstein' movie. No, this is not anything like 'I, Frankenstein.' In fact, the actor opened up about the project, providing a few nuggets on this mysterious new rendition.

'Chronicle 2' - Screenwriter Max Landis Describes the Rejected Sequel

by Jacob Hall August 12, 2013 @ 12:58 PM
20th Century Fox
'Chronicle' screenwriter Max Landis likes to talk. A lot. Any interview is a chance for him to talk about the "dozens" of projects he has in the works. Any podcast appearance is a chance for him to wear down the host with his thoughts on the state of Hollywood or genre filmmaking. And his Twitter feed? His Twitter feed is where everything else goes...and in this case, his Twitter feed is where he talked, in great detail, about his rejected pitch for 'Chronicle 2.'

'Chronicle 2' Loses Original Writer Max Landis

by Britt Hayes July 18, 2013 @ 9:00 AM
20th Century Fox
It's been in the works since last year, but 'Chronicle 2' doesn't seem to be making much traction. The sequel to the 2012 film, based on a script by Max Landis and directed by Josh Trank, seems to have encountered a new problem: Landis is no longer scripting the film, meaning that the sequel will not feature the original director or writer of the first film.

'Chronicle 2' Is "Moving Along" With a "Really Dark" Script

by Nick Romano April 9, 2013 @ 1:09 PM
20th Century Fox
Shortly after the dark, found-footage superhero-y 'Chronicle' killed at the box office, a 'Chronicle 2' was announced with screenwriter Max Landis returning to pen the script. The process has been slow to say the least, but Landis has calmed our fears with an update on the project. And yes, it is still happening and it's looking to be just as dark, if not darker than the first.