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Amazon 2015 Pilots Include Shane Black Western, Louis C.K. / Tig Notaro Comedy

by Kevin Fitzpatrick September 23, 2015 @ 10:17 AM
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Amazon original series have been picking up steam over the last year or so, between Emmy and Golden Globe wins for Transparent, and more high-concept launches like The Man in the High Castle, so who’s ready for 2015? Even more talent populates the next crop of Amazon pilots to choose from, including Iron Man 3 director Shane Black, Sacha Baron Cohen, and a can’t-miss comedy from Tig Notaro, Louis C.K. and Diablo Cody.

‘Predator’ Producer Says Shane Black’s Sequel Will ‘Reinvent the Franchise’

by Britt Hayes August 14, 2015 @ 7:40 PM
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Last year we heard that Shane Black had signed on to write and direct a new Predator sequel, but things have been pretty quiet since that news broke. Black is currently working on a western series for Amazon with Fred Dekker, his co-writer on the Predator project and the man behind horror classic The Monster Squad. If you were curious about the status of the Predator sequel, the producer of the upcoming film assures fans that it’s still happening, and you should get excited for it.

The 25 Best Comedy Movies of the Last 25 Years

by ScreenCrush Staff April 1, 2015 @ 9:19 AM
April Fools’ Day is an occasion marked by silliness. Many websites choose to celebrate by tricking their readers with goofy pranks. But for every one of these hoaxes that’s funny, there are ten more that are terrible (plus our budget would not allow us to turn the site into ScreenFlush, the #1 place on the Internet dedicated to movie toilets, for a single day). So instead, let’s honor some humor professionals; the men and women who’ve made the best comedies of the last 25 years.

'Nice Guys': Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling Team Up for Shane Black's New Film

by Britt Hayes July 10, 2014 @ 7:25 PM
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In addition to helming a new 'Predator' sequel, 'Iron Man 3' director Shane Black is heading back to detective work with his new film 'The Nice Guys.' And what better pair of guys can you get than Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, who have both just been cast in Black's newest project as a detective duo.

See the Cast of 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' Then and Now

by Britt Hayes February 12, 2014 @ 4:30 PM
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Released in 1996, 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' tells the story of Samantha, a mother and schoolteacher with amnesia, who recovers her memories and discovers she was once an assassin for the CIA. Directed by Renny Harlin, the film was written by Shane Black, who was at the time becoming one of the highest-paid screenwriters in Hollywood, thanks to his work on 'Lethal Weapon.' Black more recently wrote the screenplay for and directed 'Iron Man 3,' but 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' remains a cult classic. Eighteen years later, we revisit Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson and the rest of the cast, and see what they're up to now.

Interview: Director Shane Black on Why He Wanted to Make 'Iron Man 3' Like 'Star Wars'

by Todd Gilchrist May 3, 2013 @ 11:09 AM
Although it’s the third installment in the series, 'Iron Man 3' operates in a new and different world than its predecessors. Taking place after the events in 'The Avengers,' the film examines the repercussions of Tony Stark surviving a near-death experience in order to save Earth from an alien invasion – PTSD, the possibility of other extraterrestrial invaders, and so on. But star Robert Downey, Jr. says that the change in the world within the film is symptomatic of changes in the one outside of it.
“On the first Iron Man, we went out and we went to Comic Con, and [Jon Favreau] had a flip phone in his hand and he goes, "This is how it's working from now. You know, the filmmakers, the artists, the departments heads they're all showmen and the audience is talking back, and they're going to ask you that question. In the post Avengers world, "what was it like for Tony and this and that?" So you kind of have to have thought about, and you have to have addressed it creatively.”
The man responsible for addressing it in 'Iron Man 3' is Shane Black, who directed the film and collaborated on its screenplay with writer Drew Pearce. We spoke to the pair at the film’s Los Angeles press day, where they talked about the changing landscape of Tony Stark’s life, and the changing world of superhero films within the Marvel Universe.