Posts Tagged ‘Transformers: Rise of the Fallen’
Director: Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead)
Screenwriters: Michael Bacall (Manic), Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead)
Cast: Michael Cera (Youth in Revolt, Superbad), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Live Free or Die Hard), Chris Evans (The Losers, Sunshine), Jason Schwartzman (TV’s Bored to Death, Fantastic Mr. Fox), Alison Pill (Milk), Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air), Kieran Culkin (The Cider House Rules), Ellen Wong, Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Mark Webber, Johnny Simmons
Length: 1h 52m
Synopsis: Scott Pilgrim (Cera) is a 23 year old who shares a small apartment with his gay roommate Wallace (Culkin) and is the bassist for the garage band Sex Bob-omb. Also in this band are his friends Stephen (Webber) and Neil (Simmons), and one ex-girlfriend named Kim (Pill), all of whom don’t really approve of the fact that Scott has begun dating a 17 year old girl named Knives Chau (Wong) (though they have yet to even hold hands). One day Scott sees a girl at the library that he only saw previously in his dreams – Ramona Flowers (Winstead). After meeting her face to face at a party and working what charm he has, Scott and Ramona start becoming a couple. Upon this development, however, Scott proceeds to be challenged by each of Ramona’s Seven Evil Exes. In order for the two to keep dating Scott must defeat each evil ex he encounters, all of whom combat him in an arcade-like manner. Will Scott survive the tremendous onslaught of enemies? And more importantly, will he eventually be able to date the girl of his dreams? Read the rest of this entry »
Comingsoon.net has published an interview they recently held with screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the writers of this year’s Star Trek reboot and Transformers: Rise of the Fallen. Kurtzman and Orci are also producers for the television show Fringe, as well as the Sandra Bullock film The Proposal.
The interview goes over what the writers’ thoughts were while writing the script for Star Trek, including what things they took into account like fan preferences, taboos, and what they consider good or bad directions for films that are the first in a series. The two writers seem to have good heads on their shoulders, as they make a lot of sense when they talk about how they go about constructing the stories for Star Trek and Transformers. Feelings about the individual films aside, their logic appears very agreeable.
The writers also touch upon their involvement with the Jon Favreau project Cowboys and Aliens and Masi Oka’s gaming-themed movie The Defenders.
It’s safe to say that the duo of Kurtzman and Orci has become one of the more sought after writing teams in Hollywood, and after reading this interview it becomes a lot clearer why.