I Am Legend
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

Everyone who has read Richard Matheson’s book wanted this movie done right. Previous versions featured Vincent Price (Last Man on Earth) and Chuck Heston (The Omega Man). This adaptation was in and out of development for awhile — Arnold Schwarzenegger was attached back before Will Smith took the role of John Neville. When Akiva Goldsman came on board as a writer, he went back to the Protosevich script and collaborated with him on a new draft. Hear a revealing interview with Goldsman on KCRW’s The Business.

Planet of the Apes (Remake)
Oct 30th, 2008 by mike

This remake went through a few directors as well as writers. James Cameron was attached, then Oliver Stone, and finally Tim Burton.

Cameron gives his thoughts on the film in an Ain’t it Cool interview here.

Read about Oliver Stone’s involvement at CHUD.com

Read Mike White’s reviews of the Hayes and Hamm scripts in issue 10 of Cashiers du Cinemart.

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