Devel­op­ment hell

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Red Alert -

Wa­ter guy!

So just which in­car­na­tion of Aqua­man will splash on to the big screen? The clean- cut, por­pois­erid­ing golden boy of the Sil­ver Age? The scuzzier, hook- handed anti- hero of the ’ 90s? Or the guy whose cred­i­bil­ity in su­per­hero club was fa­tally tor­pe­doed by all those gags in En­tourage? Star Ja­son Mo­moa has no doubt. This King of At­lantis “will be a bad- ass – oth­er­wise they wouldn’t cast me for the role.” And he has a point. 6’ 4” and 235 lb of point. Mo­moa re­veals that he’s con­tracted for no less than four films as the mar­itime monarch. And if that in­cludes Bat­man V Su­per­man and Jus­tice League Parts 1 and 2 then an Aqua­man se­quel may be a whole other dis­cus­sion… Mo­moa wants Zack Sny­der to helm this solo adventure but word is indie direc­tor Jeff Ni­chols ( Take Shel­ter, Mud) is the favoured pick of Warner Bros.

Ford on board!

Ri­d­ley Scott is clearly hav­ing one hell of an in­te­rior mono­logue. Re­ports of him bail­ing on di­rect­ing du­ties for the Blade Run­ner se­quel were pre­ma­ture, it seems – turns out he’s still in an ac­tive state of pre­var­i­ca­tion. “I don’t know yet,” he tells Ya­hoo. “The script is very, very good… It’s a hard one to track be­cause it’s a very per­sonal piece of my work.” Def­i­nitely back for a bowl of ra­di­a­tion- soaked sushi is orig­i­nal star Har­ri­son Ford, re­turn­ing as Rick Deckard. “I sent him [ the script]”, says Scott, “and he said, ‘ That’s the best thing I’ve ever read.’” Of­fi­cial: Blade Run­ner 2 screen­play bet­ter than Star Wars Hol­i­day Spe­cial. Scott also drops some spoil­ers about Deckard’s in­volve­ment in the story: “It all makes sense in terms of how it re­lates to the first one,” he tells Va­ri­ety. “Har­ri­son is very much part of this one, but re­ally it’s about find­ing him. He comes in in the third act.”

Block buster!

Ah, cre­ative dif­fer­ences. Where would we be with­out them? Watch­ing Shawn Levy’s Goonies- style take on Minecraft, that’s where. The Night At The Mu­seum helmer has dropped out of the movie adap­ta­tion of the mon­strously ad­dic­tive videogame – and he’s taken writ­ers Kieran and Michele Mul­roney with him. “Warn­ers asked me to de­velop how

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