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Atlantis gets writer

12.11.2008
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Just last week it was announced that Len Wiseman (LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD) would be directing ATLANTIS RISING, a big-screen adaptation of the comic of the same name. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (writers of TRANSFORMERS and STAR TREK) were attached and I assumed they'd be doing the writing for this project but they'll just be producing. Instead they've hired Joby Harold (AWAKE) to script the film about a battle between the citizens of Earth and the underwater city of Atlantis. Says Kurtzman of Harold, "Joby has an amazingly strong understanding of how to take genre seriously." A movie like AWAKE would seem to indicate otherwise but perhaps the Weinsteins were responsible for that film's shortcomings. DreamWorks, who according to Variety envisions this film as a mix between ALIENS and THE ABYSS, hopes to have ATLANTIS in theaters as their big 2011 summer tentpole. Harold is also busy writing RONIN for Warner Bros. and it's unclear at this point which project has priority (I'm guessing ATLANTIS).

Extra Tidbit: Does this mean Wiseman is off GEARS OF WAR?
Source: THR

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5:40PM on 12/11/2008
Are Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci glued to each other?
I've never seen an article about 1 of them without the other one being mentioned. Or is it just 1 guy whose name is Alex Kurtzman And Roberto Orci?
Are Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci glued to each other?
I've never seen an article about 1 of them without the other one being mentioned. Or is it just 1 guy whose name is Alex Kurtzman And Roberto Orci?
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4:08PM on 12/11/2008
I thought her face looked kind of like Scarlett Johannsen. I guess I can kinda see Amy Adams though.

Man, I hope Wiseman's still doing Gears of War, I'm not that big of a fan of the game, but he seems like he'd be one of the first directors to actually take a video game movie seriously (although if he's out at least we still have Gore Verbinski will do that as well on BioShock).
I thought her face looked kind of like Scarlett Johannsen. I guess I can kinda see Amy Adams though.

Man, I hope Wiseman's still doing Gears of War, I'm not that big of a fan of the game, but he seems like he'd be one of the first directors to actually take a video game movie seriously (although if he's out at least we still have Gore Verbinski will do that as well on BioShock).
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11:03AM on 12/11/2008
she looks like Amy Adams.
she looks like Amy Adams.
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