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Legendary Pictures to tell a dragon-themed tale with Slayer

Mar. 21, 2012by:
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Brian Helgeland has been in the screenwriting business for a while, having written some great movies (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, A KNIGHT'S TALE, MAN ON FIRE) and some not so great movies (THE ORDER, ROBIN HOOD).  And now his son Martin has entered the writing game, with a spec script called SLAYER that has been picked up by Legendary Pictures.  In a curious case of art reflecting life (i.e. the son taking up the father's mantle), SLAYER "is described as a modern-day story about a young doctor whose estranged father dies and he finds out the old man was a dragon and creature slayer. The doctor must become a slayer too." 

Helgeland the Younger is actually still in college as of this writing, so it's a pretty lucky break for him to have this opportunity (possible nepotism notwithstanding).  Modern day dragon hunting is underrated, I say - so long as the movie doesn't cram itself full of too many creatures (hello VAN HELSING) and sticks mainly with the dragon aspect, then we could have a solid modern fantasy flick coming our way.

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Extra Tidbit: I feel like Reign of Fire was better than is generally claimed.

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3:00PM on 03/21/2012
Who thinks the dragons in this will be cooler than Smaug in the The Hobbit? Show of hands. Anybody? Anybody at all? Thought so.
Who thinks the dragons in this will be cooler than Smaug in the The Hobbit? Show of hands. Anybody? Anybody at all? Thought so.
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1:37PM on 03/21/2012

Reign of Fire was awesome!

gotta catch that one again... am always down for another Dragon movie but this one sounds a bit lame I gotta admit...
gotta catch that one again... am always down for another Dragon movie but this one sounds a bit lame I gotta admit...
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1:25PM on 03/21/2012

Slayer Rules

Yes, Yes, and Yes, Reign of Fire was great, Dragonslayer was great, and Slayer should do the soundtrack. All agreed.
Yes, Yes, and Yes, Reign of Fire was great, Dragonslayer was great, and Slayer should do the soundtrack. All agreed.
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11:13AM on 03/21/2012
Knight's Tale was terrible and gets props over Mystic River and Payback?! I like Helgeland enough but there's well over a thousand unknown screenwriters across the country with probably better scripts but good to see his kid get his doors opened first. Turd.
Knight's Tale was terrible and gets props over Mystic River and Payback?! I like Helgeland enough but there's well over a thousand unknown screenwriters across the country with probably better scripts but good to see his kid get his doors opened first. Turd.
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10:14AM on 03/21/2012
Is it bad that I want Slayer to write the music for the movie?

Or maybe an epic battle set to an orchestra version of Raining Blood?

Extra Tidbit: I like Reign of Fire, the movie's a bit of a mess, but I don't think it's nearly as bad as some people make it out to be.
Is it bad that I want Slayer to write the music for the movie?

Or maybe an epic battle set to an orchestra version of Raining Blood?

Extra Tidbit: I like Reign of Fire, the movie's a bit of a mess, but I don't think it's nearly as bad as some people make it out to be.
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10:05AM on 03/21/2012
A Knight's Tale, a great movie ? Since when ?
A Knight's Tale, a great movie ? Since when ?
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10:10AM on 03/21/2012
Since forever!

Every time that movie's on I gotta sit through it.
Since forever!

Every time that movie's on I gotta sit through it.
11:08AM on 03/21/2012
Knight's Tale was awful.
Knight's Tale was awful.
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9:42AM on 03/21/2012
I really want someone to do a remake of Dragon Slayer. While I enjoyed ROF, a modern Dragon tale is not what I want. Maybe they should just make a Skyrim movie!
I really want someone to do a remake of Dragon Slayer. While I enjoyed ROF, a modern Dragon tale is not what I want. Maybe they should just make a Skyrim movie!
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