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Max Landis to make a superhero pitch to Warner Bros.

Sep. 10, 2013by: Niki Stephens

I am fully aware that I write most of the Max Landis articles on this site. This is purely coincidental as they seem to drop on my shift. What I will say about my own opinion towards Landis is that he seems rather passionate about comics, has some interesting ideas, and is a good writer thus far.

Landis might be responsible for CHRONICLE but people might associate him more with THE DEATH AND RETURN OF SUPERMAN. While CHRONICLE dealt with superhuman powers, Landis wants a piece of something more DC. During his IAmA with Reddit this exchange happened:

zattk94:

Presented with the opportunity to write a super flick, that would get made regardless, for any character, any arc, anything you want. Who would you choose and why?

Max Landis:

Either a version of Green Lantern that played like ET meets Stand By Me using the goth/punk seen and Kyle Raynor, or Wonder-Woman, using a pitch that I intend to make to WB.

Then a little above this, there was this question:

bakelywood:

If you could do a reboot of any character, TV show or film what would it be? And what would you do with it?

Max Landis:

You'll know sooner than you think.

He may not have CHRONICLE 2 but it seems that he's got something a little more significant up his sleeves. That whole GREEN LANTERN pitch threw me for a loop. Excuse me while I try to envision this. Then there's Wonder Woman who has had a hell of a time making it to the big and small screen with Lynda Carter's run being the exception.

He's also cool with Batffleck in case any of you are wondering.

Source: Reddit

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1:35PM on 09/11/2013
I could care less about this guy. I'd rather he not be given anything to do with a DC or Marvel movie property. It will just give him more leeway to talk shit about other people's work. Speaking strictly as a movie fan, I don't think this guy has proven himself yet. He's made one terrific movie thus far with Chronicle, but it's the movies he writes from that point on which will determine if he's a great writer or a flash in the pan screenwrite. Frankly, I'd personally appreciate it if
I could care less about this guy. I'd rather he not be given anything to do with a DC or Marvel movie property. It will just give him more leeway to talk shit about other people's work. Speaking strictly as a movie fan, I don't think this guy has proven himself yet. He's made one terrific movie thus far with Chronicle, but it's the movies he writes from that point on which will determine if he's a great writer or a flash in the pan screenwrite. Frankly, I'd personally appreciate it if these sites would stop writing about Max Landis as if he's the current big name writer in Hollywood, he's written one movie and talked a lot of shit about everyone else's work - hardly a proven success.
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7:51AM on 09/11/2013
"the goth/punk seen"

He's a writer. Unfortunately, he doesn't appear to be much of a speller.

People wonder why so many of Hollywood's movies have terrible scripts? It's because they're hiring "writers" who seem to have spent very little time reading and writing in their formative years. But, hey, they have the right connections!
"the goth/punk seen"

He's a writer. Unfortunately, he doesn't appear to be much of a speller.

People wonder why so many of Hollywood's movies have terrible scripts? It's because they're hiring "writers" who seem to have spent very little time reading and writing in their formative years. But, hey, they have the right connections!
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7:32AM on 09/11/2013
I'm all for Kyle but goth punk? I vote for a no. I'm not too fond of Max but I'm interested in seeing what he would bring to the table. He does seem passinate about comics tho.
I'm all for Kyle but goth punk? I vote for a no. I'm not too fond of Max but I'm interested in seeing what he would bring to the table. He does seem passinate about comics tho.
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6:47AM on 09/11/2013
So (hopefully) no Fantastic Four from him?
So (hopefully) no Fantastic Four from him?
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1:39AM on 09/11/2013
Swamp Thing?
Swamp Thing?
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1:31AM on 09/11/2013
The Kyle Rayner project doesn't sound promising at all, but I do hope Wonder Woman gets off the ground in some way. The Green Lantern corps are essentially an intergalactic police force, right? Just do an intergalactic cop show.
The Kyle Rayner project doesn't sound promising at all, but I do hope Wonder Woman gets off the ground in some way. The Green Lantern corps are essentially an intergalactic police force, right? Just do an intergalactic cop show.
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1:03AM on 09/11/2013
Glad to see a geek with some actual clout pushing for a Wonder Woman movie. I figure too many studio heads see the character in the vein of the Lynda Carter TV show...much the same way as before Tim Burton came along studio heads only saw Batman as Adam West.
Glad to see a geek with some actual clout pushing for a Wonder Woman movie. I figure too many studio heads see the character in the vein of the Lynda Carter TV show...much the same way as before Tim Burton came along studio heads only saw Batman as Adam West.
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12:36AM on 09/11/2013

just tell me

She'll wear a ridiculous shiney suit and fight a giant spider...
She'll wear a ridiculous shiney suit and fight a giant spider...
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12:08AM on 09/11/2013
"...a version of Green Lantern that played like ET meets Stand By Me using the goth/punk seen and Kyle Raynor..."
Um, no. Just no. I have seen how Hollywood ruined Hal Jordan and I will not stand by watching anyone destroys Kyle Rayner as well.
"...a version of Green Lantern that played like ET meets Stand By Me using the goth/punk seen and Kyle Raynor..."
Um, no. Just no. I have seen how Hollywood ruined Hal Jordan and I will not stand by watching anyone destroys Kyle Rayner as well.
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11:39PM on 09/10/2013

I know everyone likes to hate on Max Landis, but

CHRONICLE was a damn good film, and I'd love to see what he'd do with a WONDER WOMAN movie. I nominate Odette Yustman as Wonder Woman.
CHRONICLE was a damn good film, and I'd love to see what he'd do with a WONDER WOMAN movie. I nominate Odette Yustman as Wonder Woman.
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11:35PM on 09/10/2013
I want him nowhere near a Green Lantern film.
I want him nowhere near a Green Lantern film.
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11:41PM on 09/10/2013
Because the first one worked out soooo well.
Because the first one worked out soooo well.
11:03PM on 09/10/2013

finally

someone else wants a wonder woman movie
someone else wants a wonder woman movie
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