First Man writer Josh Singer on writing a nontraditional character arc
As storytellers, many of us frame our screenplays around The Hero’s Journey architecture, where the hero goes on a dangerous quest and returns forever changed. In many ways, the new film First Man, about astronaut Neil Armstrong, is the ultimate hero’s journey – he spends years sacrificing as he prepares to go to the moon, then, despite setbacks that are both scientific and personal, he makes the perilous journey to the moon – a huge victory for himself and for humanity – and returns home triumphant.
How the Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter used math to write the sequel
Hampton Fancher and David Webb Peoples wrote the original screenplay for Blade Runner based on the Philip K. Dick story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. This time, Fancher wrote a short story that became fodder for the sequel and collaborated with writer Michael Green on the new screenplay.
Could Blade Runner 2049 be the most anticipated movie sequel of all time?
In 1982, director Ridley Scott stunned audiences with his epic sci-fi, dystopian noir film Blade Runner. Hampton Fancher and David Peoples wrote the screenplay based on the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? prompting the heated debate that continues to this day: Is Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a replicant?
The Nice Guys: 5 tips for writing a buddy-cop movie
Writer/director Shane Black, with the help of fellow writer, Anthony Bargarozzi, is back doing what he does best – writing a buddy-cop flick that will push the envelope, exceed expectations, and oh yeah, make you laugh.
The Nice Guys is set in smoggy, 1970s Los Angeles, where local government is dirtier than the air and the porn industry ...