Patrick Sean Smith to Adapt Comic BONE for Director P.J. Hogan; Kelly Masterson to Rewrite SNOW PIERCER

     January 18, 2012


We last checked in with the feature adaptation of Jeff Smith‘s comic Bone in 2009, when producer Dan Lin explained his plans for the property.  There is some new movement on the project, as Greek creator Patrick Sean Smith has signed on to adapt the script, stepping in for Justin Monjo.  I love Greek for the mature, heartfelt treatment of its core characters.  Smith’s ambitions always exceeded the connotations of an ABC Family program, so I’m excited to see what he can do with a movie script.  The comic follows three Bone family cousins—“small, bald, and humanlike creatures with big noses”—who live with a girl and her grandmother in a valley that is menaced by the evil Lord of the Locusts.  P.J. Hogan (Confessions of a Shopaholic) will direct BoneHeat Vision implies that Hogan will polish the script, then head back home to Australia to direct.

Hit the jump for a synopsis of Bone, plus details on the new writer hired to help craft characters for Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, and Jamie Bell in Snow Piercer.

bong-joon-ho-imageEvans, Swinton, and Bell are a really solid trio, but we’re excited about Snow Piercer as the English-language debut of Bong Joon-ho, the Korean director behind The Host and Mother.  Bong wrote the original script, a drama set in a new ice age about train passengers who struggle to co-exist.  Given this is his first English script, it is sensible to bring Kelly Masterson (Before the Devil Knows Your Dead) in for a rewrite before it goes into production this spring, as Variety reports.

Here’s the synopsis for the first volume of Bone, “Out from Boneville”:

The BONE adventures tell the story of a young bone boy, Fone Bone, and his two cousins, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone, who are banned from their homeland of Boneville. When the cousins find themselves mysteriously trapped in a wonderful but often terrifying land filled with secrets and danger – and special new friendships – they are soon caught up in adventures beyond their wildest dreams.

In OUT FROM BONEVILLE, the three Bone cousins are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley where they come face to face with… [Amazon]


Around The Web

Latest News

GAMBIT Might Lose Channing Tatum

The actor’s involvement in the upcoming superhero film has become tenuous.

FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S: Gil Kenan to Direct Film Adaptation

Kenan is the director behind the recent 'Poltergeist' remake.

Michael Douglas Hasn’t Signed on for Future Marvel Movies

The actor remains open to returning to the MCU, but doesn’t have the studio's standard multi-picture deal.

13 HOURS Red-Band Trailer Reveals Michael Bay’s Benghazi Movie

John Krasinski and James Badge Dale lead the timely action thriller.

WONDER WOMAN: Chris Pine Closes Deal to Play Steve Trevor

The actor will star opposite Gal Gadot in Patty Jenkins’ upcoming superhero movie.

TRANSFORMERS: Steven S. DeKnight Talks about Working in the Writers Room

The ‘Daredevil: Season One’ showrunner reveals what it was like working on the future of the ‘Transformers’ franchise.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III Revisited: “I’m Gonna Die Unless You Kill Me”

The series rebounds by diving into Ethan Hunt’s personal life.

Alternate HITMAN: AGENT 47 Posters and TV Spot Featuring Music by Eminem

Starring Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, and Hannah Ware, 'Hitman: Agent 47' opens August 21st.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5: Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson Play “Would You Rather”

But the big question is, could Simon Pegg *really* beat Tom Cruise in a footrace?

Collider Movie Talk – MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5 Review, GAMBIT Begins Shooting In Fall, and More

The gang also talks 'Bob the Musical', artwork from 'Kung Fu Panda 3', and more.

Page 1 of 4,06412345...102030...Last »