While we now have the release schedule for Marvel’s second wave of films, we might just happen to have an early logline for what may be their most ambitious project, Guardians of the Galaxy. Get your heaping spoon of salt ready to take with this news because screenwriter Chris McCoy was just hired a short time ago, with a previous draft turned in by Nicole Perlman. What we know for a certainty at this point is that the film will include Drax the Destroyer, Groot, StarLord, Rocket Raccoon and Gamora, and that the film will release on August 1st, 2014. Hit the jump for the (possible) logline and more on Guardians of the Galaxy.
Progress marches on for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy as the superheroic studio has tapped three-time Black List scribe Chris McCoy for a script rewrite. The first pass on the space adventure film was turned in by Nicole Perlman, a graduate of Marvel’s writing program (which no longer exists). Perlman’s previous projects included Challenger, a draft about the 1986 shuttle disaster and an untitled project centering on Neil Armstrong. While she clearly has the space angle down, McCoy’s efforts have been positively singled out for their “quirky comedic bents.” More on McCoy and Guardians of the Galaxy after the jump.
Here’s something I never thought I’d say: director Mark Waters (Mean Girls) is apparently in negotiations to direct a Beatles-themed time-travel comedy called Get Back. Written by Chris McCoy, the movie centers on two Beatles-fans who travel back in time to prevent John Lennon from ever meeting Yoko Ono, thereby preventing the Beatles from ever breaking up. It’s Back to the Future meets…….something. Waters recently just wrapped shooting Mr. Popper’s Penguins with Jim Carrey. Variety reports that he hopes to start filming Get Back late this summer in London. Not much else is known about the project at this time. Now, who should play the fab four?