Paramount has teamed up director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) with screenwriter Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend) for Collider, which is easily the best title in the history of film. The sci-fi film will be directed and co-written by Wright, who will also share producing credits along with J.J. Abrams and Nira Park of Bad Robot. Any plot details are non-existent at the moment, but it could very well involve an intrepid group of web journalists who unite to save the world…or maybe the recent news surrounding the Large Hadron Collider at CERN; either way. Hit the jump for more on Wright and Protosevich’s upcoming projects to see where Collider might land.
Attention Collider readers: business is a-boomin’. We’re experiencing some great growth here at the site, which means our content will only be getting better and more extensive in the months to come. This also means that we need a little help behind-the-scenes, so we’re looking for a Los Angeles-based intern to join the Collider team. Job responsibilities will include helping to transcribe interviews, helping out on red carpets, pitching in at Comic-Con, offering sacrifices to the Movie Gods, and the like. You won’t be doing the same thing day-in and day-out, so flexibility and a sense of adventure are key.
Applicants will need to have a car, be willing to travel in and around the Los Angeles area, and you’ll need to be able to make working at designated times a priority. Hit the jump to find out how to apply.
Earlier today, I was forwarded what appeared to be an official press release from Warner Bros. about new casting for The Dark Knight Rises. In my haste, I simply looked at the casting of the roles, posted the “story”, and didn’t think critically about the source or the wording of the release itself. Had I done so, I would have realized it was false, and not posted the news.
This error is entirely my fault. I don’t consider myself a journalist, because A) I have no journalism degree; B) no professional journalism training; C) it’s kind of an insult to actual journalists who worked hard at both A and B. However, just because I don’t count myself as a journalist, that doesn’t make me exempt from their ethics or practices. I write about movies, but I always aim to do so with the highest amount of integrity and intelligence. We’re keeping the Batman story up because of our commitment to that integrity and the intelligence of our readers. Hit the jump for more.
Collider is looking for a few good men/women/super-intelligent-killer-robots to join our team as interns. We would prefer folks based out of Los Angeles and New York, but if you got writing chops and happen to live somewhere else, then please send in your application. Also, while the internships are unpaid, we will work with your school to make sure you get credit. The internships are also open to those not in school, but who want to help out the site and use this as an opportunity to explore a career change.
As an intern for Collider, your duties would include writing news stories, transcribing interviews, conducting interviews, helping to cover red carpet events, and other miscellaneous duties. Hit the jump for more details on how to apply.
Update - It seems the email address we originally listed was incorrect. It’s been fixed. Please send to the email after the jump.
In what is a tremendous honor for us here at Collider, TotalFilm.com has nominated our site for Best Movie Blog of 2010. For those who don’t know, Total Film began back in 1997 and is one of the best-selling movie magazines around. In their nomination of our site, TotalFilm.com described us thusly: “On the up-and-up, Collider have had a strong year bolstered by some big exclusives and a lot of hard work.” If we win, we would like to share our award with Megan Fox, the boy who handed Megan Fox a flower, and all the foreign child labor we pay to write news. I’m just kidding about that last one. We don’t pay them anything.
However, we are in some fine company. But there are some things* I feel you should know about our fellow nominees so you can make a fully informed decision: the folks at /Film have a weekly blood orgy at their local rec center; the JoBlo guys beat up hobos and then eat them for strength; Dark Horizons’ Garth Franklin gets his jollies from putting monkey pox into cafeteria food ; and all the other nominees said some really nasty things about stuff they planned to do with your girlfriend. Like filty stuff. You don’t even want to know. [*Claims are most likely untrue, except for the /Film one. I'm 90% sure about that]
Collider is pleased to announce that we are currently bringing on new writers to help us cover the vast amount of entertainment news streaming through the Internet. I personally joined the site in September 2007 and aside from the rather unnecessary blood oath and “Eyes Wide Shut”-orgy welcome party, it has been a pleasant and rewarding job that I brag about I order to make other people feel jealous.
But as we’ve evolved into our new, blog-style format, we need fresh blood. There’s simply too much content for me, Steve, and Nicole to cover and that why we want you to write for Collider.com if you meet the following conditions. Find out what they are and how to apply after the jump.
[UPDATE: We are still currently accepting applications but due to the amount of volume we will be unable to review them at this time]
Yes, we look a little different. No, we didn’t get a haircut.
As you can see, we’ve massively revamped the site. Be not afraid. We’re really happy with the way we’ve updated Collider into a handy blog format. Not only will it allow us to bring you more news and exclusive stories every day, but we finally have a comments section that people might actually use. We want your feedback on our stories. Just know that if you post “First!” “F1RST!!1!” or “Frist” I will ban you from the Internet. The entire Internet. You’ll be banned from it.
We’ve got great new features like a list of our latest posts, tagging to help you easily find related news items, and our lovable featured items section which doesn’t automatically scroll anymore and force you to wait for the story you wanted to see to swing by again. We’ve also added two easy Twitter buttons to the sidebar in case you want to follow Steve or myself on Twitter. Whatever. It’s no big deal. (PLEASE FOLLOW ME. I NEED ATTENTION.)
But as with any new site, there will be some bugs along the way. If one creeps up on you, let us know! We want to make Collider.com your one-stop-shop for entertainment news and if the site is crashing your browser or calling your inappropriate ethnic slurs (I hear IE does that from time to time), we want to know about it so we can fix the problem and make this the best site possible. Either leave us a note in the comments section below or shoot us an e-mail (we have links at the bottom of the page) for a heads up.
We appreciate all our readers (except the “F1RST!” people; seriously, what is wrong with you?) and we hope that you’ll not only stick around as we takes this site to the next level but that you’ll tell your friends. Just try to nudge it into conversation. Like if a friend tells you he’s getting married, just say “You know who’s not getting married? Collider.com. That site is a swinging bachelor. You should totally check it out.” Easy at that.