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Super Fly remake in the works

Tony Sokol Dec 1, 2017

Warner Bros is pursuing a new take on the 1970s hit, Super Fly...

Super Fly is the latest movie to get a remake, it's been revealed. And it's got a bit of a bar to live up to.

Curtis Mayfield’s soundtrack for the 1972 classic street hustler film Super Fly was as cinematic as the movie it was recorded for, for example. The title track and the song “Freddy’s Dead” bounced off the sidewalks of America and soared on the charts. Songs like “Pusherman” and “Little Child” were heartbreaking snippets of the dual realities of uptown street life.

The screenplay for Super Fly will be written by Alex Tse, who wrote Watchmen and Spike Lee’s under-appreciated Sucker Free City. The director and star hasn’t been named yet. But the big question, for this writer, is who will score?

Video of Pusherman Scene - Super Fly
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HBO Passes On Spike Lee's 'Da Brick' Featuring 'Attack The Block' Star John Boyega

While Spike Lee has conquered both the big and small screen with feature films and documentaries, when it comes to television series', he's had far less luck. In 2004 he tried to get "Sucker Free City" up over at Showtime, a series that would've chronicled the disparate groups at play in the gentrification of San Francisco. After a two hour pilot (which wound up being screened at Tiff) it didn't go much further. And it seems another small screen effort has been put on hold before it ever really got started.

Deadline reports that HBO has passed on the pilot for "Da Brick," which would've been led by "Attack The Block" star John Boyega. In the works last year, the show found Lee teaming with “Entourage” creator Doug Ellin, with Mike Tyson acting as a producer. The Story is set in Newark, New Jersey and is partially inspired by Tyson's youth,
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Indie Spirit noms are coming Nov. 29 – Awards Alley

By Sean O’Connell Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale will announce the nominees for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 8 a.m. at The London West Hollywood Hotel, it was revealed today by Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival.

As previously announced, the 27th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards will be held at the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The premiere broadcast of the ceremony will air later that evening at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on IFC.

Bios on each actor, from a release:

Anthony Mackie was classically trained at the Julliard School of Drama and was discovered playing Tupac Shakur in the off-Broadway play “Up Against the Wind.” He made his film debut in Curtis Hanson’s 8 Mile and proceeded to garner roles in Spike Lee’s Sucker Free City and She Hate Me,
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‘Watchmen’ Writer to Pen ‘The Crow’ Reboot Screenplay

Despite a legal challenge from the Weinstein Company, director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) has taken another step forward with The Crow reboot starring Bradley Cooper (The Hangover).

According to a recent press release, Fresnadillo and Relativity Media have signed Watchmen writer, Alex Tse to pen the screenplay for the upcoming film.

Tse has very few production credits to his name, two to be exact – polishing David Hayter’s original Watchmen draft for Zack Snyder as well as the Spike Lee film, Sucker Free City. In addition, Tse worked on a number of uncredited rewrites including films such as Step Up, Step Up 2: The Streets, and Jaume Collet-Serra’s House of Wax.

According to the press release:

Fresnadillo and Tse are perfectly suited to bring these beloved characters ...

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Watchmen Writer Gets Crow Screenplay

Now that the legal dispute between Relativity Media and the Weinsteins has more-or-less gone away, Relativity are once again moving forward with their Crow reboot. Alex Tse is the latest writer to be tasked with re-adapting James O'Barr's original graphic novel.Tse doesn't have a great many credits on his CV, but the one that got him the gig was presumably a little thing called Watchmen, for which he has a co-writer credit with David Hayter. He's also penned as-yet un-produced adaptations of Ninja Scroll, The Phantom Tollbooth and The Illustrated Man, and Spike Lee's TV movie Sucker Free City. And he's known as a script doctor, reportedly providing uncredited polishes for the Step Up films and House of Wax.The Crow is, of course, the story of rocker Eric Draven, murdered along with his girlfriend, and returning from the grave as a goth'd up avenger to right that wrong.
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The Crow reboot to be written by Watchmen's Alex Tse

Relativity's planned reboot of The Crow has found it's writer. Alex Tse (Watchmen) has been hired to write the script, Variety reports. The film will be directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later). As we reported, Bradley Cooper is attached to star in the film. 

The reboot is planned as "a gritty reboot of the iconic gothic character Eric Draven, who returns from the grave on a mission to avenge his wife's murder so that his soul can rest." The production will be a joint venture between Relativity and Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation along with Spain-based Apaches Entertainment.

Tse has been very busy lately. He worked recently on adapting the graphic novel Battling Boy for Paramount and Brad Pitt's Plan B, penned a remake of Ninja Scroll for Warner Bros. and Leonardo DiCaprio's production co. Appian Way. In addition, he wrote Gangland for Joel Silver's Dark
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Watchmen’s Alex Tse Will Write The Crow Remake

Watchmen co-scribe Alex Tse has signed on to pen Relativity's "reinvention" of The Crow. Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) and potentially starring Bradley Cooper who is attached, the pic is expected to reboot James O'Barr's Eric Draven character for moviegoers who are perhaps too indifferent to check out Brandon Lee's stellar 1994 turn and/or gluttons for punishment. Relativity's press release claims that the project is expected to be "gritty" but, considering that Draven is a man who returns from the grave seeking vengeance on his wife's killer, it's hard to conceive the iconic goth tale as coming off any other way (romantic comedy, anyone?). While I may be opposed to the notion of rebooting The Crow franchise, my opposition has nothing to do with Tse's inclusion. I really enjoyed he and David Hayter's Watchmen and thought the changes they made to the story actually worked
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Watchmen Writer Penning ‘Battling Boy’ Adaptation

Hot off the heels of co-writing Watchmen, Alex Tse has just been signed on to adapt the upcoming graphic novel Battling Boy. The source material was written and illustrated by Paul Pope back in November and it’s about the son of a god who is sent down by his father from the top of a mountain to rid the giant city of Monstropolis of a plague of beasts.

The rights were recently picked up by Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, and the film will be co-produced by Paramount Pictures. This is only part of an overall deal between the two companies to bring a slate of adaptations to the big-screen including Eat, Pray, Love (directed by Ryan Murphy), The Killer, The Black Hole (both David Fincher projects) and World War Z (set to be directed by Quantum of Solace helmer Marc Forster).

Although Tse has little experience
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