Warner Bros Pictures has acquired the big screen adaptation of James Collins‘ novel Beginner’s Greek. I Love You Man, Observe and Report and Green Lantern producer Donald De Line has hired 500 Days of Summer screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber to pen the adaptation. If I had a list of new screenwriters to watch, Neustadter and Weber would definitely be on the top of the list. If you’ve seen 500 Days of Summer, than you know why these guys are getting so much buzz around Hollywood. — Slashfilm
Beginner’s Greek is available in hardcover for $16 on Amazon. The review from Amazon.com is after the jump.July 17th, 2009
500 Days of Summer has begun its limited release as of midnight today. Congratulations to screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter and director Marc Webb on his first feature film! Joesph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel have been receiving rave reviews. My newspaper, The National Post, published their review of 500 Days of Summer this morning: “(500) Days of Summer: What’s not to love?”. Enough said!
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500 Days fan Michael Traversa submits his recreation photo at Tom’s special bench. Compare his photo to the shot from the film after the jump!
July 14th, 2009
It’s only Tuesday and already this week has been crazy for me. I just got home from NYC where I had an amazing time interviewing the incredibly down to earth director Marc Webb. If you were following my twitter you’d know my flight got delayed three hours and I missed the entire screening on Monday night(!)… however I just made it on time for the Wall Street Journal discussion that followed the screening with Webb and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber. Zooey Deschanel, who was supposed to be there as well, had to cancel last minute but said hello to the audience via prerecorded video. The creators of 500 Days of Summer are hilarious, modest guys and I am so excited for them for the release of the film this Friday.
500 Days of Summer goodness that has popped up over the past couple days:
• Video: Film clip from 500 Days of Summer, Day (1) of (500), from Inside Searchlight
• Article: Director Marc Webb Grilled (The Wrap). Great quote: “no one will claim to be a hipster, and if they do, you should punch them in the face.”
• Article: Gordon-Levitt moves on to romantic comedy (SFGate)
• Article: 500 Days Of Summer Scribes Tell Us Why ‘This Is Not A Love Story’ (Latino Review). Interview with Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber.
I hope to get my interview with Marc Webb up asap. For now, here’s a photo of me and the man. Thanks again, Marc, I had such a blast and it was great to talk to you.
June 29th, 2009
Marc and Marc
James Wallace of Gordon and the Whale was off doing some cool interviews with some of the stars of 500 Days of Summer at the CineVegas red carpet premiere.
Watch the video below for Joe Gordon-Levitt, director Marc Webb, and screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter.
This is really refreshing for me to see. I just got done doing about a week straight of interviews about 500 Days of Summer. Interviews are not generally my favorite part of the job. Usually they’re sort of hum-drum and at times they’re even quite demeaning. But you, sir, just wanted to RECord a thoughtful conversation about the movie, and I wish they could all be like that. Thank you. When I get some more spare time, I’ll go find the footage from my camera, and we can make this a two-sided RECord. Thanks again.
Way to rock, Chase and James from GATW!June 25th, 2009
The 500 Days of Summer premiere took place in Los Angeles last night. Looks like it was a pretty cool time. Excuse the watermarks and enjoy the photos.
Many more photos and links after the jump!April 17th, 2009
There was a Q & A with the 500 Days of Summer cast and crew at South by Southwest last month. The video of that was recently posted and Flickr user edshull has just uploaded some photos from the event.
Click the photo below for a short slideshow!