This list of current films in the theaters is for the passionate and dedicated writers who love writing and who love cinema. These are just the films currently playing in my town.
I say this kinda regularly: there has never been a greater time in the history of the world to be a screenwriter. Ever. Every year, more films are made around the world; more subject matters are being filmed; and more people of every race, sex, creed, and color are involved in the process. And that is as good as it gets so far. I have also provided the link to the World-Wide Film Making Report by UIS/UNESCO, and the MPAA 2016 Market Report at the bottom of this forum topic.
These are some of the great films that were written by great writers. I’ve seen many of them, and hope you will, too – or at least the ones that appeal to your interests, or that are in the genre/genres that you write in. Happy Writing, and Happy Film-Going, Stage32 members!
Non-U.S. Members: Please take a few moments out of your busy days and add what is playing in your areas of the world, too. I’d like to know. Thanks!
And my apologies for those films that I have missed, and for not including the art-house films playing in the U.S. right now as well.
Instant Family – written by Sean Anders and John Morris.
A Private War - written by Marie Brenner (based on the Vanity Fair article “Marie Colvin’s Private War) and Arash Amel.
Widows – written by Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen, and Lynda La Plante (and based on her book).
Boy Erased – written by Garrard Conley (and based on his book) and Joel Edgerton.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – written by J.K Rowling.
Bad Times at the El Royale – written by Drew Goddard.
Beautiful Boy – written by Luke Davies and Felix van Groeningen, and based on the books Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and on the book Tweak by Nic Sheff.
Bohemian Rhapsody – written by Anthony McCarten and Peter Morgan.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? - written by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty.
Crazy Rich Asian – written by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, and based on the novel by Kevin Kwan.
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – written by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow, and based on the book by Dr. Seuss.
5 Weddings – written by Stage32 Member Denise Cruz-Castino and Andy Glickman.
First Man – written by Josh Singer and based on the book by James R. Hansen.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web - written by Jay Basu, Fede Alvarez, and Steven Knight, and based on the novel by David Lagercrantz and with characters introduced in the Millenium series by Stieg Larson.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - written by Rob Lieber and Darren Lemke, and based on the book by R.L. Stine.
Hallloween – written by Jeff Fradley, Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, and based on characters by John Carpenter and Debra Hill.
The Hate U Give – written by Audrey Wells, and based on the novel by Angie Thomas.
The House with a Clock in Its Walls - written by Eric Kripke, and based on the novel by John Bellairs.
Hunter Killer - written by Arne L. Schmidt and Jamie Moss, and based on the novel Firing Point by George Wallace and Don Keith.
Incredibles 2 – written by Brad Bird.
Johnny English Strikes Again – written by William Davies.
The Meg – written by Dean Georgaris, Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, and based on the novel by Steve Alten.
Mid 90’s – written by Jonah Hill.
Night School – written by Kevin Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells, Matthew Kellard, Nicholas Stoller, and John Hamburg.
Nobody’s Fool – written by Tyler Perry.
The Nun – written by Gary Dauberman, with story by James Wan and Gary Dauberman.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - written by Ashleigh Powell, suggested by the short story by E.T.A. Hoffman and The Nutcracker Ballet by Marius Petipa.
The Old Man & The Gun – written by David Lowery, and based on the New Yorker article by David Grann.
Overlord – written by Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith.
Smallfoot – written by Karey Kirkpatrick and Clare Sera, story by John Requa, Glenn Ficarra and Karey Kirkpatrick, and based on the book Yeti Tracks by Sergio Pablos.
A Star is Born – written by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters, based on the screenplays by Moss Hart, John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion, and Frank Pierson, and based on the story by William A. Wellman and Robert Carson.
Venom – written by Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg and Kelly Marcel, story by Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg, and based on Marvel’s Venom character created by Todd McFarlane and David Michelinie.
Wildlife – written by Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan, and based on the book by Richard Ford.
Here are the links to the global report and 2016 MPAA report that I mentioned above. Happy Writing, Happy Film-Going, Stay Positive, and CLOSE OUT 2018 STRONG!
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