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Author:  eveofthewar [ Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:21 am ]
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Spielberg Will Produce "When Worlds Collide" Remake
Paramount and DreamWorks are going forward with the remake of "When Worlds Collide," the 1951 sci-fi thriller directed by Rudolph Mate, with "War of the Worlds" filmmaker Steven Spielberg set to produce.

Stephen Sommers ("Van Helsing") had been aboard the project as writer, director and producer, but stepped down to direct and produce "A Night at the Museum." Spielberg may decide to direct "When Worlds Collide" after he wraps shooting "Munich."

The original "When Worlds Collide" featured some of the best special effects of its day and posed the question: what would you do if you knew in eight months a runaway star and its accompanying planet will crash into earth with no way to stop the collision?

SOURCE: Variety

http://movies.about.com/od/moviesinprod ... 082905.htm

Author:  Loz [ Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:09 am ]
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This was discussed In Classic Sci Fi. We wanted a remake and we are getting it. =D>

Author:  Lonesome Crow [ Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:46 pm ]
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They must have read your posts Loz. :lol:

Author:  oever532 [ Wed Aug 31, 2005 7:02 pm ]
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That's possible. :)

Author:  Loz [ Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:51 pm ]
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Now if thet were really clever, they'd let me write it. :mrgreen:

Author:  oever532 [ Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:04 am ]
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Loz, the scriptwriter? :lol: :wink:

Author:  Loz [ Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:44 am ]
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That's exactly what I am, a scriptwriter. I am a published, produced and commissioned writer. Its what I do. TV. Radio and Theatre.
And if they gave me Worlds Collide, I'd write a belting script for it.

Author:  oever532 [ Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:14 pm ]
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What are your finest works until now?

Author:  Lonesome Crow [ Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:32 pm ]
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You haven't been reading the old posts have you? [-X

Author:  oever532 [ Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:48 pm ]
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Well, to be honest I just look at the new posts, and I reply to that if I have to...

Author:  Loz [ Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:39 pm ]
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Laurence Wilson
ISBN 1840024909 | £7.99 | PaperBack | In Print |

A grandfather, a father, a son. Three broken men in one stagnant household. The memory of a wife and mother and the beautiful songs she used to sing. What will it take to get some money coming in, to get some life back into this place? Selling family treasures? Or singing songs to strangers? None of the family really knows what's wrong, but they're all about to find out....
Openend at the Liverpool Everyman in October 2004.

Published by Oberon Books.

Below is a review of the theatre production -

News & Reviews

Urban Legend, Liverpool Everyman

by Gail Campbell-Thomson, icNorthWest

ONE of the lead characters in Laurence Wilson's Urban Legend is convinced that the lizards are coming. He's right. The whole play is a chameleon. What initially appears to be a chirpy comedy changes without missing a beat into a wrenching and powerful family drama.

Set during a scorching summer in a high-rise tower block in Bootle, three generations of males from the same dysfunctional family are eking out a squalid existence in a flat which - thanks to Soutra Gilmour's super scruffy set - makes the home of Ricky Tomlinson and the rest of the Royale Family look like a palace.

Horse, (John Campbell), spends his days in his grubby underwear inventing conspiracy theories on how the lizards are taking over the world. Most amusingly at one point using the new Star Wars films to prove his point "Lizards got to Lucas in the end; sucked 'is brains out through his nostrils".

Robbie (Nick Moss), his belligerent son is rapidly approaching 40 and has been on the dole so long he feels he is in retirement and explodes when anyone suggests otherwise.

And Wayne (Mark Arends), Robbie's 17-year-old son is wasting his life away in a cannabis-resin-fuelled slothful haze.

The audience may well be forgiven for thinking that they had stumbled into a drug taking hybrid of Bread meets Only Fools and Horses, but they would be wrong.

Almost imperceptibly events begin to darken and even amongst the humour, the invisible tensions that permeate the stage thicken like the heatwave outside and threaten to suffocate everyone in the room.

Just beneath the shallow surface, everybody is hiding a secret.

Wayne is in mourning for his dead mother, a talented local singing sensation who left him a love for her art and an impressively comprehensive signed collection of original Beatles albums.

Robbie is hiding behind false bravado. Struggling to come to terms with the loss of a wife he didn't fully understand and the fact that he will soon be struggling to provide for his family.

And Horse hasn't been the same since his wife went into the care home he still inexplicably refuses to visit.

A chance meeting with Robbie's old friend Bobbo (Paul Duckworth), a gregarious former drug addict turned professional parasite, adds more fuel to the fire and the family tensions explode in an inferno of rage, regret and self-recriminations.

Wilson's script deftly handles the emotional and dramatic elements of the story with verve and passion without falling into mawkish sentiment. While director Dawn Wilton gives the actors every chance to shine, and the four man cast do her justice by giving uniformly strong performances.

Nick Moss and Mark Arends are particularly excellent and are so believable that they seem to inhabit their roles like a second skin.

John Campbell gives a remarkable performance as the emotionally broken grandfather, a feat made all the more impressive by the fact that he only had a week to prepare for the role.

TV -


Thursday December 18 2003
DRUG RUNNERS is the latest work by Conker Media - part of Mersey Television - and is an original commission for men's entertainment channel Bravo.

The 30-min docu-drama follows a day in the life of fictional drug runner Steve, through his testimonies and personal accounts. DRUG RUNNERS is designed to give a unique insight into the drug culture and drug misuse and abuse in the North.

Lee Hardman, Producer, said: "DRUG RUNNERS blurs the boundaries between documentary and fiction. The viewer is invited to question if what they are seeing is real, and to react to these situations. The programmes is based heavily in fact, and uses statistics to support the events. The technique permits a very realistic glimpse of a life and culture rarely seen on British television."

The drama is the first television work by new Liverpool writer Laurence Wilson, who was approached by Conker Media in recognition of his perceptive vision on drug culture and his exceptional writing talent. Phil Redmond formed Conker Media as a development unit based at Mersey Television to look at new and innovative approaches in television production. This ethos is reflected in DRUG RUNNERS by the investment in new Liverpool writing and production talent as well as original and experimental film techniques.

DRUG RUNNERS is a Conker Media Production for Bravo and can be seen on Friday 19 December, 11pm and then at 2am (Saturday)

For more information contact: Helen Platt, Mersey Television
Press Office
0151 737 4023
Pictures available on request

I have had other plays produced. I'm wtiting a radio play for BBC RADIO 3, Called Jessica and the Tin Man, Airs next year.

So there you go.

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Author:  oever532 [ Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:03 am ]
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Thanks, Loz. You're really a good scriptwriter! :D =D> =D> =D> =D>

Author:  Lonesome Crow [ Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:16 pm ]
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I know, I was amazed as well :D 8-[ sorry that didn't come out the way I ment it to. :mrgreen:
Only kidding Loz. =D>

Author:  oever532 [ Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:18 am ]
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:roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  Lonesome Crow [ Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:20 pm ]
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Do you think I've upset him? :-k

Author:  oever532 [ Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:24 pm ]
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I have no idea... :-s

Author:  Lonesome Crow [ Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:56 pm ]
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If I knew it was that easy, I would have done it months ago :lol:

Author:  oever532 [ Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:06 am ]
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Author:  Loz [ Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:19 pm ]
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Haven't been on the net for a bit. To busy writing my new play. :mrgreen:

Author:  Lonesome Crow [ Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:42 pm ]
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What's it about?. And don't say "about 200 pages long" :lol:

Author:  Loz [ Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:29 pm ]
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If only I knew, I'd be able to sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #-o

Author:  Lonesome Crow [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:14 am ]
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:lol: Sounds a bit like Stephen King, when he starts a book he never knows how it's going to end :D

Author:  oever532 [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:21 am ]
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He's also great in creating SCARY things... :D

Author:  Loz [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:38 pm ]
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Well it has to end in three weeks time, that's my deadline! :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103: :a103:

Author:  Lonesome Crow [ Mon Sep 12, 2005 10:09 pm ]
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And they all lived happily ever after? Thats a good way to end a story and I don't think it's been used before. :-k ......
On second thoughts I think I'll copyright that and see if I can sell it. [-X Sorry you can't use it unless you pay me .........£50 :D .... 8-[ do you think £50 is enough?

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