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Singer and McQuarrie together again!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I'm a fan of the collaborations between Chris McQuarrie and Bryan Singer. I really liked VALKYRIE a lot and, of course, love THE USUAL SUSPECTS. Also, McQuarrie did a little uncredited work on X-Men... he told me in an interview once that the only piece of his script for X-Men that made it to the final flick was one of my favorite scenes in all the X-Men films, the prologue seeing Magneto's powers develop in the concentration camp. Anyway, McQuarrie's great and it's only good news from THR's Heat Vision blog that he's doing a rewrite on JACK THE GIANT KILLER. It doesn't look like we'll see a SUPERMAN movie from the team, but an epic fantasy flick about a war between humans and giants sounds good to me. -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • April 22, 2010, 3:19 a.m. CST

    Oh. Cool.

    by thebearovingian

    Oh. Cool.

  • April 22, 2010, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Reunited and it feels sooo gooood

    by thebearovingian

    Sing it loud.

  • April 22, 2010, 3:29 a.m. CST

    great team indeed.

    by theDannerDaliel

    suspects is one of my all time favs. Let´s hope they stay clear of 3-D....

  • April 22, 2010, 3:30 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry...

    by Bodacious_Crumb

    ...but I found all of those "Wolverine and XMen Friends" movies garbage and that particular Magneto origin scene was the only decent part of any of them.

  • April 22, 2010, 3:42 a.m. CST



    Don't be sorry .... Just be embarrassed! X2 is a stunning movie.

  • April 22, 2010, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Aw, are we not getting Queer Superman for the Straight Guy?

    by V'Shael

    90 minutes where he can't throw a punch, but he'll bitch about your shoes?

  • April 22, 2010, 4:33 a.m. CST

    way of the gun 2

    by nobodylistenstodestro

    Electric boogaloo. Make it happen

  • April 22, 2010, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Good team up this two guys

    by AsimovLives

  • April 22, 2010, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Did they divorce?


    Oh, this isn't about a gay wedding then?

  • April 22, 2010, 4:57 a.m. CST

    No Friday The 13th 2 remake on the way !!

    by barnaby jones

    You heard it here first - There is a god and he's smiling.

  • April 22, 2010, 5:08 a.m. CST

    what about the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA movie??


    any news on Singers BSG movie? id have thought things might have been fast tracked a little now he isnt doing XMEN FIRST CLASS...<p> reboot cast: Adama - Harrison Ford or Liam Neeson.... Apollo - Brandon Routh....Starbuck - Bradley Cooper....Baltar - McKellan or Spacey

  • April 22, 2010, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Battlestar Galactica remake

    by nobodylistenstodestro

    Christopher Nolan is already remaking it

  • April 22, 2010, 5:22 a.m. CST

    Singer no longer directing Galactica remake.

    by Baltar5

    It's in development hell.

  • April 22, 2010, 5:48 a.m. CST


    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    McQuarrie can carry Singer's ass through another movie.

  • April 22, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST


    by JonChambers

    And who gets to go wild as Torin Thatcher? That's what I want to know. :)

  • April 22, 2010, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Valkyrie was POS

    by ominus

    no wonder it went unnoticed.

  • April 22, 2010, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Are we sure about this...

    by EastcoastAvenger

    Nothing again good ol' Quint here but lately it seems like the news concerning Singer and Co. gets made and then a day or so later we come to find out that it wasn't quite as initial reports said it was. Ever since Superman didn't go as expected I've heard all kinds of projects that Singer was suppose to be doing. Not much has transpired from all of the hubbub.

  • April 22, 2010, 7:22 a.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • April 22, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Watch Out...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... that's pure, concentrated mediocrity!

  • April 22, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    Of course we're not going to see a Superman film

    by Dharma4

    from them. Nolan is donig it. C'mon, Quint, keep up with the times

  • April 22, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    15 years ago

    by simndermot

    Singer is entering Lucas/Spielberg territory now. Had a hit 15 years ago with The Usual Suspects and has been riding that gravy train ever since. Sure, the X-men movies were ok, but not top notch by any stretch of the imagination. Valkyrie- British accent, British accent, British accent, Tom Cruise. British accent, British accent, British accent, more Tom Cruise.

  • April 22, 2010, 8:31 a.m. CST

    I never knew they broke up!

    by DoctorZoidberg

    Hope they're both happy :)

  • April 22, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Looking back . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . the intros to young Magneto and Wolverine were the only 2 scenes in X-Men that feel remotely immersed in the X-Verse. The rest could have been made for TV.

  • April 22, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Nice. Sounds cool.

    by HoboCode

    And Valkyrie kicked ass. So did Superman Returns for that matter.

  • April 22, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Quint wanted another Singer Supes???

    by Philvis

    Please tell me I incorrectly read into your statement that you were disappointed Singer wouldn't be destroying another Superman movie. If that's the case, your credibility just got flushed down the toilet!

  • April 22, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Way of the Gun is an underrated masterpiece

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    <br><br>Seriously, why this movie doesn't get more love is beyond me. His writing is awesome, but I wish McQuarrie would get behind the camera again. <br><Br>

  • April 22, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    WAY OF THE GUN is a modern classic

    by BranMakMorn

    One of the best gun films ever made. So many understated nuances, clever details and packed with cool shootouts rooted in realism.

  • April 22, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Did Whedon get in more than McQuarrie?

    by umbral_shadow_

    Because it's a fucking travesty if he did. McQuarrie's Magneto opening made me sit up and think we had a classic X-Men film on our hands. And then it turned to utter shit topped off by Whedon's "lightning- toad" turd of a line.

  • April 22, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Oh, CHRIS McQuarrie

    by rev_skarekroe

    I was hoping Ralph was coming out of retirement.

  • April 22, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Valkyrie was mediocre, Usual Suspects is an insult to human inte

    by manifestchaos

    I don't understand why anyone likes that film. What a hideous waste of time, literally.

  • April 22, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    *to human intelligence

    by manifestchaos

    "Watch this for two hours. Good. Now: none of that ever happened."

  • April 22, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    I do wish...

    by ThePorkChopExpress

    Singer got to do a Superman sequel. That Superman universe is a great one and had they had the chance to step up the action and drama in the sequel to Superman returns I think they would have given us something great. I liked Superman Returns when it came out and still do... as much as the series needs to go somewhere else, I just would have loved to see what Singer could have done! While we're at it, same with Xmen 3!

  • April 22, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Way of the Gun is TOP NOTCH

    by ImMorganFreeman

    Nicky Katt power!

  • April 22, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Tell me again, why are we getting a JACK THE GIANTKILLER remake?

    by BenBraddock

  • April 22, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    What will ever happen to...

    by EastcoastAvenger

    What will ever happen to that reported $40 million footage of Superman on his dead planet that was cut from the movie? Whole movies have been made for less. I want to see it.

  • April 22, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Valkyrie is basically a caper flick with a dark ending

    by Tall_Boy66

    I just watched it for the first time a few days ago, I did quite like it. I don't think it tried to say anything bigger about World War II or National Socialism but I'm fine with that. They plan, they screw up, they plan, they screw up, and then the ending happens and everybody gets shot. Doesn't delve deeper into it but it was an okay heist flick but instead of stealing something they're trying to kill Hitler.

  • April 22, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Singer Sucks big time.

    by OmarAngel77

    Singer is not able to direct action, just drama when some one is there to fix his stupids ideas, Check superman Returns for details.

  • April 22, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Oh I thought this was about Mark Singer and

    by SithMenace

    Ralph McQuarrie. Never thought they teamed up before lol.

  • April 22, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Valkyrie was Cruise doing damage control

    by SithMenace

    What better way to get people to like you again then by playing a venerable character that opposed Hitler? Too bad it didn't work.

  • April 22, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Where Is The New Galactica Movie?

    by Media Messiah

    Singer, what's up with that?

  • April 22, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Robin Williams in possible

    by teethgnasher

    BSG spin-off?

  • April 22, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    @Media Messiah

    by Baltar5

    Singer's out of the Galactica movie (directing anyway)and the whole project is in development hell. Universal can't afford to do it, even though it's got hit written all over it.

  • April 22, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    @Baltar5: WRONG!

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    <br><br> His Galactica movie certainly does NOT have hit written all over it. If anything, it's quite likely to be a huge failure. The new series made the story interesting, respectable, classy, and exciting. But Singer wants to make a flick more like the old horrible cheesy version. All that would do is piss off people and undo all the goodwill the new series earned.<br><br>

  • April 22, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Superman Returns was Great

    by MST3KPIMP

    I can't believe you dopes who insist it is so bad.. I challenge you to rewatch it and not come away with some appreciation. This thing has so much quality that puts most comic films to shame. It actually is the reverse of most comic films in that it improves with age. Singer did'nt make a disposable product, he made a Superman film and I applaud the effort.

  • April 23, 2010, 12:49 a.m. CST


    by Baltar5

    Nobody cares about the 2 million people who watched the new series or even the fans of the old series. If a they ever make a Galactica film, which is unlikely to say the least, it'll have to appeal to a far wider audience than the dateless nerds who watch cable on a Friday night.

  • April 23, 2010, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Singer is HUGELY overrated.

    by Ecto-1

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