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New in Print: Wet Hot American Summer: The Annotated Screenplay

New in print from Harry N. Abrams is Wet Hot American Summer: The Annotated Screenplay, written by Michael Showalter and David Wain.

"At long last, this is the definitive Wet Hot American Summer book fans have been clamoring for! Screenwriters David Wain and Michael Showalter take pen to page and create a hilarious, behind-the-scenes annotated version of the original screenplay that launched a thousand Halloween costumes. They provide commentary on and insight into how and why they made the artistic decisions they did while writing and filming the movie that went on to become a true cult classic, as well as an ongoing Netflix series. The book will also feature reproduced ephemera from filming - photos, original (and scathing) reviews, AIM chat conversations, marked up script pages, and so much more. Written and curated by Wain and Showalter, this will be the must-have guide to all things Wet Hot."

Wet Hot American Summer, released in 2001, was directed by Wain, and stars Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Marguerite Moreau, Molly Shannon, Michael Ian Black, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper, and Michael Showalter.

Wet Hot American Summer: The Annotated Screenplay is available now in hardcover and Kindle editions.

New In Print: Annihilation: The Screenplay

New in print today from Faber & Faber is Annihilation: The Screenplay, written by Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 DaysLater..., Ex Machina) and based on the book of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer.

"A group of soldiers enters an environmental disaster zone and only one comes back out alive, though he is grievously injured. In an attempt to save his life, his wife Lena, a biologist, volunteers for a second expedition into the zone to figure out what happened to him."

Annihilation was also directed by Garland, and stars Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Oscar Isaac.

Annihilation: The Screenplay is available now in paperback and Kindle editions.

New in Print: Isle of Dogs: The Screenplay

Coinciding with the limited release of the movie, Wes Anderson's screenplay for Isle of Dogs is now available in a paperback edition from Faber & Faber.

In Isle of Dogs, 12-year old Atari Kobayashi goes in search of his dog who has been exiled to Trash Island along with every other canine pet in Megasaki City by the order of his own father, Mayor Kobayashi. Atari is joined in his journey on the garbage dump island by a new group of friends, a pack of now wild but still noble former pet dogs.

In addition to the full screenplay, Isle of Dogs: The Screenplay also features twenty pages of drawings and an interview with with Anderson and his three co-writers, Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola and Kunichi Nomura, who all received 'Story by' credits.

And the 2017 Oscar nominees are...

Just announced this morning by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, these are the writing nominees for the 90th Academy Awards:


The Big Sick - Written by Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani

Get Out - Written by Jordan Peele

Lady Bird - Written by Greta Gerwig

The Shape of Water - Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor; Story by Guillermo del Toro

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri - Written by Martin McDonagh


Calle Me by Your Name - Screenplay by James Ivory

The Disaster Artist - Screenplay by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

Logan - Screenplay by Scott Frank & James Mangold and Michael Green; Story by James Mangold

Molly's Game - Written for the screen by Aaron Sorkin

Mudbound - Screenplay by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees

Max Landis Shared the First Four Pages of His Fantastic Four Script

Today on Twitter, Max Landis shared the opening four pages of the Fantastic Four script that he wrote four years ago.

Fantastic Four, currently in theaters now, was written by Jeremy Slater and Simon KInberg & Josh Trank.

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