'Sin City' sequel in the works

'Sin City' sequel in the works

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are collaborating with writer William Monahan on a sequel to their hit film "Sin City," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Mel and Leo teaming up for Viking epic

Mel and Leo teaming up for Viking epic

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaker Mel Gibson is to begin directing a Viking picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio next fall, the project's producer told Variety.
De Niro may join Gibson in 'Darkness'

De Niro may join Gibson in 'Darkness'

BOSTON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Actor Robert De Niro may soon join the cast of "Edge of Darkness," a Hollywood film starring actor Mel Gibson, Variety reports.
Mel Gibson takes 'Edge' off acting hiatus

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HOLLYWOOD, April 29 (UPI) -- Mel Gibson has agreed to star in the U.S.-produced "Edge of Darkness," marking a return to the front of the camera for the first time since 2002.
Hollywood to remake S. Korea's 'Chaser'

Hollywood to remake S. Korea's 'Chaser'

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio reportedly has acquired the rights to South Korea's thriller "The Chaser" with plans to remake it.

Leo, Monahan may reunite for 'I, Claudius'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood producer Scott Rudin has acquired screen rights to Robert Graves’ historical novel "I, Claudius," Variety.com reported.

Scorsese, Jagger hook up for film

LONDON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Director Martin Scorsese, fresh from winning his first Oscar for "The Departed" and Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger will team up to make a movie.

'Sunshine,' 'Departed' screenplay winners

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- "Little Miss Sunshine," which follows a dysfunctional family's travels, won the Oscar for original screenplay Sunday at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Van Morrison honored for film contribution

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S.-Ireland Alliance has honored Van Morrison in Los Angeles, recognizing the Irishman's musical contributions to the movies.

'Sunshine,' 'Departed' win WGA Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- "Little Miss Sunshine" and "The Departed" won the top feature film honors Sunday night at the Writers Guild of America awards in Los Angeles.

Hollywood plans Marco Polo film

LOS ANGELES, May 3 (UPI) -- Plans are under way in Hollywood for a movie based on the adventures of explorer Marco Polo, Daily Variety said Tuesday.

'Blood Meridian' may soon hit big screen

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- "Blood Meridian," a dark western considered one of the best U.S. 20th century novels, finally may become a feature film after being in the works for years.

American beaches say 'nyet' to Russians

BOSTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Russians visiting some U.S. beaches are learning what is considered acceptable behavior at home might result in a jail sentence here. The Boston Herald reports Cape Cod officials plan to erect signs along beaches next week, reminding vacationing Russians

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William Monahan
William Monahan won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for "The Departed" at the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, on February 25, 2007. (UPI Photo/Phil McCarten)

William J. Monahan (born November 3, 1960) is an American screenwriter and novelist. His second produced screenplay was The Departed, a film which earned him a WGA award and an Academy award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Monahan attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he studied Elizabethan and Jacobean drama. He moved to New York City and contributed to the alternative weekly newspaper New York Press and the magazines Talk, Maxim and Spy. In 1997, Monahan won a Pushcart Prize for his short story "A Relation of Various Accidents Observable in Some Animals Included in Vacuo". Monahan was an editor at Spy during the magazine's final years, where he would come in at the close of the monthly issue to rewrite the articles and improve the jokes.

Monahan wrote a novel titled Light House: A Trifle and Warner Bros. optioned the film rights. In 1999, Talk magazine debuted and Monahan contributed a travelogue on Gloucester, Massachusetts to the first issue. In 2000, Monahan's first novel Light House: A Trifle was finally published and garnered critical acclaim; The New York Times proclaimed "Monahan's cocksure prose gallops along," and BookPage Fiction called Monahan "a worthy successor to Kingsley Amis." In the second half of 2001, Monahan wrote a fictional column at the New York Press under the pseudonym of Claude La Badarian, which ran for 13 weeks.

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