Will Beall Signs Two Script Deal With Warner Bros.

Will Beall Signs Two Script Deal With Warner Bros.

Despite reports that Warner Bros. was less than happy with screenwriter Will Beall following a disappointing theatrical run for Gangster Squad, the studio has signed Beall to a blind two script deal. Read on for details.

A few weeks back there was a report that Will Beall's Justice League script was quote, "terrible" and that the studio was looking for new writers because the script was so bad they couldn't attract a quality director. Well, WB has just signed Beall to a blind two script deal, meaning he can write about whatever he likes and the studio will pay him, a significant sign of faith in a writer who's just starting his career. This doesn't sound like actions a dissapointed studio would take. While you can't deny that Gangster Squad underperformed, the film has currently earned $96M on a $60M production budget. Variety goes on to report that at this moment, it is unknown whether the studio will use Beall's script for Justice League. They also report that he was (possibly still is) on the shortlist of writers meeting with Universal for The Legend of Conan which will see Arnold Schwarzenegger return to the role that made him famous. More details on the Justice League film as the story unfolds.

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Filed Under "Justice League" 2/26/2013 Source: Variety
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AsianVersionOfET - 2/26/2013, 2:17 PM
TheOneAboveAll - 2/26/2013, 2:17 PM
TheFascinatingMan - 2/26/2013, 2:18 PM
AsianVersionOfET - 2/26/2013, 2:18 PM
He looks like Ryan Lochte+20 years
Hellsing - 2/26/2013, 2:18 PM
I beg you WB don't use this guys script if you have to push it back then do it but just don't use this guys script. Gangster Squad was terrible and all those people that were clamoring for Ryan Gosling (of all the actors in the universe why him?) to play Batman do your selves a favor and don't watch the movie.
JoeMomma29 - 2/26/2013, 2:23 PM
I am never going to see my beloved Justice League on the silver screen!

MarkJulian - 2/26/2013, 2:23 PM
@jCameron Thanks.

@LEVITIKUZ 1. It says Beall's script is still in play. 2. It says the studio is impressed with Beall's work which would include his Justice League script. 3.) "Anything we cover"? When did you join the editorial team?
JordanKing - 2/26/2013, 2:24 PM
I believe the correct term is "shooting themselves in the foot".
MarkJulian - 2/26/2013, 2:24 PM

@LEVITIKUZ Oh, and it also says he's meeting about The Legend of Conan.
typicalfanboy - 2/26/2013, 2:24 PM
Maybe they were all lying to us and they have a cast, director, and script ready? And Jgl is batman :*(
thebearjew - 2/26/2013, 2:29 PM
once again LEVITIKUZ is right this doesnt have anything to do with jl
DaenerysTargaryen - 2/26/2013, 2:32 PM
Wow WB
DanteSparda - 2/26/2013, 2:32 PM
WB is becoming the new Fox
MarkJulian - 2/26/2013, 2:36 PM
I'd say you all should keep in mind that the site that reported the script was terrible also said Marc Webb wouldn't be returning for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
MrDonut - 2/26/2013, 2:43 PM
If rumours are true, it better not be Justice League he's been signed on for
95 - 2/26/2013, 2:44 PM
He must come cheap.
95 - 2/26/2013, 2:48 PM
The Wachowskis for Justice League.
marvel72 - 2/26/2013, 2:52 PM
wouldn't surprise me if he has got the justice league movie,warner bros hasn't got a clue what they are doing with their comic book properties.
PaulRom - 2/26/2013, 2:54 PM
Get David S. Goyer and/or Jonah Nolan to write Justice League.
Ocelot - 2/26/2013, 2:56 PM
so it looks like the rumor about WB being unhappy with his script was false then
95 - 2/26/2013, 2:58 PM
@PaulRom I don't understand why they didn't do that in the first place. Who's the producer on this "project" anyway?
RaleighAntrobus - 2/26/2013, 3:09 PM
Who cares... Articles like these are why this site is 90% spam.
Nomadic1 - 2/26/2013, 3:12 PM
I gotta move to Hollywood, it seems good writing is hard to find out there. This guy wrote some decent tv scripts for Castle and had a freakin bomb at the theaters. IMDB (take that for what its worth) says he has 3 movies coming up but none have a release date, cast, director or started shooting. Should tell you something, this guy isn't getting the green light from anyone right now.

DC, drop him. Without MoS you would be going backwards.
Wingding - 2/26/2013, 3:14 PM

Justice League better be amazing . . . it better be freaking amazing
ahhmynuts - 2/26/2013, 3:22 PM
CaptainObvious - 2/26/2013, 3:25 PM
As long as his script for JL gets scrapped, I don't care. WB and Beall can breed idiocy into some other movie I don't care about.

It doesn't seem to matter who they hire to write because the writer will probably have no idea how any of these characters work except for Batman because most idiot writers think Batman is the best supehero ever and everybody else sucks.
TheBeard - 2/26/2013, 3:43 PM
poor conan
TheSuperguy - 2/26/2013, 3:43 PM
He's been hired to write GANGSTER SQUAD 2&3...
thewonderer - 2/26/2013, 3:56 PM
Johnathan Nolan for Justice League
Super12 - 2/26/2013, 3:57 PM
I'm gonna try to not be too quick to judge. I haven't seen any of his movies he wrote for so I can't say. I'll assume if a company wants to pay him for his services it's because he impressed them.
Tevii - 2/26/2013, 4:01 PM
Now THAT is GOOD business... let's see, Gangster Squad UNDERPERFORMED and his JUSTIE LEAGUE script SUCKED.


JULEZ13 - 2/26/2013, 4:03 PM
Hmmm... Well I really don't know what to think of this...
AC1 - 2/26/2013, 4:17 PM
Justice League is going to suck.
SageMode - 2/26/2013, 4:36 PM
The symbolism of the folks at WB concerning this issue.....

dnno1 - 2/26/2013, 5:08 PM
@LEVITIKUZ, it was stated in Variety that it was not certain whether or not Beal's Justice league script would be used once a new director was chosen. That does not mean that the script sucked, but rather a director's choice. I wish people wouldn't draw conclusions unless they really know the facts.
Tevii - 2/26/2013, 5:16 PM
@PaulRom - "Get David S. Goyer and/or Jonah Nolan to write Justice League."

PLEASE anybody BUT them. Lets get people that will treat the characters CORRECTLY.
DrDoom - 2/26/2013, 5:52 PM

I hate this universe.
Kjo0212 - 2/26/2013, 6:19 PM
@sagemode that looks like a terrible case of anal-cranial disorder
Ocelot - 2/26/2013, 6:34 PM
@dnno1 people honestly dont know how to read on here sometimes
thaonly1guly - 2/26/2013, 8:45 PM
IDK...sounds like the JLA script isn't so terrible after all.

BTW...not sure how many on here actually saw Gangster Squad but that movie was far from bad. To be exact the movie was awesome.
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