On average, it took six years to bring each of the eight WGA-nominated scripts to the screen, with Phyllis Nagy's Carol taking the longest – 18 years – and Drew Goddard's The Martian the fastest. "Two-and-a-half years ago it was still an e-book. Show More Summary
This article originally appeared in Vulture. With The Martian, I knew that the challenges came from the fact that it’s a very dense text, and the science is very dense, and you have to make it accessible for an audience. I knew that would be the question that came up over and over. Show More Summary
The Martian represents Sir Ridley Scott‘s grand return to science-fiction and what a return. Unfortunately, the director behind Blade Runner and Alien was not nominated for Best Director at the Academy Awards. But that’s no matter, as his inspiring, exciting, and funny “comedy” (as the Golden Globes called it) will stand the test of time. Show More Summary
Vulture is talking to the screenwriters behind 2015's most acclaimed movies about the scenes they found most difficult. Today we spoke to writer Drew Goddard, who adapted Andy Weir's novel The Martian for the screen, about how hard it was to get Matt Damon into act three while still being... More »
Remember "Cloverfield," the 2008 found-footage film from little-known director Matt Reeves, recently Oscar-nominated writer Drew Goddard and produced by J.J. Abrams? Well, turns out there's a secret sequel coming out in March -- yes, this March. Or at least we think it's a sequel (you can watch...
Whether or not The Martian gets a mention for Best Adapted Screenplay when the Academy Award nominations are announced tomorrow morning, its screenwriter, Drew Goddard, is having a pretty good week. A few days ago, the the feel-goodShow More Summary
The Martian writer Drew Goddard will direct the opening episode of Good Place, NBC's 13-episode straight-to-series comedy series from Parks & Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine co-creator Mike Schur. Helming the project, starring Kristen...Show More Summary
It’s all part of the business. In an interview with Creativescreenwriting.com, screenwriter Drew Goddard talked in detail about his projects being putting on hold with Sony’s “Sinister Six” and Steven Spielberg’s “Robopocalypse.” He mentioned that it’s expected in the business and one has to always stay positive. Show More Summary
Robopocalypse is a great sci-fi project that has been on hold for years. Considering recent comments from writer Drew Goddard, it might not be gone forever.
In a new interview, The Martian’s Drew Goddard discusses how to script a blockbuster with mass appeal—without dumbing down its science elements : trust that your audience is actually willing to learn, and put special emphasis on the story’s universally relatable emotional aspects. [Deadline] Read more...
When Andy Weir unleashed his second novel The Martian, it was for a small crowd of people who visited his website. It was offered, a chapter at a time, for free. A few short years later, and his book is a studio picture from 20th Century Fox with a budget north of $100m and the director of Alien, Ridley Scott, at the helm. Show More Summary
This week on The Awards Show Show, we've got a special guest: The Martian screenwriter Drew Goddard, who chats with hosts Kyle Buchanan and John Horn about his weird and wonderful awards-season experience, whether or not The Martian is a comedy, and what makes director Ridley Scott so deserving. Later,... More »
Marvel may be owning things on the movie front with their movies, but who'd've thought they'd also be killing it on the Netflix front as well? Earlier this year, fans had high hopes that the "Daredevil" Netflix series would begin anShow More Summary
Literally an out of this world experience, the Ridley Scott directed The Martian came a long way from its start as a blog by author Andy Weir to having Matt Damon on board and a global box office success of more than $570 million. "Essentially...Show More Summary
The National Board of Review has named Warner Bros.’ Mad Max: Fury Road as the best film of 2015 while The Martian earned top wins for Ridley Scott as best director, Matt Damon as best actor and Drew Goddard for best adapted screenplay. Show More Summary
The A.V. Club staff is full of horror movie buffs, but one film in particular has generated a lot of discussion over the past few years, just as it has in the horror community in general. Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s The Cabin In The...Show More Summary
Studios ask him to review early cuts of their films and he’s slated to direct ‘Sinister Six.’ Meet ‘The Martian’ scribe Drew Goddard, one of Hollywood’s most coveted filmmakers.
Forget the giant, rotating spaceships or gargantuan red mountains of Mars. The hardest scene to write in Ridley Scott's "The Martian" was set inside a conference room, on Earth. Screenwriter Drew Goddard ("Daredevil," "Cabin in the Woods") who adapted this movie from Andy Weir's novel, had an...
Much like director Ridley Scott, The Martian screenwriter Drew Goddard has been on the promotional trail talking about that film as well as other ones that might be in the works. Goddard, who […]
Appeasing the ancient—in internet time, anyway—primeval forces that ensure a bountiful harvest of pageviews each news cycle, The Cabin In The Woods director Drew Goddard recently performed the ritual tease of a potential sequel to the internet’s favorite horror movie of the new millennium. Show More Summary