From the writers of The Hangover comes a movie 21 years in the making. Straight-A college student Jeff Chang (JUSTIN CHON of the Twilight Saga) has always done what’s expected of him. But when his two best friends Casey (SKYLAR ASTIN of ...
From the writers of The Hangover comes a movie 21 years in the making. Straight-A college student Jeff Chang (JUSTIN CHON of the Twilight Saga) has always done what’s expected of him. But when his two best friends Casey (SKYLAR ASTIN of Pitch Perfect, Wreck-It Ralph) and Miller (MILES TELLER of The Spectacular Now, Project X, Rabbit Hole)
surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, he decides to do
what’s unexpected for a change, even though his critical medical school
interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer
becomes one night of chaos, over indulgence and utter debauchery in this
21 & Over marks the directorial debut of Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. You may not have heard of their names, but as the writers of The Hangover, they can name claim to having written the highest grossing R-rated comedy of all time. And so, in celebration of the release of 21 & Over on DVD and Blu-ray June 18 we take a look at some of the other top partnerships in film-writing.
Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman
What better way to kick off the list that with the Kings of Recent blockbusters. This power-duo, who have scribed this summer’s box office hit Star Trek: Into Darkness are currently working on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 due to be released next summer which sees Spider-Man face-off against two villains – Electro and Rhino.
Previously, Orci and Kurtzman worked on the first Star Trek movie (2009), The Legend of Zorro, Mission: Impossible III, Transformers, and Cowboys & Aliens. Alongside J. J. Abrams, they are also the creators of the Fox science-fiction series Fringe, on which they also served as consulting producer. The Hollywood Reporter listed Orci as one of the 50 most powerful Latinos in Hollywood of 2007. In 2011, Forbes magazine described Orci and Kurtzman as "Hollywood's Secret Weapons" as over the course of the previous six years, their films grossed a combined total of over $3 billion at the box office. The partnership also wrote People like Us, originally known as Welcome to People, which was Kurtzman's directorial debut
Christopher Nolan and David S Goyer.
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel. Need we say anymore?
Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio
Although you may not have heard of these screenwriters, no doubt you have seen their films. Writing partners Elliott and Rossio are responsible for films such as Aladdin, Shrek, Antz, Treasure Planet, Little Monsters, The Road to El Dorado and The Mask of Zorro. However, Elliott and Rossio are not only animation giants, but are responsible for penning the hit Pirates of the Caribbean. The pair went on to write the rest of the Pirates films, and Rossio even signed on with Disney to write a 5th installment (currently set for 2015) of the franchise. It is no doubt that this writing team has helped create some of the most memorable and influential film characters of all time... whether it be an eye-liner wearing pirate or a big, green ogre. Impressive.
Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson who is more famous for his acting than for his screenwriting skills, has said in the past that he never wanted to be an actor, but a writer. Anderson and Wilson met at the University of Texas in Austin. Soon the two penned Bottle Rocket. In 1996 the film was released and despite critical acclaim, only earned one million dollars. After getting a foot into Hollywood, Anderson and Wilson went on to write two of Anderson’s most famous flicks: Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums. The films defined Anderson’s style and launched his career as a prominent director. While the two have yet to rekindle their screenwriting bromance, their writing relationship proved to be the foundation for two very prosperous careers.
Peter and Bobby Farrelly are responsible for writing the classic film Dumb and Dumber. Not only that, but the brother team wrote suc