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Marvel's 'Moon Knight' Series Finds Its Head Writer With 'Umbrella Academy' TV Series Creator

torre_avenue

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Behind you.

Slater is well-known in comic book movie circles as he was a co-writer on 2015’s ill-fated Fantastic Four reboot that was directed by Josh Trank that starred Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell.

Among his other credits is Netflix horror movie Death Note, the Adam Wingard-directed adaptation of the popular manga, and creating the TV version of The Exorcist.
Regarding his resume, he is listed as one of three folks on the Fant4stic screenplay. The other two were Simon Kinberg and Josh Trank.

Similarly, with Death Note, he is one of three, with the other two being Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides.

Slater has also written and directed two horror films, The Lazarus Effect and Pet.
 
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Spikematic

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Oct 28, 2017
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Ah, misread this for a second and thought this was a Netflix Marvel show. In any case, this guy's body of work doesn't inspire a lot of hope...
 

Deception

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Nov 15, 2017
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I really liked Umbrella Academy so I don't think this is a bad thing, although it does set some expectations for the general tone of the show...
 

SasaBassa

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Maybe it won't be as rough as the episodes I watched from series/movies in this guy's resume.
 

CallMeShaft

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I actually really enjoyed UA, but didn't realize he wrote that FF abomination; if anything, that would be what makes me uneasy about this.
 

Neoxon

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I liked Umbrella Academy, but him being behind Fant4stic doesn’t aspire confidence. But at the same time, Fant4stic also had Trank & Kinberg involved in writing, so I won't hold that entirely against him (same for Death Note in that there were multiple writers).
 
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Kernel

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Oct 25, 2017
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FanTrankstic Four was shit but I thought Kinberg and the director were involved in that too not to mention the studio.

Umbrella Academy was great.
 
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torre_avenue

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Oct 25, 2017
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Behind you.
Regarding his resume, he is listed as one of three folks on the Fant4stic screenplay. The other two were Simon Kinberg and Josh Trank.

Similarly, with Death Note, he is one of three, with the other two being Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides.

Slater has also written and directed two horror films, The Lazarus Effect and Pet.
 

Neoxon

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FanTrankstic Four was shit but I thought Kinberg and the director were involved in that too not to mention the studio.

Umbrella Academy was great.
Regarding his resume, he is listed as one of three folks on the Fant4stic screenplay. The other two were Simon Kinberg and Josh Trank.

Similarly, with Death Note, he is one of three, with the other two being Charles Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides.

Slater has also written and directed two horror films, The Lazarus Effect and Pet.
Yeah, that's why I'm not writing this off (seeing as both of those bombas had multiple people involved). Plus, at this point, I trust Feige's judgement.

Though this does beg the question of who's gonna write Umbrella Academy Season 2, unless Jeremy Slater already finished writing it.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Never watched Umbrella Academy, but I did watch Fan4stic. I was already kind of down on Moon Knight because it's PG-13 and not rated R on Hulu like it's supposed to be.

This might overtake Black Widow as my least hyped property coming up in the MCU. And it might turn out to be a bad product too. With doubling production in such a short period quality may take a hit.

Maybe it won't be as rough as the episodes I watched from series/movies in this guy's resume.
Maybe Scott Buck will make a good inhumans show after fucking up Dexter and Iron Fist.
 
A note about Slater's work on Fant4stic New

Richiek

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From Wikipedia:

Slater's original version of the script for Fantastic Four was said to feel more in tone to a Marvel Studios movie, being an action-packed superhero adventure in contrast to the final film's dark and realistic tone. It included the villains Galactus, who is the source for the titular characters' powers, Mole Man, and Doctor Doom as a Latverian dictator and herald to Galactus, in contrast to the antisocial programmer he was portrayed as in the finished film.[3]
Looks like Slater’s original script was more in line with an MCU film, but Fox and or Trank fucked with into the mess that was the final film.
 

Neoxon

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The THR article notes that S2 is filming, so writing for it must be done.
So UA Season 2 is good to go on that front, nice.

Never watched Umbrella Academy, but I did watch Fan4stic. I was already kind of down on Moon Knight because it's PG-13 and not rated R on Hulu like it's supposed to be.

This might overtake Black Widow as my least hyped property coming up in the MCU. And it might turn out to be a bad product too. With doubling production in such a short period quality may take a hit.
As others have said, both Fant4stic & Netflix Death Note had multiple writers involved (the former of which also had Josh Trank & Simon Kinberg in the writers' room). I'd imagine that he was brought on based on his work on Umbrella Academy, which was actually pretty damn good.

From Wikipedia:



Looks like Slater’s original script was more in line with an MCU film, but Fox and or Trank fucked with into the mess that was the final film.
Oh yeah, I remember reading about that. But damn, Fox fucked that script up hard.
 

Beren

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Oct 25, 2017
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Phase 1 and 2 "creative board" shenanigans aside, Feige hasn't missed yet, so I'm not going to pre-judge here.
 

NTGYK

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Oct 29, 2017
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Man, he's so 50/50. TV Exorcist and Umbrella Academy were good, Fant4stic and Death Note were trash.
 

Donald Draper

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I'd been asking for moon knight for years.


Then they give me a PG show from the guy who helped write some terrible films.

Why couldn't they just make an R rated film? They say deadpool is gonna stay R so why not Moon Knight?
 

doinkies

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For people going on about "BUT FANT4STIC AND DEATH NOTE!!!!!", he wrote the initial drafts of both those movies, but they were heavily changed and rewritten by others.


(from here).

And for Fant4stic in particular they didn't use barely anything from his draft in the final film, yet he still got a credit...

So I wouldn't judge him by those movies, his TV work is a lot better regarded.
 

RedHeat

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'd been asking for moon knight for years.


Then they give me a PG show from the guy who helped write some terrible films.

Why couldn't they just make an R rated film? They say deadpool is gonna stay R so why not Moon Knight?
Because Deadpool fans would be angry if the 3rd movie was anything other than Rated R. Moon Knight has no such precedent or any other Marvel character besides maybe Blade and Punisher.
 

kurahador

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Oct 28, 2017
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Huh...so Death Note and Fan4stic film doesn't resemble his script? Bodes well I think. And I like Umbrella Academy too.
 

Khanimus

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Liked Umbrella Academy just fine.

Both Fant4stic and Death Note both had recorded troubled predictions, and really don't reflect his input. If he's bad, those are not examples as to why.