Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
Even by fantasy franchise standards, MRC’s adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower looks pretty damn ambitious. Next year brings the much-anticipated movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, but that’s just the first piece in the puzzle. Also in the works is a companion TV series that’ll fill in some of the the universe’s intricate backstory. Elba will reprise his role for the show, as will his Dark Tower movie co-star Tom Taylor. But the project is also looking to cast a younger actor who can play the teenage version of Elba’s character. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 by Fred Topel
In 1987, the movie Lethal Weapon paired Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the first of four buddy cop films. It made Gibson a star, proving he was more than just Mad Max, and Glover made “I’m too old for this shit” a catch phrase that has lasted the decades. For 2016, Fox introduces a new Riggs and Murtaugh for the small screen, played by Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans respectively.
Matt Miller created the TV incarnation, with producers Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz. McG directed the pilot. At their TCA panel, Lin said the show wouldn’t interfere with any future movie plans and that they were considering incorporating the characters Leo Getz and Lorna Cole, played by Joe Pesci and Rene Russo in the films, later in the series. We spoke with Miller, Lin and Gwartz at the Fox party for the Television Critics Association. Read More »
The Westworld pilot is excellent. Co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy gradually introduce their high-tech theme park, which is home to all sorts of thrills and horrors. Most of the exposition expected from a pilot doesn’t come into play until episode two, and by that point, you’re completely invested in the world and characters, so every piece of information goes down smoothly. At the start of Westworld, the worldbuilding is subtle and transfixing, but the drama is every bit as captivating.
There’s so much the pilot gets right. Before it airs next month, HBO has released more materials for their sci-fi series, including a Westworld featurette, some TV spots, and a synopsis for the pilot that teases the future of the season one.
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How can one of my favorite televisions shows get any better? 10 Cloverfield Lane star Mary Elizabeth Winstead has joined the cast of Fargo season 3, opposite Ewan McGregor and Carrie Coons. Find out about what we can expect from Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Fargo, after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Just last month, ABC again confirmed they’ve had discussions with Lucasfilm about a live-action Star Wars television series. So far it seems a potential TV show has only been discussed. Nothing is for sure yet. According to the head of ABC, fans should remain patient, because a Star Wars show on ABC isn’t happening in the near-future.
Below, learn more about the live-action Star Wars TV series.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
TV Land is moving forward with its Heathers anthology series. Today, the network ordered a pilot based on the 1988 cult film. For years, a remake and sequel were talked about or rumored, but back in 2009, it was decided television was where the modern update of Heathers would go. Directing the pilot is Leslye Headland (Bachelorette, Sleeping with Other People), whose name raises our expectations for this particular film to TV adaptation.
Below, learn more about the Heathers pilot.
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There’s no shortage of film to TV adaptations in the works. Rarely do these television remakes offer fresh and exciting new visions, but that doesn’t look to be the case with HBO’s Westworld, which was delayed and ran into some production troubles. The series seems to pick up Michael Crichton‘s original idea and just runs as far as possible with it. Jonathan Nolan, J.J. Abrams, and Lisa Joy‘s reimagining is expanding on the themes, ideas, and world perhaps not fully explored in Crichton’s thin but charming sci-fi film.
We recently saw another stellar trailer for the HBO series. Below, you can now see the Westworld poster.
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Posted on Monday, August 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
The first season of Ash vs. Evil Dead came to a spectacularly bloody end back in January, but the battle isn’t over for our favorite Deadite killer. A new featurette reveals just what Ash and his pals have been up to since then, and teases what’s waiting for them upon their return to Ash’s hometown of Elk Grove in season 2. The video also offers a glimpse at new characters like Ash’s dad Brock (Lee Majors) and Ash’s childhood BFF Chet (Ted Raimi). Watch the Ash vs. Evil Dead season 2 featurette and check out some Ash vs. Evil Dead season 2 key art below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
Fox’s X-Men universe continues to branch out on the big screen, with this year’s Deadpool and the upcoming Wolverine, Gambit, and New Mutants movies. But could it expand all the way to the small screen? According to Bryan Singer, FX’s upcoming series Legion isn’t just based on the X-Men comics — it’s “part of the X-Men universe” and could connect to upcoming films. Read More »