Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Poor box office sank plans for a second Mortal Instruments movie, but the franchise will live on in a different form. ABC Family has set McG to direct the first episode of Shadowhunters, based on the fantasy YA series by Cassandra Clare. More details on the Mortal Instruments TV series after the jump. Read More »
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MTV just announced that the TV series based on Wes Craven’s Scream will premiere on June 30, and along with that announcement comes the first Scream TV series trailer. Right off the bat the trailer delivers a few elements common to the films in the series: a young woman alone, a horrifying death, and meta-commentary on the nature of horror storytelling. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
The Suspiria film remake may be dead, but that doesn’t mean you can keep a coven of witches down. There’s now a Suspiria TV series in development out of Europe, with original writer/director Dario Argento on board as “artistic consultant.” But you’re probably not expecting precisely this plan for the TV version of Argento’s film about a dance student who discovers a horrifying supernatural secret at the heart of her new school.
Meanwhile, there’s also news of development on a Django TV series, based on the western character originally played by Franco Nero. Read More »
Hannibal Season 3 begins on June 4, and now series creator Bryan Fuller is offering up some details on the new batch of episodes. First up, he has revealed a couple of the directors for this season. One is returning helmer Vincenzo Natali, who directs the first three episodes of Season 3. Another is Neil Marshall, known for his own efforts on Game of Thrones and features like The Descent. He tackled the show’s eighth episode, which has a title that fans of the book series and previous films should be very intrigued by. Read More »
The Brothers Grimm, hampered by the Weinsteins, budget squabbles and post-production delays, isn’t the finest moment for any of the people involved, and especially not for director Terry Gilliam. But the film lives on as part of the Miramax library, and now the company is turning it into a Brothers Grimm TV series.
Matt Damon probably won’t reprise his role as one half of the sibling duo that (in the film’s twisted telling) was a medieval con artist team before being known as chroniclers of folk tales. And since his on-screen partner was the late Heath Ledger, new casting will certainly be required. But there is one talent returning from the original film, and (sadly) it isn’t Terry Gilliam. Read More »
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Let the Right One In is the latest story to move from film to television. After a bidding war that involved Showtime and A&E, the latter network has won the rights to develop a Let the Right One In TV series. The A&E series will join the network’s stable of other shows that also jump off from films: Bates Motel, based on Psycho, and The Returned, which is a remake of a French series that was, in turn, a remake of a French film. There aren’t many details on the Let the Right One In series, but we’ve got them below. Read More »
Jake McDorman co-starred with Bradley Cooper in American Sniper, and now he’s taking over one of Cooper’s roles for television. The Limitless TV series, produced by Cooper based on the film in which he starred in 2011, will star McDormand as a man whose mental abilities are greatly expended via an experimental drug. The rest of the info we have on the Jake McDorman Limitless casting is after the fold. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Expendables franchise is based on a pretty simple formula: dump a bunch of action heroes into one picture, and watch the box office dollars roll in. It’s worked out pretty well so far for the series, which has collectively grossed $785 million worldwide. So why should movie stars get to have all the fun?
Fox is developing The Expendables, an action-drama event series which will bring together some of TV’s best loved ass-kickers for a brand new adventure. Get all the details on The Expendables TV series after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 by Angie Han
Jon Foo is the new Jackie Chan. Well, for the purposes of CBS’ Rush Hour pilot, anyway. The British actor, stunt man, and martial artist has just been cast as Detective Lee in the action-comedy series, based on the 1998 film starring Chan and Chris Tucker.
More details on the new Rush Hour casting after the jump. Read More »