You know the drill by now. A movie doesn’t even have to be super-beloved or crazy recognizable to earn an expansion to the TV series format. Now it’s Behind Enemy Lines getting the film-to-TV treatment, as the 2001 film, which originally starred Gene Hackman and Owen Wilson in relatively rare action/thriller mode, inspires a drama series that has Fox interested. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
Time After Time was a 1979 novel by Karl Alexander that started with the idea that early science fiction author H.G. Wells had actually invented a time machine, and used that concept to throw Wells into the far future of 1979 in pursuit of — no joke — Jack the Ripper.
The novel became a film directed by Nicholas Meyer, with Malcolm McDowell, David Warner, and Mary Steenburgen in the cast. Now those two efforts are inspiring a series from Scream, The Following and Stalker writer Kevin Williamson, and ABC has bought the project. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
If you can remember the late 80s and early 90s, then you’re likely familiar with The Real Ghostbusters, an animated series adaptation of the hit supernatural comedy classic, Ghostbusters. The series continued the adventures of paranormal investigators Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore, along with their secretary Janine Melnitz and bad ghost turned mascot, Slimer.
There were some considerable differences between the show and the film franchise, and we’re not just talking about the lack of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. However, The Real Ghostbusters pilot was actually a little closer in style to the Ghostbusters movie. And while it never actually aired on television, it’s available online for your viewing pleasure. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 17th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
A few months ago we saw the first Minority Report promo, showing off Fox’s new series that picks up the story of Steven Spielberg’s feature film. Now there’s a new one, which has more details on the sci-fi crime series.
Ten years after the events of the film, cops still use high-tech tools to fight crime and solve cases, but the predictive precog program is gone. One detective, Lara Vega, played by Meagan Good, runs across the mysterious Dash (Stark Sands) while trying to solve a case. Dash is one of the three former precogs, now living as far off the grid as he can manage. His twin brother, Arthur, now played by Nick Zano, is missing, and Dash is having distressingly incomplete precognitive visions without him.
Fox is still keeping Arthur in hiding, even after adding Zano to the cast. (Sands had previously played both precog brothers.) But this new Minority Report featurette reveals a bit more of the show’s approach to science fiction, crime, and adventure. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
Antoine Fuqua‘s film Training Day is still his most significant movie, and it helped propel the career of Suicide Squad writer/director David Ayer. That Best Actor Oscar for star Denzel Washington didn’t hurt the film, either. Now there’s a Training Day TV show brewing, because of course there is.
The show was Fuqua’s idea, and he and original producer Jerry Bruckheimer are putting together a package with Warner Bros. TV. The show pitch is going out to the four major networks, and given the recognizance of the title we could see something come together relatively fast, with Fuqua directing the pilot.
Update: On August 13, CBS won a bidding war amongst the four major networks for the Training Day TV series. And, yeah, that seems a little weird, as CBS seems like pretty much the last place Training Day would be at home. The network goes as far as Criminal Minds when it comes to “gritty,” but perhaps things are changing, or perhaps this series will be less hardcore than the film. Deadline says the show has a pilot production commitment, so there’s a way to go before full series.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Pride Lands are ready to welcome a new generation of heroes. Disney Channel is making plans for The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, a Lion King spinoff TV movie intended to launch a new TV series.
The Lion Guard will bring back some familiar faces, and even some familiar voices to go along with them. Rob Lowe and Gabrielle Union will play Simba and Nala, and James Earl Jones and Ernie Sabella return from the original film as Mufasa and Pumbaa. Max Charles (young Peter Parker from The Amazing Spider-Man) plays the new lead, Simba and Nala’s second-born cub Kion.
Get all the latest details about The Lion Guard after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
Last year producers were in development on a Friday the 13th TV series that sounded very The CW-ready and pretty dumb, with a plan to explore Jason Voorhees’ in different time periods, and revelations about “his wacky family.”
That version of the series appears to have quietly died off, but now there’s a new Friday the 13th TV development. This one is actually headed for The CW. The new version features a different creative team, with the first script(s) coming from Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, who created the 1996 NBC series The Pretender. Read More »
It took three years to get from Hotel Transylvania to Hotel Transylvania 2. But soon, you’ll be able to check into the monster-friendly five-star resort on a more regular basis. Sony Pictures Animation has announced they are developing a Hotel Transylvania TV series to debut in 2017. More details on the Hotel Transylvania TV series after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
After setting the mood with a series of cryptic teasers, Fargo Season 2 has finally dropped its first real trailer. Patrick Wilson, Ted Danson, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Donovan, and more show up to tease the new season, which promises the same delightful mix of chilly weather, jarring violence, dry humor, and Minnesota nice that made the first one such a hit.
Watch the Fargo Season 2 trailer after the jump. Read More »