Decalogue TV remake

The way things are going now, it was only a matter of time before one of the masterworks by the late Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski was remade in the US. But I never expected the project to be his ten-part opus The Decalogue; furthermore, I never expected the home to be NBC.

The Decalogue, from 1989, is a truly wonderful ten-hour Polish TV series based on the Ten Commandments, with the stories all set in a large housing block, featuring characters who occasionally cross paths from one episode to the next. The new Decalogue TV remake will be produced by Entertainment One for NBC, with the setting moved to Boston.

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Enormous event series

The comic Enormous, by Tim Daniel and Mehdi Cheggour, has already been adapted to a new medium once, as Machinima financed a web series pilot written by André Øvredal (Trollhunter) and directed by BenDavid Grabinski (Cost of Living). But with Machinima’s changing fortunes that series didn’t go far, and now producer Adrian Askarieh has teamed with New Regency Television and 20th Century Fox Television to develop an Enormous event series.  Read More »

Minority Report Precog Caretaker

Well, it’s not like the show got Tom Cruise to reprise his role, but Fox’s TV version of Minority Report can now boast at least one actor from the original Steven Spielberg-directed film. Daniel London, who played the Minority Report precog caretaker — the tech who helped manage the three clairvoyant visionaries in the movie — will now play that same role in the Minority Report TV series. Read More »

Bill Hader SNL Audition

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably heard about the special Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special that aired this past Sunday night. It was a three and a half hour trip down memory lane, featuring a true dream-team of comedy’s elite.

Among the many highlights came early in the show when a 5-minute video montage was shown of cast members’ first auditions. Not fake auditions, like we’ve seen in the past. The actual, real auditions for stars like Will Ferrell, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Jimmy Fallon as well as classic cast members like Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner and John Belushi. Here, you can see them in the auditions that would change their lives forever. It’s pretty special.

As a bonus though, there are also auditions from people who didn’t make the cut. They’re people you’ve definitely heard of who auditioned, but didn’t make the show.

Below, check out the Saturday Night Live auditions video as well a few of the other highlights from the special including Celebrity Jeopardy, Wayne’s World and more. Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 5 - Cersei Lannister and Meryn Trant

Part of the fun of Game of Thrones is that you never really know who’s going to die next. That is, unless you’ve read the books — then you already have a pretty good idea of who’ll survive or perish. But George R.R. Martin warns that won’t be forever.

The author teased that the upcoming season of Game of Thrones will kill off characters who remain alive in the books, calling out the producers for being “even bloodier” than he is. More on the Game of Thrones character deaths after the jump.  Read More »

Legend of Zelda netflix

Netflix and Nintendo are at work potentially developing a TV series based on The Legend of Zelda. The news broke last week and got video game fans salivating. Sure there was a short lived Zelda TV show many years ago, but a Nintendo property hasn’t been adapted into a big budget, live-action…well…anything since the early Nineties. And The Legend of Zelda has long been at the top of fan’s wish lists for a new show of movie.

But what is the show going to be? All we know at the moment is Nintendo and Netflix want a family friendly show with the aesthetic of Game of Thrones. Okay, but how old will Link be? Zelda? Which will be the main character? Is Ganon the bad guy? What story will they use? At this point, without a script or showrunner, all options are likely on the table.

Since most of The Legend of Zelda games are about younger characters, that how we went with our casting wishlist. We tried to pick actors who, for the most part, aren’t super famous but are age appropriate. Actors both in the box and way outside it. The resulting list features lots of people who you may or may not have heard of, but you wouldn’t be surprised to hear were cast on a Netflix show. That’s not to say we didn’t stretch here or there.

So below, we’ve got our own Legend of Zelda Netflix casting wishlist for Link, Zelda, Ganon and then a writer/showrunner/director type. Check it out. Read More »

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11/22/68 TV series

I love this image of James Franco, but he’ll probably look a bit more dignified when he travels back in time to stop the killing of John F. Kennedy. The pic above is from the last time the actor was involved in an assassination story, when he was the one potentially doing the killing. Now he’s changing sides. Franco is now set to star in the 11/22/63 TV series, which Hulu will air as an adaptation of the novel by Stephen King, produced by J.J. Abrams’ company Bad Robot. Read More »

‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ Supporting Cast Announced

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Ash will fight evil once again, and he’ll have new friends to help him. The original Evil Dead crew is reuniting to create a ten-episode TV show called Ash vs. Evil Dead, in which the square-jawed, sad-sack hero played by Bruce Campbell will once again square off against the risen dead, and probably his own shortcomings. Sam Raimi is directing the first episode of the show, which he co-wrote with Ivan Raimi, Craig DiGregorio and Tom Spezialy.

So Bruce Campbell is coming back, and now we know who’ll be fighting with him. Ray Santiago and Dana DeLorenzo have been cast as supporting players in the Ash vs. Evil Dead cast, and you can read more about who they’ll play below. Read More »

Jon Stewart Leaving ‘The Daily Show’

Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show

The most trusted name in fake news is preparing to walk away from his desk. During the taping of tonight’s The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart told his studio audience that he will be leaving the show. Tweets from those who attended the taping first spread the word, and Comedy Central quickly followed with an official statement. Read that below. Read More »

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