Thanks to his features Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre we’ve been enthusiastic for Cary Joji Fukunaga for years, but now that his show True Detective really owns the public imagination he’s finally getting big recognition from all corners of the entertainment industry.
Fukunaga directed all eight episodes of the HBO limited series, with six having aired so far. With two weeks left in the very odd and unsettling police drama he directed for creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto, and a few feature developments in the fire (including Stephen King’s It) what’s next for the filmmaker? Read More »
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Storytelling is all about setup and payoff, control and release. I won’t talk about the end of the first season of Hannibal, to protect those who haven’t seen it, but we can safely talk about the opening of season two. The new season begins this Friday, and the first significant scene in the first episode sets up the episodes that will follow, if not quite in the way you’d expect.
Watch a long clip from the scene below, which will also serve as an intro to the show for those who haven’t yet tuned in. Read More »
Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: HBO has released a new full length trailer for Mike Judge’s new series Silicon Valley alongside a behind the scenes featurette. I have included both of those videos after the jump.
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Briefly: We have our new John Constantine — the NBC show that will bring DC’s demon-busting Englishman to life will feature Matt Ryan in the lead role. Ryan is probably best known at this point for a stint on a Criminal Minds spinoff, though he was also in the Sundance film Flypaper, and had a small role in Layer Cake. (Or, for the gamers, the Welsh actor recently voiced Edward Kenway in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.)
Deadline has the casting info, and gives us a description of John Constantine: ”a working-class Londoner with rakish good looks, scruffy blond hair, deadpan humor, and signature trench coat, who has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager.” For those who are sticklers for appearances, the key detail there will be “blond,” so don’t be too concerned about the image above. As to how well Ryan will embody the role… well, we’ll have to wait and see.
The basic story of the Constantine pilot will be “when the daughter of a late friend is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her.” Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist) wrote the pilot, based on a story written with David Goyer. Neil Marshall is directing the pilot.
HBC canceled Heroes in 2010, but if you read comic books, you know that superheroes are never dead. They always return somehow, usually as part of a event series which is marketed to make a few extra bucks. And this is no different.
NBC and Tim Kring have announced a new 13 episode miniseries called Heroes Reborn coming in 2015. Sound slike NBC is following Fox’s plan of limited event series. It might also help that the Marvel Cinematic Universe blew up since the show’s departure. Marvel fans have been mostly disappointed with Agents of SHIELD, and I’m sure NBC ‘s show hopes to be able to deliver superhero action that ABC has yet to.
They wouldn’t reveal many details, stating only that “we won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.” NBC will also be launching a digital series (read: webseries) prior to the premiere that will “introduce the characters and new storylines.” Read the full press release after the jump, along with a short teaser trailer.
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Steven Soderbergh may have retired from making feature films, but he’s not done with telling stories. His next project is The Knick, a limited series premiering on Cinemax this summer. Clive Owen stars as a doctor working out of New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital around the turn of the century, when most of the conveniences and safety practices of modern medicine we not yet even theories. Maybe that’s why this looks more like it could be a companion series for Hannibal than for, say, House or ER. A brief teaser is now out, which we point to below. Read More »
Netflix dropped the entire 13-episode second season of House of Cards February 14 and immediately the race began. That’s the race to once again become engrossed in the world of Kevin Spacey’s character Frank Underwood; the race to avoid spoilers; and the race to see how fast you can finish. It turns out about 668,000 people – myself NOT included – finished the entire second season before the end of the first weekend. Now their long wait begins until the recently announced third season while the rest of us play catch-up.
Below, read some more stats about this week’s House of Cards viewing habits. Read More »
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In recent years it’s become pretty common for filmmakers to put together proof-of-concept trailers to give studio executives a visual aid for pitches. Sometimes they are edited together from a mash-up of existing movies (which is very time consuming), and other times they involve the filmmakers spending their own money and time to shoot it on spec for real (which is more costly). We’ve featured some of these on /Film in the past, including Kevin Tancharoen‘s pitch trailer for The Hunger Games.
While this is a common practice in the realm of film, its isn’t done too often in the world of television. Networks usually spend millions of dollars to cast and create pilot episodes, most of which are never aired to the public. So what you’re about to see after the jump is unique, a proof-of-concept pitch trailer for a television series that doesn’t yet exist.
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