Hollywood has been trying to turn the popular ’70s TV show The Six Million Dollar Man into a feature film for decades. It’s taken so long, inflation has ballooned the idea of a six million dollar man into a six billion dollar man. And now, the team behind Lone Survivor is stepping up to the plate to make the movie.
Director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg are teaming up to make The Six Billion Dollar Man for The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. They’ll tell the story of a man named Steve Austin (Wahlberg) is nearly killed in a terrible accident, but is rebuilt with six billion dollars of improvements added onto his body. His newfound super strength and abilities make him an ideal secret agent. Read More »
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When a TV series is canceled, that’s usually the end. It’s only on rare occasions (Arrested Development, The Comeback, etc.) that it gets a second chance as a series and it’s even more rare that a canceled show gets turned into a movie (Firefly being the big, obvious example). Now, the Starz show Magic City is getting that elusive chance.
Series creator Mitch Glazer has written and script and will direct a big screen version of the 1960s Miami based mob series. All the regulars will return – Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danny Huston, Kelly Lynch etc. – and they’ll be joined by Bruce Willis and Bill Murray. This is pretty awesome news. Read more about the Magic City movie below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
Martha Marcy May Marlene director Sean Durkin is heading back to the farm again, but for a very different type of story. He’s entered negotiations to direct Little House on the Prairie, taking over after David Gordon Green fell away. Hit the jump for more on the Little House on the Prairie movie.
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Nothing is as good as it was 25 years ago, but The Simpsons comes close. The longest running animated show in history may not have the cultural impact or consistent comedy impact it did in the 1990s, but in the past few years, it has expanded beyond mere television. Mobile games, mobile apps, marathons, concerts, The Simpsons is now more than a TV show. It’s a way of life.
That uptick in cultural relevance has not gone unnoticed by the executives at 20th Century Fox. They’ve once again asked producers to do a sequel to 2007’s The Simpsons Movie. But, like the producers said in 2007, 2013 (twice) and now in 2014, it’s still not happening. Read producer James L. Brooks‘ thoughts on a Simpsons Movie sequel, as well as his take on the original film, below. Read More »
In a story that’s worthy of April 1st, Dwayne Johnson is “loosely attached” to Paramount’s long-gestating big-screen take on Baywatch. The adaptation of the hit TV show has been in development for years and is now once again picking up steam with a new writer and director team. Comedy writer Justin Malen is rewriting the script (which was most recently penned by Reno 911 co-creator Robert Ben Garant) for Sean Anders and John Morris, the team behind We’re the Millers and Horrible Bosses 2, who are directing.
UPDATE: The Rock has confirmed his involvement.
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Posted on Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 by Angie Han
Yet another big-screen classic is making the leap to the small screen. Fox has put into development a TV series remake of Big, the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks. But the really good news here is that the project is coming from Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce, who most recently worked together on the beloved-but-cancelled Enlisted.
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Between them, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have a growing movie resume, but the success of their comedy show Key and Peele is bringing them new opportunities on the big screen. Key and Peele are producing the new Police Academy reboot, and seem to have a great degree of creative control on that film. They’re also working on a film with Judd Apatow. And now, as the fourth season of Key and Peele premieres they’re working with Paramount on a Substitute Teacher movie, bringing the show’s Mr. Garvey character to the big screen. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
The TV series version of The Girlfriend Experience won’t star Sasha Grey, but its lead should be familiar to Steven Soderbergh fans all the same. Riley Keough, memorably seen nuzzling a teacup pig in Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, is set to lead the 13-part half-hour series. Hit the jump for more on the Riley Keough Girlfriend Experience news.
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We don’t know much about Star Trek 3, but we do know one thing. Writer director Roberto Orci is 100% committed to the project. Months after leaving the Spider-Man franchise because he had too much on his plate, Orci has now reportedly pulled himself off Lionsgate’s 2016 reboot of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as well. Read more about the Roberto Orci Power Rangers departure below. Read More »