Kurtzman and Orci

Robert Rodriguez‘s TV channel, the El Rey Network, is kicking off with a bang. It has the new adaptation/remake of From Dusk Till Dawn, for one. It also has a new show from Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the team behind Star Trek and Transformers, in development. Now, the full details on that show have been revealed.

It’s called Matador, and is about a famous soccer player who leads a double life also a CIA agent. Filming starts in March, with Rodriguez at the helm, and it’ll debut July 2014. Read the full press release below, as well as info on a new series called El Rey Network Presents: The Director’s Chair. Read More »

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From Dusk Till Dawn TV

Robert Rodriguez‘s new TV series, From Dusk Till Dawn, flying towards your eyeballs like a bat out of hell. It feels like just days ago when we heard the director would be adapting his 1996 vampire movie into the TV show, and now here we are with the March 11 premiere date on the horizon and a brand new trailer to enjoy.

D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) play Richie and Seth Gecko, two fugitives on the run who kidnap a family and hide out at a seedy strip club. A club that so happens to be crawling with vampires. And yes, that’s exactly the plot of the original film, which was written by Quentin Tarantino. This series supposedly expands the story from the film; Rodriguez has called the movie the short story version and the series a novel.

The 10 episode season premieres March 11 at 9 p.m. on the El Ray Network and you can catch the full trailer below. Read More »

Samuel L Jackson Pulp Fiction Big Kahuna

If you’re like me, you have mixed feeling about this upcoming From Dusk Till Dawn TV series. The fact Robert Rodriguez is so involved is intriguing, but previous attempts to extend the vampire story (i.e. – its two direct to video sequels) have landed far below the bar set by the 1996 original. However, with a cast that includes DJ Cotrona, Robert Patrick, Don Johnson and Wilmer Valderama, the show has lots going for it. It also seems Rodriguez is creating the show with an eye towards the fans, as per his latest revelation.

The director took to Twitter to reveal the show actually links with Pulp Fiction, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, the co-star, writer and producer of the original film. Check it out below. Read More »

From Dusk Till Dawn

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Two brothers walk into a bar with a handful of hostages. Turns out, it’s a vampire bar, and they have to blast their way out. It began as a moderately successful movie, became a cult classic and now it’ll be a TV series.

That’s right. Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino‘s 1996 film From Dusk To Dawn is being adapted for television. It’ll be one of the key shows on the launch of new station co-created by Rodriguez called the El Ray Network, which is owned by Univision. The English language station is set to launch later this year, with both this show and a new action show produced by Rodriguez and Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Read More »

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