Who is Universal Pictures talking to to direct Snow White and the Huntsman 2? None other than the director of big screen adaptations of The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and show-runner of the first season of The Walking Dead. If the talks end with a contract signing, the Snow White and the Huntsman 2 director will be Frank Darabont.
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Whether you loved, hated, embraced or ignored Snow White and the Huntman, there’s one sure fire way to make most of us interested in a sequel. Hire Frank Darabont to direct it. And that might happen.
The Shawshank Redemption filmmaker, who last directed The Mist in 2007, is among the names Universal is reportedly looking at to direct the hopeful 2016 release Snow White and the Huntsman 2 starring Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart. The other two, more realistic options, are Gavin O’Connor (Warrior) and Andy Muschietti (Mama). Read More »
Update: We’ve contacted a high-placing source who tells /Film the below story is not true. Also, producer Frank Marshall tweeted on the manner. The original text follows.
Update #2: Frank Darabont has also spoken up to say that there is no truth to the aspect of the story saying he pitched a new Indy story. Read that below.
There are rumors, there are big rumors, and then there are stories like this. A new report says Disney, which recently acquired the rights to release more Indiana Jones films, is looking to go the James Bond route with the character. That is, the company could recast him for years to come. Who would don the fedora after Harrison Ford? Rumor has it Bradley Cooper is at the top of the list. Read More »
Mob City, the Frank Darabont-directed mini-series based on John Buntin‘s book L.A. Noir, was not a tremendous hit when it aired on TNT last fall. There were high hopes for the show, but it left critics and audiences only marginally impressed, and notched middling ratings despite an expensive ad campaign.
The six episodes that were broadcast, with Jon Bernthal, Ed Burns, and Neal McDonough in lead roles, represent the initial first “season” plans, but there was always the chance that it would get a second season shot. That won’t happen now; TNT said in a statement Monday that it will not order more episodes.
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The new film Sin City: A Dame to Die For won’t be the only project to transfer Frank Miller’s stark noir tales from the comic page to the screen. In fact, that film may be swiftly followed by a new Sin City TV show.
Harvey Weinstein, like many other producers, has started to see TV as the safest medium in which to earn a few bucks. ”The way to add stability to the company is to be in the television business,” he recently told the New York Times, elaborating that he wants a TV division “as powerful as the theatrical division.” With many a mention of the limited earnings potential of standalone films, which “may fade without creating spinoffs and sequels,” what we see is inspiration from others who are trying to use movies as a way to bring audiences to TV.
So among the offerings the Weinsteins are trying to assemble are the Sin City show, and also a new limited series based on The Mist.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
Four seasons in, AMC’s The Walking Dead is currently on its third showrunner. But its original showrunner still hasn’t quite forgiven the network for ousting him in the first place.
While doing press rounds for his new TNT series Mob City, Frank Darabont has admitted that he no longer watches the megahit series he helped create, blasting the “sociopaths” who dumped him halfway through production on Season 2. Hit the jump to read his candid comments.
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Frank Darabont and poster artist Drew Struzan go back quite a ways, with the artist having done art for films such as The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile, and even the in-film art for The Mist, among other collaborations.
Now Struzan has created a poster for Mob City, the new TNT show from Darabont which stars Jon Bernthal, Ed Burns and Milo Ventimiglia in a 1940s tale of the mob’s incursion into LA. Check out the poster below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
After his unceremonious exit from The Walking Dead, Frank Darabont returns to television this year with a whole new project that has nothing to do with the undead — but plenty, still, to do with monsters.
The six-episode TNT series Mob City (formerly titled L.A. Noir and then Lost Angels) chronicles the war between gangsters and cops in ’40s Los Angeles, which gets kicked up to a whole new level once the LAPD forms a specialized mob squad.
Walking Dead alums Jon Bernthal and Jeffrey DeMunn join Darabont on the new project, along with Ed Burns, Neal McDonough, Jeremy Luke, and many more. Watch the first trailer and get more details after the jump.
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