The Killing

We have a particularly murderer-heavy edition of TV Bits today, with news about Dexter, Hannibal, and The Killing. After the jump:

  • Dallas, Veep, Rectify, and Orphan Black get renewed
  • Vampire Diaries spinoff gets green light
  • Julian Sands joins Dexter in mystery role
  • Downton Abbey gets its first black character
  • John Oliver will host The Daily Show this summer
  • Bryan Fuller has Pushing Daisies movie ideas
  • NBC affiliate axes Hannibal
  • The Killing‘s new mystery will be solved within the season
  • FX and Seth Rogen develop Bigfoot comedy
  • Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and Peter Berg team for HBO
  • Alex Gibney will direct Frank Sinatra documentary
  • The Arrested Development doc hits tomorrow; see more Season 4 stills

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Hugo was Martin Scorsese‘s first foray into 3D, but given that that film was praised by many (myself included) as being among the best uses of 3D in recent years, it’s not surprising that the filmmaker is thinking of deploying that tool again for his next couple of projects. In a recent interview, Scorsese revealed that he’s “considering” 3D for a couple of upcoming projects — the Shusaku Endo adaptation Silence and his Frank Sinatra biopic. Of course, saying he’s thinking about it isn’t the same thing as confirming he’ll do it, but it’s an interesting possibility to think about as we look forward to his next steps. More after the jump.

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Martin Scorsese is still holding on to the idea of making a biopic about Frank Sinatra, and is talking more about his approach to the film. Quite a few names have been thrown out as possible Sinatras, but his dream team for at least one segment of the film would be to have Al Pacino playing Sinatra, with Robert De Niro as Dean Martin. Read More »

Martin Scorsese to Direct Sinatra

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Martin Scorsese has added yet another film to his already overfilled plat of upcoming projects, but this one actually sounds like it could be all sorts of awesome. Universal Pictures and Mandalay Pictures have signed the Academy Award winning filmmaker to direct a biopic based on the life of Frank Sinatra.

Phil Alden Robinson is writing the screenplay, titled simply Sinatra. Robinson is probably best known as the writer/director of Sneakers and Field of Dreams, which he was nominated for an Academy Award.

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