When a prequel to The Shining was announced, it didn’t sound like such a hot idea. That changed when Mark Romanek became attached to the project — a real-deal director, not some run-of-the-mill work-for-hire. The director behind One Hour Photo and Never Let Me Go is a filmmaker with a vision, and according to the producer of The Overlook Hotel, The Shining prequel will only move forward with Romanek if he gets the opportunity to make his own movie. Read more about the project after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, July 10th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
After successfully bringing the formative years of Psycho killer Norman Bates to the small screen with Bates Motel, A&E is bringing another iconic horror character to television.
Damien is a series adaptation and continuation of the 1976 horror classic The Omen. The series hails from former The Walking Dead executive producer Glen Mazzara and picks up 25 years after the original film, when the Antichrist child known as Damien is all grown up. If you’re curious as to how this series adaptation might turn out, a quick teaser trailer has just surfaced online.
Watch the Damien teaser trailer after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
Originally developed for Lifetime and now set to air on A&E alongside Bates Motel, the show Damien — a TV version of The Omen that acts as a direct sequel to the original 1976 film — is coming in 2016. The first Damien teaser is here, and it is a kaleidoscope of intimidating imagery and incredible cheekbones.
The cheekbones in question belong to Bradley James (formerly Arthur on Merlin, from the BBC) plays the adult Damien in a ten-episode series written and exec produced by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead). Check out the promo below. Read More »
Damien Thorn is being reborn yet again, this time as the lead of his own TV series. Lifetime has given a straight-to-series order to Damien, a follow-up of the 1976 classic horror The Omen. Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead) conceived the project. Hit the jump for more details on Lifetime’s The Omen TV series.
Posted on Monday, May 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
Following NBC’s Hannibal and Rosemary’s Baby and A&E’s Bates Motel, The Omen will become the latest horror classic to get adapted for the small screen. Titled Damien, the new drama will be a sequel of sorts to the 1976 film, picking up with the titular character as an adult.
The good news about the Omen TV series is that it’ll be steered by the capable hands of former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara. The not-exactly-bad-but-kinda-puzzling news is that it’ll set up shop at Lifetime. Hit the jump for plot details and more.
Posted on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 by Germain Lussier
The Shining has had quite the resurgence in the past few months. Rodney Ascher’s Room 237 is certainly one factor. Another, bigger motivator is Stephen King himself, who is currently working on a Shining sequel novel called Doctor Sleep. Warner Bros., which owns the rights to the Stanley Kubrick film, surely sees this as a perfect time to dust off last year’s idea for a prequel to the Kubrick film, giving it a title and going out to a big time writer.
The proposed prequel is called The Overlook Hotel, and Glen Mazzara, who was the showrunner on The Walking Dead for the last two years, is in talks to write it. Read More »
TV Bits: ‘Breaking Bad’, ’30 Rock’, ‘Girl Meets World’, ‘Girls’, ‘Enlightened’, ‘Shameless’, ‘Californication’, ‘The Walking Dead’
Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 by Angie Han
The end is nigh for 30 Rock, but fear not — the TGS gang will live on as a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor of some sort. Also after the jump:
- Girl Meets World casts the offspring of Cory and Topanga
- There might be a Malcom in the Middle reunion on Breaking Bad, kinda
- Girls and Enlightened episodes work around the Super Bowl with online debuts
- Shameless, House of Lies, Californication, Ripper Street and Banshee get renewed
- Glen Mazzara says to “ask AMC” why he was kicked off The Walking Dead
Posted on Monday, January 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
The premise of The Walking Dead ensures that none of the cast members can ever be sure they’ll live to see the next episode, but job security on this show doesn’t seem to be much that better behind the scenes. As it heads toward the midseason premiere of Season 3, the AMC drama has just announced its third showrunner. Scott Gimple will replace Glen Mazzara, who lasted two seasons as a replacement for series creator Frank Darabont. Hit the jump to keep reading.
While we’ve been running around preparing for and celebrating the holidays, a few interesting bits of TV news have broken over the past few days. After the jump:
- How I Met Your Mother will return for Season 9
- Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B— get shuffled
- Timothy Olyphant books an Archer guest role
- Why did Glen Mazzara leave The Walking Dead?
- The CW is developing a female Robin Hood series
- NBC’s failed The Farm will air as an Office episode
- Bryan Fuller‘s Mockingbird Lane is officially dead
- Girls Season 2 gets two new trailers and a featurette
- Downton Abbey is losing a star in Season 4