Antoine Fuqua‘s film Training Day is still his most significant movie, and it helped propel the career of Suicide Squad writer/director David Ayer. That Best Actor Oscar for star Denzel Washington didn’t hurt the film, either. Now there’s a Training Day TV show brewing, because of course there is.
The show was Fuqua’s idea, and he and original producer Jerry Bruckheimer are putting together a package with Warner Bros. TV. The show pitch is going out to the four major networks, and given the recognizance of the title we could see something come together relatively fast, with Fuqua directing the pilot.
Update: On August 13, CBS won a bidding war amongst the four major networks for the Training Day TV series. And, yeah, that seems a little weird, as CBS seems like pretty much the last place Training Day would be at home. The network goes as far as Criminal Minds when it comes to “gritty,” but perhaps things are changing, or perhaps this series will be less hardcore than the film. Deadline says the show has a pilot production commitment, so there’s a way to go before full series.
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The Warren Ellis-penned comic book series Global Frequency is getting its third shot at television. A decade ago, The WB tried to set a Global Frequency TV series in motion, shooting a pilot based on the comic about an organization that attempts to protect the world from the influence of covert government actions. But the show didn’t get picked up, and the pilot, which starred Michelle Forbes and Josh Hopkins, disappeared into the aether, destined to be shared illegally for years to come. The CW tried again with a new pilot script a few years later, but that one didn’t even shoot.
Now, Fox has ordered a pilot for a new Global Frequency TV series, with Jerry Bruckheimer exec producing and Farscape and Defiance creator Rockne S. O’Bannon writing. Read More »
Old colleagues in arms Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer are working together on a new show for TNT. The cable channel has ordered the pilot for a show that will explore the heady and dangerous days of the 1970s cocaine trade in Florida. The show has been developing for a while, but TNT has finally given the pilot the green light to the Michael Bay cocaine show. (Which sounds like a variety show I would watch so hard.) Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
Top Gun 2 was getting ready to take flight when the 2012 death of Tony Scott left the project grounded. But now it’s preparing to try and launch again.
Justin Marks, the writer of Disney’s upcoming The Jungle Book, has been entered talks for the sequel. Tom Cruise remains attached to reprise his role as Maverick. Hit the jump for more details.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by Angie Han
Just because J.K. Rowling returned to Harry Potter doesn’t mean Daniel Radcliffe has any plans to. Also after the jump:
- Olivia Munn and Ken Jeong will tag along for Ride Along 2
- Pirates 5 will go light on the monsters, says Jerry Bruckheimer
- Bad Boys III will have a screenplay in the next few months
- Yes, National Treasure 3 is still in active development
- Jurassic World gets bloody in an intriguing new set photo
- See a new batch of high-res stills from The Purge: Anarchy
- Check out the first stills from SLC Punk 2: Punk’s Dead
- Director Elizabeth Banks teases the plot of Pitch Perfect 2
- Sharknado 2: The Second One releases a ridiculous trailer
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Will audiences, like battered old ships, soon have to weather a year-long barrage of new Pirates of the Caribbean marketing? While the Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnny Depp partnership with Disney isn’t what it once was — Bruckheimer doesn’t even have a deal with the studio any longer — there’s still a plan to make Pirates of the Caribbean 5.
The film has been in development for a while, with Kon-Tiki filmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg set to direct from a script by Jeff Nathanson. Despite the fact that cast rumors have come up, however, Disney said earlier this year that the film isn’t greenlit, and it isn’t on the release schedule.
But now Bruckheimer says they hope to shoot the film in early 2015, which means a 2016 release could be planned. Read More »
These days, it seems like every summer has a big breakout horror hit. In 2014, the smart money is on Deliver Us From Evil. The film is from producer Jerry Bruckheimer, making the first horror movie in his long career, and is directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister) with stars Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, and Joel McHale.
Deliver Us From Evil is based on the true stories of New York Police Officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana) who is assigned numerous supernatural cases on his regular beat. He enlists the help of a priest (Ramirez) as the details of those cases become more and more unbelievable.
The latest Deliver Us From Evil trailer is now online, showing more of the super-creepiness that awaits come July 2. Check it out below. Read More »
Briefly: Axel Foley is officially back. Paramount has set a March 25, 2016 release date for a new Beverly Hills Cop film, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Eddie Murphy. Little is known about the film except Jerry Bruckheimer is producing and Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) wrote the latest version of the script. [ERC Box Office]
Also, on the same day, Warner Bros. will open the 3D disaster film Geostorm, written and directed by Dean Devlin, starring Gerard Butler. [Deadline]
Posted on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
The world scoffed when Disney first announced plans to turn Pirates of the Caribbean into a movie. But after that experiment proved a big, big success, it seemed like just a matter of time before Disney’s other classic rides got similar treatment. Today, it’s It’s a Small World‘s turn to get a Hollywood makeover.
The studio announced today that it will make an It’s a Small World movie, with Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) directing. Jerry Bruckheimer, who turned Pirates into such a massive hit, will produce. More details after the jump.
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