What if Batman was a former CIA operative who had the ability to predict crimes before they happened, and had no qualms about kneecapping baddies? That’s the basic premise of Person of Interest, the new Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams written/produced CBS series that will be hitting this fall.
After getting an early glimpse of the pilot last night at Comic-Con, I’m pleased to say that the show more than lives up to our lofty expectations.
Jim Caviezel stars as said former CIA operative, John Reese. At the beginning of the pilot, he’s wracked with guilt and is trying to drink himself to death after losing the woman he loves. After an encounter with thugs in the subway (while sporting what I like to call the “bum Jesus look”), Reese is eventually recruited by an eccentric billionaire, Dr. Finch (Lost’s Michael Emerson), who has developed computer software that can predict crimes before they happen. Taraji P. Henson is also in the fold as a police officer who seems keen on Reese’s background, and will likely serve as as the Commissioner Gordon role to Reese’s Batman. Read More »
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We’ve already teased you with info from one J.J. Abrams produced show that’s set to premiere on TV this Fall, the Fox series Alcatraz. But Abrams isn’t stopping there. He’s also got a show on CBS that’s from the people behind The Dark Knight, Lost and even The Passion of the Christ. The show is called Person of Interest and if your a regular reader of the site, you know we’re excited about it. It stars Michael Emerson (Ben Linus from Lost) and Jim Caviezel (Jesus from The Passion of the Christ) as a New York crime fighting team that uses advanced technology to stop crimes before they happen. Think Law and Order meets Minority Report. It’s co-executive produced, and written by, Jonah Nolan who wrote The Dark Knight along with his brother (Christopher Nolan, maybe you’ve heard of him) and will begin airing Thursday nights at 9 p.m. this Fall.
Watch an extended trailer for the show and read the official description after the jump. Read More »
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Briefly: Since last year we’ve heard about the possibility of a new show from Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams. Now CBS has given a green light to the pilot for the show, which is called Person of Interest. More interesting, however, is the basic plot description: “An ex-CIA hitman and a scientist team up to prevent crimes before they happen.”
So how will this be like and/or unlike Minority Report? Preventing crimes before they happen naturally calls up images of the Steven Spielberg film, and I wonder to what degree the show will deal with the morality of that approach to crime. Given the two people involved, I’d guess we’ll see quite a lot of it. And how will this be tailored for CBS, which caters to an older, or at least more mainstream crowd, than other networks? Doesn’t seem like the place for a daring sci-fi show. [EW]
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There’s a lot of great Inception material this week, thanks primarily to the DVD and Blu-ray which just hit shelves. But the book Inception: The Shooting Script has been around for a bit, and if you haven’t had a look, there are a couple aspects that make it wortwhile. Beyond the script there’s an interview with Christopher Nolan conducted by his brother Jonathan Nolan. And you’ll also find the map Chrisopher Nolan drew to delineate the film’s dream layers. That has been scanned, and you can find it below. Read More »
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We have yet to see what a Christopher Nolan-less script from Jonathan Nolan looks like, but the odds that we’ll see one soon are looking good. He’s still got his screenplay for Intersellar, set to be directed by Steven Spielberg, in the pipeline, but who knows when Spielberg will get around to making that. The more viable option for now is Hell and Gone, which is “a Titanic-like historical tragedy and love story revolving around the Great Chicago Fire”. Warner Bros. is setting that up, and they have J Blakeson, the writer and director of the critically lauded The Disappearance of Alice Creed, in negotiations to direct. Read More »