It’s pilot casting season! And as such, Rupert Grint, JK Simmons, Dylan McDermott, Billy Campbell, Jennifer Beals, and tons more have found new homes on the small screen. Also after the jump:

  • Peter Sarsgaard has joined AMC’s The Killing
  • Dexter Season 8 adds a Walking Dead alum
  • Ridley Scott is bringing The Terror to AMC
  • The About a Boy duo will tackle Neal Stephenson
  • FX is moving ahead with Diane Kruger‘s The Bridge
  • Up All Night will shoot just one multi-cam episode
  • ABC shifts Happy Endings to the Friday death slot
  • House of Cards is Netflix’s most-watched program
  • Comcast buys the other 49% of NBCUniversal
  • The first episode of The CW’s Cult hits the web
  • Jason Blum‘s Paranormal-esque reality show gets a trailer

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Remember that awesome looking graphic novel called Last Man Standing we published all that artwork for in 2010? The one Paramount picked up to be made into a film before the book even hit the shelves? If not, click here for a refresher course or just bask in the coolness of that header image. It took a while but Paramount has finally found their man to pen a screenplay based on the Daniel LuVisi graphic novel and it’s David Leslie Johnson, the writer of Orphan, Red Riding Hood, Wrath of the Titans and The Walking Dead.

Last Man Standing, which was published under Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle creator Kevin Eastman’s Heavy Metal banner, is about a famous, genetically enhanced solider who is framed and endures nine years of hellacious incarceration before getting out and vowing revenge. It’s also futuristic, violent science-fiction if the massive gun above didn’t clue you off. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Paramount to Adapt Comic ‘Last Man Standing’

Paramount Pictures has acquired the rights to make a big screen adaptation of the graphic novel Last Man Standing from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman‘s Heavy Metal Publishing. We have more information about the graphic novel and a ton of artwork after the jump.

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Dimension Greenlights 18 Direct-To-DVD Films for 2009

Dimension Films will release 18 direct-to-dvd movies, each with budges between $3 million to $6 million, in 2009. Variety reports that “the films, mostly sequels, prequels, remakes or spinoffs of TWC/Dimension titles, could debut in a particular ancillary arena — DVD, VOD, TV or the Web — depending on a closer look as they near release.”

Some of the films include Pulse 2, a new Children of the Corn, Feast II: Sloppy Seconds, Feast 3: The Happy Finish, Hell Ride 2, a comedy from the screenwriter of Monster-in-Law called Last Man Standing, a zombie film from Raw Nerve (Hostel) Dead by Daylight, Midnight Man, Midnight Man 2 and Midnight Man 3, about a man who breaks into a home to discover a family tied up by a masked killer who’s rigged the house with traps.

It doesn’t sound like there is one single winner in the entire batch. Obviously, the good thing about direct to dvd films is that it allows the studio to quickly to recover its initial investment. Now if only they would step off this sequel, remake, spin-off trip and greenlight some original projects… But I guess that would be more of a gamble.

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