The lines between movies and TV continue to blur, and while TV may be the best medium for telling extended stories, the best way to promote those stories can be with a movie-style trailer. So here’s the long trailer for Fox’s Almost Human, which stars Karl Urban as a growling human cop who isn’t so thrilled to be saddled with a very lifelike synthetic partner, played by Michael Ealy. The show is executive produced by J.J. Abrams and Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman, and also features Lili Taylor, Mackenzie Crook, and Minka Kelly. Read More »
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You’ve seen the ads and trailers for the soon-to-premiere show Almost Human, in which Karl Urban plays a grumbly detective who is partnered with a very lifelike synthetic officer played by Michael Ealy. The two don’t have an easy go of it at first, but you can bet that the series will evolve to a point where the two unlikely allies enjoy a good buddy-buddy repartee.
It’ll be a while before we see how that works out, but now you can watch the first eight minutes of the show. Read More »
The J.J. Abrams television machine keeps working, and its latest project is Almost Human, which is already being billed as a Ro-Bromance. See, the show is kind of like the old Alien Nation conceit, where a grumpy human cop was paired with an alien detective.
But in this case, it’s a grumpy human back from the force after being wounded (Karl Urban plays him) paired with a very human-like “synthetic” partner (well played by Michael Ealy). The Urban’s cop doesn’t really like his partner at first — part of his recovery from being wounded includes his own synthetic body parts, which he’s not psyched about — and the pilot traces their first uneasy days together, and naturally suggests ways they might be able to get along.
The show’s debut has been pushed to mid-November, and we’ve got a full trailer which you can see below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
Guessing how a TV show will turn out before the first episode even airs is a fool’s errand. Even so, some pilots boast premises or talents so promising we can’t help but be intrigued, and one we’ve been particularly curious about is Fox’s J.H. Wyman-created, J.J. Abrams-produced Almost Human.
Set several decades into the future, the sci-fi drama centers around human cop John Kennex (Karl Urban) and the humanoid android partner, Dorian (Michael Ealy), who’s assigned to him. Russ and I were able to catch a version of the pilot, and you can hit the jump to see our reaction.
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Posted on Monday, May 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
Wondering what you’ll be watching next fall? The broadcast networks are more than happy to tell you. Fox has revealed a bunch of trailers for their 2013-2014 crop of freshman series, which includes comedies from Seth MacFarlane and Mike Schur and a drama from J.J. Abrams. Check ‘em out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 1st, 2013 by Angie Han
David Brent is coming back, as is Whose Line It Anyway? Also after the jump:
- Lee Pace, Angela Kinsey, Michael Ealy and more book pilots
- Entourage‘s Rhys Chorio will drop by Dexter next season
- Ron Livingston and Brian Geraghty join Boardwalk Empire
- FX’s Archer and Syfy’s Lost Girl get renewals
- Goodwin Games, Louis CK‘s new special get premiere dates
- The CW cancels 90210 and moves Cult to Fridays
- AMC confirms Scott Gimple as the new Walking Dead showrunner
- Dylan McDermott drops a hint about American Horror Story
- Most PaleyFest 2013 panels will stream live online
- Netflix announces the Flixies awards
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Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2013 by Angie Han
Now that Valentine’s Day is safely behind us for the year, it’s time to turn our attention to… planning for next Valentine’s Day. Apparently. With 364 days to go until its release date, ScreenGems’ About Last Night has revealed its first trailer.
Directed by Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine), the romance stars Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, and Joy Bryant as four Angelenos navigating love, sex, friendship, and commitment. While it’s actually a remake of Edward Zwick’s 1986 dramedy of the same title (well, the same title plus an ellipsis), the film it really reminds me of is last year’s Think Like a Man, probably because it features three of the same leads.
The video can be found after the jump. Be warned that it’s technically a red-band trailer, though it’s fairly tame as those things go.
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Posted on Friday, August 10th, 2012 by Angie Han
Five years after Into the Wild, Sean Penn is finally getting ready to get back into the director’s chair. As of last fall, he was set to direct The Comedian with stars Robert De Niro and Kristen Wiig, but it looks now like his next project could instead be another inspired-by-true-events survival drama.
Penn has entered talks to help Crazy for the Storm, based on Norman Ollestad‘s memoir about his complicated relationship with his daredevil father. When Ollestad was 11, he was involved in a plane crash that killed the elder Ollestad and left the younger Ollestad stranded alone on a mountain during a blizzard. Ollestad credits his father’s teachings for helping him survive the incident.
Penn is only looking to direct the picture, not star in it. Nor will he pen the screenplay, as he has for some of his previous projects; Will Fetters, who last scripted the Zac Efron weepie The Lucky One, is already on board to adapt the story. Variety reports that Penn was always Warner Bros.’ first choice for the pic, though the studio considered a handful of other filmmakers including Alfonso Cuarón.
After the jump, Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink eyes the remake of About Last Night…
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