Director Mary Harron and screenwriter Guinevere Turner already know a thing or two about American psychos, as the team behind American Psycho, and they’ll be putting that knowledge to good use with their next effort. The pair are reuniting for The Family, about the Manson Family murders of 1969. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Yesterday morning we featured the trailers for new TV shows coming from NBC, as well as trailers for some of the new programming that will hit Fox, when the new 2015-2016 season begins this fall. And as upfront presentations continue from the big networks today we have the trailers for fresh new series from ABC.
We’ve already seen the trailer for The Muppets series on the way (we’ve included it below in case you missed it), but there’s also another series adaptation of Uncle Buck, a medical comedy called Dr. Ken starring The Hangover menace Ken Jeong, a Biblical epic called Of Kings and Prophets, the 80s set, rock-infused serial killer thriller Wicked City and more.
Watch ABC’s new 2015-2016 TV series trailers after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
Luc Besson‘s The Family (once called Malativa) seems like a fun amalgamation of well-known film ideas, as Robert de Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer play the two heads of a former mob family that has gone into witness protection in France. Despite the helpful guidance of Tommy Lee Jones, things don’t go so well, thanks to a comically toxic combination of elements: the family’s inability to change, and the attentions of a clean-up crew that wants to silence them.
The trailer is below, and you’ll see some Coppola, Demme, and Scorsese in this footage. (It even opens with a Rolling Stones song — maybe the best Stones song, actually — but Scorsese did serve as a consultant and exec producer who worked on the edit.) There’s also a good bit of Besson’s trademark energy, and along with the cast looking engaged that makes the whole thing worth a look. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
It’s a shame that Lindsay Lohan‘s name is only linked of late to stunt casting in roles based on the lives of abused or damaged women. She was set to play Linda Lovelace for some time, and is now in talks to play the murdered actress Sharon Tate, who was one of the victims of the Manson Family. She’d be in a film about Charles Manson called Eyes of a Dreamer, which photographer Tyler Shields plans to make this summer.
The kicker is that, in keeping with the current mandate that there can never be only one film in development about a specific subject, this is just one of three Manson projects in development. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 29th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Charles Manson has been portrayed on film many times, and the Manson Family has had more than a few cinematic representations, too. But The Machinist writer Scott Kosar has been working on a script called The Family, which he intends as a biopic — in fact, the definitive biopic — of the Manson Family. He’s preparing to direct the film as well, and has Ryan Kwanten set to star. Read More »