serendipity tv series

NBC’s next choice of movie to adapt to TV may prove serendipitous. The network as put into development a Serendipity TV series, inspired by the 2001 Miramax romantic-comedy starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. The series will be an hourlong romantic comedy series from Miramax TV.

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mindhunter season 2 trailer

Director Carl Franklin is no stranger to the crime genre. Before shooting four episodes of Mindhunter season two and his illustrious career directing television, Franklin helmed two of the best damn crime movies of the 1990s, One False Move and The Devil in the Blue Dress. He’s an old pro when it comes to crafting exceptional tension, which there’s no shortage of in his episodes of the David Fincher-produced series.

Mindhunter isn’t the first time Franklin and Fincher have collaborated; the Out of Time director first worked with him on House of Cards. As he explained to us, Fincher was more involved this time around on Mindhunter. Franklin, who thankfully has a movie brewing he might direct soon, talked to us about his time working with Fincher, the unique style and stars of the acclaimed series, and a nice memory about the late, great Bill Paxton. At the time of the interview, we had yet to see the episodes he directed before the interview, so it’s a broader discussion about the Netflix series.

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uncharted movie

Like an ancient artifact or a lost city, the film adaptation of the popular Uncharted video game series continues to prove elusive. Director Dan Trachtenberg has departed the film eight months after he signed on, making him the latest in a long line of filmmakers to abandon this expedition.

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girl who loved tom gordon movie

As the Stephen King adaptation renaissance continues, more and more of King’s odds and ends are finding themselves snapped-up for production. The latest: King’s 1999 novel The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Legendary horror filmmaker George Romero had been attached to a Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon movie adaptation for years, but the project never got out of the woods, and Romero died in 2017. Now Romero’s former wife Chris Romero is bringing the project back to life, with It producer Roy Lee producing.

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Bill Tench looks like he has the world weighing on his shoulders in season two of Mindhunter. The hunch, the looks of worry and distress, you can feel the restrained F.B.I. agent often coming so close to breaking, especially during a stunning scene in which he confronts, not questions, Charles Manson. The character remains endlessly fascinating to watch, as does the rest of Mindhunter.

Season two marks another one of the many collaborations between actor Holt McCallany and director David Fincher, which is a relationship going back to Alien 3. In-person, McCallany is just as captivating as he is on screen. He has such a great voice, so after hanging onto his every word during our interview with him, I left the Mindhunter junket thinking, “No wonder David Fincher loves filming this guy.” Today, he’s perhaps the closest we have to old school actors like, to name an example, Burt Lancaster, sharing a similar combination of authority and vulnerability. McCallany looks and sounds like a movie star straight out of the ’50s, making him all the more perfect for Bill Tench.

I only saw a handful of episodes before speaking with the actor, hence no questions about the scene with Charles Manson, but he discussed with us the Son of Sam sequence, his longtime collaboration with David Fincher, and Bill Tench’s worldview.

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it supercut

Stephen King‘s It is a hefty book. There’s so much story, in fact, that both adaptations – the 1990 miniseries, and the 2017 and 2019 movies – had to split the material into two parts. But any reader of the book can tell you that It works best as one big epic story. Thankfully, it sounds like It and It Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti agrees – and he’s cutting together an It supercut containing both films. Here’s hoping we actually get to see this supercut, and that it doesn’t go the way of Quentin Tarantino’s never-released Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair.

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practical magic prequel series

HBO Max is about to bring a little more magic into our lives. WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service has given a pilot order to a Practical Magic prequel series, which will presumably lead up to the events in the 1998 fantasy film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.

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his dark materials cast

You’ve met Hot Priest, now meet…Hot Mystery Character That We Can’t Reveal Too Much About Yet. But either way, Andrew Scott will be making much use of his brand of hot dishevelment as the newest addition to the His Dark Materials cast for the second season of the HBO/BBC fantasy series.

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fletch update

Another Fletch movie has been in the works for around 20 years now. Based on Gregory McDonald‘s novels, the investigative journalist first hit the big screen back in 1985 with Chevy Chase giving one of his most sincere and career-defining performances. Since 2011, a reboot and origin story, titled Fletch Won, has been kicking around in development.  Warner Bros. envisioned a comedy franchise when SNL alum Jason Sudeikis signed up to star, but a year later, the reboot landed at Relativity and seemingly never picked up momentum. Since then, Relativity went bankrupt and we’ve heard very little about the project. There are no new major developments to share, but Sudeikis did recently tell us the reboot is still possible and what he has in mind for the role.

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Andy Fairhurst Lord of the Rings Prints

As we wait for Amazon to take us back to Middle-earth with a new sprawling, epic Lord of the Rings series (which may have a staggering 20 episodes in its first season), let’s look back at Peter Jackson’s film trilogy with a new set of prints from artist Andy Fairhurst. In his trademark style, the prints pay tribute to scenes from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring featuring Arwen (Liv Tyler), Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), and Boromir (Sean Bean) in heroic stances. See all of the new Andy Fairhust Lord of the Rings prints and find out when you can get them below. Read More »