Paddy Considine isn’t a household name in the least, but there’s a chance that you sorta, kinda recognize his face – when it’s not bruised and battered like it is in the Journeyman trailer, that is.
Considine has carved out a niche for himself as a supporting player in everything from quirky British comedies to Hollywood action films. He’s most recognizable as one of the recurring actors in Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy, appearing in Hot Fuzz and World’s End, but he’s also known for his role in The Bourne Ultimatum. But, likely dissatisfied with his role as a character actor, Considine has broken into the directing field, making his directorial debut with Tyrannosaur back in 2011 and returning to the chair again with the upcoming Journeyman.
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I’ve been trying to keep abreast of development on the possible Powers TV series for some time now. Okay, well, before February 2009, I thought I was keeping abreast of a possible Powers movie, but the interest has been there whatever the medium. If you don’t know the original comics, here’s the pitch: homicide detectives investigate cases related in some way to superpowered individuals, sometimes as the victim, sometimes as the perpetrator, or in some other respect. It’s not quite Law & Order: Heroes, but somebody is going to make that joke.
Right at the moment, it seems that progress on the show is going very well. Around two months ago, we now know, the comics creator Brian Bendis and Journeyman‘s creator Kevin Falls made their pitch to the FX channel’s president, John Landgraf. He described it as “a good take” and “great”, which might be just about as animated as he gets. As I type, Falls is apparently just hours away from handing his pilot script into the FX execs. He’s probably already started tying the brads.
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