The new series Star Trek: Picard isn’t slated to premiere on the CBS All Access subscription service until January next year. But there’s already a strong vote of confidence in the return of Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, because the new series has just been given a second season order by CBS, not to mention a hefty tax incentive from California.
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It was previously announced that Star Trek: Picard wouldn’t have a traditional showrunner, but instead be managed by an entire team. That’s changed. Writer Michael Chabon has been named the official showrunner of the CBS All Access series, which finds Patrick Stewart returning to the iconic role he originated on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 by Angie Han
It only took 20+ years, but Martin Scorsese‘s Silence is finally coming to theaters next month. Ahead of the trailer’s premiere later this week, Paramount has unveiled the first Silence poster and a couple new Silence images.
Meanwhile, there’s a bit of bad news for another Scorsese project that’s been simmering for a long while. The Frank Sinatra musical biopic that he’s been developing on and off for the past several years is apparently dead, at least according to screenwriter Michael Chabon.
See the new Silence photos and get the latest on the Sinatra movie below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
Bob the Musical has been in development for over ten years at this point, with everyone from the Lego Movie directors to the Frozen composers linked at various points. But the latest incarnation seems to be picking up steam, with a high-profile team on board.
Tom Cruise has been circling the Disney movie since April, Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) is attached to direct. Now award-winning music composer Bret McKenzie (The Muppets) and screenwriter Michael Chabon (John Carter) have joined the party as well. More on the Bob the Musical Bret McKenzie and Michael Chabon news after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
I suppose 32-year-old Ben Savage is technically old enough to have a 13-year-old daughter, but it still feels weird to see him playing the proud dad instead of the confused kid on Girl Meets World, doesn’t it? Also after the jump:
- Darren Aronofsky and HBO ditch Michael Chabon‘s Hobgoblin
- FX’s The Strain adds John Hurt; Liv Tyler is one of HBO’s Leftovers
- Guillermo del Toro has guest directed something on The Simpsons
- Juan Antonio Bayona will direct Sam Mendes‘ Penny Dreadful
- Channing Tatum will produce a show by Pete from Happy Endings
- Almost all of CBS‘s shows will premiere the week of September 22
- Netflix will return to Eli Roth‘s Hemlock Grove for a second season
- Charlie Sheen gets Selma Blair fired from Anger Management
- Dan Harmon is sorry he said those mean things about Community Season 4
- Girl Meets World is a go; see proud parents Cory and Topanga in new pics
- Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan are Masters of Sex in a new trailer
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Writer/director Cameron Crowe has been quite busy as of late and he’s only getting busier. He recently cast Emma Stone in an untitled romantic comedy (likely called Deep Tiki) set in Hawaii. Now reports say he has set the follow-up to that film, too.
Crowe is moving forward with Beautiful Boy, based on a novel by David Sheff, about a family dealing with their son’s meth addiction. Crowe will write and direct the project. He’ll also incorporate elements from a related novel called Tweak, written by the subject of the first book, Sheff’s son Nic.
Read more after the jump, including what possible HBO project Crowe is working on. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2012 by Angie Han
Halloween 3D gets cut and Beverly Hills Ninja 2 gets sued, but on a happier note, Joss Whedon has some really good ideas for a theoretical The Avengers 2. After the jump:
- Andrew Stanton and Michael Chabon are working on John Carter 2
- Defying tradition, Joss Whedon wants to go smaller for Avengers 2
- Speaking of which, John Slattery would not mind doing Avengers 2
- Beverly Hills Ninja 2 gets slammed with another lawsuit
- Dimension Films cuts Halloween 3D from the 2012 calendar
- [REC]3 Genesis clips hit the web
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On June 20th, I flew to San Francisco to visit Barsoom Studios, in an office building minutes sown the road from Pixar Animation Studios, to see the first footage from John Carter, a big screen adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic sci-fi novel A Princess of Mars.
In a screening room, Finding Nemo/Wall-E director Andrew Stanton gave us a powerpoint presentation explaining why and how he became involved in the project, and the unique methods they used to “shoot” the film (you can read a transcript of Andrew’s complete presentation and Q&A elsewhere on /Film). We screened a couple scenes from the movie, and the teaser trailer which will be attached to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (expect to see it online on Thursday, July 14th).
After the jump you can read my brief thoughts, followed by a video blog I recorded with Frosty from Collider (who admits he knows nothing about the source material) and Eric Vespe (better known as Quint from Ain’t It Cool, who knows way way way more than I will ever know about the source material). So we have a good spread of opinions based on a wide range of expectations and knowledge of the source material.
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Michael Chabon has now officially been tasked with bringing Disneyland to life in the upcoming Jon Favreau–directed film Magic Kingdom. A few months ago, it was rumored that Chabon, the author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and screenwriter of Spider-Man 2 and the upcoming John Carter, would be writing the film, described as Night at the Museum set at Disneyland. Now those rumors have proven to be true. Chabon will write, Favreau will direct and work is already well underway. After the jump, read more about Magic Kingdom including Favreau’s thoughts on the responsibility of dramatizing the Disney characters, the film’s tone and some late night trips he’s been taking in preparation. Read More »
If you were bummed out when Darren Aronofsky left the directorial chair for The Wolverine, you weren’t alone. One of the reasons that I was sad to see him skip out of the job, beyond the fact that I thought he would actually make a very good Wolverine film, was that I’ve really wanted to see what he would do with some pulpy or seriously genre-iffic material. His movies have always suggested that, if let loose with some material rich with fantasy/sci-fi or supernatural overtones, he might produce something genre fans could really chew on.
Enter Hobgoblin. That is the HBO series being developed by Michael Chabon and his wife Ayelet Waldman, which features Nazi-busting con men and magicians during WWII. Hopefully Darren Aronofsky can really let his genre nerd flag fly with this one, as he’s now lined up to direct the pilot. Read More »