Next week, the Earth Station One crew travels back to Neutral Territory as we complete our look at the groundbreaking television series, Babylon 5. It was the dawn of the third age of mankind and the
beginning of a new era of television. Join the ESO crew for an in-depth discussion of the last of the Babylon stations. The year is 2012. The place: Earth Station One.
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Next week, the Earth Station One crew looks ahead to the fall TV season as we discuss returning favorites and the new shows that have us the most excited. And, if that wasn’t enough, we also review our Summer Movie Predictions to see how many of our picks measured up to
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By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com
When ABC’s fall schedule was announced, there was one oft-rumored project that was conspicuously absent: The small-screen reboot of Marvel’s The Hulk, with none other than Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) attached to produce. Well, we’re happy to report that Bruce Banner’s latest adventure ain’t dead yet.
ABC entertainment president Paul Lee told The Hollywood Reporter that he still wants to “see some Marvel projects come to television.” When pressed about the Hulk project, Lee noted that it’s definitely still coming—and could come smashing into living rooms by next fall. Continue reading
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By Nathalie Caron, Source: Blastr.com
Everyone knows that zombies are the new vamps right now—even the BBC, which has just announced it’s also making a brand-new zombie drama series called In the Flesh that looks like it’ll mix some good ol’ Shaun of the Dead fun with some Walking Dead horror and drama.
The upcoming three-part, 90-minutes-each drama series will air on BBC Three, which also happens to be Being Human’s home — you know, the little show that has a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost living together? The one that also spawned a successful U.S. adaptation? You know what we’re talking about. Continue reading
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by Kate Bulkley, Source: HollywoodReporter.com
Sonar Entertainment and Ecosse Films team up for a $30 million action-adventure show based on the Allan Quartermain books.
A development deal unveiled today at MIPTV will see Allan Quartermain, the swash-buckling character from the 1880s who inspired Indiana Jones become the subject of a new 10-part, $30 million series.
The project is a joint venture between Sonar Entertainment and Ecosse Films (Camelot, Monarch of the Glen). Writers Richard Kurti and Bez Doyle (Going Postal) are already signed up. Continue reading
by Hannah Shaw-Williams, Source: Bleeding Cool
If there’s one thing that Hollywood investors should learn, it’s that you shouldn’t get anywhere near a David Fincher project unless you’re willing to be very flexible with your budget. Flexible in an upward direction, of course.
Netflix are learning that lesson right now. They committed a staggering $100 million to a 26 episode adaptation of British drama series House of Cards, but are now being threatened with the loss of David Fincher, who is currently set to direct the first two episodes of the series. The show is being produced by Kevin Spacey, who is also going to star alongside The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actress Robin Wright, and Fincher is currently billed as executive producer. Continue reading
by Brendon Connelly, Source: Bleeding Cool
The scope of Frank Darabont‘s LA Noir sounds remarkable, taking in characters on both sides of the thin blue line and, if it runs for long enough, decades worth of conflict between them. The pilot is set in the 1940s, and pits the LAPD against the organised crime network headed by infamous mobster Mickey Cohen. It’s being derived from John Buntin‘s book LA Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City, and I hope they keep the book’s brilliant tagline:
Other cities have histories. Los Angeles has legends.”
By NELLIE ANDREEVA, Source: Deadline.com
From zombies to aliens. The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd and her Valhalla Entertainment have optioned Annie Jacobsen’s book Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base for a potential TV series. The hourlong project, which will be taken out to the networks shortly, will be written by feature scribe Karl Gajdusek. It will follow two men working on the base who are thrust into danger when they uncover secrets that the government will protect at any cost. Gajdusek, who was brought in by Valhalla executive Beatrice Springborn, will serve as showrunner and executive produce with Hurd. Jacobsen will be a consulting producer.
Jacobsen’s Area 51 sheds light on the highly classified military base, which has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories claiming that it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, nuclear facilities or even the lunar landing, supposedly staged and filmed there. Jacobsen interviewed 19 men who served the base and another 55 who had links to Area 51, including living and working there for extended periods. The book chronicles what has really gone on in the Nevada desert, from testing nuclear weapons to building super-secret, supersonic jets to pursuing the War on Terror. Area 51 was published in May and spent 8 weeks on the NY Times Bestseller List. Gajdusek, who started off in TV on Showtime’s Dead Like Me, recently wrote the Tom Cruise film Oblivion for Universal, with Joseph Kosinski directing, and The Last Days Of American Crime for Radical/IM Global. Gajdusek, repped by Verve and Management 360, is currently writing Last Resort, a pilot script for ABC executive produced by Shawn Ryan and Viking for Working Title.
By Mark Cassidy, Source: Comic Book Movie.com
No, not the Marvel comics character Shang-Chi, but a movie version of the ’70s Tv show which starred David Carradine and also had a comic book series. Deadline has the details..
I’m sure any CBMer of a certain age, or even those wise enough to catch some re-runs, remember the Kung Fu Tv series fondly. It starred the late David Carradine as a Shaolin Monk possessed of great martial arts skills as he wanders the American wild west in search of his brother, adventure and enlightenment. It was pretty damn awesome. And now Legendary Entertainment are bringing us a big screen version with none other than Hudson himself at the helm..
Bill Paxton is in talks to direct Kung Fu, a screen adaptation of the classic 1972 TV series that starred David Carradine. Paxton, who’s coming off a run in the HBO series Big Love, gets the job after helming two solid films: Frailty and The Greatest Game Ever Played. John McLaughlin will write the script.
Hey, Ed Norton! Still hankering to play the Hulk after your big-screen snub? Got ABC on speed dial? Then maybe you should give them a buzz, ’cause even though Mark Ruffalo has a lock on the movie role, it looks like Hollywood has room for a SECOND Hulk—on television!
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