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I don't know about you, but I loved The Devil's Advocate. Despite Keanu Reeves awful accent, Taylor Hackford's horror/legal thriller gave us one of the last great performances from Al Pacino who chews each scene as the perfect big screen Satan. Plus, we got a sexy Charlize Theron and a buck naked Connie Nielsen in one of the most awkward sex scenes in movie history. Well, it looks like we may get a new take on The Devil's Advocate as ER creator John Wells has a pilot commitment from NBC. »
- Alex Maidy
Warner Bros TV along with producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are developing a new TV series that will be based on the 1997 film "The Devil's Advocate," which starred Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino and Charlize Theron. The new show is being written by Matt Venne ("Bag of Bones," The Exorcism of Molly Harley) and centers on a public defender who joins a law firm that is run by the Devil himself. It's being described as a legal drama with a supernatural twist. "The Devil's Advocate" TV series will air on NBC if the network ends up liking the pilot episode. »
With a sneering, scenery-chewing Al Pacino and a breakout turn from Charlize Theron, The Devil’s Advocate remains a popular watch on cable. However, that successful film could have a more permanent place in the minds of TV watchers, as NBC is now developing a drama series based on the legal thriller from 1997. Arnold Kopelson (producer of the film) and The West Wing‘s John Wells are in talks to produce the series.
Like the film, The Devil’s Advocate series will focus on a rising lawyer who joins a firm run by Satan. Keanu Reeves played the public defender in Taylor Hackford’s film, while Al Pacino got to play the Devil, spouting juicy one liners about how vanity was definitely his favorite sin. The network already has a pilot ready to be filmed, written by Matt Venne (A&E’s Bag of Bones), but there is no guarantee NBC will pick it up, »
- Jordan Adler
Continuing the fine tradition of TV shows becoming the new remake/prequel/sequel/premake/etc., a new version is on its way of the 1997 flick The Devil's Advocate, which starred Al Pacino chewing more scenery than any one person should be allowed to. Still... he was magic and far from an "Absentee Landlord!!!!"
According to Deadline, producers John Wells and Arnold Kopelson are bringing "The Devil’s Advocate" to television as a potential series. The legal drama with a supernatural twist, from Warner Bros. TV, has landed at NBC with a pilot commitment.
Written by Matt Venne (Bag of Bones, The Exorcism of Molly Harley), the series centers on a public defender who joins a law firm that is run by the Devil himself. In the film version the young lawyer was played by Keanu Reeves with Pacino playing his boss and Charlize Theron co-starring. The film, based on Andrew Neiderman »
- Steve Barton
If you worked at a law firm run by the Devil, the heat would truly be on to win your cases and reap the rewards or risk facing the fiery punishment should you fail. Such a law firm existed in 1997′s The Devil’s Advocate, starring Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino, and fans of the film may be pleased to hear that NBC is developing a TV series based on the devilish legal drama.
Deadline reports that NBC has ordered a pilot for the courtroom demonized drama from Warner Bros. TV. The potential series is penned by Matt Venne (The Exorcism Of Molly Harley, Bag of Bones), who will also co-executive produce with John Wells, Andrew Stearn, and Arnold Kopelson (who produced the 1997 film) executive producing.
- Derek Anderson
A television series based on The Devil's Advocate is in the works at NBC.
The network has reportedly committed to a pilot of the legal drama, which has a supernatural twist. The series follows a public defender who joins a law firm run by the Devil himself.
The upcoming adaptation is produced by Warner Bros Television, with Wells, Kopelson and Andrew Stearn all serving as executive producers. Venne will co-executive produce.
Watch a trailer for The Devil's Advocate (1997) below: »
Described as a "legal drama with a supernatural twist," Warner Bros. TV will produce the project with NBC giving the project a put pilot commitment. Wells, Kopelson and Andrew Stearn are executive producing.
Matt Venne ("Bag Of Bones," "The Exorcism Of Molly Harley") is penning the series and serving as a co-executive producer. Like the film, it follows a public defender who joins a law firm run by the Devil himself.
Taylor Hackford helmed the movie which was based on Andrew Neiderman's novel and also starred Charlize Theron. It managed a solid $153 million worldwide gross from a $57 million budget. Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Matt Venne (Leprechaun: Origins) is writing the script for the new TV series, which follows a young public defender who joins a law firm that is run by the devil himself. Keanu Reeves starred as the young attorney in the original movie, with Al Pacino playing his devilish boss. Taylor Hackford directed the 1997 movie, which grossed $153 million from a $57 million budget, and co-starred Charlize Theron, Connie Nielsen and Craig T. Nelson.
The project comes at a time where shows centering on the devil haven't been doing so well, such as ABC's 666 Park Avenue and NBC's Rosemary's Baby.
The Devil's Advocate was released October 17th, »
On a trip to Los Angeles last year I met longtime reader Margaret de Larios who, as it turns out, turned our own Anne Marie of "A Year With Kate" fame on to the blog originally. Margaret wanted to sound off on a topic I was very intrigued by so here she is to talk about the mysteriously silent upcoming movie "Dark Places". Say hello! - Editor
In just under two months, Gone Girl will likely be taking cineplexes by storm. The movie's marketing team is not of a mind to let us forget it, slowly rolling out new posters and trailers as well as sending David Fincher out to stoke internet buzz by playing coy about a possible new ending.
Because there is another Gillian Flynn movie. And a TV series in development. And a project with HBO. And an original screenplay. »
- Margaret de Larios
So many models, so little room! After much anticipation, Vogue has at last unveiled the cover for its annual Fall Fashion bible, the iconic September Issue, on Monday, Aug. 17. In recent years, September Issue covers have almost exclusively featured celebs like Jennifer Lawrence (2013), Lady Gaga (2012), Halle Berry (2010), and Charlize Theron (2009) — but this year's cover puts models front and center. As revealed on the magazine's website, as well as on its Twitter and Instagram accounts, the 2014 September Issue cover is a [...] »
Smith-Peterson posted a picture on his Facebook page that hinted at Keough, 25, saying “yes” to a proposal on Wednesday. He uploaded a picture on his page with Keough flashing her new ring at the camera. The stuntman, showing off his wolf chest tattoo, appears next to her, with his around wrapped around his new fiancée. “So that happened,” Smith-Peterson captioned the snap.
Neither Keough nor Smith-Peterson has confirmed the engagement news, and the latter has removed the revealing post from his Facebook page.
Keough and Smith-Peterson met on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road and were first linked earlier this year after they were spotted on what appeared to be a date. In Mad Max: Fury Road, which is set to come out in May 2015, Keough stars alongside Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. »
How do you rank perfection? Duncan has a go, as he lists the top 25 Jason Statham films...
For regular Den Of Geek readers, it will come as little surprise to see this list come round. We've chosen our favourite Statham films before, but such is the productivity of the great man, it was decided that a mere top ten was no longer large enough to contain his ever growing body of work. Last time I mentioned updating this piece to the man himself back in 2012 due to his insane workload, he cracked up and responded, “My productivity is overwhelming! 'Have a fucking day off!'”
Since this list has now expanded to encompass 25 of his movies, it seemed only right to include multiple sequels, with his big trio of action franchises all spawning some thoroughly entertaining fare worthy of mention, though I’ve tried to exclude the personal bias that »
Bj The Chicago Kid released his new song and video for "Perfect" this week, just as Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" rises more in radio ranks and singles sales. Both of these songs are addressing body positivity, particularly for women who don't fit beauty standards found in fashion mags and, well, music videos. They both define what is "perfect" about "thicker" girls. And they are both imperfect in this pursuit. Bj The Chicago Kid's fresh R&B jam is seemingly part of a suite, with his previous "Fly Girl Get 'Em" (which I prefer) playing part one. "I see you trying to disguise that potential," he sings in the latter. "She put her hair up in a ponytail / No make-up on her face / A wrinkled t-shirt and some jogging pants." Bj's new ode "Perfect" turns his eyes again toward appearances, but more specifically to the body. He calls "Perfect »
Ja from Mnpp here. At this point it feels more than a little cliche to call Alfred Hitchcock your favorite film-maker. Tomorrow is his 115th birthday and it feels like we've spent at least double that amount of time writing about and reacting to how great, twisted, funny, pervy and technically masterful he was. Hitch is often the gateway drug, the little puff of movie marijuana that leads true cineastes on to the hard stuff.
I'll always come back to my first taste. It was the sweetest, the purest, and it still sends that shiver down my spine. I remember the first time I realized that movies, Movies, these are the thing I love, laying on my cousin's floor watching a camera sweep across across a boxy Manhattan backyard filled with windows into another world, stories in shorthand of life on top of life, all at once. It was everything. »
Sparks and bullets fly between a gun-shy sheep farmer and a beautiful sharpshooter in A Million Ways to Die in the West, an outrageously irreverent comedy coming exclusively to Digital HD on September 9, 2014 and DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack on October 7, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Coinciding with the digital release date of the film will be a deluxe version of the soundtrack album, featuring additional score cues by composer Joel McNeely. This album will be available exclusively through iTunes.
Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy and the blockbuster comedy feature film Ted, directs produces, co-writes and stars in this sweet and saucy film packed with laughs, lunacy and just the right amount of romance. A never-before-seen unrated version of the film, featuring 18 additional laugh-packed minutes is available exclusively on Blu-ray and Digital HD. A Million Ways to Die In the West DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack each offer hilarious bonus content, »
The Minis (the sexy new BMW version), the title plus a tenuous Italian connection are about all that remain from the classic 1969 British heist caper - but there's no denying it's an exciting ride. Mark Wahlberg replaces Michael Caine as cheeky mastermind Charlie Croker and the action switches from Turin to La. Charlize Theron joins the crew as a slinky safecracker and Jason Statham provides the muscle, while Edward Norton throws himself into gear for chief villain duty. »
After what seems like an eternity in development, we’re now less than a year away from the arrival of the fourth instalment in George Miller’s post-apocalyptic action series Mad Max, with Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) taking over from Mel Gibson as Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road.
Considering Gibson’s troubles over the past few years, it comes as little surprise that the series has found itself with a new leading man, however according to Miller – who directed Mel in the first three movies – the decision to bring in another actor was purely down to Gibson’s age.
“I have a great affection for Mel. I was really heartbroken to see him go into [the scandals],” said Miller, who initially planned to stick with Gibson when he started devoping Fury Road over a decade ago. “But it’s a new time. I hope Mel gets to act »
- Gary Collinson
Director Ridley Scott returns to the darkest, most Alien corner of the universe for this long-awaited prequel to his sci-fi masterpiece. On a mission to reveal the origins of mankind, the crew of the research ship Prometheus - including scientist Noomi Rapace, corporate overseer Charlize Theron, captain Idris Elba and android Michael Fassbender - voyage to a planet at the edge of the cosmos. But while their discoveries offer the ultimate answers, it soon becomes a question of who will survive. »
Are Charlize Theron and Tia Mowry now fighting about exercise? Charlize Theron reportedly wants Tia Mowry banned from an exercise class. The 'Young Adult' star was furious the 'Instant Mom' actress - who is most famous for appearing in Nickelodeon show 'Sister, Sister' in the 1990s - branded her ''mean'' in a recent interview so asked SoulCycle bosses to stop her using the facility as she was concerned about her privacy. A source told Dish Network: ''Charlize came in so p***ed off after Tia went to the tabloids about her, and she demanded we bar Tia from ever coming back. When the manager refused, Charlize just got angrier and said she'd go to the top to make it happen.'' The source claimed Charlize said: ''This nobody who was famous for a minute 20 years ago can complain to the tabloids about me but I can't expect you to protect »
Charlize Theron may have played an evil queen, but she isn't going around lording it over people at SoulCycle. In response to a report that Theron wants Tia Mowry banned from the celeb-favored spinning franchise in the wake of an alleged exchange-gone-wrong between the two of them, a source assures E! News that "this is totally fabricated and completely not true." So there you have it. Perhaps everyone can spin in peace now. Charlize hasn't addressed the reported feud, but that's probably because there is no feud. It all started when In Touch Weekly quoted Mowry as saying that Theron "wasn't very nice" and actually "rolled her eyes and »
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