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"Galaxy Quest," the surprisingly heartfelt 1999 homage to "Star Trek" and Trekkie fans alike, is hoping to secure a series release through Amazon and is currently in the early development stage at the studio. Not unlike CBS' planned "Rush Hour" and "Limitless" movie-to-television series orders, "Galaxy Quest" is yet another nostalgia-soaked cult favorite that has found new life born out of obscurity in the post-Blockbuster rental world (and back into our PC and Mac connected TV sets). Not only was it surprisingly lucrative and entertaining, the beloved film launched the careers of Sam Rockwell and Justin Long, helped Tim Allen and Alan Rickman make strong career comebacks, and was heralded as the seventh greatest "Star Trek" film by fans at the 2013 annual Star Trek Convention. "Star Trek Into Darkness," unsurprisingly, was ranked as the worst of the bunch. No word yet on whether Sigourney Weaver, Tim »
- Ruben Guevara
Ingrid Bergman ca. early 1940s. Ingrid Bergman movies on TCM: From the artificial 'Gaslight' to the magisterial 'Autumn Sonata' Two days ago, Turner Classic Movies' “Summer Under the Stars” series highlighted the film career of Greta Garbo. Today, Aug. 28, '15, TCM is focusing on another Swedish actress, three-time Academy Award winner Ingrid Bergman, who would have turned 100 years old tomorrow. TCM has likely aired most of Bergman's Hollywood films, and at least some of her early Swedish work. As a result, today's only premiere is Fielder Cook's little-seen and little-remembered From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973), about two bored kids (Sally Prager, Johnny Doran) who run away from home and end up at New York City's Metropolitan Museum. Obviously, this is no A Night at the Museum – and that's a major plus. Bergman plays an elderly art lover who takes an interest in them; her »
- Andre Soares
The TV series based on 1999 film Galaxy Quest has found a backer and a place to air – Amazon Prime has announced its support…
It’s been months since we first heard anything about the upcoming TV version of Galaxy Quest.
Back in April we were told that a TV spin-off was in the works, but then we got nothing but silence for months. Now, though, nearly half a year later, we finally have some more information to share.
The Galaxy Quest TV series has found a home at Amazon Prime, marking the latest attempt by the young streaming service to recruit a few more subscribers by supporting a familiar name. Perhaps we should assume, then, that saving Ripper Street scored Amazon some good sign-up numbers as well as that outpouring of online good will.
Amazon Studios is adding some more aliens and quirky adventures to its library of original content. The digital production house has signed a development deal for a new series from Paramount Television based on Galaxy Quest, the 1999 cult sci-fi film from DreamWorks.
The Galaxy Quest film told the story of cast members from a cancelled Star Trek-like science fiction TV show, who are mistaken for real heroes and whisked away to space by simple-minded aliens to save them from a threatening race. The movie starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shaloub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, and Justin Long.
So far, Entertainment Weekly, who originally broke the news of the Galaxy Quest series deal with Amazon, reports none of the original Galaxy Quest acting talent is on board with the project. Overall, the show is still in early stages, but has already signed on original Galaxy Quest »
- Bree Brouwer
Back in April it was revealed that Paramount Television was working on a small screen take on the cult sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest, and now Deadline is reporting that Amazon has picked up the project for development.
The TV adaptation is being penned by feature screenwriter Robert Gordon, director Dean Parisot and producer Mark Johnson, who will all executive produce. As yet, the concept is being worked out, therefore casting is yet to get underway.
Released in 1999, Galaxy Quest was a send up of the Star Trek TV series, and starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni and Justin Long.
- Gary Collinson
Back in April, a report surfaced that original Galaxy Quest co-writer Robert Gordon is developing a new TV series based on the cult classic sci-fi comedy, which debuted in 1999. That report revealed that Paramount was shopping the project around to networks and streaming services, and now it seems the Galaxy Quest adaptation has found a home. Entertainment Weekly reports that Amazon Studios has signed on to develop the series.
The original Galaxy Quest movie centered on the cast of a cancelled sci-fi TV series, who get recruited to go on a real-life outer space mission to save a nation of aliens, who believed their characters were actually real. The ensemble cast for the sci-fi movie includes Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, Enrico Colantoni, Missi Pyle and Justin Long, who made his feature debut on the movie. The movie earned just $90 million at the »
Galaxy Quest has built up a cult following over the years, and it will now continue in a TV series.
Amazon Studios has picked up a small-screen version of the 1999 sci-fi comedy, according to Entertainment Weekly.
If you haven't seen it, Galaxy Quest centred around the cast of a Star Trek-style TV series who suddenly find themselves having to pilot a real-life spaceship for a group of aliens who mistook their series for a genuine documentary.
It has yet to be confirmed whether any of the original cast will return or whether it might be a reboot. It's probably going to be difficult to bring back some of the big name cast, including Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Sam Rockwell.
However, the film's co-writer Robert Gordon is back to write the script and to executive produce the pilot. Director Dean Parisot is also back, alongside producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. »
Read More: BAMcinématek Presents 'Ingrid Bergman Tribute' to Commemorate 'Casablanca' Star's Centennial Birthday Rialto Pictures has acquired U.S. and Canadian theatrical rights to "Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words," a feature-length documentary tribute to the international movie icon. Rialto has licensed the title from Paris-based Pretty Pictures. The film had its world premiere in the Cannes Classics section earlier this year and will hit the New York Film Festival in October. "In Her Own Words" features never-before-seen home movies alongside Bergman's personal notes, letters and diaries to create an intimate portrait of one of the most acclaimed film actresses of all time. Interviewees include Bergman's four children -- Isabella Rossellini, Ingrid Rossellini, Roberto Rossellini and Pia Lindström) -- Fiorella Mariani, Liv Ullmann, Sigourney Weaver and Jeanine Basinger, with narration provided by Swedish actress Alicia Vikander »
- Zack Sharf
Come October, Ridley Scott will serve up a much more realistic sci-fi piece than we are perhaps used to from the esteemed filmmaker with The Martian, his anticipated adaptation of Andy Weir’s novel that stars Matt Damon as the wayward astronaut. But now that his work on the Oscar hopeful is ostensibly complete, Scott is eager to begin work on Prometheus 2.
20th Century Fox’s pseudo-prequel may have divided the vocal Alien fanbase back in 2012, but with a $400 million box office haul to its name, the studio will surely be interested in continuing the budding new franchise – all we need now is a formal announcement. Unperturbed, Scott is aiming to set the production in motion in early 2016, and in a recent interview with Empire, the director confirmed that the sequel will indeed act as his next film.
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- Michael Briers
The 1999 sci-fi movie starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman as actors who once appeared on a “Star Trek”-like TV series — so convincingly, in fact, that the aliens who later abduct these costars don’t know the show is fake.
The deal is also de jour, given how nostalgia is fueling so many other properties. Variety reported in April that Paramount, which produced the “Galaxy Quest” movie and has put increased energy into mining its vault for TV adaptations, had been shopping the project. Paramount is also a co-producer with 20th Century Fox TV on the Fox drama “Minority Report” and »
- Whitney Friedlander
Rialto Pictures has bought U.S. and Canadian theatrical rights to “Ingrid Bergman — In Her Own Words” from Paris-based Pretty Pictures.
The documentary premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it received the L’Oeil d’Or (Golden Eye) for best documentary. In honor of the centennial of her birth, Bergman’s face was used on the Cannes Festival’s official poster.
The film about the three-time Oscar winner has also been selected for the upcoming New York Film Festival. It will open at New York’s Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on Nov. 13 and L.A.’s Nuart.
In 2011, Bergman’s daughter Isabella Rossellini encouraged Swedish director Stig Björkman to make the documentary, which includes interviews with Bergman’s four children (Isabella Rossellini, Ingrid Rossellini, Roberto Rossellini and Pia Lindström) as well as Fiorella Mariani, Liv Ullmann, Sigourney Weaver and Jeanine Basinger.
Björkman’s credits include “But Film Is »
- Dave McNary
It came out more than 15 years ago, but producers are hoping fans still want more from "Galaxy Quest," the quirky 1999 sci-fi comedy.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Amazon has just acquired a television series based on the flick -- which itself focused on the cast of a fictional sci-fi show, who are then abducted by real aliens -- and is in the early stages of adapting the movie. Much of the creative team behind the film is involved with the project, including co-writer Robert Gordon (he's penning the screenplay and executive producing the pilot), director Dean Parisot (directing and executive producing), and producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (also producing again).
The flick starred Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Justin Long, and Tony Shaloub, among other well-known stars, and it's not clear yet if they'll be reprising their roles (it would seem that many of them may be »
- Katie Roberts
By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of Worvan, you shall get your Galaxy Quest series.
RelatedGalaxy Quest Series in Development
As reported back in April, Paramount Television was developing a TV series based on the aforementioned 1999 film. Now, EW.com reports, the smaller-screen Galaxy Quest has touched down at Amazon, home to such originals as the acclaimed Transparent, Bosch and Alpha House.
The Galaxy Quest movie starred Tim Allen (now on Last Man Standing), Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub and Sam Rockwell as cast members of a Star Trek-like series that has long been off the air. »
Amazon will film the pilot first and then decide if they want to proceed with further episodes. No word on who would star as the Nsea Protector crew members in this new take on the property.
Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell and Alan Rickman starred in the original film which followed the cast of a "Star Trek"-style TV series who were now washed up has beens. An alien race, who saw the show and mistook it for being a documentary, captures them and enlists their help in fighting a race of alien warriors. »
- Garth Franklin
Last fall, it was Christopher Nolan who took us into outer space with "Interstellar," and now a year later, Ridley Scott is tasked with wowing audiences with "The Martian." It's the filmmaker's second return to sci-fi following "Prometheus," and Fox seems to be pretty pumped with a splashy Tiff premiere on the horizon. Read More: Sigourney Weaver Says Ridley Scott Dropped 'Alien 3' After Learning 'Alien vs. Predator' Was Developing The ensemble cast includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Donald Glover, Mackenzie Davis, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in this adaptation of Andy Weir's book about an astronaut left behind on the red planet and thought to be dead, only to turn up alive, and forced survive as a rescue mission begins on Earth to try and save him. Empire has a couple of new snaps from the movie, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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Bloody Disgusting reports that Neill Blomkamp’s Alien 5 might be delayed until production on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus 2 climaxes sometime next year. The cameras will reportedly roll on Prometheus 2 in early 2016, but Scott is insisting his movie be complete before Blomkamp’s gets properly underway.
Scott’s gotten pretty proficient at turning his movies around quickly (factoring in this year’s The Martian, he’s delivered 4 big pictures in the past 5 years), but this development will still likely set the release of Alien 5 back by a year.
Technically Prometheus 2 and Alien 5 exist under the same mythological banner, but they’ll be disparate stories. Prometheus 2 is the follow-up to 2012’s soggy pseudo-prequel Prometheus, whilst Alien 5 is set to reacquaint viewers with Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley (and Michael Biehn’s Hicks too) in a more direct continuation of the storied saga.
Blomkamp scored the »
- Daniel Kelly
Inside sources have claimed that Blomkamp is working on the script but Scott has "insisted" that Prometheus 2 gets made first. Because that's clearly what everyone wants.
Prometheus 2 is expected to begin production in 2016, but this has yet to be confirmed.
However, this delay means that Sigourney Weaver should be more available after completing work on James Cameron's Avatar sequels. Blomkamp will most likely begin shooting Alien 5 in 2017, with a release the following year.
20th Century Fox has a pair of new movies on the way, set within the walls of the Alien franchise. Chappie and District 9 director Neill Blomkamp has been working on a new Alien film, reportedly set after the events of James Cameron's Aliens. Sigourney Weaver is back involved (and potentially Michael Biehn too), and Blomkamp has been teasing artwork online across the year.
Yet Alien 5 may have to wait, for it looks as if the follow-up to Ridley Scott's Prometheus is ahead of it in the queue. Scott is producing the films, and according to Bloody Disgusting, he wants Prometheus 2 to be first up. That's potentially set to shoot at the start of 2016, with a 2017 release date now likely. As such, Blomkamp's Alien 5 may find itself waiting another year to get going. »
Earlier this year, director Neill Blomkamp released numerous pieces of artwork for an Alien sequel he teased may be his next project. Just one month later, 20th Century Fox was on board, and Alien 5 was officially happening, with original Alien director Ridley Scott set to produce. Ridley Scott is still set to direct Prometheus 2, and we reported in March that Alien 5 won't interfere with the director's plans for that sequel. As it turns out, it's the other way around, with a report from Bloody-Disgusting claiming that Ridley Scott wants to make Prometheus 2 before Alien 5. Here's what an unidentified source had to say.
"Alien 5 is still very much in the works, as Fox remains hot on the idea. Blomkamp continues to work on the script (only an outline existed previously) and refine the tale he is telling. Ridley Scott is still producing, but has insisted on Prometheus 2 being made first. »
Earlier this year, fans were both excited and warily confused when it was announced that Neill Blomkamp would be directing a new entry in the "Alien" series. His movie proposes bringing back Sigourney Weaver, but would ignore everything after James Cameron's "Aliens" from 1986 and act as a "genetic sibling" to that film and its 1979 predecessor. Okay, cool, but what about Ridley Scott's "Prometheus 2"? Reports earlier this month suggested that he would start shooting that film in January 2016, and according to the latest rumors, whatever Scott is planning will hold up Blomkamp's picture. According to Bloody Disgusting, 20th Century Fox is following Scott's request on the order in which the movies will hit the big screen. “ 'Alien 5' is still very much in the works, as Fox remains hot on the idea,” their souce said. “Blomkamp continues to work on the script (only an outline existed previously) and »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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