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Pilot Scoop: Michael Stahl-David to Star in TNT's '70s Drug Drama

24 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Michael Stahl-David‘s career is going to pot! (That’s funny ’cause the show’s about weed.)

The Person of Interest and My Generation actor has landed a starring role in TNT’s Jerry Bruckheimer-produced untitled drama pilot about the Florida drug trade in the 1970s.

Stahl-David, who recently guest-starred on New Girl as a love interest for Zooey Deschanel’s Jess, will play Bobby Nickel, a charismatic, brilliant and driven man who came from nothing and quickly learned to make his own rules. Now a husband, father and successful pot runner working for a local Cuban drug lord, »

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Michael Stahl-David to Star in TNT's Drug Trade Drama

24 November 2014 12:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

TNT's drug trade drama has cast its leading man. Cloverfield's Michael Stahl-David has been tapped to star in the drama pilot from executive producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Inspired by Cocaine Cowboys, the untitled entry is described as a serialized character drama centering on the captivating, wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s. Read more TNT Orders Drug Trade Drama Pilot From Jerry Bruckheimer, Michael Bay Stahl-David will star as Bobby Nickel, a charismatic, brilliant and driven man who came from nothing and quickly learned to make

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Pirate ship ahoy for Brenton Thwaites

23 November 2014 12:25 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Brenton Thwaites is in final negotiations to play a lead role in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He.ll play Henry, a British soldier, in the Jerry Bruckheimer/Disney production that is is set to shoot in Queensland early next year. There.s no word yet on who will play Carina, a young woman who may be Henry.s romantic interest. According to wire reports Thwaites beat other contenders including The Fault in Our Stars. Ansel Elgort, In the Heart of the Sea.s Sam Keeley and Pride.s George Mackay. Javier Bardem, Christoph Waltz, Geoffrey Rush and Jack Devonport reportedly are set to join Johnny Depp in the film scripted by Jeff Nathanson and. directed by Kon Tiki's Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.

Australian taxpayers' financial contribution to the production may be as high as $60 million, including a $21.6 million grant from the federal government, the »

- Don Groves

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Fox Orders Global Frequency TV Pilot Based On DC Comic Series

22 November 2014 5:10 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fox’s new Batman prequel series, Gotham may be generating some mixed critical reactions, but the show is a huge ratings hit, so it was frankly only a matter of time before the studio poured over another pile of DC Comics and ordered an additional television adaptation.

It comes as no surprise then that Fox has done just that, though the new show of choice is a bit unexpected. According to Deadline, Fox has ordered a pilot for the Warren Ellis-penned comic series Global Frequency, which ran for twelve issues between 2002 and 2004. Unlike more serialized comic book stories, Global Frequency centered on single-issue, standalone tales. The story focused on an independent, covert intelligence organization, led by a woman using the alias Miranda Zero. Deadline describes the show’s approach to the story as follows:

“The show will chronicle the workings of The Global Frequency, a privately funded crime-fighting operation »

- James Garcia

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Jerry Bruckheimer is adapting ‘Global Frequency’, a TV series based on the Warren Ellis comic

22 November 2014 9:54 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Warner Bros. and producer, Jerry Bruckheimer (best known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and the U.S. version of The Amazing Race), are taking on the DC Entertainment property titled Global Frequency, a comic book series written by Warren Ellis. The high-profile television project which has landed a pilot production commitment at Fox will be written by respected sci-fi writer Rockne S. O’Bannon (Farscape and Defiance creator)

Deadline reports the news on the project, saying “The show will chronicle the workings of The Global Frequency, a privately funded crime-fighting operation that uses worldwide crowd-sourcing to solve crimes the police cannot.”

Bruckheimer is joining fellow Wbtv A-list producer Greg Berlanti, who is behind a number of DC-themed projects including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl as well as the upcoming Riverdale, based on the Archie Comics characters.

Global Frequency is a science fiction series set in the present day, »

- Ricky

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Fox gives a pilot order to adaptation of Warren Ellis’ Global Frequency from producer Jerry Bruckheimer

22 November 2014 12:41 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox is looking to branch out beyond Gotham, with Deadline revealing that Warner Bros. Television has been given a pilot production commitment from the network for an adaptation of Warren Ellis’ sci-fi series Global Frequency, which was published through DC’s Wildstorm imprint. The pilot will be written by Rockne S. O’Bannon, creator of Farscape and Defiance, who will produce alongside Ellis and Jerry Bruckheimer.

The twelve-issue miniseries was published between 2002 and 2004, and the show will “chronicle the workings of The Global Frequency, a privately funded crime-fighting operation that uses worldwide crowd-sourcing to solve crimes the police cannot.”

This isn’t the first time that Warner Bros. Television has attempted a small screen adaptation of Global Frequency, with The WB producing an unaired pilot in 2005 which starred Michelle Forbes, Josh Hopkins, Aimee Garcia and Jenni Baird.

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- Gary Collinson

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Closes In On Brenton Thwaites

21 November 2014 11:55 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casting on the billion dollar swashbuckling series is getting well underway, with Maleficent‘s Brenton Thwaites now in Disney’s crosshairs for Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Courtesy of The Wrap, who revealed the scoop exclusively, it seems the studio are looking to secure his fresh young presence to steer the flailing franchise into more lucrative waters.

Previous reports indicated that Thwaites was on a shortlist of up-and-coming actors in contention for the sought-after role. Alongside the young Aussie, Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Mitchell Hope, George Mackay, and Sam Keeley were all thought to be competing for the role of British soldier Henry.

After an appearance this year as the Prince in Sleeping Beauty reboot, Maleficent, and stellar turns in Oculus and The Giver, there’s no reason to doubt the rising star can’t tackle the grit of such a colossal franchise. And now that »

- Gem Seddon

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'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Casts Brenton Thwaites in Key Role

21 November 2014 11:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With production scheduled to begin this February, the cast of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is starting to come together, with Brenton Thwaites in talks to star alongside Johnny Depp.

Brenton Thwaites is playing a British soldier named Henry. Although no further details were given for the character, Henry is said to be a key role and important to the storyline. We reported last month that the actor was in contention for this important character along with Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), George MacKay (Pride), Mitchell Hope (The Descendants), Ansel Elgort ( The Fault in Our Stars) and Sam Keeley (In the Heart of the Sea).

We also reported last month that Javier Bardem is in talks to play the villainous Captain Brand, a ghost seeking revenge against Captain Jack Sparrow, who he holds responsible for his brother's murder. Geoffrey Rush is expected to return as Barbosa, »

- MovieWeb

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Brenton Thwaites to Co-Star With Johnny Depp in ‘Pirates of Caribbean 5′

21 November 2014 11:18 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After reading actors last week for the highly coveted role, Disney and Johnny Depp look to have found Jack Sparrow’s new mate.

Brenton Thwaites is in final negotiations to co-star opposite Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean 5.” Thwaites will play a British soldier in the pic.

Javier Bardem is also talks to play the villain with Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, who got their sea legs with “Kon Tiki,” directing. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing.

Pre-production on “Pirates” is already under way in Australia, where the big-budget sequel will be shot. The film will bow in July 2017.

Thwaites was last seen next in “The Giver,” and previously starred in Disney’s “Maleficent” as Prince Phillip. He is repped by Wme.

TheWrap first reported the news.

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- Justin Kroll

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Global Frequency: Comic Series Gets Pilot Order From Fox

21 November 2014 9:26 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Comic Series Global Frequency Gets Pilot Commitment from Fox. Fox is staying in business with DC as the network has ordered a pilot for Warren Ellis’ comic Global Frequency. The series will be produced by Ellis along with Jerry Bruckheimer, Rockne S. O’Bannon, and Jonathan Littman. According to [...]

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- Mufsin Mahbub

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Warren Ellis’ Comic Series Global Frequency to Get another Shot at TV with Fox Ordering a Pilot from Producer Jerry Bruckheimer

21 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Warren Ellis is one of my favorite comic book authors, and his short-lived WildStorm comic series Global Frequency could make for a great TV series.  The title refers to 1,001 people working for an independent, covert organization.  Each of these members has a highly specialized skill, a special phone, and in a time of crisis, the organization's leader Miranda Zero and dispatcher Aleph will call and send this person on a mission.  You have two interesting female characters as the regulars and from there you can cast guest stars to essentially be a weekly lead.  That's not to say an adaptation is an easy slam dunk.  Producer Mark Burnett (Survivor) prepped a pilot in 2005 with John Rogers (Leverage) spearheading creative development, and it leaked online.  Warner Bros. was unhappy with the leak and canceled the project as a result. Now Global Frequency is getting another shot at television with Fox ordering »

- Matt Goldberg

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Farscape creator to pen TV adaptation of Warren Ellis comic Global Frequency

21 November 2014 12:19 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Deadline is reporting Fox has ordered a pilot for a new TV drama based on the Warren Ellis (Red, Transmetropolitan) sci-fi comic series Global Frequency. If this sounds a little familiar it's because back in 2005 Mark Burnett (Survivor) produced a pilot based on the comic for The WB, but it never aired (although it was leaked online) and wasn't picked up by the network. This time around it'll be Jerry Bruckheimer producing the Global Frequency series, as well as »

- Jesse Giroux

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Warner Bros launches another DC Comics adaptation, Global Frequency

20 November 2014 11:42 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Warren EllisGlobal Frequency graphic novel is becoming a Warner Bros TV show…

Telly shows adapted from comics have gone from having a touch of outsider status to becoming the hottest programmes on TV. Until the massive wave of film-to-tv projects hits, comic books are the biggest telly trend we’ve got.

Interestingly though, Warner Bros is beginning to hedge its bets in the less-well-known corners of the comic book world. It will adapt Warren EllisGlobal Frequency, a graphic novel from DC Comics’ riskier Vertigo imprint.

The show will focus on The Global Frequency, a privately-funded crime-fighting syndicate who, as you might have deduced, have agents all over the globe. Spearheading the production is the incredibly experienced Jerry Bruckheimer, with no less than four other executive producers (including Mr Ellis) on board as well.

We don’t know much more yet, other than the fact it joins a busy »

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"Farscape" Creator Pens "Global Frequency"

20 November 2014 9:24 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following their success with "Gotham," Fox and Warner Bros. Television are re-teaming for "Global Frequency," another DC Comics series adaptation which Jerry Bruckheimer will executive produce.

A pilot production commitment has been handed out for the show which will chronicle the inner workings of an organization known as The Global Frequency, a privatized crime-fighting unit that receives funding from around the world to solve the crimes that the police cannot.

"Farscape" creator Rockne S. O'Bannon is penning the pilot script based on "Red" creator Warren Ellis' twelve-issue limited comic book series. The pair, Bruckheimer, and Jonathan Littman will all executive produce.

This will mark the third attempt at a TV series based on the property following a failed pilot in 2005 starring Michelle Forbes and Josh Hopkins, and a version on The CW in 2009 that only made it to script stage.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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DC Comics 'Global Frequency' TV Series Happening at Fox

20 November 2014 4:55 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After the early success of Fox and Warner Bros. Television's Gotham, the network and studio are teaming up once again for another DC Comics property, Global Frequency, with Jerry Bruckheimer serving as executive producer.

Fox has issued a pilot production commitment for Global Frequency, which is based on the 12-issue limited comic book series by Warren Ellis (Red). The story chronicles the inner workings of an organization known as The Global Frequency, a privatized crime-fighting unit that receives funding from around the world to solve the crimes that the police cannot.

Rockne S. O'Bannon, who created beloved sci-fi shows such as Farscape and Defiance, is writing the pilot script, and he will also serve as an executive producer alongside Jerry Bruckheimer, Warren Ellis and Jonathan Littman, with KristieAnne Reed serving as co-executive producer.

DC Entertainment produced four pilots earlier this year, Gotham, The Flash, Constantine, which Rockne S. O'Bannon currently writes for, »

- MovieWeb

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Jerry Bruckheimer Sets Global Frequency At Fox

20 November 2014 4:18 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

While they clearly have enormous plans for the cinema, Warner Bros. are continuing to plunder their DC comics catalogue for TV projects too. Like Gotham, one of their next major projects will be set up for the Fox channel. Jerry Bruckheimer will executive produce Global Frequency, based on the Wildstorm / Vertigo comics by Warren Ellis. Rockne S. O'Bannon (Farscape, Defiance) will be the principal writer.The comics revolve around a covert intelligence agency headed by the pseudonymous agent Miranda Zero. Independent, accountable to no-one, crowd-sourced and funded by mysterious benefactors, the agency's purpose is to guard against and tackle various worldwide secret government initiatives that may threaten the public at large. Agents are unknown even to each other until they're placed on assigments together, and the cases they face range from the paramilitary to the paranormal.There was actually a TV pilot once before in 2005, overseen by reality TV mogul »

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Fox Orders Pilot For DC Comics’ Global Frequency

20 November 2014 2:55 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

According to Deadline, Fox has committed to producing a pilot to another DC Comics-inspired property. "Global Frequency," based on the 12-issue mini-series of the same name published by DC Comics' Wildstorm Publications, centers around a secret global organization that solves crimes by enlisting the services of 1,001 operatives. It was created by comic book writer Warren Ellis ("Red"), who will also be an executive produder for the show, along with Jerry BruckheimerRockne S. O'Bannon and Jonathan Littman.  O'Bannon, the creator of Farscape and Defiance, will be writing the pilot. If this feels like deja vu, it's because in 2005 Survivor producer, Mark Burnett, produced a pilot based on Global Frequency. It never aired. Though, it did leak online. You can view it below. It featured Michelle Forbes as Miranda Zero, Josh Hopkins as Sean Flynn, Jenni Baird as Dr. Katrina Finch and Aimee Garcia as Aleph. In 2009, The CW Television Network »

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Señor Fenix is in Search of Buck Rogers!

18 November 2014 6:07 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Whither Buck ?

Hola Gente, tis I Señor Fenix, he who must be obeyed!

In the wake of Guardians of the Galaxy I started to reflect on the pop culture landscape.  At a recent visit to Midtown Comics I noticed a pile of Dynamite Comics.  Dynamite is a label that publishes a few cool new titles and some really old licenses.  They were the ones that noticed that John Carter of Mars was public domain in the United States and thus we were treated to dozens of covers with large breasted naked Dejah Thorises.  Because of course, that’s what the comic book fans supposedly want.

So anyway….

One of the comics they publish is Buck Rogers.  This is based on the old newspaper comic strip that was a big deal in the 1930s and 40s.  Baby Boomers remember the Daffy Duck parody "Duck Dodgers" and later the 1970s Star Wars »

- Latino Review

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TV Casting: Game Of Thrones, The Strain, Lolita Davidovich & James Frain in True Detective

16 November 2014 3:59 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Game of Thrones, The Strain, True Detective, and other TV productions have made recent TV show casting, TV movie casting, and TV directing news. These shows and movies air on HBO and FX. Untitled Miami Project from Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay (TNT) Elizabeth Perkins has [...]

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- Rollo Tomasi

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Adult Swim’s 'Black Dynamite' is the latest to bash Bill Cosby

14 November 2014 11:04 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Adult Swim’s “Black Dynamite” is the latest to bash Bill Cosby The latest shot at Cosby, revolving around a “Cosby Coon Renewal Program,” has nothing to do with the rape allegations. In Friday’s episode, titled “Sweet Bill’s Badass Song or Cos Ain’t Himself,” Cosby is portrayed as a villain who kidnaps all the “blackity-black” actors in an effort to get them to “stop cooning in Black Hollywood.” The timely episode has been in the works for a year. Discovery's “Eaten Alive” could kill an anaconda Dr. Jesús A. Rivas, who specializes in the green anaconda that the Discovery special is using explains: "When they swallow a prey, because they don't have the respiratory system that we do, they can either swallow or breathe. They can't do both. So during the time the prey goes through what would be the throat, they have to do that in apnea. »

- Norman Weiss

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