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Headline Pictures reveals TV slate

7 October 2014 3:49 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

London-based Headline Pictures, the outfit behind Quartet and The Invisible Woman, has revealed further details of its slate of high end TV dramas. 

One of the company’s long gestating projects, Philip K Dick adaptation The Man In The High Castle, is now shooting in Seattle.

Headline has partnered with Amazon Studios, which is wholly funding the project, and is being filmed in the first instance as a pilot.

This will be broadcast in December and a decision will be taken as to whether a 10-part series will follow.

The drama, set in an alternate future in which Germany and Japan won the Second World War, is scripted by Frank Spotnitz and is being directed by David Semel.

The Man In The High Castle has been put together as a production between Scott Free, Headline Pictures and Electric Shepherd, the production arm of the Philip K. Dick estate.

“Headline created this show, secured the rights »

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Captain Phillips: Sky Movies Special

3 October 2014 2:55 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Alex Zane sits down with director Paul Greengrass and star Tom Hanks to talk about their making of their Somali pirate drama based on real events. Tom Hanks takes the titular helm of this maritime thriller based on the true story of the Mv Maersk Alabama, an American cargo ship seized by Somali pirates off the coast of Africa in 2009. As the military rescue is mobilised, Captain Richard Phillips (Hanks) and his crew must endure a terrifying ordeal at the hands of the volatile hijackers. »

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Why ‘Blade Runner’ is Still Relevant

29 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Some movies, no matter how old they are, never age a day. Their situations and themes remain as relevant now as when they were first released. Watching them today, they reflect and comment on our present in ways they couldn’t possibly have anticipated. Every month we’re going to pick a movie from the past that does just that, and explore what it has to say about the here and now. Blade Runner is 1980s cinema in all its glory: moody sci-fi, shoulder pads, the hairstyles, the synth score. But none of those things—rightfully—have ever held the 30-year-old film back from remaining a classic. It’s still a beautifully designed neo-noir, as entrancing visually as it is narratively. Like much of Philip K. Dick’s work (even if it is loosely adapted here), Blade Runner is also becoming increasingly more relevant—especially technologically—practically every passing minute. Here »

- Alexander Huls

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Ridley Scott Promises No Xenomorphs In 'Prometheus 2,' Says "The Beast Is Cooked"

25 September 2014 10:24 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Ridley Scott is moving at a fast clip these days. While we’re still waiting to see if the director can deliver on the promise of the eye-popping spectacle we glimpsed in the trailer for his upcoming Biblical epic “Exodus: Gods and Kings," it would appear that the 76-year old filmmaker has more than a few exciting projects coming down the pipeline. The one we know the most about right now is “The Martian,” an adaptation of Andy Weir’s science-fiction novel about an astronaut stranded on —you guessed it— Mars. The film is set to star Matt Damon with a screenplay by “The Cabin in the Woods” scribe Drew Goddard, and has been blessed with a very awards-friendly release date of November 25th, 2015. Then there’s a proposed sequel to his beloved Philip K. Dick adaptation “Blade Runner,” which he recently met with Harrison Ford about (sidenote: the director »

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Alexa Davalos Cast in Amazon’s ‘The Man in the High Castle’ TV Series

9 September 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Man in the High Castle is among the more well-known Philip K. Dick novels, perhaps because it explores a premise many people have perhaps mused upon at some point in their lives: what if Germany and Japan won World War II? The novel is set in the early ’60s in an America that is […]

The post Alexa Davalos Cast in Amazon’s ‘The Man in the High Castle’ TV Series appeared first on /Film. »

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Casting: Gallner, Brooks, Cox, Malek, Davalos

9 September 2014 3:17 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Finest Hours

Kyle Gallner ("Veronica Mars") and Holliday Grainger ("The Borgias") have joined the cast of Craig Gillespie's true-disaster feature "The Finest Hours" for Disney Pictures. The story chronicles the massive rescue mission that’s launched when two oil tankers collided off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952.

Gallner plays the rescue-boat's engineman, a man who feels he has a lot to prove. Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Josh Stewart and Graham McTavish also star in the film which begins production this month in Massachusetts. [Source: Deadline]

Untitled Game Brain Project

Albert Brooks and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are in talks to join Peter Landesman's upcoming feature about football concussions at Sony Pictures. Will Smith and Alec Baldwin lead the cast for the Ridley Scott-produced film based on the GQ article "Game Brain".

Brooks will play Cyril Wecht, the chief forensic pathologist who mentors forensic neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Smith) and »

- Garth Franklin

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'Minority Report' Sequel Coming to TV, Without Tom Cruise

9 September 2014 3:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The McConaissance required some time on television, but there won't be a similar Cruisaissance.

Matthew McConaughey "slummed it" on HBO's "True Detective," and the rave reviews likely helped propel him to his first Academy Award. One would think Tom Cruise might take some notes from that and star in the TV series sequel to his 2002 movie, "Minority Report." One would be wrong.

Instead, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox is planning the pilot without him - and they're even flipping the gender on his role. The series would take place 10 years after the Precrime program ended and follow a male Precog who's still sees visions of the future. He teams up with "a detective haunted by her past who just may help him find a purpose to his gift."

In the 2002 film, based on Philip K. Dick's short story, Cruise played a detective in the year 2054 who ran the Precrime unit, »

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Amazon's The Man in the High Castle Adaptation Casts Alexa Davalos

8 September 2014 5:50 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Mob City femme fatale Alexa Davalos has landed the female lead in Amazon’s pilot adaptation of the 50-year-old Philip K. Dick novel The Man in The High Castle.

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Filmmaker Ridley Scott — who in 1982 adapted Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into the big-screen drama Blade Runner — and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files) will serve as executive producers on the project, which originally was developed as a Syfy miniseries.

The best-selling The Man in The High Castle presents an alternate history in which Nazi Germany and Japan won »

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Alexa Davalos Finds The Man In The High Castle

8 September 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The screen adaptation of Philip K. Dick's The Man In The High Castle has had several homes in the last couple of years. First it was supposed to be a four-part series for the BBC. Then it decamped to SyFy. Now it's jostling for attention as one of Amazon's slew of pilot episodes to be voted forward (or not) by viewers. Scott Free (Ridley Scott's company) and Frank Spotnitz remain among the producers, and the first cast members have just been announced. Alexa Davalos (The Chronicles Of Riddick, Clash Of The Titans) will play Juliana Frink, with Luke Kleintank (Bones) as Joe Blake.Dick's alternate history novel takes place in 1960s America, in a world where the Axis Powers and Japan won the Second World War. Japan runs the Pacific States of America in the West, while the Third Reich have the East. The Midwest is kind of Vichy France in the equation. »

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Fox's 'Minority Report' TV Show Will Be a Female-Led Sequel

8 September 2014 2:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox is moving forward on the Minority Report TV series, based on director Steven Spielberg's 2002 sci-fi thriller starring Tom Cruise. The hour-long drama was ordered with a hefty put-pilot commitment, meaning the network has to produce and air the first episode, or face a significant penalty.

The weekly sci-fi thriller will actually serve as a continuation of the original Minority Report. The story takes place 10 years after the end of&#160Precrime&#160in&#160D.C. One of the three&#160Precogs&#160has gone on to struggle with leading a "normal" human life. But he remains haunted by visions of the future. Minority Report's lead will be a female detective who helps the Precog utilize his gift for crime fighting.

Godzilla writer Max Borenstein is set to write the pilot script, which is being produced for Amblin Television, Paramount Television and 20th Century Fox Television. Steven Spielberg is on as an executive producer, »

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‘Minority Report’ TV Show Lands at Fox; New Plot & Character Details

8 September 2014 2:09 PM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Famous movies becoming TV series is definitely a trend of late, and the developing Minority Report TV show is the latest to join the party. Steven Spielberg is lending a helping hand on the small screen adaptation of his Tom Cruise-starring 2002 sci-fi/crime thriller of the same name (itself, a loose adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s 1956 short story ‘The Minority Report”).

The latest update on the Minority Report TV series adaptation reveals that the series will, in essence, be a sequel to Spielberg’s movie – which is to say, the show will based in the same universe (like FX’s Fargo and the Coen Brothers’ film of the same name), while also sharing certain ...

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Fox Lands Minority Report TV Show Featuring Female Lead

8 September 2014 1:37 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

We first reported that Steven Spielberg was busy developing a Minority Report TV show just a couple of weeks ago, but now a network has already picked it up.  Fox apparently scored the drama via a big put-pilot commitment. The 2002 film is loosely based on Philip K. Dick’s short story and stars Tom Cruise as Captain John Anderton, the chief of the Precrime police force, a unit that uses mutated humans called “precogs” to see into the future and stop crimes before they even happen.  This Minority Report TV show will take place 10 years after the end of Precrime and will feature a female lead.  Hit the jump for more. According to THR, Godzilla and Seventh Son scribe Max Borenstein is on board to pen the script about one of the three precogs who’s trying to adjust to life as a normal human after the Precrime initiative is dismantled. »

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Story Details on Steven Spielberg's Minority Report Series

8 September 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A couple of weeks ago we learned that Steven Spielberg was developing a new sci-fi TV series based on his awesome film Minority Report. We've learned that the series has landed at Fox, and we have a few other details to share with you about the story.

According to THR, the series takes place "10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C. when one of the three Precogs struggles to lead a 'normal' human life but remains haunted by visions of the future. He meets a detective haunted by her past who just may help him find a purpose to his gift."

Godzilla's Max Borenstein will write the script for the series and executive produce it. This franchise is loosely based on Philip K. Dick's short story, and I think this has the potential to be a really cool series. I'm excited to see what becomes of it! »

- Joey Paur

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What Does The Ending Of Blade Runner Really Mean?

8 September 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Any great film overlooked upon release is going to look overwhelmingly popular compared to how Blade Runner was initially recevied. Ridley Scott’s sci-fi noir masterpiece hit in the summer of 1982, mere weeks after Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. Going completely against the bright and friendly view of science fiction, the film failed to capture an audience and bemused critics.

The adaptation of Phillip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? didn’t wallow in obscurity for long, over the course of the eighties becoming a cult hit on VHS. By the tenth anniversary it was so well regarded there was large scale rerelease and now, over thirty since it was first released, it is rightly regarded as one of the greatest films ever made.

Boasting cutting edge special effects that presented a future grimier than we’d ever seen before and bringing »

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New Ghost In The Shell 25th Anniversary Poster

1 September 2014 8:29 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Japanese anime Ghost In The Shell is an Empire-acclaimed world cinema great, with the manga on which it's based celebrating its 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the film has an upcoming re-release. It has a new poster to mark the occasion. Click below for a closer look. What’s so good about this film? Easy. It’s a feast of blistering visuals that wears its cyberpunk spirit on its sleeve and helped set up big Hollywood sci-fis ahead. Filmmakers from James Cameron to Steven Spielberg have acknowledged the influence of Mamoru Oshii’s animation, while Lana and Andrew Wachowski have pointed to it as a key Matrix touchstone.With shades of Philip K. Dick, the story sets a cyborg gumshoe on the trail of shadowy hacker The Puppet Master. But is she human or is she dancer just a machine? Those philosophical questions will obviously be familiar to Blade Runner »

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Casting: Till, Roberts, Malone, Kleintank, Riesgraf

28 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Disappointments Room

Lucas Till ("X-Men: First Class") will star opposite Kate Beckinsale in D.J. Caruso's thriller "The Disappointments Room" at Relativity Studios. Wentworth Miller penned the script which Caruso has since done a rewrite on and filming begins in two weeks in North Carolina.

The story tells of a mother (Beckinsale) who moves her family to a beautiful house in the country. The discovery of a secret room in the attic leads to the woman unlocking the home’s bloody secret past and how it ties frighteningly to her own. Till will play a mysterious carpenter who works on the family's home. [Source: Heat Vision]


Emma Roberts ("We're the Millers") and Kiernan Shipka ("Flowers in the Attic") are set to star in Osgood Perkins' horror-thriller "February".

The story follows a haunted young woman who makes a bloody and determined pilgrimage across a frozen landscape toward a prestigious all girls prep school, »

- Garth Franklin

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Ridley Scott Talks ‘Blade Runner’ And ‘Prometheus’ Sequels

27 August 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director, Ridley Scott is spoilt for choice at the moment, with both scripts for the sequels to Blade Runner and Prometheus ready to roll.

Scott confirmed that he’s looking for Harrison Ford to return as Rick Deckard, the world weary bounty hunter who ends up forming a connection with the replicants he’s hired to retire in the 1982 dystopian neo-noir. Speaking about Blade Runner 2, Scott said:

“It’s written and it’s damn good. Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor after all these years.”

The Prometheus sequel is also ready for filming, although quite when this will happen is still unclear. Scott is currently busy with The Martian, starring Matt Damon, which is due for release in November 2015. It looks like he may start working on the Blade Runner sequel after The Martian, but then where does that leave Prometheus 2? He’d better get a move on. »

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Ridley Scott's Next 3 Films All Have Scripts

26 August 2014 6:43 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

A few months back, we found out that Ridley Scott had no intention of slowing down. Even at 76, he's been adding a steady stream of high profile projects to his schedule lately. But with the kinds of projects he's been talking about, it's been important to note that some of them were just concepts or ideas- like the long-rumored Blade Runner sequel. But it looks like his slate is prepared to become official, as all three of his next films now have scripts. Yes, including that Blade Runner sequel.

Entertainment Weekly caught up with the director, who's currently putting the finishing touches on his Moses epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and he revealed a bit about his upcoming projects. 

On The Martian, based on the book by Andy Weir, Scott says, "It’s a very good book. It’s like Robinson Crusoe—if you were marooned or shipwrecked, how do you survive? »

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Ridley Scott: 'Martian,' 'Blade Runner,' 'Prometheus' sequels are all written

25 August 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Ridley Scott is a busy man. The director, 76, is currently putting the final touches on Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton (in theaters Dec. 12). But last week, he told EW a little about his next project, The Martian starring Matt Damon, which is slated for November 2015. “It’s a very good book,” says Scott of Andy Weir’s novel, which was originally self-published in 2012 before being republished by Crown this year. (You can read EW’s review of The Martian here.) The story follows Mark Watney, an astronaut who becomes stranded and assumed dead on Mars after a deadly storm. »

- Sara Vilkomerson

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Minority Report TV Series in Early Development

22 August 2014 10:25 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Godzilla, King Kong, and a sorcerer-like Spook are a few of the characters screenwriter Max Borenstein has recently explored. He’s a scribe in demand of late. Legendary liked what they saw in Max’s screenplay for Godzilla and hired him to write the King Kong origin movie, Skull Island, and now Steven Spielberg has brought the writer on to pen a TV series based on his 2002 sci-fi film, Minority Report.

TheWrap reports that legendary director Steven Spielberg is moving forward with a TV series based on the concepts and world of his Minority Report movie. Though still early in development, the project is starting to solidify with Spielberg’s recent hiring of Max Borenstein to write the series.

For those not familiar with the source material, the 2002 film takes place in the year 2054 and follows a PreCrime police force led by Captain John Anderton (Tom Cruise) that uses mutated »

- Derek Anderson

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