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Harrison Ford to Reprise Role in "Blade Runner" Sequel

27 February 2015 7:45 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Los Angeles (AP) Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard in a sequel to the dystopian, neo-noir "Blade Runner,'' more than 31 years after the film first premiered. Ridley Scott directed the 1982 movie, which was adapted from the Philip K. Dick novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.'' Alcon Entertainment announced Ford's role Thursday and said Scott will serve as an executive producer on the sequel. Production on the film will begin in the summer of 2016. Hampton Francher, who co-wrote the original, and Michael Green have written a script based on an idea from Francher and Scott. The story will take place several decades after the events at the conclusion of the 1982 film. A director has not yet been confirmed for the project. Read more »

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Blade Runner Sequel Director Announced, Harrison Ford’s Return Confirmed

26 February 2015 7:08 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

After all these years, the story of Rick Deckard will continue. A Blade Runner sequel started to pick up steam back in 2011 when it was announced that Ridley Scott would return to direct. While Scott is still creatively involved, it has been revealed that he'll be passing the torch to another director. What is still a big surprise, even after his involvement in the latest Star Wars film, is that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role as Deckard:

Press Release via /Film: "Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 2015 — Harrison Ford will reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in the sequel to Alcon Entertainment’s Blade Runner and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve to (Prisoners, Incendies) is in negotiations to direct, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-ceo’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

Film is scheduled to start principle photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the »

- Jonathan James

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Blade Runner Sequel Confirmed, Harrison Ford To Return

26 February 2015 6:36 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Deadline is reporting that at long last, the Blade Runner sequel has been confirmed, with Harrison Ford set to reprise his role as Rick Deckard. Unfortunately, Ridley Scott will not return as director, but in his place will be Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve.

The plan is for production to get underway in summer 2016 with Hampton Fancher (who co-wrote the original) and Michael Green penning the script. Plot details are, of course, scarce, but from what we understand the sequel will take place several decades after the events of the original (which makes sense given Ford’s age).

“We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners,” Alcon Entertainment’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said. “Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most »

- Matt Joseph

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Harrison Ford Confirmed For Blade Runner 2

26 February 2015 6:23 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

We’ve been through the various stages of possibility about Harrison Ford returning to another of his iconic sci-fi films as the Blade Runner sequel has made its way across the harsh cityscape of development. He’s thinking about it! He likes the script but he’s not sure! He’s been offered the gig... Well, now he’s officially aboard to once more play Rick Deckard.With Ridley Scott acting as producer on this one, confirming word from around the Exodus press tour that he wouldn’t be back in the director’s chair given his schedule, PrisonersDenis Villeneuve is in negotiations to take over that job, which would see him working from a script by Hampton Fancher, co-writer of the 1982 original, who cranked out the words this time with Michael Green.As for what story those words will tell? So far, the only real details is that, »

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Meagan Good Books Starring Role in Fox's Serial Adaptation of 'Minority Report'

26 February 2015 4:34 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

And the beat goes on folks... We may as well create the Twitter hashtag #BlackActorsInPilotSeasonDemand Today's casting announcement comes from Fox. The network is developing a small screen version of the sci-fi movie based on the 1956 Philip K. Dick science fiction short story, "The Minority Report," which starred Tom Cruise, and was directed by Steven Spielberg. Fox's TV series version will be set 10 years after the events of the film, which concluded with law enforcement’s Precrime division being disbanded. In the show, a female detective who is haunted by her past, teams up with a Precog that's still plagued by visions (similar to the movie, although the genders of each character has been swapped). Announced just moments ago, Meagan Good has been cast to star as the female detective - Lara Vega. No word yet on who will play the Precog, although we know that the character is male. »

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Meagan Good Books Starring Role in Fox's Serial Adaptation of 'Minority Report'

26 February 2015 4:34 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

And the beat goes on folks... We may as well create the Twitter hashtag #BlackActorsInPilotSeasonDemand Today's casting announcement comes from Fox. The network is developing a small screen version of the sci-fi movie based on the 1956 Philip K. Dick science fiction short story, "The Minority Report," which starred Tom Cruise, and was directed by Steven Spielberg. Fox's TV series version will be set 10 years after the events of the film, which concluded with law enforcement’s Precrime division being disbanded. In the show, a female detective who is haunted by her past, teams up with a Precog that's still plagued by visions (similar to the movie, although the »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Prisoners Director Denis Villeneuve to Helm Blade Runner Sequel; Harrison Ford Will Return to Star

26 February 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

The long in development sequel to director Ridley Scott's sci-fi noir classic Blade Runner is moving forward with Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros Pictures. Written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, the yet to be titled sequel will take place several decades after the 1982 original. Based on Philip K. Dick's short story "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?," Blade Runner starred stars Harrison Ford as retired police detective Rick Deckard. Called back to duty to track down artificial humans called "replicants" in 2019 Los Angeles, Deckard is thrust into an adventure that takes him through the city's dystopian landscape and raises questions about his own existence. Academy Award nominated director Villeneuve (Incendies, Enemy, Prisoners) has been tapped to helm the highly »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Richard Linklater Circling Annapurna’s Adaptation of ‘Where’d You Go Bernadette’

25 February 2015 3:04 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Boyhood” director Richard Linklater is in early talks to direct the adaptation of the Maria Semple novel “Where'd You Go, Bernadette.”

Sources emphasize that Linklater has not fully committed yet but he has the offer and has shown interest in directing the pic.

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures is set to finance the pic with Ellison joining Nina Jacobson as a producer.

The story follows a woman who flees her family after she learns that her daughter wishes to vacation in Antarctica. “The Fault in Our Stars” scribes Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter penned the script.

Linklater recently wrapped baseball-themed coming of age tale “That’s What I’m Talking About” which is also produced by Ellison and stars Wyatt Russell and Ryan Guzman. Though he’s known for personal projects such as “Boyhood,” “Dazed and Confused” and the “Before Sunrise” trilogy, he has also adapted material such as “Bernie, »

- Justin Kroll

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Emily S. Whitten: The Minds of Philip K. Dick

24 February 2015 10:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Before I get started on this week’s musings, here are a couple of housekeeping items:

1) Have I mentioned lately how great the other writers here at ComicMix are? It’s probably been awhile, so let me take a quick minute to do so (again). If you somehow found ComicMix via me and primarily read my column here on the site, a) Cool, thanks! and b) I highly recommend you give the other folks here a try. Even in just reading through the last few days of columns, from Mindy Newell’s thoughts on Battlestar Galactica to Marc Alan Fishman’s discussion  of guarding one’s creative integrity versus going for a payday and wider success, to Molly Jackson’s rejoicing over the awesomeness that is Agent Carter, I am reminded of how quality the folks who write for this site are, and how lucky I am to be amongst them. »

- Emily S. Whitten

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Amazon Greenlights Full Seasons of Mad Dogs, The Man In The High Castle & More Original Series

21 February 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

[Press Release] Seattle--(Nasdaq: Amzn)—An intriguing tale about alternative history, a twisted story of friendship put to the ultimate test, a docu-series based on America’s most award-winning magazine, a kids series based on magic and another about being stinky and dirty—all coming exclusively to Prime Instant Video. Amazon today announced it has greenlit five new Amazon Original Series, including The Man in the High Castle, which is based on the Philip K. Dick alternative history novel; an hour-long dark comedy Mad Dogs; docu-series The New Yorker Presents; along with kids shows Just Add Magic, and The Stinky & Dirty Show. The new Amazon Original Series come from an acclaimed creative roster including Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), Cris Cole (The Good »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Amazon Keeps Putting Actors to Work

18 February 2015 11:27 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Amazon Studios has ordered another round of pilots to series and renewed “Mozart in the Jungle” for a second season.  “The first season of Mozart in the Jungle was a big hit with our customers and I’m thrilled that we’re able to produce a second season,” Roy Price, vice president of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “Roman [Coppola], Jason [Schwartzman], and Paul [Weitz] brought viewers into this rarely-seen world of the symphony. I know fans of the series will be in for treat when the second season premieres early next year.” Coppola, a co-creator and executive producer on the series, added in a statement: “We’re grateful to all the folks at Amazon who believe in this project and support us to portray the world of our symphony in what we hope will be an interesting, fun and imaginative season of television. We can’t wait for the curtain to rise on season two. »

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Amazon Orders The Man In the High Castle & Four Other Pilots to Series, Renews Mozart in the Jungle

18 February 2015 9:45 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Amazon has ordered five of its 13 latest pilots to series, including The Man in the High Castle, based on Philip K. Dick’s novel of the same name. Joining The Man in the High Castle as new series on Amazon will be Shawn Ryan’s Mad Dogs, docu-series The New Yorker Presents, and two kid-friendly series The Stinky & Dirty Show and Just Add Magic. “During the latest pilot season, Amazon customers made The Man in the High Castle our most watched pilot ever,” Amazon Studios VP Roy Price said in a statement. “These new series, including our first docu-series (The New Yorker Presents), are some of our most ambitious to date and I’m looking forward to their premieres in the future.” Additionally, Amazon has ordered a second season of its dramedy Mozart in the Jungle. If you didn’t get a chance to watch any of the new Amazon pilots, »

- Chris King

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Mozart In The Jungle Gets Second Season Order By Amazon; Five New Shows Also Picked Up

18 February 2015 9:30 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Rodrigo DeSousa will get his encore after all now that Amazon Studios has confirmed plans to renew its original series Mozart in the Jungle for a second season, which has been slated to premiere exclusively on the company’s Prime Instant Video in the early stages of next year.

In light of the news, Roman Coppola — who served as executive producer on the first season of the dramatic comedy — touched upon his excitement to expand the arc of the New York Symphony in Mozart‘s sophomore outing.

“Jason, Paul and I are delighted to work on a second season of Mozart in the Jungle,” said Roman Coppola. “There are so many interesting stories we want to tell and we’re looking forward to shooting another season with our wonderful cast and team of collaborators. We’re grateful to all the folks at Amazon who believe in this project and support »

- Michael Briers

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Amazon Orders ‘The Man in the High Castle’ Series

18 February 2015 9:15 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The pilot for Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle deviated in several major respects from Philip K. Dick‘s original novel — about an alternate timeline in which Germany and Japan won WWII, and occupy divided United States territory — but it’s a good hour of television, and a very promising start to the series. Evidently […]

The post Amazon Orders ‘The Man in the High Castle’ Series appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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Amazon Picks Up Three New Shows, Season Two Of “Mozart In The Jungle”

18 February 2015 8:32 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Amazon's fifth round of competing pilots included seven offerings, making it the site's most expansive pilot season yet. Out of those seven choices, three new series have emerged. Amazon Studios has green-lit full seasons of The Man in the High Castle, The New Yorker Presents, and Mad Dogs, while also renewing Mozart in the Jungle for a second season.

Out of all the pilots in Amazon's new season, The Man in the High Castle is easily the most ambitious. Based off a novel by Philip K. Dick, it presents an alternate history in which the Axis Powers won World War II. One of the series' executive producers will be Ridley Scott, who knows a thing or two about Philip K. Dick screen adaptations. In a press release, Amazon Studios VP Roy Price noted that The Man in the High Castle ended up as "our most watched pilot ever."

While The Man in the High Castle »

- Sam Gutelle

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Amazon Orders "Mad Dogs," "High Castle" Series

18 February 2015 8:27 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Following their pilot season, Amazon Studios has officially given series orders for five new original shows along with renewing its classical music scene drama "Mozart in the Jungle" for a second season to premiere early 2016.

The five shows include two scripted series, the docu-series "The New Yorker Presents", and the kids shows "Just Add Magic" and "The Stinky & Dirty Show". Those two scripted series are of particular note.

The first is "The Man in the High Castle," a TV series adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s 1962 alternative history novel. Set in the 1960s in a world in which the Allies lost World War II. The story unfolds across a United States half controlled by the Nazis, the other half by Japan and tensions between the two superpowers rise.

The second is "Mad Dogs," the remake of the British dark comedy which itself was more a surreal and dramatic crime variation »

- Garth Franklin

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Amazon greenlights full seasons of “The Man in the High Castle,” other original series

18 February 2015 8:03 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

After becoming Amazon’s most-watched pilot ever back in January, the original series The Man in the High Castle has been extended to a full season, Amazon announced today. The drama is based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternate-history novel set in a world where the Axis powers of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan won World War II and have split much of the world, including the United States, between them. Amazon’s development process allows customers to provide feedback on pilots they want to see turned into series. So far, Amazon has greenlit 13 series, including Transparent, which comes back for Season … Continue reading →

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- Jeff Pfeiffer

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The Man In The High Castle gets a full season order

18 February 2015 4:27 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Philip K. Dick adaptation, The Man In The High Castle, has been picked up for a full season by Amazon Prime Instant Video...

It was Amazon Original Series' most-watched pilot, and now it's received a full series order. Celebrations are in order for writer Frank Spotnitz and director David Semel's take on Philip K. Dick's The Man In The High Castle.

The alternate history drama, adapted from Dick's 1962 novel, is one of the winners of the online streaming service's popularity contest in which Prime membership gives customers the power to vote as to which shows are greenlit.

Set in an alternative universe in which the Allied Powers lost WWII, The Man In The High Castle has espionage, global conflict and political intrigue in spades. It also has the bonus of Ridley Scott executive producing alongside The X-Files and Hunted writer, Frank Spotnitz.

You can read our thoughts on the pilot here, »

- louisamellor

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Five Pilots Get the Greenlight to Series

18 February 2015 3:31 AM, PST | Hollywonk | See recent Hollywonk news »

An intriguing tale about alternative history, a twisted story of friendship put to the ultimate test, a docu-series based on America’s most award-winning magazine, a kids series based on magic and another about being stinky and dirty—all are coming exclusively to Prime Instant Video later this year and in 2016. 

Amazon today announced it has greenlit five new Amazon Original Series, including The Man in the High Castle, which is based on the Philip K. Dick alternative history novel; an hour-long dark comedy Mad Dogs; docu-series The New Yorker Presents; along with kids shows Just Add Magic, and The Stinky & Dirty Show. 

The new Amazon Original Series come from an acclaimed creative roster including Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), Cris Cole (The Good Times Are Killing Me), Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Alex Gibney (The Armstrong Lie), Joe Nussbaum (George Lucas in Love, Awkward), and Kate & Jim McMullan (I’m Dirty! »

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TV News: Shield, Minority, Beast, Flash

13 February 2015 6:48 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Actress Adrianne Palicki has been promoted to a series regular on ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.". Palicki was introduced as Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird, earlier this season. If the show is renewed for a third season, it seems Palicki will be back. [Source: TV Line]

Minority Report

Daniel London and Li Jun Li have joined the cast of Fox's pilot "Minority Report," a sequel to the Steven Spielberg-directed film adaptation of the Philip K. Dick story. Set ten years later, the story follows one of the three Precogs now trying to lead a normal life but still haunted by visions of the future.

London plays Wally, a gawky caretaker at the Precrime Temple where the children were observed and is now assisting the Precog in establishing a new identity. Li plays Akeela, a CSI tech who works closely with the lead female detective character. [Source: Deadline]

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- Garth Franklin

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