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American Horror Story’s fourth installment is set to premiere in fall 2014, but the theme and final casting for the miniseries' fourth effort remain unknown.
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Ryan Murphy, when pressed to reveal plot details for season four, offers hints but nothing more. For certain, all that’s known is that the season will take place in the 1950s and will be filmed in either New Orleans or Sante Fe. Also, contrary to a popular rumor that was circulating its way around the web, the season will not focus on the goings on of a circus – though that admittedly would have provided for some creepy story arcs.
“If you look historically what happened in the year 1950, there’s some more clues in that year. It’s a period piece,” Murphy told E! News earlier this year, when he squashed the circus rumor. “We try and do the opposite »
- Whitney Friedlander
In this fictional world built upon novels and series of novels, I may be considered obtuse for stating that what raises Neil Gaiman’s Fragile Things (and indeed its predecessor, Smoke And Mirrors) above so much other contemporary fiction lies in its format: the short story collection. It is my favorite artistic medium, and there is no better form for Neil Gaiman. I would go so far as to say that it is suited to him even better than the graphic novel, for which he is so often revered. Some of these stories, when adapted into comics, are still enjoyable that way, but lose something when taken out of the context of their counterparts.
And what of the long form? Gaiman is a consummate storyteller, to be sure. So his novels, carried away on a single idea, feel stretched thin, like using the standard amount of salt for a doubled recipe. »
- Holly Interlandi
Peter O’Fallon has been tapped to direct TNT’s action-drama pilot Agent X, starring Sharon Stone. Penned by William Blake Herron, it centers on America’s first female Vice President, Natalie Maccabee (Stone), and her secret weapon, Agent X (Jeff Hephner). This marks the 14th pilot O’Fallon has directed, with 11 of the previous 13 ordered to series, including A&E’s The Glades and FX’s The Riches. CAA-repped O’Fallon spent the past two years as showrunner of FX comedy series Legit, which he co-created. Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) will direct ABC’s alien drama pilot The Visitors, based on Ray Bradbury’s short story Zero Hour. The project, from writer Soo Hugh, Amblin TV, ABC Studios and Dawn Olmstead’s Grady Girl, chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource against us. »
- ERIK PEDERSEN
Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV ("Falling Skies") will co-produce with ABC Studios a TV pilot for a new 'Martian' science fiction drama series,"The Visitors", based on author Ray Bradbury's short story "Zero Hour", adapted in EC comics' "Weird Fantasy" #18 (1953):
"...'The Visitors' chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource (children) against us..."
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- Michael Stevens
Amblin TV is co-producing with Dawn Olmstead’s Grady Girl. Olmstead found the short story and brought it to Amblin TV, which developed it with writer Soo Hugh, who has worked on Amblin’s "The River" and "Under The Dome."
"The Visitors" chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource against us.
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- John Squires
ABC has given greenlights to three more drama pilots and a cast-contingent nod to a comedy to star Kevin Hart.
The untitled Hart vehicle from 20th Century Fox TV revolves around a divorced couple who try to stay friends for the sake of their kids. Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan penned the pilot and exec produce with Hart (pictured) and 3 Arts’ Dave Becky.
“The Visitors” is based on a Ray Bradbury short story about a race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Looking to build on the success of its TNT drama Falling Skies, Amblin TV is teeing off another alien drama, which just received a pilot order at ABC. Titled The Visitors, the project is based on a Ray Bradbury short story called Zero Hour. Amblin TV is co-producing with Dawn Olmstead’s Grady Girl. Olmstead found the short story and brought it to Amblin TV, which developed it with writer Soo Hugh, who has worked on Amblin’s The River and Under The Dome. The Visitors chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource against us. ABC Studios is producing. Olmstead and Hugh are exec producing along with Amblin’s Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Steven Spielberg. Olmstead, who was just named head of development for Universal Cable Productions, has two other pilots: Bravo’s Girlfriend »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
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I’ve recently read Ray Bradbury’s Skeleton. It’s a tale of a man who suddenly becomes aware of the skeleton inside himself, and whether in reality or in his own head, his bones start working against him. It’s pure Bradbury: surprising, thought-provoking, brilliant and grisly. It turned out to be a beautiful coincidence that I followed
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- Philip Bates
Director: Marvin Kren.
Running Time: 98 minutes
Synopsis: Scientists working in the German Alps discover that a glacier is leaking a liquid that appears to be affecting local wildlife.
While the cover art of Marvin Kren’s sci-fi horror pricked up my ears with the claim that it’s reminiscent to John Carpenter’s paranoia-fuelled masterpiece The Thing, I feel it’s probably a genre film closer in tone and plot of Peter Hyams’ unmitigated disaster A Sound Of Thunder (which was based on the classic short story by Ray Bradbury). That’s not say Blood Glacier (or The Station as it is known in its German homeland) should be put in the same woeful bracket. Hell, no! Kren’s film is tense, taut and at times terrifically acted. Liebmann especially excels as the self-destructive Janek, unable to »
- Craig Hunter
Agent Scully actress will use her 'ingrained knowledge and rhythm' for Sf to pen multi-volume EarthEnd Saga
Anderson has been signed up by American publisher Simon & Schuster to pen the EarthEnd Saga series, together with co-writer Jeff Rovin. The first novel in her series, A Vision of Fire, will focus on a child psychiatrist who treats children traumatised by war or natural disasters, and who comes across a "uniquely troubled" young girl.
"Over the course of spending time and helping her and investigating the origins of the girl's trauma, [the psychiatrist] begins to realise that the girl's behaviour is tied to much greater forces in the universe, and as the story unfolds, she must prevent destruction on a grand scale, »
- Alison Flood
Not content with being magnificent in the BBC’s The Fall, Gillian Anderson is now returning to Sci-fi but this time as a writer. She’s currently working on a book series called the EarthEnd Saga, which is a collaboration with co-writer Jeff Rovin.
Simon & Schuster have put together a new imprint that’s set to cover all literary and speculative fiction across every genre. It’s named Simon451, which is a lovely nod to legendary author Ray Bradbury’s dystopian/sci-fi classic Fahrenheit 451. The first book in Anderson and Rovin’s series is A Vision Of Fire and will be published in October.
Anderson had this to say about the process:
“It’s been a fantastic experience. I enjoy writing, but don’t usually allow myself the time, and I don’t think I’d ever think to write something in this genre without the prodding of someone like Jeff. »
- Dan Bullock
12 items from 2014
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