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13 items from 2017


The Alienist: Matthew Shear Cast in TNT Drama Series

21 February 2017 1:43 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Matthew Shear is joining the cast of The Alienist TV show on TNT. He joins stars Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, Robert Wisdom and Q’orianka Kilcher. Jakob Verbruggen is directing the historical psychological crime drama. Creator Cary Fukunaga, Eric Roth, Hossein Amini, and Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin and Rosalie Swedlin are executive producing. Production will begin in early 2017 in Budapest.When a series of murders grips the city, newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt taps criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. The Alienist is set to premiere on TNT, late in 2017. Shear will play Police Sergeant Lucius Isaacson.Read More… »

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Cary Fukunaga in talks for Atomic Bomb drama Shockwave

19 February 2017 8:10 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, director Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation) and screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive) are in talks with Universal Pictures for an adaptation of Stephen Walker’s non-fiction book Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima. Here’s the official description of the book:

On a quiet Monday morning in August 1945, a five-ton bomb—dubbed Little Boy by its creators—was dropped from an American plane onto the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On that day, a firestorm of previously unimagined power was unleashed on a vibrant metropolis of 300,000 people, leaving one third of its population dead, its buildings and landmarks incinerated. It was the terrifying dawn of the Atomic Age, spawning decades of paranoia, mistrust, and a widespread and very real fear of the potential annihilation of the human race.

Author Stephen Walker brilliantly re-creates the three terrible weeks leading up to the wartime detonation of the atomic bomb—from the first »

- Gary Collinson

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BBC Worldwide Sells 3,000 Hours of Drama in Three Months (Exclusive)

19 February 2017 4:01 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

BBC Worldwide, the British broadcaster’s commercial division, says it has sold more than 3,000 hours of drama around the world in the past three months. The announcement was made as four-day TV market BBC Worldwide Showcase kicked off in Liverpool, England, with scripted shows taking center stage.

In Western Europe, where more than 200 hours of drama were sold, two of Germany’s major broadcasters bought a number of new and classic titles. Rtl Pay purchased “SS-gb” and “Rillington Place,” and Zdf bought “Death in Paradise” (seasons 5-6) as well as “Spooks” (seasons 6-10), among other titles. In Italy, Rai Cinema acquired “Doctor Foster” (season 1) as part of a drama package.

There is also strong demand for British drama in Central and Eastern Europe, with 600 hours of content sold across the region. In Russia, “War and Peace” (2015) will now be available on subscription VOD platform Ivi, and in Ukraine, Digital Screens will have “Dickensian” (season 1) among other drama »

- Leo Barraclough

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Cary Fukunaga to Tell Story of Hiroshima with ‘Shockwave’; Sam Raimi Eyes Bermuda Triangle Picture

17 February 2017 11:43 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Continuing his “auteurist TV here, prestige picture there” pattern, Cary Fukunaga may follow Beasts of No Nation and forthcoming Netflix series Maniac with a recounting of the Hiroshima bombing — an ambitious-sounding project in no small part because it’s taken after such a comprehensive piece of material. Per Deadline, he’s conspiring with scribe Hossein Amini (Drive) for an adaptation of Stephen Walker’s Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima, likely with a title reduced to Shockwave, and Universal would be footing the bill.

Walker’s non-fiction text covers a lot of ground, spanning the viewpoints of soldiers on either side, Japanese civilians affected to the blast, members of the Manhattan Project, President Truman in the weeks leading up to the Enola Gay’s flight, and those connected to these parties. How to fit that into a standard-length project and do everybody justice? I don’t know, but then again, I’m »

- Nick Newman

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Cary Fukunaga Nears Deal to Direct Atomic Bomb Drama ‘Shockwave’

17 February 2017 6:56 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Cary Fukunaga is in talks to direct “Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima,” an adaptation of Stephen Walker’s 2005 book about the dropping of the first atomic bomb. Working Title and Universal will produce the film, THR reports.

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Screenwriter Hossein Amini, who wrote “Drive,” “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “47 Ronin” will write the script for the film. The book “Shockwave” focuses on the three weeks leading up to August 6, 1945, the day the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War II. The story is told from the perspective of the scientists who worked on the bomb, pilots in the war, and Japanese victims.

Erik Baiers, executive vice president of production at Universal, will oversee the project.

Read More: Cary Fukunaga In Talks To Direct Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon Project For HBO, »

- Graham Winfrey

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True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga To Tackle Shockwave For Universal

16 February 2017 9:39 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything from Cary Fukunaga. After delivering an explosive first season of HBO’s True Detective back in 2014, he then gave us the equally impressive Beasts of No Nation the year after. Since then, however, the filmmaker has been lying low, so it seems, while attempting to find his next project. He was attached to direct Stephen King adaptation It at one point, but that ultimately fell through, and now, Deadline reports that he’ll tackle Shockwave for Universal.

Based on Stephen Walker’s non-fiction novel, Shockwave: Countdown To Hiroshima, the project will be penned by Drive scribe Hossein Amini and produced by Working Title FilmsTim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Liza Chasin. For those unfamiliar with the source material, it tells the story of the “events that led up to a Monday morning in August 1945 when a five-ton bomb—dubbed Little »

- Josh Wilding

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Newswire: Cary Fukunaga is directing a movie about the bombing of Hiroshima

16 February 2017 6:29 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga is working on a project about a device that can leave pretty much anything—not just time—as a flat, rubble-strewn circle: the atom bomb. Deadline reports that Fukunaga, whose past credits include Sin Nombre and Beasts Of No Nation—has signed on to direct Shockwave, an adaptation of Stephen Walker’s non-fiction book about the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

Walker’s book looks at the bombing—which killed 300,000 people in the initial blast—from numerous perspectives, from the people who built the weapon, to the president who ordered its use, to the people whose lives it took. Hossein Amini—best known as the screenwriter for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive—will work to distill Walker’s far-flung atomic narrative into a script.

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- William Hughes

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Cary Fukunaga in Talks to Direct Atomic Bomb Drama 'Shockwave'

16 February 2017 4:38 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Cary Fukunaga, best known for steering the first season of HBO’s True Detective, is in negotiations to direct Working Title and Universal’s adaptation of atomic bomb drama Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima.

Hossein Amini, who wrote Snow White and the Huntsman and 47 Ronin for Universal, will adapt the screenplay, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Shockwave, written by Stephen Walker and published in 2005, told of the three weeks leading up to the dropping of Little Boy, the world’s first atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima. It looked at the time preceding the event through the eyes of scientists, pilots and victims.

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Universal Hatches Hiroshima A-Bomb Tale ‘Shockwave’; Cary Fukunaga To Direct, Hossein Amini To Write

16 February 2017 4:07 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Universal Pictures is negotiating with Cary Fukunaga to direct and for Hossein Amini to write a film based on the Stephen Walker non-fiction book Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima. The film will be produced by Working Title Films' Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Liza Chasin. The book told a story of events that led up to a Monday morning in August 1945 when a five-ton bomb—dubbed Little Boy by its creators—was dropped from an American plane onto the Japanese city… »

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Dakota Fanning joins Daniel Bruhl and Luke Evans in The Alienist

17 January 2017 7:50 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

THR is reporting that Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) has secured the female lead alongside Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War) and Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast) in The Alienist, TNT’s upcoming adaptation of Caleb Carr’s bestselling novel.

The psychological thriller series takes place in 1896 New York, and will see Fanning as Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary at police headquarters who teams up with criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Bruhl) and reporter John Moore (Evans) to investigate a series of grisly murders.

The Alienist is being directed by Jakob Verbruggen (Black Mirror), who also executive produces alongside Cary Fukunaga (True Detective), Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) and Hossein Amini (Drive). Production is set to get underway in Hungary ahead of a premiere later this year. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Louis C.K., Albert Brooks Animated Series ‘The Cops’ Gets Greenlight From TBS

14 January 2017 12:20 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Bad boys, bad boys: TBS has picked up 10 episodes of Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks’ new animated comedy “The Cops,” which had previously been set up at FX.

Louis C.K. and Brooks will voice the show’s lead characters, “Lou” and “Al,” two Los Angeles patrolmen “trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both. Ride with them as they patrol one of the biggest cities in the world, then go home with them and be glad you’re not married to either.”

The show will premiere in 2018; the two will also executive produce along with Greg Daniels, Dino Stamatopoulos, Dave Becky and Howard Klein.

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FX Productions will continue to produce the show, along with Turner’s Studio T and Louis C.K.’s Pig Newton.

“We have made the bold decision to put Louis C.K., »

- Michael Schneider

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Louis C.K., Albert Brooks Animated Series ‘The Cops’ Gets Greenlight From TBS

14 January 2017 12:20 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Bad boys, bad boys: TBS has picked up 10 episodes of Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks’ new animated comedy “The Cops,” which had previously been set up at FX.

Louis C.K. and Brooks will voice the show’s lead characters, “Lou” and “Al,” two Los Angeles patrolmen “trying their best to protect and serve, sometimes failing at both. Ride with them as they patrol one of the biggest cities in the world, then go home with them and be glad you’re not married to either.”

The show will premiere in 2018; the two will also executive produce along with Greg Daniels, Dino Stamatopoulos, Dave Becky and Howard Klein.

Read More: Louis C.K. & Albert Brooks Co-Writing & Starring In Animated Pilot For FX

FX Productions will continue to produce the show, along with Turner’s Studio T and Louis C.K.’s Pig Newton.

“We have made the bold decision to put Louis C.K., »

- Michael Schneider

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Top 25 Most Anticipated Studio Films of 2017: #2. Tomas Alfredson’s The Snowman

13 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Snowman

Director: Tomas Alfredson

Writer: Hossein Amini, Matthew Michael Carnhan

Swedish auteur Tomas Alfredson became immediately of note following his superb vampire film Let the Right One In back in 2008.

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- Nicholas Bell

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