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J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón have teamed up to bring us great looking new TV series on NBC called Believe. The sci-fi thriller follows a young girl with super powers played Johnny Sequoyah, and a death row inmate played by Jake McLaughlin who brakes out of prison to protect her.
Cuarón wrote and directed the pilot episode and will also serve as an executive producer alongside Abrams. We have the first trailer of the series for you to watch, and I think it looks awesome! Here's a detailed synopsis:
Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, even predict the future… since she was two years old, Bo has had gifts she could neither fully understand nor control. Raised by a small group known as the “True Believers,” the orphaned girl has been safeguarded from harmful outsiders who would use her forces for personal gain. But now that she is 10, her powers have become stronger, »
- Joey Paur
As far as two people to create a TV series together, it'd be hard to do much better than J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron. The former is, obviously, the man behind hits like "Alias," "Lost" and "Revolution," while the latter is the acclaimed filmmaker behind "Children Of Men," who'll make his long-awaited return this October with "Gravity." The delayed post-production on the latter gave Cuaron the time to cook up "Believe" with Abrams, and direct a pilot, NBC picked up the show, and now a trailer has arrived, via /Film. The show seems to be a sort of blend of "The Fugitive," "Paper Moon" and Abrams' vaguely sci-fi conspiracy millieu (the show looks a lot like "Fringe" at this point -- good news for us, probably not good news when it comes to the ratings.) It follows an ex-con (Jake McLaughlin of "Warrior" and "Safe House,") who has to protect »
- Jason McDonald
Last week we posted a ton of trailers for a bunch new shows that will debut this fall. Some looked terrible and a few seemed promising. This new trailer, however, should have everyone a bit more excited. J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Super 8) and Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Gravity) have teamed up for the first time and collaborated on NBC’s Believe, a hour-long sci-fi drama that centers on a wrongfully-imprisoned death row inmate (Jake McLaughlin) who is broken out of jail in order to protect a young girl (Johnny Sequoyah) with special abilities including levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, and even predict the future.
Believe will premiere on NBC midseason. Watch the trailer below. Enjoy!
Last week we saw a number of trailers and images for all of the networks’ new series that will debut this fall, but one was curiously left out: NBC’s Believe. The series' trailer has now landed online, and the story centers on a wrongfully-imprisoned death row inmate who is broken out of jail in order to protect a young girl with powerful abilities. The pilot was written and directed by Alfonso Cuaron, who also executive produces the series alongside J.J. Abrams. Unsurprisingly this trailer makes Believe look very promising, and I’m really looking forward to seeing more from the show in the near future. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The series stars Johnny Sequoyah, Delroy Lindo, and Kyle MacLachlan. Believe will premiere on NBC midseason, so don’t expect it on the airwaves until sometime after the new year. Via /Film. Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, »
- Adam Chitwood
Working as fast as I can through the first wave of Oscar charts. I realize 'fast as I can' this year is snail-paced but you have to agree that this year has been a slow-starter anyway. Not that things haven't started now. Cannes is in full swing and in addition to the awards speculation for the Palme D'Or, Cannes prompts film sales, too, and thus distributor shuffling. Stephen Frears Philomena (currently in post) was picked up by the Weinstein Company and given that they had a full slate already -- especially for Best Actress since they're also representing Streep & Kidman in August and Grace -- it must have been more than Judi Dench that prompted the high priced sale. I've added it to the previously completed charts because it's just one of those projects that felt right to me when I first heard about it. Isn't it about time for »
- NATHANIEL R
It would seem that vaguely realistic space exploration sci-fi is in for a good year, what with Gravity on the way later and now Europa Report. At least, it’s staunchly realistic for the first chunk of this trailer, online over at Apple.With a much lower profile and likely a lower budget than Alfonso Cuaron’s starry night, Report uses a documentary-style format to follow a team of astronauts from Earth to Jupiter’s moon.With scientific data suggesting that an ocean lurks beneath its icy surface and the faint promise of single-celled life, everyone is naturally excited. Europa Ventures, a private company, sends its team off to explore the place, but things go badly wrong when something nasty happens…With Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz and Dan Fogler aboard, Europa Report looks like it could be a fun ride, and more along the lines of Moon than, »
It’s Friday and the Booze is back! That’s right boys and girls it’s time to strap on those ear goggles, crack open a cold one and prepare to be mildly amused, entertain and informed about the weeks latest movie news, reviews and related chitter chatter.
In this weeks news the boys discuss a hoard of remakes and reboots –Ninja Turtles , The Toxic Avenger, Gremlins …the list goes on and on! As well as taking a look at Alfonso Cuarón trailer for Gravity and deciding which Hollywood actors we’d like to launch in to space forever. And in this week’s reviews Paul tackles Fast & Furious 6. Right then – get ready to cram three boozey boys in your ears, remember to tweet in to @HollywoodBooze and be sure to tell your friends where to go for the good stuff!
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- Joe Upton
Thanks to a mesmerizing first trailer, Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is one of our most anticipated movies coming later this year. It was filmed in early 2011, and has been in post-production ever since, with a release delay pushing it from November 2012 to October 2013. I heard from a friend a few weeks ago that Cauron said he "could work on the visual effects [in Gravity] forever", alluding to how it looks better the more time they spend on it. But obviously they have to finish it and get it released once and for all, and Framestore, the UK-based VFX company working on the sci-fi movie, had to upgrade their hardware to make it happen. I stumbled across this very technical, but nonetheless somewhat fascinating article in The Register (via @Framestore), outlining the exact computing upgrades they've needed at Framestore to pull of the VFX in Gravity. The UK studio had to upgrade their »
- Alex Billington
Gravity trailer goes ‘bong!’ as George Clooney and Sandra Bullock go flying George Clooney and Sandra Bullock become the victims of an unfortunate incident while watching the sun rise. Skin cancer? Nope. Do they get mugged? Nope. What happens then? As you can see in the Gravity trailer below, following a loud Bong, Bam, Boom! Clooney and Bullock quite literally go flying. Something — was it a meteorite? Intergalactic debris? — has collided against their spacecraft (or space shuttle or whatever). See, they’re watching the sun "rise" from way up there. Check out the Gravity trailer below. (Photo: George Clooney in Gravity movie.) Gravity trailer: 2001: A Space Odyssey Meets Lost in Space Meets Apollo 13? The Gravity trailer, or rather, teaser, provides quite bit of action with minimal dialogue. It’s impossible to tell what kind of relationship (veteran astronaut) George Clooney and (medical engineer and tyro astronaut) Sandra Bullock share. »
- Zac Gille
Don’t look now, but we’ve got a second sci-fi blockbuster about an astronaut stranded in space entering development to sit alongside Alfonso Cuaron’s upcoming Gravity – so could another Deep Impact/Armageddon situation be brewing? The Wrap has revealed that Cabin in the Woods mastermind Drew Goddard is currently in negotiations to write and direct an adaptation of The Martian – which will be based on an e-book by author Andy Weir. In that tale, an astronaut is stranded on Mars and must survive until help can arrive to save him. It’s being billed as a cross between Apollo 13 and Cast Away. Sources close to the project insist that it’s nothing like Cuaron’s upcoming feature, which finds Sandra Bullock and George Clooney...
- Mike Bracken
Since the success of The Cabin in the Woods, we've been waiting patiently to see what director Drew Goddard would be up to next. It sounds as if he may just have found a project that he can sink his teeth into. Read on for details.
According to The Wrap, Goddard (pictured) is in negotiations to write and direct The Martian for Fox. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, The Martian follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth.
The project has been described as a cross between Apollo 13 and Cast Away, and insiders say it is quite different from Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming drama Gravity, which finds Sandra Bullock stranded in space. I don't know. Sounds more like Enemy Mine to us, but who knows?
More on this one as it comes.
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- Uncle Creepy
Last year director Drew Goddard blew audiences away with his meta horror movie Cabin in the Woods (though it was finished and sitting on a shelf for a little while before that), and now he's finally lined up his next project. The Wrap has word that Goddard is in talks to write and direct a film called The Martian for 20th Century Fox. The project is based on an e-book of the same name by Andy Weir, and the story follows an astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars, struggling to figure out how he can survive long enough in order to make it back to Earth. That sounds like it might be similar to Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, right? Well, those familiar with the project say it's much different that the director's anticipated sci-fi film with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock (watch the first trailer here), and it's being »
- Ethan Anderton
The upside to directing such a genre-shifting, subversive film as “Cabin in the Woods,” as Drew Goddard did, is that it provides ample experience for whatever world he'd like to tackle next. And indeed, after a string of high-profile writing gigs, the writer/director has chosen an ambitious setting and narrative for his follow-up -- one that features a new type of horror previously unexplored by him. In a move that at first recalls the Great “Deep Impact”/”Armageddon” Faceoff of '98, Goddard has been announced to write and direct another space-bound drama, just a week after the trailer to Alfonso Cuaron's “Gravity” was revealed. Based on the e-book written by Andy Weir, “The Martian,” which is set up at Fox, tells a similarly-hopeless tale of solitude: an astronaut stranded on Mars, who tries to survive long enough to chart a path back to Earth. According to The Wrap, »
- Charlie Schmidlin
Reel TV is a column at Movies.com that takes an ongoing look at the growing intersection of movies and television. If there's a big-screen talent making the move to small screen, even temporarily, we want to tell you about it. Last year's fall TV season saw new shows either produced or directed by the likes of David Slade, James Mangold, Martin Campbell and Jon Favreau. Somehow 2013's crop of fall shows managed to top it, however. The major networks have all announced their new series, and between the bunch we're getting TV with some level of involvement from Alfonso Cuaron, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Sam Raimi, Jon Favreau, Phillip Noyce, Joss Whedon, and Joe Carnahan. Most of these shows won't last more than a season (that's just the...
- Peter Hall
Drew Goddard, writer of Cloverfield and director of The Cabin In The Woods, is looking to helm The Martian. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, the story revolves around an astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars after his crew leaves him behind, and must survive on his own until he can find a way to return home. Goddard is looking to write the film as well as direct and currently, the project is set up at Fox with Simon Kinberg producing.
Described as a cross between Apollo 13 and Cast Away, the movie certainly sounds intriguing. I haven’t read the e-book that it’s based on but just from the brief plot description that we have, The Martian seems like it could make for a solid sci-fi thriller, especially under the talented Drew Goddard. It should also be noted that while the story sounds similar to Alfonso Cuaron’s upcoming Gravity, »
- Matt Joseph
Coming off his directorial debut on last year’s brilliant horror film The Cabin in the Woods, it appears that Drew Goddard has settled on a follow-up directorial project. Goddard will write and direct The Martian for 20th Century Fox, which is based on the e-book by Andy Weir. The story centers on an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return home. The premise is not dissimilar from Alfonso Cuaron’s long-in-the-works Gravity, which opens later this year, but Goddard showed tremendous promise as a filmmaker with Cabin so he’ll no doubt deliver something interesting with The Martian. Hit the jump for more. News of Goddard’s involvement with The Martian comes courtesy of The Wrap, which reports that Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class) will be producing the adaptation. Goddard told Steve in a video interview last summer that »
- Adam Chitwood
Hot off his buzzed-about horror movie "The Cabin in the Woods," Drew Goddard is in negotiations to write and direct "The Martian" for Fox. Based on the e-book by Andy Weir, "The Martian" follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth. The project has been described as a cross between "Apollo 13" and "Cast Away," and insiders say it is quite different from Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming drama "Gravity," which finds Sandra Bullock stranded in space. Simon Kinberg is producing "The »
- Jeff Sneider
He deconstructed horror tropes with Joss Whedon for The Cabin In The Woods, and now it appears that writer / director Drew Goddard is set to tackle sci-fi for his next trick. He’s in negotiations to work on The Martian for 20th Century Fox.Goddard, who also wrote Cloverfield and did some work on Steven Spielberg’s delayed Robopocalypse, is gearing up to adapt Andy Weir’s story about an astronaut who becomes stranded on the Red Planet.In what’s being described as a hybrid of Apollo 13 and Cast Away, the space explorer must find a way to get back to Earth before his supplies run out. If the concept pings a familiar bell in your noggin, it’s because it sounds eerily like Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, which strands Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in space (and recently debuted a trailer). According to The Wrap’s sources, »
Above: Via blogger John Sisson at Dreams of Space, the daily science publication io9 has unearthed a hilarious comic strip adaptation of Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey from, of all things, a 1968 Howard Johnson's children's menu.
"Coppola's films, like those of Brian de Palma or some of Spielberg's, are the mannerist side of American cinema. How can one define this mannerism? Nothing happens to human beings, everything happens to images - to Images. Images become characters with pathos, pawns in the game. We tremble for them, we want them to be kindly treated, they are no longer just produced by the camera, but manufactured outside it, and its 'pre-visualization,' thanks to video, is the object »
While everyone associates Bad Robot with J.J. Abrams, he actually has a producing partner that rarely does press and usually stays out of the limelight: Bryan Burk. If you look over his IMDb profile, you'll see he's tremendously involved in all Bad Robot productions and was a key component in both Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. With the movie getting ready to premiere around the world, I recently landed an exclusive interview with the busy producer. During our wide-ranging interview, we talked about making the sequel, the editing process, the secrecy, the title, if we'll get Star Trek 3 in less than four years, whether a new Star Trek TV show could happen in the near future, and more. We also talked about other Bad Robot productions like Star Wars, Mission: Impossible 5, Infinitely Polar Bear, Person of Interest, Revolution, Alfonso Cuaron's pilot Believe, Karl Urban's pilot Almost Human, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
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