5 items from 2009
A while back FirstShowing.net posted this story about Jerry Bruckheimer acquiring the rights to a short story written by Wanted and 3:10 to Yuma scribe, Derek Haas. The story is titled Shake was one of many that Haas featured on his short story website PopcornFiction.com.
If you haven’t heard of PopcornFiction.com, it’s a website that Haas created so that he and other screenplay writers/writers could flex their genre short fiction muscles. As a subscriber to the site, I get updated each time a new story is published. I read Shake and actually emailed Haas to let him know how much I loved the story and that I hoped there would be a part two. Crafty devil that he is, he ended the story in a bit of a cliffhanger. The short story deals with an FBI agent who is on the hunt for a »
- Tracy Ladd
Bryan Singer is to make a six-hour TV miniseries inspired by Mayan mythology, it's been announced by Syfy.
Singer is to produce the project for the former Sci-Fi Channel with Andrew Deane and Keith Addis. The as-yet-untitled story will deal with the 2012 doomsday prophecies based on interpretations of the Mayan calendar.
Singer (pictured) previously collaborated with the channel in 2005 on The Triangle, a miniseries exploring the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle.
The project's official synopsis is:"A thrilling action-adventure story blending scientific fact and myth with popular conspiracy theories centring on the Mayan calendar and what it predicts for mankind at its end date.
"With a feel of Da Vinci Code and National Treasure, it tells the story of a down-on-his-luck author/professor who goes on a worldwide adventure to »
- David Bentley
5 August 2009 9:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
USA Network is looking to extend its winning streak in original series with a development slate that includes projects from Stephen J. Cannell, Mike Newell and Tom Fontana, while fellow NBC Universal cable net Syfy is reteaming with director Bryan Singer for a six-hour limited series.
The announcements were made Wednesday during NBC Universal's portion of the summer TCA press tour.
"Our story will explore whether we are truly alone in the universe and other related mysteries, all of which are set against the backdrop of an incredibly exciting and fast-paced adventure, »
- By James Hibberd
Syfy announced today that it will re-team with director/producer Bryan Singer ( Superman Returns , X-Men ), who executive produced the Channel's 2005 miniseries "The Triangle," and producer Andrew Deane ("Masters of Horror," "Masters of Science Fiction," "Fear Itself") and Keith Addis to develop an untitled 6-hour limited series to be written by Michael Petroni ( The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader , "Masters of Science Fiction: The Awakening," Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys ) and Michael Bond ( Passengers ). The announcement was made by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President, Original Content, Syfy & Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. Syfy is developing the project with Singer's Bad Hat »
Fear Itself, the unofficial 3rd season of Masters Of Horror is finally coming to DVD on September 15th courtesy of Lionsgate. And with the boxed sets release, we'll finally get to see 5 episodes that were never aired during the show's initial run on NBC. Well, we just got the exclusive word that you'll get a chance to see those 5 episodes even earlier now.
FearNET will be debuting all 5 unreleased Fear Itself episodes starting September 2nd and leading up to leading up to the release of the DVD set. Below we've got the complete schedule for FearNET's broadcast of those episodes. Check it out!
From Showtime’s Masters of Horror producers Keith Addis, Andrew Deane and Mick Garris comes a horror anthology series like no other. Fear Itself is a provocative series set to push the boundaries of this classic genre through a host of award-winning, provocative talent, both in front of and behind the camera. »
5 items from 2009
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