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9 items from 2009

Nick Reed leaving ICM

18 December 2009 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Longtime ICM lit agent Nick Reed is leaving ICM to become a producer.

The company would not disclose the reasons behind the parting of ways, but did say Reed's clients, among them Paul W. S. Anderson, Ben Barnes, Nick Hurran, Stephen Moyer, Rupert Wainwright, Len Wiseman, Harald Zwart are expected to remain at the agency.

Reed will work with ICM to help transition his clients. »

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It Takes A Village: An Advance Review of AMC's "The Prisoner"

13 November 2009 8:46 AM, PST | Televisionary | See recent Televisionary news »

The Prisoner, which ran for just 17 episodes in the late 1960s, has remained an enduring example of how original and groundbreaking the medium of television can be, giving the world a surreal and often nightmarish exploration of the battle between the free will of the individual and the oppression of a tyrannical regime. It was a bit of a gambit then that AMC, in concert with UK terrestrial network ITV, would seek to remake the Cold War-tinged The Prisoner for a contemporary audience. This Sunday, AMC will launch the first two hours of its miniseries version of The Prisoner (subsequent installments air on Monday and Tuesday), written by Bill Gallagher (Conviction) and directed by Nick Hurran (Bonekickers). Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ) plays Six, a man who discovers that he is in The Village, an all-encompassing world within the desert where nothing is as it seems. His appearance there »

- Jace

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AMC Announces Launch Date for Limited Series "The Prisoner"

29 September 2009 8:34 AM, PDT | Televisionary | See recent Televisionary news »

Cabler AMC has announced that its six-hour limited series event The Prisoner, starring Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellan, will launch on Sunday, November 15th at 8 pm Et/Pt. The cabler will air three two-hour installments over three consecutive nights, with subsequent installments airing on Monday, November 16th and Tuesday, November 17th. In this remake of the classic British cult series, Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) plays Number Six, a man who finds himself the unwitting titular prisoner of The Village, a strange and surreal settlement overseen by the nefarious Number Two, played by Ian McKellan (Lord of the Rings). The Prisoner also stars Jamie Campbell-Bower (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) as Number 11-12, Hayley Atwell (Brideshead Revisited) as Number 41-5, Lennie James (Jericho) as Number 147, and Ruth Wilson (Suburban Shootout) as Number 313. The Prisoner was written by Bill Gallagher (Conviction) and directed by Nick Hurran (Little Black Book »

- Jace

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AMC Sets The Prisoner's Premiere Date

29 September 2009 7:02 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

AMC will premiere its six-part mini-series The Prisoner on Sunday, November 15 from 8 - 10pm Et/Pt, featuring the series' first two episodes back-to-back. A reinterpretation of the 1960s cult classic, "The Prisoner" will air over three consecutive nights, with two episodes each evening, from 8-10pm Et/Pt.

Leading in to the highly-anticipated mini-series debut will be The Matrix Revolutions (2003), beginning at 5pm Et/Pt, part of an all-day airing of The Matrix Trilogy of films starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne.

Fans can watch all 17 episodes of the original 1960s The Prisoner in full screen on Each episode of AMC's mini-series will also be available On Demand the day following the linear premiere with select cable operators.

The Prisoner tells the story of a man, Six (Caviezel), who wakes up to find himself inexplicably trapped in a mysterious and surreal place, The Village, with no memory of how he arrived. »

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Jim Caviezel To Shoot For Apples In ‘William Tell: The Legend’

15 May 2009 3:30 PM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

The man who once played Jesus Christ is about to step into the shoes of a completely different kind of legendary historical figure. Jim Caviezel will fill the starring role in Flagship Films’ “William Tell: The Legend,” according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. The “fact-based retelling of the medieval legend” will follow Caviezel’s Tell as he challenges the brutal rule of Hermann Gessler, to be played by Til Schweiger. The story comes from a script by Scott Reynolds and Nick Hurran; Hurran will also direct.

William Tell is commonly known as the guy who shot an apple off his son’s head with a crossbow. As the legend goes, the expert marksman was arrested by agents of Gessler for refusing to bow in the monarch’s name. Tell was then offered a chance at freedom, provided he could shot an apple off of his son’s head with a crossbow. »

- Adam Rosenberg

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Jim Caviezel Gets His Bow and Arrow Ready for William Tell

15 May 2009 7:33 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jim Caviezel is ready to take aim on this next project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Caviezel is set to star in William Tell: The Legend for Flagship Films.

Til Schweiger will also star in the film, which will recount the tale of how Caviezel's Tell challenged the Hapsburg monarch Hermann Gessler (Schweiger). This feud led to an uprising against the Austrian government and ultimately culminated with the formation of Switzerland.

Nick Hurran is directing from a script he co-wrote with Scott Reynolds. Shooting is scheduled to begin this September in Romania. »

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Jim Caviezel: The Bore is William Tell: The Legend -- The man who couldn't make Vikings vs. Aliens interesting would like to shoot an apple off your noggin.

15 May 2009 | | See recent news »

Written by Matt Goldberg Is William Tell really a legend? It seems more like a brief anecdote or at the very least, the world's first known "Jackass" sketch. Legend implies great deeds and sacrifices. Tell shot an apple off his kid's head. Yippie. Or did he? Apparently, there's way, way more to his story and that's what director Nick Hurran wants to tell with "William Tell: The Legend" starring Jim Caviezel who will forever be known as Defeated Jesus. I mean, when Willem Dafoe played Jesus, the film was controversial, but Dafoe has gone on to establish himself in other roles and taking new chances. Caviezel seems to embrace the bland like a security blanket. But as long as he keeps attaching himself to projects I don't care about, it works out well for both of us. But back to the William Tell Legend you've never »

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Jim Caviezel to Become William Tell

15 May 2009 | | See recent news »

Jim Caviezel ( The Passion of the Christ ) will star in William Tell: The Legend for newly-formed Flagship Films, says The Hollywood Reporter . Til Schweiger also will star in the project, to be directed by Nick Hurran from a script by Hurran and Scott Reynolds. Arclight Films' Gary Hamilton will serve as executive producer, with Arclight handling foreign sales. Promising a fact-based retelling of the medieval legend, the film will recount how crossbow marksman William Tell challenged the Hapsburg monarch Hermann Gessler, played by Schweiger. Tell's defiance ignited an uprising against the Austrian government which led to the formation of Switzerland. Principal photography is slated to begin in September in Romania. »

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TCA Day Two: Is there something queer about "The Prisoner"?

9 January 2009 5:48 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen (Getty Images: Frederick M. Brown)

Is there something rather queer about the AMC remake of the 1960's hit The Prisoner?

Find out after the jump!

Yesterday's panel at the Television Critics Association tour in Los Angeles certainly gave me reason to think so. And as you know, we're always looking for the queer in TV. No, I'm not referring to the presence of Sir Ian McKellen as Two who is insisting that Six, played by Jim Caviezel, stay in the remote creepy village that provides the setting for The Prisoner.

I'm referring to what the show's director Nick Hurran and producer Trevor Hopkins told me after the panel when I asked if the show was going to include any gay content (my standard question at every TCA panel). After exchanging glances, Hurran and Hopkins said readers would definitely want to watch the show. »

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