6 items from 2011
NBC has bought Vanish, a mystery drama from Moonlight co-creator Trevor Munson, Sony TV and Sam Raimi and Josh Donen’s studio-based Star Road banner. Michael Dinner, who is under an overall deal at Sony, will direct the potential pilot. Written by Munson, Vanish centers on a man with a mysterious past who protects deserving people from danger, and helps them disappear. Munson will executive produce with Sam Raimi, Donen and Dinner, while Robert Zotnowski, who runs Star Road’s TV development, also is expected to produce. The project, which was put together at Star Road, reunites Zotnowski and Munson; Zotnowski was a drama development executive at CBS when Munson co-created with Ron Koslow the cult vampire series Moonlight starring Alex O’Loughlin. Munson’s first novel Angel Of Vengeance, an early incarnation of what became the impetus for Moonlight, came out earlier this year. He is repped by Verve and manager Kevin Donahue. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The CW has plans to reboot the television series "Beauty and the Beast," says a story at The Hollywood Reporter . The original, which ran for three seasons beginning in 1987, was created by Ron Koslow as a re-imagining of the fairy tale. Ron Perlman starred as Vincent, a beast-man who lived beneath the streets of New York City with an underground homeless community. There, he developed a psychic bond with with Catherine (Linda Hamilton), a District Attorney in the city. The series follows the release earlier this year of the theatrical film Beastly , which also retold the fairy tale in a modern day setting. ABC, meanwhile, is planning their own episodic take on the story while Emma Watson is attached to headline a currently untitled film version, to be directed by »
CW is planning a series remake of the classic story of Beauty and the Beast.
The original TV, which ran in the 80's, was created by Ron Koslow as a re-think on the original fairy tale. Ron Perlman starred as Vincent, the leader of a group of deformed beast-men that lived beneath New York City. Through a psychic bond, he developed a relationship with Catherine (Linda Hamilton), a District Attorney in the city.
No production is planned yet. »
The new version, to air on The CW, is described as a "modern-day romantic love story with a procedural twist". The original show followed the relationship between Vincent (Ron Perlman), a mythic noble man-beast, and NYC assistant district attorney Catherine (Linda Hamilton). The show ran for three seasons.
This is Not to be confused with the other 'Beauty' project announced last week in development at ABC which is described as "an epic fantasy reimagining of the public domain fairy tale". »
- Garth Franklin
A second Beauty and the Beast project is entering the fray this development season, this time based on the cult 1980s series starring Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman, our sister site TVLine reports. CBS has the rights to the original series, and a Beauty and the Beast reboot was the first new project new CW president Mark Pedowitz and CBS TV Studios president David Stapf discussed after Pedowitz took the reins of the network in late spring. Described as modern day romantic love story with a procedural twist, the new Beauty and the Beast will be written by Jennifer Levin (Without A Trace) and Sherri Cooper (Brothers and Sisters), who will executive produce with the creator of the original series Ron Koslow, Paul Junger Witt and Tony Thomas’ Witt/Thomas Prods., which co-produced the 1980s series, and Bill Haber. The other Beauty and the Beast drama project in development for next season, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
CBS series "Moonlight" won a People's Choice award in 2008 so it was obviously popular. Hopefully all those voters will check out the book on which it was based, Angel of Vengeance. While the adventures of Mick St. John provided pretty decent television, it was quite a bit more enjoyable following Mick Angel around the dirty Hollywood streets.
Mr. Dark: Tell us a bit about how you went from the novel, Angel of Vengeance, to creating a TV show based on the story instead of publishing the novel?
Trevor Munson: After working in Hollywood for a while, I decided to take some time away to try my hand at writing novels. Having gone down a promising, but ultimately dead-end road with a previous unpublished crime novel, »
- Mr. Dark
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