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'Terminator' TV Show Still Happening, Cable Series Possible

26 June 2015 5:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With Terminator Genisys hitting theaters in just a few short days, many fans are wondering what's next for the Terminator franchise, if this proves to be a big hit. Skydance Pictures has already set up two more sequels, Untitled Terminator 2, set for May 19, 2017 and Untitled Terminator 3, which will be released on June 29, 2018. Skydance is also developing a Terminator TV series, but we haven't heard anything about it since the project was first announced back in December 2013, when Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller signed on to write the pilot script. While promoting Terminator Genisys, Skydance's David Ellison claims that the TV show is still happening, although he wouldn't offer any specifics about the story.

"It's something that we're developing as we speak. To speak kind of larger to that, one of the things we would love to do at Skydance-it's a very lofty goal-is to build worlds across multiple mediums. »

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Comic Con 2015 Thursday Schedule

25 June 2015 2:42 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Thursday, July 9. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.

Thursday, July 9

10:00am - 11:00am - Amazon: Hand of God

Amazon will introduce the Comic-Con audience to Hand of God; a one-hour drama series that stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since Sons of Anarchy, as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The series centers on Harris, a powerful and corrupt judge who comes apart at the seams in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Stricken by grief, and in »

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

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Unsuccessful Pilots May Still Prevail as Networks Shop Leftovers

3 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Pilot season has come and gone, but a handful of those that didn’t end up on the networks’ fall slates may still see the light of day, with the studios that made them shopping for new buyers. One of the biggest surprises was Fox passing on Warner Bros.’ dramedy “Studio City,” the Eric McCormack vehicle about a celebrity drug-dealing singer-songwriter. When McCormack took to Twitter to express his anger after learning of the project’s fate, exec producer Krista Vernoff demonstrated the kind of optimism creatives must have at this time of year. “Life is good,” she replied. “ ‘Studio City’ will land. Don’t doubt it.” Here’s a look at some shows that might not die after all:


Studio: 20th Century Fox TV

Logline: A woman who’s told her that her husband died in a plane crash discovers the story is a lie. To uncover the truth, »

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‘Now You See Me 3′ in the Works at Lionsgate

22 May 2015 6:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has begun developing “Now You See Me 3,” a year before it releases “Now You See Me 2″ on June 10, 2016, as part of its strategy to focus on franchises.

CEO Jon Feltheimer made the disclosure Friday during the company’s conference call with analysts to discuss quarterly earnings. “We’ve already begun early planning for ‘Now You See Me 3,'” he said.

Feltheimer said production has wrapped on “Now You See Me 2.” Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse EisenbergDave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are reprising their roles while Lizzy Caplan has replaced Isla Fisher.

Feltheimer said Lionsgate believes that the movie will top the $350 million grossed by the original comedy caper in 2013.

Jon M. Chu is directing the sequel from a script by Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli. Producers are Alex Kurtzman and Bobby Cohen.

Lionsgate has seen strong performances from its “Twilight,” “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” franchises and »

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The "Transformers" 'Brain Trust' Assembles

21 May 2015 4:34 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

As much as the whole idea sounds like an oxymoron, it appears Paramount's plans for a 'brain trust' of writers to steer the "Transformers" franchise has come to fruition.

Not long ago came word that Paramount intends to expand their mega-selling "Transformers" series with not just further direct sequels but interconnected spin-offs as well.

To do this, the likes of Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg and Lorenzo di Bonaventura would lend their support to a team of writers who would come up with story ideas for that film series. Said team would be lead by producer/writer Akiva Goldsman.

Today comes word on who will be a part of that team with five names you'll probably be familiar with - "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman, "Pacific Rim" and "The Incredible Hulk" scribe Zak Penn," "Fringe" and "Lost" writer/exec producer Jeff Pinker, and "Iron Man" scribes Art Marcum and Matt Holloway »

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Bradley Cooper Will Reprise ‘Limitless’ Role For TV Series

13 May 2015 10:22 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Bradley Cooper will reprise the role of Eddie Morra from the film Limitless, for a recurring role in a new TV series based on the hit movie. Limitless, directed by Neil Burger, was a surprise hit for Cooper back in 2011, and news broke earlier this year that the movie was to be adapted for television. We all expected that Cooper wouldn’t feature, but this latest news confirms that the actor will appear in some capacity, though Jake McDorman, who starred with Cooper on American Sniper, will play the main lead, Brian Finch.

The series, like the movie, revolves around a man who discovers the mysterious drug Nzt which allows its user to unlock their brain’s full potential. The character of Finch also “has a clandestine relationship with Senator Edward Mora (Cooper), a presidential hopeful and regular user of Nzt who has plans of his own for his new protégé, »

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'Limitless' TV Show Will Have Bradley Cooper in Recurring Role

13 May 2015 12:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When CBS issued a series order for Limitless last week, the network revealed some of the confirmed cast members, but, as it turns out, not all of them. During the network's upfront presentation earlier today, it was revealed that Bradley Cooper, who starred in the original 2011 Limitless movie, will reprise his role as Edward Mora, who is now a Senator. The actor will have a recurring role on the series, and while it isn't clear how many episodes he will star in, Mora will have a connection to the main character Brian Finch, played by Jake McDorman. Take a look at the official synopsis for the Limitless TV series below.

Based on the feature film, Limitless is a fast-paced drama about Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug Nzt and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them. »

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CBS Announces 2015-2016 Fall TV Schedule

13 May 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS today unveiled its 2015-2016 primetime lineup, featuring seven new shows and 22 returning series. CBS will build on a schedule that will finish the current season as America's most-watched network in viewers for the 12th time in 13 years, including the last seven years straight. The new fall dramas are: the heart-pounding medical series Code Black, set in the busiest, most notorious ER in the nation; the fast-paced Limitless, based on the feature film with Bradley Cooper, starring Jake McDorman as an average guy who can suddenly access 100% of his brain capacity with a mysterious pill; and Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist in the title role based on the DC Comics superhero.

The new fall comedies are: Angel from Hell, about a loud, colorful, often inappropriate woman who claims to be a guardian angel, starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch and Maggie Lawson; and Life in Pieces, an irreverent »

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Bradley Cooper to Appear in CBS Series ‘Limitless’ This Fall

13 May 2015 10:14 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Another A-lister is coming to TV.

Bradley Cooper will appear in the first episode of CBS’ new fall drama “Limitless,” based on the 2011 feature film, in which Cooper starred. Pending on the Academy Award-nominated actor’s busy schedule, he may also recur throughout the series.

CBS entertainment chair Nina Tassler made the announcement Wednesday morning at a New York City press breakfast, before the network’s upfront presentation.

Cooper serves as an exec producer on the series, which Tassler described as an “action-packed, fast-paced thrill-ride.”

He will reprise his role from the original movie as Eddie Mora, a man who discovers the mysterious drug Nzt, which allows him to learn faster and recall memories from his past.

Jake McDorman, who appeared in Cooper’s record-breaking film “American Sniper,” plays Brian Finch, who newly comes across Nzt and is coerced into using his new drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI. »

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Bradley Cooper will appear in the pilot for the Limitless TV series

13 May 2015 7:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Bradley Cooper will appear in the pilot for CBS's upcoming Limitless TV series.

The actor will also recur as his availability allows, CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler announced at the network's upfronts.

The drama, ordered to series by CBS, is based on the 2011 movie of the same name and stars Jake McDorman as protagonist Brian Finch.

Finch is forced into solving cases for the FBI using enhanced abilities acquired from taking the mysterious drug Nzt, and works closely with Special Agents Harris (Jennifer Carpenter) and Boyle (Hill Harper).

Cooper is executive producing on the project alongside writer Craig Sweeny, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Todd Phillips.

Heather Kadin, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley and Tom Forman are also executive producers, while Marc Webb directs the pilot.

The big-screen feature topped box office charts when it debuted four years ago, and has since made more than $160 million worldwide. »

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Bradley Cooper Recurs On "Limitless" Series

13 May 2015 6:24 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Bradley Cooper is set to return to television with a recurring role in the upcoming CBS drama series "Limitless".

The series is based on the 2011 movie in which Cooper himself played Eddie Mora, a man who discovers the brain-boosting power of the mysterious drug Nzt and uses it to his advantage.

In this follow-up series, Jake McDorman takes on the role of Brian Finch who discovers Nzt and is coerced by the FBI into using his extraordinary cognitive abilities to solve complex cases for them.

Unbeknownst to them, Brian has a clandestine relationship with the now Senator and presidential hopeful Eddie Mora (Cooper) who has his own plans for his protege.

Cooper guest stars in the pilot and will reportedly recur as much as his schedule permits. Cooper also executive produces the series alongside Craig Sweeny, Marc Webb, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, »

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'Rush Hour', 'Limitless' and More Get Series Orders on CBS

8 May 2015 9:48 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ahead of its official upfront presentation next week, CBS has ordered four new dramas: Limitless, Rush Hour, Code Black and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders as well as two comedies, Life In Pieces and Angel From Hell. It isn't known quite yet if all these shows will debut in the fall, or if some will saved for midseason. Take a look at the official descriptions and cast lists below.


Code Black

Ep/ Writer: Michael Seitzman

Ep: Marti Noxon

Ep: Linda Goldstein-Knowlton

Ep: Ryan McGarry

Ep/Director: David Semel

Studio: ABC Studios

Logline: Medical drama set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff struggle in the face of a broken system to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.


Marcia Gay Harden

Bonnie Somerville

Raza Jaffrey

Luis Guzman

Melanie Kannokada

Harry M. Ford

Ben Hollingsworth

William Allen Young »

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CBS picks up ‘Limitless,’ ‘Rush Hour,’ ‘Criminal Minds’ Spin-Off, and more

8 May 2015 3:59 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Fresh off its Supergirl pickup on Wednesday and ahead of its upfronts presentation next week, CBS announced orders for six new series, some of which have familiar titles.

On the drama front, CBS greenlit TV adaptations of the films Limitless and Rush Hour and picked up the Criminal Minds spinoff Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. The network also finally added a medical drama to its roster in the form of Code Black.

Based on the 2011 feature film starring Bradley Cooper, Limitless follows Brian Finch as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug Nzt and uses his drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI. It stars Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Cooper is executive producing along with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Todd Phillips, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Tom Forman, Craig Sweeny, and Marc Webb.

Rush Hour is inspired by the 1990s Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker franchise. »

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CBS Orders Rush Hour, Limitless, and More to Series

8 May 2015 1:21 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Today it’s CBS’ turn to announce which pilots it is moving forward with, and unsurprisingly the theme is franchises. The network announced that the Rush Hour and Limitless TV show adaptations will be greenlit, as will a Criminal Minds spinoff, a medical drama, and two comedies. Let’s take a closer look… Rush Hour is, of course, an adaptation of the feature film trilogy of the same name that starred Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. This hourlong dramedy revolves around a by-the-books Hong Kong police officer (Jon Foo) who is assigned a case in Los Angeles where he’s forced to team up with a cocky Lapd officer (Justin Hires). The pilot was penned by Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence and Cougar Town alum Blake McCormick, with the two are executive producing alongside Jeff Ingold and the film’s Brett Ratner, Arthur Sark, and Jon Turtletaub, who directed the pilot. »

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Limitless, Rush Hour, Criminal Minds Spinoff Among CBS Series Orders

8 May 2015 1:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

CBS is banking on the built-in appeal of existing properties as it plans out its fall schedule, with pickups todays for four dramas – Limitless, Rush HourCriminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Code Black – and two comedies – Life In Pieces and Angel From Hell. Those series orders are in addition to CBS giving an early pickup to Supergirl two days ago.

Limitless, based on the 2011 Bradley Cooper thriller of the same name, will focus on Brian Sinclair (Jack McDornan), who gains super-intelligence after taking the drug Nzt and uses his new gift to solve crimes for the FBI. Jennifer Carpenter of Dexter fame co-stars and Cooper himself may appear in the pilot, passing the torch to McDornan, as the show is expected to serve as a sort of sequel to the feature film. Heavy hitters are involved with this one as well, with the likes of Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Todd Phillips all producing. »

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Fall TV: Criminal Minds Spinoff (Minus Anna Gunn), Rush Hour and Limitless Among CBS' New Drama Orders

8 May 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

CBS’ latest drama series orders for the 2015-16 TV season include a spinoff, two movie adaptations and a documentary-turned-tv drama.

RelatedSupergirl Lands Series Order at CBS

Having already declared Supergirl ready for takeoff, the Eye network on Thursday ordered to series the dramas Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Rush Hour, Limitless and Code Black.

Related Fall TV: Jane Lynch’s Angel From Hell Among Comedies Ordered at CBS

Descriptions with casting are as follows:

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Writer: Erica Messer

Other EPs: Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper

Cast: Gary Sinise, Daniel Henney and Tyler James Williams; Anna Gunn appeared »

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CBS Picks Up ‘Criminal Minds’ Spinoff, Jane Lynch Comedy, ‘Rush Hour’ & ‘Limitless’ Series

8 May 2015 12:45 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

CBS has handed series orders to four dramas and two comedies, following the “Supergirl” pickup earlier this week.

Criminal Minds” is officially getting another installment with “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” which focuses on a division of the FBI that helps Americans who find themselves in danger abroad. The series starring Gary Sinise (“CSI: NY”), Daniel Henney and Tyler James debuted as a planted spinoff during the flagship show on April 8. Mark Gordon, Nick Pepper and writer Erica Messer are exec producers on the ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios production, with Glenn Kershaw directing.

The network has also greenlit two movie-to-television adaptations with “Limitless,” based on the 2011 Bradley Cooper film, and “Rush Hour,” inspired by the ’90s Chris Tucker-Jackie Chan franchise from New Line Cinema.

Limitless” stars “Greek” alum Jake McDorman as Brian Finch who discovers the power of the mysterious drug Mzt, and is coerced into »

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'Tales from the Darkside' TV Reboot Not Happening on The CW

8 May 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sad news for horror fans! The CW has officially passed on the Tales from the Darkside revival. A reboot of the popular 80s anthology series has been in development since November 2013. It is not exactly clear why The CW passed, and it's possible that the show could move to another network or digital streaming platform.

Joe Hill, the author of Horns, Locke & Key and the son of celebrated novelist Stephen King, wrote the pilot script, while serving as an executive producer alongside Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The author had publicly raved about the pilot, and the revival had been gaining quite a lot of traction among fans. While the pilot is said to have been well executed, The CW was uncertain about the anthology format, even though season long anthologies have been working for FX with shows such as American Horror Story and Fargo. The new Tales from the Darkside series, »

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Tales From The Darkside TV Series Reboot Not Moving Forward at The CW

7 May 2015 12:58 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The CW won't be returning to the place that's "not as brightly lit", as the network has apparently passed on the reboot of George A. Romero's 1980s anthology series, Tales From the Darkside.

According to, The CW will not be moving forward with their Tales From the Darkside reboot, with the show's anthology format and lack of a showrunner reportedly two of the reasons why the network passed on the series.

Joe Hill (Horns, NOS4A2, Locke & Key) wrote and executive produced the project and Kris Lemche (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Final Destination 3, Ginger Snaps, eXistenZ, Haven) was playing the lead role, a character named Newman who had knowledge of The Darkside and was going to appear in all (or most) episodes.

As fans will remember, the original Tales From the Darkside was a spinoff of Romero's Creepshow efforts. Like a 1980s cousin of The Twilight Zone, »

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