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6 items from 2015

Simon Pegg to Co-Scribe Star Trek 3

21 January 2015 6:02 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

He’s well-known for being brilliantly engaging in front of the camera, whether you look at his starring role in the TV series Spaced or his memorable performances in Edgar Wright’s “Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy” (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End), but there’s another dimension to Simon Pegg that’s equally entertaining: his scribing side. As many of his fans know, Pegg penned episodes of Spaced and co-wrote the aforementioned films and he’s now lined up to lend his pen to the screenplay of another movie in which he’ll co-star: Star Trek 3.

Deadline reports that in addition to once again playing USS Enterprise engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, Pegg has also been set to co-scribe Star Trek 3 with Doug Jung (Dark Blue, Banshee). 2009’s Star Trek reboot was co-penned by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness was co-written by Orci, »

- Derek Anderson

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Des Doyle and Ryan Patrick McGuffey Learn the Ropes with "Showrunners"

16 January 2015 2:42 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Left to right: Ryan Patrick McGuffey, Damon Lindelof and Des Doyle.

J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe), Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Damon Lindelof (Lost) and countless others shift from behind the scenes to become the focus of a new documentary, Showrunners: The Art Of Running A TV Show. The doc offers numerous first-hand accounts of what it takes to get a TV show on the air and features a backstory that is almost as equally fascinating. Director Des Doyle and Co-Producer Ryan Patrick McGuffey, both natives of Ireland, sat down recently to discuss the arduous journey of bringing this film to life. "For anyone who has ever truly pursued the dream of making a film, they know it comes with costs attached. “The lucky thing about being a first-time director is that naiveté can make you unaware of just how big a challenge you've set yourself, »

- The Hollywood

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What's in store for 'Vampire Diaries' and 'The Originals'? Press Tour Live-Blog

11 January 2015 9:40 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The CW is having a pretty good season and the network has a lot of Television Critics Association press tour time, with panels including midseason dramas "iZombie" and "The Messengers." The network is also doing a pair of mixed-world panels. A bit later we have the various heroes and villains of "Arrow" and "Flash," but now it's time for a joint "The Vampire Diaries"/"The Originals" panel. Julie Plec will be joined by "Vampire Diaries" showrunner Caroline Dries and "Originals" showrunner Michael Narducci. Representing both casts are Ian Somerhalder and Joseph Morgan. Follow along! For the record: I'm caught up on "Vampire Diaries" and have definitely felt like this season has been an improvement over last. I'm behind on "The Originals," though that's mostly because of a Monday scheduling log-jam. I'll catch up eventually. 9:45 a.m. We should be starting any second. Don't get anxious! 9:50 a.m. We »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Twin Peaks, Ep. 2.01, “May The Giant Be With You”: The pressure of a phenomenon

9 January 2015 7:21 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Twin Peaks, Season 2, Episode 1, “May The Giant Be With You

Written by Mark Frost

Directed by David Lynch

Aired September 30, 1990 on ABC

It was Laura and I saw her glowing. In the dark woods I saw her smiling. We were crying and I saw her laughing. In our sadness I saw her dancing. It was Laura living in my dreams. It was Laura. The glow was life. Her smile was to say it was alright to cry. The woods was our sadness. The dance was her calling. It was Laura and she came to kiss me goodbye.

The question of who killed Laura Palmer holds a particular and acute power. Not only did it captivate millions of people in 1990, but it has continued to have the same effect on millions more in the decades since thanks to home video and, most importantly, Netflix. When I first started watching Twin Peaks »

- Jake Pitre

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‘Tomorrowland’ Might Have to Change Its Title in Different Countries

9 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Say the world “Tomorrowland” in the United States and most people immediately think of Disney. Walt Disney World and Disneyland are well-known for having areas called Tomorrowland; later this year, Disney will release a movie of the same title. The film is directed by Brad Bird, co-written by Damon Lindelof, and stars George Clooney. Watch the […]

The post ‘Tomorrowland’ Might Have to Change Its Title in Different Countries appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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"Tomorrowland"- New York Comic-Con Footage

7 January 2015 1:21 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ footage, including the 2014 Comic-Con cast panel session, supporting the upcoming science fiction/fantasy feature "Tomorrowland", written by Damon Lindelof ("Prometheus") and directed by Brad Bird ("Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol"), starring George Clooney ("Gravity") and Britt Robertson ("Under The Dome"):

"What’s good about the future and what’s scary about it," said director Bird. "We wrestle with those things in a slightly mythical way..."

"...a Florida girl 'Casey Newton' (Roberston) dreams of the future...

"..while watching the launchpads @ 'Cape Canaveral' being disassembled.

"She goes exploring one day...

"...and after landing in a bit of trouble, finds herself in possession of a mysterious pin.

"Her discovery of the pin, and the vision of this futuristic land it reveals, leads her to 'Frank Walker' (Clooney)...

"...a hermit and failed inventor who knows more about 'Tomorrowland' than he wants to tell..."

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- Michael Stevens

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