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We were so disappointed that Zero Hour wasn’t given more time to gain an audience, but at least were pleased when ABC announced that the entire first season would air this summer, including the first three episodes that aired in the winter.
Happily, ABC has now paired those episodes with unaired episodes from another gone-too-soon show from earlier this season, 666 Park Avenue, according to Deadline. As you know from the SciFiMafia.com Spring and Summer Primetime TV Schedule and the SciFiMafia.com Calendar, Zero Hour premieres Saturday, June 15 at 8/7c. 666 Park Avenue will join Zero Hour on June 22, following it at 9/8c and continuing weekly for three more weeks.
Excellent news, I’m So looking forward to summer Saturdays, these were great shows; thanks to ABC for airing the rest of the episodes.
As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, »
- Erin Willard
Hunter Killer, the submarine thriller derived from Don Keith and George Wallace’s book Firing Point, has been pinging the development radar for a few years now. Several directors and more than one actor have come and gone, but it has now apparently reached McG’s desk.Jamie Moss wrote the script, which finds an untested submarine captain working alongside a Navy Seal team to rescue the Russian president when he’s taken prisoner during a political coup. The unlikely allies must work together to stop a rogue general bent on kicking off World War III. Which, you must admit, is pretty typical for a rogue general. They’re never about making sure everyone has enough ice cream, are they?Originally planned as a directing gig for Taken’s Pierre Morel, production company Relativity Media then approached Phillip Noyce. Once he passed, it sat on the shelf until Antoine Fuqua and Gerard Butler got interested, »
Cannes - Action movie The Gunman, starring Sean Penn, has a shot at a global sellout here at the Cannes film market as a slew of territory deals have already been signed and U.S. majors are circling the film. Story: 'Taken' Director to Helm Sean Penn Thriller 'Prone Gunman' (Exclusive) Director Pierre Morel (Taken) was in town earlier this week to drum up excitement for the film from France's Studiocanal, which is part of entertainment and telecom conglomerate Vivendi. E-stars has acquired rights for China, Mgn Paradise has struck a deal for Russia, and Mislabel has taken the film
- Rhonda Richford
The Gunman has many buyers at Cannes. The Sean Penn film The Gunman, a movie directed by Pierre Morel, is selling hotly at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. Spurring the buying storm was footage from the film (which starts shooting in June 2013) and the presence of its director, who was on [...]
Continue reading: The Gunman: Sean Penn + Studiocanal Film Ignites Buyers at Cannes 2013 »
- Rollo Tomasi
Underscoring the breadth of artistic aspirations driving many of today’s European directors, Guillaume Canet’s “Blood Ties” is one of three English-language films helmed by a Euro director playing in Cannes’ official selection.
A different animal from the likes of Louis Leterrier and Pierre Morel, 40-year-old thesp-turned-helmer Guillaume Canet didn’t jump into English-language filmmaking to work on bigger-budgeted, studio-backed mainstream pics when offered the opportunity, after 2006 Hollywood calling card, “Tell No One.”
And yet, Canet, like other ambitious helmers of his generation, always longed to make an English-language film outside France: Simply because it opens up a far wider gamut of artistic possibilities, with cast and stories.
Produced outside the studio system by Canet’s ally Alain Attal at Paris-based Les Productions du Tresor, the $25 million “Blood Ties” centers on the relationship between two brothers in New York. From its visual and narrative style, to its soundtrack of American standards including Led Zeppelin, »
- Elsa Keslassy and John Hopewell
Bower and Fimmel will play car thief brothers whose permanent vacation in the South of France turns deadly after they fall foul of a local crime kingpin.
Shooting begins in southern Europe at the end of the year.
Source: Screen Daily »
- Garth Franklin
We recently confirmed the original District 13 (aka Banlieue 13) star David Belle was to join Paul Walker in a big-budget Us remake of Pierre Morel’s 2004 freerunning French actioner. Luc Besson’s frequent collaborator/protege Camille Dalamarre will make his feature film directorial bow coming from a script by Besson, Bibi Naceri and Robert Mark Kamen with the retitled action-thriller Brick Mansions.
Now we have word that former musician-turned-actor/filmmaker RZA, last seen in The Man With The Iron Fists, will portray the ruthless drug lord making lives a misery. Also, stunning French actress Catalina Denis is expected to take the role of Belle’s sister, kidnapped by the kingpin.
Are you excited at the cult parkour project getting an Us overhaul? As ever, let us know your thoughts! Sadly, there is still no role for Cyril Raffaelli.
Source: Heat Vison
- Craig Hunter
Catalina Denis cast in Paul Walker thriller Model and film actress Catalina Denis has been cast as the female lead opposite Paul Walker (Fast & Furious 6) and David Belle (Malavita) in Camille Delamarre’s Brick Mansions. The action thriller is EuropaCorp and Relativity Media’s English-language remake of the 2004 French-made action / thriller District B13. In Brick Mansions, Paul Walker incarnates an undercover cop out to defuse a bomb in possession of drug warlord RZA. Catalina Denis will play David Belle’s romantic interest. Luc Besson, who specializes in run-of-the-mill, Hollywood-style French-made action thrillers, is one of the film’s producers. Directed by Pierre Morel (Taken, From Paris with Love), and co-written by Luc Besson and Bibi Naceri, District B13 / Banlieue 13 stars David Belle, Cyril Raffaelli, Dany Verissimo-Petit, and co-screenwriter Naceri. The film performed modestly at the French box office; according to Box Office Mojo, District B13 was no. 51 on France’s 2004 box-office chart, »
- Zac Gille
When he's not writing and directing feature films, or making music, or working on graphic novels, RZA is busy being cast in TV serials and feature films, like the English-language remake of the French action movie, District B13 - a Luc Besson production (he produced the French original), to be directed by Camille Delamarre. RZA has signed up to play the villain opposite Paul Walker's hero, in a movie that will be titled Brick Mansions, to be backed by Besson's EuropaCorp and Relativity Media. The original French film, helmed by Pierre Morel, was set in a Paris "hood," where an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang, in order to »
- Tambay A. Obenson
The Fall TV Season presentations for all the new network shows take place this week with the first announced today. Here's a full breakdown of which concepts have made the final list over on NBC.
The Peacock did not have a good year. Only one of its new shows, "Revolution," was a true hit. Another, "Chicago Fire," got renewed by the skin of its teeth whilst the fate of a third, "Hannibal," remains uncertain.
None of last year's new comedies survived, neither did two mid-season dramas, which leaves the network with some big holes to fill. Three dramas and three comedies will debut in the Fall ahead of three more dramas and two comedies mid-season. Two further dramas and a comedy are presently unscheduled.
Several other pilots didn't make the final cut and won't become series including the high-profile Charlize Theron-produced drama about the Hatfields and McCoys, the Bruckheimer-produced »
- Garth Franklin
Take a look at a complete preview of the shows coming your way, and mark your calendars. It looks good for NBC this year, and while I’m not sure all of these look like winners, I think you’ll find at least a couple that you’re really going to like.
Blacklist – Fall
The Blacklist — (Photo by: NBC)
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as “The Concierge of Crime.”
Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: he will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, »
- Marc Eastman
NBC added one comedy and two more dramas to its 2013-14 roster, all from Sony Pictures TV.
Drama “Blacklist” has major heat. It centers on a white-collar criminal who turns himself in and offers to give up others. “Night Shift” is a medical drama set in a San Antonio hospital.
Here are the descriptions:
Parents Dan Yoder (Mike O’Malley, “Glee,” “My Name Is Earl”) and wife Karina (Mary McCormack, “In Plain Sight,” “The West Wing”) find out on the day their daughter Molly (Ella Rae Peck, (“Deception,” “Gossip Girl”) is graduating from high school with an acceptance to college, »
- Cynthia Littleton
Encouraging news for NBC‘s off-cycle drama pilot After Hours, which is now titled The Night Shift. I hear the network has commissioned four backup scripts from the project, produced by Sony Pictures TV. The Night Shift, an ensemble medical show about a group of Army doctors who return to work the night shift together, was one of two drama pilots NBC ordered off-cycle, along with soapy mystery The Secret Lives of Husbands And Wives. The Night Shift, created by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, was originally developed by NBC last season. The network didn’t pick it up to pilot back then but kept it in contention with an order for a new script. The Night Shift was ordered to pilot in October with Pierre Morel directing and Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, Freddy Rodriguez, Ken Leung, Jeananne Goossen, Robert Bailey Jr and Brigid Brannagh starring. The project heated up »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Cannes — The U.S. and French arms of Blighty’s ITV Studios are teaming to co-produce docu-reality show “It Girls” (working title).
ITV’s emphasis on R&D in London and the U.S. has helped ITV Studios France nurture a talent pool and create original formats, either by producing a pilot for the French subsid or by giving it development coin.
The 10-episode series “It Girls,” developed in collaboration with international modeling agency Img, will be set in the high-fashion world.
“It Girls” will center on French and U.S. talent plus other nationalities, depending on which international broadcasters board the show.
“We’re going to follow It girls, designers and models to get an inside look at the fashion industry — from shootings to runaways,” said ITV Studios France topper Francois Florentiny today, the opening day of the MipTV content market
ITV Studios France and ITV Studios America are also collaborating on “Cerberus, »
- Elsa Keslassy
This is terrific news for all who join me in bemoaning the far-too-soon cancellation of supernatural Nazi clock creepy baby puzzler Zero Hour. We were told that the remainder of the episodes would air, and now, happily, that schedule has been set. The news was somewhat giddily tweeted by the Zero Hour writers themselves, or at least whomever has their Twitter password:
Airing update! ABC’s showing all 13 eps of Zero Hour starting Sat. June 15th at 8pm! Set your DVR’s and clear your summer schedules! Whohoo!
— ZeroHourWriters (@ZHWriters) March 27, 2013
That is to say Sat’s @ 8Pm on ABC Starting on 6/15 not all 13 eps on 6/15…you knew that. Nevermind. Is this thing on? Did you hear some…
— ZeroHourWriters (@ZHWriters) March 27, 2013
Okay, so episode 1 airs on Saturday, June 15 at 8/7c *noting*. Back in March when the cancellation news became public, the writers posted this almost more exciting news:
Great news! »
- Erin Willard
An April 2014 release date has been set for Sony Pictures’ The Equalizer but up until today, the studio hasn’t been able to find a director. First, Drive‘s Nicolas Winding Refn attached himself, but that didn’t end up working out. Then, Rupert Wyatt of Rise of the Planet of the Apes fame joined but like Refn, things didn’t really pan out. Over the course of the development of the project, Pierre Morel, Gareth Evans and Gavin O’Connor all flirted with it as well, but no one was able to sign a deal.
Now, Antoine Fuqua is coming on board to re-team with his Training Day star Denzel Washington. Fuqua directed the actor to an Oscar in the 2001 crime flick so to see them teaming up again is very exciting.
- Matt Joseph
Zero Hour was written by Paul T. Scheuring (Prison Break) who is also an executive producer along with Pierre Morel, Lorenzo Dibonaventura (The Transformers, GI: Joe franchises) and Dan McDermott (Human Target). As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and solving conspiracies. A confessed paranormal junkie, his motto is "logic is the compass." But when his beautiful wife, Laila , is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history, stretching around the world and back centuries. Contained in one of his wife's clocks is a treasure map, and what it leads to could be cataclysmic. Now it's up to Hank to decipher the symbols and »
- Pietro Filipponi
Here is the full list of NBC pilots in contention to become series. Network executives will decide in the fall to decide which pilots to order to series. What do you think looks good? What looks bad? And what do you think NBC will order? Tell us what you think in the comments, and check back regularly for additions and updates we'll post in bold. Dramas After Hours (Sony) Writers: Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah Producers: Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, Pierre Morel Director: Pierre Morel Logline: More "M*A*S*H" than "ER" in tone, the show follows the San Antonio »
- TheWrap Staff
Not content with a main role in the Fast & Furious franchise, Paul Walker is certainly lining up some high-profile future projects. After we recently brought you news that he was to headline the big-screen reboot of Hitman video-game, Agent 47, we now can confirm a rumour that’s been floating around for months.
Walker will lead alongside free-running Frenchman David Belle in a Us remake of jaw-dropping international actioner, District 13 (aka Banlieue 13). The original, directed by Taken’s Pierre Morel, featured Belle as the imprisoned hero, Leïto, of a future-set Paris gutter neighbourhood, who teams up with equally skilled cop after ruthless mobsters steal a nuclear weapon. Well known stuntman and actor Cyril Raffaelli played his partner in both District 13 and District 13: Ultimatum, but we’ll now see Walker in that role, although it’s difficult to see Walker pulling off the incredible feats Raffaelli impressed with. »
- Craig Hunter
Tonight is the night we finally get to officially welcome Zero Hour into our homes. Whether you were lucky like me and got a very early sneak peek, or if you checked out the preview that ABC has made available online, or if tonight will be your first view, make sure to check out tonight’s season premiere. There are plenty of “Ooo!” moments, a creepy Nazi conspiracy theory, and Anthony Edwards, so definitely give this one a try.
Here’s one more quick reminder, that includes some intriguing new footage:
Trailer: Zero Hour – Treasure Map
Click here to view the embedded video.
As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and solving conspiracies. A confessed paranormal junkie, his motto is “logic is the compass.” But when his beautiful wife, Laila (Jacinda Barrett), is abducted from her antique clock shop, »
- Erin Willard
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