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Last year it was announced that Idw Entertainment were developing a small screen adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s acclaimed comic book series Locke & Key, and now comes word that Hulu has officially placed a pilot order, with Carlton Cuse (Lost) set to executive produce and showrun and Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) directing.
Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them… and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all!
“I love this story,” said Hill during last year’s announcement. “The seven years I spent working on Locke & Key was the happiest creative experience of my life and there still isn’t a day when I don’t think about those characters and miss visiting with them. The six »
- Gary Collinson
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez‘s Locke & Key is getting a second chance at the small screen. Over five years ago, Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) directed a Locke & Key pilot for Fox, but they decided not to move forward with the series. Now, Hulu has ordered a Scott Derrickson-directed and Carlton Cuse-produced Locke & Key pilot. Below, learn more about […]
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- Jack Giroux
International Sales Agent of the Day: First of an occasional pre-Cannes series highlighting the “sellers” whose lineups in Cannes will bring in buyers and who are breaking the normal boundaries of what an Isa is.Brian O’Shea, CEO of The Exchange, a leading sales and film finance company, has hired producer Tom McNulty (“The Spectacular Now”, “Date Night” ) to launch their first ever film development and production division.
Collaborative and transparent, The Exchange is an international sales and finance company committed to creating strong relationships between filmmakers, film financiers and distributors through the exchange of product, information and commerce. Created Brian O’Shea, the company specializes in high quality, commercial films that appeal to North American audiences and the ever-evolving global film market. Check out his Cannes offerings at Cinando.
With more than $2 billion at the box office under his belt, Tom McNulty’s upcoming projects include Universal’s »
- Sydney Levine
If you look at any list claiming to rank the best horror movies of all time, there's a good chance that you'll see director Stanley Kubrick's 1980 classic The Shining either at or near the top of that list 37 years after it hit theaters. The film is still considered a horror classic to this day, with Warner Bros. even developing a Shining prequel entitled The Overlook Hotel, which has Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) attached to direct from a script by Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead). While we don't have any updates for that prequel, original Shining producer Jan Harlan and screenwriter Diane Johnson, who co-wrote The Shining with director Stanley Kubrick, shed some light on some of the alternate ending ideas the director had during production. And they were dark.
The film is based on Stephen King's best-selling novel of the same name, and fans of the book »
In a wide-ranging In Conversation session at the Glasgow Film Festival, producer Christine Vachon revealed a surprising truth about Killer Films, the New York City-based company she set up in 1995 alongside Pamela Koffler: Still Alice is the first and only of their productions to return a net profit to the company.
Vachon had previously confirmed the same in her 2006 book A Killer Life: How An Independent Film Producer Survives Deals And Disasters In Hollywood And Beyond.
Even in the tough world of independent film, that admission raised eyebrows given Killer’s role in films including Boys Don’t Cry (1999), which won Hilary Swank the best actress Oscar, Todd Solondz’s Happiness (1998), Mark Romanek’s One Hour Photo (2002) and Todd Haynes’ Far From Heaven (2002).
Vachon has subsequently produced a string of critical hits, including Haynes »
Author: Jon Lyus
We’re due for a timely revisiting of a powerful vision of the future with Hulu’s big-budget TV series based on the 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale. The show stars Elisabeth Moss as Offred, and features a cast which includes Alexis Bledel, Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski and Max Minghella.
Margaret Atwood’s novel imagines a war-torn future in which part of a fractured United States of America is a theocractic Republic named Gilead. Human sterility is a casualty of war, and in Gilead the subjugation of women is pillar on which its dictatorship is borne.
A movie adaptation of Atwood’s disturbing story made its way to the cinemas in 1990 with Volker Schlöndorff’s adaptation starring Natasha Richardon and Faye Dunaway. The film has aged less well than the novel, though Harold Pinter’s screenplay keeps up the unease and increasing urgency extremely well. »
- Jon Lyus
6 items from 2017
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