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Adding to what has already been a somewhat difficult production for the Cinemax adaptation of Luc Besson’s Transporter franchise, the show’s producers are likely to place production on hold through the remainder of 2011, after an on-set injury to series star Chris Vance has left him unable to perform certain stunts required for the action packed show.
Early last month, Vance was injured filming an action sequence – prompting producers to shut down production to ensure their star was back to fighting shape before resuming his acting duties. Showrunner Steve Shill said, “We want to ensure Chris’ return to peak physical condition before putting him back in front of the camera to continue shooting this fast-paced, action-packed series.”
Initially, Vance’s recovery time was thought ...
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- Kevin Yeoman
The Prison Break star was shooting at the show's set in Toronto, Canada when the incident happened, and Cinemax bosses have stopped production on the programme, based on the Transporter film series, for at least two weeks.
In a statement, showrunner Steve Shill says, "We want to ensure Chris' return to peak physical condition before putting him back in front of the camera to continue shooting this fast-paced, action-packed series."
The show is expected to debut on America's Cinemax channel next year. »
The accident occurred on the series’ Toronto set. Production may resume in two weeks on the series that is expected to bow next year on Cinemax. ”We want to ensure Chris’ return to peak physical condition before putting him back in front of the camera to continue shooting this face-paced, action-packed series,” said showrunner Steve Shill in a statement.
- Lynette Rice
Exclusive: Filming of Cinemax’s upcoming series Transporter has been temporary suspended after the series star, Chris Vance was injured while shooting an action sequence. I hear no return has been set and the hiatus is expected to last at least 2 weeks. “We want to ensure Chris’ return to peak physical condition before putting him back in front of the camera to continue shooting this fast-paced, action-packed series,” executive producer/showrunner Steve Shill said. Transporter had been shooting in Toronto, with production on the series’ 12-epiosde order slated to continue through November. The series underwent a change at the helm in August when executive producers/original showrunners Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie left over creative differences. Shill then stepped in as the new showrunner. Based on Luc Besson’s Transporter film franchise, the series stars Chris Vance as professional transporter Frank Martin, who can always be counted on to get the job done — discreetly. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, showrunners on the yet-to-debut Transporter television series, have left the show, according to Deadline.com. The report cites “creative differences” as the reason for their departure.
The 12-episode first (and possibly only) season is being filmed in Toronto with Besson, Fred Fuchs and Robert Cooper as executive producers. Mullie, Mallozzi and Cooper previously worked together on the Stargate franchise.
Steven Shill, who was recently drafted into the backroom staff, takes over as the new showrunner. The series is expected to debut sometime in 2012. Writing about his departure on his blog, Mallozzi thanked the production team and gave his thumbs up to his successor.
- Michael Simpson
"The Hunger Games" teaser at the VMAs was more than just a passing glimpse at the upcoming film: it was a taste of things to come. Director Gary Ross caught up with Hollywood Crush over Skype and said that the movie, like the book, is going to be very much from the perspective of its main character, Katniss Everdeen.
"That's one of the fun things about it. There are times when you're viscerally inside [Jennifer Lawrence's] shoes, and that's the main experience," he said. "And there are other times when you're witnessing her the way they're witnessing her in the Game—and she's constantly being watched, which is one of the things that makes the book so compelling. But it's mainly an intense first-person experience, inside Katniss' shoes."
Check out the rest of today's film news after the jump!
"Bond 23" To Shoot In India
Sam Mendes's upcoming Bond movie might not have a title yet, »
- Terri Schwartz
Titanic: Blood & Steel
Kevin Zegers, Chris Noth, Derek Jacobi and Neve Campbell are all in negotiations to join the $28 million, twelve-part British miniseries "Titanic: Blood & Steel" currently filming in Belfast. The Ciaran Donnelly directed story chronicles the building of the Titanic, beginning in Edwardian Belfast in the early 1900s, a city on the edge of revolution.
Zegers will play metallurgist Mark Muir who discovers potentially fatal flaws, Noth will play financier J.P. Morgan; Jacobi would play company chairman Lord William Pirrie, and Campbell is a reporter covering the liner’s maiden voyage. [Source: Deadline]
Three weeks into filming on the first season of Cinemax’s "Transporter" TV series and executive producers/showrunners Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie have both left the project over creative differences.
Veteran TV director-producer Steven Shill is now taking over show runner duties on the show currently in production on the fourth and fifth episodes in Toronto »
- Garth Franklin
Cinemax's TV adaptation of The Transporter has lost showrunners Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie. The pair left the project over creative differences after just three weeks of filming, according to Deadline. The Tudors producer Steve Shill will now take over showrunner duties, overseeing shooting on the action-drama's fourth and fifth episodes. Based on the Jason Statham film series, The Transporter will star Prison Break's Chris Vance as expert driver Frank Martin. François Berléand, who played Martin's cop ally (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Exclusive: Three weeks into filming on Cinemax’s 12-episode series Transporter, the action drama’s executive producers/showrunners Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie have left over creative differences. Veteran TV director-producer Steven Shill, who was recently brought in to work alongside Mallozzi and Mullie, is now expected to take over showrunner duties, at least for the time being. The series is in production in Toronto, currently working on Episodes 4-5; shooting is scheduled to continue through November for a 2012 premiere. Based on Luc Besson’s Transporter film franchise, the series stars Chris Vance as professional transporter Frank Martin, who can always be counted on to get the job done — discreetly. Andrea Osvart co-stars on the show, a France/Canada international treaty co-production that is being executive produced by Besson, Fred Fuchs and Robert Cooper. It is Cinemax’s second original primetime series to go into production, following Strike Back, which »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Click to watch Good Christian Belles!
The soap returns to Dallas in this wicked new drama that shows that you can go home again... but only if you're ready to face the sins of your past. Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), once the ultimate high school "mean girl," is forced to return home in disgrace after her marriage ends in scandal. Amanda is nothing like the girl she was 20 years ago, but as her old classmates reacquaint themselves with the new Amanda, will her home town welcome her with open arms or seek revenge? No one in this town is a saint, but that doesn't mean they can't have a heart. As Amanda and her teenage kids try to adjust to their new lives, »
ABC has a slew of new shows coming, many of which need a lot of luck if they're going to last more than a handful of episodes. The schedule has been released, so let's take a lot at what's coming.
Oddly enough, as part of the new announcement, ABC has solidified the return of several more shows, including Happy Endings, despite the fact that two other networks have shows on their slate with cast members from the show. That should be interesting. Of course, it works for me, because I'm a fan.
In other news, Desperate Housewives will not die. Are you kidding me with this show still being on?
New Series - “Apartment 23,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Good Christian Belles,” “Last Man Standing,” “Man Up,” “Missing,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Pan Am,” “Revenge,” “The River,” “Scandal,” “Suburgatory” and “Work It” Join the Lineup
Returning shows - “America’s Funniest Home Videos, »
- Marc Eastman
New series for the 2011-12 season are Apartment 23, Charlie's Angels, Good Christian Belles, Last Man Standing, Man Up, Missing, Once Upon a Time, Pan Am, Revenge, The River, Scandal, Suburgatory and Work It.
America's Funniest Home Videos, The Bachelor, Body of Proof, Dancing with the Stars, Desperate Housewives, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Happy Endings, Secret Millionaire, Shark Tank and 20/20 join previously announced returning series Castle, Cougar Town, Grey's Anatomy, The Middle, Modern Family and Private Practice, Saturday Night College Football also returns.
"We're thrilled to be launching a really diverse and ambitious schedule that balances the strength and stability of our returning hits with a slew of bold new shows," said Lee.
For the 2010-11 TV season, ABC Television Network claims five of the Top 20 highest-rated TV series in Adults 18-49 with Dancing with the Stars, Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy, Dancing with the Stars the Results Show and Desperate Housewives, »
ABC hopes 13 is its lucky number. The network has picked up a baker’s dozen new shows to populate its fall and midseason schedule, which includes opening a new comedy block.
Mondays will stay the same with Dancing With the Stars and Castle. Tuesdays will open with a comedy hour that includes Tim Allen’s new sitcom, Last Man Standing, paired with another new comedy, Man Up. Wednesdays adds new comedy Suburgatory, plus soap thriller, Revenge, at 10 p.m., with Cougar Town shifting to midseason and Happy Endings getting the Modern Family lead-in. Charlie’s Angels will go into Thursdays at 8 p. »
- James Hibberd
The Drama Series Directing race isn't usually one of the most buzzed-about at the Emmy Awards. Raise your hand if you can name the winner of last year's trophy; it was "Dexter" helmer Steve Shill. While the Oscars consider the directing award one of their top prizes -- usually positioning the category late in the evening alongside Best Picture -- the Emmys have always treated helmers as an afterthought. Several years back, the TV academy was even considering moving all of the writing and directing categories off of the primetime show. If that idea had come to fruition, the upcoming contest, which may include Oscar favorites Martin Scorsese and Frank Darabont, would have been consigned to the creative arts ceremony alongside such categories as Outstanding Choreography and Main Title Design. With these two movie titans in the hunt for the top TV award this season, the directing race could get a starring role. »
Add Ashley Judd to the growing list of big-screen names transitioning to the small screen: Judd has reached a deal to star in ABC's upcoming action drama series "Missing," the network says. The "De-Lovely" actress will star as a mother and former CIA agent who travels to Europe to find her missing teenage son after he disappears in Italy on a summer internship, according to ABC. Emmy-winning "Dexter" director Steve Shill will helm the pilot, the network previously announced. Judd's casting was first reported by Deadline.com. Related Articles: »
Ashley Judd and Jenna Elfman who had been in negotiations to topline ABC's action drama series Missing and comedy pilot Bad Mom, respectively, have now closed their deals for the projects. Missing, which eyes an early fall launch, centers on Becca Winstone (Judd), a devoted single mom who, after her 18-year-old son disappears in Italy, takes it upon herself to travel to Europe and track him down. It soon becomes clear that Winstone is a former CIA agent who will stop at nothing to bring her son home alive. Steve Shill is on board to direct multiple episodes of the series, including the opener. He will also executive produce with writer Poirier, Grant Scharbo and Gina Matthews. Production is scheduled to begin late next month in Rome, Vienna and Prague. Bad Mom, from ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment, centers on Julia (Elfman), a mom whose two kids had been raised largely by her mom. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Earlier this month we found out NBC had picked up an Inception-like pilot from Lone Star creator Kyle Killen. The series, titled Rem, is said to be a procedural hybrid which follows the simultaneous and parallel lives of a detective who can not let go of any aspect of his fractured family after a horrible car accident. Now Deadline reports Jason Isaacs (who plays Luciius Malfoy in the Harry Potter franchise) has landed the lead role in the new pilot. Apparently the actor was quite the popular commodity this development season receiving about a half-dozen offers for various new series. This is one pilot I'll be looking forward to with great interest. Though she's taken part in several crime thrillers like Kiss the Girls on the big screen, Ashley Judd is ready to make a jump to her first full-time TV job. TV Line reports the actress is in talks »
- Ethan Anderton
Ashley Judd will return to television in ABC’s new series ‘Missing,’ www.tvguide.com is reporting. The show, which was originally titled ‘Safe’ and then ‘Hall of Mirrors,’ follows former CIA agent Becca Winstone, who will be played by Judd. Becca travels to Europe to find her son after he disappeared while he was in Italy for an internship. ‘National Treasure: Book of Secrets’ screenwriter Greg Poirier is penning the series, and the pilot was written by ‘100 Questions’ Hunter Covington. ‘Missing’ is being executive-produced by Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo. ‘Dexter’ director Steve Shill is attached to helm the show. ‘Missing’ marks Judd’s return to television, as she previously had a role on [...] »
Actress Ashley Judd ("Sisters") will star in the new ABC TV series "Missing", aka "Safe and Hall of Mirrors", following former CIA agent 'Becca Winstone' (Judd) who tries to locate her son in Europe after he disappears in Italy.
"Missing" will debut Fall 2011.
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- Michael Stevens
Actress and University of Kentucky basketball fan Ashley Judd may take the lead in ABC's summer drama "Missing." According to a variety of media reports -- Vulture had the edge by a couple minutes -- Judd is in final talks to topline the thriller, which has already been ordered to series. "Missing" comes from writer Greg Poirier and focuses on a single mother whose son goes missing in Italy and who travels to Europe to utilize her particular skill set to find him. The project was originally ear-marked for a summer premiere, with Steve Shill directing the pilot, but »
- HitFix Staff
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