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Filmmaker Ridley Scott — who in 1982 adapted Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into the big-screen drama Blade Runner — and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files) will serve as executive producers on the project, which originally was developed as a Syfy miniseries.
The best-selling The Man in The High Castle presents an alternate history in which Nazi Germany and Japan won »
The screen adaptation of Philip K. Dick's The Man In The High Castle has had several homes in the last couple of years. First it was supposed to be a four-part series for the BBC. Then it decamped to SyFy. Now it's jostling for attention as one of Amazon's slew of pilot episodes to be voted forward (or not) by viewers. Scott Free (Ridley Scott's company) and Frank Spotnitz remain among the producers, and the first cast members have just been announced. Alexa Davalos (The Chronicles Of Riddick, Clash Of The Titans) will play Juliana Frink, with Luke Kleintank (Bones) as Joe Blake.Dick's alternate history novel takes place in 1960s America, in a world where the Axis Powers and Japan won the Second World War. Japan runs the Pacific States of America in the West, while the Third Reich have the East. The Midwest is kind of Vichy France in the equation. »
Lucas Till ("X-Men: First Class") will star opposite Kate Beckinsale in D.J. Caruso's thriller "The Disappointments Room" at Relativity Studios. Wentworth Miller penned the script which Caruso has since done a rewrite on and filming begins in two weeks in North Carolina.
The story tells of a mother (Beckinsale) who moves her family to a beautiful house in the country. The discovery of a secret room in the attic leads to the woman unlocking the home’s bloody secret past and how it ties frighteningly to her own. Till will play a mysterious carpenter who works on the family's home. [Source: Heat Vision]
The story follows a haunted young woman who makes a bloody and determined pilgrimage across a frozen landscape toward a prestigious all girls prep school, »
- Garth Franklin
Not a summer goes by without new reports that The X-Files will return.
Show creator Chris Carter this week admitted that "there certainly have been conversations" about a comeback of some sort, but is that really a good idea?
The supernatural drama originally ran on Fox from 1993 to 2002, spanning 202 episodes over nine seasons. The first three were fantastic, the following six more than a bit hit-and-miss.
Rumours of a third movie have been bubbling ever since the second flopped onto our screens six years ago.
Carter has said that the planned movie »
Chris Carter has had conversations with the heads of 20th Century Fox about a possible reboot of The X-Files, he confirmed to Vulture this week. What the tenor of those conversations was, Carter didn't elaborate, but that doesn't stop us from pondering the matter.
After batting away talk of the lawsuits both he and David Duchovny brought against Fox, The X-Files creator spoke of how he and Fox TV CEO Dana Walden go way back, confirming "she and I have talked a lot about this".
"Is that a way of saying a reboot is happening?" asked Vulture, "That's just a way of saying there certainly have been conversations", Carter replied. "So why hasn't it happened?" Vulture pressed him. "I would assume nothing" were Carter's final words on the matter.
Mulder and Scully fans are »
The road so far …
It wasn’t exactly easy for genre television in 2005. Well, it’s really never been easy for genre television ever in the history of television, but in 2005, a deluge of genre shows premiered and almost all of them had fallen prey to the swift axe of the television gods by the next year. Start by thinking about television now. It’s a fruitful time for horror and science fiction and fantasy. There are a multitude of genre shows, running the gamut from The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, to True Blood and The Vampire Diaries. They’re all massive hits.
Now, think of all of the shows that premiered around that time in 2005. There was Surface, and that was cancelled after ten episodes by NBC. Invasion, a well-regarded show written by Shaun Cassidy (who created one of my favorite shows, American Gothic) and that was cancelled »
- Nathan Smith
Here are the first looks at TNT‘s new dramas as part of the network’s 2014-2015 series orders. They include two original series — the Jennifer Beals-starrer Proof, exec produced by Kyra Sedgwick, and Edward Burns’ 1967-set NY cop drama Public Morals — as well as the Librarian series spinoff and the overseas pickup Transporter: The Series starring Chris Vance. Check them out: Related: TNT Unveils New ‘Boom’ Tagline, Turner Development Slates Transporter: The Series – Fall Drama Produced by Atlantique Productions. From executive producers Frank Spotnitz, Chris Vance, Fred Fuchs, Olivier Bibas and Qvf Inc, and producer Susan Murdoch. The Librarians – Winter Drama Produced by Electric Entertainment. From writer/executive producer John Rogers and executive producers Noah Wyle, Dean Devlin and Marc Roskin. Proof – 2015 Drama Produced by Turner Originals. From writer/executive producer Rob Bragin, director Alex Graves and executive producers Kyra Sedhwick, Jill Littman and Tom Jacobson. Public Morals »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
X-Files fans, rejoice! Frank Spotnitz has a new project.
EW has confirmed that Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer have teamed up to create Freud: The Secret Casebook, a period drama about Sigmund Freud. The show will follow Freud in the early 20th century as he becomes the first-ever criminal profiler, using psychology to solve crimes. According to Deadline, which first reported the news, the show will balance murder mysteries with Freud’s personal life.
Carnival Films and Big Light are set to produce. »
- Samantha Highfill
There's a Sigmund Freud drama in the works, but apparently the birth psychoanalysis is not enough to hang a show on: Freud: The Secret Casebook will turn Freud into a criminal profiler, because everything has to be a cop penis. Show! Cop show! The Secret Casebook, which is still in its early stages of development, is "set in the glittering, but volatile world of early 20th century Vienna [where] Freud will use his startling new theories about psychology to help solve crimes," and should the series air, it will "blend episodic murder mysteries with the on-going story of Freud’s tangled and provocative personal life," according to the production company. The series comes from The X-Files' Frank Spotnitz and Star Trek's Nicholas Meyer, so it could be a cool twist on "profiler" show. But sometimes a procedural is just a cop procedural. »
- Margaret Lyons
Set in early 20th Century Vienna, Freud: The Secret Casebook will see psychoanalyst Freud turn his skills to criminal profiling and crime-solving.
According to Downton Abbey-producer Carnival, the series will “blend episodic murder mysteries with the on-going story of Freud’s tangled and provocative personal life”.
The project is currently casting and directors.
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Freud: The Secret Casebook will be set in 20th century Vienna, and will focus on the famous psychoanalyst as he turns to crime solving and criminal profiling.
The series will "blend episodic murder mysteries with the ongoing story of Freud's tangled and provocative personal life," according to Carnival.
Casting and broadcast announcements will be confirmed in the coming months. »
The series is said to blend "episodic murder mysteries with the on-going story of Freud’s tangled and provocative personal life." Big Light Productions ("Transporter: The Series") is also developing the project which has yet to be ordered by a network.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
X Files veteran Frank Spotnitz moved to London for Cinemax/BBC series Hunted a few years back, and in 2013 launched London-based Big Light Productions. Now, he’s digging even further into the UK TV scene. Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer (Houdini) have created crime series Freud: The Secret Casebook. NBC Universal-owned Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films will produce with Big Light. The period drama will see Sigmund Freud become the world’s first criminal profiler. Set in early 20th century Vienna, the series will focus on Freud as he uses his startling new theories about psychology to help solve crimes, and will blend episodic murder mysteries with the on-going tale of the psychoanalyst-cum-detective’s tangled and provocative personal life. The project is out to cast and directors. Downton‘s Gareth Neame is exec producing with Nigel Marchant for Carnival; Alan Gasmer (Vikings), Matt Baer (Unbroken) and Christian Popp and Alexander Keil »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer will pen the series, in which the founder of psychoanalysis is portrayed as the first criminal profiler. The series will combine murder mystery with a portrayal of Freud’s “tangled and provocative personal life.”
- Leo Barraclough
London – Writer and producer Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files, Hunted, Transporter) and writer and director Nicholas Meyer (Houdini, Star Trek) have joined forces to develop a crime series centered on Sigmund Freud for Downton Abbey producer Carnival Films, part of NBCUniversal, and Big Light Productions (Hunted, Transporter). Freud: The Secret Casebook sees the father of psychoanalysis become the first criminal profiler. The drama is in development, but has yet to be ordered by a network. Photos: 2014's New Broadcast and Cable TV Shows "Set in the glittering, but volatile world of early 20th century Vienna, Freud will use his
- Georg Szalai
The X-Files Annual #1
Art: Stuart Sayger, Andrew Currie
Colours: Matheus Lopes
Letters: Neil Uyetake
Editor: Denton J. Tipton
Executive Producer: Chris Carter
Last year, Idw, working closely with Chris Carter, successfully launched the tenth season of The X-Files in comic book form. Now the dynamic duo are back again in a special double-stuffed annual that features two ‘lost’ stories from Mulder and Scully’s earlier days. Luckily, for readers, this annual feels more like a season 3 X-Files episode than a season 9 one. If you’re an X-Files fan, then you know what that means.
The annual features two separate stories, with the first serving as the “monster of the week” tale. In it, a man is brutally murdered while on his amazing mid-Nineties flip phone. Leaving a pregnant wife at home, »
- Sean Tonelli
When a man returns from the dead with a warning for his wife, the agents investigate and cross paths with a very peculiar priest. And in the second story, Cerebus creator Dave Sim writes his first-ever The X-Files story and first scripted licensed work in… forever? with “Talk to the Hand,” a nightmarish tale starring a sleeping Dana Scully!
The X-Files Annual 2014 is out on Wednesday, priced $7.99.
The post Preview of The X-Files Annual 2014 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
MipTV was awash with producers, networks and broadcasters looking for international partners to co-finance high-end drama projects that appeal beyond national borders.
Keynotes from Starz chief executive Chris Albrecht, Playground boss Colin Callender, StudioCanal chief executive Olivier Courson and Tandem Communications president Rola Bauer set the tone, and a raft of high-profile drama collaborations were revealed during the market or just prior to it.
These included Sundance TV’s tie-ups with the BBC on Hugo Blick’s The Honourable Woman and Guy Hibbert’s One Child; Tandem Communication’s Spotless, in collaboration with Canal+ and Rosetta Media; Kudos’ Real Humans reboot, backed by Channel 4 and Xbox Entertainment Studios; and Gaumont International Television’s Pablo Escobar series Narcos for Netflix.
Other projects are being fuelled by big-name writers and directors. Sky Italia and Wildside’s Italian-us co-pro Young Pope will be directed by Oscar-winning film director Paolo Sorrentino, while Tandem »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Munich-based television company Tandem Communications has inked a first look deal with Us writer and producer Frank Spotnitz, best known for work on The X-Files and more recently Hunted which aired on the BBC1 in the UK and HBO Cinemax in the Us.
“We are very excited to have an opportunity to work so closely with such a unique and creative talent,” said Tandem president Rosa Bauer.
Bauer made the announcement at a news conference following a mastermind keynote speech at Miptv, alongside Olivier Courson of European studio StudioCanal, which took a majority stake in Tandem in 2011.
The prolific Munich-based, Canadian producer said she started courting Spotnitz two years ago, following his move to Europe to make Hunted - where he has since been working on European-produced series such as Left Bank Pictures’ Strike Back, his own »
Old and New Media were out in force at Miptv on Tuesday (8) as veteran producers and writers unveiled projects and new media heavyweights YouTube and Twitter discussed the pulling power of their platforms for traditional content creators as well as newcomers.
A round-up of the day 2 events:
Us writer and producer Frank Spotnitz joined Olivier Bibas, producer and managing director of Paris-based Atlantique Productions, for a breakfast preview of the second series of Transporter adapted from Luc Besson’s popular film franchise.
“We want to keep the identity of the original but also deepen Frank’s world,” said Spotnitz, noting each episode »
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