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Exclusive: As the TV biz prepares to celebrate another ground breaking year tonight, underwritten in no small effort by feature talent, the remarkable thing to consider is how much more of this is coming. Here’s one that has great potential: HBO and Paramount Television are making deals to turn the 2010 hit film Shutter Island into a TV series. Tentatively titled Ashecliffe, the plan is for the pilot to be directed by Martin Scorsese from a script by Dennis Lehane, who wrote the bestselling thriller novel that Scorsese and screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis turned into the hit film that Leonardo DiCaprio starred in.
Ashecliffe is the name of the isolated mental hospital where the movie took place, and the series begins before the events of the film. The focus is the past of hospital, and the secrets and misdeeds perpetrated by its founders who erected the hospital in the early 20th »
- Mike Fleming Jr
Recently, The Amazing Spider-man 2 hit our shelves on Blu-ray and on the bonus disc associated with it are a series of extras, some of which are interviews with director Marc Webb which really sets in motions what we might expect for the sequels to the film. Specifically, what or who we may see in The Amazing Spider-man 3 and Sinister Six.
First of all is the case of Norman Osborn, who was presumed dead in the events in ASM2 due to a fatal degenerative disease.
“[Our] special project is where we’re setting up the Sinister Six and all the different, crazy technology from Oscorp has been developed sort of off the grid and this is our cryogenic, obviously this will only be seen after the movie, but this is our cryogenic headcase so we can bring him back for the sequel”
Well, it’s nice to know they’re »
- Matthew Ceo
Anyone who's ever read a true fairy tale from The Brothers Grimm can assure you of one thing... they're not necessarily for children, and some of them are damned scary to boot! So what's next for these ancient terror tomes? A trip to The Library should yield some scares!
THR reports that Mythology Entertainment, the production company run by Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt, and Laeta Kalogridis, has teamed with comic company Zenescope Entertainment to adapt the latter's title The Library, a spinoff from Zenescope's Grimm Universe series.
The story follows the adventures of a teenage girl and her brother as they accidentally unlock various portals within an historic library that physically transport them into the strange worlds of the books that surround them.
No writer is attached at this stage.
Zenescope, launched in 2005, focuses on many fairy tales and folk tales as well as myths with modern twists and sensibilities. »
- Steve Barton
Mythology Entertainment has acquired the rights to the Zenescope comic book series The Library for a feature adaptation.
The comic, created by Joe Brusha with Giovanni Timpano providing artwork, is a spin-off of Zenescope's Grimm's Fairy Tales series, which centers on a teenage brother and sister who discover a number of portals in a historic library, that allows them to be transported to the fictional worlds the library's books are set in.
Mythology's James Vanderbilt and Brad Fisher are producing alongside Jon Silk and Zenoscope founders Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco and Echo Lake Entertainment's Dave Brown. The producers do not have a screenwriter attached to adapt the material at this time.
Zenescope was founded in 2005, focusing on myths and folk tales told with modern sensibilities, with Grimm's Fairy Tales serving as their flagship title.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Mythology Entertainment, the production company behind White House Down, has picked up the rights to Zenescope Entertainment's Grimm Fairy Tales Presents: The Library. Brad Fischer (Zodiac), James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man). and Jon Silk will produce the project with Zenescope founders Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco. The search for a screenwriter is currently underway. »
Mythology Entertainment, the production company run by Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis, has teamed with comic company Zenescope Entertainment to adapt the latter's title The Library. Library is a spinoff from Zenescope's Grimm Universe series. The story follows the adventures of a teenage girl and her brother as they accidentally unlock various portals within a historic library that physically transport them into the strange worlds of the books that surround them. Photos The Best Costumes of Comic-Con 2014 No writer is attached at this stage. Fischer, Vanderbilt and Jon Silk will produce with Zenescope founders Joe Brusha
- Borys Kit
Mark Romanek has entered negotiations to direct The Shining prequel The Overlook Hotel for Warner Bros. We reported in May that Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón was the studio's top choice to direct The Overlook Hotel, but it seems a deal was never reached.
The Overlook Hotel is based on the original prologue that Stephen King wrote for The Shining novel, which was cut before the book was published in 1977. The prologue tells the origin story of The Overlook Hotel and its first owner, Bob T. Watson, a "robber baron" at the start of the 20th Century who set out to build the greatest resort in America, nestled within the Colorado Rockies, where he and his family also lived.
Based on Stephen King’s original prologue to The Shining, which was cut from the book prior to publication in 1977, the film will tell the origin story of the Overlook Hotel through the eyes of its first owner, Bob T. Watson. A robber baron at the turn of the 20th century, Watson scaled the remote peaks of the Colorado Rockies to build the grandest resort in America and a place he and his family would also call home.
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- Steve Barton
If you stay at this hotel, don’t book room 237. The Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s classic horror film The Shining, based on Stephen King’s 1977 novel of the same name, contains gruesome scenery inside its walls that overshadows its gorgeous view of the Colorado Rockies. It was previously revealed that former The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara was writing a script for a prequel to The Shining titled, Overlook Hotel, for Warner Bros. and now a director has been chosen.
Variety reports that Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo, Locke & Key 2011 TV pilot) is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct Overlook Hotel. Glen Mazzara recently submitted a completed draft for the prequel project that’s an adaptation of Stephen King’s originally unpublished prologue to his 1977 novel. Mythology’s Brad Fischer, James Vanderbilt, and Laeta Kalogridis are producing. Here’s the prologue’s synopsis, courtesy of Variety:
- Derek Anderson
Based on the original prologue that cut from the book prior to publication in 1977, the film will tell the origin story of the Overlook Hotel through the eyes of its first owner Bob T. Watson.
Watson was a robber baron at the turn of the 20th century who scaled the remote peaks of the Colorado Rockies to build the grandest resort in America.
Whether Romanek will be the helmer by the time this gets going is a good question, the filmmaker has encountered some bad luck over the past decade. Three book to film adaptations he »
- Garth Franklin
Despite being quite different in places to the Stephen King novel on which is was based, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is still rightly considered one of the greatest movie’s ever made. It has also since been dissected and studied over and over again, something which helps to make it easy to watch and enjoy multiple times.
Rather than risk the backlash which would come from a remake, Warner Bros. recently decided to move ahead on a prequel called Overlook Hotel. Former showrunner on The Walking Dead Glenn Mazzar recently turned in the script, while Mythology’s James Vanderbilt, Brad Fischer and Laeta Kalogridis are producing.
Never Let Me Go helmer Mark Romanek is now in talks to direct the movie, and it sounds as if he’s a lock to take on the project. The prequel which will be based on King’s original prologue to the book version of The Shining. »
- Josh Wilding
After landing The Walking Dead showrunner Glenn Mazzara to pen the script, The Shining prequel Overlook Hotel has taken another big step forward with news that Mark Romanek is in negotiations to helm the film.
Romanek, known for his music videos for bands including the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer, broke into feature filmmaking in 2010 with Never Let Me Go (though he also directed 2002′s One Hour Photo before most of his music video work). After following up Never Let Me Go with the TV movie Locke & Key, he became increasingly in demand in Hollywood and is rumored to be directing Dan Brown adaptation The Lost Symbol. Romanek also has episodes of ABC’s The Whispers premiering sometime next year.
- Isaac Feldberg
The Overlook Hotel - a prequel to The Shining - is still open for business. Variety reports Mark Romanek is in the running to helm the film for Variety. The project's origins began in 2012, when the L.A. Times reported Warner Bros. was working with writer/producer Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island, Avatar) and her partners Bradley Fischer and James Vanderbilt on the prequel. Those three are still involved, however, Glenn Mazzara - former showrunner of The Walking Dead and showrunner of the upcoming Damien series - has penned an original script.
The post Mark Romanek to Direct Prequel to The Shining, Plot Details Revealed appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
Based on Stephen King’s original prologue to “The Shining,” which was cut from the book prior to publication in 1977, the film will tell the origin story of the Overlook Hotel through the eyes of its first owner, Bob T. Watson. A robber baron at the turn of the 20th century, Watson scaled the remote peaks of the Colorado Rockies to build the grandest resort in America, and a place he and his family would also call home
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Starring Jack Nicholson, the original “Shining” revolved around a writer who takes his family to an isolated hotel for the winter where »
- Justin Kroll
For twenty-four years, Dan Rather was the face of CBS News. During that time, he broke countless stories and reported on hundreds of world-changing events. Unfortunately, his career is remembered in some circles for only one: The Killian Documents Controversy. The broadcast was a complete fiasco, and now, it.s getting its own movie. According to Deadline, the film will be entitled Truth. More importantly, it will star industry legend Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as his doomed producer Mary Mapes. It.ll be helmed by screenwriter James Vanderbilt, who will make his directorial debut. He wrote The Amazing Spider-Man and White House Down. Perhaps more importantly, he.s a descendent of railroad pioneer and visionary Cornelius Vanderbilt and a relative of The Silver Fox, Anderson Cooper. It.s unclear exactly how wide the scope of Truth might have, but it will focus primarily on the lead-up »
In the perfect marriage of politics and Hollywood casting, Robert Redford might portray Dan Rather in a dramatic thriller about the 2004 60 Minutes II investigation into whether or not President George W. Bush received preferential treatment to avoid Vietnam service in 1968. Cate Blanchett is also in talks to play Mary Mapes, the CBS producer who worked on the controversial story and is the central figure in the proposed film, which still lacks financing. Her 2005 book, Truth and Duty: The Press, the President and the Privilege of Power, is the basis for the movie, which will be directed by screenwriter James Vanderbilt »
- Jeff Labrecque
Robert Redford has signed on to play news broadcaster and journalist Dan Rather in "Truth," a film adaptation of the 2005 memoir "Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power" for Mythology Entertainment.
Cate Blanchett is attached to play Rather's Peabody Award-winning producer Mary Mapes who penned the book. "The Amazing Spider-Man" screenwriter James Vanderbilt makes his directorial debut with the film and will adapt the screenplay.
The tome deals with the fallout after Rather reported in 2004 that George W. Bush had received special treatment while serving in the Air National Guard during the Vietnam War.
Said report that was based on documents that turned out to be forgeries and the subsequent scandal became known as "Rathergate". Mapes was accused of lapses in judgment and was fired, while Rather's career and reputation were jeopardized.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Robert Redford isn't messing around with this Oscar business. After losing out on a nomination for his acclaimed, nearly dialogue-free performance in last year's "All Is Lost," the legendary actor is making another go at Academy consideration (at least in theory) as the star of "Truth," in which he'll play former CBS news anchor Dan Rather during the career-derailing 2004 "Rathergate" scandal, according to Deadline. Starring opposite Redford will be Cate Blanchett as Peabody Award-winning "60 Minutes" producer Mary Mapes, who was fired from the program after it was discovered that a series of documents alleged to prove that then-President George W. Bush had been given preferential treatment while serving in the Texas Air National Guard had not been properly authenticated prior to airing on sister program "60 Minutes II." Though Rather continued on with the network until 2006, his career and reputation suffered irreparable damage from the scandal, leading to a $70 million »
- Chris Eggertsen
We’ve got a few casting stories to attend to this afternoon. Briefly: Scarlett Johansson and Jonah Hill are in talks to join the cast of the Coen brothers’ next film Hail, Caesar!. Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett will play Dan Rather and Mary Mapes, respectively, in Truth. John Goodman is in talks to star in the low-budget thriller Valencia, from Bad Robot. Hit the jump for more details on the aforementioned casting. Firstly, Variety reports that Scarlett Johansson is in talks to join the stellar cast of Joel and Ethan Coen’s new film Hail Caesar!, while The Wrap throws Jonah Hill into the mix as well. The story takes place in 1950s Hollywood and revolves around a fixer who works to keep a studio’s stars in line. Johansson will play an actress who becomes pregnant as her film is about to go into production. George Clooney leads »
- Adam Chitwood
James Vanderbilt, who wrote Zodiac” and both “The Amazing Spider-Man” scripts, will make his directorial debut along with writing and producing through his Mythology Entertainment banner along with Brad Fischer, William Sherak and Mikkel Bondesen.
The film will center on Rather’s 2004 report on CBS’ “60 Minutes Wednesday”about a series of memos critical of President George W. Bush’s Texas Air National Guard service record that had been discovered in the files of the president’s former commanding officer. The authenticity of those documents was called into question, which led to claims that the memos were forgeries.
Rather and CBS initially defended the story — released during the height of Bush’s re-election campaign — but wound up retracting it 12 days after the initial broadcast. “If I knew then what I know now, »
- Dave McNary
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