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The news front on Spike TV's adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist has been relatively quiet in recent months, but that's now changed thanks to a new interview Lilja's Library conducted with Christian Torpe, the creator, executive producer, and showrunner of The Mist TV series, who discussed adapting King's novella, his respect for Frank Darabont's 2007 film, King's reaction to the pilot episode, and more.
Speaking with Lilja's Library, Torpe expressed his desire to do something different with his take on King's seminal novella, including not retreading Darabont's adaptation, which he greatly admires:
"It is not the same story as in the book and the movie, nor is it the same characters – but fans of the story will still see clear parallels... Some things are exactly the same, some are totally different. Some things you think are the same as in the original, but turn out to be something else entirely. »
- Derek Anderson
“Polaroid” tells the story of a high school loner, Bird Fitcher, who stumbles upon a vintage Polaroid camera tainted with a dark secret. She soon discovers the camera’s special power: those who have their picture taken are destined to have a tragic fate.
Principle photography has begun in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for stars Kathryn Prescott, Mitch Pileggi, Grace Zabriskie, Tyler Young, Keenan Tracey, Samantha Logan, Priscilla Quintana, Madelaine Petsch, and Javier Botet. Producers Roy Lee and Chris Bender, who bring their “Ring” touch to the script, written by Blair Butler.
At the American Film Market in November 2016, Lee hinted he believes “Polaroid” has the makings of franchise starter. Lee helped develop the “Grudge” and “Ring” franchises, giving his assertion more credence and raising expectations for the film. »
- Dani Levy
History has given a second season order to Navy Seal drama “Six,” Variety has learned.
The series, which follows a dramatized version of Seal Team Six as they fight to free their former leader (Walton Goggins) from Boko Haram, will return for 10 episodes. The series is currently hurtling towards the conclusion of its eight-episode first season, which over four weeks is bringing in an average of 2.9 million total viewers in Nielsen’s Live+3 ratings; in Live+Same Day ratings, it’s averaging an audience of 1.6 million and a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Season 2 is slated to begin production this summer.
“’Six’ is a captivating drama series that embraces our recent history, while being immensely relevant in the climate of today’s culture,” said History president and general manager Jana Bennett. “It has struck a genuine chord with our audience and we’re proud to continue to tell the courageous stories, both »
- Oriana Schwindt
“Lion” received nods for best picture along with supporting actor for Dev Patel, supporting actress for Nicole Kidman, adapted screenplay for Luke Davies, cinematography for Greig Fraser, and score for Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka.
The movie is based on the book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose, telling the story of Brierly’s life from his losing contact with his family in India at the age of five, being adopted by an Australian family, and reuniting with his Indian family more than two decades later.
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- Dave McNary
Malia Obama is headed to show business!
Exclusive: Michelle Obama on Sasha and Malia's First State Dinner -- 'They Got to Do the Big Girl Dress-Up Thing'
Malia, 18, will begin work in February at the New York Office of The Weinstein Company in the marketing or development department, after the Obama family's vacation in Palm Springs, California, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Upon completion of her internship, Malia will begin school at Harvard University in the fall. She took a year off after graduating high school last June.
The Weinstein Co., which is run by brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein, is behind numerous acclaimed films, including Oscar-winning movies The King's Speech and The Artist, as well as this year's Oscar contender, Lion. Over the years, Harvey has held several fundraisers for Malia's father, and also supported »
In the clip from tonight’s premiere, which you can watch above, troop commander Rip (Goggins) and the other SEALs in his unit attempt to figure out how to treat an injured woman who could also be a suicide bomber. Rip and his troops — Bear (Barry Sloane), Caulder (Kyle Schmid), Buddha (Juan-Pablo Raba), Chase (Edwin Hodge), Buck (Donny Boaz), and Fishbait (Jaylen Moore) — are tasked with some of the most dangerous missions in the military.
The “Muttaqi” that Rip refers to in the clip is the Osama bin Laden-esque mastermind whose actions have so unnerved Rip that he commits an act even his own men think is over the line, setting off a chain of events that will eventually lead to Rip’s kidnapping by Boko Haram. It »
- Oriana Schwindt
By: Carson Blackwelder
Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein have been fixtures in the film biz for decades and have produced some of the biggest movies that have hit the big screen. And when it comes to Oscars — particularly the best picture category — they’ve amassed numerous nominations and wins, from their time at Miramax to The Weinstein Company, with Lion poised to be the 27th to-date.
Lion is up against some big threats in the best picture category at the 2017 Oscars, but The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg — this site’s namesake — lists it as a frontrunner. Other films in contention include La La Land, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Hell or High Water, Hacksaw Ridge, Fences, Hidden Figures, Arrival, and Sully. If nominated, Lion — directed by Garth Davis and features the likes of Dev Patel and »
- Carson Blackwelder
7 items from 2017
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