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Kate Beckinsale is enjoying the single life, but it doesn't look like she's in a rush to find a new man. Kate and some friends showed up Friday night at The Abbey in West Hollywood. We're told her crew got a table in back of the famed gay club -- and she wasn't shy when people approached for pics. Kate's been out on the town more since her estranged husband, Len Wiseman, started hanging out, »
- TMZ Staff
Fox has ordered a new police drama TV series pilot, Apb, from David Slack. Slack writes and executive produces Person of Interest, which is likely to be cancelled after the current fifth season, or not, depending on whether you listen to CBS or Jj Abrams.
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“A.P.B.” is about a tech billionaire who purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one’s murder. The series will explore if the eccentric and enigmatic figure’s cutting-edge approach can fix the broken ways of the blue blooded veterans.
Slack, who’s a co-exec producer and writer on “Person of Interest,” wrote the pilot and will exec produce the project, along with Len Wiseman who is attached to direct. “A.P.B.” keeps Wiseman in the Fox family, as he co-created the network’s “Sleepy Hollow.” 20th Century Fox is the studio.
“Recon” revolves around a rookie FBI agent who embeds herself in a suspected terrorist family. Dries penned the »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Fox has ordered pilots for two dramas set in the world of law enforcement. “A.P.B.” from writer and executive producer David Slack, tells the story of a tech billionaire who purchases purchases a troubled police precinct following of a loved one’s murder. The pilot will be directed by “Underworld” director Len Wiseman, who will also serve as an executive producer. “Recon,” the second pilot, focuses on a rookie FBI agent embeds herself in a suspected terrorist family. Writer “Caroline Dries,” who has worked on “The Vampire Diaries,” “Smallville” and “Melrose Place” will executive produce. Also Read: 'X-Files' Creator Chris Carter on 'Graphic. »
- Daniel Holloway
Fox has ordered two drama pilots, A.P.B., from 20th Century Fox TV, and Recon, from Warner Bros. TV, marking the first Fox pilot order from an outside studio this season. A.P.B. is from writer David Slack, most recently co-executive producer on CBS' Person Of Interest, and Sleepy Hollow co-creator/executive producer Len Wiseman. Recon is written by The Vampire Diaries exec producer Caroline Dries and exec produced by Tvd co-developers/exec producers Kevin Williamson and J… »
Director Len Wiseman is currently working on the Die Hard sequel/prequel, Die Hard Year One, which will cut back and forth between modern day and 1978. Wiseman is working on a few other projects, though, including the Underworld TV show and an action movie that involves ghosts. Learn more about the projects after the jump. Underworld 5 is currently filming. The sequel stars Kate […]
- Jack Giroux
Way back in October 2014, original Underworld director Len Wiseman revealed that two different sequels to the hit vampires and werewolves franchise were being developed, along with a new TV series. Underworld 5 started production back in October, with Kate Beckinsale returning as Selene, alongside Theo James and Tobias Menzies, but we haven't heard any news about the TV series since that 2014 report. While promoting his new series Lucifer, debuting Monday, January 25, Len Wiseman revealed to Collider that the TV show is still being developed, but it isn't known when it may move forward.
"Yes, there's been a lot of conversations and even development on what that series would be. It's really appropriate for television, in terms of how those characters can really tie in, but also become something new. It's really an attractive space. I don't want to put a date on it because then that's going to be printed »
Along with his comments about "Die Hard: Year One" the other day, filmmaker Len Wiseman used the TCA Winter Press Tour panel for Fox's "Lucifer" earlier in the week to discuss another franchise and one he's responsible for creating - "Underworld".
The lycans vs. vampire film series is returning with both a currently shooting fifth movie and a TV series in development, though there hasn't been much talk about the latter recently. Speaking with Collider, Wiseman says the show is still very much in development:
"Yes, there's been a lot of conversations and even development on what that series would be. It's really appropriate for television, in terms of how those characters can really tie in, but also become something new. It's really an attractive space. I don't want to put a date on it because then that's going to be printed and it might not happen in that timeframe, »
- Garth Franklin
Fox remains strangely enamored of buddy-cop-with-a-twist series, which has yielded a few successes, but also plenty of Nielsen road-kill (“Almost Human” and “Minority Report,” we hardly knew ye). Still, it’s hard to think of one more patently absurd than “Lucifer,” which reveals that the Prince of Darkness has taken refuge on Earth, where, in the pilot, he decides to use his powers of persuasion to assist a local cop in solving crimes. Sure, there’s some mumbo-jumbo about forces wanting him back in Hell, but if the series continues along this trajectory, rest easy, he’ll get there soon enough.
Picking up in the middle, “Lucifer” finds its namesake – played by Tom Ellis (“Rush”) with plenty of suave charm and a British accent, suggesting that the road to Hell runs through “Downton Abbey” – having taken up residence on Earth as a nightclub owner, for reasons that are a trifle confusing. »
- Brian Lowry
Like it or not, it.s become clear that Die Hard 6, reportedly a prequel about a young John McClane titled Die Hard: Year One, is a movie that is going to happen. We.ve know that it will explore the origins of the everyman hero, but aside from that, specifics have been few and far between. Now director Len Wiseman revealed a few details and a larger idea of what the film may look like is forming. Len Wiseman is currently on the trail stumping for his upcoming Fox series Lucifer, but when Collider caught up with him, they couldn.t resist firing off a couple Die Hard 6 questions. What he offered gives us a clearer timeline of when Die Hard: Year One will take place, and what the story will involve. He said: The film itself will take place on New Years. Eve 1979, so trying to gear things towards »
"Die Hard" is a franchise that has certainly seen better days. The most recent installment, "A Good Day to Die Hard," did a great job of crushing whatever viability the series had in staying relevant. Of course, that never stops studios for thinking of ways to inject a known entity some extra juice, and it was only a matter of time before "Die Hard" fell victim to prequel or reboot-itis.
Luckily for us, the man in charge of this "reboot" of sorts isn't the man responsible for "A Good Day to Die Hard," but rather, Len Wiseman, the man who gave us what I thought was a pretty solid action picture, "Live Free or Die Hard." Sure, by that point in the franchise, Bruce Willis' character was less the "Why me?" character we've learned to love, and more of an unstoppable force that the villain ran from like a scared dog. »
- Joseph Medina
With the upcoming sixth "Die Hard" film likely to be the last, 20th Century Fox's action franchise is said to be going back in time at least partially for the new outing.
We learned the other week that "Die Hard: Year One" would employ a "The Godfather Part II" style structure - jumping between the present day and the past to tell a story that has elements across both time periods. Those past scenes would involve the early career of Bruce Willis' John McClane character.
Speaking with Collider, producer Len Wiseman went into more detail about the specific time setting and how the project will interconnect:
"[In the first 'Die Hard'] He's already divorced, he's bitter, his Captain hates him and doesn't want him back. So, what created that guy? We've never seen the actual love story. We know its demise, but we've never seen what it was like when he met Holly, or »
- Garth Franklin
So, “Die Hard: Year One” is still a thing because even though no one liked “A Good Day To Die Hard,” and everyone wishes 20th Century Fox would let John McClane and the franchise rest in peace, a brand is a brand is a brand, so the studio is pushing ahead. And helping shepherd it along is Len Wiseman (“Live Free Or Die Hard”), who is one of the producers, and he explains how the prequel/sequel will fit in the returning Bruce Willis, while also telling us the backstory of the character we didn’t know we wanted. “[In the first ‘Die Hard’] He’s already divorced, he’s bitter, his Captain hates him and doesn’t want him back. So, what created that guy?” Wiseman told Collider. “We’ve never seen the actual love story. We know its demise, but we’ve never seen what it was like when he met Holly, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Back in October of last year it was revealed that Len Wiseman is busy developing a new instalment in the Die Hard franchise that would take place prior to the original movie, albeit bookended with scenes of Bruce Willis’ John McClane in the present day.
During an interview with Collider for the upcoming TV series Lucifer, Wiseman has offered a few details about how the new project – dubbed Die Hard: Year One – came about, and the opportunities story-wise.
“After doing the fourth one, there were so many conversations that Bruce [Willis] and I were having about what he put into the character for Die Hard 1,” said Wiseman. “That character comes in with so much baggage, emotionally, and experience. He’s already divorced, he’s bitter, his Captain hates him and doesn’t want him back. So, what created that guy? »
- Gary Collinson
You didn't need to click on this article to know that the plans for a sixth Die Hard film have not been met very kindly. Director Len Wiseman - who helmed Die Hard 4.0 - has engaged Bruce Willis on the project, and the idea is a mix of prequel and sequel. Don't be surprised if production begins before the end of the year.
Notwithstanding the screen poison that A Good Day To Die Hard ended up being, it's the prequel bit of the story that's got people grumbling. And, as an avid Die Hard fan, I confess to being one of the grumblers.
The idea of digging into the origins of the character of John McClane is one that I've never heard any »
It looks like work on the planned Die Hard sequel/ prequel, Die Hard: Year One is continuing. Director Len Wiseman gave a brief update to Collider and revealed more about the plot and the exposure that Bruce Willis will get in the movie, despite it reportedly focussing on a much younger John McClane for the majority of the movie as it is set during his younger days in New York City in 1979
Here’s what Wiseman had to say.
“After doing the fourth one, there were so many conversations that Bruce and I were having about what he put into the character for Die Hard 1. That character comes in with so much baggage, emotionally, and experience. He’s already divorced, he’s bitter, his Captain hates him and doesn’t want him back. So, what created that guy?”
“We’ve never seen the actual love story,” Wiseman continued. “We know its demise, »
- Paul Heath
It, er, wasn't the most popular news that we'd reported when we talked about plans for a sixth Die Hard movie. Specifically, a sixth Die Hard movie that would be a mix of prequel and sequel, and dig into the origins of the character of Bruce Willis' John McClane. That said, the project rumbles on, and director Len Wiseman - who helmed Die Hard 4.0 - is continuing to progress Die Hard 6.
In a new interview with Collider, he's given an update, and he revealed that "after doing the fourth one, there were so many conversations that Bruce and I were having about what he put into the character for Die Hard 1. That character comes in with so much baggage, emotionally, and experience. He’s already divorced, he’s bitter, »
A while back came word that Fox's sixth and likely final instalment in the "Die Hard" franchise would be a prequel dubbed "Die Hard: Year One" which would focus on a younger John McClane and have star Bruce Willis involved only to bookend the film with present day scenes.
Turns out Willis may be more involved than expected. Appearing at Fox's TCA presentation to talk about the upcoming "Lucifer" TV series, director Len Wiseman revealed that Willis' part is more involved and essentially paints the film along the lines of "The Godfather Part II" in terms of structure:
"He will be more present than that. This character of course is modern day and the origin story if you can call it that has ramifications on present day McClane. What it's not is it's not a cameo bookend scenario. It's a prequel/sequel hybrid that I really haven't seen before and is incredibly different. »
- Garth Franklin
After being developed for a number of years, 20th Century Fox is finally moving forward with Die Hard 6, now entitled Die Hard Year One. We reported in October that this Die Hard adventure will actually be a prequel set in the 1970s, with Bruce Willis returning to cameo as the iconic John McClane in a present-day story that bookends the prequel story set in 1979, 10 years before the events of the original Die Hard. Len Wiseman has been set to direct, and while promoting his new Fox TV series Lucifer, he clarified to /Film that Bruce Willis will have more than just a cameo in two scenes.
"He will be more present than that. This character of course is modern day and the origin story if you can call it that has ramifications on present day McClane. What it's not is it's not a cameo bookend scenario. It's a prequel/sequel »
A Die Hard movie without Bruce Willis is no longer a Die Hard movie. It.s as simple as that. So when it was teased recently that the sixth instalment to the action franchise would be Die Hard: Year One, a prequel focused on a younger John McClane, which would only have Bruce Willis involved to open and close the film, fans were understandably a little antsy. But now director Len Wiseman admitted that.s far from true, confirming that Bruce Willis will be more involved than that. The filmmaker was promoting the new Fox show he's producing, Lucifer, when Slash Film caught up with him and asked about rumors that John McClane will only be in two scenes. He said: He will be more present than that. This character of course is modern day and the origin story if you can call it that has ramifications on present »
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