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Ireland’s newly opened Troy Studios has attracted its first major international project, a pilot for a new series written by the author of Game Of Thrones.
Nightflyers, based on author George Rr Martin’s novella of the same name, will shoot in the Limerick-based studios. Martin’s series of epic fantasy novels, A Song Of Ice And Fire, was later adapted into the hugely successful series, Game Of Thrones.
Independent.ie first reported the story, and a spokesperson for NBC Universal Cable Entertainment confirmed to Screen that the pilot will shoot in Troy. A decision regarding further series plans has not yet been announced.
Nightflyers tells how, in the hope of making contact with alien life, eight maverick »
It’s been three years since we reported that Jeff Buhler‘s screenplay was nearly complete on the fresh adaptation of Stephen King‘s Pet Sematary. Prior to that, 28 Weeks Later director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo was attached to direct for Paramount, with Guillermo del Toro vying for the job back in 2015. While the project appears to be […] »
- Brad Miska
Back in March 2014, it was announced that Ghost House Pictures would be rebooting its remake of the Japanese horror The Grudge, and now it seems they are finally ready to move forward with Deadline reporting that Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother) has signed on to direct.
Pesce made his directorial debut with The Eyes of My Mother, and is currently in post-production on his second film, the psychological thriller Piercing, which stars Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott.
Created by Takashi Shimizu, The Grudge has spawned nine feature films in Japan – most recently Sadako vs. Kayako, a crossover with fellow J-horror Ring. The English-language remake was released in 2004, and was followed by sequels in 2006 and 2009. »
- Gary Collinson
True to its name, The Grudge is a cult horror franchise that refuses to relent.
Not since the release of 2009’s lacklustre The Grudge 3 have we welcomed a new entry into the supernatural series, but that’s all about to change very soon. According to Deadline, The Eyes of My Mother filmmaker Nicolas Pesce has climbed aboard to write and direct The Grudge for Ghost House Pictures, which will be based on a spec script from Midnight Meat Train writer, Jeff Buhler. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise are all on board to produce the horror reboot, working in tandem with executive producers Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane.
Little is currently known about the plot, but it’s safe to assume that Ghost House Pictures’ reimagining of The Grudge will chronicle the titular entity as it moves from one grief-stricken victim to another, leaving »
- Michael Briers
According to Deadline, the latest film in The Grudge franchise is set to be directed and rewritten by Nicolas Pesce, the filmmaker behind 2016's The Eyes of My Mother, a big hit on the festival circuit and a film that our own Heather Wixson called "a hauntingly provocative slice of gothic cinema" in her review.
Pesce is expected to provide additional work to a previous screenplay written by Jeff Buhler, who adapted Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train for the screen and also co-wrote the upcoming Jacob's Ladder remake.
The American Grudge franchise »
- Derek Anderson
Nearly six years after The Grudge reboot was first announced by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures, a director has finally been found. Filmmaker Nicolas Pesce, whose critically-acclaimed directorial debut The Eyes Of My Mother debuted at Sundance last year, has signed on to direct The Grudge reboot, and rewrite the script. While no production schedule or release date has been announced yet, it seems this horror reboot is finally moving forward in the right direction, after years of languishing in development hell.
Deadline reports that Nicolas Pesce will rewrite the existing script, which was first worked on by Jeff Buhler (Midnight Meat Train), who came aboard to write the script in 2014. No details have been given about the existing script, or Nicolas Pesce's new vision for the project, or how it may diverge from the original Japanese movie, or the American remake. The original Japanese movie, Ju-on: The Grudge »
The 2004 movie The Grudge was one of the first big hits of the post-Ring wave of American remakes of Japanese horror movies, and now a whole new generation is getting a chance to be scared by spooky Japanese houses and little cat boys. As reported by Deadline, Nicolas Pesce has been hired to write and direct a reboot of The Grudge, with Sam Raimi on board as a producer and Midnight Meat Train writer Jeff Buhler writing an earlier draft of the script.
We don’t know any other specifics about Pesce’s version of The Grudge, but he is the man behind the artsy horror film The Eyes Of My Mother. Based on that film, it seems safe to assume that he’ll bring some sort of stylish edge to the cat boy, and with Raimi on board, maybe he’ll go crazy with the violence as »
- Sam Barsanti
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Nicolas Pesce has been set to rewrite and direct The Grudge reboot for Ghost House Pictures. Pesce, who made his directorial debut on the critically acclaimed 2016 Sundance pic The Eyes of My Mother, will resuscitate the Takashi Shimazu-directed 2004 film that helped establish the viability of low-cost genre films. The new film is based on a script by Midnight Meat Train scribe Jeff Buhler, and it will be produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise. Roy… »
Back in May it was announced that Syfy had picked up the rights to A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin’s 1980 novella Nightflyers for a TV adaptation, and now comes word from Variety that the project has officially been ordered to pilot.
“We are looking forward to diving deeper into George R.R. Martin’s chilling world of Nightflyers,” said Bill McGoldrick, executive vice president of scripted development for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “The script that Jeff Buhler delivered encapsulates this classic sci-fi horror story and adapts it to a platform where we can truly explore the depths of madness.”
Nightflyers followers a crew of explorers who embark on an expedition to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft; however, as they travel to their destination, they discover that the ship’s artificial intelligence and reclusive may be steering them into deadly and unspeakable horrors deep in the dark reaches of space. »
- Gary Collinson
Game of Thrones may be leaving HBO following its eighth season, but another project from author George R.R. Martin will soon head to television: Syfy has ordered a pilot based on Martin's 1980 novella Nightflyers.
The story, which was previously adapted for a 1987 film, revolves around a team of scientists venturing to the edge of the solar system in search of extraterrestrial life, Variety reports. Jeff Buhler penned the pilot's script, with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman among those on board to serve as executive producer.
"We are looking forward »
An adaptation of “Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin’s novella “Nightflyers” has received a pilot pickup on Syfy, the network announced Friday. The story, which was adapted previously into a 1987 film of the same name, follows eight scientists and a telepath who embark on a quest to make contact with alien life. They board The Nightflyer, a ship bound for the outer edges of the solar system, with a reclusive captain and a tightknit crew. However, terrifying events plan to make the journey more complicated than they once thought. Jeff Buhler, who most recently wrote the screenplay for the “Jacob’s. »
- Carli Velocci
The network revealed they were developing the novella as a series back in May. It was previously adapted into the 1987 film of the same name. Jeff Buhler wrote the adaptation for television. The story follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition to the edge of our solar system in the hopes of contacting alien life. They travel aboard The Nightflyer – a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain. But when terrifying »
- Joe Otterson
The story takes place aboard The Nightflyer, “a ship with a small, tightknit crew and a reclusive captain,” per the series’ official logline.
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The craft — staffed by “eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath” — travels to the outer reaches of the solar system to find new alien life. Cool! Because that usually goes so swimmingly, »
Syfy has greenlighted a pilot for Nightflyers, a supernatural thriller based on the novella by George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) and the 1987 film. Additionally, I hear that the project, from Universal Cable Prods. and studio-based Hypnotic (USA’s Suits), is in the process of setting up a writers room to generate backup scripts in preparation for a potential series pickup. Jeff Buhler (Jacob's Ladder) wrote the adaptation of Nightflyers, which is set in the future on… »
The Pact director Nicholas McCarthy has signed on to direct the horror/thriller Descendents, according to THR. The film is written by Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) and will focus on a young boy who is a genius. However, as he grows… Continue Reading →
The post The Pact Director’s Next Film Focuses on an Evil Child Genius appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Jonathan Barkan
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Written by Jeff Buhler (Jacob's Ladder), the new project centers on Sarah and John Turner, parents of Miles, a young boy has been gifted with genius-level intelligence and perception. But as Miles grows older, he begins to change in chilling ways, leaving his parents and doctors wondering if his talents come naturally or if there is some sinister force influencing him.
- Rebecca Ford
More of George R.R. Martin’s work will be coming to television, but this time its not connected to the A Song of Ice and Fire saga or the potential four spin-offs of Game of Thrones as SyFy has announced that it will develop Martin’s novella Nightflyers with Jacob’s Ladder‘s Jeff Buhler writing and executive producing the series.
Written in 1980, Nightflyers is set in the future on the eve of Earth’s destruction, as a crew of explorers journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their survival. As the crew nears their destination, they discover that the ship’s artificial intelligence and never-seen captain may be steering them into deadly and unspeakable horrors deep in the dark reaches of space.
Nightflyers was made into a feature film in 1987 that was directed »
- Ricky Church
We heard, about a month ago, that Syfy is developing a Nightflyers series - albeit without Martin's explicit involvement, because he's under contract at HBO.
Today, it sounds like things are pressing ahead: Syfy has ordered a pilot episode. And, according to Deadline, a writers room is being assembled to flesh out the rest of the season. It's sounding pretty likely that this will actually happen, then.
This, of course, will be the second adaptation of the book...
The story of the George R.R. Martin-conceived supernatural space thriller is set on the eve of Earth’s destruction, depicting the travails of the »
George R.R. Martin has a pretty hot brand right now. Game of Thrones has been absolutely killing it on HBO ever since its premiere back in 2011, and while one could chalk that up to the copious amounts of sex and violence, there’s no doubt that the series has its foundation in amazing characters and storytelling. Given the success of this series, as well as Martin’s experience in television as a writer and series executive producer, it was only a matter of time before some of his other properties got the small screen treatment.
TheWrap is reporting that Syfy is developing a supernatural thriller based on Martin’s novel Nightflyers (Which was adapted into a film back in 1987). In case you have no idea what the book is (which I’ll assume is most of you), the outlet describes it as follows:
“Set in the future on the eve of Earth’s destruction, »
- Joseph Medina
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