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Colin Farrell is your new "True Detective." After weeks of speculation, the "Saving Mr. Banks" actor has confirmed he'll be starring in Season 2 of the HBO crime drama, telling the Sunday World: "I’m doing the second series. I’m so excited." He then added: "I know it will be eight episodes and take around four or five months to shoot. I know very little about it, but we’re shooting in the environs of Los Angeles which is great. It means I get to stay at home and see the kids." The network still hasn't confirmed Farrell's casting. "True Detective" Season 1 starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey and was directed by Cary Fukunaga, who won an Emmy for his work on the show. It was additionally nominated for four more Emmys including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Harrelson and McConaughey. Farrell is the first actor to »
- Chris Eggertsen
The actor himself confirmed he’s on board to Irish newspaper The Sunday World. “I’m doing the second series,” Farrell (Fright Night, In Bruges) reportedly said. “I’m so excited.” And we hear Farrell’s deal with the network is indeed either done, or very close to it.
HBO, however, officially remains mum on what’s become a rather torturous casting process (in the press anyway), as the network and creator Nic Pizzolatto seek to fill several key roles on the show in the wake of the first »
- James Hibberd
Drop your buzzword "McConnaissance" all you like, Matthew McConaughey’s about to make some art. From Richard Linklater’s "Bernie" in 2011 (or even arguably the deliciously good/bad B-movie "The Lincoln Lawyer") to present day, McConaughey hasn’t stepped into a bad role. In fact, all of them have been good, if not great. Turns with William Friedkin, Steven Soderbergh, Martin Scorsese and Cary Joji Fukunaga have all been stellar. And a film with Christopher Nolan is coming this fall as a kind of cherry on top of all his success. But his next project, with Gus Van Sant, sounds a lot more minimalist, philosophical and lyrical. Titled “Sea Of Trees,” in what sounds like a existential two-hander, McConaughey stars as a suicidal American on his way to die who befriends a Japanese man lost in a dense, mysterious forest near Mt. Fuji, and the two search for a way out. »
- Edward Davis
Back in 2011 a short film adaptation of Stephen King's short story "The Things They Left Behind" was making the film fest rounds, and now it looks like the tale is heading to the small screen... CBS to be exact!
Per Deadline, CBS bested the competition for "The Things They Left Behind," a supernatural procedural drama based on King’s story from Seth Grahame-Smith and Greg Berlanti. The project, produced by Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti’s studio-based Berlanti Productions, has received a put pilot from the network.
CBS, which has had success with its adaptation of King's "Under the Dome," is no doubt looking for lightning to strike twice.
"The Things They Left Behind," set in the aftermath of 9/11, was originally published in 2003 as part of the compilation Transgressions: Volume Two. It was adapted into the aforementioned extended short film by Pablo Macho Maysonet IV.
Written by Grahame-Smith, the »
- Debi Moore
We’ve known for a while that True Detective isn’t doing the one-director-per-season thing, because that takes eons longer to film than an average TV show and HBO would very much prefer to run new episodes on a consistent schedule, not whenever a bunch of “time is a flat circle” mystics will it into existence, man. What we haven’t known is which directors will be stepping in to fill the Cary Fukunaga-sized hole left in the series. Until now. Potentially. The Hollywood Reporter names Justin Lin as the first director to be officially courted by HBO. The publication, sporting a stringy ponytail and jamming a penknife into a Lone Star beer can, says he is in talks to direct two episodes of the eight that are coming next season. Probably the first two, but it’s hard to tell amongst the crinkle of metal on metal and THR’s lengthy discussion of how life »
- Adam Bellotto
In this new golden age of television that we are currently living in, the television industry is poaching some of cinema’s greatest minds more than ever to create their own long form stories after being restricted to the hour and a half to maximum four hours that film allows. The gap is getting increasingly small between the two in terms of quality, and some would argue that TV has already overtaken film in some respects.
Steven Soderbergh, Guillermo del Toro, Eli Roth, Martin Scorsese, and Lars Von Trier have or are about to make the leap from the silver screen to the small screen with The Knick, The Strain, Hemlock Grove, and the upcoming Shutter Island prequel and The House That Jack Built. They’re not the first major filmmakers to create a show; both Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch famously did so with Alfred Hitchcock Presents »
- Max Molinaro
Justin Lin could be about to make the jump from action extravaganza to small-screen thriller, with THR reporting that he is in talks to join the second season of True Detective. According to the report, HBO has contacted Lin to direct the first two episodes of the new series, with other directors to be approached to look after the rest of the season. It’s a move that marks a departure from the first season, all eight episodes of which were directed by Cary Fukunaga, resulting in a consistent tone and visual aesthetic throughout the...
- George Wales
True Detective’s first season was distinctive for more than its one-season story arc: every episode of that initial run was directed by Cary Fukunaga, who took home an Emmy award for one instalment. It would appear that the True team is going in a different direction – no pun intended – for the second season, with Fast & Furious veteran Justin Lin in talks to handle two of the episodes.From the sounds of it, the directorial chores will be shared among several filmmakers, though no other names have been so much as rumoured so far. In fact, there is a lot still to be confirmed about the season series, written and produced once more by Nic Pizzolatto.While we do know the next run will be a reduced order of eight episodes and focus on a crime story in a different locale – California has been rumoured – casting is still up in the air, »
According to Deadline, Justin Lin – director of the last four Fast & Furious movies – is being eyed to board HBO’s True Detective, with the site reporting that Lin is wanted to direct at least the first two episodes of the critically acclaimed show’s second season.
Cary Fukunaga, who recently won an Emmy for his work on the first season, remains attached as executive producer alongside creator Nic Pizzolatto, but is not expected to direct any episodes due to his feature commitments.
So far, no casting has been confirmed for season two of True Detective, although it has been reported that Vince Vaughn (Delivery Man), Colin Farrell (Winter’s Tale) and Taylor Kitsch (John Carter) have all been in talks
The post Fast & Furious director wanted for True Detective season 2 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Last year, Justin Lin indicated he wanted to move from the “Fast & Furious” franchise into something entirely different.
Now here’s a great opportunity for the director.
Multiple sources told The Hollywood Reporter that he’s in talks to director two episodes for the upcoming “True Detective” season. Several details may still be in discussion including budgets and visions.
The second season will premiere on HBO next year.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter »
- Gig Patta
Boardwalk Empire begins in 1920. Its lead character, Nucky Thompson, is on top of the world. History is bending in his direction. He has established an elaborate criminal conspiracy that will funnel an addictive drug (alcohol) directly into the mouths of its consumers (most of America), all of it untaxed. What could go wrong?
Boardwalk Empire began in 2010. Its network, HBO, was on top of the world. It was coming off a decade which you could, with only a bit of hyperbole, referred to as the HBO decade. The Sopranos redefined what television could be; so did Sex and the City, »
- Darren Franich
Nic Pizzolatto’s critically-acclaimed crime drama series True Detective is headed to California for its second season; in addition to featuring a different setting (a ways from the gloomy vision of the Southern U.S. in season one), the upcoming season will follow a whole new collection of crime-investigating and, no doubt, existentially-troubled and complicated characters.
True Detective season two will also reflect the vision of a different filmmaker, as season one helmsman Cary Fukunaga won’t be calling the shots this time. Fukunage directed every episode of True Detective season one, but we’ve been hearing for a while now that season two will be brought to life ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Series creator Nic Pizzolatto confirmed in June that Season 2 will have multiple directors, as opposed to Season 1, where Cary Fukunaga directed all eight episodes. We also reported last month that each director is expected to tackle two or three episodes apiece in the eight-episode Season 2.
There have been an assortment of casting rumors swirling around the show, with HBO programming president Michael Lombardo revealing last month that casting will be announced "soon." Colin Farrell, who has been in talks for a lead role since July, is reportedly close to finalizing his deal, with Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn in final negotiations.
With HBO’s True Detective losing Emmy-winning director Cary Fukunaga next year, the crime thriller is looking to Fast and the Furious director Justin Lin to fill some of the season-two helming duties.
As first reported by Deadline, Lin is in talks to direct at least a couple episodes for the much-discussed season two, which is expected to have several different directors. (Fukunaga directed all eight epiosdes of the first season, which is highly unusual.) HBO had no comment.
In addition to Fast franchise films Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast 5 (which climaxed with a truly impressive vault-dragging chase scene) and Fast & Furious 6, »
- James Hibberd
Many details, including budgets and vision, reportedly still need to be worked out. The move to multiple helmets for the eight new episodes marks a change from the first season which was entirely helmed by filmmaker Cary Fukunaga. Fukunaga will not return for the second season.
Creator Nic Pizzolatto will pen the second season, and it's unclear which two episodes Lin would direct.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
There have been a lot of rumours about the second season of True Detective since the first batch of episodes wrapped up a little earlier this year, but now things finally seem to be falling into place for the HBO drama.
Justin Lin is apparently in talks to direct what is being described as a “handful” of episodes when True Detective returns, and while a specific number is currently unknown, he won’t be following in the footsteps of Cary Fukunaga by directing every single episode as the Jane Eyre helmer did for season one.
Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn are all said to now be in final negotiations for the three lead male roles, while the fourth – a woman – has yet to be cast. We’ve already heard that Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss is in the running, and while that’s still the case, she’s »
- Josh Wilding
True Detective creator Nic PIzzolatto is deep in the process on developing the series' second season for HBO. We've got an update on the series from Deadline saying that Fast and Furious director Justin Lin is in talks to direct at least two episodes of the highly anticipated season.
The entire first season was directed by Cary Fukunaga, and he won an Emmy Award for his work on it. This time around the cable network is going to switch it up and bring on multiple directors to develop the series. Lin is a decent choice, he's not the greatest director in the world, but taking on a series like this would be a good exercise for him that will help him in his directing craft.
The second season will be set in California and focus on the investigation of a corrupt city manager who gets murdered amidst a potential groundbreaking transportation deal. »
- Joey Paur
It’s unknown how many he would direct, but insiders add that he will not direct every episode as Cary Fukunaga did for season one.
No cast has been confirmed by the network but Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn are in final negotiations to join the show. The fourth lead, which has always been intended to be a female character, is still being figured out but sources say “Mad Men” actress Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams are in the running .
Nic Pizzolatto is writing the second season, which is set in California and is said to revolve around the investigation of a corrupt city manager who gets murdered amidst a potential groundbreaking transportation deal.
Lin is »
- Justin Kroll
Although no cast has yet been confirmed for the upcoming second season of HBO's "True Detective," The Hollywood Reporter today brings word that director Justin Lin (Fast Five, Better Luck Tomorrow) will helm two of the new episodes. Having multiple directors marks a departure from the style of the first season, during which series creator Cary Fukunaga helmed all eight chapters. »
The first season of True Detective was unusual, as it was directed entirely by one person, Cary Fukunaga. We know the second season of the show will be different — a new cast, a new story, and a set of directors rather than one person to oversee the whole season. Now the first of those […]
- Russ Fischer
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