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Nordisk Film and Ingenious Media are backing. Nordisk film will distribute in Nordic coutnries, Im Global are launching international sales at Cannes. »
Trollhunter helmer André Øvredal will direct Mortal for Nordisk, 42 and Automatik, with Robert Sheehan starring. Im Global is launching sales in Cannes. Øvredal, who has The Autopsy of Jane Doe in the pipeline, conceived the story, a fantasy adventure origins plot about a young man discovering he has god-like powers based on ancient Norwegian mythology. “My goal is to again bring the amazing Norwegian mythology out to a worldwide audience, this time through a modern… »
Im Global is launching international sales on the project in Cannes this year.
Ovredal, whose pic “Trollhunter” was a hot title at 2011’s Sundance Film Festival, will direct the fantasy adventure origins story about a young man discovering he has God-like powers based on ancient Norwegian mythology.
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken of 42 and John Einar Hagen of Nordisk Film Production are producing. Michael Roban, Henrik Zein, Aage Aaberge, Aron Coleite, Josh Horsfield and Ovredal will exec produce.
Nordisk Film and Ingenious Media are backing the title, with Nordisk distributing the pic in Nordic countries.
Production is slated to take place in Norway this summer.
- Diana Lodderhose
Okay, remakes are dangerous beasts, but can we have a moment of silence in the hopes that this particular one will be awesome? Following an announcement earlier today that Freeform (formerly ABC Family) would join in the Marvel Cinematic Universe game with the series Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, the network has now revealed it is developing a remake of the unabashedly awesome UK superhero (kind of) series Misfits.
The creators of the redo will be Gossip Girl co-creators Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz, the latter of which also had his hands in creating The O.C. and Chuck. Since this is very, very early-goings, there’s no news regarding casting, story (will this just be season one, again?), or how loyal the tone will be considering the glitzy atmosphere of Freeform.
Here’s the official description of the remake from the network:
A drama based on a hit British series, a »
- Mitchel Broussard
Whenever humans imagine being invaded by an alien race, it’s pretty much always a big deal. Flying saucers land and what follows are mind-blowing technological developments, intergalactic war, the White House being evaporated, or Sarah Jessica Parker’s head winding up on a Chihuahua’s body. Rarely is first contact no biggie.
Except in E4’s The Aliens, a new comedy sci-fi written by Fintan Ryan (Rev, In The Flesh, Never Better) set forty years after an extra-terrestrial craft crash-lands in the North Sea. Out of it came a few hundred humanoid aliens who travelled ashore on rafts and were, for a short time, integrated into British society before political resentment and intolerance eventually forced them into a ghetto. Known as Troy, »
The Road Within, 2016.
Directed by Gren Wells.
After his mother passes away, Vincent (Robert Sheehan) is sent to an experimental treatment centre for his Tourette’s. While there, he befriends an anorexic girl called Marie (Zoë Kravitz) and together, the two steal a car to escape. As they leave, the pair are confronted by an Ocd patient called Alex (Dev Patel) who joins them on a painful journey of self-discovery.
The first few minutes of The Road Within are a nightmare for politically correct audiences. Opening with the funeral of Vincent’s recently deceased mother, we sit and watch as he struggles to control his Tourette’s during the sermon. Vincent’s condition is clearly making the other attendees uncomfortable, including his own father (Robert Patrick), and as his physical tics and vocal outbursts worsen, things escalate »
- David Opie
Daytime entertainment show “Hollywood Today Live” has been picked up for a second season, and HBO’s Kerry Washington film “Confirmation” will premiere this April. Plus, more in today’s TV news roundup . . .
Daily syndicated entertainment show “Hollywood Today Live” has been renewed for a second season by Fox TV stations and Media General.
The show has also officially named frequent contributor Garcelle Beauvais as a co-host of the show, which is also hosted by Ross Mathews, Kristen Brockman, Tanner Thomason, plus red carpet correspondent Amanda Salas.
“’Hollywood Today Live’ is having a successful first season and we are thrilled to partner with Fox Television Stations to continue delivering this unique and engaging show to more than 50 million viewers coast-to-coast,” said Tony Optican, head of programming for Media General. “The show continues to evolve including the recent addition of Garcelle joining our on-air team. Not only does she have great chemistry, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
General Hospital is about to employ the cardinal rule of soap operas: Just because your character is dead doesn’t mean you’re out of a job.
No word on who Easton will play when he gets back to Port Charles, but Valentini promises in the above video that he’s “got something great” in store for the actor.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? »
It's unclear who Kinnaman is playing, but he joins season four newcomers including Neve Campbell and Colm Feore. This marks Kinnaman's first TV role since The Killing ended two years ago. [Source: The Live Feed]
Dennis Quaid, Michelle Fairley ("Game of Thrones"), Ken Stott ("The Lord of the Rings"), Robert Sheehan ("Misfits") and Parminder Nagra ("The Blacklist") have joined the cast of Pivot and Sky Atlantic's Arctic Circle mystery drama "Fortitude" for its second season.
The gang joins returning cast members Sofie Grabol, Richard Dormer, Luke Treadaway, Sienna Guillory, Darren Boyd, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson, and Mia Jexen. In the film, a fresh murder rocks the community and plunges it into turmoil. [Source: The Live Feed]
Disney Xd has given a series order to the live-action sci-fi comedy series »
- Garth Franklin
Sky Atlantic and Participant Media's Pivot picked up Season Two of arctic thriller Fortitude last April, ahead of the drama's first season finale. With principal photography now underway in London, a host of new cast members have been added. They include Dennis Quaid, Parminder Nagra (The Blacklist), Michelle Fairley (Resurrection, Game Of Thrones), Robert Sheehan (Misfits), and Ken Stott (The Missing). The drama, created by Simon Donald, is set in the eponymous… »
Rupert Grint stars in the upcoming film Moonwalkers as Jonny, a good-hearted yet blundering band manager, who - with the help of his drugged-up roommate Leon (Robert Sheehan) and an unbalanced CIA agent (Ron Perlman) - attempts to pull off the coup of a lifetime: faking the 1969 moon landing. While the film is a complete 180-degree turn from Grint's most famous role as the faithful and funny Harry Potter sidekick, Ron Weasley, his character does possess a few of Ron's characteristics: he's well-meaning, shows spontaneous moments of bravery, and sees things through until the end. We spoke to Grint about what it was like to shoot the film, which is set in the '60s and based in London, and how he felt about working with the "terrifying, intimidating" Perlman. Of course, we couldn't not squeeze in a few Harry Potter-related questions: you'll have to keep reading to see »
- Brittney Stephens
15 years ago today, we finally learned the cause of Homer Simpson’s sub-normal intelligence. “The Simpsons” episode “Homr” gave us an answer as to how Homer could get his arms stuck in not one but two vending machines and forget the word for spoon (“that metal … dealy… you use to… dig… food?”). In that season 12 episode — which aired on January 7, 2001 — an x-ray reveals that Homer has a crayon lodged in his brain that’s been there since he was six years old. When Homer gets the crayon removed, his Iq skyrockets, and he’s suddenly no longer the village idiot. But once he realizes he’s happier when he’s dumber (despite a newfound connection to his intelligent daughter Lisa), he has the crayon re-inserted into his brain. Other notable January 7 happenings in pop culture history: • 1929: The comic strip “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” (then called “Buck Rogers 2429 A. »
- Emily Rome
12 items from 2016
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