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HBO's Series Adaptation of Sundance Docu 'Knuckle' Locks Writer And Director

10 June 2011 12:44 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh, whose best-known novel Trainspotting was made into an as-well-known movie directed by Danny Boyle, will write a screen adaptation himself, this time for the small screen. Welsh has been tapped to write a script for a drama series based on the Ian Palmer-directed documentary Knuckle, which is in development at HBO. Described as Fight Club meets Sons of Anarchy, the docu, which was filmed over 12 years, is about two Irish families who settle a longstanding dispute by periodically engaging in bare-knuckle bouts, beating each other to bloody pulps, and focuses on two brothers, James Quinn and Michael McDonagh. The film premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where its remake rights sparked interest from several parties. HBO ultimately landed the project, with Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green's Rough House Pictures, which produces HBO's comedy Eastbound & Down, attached to produce. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Looking back at The Last Man On Earth

19 May 2011 4:56 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We take a look back at The Last Man On Earth, the first and most faithful adaptation of Richard Matheson’s classic novel, I Am Legend

When adapted for the big screen, even the finest novels can suffer decidedly mixed fortunes. Richard Matheson's classic 1954 book, I Am Legend, has been made into a movie no fewer than three times, most recently as a big-budget picture of the same name with Will Smith in the lead, but also in 1971 as The Omega Man, and both of these adaptations took considerable liberties with the novel that inspired them.

The best and most faithful adaptation, though, was undoubtedly the first. Filmed in Italy as L'ultimo Uomo Della Terra and starring Vincent Price, The Last Man On Earth was directed by Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow from a script initially adapted by Matheson himself.

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Comedy Central Developing 'Evil Genius' Comedy Starring Paul F. Tompkins

11 March 2011 7:02 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Comedy Central has put in development Evil Genius, a high-concept scripted comedy starring actor-comedian Paul F. Tompkins. The show, which Tompkins will write with Tom Scharpling (Monk), stars Tompkins as Professor Tiberius Lynch, an evil genius who has successfully taken over the world, achieving global domination. The only problem is -- what should he do next? Being a genius doesn't make it easier to navigate the everyday situations of office life, especially when that office is responsible for running absolutely everything on Earth. Lynch must contend with the quirks and foibles of his cohorts as well as the demands of the entire population of the planet, trying to pull off the ultimate balancing act. Tompkins and Scharpling are executive producing Evil Genius with Avalon Television's David Martin, John Thoday and Richard Allen Turner. Tompkins, repped by CAA and Avalon Management, hosted VH1's Best Week Ever. Scharpling is with Rothman Brecher. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Lifetime Orders 'Natalee Holloway' Movie Sequel, Reality Series WIth Holloway's Mom

23 February 2011 6:41 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Two years after the Natalee Holloway telefilm set ratings records for Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime has greenlit a sequel, Justice for Natalee Holloway, and Vanished with Beth Holloway, a 10-episode reality series starring Natalee Holloway's mom, which examines some of America's most disturbing unsolved cases. Both have started filming and will air on the flagship Lifetime channel. Justice for Natalee Holloway picks up several years after the events in the original movie. It chronicles the ongoing mystery of the 2005 disappearance of the Alabama teenager during her senior class trip to Aruba and her suspected killer Joran van der Sloot's series of conflicting (and so far false) clues about her fate. When van der Sloot demands $250,000 from Beth to reveal the location of Natalee's remains, she and her attorney John Kelly partner with the FBI to build a case against him. But before they can, van der Sloot »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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Sundance: HBO Closes Remake Deal For Irish Brawl Doc 'Knuckle' With Rough House Partners

24 January 2011 7:38 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: HBO is closing a remake rights deal for Knuckle, the Ian Palmer-directed documentary at Sundance about two Irish families that settle a longstanding dispute by periodically engaging in bare knuckle bouts. Rough House Pictures partners Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green are attached, and HBO will turn the concept into a TV series, I hear. Numerous parties circled -- word is they included companies of Gerard Butler, Robert Downey Jr., and Vin Diesel, but Rough House's Matt Reilly came to Sundance and won by knockout. Rough House produces Eastbound & Down at HBO. For two weeks, interest has been high for the remake rights of a film that debuted at Sundance last Friday. After bootlegs of an unfinished version began making the rounds, CAA pressed copies for the interested suitors. In the documentary that was produced by Rise Films' Teddy Leifer, the fighters square off »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Sundance: 'Knuckle' Documentary Creates Remake Rights Intrigue For Brawling Saga

7 January 2011 1:38 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: While Hollywood will be in a heavy rotation of Oscar screeners, another in-demand picture for weekend viewing will be Knuckle. That is a  documentary that won’t premiere until January 21 in competition at Sundance, but has created a heightened advanced interest for remake rights to a film being described as Fight Club meets Sons of Anarchy. The Ian Palmer-directed doc chronicles an enduring violent feud between two rival families in Ireland that periodically leads to a bare-knuckle bout with a member of each family. The fighters square off and beat each other to bloody pulps, the victor winning family pride and bragging rights. It’s not exactly clear why the families hate each other—hints are it has to do with a dispute over a woman—but the bouts are preceded by taunt-filled videos sent by one family to the other. The film took 12 years to shoot, »

- MIKE FLEMING

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