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Film Feature: Bond, James Bond – Ranking the Bond Movies Worst to First, Including ‘Spectre’

7 November 2015 9:47 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – James Bond is back in his latest adventure, “Spectre,” but what about his movie life before this film? Spike Walters of HollywoodChicago.com ranks the 24 official James Bond films from worst to first, an overview of 007’s movie and cultural presence from 1962 through today.

The legacy of James Bond began in 1953, with the release of the first in a series of novels detailing the spy’s escapades, written by Ian Fleming. The British agent with a “license to kill” designation (007) was featured in 12 novels and two short story collections. In 1962, the first of the 24 official films – “Dr. No” – was released, starring Sean Connery, and began a series that maintains its popularity to this day. Many fans of the series consider Connery the essential James Bond, but many other actors followed him as Bond in the official film canon – George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and the current 007, Daniel Craig. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Inside Danny Elfman's Twisted Cult Film 'Forbidden Zone'

6 November 2015 8:58 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Long before he wrote the wild, dramatic score for Batman and the twisted song cycle that runs through the beloved Nightmare Before Christmas, Danny Elfman's original claim to cinematic fame was far quirkier than anything he'd ever dream up for Tim Burton: He portrayed Satan, dressed in a long-tail white tux, conducting an orchestra of goblins in a run-through of every "hidey-hidey-hidey-ho" in Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher." The episode, in the campy 1980 cult hit Forbidden Zone, found the redheaded composer wiggling, shimmying and writhing as he »

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'Amazing Stories' TV Reboot Happening Without Steven Spielberg

24 October 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The 1985 anthology series Amazing Stories is being revived on NBC. Sad news is, original producer Steven Spielberg isn't going to be involved. Instead, this reboot of the cult classic is being developed by Bryan Fuller, who just wrapped up as Hannibal show runner after three seasons. Joining him are Grey's Anatomy producers Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.

The new Amazing Stories will still be an anthology series that spans a number of genres, including horror, sci-fi, animation, comedy and fantasy. Bryan Fuller is writing the pilot script. It will be an hour long weekly show that tells 'fantastic, strange and supernatural stories.' The original Amazing Stories ran for two seasons. Spielberg created the show, writing and directing several episodes. During it's limited run, it earned 12 Emmy nominations, and took home 5 awards.

Universal Television is producing the Amazing Stories revival. This will be Bryan Fuller's first series with NBC since Hannibal was canceled. »

- MovieWeb

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ABC Developing 'My Best Friend's Wedding' TV Series

15 October 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Say a little prayer, "My Best Friend's Wedding" fans - the beloved 1997 romcom might be getting a TV sequel.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, ABC is developing a half-hour, single-camera comedy based on the popular movie starring Julia Roberts. The show would pick up where the movie left off: Julianne Potter returning home to New York with gay Bff George (Rupert Everett in the film) as her supportive guide. The original movie's writer, Ron Bass, will pen the script.

"My Best Friend's Wedding" is just the latest Hollywood property to get a reboot/prequel/sequel. This season, ABC brought "The Muppets" back to primetime, and the network is also working on a "Fantasy Island" remake. Fox is bringing back "The X-Files" and "Prison Break" this winter. And there are reboots of Nancy Drew, "MacGyver," "Training Day," and "Little Women" in the works elsewhere.

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- Kelly Woo

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ABC Developing Thousandth Floor, Based on Upcoming Ya Book Series

14 October 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nothing says “vote of confidence” like developing a TV series before its source material is even published.

ABC is developing The Thousandth Floor, a one-hour drama based on the upcoming young adult novels from Katharine McGee. Maggie Friedman (Witches of East End) will pen the script and executive-produce alongside Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Sarah Schechter, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.

RelatedFantasy Island Remake Eyed by ABC, With Female Lead (and No Island)

Here’s the official logline:

Drama set in 2118, in a thousand-story supertower on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. A young woman’s fall from the »

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Sony rebooting Fantasy Island with new TV series

13 October 2015 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Sony TV and ABC are remaking the classic 1970s TV series Fantasy Island with a reimagining of the show from writer Sheldon Turner (Up in the Air).

According to the site, the new take will see Fantasy Island as the name of a company that designs and executes fantasies for clients, with the owner Mr. Roarke gender-swapped to a female. Here’s the description:

The new Fantasy Island centers on a brilliant, dynamic and sexy woman who runs a San Francisco-based company that provides clients with his or her most intimate, dark or outlandish fantasy. Like the original series, each episode is expected to chronicle two fantasies, with an overarching serialized arc involving Roarke and her personal life.

The original Fantasy Island starred Ricardo Montalban as Mr. Roarke, and ran on ABC between 1977 and 1984. It was followed by a short-lived revival in 1998, with Malcolm McDowell in the lead role. »

- Gary Collinson

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Fantasy Island: New ABC Reboot In The Works

12 October 2015 5:36 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Fantasy Island may return to ABC once again. The network is currently developing the third take on this series, according to The Wrap. The original Fantasy Island aired during the 1970s with Ricardo Montalban as Mr. Roarke, the man that can make your every fantasy come true.

This time, a woman will be in charge of the fantasy granting for the series. The woman will own a San Francisco based company that helps people's darkest and most private fantasies come true.

This will be third Fantasy Island. ABC aired a short-lived Fantasy Island reboot starring Malcolm McDowell in the role of Mr. Roarke between 1998 and 1999.

Will you watch a new take on Fantasy Island? Do you think a woman in charge of the fantasy granting is a good move? Tell us what you think. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Female-Focused ‘Fantasy Island’ Remake In the Works At ABC

12 October 2015 11:34 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC is plotting a return trip to “Fantasy Island.” Variety has confirmed the net has partnered with Sony Pictures Television to develop a new version of the fantasy series, with a female lead. The project has a script plus penalty order.

Fantasy Island,” which hailed from Spelling-Goldberg Productions and was created by Gene Levitt, began as a TV movie on the Alphabet before airing there from 1978 to 1984. It starred Ricardo Montalban and Hervé Villechaize as the white-suited host Mr. Roarke and his sidekick Tattoo — and is most remembered for Tattoo’s “The plane! The plane!” catchphrase that opened each episode as travelers arrived on the island to have their wildest dreams come true.

The new version is penned by Sheldon Turner (“X-Men: First Class,” “Up in the Air”) and has plans for a woman to play the host with the most. It will also do away with a literal island »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Gender-Swapped Fantasy Island Reboot Will Make Your Deepest Desires Come True, Hopefully

12 October 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

From 1977 to 1984, the ineffably suave Ricardo Montalbán portrayed Mr. Roarke, an enigmatic man of means who welcomed well-off vacationers to his Fantasy Island. Roarke endeavored to accommodate his guests' deepest desires for $50,000, often with cryptic results. If you've been fantasizing about a revival of the series, you're in luck: The Wrap reports that Up in the Air writer Sheldon Turner is working on a gender-swapped reimagining of Fantasy Island in which Mr. Roarke will be replaced by "a brilliant, dynamic and sexy woman who runs a San Francisco–based company that provides clients with their most intimate, dark or outlandish fantasy." Our most intimate, outlandish fantasy is that the revival will actually be good and not anything like the 1998 one starring Malcolm McDowell. »

- Greg Cwik

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‘Fantasy Island’ Reboot in the Works at ABC

12 October 2015 9:16 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Smiles, everyone, smiles! ABC is developing a gender-swapped “Fantasy Island,” giving a script order to a new adaptation of the hit 1970s series. The new “Fantasy Island” will feature a woman in the place of Ricardo Montalban’s Mr. Roarke. If it goes, the series will follow a brilliant, dynamic and sexy woman who runs a San Francisco-based company that provides clients with their most intimate, dark or outlandish fantasy. Also Read: 'MacGyver' Reboot in the Works at CBS With Director James Wan The new project, from Sony Pictures Television, will be written and executive produced by “Up in the Air’s” Sheldon Turner. »

- Linda Ge

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Fantasy Island Remake Eyed by ABC, With Female Lead (and No Island)

12 October 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

ABC is adding a female lead and subtracting the titular location as it teams with Sony to remake Fantasy Island.

RelatedMacGyver Reboot In the Works at CBS

Per our sister site Deadline, the new Fantasy Island will follow a “brilliant, dynamic and sexy woman” who runs a San Francisco-based outfit that aims to fulfill clients deepest and or darkest wishes. (The company’s name: Fantasy Island.)

Like the original series — which ran from 1977 to ’84 and starred Ricardo Montalban and Hervé Villechaize (and was briefly rebooted in 1998 with Malcolm McDowell lording over things) –the update will tell two stories per episode. »

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‘Fantasy Island’ Remake In Works At ABC With Female Lead From Sheldon Turner

12 October 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Following the Hart To Hart remake with a gay couple, which was set up at NBC, Sony TV is rebooting another classic 1970s drama series from the Spelling-Goldberg catalog, Fantasy Island, with a major twist (or two). The project has landed at ABC with penalty. Written by Sheldon Turner (Up In The Air), the new take goes further in shaking up the original concept — about a tropical island where people pay to go and live out their fantasies — than the 1998 revival, also on… »

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"Fantasy Island" Gets A Female-Led Reboot

12 October 2015 7:18 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

ABC is set to return to "Fantasy Island" with word today that Sony Pictures Television will team with the network on a revival of the classic late 1970's island drama.

This new version, which has received a script plus penalty order from the network, will include a gender swap this time out. Ricardo Montalban's Mr. Roarke will be replaced with a female character who runs a San Francisco-based company that provides clients with their most intimate, dark or outlandish fantasy.

Sheldon Turner will pen the script and executive produce alongside Jennifer Klein and Josh Berman. This would be the third time ABC has tackled the property, they previously attempted a revival back in 1998 with Malcolm McDowell taking over the Roarke role - that lasted just one season.

Source: The Live Feed »

- Garth Franklin

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Quantico Recap: My Enemy, Myself

11 October 2015 7:58 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Whoever is interested in taking down Quantico‘s Alex Parrish and her glorious mane has been at it for a long, long time.

That’s the key takeaway from this week’s episode, which reveals that Alex’s framers’ plan to ruin her life began even before she enrolled in the FBI Academy. I’d say that’s a chilling revelation that makes her situation seem even worse, but let’s face it: Proving her innocence is such a sissyphean task as-is, knowing that the frame-job has been in the works for even longer than originally thought seems like a »

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‘Arrow’ Bosses Talk Damien Darhk and That Ominous Premiere Ending

7 October 2015 8:58 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen the Season 4 premiere of “Arrow,” titled “Green Arrow.”

Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) has finally embraced his comic book destiny and added a long overdue color to his superhero name, signifying his evolution into a lighter, less murderous kind of vigilante this season. But that’s a decision that may come back to haunt him, if the premiere’s chilling final moments are any indication, showing our Emerald Archer standing at the grave of an unidentified casualty with Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), six months after he and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) decided to return to Star City following their attempt at domesticity. Did the villainous Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) kill one of Oliver’s loved ones? Or perhaps the culprit was Darhk’s unwilling new ally, Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), who has been coerced into helping Star City’s new Big Bad. »

- Laura Prudom

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Arrow EPs on Oliver's Failed Proposal, a Flashback Twist and That Killer Ending

7 October 2015 5:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: The following contains spoilers from Wednesday’s Arrow Season 4 premiere.

It seems you can go home again, and Oliver did that in more ways than one — not all of it willingly — in Arrow‘s Season 4 premiere. 

RelatedArrow Scoop on Felicity’s Father, Dig/Andy Flashbacks

While he and girlfriend Felicity were lured back to Star City in the present day, Flashback Oliver was captured by Amanda Waller in Coast City and sent back to a familiar terrain to assess a threat: Lian Yu!

Back in Star City, Damien Darhk’s reign of terror unveiled a surprising (but reluctant? »

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Martin Milner, Star of Adam-12 and Route 66, Dead at 83

7 September 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Veteran TV actor Martin Milner, best known for his starring roles in Adam-12 and Route 66, has died. He was 83.

After launching his career in such war-themed films Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949), Operation Pacific (1951) and Halls Of Montezuma (1951), Milner began his gradual transition to the small screen with a recurring role in Dragnet and guest stints on Wagon Train and The Twilight Zone.

In 1960, he scored his big break opposite George Maharis in Route 66, which ran for four seasons and nearly 120 episodes on CBS. He followed that up with a co-starring role NBC’s long-running cop drama Adam-12

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Martin Milner, Star of ‘Adam-12,’ ‘Route 66,’ Dies at 83

7 September 2015 10:29 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Martin Milner, who starred on TV on “Adam-12” with Kent McCord and, earlier, on “Route 66” with George Maharis, died Sunday night, Diana Downing, a representative for his fan page, confirmed. He was 83.

Milner was also known for his roles as a jazz guitarist in the brilliant 1957 film “Sweet Smell of Success” and in the 1967 camp classic “Valley of the Dolls.”

Milner began acting in movies while a teen, after his father got him an agent, first appearing in the 1947 classic “Life With Father.” The film starred William Powell and Irene Dunne, and thus Milner, along with his co-star Elizabeth Taylor, bridged the generations in Hollywood between the golden age and contemporary era.

He appeared as Officer Pete Molloy alongside Kent McCord’s Officer Jim Reed in NBC’s “Adam-12” from 1968-75. Molloy was the seasoned, savvy veteran bringing along Reed who was, at first, a rookie.

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- Carmel Dagan

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Martin Milner, Star of ‘Adam-12,’ ‘Route 66,’ Dies at 83

7 September 2015 10:29 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Martin Milner, who starred on TV on “Adam-12” with Kent McCord and, earlier, on “Route 66” with George Maharis, died Sunday night, Diana Downing, a representative for his fan page, confirmed. He was 83.

Milner was also known for his roles as a jazz guitarist in the brilliant 1957 film “Sweet Smell of Success” and in the 1967 camp classic “Valley of the Dolls.”

Milner began acting in movies while a teen, after his father got him an agent, first appearing in the 1947 classic “Life With Father.” The film starred William Powell and Irene Dunne, and thus Milner, along with his co-star Elizabeth Taylor, bridged the generations in Hollywood between the golden age and contemporary era.

He appeared as Officer Pete Molloy alongside Kent McCord’s Officer Jim Reed in NBC’s “Adam-12” from 1968-75. Molloy was the seasoned, savvy veteran bringing along Reed who was, at first, a rookie.

The innovative series »

- Carmel Dagan

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Yvonne Craig, TV’s Batgirl, Dead at 78

19 August 2015 7:21 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Yvonne Craig, best known for playing Batgirl in the 1960s’ Batman television series, passed away Monday at her home in California after a long battle with cancer. Reportedly, Craig had been suffering from breast cancer, which had recently spread to her liver. She was 78. Craig joined the cast of Batman, which premiered in 1966, in its third season, portraying the character of Batgirl (and her alter ego, librarian Barbara Gordon) in all 26 episodes of Season 3. In the series, Craig’s Barbara never knew Batman and Robin’s true identities, and hers also remained unknown to them, with Alfred being the only aware that Barbara was actually Batgirl. In addition to her iconic role on Batman, Craig’s other television credits include notable guest appearances on Love, American Style, Star TrekThe Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Many Lives of Dobie GillisThe Mod Squad, Starksy and Hutch, and Fantasy Island. Most recently, »

- Chris King

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