14 items from 2016
The Buckaroo Banzai series may have found a network. Deadline reports Amazon is nearing a deal with creator Kevin Smith for the show.The series is based on the 1984 sci-fi comedy The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, which starred Peter Weller as the titular scientist, pilot, and rock musician trying to save the world from aliens.Read More… »
Back in May Kevin Smith announced that he’s partnering up with MGM for a small screen adaptation of the 1984 cult sci-fi The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, and now Deadline is reporting that Amazon is close to reaching a deal for the series.
Smith, a long time fan of the original movie, has stated that he hoped to be able to lure original cast members such as Peter Wller, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd and Jeff Goldblum back for the TV series, and views the first season as an adaptation of the film, with potential subsequent season then expanding the story further.
Since directing an episode of The Flash last year, Smith has started turning his attention more towards TV; he’ll be directing another episode of the DC series for its third season, and has also reworked his planned Mallrats sequel into a 10-episode series.
- Gary Collinson
Just a few months ago, the 1984 movie The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension was simply a cult classic with a small but devoted following. Shortly after Kevin Smith directed an episode of The Flash, he was approacheed to turn this movie into a TV series, and now it seems that show has found a home. A new report reveals that the director and MGM are finalizing a deal to bring the Buckaroo Banzai show to Amazon Studios.
Deadline reports that Amazon and MGM are "close to locking in a deal" that would bring the show to the streaming service. The report claims that Amazon is eyeing to air the series at some point next year, but an exact episode count wasn't given. The news comes just hours after Amazon Studios announced their new comedy shows for their fall pilot season, including a reboot of The Tick.
Amazon and MGM are closing a deal for the streaming service to be the home of filmmaker Kevin Smith's proposed TV series adaptation of cult 1984 feature "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" says TV Line.
Peter Weller starred as a physicist/pilot/rock musician who, with his band of men called the Hong Kong Cavaliers, battled alien invaders from the eighth dimension.
Smith was approached by MGM about rebooting the property shortly after his great success helming an episode of "The Flash" this spring. »
- Garth Franklin
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai may continue.
Amazon and MGM are close to a deal for the streaming service to host Kevin Smith’s planned small-screen adaptation of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, our sister site Deadline reports.
Scream Factory celebrates over three decades of Dan O'Bannon's graveyard bash at this year's Comic-Con with a special Return of the Living Dead autograph signing, and their annual "Inside Look" panel will feature the eagerly anticipated announcements of future releases
Taking place at Shout! Factory's booth (#4118) on Friday, July 22nd, The Return of the Living Dead autograph signing will feature cast members Thom Mathews (Freddy) and John Philbin (Chuck), as well as Sean Clark, who hosted a new episode of Horror's Hallowed Grounds for the Collector's Edition Blu-ray of the beloved horror comedy.
"An Inside Look at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory" panel, meanwhile, will be held in Room 29Ab at 8:00pm. Below, we have the official press release with full details:
Press Release: Now a mainstay at San Diego Comic-Con International, pop-culture purveyor Shout! Factory returns to the convention in 2016 with a dynamic lineup, featuring captivating panel events, »
- Derek Anderson
Yoga Hosers (2016)
Directed By Kevin Smith
Starring Johnny Depp, Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Adam Brody, Justin Long, Natasha Lyonne, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Kevin Smith, Tony Hale, Ralph Garman, Tony Hale, Harley Morenstein, Tyler Posey, Austin Butler, Jason Mewes and Vanessa Paradis.
Two teenage yoga enthusiasts team up with a legendary man-hunter to battle with an ancient evil presence that is threatening their major party plans.
As a director, Kevin Smith has taken a rather divisive career turn in recent years. Gone are the days when the Fatman on Batman was an indie darling churning out critically acclaimed hits like Clerks, Chasing Amy and Dogma, and in his place is a podcaster who no longer cares about film conventions with outings like Red State and Tusk. This is a director who said he was retiring from the game to focus on podcasts, and now finds himself prepping another sequel to Clerks, »
- Luke Owen
After years of trying to get a sequel to his 1995 film Mallrats off the ground, Kevin Smith said today on Wwmr-fm Philadelphia that Mallrats 2 is officially in development as a 10-episode scripted television series. What’s more, the Yoga Hosers and Clerks director revealed that he’s also developed a TV series based on cult 1980s film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension in partnership with MGM, which has just been sold to an unnamed content… »
Is Kevin Smith headed to the eighth dimension? According to Dime Geek, the director is adapting the film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension into a TV series.
The 1984 sci-fi comedy starred Peter Weller as Dr. Buckaroo Banzai, a neurosurgeon, rock star, physicist, and race car driver who tries to save the world from aliens. The movie also featured John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, and Christopher Lloyd.
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Director Kevin Smith has been keeping quite busy over the past few years, launching his True North Trilogy in 2014 with Tusk, with the next installment, Yoga Hosers, set to debut this summer. The filmmaker also returned to the small screen recently, directing an episode of The CW's hit superhero series The Flash, which aired last week. It seems the filmmaker is eyeing another TV project, with an adaptation of the 1984 cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. As it turns out, the director's work on The Flash is what actually lead to this opportunity to bring Buckaroo Banzai back to life.
The director revealed the news on his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, saying that "weird doors" started to open after his episode of The Flash aired last week. One of those doors was to MGM, who told the director's agent they had been exploring ways to turn »
The last time I caught up with The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai, the 80s film just didn't quite hold up, causing me to wonder what it is that I dug about the movies all those years ago as a kid. However, the cult fandom for Peter Weller's scientist, neurosurgeon, rock musician and race car driver hero has stayed strong over the years, celebrating all... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Following his small screen exploits in Central City with last week’s episode of The Flash, Kevin Smith has announced on his podcast Hollywood Babble-On that he’s working on a new TV series based upon the 1984 cult film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Here’s Smith’s comments on the subject:
“Because I did the episode of The Flash, suddenly it’s signal light of, ‘oh he’ll do fucking television?’ Which is weird because I’ve been doing TV for five-six seasons – we’ve just been renewed for Comic Book Men – but that’s different because it’s not scripted. Now I’m being pulled into the scripted world. MGM said, ‘hey we hear you like Buckaroo Banzai‘. They heard that because of a fucking podcast I did in New York at the Lincoln Centre with Peter Weller and John Lithgow where we watched »
- Gary Collinson
Filmmaker Kevin Smith says his success directing last week's episode of The CW's "The Flash" has been such a success that it has opened up some "weird doors" all over Hollywood with three projects setup over the past week with one of them being MGM TV which produces FX's "Fargo" series.
Smith was invited to discuss the possibility of turning another film into a TV series, something much more genre and cult-based - the 1984 genre-defying sci-fi film "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension". Smith says he's "loved the movie forever" and speaking on a recent instalment of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, he explained his idea for a TV series version:
"Basically you just do the entire movie for season one, then season two you finally do the sequel we've all dreamed about, Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League."
MGM liked what they heard as Smith says »
- Garth Franklin
In this special episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the best DVD and Blu-ray 2015.
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Follow-Up Ryan buys the Ernest and Celestine Blu-ray from Plain Archive Ultra HD Blu-ray Pre-orders Live, March 1st release: Fox, Sony, WB, Shout! and now Lionsgate Curzon Tarkovsky Ryan’s Top 10 List of 2015 Classics from the Van Beuren Studio (Thunderbean Animation) Thunderbirds: The Complete Series (Timeless Media Group / Shout! Factory) The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Arrow UK) Twice Upon A Time (Warner Archive Collection) Journey to the Center of the Earth (Twilight Time) Watership Down (The Criterion Collection) Walt Disney Animation Studios: Short Films Collection (Disney) 3-D Rarities (Flicker Alley) Spartacus: Restored Edition (Universal) The Apu Trilogy (The Criterion Collection)
- Ryan Gallagher
14 items from 2016
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