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Nothing like a penis-themed joint bachelor party, am I right?! Last night, Lance Bass and fiancé Michael Turchin got down and dirty during a surprise bachelor party at famous West Hollywood gay club The Abbey. The couple's good friend and former Chelsea Lately star Fortune Feimster documented the raunchy time on Instagram Tuesday night. In addition to lap dances from hunky male dancers, Bass and Turchin celebrated with lots of penis-shaped party favors, including X-rated cups, straws and dirty necklaces. "Watching my friends @lancebass and @michaelturchinart get lap dances at their Bachelor party! #LanceLovesMichael," Feimster captioned one hilarious shot of Bass in a chair in the middle of »
Another old movie is getting the TV reboot treatment. NBC plans to turn the 2000 time travel thriller Frequency into a weekly series, with Supernatural writer, producer and show runner Jeremy Carver creating this new take on the material.
NBC has issued a script-plus-penalty commitment for what is being described as a character driven drama. Jeremy Carver will write the pilot episode, which is set to focus on a NYPD detective who connects with his son 30 years into the future. Father and son will work together to change history and stop several tragic events from coming to pass. In the meantime, they will find time to heal their own fractured relationship.
Toby Emmerich wrote the original feature film, which took place in 1999, and followed a homicide detective (James Caviezel) who makes contact with his late father (Dennis Quaid) 30 years in the past, on the day of his death. The two work »
Major Us broadcasters are developing more than 20 TV adaptations of feature films as they follow the example of their cable counterparts.
Us pay-tv networks have recently found success with the likes of Fargo and Teen Wolf, and have lined up further adaptations of Scream (MTV), Twelve Monkeys (Syfy), Shutter Island (HBO) and Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (Starz).
Traditional networks - ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and The CW - are now getting involved and have struck deals for adaptations of well-known films including Big, Minority Report and The Devil’s Advocate, as well as more niche films such as John Ritter’s Problem Child and Val Kilmer’s Real Genius.
The networks have ordered scripts for the 20-plus adaptations and will decide which projects to pilot by January. Those taken to series will likely be ordered in May for an autumn 2015 launch.
UK consultancy firm Tape monitors the Us development process for a number of UK broadcasters »
It’s been a season of remakes, with the broadcast networks loading up on series projects based on movies. More than a dozen reboots are in the works. That includes shows based on big-budget blockbusters Minority Report and Rush Hour, which landed big commitments at Fox and CBS, respectively, as well as a slew of adaptations of 1980s films, including Big, Real Genius, Problem Child, Bachelor Party and Uncle Buck. Why so many remakes? Having a pre-sold title always helps launching a show. But this year, many top showrunners are tied on shows and unavailable to develop original concepts, prompting the networks to go for familiar premises. Here’s a slideshow of the movies that are being remade by the broadcast networks this season:
- Nellie Andreeva and Jen Yamato
It’s been a season of remakes, with the broadcast networks loading up on series projects based on movies. More than a dozen reboots are in the works. That includes shows based on big-budget blockbusters Minority Report and Rush Hour, which landed big commitments at Fox and CBS, respectively, as well as a slew of adaptations of 1980s films, including Big, Real Genius, Problem Child, Bachelor Party and Uncle Buck. Why so many remakes? Having a pre-sold title always helps launching a show. But this year, many top showrunners are tied on shows and unavailable to develop original concepts, prompting the networks to go for familiar premises. Here is a gallery of the movies that are being remade by the broadcast networks this season.
- Nellie Andreeva and Jen Yamato
I generally pay as much attention to the broadcast network development season as I do to the baseball draft. Though the shows that actually survive development are much closer to airing chronologically than most baseball draftees are to the majors, the winnowing process is just as brutal in both cases. On average, a given network will hear 3-400 pitches a year, order scripts for 60-70 of them, make 8-12 pilots and put roughly between a half dozen and a dozen of them on the air. So I’ve usually found development not worth worrying about until shows are actually ordered to series and scheduled. That said, it’s been tough to ignore this fall’s development season, where it seems like every day for the past few weeks, my Twitter feed has blown up a few times an afternoon with news of a familiar movie or TV property being adapted »
- Alan Sepinwall
Tom Hanks' classic 1984 comedy Bachelor Party is set to be adapted into a TV series by ABC. Bachelor Party was Hanks' second big feature film after Splash, and it's a hilarious movie that is a must see for any comedy fan. The series is described as being a half-hour comedy anthology series.
Variety says that the show will "examine relationships and the institution of marriage through the lens of three couples: one about to get married, another recently divorced and a third just falling in love. They will experience the trial-by-fire that is the modern day, co-ed bachelor/bachelorette extravaganza."
This isn't the first classic Hanks' movie to get a TV series order. Fox recently announced that they are developing a series based on the 1988 movie Big. I wonder how Hanks feels about his movies being turned into TV shows.
- Joey Paur
Disney’s Princesses are some of the most beloved cartoon figures in history, but even they have come under scrutiny as Hollywood pushes for more diversity in their films. Disney’s latest princess will be the first of Pacific Islander descent (unless you count Lilo of Lilo & Stitch as a princess). The CG-animated film is Moana, the story of a born navigator who travels through ancient Oceania along with a demi-God pal named Maui in order to find a secret island.
Deadline reported Monday that the film would be aiming for a November 2016 release date and would be directed by Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Princess and the Frog). In the meantime, we’ll be awaiting Pixar’s Inside Out and Finding Dory, both anticipated for 2015. And Deadline reported back in 2013 several other slots for two other Disney and Pixar films in both March and »
- Brian Welk
Written and exec produced by Courtney Lilly (“The Cleveland Show,” “Guys with Kids,”) the show is about a kid from South Central who has to find a balance between polarizing worlds when he receives a scholarship to attend a prestigious suburban school. (Davis grew up in South Central and graduated from Crossroads, the elite private school in Santa Monica, Calif.). Davis is also exec producing, along with Kate Gordon and Max Winkler, Jake Johnson and Mary Lee of The Walcott Company.
Davis, who is repped by Wme, is also known for hosting Esquire reality shows “How I Rock It” and “Alternate Route” and as a TV and film producer. Lilly is repped by UTA and Shuman Company.
Winkler is represented by CAA, »
- Whitney Friedlander
Although we're still not certain who she's playing, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Jena Malone is reuniting with Sucker Punch director Zach Snyder for a mystery role in the much-anticipated comic book showdown Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Although it's far from confirmed, rumors have suggested that she might playing the Carrie Kelley Robin, Batman's sidekick from Frank Miller's epochal The Dark Knight Returns! We're sharing our thoughts on this week's Most Craved along with discussion about Eli Roth's just-announced plans to remake Cabin Fever with the same screenplay and the tremendous amount of nostalgia-driven franchises headed to television ("Full House," "Big," "Rush Hour," "Bachelor Party," and "Uncle Buck" just to name a few). »
It seems that the bigwigs over in Hollywood are intent on remaking all of Tom Hanks’ back catalogue in some way or another. Fresh off the news that the 1988 film Big is to be developed for television, news reaches Thn today that producers are now looking to bring his 1984 adult comedy Bachelor Party to the small screen over at ABC.
The pilot will apparently follow three different couples in various stages of their relationships.
J.J. Philbin and Josh Malmuth will executive produce the show, along with Jake Johnson, Renate Radford, Jason Winer (Modern Family) and Max Winkler (Ceremony). Winder and Winkler will direct the series between them.
- Paul Heath
A few weeks ago, we got word that the 1988 Tom Hanks classic Big was being adapted for the small screen by Fox. Now ABC is also mining Hanks’ resume for material, and has come up with a TV series based on the 1984 comedy Bachelor Party. If someone options Splash, we can officially call […]
- Angie Han
Bachelor Party will be adapted for television.
The adaptation focuses on three couples who are at different stages in their relationships. One pair are engaged, the second divorced, while the final couple have started dating.
ABC has given the go-ahead for a put pilot to be produced.
In the original film, Hanks played Rick Gassko, a man who tries to resist temptations to be unfaithful to his fiancée during his bachelor party.
Watch a clip from 1984's Bachelor Party below: »
The half hour sitcom has already earned a big put pilot commitment from the network and 20th Century Fox TV. Fox also has a TV show remake of Tom Hanks' 1988 comedy Big in development, as the studio was behind both films. Bachelor Party is being produced by the Small Dog Picture Co., run by feature film director Jason Winer, and Walcott Co., run by director Max Winkler and New Girl star Jake Johnson.
The Bachelor Party anthology series was co-created by New Girl writer-producers J.J. Philbin and Josh Malmuth, and will examine the sanctity of marriage through the lens of three couples: One about to get married, one divorced, and a third just starting to fall in love. They will experience their relationships day by day as they continue to grow and change. »
The film-to-tv trend continues with the 1984 comedy Bachelor Party. Tom Hanks starred as the husband-to-be who has to survive the ultimate bachelor party while staying faithful to his fiancée. This new rendition is only loosely based on the original narrative and will come in the format of a half-hour comedy anthology series geared towards examining relationships and the institution of marriage. ABC scored the show via a big put pilot commitment with Jason Winer set to direct as long as his schedule permits. Should the Bachelor Party TV series get an order, Winer and Max Winkler will then alternate directing the episodes. Hit the jump for more on the new show. According to Deadline, New Girl’s Jj Philbin and Josh Malmuth came up with the concept, which centers on three different couples. There’s one that’s first falling in love, one that’s about to get married and »
- Perri Nemiroff
Tom Hanks' “Bachelor Party” is the latest movie-to-tv remake ABC has ordered a “comedy anthology series” based on the raunchy 1984 film, co-created by Regis Philbin’s daughter, J.J. Philbin. The “Bachelor Party” series will focus on three couples: "one about to get married, another recently divorced and a third just falling in love.” Toys ‘R Us yanks “Breaking Bad” action figures following a Florida mom’s complaints "Let's just say, the action figures have taken an indefinite sabbatical,” Toys ‘R Us said in a statement, following pressure from a Florida mom who gathered 8,000 signatures. Tina Fey recalls casting Jan Hooks on “30 Rock,” says: “Jan should have had a bigger career ... as big as Rob Schneider's f*cking career" “We needed to cast Jane Krakowski's estranged Florida dirtbag mother, and I thought, My God, do you think we could get Jan Hooks?” Fey recalled on Monday night, adding »
- Norman Weiss
Doubling down on two TV trends — mining nostalgic movies for TV source materials and the new fall shows’ infatuation with romantic comedies — ABC has given a put pilot with a heavy penalty to a half-hour comedy anthology series based on the raunchy Tom Hanks comedy “Bachelor Party.”
The project, which hails from Small Dog Picture Co. and the Walcott Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television, plans to examine relationships and the institution of marriage through the lens of three couples: one about to get married, another recently divorced and a third just falling in love. They will experience the trial-by-fire that is the modern day, co-ed bachelor/bachelorette extravaganza.
“Bachelor Party” is co-created by Jj Philbin and Josh Malmuth, with Philbin executive producing and Malmuth co-executive producing. Additional executive producers are Jason Winer, Max Winkler, Jake Johnson and Renate Radford, with Mary Lee serving as producer. Winer and »
- Whitney Friedlander
Following word of a TV series based on "Big" currently in development, not to mention a failed attempt last year to adapt "The Money Pit" into an NBC series, yet another Tom Hanks comedy from the 1980s is being dusted off for a small screen reboot.
The show examines relationships and the institution of marriage through the lens of three couples: one about to get married, another recently divorced and a third just falling in love. Like "American Horror Story" and "True Detective," each season will focus on a whole new batch of characters.
- Garth Franklin
Today sees the release of Zombeavers, in which a group of spring breakers are terrorized by a horde of killer beavers. It’s sounds ridiculous (because it is, of course) but these bloodthirsty little buggers continue a long tradition of awesome animals on the big screen. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s a countdown of some of cinema’s greatest ever beasts.
10. Flying Monkeys – The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
What’s more terrifying than an evil pointy-nosed witch? Try an evil pointy-nosed witch with an army of flying monkeys! In the original Oz books, the winged simians were mischievous but intelligent creatures, but by the time they received their big screen debut they’d mutated into the stuff of nightmares.
As Dorothy and her gang find themselves in a darkened forest, the Wicked Witch of the West sends her sinister army to monkey-nap them, and they are returned to the Witch’s castle pronto. »
- David Agnew
It seems like Bill Murray is everywhere these days!
Monday night he was in New York at the premiere of his upcoming film St. Vincent, just a few weeks ago he attended George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s beautiful Italian nuptials, and he has been spotted making countless amounts of surprise appearances at various parties.
So, when Et caught up with the 64-year-old at the St. Vincent premiere, we had to ask if he took anything home from Clooney’s wedding.
“I've got a very nice giant square of St Marks chocolate that cracked in half,” he admitted. “Like a traditional Italian gift, It's cracked in half.”
While Bill is typically a very private actor when it comes to his personal life, so much so that you have to call a 1-800 number to reach him, the »
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