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The Bottom Shelf: Remo, Almost Human, Branded To Kill and more

Nick wades into another stack of DVD releases, including 80s action epic Remo: Unarmed And Dangerous, and lots more besides...

"Whatever happened to Fred Ward?" is a line surely on the tip of most people’s tongues. Apparently, the star of Tremors and The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult has mostly been doing TV work over the last few years, though you’ll almost certainly remember him as the charismatic star of 1985’s Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. No? Well, shame on you, because Remo, making a welcome Blu-Ray debut, leads this month’s action-packed, erm, action special.

If you weren’t one of the lucky few that grew up with the preposterous movie otherwise known as Remo: Unarmed And Dangerous punctuating their childhood, we’ll fill you in. Riding on the success of the Rambo films (essentially, the only tenuous link being the vaguely similar name), Bond director
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FX is Developing a Stuntman Drama From 'Walking Dead' Producer Gale Anne Hurd

FX is Developing a Stuntman Drama From 'Walking Dead' Producer Gale Anne Hurd
With AMC's "The Walking Dead" regularly trouncing the broadcast networks in ratings these days, it's no surprise that everyone's looking to get into business with the show's executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. She got a pilot order for WWII alien invasion drama "Horizon" at USA Network, NBC's working with her on an adaptation of Jeffrey Archer’s CIA assassin novel "The Eleventh Commandment" and AMC's developing a series about Area 51 with her. The most recent network to get into business with Hurd is FX, who according to Deadline have put a new project from her and Universal Cable Productions called "Crash and Burn" into development. Loosely inspired by Kevin Conley's 2009 nonfiction book "The Full Burn: On the Set, at the Bar, Behind the Wheel, and Over the Edge with Hollywood Stuntmen," "Crash and Burn" is a period drama about Doc Dixon, who works as a stuntman in the '70s in.
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FX is Developing a Stuntman Drama From 'Walking Dead' Producer Gale Anne Hurd

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FX is Developing a Stuntman Drama From 'Walking Dead' Producer Gale Anne Hurd
With AMC's "The Walking Dead" regularly trouncing the broadcast networks in ratings these days, it's no surprise that everyone's looking to get into business with the show's executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. She got a pilot order for WWII alien invasion drama "Horizon" at USA Network, NBC's working with her on an adaptation of Jeffrey Archer’s CIA assassin novel "The Eleventh Commandment" and AMC's developing a series about Area 51 with her. The most recent network to get into business with Hurd is FX, who according to Deadline have put a new project from her and Universal Cable Productions called "Crash and Burn" into development. Loosely inspired by Kevin Conley's 2009 nonfiction book "The Full Burn: On the Set, at the Bar, Behind the Wheel, and Over the Edge with Hollywood Stuntmen," "Crash and Burn" is a period drama about Doc Dixon, who works as a stuntman in the '70s in.
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NBC Buys ’11th Commandment’ Drama Produced By Gale Anne Hurd And Ucp

Exclusive: NBC has teamed with The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd for 11th Commandment, a series adaptation of UK author Jeffrey Archer’s 1998 novel The Eleventh Commandment. British writer Patrick Harbinson (Person of Interest, 24) is writing the script for the project, produced by Universal Cable Prods. where Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment is under a deal. 11th Commandment centers on Connor Fitzgerald who has been leading a secret life as the CIA’s most deadly assassin when he decides to pull back to spend more time with his wife and family. But his worlds are about to collide when he is set up by someone within the CIA for an assassination he didn’t commit. “This is a fantastic character-driven story of an assassin who in the employ of the Us government,” Hurd said. The project originated a year ago when Valhalla teamed with Canada’s New Franchise Media,
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Young Adapts Archer's "False Impression"

Brian D. Young ("180 Degrees") has been hired to pen a re-write of the film adaptation of Jeffrey Archer's 2005 novel "False Impression" at New Franchise Media says The Hollywood Reporter.

An action-crime novel set on several continents, the story begins with a woman who escaped the 9/11 attack after being fired by her banker boss. She then helps a British lady try to sell a Van Gogh painting while both a mercenary and an FBI agent are on her trail.

New Franchise acquired the worldwide film, TV and digital rights to ten of Archer's novels a while back with Richard Regen working on a script based on "A Matter of Honor" and its follow-up "Honor Among Thieves" for Kennedy/Marshall. Similarly Gale Anne Hurd is developing a TV adaptation of Archer's"The Eleventh Commandment".
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'Walking Dead' exec adapting Jeffrey Archer novel for TV

'Walking Dead' exec adapting Jeffrey Archer novel for TV
The Walking Dead's Gale Anne Hurd is to develop a TV adaptation of Jeffrey Archer's novel The Eleventh Commandment. The book, first published in 1998, follows Connor Fitzgerald, a CIA assassin who falls victim to a conspiracy within the agency. "Jeffrey Archer's storytelling is compelling, character driven and perfect for television," said Hurd. "[It's] full of fast-paced, high-stakes danger." She added: "I'm thrilled to bring his books and the adventures of Connor Fitzgerald to life for audiences." Archer himself added: "Gale Anne Hurd's amazing pedigree in bringing action-oriented (more)
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The Eleventh Commandment to Become TV Series

The Eleventh Commandment, the best-selling book series by Jeffery Archer, is getting its very own television adaptation. Fortunately, its getting the treatment by one of the most successful sci-fi/action producers in the industry: Gale Anne Hurd. Her portfolio includes work on projects like The Terminator and The Walking Dead, so hopefully her involvement insures that The Eleventh Commandment gets a TV show it deserves.
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Hurd Adapts Archer's "Eleventh Commandment"

Last week it was announced that Frank Marshall was developing a film adaptation of Jeffrey Archer's novel "Matter of Honor".

Today comes word that "Aliens" and "The Walking Dead" producer Gale Anne Hurd is planning a TV adaptation of Archer's "The Eleventh Commandment" reports Reuters.

The book follows Connor Fitzgerald, a deadly CIA assassin who hides the details of his career from his family. Just days away from retirement, the agency's director becomes bent on making Fitzgerald the patsy for a fake assassination on a Russian presidential candidate.

No writer or network is yet attached and it's not known what format the adaptation will take on the small screen (ie. mini-series, limited series, regular series).
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The Walking Dead Producer Gale Anne Hurd to Adapt The Eleventh Commandment for TV

The producer has already found success with the AMC drama The Walking Dead, and the period drama Port Royal is already on the way, but Gale Anne Hurd has lined up yet another TV endeavor. A press release from New Franchise Media Inc. has announced development of a TV series adaptation of British author Jeffrey Archer's novel The Eleventh Commandment. The novel follows the most deadly CIA assassin Connor Fitzgerald, a man who keeps the details of his dangerous career from his own family. However, as luck would have it, with only a few days to go before retirement, the Director of the CIA is suddenly helbent on making Connor the fall guy for a phony assassination on a Russian presidential candidate that could inadvertently trigger World War III. The title of the series comes from just one of the books, but there's a whole series of novels featuring Fitzgerald,
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‘Walking Dead’ Producer Brings ‘The Eleventh Commandment’ To TV

Fans of English author Jeffrey Archer take note: some of your favorite characters may make their way to the airwaves soon. Gale Anne Hurd’s (The Walking Dead) production company announced today that they plan to bring The 11th Commandment to television.

The 1998 novel centers on Connor Fitzgerald, a CIA assassin who makes an enemy of agency director Helen Dexter. Dexter has been secretly assassinating foreign politicians with anti-American views with Agent Fitzgerald’s help. On his final mission before retirement, Fitzgerald is set up as “the fall guy” and goes on the run from both the CIA and the Russian government.

While there’s no major development news available as of yet, we know that Valhalla Entertainment will be the primary production house, with ...

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‘Walking Dead’ Producer Gale Ann Hurd Developing CIA Series Based on Jeffrey Archer’s ‘Eleventh Commandment’

‘Walking Dead’ Producer Gale Ann Hurd Developing CIA Series Based on Jeffrey Archer’s ‘Eleventh Commandment’
[1] Brit writer Jeffrey Archer is having quite a month. Hot on the heels of last week's story [2] that Bourne producer Frank Marshall would be developing a spy movie franchise based on Archer's novels A Matter of Honor and Honor Among Thieves comes news that another one of Archer's books -- The Eleventh Commandment -- is being developed as a thriller television series by The Walking Dead producer Gale Ann Hurd. The story follows CIA assassin Connor Fitzgerald, who finds himself facing off against his own boss, agency chief Helen Dexter. Meanwhile, a ruthless Russian power is plotting to start World War III. Read more after the jump. A Matter of Honor, Honor Among Thieves, and The Eleventh Commandment are all part of a package of ten Archer novels recently acquired by New Franchise Media, and the Canadian equity firm is wasting no time making use of the rights. Archer's novels
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The 11th Commandment Heads For TV

Former politician and long-time potboiler novelist Jeffrey Archer might not be the world’s most literary scribbler, but he certainly seems to attract plenty of attention for film and TV types looking to shove his work on both the big and small screens. Hot on the heels of Bourne producer Frank Marshall signing on to develop his book A Matter of Honour as a movie comes word that The Walking Dead’s Gale Anne Hurd wants to turn another of his tomes, The Eleventh Commandment, into a TV series.The novel, originally published in 1998, follows what happens when ace CIA assassin Connor Fitzgerald is framed for a fake assassination attempt on a Russian presidential candidate. Fitzgerald must race to prove his innocence and also prevent World War III.“Jeffrey Archer’s storytelling is compelling, character driven and perfect for television-full of fast-paced, high-stakes danger,” Hurd said in a statement picked up by Deadline.
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Gale Anne Hurd to Develop Jeffrey Archer's "The Eleventh Commandment" For TV

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Gale Anne Hurd to Develop Jeffrey Archer's
Gale Anne Hurd and New Franchise Media will develop Jeffrey Archer's "The Eleventh Commandment," into a television series. "The Eleventh Commandment" centers on a CIA assassin who has to track down the people responsible for killing a Russian presidential candidate. Hurd oversees Valhalla Entertainment, for which she serves as executive producer on AMC's  "The Walking Dead." In the past, she has overseen hit films such as "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" and "Aliens."   New Franchise is a Toronto-based intellectual property rights company.    Related Articles: 
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The Eleventh Commandment Heads to TV

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The Eleventh Commandment Heads to TV
The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd is teaming up with New Franchise Media for a TV adaptation of Jeffrey Archer's novel The Eleventh Commandment. Here's what Gale Anne Hurd had to say about the acquisition in a statement.

"Jeffrey Archer's storytelling is compelling, character driven and perfect for television - full of fast-paced, high-stakes danger."

A writer has not been attached to adapt this novel for the small screen as of yet. Here's the official description of The Eleventh Commandment novel.

"In The Eleventh Commandment, Connor Fitzgerald is the CIA's most deadly assassin, hiding the details of his career from his family. Only days from his retirement from the Agency, he comes across an enemy he cannot handle, the Director of the CIA, bent on making Connor the fall guy for a phony assassination on a Russian presidential candidate that could inadvertently trigger World War III."

It
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"The Eleventh Commandment": Thou Shalt Not Be Caught

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New Franchise Media Inc. report they will adapt author Jeffrey Archer's bestseller, "The Eleventh Commandment", into an ongoing television series, produced by Gale Anne Hurd ("The Walking Dead") through her Valhalla Entertainment :

"...'Connor Fitzgerald' is an American war hero, a devoted father and the CIA's most deadly agent. Now, just days from his retirement, he faces the first enemy who's ever made him doubt his strength--the director of the CIA. Trapped in a game of dirty politics and deadly power plays between the director and the president, Fitzgerald must turn his back on the very institution he's served faithfully for 28 years if he's to survive another day..."

"Jeffrey Archer's storytelling is compelling, character driven and perfect for television," said Hurd.

A pilot for the series will be produced in 2012, most likely in Toronto.

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Gale Anne Hurd To Develop Series Based On ‘Eleventh Commandment’ Book

The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd and her Valhalla Entertainment have teamed with Canada’s New Franchise Media to develop The Eleventh Commandment, a series adaptation of UK author Jeffrey Archer’s 1998 novel. The action thriller centers on Connor Fitzgerald, the CIA’s most deadly assassin. Only days from his retirement from the Agency, Connor is framed by the Director of the CIA for a phony assassination on a Russian presidential candidate that could inadvertently trigger World War III. “Jeffrey Archer’s storytelling is compelling, character driven and perfect for television-full of fast- paced, high-stakes danger,” Hurd said of the project, which was brought to Valhalla by executive Ben Roberts.
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Spy Thriller The Eleventh Commandment Being Adapted for TV by Walking Dead Producer

New Franchise Media Inc. has announced plans to adapt the Jeffrey Archer bestseller, The Eleventh Commandment, into an ongoing television series. Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, The Walking Dead) is attached to produce through Valhalla Entertainment. Connor Fitzgerald is a professional’s professional. Holder of the Medal of Honor. Devoted family man. Servant of his country. CIA assassin. Days before his retirement from the Company, Fitzgerald comes face to face with an enemy who, for the first time, even he cannot handle–his own boss, Helen Dexter, Director of the CIA. The Eleventh Commandment: Thou Shalt Not Be Caught. But Dexter’s stranglehold on the agency is threatened by a power greater than her own, and her only hope is to destroy Fitzgerald. Meanwhile, on the other side of the...
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The Eleventh Commandment Heads to Television

New Franchise Media Inc. has announced plans to adapt the Jeffrey Archer bestseller, The Eleventh Commandment , into an ongoing television series. Gale Anne Hurd ( The Terminator , "The Walking Dead") is attached to produce through Valhalla Entertainment. The official description for the series is as follows: In The Eleventh Commandment, Connor Fitzgerald is the CIA's most deadly assassin, hiding the details of his career from his family. Only days from his retirement from the Agency, he comes across an enemy he cannot handle, the Director of the CIA, bent on making Connor the fall guy for a phony assassination on a Russian presidential candidate that could inadvertently trigger World War III. "Jeffrey Archer's storytelling is compelling, character driven...
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Jeffrey Archer novels to be made for film, TV

Toronto -- Millionaire British novelist Jeffrey Archer is to see a slate of his best-selling novels turned into movie and TV projects by a Toronto private equity player.

 

Jeffrey Steiner, the former Toronto bureaucrat behind Pinewood Toronto Studios, has acquired the worldwide film, TV and digital rights to the thriller novels by Archer, with an eye to striking international co-productions to bring them to the screen.

 

Steiner, a one-time head of the Toronto Economic Development Corp., which stick-handled the development of a major Toronto film studio on the city's waterfront, last year launched New Franchise Media.

 

And he was on hand at the Toronto International Film Festival to unveil a deal to option and turn up to ten of Archer's best-selling novels into movie or TV projects.

 

"We look forward to developing these exceptional literary properties across film and television to excite Jeffrey Archer's enormous worldwide fan base and
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