4 items from 2011
CBS is replacing one Saturday Night Light alum with another.
The half-hour comedy, starring Schneider as a bachelor who marries into a tight-knit Mexican-American family, debuts in Rules‘ time slot — Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c — on Jan. 12.
Rules will return to its Thursday home later in the season, but with a reduced episode order, according to our sister site Deadline. Instead of »
- Vlada Gelman
Back in June it was first rumored Universal was looking to re-write and rework Michael Tabb's would-be sequel to the failed 2010 effort The Wolfman starring Benicio del Toro and directed by Joe Johnston into a new werewolf franchise. A month later, Moviehole reported Joy Ride 2: Dead Ahead, The Hitcher: I've Been Waiting and Carnosaur 2 helmer Louis Morneau would direct for a fall shoot. Now, it has become a reality as Universal announced the start of production on what they describe as an "all-new supernatural Untitled Werewolf Thriller" with Morneau directing. Filming will take place in and around Bucharest, Romania and the film won't be heading to theaters as the studio confirms it will be part of their DVD Originals line alongside such titles as The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior and the upcoming January release of [amazon asin="B005TK0WG8" text="The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption"] starring Ron Perlman and Billy Zane. This Untitled Werewolf Thriller will be released on Blu-ray, »
- Brad Brevet
While there was no shortage of successful horror films in 1999 (Sleepy Hollow, The Sixth Sense, The Blair Witch Project, Stigmata), teen-based films were on the wane. 1998 represented the financial peak of this subgenre, with only two miserable offerings crawling into theaters the following year. Neither Idle Hands nor The Rage: Carrie 2 managed to scare up much business, indicating that target audiences might’ve had their fill of teen-specific horror and were now looking elsewhere for their shocks. The horror landscape was shifting rapidly and it was in this transition period that Dimension Films sought to deliver what was then being touted as the final installment in their hugely profitable Scream franchise.
Articulating Scream 3’s problems isn’t exactly rocket science, although it is perhaps best summed up by a memorable opening night experience. Once again the house was packed, only this time audience enthusiasm diminished steadily (and audibly »
- Masked Slasher
Here’s an interesting development, though not an arrested one: Will Arnett, who despite being heavily courted was not planning to go up for any pilots this spring, has signed on to star opposite Christina Applegate in NBC’s untitled comedy from former Saturday Night Light scribe Emily Spivey, Deadline reports.
Catch Up On All of TVLine’s Pilot Casting News
The pilot — executive produced by SNL overlord Lorne Michaels — offers an irreverent look at parenthood through the eyes of an acerbic working mother (Applegate) and her stay-at-home husband, as well as other opinionated parents.
It just hit me: Applegate and Arnett will be married… »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
4 items from 2011
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