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NBC is to adapt The Wolfman for television.
The franchise originated with a 1941 movie featuring horror legend Lon Chaney Jr in the title role.
NBC's new adaptation is being eyed for Friday nights - in the slot currently occupied by Dracula - where it will air alongside supernatural drama Grimm.
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One of NBC’s biggest assets is Universal’s collection of classic movie monsters. You know the gang, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein‘s monster, The Mummy, The Invisible Man. The list goes on and on.
The peacock network has already turned one of its most famous monsters, Dracula, into a contemporary TV show with Jonathan Rhys Meyers (read our review). Now, they’re looking to bring The Wolfman to the small screen.
Deadline reports NBC is in the process of developing a TV adaptation of The Wolfman based on the 2010 feature film starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. (You would be forgiven if you don’t remember that movie, which was ...
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- Rob Frappier
NBC is tapping into Universal Pictures' horror catalog once again by developing a TV series based on the 2010 feature film The Wolfman, which starred Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins. That film was a remake of the 1941 classic The Wolf Man that starred Lon Chaney Jr. as the title character.
Dracula head writer and executive producer Daniel Knauf is writing the pilot script and executive producing. The show will tackle themes of being a man and a human, centering on Lawrence Talbott, who suffers from an ancient curse that transforms him into a vicious werewolf when a full moon appears.
Scott Stuber, who produced The Wolfman movie, will serve as executive producer alongside Daniel Knauf and Quan Phung. No production schedule was given, but if the network orders The Wolfman to series, it will likely find a home on its Friday night block of supernatural-themed programming, which includes Grimm and Dracula. »
Could Dracula get some monster-mash company on Friday nights?
NBC is developing a werewolf drama from Dracula executive producer Daniel Knauf, the network confirmed. The project is based on Universal’s (rather forgettable) 2010 film The Wolfman (the one that starred Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins), which was itself based on a previous 1941 version. Naturally the TV series is likely to chart its own creative path.
One can certainly understand why NBC wants to brand Fridays with a horror block: Grimm has been solid-ish, and the concept helps fill prime-time holes on a notoriously tough night of the week with original scripted programming. »
- James Hibberd
It's taken a few episodes to find its footing, but Daniel Knauf's recent spin on "Dracula" has finally come into its own, making for some great TV with a classic character. Universal is obviously pleased as well because they're ready to let Knauf sink his claws into another of their iconic characters.
According to Deadline, NBC is developing a contender for its Friday supernatural block anchored by "Grimm," which is currently paired with "Dracula." It hails from "Dracula" executive producer/head writer Knauf ("Carnivale") and is based on Universal Pictures’ Scott Stuber-produced 2010 feature The Wolfman, starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, which in turn was a remake of the 1941 movie.
"The Wolfman" is one of two projects Knauf has at NBC, along with a supernatural telenovela produced by Electus that is part of the company’s 3-for-1 telenovela deal at NBC, intended to result in a 13-episode order. »
- Uncle Creepy
Exclusive: NBC is developing a contender for it Friday supernatural block anchored by Grimm, which is currently paired with Dracula. It hails from Dracula executive producer/head writer Daniel Knauf and is based on Universal Pictures’ Scott Stuber-produced 2010 feature The Wolfman starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, which in turn was a remake of the 1941 movie. The WolfMan is one of two projects Knauf has at NBC, along with a supernatural telenovela produced by Electus that is part of the company’s 3-for-1 telenovela deal at NBC, intended to result in a 13-episode order. The WolfMan, produced by Universal Pictures sibling Universal TV and Stuber’s studio-based Bluegrass Films & TV, is described as a supernatural thriller that explores what it means to be a man and to be human. It centers on Lawrence Talbot, who is afflicted by an ancient curse and jacks into the powerful, primordial soul »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Nosferatu the Vampyre, 1979.
Written and Directed by Werner Herzog.
After taking over a small German village, Count Dracula attempts to spread his influence and activities to the rest of the world. All that prevents Dracula from continuing his demonic practices is the self-sacrifice of Lucy Harker.
Remaking an established, classic, staple of German expressionist cinema in 1979 must’ve been a tough sell. Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre, primarily a re-telling of F.W. Murnau’s silent masterpiece, is also a deeply eerie, unsettling and haunting film in its own right. Herzog is not averse to remakes, as he has proven recently with Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Unlike Bad Lieutenant, Herzog chose Nosferatu so he could play with Murnau’s story and expand upon minor-moments in his own unique manner. Combining elements from Browning’s »
- Gary Collinson
This is where we start a war. We'll lose friends, and cause controversy. Because somewhere on this list below is something you're dying to see. In fact, you might be fanatical about some of these inclusions (Christopher Nolan fans, we're staring straight at you). But it's inevitable. And unavoidable. Hollywood is releasing hundreds of movies in 2014. Some of them will be good. Some of them will be bad. And some will be box office disasters. In compiling this list, we're not declaring that all, or even any, of these movies will be unwatchable. Some will be quite good. Maybe even a masterpiece or a classic in the making. There are a few that we're desperate to see ourselves. We really want them to succeed. But every movie here is a risk taker. And some of this shit? Hollywood should clearly know better. These are the 14 Biggest Potential Bombs of 2014.
Over the past year we've spotted a few eerie items up for auction on eBay – from a demonically possessed “dibbuk box” (the inspiration for last year's film Possession) to Bram Stoker's signed manuscript of Dracula – and those are just some of the collectibles out there that seem to be daring you to buy them. While those pieces have a built-in aura of mystery (regardless of whether you believe in their haunted histories), now we'd like to show you a seemingly ordinary auction item with a terrifying paranormal backstory. Photo © North News & Pictures Ltd Back in February, a pair of London roommates put this Victorian-style mirror up for auction after a series of terrifying events convinced them the antique was cursed. According to the UK Daily Mail, Joseph Birch and Sotiris Charalambous acquired the antique from their landlord, soon after which they were plagued by horrific nightmares, agonizing pains, objects traveling around the house, »
- Gregory Burkart
For a great many aspiring cinephiles, F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony Of Horror served as their entry point into both Silent Cinema and also German Expressionism. Perhaps because of the film's subject matter, rooted firmly in the horror genre, Murnau's thinly veiled adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula is perceived as more appealing and approachable than other films in the movement. Certainly much of the film's imagery is now synonymous with German Expressionism many decades later, while the fearsome appearance of its central antagonist, Count Orlok, has become an icon of cinematic horror. In truth, however, Nosferatu was made very much on the fringes of the German Film Industry, on a shoestring budget funded by renowned occultists.On its release, Nosferatu was not a commercial success...
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As the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy's assassination approaches you'll notice that, for such an important event, Hollywood movies on the subject are pretty thin on the ground. Up until the Zac Efron-led Parkland (which deals more with the effects on peripheral characters and is out on Friday), the only other notable example was this sprawling Oliver Stone epic. Plenty of critics have used adjectives such as belligerent, tenacious and (above all) paranoid when describing the film, but it's more than one man's delusional opus. Stone launches into things head on, with a great cast including a relentlessly blank Kevin Costner and far more flamboyant turns from Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones and Joe Pesci, plus Gary Oldman as Lee Harvey Oswald.
Don't go into this expecting answers; the movie is more »
Feature Matthew Giordano 17 Nov 2013 - 13:00
Sleepy Hollow, The Following, and Hannibal are all recent television shows that represent a growing trend amongst the major networks in that they are attempting to provide mature and engaging horror based content fit for the consumption of a mass audience. NBC in particular seems very interested in creating intellectually engaging content, especially with the recent addition of Dracula to their late autumn line-up. What makes Dracula such an intellectually stimulating show is that many of the show's themes and ideology appear to have come straight out of one of the most controversial novels of the twentieth century, Ayn Rand’s magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged.
Universal's latest adaptation of Bram Stoker's most popular novella has undergone several changes on its way into our lives, first being renamed from Dracula: Year Zero to Dracula Untold. Now, the release date has been pushed back for the second time.
The flick will now be arriving in theaters a couple weeks later than planned. Dracula will once again sink his teeth into theaters on October 17, 2014.
Universal’s dramatic horror movie tells the origin story of the most famous of vampires. Michael De Luca is producing the project, and commercials helmer Gary Shore is making his directorial debut on the picture.
The script tells of a young prince who, when the lives of his wife and child are put in danger by a bloodthirsty sultan, »
- John Squires
Another Tuesday, another round of Fright At Home to give you the lowdown on this week’s must-have DVD & Blu-ray releases! November 12th is filled with an eclectic mix of genre titles, and in some cases making their way to both formats for the first time! Such an example is shot-on-video classics Black Devil Doll From Hell and Tales From The Quadead Zone. Both films from director Chester N. Turner are some of the rarest and obscure tapes in circulation, and have been known to fetch hundreds of dollars. Massacre Video was able to track down the thought dead director, and bring it back into print to melt the minds of a whole new generation.
Scream Factory has saved John Carpenter & Tobe Hooper’s horror-anthology Body Bags from its long-oop DVD release, reissuing the film onto Blu-ray in its uncut form with a slew of newly produced features. I’ve »
- Justin Edwards
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week:
What's It About? In Zack Snyder's Superman reboot, "Man of Steel," the young Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) goes on a journey to discover his origin and to better understand his super-human powers. However, when the Kryptonian military leader, General Zod (Michael Shannon), threatens the fate of earth, Clark must face his past to save his planet.
Why We're In: "Man of Steel" is full of spectacular action sequences that will quench any superhero junkie or comic book fiend's appetite. However, Snyder's film was ranked as one of Moviefone's Best Movies of 2013 (So Far) primarily because it successfully rebooted the Superman story after previous failed attempts. It may be your typical Blockbuster fare, but it's undoubtedly a thrilling ride.
Watch: A special feature from the "Man of Steel" Blu-ray (Video)
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- Erin Whitney
Review Laura Akers 12 Nov 2013 - 06:55
This review contains spoilers.
1.3 Goblin Merchant Men
The primary storyline of Cole Haddon’s Dracula is ostensibly set in Victorian England, 1896. And yet, there is much that does not jive with what we know of the period in the series. I’m not talking about the miraculous technology that Dracula’s alter ego Alexander Grayson has brought to dazzle the people of London. After all, that’s supposed to be anachronistic - we don’t even have that technology today.
No, what I’m talking about has more to do with the sexual and gender politics that seem to be on display and the convoluted message that they send about what was going on in Victorian England. Now, I do not expect the series to be historically accurate. »
Without a doubt, when I was looking through the schedule for the first day of Stan Lee’S Comikaze, “Vampires In Pop Culture And Myth” stood out as the must-see. This was due not only to my love of monsters, but also to a star-studded panel moderated by Buffy and Angel star Juliet Landau (Drusilla!), who was joined by the masterminds of Grimm, writers David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf (who also worked on Buffy and Angel), Mariana Klaveno of True Blood fame (Lorena to you), musician David J (from the bands Bauhaus, Love and Rockets), Gavin Hignight of FEARnet, and Georges Jeanty, the artist for Buffy Season 8, 9, and for the upcoming Firefly series.
The panel came together, in part, due to a feature length documentary in the works from Juliet Landau and Deverill Weekes, a project that will explore many of the themes and topics discussed in the panel. I »
- Andy Greene
Not to be outdone by the zombies and witches who have been stealing their thunder lately, vampires are heading back into the spotlight in a new documentary from former "Buffy/Angel" star Juliet Landau that will feature the likes of author Anne Rice and Dracula himself, Gary Oldman.
The feature length documentary A Place Among the Dead, directed by Juliet Landau and Deverill Weekes (pictured right), is an exploration of the cultural obsession with vampires and what they reveal about the human psyche.
The film delves into myths, movies, television, literature, music, comic books, subcultures, and true crime. It chronicles the fun, imaginative, creative side and alternatively, the dark, disturbing side.
- Debi Moore
The peacock network has found ratings success with the dark Grimm series on Friday nights. Is there room for another spooky thriller or will Dracula be cancelled quickly like so many other series? Stay tuned!
NBC's Dracula is a retelling of the classic Bram Stoker story. In London, Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is posing as an American entrepreneur while he seeks revenge on those who cursed him. He doesn't count on falling in love with a woman (Jessica De Gouw) who looks just like his deceased wife. Others in the cast include Thomas Kretschmann, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Victoria Smurfit, Katie McGrath, and Nonso Anozie.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- »
With Dwayne Johnson facing demons in the upcoming Seal Team 666, I.m glad to see that vampires and zombies are getting more competition in paranormal thrillers these days, and that legitimate stars aren.t afraid to take on those projects. (R.I.P.D. may not have made that much money, but it wasn.t horrible.) Peter Briggs. long-awaited WWII-set creepshow Panzer 88 is back in action, and is reportedly in talks with Gary Oldman, one of the finest actors in cinema, along with This is the End.s Jay Baruchel and Thomas Kretschmann, who plays Van Helsing on NBC.s Dracula. Are you kidding me? This is fantastic! I sincerely thought that Sean Bean was going to end up being the lead in this one. The deal is being made at this year.s American Film Market, according to Bloody Disgusting. This news comes just a couple of weeks »
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