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13 items from 2015


'Xena' TV Reboot Moves Forward with 'Lost' Writer

15 December 2015 9:04 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in July, we reported that NBC is in the early stages of developing a reboot of the beloved 1995 fantasy series Xena: Warrior Princess. Original Xena: Warrior Princess producers Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are coming back to produce, and we reported in August that the reboot is seeking writers to tackle the story. Today we have word from Variety that Lost writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach has signed on to write and executive produce this new version of Xena: Warrior Princess.

The original Xena: Warrior Princess debuted in 1995, but Lucy Lawless' title character was originally introduced on another first-run syndicated show, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, before she got her own spinoff. Ren&#233e O'Connor also starred as Xena's companion Gabrielle, with Ted Raimi as Joxer, Bruce Campbell as Autolycus, Marton Csokas as Borias and a young Karl Urban in one of his early roles as Julius Caesar. It remains »

- MovieWeb

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'Friday the 13th' as a TV series? Here are 5 ways to make it good

13 August 2015 5:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's true! A "Friday the 13th" TV reboot is happening on the CW. The series, which comes from "The Pretender" creators Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, is being envisioned as a more "grounded," "sophisticated" take on the masked murderer and will center on "the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Vorhees, a long thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake." Luckily for fans, the show will actually be featuring Jason and not a pair of intrepid antique store owners (ahem, ahem), but I've got a few other suggestions on how to make this new iteration of the long-running franchise resonate with fans both old and new. Watch the video above as I count down five ways to make the series a must-see viewing option for horror fans -- not »

- Chris Eggertsen, Roth Cornet

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‘Friday The 13th’ to become a tv series on The CW

12 August 2015 2:06 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The history of horror cinema has been filled with iconic villains who end up becoming the anchor of a franchise, being the only consistent element across several movies. One such villain is Jason Voorhees, who first made an appearance in the 1980 film Friday the 13th, and has subsequently appeared in eleven other movies, as well as comic books and novels, including a crossover with The Nightmare on Elm Street‘s Freddy Krueger in 2003’s Freddy vs. Jason. Now, however, the villain will be coming to the small screen, as The CW has announced that they are formally working on a tv adaptation of the horror franchise.

The series is being penned by Star Wars: The Clone Wars writers Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, who previously worked together to create the NBC series The Pretender, which ran for four seasons. They will be taking over the job from first-time scribes Bill Basso and Jordu Schell, »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Friday the 13th TV series in the works at The CW

12 August 2015 7:13 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A Friday the 13th series is in development over at The CW network in the Us. The new series will tie in to the famous film series, unlike the 1980s version, that borrowed the name from the franchise, but little else.

Deadline reports the new series will take place in the same ‘universe’ and Jason Voorhees and the happenings at Crystal Lake. Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle (The Pretender) are behind the new show.

The trade blog spoke to Long Michell about the new series.

“I don’t think we really wanted to do a show about a guy with a machete chasing girls in tube tops. We couldn’t do that on a weekly basis… So what ends up happening is, a cop comes into town, looking for his brother. He realizes his brother was there searching into the past murders, and realizes that his personal »

- Paul Heath

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Friday The 13th: TV series confirmed for The CW

12 August 2015 12:34 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The CW will house Jason Voorhees' new slasher adventures, as it announces development of the upcoming Friday The 13th TV series...

So, Friday The 13th is getting a TV show. We’ve known that for a while. Today we learned that The CW network is developing the new version, and that the show has been described as ‘a drama series based on the long-running feature franchise.’

Does that mean it’s a remake, then? Not a sequel like Damien or a prequel like Hannibal or Bates Motel? At the moment, it’s not entirely clear, but the description has few clues.

According to Deadline (who broke the news), the Friday The 13th series ‘reimagines the masked Jason with a stronger feel of grounded reality. Described as a sophisticated, horror/crime thriller, [...] about the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Voorhees, »

- rleane

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Friday the 13th is coming back to life as a TV series on The CW

11 August 2015 11:45 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Friday the 13th is getting a new lease of life on The CW.

A new TV series based on the horror franchise featuring masked serial killer Jason Voorhees is officially in development. It will be reimagined by writers Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, who created NBC's drama The Pretender.

Horror's Final Girls: What happened to the stars of Halloween, Scream and more slasher classics?

The duo are planning a horror/crime thriller firmly grounded in reality, according to Deadline, with a detective's search for his missing brother throwing up a connection to Jason, who was long believed dead.

Executive producers on the hour-long series will include Sean S Cunningham, who directed the original movie in 1980.

5 horror movies that could be TV shows

Talk of a possible Friday the 13th TV adaptation first surfaced a year ago.

A series of 12 feature films have explored Jason's relationship to Crystal Lake and his own twisted family dynamic. »

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The CW's 'Friday the 13th' TV Series Will Reboot Jason

11 August 2015 9:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in April 2014, we reported that Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and Crystal Lake Entertainment were developing a Friday the 13th TV series. Sean Cunningham, who directed the original 1980 slasher film that started the Friday the 13th franchise, was on board to executive produce with Randall Emmett and George Furla, but we haven't heard anything about the project since then. Today, Deadline has word that the series is moving forward at The CW, with Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle (The Pretender) set to write the series.

The series reportedly reimagines the iconic villain Jason Voorhees with, "a stronger feel of grounded reality." The series is described as a sophisticated horror-thriller that centers on a detective who has been searching for his missing brother. His brother's disappearance is believed to tie into the re-emergence of Jason Voorhees, who was long thought to be dead but is know wreaking havoc once again in Crystal Lake. »

- MovieWeb

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The CW Developing Friday The 13th TV Series

11 August 2015 8:52 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Pining for those long summer days and blood-splattered nights at Camp Crystal Lake? The CW President Mark Pedowitz revealed today that the network is looking to bring Jason Voorhees to the small screen with their in-the-works Friday the 13th TV series.

Deadline reports the news of the in-development Friday the 13th TV series, which would be a dramatic take on the 12-film franchise that kicked off in 1980 with Sean S. Cunningham's seminal slasher. Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle (co-creators of the late 1990s series The Pretender) will write the new take on Crystal Lake.

The series is being coined as a "sophisticated, horror/crime thriller" that could follow "the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Vorhees, a long thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake."

The Friday the 13th »

- Derek Anderson

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CW Plans "Friday the 13th" TV Series

11 August 2015 8:37 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The CW is officially developing a horror/crime thriller series based on the long-running slasher film franchise "Friday the 13th".

Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle, creators of the 1990s NBC series "The Pretender," are developing the property which aims to reimagine the masked Jason Voorhees in a more grounded and realistic context.

The story will deal with the ongoing quest of a detective's search for his missing brother, a search tied to a long thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake.

Legion of Leia has further plot details which says Crystal Lake isn't a remote woods area now. Instead it's a thriving town full of young rich types and old regulars who grew up there.

Their source says: "It's like the town from Jaws. It's like Amityville 20 years later, and someone says, 'I think the shark is back.' Everyone is like, »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Friday The 13th’ Series In Works At CW With ‘The Pretender’ Creators

11 August 2015 4:49 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Updated: The CW is heading to Crystal Lake.  The network topper Mark Pedowitz today confirmed that the CW is developing Friday The 13th, a drama series based on the long-running feature franchise. The series adaptation will be written by Steve Mitchell & Craig Van Sickle, creators of the 1996 NBC series The Pretender through CBS TV Studios. “They are new in development,” Pedowitz told Deadline. I hear that in the series reimagines the masked Jason with a stronger feel of… »

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Brian Tee to Shred Things Up in TMNT2

27 April 2015 9:10 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Variety had a chance to talk to actor, Brian Tee, who played Noburo Mori in The Wolverine.

Brian confirmed that he will be playing The Shredder in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 film.

Tee, a descendant of both Korean and Japanese lines was born in Okinawa, Japan and moved to the Us when he was only 2 years of age. In 1997 he starred in the series, The Pretender and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and has had a fairly steady work flow ever since including, Remember Pearl Harbor, We Were Soldiers, Austin Powers: Goldmember and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

He seems like the right person for the job to me, how about y’all?

- Mike

Brian TEETMNT2TEENAGE Mutant Ninja Turtles 2The WolverineTHE Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Driftaustin Powers: Goldmemberwe Were Soldiersremember Pearl Harborbuffy The Vampire Slayerthe Pretender »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Mike Petty)

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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

4 March 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Daniel von Bargen, a prolific character actor best known for his role as George’s lazy boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, the military veteran who oversees the cadets at Marlin Academy, on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” and for his role in a two-part episode of “The West Wing” in which he played Air Force General Ken Shannon, died March 1 in Montgomery, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 64 and had been dealing with health issues for the last five years.

Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.

The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.

But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.

His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs, »

- Carmel Dagan

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‘Seinfeld’ Actor Daniel von Bargen Dies at 64

4 March 2015 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Daniel von Bargen, a prolific character actor best known for his role as George’s lazy boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, the military veteran who oversees the cadets at Marlin Academy, on TV’s “Malcolm in the Middle,” and for his role in a two-part episode of “The West Wing” in which he played Air Force General Ken Shannon, died March 1 in Montgomery, Ohio, after a long illness. He was 64 and had been dealing with health issues for the last five years.

Von Bargen was known for roles as irate or defiant cops, district attorneys, judges, and other authority figures. But he also spent a good deal of his time onstage.

The actor had most recently appeared in Thomas Edward Seymour’s 2009 feature “London Betty,” in which he starred.

But mostly von Bargen was relegated to small but frequently memorable supporting roles.

His film credits include “The Silence of the Lambs, »

- Carmel Dagan

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