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Paul Giamatti’s ‘Hoke’ Pilot Rejected By FX

11 June 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Now this is a real shame. Having only just discovered one of my favourite actors Paul Giamatti is bringing the exploits of detective Hoke to the small screen, I learn at the same time FX are taking a pass on the pilot. What are they thinking? This combination is lightning in a bottle – created by author Charles Willeford, Hoke Moseley is a washed-up, broken down cop with false teeth and more baggage than a royal elephant. He made his debut in Miami Blues, which was adapted into a movie by Grosse Pointe Blank director George Armitage in 1990 with Fred Ward as Hoke. The series-not-to-be was going to be set in the Eighties.

The prospect of star/exec producer Giamatti bringing his hangdog charm to the role should have made this a shoo in, but it seems the studio just weren’t biting. Getting the formula for a pilot right is »

- Steve Palace

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Former 'Ant-Man' director Edgar Wright can now focus on Johnny Depp's next remake

27 May 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) In the wake of Edgar Wright’s surprise departure from "Ant-Man," whose development predates Marvel Studios, Deadline offers two reminders: 1) “the power at that studio clearly resides with one person, Kevin Feige”; and 2) the director still has "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" at Disney. With so much attention focused on "Ant-Man" and the conclusion of his Blood and Ice Cream trilogy with "The World’s End," it’s easy to forget that Wright is attached to the big-screen remake of the 1970s supernatural drama, with Johnny Depp as his star. The short-lived 1974-’75 television series, which influenced the creation of "The X-Files," starred Darren McGavin as Carl Kolchak, a Chicago newspaper reporter with an interest in bizarre and supernatural crimes whose perpetrators ended up being witches, mummies, killer androids and even invisible aliens. A 2005 revival lasted just six weeks on ABC. According to Deadline, the script by D.V. DeVincentis ("Grosse Pointe Blank »

- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources

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Edgar Wright's Next Might be 'Kolchak' with Johnny Depp

27 May 2014 10:01 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

With Edgar Wright no longer directing Disney and Marvel's Ant-Man his schedule has opened up and Deadline is reporting he may not be going too far. The site reports he may be heading back to a feature film adaptation of "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" at Disney, which he was first attached to back in February 2012. The film is a remake of the '70s ABC telepic and series with Johnny Depp as a candidate for the lead role as Carl Kolchak, a tabloid news reporter (played by Darren McGavin in the original) whose cases always led to supernatural perpetrators including zombies, vampires, werewolves and aliens. Deadline reports the screenplay from D.V. Divicentis (High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank) is in good shape and the film is expected to be more of a family friendly PG-13 feature. It's interesting looking back at my write-up on the news from 2012 where I wrote: »

- Brad Brevet

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Will Ferrell May Steal London's Crown Jewels In Planned Comedy The Yank

29 April 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Comedians often want to be action heroes, and traditional action stars often try too hard to be funny. Which helps explain why Will Ferrell frequently targets projects that allow him to fire a gun or chase down a bad guy. and he might have just picked up his latest effort in that genre. Columbia Pictures has picked up a pitch called The Yank, which the studio is eyeing as a potential starring vehicle for the Anchorman star, according to Variety. If the movie is to pan out, Will Ferrell would play an innocent insurance courier who bumbles into a grand conspiracy to steal the Crown Jewels from their display in London. The trade says that Steve Pink (who penned High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank) will share screenwriting duties with Jeff Morris. The comedy will be produced by Ferrell.s shingle, Gary Sanchez Productions. As noted, this isn.t Will »

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'Chronicle 2' Moves Ahead With A New Writer

1 April 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Since the superhero found-footage film “Chronicle” became a sleeper hit in 2012, director Josh Trank has moved on to the “Fantastic Four” reboot bringing along Michael B. Jordan, and writer Max Landis was dumped by the studio as a result of creative differences, leaving the planned sequel in a stalled state. Now, after nine months, Fox has finally found their new writer. Deadline reports complete unknown -- he has zero produced credits to his name—Jack Stanley to pen the sequel. Stanley caught the attention of the studio after the one-two punch of the specs “Sweetheart”—akin to a female-led version of “Grosse Pointe Blank”—and the werewolf-thriller “Silver.” Although it’s still much too early for the sequel’s plot to be known, Stanley’s take will likely be less ambitious than Landis’ rejected draft if John Landis’ comments last year are to believed. With the original film budgeted at »

- Cain Rodriguez

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John Cusack Is Coming To CBS

27 March 2014 4:07 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Once upon a time, there was TV, and there were movies, and these were two very different worlds. The past twenty years have seen a gradual but important change, however, with the quality of television production increasing, and talent crossing those perceived boundaries both in front of, and behind the camera. The result of this ongoing change can now be enjoyed in the form of shows like True Detective, American Horror Story, House Of Cards, and soon, the as-yet-untitled Wall Street drama from John Cusack.

Currently in pre-production for CBS, the show centres around a smart hedge fund trader mired in the world of power, influence, manipulation and high finance that is America’s Wall Street. The cast is led by Charlie Cox (Stardust, Boardwalk Empire) as Jackson, the trader, with David Morse (The Hurt Locker) and Maggie Grace (Lost, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) in supporting roles. In addition »

- Sarah Myles

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The Overlooked Hotel – Grosse Pointe Blank

26 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Overlooked Hotel is a new column in which we throw the spotlight behind the front line, champion those unfairly lost in the shallow focus of fame and feed the hungry underdogs.

Our second guest in the Hotel is George Armitage’s 1997 none more black comedy comedy Grosse Pointe Blank.

John Cusack may occasionally slum it in by-the-numbers films (2012, Serendipity, America’s Sweethearts – discuss), but when he is really applying himself he is amongst the most accomplished actors working today. Endearing, personable, yet edgy enough to convincingly portray characters as diverse as Craig Schwartz, Roy Dillon and Robert Hansen, Cusack’s best work has perhaps tended to feature in the lesser-known, unheralded films on his CV, which is where we come in. More to the point, that is where Grosse Pointe Blank comes in.

Released in cinemas in 1997, Grosse Pointe Blank has Cusack’s fingerprints all over it. He starred in it, »

- Dave Roper

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Thomas Jane And John Cusack Are Ridiculous In Drive Hard Trailer

14 February 2014 11:14 AM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

What the hell has happened to John Cusack? Remember the glory days of Say Anything, Grosse Pointe Blank, High Fidelity and Being John Malkovich? Now he is giving us nonsense like The Raven, The Paperboy and this, Drive Hard. Above is the first trailer for Drive Hard, a crime thriller fronted by Cusack and Thomas Jane, that somehow stayed completely off our radar until now. It's a buddy comedy that follows the wild ride of a mysterious thief (Cusack) who kidnaps a race car driver turned driver's ed instructor (Jane), so he can be a reluctant getaway driver. Along the way, this odd couple will cross paths and piss off cops and gangsters. Damien Garcey, Christopher Morris, and Zoe Walker co-star. The Playlist has unearthed a couple of stills from the film, which you can see below. The first one has Cusack double-fisting a pair of guns, and in a »

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Veronica Mars Trailer Arrives

3 January 2014 1:28 AM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Only a year ago it was just a cancelled TV series. Then it was suddenly a hugely successful Kickstarter project, and now the finished Veronica Mars movie is almost upon us. Warner Bros. have released the first trailer for Kristen Bell's former-teen detective cinema upgrade.The film finds former teen detective Veronica headed back to Neptune, California, after ten years away. In the meantime she's become a corporate lawyer and shacked up with lurrve interest Piz (Chris Lowell). What's drawing her home, however, is the plight of former flame Logan (Jason Dohring), who's accused of killing his pop star girlfriend. The points of the old love triangle between Veronica, Piz and Logan are soon sharp again, and Veronica finds herself investigating her first mystery in a decade.For the unititiated, there are shades of Grosse Pointe Blank in the school reunion thread, and echoes of One For The Money in the detective's-old-flame-in-trouble hook. »

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