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The Criterion Collection has revealed the films that will be released as part of their July lineup, including six films by French New Wave genius Jacques Demy, David Cronenberg's thriller "Scanners" and the 1983 Best Picture nominee "The Big Chill." Check out the full list of films Criterion is releasing in July along with some perks (descriptions provided by The Criterion Collection): Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975) 2-dvd Edition This sensual and striking chronicle of a disappearance and its aftermath put director Peter Weir ("The Truman Show") on the map and helped usher in a new era of Australian cinema. Set at the turn of the twentieth century, "Picnic at Hanging Rock" concerns a small group of students from an all-female college and a chaperone, who vanish while on a St. Valentine’s Day outing. Less a mystery than a journey into the mystic, as well as an inquiry into »
- Eric Eidelstein
For the first time that I can remember since I started writing for Collider in 2010, director Peter Weir's The Truman Show made headlines this week when we learned that Paramount is developing a TV series adaptation of the film. While I won't waste any space today discussing my feelings on the adaptation (mostly because there aren't any real details to dissect as of now), I will absolutely take this opportunity to talk about my adoration of the film. The Truman Show ranks among my all-time favorites with ease and, if pressed to name a lone favorite, it would likely make that cut too. I actually didn't watch it until my second year of college, circa 2007, but I credit that first viewing as a benchmark cinematic experience for me; one that helped me begin to understand the impact that a movie could have on a person's outlook and perception of the world around them. »
- Jason Barr
Movie News: The Goonies, Wreck-It Ralph and Gremlins may be getting new movies. Oh, and Police Academy may be coming back, too. In more remake news, Timecop is back on. Captain America 3 is definitely happening. And a Mystique spin-off may happen as well. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) will direct the Spider-Man spin-off Sinister Six. The Truman Show is getting its own TV show. Sadly, Mickey Rooney passed away this week. The Geek Stuff: The discussions: Who should play a James Bond villain? What is the best movie about nerds? What child actor do you see having a long career? What female superhero should get her own movie first? Did you catch this Easter egg in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Speaking of Cap, Robert Downey Jr...
- Peter Hall
(Cbr) After wishing his audience a “good afternoon, good evening and goodnight,” Truman Burbank is ready to wish you “good morning” again. The Wrap reports that Paramount’s new television division is planning a slew of new shows based on their movie catalogue, including one possible series inspired by "The Truman Show". The Jim Carrey-starring drama focused on a young man who lived in the same town for his entire life — without ever realizing that the whole experience was fabricated and documented as a reality television project. A television show about a movie about a television show — that’s some meta-level development right there. Given the right creative team and talent attached, a "Truman Show" TV series could actually be worth exploring. Beyond "The Truman Show", Paramount is also reportedly looking into making a new series based on the "Terminator" films. If it moves forward, this would mark the »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
Director Peter Weir and writer Andrew Niccol’s trippy 1998 movie “The Truman Show” was way ahead of its time, but TV’s since caught up with a few billion “reality” TV shows starring the fakest people you’ll ever find on TV or, indeed, anywhere on this planet. (How many “Real Housewives” show are there now? 56?) Paramount TV has announced that they’re developing a new series based on “The Truman Show,” which originally starred Jim Carrey (in a comical, but also serious turn) as a man whose entire life is a scripted “reality” TV show being broadcast for the amusement of the world. The only catch? Carrey’s character, Truman Burbank, doesn’t know it. There’s no word about how Paramount will do this, or who will be involved. The mention of a possible show based on “The Truman Show” movie was just a small blip in an article by The Wrap. »
actually there's only 15 links... 15 link street. Lots of reads for you today, here and elsewhere
The Film Doctor nostalgia in the Smithsonian. Notes on Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Wrap Matt Damon planning to go solo on Mars in the sci-fi thriller The Martian about an astronaut marooned there. Remember when Matt got lost in the desert in Gerry? That was intense. I'm so ready for Matt to impress me again but honestly he's been a little dull onscreen of late. Needs a role that will shake him up.
Cinema Blend 22 Jump Street gets a final red band trailer
- NATHANIEL R
Paramount Pictures is currently in the process of bolstering its television division, which was launched last year. The plan is to develop shows for all mediums, including broadcast, cable, premium cable and online. The studio has yet to enter production on any TV series, but is developing shows based on its own films like "The Terminator" and "The Truman Show." Back in December, it was revealed that writers Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class) were hired for a new "Terminator" TV series, which will pick a critical moment from the first film and take it in a completely different direction. This is the first time we've heard of "The Truman Show" TV series and not many details are known. The film was released in 1998 and starred Jim Carrey as an insurance salesman who discovers his entire life is actually a TV show. »
In the latest edition of “How many shows can Donal Logue appear in?” the busy actor will have a recurring role on Law & Order: Svu as the new Unit boss. He’ll be recurring for the rest of the season.
TV Land is reviving Candid Camera for a 10-episode summer run. Peter Funt, son of original Candid Camera host Allen Funt will host the new version which promises to be “daring but respectful”. I hope that means it’ll aim higher than the last reality TV-style revival of Candid Camera. Also, please bring back the theme song from the 70′s version of the series.
- Lyle Masaki
Back in 1998 before reality TV would laboriously take over all our lives (whether we liked it or not) a fairly small movie called The Truman Show starring funny man Jim Carrey in an unlikely straight role surprised everyone with it’s compelling storytelling, on point writing and stellar performances from it’s lead actors to deliver an almost perfect portrayal of one ordinary working class man whose life has literally been one massive lie all for the sake of TV ratings. Well now Paramount, the studio behind the original movie, seems to be on board with developing the concept into a TV series.
No further details have been revealed yet as to how exactly they will approach it from a TV angle. It may be that they will use the same concept but not use the same character, Truman Burbank. Or they may come at it from the same perspective »
- Gavin Logan
Presumably because all other ideas in the world have officially been used up, recent reports are confirming that The Truman Show – the 1998 film starring Jim Carrey about a man who realises his entire life is the sum of a TV show – is to be made into an actual TV show. Yes, Paramount have revealed plans to turn much of their existing content into brand new shows for television. “We have three buckets of content we’re looking at, and one of them is intellectual property the studio, which has been around for over 100 years, owns,” revealed Paramount exec Amy Powell.
The Truman Show, of course, emerged as one of the best films of the ’90s, and brought attention to Jim Carrey as an actor of great dramatic weight. The film was also nominated for three Oscars and made an absolute killing at the box office, so it’s no wonder, »
Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night! Paramount is working on a new Terminator television series, but apparently the studio is also developing another new show with ties to a feature film. According to an article at The Wrap on the studio's new television executives, Paramount is interested in adapting 1998's The Truman Show into a TV series. The Peter Weir film starred Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, a man who at »
- Jesse Giroux
The Jim Carrey film, which satirised the reality TV industry, could be developed into a full TV show by Paramount
The Truman Show, the 1998 film about a man who unwittingly has his entire life filmed for a TV show, could itself become a TV series.
The studio Paramount is considering taking a raft of existing content that it owns, including The Truman Show as well as novels, screenplays and non-fiction, and developing them into new TV shows. "We have three buckets of content we're looking at, and one of them is intellectual property the studio, which has been around for over 100 years, owns," Paramount exec Amy Powell told The Wrap.
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- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
News Simon Brew 10 Apr 2014 - 06:44
A television take on The Truman Show is being developed by Paramount...
There's something strangely appropriate about this one: Paramount TV is pushing ahead with a small screen version of The Truman Show.
Peter Weir's 1998 classic gave Jim Carrey a big hit in a straighter role than we were used to seeing him in at the time. What's particularly staggering about the film though is just how prescient it's proven to be. A decade on from The Truman Show, and what it was portraying on screen was no science fiction, thanks to the prevalence of Big Brother and assorted knock-offs on television. We looked back at The Truman Show in more detail here.
The new version of The Truman Show is still very much in its early days, and it's going to be interesting to see what approach it takes. Positioning a new »
The Truman Show's plot, about a man (Jim Carrey) who doesn't realize he's the star of a reality TV show, has been referenced by so many others, that you can know all about it without ever actually having seen the movie . Plus, since The Truman Show hit in 1998 right as reality TV was just becoming a thing and years before it would start to hit peak mania, it's not only one of the earliest critiques of our relationship with a TV fad, but it's an enduring one because apparently reality TV will never, ever go away. Basically, it's a highly singular film that was made by the right people about the right subject and at the right time. That's why it's a little strange to us that Paramount is planning to remake it as a TV show. The Wrap has a report...
- Peter Hall
It was over a year ago that Paramount first declared its intent to “get back, with very little investment, into the television production business.” But it’s not enough just to announce to the world that you want to make TV and you don’t want to spend a lot of money doing so. Eventually, you actually have to make that TV. And to their credit, Paramount has finally announced just what shows constitute their minor TV footprint. The winners are: An adaptation of Caleb Carr’s novel, “The Alienist,” (which is about late-19th century police psychology, and not someone who’s racist against aliens, as the name might suggest). A “limited series” (like a mini-series, but more prestigious-sounding) based on a biography of Charles Lindberg. An Amerification of Peter Moffat’s BBC Series The Village Narc: The Show Ghost: The Show Terminator: The Show The Truman Show: The Show Par for the course as »
- Adam Bellotto
Ahead of its time in predicting reality TV (while cranking the concept up to a fantastical, satirical level at the same time), 1998’s The Truman Show posited a world where a series could be built around one unsuspecting person, whose entire existence was a fabrication and whose life was watched by millions. Paramount thinks the concept might work as a show itself and has the idea in development.Peter Weir’s film, which starred Jim Carrey as living subject Truman Burbank, featured screenwriter Andrew Niccol on sharp form as the story explored what would happen if Truman suddenly found out that his life was a lie.It was a compelling concept for a film, but it was also such a well-contained and well-executed story that you do wonder what angle a series could take. No details have been released about the potential telly version, though there is scope for a »
It might have failed to turn three Academy Award nominations into wins, but The Truman Show remains a fan-favorite staple of late 90s cinema. Fifteen years after it was up for Best Director (Peter Weir), Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris), and Best Original Screenplay (Andrew Niccol) in the 71st annual Oscars race, among countless other award nominations (and several wins), the dramedy film continues to spur new discussions and interpretations – especially as our culture has become increasingly obsessed with social network over-sharing.
Hackers tap webcams and search our e-mails, burglars monitor Four Square for local marks on vacation, and impressionable teenagers send scandalous pictures to one another ...
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- Ben Kendrick
Another television show is heading our way and it looks to be a good’un. The brilliant The Truman Show is being developed for the small screen, and some might say that’s where it belongs.
The original film stars Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, a man who was bought by the Us government as a baby, and lives in a dome that broadcasts his every move. However, he has no idea he’s a huge star.
Thn will keep you updated when we get more news on the show but in the meantime- what’s your favourite movie based on reality television? Let us know!
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- Ellen Daniels
Jim Carrey starred in director Peter Weir's The Truman Show, which centered on a man who is unaware that his entire life is being recorded live for a massive reality television show. Everyone in his life, from his wife (Laura Linney) to his best friend (Noah Emmerich) are hired actors playing their part in a state-of-the-art studio that encompasses the fictional town of Seahaven. No details were given for the series, except that it will be a re-imagining of the film. It isn't known if director Peter Weir or screenwriter Andrew Niccol will be involved in any capacity.
Because we don't already live in a world where reality TV makes voyeurs of us all, as we watch people who know we are watching them, Paramount TV has decided to kick things up a notch. Buried in a piece at The Wrap about the studio's executive television team was this little nugget: "[Paramount] is developing a drama series inspired by Caleb Carr’s novel 'The Alienist,' a limited series based on A. Scott Berg’s biography of Charles Lindbergh, as well as series inspired by 'Terminator' and 'The Truman Show.' " Okay, "The Terminator" TV series—that will tie into the upcoming reboot—we already knew about, but "The Truman Show" is definitely something new. As you know, the 1998 Peter Weir film starred Jim Carrey as a seemingly ordinary guy with an ordinary life who discovers his entire existence has been fodder for a TV show. It's a pretty solid movie, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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