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Having received a press release earlier in the month, we reported on the early casting on the small-screen transition of Robert Rodriguez’s 1996 genre-bending exploitation classic From Dusk Till Dawn. D.J. Cotrona was named as Seth Gecko, the role originally taken by George Clooney. Zane Holtz as his criminal brother Richie Gecko (portrayed by the hit film’s screenwriter Quentin Tarantino). Jesse Garcia and Don Johnson were also named in the recurring roles of Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez and Sheriff Earl McGraw respectively.
In addition, we can now confirm Terminator 2 actor Robert Patrick (who previously led the straight-to-dvd sequel From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money), along with Madison Davenport and Brandon Soo Hoo, will play the Fuller family. These were the unlucky trio taken hostage by the criminal Gecko brothers - Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and Ernest Liu in the original - and forced to head to notorious Mexican meeting-point The Titty Twister. »
- Craig Hunter
With production already underway on the From Dusk Till Dawn Television Series down in Austin TX. it appears as if the casting is still being finalized as today brought the news that Robert Patrick will be returning to the franchise. Robert of course starred in From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money and will be playing the role played by Harvey Keitel in the original film.
The casting rounds out like this: Robert Patrick … Continue reading →
- Dave Dreher
It looks like the bloodsuckers of True Blood and The Vampire Diaries will be getting some competition on the small screen. We've already seen the first trailer for NBC's upcoming 10-part Dracula 'retelling' earlier this week, and now Deadline has revealed that Robert Rodriguez's El Ray Network is to partner up with Univision Networks for a TV series based upon From Dusk Till Dawn.
Directed by Rodriguez from a screenplay by Quentin Tarantino, From Dusk Till Dawn was released in 1996 and starred George Clooney and Tarantino as two outlaw brothers who kidnap a family (Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lewis and Ernest Liu) en route to Mexico, where they happen upon a bunch of bloodthirsty vampires at a remote brothel called the Titty Twister. The film also featured Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Tom Savini, Danny Trejo and Michael Parks, and went on to spawn two direct-to-video follow-ups, From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money »
- Flickering Myth
Spanish-language network Univision have announced that they intend to bring From Dusk Till Dawn back…as a TV show. The network, which is aimed primarily at Latin Americans, have teamed up with Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network to revive the vampire romp.
This won’t be the first spin-off for Rodriguez’s cons-on-the-run caper. The original 1996 film, scripted by Quentin Tarantino, spawned two straight-to-video sequels. From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money and From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter were mediocre successes critically and financially.
Little else was revealed about the direction the series might take or who is being circled to star. The original film starred George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino and Juliette Lewis. Desperate to get over the border into Mexico, Clooney and Tarantino’s criminal brothers, Seth and Richard Gecko, hijack and hide in Keitel’s family Rv. Once over the border, »
- Gem Seddon
4 items from 2013
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