6 items from 2013
We first told you about proposed series The Last Ship over a year ago, and updated with the information last July that TNT had ordered a pilot of the show. Now we bring you the happy news that not only has the show been picked up to series by TNT, but we have a trailer for it, and Adam Baldwin (Chuck, Firefly) is a co-star. The only bad news? It won’t premiere until summer 2014.
Trailer: The Last Ship
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TNT has greenlit the action-packed drama series The Last Ship, starring Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy) and executive-produced by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay (Transformers). Based on William Brinkley’s popular novel, The Last Ship comes to TNT from Bay’s Platinum Dunes and its partners, »
- Erin Willard
Pickup comes a week before the Turner net unveils its lineup for the 2013-14 season to advertisers in New York.
Bay, a staple in the realm of big budget action pics, has for the most part not dabbled in the small screen world until the greenlighting of “Last Ship.” The helmer also has FBI drama “Occult” set up at A&E.
” ‘The Last Ship’ has all the elements of a big Hollywood blockbuster, from its epic storytelling to its top-notch »
- Cynthia Littleton
TNT has give the greenlight to the Eric Dane starrer from Transformers' filmmaker Michael Bay, who's Black Sails just added a new poster and teaser videos earlier today. Based on William Brinkley's popular novel, The Last Ship is executive produced by Platinum Dunes' Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, as well as writers Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane, with the pilot being helmbed by U-571 director Jonathan Mostow. TNT's ordered up 10 episodes and plans to launch the series in 2014. The story opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now the crew and its captain must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors. »
It was only last week that Brad Pitt was confirmed to lead David Ayer’s WWII tank movie “Fury,” but it looks like the A-list star was all the distributors needed to pick up the movie because it now has a home and a release date all set. Sony Pictures will be releasing the Qed International-produced film, Ayer’s first non-crime or police related movie since he co-wrote the well-regarded “U-571.” The set-up for the film is pretty simple; Pitt plays “a battle-hardened sergeant named Wardaddy” (subtle!) who leads the five-man crew of the tank Fury as they lock in battle against a desperate German army in the waning days of the war. With distribution locked in place it looks like you will get to see Pitt in hardened sergeant mode next fall, November 14th to be precise. Things will need to proceed swiftly if the planned fall shoot is »
- Cain Rodriguez
Apparently World War Z just isn’t enough world war for Brad Pitt. He’s just been announced as taking on the lead in David Ayer’s World War II film Fury. Fury will follow a tank-crew made of five Americans during the final days of the war in Europe. Ayer, best known for writing Training Day and one of the greatest films of 2003, S.W.A.T., has had a pretty steady directing career so far, with films such as Harsh Times, Street Kings, and End Of Watch taking up space on his CV. 2014 will see the release of Ayer’s next film Ten, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Fury will be the first time that Ayer steps out of the cop/crime genre as a director. In fact, Ayer has stayed with the genre ever since 2001′s The Fast And The Furious, despite starting his career a year earlier with U-571. Let »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
Thomas Kretschmann will be switching cloaks for Dracula. He’s played the Count himself, in Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D, but now will play the opposite side of the coin: Van Helsing! Kretschmann should be familiar to many, as he’s had a varied film and TV career, with roles in U-571, Blade II, The Pianist, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, The River, King Kong, and a ton more.
Abraham Van Helsing is described as “…not the classic hero featured in so many retellings. Here, he’s a brilliant professor with a cool exterior who is obsessed with revenge and makes him more of a threat to the public than to Dracula.“
- Andy Greene
6 items from 2013
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