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Brewer is on board to writer and direct the pilot and exec produce the series for Paramount TV and 20th Century Fox TV. It’s eyed as a possible companion piece for Fox’s mega hit “Empire” although the project is still in the early script stage.
From the small-world department, “Empire” is toplined by Terrence Howard, who starred in Brewer’s breakthrough feature, 2005’s “Hustle and Flow.”
Chris Levinson (“Tyrant”) is set to serve as showrunner and exec producer. Robert Evans, who produced the original Paramount film, and HBO alum Sue Naegle are also on board as exec producers. Robert Evans Co.’s James Sikura will co-exec produce.
Like the movie, the TV adaptation of “Urban Cowboy” will follow the star-crossed relationship of Sissy »
- Cynthia Littleton
Last week, we took at look at the career of the original Mad Max, Mel Gibson. While this week's subject has never quite reached mega-stardom, he's still become a kind of indie icon and a favorite of us here at JoBlo.com... Sam Rockwell While he's been kicking around in features for well over twenty years, the first time I really noticed Sam Rockwell was in Galaxy Quest, where he stole scenes as the crew's disposable “red shirt” »
- Chris Bumbray
Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #4
Written by: Erik Burnham
Art by: Nacho Arranz
Colors by: Esther Sanz
Questerians, our mission to undo the mess on planet Dryth caused by the Omega 13 device comes to an end in Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #4.
When last we saw the crew Tommy was injured by enemy fire and had to be sent back to the Protector to recover. The crew seemed to be up a creek with no paddle-until Brandon tags in.
Brandon, who has a degree in engineering and actually knows how to work basic alien tech thanks to the Thermians, joins the team and makes short work of the soldiers guarding the entrance to the Irraka Control Station. Effectively providing a somewhat safe passage (there’s a small incident involving lasers) to the main control room where the self destruct button is found in less than two seconds. As usual, »
- Elizabeth Rico
With the 2014-2015 television season winding down, many television fans and channels are looking ahead to the new series that will make their debut over the next television season. Fox is no different, having announced their renewals, cancellations, and new series pickups over the last week, and the network has now released trailers for a number of their new series.
First up is the trailer for the new animated series Bordertown.
From Family Guy’s Mark Hentemann comes Bordertown, a new animated comedy about two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border. The series takes a satirical look at the cultural shifts occurring in America, where the U.S. Census forecasts that by 2017, ethnic minorities will become the majority. Set against this increasingly diverse backdrop, the comedy explores family, politics and everything in between with a cross-cultural wink. Bordertown centers on two clans: the Buckwalds and the Gonzalezes. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today unveiled the Fox primetime slate for the 2015-2016 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. Here's what the CEO's had to say in a joint statement.
"Building on the phenomenal momentum created by Gotham, The Last Man on Earth and, of course, Empire, we're infusing next season's schedule with new ambitious dramas, smart comedies, aspirational unscripted series and big live events and specials - all from the best creators in the business. And our strategy with these bold creative swings is simple: schedule them strategically, market them relentlessly and create events that break through and captivate viewers across every platform."
Tuesdays are all-new this fall on Fox, with new comedies Grandfathered and The Grinder, followed by killer comedy-horror series Scream Queens. The new comedies kicking off an all-new Tuesday are Grandfathered and The Grinder. »
Probably happy to be away from Segways for a while after filming and promotional duties for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Kevin James is tackling a new blend of comedy and action for True Memoirs Of An International Assassin.Jeff Morris wrote the script, which finds the actor as a mild-mannered accountant who dreams of becoming a thriller writer. But when his fictional novel about the life of an international assassin is published as a true story, he’s mistaken for a real hired killer and becomes something of a celebrity.Trying to escape his newfound infamous status, he escapes to Belize but is there entangled in an assassination plot. To keep his head, he’ll need to channel the character he created – Colt Rodgers – and draw on the skills he’s only chronicled on the page before if he wants to save the day. Yes, it sounds a little »
Film parodies come in three different types. There are the absolute classics like the Airplanes and The Naked Guns (and apparently most everything from the Zucker brothers) with gems like Spaceballs Galaxy Quest and This is Spinal Tap rounding out the very best in this niche genre. Then there are the okayaverage films like the Scary Movie franchise and the Hot Shots films. And then there are the lower forms. Theyre not complete garbage but they dont quite make the most of their ripe source material. The Walking Deceased wins a spot in this last category. »
Ah, the 1990s. The decade that brought us The Lion King. Titanic. Quentin Tarantino. That wordless bathroom scene in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. Angelo Badalamenti's Twin Peaks. Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. In the Mood for Love.
It was a good 10 years for film music, no doubt.
But scratch the surface of 1991 through 1999 and there are tons of good scores ready to spring a surprise on your ears. Some were attached to sorely underrated movies, others were overshadowed by wildly successful ones, and some have simply been forgotten in the passage of time.
Here, in no particular order, are the top 25 underappreciated film soundtracks from the 1990s.
Galaxy Quest TV Series: Variety reports that Paramount Television is looking to do a TV series take on the 1999 sci-fi-comedy, Galaxy Quest, which starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman. Robert Gordon, the co-writer of the feature film that poked fun at sci-fi conventions, such as the high fatalities of redshirts on Star Trek, is in talks to be involved in the TV version, along with the 1999 film's director, Dean Parisot, and its executive producers, Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates.
Synopsis of the Galaxy Quest film (via Blu-ray.com): "They're not astronauts... they only played them on TV. For four seasons, from 1979 to 1982, the crew of the N.S.E.A. Protector donned their uniforms »
- Derek Anderson
See Also: Paramount planning Galaxy Quest TV adaptation
The fate of a world hangs in the balance in this explosive finale!
Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #4 is out today, priced $3.99.
- Gary Collinson
Reports are circulating that a Galaxy Quest spin-off is being put together at Paramount, with the makers involved...
"By Grabthar's hammer, by the Suns of Worvan, you shall be avenged!"
1999's Galaxy Quest was a genuinely funny and fond spoof of classic sci-fi TV, with great leading turns from Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen and, of course, Alan Rickman as the embittered Alexander Dane, a thespian who's grown to resent his fame as the alien, Dr Lazarus.
While our wish for a movie sequel never came true, news has broken that Paramount is looking to make a TV spin-off. Variety is reporting that Galaxy Quest co-writer Robert Gordon is in negotiations to make the show, with the involvement of original director Dean Parisot.
Galaxy Quest, an absolute gem of a sci fi comedy, is finally getting an expanded story, but this time the crew will be headed to the small screen for more adventures. The original movie, released in 1999, managed to lovingly lampoon a trope of sci fi series (most notably Star Trek), while at the same time playing homage to them with a knowing nod of respect towards what makes them so popular - the fans. Now we have word that Paramount is moving forward with a Galaxy Quest tv show. The movie's writer and director will both be involved in the project, but we'll likely see an entirely new cast. Galaxy Quest starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell and Tony Shaloub. If you haven't seen it, you really need to remedy that. »
- email@example.com (Dave Higgins)
According to Galaxy Quest star Tim Allen, there is indeed a script written for a sequel, but as of today the only way to get more time with the crew of the Nsea Protector is to either rewatch the fantastic original film on a loop or to read the comic book series Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues. But, in a great twist of fate, the movie about the cast of a sci-fi TV show who end up getting abducted by aliens is now gearing up to become an actual TV show. According to Variety, Paramount Television has begun the process of putting together the show, which would reunite the original's core creative team of Robert Gordon (screenwriter), Dean Parisot (director), and Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein (executive producers). And if there's a show in the works, it's safe to...
- Peter Hall
This will be a TV show based on a movie about a TV show
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- Christopher Campbell
At any rate, if you enjoyed the flick, then you may like the news I have for you today.
Hollywood trade brings word that Paramount has decided to move forward with a television series based on the film.
Galaxy Quest starred Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell and Enrico Colantoni. As much fun as it would be to see the band get back together, I imagine there will be an entirely new cast.
What do you think of this? »
- Philip Sticco
There may not be any immediate plans to bring Star Trek back to television in the near future, but we’ve now learned that Paramount is looking to get into the sci-fi TV game with a small screen adaptation of Galaxy Quest.
The 1999 film starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, and Alan Rickman famously satirized Trek and became a cult classic (and is, arguably, one of the best Star Trek films ever made). Fans have been hoping for a sequel for quite some time now, and while a direct continuation of the story is destined to play out on comic book pages instead of on screen, the concept itself is ripe for a television adaptation, if handled correctly. So, by Grabthar’s hammer, we just may be in for a treat.
The film’s scribe, Robert Gordon, is expected to pen the TV version and serve as executive producer alongside original »
- James Garcia
A television adaptation of Galaxy Quest is reportedly in the works.
The aliens turn to these Hollywood stars for their help in an intergalactic crisis, believing that their television show was real.
Paramount has declined to comment on reports of a Galaxy Quest television adaptation.
Galaxy Quest's stature has grown among sci-fi fans since its release in 1999, with talk of a sequel even emerging a decade ago.
Watch a trailer for the original movie below: »
By Grabthar's hammer, Galaxy Quest is the next '90s cult classic to get the reboot treatment. According to Deadline, Paramount is trying to revive the 1999 sci-fi parody as a TV series, with director Dean Parisot and writer Robert Gordon attached as producers. It's great news for the film's legions of fans, who last month launched an online petition to get the original film's stars to reunite for a Galaxy Quest convention, where they will undoubtedly be kidnapped by aliens who think they're actually out-of-work television actors. »
- Dee Lockett
Another cult classic movie earmarked for the small screen treatment has now set up shop at Paramount. The 1999 space comedy Galaxy Quest has been the subject of endless fan queries concerning a sequel, and in a roundabout way, the studio listened. According to Deadline, the network has started development on a TV series which may be a sequel, spinoff Or remake. While specifics on the deal are unreported, the trade does make mention of key members of the film’s original creative team set to return.
Writer Robert Gordon, director Dean Parisot, and producer Mark Johnson are expected to be involved in this new iteration. Whether it remakes the same story or ventures into hitherto unexplored realms of the galaxy, the enlistment of that core trio imparts a certain assuredness, as the first movie was a total knock-out.
For those unfamiliar, the original Dreamworks feature followed the comical antics of »
- Gem Seddon
The Nsea Protector will fly again. Paramount Television is making plans for a Galaxy Quest TV show, based on the 1999 sci-fi comedy about a group of actors on a Star Trek-esque series who are whisked away on a real space adventure. Get all the details on the Galaxy Quest TV show after the jump. The […]
The post ‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Show in the Works appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
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