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Comings (24?) and goings (Bones?) were the hot topics as Fox Networks Group Chairman and CEO Peter Rice took the stage at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, ahead of Dana Walden and Gary Newman officially seizing the reins later this month.
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Following 24‘s successful and recently wrapped revival — which premiered to numbers larger than many of the action-drama’s previous openers — Rice seems to think there’s a good chance we’ll see another edition down the line.
“I loved this year’s season of 24,” he said. »
Party girl or police officer? God-fearing or godless?
These are just a few of the casting questions being considered by the producers of Fox’s upcoming reality “experiment” Utopia (premiering Sunday, Sept. 7 at 8/7c) — and we’ve got an exclusive first look video featuring some of the show’s potential “pioneers.”
Utopia, from reality producer John de Mol, is being described by Fox as “a groundbreaking social experiment” that will drop 15 Americans into an undeveloped location to create their own civilization; it’s »
So how come Cali Szczawinski, owner of Meson De Mesilla Hotel and Restaurant in Las Cruces, Nm, refuses to drop the mic and quit interrupting her guests’ meals with her singing?
Press Play below as host/taskmaster Gordon Ramsay fills an expressionless Cali’s ears with direct, honest feedback from her customers. (I don’t know about you, but now I »
Fox’s 24: Live Another Day wrapped its run on Monday night with a best-since-premiere audience of 6.5 million total viewers paired with a 1.7 demo rating, rising 8 and 21 percent week-to-week.
TVLine readers gave the season-ender an average grade of “A-.”
Opening Fox’s night, MasterChef (5.4 mil/1.8) dipped two tenths.
ABC’s Bachelorette (6.6 mil/1.7) shed a few eyeballs and a tenth in the demo, while Mistresses (3.7 mil/0.9) was flat.
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The CW’s Backpackers premiered to 600,000 total viewers and a 0.2 rating, while Seed debuted »
Jack Bauer was birthed in the shadow of terrorism, but in this latest revival — titled “24: Live Another Day” — he wound up re-fighting the Cold War. Although I was initially cool to the idea of dragging the character out of retirement — even in a truncated, 12-hour format — the final episodes gradually won me over, or like a good enhanced interrogation, wore down my defenses. Chalk that up in part to the shortened run, but primarily to the performance by William Devane, who returned to the series promoted to President of the United States.
Historically, past seasons of “24″ began to follow a familiar pattern: Starting out like gangbusters, drifting into Silly-ville in the middle and then rallying, at least somewhat, in the closing flourish. Halving the show’s episodic order didn’t completely trump the storytelling challenges, but it did bring crispness to the home stretch, since the series had to »
- Brian Lowry
Sonny Miller, known in the surfing world as one of the best cameramen around and who worked on Alcon Entertainment’s remake Point Break for a few days in February, has died of a heart attack, it was confirmed by an Alcon spokeswoman. Miller was 53. He was a specialist in filming in the water and surf, and he worked on Die Another Day and on the surf movie Blue Crush. He was best known for his masterful camera maneuvers for such surf films as The Search, Tripping The Planet, and Searching For Tom Curren, about the legendary surfer. He first began […] »
Before Bond 24 goes into production, it looks like the script is going to get a polish. Screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have been brought back on board to work on the script that was written by John Logan. The two screenwriters have a history with Bond and have worked on the scripts for Skyfall, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, and Quantum Of Solace.
According to Daily Mail, this has been causing some issues behind the scenes, and will delay production. A source had this to say to say about it:
"Let’s call it polite turmoil. People are getting on with their work, but we have to wait for the script, so filming won’t begin till December, a few months later than they wanted."
Apparently one of the main reasons producers have asked Purvis and Wade to come back was to "punch »
- Joey Paur
“Skyfall” director Sam Mendes came on board last July for the 24th film in the franchise along with Daniel Craig as the iconic British spy. MGM, Sony and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced at that point that they had locked in release dates for the yet-to-be titled film, setting the U.K. launch for Oct. 23, 2015, and U.S. for Nov. 6, 2015.
“Skyfall” is the top grosser in the franchise with $1.1 billion worldwide, the best DVD/Blu-Ray seller and the all-time best performer at the U.K. box office. It also won Oscars »
- Dave McNary
Bond 24, which will serve as a true sequel to Skyfall, is only 18 months away from its November 2015 release date. While that's not set to change, production is being delayed until this December, as original Skyfall writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are brought into polish the screenplay by John Logan.
A reverese of order was implemented on Skyfall. Neal Purvis and Robert Wade wrote the original draft, with John Logan coming in after the fact to tighten things up. He has been working on the new Bond 24 for months now, with the original team stepping back in to punch up the jokes and add more insight into the past world of James Bond, giving the film a touch of history.
Screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who worked The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall, left the James Bond series over a year and a half ago, which put Bond 24 solely in the hands of Skyfall co-writer John Logan. However, it looks like Purvis and Wade are coming back after some "polite turmoil" (so British!) behind the scenes. The two screenwriters have been "hired to re-write Logan’s script and give it some ‘punch’." This was the reverse situation with Skyfall where Logan came in to work on Purvis and Wade's script. "Neal and Robert are only doing what was done to them. There’s no blood; no scars," a source tells the Daily Mail. Hit the jump for more. Bond 24 is currently scheduled to open in the U.K. on October 23, 2015 and in the U.S. on November 6, 2015. According to Ralph Fiennes, »
- Matt Goldberg
The last five Bond films: The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002), Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008) and Skyfall (2012) have all been co-written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Skyfall was supposed to be there last entry in the Bond franchise but they've been recruited to work on John Logan, who also co-wrote Skyfall, for Bond 24. As expected, the additional rewrites will cause a delay in production. A source for the <a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2671471/Baz-bamigboye-Bond-turmoil-new-script-fails-thrill.html" href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2671471/Baz-bamigboye-Bond-turmoil-new-script-fails-thrill.html" target="_blank" title="Link: Daily">">http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2671471/Baz-bamigboye-Bond-turmoil-new-script-fails-thrill.html">Daily Mail says, "Let’s call it polite turmoil. People are getting on with their work, but we have to wait for the script, so filming won’t begin till December, a few months later than they wanted." Bond 24 will be directed by Sam Mendes ("Skyfall"), from a screenplay written by John Logan. The cast will include: Daniel Craig as James Bond (007), Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris »
With "Bond 24" slated to hit theaters in eighteen months, it looks like the script to the movie is getting one last polish. John Logan has been working on it for a while now, but some veterans of the series are once again coming back to "punch up" the screenplay and add more jokes. Hmm.... Neal Purvis and Robert Wade — who found their work on "Skyfall" rewritten by Logan — will now do the same to his on "Bond 24." The pair have penned "The World Is Not Enough," "Die Another Day," "Casino Royale," and "Quantum Of Solace," so they know the world of Bond backward and forward, but the latest hire is causing some minor problems behind the scenes. "Let’s call it polite turmoil. People are getting on with their work, but we have to wait for the script, so filming won’t begin till December, a few months later than they wanted, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Seoul — North Korea has officially condemned The Interview, calling James Franco and Seth Rogen film's plot about a mission to assassinate Kim Jong Un "an act of war." This is not, however, the first time the reclusive country has reacted so strongly to a Hollywood movie. Photos James Franco, Chris O'Dowd Make Their Broadway Debuts in 'Of Mice and Men' Here are five other films that the hermit kingdom has denounced, banned or even used to spread its own political propaganda. 1) 007: Die Another Day (2002) Kim Myong-chol, executive director of the Centre for North Korea-u.S. Peace and an unofficial
- Lee Hyo-won
Well, if controversy sells movie tickets I think Seth Rogen and James Franco have hit the jackpot as North Korean dictator and Dennis Rodman's best friend, Kim Jong-un, has threatened "merciless" retaliation on the USA if the comedic duo's The Interview is not banned. The film, described as an action-comedy features James Franco as tabloid journalist Dave Skylark, who, along with his "Skylark Tonight" producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen), have landed an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un (Randall Park), a self-proclaimed fan of the show, in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. The latest statement from North Korea was issued by state-run Kcna news agency, in which the foreign ministry spokesperson said: "The act of making and screening such a »
- Brad Brevet
It.s hard to look back on Skyfall and not consider the film a raging success. The reviews were among the best the James Bond series has ever received. The box office netted more than one billion dollars in worldwide grosses, and the majority of fans seem to think the franchise is in better shape now than at any point since Sean Connery was leading the charge in the early to mid 1960s. The majority of fans, however, does not include everyone, and for a reminder of that, I now bring you Monty Python co-founder and beloved actor John Cleese. The seventy-four-year-old Englishman famously worked with 007 on The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day, first as the assistant to Desmond Llewelyn.s Q and later as Q himself. When the series rebooted with Daniel Craig as James Bond, however, he was not asked to return, and if John »
The Monty Python member, who starred in 1997's The World Is Not Enough and 2002's Die Another Day, also deplored recent editions of the spy saga for what he sees as pandering to the Asian film market.
In an interview with the Radio Times, Cleese said: "I did two James Bond movies and then I believe that they decided that the tone they needed was that of the Bourne action movies, which are very gritty and humourless.
"Also, the big money was coming from Asia, from the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, where the audiences go to watch the action sequences, and that's why in my opinion the action sequences go on for too long, and it's a fundamental flaw.
"The audiences in Asia are not going for the subtle British humour or the class jokes."
The unofficial spokesman of Kim Jong-un, Executive Director of The Centre for North Korea-us Peace Kim Myong-chol, revealed that Kim Jong-un would likely see Seth Rogen and James Franco’s next film, The Interview.
Kim Jong-un To Watch The Interview
In The Interview, Franco and Rogen play a talk show host and a producer, respectively, who land an interview with Kim Jong-un and are tapped by the CIA to assassinate the North Korean dictator. Actor Randall Park (Neighbors, Veep) dons heavy make-up and costume to portray Kim Jung-un in the outrageous action-comedy.
Despite the film’s somewhat offensive subject matter, Kim Myong-chol told The Telegraph that his leader would, most likely, watch the film, though he was also quick to mock The Interview.
“There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the Us government and American society,” Kim Myong-chol said.
Kim Myong-chol went »
I don’t think it will come as much of a surprise to anyone that The Interview is already ruffling some major feathers, just days after the arrival of its first trailer. In the button-pushing comedy, which stars James Franco and Seth Rogen, a talk show host (Franco) and his producer (Rogen) travel to North Korea to interview dictator Kim Jong-Un, only to find themselves recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.
As you can imagine, the North Korean government probably isn’t too pleased to find itself displayed as a horrifically backwards dictatorship (though anyone who knows anything about the rogue nation will assure you that it deserves every criticism it receives). And though the country’s government itself has not yet responded to The Interview, Kim Myong-chol, executive director of The Centre for North Korea-us Peace, and an unofficial spokesman for the Kim regime, recently fired back at »
- Isaac Feldberg
In a pretty predictable move, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has condeemed the new comedy The Interview, from This Is the End directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Rogen stars in the film alongside James Franco as a TV producer and a talk show host who team up to kill the ruler on his own turf under the guise of a televised interview. Kim Jong-un claims the movie shows the "desperation" of American society.
That doesn't mean Kim Jong-un won't watch the comedy. A spokesperson for the dictator confirms that the dictator will be first in line when the movie opens in October.
This is what Kim Myong-chol, executive director of The Centre for North Korea-us Peace and an unofficial spokesman for the regime in Pyongyanghad, to say about the delicate situation.
"There is a special irony in this storyline as it shows the desperation of the Us government and American society. »
If you are going to be a spy, there’s no better person to learn from than Mr. James Bond himself. More than a decade following his last outing as 007, Pierce Brosnan joins the spying world yet again in The November Man, albeit in an apparently more serious capacity.
Brosnan is Peter Devereaux, a CIA operative who teaches David Mason (Luke Bracey) how to be a proper spy. When Devereaux is brought back into the game, he finds himself pitted against his own protege on a deadly and personal mission. The November Man is based on the novel There Are No Spies, the seventh book in “The November Man” series by Bill Granger, with direction from Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job). It also stars former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and character actor Will Patton.
The first trailer for the thriller makes The November Man out to be »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
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