7 items from 2014
True story "Decoding Annie Parker" is a low-budget crowdpleaser that is rough around the edges but sticks with you. It opens Friday. Rookie director Steven Bernstein's breast cancer saga stars Helen Hunt as famed geneticist Mary-Claire King, who painstakingly tracked down the Brca-1 genetic marker for breast cancer, and Samantha Morton in the title role of a woman who is convinced that breast cancer runs in families, which won her Best Actress at the last year's Seattle International Film Festival. "Every 12 minutes someone dies of breast cancer," says King in the movie. The real life Parker has so far survived three rounds fighting cancer, and finally met Dr. King onstage at the Seattle Film Festival. "They cried and I cried," says Bernstein. Bernstein left his career as a Hollywood cinematographer ("White Chicks," "Monster," "Like Water for Chocolate," "Scary Movie 2") and devoted seven years to financing, shooting and promoting the film, »
- Anne Thompson
At last year’s Comic-Con, it was revealed that a deal had been sealed with Universal Television to develop a TV series based on Clone, one of Robert Kirkman’s latest comic book series. We haven’t heard much since then, but Syfy just announced that a number of original programming projects, including Clone, are part of their upcoming development slate:
“New York – April 30, 2014 – Building on the momentum of Syfy’s growing slate of cutting edge, provocative original programming, Syfy today announced it was developing adaptations of the graphic novels Clone, from Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (The Walking Dead) and Letter 44, from Jonathan Mostow (Terminator 3), as well as the popular novels The Magicians, based on the book series by Lev Grossman.
New Scripted Series Development
Clone – Based on the best-selling graphic novel. When retired soldier Luke Taylor investigates a break-in at his house, he never expected who the burglar »
- Jonathan James
Building on its original programming, Syfy has announced several new projects in development, including adaptations of works by Frank Miller and Jonathan Mostow, a series from "The Walking Dead's" Robert Kirkman and David Alpert, plus the return of "Supernatural's" Sera Gamble!
From the Press Releases:
Syfy will develop as longform programming (i.e., miniseries) "Pax Romana," Jonathan Hickman’s graphic novel about a time traveling clash of ages and arms, and "Ronin," based on Frank Miller’s (300) comic book series about an avenging samurai.
"Pax Romana" is about a Special Forces team that travels back in time on the eve of World War III to “fix” the future by altering the past. Their destination: Ancient Rome. Roman legions battle modern day attack helicopters, tanks, and soldiers while thought-provoking themes are explored as the leaders of the expedition fight over their vision for civilization. Writers: Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia ("Jericho, »
- Debi Moore
Syfy plans to unleash the sharks on another city next year, greenlighting a “Sharknado 3″ telepic along with two series and a slew of development projects on Wednesday.
Drama series “Killjoys” has been picked up for 10 episodes from Canada’s Bell Media/Space network. The project from the production banner behind “Orphan Black,” Temple Street Prods., revolves around interplanetary bounty hunters working in a galaxy on the brink of a class war. Michelle Lovretta (“Lost Girl”) will exec produce and serve as showrunner.
“Town of the Living Dead” is billed as a comedy unscripted series that chronicles the six-year-long effort of people in Jasper, Ala., to make an independent zombie apocalypse movie. Series is set to bow in October from True Entertainment.
- Cynthia Littleton
Interview Simon Brew 27 Feb 2014 - 05:44
In the first of a two part look back at his career, James Woods chats to us about family, Scorsese, Stone, Leone and more...
It took a false start or two before we finally got James Woods on the end of the phone. There was no agent connecting us, no middle person to monitor what we were saying. Just a problem with a charging cable, oddly enough.
When we were connected, we launched into an interview that was intended to last 15 minutes, but as it turned out, it passed the hour mark. And heck, we got through a lot: so much, that we've split this interview into two articles. A genuinely fascinating man.
Regular readers will know that we've been long-time fans of James Woods - as highlighted by our look at some of his least appreciated films, here - and as our conversation started, »
Chicago – The path to this year’s remake of the 1986 film “About Last Night” starts right here in Chicago, based on the original 1974 stage version, “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” by David Mamet. Two co-stars in the remake – Michael Ealy and Regina Hall – visited the source city to talk about their version.
After working mostly on stage in the late 1990s, Michael Ealy broke out in a big way (see the story below) in the popular “Barbershop” (2002). This led to steady work with roles in “2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003), “Never Die Alone” (2004) and the pivotal part as “Tea Cake” in the Oprah Winfrey produced 2005 TV movie of the classic novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neal Hurston. Recently, he was featured in “Think Like a Man” (2012) and “Last Vegas” (2013). Ealy takes on the role of Danny in “About Last Night,” played in the 1986 version by Rob Lowe.
Michael Ealy on the Red Carpet in Chicago, »
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7 items from 2014
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