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Syfy & Amblin to enter ‘Brave New World’

6 May 2015 3:35 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Syfy is joining with Steven Speilberg’s Amblin Television to adapt Aldous Huxley’s classic 1932 novel Brave New World into a scripted series. The project reunites the Emmy-winning team behind Syfy’s 2003 mini-series Taken.

Ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library, Brave New World takes place in a world without war, poverty or disease. Though everyone is provided for, humans are given mind-altering drugs, rampant consumerism and free sex are the order of the day, and people no longer procreate. Instead, children are genetically engineered in “hatcheries.” All nonconformists are sent to “reservations” to protect the social order, until one of the “savages” decides to challenge the system.

Brave New World is one of the most influential genre classics of all time. Its provocative vision of a future gone awry remains as powerful and as timeless as ever,” said Dave Howe, president of Syfy and Chiller. »

- A.R. Wilson

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Syfy & Amblin team-up for ‘Brave New World’ TV series

6 May 2015 2:28 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Syfy have announced they are reuniting with Emmy Award-winning Amblin Television to develop a scripted series based on Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave New World. The two companies previously collaborated on Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken, which won a 2003 Emmy for Best Miniseries. Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey of Amblin Television (The Americans, Falling Skies, Under the Dome) will be executive producers. Les Bohem (Steven Spielberg Presents:Taken) will write the screenplay and also executive produce.

Brave New World is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. In this world, humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in “hatcheries.” Those who won’t conform are forced onto “reservations” – until one of these “savages” challenges the system, threatening the entire social order. First published in 1932, Brave New World was ranked fifth among »

- Phil Wheat

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Spielberg to Produce 'Brave New World' Series for Syfy

5 May 2015 5:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Adding to its growing roster of major productions featuring science fiction's most acclaimed franchises, Syfy is reuniting with Emmy Award-winning Amblin Television to develop a scripted series based on Aldous Huxley's classic novel Brave New World. Syfy and Amblin previously collaborated on Steven Spielberg Presents Taken, which won a 2003 Emmy for Best Miniseries, as well as nominations in six other categories. Here's what Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller, had to say in a statement.

"Brave New World is one of the most influential genre classics of all time. Its provocative vision of a future gone awry remains as powerful and as timeless as ever. Promising to be a monumental television event, Brave New World is precisely the groundbreaking programming that is becoming the hallmark of Syfy."

Brave New World is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. In this world, humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex »

- MovieWeb

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Syfy And Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television Take On Brave New World

5 May 2015 4:10 PM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Fresh off the news that The Magicians will go into production, Syfy now decides that it’s time to take on one of the godfathers of all sci-fi, Brave New World.

While some might wonder how that’s going to go, and if it’s actually a spectacular idea, adding Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television to the mix should put off some of the fears associated with the obvious dangers of potentially butchering one of the best books ever.

Given the slate of shows Syfy already has, and the upcoming efforts we’ve learned about recently, the network is looking to be in a very different place a year from now.

Take a look at the full press release below, and let me know what you think about this one. Is this going to be your next favorite show, or is it going to be impossible to live up to the book? »

- Marc Eastman

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Syfy, Steven Spielberg's Amblin Team for Brave New World TV Adaptation

5 May 2015 3:32 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A Brave New World is hatching at Syfy.

The cable net is adapting Aldous Huxley’s iconic 1932 novel as a scripted series, produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.

RelatedSyfy Orders The Magicians to Series

Brave New World — if you’ll recall from your high school English lit class — is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. In this world, humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in “hatcheries.” Those who won’t conform are forced onto “reservations” – until one »

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Syfy Developing ‘Brave New World’ Miniseries; Chiller Sets First Original Drama

5 May 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Syfy is taking on a 20th century classic for its next big miniseries endeavor. The cabler is developing an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV.

The adaptation is being penned by Les Bohem, who worked with Spielberg and Syfy (back when it was Sci Fi Channel) on the Emmy-winning 2003 miniseries “Taken.” Huxley’s 1932 novel depicts a futuristic world without poverty or disease, where human values are turned upside down and most people are controlled by mind-altering drugs. The conformist order is challenged by renegades dubbed “savages.”

Bohem and Amblin’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will exec produce for Universal Cable Prods.

Dave Howe, president of Syfy and Chiller, said “Brave New World’s” “provocative vision of a future gone awry remains as powerful and as timeless as ever. Promising to be a monumental television event, ‘Brave New World’ is precisely the »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Steven Spielberg’s Amblin and Syfy Bring ‘Brave New World’ December 2015

5 May 2015 2:57 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

TV news: Steven Spielberg’s Amblin and Syfy Bring ‘Brave New World’ December 2015Syfy is reuniting with Emmy Award-winning Amblin Television to develop a scripted series based on Aldous Huxley’s classic novel Brave New World. Together they previously collaborated on Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken, which won a 2003 Emmy® for Best Miniseries, as well as nominations in six other categories. Brave New World is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. In this world, humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered […] »

- April Neale

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Brave New World Series On The Horizon At Syfy

5 May 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sci-fi classic Brave New World is one of those stories that Hollywood will keep trying to nail for years to come, and today brings word that the latest swing at Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel will come courtesy of Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, which is adapting the book into a series for Syfy.

Huxley’s book centers on a world that has achieved what many believe to be utopia, without poverty, war or disease. Human reproduction is a thing of the past, with people being genetically engineered in “hatcheries.” Mind-altering drugs, sex and consumerist practices are the numerous numbing agents provided to the population so that they never question the larger issues of a society that requires conformity, until one defiant individual challenges the entire system.

Leslie “Les” Bohem, the screenwriter behind Syfy’s 2002 miniseries Taken, will pen the script. His involvement suggests that Amblin TV and Syfy see Brave New World »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Steven Spielberg's Amblin, Syfy Adapting Classic Novel 'Brave New World' (Exclusive)

5 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Emmy-winning team behind Syfy's Taken is reuniting for another science fiction classic. Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television is adapting Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World as a scripted series for the NBCUniversal-owned cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Brave New World — ranked fifth among the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th Century by Modern Library — is set in a world without poverty, war or disease. Humans are given mind-altering drugs, free sex and rampant consumerism are the order of the day, and people no longer reproduce but are genetically engineered in "hatcheries.

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Birdman Wins American Society of Cinematographers Theatrical Award

16 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Emmanuel Lubezki, Asc, AMC; Jonathan Freeman, Asc; John Lindley, Asc; and Peter Flinckenberg, Fsc earned top honors in the four competitive categories at the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) Awards for Outstanding Achievement. The ceremony took place here tonight at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Lubezki won for the feature film Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance). Freeman won the episodic television category for Boardwalk Empire, and Lindley took the honors in the TV Movie/Miniseries/Pilot category for Manhattan. Winning the Asc Spotlight Award was Flinckenberg for Concrete Night. Giovanni Ribisi presented the Asc Award for best feature to Lubezki, who also won the organization’s top prize last year for Gravity. This marks the first time that a cinematographer has won consecutive Asc Awards in the theatrical category. Lubezki previously won in 2012 for The Tree Of Life and in 2007 for Children Of Men, and earned »

- Josh Abraham

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2015 Sundance Trading Card Series: #7. Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum (Stockholm, Pennsylvania)

5 February 2015 6:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Eric Lavallee: Name me three of your favorite “2014 discoveries”…

Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum: Plants Can Hear. Atmos. Stumbling Stones in Potsdam.

Lavallee: We read Nikole Beckwith’s Stockholm, Pennsylvania as psychological warfare —— what was the approach in audibly depicting Leia’s longing?

Kroll-Rosenbaum: Stockholm is a nuanced portrait of an incredibly complex situation. The music is full of possibility and openness. It comes in waves and breathes. It was important that the music leave room for interpretation, so that the audience could experience discovery along with Leia. Nikole paints in very clear and purposeful strokes, and the music is designed to be transparent in its motivation.

Kroll-Rosenbaum: There is a range of different kinds of music in the score. There is music that is about the outside, literally and figuratively. I built a harmonic structure out of two chords that sits somewhere between resolution and forward motion. I thought about ancient music, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Eastwood’s Fistful Of Dollars: ‘Sniper’s Cume At $110.4M – 4-Day Actuals

20 January 2015 3:48 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

6th Update, Tuesday, 3 Pm: Rentrak Theatrical filed the weekend’s actuals with Warner Bros.’ American Sniper counting a four-week cume through yesterday of $110.4M. Talk about the spoils of war: American Sniper propelled the 2015 box office, in its first 19 days, 3.6% percent over the same frame last year with $667M. It stands to reason that this would be the highest-grossing four-day Mlk weekend of all-time with $248.5M after American Sniper broke a slew of records, read Eastwood’s career-high bow, best three-day opening ever during January and February. Previous Mlk record was 2009 with $231.5M when Sony comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop zoomed up a four-day bow of $39.2M. American Sniper had the biggest theater average of the four-day weekend with $30,100, followed by Sony Classic’s Still Alice, which chalked up $20,685 PTA or $248K in 12 venues.

The consensus is that American Sniper is going to hold for another two weekends. Wide releases »

- Anthony D'Alessandro

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