13 items from 2011
Since 2009 "The Blood List" (an offshoot of "The Black List") has shone the spotlight on horror scripts that were seeking a home. The 2011 list in now out, and as always we have it for you right here to chew on!
The Blood List is the top 13 most-liked screenplays in the horror, thriller, sci fi, fantasy, or dark comedy/drama genres. 75 industry insiders vote for their top three choices.
To make it on the list, a screenplay had to receive at least 3 votes and come out within the last calendar year (October 2010 to October 2011).
Logline: After a zombie infects a 16-year-old girl, she has six weeks before she transforms.
Genre: Horror/Sci Fi
Status: Pierre Ange financing. Henry Hobson attached to direct. Casting.
Bethlehem by Larry Brenner
Logline: In a post-apocalyptic world overrun by flesh-eating zombies, a benevolent vampire teams up with a group of humans to survive. »
- Uncle Creepy
Since the creation of The Black List in 2006, there's been a push for Hollywood insiders to collect and publish their own compiled lists of unproduced screenplays that they feel deserve more attention. The Black List is the best known of these, released every December, but today another list of recommended unproduced screenplays was released: The Blood List, a collection of horror, sci-fi and fantasy scripts that are deemed worthy by those toiling in the showbiz industry.
This is the third year that The Blood List has been assembled. Created by Kailey Marsh, the Blood List process goes like this: votes are collected from 100 industry insiders as to what the best unproduced screenplays were between Halloween last year and Halloween this year. The one that gets the most votes goes to the top Blood List. Results are then released to the Internet on October 31.
As Coming Attractions did with the 2009 Black List and 2010 Black List, »
- Patrick Sauriol
HollywoodNews.com: No good deed goes unpunished. Plant a story on the inter-web and watch it grow! By Sunday night, the world probably thought the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, started by the late star and run by her best friend, was in hot water with the California State Attorney General. But it’s not true. The Farrah Fawcett Foundation received a typical letter from the California Ag office for an audit. They complied. The letter is attached to this story, obtained exclusively here.
Alana Stewart, Fawcett’s best friend and co-producer of the hit documentary that aired on NBC before she died, takes umbrage. She tells me the churning of the waters has to do with a couple of disgruntled exes–an employee and a past boyfriend of Farrah’s–and of a former business partner who didn’t get his way. Indeed, I’ve checked the three published Form 990s for the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, »
- Roger Friedman
"Breaking Bad" has often dealt with the idea of unintended consequences -- you could argue that the whole of Season 2, culminating in the plane crash, was an exploration of that notion.
It would appear that Skyler (Anna Gunn) is now faced with another unforeseen complication in the form of Ted Beneke (Christopher Cousins), who reappeared last week to make a hash of much of what she's trying to do with Walt's drug money.
In the preview clip below from Sunday's (Sept. 25) episode, "Crawl Space," Skyler and the baby arrive at home to find a message from Ted -- who's decided not to go through with the deal she tried to work out with him. Which, of course, could further imperil the White family drug-and-money-laundering operation. No good deed -- or self-serving deed, anyway -- goes unpunished.
"Breaking Bad" airs at 10 p.m. Et Sunday on AMC. For more, follow the show on Facebook and Twitter. »
No good deed goes unpunished, does it? After Ellen DeGeneres joined the stars of Two and a Half Men on their latest stripped-down, "All Will Be Revealed" billboard, Ashton Kutcher made sure to return the favor when he showed up to tape the season premiere of Ellen, airing Monday. Well, at first he was wearing a robe when DeGeneres went to his dressing room to check on him. "We're going to start pretty soon, so...maybe you want to change?" she asked him. "Oh no, I'm ready," Kutcher replied. "This is it...[The new Two and a Half Men ad] is getting a lot of attention. So I just figured I'm going to do everything nude from now on." "I don't »
No good deed goes unpunished. That's the hard lesson a woman cop learns in "The Whistleblower," a grim drama inspired by real life events. The movie, with its ballsy heroine who zealously attempts to right injustices and uncover conspiracy and corruption, is in spirit if not overall achievement a throwback to films of the ‘70s and ‘80s like “Norma Rae,” “Silkwood” and “Marie.” “Inspired by” is, of course, a catch-all phrase that appears at the beginning of movies to signal to viewers that liberties have been taken with the real life story »
- Leah Rozen
“No Good Deed” opens with Michael and Max (Grant Show) planting a tracking device on a computer thief. They follow the tracking device to Vaxelar Investments, a shell company with ties to the French government. From there, they must break into a room monitored by thermal sensors.
Meanwhile, in the case of the week, money launderer Barry asked the team’s help for his brother, Paul (John Ross Bowie), an honest money manager under whose watch a server had been stolen from a teachers’ credit union. While Michael once again split time between the two cases, Fiona, Sam, and Jesse followed the suspected thief (“The Big Show” Paul Wight), who had worked as a janitor at the credit union. Under pressure, he revealed that he worked for a young hacker named Eve (Aviva Farber).
Michael first approached Eve as someone looking to hire her, but she was clever enough to see through his cover. »
- Gerald So
I guess it’s true that “No Good Deed"” goes unpunished, especially if your name is Michael Westen. I wonder if Mikey is having a serious case of déjà vu after finding Max dying and realizing that someone is trying to set him up.
I'll miss Max. It was nice to know he went out being one of the good guys. Too many times we see plots where the seemingly nice guy turns out to be a bastard, behind the plot to destroy the main character. Rest in peace, Max. Michael will get the killer.
And, hey, at least the title Burn Notice still fits.
The last 10 minutes made it clear that the fallout from Max’s death is going to result in Michael being out in the cold to some degree. The question now: how much?
Does it bug anyone else that Jesse (and his resources at his new »
- email@example.com (Jim G.)
Some early film details are developing on an upcoming horror title called Bad Girl Island. Canadian distributor Phase 4 Films has already acquired video-on-demand distribution rights for this project and the film involves a film set, a rescue and a nightmare! Things go wrong for producer Michael Pace when he rescues a beautiful woman from drowning; she begins to murder his cast and crew. No good deed goes unpunished, apparently.
Bad Girl Island will star AnnaLynne McCord (seen left), Antonio Sabato Jr. and James Brolin in what sounds like one of the better horror films in development this year. Stewart Raffill (Ice Pirates, Three) will direct and for those horror fans who like bikinis and sun swept locals, you can check out the early synopsis below courtesy of Phase 4 Films.
The synopsis for Bad Girl Island:
"While on set to shoot his latest film, producer Michael Pace (Antonio Sabata Jr. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Michael welcomed his brother back into his life on Burn Notice this week. Next Thursday?
The team will deal with a much bigger problem.
WWE's The Big Show appears on the episode "No Good Deed," as Michael and company aim to take down a hacker. What will happen if they don't? We can't tell. But we can show you this set of clips from the installment:
No Good Deed Clip
No Good Deed Sneak Peek
No Good Deed Clip - Questions That Never Got Answered »
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
And the Tyler Perry machine keeps on churning… sorry guys, I just report the news as it happens, so don’t shoot the messenger
Anywho… yes, as the headline states, Tyler Perry is set to write, direct, produce and star, this time in a romantic drama titled Good Deeds. When I saw the headline, I immediately thought of the 2002 film with Samuel L. Jackson, No Good Deed, thinking this was a remake of that film or something. Alas, obviously it’s not, as I mixed the titles up.
In the film, Perry will take on the role of Glen Deeds, described as “an affluent and successful entrepreneur who’s about to get married when he suddenly becomes enamored by a down-on-her-luck single mother who rekindles a spark that seems to have faded with his uptown fiancée.”
Principal photography is scheduled to begin at the end of April in Atlanta, says Variety, »
Kim Thomson has revealed that she is focusing on writing projects following her departure from Emmerdale. The actress recently filmed her final scenes as Faye Lamb, who leaves the village in tomorrow night's double bill of the ITV1 soap. Discussing her time with the Yorkshire-based drama, Thomson told This Morning today: "I'm going to miss it. But two years is quite a long time and I don't live there. I live in London and I spend a lot of time in La, so that's tricky - you only get home one day a week. And I've got other things I want to do as well - I've got other projects. "I've just written my first screenplay and I've got an option on a book - it's a thriller that I'm really excited about, called No Good Deed, and I've just got a final draft of it, so I'm excited. Now »
- By Daniel Kilkelly
The woman who claims Ryan Phillippe is her soon-to-be baby daddy says Ryan is a pre-natal deadbeat dad because he hasn't paid any of her expenses ... but we're told that's just not the case. Alexis Knapp says her baby -- due in June -- is definitely Ryan's. For his part, Ryan says he'll take a DNA test when the baby is born and if it's his ... he'll step up and support the kid. But sources »
- TMZ Staff
13 items from 2011
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