11 items from 2014
The sci-fi thriller marks the first time behind the camera for 28 Days Later writer and author of The Beach, Alex Garland. In the film, a young computer coder (Gleeson) wins a trip to visit the reclusive CEO (Isaac) of his company, only to discover that he is the human subject in his boss’ Turing test involving a new artificial intelligent being (Alicia Vikander). With a sensual and sophisticated intelligence, this female robot challenges both men in a game of deception, blurring the lines between man and machine.
Garland had proven he’s adept at expertly blending genres and is no stranger to sci-fi, having penned the screenplays for both the space odyssey Sunshine and his adapted screenplay for Never Let Me Go. He’s not leaving the genre or his writing days »
- Rachel West
I really one to see Alex Garland’s “Halo” movie. If anyone could abolish the video games-don’t-make-good-movie myths, Garland was a likely candidate. His science fiction writing is heady without drowning in self-importance. “28 Days Later” is a great film. “Never Let Me Go” flirts with all the right ideas and tones, even if it’s too dour for its own good. “Dredd” trounced low expectations with its tangibility and streamlined focus. Garland wrote a draft of “Halo” nearly a decade ago. It still sounds like the perfect match of writer and blockbustery source material. There’s little chance we’ll see his take, but it’s relevant because the first look at Garland’s directorial debut, “Ex Machina,” will only make you wish someone with this control over the genre could step into a mega-budgeted action movie. This trailer proves that Oscar Isaac yammering about Turing tests can be »
- Matt Patches
The British publication introduced the likes of Alan Moore (Watchmen) and Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman) to the comics world and the film features interviews with writer Neil Gaiman (Sandman), writer John Wagner (Judge Dredd), writer-director Alex Garland (Dredd; 28 Days Later) and writer Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum).
Metrodome International will debut and screen the film at the Afm.
Hogan and Mullane said: “We’re delighted to be working with Metrodome International on what was a real passion project for us, as we know they feel as strongly as we do about bringing the film to a wide audience.
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While gamers are still clamoring for a movie based on Microsoft’s wildly popular Halo franchise, they may have to settle for the next best thing: a Showtime television series chronicling the adventures of Master Chief in his war against intergalactic invaders. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment has been hard at work developing a series based on the sci-fi shooter about a faceless supersoldier taking on multiple alien enemies for the past year. Now they’re closing in on finding showrunners to bring writer Stuart Beattie’s vision to the screen with an eye on getting the series set up at Showtime. Part of the reason negotiations have dragged on centered on the fact that the Halo series would not only air on the same network as Homeland, but will also be...
- Mike Bracken
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Microsoft has frequently tried to turn Halo into a live action property, most notably with Neill Blomkamp who produced the Halo 3 ad campaign before using what he learned to build the worlds of District 9 and Elysium.
Now, it looks like the Halo show would be simulcast or premiere'd on Showtime (though without enhanced content XBox users would get), if they can make a deal happen.
Xbox Studios has been developing a drama series spin on the vidgame franchise with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV banner for more than a year. It’s understood that the company is close to a deal with a pair of showrunners to steer the series adaptation of the expansive bible developed by screenwriter Stuart Beattie, »
Xbox has been developing the series with Spielberg and his Amblin TV production company for over a year. Variety reports that "the company is close to a deal with a pair of showrunners to steer the series adaptation of the expansive bible developed by screenwriter Stuart Beattie, but the deal is not envisioned as a straight-to-series pickup."
Halo is only one of several properties that Xbox hopes to develop for their entertainment service platform. The report explains:
"The deal with Showtime has taken a long time to work out because the sides are charting new territory for a show designed to air on Showtime as well as Xbox, with enhanced interactivity built in for the latter platform. Details are still being hammered out, »
- Joey Paur
Halo fans have been incredibly patient in the wait for a live-action adaptation of the beloved video game franchise, and now it’s looking like that patience has finally payed off. According to Variety, Xbox Entertainment Studios is teaming up with Showtime to develop a live-action series based on the hugely popular Fps, which is a high-priority over at Microsoft.
Now, this is not to be confused with the recently-announced Ridley Scott Halo digital feature. This is a separate project, being spearheaded by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Variety’s report states that Microsoft is close to a deal with a pair of showrunners, who will “steer the series adaptation of the expansive bible developed by screenwriter Stuart Beattie,” though at this point in time, it’s not being envisioned as a straight-to-series pickup.
The Halo series is part of Microsoft’s plan to deliver high-quality entertainment directly to the Xbox One, »
- James Garcia
Xbox Entertainment Studios and Showtime are reportedly in negotiations to partner on the live-action TV series based on the popular "Halo" video game franchise.
Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV has been developing the series for more than a year, and a deal is almost done to secure two showrunners to steer the adaptation following an expansive bible by screenwriter Stuart Beattie ("G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra," "I, Frankenstein"). Spielberg will executive produce.
Details are still being drawn up, but the current plan is to have the episodes debut on Showtime before they are available on Xbox where they will be offered with "enhanced interactivity".
Xbox Studios is not aiming for a straight-to-series pickup.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Xbox Entertainment Studios and Showtime are deep into negotiations on a live-action TV series based on the popular Halo video game. The project is reportedly a high-priority for Microsoft production unit head Nancy Tellem.
Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV has been developing a live-action drama series based on Halo for more than a year. A deal is in place to secure two showrunners who will steer the adaptation with an expansive bible developed by screenwriter Stuart Beattie (I, Frankenstein). Xbox Studios is not aiming for a straight-to-series pickup.
Xbox's goal is to develop Halo as a high-end production, along with a number of other properties for their 48 million subscribers. A deal between Showtime and Xbox is taking more time than usual, because both companies are charting new territory. While details are still being drawn up, the current plan is to have the episodes debut on Showtime before they are available on Xbox. »
XBox Entertainment Studios is reported as being in substantial negotiations with Showtime to develop the Halo live-action series. The project has been a high priority for Microsoft for some time, as the company has been developing the drama series adaptation of the video game franchise with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV company for over a year. The company is reportedly close to a deal with two showrunners to oversee the series adaptation that will explore screenwriter Stuart Beattie's take on the universe. As Variety reports, the deal is not seen as a straight-to-series pickup. The plan is to debut the episodes on Showtime, with XBox airing them after a short window along with interactive options.
The post Halo Live-Action Series Could Be Coming to Showtime appeared first on Collider. »
- Dave Trumbore
Xbox Studios has been developing a drama series spin on the vidgame franchise with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV banner for more than a year. It’s understood that the company is close to a deal with a pair of showrunners to steer the series adaptation of the expansive bible developed by screenwriter Stuart Beattie, but the deal is not envisioned as a straight-to-series pickup.
Xbox aims to develop “Halo” and other properties as high-end series productions in an effort to enhance the Xbox platform as an entertainment service for its base of 48 million subscribers.
The deal with Showtime has taken a long time to work out because the sides are charting new territory for a show designed to air »
- Cynthia Littleton
11 items from 2014
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