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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the stunning next chapter in the saga started by the critically and popularly acclaimed Ang Lee martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix and in selected global IMAX® theaters on August 28, 2015.
Cinemark and Regal Cinemas will not participate in the IMAX release.
Produced by The Weinstein Company, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend echoes the themes of the original movie, but tells its own story -- one of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption, set against breathtaking action in an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World.
Directed by the renowned martial arts choreographer (The Matrix Trilogy and Kill Bill 1&2) and director (Tai Chi Master) Yuen Wo-Ping, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend stars Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, »
- Kellvin Chavez
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the stunning next chapter in the saga started by the critically and popularly acclaimed Ang Lee martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix and in selected global  Imax theaters on August 28, 2015.
Produced by The Weinstein Company, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend echoes the themes of the original movie, but tells its own story -- one of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption, set against breathtaking action in an epic martial arts battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of the Martial World.
Directed by the renowned martial arts choreographer and directorWoo-ping Yuen, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend stars Michelle Yeoh reprising her role as Yu Shu-Lien and Donnie Yen as Silent Wolf.
The film is to be the first of several major films backed by »
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is getting a sequel, and for the first time, you’ll get to choose between spending opening day in theaters or at home.
Netflix announced on Monday that it’s partnering with The Weinstein Company to release its first original movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, simultaneously in select IMAX theaters and on the online streaming site next year. The film is slated to debut on Aug. 28.
Netflix said that the sequel is one of “several” major films that will be released in this manner.
“Fans will have unprecedented choice in how they »
- Emily Blake
Netflix has reached a deal with The Weinstein Co. for its first original movie — a sequel to Ang Lee’s 2000 martial arts pic “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” — set to hit IMAX theaters and the streaming-video service simultaneously next summer.
The film, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend,” is slated for a Aug. 28, 2015, debut. Produced by Weinstein Co., the movie is the first of several major films to premiere day-and-date both on the Svod service (at no extra charge) and in select IMAX theaters worldwide. Financial terms of the pact were not disclosed.
Netflix has been eyeing day-and-date releases of movies, as chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a keynote last year at the Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles. The launch of the movie is likely to catch the ire of exhibitors — who have in the past viewed digital encroachment on theatrical windows as a threat.
- Todd Spangler
With Parenthood about to embark on its final season — NBC begins rolling out the 13 episodes tonight at 10 p.m. — members of Team Braverman may want to stock up on facial tissues and brace themselves for some seriously ugly cries ahead. Showrunner Jason Katims, in an interview with Vulture earlier this week, said he expects this to be “the most emotional season of the show.” Katims — who got his start as a writer on My So-Called Life, helmed Friday Night Lights, and also serves as showrunner on NBC’s About a Boy — talked to us about rumors that there will be a potential loss in the Braverman family, the controversial separation of previously “perfect” couple Joel and Julia, and the moments in the series that have left him, the guy in charge of all the lump-in-the-throat drama, just as weepy as those of us watching at home.For the audience, »
- Jen Chaney
Grab the Kleenex and prepare to say farewell to the Bravermans. NBC will say goodbye to Parenthood this season with a truncated 13-episode final run that will see the Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights) series tackle subjects that the family drama has yet to explore during its five previous seasons. As Parenthood did with Kristina's breast cancer arc, one central storyline will be the driving force of season six, impacting everyone in the rapidly growing Braverman clan in different and surprising ways. The return of Breaking Bad's Betsy Brant as Hank's ex-wife will bring on a blended family
- Lesley Goldberg
McAdams has long been speculated to be in the running for a part in True Detective’s sophomore season, but now it’s looking more likely than ever that The Notebook star has the role, according to Variety. Sources have apparently told the publication that McAdams was offered the part opposite Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, and that Friday Night Lights star Taylor Kitsch is expected to join the cast as the season's fourth lead.
Through the audition process, McAdams reportedly beat out Jessica Biel and Malin Ackerman, though Elisabeth Moss was also thought to be in the running. The delay in signing McAdams reportedly had to do with scheduling conflicts involving another project for the actress that have since been resolved. Now, she »
Hollywood is warming up to tackle the National Football League with several projects that focus on concussion-related brain injuries among players. Each of the works could shed new light on the most contentious issue plaguing both the sport and the league.
Given the nature of these projects and Hollywood’s vast platform, this wouldn’t be the first time the industry could bring change via entertainment ventures — like the spotlight Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s docu “Blackfish” put on Sea World, or how “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” lit a fire for mental health reform.
“I’m intrigued by football and brain injuries,” says producer Brian Grazer, noting that he touched on the subject in Imagine’s “Friday Night Lights” TV series. “Depending on the approach of these movies, they can penetrate the social consciousness and absolutely affect behavior.”
Sony Pictures, along with Scott Free Prods. and the Shuman Co. »
- Alexandra Cheney
HBO has confirmed two of the four leads in the second season of True Detective. The eight-episode season will revolve around three police officers, one of whom will be played by Vince Vaughn, working with a criminal (Colin Farrell) as they untangle a conspiracy in the wake of a murder.
Vaughn will play Frank Semyon, a life-long criminal attempting to shift into honest work when the murder of a business partner threatens his newfound livelihood. Farrell, who confirmed his casting on the show over the weekend, is set to appear as Ray Velcoro, »
Vaughn (Wedding Crashers), whose interest in the project TVLine exclusively reported in August, will play Frank Semyon. Frank is a career criminal whose move into legitimate enterprise is jeopardized when his business partner is killed.
Related | True Detective Finale Draws Record Crowd
Farrell (Alexander) will play Ray Velcoro, described by the network as “a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him.” (Word of Farrell’s »
HBO also released the first official logline for the new season: “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”
Furthermore, HBO confirmed the second season will be eight episodes and shoot in California. Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious franchise) is now confirmed to direct the first two episodes of the new season.
Here are the new character descriptions:
Colin Farrell as Ray Velcoro, “a »
- James Hibberd
From the fictional town of Dillon, Texas, to a whole new fictional country—that seems to be the latest trajectory for Zach Gilford, who’s joined the cast of USA’s upcoming original drama pilot Stanistan.
But Gilford, who’s best known for his role as Matt Saracen on the television show Friday Night Lights, is not alone in his relocation. Desperate Housewives’ Jonathan Cake also joins the Stanistan cast, which already features Dexter’s Jennifer Carpenter as Public Affairs Officer Marcie Post.
More generally, “Stanistan follows the staff at the American compound in the fictional country of Stanistan, where State Department workers, »
- Samantha Highfill
Hulu‘s original content doesn’t get the attention it deserves, but things may change soon as Stephen King and J.J. Abrams join the mix. They’ve announced a series order for the nine-episode event based on King’s 11/22/63. The alt-history novel that surrounds the Kennedy assassination is not only a great story, and one that King himself believes fits the format, it will be an interesting series that may open some doors.
There are a lot of alt-history works that I’d like to see, whether as series or films, and something has to sell the genre to the money people. Plus, Hulu has several fantastic shows, and you don’t hear enough about them. Maybe something that has a lot of roads to attention will pull in a big range of new potential Hulu fans, who will then check out more content.
Check out all the info below, »
- Marc Eastman
Hulu is ordering an adaptation of Stephen King’s ’11/22/63′ from J.J. Abrams and Warner Bros. Television direct to series, as Variety reports. The time-travel thriller about the Kennedy assassination will be told over the course of a nine-hour mini-series with a script from executive producer Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, The Red Road).
King’s best-selling 2011 novel ’11/22/63′ tracks divorced high school English teacher Jake Epping who discovers a portal that transports him to September 9th, 1958 at precisely 11:58 a.m. Jake attempts to use the portal to prevent Lee Harvey Oswald from assassinating the 35th President of The United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Nothing is yet known about the mini-series’ eventual distribution. The streaming service has not announced whether the series will be available for all, or limited to Hulu Plus subscribers only. They also have not revealed if the show will follow the Netflix model of releasing all the episodes simultaneously. »
- Zachary Shevich
Like far-reaching ripples made by a stone plopped in a still pond, three shots in Dallas changed the course of America’s history on November 22nd, 1963. The assassination of President Kennedy has been debated and analyzed for decades, but in Stephen King’s novel, 11/22/63, one man has the chance to erase it from history in a time-bending journey that’s now being adapted into a new series for Hulu.
An upcoming Hulu original series, the adaptation of 11/22/63 will be executive produced by Stephen King, J. J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood), who will also script the project. J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television are backing the adaptation, which is being developed as a nine-hour event series. We’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements. In the meantime, we have the official press release with full details (via TV by »
- Derek Anderson
Hulu has ordered a full nine-hour series event based on Stephen King's novel 11/22/63. J.J. Abrams is producing the thriller through Bad Robot Productions. The story follows a high school English teacher named Jake Epping, who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This comes along with several challenges and his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, falling in love and a past that doesn’t want to be changed.
Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood) is set to write the script and executive produce the drama alongside King and Abrams. Hulu's head of content and senior vp Craig Erwich had this to say in a statement:
- Joey Paur
He is rather busy making the new entry in the Star Wars franchise, but if J.J. Abrams has proved anything, it’s that he knows how to multi-task. With the help of his Bad Robot team, he’ll be shepherding a series based on Stephen King’s time-travelling, JFK-focused novel 11/22/64 to the online streaming channel Hulu.King’s book, which hit shelves in 2011, follows 35 year-old high school English teacher Jake Epping, who becomes obsessed with John F. Kennedy’s assassination and finds a way to travel back in time to try to prevent the shooting in 1960s Dallas. The tome was originally headed to the big screen with Jonathan Demme involved, but hasn’t managed to escape development limbo.Now Hulu has splashed the cash to bring King, Abrams and Bad Robot’s Bryan Burk aboard as executive producers, with Friday Night Lights veteran Bridget Carpenter handling show-running duties for »
Streaming service Hulu has handed out a straight-to-series order for the nine-hour event series "11/22/63".
Warner Bros. Television and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions will produce the adaptation of Stephen King's 2011 novel about a high school English teacher who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
His mission is soon threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself which doesn’t want to be changed.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
Hulu announced today a direct-to-series order for 11/22/63, a nine-hour event series based on Stephen King’s 2011 bestseller of the same name. The series will come from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, with Stephen King, Bridget Carpenter (The Red Road, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights), who is also writing the teleplay, and Bryan Burk also serving as executive producers. In a release for the series, Stephen King said: “If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, event TV programming, 11/22/63 is it. I’m excited that it’s going to happen, and am looking forward to working with J.J. Abrams … Continue reading →
The post Hulu orders event series based on Stephen King’s “11/22/63″ appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Jeff Pfeiffer
Hulu has greenlit an adaptation of King’s bestseller 11/22/63 from Warner Bros. TV and Abrams’ Bad Robot productions. The 2011 novel follows a high school English teacher who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and discovers the past can become very tricky to change. Abrams, King, writer Bridget Carpenter (The Red Road, Friday Night Lights) and Bryan Burk are all executive producers.
“If I ever wrote a book that cries out for long-form, »
- James Hibberd
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