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Walter Mosley’s ‘Killing Johnny Fry’ Movie in the Works

Walter Mosley’s ‘Killing Johnny Fry’ Movie in the Works
Walter Mosley (“Devil in a Blue Dress”) and producer Denise Grayson have hired writer-director Paul Chart to adapt Mosley’s thriller “Killing Johnny Fry” for a feature film.

Mosley will produce through his company Bob Filmhouse together with Denise Grayson Productions.

Mosley’s novel, published in 2006, centers on nice guy Cordell Carmel, who’s shocked to discover his long-time girlfriend is secretly enjoying a darkly sexual double life with the handsome but menacing Johnny Fry. Cordell soon finds himself seduced into a twisted world of sex, drugs and murder.

“Having Paul Chart as a writer makes the translation of ideas into script easy, true to the purpose, and all kinds of fun,” Mosley said.

Chart is currently writing the sci-fi TV series “The Fourth Kingdom” for “Game of Thrones” executive producer Vince Gerardis. He recently founded independent production company Lionhart Films with partners Daniel Frey and Steve Valentine.

Mosley is
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‘The Outer Limits’ Movie to Be Written by ‘Sinister’ Duo

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As one of two anthology television series with a focus on science fiction from the 1960s (the other being The Twilight Zone), The Outer Limits has retained a strong following among sci-fi fans. Though The Outer Limits only ran for two seasons originally, Showtime revived the series in 1995 until 1999 when the show moved to the Sci-fi Channel before it was cancelled in 2002. Experienced sci-fi writer, Harlan Ellison (Masters of Science Fiction) wrote for both runs of The Outer Limits — he also served as a creative consultant on The Twilight Zone.

One of Ellison’s episodes of The Outer Limits that aired in the ‘60s, “Demon With a Glass Hand”, will serve ...

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Anchor Bay Looks Into "Alternate Realities"- April 6

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"Alternate Realities" from Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada, is a new, classic science fiction film collection, to be released on several DVDs, beginning April 6.

In director Aaron Lipstadt's 1982 feature "Android", starring Klaus Kinski, Bree Howard and Norbert Weisser:

"...Somewhere on the outskirts of deep space, orbits 'Ulz-53', a forgotten research station manned only by intense scientist 'Dr. Daniel' (Kinski) and his lonely android assistant 'Max 404' (Don Keith Opper). When three escaped convicts-including a beautiful woman- arrive aboard, Dr. Daniel finds the missing element to his outlawed experiments while Max discovers his own forbidden urges. Can a turned-on robot turn off his human insticnts and still get down to earth?..."

In "Astro Boy Greatest Astro Adventures", directed by creator Osamu Tezuka :

"...In the first ever 'Astro Boy' series created in full color, brilliant robot engineer 'Doctor Boynton' loses his son 'Toby' in an accident. The dedicated.
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Anchor Bay Looks Into Alternate Realities

Alternate Realities from Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada, is a new, classic science fiction film collection, to be released on several DVDs, beginning April 6. In director Aaron Lipstadt's 1982 feature Android, starring Klaus Kinski, Bree Howard and Norbert Weisser: "...Somewhere on the outskirts of deep space, orbits 'Ulz-53', a forgotten research station manned only by intense scientist 'Dr. Daniel' (Kinski) and his lonely android assistant 'Max 404' (Don Keith Opper). When three escaped convicts-including a beautiful woman- arrive aboard, Dr. Daniel finds the missing element to his outlawed experiments while Max discovers his own forbidden urges. Can a turned-on robot turn off his human insticnts and still get down to earth?..." In Astro Boy Greatest Astro Adventures, directed by creator Osamu Tezuka : "...In the first ever 'Astro Boy' series created in full colour, brilliant robot engineer 'Doctor Boynton' loses his son 'Toby' in an accident. The dedicated.
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Josh Olson On 'Oz,' 'The Twisted Land Of Oz' And Todd McFarlane

Earlier this week, we ran an excerpt from MTV Splash Page editor Rick Marshall's interview with Todd McFarlane. In the article, the McFarlane discusses what some of the plans are for adapting his "Twisted Land of Oz" toy line into a feature film. He also mentions a writer, "A History of Violence" scribe Josh Olson, who turned in a script that McFarlane wasn't satisfied with. Well there's more to the story, and Olson has kindly taken some time out to share his side of the story.

My name is Josh Olson, and I am the screenwriter who wrote the script for the Warner Brothers "Oz" project. I read MTV's interview with Todd McFarlane yesterday, and just wanted to clear up some confusing misunderstandings.

I was never hired to write anything based on "The Twisted Land of Oz."

The project I pitched to Warner Brothers was based entirely on my own ideas,
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Win A 'Masters Of Science Fiction' DVD Collection

A year ago, "Masters of Science Fiction" made its brief debut on ABC. While the general masses may still be a bit sci-fi-phobic, real genre fans now have a chance to get the entire series on DVD. "Masters of Science Fiction" was released on DVD yesterday, and now both SyFy Portal and SyFy Radio are giving away DVD sets to 10 lucky readers and listeners. The DVD contains not only the entire series, which originally premiered Aug. 4, 2007, but it also has two never-before-seen episodes of the series that ABC decided it didn't want to air. "Masters of Science Fiction" adapted short stories from some of the genre's greatest practitioners including Robert Heinlein, Harlan Ellison, Robert Sheckley and John Kessel. It was hosted by Stephen Hawking. Episodes starred the likes of Sam Waterson, ...
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DVD Giveaway: Masters of Science Fiction

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Lucky you, it’s time for another Screen Rant giveaway. This time we’re giving away 10 copies of the the anthology series Masters of Science Fiction.

Here’s the official description:

On August 5th, the critically acclaimed ‘Masters of Science Fiction’ anthology series will be released on DVD as a 2-disc set. The ‘Masters of Science Fiction’ DVD contains the entire series – including the world premiere of two episodes never-before-aired! Originally broadcast last year on ABC, Masters of Science Fiction adapted short stories from some of the genre’s greatest practitioners, including Robert Heinlein, Harlan Ellison, Robert Sheckley and John Kessel. Mark Dawidziak of the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote: “I’ve seen what may be the best futuristic anthology series since the glory days of ‘The Twilight Zone’ and ‘The Outer Limits.’ It’s called ‘Masters of Science Fiction.”

Ten (10!) lucky winners will receive:

· Masters Of Science Fiction DVD

Value:
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NBC scares up summer of 'Fear'

NBC has lined up a host of talent for its upcoming horror anthology series Fear Itself.

Directors on the list include John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator) and Darren Bousman (the "Saw" series), with such actors as Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Eric Roberts (" L.A. Confidential").

Fear Itself is slated to run for 13 episodes on NBC in the summer.

The series is from Lionsgate, which produces heavily in the horror film genre, and Industry Entertainment, the company behind Showtime's Masters of Horror and last summer's ABC anthology series Masters of Science Fiction.

Others directors signed on include Ronny Yu (Freddy vs. Jason), Brad Anderson (The Machinist), Breck Eisner (the upcoming Creature From the Black Lagoon remake), Mary Harron (American Psycho) and Ernest Dickerson (NBC's Heroes). Acting talent also includes Shiri Appleby (Charlie Wilson's War), Cynthia Watros (ABC's Lost) and Pablo Schreiber (HBO's The Wire).

"We've teamed up with some of the most illustrious writers, actors and directors to create a distinctive, scare-filled series that will push the boundaries of this classic genre," NBC Entertainment executive vp Teri Weinberg said.

Many 'Masters' set for ABC show

Many 'Masters' set for ABC show
Judy Davis, Sam Waterston and Anne Heche are among the long list of actors who have signed on to star in episodes of ABC's upcoming anthology series Masters of Science Fiction. Malcolm McDowell, James Cromwell, John Hurt, Sean Astin and Brian Dennehy also have signed on to star in installments of the six-episode series, which is based on short stories by some of the sci-fi genre's top writers. The hourlong show is set to air during the 2006-07 season. Other actors starring in episodes are Terry O'Quinn (ABC's Lost), Elisabeth Rohm (NBC's Law & Order), Clifton Collins Jr. (ABC's Alias), Kimberly Elise (CBS' Close to Home) and James Denton (ABC's Desperate Housewives).

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