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After battling NBC for the privilege, Fox has ordered a pilot for a series based on the Lethal Weapon movies…
Another TV show based on a film is currently in development. This time, it’s a TV reboot of Lethal Weapon.
Fox has ordered a pilot for the show, from a pitch that came from Warner Bros. Television (Warner Bros. Pictures made the original films, if you were wondering).
The new show will recast Mel Gibson’s Martin Riggs and Danny Glover’s Roger Murtaugh. Presumably, the actors are now officially considered to be too old for this shit by the Hollywood powers that be (there may be other reasons involved, too).
Sticking close to the source material, though, Fox and Warners will apparently keep the dynamic that Murtaugh has suffered a heart attack and must avoid stress, and that Riggs is a former Navy Seal.
Chuck aired on NBC for five seasons before the network pulled the plug. While a sixth season is not in the cards, Zachary Levi is not against a return to Chuck, but he would want it in the form of Chuck movies.
Levi currently stars on Heroes Reborn, which premiered on NBC last month. The television mini-series is a revival of the Heroes series, which NBC canceled after four seasons.
During an interview with Yahoo, Levi spoke about Chuck.
"I think getting the band back together to do a Chuck movie every year, every two years that’s something I’d love. Getting everyone back together to continue the series would actually just be really difficult. I’m not saying it’s impossible, or that if they came and said ‘we have this great idea,’ and it was like 13 episodes or something, but »
Lethal Weapon will soon head to television as Fox has ordered a series reboot of the film franchise. Fox has given the TV series based on the Mel Gibson and Danny Glover buddy cop films a put pilot, which all but guarantees that the show will air in some capacity on the network or face substantial penalties to Warner Bros TV, the studio producing the reboot. While the franchise's original producers will not be involved in the TV reboot, they have reportedly given the project their blessing, The Hollywood Reporter writes. »
A Lethal Weapon television series could soon be on television screens. Deadline reported on Friday that Fox has a put pilot commitment for the Lethal Weapon television series, which is based on the film franchise starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.
Deadline described the premise of this television series.
"On the Lethal Weapon show, when Texas cop and former Navy Seal Martin Riggs suffers the loss of his wife and baby, he moves to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he gets partnered with Lapd detective Roger Murtaugh, who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life."
Lethal Weapon is heading to the small screen! Yes, a new TV series based on the popular action franchise starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover is going to happen on Fox. It is coming from Warner Bros. TV, which also turned the popular buddy cop action comedy Rush Hour into a series that will debut early next year. No casting has been announced at this time.
The series will be an hour long drama, and it will follow the same basic plot as the movie. The show already has a put pilot commitment. The Pilot will be written by former Chuck executive producer Matt Miller. He most recently created the ABC drama Forever, also for Wbtv.
Like Rush Hour, Lethal Weapon is a pretty straight adaptation of the film series upon which it is based, and will center on the central characters of detectives Roger Murtaugh, the character originated by Mel Gibson, »
Like clockwork... Following serial adaptations of movies like “Minority Report,” "Rush Hour," “Limitless,” and others I can't recall at the moment, Fox has given a pilot commitment to a “Lethal Weapon” TV adaptation, which will be written by Matt Miller (“Chuck”), who will also executive produce alongside Dan Lin. The project hails from Warner Bros. Television, whose in-house partner Warner Bros.Pictures produced the “Lethal Weapon” films. Way back in 2011, there was talk of Warner Bros and producer Joel Silver moving forward with a remake of "Lethal Weapon," but as a movie, not a TV series. The plan was to essentially relaunch the white/black buddy cop franchise that previously helped make Mel Gibson and Danny Glover household names. A writer was been hired to pen a screenplay for the reboot - Will Beall, a former La police officer who wrote the 2006 novel "L.A. Rex." A 5th installment in »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Like clockwork... Following serial adaptations of movies like “Minority Report,” "Rush Hour," “Limitless,” and others I can't recall at the moment, Fox has given a pilot commitment to a “Lethal Weapon” TV adaptation, which will be written by Matt Miller (“Chuck”), who will also executive produce alongside Dan Lin. The project hails from Warner Bros. Television, whose in-house partner Warner Bros.Pictures produced the “Lethal Weapon” films. Way back in 2011, there was talk of Warner Bros and producer Joel Silver moving forward with a remake of "Lethal Weapon," but as a movie, not a TV series. The plan was to essentially relaunch the white/black »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Do we really need another movie reimagined for the small screen? Apparently so, because Lethal Weapon is the latest to come to TV with Fox forging ahead with a reboot of the iconic action film, which starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover.
Don’t go expecting a prequel or sequel, however, as this is a full on reboot with the same premise. Apparently, like the Lethal Weapon films, the TV version centers on a Texas cop and former Navy Seal Martin Riggs who, following the loss of his wife and baby, moves to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he gets partnered with Lapd detective Roger Murtaugh, who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid any stress in his life.
- Josh Wilding
After rebooting Rush Hour as a series last year, Warner Bros TV is doing the same with another blockbuster buddy action movie franchise about mismatched cops. A Lethal Weapon hourlong series based on the films that starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover has landed at Fox with a put pilot commitment. It will be written by former Chuck executive producer Matt Miller, who most recently created and executive produced the ABC drama <em… »
For most genre fans, it doesn’t get much better than Cannon Films. A staple in action, horror and complete insanity, the studio that dominated the 1980’s were put down by bigger studios, frowned upon by most mainstream critics, and completely adored by genre fans. Led by Israeli cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, the fledgling company put out more films per year than most of the other studios, with everything from Masters Of The Universe, Cobra, The Last American Virgin, Lifeforce and hundreds of other varying films that were all across the genre board before shutting down in 1994. Machete Maidens Unleashed/Not Quite Hollywood director Mark Hartley uses the rise and fall of the studios and its two leaders as his subject in Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films, a film that focuses more on the notorious past of the studio and less on what did go right. »
- Jerry Smith
It might have surprised you that Angry Birds managed a movie, or it might not have surprised you at all, but the crew assembled for this curious, based-on-an-app-game effort is a little surprising, even for those too jaded to bat an eye at this money grab.
It’s a cast that would make you think you’re in for something amazing, but the trailer doesn’t exactly flesh out what it is that makes these birds so angry, except that Red (Jason Sudeikis) seems to have stumbled out of Inside Out.
It’s bound to make a ton of money (and have virtually nothing to do with the game), but the general irritation at film adaptations just for the sake of raking in dough could win out if this one doesn’t give us a lot more info in a hurry.
Check it out, and let us know what you think. »
- Marc Eastman
The barkeeps and patrons of Matt’s Saloon in Prescott, Ariz. probably thought it was just another normal Friday night, but Sept. 29, 1989 — 26 years ago today — was not another normal night. What made it a rather unusual evening for the sleepy town was the presence of a rock star in Matt’s Saloon: Bruce Springsteen was playing an unannounced performance at the bar. He rolled into town on a motorcycle with some buddies and wound up in a jam session with the house band. Springsteen, wearing a leather vest and a bandana around his neck, played “I’m On Fire” from his 1984 album “Born In The U.S.A.,” but when the band asked him to play “Pink Cadillac,” the rock star said he couldn’t remember the words to his hit song, recalled Denny Orr, the rhythm guitarist for the house band. Orr also said that things “went nuts” in the bar »
- Emily Rome
Having first graced the big screen as mop-headed slacker Ted Theodore Logan in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Keanu Reeves has since become one of Hollywood’s ‘go to’ actors when explosive action is the order of the day, starring in numerous edge-of-your-seat thrillers including Point Break, Speed and The Matrix. His most recent film, John Wick, which sees Reeves play a former hitman hell-bent on revenge as he returns to the criminal world he left behind in out now on DVD and Blu-ray.
With a career spanning over three decades, Reeves is rarely far from his next on-screen adventure, but what about some of those action heroes we haven’t heard from in a while? We decided to track down a few of our favourites.
Save the cheerleader, save the world. That's pretty much all I know about the original Heroes series. It sounds like a thing I would have enjoyed, but somehow I just never got into it. By the time I was interested, everyone was saying it was already not quite as good anymore, and if shows weren't rerunning on a regular basis, it was a lot harder to catch up. (2008ish was a sad time.) I was also very busy obsessing over my other true NBC love at the time—Chuck—which brings us to today, when the only reason I personally care at all about Heroes Reborn goes by the name of Zachary Levi. NBC has promised that you don't have to be a fan of the original series to enjoy the new »
The fate of the cheerleader may be up in the air, but the world is still in desperate need of saving during Heroes Reborn‘s two-hour premiere.
After months of anticipation (and/or ambivalence, depending on how you felt about the mothership series), NBC’s Heroes continuation debuted Thursday night, and boy, do we have a lot to cover.
For those of you who didn’t watch the Peacock Net’s six-part Dark Matter web series — which served as a prequel »
On the show, the actor plays a Luke Collins, husband to Joanne (Judith Shekoni), a troubled couple who are so devastated over the loss of their son in an incident (believed to be) caused by evos (the "evolved") that they are making it their mission to seek out and harm people with abilities.
"The series picks up five years after the end of the original series, and at the end of the original series, the world finds ...
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Access Hollywood)
“Chuck” star Zachary Levi is making his return to NBC with a starring role in the network’s upcoming event series reboot “Heroes Reborn,” and the actor only had one requirement before signing on. “My only prerequisite was that I didn’t want to play Chuck again,” Levi said. “I really wanted to play something that was darker, and grittier, and edgier, and more fucked up, really. I just wanted somebody that had some problems.” The actor, who starred for five seasons as the titular nerd-turned-spy in NBC’s 2007 series, takes a darker turn in the network’s “Heroes” reboot. »
- Reid Nakamura
No joke. This is a real movie.
The first trailer for the unfortunate iPhone game adaptation, Angry Birds, was released on Wednesday and showed us that culture may truly be on the decline. The film features the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader, and Peter Dinklage.
The synopsis is as follows:
The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis – We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride – This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. »
- Zach Dennis
The upcoming film features a flock of voices including Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, with Bill Hader, and Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Romeo Santos and Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla).
The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. »
- Michelle McCue
“My only prerequisite was I didn’t want to play Chuck again,” the actor says of his involvement with the Heroes revival. “I really wanted to play something that was darker and grittier and edgier and more f—ked up. I wanted somebody that had some problems. »
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