10 items from 2014
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After a selection of photos arrived online showing the new Batmobile on the Detroit set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, director Zack Snyder took to Twitter to give us a high-resolution image of Ben Affleck’s ride from the 2016 DC superhero ensemble. Be sure to read the thoughts of our writing team on Dark Knight’s new wheels in the latest Flickering Myth Reaction, and check out Luke Owen’s feature where he looks at the Evolution of The Batmobile »
- Gary Collinson
The CTV series, now heading into its third season, previously aired on NBC in the summer of 2012. “Saving Hope” revolves around a doctor whose spirit moves about the halls of a busy hospital while he is comatose and others strive to bring him around. Michael Shanks, Erica Durance and Daniel Gillies star.
Ion’s deal with E One calls for the production of 18 new episodes and it gives Ion rights to the show’s first two seasons and future seasons.
Ion has been home to a number of Canadian drama imports in recent years, including “The Listener,” “Flashpoint” and E One’s “Rookie Blue.” The new “Saving Hope” episodes are expected to debut on Ion next year.
“Ion has had success through its unique approach to original program production, and »
- Variety Staff
Paddles!!! Saving Hope is being brought back to life Stateside.
TVLine has learned that Ion Television has reached an agreement with Entertainment One Television to host the upcoming 18-episode third season of the Canadian-produced, Erica Durance-fronted medical drama, as well as get dibs on repeats of the first two cycles.
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Saving Hope Season 3 debuts Sept. 22 on Canada’s CTV; no timetable has yet been announced for Ion’s broadcasts.
Based on a real unit, “Rope” focuses on the Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement squad, an elite team of officers that specialize in finding criminals no one else can. After losing her partner to suicide, criminal profiler and so-called “hot mess” Jo McKenzie returns to her hometown and joins the Rope squad.
- Shelli Weinstein
Last year, the London Film Festival was bookended by a pair of Tom Hanks movies. This year, the fest is going in a different direction with opening- and closing-night films set during World War II. The event will open with The Imitation Game on October 8 and now has set David Ayer’s Fury as the capper on October 19. The pic stars Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, and Jon Bernthal. Pitt and Ayer are confirmed to attend the closing-night festivities in Leicester Square with screenings to be simulcast to cinemas across the UK. The film is set in April 1945 as the Allies make their final push in the European Theater. A battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Pitt) commands a five-man Sherman tank crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines where they face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. Written and directed by Ayer, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will unite once again to do battle with a series of weird and wonderful monsters. Though the series has been on air since 1993, this new incarnation will be a big budget reboot from the team behind Twilight, The Hunger Games and Divergent.
But what became of the original (and best!) Power Rangers cast we worshipped in the early '90s? Digital Spy finds out what happened to the all-action sextet below.
David Yost landed the role of Blue Ranger Billy Cranston just three months after moving to California in 1993. In an intriguing piece of trivia, his character was named after Bryan Cranston, who at the time was doing voice work for Power Rangers producer Haim Saban.
Yost appeared in more than 200 episodes of Power Rangers, making him the only Ranger to appear in every episode of the original series. »
It’s happened: the Power Rangers are heading back to the movies. And with luck, this time around Ivan Ooze won’t be anywhere within a twelve-mile radius of the theater.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers remains one of the last glorious bastions of my childhood. Somewhere deep in my bedroom back home, there’s probably at least one expensive action figure (I got the kind that morph, because I was spoiled) hiding away. Although the brand has survived dozens of tinkerings and reboots over the years (Jungle Fury? Really?), the original three-season series is unsullied — in my mind, at least. »
- Marc Snetiker
Covert Affairs is adding a strong female presence for season five. Amy Jo Johnson, who starred in Flashpoint and Felicity, has joined USA Network's globe-trotting spy drama in a recurring capacity, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. Johnson will play Hayley, a National Counter Terrorism Center investigator who knows how to stand her ground. A persistent woman who's an expert at taking control, Hayley goes head-to-head with Auggie (Christopher Gorham) when the intelligence community faces a united threat. Story: 'Covert Affairs' Adds New Series Regular for Season 5 Covert Affairs picks up after Annie faked her death,
- Philiana Ng
Go, go Power Rangers!Original Pink Ranger Amy Jo Johnson and Blue Ranger David Yost reunited this weekend for an epic webcast -- where they sang, played with toy versions of themselves and even revealed some fart-filled memories from the set of the '90s TV show.Yost popped up as a special guest on Amy's StageIt show on Saturday night, where the actress/singer performed a number of songs for her fans.And while she belted out quite a few tunes during the almost hour long online show, Yost came equipped with a ton of Power Rangers toys, memorabilia and some little-known anecdotes from behind-the-scenes."I always just remember the camaraderie that the original cast had," David revealed. "We had such great chemistry together.""We used to fart together," interrupted Amy Jo. "If you look at the opening of the original series, when we all pile up and we »
- tooFab Staff
Toronto - Crash director Paul Haggis is developing Lords of Opium, a historical drama about China's late 19th century opium trade, for Canadian broadcaster Bell Media. The project from Darius Films, which Haggis will executive produce, is one of 29 dramas in development at the top-rated Canadian broadcaster. The slate includes Private Practice producer/writer Steve Blackman developing Mighty Quinns, about a family of con artists turned crime solvers, from Lark Productions, and Flashpoint creators Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern at work on Salamander, a detective drama based on a Belgian series. Story: Afm: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Paul Haggis' 'Third Person'
- Etan Vlessing
10 items from 2014
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