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Give McG a little credit here: He’s helping a guy out. Not by trying to resurrect the American Spaced pilot or wasting the potential of Tom Hardy and Chris Pine playing two dueling spies (man, how do you screw that up?), but in producing the first-time feature of Wes Ball. He’s attracted the attention of Hollywood with a short film, Ruin, which McG will produce through his company, Wonderland Sound and Vision, with Steve Tzirlin. [THR]
The piece doesn’t have much of an actual narrative, but uses a plant-filled, post-apocalyptic setting to create a tone described as a cross between I Am Legend and Terminator 2. (Lord knows McG can do The Terminator.) From there, some thrilling chase scenes come into play — and, from that, Fox hope to create a franchise.
Looking at the thing for myself, it’s clear that something could be fleshed out from what’s »
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After giving anyone with an Internet connection a free (but edited) preview of its newest comedy series late last month, House of Lies finally premieres in all of its adults-only glory on Showtime. After a second viewing sans large boxes of television static and with all the four-letter words reinserted, it’s clear that this series has potential, but whether or not said potential will ever be realized is somewhat murky.
Don Cheadle stars as Marty Kaan (as in con, and unfortunately not “Khaaaan!”) who heads up a group of slimy management consultants comprised of Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) and Josh Lawson (who thankfully avoided headlining the ill-advised Americanization of Spaced). In everything leading up to the premiere episode entitled ‘The Gods of Dangerous Financial Instruments,’ Showtime would ...
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