10 items from 2014
Though 2015 is all but assured to be one of the most competitive summers in box office history, New Line has every reason to still be confident in the ability of their blockbuster, earthquake thriller San Andreas, to make waves. After all, it stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, one of the most consistently bankable action stars working today. In fact, Forbes named him 2013′s top-grossing actor, for the cumulative successes of Snitch, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain and Fast & Furious 6.
San Andreas will see Johnson playing a special-ops firefighter who journeys into San Andreas with his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) after “The Big One” hits, intent on rescuing his daughter (Alexandra Daddario). Now, New Line is rounding out the cast with some more familiar faces.
- Isaac Feldberg
Todd Williams, who's best known for his work on Fox's “The Chicago Code” and the CW's “The Vampire Diaries,” has been cast alongside Dwayne Johnson in New Line's action-packed earthquake movie, “San Andreas,” TheWrap has learned. Brad Peyton is set to direct the film, which is being produced by Beau Flynn and co-financier Village Roadshow. Also read: ‘Vampire Diaries’ and ‘The Originals’ Stars Pick the Creepiest Supernatural Beings (Video) When “The Big One” strikes California, a special ops firefighter (Johnson) and his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) must make the treacherous journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco to rescue his daughter, »
- Jeff Sneider
Air Date/Time: March 10, 2014, 10/9c
Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron
Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, see the future … since she was born, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) has had gifts she could neither fully understand nor control. But now that she is 10 years old, her powers have become stronger and the threat from malevolent forces that would use her abilities to control the world has grown more dangerous. With her life and future in jeopardy, Bo’s protector, Milton Winter (Delroy Lindo, “The Chicago Code”), turns to an unlikely source to keep her safe — Tate (Jake McLaughlin, “Crash”), a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate who’s lost his will.
Tate and Bo begin an extraordinary journey, one in which trust must be earned. On the run and traveling from city to city, every place they stop and »
- Erin Willard
Genre: Drama | Fantasy
Creator: Aaron Zelman
Air Date/Time: March 9, 2014, 9/8c
Directed by: Charles McDougall
Cast: Omar Epps (“House”) as J. Martin Bellamy, Frances Fisher (“Titanic”) as Lucille Langston, Matt Craven (“Crimson Tide,” “A Few Good Men”) as Fred Langston, Devin Kelley (“Chernobyl Diaries,” “The Chicago Code”) as Maggie Langston, Mark Hildreth (“The Tudors”) as Pastor Tom Hale, Samaire Armstrong (“Entourage,” “The O.C.”) as Elaine Richards, Sam Hazeldine (“The Raven”) as Caleb Richards, Landon Gimenez as Jacob and Kurtwood Smith (“That ’70s Show”) as Henry Langston
The people of Arcadia, Missouri are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to reappear, on the series premiere of Resurrection, Sunday, March 9 (9:00-10:01 p.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network.
In “The Returned,” an 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy »
- Erin Willard
ABC has been trying to hit on a lot of fronts lately, but nothing has been a more clear shot at fans of Lost than the upcoming Resurrection. The trailers don’t exactly give you that impression (see sizzle reel below), but they hint that it might be there, as does the general premise.
We watch as Jacob awakes in a rice field in China, clearly in unfamiliar territory. The case soon falls to Immigration agent J. Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), who only knows that Jacob has made his way back to the United States, but hasn’t spoken a word since he was found. Though Martin is supposed to just drop Jacob off with Child Protective Services, he seems to be getting some information out of Jacob, and when Jacob confirms that he can find his way home, in Arcadia, Missouri, Martin takes him there.
The aging man who answers the door, »
- Marc Eastman
As we approach the premiere of Alfonso Cuaron‘s Bad Robot series Believe on NBC, we’re starting to get TV spots and more to promote it, and give us a little more information. For many of us, “Alfonso Cuaron” or “Bad Robot” would be enough to get us to watch, let alone the fact that it comes from both of them, but still, more information is always nice.
Here’s the synopsis, followed by the new TV spot and trailer, along with the Comic-Con trailer we posted last July. Sorry, that does mean you’ll need to listen to the famous scream three times, but it’s worth it:
Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, see the future … since she was born, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) has had gifts she could neither fully understand nor control. But now that she is 10 years old, her powers have become stronger and »
- Erin Willard
A couple of shows we cover only peripherally - “Believe,” from J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón, and David S. Goyer's "Da Vinci's Demons" - have announced their premiere dates so given the parties involved, we thought we'd share.
NBC's “Believe,” from executive producers Abrams (“Revolution”) and Cuarón (Gravity), who also directed the pilot, will have a special preview on Monday, March 10th, at 10 p.m. following “The Voice” and will premiere in its regular time period on Sunday, March 16th, at 9 p.m. Check out a sneak peek.
Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, see the future… since she was born, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) has had gifts she could neither fully understand nor control. But now that she is 10 years old, her powers have become stronger and the threat from malevolent forces that would use her abilities to control the world has grown more dangerous. With »
- Debi Moore
Shawn Ryan is sticking with Sony. The creator of groundbreaking drama “The Shield” has re-upped with Sony Pictures Television with a new three-year overall deal. Also read: 15 Show Runners Worth Following on Twitter Ryan, who had been with 20th Century Fox prior to signing with Sony in 2011, recently worked on the short-lived ABC drama “Last Resort” and “The Chicago Code” for Fox, as well as the small-screen adaptation of the Eddie Murphy film “Beverly Hills Cop,” which was eventually passed over by CBS. He was also the show runner and executive producer of FX’s “Terriers,” which was canceled after one season. »
- Tim Kenneally
Shawn Ryan has renewed his vows with Sony Pictures TV, setting a rich new overall deal with the studio.
The three-year pact takes effect in May, when the previous deal for his Midd Kid Prods. expires. Marney Hochman Nash remains development chief for Midd Kid and an exec producer on all projects.
Ryan has been one of TV’s most sought-after showrunners ever since FX’s “The Shield” put him on the map.
His decision to re-up was Sony was easy after developing a very strong working relationship during the past two and a half years with Sony Pictures TV’s Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg. He’s also impressed with the studio’s international reach with channels and production operations in many overseas markets.
Erlicht and Van Amburg “have been extraordinarily good to me and supportive of projects I wanted to pitch,” Ryan told Variety. “They’ve shown »
- Cynthia Littleton
During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, ABC aired a new teaser for its upcoming "Resurrection," and in case you missed it, we have a look at it right here. The show rises on Sunday, March 9th.
The people of Arcadia, Missouri, are forever changed when their deceased loved ones suddenly start to return. An 8-year-old American boy (Landon Gimenez) wakes up alone in a rice paddy in a rural Chinese province with no idea how he got there.
Details start to emerge when the boy, who calls himself Jacob, recalls that his hometown is Arcadia; and an Immigration agent, Martin Bellamy (Omar Epps), takes him there. The home he claims as his own is occupied by an elderly couple, Harold (Kurtwood Smith) and Lucille Garland (Frances Fisher), who lost their son, Jacob, more than 30 years ago. While they look different, young Jacob recognizes them as his parents. »
- Debi Moore
10 items from 2014
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