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As we've heard that even with the Marvel deal in place, Sony Pictures is still intent on developing an onscreen "Spidey-verse" featuring supporting characters from the comics.
Now, Meet the Movie Press has heard about one potential Marvel antihero who might be a part of that - Silver Sable. News of this potential first hit back during the Sony hack in late 2014, and The Wrap editor Jeff Sneider reportedly says on the podcast that Sony still wants to move forward with a Silver Sable movie.
In fact, it is indicated that "Shame" scribe and "The Hour" creator Abi Morgan is in talks to potentially pen the script. In the comics, Silver Sable is a mercenary (without superpowers) who has been both an ally and enemy of Spider-Man and several other characters.
No other details are provided. It's still early days though with Sony likely waiting to see how audiences react »
- Garth Franklin
This was first mentioned in those infamous Sony email leaks, and now rumor has it that the studio is making moves again. On this week's episode of Meet The Movie Press, former The Wrap editor Jeff Sneider says he's heard that Sony still want to move forward with a Silver Sable movie, and are talking with screenwriter Abi Morgan (Shame, The Hour, The Invisible Woman,The Iron Lady) with a view to her penning the script. Silver Sable is a marvel Comics antihero/mercenary who has been both an ally and enemy of Spider-Man and several other characters. She has no actual superpowers, so it might be the case that Sony is interested in developing a Punisher-like female-led comic book movie that would eventually crossover with the rebooted Spider-Man/Marvel universe. No other details are provided, but watch this space for updates. »
The three-part miniseries, which is produced by Kudos for the BBC in the U.K. and distributed internationally by FremantleMedia Intl., is an adaptation of the novel by John Lanchester. It revolves around the interconnected lives of a diverse group of Londoners who all reside on the same suburban street Pepys Road — but all is not as it seems.
Targeted by a mysterious hate campaign, each of the residents of Pepys Road receives an anonymous postcard through their front doors bearing the menacing message: “We Want What You Have.” But who is behind the campaign and what do they want?
The diverse dwellers include investment banker Roger (played by Toby Jones), who is eagerly anticipating his £1 million »
- Leo Barraclough
Imagine "Looking" as written by John le Carre, and you've got a pretty good idea of "London Spy," a five-hour British miniseries that tackles queer themes through the prism of a spy thriller. It's written by Tom Rob Smith and directed by Jakob Verbruggen, both worthy of Emmy consideration -- it's visually stylish, tensely paced and features deep dialogue scenes that are almost hypnotic in how they draw you into story and character -- but I'd like to focus on three actors who I think are key to the story's success: Ben Whishaw, Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling. -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Emmy Predictions Whishaw has become the kind of actor who makes me excited for a project just by virtue of being in it, having given a wide range of performances in the last five years that I've almost uniformly liked. That includes »
London — Jane Featherstone, former chief executive of Kudos, co-chairman of Shine U.K. and executive producer of dramas including “Spooks,” “Humans,” “River” and “Broadchurch,” has launched independent production company Sister Pictures.
Sister Pictures will produce drama for both U.K. and international buyers, and has a number of projects in development. Among the initial slate of projects, Featherstone today revealed the development of a drama series based in the world of divorce lawyers, called “The Split,” from Abi Morgan, creator of TV series “The Hour” and “River,” and writer of films including “The Iron Lady” and “Suffragette.”
Katie Carpenter joins the company as head of development from Kudos, where she was a development executive.
Featherstone, who left Kudos last year after 15 years with the company, has produced dramas for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, AMC, HBO, Netflix, Fox and Canal Plus. She was the executive producer of “Hustle” and »
- Leo Barraclough
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