While it may be hard to believe that less than a decade ago Nightmares was one of The most sought after, most-requested titles for re-release, after watching this 80s anthology it’s easy to see why. Very much part of the 70s and early 80s portmenteau film vogue, which gave us the likes of Trilogy of Terror, Creepshow and its sequel, The Twilght Zone and Cats Eye, Nightmares features four stories that riff on pre-existing themes:
Terror in Topanga is a take on the “killer is in the house” trope; whilst The Bishop of Battle plays on the perils of obsession and the early-80s belief that video games were “evil”. The Benediction is a quasi-religious version of Richard Matheson
In the 1960s, Rubinstein composed incidental music for around 50 productions while serving as composer-in-residence for the American Conservatory Theater, the Williamstown Theater Festival, and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. He continued on in the 1970s serving as a music director, both in Los Angeles and on Broadway, for shows such as “A Chorus Line,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and “Evita.” Rubinstein received an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for his work as music director on Gordon Davidson’s production of “A Little Night Music.”
After moving to Los Angeles, Rubinstein composed scores for films such as “WarGames” (1983) starring Matthew Broderick, and Albert Brooks’ “Lost in America” (1985). Rubinstein earned an Emmy Award for his original music on CBS series “Scarecrow and Mrs. King.” He also scored “Shooting War,
Executive director Roger Durling says he never once considered delaying or cancelling this year’s festival when one disaster after another pummeled the area: Not when ash from the massive Thomas Fire was raining down from the Santa Barbara sky in December and not when deadly mudslides closed the 101 Freeway in the region for almost two weeks leading up to the festival, complicating logistics for an event that has become an important part of the Hollywood awards season calendar.
If anything, Durling says, the disasters strengthened his resolve to proceed as planned.
“There was no hesitancy,” he says. “I understood from a very early age the power of cinema. People want to be together and the festival is a way to do that. It was essential for us to get our act together.”
While the downtown
According to the site, ABC Signature chief Tracy Underwood has put the project into development after being approached by Steven Brill, writer of the original trilogy of movies, and produce Jordan Kerner. Brill is set to pen the script, and if it impresses, ABC Signature will look to package the project with talent and shop it out to streaming services, or potentially keep it for Disney’s own upcoming streaming platform.
The Mighty Ducks was released in 1992, and starred Emilio Estevez as Gordon Bombay, an attorney who ends up coaching a young hockey team as community service after being arrested for drink driving. The film was a hit at the box office, and led to two
90’s Disney box office success, The Mighty Ducks, could be set for a revival with a new TV series on the franchise being in the works at ABC signature studios.
With a script yet to be written for the TV show, there are no cast members attached. Whether Estevez will be returning to reprise his role is still to be discussed.
Original trilogy screenwriter Steven Brill has been appointed to pen the script in-house at ABC Signature. Brillstein Entertainment’s George Heller and Brad Petrigala will, like Brill, be credited as executive producers.
Directed by Stephen Herek and starring Emilio Estevez, the original film followed the reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay (Estevez) after he gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice but isn’t eager to return to hockey. A point hit
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The Hollywood Reporter writes that while the live-action series is still a long way from firing knucklepucks, screenwriter Steven Brill – who penned 1992's The Mighty Ducks and the sequels D2 and D3 – and producer Jordan Kerner have concocted a new story about the ragtag youth hockey team.
As there is not yet a script for the project, it's unclear if Emilio Estevez's Gordon Bombay or any
Quack quack quack quack The Might Ducks might goooooo to our television screens once more...
Could the Flying V be heading back to TV?
Disney is reportedly developing a new television series based on The Mighty Ducks. It’s nothing to quack about just yet, since the project is in its early stages according to THR, but the franchise may yet skate again on the small screen.
The project comes from ABC Signature Studios, which focuses on ABC’s cable and streaming productions. Steven Brill, the screenwriter for all three of the Mighty Ducks films, approached the studio to dust off the hockey property.
The original film, The Mighty Ducks, was released in 1992 and became a box office success, spawning two sequels, a loosely-based animated series about human-duck hybrids in space, and was also the inspiration for Disney naming its NHL franchise after the fictional team.
I loved those movies when I was growing up and if this series can capture the magic of those original films, then this might be something worth checking out. They might actually be able to pull that off because a couple key members of the original filmmaking team are developing the show!
According to sources, ABC Signature head Tracy Underwood "put Mighty Ducks in development after being approached by original trilogy screenwriter Steven Brill and original producer Jordan Kerner." So, Brill is on board to write the script for the series, which is great! If anyone can capture the magic of the original films, he would be the guy to do it.
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A TV series based on the iconic ’90s hockey movie trilogy is in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter, with the films’ original screenwriter Steven Brill drafting a script for ABC Signature Studios. Jordan Kerner, who produced the movies, is also attached.
The Mighty Ducks trilogy — which began with 1992’s The Mighty Ducks and concluded with 1996’s D3: The Mighty Ducks — starred Emilio Estevez as Gordon Bombay, a down-on-his-luck attorney
Roger Durling, executive director of the festival, addressed the issue Wednesday in a letter that said, “Many people have been asking me if the Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place. My answer is an emphatic ‘Yes.'”
He continued, “How do you do a film festival following the immense tragedy unfolding in Montecito and Southern California? Well — the honest answer is that it is needed now more than ever. Movies have always provided a sense of community. It is an opportunity for people to gather, reflect, experience, feel, and process.”
Durling noted that during the Great Depression, Americans flocked to theaters. “They did not do this because movies can be easily categorized as a distraction,” he said. “Yes
Launched in 1986, this year’s Sbiff will include films from 58 countries. Numbered among its 45 world premieres is opening night film “the public,” the first feature written and directed by Emilio Estevez since 2010’s “The Way.” Set at a Cincinnati public library, the film follows its homeless and marginalized patrons during a dangerous cold spell. The cast includes Alec Baldwin, Jena Malone (“Neon Demon
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