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The Bad Seed Remake In Development at Lifetime

The story of eight-year-old killer Rhoda has chilled audiences for decades on the printed page, the stage, and both the small and big screens. Now Lifetime's looking to reintroduce Rhoda's wrath to modern audiences with a remake of The Bad Seed.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lifetime's The Bad Seed TV film remake is being written by Barbara Marshall (Exorcism Diaries). Mark Wolper (Bates Motel, 2004's Salem's Lot TV movie remake) is set to produce the project, which comes from Warner Horizon Television.

Lifetime's remake "centers on Kate, described as the perfect modern woman — a successful working wife and mother, always seeking to give the best life to her daughter. She is confronted with one problem she can’t overcome: her daughter is a relentless, murdering sociopath whose viciousness is matched only by her brilliance. Will Kate be able to learn the truth before it’s too late?"

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Rutger Hauer Has Some Wild Hair on the True Blood Set

With a fancy suit, pipe and some wild white hair, actor Rutger Hauer was spotted sauntering onto the set of "True Blood." has the first pics of Hauer waiting for you here ! The HBO series is entering its sixth season this summer and welcoming Hauer as a character named "Macklyn." The Dutch actor signed up for the series last October and it has been said that his character has "close" ties to Sookie and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten is also featured in one of the pics). Hauer has had his fair share of vampire experience playing Lothos in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Barlow in Salem's Lot , Dracula in Dracula III: Legacy and Van Helsing in Dario Argento's forthcoming Dracula .
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First Look at Rutger Hauer on the Set of True Blood With His Wild Hair

With a fancy suit, pipe and some wild white hair (what's with the Phil Spector influence?), actor Rutger Hauer was spotted sauntering onto the set of True Blood.  We've got the first pics of Hauer waiting for you inside!

The HBO series is entering its sixth season this summer and welcoming Hauer as a character named "Macklyn."

The actor signed up for the series last October and it has been said that his character has "close" ties to Sookie and Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten is also featured in one of the pics inside).  Hauer has had his fair share of vampire experience playing Lothos in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Barlow in 'Salem's Lot, Dracula in Dracula III: Legacy and Van Helsing in Dario Argento's forthcoming Dracula.

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Rutger Hauer joins True Blood Season 6

Rutger Hauer (Hobo with a ShotgunBlade Runner) is set to join the cast of HBO's True Blood for its upcoming sixth season. TV Line reports that, "Hauer will play Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason."

This is not the first blood sucking experience that Hauer has had. The Dutch actor starred in Salem's LotBuffy the Vampire Slayer, played Dracula in Dracula III: Legacy and Van Helsing in Dario Argento's upcoming Dracula 3D.

HBO premieres the sixth season on June of 2013. Having seen the last season, I know who Hauer will be playing and it should be pretty cool. Do you still watch True Blood?

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Rutger Hauer Joining True Blood Season 6

TV Line is reporting that Rutger Hauer ( Batman Begins , Blade Runner ) is joining the cast of HBO's "True Blood" for season six. According to the site, "Hauer will play Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason." The 68-year-old Dutch actor has had his fair share of vampire experience playing Lothos in Buffy the Vampire Slayer , Barlow in Salem's Lot , Dracula in Dracula III: Legacy and Van Helsing in Dario Argento's forthcoming Dracula 3D . The sixth season of "True Blood" will premiere in June of 2013. (Photo Credit:
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Two Clips of Sean Bean Trying to Survive The Lost Future

I must be really out of the loop because I had no idea the Sean Bean post-apocalyptic survival monster movie The Lost Future premieres on Syfy this weekend. Looking at these two clips from this South African production, it looks to potentially be a considerable step up from the usual schlock Syfy typically unspools on their Saturday evenings.

Sean Bean might wish he was back in the Lord of the Rings shire when he finds himself amongst the few humans trying to survive in a primitive wasteland populated by behemoths and mutant manimals in this Syfy original from Mikael Salomon, director of the 2004 remake of Salem's Lot and 2008 remake of The Andromeda Strain.

A group of post-apocalyptic survivors struggle to survive in a world where jungles and forests and primeval wetlands and deserts have obliterated civilization. They staunchly face genetically mutating beasts and mysterious diseases in an attempt to re-establish
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Rutger Hauer Still Menacing at 66! Happy Birthday, Rutger!

Some people were just born to be bad.  Rutger Hauer was born 66 years ago today to play those people.  Through roles in Blade Runner and The Hitcher to more current television work on Smallville and the remake of Salem's Lot, Hauer plays bad with the best of them. 

He has a way of being menacing even when doing the most mundane things.  Just take a look at the picture of him holding a dove, the universal symbol of peace.  Does that bird have any chance?

Even in his more sympathetic roles in films such as the concentration camp movie Escape From Sobibor and the remake of The Poseidon Adventure, Hauer brings an edginess to his characters, as if they're ready to go psycho any second.  He's guaranteed to give a great performance in any film, even if the material is schlocky.  The Hitcher may be an over-the-top, sometimes silly thriller,
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TNT Renews Men of a Certain Age for a Second Season

TNT has renewed its critically acclaimed hit series Men of a Certain Age for a second season. The wry drama stars Emmy winner Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond), Emmy winner Andre Braugher (Homicide: Life on the Street, TNT's Salem's Lot) and Golden Globe winner Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise). Men of a Certain Age currently airs Mondays at 10 p.m. (Et/Pt). TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the second season. "Men of a Certain Age has been embraced by viewers and critics alike, making our decision to renew an easy one," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "Men of a Certain Age blends insightful storylines, highly relatable characters and top-notch performances from Ray Romano, Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula. We look forward to continuing our wonderful relationship with everyone involved."Men of a Certain Age explores the
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Ten/Four Lines Up Two Projects

The team behind the newly-created Ten/Four Pictures has two projects for you genre hounds to keep an eye on. Order of Chaos is the first, says Variety . It's produced by Gil Cates Jr. and Caitlin Murney, directed by Vince Vieluf and stars Milo Ventimiglia, Rhys Coiro, Mimi Rogers and Samantha Mathis ( Salem's Lot ). Ventimiglia starred in last year's Pathology . The plot synopsis goes down like this: John Pulliti is the new all American apple pie. Almost rich, almost thirty, he never lies or cheats. When his beautiful fiancé orders him around and his ball-busting boss uses threats as motivation, John never makes a sound. Eager to do right, he is a perpetual .yes man.. Rick Carlson is not. A smooth talking, coercive .no man., Rick turns John.s life upside-down when he not...
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Will Smith has 'Unfinished Business' with Sci Fi

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The Sci Fi Channel -- soon to be SyFy -- has ordered "Unfinished Business," a project from Will Smith. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Smith, James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz will executive produce "Unfinished Business" as a two-hour telefilm from Overbrook Entertainment. The movie, if successful, could also serve as a backdoor pilot for Sci Fi. Written by Sally Robinson ("Iron Jawed Angels"), the project focuses on an ex-cop who begins solving crimes using flashes of memories from the recently deceased.  Directed by TNT good luck charm Mikael Salomon ("The Company," "Salem's Lot"), "Unfinished Business" joins "The Phantom" and "Riverwood" on...
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Top-10 Most Anticipated Scores of 2009

Upcoming Film Scores lists the ten most exciting, promising and anticipated film scores of 2009, according to its editor Mikael Carlsson who can't wait to hear what will come out musically of these projects:

1. Avatar (James Horner)

Director James Cameron and composer James Horner are of course best known for the multi-zillion-whatever-megahit Titanic, but they also gave us Aliens in 1986 which stands out as one of the most exciting nailbiter scores in sci-fi history. On that film, Cameron gave Horner a pretty hard time as judging from the composer interview on the special edition DVD, and basically what you hear in the film is the result of a composer writing under enormous pressure. On Avatar, the situation is the complete opposite. A luxury in film scoring today, the total time given to the scoring process on this film will probably exceed one year! Horner is currently working exclusively on this film,
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'Monk' hot for USA in season bow

The USA series Monk achieved its strongest season premiere yet, drawing 5.5 million total viewers Friday. The third-season bow squeaked by the second-season opener, which grabbed 5.4 million last June. Friday's Monk, starring Emmy-winner Tony Shalhoub, also reached 2.1 million 18-49 viewers, below last year's tally in that demographic. Still reigning as the most-watched Monk is the Jan. 16 episode that kicked off the second half of the second season, which nabbed 5.9 million viewers. It was TNT's turn to gloat Sunday with the opening installment of the two-part movie Salem's Lot, which landed 5.9 million viewers. That earned it the distinction of basic cable's most-watched movie year-to-date. In addition, it outscored ABC, CBS and NBC among adults 18-34.

'Bat'-casting for Wilkinson, Hauer

'Bat'-casting for Wilkinson, Hauer
Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson and Rutger Hauer have joined the cast of Warner Bros. Pictures' Batman Begins. Christopher Nolan is directing the latest incarnation of Warners' Caped Crusader franchise, which is being produced by Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Larry Franco. Wilkinson plays Falcone, one of the leading crime figures in Gotham City, while Hauer portrays Earle, a business contemporary of Bruce Wayne's murdered father who has designs on the Wayne corporate empire. The actors join Christian Bale as Wayne/Batman; Michael Caine as Wayne's trusted butler, Alfred; Katie Holmes as a childhood friend of Wayne's; Liam Neeson as Wayne's mentor, Henri Ducard; Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, a former board member and sidelined employee of Wayne Enterprises; Gary Oldman as Lt. James Gordon; and Ken Watanabe as the villainous Ra's Al Ghul. Wilkinson, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in In the Bedroom, appears in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The actor, who is repped by Gersh and Lou Coulson in London, received an Emmy nomination last year for his work in HBO's Normal. Hauer recently appeared in the TV series Alias and Smallville and in the film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. He next appears in TNT's Salem's Lot opposite Rob Lowe and James Cromwell. He is repped by Innovative Artists, Joan Hyler, and Steve Kenis and Co. in London.

Lowe Returns as Vampire Hunter

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Rob Lowe has saved his TV career thanks to Stephen King's horror classic Salem's Lot. The cult 1979 TV series starred David Soul as a vampire hunter and James Mason as a ghoul, and now Lowe is to play the bat stalker and Donald Sutherland his foe. Rutger Hauer and Babe star James Cromwell also appear in the new $12 million TV project. Lowe's latest TV role as a Washington DC lawyer in Lyon's Den has been a flop in America.

Hauer gathers forces of evil for 'Smallville'

Teen Superman's powers will be put to the test by a serious dark force. Rutger Hauer, known for the gallery of formidable villains he has played on the big screen, has been tapped to do a two-episode arc on the WB Network's drama Smallville. He will play an underworld kingpin on the show from Tollin/Robbins Prods. and Warner Bros. Television. Hauer, who has turned in memorable performances in such movies as Blade Runner and The Hitcher, was most recently seen in George Clooney's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. He also did a guest appearance on the ABC spy drama Alias this past season. Hauer recently wrapped Dracula Legacy for Dimension Films, in which he plays the title role, and TNT's adaptation of Stephen King's novel Salem's Lot. The actor, who won a Golden Globe for his role in the 1987 CBS telefilm Escape From Sobibor, is repped by Innovative Artists and Hyler Management.

CBS focusing on Manson for 'Skelter' redo

CBS focusing on Manson for 'Skelter' redo
The gruesome tale of the Manson Family murders is coming back to the small screen. CBS has greenlit Helter Skelter, a three-hour telefilm based on former prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi's book about the capture and trial of Charles Manson and three of his "family" members -- women that he had persuaded to do the killings for him. John Gray, who most recently penned and directed the CBS original movie Martin & Lewis, wrote the script for Helter Skelter and is set to direct. The film, from the Wolper Organization, will be the second screen adaptation of the book by the man who convicted Manson in the bloody 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders in Los Angeles, following the 1976 CBS movie starring Steve Railsback as Manson. "That adaptation focused on how Vincent Bugliosi got Manson," said Mark Wolper, who is executive producing the film. "Our movie now is the flip side of that. It focuses on who Manson is, why he did what he did and how he got people to kill for him." A search is now under way for an actor to play Manson. Wolper most recently executive produced the upcoming TNT telefilm Salem's Lot, starring Rob Lowe.

Braugher, Cromwell added to 'Lot'

NEW YORK -- Andre Braugher and James Cromwell are among the actors rounding out the cast of the upcoming TNT miniseries Stephen King's Salem's Lot. Currently shooting in Melbourne, Australia, with Rob Lowe in the lead role, Lot will also feature Rutger Hauer and Samantha Mathis. With Lowe set to play Ben Mears, a journalist who returns to the small town where he grew up to investigate mysterious circumstances, the character is aided by his former teacher (Braugher) and the local priest (Cromwell). Hauer is cast as the town's head vampire, while Mathis plays a waitress who falls for Lowe's character. The four-hour mini, based on the best-selling Stephen King book, will be co-produced by TNT and Warner Bros. Television. It will air next year. Executive producers are Mark Wolper of the Wolper Organization and Jeff Hayes of Coote/Hayes.

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