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Read an Excerpt from James DeMonaco & B.K. Evenson’s Apocalyptic Novel Feral

Filmmaker James DeMonaco has shown horror fans a ruthless society in the world of his Purge movies, and now he's diving into another frightening future in Feral, a new novel he co-wrote with B.K. Evenson that's set in a world where men have transformed into manic killing machines. With Feral coming out on April 4th from Penguin Random House's Anchor imprint and Blumhouse Books, we've been provided with an excerpt from the apocalyptic novel to share with Daily Dead readers.

Check out the excerpt below, and to learn more about Feral, visit Amazon and Blumhouse Books.

"About Feral, by James DeMonaco and Brian Evenson

Allie Hilts was still in high school when a fire at a top-secret research facility released an air-borne pathogen that quickly spread to every male on the planet, killing most. Allie witnessed every man she ever knew be consumed by fearsome symptoms: scorching fevers and internal bleeding,
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Netflix Acquires Action-Thriller Film, 'Wheelman' Starring Frank Grillo

Just a few days ago we reported that The Solution Entertainment Group was doing a project called Wheelman, starring Frank Grillo and Joe Carnahan producing, and now Netflix has gotten the rights for it.

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to the high-concept action thriller Wheelman starring Frank Grillo. Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) is producing the film alongside The Solution Entertainment Group’s Myles Nestel (The November Man, Machete) and Grillo who is making his producing debut. Wheelman is written and directed by Jeremy Rush and is scheduled to commence principal photography in fall 2016. J Todd Harris, Chady Mattar and Scott Silver are executive producing.

The Wheelman is Grillo - a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line, the clock is ticking to figure out who double-crossed him, and
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Frank Grillo To Star In High-Octane, High-Concept Revenge Thriller 'Wheelman'

Action superstar Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War, Kingdom, The Purge franchise) will take on the title role in the high-concept action thriller Wheelman written and directed by Jeremy Rush. Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-team) is producing the film alongside Myles Nestel (The November Man, Machete) for The Solution Entertainment Group and Grillo, making his producing debut.

The Solution’s Lisa Wilson & Josh Deitell are handling international rights to the high-octane thriller and will introduce the film to buyers at Cannes. CAA will represent the film’s U.S. rights.

The Solution is also financing the picture, which is scheduled to commence principal photography in September 2016. J Todd Harris, Chady Mattar and Scott Silver are executive producing.

Frank Grillo is the Wheelman - a getaway driver thrust into a high stakes race-to-survive after a bank robbery goes terribly wrong. With a car full of money and his family on the line,
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Bloodline Season 2: John Leguizamo Nabs 'Violent' Series-Regular Role

Bloodline Season 2: John Leguizamo Nabs 'Violent' Series-Regular Role
Another skeleton has tumbled out of Danny Rayburn’s closet, and this one looks a lot like John Leguizamo.

Spoiler Alert: It is John Leguizamo.

The multi-hyphenate is joining Bloodline‘s upcoming second season in a series-regular role that has strong ties to Ben Mendelsohn’s late (but still viable) black sheep, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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Leguizamo’s character, Ozzy Delvecchio, is a charming, violent, opportunistic wild card from Danny’s past who, in the wake of Danny’s murder, arrives in the Florida Keys with
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Does Fantastic Four's plot echo Josh Trank's Hollywood journey?

The director’s latest film says much about his own challenges – including the lure of bigger and better things and the way scaling up brings increased scrutiny

After writing, directing and editing episodes of Spike TV’s The Kill Point (2007) and editing Robert D Siegel’s feature Big Fan (2009), Josh Trank got his big break with Chronicle (2012), a low-to-mid-budget feature that he was at the helm of and helped write. Telling the story of three high school seniors who receive telekinetic powers from an alien object and then fall out with each other, and marrying a found-footage format to superhero tropes, Chronicle pulled off the miracle of turning the $12m that it cost to make into a worldwide gross of $125m, and made Trank, at age 27, the youngest director to have a film open in the No 1 position at the American box office.

Related: Chronicle – review

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TV that Home Video Forgot : Boomtown (2002)


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Created by Graham Yost

Produced by Nemo Films, Dreamworks Television, NBC Studios

Aired on NBC for 2 season (24 episodes) from September 29, 2002 – December 28, 2003


Donnie Wahlberg as Detective Joel Stevens

Neal McDonough as David McNorris

Mykelti Williamson as Detective Bobby ‘Fearless’ Smith

Gary Basaraba as Officer Ray Hechler

Nina Gabiras as Andrea Little

Lana Parrilla as Teresa Ortiz

Jason Gedrick as Officer Tom Turcotte

Show Premise

A crime procedural drama set in Los Angeles (sometimes called Boomtown) that is unlike any other show in it’s genre, in that within each episode a crime is investigated and told through the unique perspective of the individuals surrounding the felony, i.e. the criminals, the victims, the policemen, the detectives, the lawyers, the media etc. The story unravels as vignettes, with character title card chapters revealing that character’s side of the investigation. At best, the individual chapters serve as self
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Spike TV Greenlights ‘Tut’ Six-Hour Event Series For Return To Scripted Programming

Exclusive: Exactly a year after signaling its intention to return to scripted programming with event series, Spike TV has greenlighted Tut, a six-hour series about Tutankhamun, aka King Tut (who reigned c. 1333 to 1323 BC), the youngest Pharaoh to rule Ancient Egypt, whose famous golden sarcophagus has become one of the symbols of the ancient civilization. This marks the first event/limited series for Spike since 2007′s The Kill Point, just as the genre is mounting a big comeback on television. “It couldn’t be a better time for Spike to re-enter the scripted arena,” said Evp Original Series Sharon Levy, noting the network’s success on the unscripted side with such series as Bar Rescue and Ink Master. “We’re on the hunt for a drama series next,” she said, adding that she envisions “the future of Spike as a blend of event and drama series” on the scripted side.
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Exclusive: Frank Grillo to Star in DirecTV's New Friday Night Lights-Esque Drama Navy St.

Exclusive: Frank Grillo to Star in DirecTV's New Friday Night Lights-Esque Drama Navy St.
DirecTV’s new original drama series Navy St. has enlisted former Prison Breaker Frank Grillo to star, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The project, which received a 10-episode straight-to-series order from DirecTV over the summer, is being billed as a gritty family drama set against the backdrop of a mixed martial arts (Mma) gym in Venice, California. The series has drawn comparisons to the late, great Friday Night Lights, which completed its five-year run on the satellite giant.

Byron Balasco (Detroit 1-8-7) will serve as exec producer/showrunner.

Grillo, whose TV credits also include The Gates, The Kill Point and Guiding Light,
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Payday 2 heist video

Trailer Aaron Birch 9 Aug 2013 - 07:02

Payday 2's dev team attempts a daring heist in a new trailer for the upcoming bank robbery sequel...

Bank robberies are wrong, we all know that, but with so much Hollywood sparkle, they can also be cool. The bank robbery genre of movies often depicts super stylish crews of robbers, realistic or otherwise, that make for interesting casts, and the tension of a good old fashioned bank heist makes for some great cinema (well, sometimes). So, a game based around this nefarious money-grabbing was always going to appeal, especially an Fps with Left 4 Dead-style co-op and random mission structure. Enter Payday: The Heist.

The original 2011 game was greeted with mixed response, with the console port coming off worse than the PC release, but the game was a hit with fans nonetheless, and a sequel is coming this month.

Below you'll find the
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Spike TV is Developing Scripted Series From 'The Imposter' Team, Gene Simmons and 'Crash' Writer Bobby Moresco

The male-centric Spike TV has filled its line-up with reality fare in the last few years, via shows like tattoo competition "Ink Masters," "World's Worst Tenants" and "Impact Wrestling." But today the network announced its intention to reenter the world of scripted programming with five "special-event series" (which seems to be another term for miniseries) in development from the likes of Raw TV, the team responsible for doc "The Imposter," Kiss frontman Gene Simmons and "Crash" writer Bobby Moresco. The move back into narrative fare comes as Spike TV, home in the past to "Blade: The Series" and "Stripperella," attempts to expand to a broader, less testosteroney audience. The network's last scripted project was 2007's eight-episode hostage drama "The Kill Point," starring Donnie Wahlberg, Michael K. Williams and John Leguizamo. Here's a look at the five series Spike TV has in development (all working titles). Hit Men From Leslie Greif ("Hatfields & McCoys"), Chris.
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Spike TV Plots Return To Scripted Programming With Event Series, Sets Slate

Exclusive: After a year break from scripted programming, following the end of comedy Blue Mountain State, Spike TV is returning to the arena with a new approach — betting on special-event series. The cable network’s scripted development slate includes five event series, including behind-the-scenes account of the 2012 terrorist attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, whose aftermath still echoes in Washington. The projects hail from such auspices as Tom Fontana, Chris Collins, Leslie Greif, Rock God & Gene Simmons, Bobby Moresco, Jonathan Koch and Steve Michaels, Craig Piligian and Dimitri Doganis & Bart Layton. “We’re concentrated on launching one or more special event series that we see as a great way to get to hour dramatic series,” said Spike TV’s Evp Original Series Sharon Levy, who oversees the network’s scripted development. Each project features Spike’s mission to thrill, inspire, and entertain as we’re broadening and expanding our brand.
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Spike TV Announces Five New Scripted Pilots

Spike TV has, today, unveiled a diverse development slate of five different scripted programs. The projects in development, if greenlit, would each be a special-event series. "Our move into scripted special-event series is a major step in the evolution of the brand that now reaches a more balanced audience," said Sharon Levy, Executive Vice President, Original Series, Spike TV. "Each project features our development's mission to thrill, inspire, and entertain the viewer. We also see this as a stepping stone to developing original scripted dramatic series." Levy will oversee the scripted projects for the network. Spike's last foray into scripted event series was "The Kill Point," in July 2007. The event series in development include the following:...
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Pilot Scoop: Matt Long Is One of ABC's Lucky 7

Pilot Scoop: Matt Long Is One of ABC's Lucky 7
Private Practice/Mad Men alum Matt Long has been tapped to star in ABC’s drama pilot Lucky 7, TVLine has learned.

From Detroit 1-8-7‘s David Zabel and Jason Richman, the project centers on seven employees at a Queens-area service station whose lives are forever altered when they win the lottery.

The actor will play one of the “lucky,” jackpot-landing employees.

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Long — whose other TV credits include The Newsroom, The Deep End and Jack & Bobby — joins the project’s previously cast Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (The Wire), Summer Bishil (90210), Anastasia Phillips (Skins), Christine Evangelista
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ABC orders John Leguizamo comedy pilot

ABC orders John Leguizamo comedy pilot
John Leguizamo wants to make a comedy about his life.

The actor will star in a sitcom pilot for ABC that’s based on his existence as a husband, father and fish out of water on the upper side of New York. Here’s the official logline from the network: “Woven into this world are his privileged life, his friends from his life back in the Bronx, his mother and grandfather who try to keep him grounded in his Latin roots, and his own kids who he worries about getting spoiled and losing touch with reality.”

Leguizamo has a long history of working in TV.
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ABC Orders John Leguizamo Comedy Pilot

ABC Orders John Leguizamo Comedy Pilot
ABC has ordered a half-hour comedy pilot co-created by and starring John Leguizamo.

The untitled project is based on the actor-comedian’s life as a husband, father and fish out of water on the Upper West Side of New York. Woven into this world are his privileged wife, his friends from his life back in the Bronx, his mother and grandfather who try to keep him grounded in his Latin roots, and his own kids who he worries are getting spoiled and losing touch with reality.

Related | Pilot Season 2013: Get Scoop on This Fall’s Possible Newcomers, and Who
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'Chronicle' helmer Josh Trank to direct 'Fantastic 4' reboot

'Chronicle' helmer Josh Trank to direct 'Fantastic 4' reboot
Josh Trank has officially been announced to direct the upcoming reboot of the Fantastic Four. Having made his big-screen directorial debut on sci-fi movie Chronicle, Trank has previously worked on the television drama The Kill Point. Rumors that 20th Century Fox executives were eyeing Trank to helm a remake of the movie franchise first emerged in January. Fox has previously released two Fantastic Four movies, directed by Tim Story. (more)
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Exclusive: Josh Trank Talks Chronicle Blu-ray

Exclusive: Josh Trank Talks Chronicle Blu-ray
Director Josh Trank discusses his found footage movie Chronicle, which debuts on Blu-ray and DVD May 15

Josh Trank is a filmmaker who certainly has a bright future ahead of him, after his impressive directorial debut Chronicle. The 27-year-old cut his teeth as a co-producer of Big Fan, and he wrote and directed several episodes of The Kill Point before his big break with Chronicle, a movie that manages to look and feel like it cost a lot more than it actually did. Chronicle arrives on Blu-ray and DVD May 15, and I recently had the chance to speak with Josh Trank over the phone.

Here's what he had to say below.

I was actually at the Fox presentation on the lot, where you showed us some of the footage, and that awesome short film you made. I was hoping to see it on the Blu-ray or DVD, but it doesn't seem to be on there.
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Blu-ray, DVD Release: Chronicle

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 15, 2012

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray $39.99

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Science-fiction movie Chronicle proved that films don’t need a heap of star power to be good.

Chronicle tells the story of three high school friends — Dane DeHaan (TV’s In Treatment), Alex Russell (Almost Kings) and Michael B. Jordan (Red Tails) — who discover that they have superpowers. It’s all fun and games until things get dangerous. Soon the boys’ lives start spinning out of control and the friendships are tested.

The PG-13 movie doesn’t have a big name director, either. It’s the first feature film helmed by Josh Trank (TV’s The Kill Point) and the first movie written by Max Landis, based on a story they came up with together.

Reportedly produced for a relatively low $12 million budget, Chronicle was hailed by critics and grossed a tidy $64.2 million.

Hollywood Reporter critic
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Chronicle is a sometimes fun, slightly dark film about a boy and his camera. Directed by Josh Trank (his first feature film, although he’s worked on the TV series The Kill Point, Dante’s World and Big Fan), this “found-footage” drama opens with a shot of a menacing white door. The view of the lens is necessarily shaky and the cameraman (or boy) invisible. The impermanence of the lens is compounded by the violent, vibration of the door. As another invisible being pounds against it and furiously shouts for it to be opened, we finally see the reflection of the boy...
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John Leguizamo Signs Development Deal With ABC And ABC Studios

Exclusive: Actor-comedian John Leguizamo has signed a development deal with ABC and ABC Studios. Under the pact, Leguizamo will star in and executive produce a single-camera comedy inspired by his professional, personal and family life in New York City. This would be the first comedy series for Leguizamo who previously co-starred on ER and The Kill Point and toplined the 2006 CBS drama pilot Edison. Search is underway for a writer to pen the comedy project, which will likely be developed off-cycle given the timing of the deal. Leguizamo will executive produce with his longtime manager Jeff Golenberg of the Collective as well as Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Leguizamo is re-teaming with Mandeville after working with the company on Edison. He is not obligated to do an ABC pilot this season but will be exposed to some and could do one. Leguizamo is currently touring the country with his fifth one-man show,
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