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Emily Dickinson drama lands at Greenwich Entertainment

Distributor plans early 2019 theatrical release.

Greenwich Entertainment has acquired Us rights to the Emily Dickinson drama and SXSW selection Wild Nights With Emily starring Molly Shannon.

Madeleine Olnek wrote and directed the feature about the life and love of the celebrated 19th century American poet and depicts her lesser-known vivaciousness and irreverence, including her lifelong romance with another woman.

The filmmakers secured permission from Harvard University Press to use Dickisnon’s own words in the film, and received research support from the Guggenheim foundation.

“Madeleine’s witty, madcap yet poignant and absolutely necessary version of Emily’s life is an
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Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles in development as TV series

Famed comic book writer Grant Morrison has signed a new deal with Universal Cable Productions to bring more original and content for the television and streaming services. Per The Hollywood Reporter, one of the projects which fall under Morrison’s new deal is a television adaptation of his 90s comic book series The Invisibles.

Set in 2020, The Invisibles follows an elite international cell of occult freedom fighters dedicated to the creation of a better world for everyone — by any means necessary. The comic book was first published in 1994 and ran until 2000, becoming one of DC and Vertigo’s best selling titles.

A network has not yet been chosen to air the upcoming superhero drama. Syfy currently airs Happy!, an adaptation Morrison’s comic series which stars Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt and is currently in production for its second season. Morrison is also developing an adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s
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‘The Invisibles’ and ‘Survivors’ Club’ TV Shows in the Works Based on the Vertigo Comics

A pair of Vertigo Comics properties are in development for the small screen. The CW is working to bring Lauren Beukes, Dale Halverson, and Ryan Kelly‘s Survivors’ Club to life, while Universal Cable Productions is looking to make a The Invisibles TV show based on the classic series by author Grant Morrison. Survivors’ Club Deadline reports that […]

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The Invisibles TV Series Coming From Grant Morrison

Kirsten Howard Nov 8, 2018

A TV series based on Grant Morrison's The Invisibles is in the works at Universal...

Comics legend Grant Morrison has inked a big deal with Universel Cable Productions this week to develop new content for the studio, according to Variety, and part of that deal includes bringing his iconic and subversive comic The Invisibles to TV.

Morrison is currently a producer on Happy! for Ucp, based on his own book with Darick Robertson, and he's made quite the success of it, which means The Invisibles could finally materialize on the small screen. The comic is set in 2020, which'll make the new TV project pretty damn timely, as we're unlikely to see it premiere until then.

The Invisibles launched on Vertigo back in 1994, and follows a cell of 'The Invisible College', a secret group that battles oppression using time travel, magic, meditation, and good old fashioned ultraviolence,
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Comics Superstar Writer Grant Morrison Inks TV Deal With Ucp

  • Deadline
Universal Cable Productions has inked a deal with New York Times bestselling author Grant Morrison, a signature name in the American comic book scene since the 1980s and a writer with a flair for supernatural and sci-fi material that veers into surreal, absurdist and psychedelic territories.

With the studio deal, Morrison, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, will develop and produce premium original content for television networks as well as streaming platforms.

Production is already underway on Season 2 of Happy! — the subversive Syfy series that adapts the namesake Image Comics series launched n 2012 by Morrison and artist Derick Robertson. The show stars Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Svu) in the role of Nick Sax, a former corrupt cop living a bleak, decadent life as a hit man — until he meets a tiny, blue winged-horse named Happy (voiced by Patton Oswalt) The insufferably optimistic and hovering Happy becomes Sax’s companion but remains invisible to others.
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‘Happy’ Co-Creator Grant Morrison Signs Overall Deal With Universal Cable Productions

  • Variety
Universal Cable Productions has inked an overall deal with Grant Morrison. Under the deal, Morrison will work with the studio to develop and produce original content for television networks and streamers.

Morrison’s newest project with Ucp will be developing and writing his long-running comic series “The Invisibles” for television. Set in 2020, the series follows an elite international cell of occult freedom fighters dedicated to the creation of a better world for everyone by any means necessary.

Ucp is currently in production on Season 2 of “Happy!,” based on Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name. The Syfy series is executive produced by Morrison and Brian Taylor who also co-wrote the pilot. The series follows Nick Sax (Christopher Meloni), a corrupt ex-cop turned hit man whose life is changed by a relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy (voice of Patton Oswalt).

Ucp, along with Amblin Television,
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Grant Morrison Adapting 'The Invisibles' as Part of Ucp Overall Deal

Grant Morrison Adapting 'The Invisibles' as Part of Ucp Overall Deal
Grant Morrison is extending his relationship with Universal Cable Productions.

The comic book and TV writer and executive producer has signed an overall deal with the studio behind Syfy's Happy and Brave New World.

Under the deal, Morrison will team with the cable-focused studio to develop and produce original content for linear and streaming networks.

Morrison's first project under the pact will be to adapt his long-running comic series The Invisibles for Ucp. A network is not yet attached to the drama, which is set in 2020 and follows an elite international cell of occult freedom fighters dedicated to the ...
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Oscars: Germany Selects ‘Never Look Away’ as Foreign Language Entry

  • Variety
Germany has selected Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Venice-premiere title “Never Look Away” as its entry for best foreign language film at this year’s 91st Academy Awards. German Films, the local body for the promotion of German cinema worldwide, announced the choice Thursday.

It is the second time the director has had a film chosen as German’s Oscar submission following his Oscar-winning 2006 film “The Lives of Others.” “Never Look Away” has its world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 4 and will see its North American premiere in the special presentations section of the Toronto Intl. Film Festival on Sept. 8.

“My actors, producers and I asked ourselves in the making of ‘Never Look Away’: What movie would we like to see on the screen? The result is a love story, a family drama, a biography of Germany in the 20th century, and a stroll through modern art,
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Comics Titan Grant Morrison Inks Deal To Create Content For Magic Leap Ar Headset

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Exclusive: Scotland-based Ar company Square Slice Studios, co-founded by comic book titan Grant Morrison, has inked a creative partnership deal with Rony Abovitz’s billion-dollar tech startup Magic Leap to create content for the latter’s buzzed-about Magic Leap One Ar headset.

The partnership marks Square Slice’s first steps into creating interactive experiences for Magic Leap’s mixed and augmented reality technology.

Square Slice Studios is anchored by renowned graphic novel writer and producer Morrison, known for his work on Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Invisibles, Animal Man, X-Men, the SyFy Channel series Happy!, and the upcoming TV adaption of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, which is in development at SyFy/Ucp/Amblin. Morrison also previously served as an advisor to Magic Leap in its early days.

Magic Leap was founded by Abovitz in 2010 and has raised hundreds of millions of dollars from investors including Google and China’s Alibaba.
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10 Things About The Matrix You Never Knew

10 Things About The Matrix You Never Knew
Bullet time, trench coats, red pills / blue pills: the Wachowski siblings changed the game with The Matrix, the sci-fi action thriller that blew our minds in 1999. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about The Matrix.

Proof of concept.

The Chicago-born Wachowski siblings got their start in the comic book world, writing stories for Hellraiser creator Clive Barker's Razorline imprint at Marvel. The first Wachowski script to get made by Hollywood was Assassins. It was directed by Richard Donner and was so heavily rewritten they tried to have their names removed. The Wachowskis definitely wanted to direct The Matrix. Producer Joel Silver was blown away by the script but knew the studio wouldn't have confidence in the unproven duo as directors. So he suggested they make something smaller first. So the duo wrote, directed, and executive produced the neo-noir thriller Bound.

More than one "one."

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The Outer Limits Season One

Wow — somebody took their sweet time about it, but we finally have a quality Blu-ray set of an entire generation’s favorite Sci-fi / monster TV show, an attraction that lit up our humdrum lives with anticipation in the Fall of ’63. Respected stars and good writers contributed to a weird-oh winner that can boast at least fifteen classic hours of Sci-fi delight, in velvety black and white. With informative new audio commentaries.

The Outer Limits Season One


Kl Studio Classics

1963-64 / B&W / 1:33 flat full frame / 1632 min. (32 episodes) / Street Date March 27, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 99.95

Created and produced by Leslie Stevens & Joseph Stefano

Talk about a release that should need no introduction: when MGM Home Video released its first DVD sets of Outer Limits sixteen years ago, we saw the pale transfers and the feeble encoding (eight hours per disc!) and immediately wished for a reissue. Syndicated TV broadcasts looked better.
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