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 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES---spoiler alert (see below).

THIRTEEN HOURS---Paramount Pictures is negotiating for the movie rights to the upcoming book THIRTEEN HOURS: A FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI which is about the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission Compound/CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya which led to the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other US personnel. The script will be written by Chuck Hogan (PRINCE OF THIEVES, THE STRAIN).





GOTHAM---new cast members for the Fox series about the younger days of Police Commissioner Gordon include: Donal Logue (SONS OF ANARCHY) as policeman Harvey Bullock, Robin Lord Taylor (THE WALKING DEAD) as The Penguin, Sean Pertwee (DOG SOLDIERS, son of DOCTOR WHO Jon Pertwee) as Alfred the butler, Zabryna Guevara (BURN NOTICE) as Police Capt. Essen and Erin Richards (BEING HUMAN) as Gordon's fiancee Barbara Kean.





FLASH---John Wesley Shipp, who starred in the original 1991 THE FLASH series, has joined the cast in an undisclosed recurring role.

NOTTINGHAM---new BBC America series underway in which Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham are the same man. After the Sheriff's wife is killed by King John's men, he becomes Robin Hood, who seeks revenge against King John by attacking his kingdom, stealing from the wealthy and giving the loot to the poor.

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY---Michelle Fairley (GAME OF THRONES) replaced Judy Davis in the villain role of the widow of a deadly terrorist. Davis left the Fox miniseries for personal reasons.

I AM LEGEND 2---writer Akiva Goldsman said the sequel is dead and commented, "Oh we tried. There were scripts. We really tried… We wrote a prequel [and] a sequel. We had a really interesting prequel, which was the first outbreak of the virus, during a Thanksgiving Day parade, which was awesome. We did a really interesting prequel that [took place] later. Which was right after the first… Really right when the population of of humans became pretty decimated. And it was this sort of trek to Washington. Which included a dark seeker elephant that had broken out of the zoo."

IRON MAN---Ben Kingsley commented on if The Mandarin will return in a Marvel movie, “I honestly don’t know. I know [Marvel is] keen to seeing how this film goes. They were all there at the screening that they kindly invited me to — all the guys, they love it. I honestly don’t know. Trevor is so unpredictable anyway, I can’t answer for him! He’s mad — he’s probably lying in a pool of blood and Guinness somewhere.”

HOW I MET YOUR DAD---Greta Gerwig has landed the read role in the spin-off pilot.

THE BRINK---new HBO sitcom underway starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins about a Foreign Service officer, the Secretary of State and a Navy ace during a geopolitical crisis.

EYE CANDY---new MTV series based on the novel starring Victoria justice as a tech genius who suspects her online boyfriend may be a cyber stalker and serial killer.

THE LOTTERY---new Lifetime series set in the future when women can no longer bear children. A national lottery will pick the surrogates for 100 fertilized embryos.

INSURGENT---the DIVERGENT sequel will be directed by Robert Schwentke (RED).

JINGLE ALL THE WAY 2---20th Century Fox/WWE Studios sequel underway to the Arnold Schwarzenegger Christmas movie. MARINE 4 is also underway.

THE SHUDDERING---January Jones stars in this horror movie as a woman who returns to her hometown where she had horrific visions.

MEADOWLAND---movie underway starring Olivia Wilde as woman whose son disappeared and then begins a relationship with a neglected boy which leads to an strange twist.

JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER---untitled biomovie underway based on the biography TITAN: THE LIFE OF JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER. The script is by Craig Borten (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB). Lasse Hallstrom is the director.
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DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES---Gary Oldman commented on his character in the sequel,
"He's the sort of designated leader...of this community of those that were lucky enough to survive the simian flu, the disease, and then the ensuing social uprising from it....So they're sort of survivors, and he was a police officer, so he's more of the kind of elected leader of this (group). And they need power and there's a power station and some of my people go out to see if it's operational, if it's still out there, and then they discover that there's a whole community of apes living there. We believed they were all completely fire-bombed and wiped out...He's experienced a great loss, personally, and there's only one answer for him and that's to wipe them out. I see him as a sort of the hero of the piece."

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Shame about I Am Legend, both prequel & sequel sounded interesting. I liked the film, but thought the time between the outbreak & the start of the movie, would make an even better film. Oh well.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

GOTHAM---new cast members for the Fox series about the younger days of Police Commissioner Gordon include: Donal Logue (SONS OF ANARCHY) as policeman Harvey Bullock, Robin Lord Taylor (THE WALKING DEAD) as The Penguin, Sean Pertwee (DOG SOLDIERS, son of DOCTOR WHO Jon Pertwee) as Alfred the butler, Zabryna Guevara (BURN NOTICE) as Police Capt. Essen and Erin Richards (BEING HUMAN) as Gordon's fiancee Barbara Kean.

Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock will be awesome!

FLASH---John Wesley Shipp, who starred in the original 1991 THE FLASH series, has joined the cast in an undisclosed recurring role.

I've been saying for months now that it would be cool if they cast Shipp as Barry Allen's father. I hope that's what they're doing.

NOTTINGHAM---new BBC America series underway in which Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham are the same man. After the Sheriff's wife is killed by King John's men, he becomes Robin Hood, who seeks revenge against King John by attacking his kingdom, stealing from the wealthy and giving the loot to the poor.

That sounds . . . dumb.

I AM LEGEND 2---writer Akiva Goldsman said the sequel is dead

Didn't care for I Am Legend, so had no desire to see more of it. Would love to finally see a more faithful adaptation of the book sometime, though.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I loved I AM LEGEND, and am sorry to hear that there will be no more of that universe. I was never that big a fan of the old THE OMEGA MAN, despite a funky score.

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

NOTTINGHAM---new BBC America series underway in which Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham are the same man. After the Sheriff's wife is killed by King John's men, he becomes Robin Hood, who seeks revenge against King John by attacking his kingdom, stealing from the wealthy and giving the loot to the poor.

That sounds . . . dumb.

I AM LEGEND 2---writer Akiva Goldsman said the sequel is dead

Didn't care for I Am Legend, so had no desire to see more of it. Would love to finally see a more faithful adaptation of the book sometime, though.


AMEN about I Am Legend...there's still a good movie to be made there...

That idea for Nottingham....I've heard this idea somewhere before, but can't quite place it...it's not a new conept though...racking my brain a bit on that one...but yes, it sounds thoroughly stupid...

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

That idea for Nottingham....I've heard this idea somewhere before, but can't quite place it...it's not a new conept though...racking my brain a bit on that one...but yes, it sounds thoroughly stupid...

I could be wrong, but wasn't this the original concept for that Ridley Scott movie from a few years ago, before it was re-written?

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

That idea for Nottingham....I've heard this idea somewhere before, but can't quite place it...it's not a new conept though...racking my brain a bit on that one...but yes, it sounds thoroughly stupid...

I could be wrong, but wasn't this the original concept for that Ridley Scott movie from a few years ago, before it was re-written?


You're not wrong. I read the same thing.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2014 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

How I Met Your Dad!!?!! Seriously!!! Give me a goddamn break. It was a contrived idea for a show the first time around. This is just another Hollywood cash grab. Jesus Christ.

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2014 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)


NOTTINGHAM---new BBC America series underway in which Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham are the same man. After the Sheriff's wife is killed by King John's men, he becomes Robin Hood, who seeks revenge against King John by attacking his kingdom, stealing from the wealthy and giving the loot to the poor.



Sounds familiar. Wasn't this one of the early storylines of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood? That was called Notttingham as well. Curious...

 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2014 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

THIRTEEN HOURS---Paramount Pictures is negotiating for the movie rights to the upcoming book THIRTEEN HOURS: A FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED IN BENGHAZI which is about the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission Compound/CIA Annex in Benghazi, Libya which led to the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other US personnel. The script will be written by Chuck Hogan (PRINCE OF THIEVES, THE STRAIN).



Thirteen hours? This isn't going to be about one of the Issa hearings?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 13, 2014 - 11:21 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

I was never that big a fan of the old THE OMEGA MAN, despite a funky score.

"The Omega man" is a phenomenal film and Ron Grainer's score is just as good. One of the best decisions is to NOT go with the vampire element but putting the origins as a down wind side effect of the China - Russian conflict. The only difficulty I have with it is why of all countries would China pick a war with Russia? As uneasy as it may have been, it was an alliance after all.
Why everybody is going on and on about the story from the book not having been told faithfully, I don't see. The premise of people turning into vampires is the weakest element in the concept and besides, we have had more than enough vampires for the coming century by now.

D.S.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 14, 2014 - 12:35 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)


NOTTINGHAM---new BBC America series underway in which Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham are the same man. After the Sheriff's wife is killed by King John's men, he becomes Robin Hood, who seeks revenge against King John by attacking his kingdom, stealing from the wealthy and giving the loot to the poor.



Sounds familiar. Wasn't this one of the early storylines of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood? That was called Notttingham as well. Curious...


Yup, all the script stuff that went on is a lot more interesting than the film turned out to be.

http://www.vulture.com/2010/05/robin_hood_script_russell_crow.html

 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I had hoped they wouldn't do a sequel because the end of RISE showed how the flu spread.
NOW, i really have not interest because it looks like it will mirror the plot of WORLD WAR Z!
brm

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I was never that big a fan of the old THE OMEGA MAN, despite a funky score.

"The Omega man" is a phenomenal film and Ron Grainer's score is just as good. One of the best decisions is to NOT go with the vampire element but putting the origins as a down wind side effect of the China - Russian conflict. The only difficulty I have with it is why of all countries would China pick a war with Russia? As uneasy as it may have been, it was an alliance after all.
Why everybody is going on and on about the story from the book not having been told faithfully, I don't see. The premise of people turning into vampires is the weakest element in the concept and besides, we have had more than enough vampires for the coming century by now.

D.S.


I still enjoy The Omega Man quite a bit, it still has some wonderfully effective bits, but some that are creaky with age.

The vampire element is still solid, as the novel dealt very well with the mundane day-by-day aspects of surviving in the vampire world. Although it was brand new at the time, it has been imitated since but nothing has matched Matheson's book. People are "going on and on" about the book since the movies have continually botched the adaptation. Last Man On Earth , The Omega Man and I Am Legend all have solid sequences, but I Am Legend may be the most disappointing. It nails some aspects, but manages to use the original title and completely miss the point of the story.

At least no one has filmed Mark Protosevich's awful script written for the proposed Schwarzenegger version. Laughably bad.

Oddly, even Matheson's own unfilmed screenplay version was a weak adaptation.

And yeah there have been a ton of vampire movies since, but how many have been good? Twilight doesn't count. Stakeland was hit and miss. 30 Days Of Night worked well. Let the Right One In was clumsy and funny ( the spinning cat lady, anyone ?) while the American remake worked much better.

 
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