Archive for April 4, 2011
In the history of television, there have been thousands upon thousands of TV shows. While the intent is to always deliver an interesting story for the viewer, certain problems may arise during the actual development of a series.
Sometimes, a creator may have an interesting story idea, but no initial plot to drive the series’ pilot, or a network may attempt to force the creation of a television show around a particular star.
Whatever the case, when this happens, the core reasoning for the series’ plot can, at comes, become askew. Most of the time, the viewer remains unaware. A seemingly ridiculous, convoluted, or (in this case) morbid premise is often overshadowed by the series’ entertaining storytelling.
Fortunately, a hardcore television fan (like myself) never forgets, and so we present you with five TV shows that intended ...
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Watch Neil Gaiman, Mark Sheppard and Chris Hardwick in the full 41-minute WonderCon panel over the weekend for the upcoming season of Doctor Who. Gaiman in particular slays the crowd.
"AMC's much hyped new thriller series "The Killing" averaged 4.7 million total viewers for the various airings on its first night - the second highest-rated series premiere for AMC behind "The Walking Dead"..." (full details)
"A purported synopsis of the "Superman" reboot indicates the main antagonists will be Metallo and General Sam Lane..." (full details)
""Heroes" co-stars Adrian Pasdar and Milo Ventimiglia are set to voice Iron Man and Wolverine respectively in two new animated series based on the Marvel superheroes that will air on G4 next year..." (full details)
"Marvel comics legend Stan Lee has said he would love to make a cameo appearance in "The Dark Knight Rises"..." (full details)
"Woody Allen will star in French short-filmmaker Sophie Lellouche's debut feature "Paris Manhattan", his first onscreen role since 2006's "Scoop"..." (full details)
"Angry Birds Rio, the game tie in to next week's CG-animated feature "Rio", has been downloaded more than ten million times, game maker Rovio has confirmed..." (full details)
"It was reported late last week and now the studio has officially confirmed it - Josh Hutcherson will play Peeta Mellark, while Liam Hemsworth will play Gale Hawthorne in the upcoming "The Hunger Games" film adaptation..." (full details)
"Patrick Dempsey says he "would love to play Doctor Strange" in a potential movie or TV series based on the Marvel character. "It would be fantastic. It'd be a great TV show, especially for HBO or something like that"..." (full details)
Alec Baldwin, Marisa Tomei, Thomas Haden Church and Allison Janney are all joining the cast of indie feature “Lucky Them” reports Variety.
Huck Botko and Emily Wachtel penned the script which follows a female rock journalist who sets out to find her ex-boyfriend.
The project was initially planned as a television series almost a decade ago called “Off The Record” and the late Paul Newman was set to produce.
Re-conceived as a feature, Joanna Woodward will serve as executive producer on the film and shooting kicks off later this year.
Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith, who previously worked together on "The Pursuit of Happyness", are set to re-team onscreen in an M. Night Shyamalan-directed untitled futuristic science fiction adventure film for Sony Pictures says Deadline.
The story is set in a future where a young boy has to navigate an abandoned planet on a space ship that has crashed. On board is his estranged father.
Shymalan wrote the script with Gary Whitta, while Shyamalan, Smith, James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz and Jada Pinkett Smith will produce. The project previously went under the title One Thousand AE.
The search for the two male leads in Lionsgate’s adaptation of The Hunger Games has come to an end. Emerging as the winners in a crowded pack of young actors that tested for the film are the likes of Josh Hutcherson in the role of Peeta Mellark – and Thor actor Chris Hemsworth’s younger brother, Liam, for the part of Gale Hawthorne.
Hutcherson and Hemsworth will join Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games, which is based off the first chapter in Suzanne Collin’s popular young adult series – and the possible successor to Twilight‘s box office throne.
Here’s an official plot synopsis from Lionsgate’s press release:
“The Hunger Games” chronicles a dystopic Capitol which requires its twelve subjugated districts to pay tribute in the form of a teenage boy and girl, forced ...
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