Archive for April 13, 2011
USA is preparing a pair of new series for this summer, in addition to an already packed schedule of established shows. Suits will premiere June 23rd, with Necessary Roughness following on June 29th.
Suits is the new name for A Legal Mind, a pilot that USA picked up from writer Aaron Korsh (The Deep End) and producer David Bartis (Knight Rider 2008). It follows a top-notch New York corporate lawyer who recruits a brilliant college dropout. Both must keep up appearances to keep the slacker’s past buried.
Gabriel Macht, who starred in The Spirit and Love and Other Drugs, plays Manhattan lawyer Harvey Specter. Patrick J. Adams, who’s had bit parts on NCIS, Lie to Me and FlashForward plays Specter’s new associate. Suits follows USA’s penchant for typical television scenarios turned ...
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The other day we got a look at some very brief footage from the upcoming Planet of the Apes prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and the reaction to just five seconds of the movie was overwhelmingly positive.
Today, Hobbit director Peter Jackson’s effects company, WETA Workshop, is hosting a live chat event, featuring more extensive looks at the company’s work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and you can watch the whole event right here!
In this prequel film, James Franco plays Will Rodman, a cutting-edge scientist whose research into genetic engineering as a cure for Alzheimer’s disease leads to an ape named Caesar gaining advanced intelligence, which ultimately leads to humanity’s downfall and the titular rise of a simian-controlled world.
The brief clip released ...
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20th Century Fox is hosting a live streaming event to display the visual effects behind the upcoming "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" opening on August 5th.
The event takes place at 2:30 PM US-PST (5:30 PM US-EST) today and will include the special effects team from WETA demonstrating how they created the apes for this new take on the franchise.
You can watch the live chat by coming to this page at the time specified and clicking the player below.
Broadway stage musicals-turned-movies were all the rage in the wake of Chicago‘s critical and financial success back in the early-2000s, what with The Phantom of the Opera, Rent, and The Producers all hitting theaters within a year of one another. Fast forward to 2011 and we’ve got more on the horizon – including (it seems) an American Idiot movie.
The tunes of punk rock group Green Day provide the basis for American Idiot, which looks to be scripted by Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black – the fellow behind Milk and the upcoming biopic J. Edgar.
Deadline says Universal is negotiating to turn American Idiot into a feature-length film, with the original stage musical’s director, Michael Mayer, at the helm. Tom Hanks and his Playtone partner Gary Goetzman optioned the show last year, so a cinematic adaptation of ...
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Showtime picked up Homeland for a full season just last week, and now the network has released a three-minute clip of the first episode.
The clip sets up the central conflict in the opening episodes of Homeland: an American soldier named Scott Brody (Damian Lewis) has been found alive in Iraq after years of captivity. CIA Agent Carrie Anderson (Claire Danes) suspects that the intelligence that lead to his rescue was planted, and Brody has become an Al Qaeda double agent.
The scene opens on field video of an American strike team storming a Middle East compound. In a clear allusion to the capture of Saddam Hussein in 2003, a bearded and starving prisoner is lifted out of a spider hole saying “I’m an American.” The scene shifts to a domestic ...
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