July 6, 2014 at 12:22 pm #156151
Crude name, yes, but I feel like there needs to be a proper thread for us to post new trailers or random pieces of film news, especially those of smaller projects, and updates so we don’t have to keep creating threads.
If there’s another thread like feel free to delete it!
Please share any new striking (in a good or bad way) posters, trailers, and new bits here! Happy sharing.July 9, 2014 at 10:55 am #156153
New ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Teaser: ‘The Mockingjay Lives’ (Video)
Movies | By Jordan Zakarin on July 9, 2014 @ 9:47 am
Beetee works his electronic magic
President Snow is projecting confidence, but his plans are about to get scrambled.
The latest teaser for “Mockingjay,” the third installment in the “Hunger Games” franchise, finds the evil leader (played by Donald Sutherland) addressing Panem once again, spouting patriotic garbage while Peeta and Johanna are forced to stand by his side.
What he doesn’t know is that there are rebels from District 13 who can hijack his signal, which makes for some unexpectedly exciting programming on the staid Capitol TV.August 21, 2014 at 12:43 pm #156156
Steven Spielberg Hiring ‘Godzilla’ Writer for ‘Minority Report’ TV Series (Exclusive)
TV | By Jeff Sneider on August 21, 2014 @ 12:25 pm
Max Borenstein will develop a show based on the hit 2002 sci-fi movie starring Tom Cruise
Steven Spielberg is developing a TV series based on his 2002 hit sci-fi movie “Minority Report” that will be written by “Godzilla” scribe Max Borenstein and produced by Amblin Television, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap.
A spokesperson for Amblin Television deferred inquiries to a representative for Spielberg, who like Borenstein’s representatives, did not respond to multiple requests for comment, possibly because the writer’s deal isn’t closed yet.
Based on a futuristic story by Philip K. Dick, “Minority Report” starred Tom Cruise as the head of “PreCrime,” a special police unit that uses three psychics (i.e. “precogs”) to identify and arrest murderers before they commit their crimes. The protagonist is forced to go on the run when he’s accused of a future murder himself.
A weekly series will likely to focus on the elite PreCrime unit, with Spielberg expected to target a name actor for the lead, just as he did with Halle Berry on CBS’ sci-fi series “Extant.”
At least one current TV show seems to have drawn inspiration from “Minority Report,” as CBS’ “Person of Interest,” from J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan, follows an ex-CIA hitman and a scientist who team up to prevent crimes before they happen. The show has performed well, indicating there may be more interest in the subject matter.
While former “Daily Show” showrunner Larry Wilmore currently hosts Comedy Central’s late-night talk show “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore,” Spielberg’s series is expected to retain its movie title, which still resonates strongly with sci-fi fans.
“Minority Report” grossed $358 million worldwide and received an Oscar nomination for best sound editing. 20th Century Fox distributed “Minority Report,” though it’s unclear whether the Fox network would get a first shot at Spielberg’s TV series.
Spielberg is currently prepping an untitled Cold War thriller starring Tom Hanks and will segue to an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “The BFG” after that, though he is expected to be closely involved in the development of the “Minority Report” TV series. In addition to “Extant,” Spielberg is also an executive producer on Fox’s upcoming Octavia Spencer series “Red Band Society.”
Borenstein’s modern update of “Godzilla,” directed by Gareth Edwards and produced by Legendary, has grossed more than $500 million worldwide and led to development of a sequel that will stomp into theaters on June 8, 2018.
Borenstein, who is currently working on “Skull Island” for Legendary, previously wrote the studio’s fantasy film “Seventh Son,” which stars Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore. He’s represented by UTA, Anonymous Content and attorney Eric Feig.