Fox Animation Picks Up ‘The Girl Who Drank The Moon’ For ‘Kubo And The Two Strings’ Writer Marc Haimes
EXCLUSIVE: Fox Animation has acquired the rights to children's book The Girl Who Drank the Moon, an epic coming-of-age fairy tale written by Kelly Barnhill. Marc Haimes, who recently co-wrote the script for Laika and Focus Features' Kubo and the Two Strings, has been set to adapt the script.
Veteran animation director Carlos Saldanha, who directed Rio for Fox, and Maresa Pullman will produce through their BottleCap Productions banner. Darlene Caamano Loquet is exec… Read
‘Married At First Sight’ Renewed For Season 5 On FYI
FYI’s docuseries that pronounces couples legally wed on their initial meeting is headed back to the altar. The cable net has greenlighted a fifth season of Married at First Sight, set this time in Chicago and premiering next year. The Season 4 finale airs Tuesday night, with a reunion special set for November 1.
The social experiment series follows singles yearning for a lifelong partnership as they agree to a provocative proposal: getting legally married to a stranger… Read
‘Doctor Strange’ To Cast Spell Over International Box Office – Weekend Preview
Disney/Marvel's Benedict Cumberbatch-starring Doctor Strange debuts in 32 markets — about 45% of its international footprint — this week, and one frame ahead of the domestic (and China) release. It's been six months since the last MCU superheroes roamed the globe with Captain America: Civil War capturing a 2016 high of $1.15B worldwide after its April start. Doctor Strange is a different sort of Marvel beast, making his first major leap from the page to the screen with… Read
‘Notorious’ Order Cut To 10 Episodes By ABC
So it starts. After the back series orders for the strongest new fall series, the networks are starting to address the bubble freshman shows. First off, ABC’s Notorious, whose 13-episode order has been trimmed to 10.
This is not an outright cancellation as Notorious will remain on the air, and the network plans to air all 10 produced episodes. But, following a slow ratings start and mostly negative reviews, this is not a good sign for the new drama. Virtually no series… Read
‘Six’: History’s Military Drama Gets 2017 Premiere Date
History’s military drama series finally has a deployment date. The cable net said today that the eight-episode first season of the show that follows the members of Navy SEAL Team Six will premiere at 10 PM ET on January 18.
Vice Principals star and Justified alum Walton Goggins toplines the series, which follows the modern American warriors as their covert mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with… Read
‘Man With A Plan’ Off To OK Ratings Start
CBS last night introduced its Monday lineup for the 2016-2017 season, following the temporary relocation of The Big Bang Theory to the night. After several weeks in the lofty post-Big Bang slot, freshman Kevin Can Wait starring Kevin James moved to the anchor 8 PM slot to serve as a launching pad for another new comedy, Man With A Plan starring Matt LeBlanc.
Neither was particularly impressive given their star power but neither flopped. Kevin Can Wait (1.6 in adults… Read
Tom Hanks Negotiates With ‘Big’s Zoltar To Be Made 30 Again
Tom Hanks, who’s been doing the late-night circuit to plug the opening of Inferno, reconnected with Zoltar on Late Show last night, and asked Big’s mechanical fortune teller to make him 30 years old again.
Zoltar, aka Late Show host Stephen Colbert, reminded Hanks he’d learned a heart-warming lesson about age-envy in that earlier movie.
"Yeah, I learned being older isn't always what it's cracked up to be — a lesson I'm constantly learning every day at my age," Hanks shot… Read
‘Knight Rider’ To Ride Again As Machinima Digital Series With Justin Lin At The Wheel
Knight Rider, the 1980s action series that made David Hasselhoff a star, is getting the Machinima treatment. The digital network said today it is partnering with producer-director Justin Lin, YOMYOMF and NBCUniversal Brand Development to produce a digital series reboot that will target a 2017 launch.
Lin, who knows something about the care and feeding of franchises after directing Fast & Furious 6 and most recently Star Trek Beyond, is set to produce the series which is… Read
‘The Art Of More’ Season 2 Trailer: Crackle Drama Returns With New Power Players
All hail the new queen, says Dennis Quaid in this new trailer for season two of Crackle’s The Art of More, introducing new cast member Merritt Patterson as the seemingly ferocious – and very blonde – daughter of Quaid’s New York real estate mogul. Any resemblance to a certain real-life mogul’s devoted daughter might be coincidental, but hey, buzz is buzz.
The new season of Crackle’s first scripted drama begins Wednesday, November 16, on Sony’s free streaming service… Read
Jason Momoa’s ‘Frontier’ Gets Season 2 Renewal Ahead Of Premiere
Frontier doesn’t debut until November 6 on Discovery Canada, but today it was renewed for Season 2. The action-thriller series stars Jason Momoa and follows warring factions vying for control of the fur trade in 18th century Canada. It will stream on Netflix outside of the Great White North; the service has committed to airing both six-episode seasons, but no premiere date has been set.
Co-created by Rob and Peter Blackie and directed by Brad Peyton, Frontier also… Read
Nat Wolff & Alexander Skarsgård Join Feature Adaptation Of War Doc ‘The Kill Team’
Nat Wolff and Alexander Skarsgård are set to star in a feature film adaptation of Dan Krauss' war documentary The Kill Team.
The film tracks the story of Private Adam Winfield, a soldier in Afghanistan who attempted to blow the whistle on members of his platoon who carry out a murderous scheme in the desolate wasteland of Southern Afghanistan. Wolff, who starred in The Fault of Our Stars, is set to play Winfield with Skarsgård, who was recently seen in The Legend of Tarzan… Read
Stephen Colbert Exhumes Animated Abe Lincoln To Critique Donald Trump’s Gettysburg Address
Donald Trump delivered his own Gettysburg Address over the weekend, on the actual battlefield where the tide turned against the Confederacy during the Civil War, because he “feels a kinship with lost causes that will haunt our country for generations,” Stephen Colbert explained on CBS’ The Late Show.
In his own Gettysburg Address, the GOP nominee promised to heal a divided nation – and sue all those women who have claimed he treated them inappropriately in the past.