’13 Hours’ Trailer: Michael Bay Bengazi Drama Peers Into The Myth
Michael Bay is back with 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Bengazi, a film whose topic is sure to make holiday dinners civil, polite affairs. Based on the nonfiction book 13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff, the film follows a group of US special forces who find themselves forced to make tough decisions in the chaos surrounding the September 11-12, 2012 attack on the U.S. Diplomatic compound in Benghazi that took the lives… Read
Syfy Orders Grindhouse Series ‘Blood Drive’ From John Hlavin & David Straiton
Syfy is tapping into the classic grindhouse movie tradition with Blood Drive, which has received a 13-episode straight-to-series order. The drama, from Universal Cable Prods. and executive producers John Hlavin (Underworld: Awakening) and David Straiton (Bates Motel), who will also direct, is described as a high-octane, over-the-top scripted series set in a near-apocalyptic future that centers around LA's last good cop who is forced to join a twisted, gory cross-country… Read
‘Longmire’ Creators Tease Season 4 & Talk About Netflix Comeback – TCA
“Never before had I wept in a meeting.” Such was Longmire executive producer Greer Shephard’s emotional reaction when Netflix decided to move forward with Season 4 of the series.
The EPs discussed at TCA today their journey from A&E Network’s cancellation following their Season 3 cliffhanger in late August 2014 to its Netflix Season 4 resurrection scheduled to stream beginning on September 10. In addition, the Longmire panel teased some string from next season’s 10… Read
Gil Kenan To Direct ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ For Warner Bros
EXCLUSIVE: Gil Kenan has made a deal with Warner Bros to direct Five Nights At Freddy's, a live-action adaptation of the popular video game series created by Scott Cawthon. It is an online sensation that takes place in a Chuck-E-Cheese-like eatery, where an animatronic animal that is part of the house band becomes a murderer at night. Players who’ve been locked inside try to survive the rampaging murder machine and his furry cohorts. Hatched in 2014, this became a popular… Read
Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige Join NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’
Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have joined the cast NBC's upcoming The Wiz Live! special, slated for the coming holiday season. It airs on Thursday, December 3.
Queen Latifah plays The Wiz, the mysterious and powerful wizard who holds the keys to the Emerald City, but whose metamorphosis from ordinary to extraordinary is itself a hoax. She rose to her lofty position after being transported by accident to Oz in a hot air balloon during a snowstorm. Blige will play… Read
‘Vacation’ Review: R-Rated Gags Rachet Up Raunch – And Fun – In Franchise Reboot
Time to hit that “holiday road” again with the Griswolds as Warner Bros and New Line Cinema have rebooted the highly successful ’80s comedy franchise Vacation, and as I say in my video review (click the link above) that is a very good thing. The new Vacation is decidedly NOT your father’s version which starred Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo — first in 1983’s National Lampoon’s Vacation and followed by three theatrical sequels. Now the plot has Rusty, the son in those… Read
‘The Night Before’ Trailer – A Very Seth Rogen Christmas
Welcome, extremely fun people. A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas finally has the perfect double feature companion for when you’re completely blotto during the holidays and need something to watch, and of course it’s from the other reigning kings of stoner comedy. Sony Pictures gives you The Night Before, a drug fueled comedy about three childhood best friends who have spent every christmas eve for the past decade-plus partying in a completely debauched haze. As they all… Read
‘Welcome To Sweden’ Cancelled At NBC
Welcome To Sweden and writer/executive producer/co-star Greg Poehler went out in a blaze of glory today, announcing via Instagram that NBC has cancelled the Sunday comedy after two seasons and “craptastically low ratings in the U.S.” The move was not totally unexpected: the Sunday comedy from Entertainment One Television, Syskon, TV4 and Jarowskij in Sweden just hit a series low in its second week of its second season, netting a 0.2/1 rating for the second half of… Read
Frank Langella To Co-Star In HBO’s LBJ Movie ‘All The Way’
Frank Langella is set to co-star opposite Bryan Cranston in All The Way, HBO's adaptation of the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play. Directed by Jay Roach and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the film covers Lyndon Baines Johnson (Cranston) from the moment the assassination of John F. Kennedy made LBJ the 36th president of the United States and through a turbulent first year that included leveraging his power to pass Civil Rights legislation in Congress up to his… Read
Neil Marshall Sets Futuristic Revenge Thriller ‘The Sentence’ Next
EXCLUSIVE: Neil Marshall, the feature helmer who has directed some of the most shocking episodes of Game Of Thrones, has found his next big-screen project. He will direct The Sentence, a futuristic revenge thriller in the vein of Death Wish that has a script by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrina Benedikt. Marc Helwig will produce through Applebox Entertainment, the shingle that the former literary agent hatched with Marshall. EuropaCorp will fully finance.
Brent Sexton Joins ‘Bosch’, Ben Koldyke In ‘Masters Of Sex’
Brent Sexton (The Killing) has booked a season-long recurring arc on Amazon's drama series Bosch. Sexton will play Carl Nash, a former police detective who was shoved out of the department by internal affairs and who has a long history with Bosch (Titus Welliver). Bosch is a police procedural based on Michael Connelly's novels about a veteran homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. Sexton, repped by Greene & Associates and Trademark Talent, recently… Read
More ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Could Happen, Showrunner Says – TCA
"If everyone wants to do it, we'll do it," Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp's showrunner/co-star Michael Showalter said today at TCA of another installment of the Netflix series based on the cult movie. "The time commit for this cast is quite accommodating," he said of the prequel series, which premieres on Friday. "The feeling is we are interested in creating an environment that is easy for people being able to say yes."
Originally in the 2001 movie… Read