Bruce Campbell Says ‘Ash Vs. Evil Dead’ Series Could Lead To More ‘Dead’ Movies – TCA
"This series will force us to make more movies," said Bruce Campbell today at the TCA session. "That's only 10 hours of programming, we need 8 more movies," the Ash Vs., Evil Dead star joked the franchise's zealous fans would demand. "Making a fourth movie would work …No matter what we give them it will never be enough."
On stage with Campbell, director and EP Sam Raimi, who helmed the 1981 original feature and two sequels, said he would be behind the camera on another… Read
Lionsgate Mining Hot Across The Pond Talent For Its Robin Hood: Jack Reynor, Taron Egerton, Nicholas Hoult In Mix
EXCLUSIVE– Lionsgate is looking to beat its rival Robin Hood projects to the punch by mining up and coming talent from across the pond for its Robin Hood: Origins. Rising Brit actor Taron Egerton is on the mini-major’s shortlist to head into Sherwood Forest, along with fellow Brits Nicholas Hoult, Jack Huston and Irish-American actor Jack Reynor. The Maze Runner‘s Dylan O’Brian is also believed to be under consideration. Scheduling is an issue for some of these hot young… Read
Jordana Brewster & Charlie Barnett Join ‘Secrets & Lies’ Season 2
Jordana Brewster and Charlie Barnett have joined the second season cast of ABC’s anthology crime drama series Secrets & Lies. Season 2 picks up with detective Andrea Cornell (Juliette Lewis) investigating a new crime, the murder of Eric Warner's (Michael Ealy) wife.
Brewster will play Kate Warner,an accomplished attorney who runs the compliance department for the Warner family-owned private equity firm. Barnett plays Patrick Warner, the youngest child of private equity… Read
Jonathan Ames: ‘Blunt Talk’ Rushes In Where ‘Network’ Declined To Tread – TCA
Any references you see in Starz’ new comedy Blunt Talk to Paddy Chaysefky’s Network are entirely not coincidental, the show’s creator/exec producer Joanthan Ames told journalists at TCA this morning.
“Very much so,” Ames answered happily, when asked if there was a connection. “I, in preparation for writing, re-watched Network. Network was wonderful — I wanted more Howard Beale.”
(For the one or two people reading who are not in the know: Chayefsky’s scathing mid-70’s… Read
Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson Colonize Untitled Sci-Fi Romance For STX
Set phasers to amor. Asa Butterfield Britt Robertson have been cast in a new, currently untitled science fiction romance from STX Entertainment. They’re joined by Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino. Set in an era of planetary colonization in the solar system, the film will follow the first child born on Mars who begins an online romance with a girl living in Colorado. Living in a secret, experimental colony, he begins a plan to find his way to Earth in order to meet her. But… Read
Starz’s Chris Albrecht Responds To HBO Boss Michael Lombardo’s ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Dig
At TCA today, Starz chief Chris Albrecht responded to comments made by HBO’s Michael Lombardo over a supposed mailer for Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse which dinged HBO’s sports comedy Ballers. A press member at yesterday’s HBO session claimed that they received a press release for Survivor’s Remorse which called out Ballers; that critics liked Survivor’s Remorse more than Ballers. The reporter asked Dwayne Johnson about Starz’s ding toward his show.
Johnson largely dodged… Read
Jesse Eisenberg & Jason Segel In ‘The End Of The Tour'; Brando On Brando In ‘Listen To Me Marlon': Specialty Preview
A trio of documentaries that likely will factor in awards season bow this weekend, while a new feature starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel could give some lift into the specialty box office. Showtime Documentary Film is giving its Sundance docu Listen To Me Marlon, which tells Oscar-winning screen legend Marlon Brando’s story through his own words, a traditional theatrical window ahead of its fall debut on the network. Magnolia Pictures and Participant will open… Read
Starz To Release Entire Seasons of ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ & ‘Flesh and Bone’ On Premiere Day
The model of releasing entire seasons simultaneously is continuing to gain popularity. Starz has become the latest network to employ it for the third and final season of Da Vinci's Demons and ballet-themed limited series Flesh And Bone. They will be available for Starz subscribers on Starz Play and Starz On Demand in the U.S. in conjunction with the premieres of their first episodes, October 24 and November 8, respectively. The announcement was made at TCA .
Introduced by… Read
Antonio Banderas To Star In ‘Havana Quartet’ Drama Series In Works At Starz
The thawing relations between U.S. and Cuba have led to a boom in American TV productions with ties to the Communist country. The latest is Havana Quartet — a drama series in development at Starz, which has Antonio Banderas attached to star. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht made the announcement at TCA today. The idea is to film the potential series in Cuba, Albrecht said.
Known Cuban playwright Eduardo Machado (Starz’s Magic City), who lives in the U.S., will write the project… Read
‘Black Sails’ Renewed For Season 4 By Starz
Pirate drama Black Sails is officially Starz’s flagship series after the pay cable network picked up a 10-episode fourth season of the show created by Jonathan E. Steinberg and Robert Levine and executive produced by Michael Bay. The announcement comes as Black Sails wrapped production on Season 3 and was made by Starz CEO Chris Albrecht at the top of the network’s TCA presentation today.
This marks another early renewal for the adventure drama, whose third season is not… Read
Crook Who Stole Famed Art Director’s House Confesses … Sort Of
The conman who stole the home of Oscar-nominated art director Ross Bellah and then wired the proceeds to his sister in Tel Aviv before fleeing the country has confessed to Deadline that the money should be returned. Aron Shlain is also cooperating with the attorneys for the trust fund that had been established to provide for Bellah's widow, Eunice, who died in 2012. If recovered, a portion of the $2.8 million a judge has ordered him to repay will go to the Motion Picture… Read
‘Doctor Who': EP Steven Moffat Not Keen On Feature Film, Teases Maisie Williams’ Role – TCA
While Doctor Who executive producer Steven Moffat wasn’t ready to divulge Maisie Williams’ enigmatic role in the new season, he did go so far as to reveal that “she isn’t playing a returning character or someone in the Doctor’s past. Her role will develop in an unexpected way.” Moffat during his TCA appearance for BBC America today applauded his fellow producer Brian Minchin for conceiving her character, and assured their room that the Doctor Who wasn’t “just going for… Read