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Sci Fi News
While we don’t always report on pilots because they’re so ethereal, and we hate to get all excited about a show that may or may not even make it past that initial first effort and never on to our screens, when a name like The Weinstein Company (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The King’s Speech) is involved, we take notice.
And while Harvey Weinstein is the name and face that most of us recognize, promoting his latest movies on the morning shows, it’s his brother Bob’s Dimension Films (the Scary Movie and Scream movie franchises), a subsidiary of The Weinstein Company, who’s making our news today.
According to The New York Times, in conjunction with The Weinstein Company‘s announcement of a major move into television, Bob Weinstein has stated his plans to develop TV series based on the Sin City comic books and Stephen King‘s The Mist.
Dimension has experience with The Mist, having produced the 2007 film version which was written and directed by Frank Darabont (The Walking Dead), and is reportedly developing a 10-part series with Darabont.
Weinstein also stated that he plans to quickly follow the August release of the film Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, distributed by Dimension and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, with a Sin City TV series from Miller and Rodriguez.
The power of The Weinstein Company and its Dimension Films combined with the fact that they are working with excellent writer/directors who are already familiar with the work give us more hope than usual that we’ll be seeing these series on our screens in the future.
We’ll keep you posted.
We have the new trailer for Kellan Lutz’s The Legend of Hercules formerly known as Hercules: The Legend Begins. Usually when new trailers are released you tend to see tiny snippets more of the movie than you did in the previous trailers. In this case you’re actually going to see pretty much the same thing as the previous trailer we posted, except less, but in the spirit of keeping you up on the latest, we have it here for you following the poster. Also note the updated release date.
Trailer: The Legend of Hercules
If you’d like to check out the other trailer you can do that here.
The Legend of Hercules starring Kellan Lutz is slated to hit theaters in January 10th, 2014.
Midseason finale?! No way! This season of The Walking Dead has flown by, and they’re going to leave us right in the middle of some nasty plot or all out war, I can just tell. I guess we’d better hold on tight to our imaginary golf clubs or pit o’ walkers or whatever we want to use to protect ourselves against whatever they throw at us, whether it be an onslaught of walkers or the Governor.
Maybe we’ll just arm ourselves with the knowledge imparted in these featurettes and clips. Study hard:
Featurette: The Walking Dead – Making of Episode 407 Dead Weight
Featurette: The Walking Dead – Inside Episode 407 Dead Weight
Clip: The Walking Dead – Episode 407 Talked About Scene
Clip: The Walking Dead – Episode 408 Too Far Gone
The Walking Dead, starring Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Emily Kinney, airs its midseason finale this Sunday at 9/8c on AMC.
We told you back in September that A&E is developing The Returned, based on the French series Les Revenants (The Returned), maybe with some Carlton Cuse involvement. Similar to ABC’s Resurrection which premieres in March, NBC’s in-development Babylon Field, and BBC American’s In the Flesh, sthe original The Returned is about people returning from the dead.
If you’d like to see that original French series, the Sundance Channel has acquired it and has been airing it. No worries if you haven’t caught it yet, because they’re showing marathons every Sunday in December. Here are the details:IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SAY BONJOUR TO “THE RETURNED,” CATCH UP WITH THE SERIES THAT HAS FANS EXCLAIMING “OUI!” SUNDANCE CHANNEL TO MARATHON ALL EPISODES OF THE HIT FRENCH SERIES THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF DECEMBER
“The best series of the fall, possibly of the year.”
-Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times
“A superbly stylish and scary French drama with no equal in its genre.”
-Nancy deWolf Smith, Wall Street Journal
Viewers can still get hooked on the engrossing, stylish eight-part French horror series that Entertainment Weekly gave an “A-” and called “eerie, tense, and highly addictive.” Beginning Sunday December 1st, each week, viewers will have the chance to catch-up on all previously aired episodes during marathons of “The Returned” in anticipation of each week’s brand new episode on Sundance Channel. Please see the full schedule listed below. As praised by Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter, “The Returned” is “a visual pleasure and ultimately proves to be a challenging change-up to the zombie genre, with its smart dialogue, provocative emotions, wonderful acting and intellectual curiosity about love and loss.”
Airing Thursdays at 9:00 PM, “The Returned” takes place in an idyllic French mountain town, where a seemingly random collection of people find themselves in a state of confusion as they attempt to return to their homes. What they don’t know yet is that they have been dead for several years, and no one is expecting them back. As they struggle to reintegrate with their families and past lovers, buried secrets emerge and new mysteries develop as they grapple with a miraculous and sinister new reality. But it seems they are not the only ones to have returned from the dead. Their arrival coincides with a series of gruesome murders which bear a chilling resemblance to the work of a serial killer from the past.
“THE RETURNED” DECEMBER MARATHON DATES:
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Re-airing episodes 1-5
3:45 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Re-airing episodes 1-6
2:30 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Re-airing episodes 1-7
1:15 PM – 10:00 PM ET/PT
Sunday, December 22, 2013
Re-airing episodes 1-8 (All of season one)
Noon – 10:00 PM ET/PT
Some of you may have approached this long holiday weekend with a certain amount of dread, but hopefully it hasn’t turned out to be as terrifying as a newly wakened ancient dragon. Compare and contrast your situation with those one presented in the latest TV spot for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug:
TV Spot: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – #9
Hopefully yours has been and continues to be a dragon-free weekend.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchette, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Sylvester McCoy, Aidan Turner, Graham McTavish, John Callen, Ken Stott, Mikael Persbrandt, Ryan Gage, Jed Brophy, William Kircher, Stephen Hunter, Ian Holm, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Conan Stevens, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly, Barry Humphries and Benedict Cumberbatch is scheduled to hit the theaters on December 13.
So many shows took a holiday this week right along with the rest of us, that you can be forgiven for thinking that we wouldn’t be taking a virtual trip to Portland to see our favorite Grimm and Wesen, but think again! Grimm will be airing in its usual 9/8c slot tonight, followed by Dracula at 10/9c.
This week Our Gang will be dealing with another Mexican legend, as they did last year with La Larona. This year it’s El Cucuy, and it’s another good one:
TV Spot: Grimm – 305 El Cucuy
Clip: Grimm – Episode 305 El Cucuy: The Monster, the Myth, the Legend
Grimm, starring David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bitsie Tulloch, Russell Hornsby, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, and Reggie Lee, airs Fridays at 9/8c on NBC.