Colton wrote:The CW orders 6 pilots
The CW is doubling down on sci-fi and fantasy for 2016. The network has ordered six new pilots, and most are big-concept genre shows. The list includes Mars thriller, a Translyvania-set monster mash-up and a present-day, live-action take on the Archie Comics.
One title to watch out for in particular is the one with the least amount of description — Kevin Williamson’s untitled and vaguely described paranormal project. The script snagged director David “the pilot whisperer” Nutter, who has a terrific track record for making pilots that get greenlit to series.
Here’s the list:
Pitch: “Set in present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, Riverdale is a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.”
EP/W: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl, Glee, Big Love) EP: Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl,DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) EP: Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) EP: Jon Goldwater (Archie Comics). (Warner Bros. Television / Berlanti Productions / Based on the characters from Archie Comics)
UNTITLED MARS PROJECT
The pitch: “A team of explorers arrive on Mars to join the first human colony on the planet, only to discover that their predecessors have vanished. Led by a woman whose husband is among the missing, the colonists are forced to change their mission from exploration and settlement to investigation and survival, while navigating the hostile planet and their own personal demons.”
Executive Producer/Writer: Doris Egan (Reign, House MD, Tru Calling) Executive Producers: Frank Marshall, Robert Zotnowski Auspices: CBS Television Studios in association with The Kennedy-Marshall Company
The pitch: “In 1880, a headstrong young woman in search of her missing father ventures from NYC to Transylvania where she teams up with a wrongfully disgraced Scotland Yard Detective, and together they witness the births of the most famous monsters and villains in history.”
Executive Producer/Writer: Hugh Sterbakov Executive Producers: Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Applebaum, Scott Rosenberg Auspices: CBS Television Studios in association with Midnight Radio
UNT. PARANORMAL PROJECT
The pitch: “A young woman seeks help from a parapsychologist when she begins to experience paranormal phenomena.” EP/W: Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, The Following, Scream features) EP (pilot)/D: David Nutter (Arrow, The Flash, Game of Thrones,Supernatural) P: Lauren Wagner. (Warner Bros. Television / Outerbanks Entertainment)
The pitch: “In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema film, a female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the ‘butterfly effect’ wreak havoc in the present day.”
EP/W: Jeremy Carver (Supernatural, Being Human) EP: Toby Emmerich (writer/producer of original film; President and COO, New Line Cinema) EP: John Rickard (features: Horrible Bosses, A Nightmare On Elm Street 2010 reboot) EP: Dan Lin (Forever, features:The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes) EP: Jennifer Gwartz (Forever,Veronica Mars) (Warner Bros. Television / Lin Pictures / Based on the New Line Cinema feature film).
Pitch: “When a risk-averse, straight-arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, to comedic and poignant results they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists.”
Executive Producer/Writer: Corinne Brinkerhoff (American Gothic,Jane The Virgin, The Good Wife) and Scott McCabe & Tory Stanton Executive Producer: Ben Silverman (Jane The Virgin,The Office, Ugly Betty). Auspices: CBS Television Studios in association with Electus
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/01/29/cw ... -riverdale
Colton wrote:James Franco to Direct Zola Stripper Film Based on Twitter
James Franco, Andrew Neel and Killer Films are developing a movie based on stripper Azia “Zola” Wells’ saga of a wild road trip to Florida with Franco directing.
The project is based on David Kushner’s story for Rolling Stone, published in November and titled “Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted.”
Franco will direct from a script by Neel and Mike Roberts. Franco and Vince Jolivette are producing through their Rabbit Bandini Productions with Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa, and Gigi Films’ Gia Walsh and Kara Baker.
Kushner’s story was billed as an exclusive account of Wells’ 148-tweet about her October road trip to Florida with her friend Jessica, Jessica’s boyfriend Jarrett, and Jessica’s violent Nigerian pimp “Z.”
The first tweet read, “Okay listen up. This story long. So I met this white bitch at Hooters…” The tweets include a hustler gets murdered and Jarrett leaping from a four-story window.
“It reads like ‘Spring Breakers’ meets ‘Pulp Fiction,’ as told by Nicki Minaj,” Kushner observed.
Franco, Neel and Killer Films most recently collaborated on fraternity hazing drama “Goat,” which starred Nick Jonas and was produced by Franco with Neel directing. The film premiered at Sundance and sold last week to Paramount Home Media.
CAA, which represents Franco, Neel, Killer Films, and Kushner, will represent the film’s domestic distribution rights.
Franco’s directing credits include “In Dubious Battle,” “As I Lay Dying” and the upcoming “The Disaster Artist.”
Franco is also represented by Untitled Entertainment and Sloane Offer; Neel is also represented by Washington Square Films.
http://variety.com/2016/film/news/james ... 201697548/
If you haven't read the Zola story, read it here: http://imgur.com/gallery/lNmdk
SourceBBC News wrote:US cinema chain AMC set to allow customers to text during films
One of the largest cinema chains in the US is considering letting customers use their mobile phones during films.
AMC chief executive Adam Aron said he wanted to encourage so-called millennials to visit the cinema.
He told Variety magazine: "You can't tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That's not how they live their life."
But he said he would have to find a solution that did not disturb other movie-goers.
AMC operates almost 400 cinemas in the United States, with more than 5,000 screens. The chain also has a UK multi-screen complex in Manchester.
In February the firm announced its intention to buy rival Carmike, which will make it the largest cinema chain in the US.
But Mr Aron said young adults today were not visiting the cinema as much as their parents did when they were young.
This is ridiculous, we aren't glued to our phonesYou can't tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That's not how they live their life.
Yeah, exactly. Cinemas are one of the few places where people don't use their phones, actually. We are creating a generation that are glued to their phones but can't even string a sentence together in a conversation. Exaggerating, but it's really going that way...Biebz wrote:This is ridiculous, we aren't glued to our phonesYou can't tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That's not how they live their life.
If you can't sit and watch a movie without going on your phone then you clearly aren't interested enough and shouldn't be watching it at the cinema. Wait for the DVD if you want to do that
In the Beyoncé - Lemonade thread, Hugo wrote:HBO will let you watch Game of Thrones and Beyoncé this weekend for freeAwesome!Just in time for the debut of Game of Thrones and Beyoncé's mysterious new Lemonade event, HBO is letting non-subscribers watch a full weekend's worth of premium television for free. Starting this Friday and ending on Sunday night, the network is making some of its best offerings available to everyone, if only to get people to subscribe going forward.
In addition to GoT and Lemonade, fans will be able to watch the pay-TV premiere of Jurassic World on Saturday night, as well as the return of Silicon Valley and Veep on Sunday night. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and the original HBO film Confirmation will also play that night. On top of all this, Cinemax shows like Banshee will also be available for free viewing. Of course, anyone interested will have to check with their provider to make sure they have access to the promotion.
This is perfect timing for the network to tout its HBO Now service to potential subscribers. In addition to its being one of the most popular, Game of Thrones continues to be the most torrented series in the world. Watching the long-awaited premiere for free might turn some would-be pirates into paying customers — especially since HBO Now is free for the first month.
http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/20/11469 ... es-beyonce