ABC to deliver 'Rosemary's Baby'
Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2004, 7:38PM CDT by Franklin Harris
ABC is developing a four-hour mini-series remake of "Rosemary's Baby," based on the novel of the same name by Ira Levin and Levin's sequel, "Son of Rosemary." Unlike Roman Polanski's 1968 film, the mini-series will follow Rosemary's child into his teenage years. ABC will broadcast the mini-series in late 2005.
Brody to investigate death of TV's Superman
Posted Thursday, September 23, 2004, 12:20AM CDT by Franklin Harris
Adrien Brody ("The Village," "King Kong") will star in "Truth, Justice and the American Way," the biopic of television "Superman" star George Reeves. Brody will play the lead detective investigating Reeves' death in 1959.
Source: Superhero Hype!
'Scary' trio reunited for 'Superhero!'
Posted Thursday, September 23, 2004, 12:16AM CDT by Franklin Harris
The team behind "Scary Movie 3" will reunite for a spoof of superheroes. Writer Craig Mazin, director David Zucker and producer Robert Weiss are joining forces for the film titled, appropriately enough, "Superhero!" Filming is scheduled to begin in the spring.
Source: Cinescape Online
Hollywood vies for 'Strange' novel
Posted Monday, September 20, 2004, 6:36PM CDT by Franklin Harris
Susanna Clarke's 800-page novel "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell," which is getting a major push from its publisher, is now a hot commodity in Hollywood. New Line, Warner Bros., Dreamworks and Sony are all pursuing the film rights, according to Variety. Clarke is already penning a sequel, and the studios smell a potential franchise.
Set in Regency England (the early 1800s), "Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell" revolves around two magicians who seek to bring practical magic back to the British Isles. The two start out as teacher and pupil but become rivals as the younger of the two, Jonathan Strange, becomes more powerful.
Source: Dark Horizons
Smith demands overtime for 'Clerks'
Posted Wednesday, September 1, 2004, 4:36PM CDT by Franklin Harris
Kevin Smith is returning to the film that put him on Hollywood's map. He is developing a sequel to his debut film, "Clerks." The original film's stars, Brian O'Halloran and Jeff Anderson will return, as will Smith's character, Silent Bob, and Silent Bob's sidekick, Jay, played by Jason Mewes. Smith hopes to begin filming in January. Reportedly, the sequel's title will be "The Passion of the Clerks."
Animated 'Highlander' in the works
Posted Wednesday, September 1, 2004, 4:31PM CDT by Franklin Harris
Davis-Panzer Productions and Imagi International are developing an animated "Highlander" feature film for release in spring 2006. There are no details as to the film's plot and characters. A fifth live-action "Highlander" movie is also planned.