According to this article in the New York Times, Bob Weinstein is…
…hoping to quickly follow the August release of the film “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, with a “Sin City” television series from Mr. Miller and Mr. Rodriguez.
Man, I hope that comes to pass. A Sin City television series, especially if overseen by Miller and Rodriguez could be so cool.
I’d hope that the series would be an anthology of overlapping stories and characters rather than just follow one or a couple of the characters. This would open up the series which already has so much potential.
I’ll post more news as it becomes available.
Source: Coming Soon.
Did you catch this interview with Frank Darabont by AJ Marechal that ran in Variety? Darabont talks about his departure from The Walking Dead and how it led to Mob City.
I’m a Darabont fan and hope that Mob City kills it in ratings. I have no doubt that critics will dig it.
73 years ago today, Bruce Lee was born… and the world was better for it.
Growing up I was a fight fan. That meant I was a boxing fan.
MMA as we know it today was decades away. It was a time of tough guys. Marciano – Liston – Ali – Frazier – Norton – Foreman. Boxing appeared regularly on television for free. ESPN had a weekly boxing show. NBC – CBS and ABC regularly aired live boxing cards.
Later boxing became an event sport with all eyes on pay-per-view Super Fights. Ali vs Frazier. Hagler vs Hearns. Duran vs Leonard. The top tier of boxers became celebrities and were given mega paydays. Of course the vast majority of boxers made little and often retired battered and poor. There were fewer and fewer big name fighters and the popularity of boxing began to wane.
Then 20 years ago the UFC was born. Although the company struggled at first the popularity of MMA, specifically the UFC took off. The UFC was on tv with a weekly series and regular pay-per-views. Name fighters began to emerge. Fighters that fans loved or hated but would tune in or equally importantly pay to see fight. Many thought the rise of the UFC would be the death of boxing.
Boxing fans had heard that before. So had the folks in the video below. Check it out and we’ll continue after you watch.
The Fighters looks interesting. Will it bring back boxing? Who knows? It could be the start though. And the kicker is Dana “UFC President” White is one of the creative forces behind the show.
I know I’ll tune. I’m a fight fan.
Source: MMA Fighting.
We’re just a week and a half away from Mob City and I can’t wait. Thankfully there is the official Mob City site to distract me.
Doesn’t that guy kind of look like Michael (The Shield) Chiklis?
Yeah, I thought so too.
It’s probably a good thing since Chiklis is set to star in the adaptation of Pantheon which was a mini-series written by Marc Andreyko with art by Stephen Molnar.
What makes this even more interesting is that Chiklis co-created the concept with Anny Simon Beck. IDW published the mini-series and IDW Entertainment is bankrolling the development of Pantheon with the hope of a network sale.
Sources: CBR.com and ComingSoon.
How about this new teaser poster for Mob City by Drew Struzan?
It’s nice. And unexpected. I thought Struzan had retired.
Seeing a Struzan painting is always a pleasant surprise. Especially when you thought you wouldn’t see anymore.
Source: Brian Michael Bendis
I was a kid when Lost in Space premiered and I loved it.
Unfortunately, the success of the Batman tv show convinced the producers that camp would make Lost in Space even more popular. I loved Batman and the crazy villain guest stars, but wanted a more “serious” Lost in Space.
If you’ve ever seen Lost in Space, you know how much it changed after the first season. You’ll also probably be surprised at how different Lost in Space became when compared to how it was first pitched. Check out the video below of CBS Presents: Network Sales Pitch.
It’s hard to believe that Al Hirschfeld left us over a decade ago.
Hirschfeld was a favorite of mine [wasn't he a favorite of everyone?]. So I was really glad when I came across the piece above posted at The Bristol Board.
I really hope that Almost Human is really good.
J.J. Abrams (“Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and J.H. Wyman (“Fringe”), are behind it. Karl Urban ( “Star Trek”, “Riddick Chronicles”, “Dredd”) and Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell”) co-star in the futuristic action series.
The year is 2048. Meet Detective JOHN KENNEX (Urban), a cop who survived one of the most catastrophic attacks ever made against the police department. After waking up from a 17-month coma, he can’t remember much – except that his partner was killed, he lost one of his legs and he is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage.
Suffering from depression, mental atrophy, and more Kennex returns to the force but now teamed with an andoid partner…
History Channel’s Vikings was my biggest surprise series last year. Although on the History Channel, Vikings isn’t a documentary, but instead a very well done drama. I was happy to see that Vikings was renewed for a second season and that the first is now available on dvd and Blu-Ray.
Thanks to Coming Soon’s Report from the Set of History’s Vikings for reminding me.
The New York Comic Con had a panel to celebrate 10 Years of the Walking Dead. Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard were there to answer questions and CBR.com has the report!
In honor of The Twilight Zone’s 54th anniversary, Flavorwire presents their choices for 10 of the Best “Twilight Zone” Episodes.
The Flavorwire list isn’t bad. My top two favorite TZ episodes align with Flavorwire’s first two picks (Nightmare at 20,000 Feet and To Serve Man) and The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street and The Invaders would also make my top ten.
Well played, Flavorwire, well played.