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Official Trailer for Almost Human

J.H. Wyman is one of the guys who was in charge of Fringe, so its in good hands. Looks good, although the 3 minute trailer doesn’t really give a whole lot away in terms of what the series will be like on a week-to-week basis. Iis it just a buddy-cop show, or is there something else going on – who am I kidding, JJ is involved, there must be something else going on.


Mark Englert’s Star Trek Into Darkness IMAX Poster

Fans attending the May 15th, 8pm IMAX 3D screenings will get a free Gallery 1988 poster by Mark Englert.

Also makes a pretty sweet desktop wallpaper.

Abrams looking to option Stephen King novel ’11/22/63′ for TV series

Bad Robot is in negotiations for the rights to Stephen King’s bestselling 2011 novel 11/22/63. The deal is being done through Warner Bros TV. The plan is to adapt the book as a TV series or miniseries, likely for cable.

11/22/63 centers on Jake, an unassuming divorced English teacher who stumbles upon a time portal that leads to 9/9/1958 and goes on a quest to try and prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which occurred on November 22, 1963.

I’m guessing this is the “non-original TV project” that J.J. mentioned, but wouldn’t talk about in the interview published by Playboy a few days.


NBC renews Revolution for second season

Ahead of the announcement of their full fall scheduling, NBC has renewed five shows – including Revolution – for full 22 episode seasons.

Star Trek Into Darkness – International Trailer

Looks ridiculously good. Just a little under two months to go.

What chance is an Abrams/Bad Robot-produced Star Wars TV series?

According to some ABC are already considering a live-action TV series base in the Star Wars universe, and now that Abrams and Bad Robot are on-board for Star Wars VII, what would be the chances of an Abrams/Bad Robot-produced series?

  • There is already history between Bad Robot and ABC – the network was home to both Alias and Lost.
  • Abrams and Bad Robot always feature heavily in pilot season, so maybe a Star Wars pilot for next year or the year after – depends if Disney would want it to lead into the new film or follow it.
  • It would be similar to how Joss Whedon has S.H.I.E.L.D. to go along with The Avengers

It’s no more unlikely that the thought off Abrams directing Star Wars VII was a couple of weeks ago. So?


Abrams will be involved in future Star Trek and Mission:Impossible films

Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore

“J.J. will continue to develop projects for us including a new ‘Mission: Impossible,’ and he is committed to produce another ‘Star Trek’”


Star Wars Is Being Kick-Started with Dynamite

It’s officially official.

“It’s very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie,” said Kennedy. “J.J. is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture.”

George Lucas went on to say “I’ve consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller.” He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.”

“To be a part of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, to collaborate with Kathy Kennedy and this remarkable group of people, is an absolute honor,” J.J. Abrams said. “I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid.”

J.J., his longtime producing partner Bryan Burk, and Bad Robot are on board to produce along with Kathleen Kennedy under the Disney | Lucasfilm banner.”


J.J. Abrams will direct the next Star Wars movie

The internets have exploded in a wave of lens flares. He said he wasn’t going to do it, but it sounding like it all but confirms with The Wrap indicating its a sure thing and Deadline saying is a “done deal”. Hopefully this isn’t some sort of cruel prank.

How this works with the existing Bad Robot/Paramount set up could be interesting, and will Abrams bring any of his common contributors along for the ride – the weirdo in me would like to Damon Lindelof’s name pop-up just so I can watch everyone lose their shit complaining that he’ll mess it up.

So then, Star Trek 2013, Star Wars 2015, Star Trek 2017 and repeat?

FRINGE – “Etta” Season Premiere Promo

First look at the final season, it also looks like they’ve changed the title of the premiere from “Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11″ to simply “Etta”.

They are coming. Six weeks to go.


J.J. Abrams thinks movie budgets are ‘preposterous’

“It is preposterous and embarrassing that movies cost what they do.”

So says J.J. Abrams, who over the past six years has directed and produced movies that cost less than $25 million, such as ”Cloverfield,”  and as much as $185 million, the cost for next summer’s “Star Trek” sequel.

Super 8 was also reasonably low budget, with estimates putting it at around $50 million.

But coming from the world of television, where the $13 million budget on his pilot for “Lost” counted as a Guinness World Record at the time, Abrams says he’s eager to find ways for movies to cost less, as difficult as that is.

$13 million for an episode of TV seems extreme, but the Lost pilot could almost be seen as a 2 hour movie that then spawned a TV show – if you at it that way, with everything they managed to do in the pilot, having been able to do it on a fraction of an acutal movie budget is pretty impressive.


First look at Terry O’Quinn in Falling Skies

I’m looking forward to seeing Terry in the two-hour season finale of Falling Skies, but I suspect its unlikely that we’ll see much more of him in season 3 given that he’s starring in 666 Park Avenue which start later this year.

Revolution – Extended Preview

Another preview for Revolution, as far as I can tell its just a shorter version of the last ‘extended preview’. The only real difference seems to be that they’ve re-shot a couple of scenes following the casting of Elizabeth Mitchell (who has replaced Andrea Roth who was originally in the pilot).


Fringe Season 5: First Promo Poster

They are coming. September. See what they did there?

Jon Favreau talks ‘Revolution’

THR spoke to Favreau about Iron Man 3 (which he’s producing but not directing) and The Avengers (he was one of the producers), but more importantly they aksed him about directing on Revolution and his future involvement with the series.

On JJ’s involvement with the pilot:

Well, he was definitely very involved in developing the script with Eric, and then while we were filming, he was filming Star Trek, so we would shoot dailies to him, we would communicate using the same technology that he show eliminates.

On future involvement:

I’m going to be a producer on the show, and as soon as I’m done out here, I’m going to go back and hit the writers room and Eric is going to be breaking stories for the new season with J.J. and myself, and then hopefully either direct or be involved some way for future episodes.

I didn’t know he would be sticking around as a producer post-Pilot, but I guess his direct involvement will really depend on his schedule – much like I suspect will be the case with JJ. Still, having the guy who sets the tone with the pilot sticking around – in any capacity – can’t be a bad thing.

Full Trailer for Revolution

NBC have released a full 4+ minute trailer for Revolution. They’ve also released a couple of extra clips plus interviews with Abrams, Jon Favreau (who directed the pilot) and a few of the stars (Giancarlo Esposito, Billy Burke and Tracy Spiradakos) – you can see all the clips on the NBC YouTube channel.

Prometheus International Launch Trailer

New trailer, nearly three minutes long. Totally epic.

Drew Goddard interview

Who is Drew Goddard? Oh, he’s been involved in a few things you might have heard of: Cloverfield, Alias, Buffy, Angel, Lost and most recently The Cabin in the Woods. He’s also writing Robopocalypse for Steven Spielberg. If any of those interest you, the interview is worth a listen, great way to spend a lunch break – which is exactly what I did.

Fringe Season 5 trailer

Fringe will be back (yay) for a final 13-episode fifth season.

Updated description of ‘Revolution’, also no longer called ‘Revolution’

Listed simply as Untitled J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke Project, EW has a slightly different logline for the series formerly known as Revolution:

In this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.

Does that mean I can go back to using Revolution for one of my own ideas…

Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci writing ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ sequel

Sony has tapped blockbuster writing duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to work on the script for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” the sequel to the upcoming reboot of the superhero franchise.

The first installment of the new franchise bows this summer, with production starting for the next film in the first quarter of next year. Release is set for May 2014.

Person of Interest renewed for season 2

Person of Interest is one of 18 shows that CBS has renewed – the lengthy list also includes CSI and Hawaii Five-0.

More Revolution pilot castings

Andrea Roth (Rescue Me) and JD Pardo (Drive) are gearing up for NBC’s Revolution … Roth will play the mother of two of the leads, while Prado is an expert… archer?

Tim Guinee joins Revolution

If you look at his IMDb profile it looks like Tim Guinee has had guest parts in just about everything in the last few years – most recently in The Good Wife. IMDb also say that the name of his Revolution character is “Ben”.

Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito will star in Revolution

Esposito will play Lieutenant Neville, a southern gentleman and steely military man with a secret.

This pilot just keeps sounding better and better. I can’t wait. Also, I hope Lieutenant Neville is an ‘evil’ character…

First casting news for Revolution pilot

Tracy Spiradakos (Being Human) will play a warrior in NBC’s Revolution, a high-octane drama penned by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and exec-produced by J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk.

Paramount extends Abrams’ first-look deal through 2015

Paramount Pictures has extended its first-look deal with in-house hit-maker J.J. Abrams.

The new pact pushes the agreement with Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions  through December 2015.

“J.J. is a unique talent and a captivating storyteller,” Brad Grey, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, said in a statement. “J.J., Bryan Burk and the whole Bad Robot team are an integral part of Paramount and we’re proud to continue our collaboration. Their pictures have extraordinary resonance around the world and we’re so pleased Paramount will be their home for years to come.”

Terry O’Quinn scores lead in new ABC pilot “666 Park Avenue”

Terry O’Quinn will star in the upcoming ABC pilot, 666 Park Avenue. The new show is based on a series of novels by Gabriella Pierce about a couple who move to New York and manage a historic building where supernatural happenings are the norm. O’Quinn will play the role of the building’s owner, Gavin.

I wasn’t really interested in this pilot before, but I am now.

Jon Favreau to direct ‘Revolution’ pilot

Jon Favreau has been tapped to direct Eric Kripke/JJ Abrams’ high-concept NBC drama pilot Revolution.

There has been no casting yet and only a relatively vague (but interesting sounding) description has been released, but the Kripke + Abrams combo alone was enough to get interested, and the addtion of Favreau seems good to me.


New Prometheus still

Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Still no real clue as to whether this is or isn’t a prequel to Alien. My guess is that it probably is, and if not a ‘prequel’ then its still got to be connected in someway.