Christian Slater to star in Bourne meets Jekyll and Hyde TV show
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Christian Slater is set to make a prime time series for NBC described as a mix between The Bourne Identity and Jekyll and Hyde. It’s about a mild-mannered suburban dad (Slater) who learns that his alter ego is a spy.
US TV to create its own Red Dwarf?
20th Century Fox TV has given the green light to a sci-fi comedy called Boldly Going Nowhere. The show is, “a high-concept comedy about what happens day-to-day on an intergalactic spaceship helmed by a rogue captain,” says The Hollywood Reporter . It comes from the team behind successful US sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia".
Veronica Mars creator to showrun rom-com fantasy
Yet another new telefantasy sitcom has been commissioned by ABC with Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, according to The Hollywood Reporter (again). The site says, “Thomas has described Cupid as a 'reinvention' of his praised but short-lived 1998 ABC comedy series of the same name about a man who thinks he's a god sent to Earth by Zeus to unite 100 romantically challenged couples.”
Another Return to Witch Mountain
Remember that duo of Disney kiddie fantasies from the ’70s, Escape From and Return to Witch Mountain? Seem like there’s going to be another sequel starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, according to (guess where?) The Hollywood Reporter .
Which Shows Will Return
According to Sci Fi Wire the latest print version of (guess what?) The Hollywood Reporter carries a feature on which US shows are likely to return next season. The trade paper seems confident The Sarah Connor Chronicles will back and that Knight Rider is likely to go to a series while the future of Reaper and Jericho looks gloomy.
Directors Line Up for Heavy Metal Movie
David Fincher, Kevin Eastman and Tim Miller are among the directors lining up to helm segments of an animated film based on the infamous SF magazine Heavy Metal, reports Coming Soon. The magazine was seminal in the ’70s for introducing new writers and artists to the US audience and was renowned for its sex and violence. The film is intended to be R-rated and aimed at adults.