Sonnenfeld Promises Three Quirky New TV Shows
Having successfully launched the genre-defying Pushing Daisies, Barry Sonnenfeld (director of the Addams Family movies) is to executive produce three new US TV shows, one of which is a live-action, hour-long comedy about a family of superheroes called the Nelsons, which is being described as a mix between The Incredibles and The Simpsons. According to The Hollywood Reporter , "it is a metaphor of what it is like to be a supermom and overworked dad in modern times." The others shows are an adaptation of a Argentinian show called The Pretenders (which sound a bit like Hustle) and a half-hour comedy called My World and Welcome To It. "All the shows have a certain amount of tonal quirkiness to them, which is where I come in," Sonnenfeld says.
Time Traveller’s Wife Meets Bourne Identity
New Line has snapped up the rights to a time travel novel described as a cross between The Bourne Identity and The Time Traveller’s Wife. The as-yet-to-be-published The Thirteenth Hour by Richard Doetsch will be turned into a film produced by Michael De Luca, who reckons, “It has a great cinematic structure that unfolds in reverse.” According to Variety the book "follows a man accused of brutally murdering his wife who is given a chance to save her by going back in time, in one-hour increments. He puts together clues to figure out not only who killed her but why."
Kevin Smith Talks Future Projects
Kevin Smith tells Sci Fi Wire that his next two movie projects will be a horror movie with not a single funny line in it a superhero movie, toplining a totally new character that he's created.
Duke Nukem Movie
Coming Soon is reporting that Max Payne producer Scott Faye is setting up a movie version of the video game Duke Nukem.