Teen Wolf Returns
While every other TV and film company seems to be producing teen vampire shows in the wake of Twilight’s success, MTV has taken a different tack by bringing back Teen Wolf as a TV show. The series, based on the ’80s Michael J Fox-starring films, was tentatively announced in January, but now, reckons The Hollywood Reporter , a pilot is nearing reality. The MTV version will be set in high school, draw from the horror genre to explore werewolf mythology and include a romantic plot line. "It has a fresh take and is very different from the original," says Liz Gateley, senior vice president of MTV series development. "It has more of an American Werewolf In Paris feel to it. It's a dramatic thriller with two best friends in the centre who provide a great comedy element: They are two very relateable characters on the outer circles of popular cliques." Erm, is citing American Werewolf In Paris such a good idea?
Super Summer For Stateside Cinema
The US has had its most lucrative summer at the movie box office ever, with Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, Up and Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince helping to push taking over the $14.7 billion mark, reports Variety .
Red Light For Green Hornet
Sony‘s Green Hornet is being moved from a summer 2010 to a Christmas release, according to Variety . Director Michel (Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind) Gondry begins shooting the Seth Rogen superhero flick this week, making it virtually impossible for the f/x-heavy film to be ready for its original July release date.
Danish director Nikolaj Arcel will shoot comic adaptation Deadman for Warner Bros, with Guillermo del Toro producing, reports Variety . The comic’s about the ghost of a murdered circus acrobat on the trail of his killer (sounds like The Crow meets Carnivale). The comic dates from the ’60s.