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Temis the Vorta September 16 2010 03:58 AM

JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island
 
A real one this time, with fewer smoke monsters and a lot more tourists: Alcatraz!

Doesn't sound sf/f, but it might have light genre elements.

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Alcatraz is described as "a show about mysteries, secrets and the most infamous prison of all time: Alcatraz."
Is it going to be a historical drama set when the prison was running, or a contemporary drama about the island as a national monument? If the latter, they'll definitely have to amp up the ghostly balderdash. :rommie:

It's not a very big island and frankly my dears, it's not even very interesting. The best thing about it is the incredible views since you're right in the middle of the bay. I think they should just bulldoze those crumbling, ugly-ass buildings and turn it into a lovely park but I know they make boatloads of money from tourists so forget about that.

Aragorn September 16 2010 04:00 AM

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Temis the Vorta wrote: (Post 4391473)
Is it going to be a historical drama set when the prison was running, or a contemporary drama about the island as a national monument?

Why can't it be both with flashbacks, flash forwards and flash sideways? :)

Jetfire September 16 2010 04:01 AM

Re: JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island
 
This is full of fail unless it is like The Shawshank Redemption.

Temis the Vorta September 16 2010 04:08 AM

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It might switch off between something like a gangster drama in the 30s where someone gets murdered by their cellmate, and the present-day when their ghost is running around scaring tourists. Hopefully it won't be as silly in execution as I'm making it sound. :rommie:

Agent Richard07 September 16 2010 04:58 AM

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Jetfire wrote: (Post 4391479)
This is full of fail unless it is like The Shawshank Redemption.

Prison Break!

Jetfire September 16 2010 05:15 AM

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^
Meh. The first season and some of the second was good.

Aragorn September 16 2010 05:22 AM

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Jetfire wrote: (Post 4391479)
This is full of fail unless it is like The Shawshank Redemption.

The Rock has been taken over by terrorists, and the only man who's ever successfully broken out must break back in -- Andy Dufresne!

Starbreaker September 16 2010 05:40 AM

Re: JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island
 
Starring The Rock? ;)

Robert D. Robot September 16 2010 03:36 PM

Re: JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island
 
I had heard that the show was actually going to be J.J.'s reboot of "Gilligan's Island".......

Obiwanshinobi September 16 2010 03:42 PM

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Titus Welliver would be perfect for this. Watched him on the Kevin Pollack Chat show, he does an amazing Christopher Walken and Al Pacino.

OmahaStar September 16 2010 06:35 PM

Re: JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island
 
The last time JJ came out with a new show, it was also compared (unfavorably) to Lost. There was an airplane, a crash, "mysterious elements" and the like, and was something like 10 million bucks for the pilot episode. That show, Fringe, is now going into its third season. Beyond the superficial elements in the pilot, it has nothing to do with Lost. I somehow don't think he's a one-trick pony.

Kirkman1987 September 16 2010 08:45 PM

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I like prison dramas, so if that is what this is, I'll most likely give it a chance.

Jetfire September 16 2010 08:46 PM

Re: JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island
 
Unless it is LOST on Alcatraz!!!

:lol:

Obiwanshinobi September 16 2010 09:56 PM

Re: JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island
 
I agree, Felicity to Lost to Fringe to the upcoming Undercovers to Alcatraz and there was another one in the works but I forget the premise, but all appear to be real different from each other. Abrams got range, I'm sure he'll stick around first season to get things started and hand over the reigns and take off like he usually does.

To say he's this generations Speilberg in terms of range from project to project, would that be a stretch?

PsychoPere September 16 2010 11:52 PM

Re: JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island
 
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ObiWanShinobi wrote: (Post 4393355)
[...] there was another one in the works but I forget the premise [...]

HBO medical drama Anatomy of Hope, perhaps?

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ObiWanShinobi wrote: (Post 4393355)
To say he's this generations Speilberg in terms of range from project to project, would that be a stretch?

Abrams certainly is prolific and most of his output is of quality, though I'm not sure I'd agree with that statement (to be honest, I'm not all that big on Spielberg). In any event, some critics have also made this comparison and Abrams certainly remains a name to watch in television and film.


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