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Old September 17 2010, 02:41 AM   #16
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Re: JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island

Everyone in the show is dead. We've been following ghosts that roam Alcatraz.

I'm calling it.
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Old September 17 2010, 03:24 AM   #17
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Re: JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island

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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.
Have you seen those comedy videos he made with Mark Pellegrino? Those guys are both incredibly talented and funny!
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Old November 13 2010, 04:14 PM   #18
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Danny Cannon to direct the pilot

Danny Cannon has come on board to direct Fox's drama pilot Alcatraz. The gig marks Cannon's first collaboration with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot, which is co-producing the pilot with Warner Bros. TV. Cannon, who made his TV directing debut on the pilot for the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced CSI, has worked primarily with the WBTV-based Bruckheimer TV. His most notable effort on a non-Bruckheimer-produced project came last spring when he directed and executive produced the CW/WBTV pilot Nikita.
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Alcatraz," has been picked up to pilot by the network with a production order.
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Old November 14 2010, 12:42 AM   #19
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Re: JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island

^ Fox has no room though? I can't even fit the shows they already have + new ones already confirmed to come on there 2011-2012 lineup. Fox picking up a new J.J show would kill Fringe IMO.
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Old November 22 2010, 01:31 AM   #20
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First piece of casting is out, and it's a familiar face from Lost: Jorge Garcia!

[The show] centers on a group of missing Alcatraz prisoners and guards who reappear in the present day. It chronicles the efforts of a team of FBI agents to track them down and unravel the mystery behind their disappearance thirty years prior. Garcia will play the hippy geek Dr. Diego Soto, the world's foremost expert on Alcatraz.
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Old November 22 2010, 01:33 AM   #21
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Re: JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island

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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.
Actually, if done well enough, that sounds kind of awesome.
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Old November 22 2010, 01:54 AM   #22
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Did they disappear into a space/time portal??? If so then I'll watch!
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Old November 22 2010, 01:59 AM   #23
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I hope they find a dockey wheel underneath the prison.
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Old November 22 2010, 03:09 AM   #24
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Re: JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island

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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.
Actually, if done well enough, that sounds kind of awesome.
I'm a bit disappointed that the premise now sounds like it won't need the flashbacks...maybe we'll get some...
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Old November 22 2010, 06:26 AM   #25
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Re: JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island

With all the crappy remakes the title made me think Fantasy Island would be the next victim.
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Old November 22 2010, 10:31 AM   #26
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Re: JJ Abrams to make another TV show about an island

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I saw the thread title and immediately thought "So long as it's not Fantasy Island".
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Old November 23 2010, 09:19 PM   #27
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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.

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.

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.
If it's anything like the show 'Colditz' I might be interested. However World War 2 has been done to death. Showing the same war over and over again that lots of people died in just for entertainment value is downright irritating.

If anything they should make a respectful war-time drama set during the first world war.
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Old November 24 2010, 08:32 AM   #28
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Did they disappear into a space/time portal??? If so then I'll watch!
Sounds like something sci-fi-ish is going down here.
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