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Old March 20 2013, 10:11 PM   #2206
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I expect Stan would be pleased to hear that he can inspire an insta-cult. But as of now, he's just another actor, playing miscellaneous boyfriends and best friends, barely there in movies with the really huge stars like Ashton Kutcher, Jesse Eisenberg, Amanda Seyfried and Natalie Portman. I was impressed with him for his role as Prince Jack in Kings. As far as popularity goes, that's like impressing the audience at a middle school drama festival.

But Disney/ABC really should try out their Alice on Once Upon a Time.
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Old March 21 2013, 02:53 AM   #2207
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He is Bucky Barnes in the Marvel movies. He had a fairly big role in the first Captain America movie, and will have a very big role in the sequel.
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Old March 21 2013, 07:17 PM   #2208
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Movies and TV are not the same business anyway.

Siberia, faux reality TV series in the works.

It is set in the remote Siberian territory of Tunguska, location of the largest impact event on Earth, the massive 1908 explosion, believed to have been caused by a meteoroid or comet, which knocked down some 80 million trees over an area of 830 square miles. More than 100 years later, 16 reality-show contestants descend on Tunguska unknowing of the land’s mysterious past. When a contestant is badly injured and no help arrives the contestants realize that the strange occurrences are not part of the show. With their safety threatened, competing contestants must band together in an effort to survive. The series, said to be in the vein of The Blair Witch Project, is currently in production with 6 episodes completed.
Sounds eh, but I strive for thoroughness in reporting.
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Old March 21 2013, 07:26 PM   #2209
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Movies and TV are not the same business anyway.

Siberia, faux reality TV series in the works.
this genre of faux competition-reality series reminds me of
The River (2012 TV series) for some reason. The fake documentary is along the same vein. It's not a mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap (1984) but I'll take a mockumentary rather than a fake competition-reality film
This setup just gets them 16 people on-camera at all times plus the crew which sets up a nice premise for ticking off one at a time horror movie style cliche.
When it mentions "in the vein of The Blair Witch Project" I think of "The River" tv series with all handheld camera work.
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Old March 21 2013, 07:28 PM   #2210
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Prequel to Game of Thrones?
http://io9.com/are-you-ready-for-a-g...ries-458241681
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Old March 21 2013, 08:05 PM   #2211
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I'd rather see JRR Martin try his hand at an epic space opera saga next.

And is anyone thinking of big budget movies set in the GoT universe? Because that's where I could see this going next. The high-fantasy LOTR fans are going to need something after The Hobbit has been stretched till it squeaks.
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Old March 21 2013, 08:49 PM   #2212
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I'd rather see JRR Martin try his hand at an epic space opera saga next.
As opposed to George R.R. Tolkien?
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Old March 21 2013, 10:53 PM   #2213
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Oh okay, GRR if you're going to be fussy. Hmm, his initials sort of sound like he looks.

Got another one, maybe: Looks like Twin Peaks meets Northern Exposure. Dunno if it has a genre angle but the guy in the black robe looks a tad supernatural...



Described as in the vein of Hot Fuzz and Twin Peaks with a Nordic noir twist, Hellfjord centers on a disgraced Oslo police officer (Ali) who, after a freak horse accident, is banished to serve out his last three months on the force in the remote and strange fishing town of Hellfjord.
Set it in Alaska, co-starring a Sarah Palin look-alike. Jokes write themselves. If Tina Fey is busy, here's your girl. (PS, not quite SFW...)



In fact, get both of them.
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Old March 21 2013, 11:19 PM   #2214
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Metacritic's got a full list of pilots under development, including one I don't recall seeing before:

Buda Bridge

Key people: Creator/director Michael R. Roskam (Bullhead), producer Michael Mann (Luck), producer Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad).

The pitch: Should it get picked up, Belgian director Roskam's first English-language project (after his Oscar-nominated feature debut Bullhead 68) will be a crime drama set in a near future where "violent crimes and strange science" meet. The project was announced last fall, but few details have surfaced in the interim, and HBO hasn't officially ordered anything more than a script so far (though the project is apparently still alive).
I always like to see signs that premium cable is interested in sci fi, even if the projects usually evaporate along the way.

The list also includes High Moon, remember that one? But I'm not holding my breath for that.
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Old March 21 2013, 11:36 PM   #2215
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I'd rather see JRR Martin try his hand at an epic space opera saga next.
I'm still waiting for someone to film Fevre Dream, his epic Civil War vampire novel.
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Old March 22 2013, 12:20 AM   #2216
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^^^I'd actually watch HBO again for that. Hmm, Pruitt Taylor Vince for Abner? In the end of course, anybody sufficiently glamorous and sexy can play Joshua.

But on the subject of G.R.R. Martin, what really would be mindblowing would be a film version of Armageddon Rag. Although I suppose it would take a screenwriting team of Tony Kushner and Stephen King to do it justice.
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Old March 22 2013, 12:44 AM   #2217
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I searched the thread, and I noticed no one has posted the trailers for Eli Roth's Netflix orignal series Hemlock Grove.
The newest trailer that popped up a week or two ago:

An older, longer trailer:

They've got some other trailers on the Netflix's official page too. (The above trailers are the "Trailer" and "Emperor" trailers.) And just to warn you there is some gore and a tiny bit of nudity.
Looks awesomely creepy to me.
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Old March 22 2013, 09:31 AM   #2218
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No Defender on the full list of pilots.
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Old March 23 2013, 05:27 PM   #2219
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I searched the thread, and I noticed no one has posted the trailers for Eli Roth's Netflix orignal series Hemlock Grove.
The newest trailer that popped up a week or two ago:

An older, longer trailer:

They've got some other trailers on the Netflix's official page too. (The above trailers are the "Trailer" and "Emperor" trailers.) And just to warn you there is some gore and a tiny bit of nudity.
Looks awesomely creepy to me.
The cast also includes Kandyse McClure (Dualla from BSG) and Aaron Douglas (Tyrol from BSG). McClure is visible in a couple of the trailers, but isn't included on any of the cast lists, so I don't know how big her role is. I haven't read or seen anything with Douglas, but IGN says that he will be one of the cast members at the show's WonderCon panel next weekend.
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Old March 23 2013, 06:21 PM   #2220
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Greg Cox wrote: View Post
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I'd rather see JRR Martin try his hand at an epic space opera saga next.
I'm still waiting for someone to film Fevre Dream, his epic Civil War vampire novel.
More Civil War vampires? Someone should do a mashup of that with Abraham Lincoln and Damon Salvatore. (Hmm that reminds me, I think I have that book on my Amazon queue.)

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No Defender on the full list of pilots.
Well that wasn't a very full list after all, when I looked it over a second time, plenty of stuff missing that's still perfectly possible, but my hunch is Defender is a dead duck.
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