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Old September 29 2010, 02:53 AM   #1
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more sci fi TV development news: Reznor and Raimi

Trent Renznor making sci fi minseries for HBO.

Written by Daniel Knauf!
The Nine Inch Nails frontman is bringing his apocalyptic 2007 sci-fi concept album to the small screen as an HBO miniseries. Warning: It won't be feel-good TV.
Sam Raimi developing Smokers for Fox, written by Lost writer Brian K. Vaughan.

The high-concept drama, based on anoriginal idea by Vaughan, is about a documentary crew following working class heroes who exterminate alien threats in deep space.
They both sound interesting, bring em on!
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Old September 29 2010, 10:49 AM   #2
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Re: more sci fi TV development news: Reznor and Raimi

Both of these are interesting but the Rami/Vaughn project sounds fascinating.
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Old September 29 2010, 02:09 PM   #3
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Re: more sci fi TV development news: Reznor and Raimi

The Raimi project sounds interesting, but the "high-concept" part of the pitch spells doom if it winds up on a broadcast network.

A deep space version of District 9 shot in faux documentary style is just far too niche to work for a large audience.
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Old September 29 2010, 05:24 PM   #4
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I hope it isn't 100% shot documentary style. That would get tiresome.
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Old September 29 2010, 06:59 PM   #5
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Re: more sci fi TV development news: Reznor and Raimi

At least we have some original stuff coming. Fingers crossed.
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Old September 29 2010, 07:18 PM   #6
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Smokers does sound neat(Ive been wondering when all the District 9 knock-offs would start pouring in.)
So does YZ, but Ive been hearing about it for ages & it never seems to get anywhere. Also i wish news sites would stop using those outdated emo hair pics of Trent, he hasnt looked like that for about 10 years, yeeesh!
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Old September 29 2010, 10:16 PM   #7
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Aww.. I was hoping Smokers would be a Waterworld spinoff about those dudes on jetskis who were based on the Exxon Valdez or something.

Oh wait, no I wasn't.

The Trent Reznor thing sounds interesting. I'd check out the album... but... ya know... spoilers!
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Old June 24 2011, 09:30 PM   #8
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new writer on "Year Zero" near-future sci-fi miniseries

from the original source last September:
“Our writer is Daniel Knauf from ‘Carnivàle’ and he’s busy with pages right now and revising the overall world Bible.
now
Fight Club writer Jim Uhls has been tapped to write Trent Reznor’s HBO/BBC Worldwide Productions miniseries "Year Zero"
the concept release criticizes the U.S. government -- specifically the Bush years -- and presents a dystopian vision of the year 2022.
6/24/2011
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...n-trent-205500

Daniel Knauf may have written the bible for the series it's Jim Uhls who will write the series now. Interesting that BBC Worldwide Productions is co-producing with HBO for this near-future sci-fi miniseries.

Just the idea sort of reminds me of Max Headroom's near-future from that late 1980s TV series.
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Old June 24 2011, 09:35 PM   #9
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Well Bush is old hat, but the story is still perfectly viable. Anti-government Orwellian fantasies are evergreen.

How about flipping the politics and drawing inspiration from the anti-establishment Tea Party? That at least would have the benefit of being unexpected.
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Old June 24 2011, 10:55 PM   #10
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I hope it isn't 100% shot documentary style. That would get tiresome.
And we get to look forward to the episode where they forget to take the lens cap off the camera.

That one's going to be awesome.
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Old June 26 2011, 10:29 AM   #11
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I've been hoping this was still in development. This is gonna be awesome.
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Old June 26 2011, 12:23 PM   #12
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Re: more sci fi TV development news: Reznor and Raimi

The high-concept drama, based on anoriginal idea by Vaughan, is about a documentary crew following working class heroes who exterminate alien threats in deep space.
This sounds really cool maybe it could be part of starz programming. love rami's movies evil dead and darkman are two of favorite's by him and the first spiderman movie as well. bring on the alien scum.
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Old June 26 2011, 12:36 PM   #13
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Re: more sci fi TV development news: Reznor and Raimi

^ You commented on the original story instead of the update on Trent Reznor's Year Zero which is the more interesting project? I've not read any update on "Smokers".
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Old June 26 2011, 07:23 PM   #14
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^ You commented on the original story instead of the update on Trent Reznor's Year Zero which is the more interesting project? I've not read any update on "Smokers".

I don't know. "More interesting" is always going to be debatable.

I'm more intrigued by the Raimi/Vaughn project myself, just because I'm more familiar with their work. And . . . aliens!

(Not entirely sure who Trent Reznor is. I'm scifi/comics guy, not a music buff.)
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Old June 26 2011, 08:12 PM   #15
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^ You commented on the original story instead of the update on Trent Reznor's Year Zero which is the more interesting project? I've not read any update on "Smokers".

I don't know. "More interesting" is always going to be debatable.

I'm more intrigued by the Raimi/Vaughn project myself, just because I'm more familiar with their work. And . . . aliens!
I really liked Carnivale personally. So Knauf is gonna go make another thing for HBO and now it's sci-fi? Why not, I'll watch it.

But yes... aliens! Some kind of mock docudrama!

Sure why not. I grew to live with BSG's shakycam, and I like the idea of a 'documentary' about guys who go into space to kill aliens. It just sounds like a premise replete with black come...

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