Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Foxhot, Sep 10, 2019.
That's convenient. And gutless.
It looks like HBO agreed that the True Blood and Six Feet Under reboots were indeed unnecessary https://variety.com/2023/tv/news/ho...dgcBLCfB0ENz50DjWNg7IZ8LOCXa8Q8wapRDJRurEteRE
Sense at last. After the final SIX FEET episode, what could they legitimately do for an encore?
Good. HBO should be making more original programming and not going all in on constant reboots like everyone else. HBO is suppose to be of higher caliber than most other tv shows and they need to act like it.
The tv prequel to It has been ordered to series; I can’t help but wonder if it’s a bit superfluous, given the rather good Castle Rock tv show. https://www.empireonline.com/tv/news/andy-muschiettis-it-prequel-ordered-to-series/?fbclid=IwAR3uyifyleTr4cABv77FeG90vIHd_RQ5GC8yqLTIKMTQAoRwQFo37b6TozQ
Rather than double post, I’ve edited to mention that WB are planning more Lord of the Rings films (which will be separate from Amazon’s tv show) https://variety.com/2023/film/news/lord-of-the-rings-new-movies-warner-bros-1235533672/
Anyone watch the True Lies pilot? The wife seemed more suited to be a spy than the husband.
Now that CBS is trying to turn movies into episodic procedurals, what's next? Sixth Sense is an easy one, helping a different dead person every week. They can put it on the same night as Ghosts.
But what about Armageddon? A different asteroid every week! Imagine an episode with an asteroid made of pure chocolate and one of the astronauts is diabetic!
Invasion of the Body Snatchers the tv series week.
Season 1 is about our heroes investigating the mysterious deaths and weird alien goo while word leaders and even people they know start to change and act out of character.
Season 2 is when you know about the aliens and start to fight back. They loose. All our characters get absorbed. Except for our 1 main star.
Season 3 and final season-It's 10 years later and we see a world much like the one at the very end of the 70's movie were the aliens have won. Only thing is something begins to change as the aliens begin to experience emotions and feel the things the humans they copied did. Only this is happening with some aliens and not all of them thus creating a civil war between those with emotions and those without.
Our one main star who has been hiding for 10 years comes out of hiding to help the emotional aliens because one of them was a copy of his wife. Even though she is no longer his wife she is still starting to get feelings and memories that she had before being killed and replaced.
"Now"? TV has been turning movies into TV shows (with varying levels of success) for a very long time. It used to be cheap knock offs but It hasn't been that long since since we got fantastic adaptations of Fargo, Hannibal, and 12 Monkeys all at the same time.
I was originally going to mention this as a movie that absolutely nobody was asking for: Bob Odenkirk is starring in a remake of Tommy Wiseau's cult classic bad film The Room.
According to an article in Variety, it's being done to raise money for AIDS charity amfAR, so I'm not sure what to make of it.
Sounds more like a cheap fundraiser parody than an actual, for public consumption, movie. The article says almost the whole thing was filmed in front of a green screen two months ago.
Your third sentence has potential. If you want your pitch to air on regular stodgy network TV, do you damnedest to hide that sentence. It's too creative. Leave it in and get streamed instead.
On July 4th, 2007, I couldn't sleep and I had fun plotting a horror outline and all the kookily bizarre things that could happen inside a high school over 20 hours. It was overly apocalyptic, perhaps too intense even for HBO.....
...........unless they did it as a ten-part miniseries, possibly with Hailee Steinfeld vs. Chloe Grace Moretz.
I realize there's already been THE FACULTY, and Moretz later did a body-snatching film nobody remembers now. My twist on Jack Finney's take was that since a school necessitates lots of characters, but American male teens largely get in the way of proper plots, just omit all male characters from the story entirely except for a principal and gym teacher, then get rid of them as quickly as possible. It's Jack Finney's HANDMAID'S TALE in a twisted sense.
And the alien entity in question wouldn't be human at first, and neither male nor female. It's 137 thousand years old, however. It takes a long time to traverse the galaxy for purposes of colonizing people. It arrives on Earth as purplish goo, mostly. But Chloe Grace Moretz's character would soon become the focal evil point, and a virtually impossible opponent to defeat. She'd spread the infection by simple touching a la FALLEN, only it's fatal in this situation. So after 20 hours perhaps only seven students might be left, including Hailee. You'd have one hell of a gym fight at the very least, not played for a single laugh. I think Stephen King
was a stylistic inspiration.
There could even be HBO-style foreshadowing in the first episode as Hailee drinks morning coffee, and you see the bubbles vanish in the liquid one by one. They, too, are surrounded.
You might even steal the title THE ENTITY for this, using it for a less controversial horror concept. But in my version, the school is only the beginning and it doesn't even end with one planet. Brrrrrrrr.......
Last Action Hero would be a goldmine. The action star and the kid go into a different CBS show every week.
Meta satire of "bad movies" in general would be my guess. It would be funny if the movie was about Bob Odenkirk as Bob Odenkirk playing himself in a remake of "The Room." Making fun of bad movies and pointless remakes and cult classics.
A Monk movie will see Tony Shalhoub reprise the title role and reunite with original cast members https://www.etonline.com/monk-revival-movie-to-reunite-tony-shalhoub-with-original-cast-201013
Many years back NBC ran THE RERUN show. It was a comedy spoofing older TV comedies and it did the job more decently than I expected. Naturally it was gone in two or three weeks. But they had spot-on parodies of THE FACTS OF LIFE and the hidden lust between Keith and Laurie Partridge.
Amazon is remaking Dead Ringers as a series starring Rachel Weisz. Comes out at the end of April. Don't know if it's a weekly or an all-at-once drop.
Showtime wants to turn Gattaca into a show.
Funny enough, I just watched that one movie he's in that's like a spoof of some old space show last night.
Anyone watching True Lies? It's the most CBS show ever. A significant portion of the dialog consists of characters explaining the obvious to other characters who already know.
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