The kicker is... it's probably a really safe bet. And that just kinda blows my mind. That Tucker has been thrown into the twenty million club... well think of it. What's the last film you saw Chris Tucker star in? He's been incredibly picky. Seems he's quite aware of the whole concept of staying fresh for an audience without over-exposing himself. He literally hasn't done anything cinematic since RUSH HOUR 2. I'm just amazed this film came together. In some ways the deal reminds me of what happened on LETHAL WEAPON 4, only without the desperate urgency that made that film's production schedule insane. They won't start shooting on this film till next summer - for release the following summer. That's 2007. This time it looks like the story will take them to France, since it will shoot in the U.S. and France... taking Jackie and Chris both out of their natural waters.
Now - if Ratner just delivers an amazing third X-MEN film - and Jeff Nathanson has set Indiana Jones on the right adventure - then the pedigree for this rush, will be something to really be excited about. As it is - it's probably a no-brainer... The RUSH HOUR films are fantastic mindless entertainments that just make ya have a lot of fun. This is one Ratner flick I'm really looking forward to.
Cult classic The Prisoner is set to return almost 40 years after it first hit TV screens.
Sky One is in talks to bring back the adventure series, which starred Patrick McGoohan as Prisoner Number 6. The series, which made its debut 1967, is today credited by its fans as being ahead of its time. Featuring McGoohan as a former secret agent trapped in an isolated seaside village, it was shown in more than 60 countries.
The new version will not be placed in the original setting, the north Wales village of Portmeirion, or have the arty, "pop" feel of the original, according to the magazine Broadcast. Damien Timmer, who has been lined up to executive produce the show, told the television and radio industry magazine that the new series "takes liberties with the original". He said: "Although it will be a radical reinvention, it will still be a heightened show with themes such as paranoia, conspiracy and identity crisis."
The original show, which ran on ITV for 17 episodes, has been the subject of university courses. American-born McGoohan, who was also its co-creator, denied that it contained any hidden meanings. The new version will be remade by Granada and is currently being written by Bill Gallagher, the writer of Conviction. Sky One is in talks about an initial eight-part series next year. European and US networks could also be involved in a co-production deal.
Source: Beestboi November 18, 2005
Scooper 'Beestboi' sent us this casting call with new details on the characters of The WB's upcoming untitled "Aquaman" pilot, which might turn into a series. The character list includes story spoilers:
Exec. Producers: Miles Millar, Alfred Gough
Writers: Miles Millar, Alfred Gough
Director: Greg Beeman
Start Date: TBA
Location: TBD, but will not be shot in LA
NY HARDCOPY SUBMISSIONS TO: MEG SIMON
WARNER BROS. TV CASTING
[EVA TORRES - SERIES REGULAR] 18-24 years old. A fiery Cuban beauty. Eva hasn't exactly had an easy life. When she was six she fled Cuba with her family on a raft, which sank a hundred miles off the Florida coast in a devastating storm. She was the sole survivor. Although she was rescued she has struggled to make a life for herself in America and was bounced from foster family to foster family. It was only when she finally turned 18 that she finally felt free. She came down to the Keys for a short break and never left. She manages a local dive shop, "The Old Man and The Sea" and counts A.C. as one of her best friends. Although they are from wildly different backgrounds they both felt an instant connection.Independent, sarcastic, strong-willed, Eva isn't afraid to express her opinion, even when no one's asking for it.