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Sam Mendes and John Logan Bringing ‘Penny Dreadful’ to Showtime

Penny Dreadful on Showtime
America's Best Comics

Yesterday, we ran a rumor that director Sam Mendes and screenwriter John Logan (both of them fresh off the massive success of 'Skyfall') were working on a 'Frankenstein' TV seres for Showtime. Well, it turns out that we were half right. The name of the series is 'Penny Dreadful' and while it will feature Dr. Frankenstein and his infamous creation, they will be part of an ensemble that includes other supernatural literary characters, including Dorian Gray and key figures from Bram Stoker's 'Dracula.' For fans of great comics (and/or bad movies), it should sound very, very familiar...

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‘Skyfall’ Team Bringing ‘Frankenstein’ to Showtime?

Frankenstein Showtime
Universal

With 'Skyfall' now the highest grossing Bond film in the history of the fifty year franchise, director Sam Mendes and screenwriter John Logan are on top of the world. But how do you follow up a critically acclaimed action film that managed to gross more than $1 billion at the international box office? How about a TV series inspired Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein.'

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‘Skyfall’ Director Shopping Vampire Hunter TV Series?

Skyfall Sam Mendes Vampire Hunter TV Series
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Well, that's one hell of a way to follow up James Bond. While 'Skyfall' has yet to even hit US theaters, already smashing box-office records and reviews across the globe, director Sam Mendes and writer John Logan have already lined up their next project together. The duo is currently shopping around a period piece vampire hunting drama with shades of 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen,' but what kind of twist will the pair put on the material?

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How Sean Connery Almost Came Out of Retirement to Star in ‘Skyfall’

Sean Connery Skyfall
MGM/Columbia Pictures

'Skyfall' is a movie very much intended to return James Bond to his classic roots; roots established by actors like Sean Connery. Connery hasn't starred in a movie since 2003's 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' (what a disappointing way to go out...) but his almost ten-year retirement almost ended with a role opposite the character that made him famous.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7’: Top 5 Directors to Succeed George Lucas

George Lucas
Lucasfilm

With the frenzy of anticipation that comes with the announcement of a new ’Star Wars: Episode 7’ movie, it’s worth considering how many names being thrown out can’t make the film for the proposed 2015 release date, or are otherwise occupied. There’s no way in heck that Paramount would let J.J. Abrams jump franchise

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‘Skyfall’ Videoblog Highlights Action, Turkish Location

Skyfall-motorcycle

Now that summer's officially over, it's time to gear up for the big fall titles, and one of the biggest is the return of James Bond with 'Skyfall.' It's been four years since 'Quantum of Solace' came out, and now they've got an Academy award winning director at the helm. But can he deliver action?

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‘Skyfall’ Video Focuses on the Classic Aston Martin DB5

MGM/Columbia Pictures
MGM/Columbia Pictures

Is it here yet? Is it in theaters yet? Can we finally stop talking about 'The Dark Knight Rises' and get to 'Skyfall,' the most anticipated movie of the year? Wait, it's not out yet? Rats. Guess we'll have to make do with this new video blog and images from the upcoming Bond movie then.

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James Bond Will Return With a New Film in 2014

Daniel Craig in 'Skyfall'
MGM/Columbia Pictures

Even before the release of 'Skyfall,' the producers of James Bond are so confident with the franchise that they've announced that they're planning on making a follow up in 2014. This isn't all that surprising as the Bond series has been going on for fifty years, and the last film made over a half a billion worldwide. Still, that's cojones.

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