James Franco and Dwayne Johnson have at least one thing in common: they both make us wonder when they ever have time to sleep. With their insane ability to commit to so many projects and the fact that they never look worse for the wear, we must begin to wonder: are they immortal? In the case of Johnson, at least, we can believe it. The actor has revealed new details on his upcoming Rampage project, along with a GIANT list of his current filming schedule / work commitments — which would make any mere mortal man weep. But yeah, he’s immortal, so.
Well, that was fast. Just one week after we learned LOST alum Carlton Cuse had in mind a Jack Ryan TV series based on Tom Clancy‘s enduring CIA hero, Amazon swoops in with a straight-to-series order. Will a TV prequel finally revitalize the character?
The most recent attempt to bring Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan into the modern movie era didn’t quite garner keep Shadow Recruit in the spotlight, so where better to go than TV? Networks are reportedly competing for a new series based on the CIA super-analyst, as envisioned by LOST alum Carlton Cuse and Michael Bay.
ABC’s LOST may not have answered every mystery set up over the course of five seasons, but did you know that J.J. Abrams first pitched the island drama to ABC as having no serialized mystery whatsoever? Or that the costly pilot got ABC’s then-president fired for his trouble? We don’t have to go back, the 21st episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ is right here, smoking out all the island secrets of LOST!
Whatever you make of FX’s Guillermo del Toro-adapted vampire thriller The Strain, the vampire apocalypse isn’t about to end with Team Eph’s current run. The network has officially infected the series with a Season 3 renewal, bringing more eye-worms and towering Strigoi to New York City streets in 2016.
FX vampire thriller The Strain will return for Season 2 in only a few hours, but the Guillermo del Toro-adapted series couldn’t wait to vomit forth a few wormy details from Comic-Con 2015. In addition to a number of bonus shorts debuted on the panel, del Toro revealed that he himself had directed an important character introduction, and we were on hand at the panel for a full report.
A&E’s Bates Motel checked into a bit of good news earlier today with a two-season renewal, though on the flipside of the coin, it seems as if The Returned remake will head back to the coffin after only one season.
A&E’s Bates Motel closed up shop for Season 3 with a somewhat uncertain finality, but the network has little doubt over keeping Norman on track for a Psycho future. Not only will Norman and Norma keep the Bates Motel open through Season 4, but the network has ordered a fifth (and potentially final?) season as well.
The virus may not have taken over the world just yet, but The Strain is spreading faster than even Season 2 of the FX Guillermo del Toro vampire drama can contain. A new look behind the scenes opens up a viral new look at the second season premiering this summer, as Manhattan becomes overrun with some of the nastier vampires you’ll ever see.
The Bates Motel has once again closed up shop for another season, and with it Norma and Norman inched ever-closer to their Alfred Hitchcock Psycho roots. Season 3 finale “Unconscious” put a major nail in the coffin, killing off a character present since the very pilot, and simultaneously paying major homage to the classic film, but has A&E’s horror-thriller finally jumped the gun?