Stephen King fans know the number 237 from its appearance in The Shining, where it was the room number of a particularly dangerous corner of the Overlook Hotel. But did you know 237 also appears in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shawshank Redemption. Morgan Freeman’s Red resides in Cell #237 in the Shawshank Prison. That’s just one of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
Walking Dead fans have likely heard some of the development struggles it took getting AMC’s horror powerhouse off the ground, including an NBC that didn’t want zombies, but it seems the series very nearly looked quite different. Original showrunner Frank Darabont actually wanted ex-Punisher Thomas Jane for the role of Rick Grimes, before Andrew Lincoln came along.
Now that CBS’ Under the Dome has finally domed its last dome, TV sorely lacks for Stephen King adaptations. Enter The Mist, as Dimension and King have given a greenlight to develop a new series based on the hazy horror novel, as well as its 2007 film adaptation.
The Walking Dead brings a lot more to the table than endless zombie carnage, but did you know that the AMC horror-drama has given over 10 different names for the dead, without once using the Z-word? What sneaky reference to a canine superhero has Robert Kirkman kept in since the pilot? These are just some of the delicious morsels awaiting you in the second episode of 'You Think You Know TV?,' which aims a crossbow at some fresh facts about The Walking Dead!
Director Frank Darabont has parted ways with Universal and ‘The Huntsman,’ the upcoming sequel to ‘Snow White and the Huntsman.’ Though judging by Charlize Theron’s involvement, maybe it’s more of a prequel? Universal will have to find a new director for the film, which is reportedly still expected to hit theaters in 2016, regardless of this setback.
A few weeks back, the shortlist of directors up for 'Snow White and the Huntsman 2' was made public and it looks like Universal has now made their choice: Frank Darabont, best known for the much beloved 'The Shawshank Redemption,' is currently in talks to helm the film.
The Marvel and 'Star Wars' movie universes have been busy lining up and sorting out directors, but there's another potentially interesting major project that's looking to put a name in the director's chair: Universal is currently seeking a director for 'Snow White and the Huntsman 2,' and the names on their shortlist are intriguing.
Excited though we were to see ousted 'Walking Dead' showrunner Frank Darabont take his talents to TNT for its impressive period drama 'Mob City,' we certainly saw this coming. Despite its six-episode "limited series" billing, TNT has officially declined to produce any additional episodes of the Jon Bernthal-starring drama, effectively canceling 'Mob City' and its Hollywood dreams.
Just when you thought 'The Walking Dead''s latest season renewal had gone by without the showrunner shakeups so often associated with the series, it seems the AMC monster drama has a new problem on its hands. 'The Walking Dead''s original showrunner and co-creator Frank Darabont has hit AMC with a lawsuit alleging that the network defaulted on upwards of $10 million in royalties. Merry Christmas to all!
'The Walking Dead's most recent season 5 renewal came and went with surprisingly little fanfare, the only perhaps unexpected development being that showrunner Scott Gimple would stay on for another year, given all the behind-the-scenes turmoil of previous years. Now, original showrunner Frank Darabont has opened up about AMC's frank dismissal (get it?), calling the network executives "sociopaths," and refusing to watch the series.