Robert Rodriguez is someone who likes to keep busy. On top of the upcoming releases of 'Machete Kills' and 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,' and his involvement with a 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV adaptation, he'll also be directing the pilot for a series that will mimic the James Bond films, but give them a Mexican flavor.
The news from Upfront presentations will be pouring in over the next few days, and FOX is the latest to make some bold announcements. In addition to J.J. Abrams' futuristic cop thriller 'Almost Human,' the network has given series orders to its modern 'Sleepy Hollow' procedural, a 'Gang Related' drama featuring 'LOST's Terry O'Quinn, and Greg Kinnear's 'House'-like lawyer drama 'Rake,' from the UK series of the same name. Preview FOX's fall drama line-up inside!
Given the success of 'Star Trek' and its upcoming sequel 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' we wouldn't expect either film's stars to follow up with regular TV careers. Yet, shortly following news that Karl Urban had joined FOX's J.J. Abrams-produced drama 'Human,' we've learned that 'Go On' star John Cho has booked yet another NBC role for upcoming pilot 'Sleepy Hollow,' written by 'Star Trek' writer Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, but how long will Cho stick around?
We have a lot -- a lot -- of genre reports for you today, not including Guillermo del Toro's epic new project said to be a supernatural version of 'The Avengers.' In addition, there are reported updates on the adaptation of Joe Hill's 'Locke and Key' and JJ Abrams' latest monster acquisition.
Not sure if torrential rain outside, or a million gothic fanboy tears of joy...from the writers that brought you the first 'Transformers,' the 'Star Trek' reboot, 'Fringe,' 'The Amazing Spider-Man' sequel and countless other geek joygasms is ready make you lose your head, as they gear up for a 'Sleepy Hollow' adaptation on the small screen. But what director is total-ly on board for the project, and what twist have they added?
Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are the poster children of the current crop of big studio movies. They wrote 'Star Trek,' "Mission: Impossible: III,' "Cowboys and Aliens' and are credited on the first two 'Transformers' films. These are powerful guys, and with 'People Like Us' they're finally making their small personal film. Here's the latest featurette for it.
Sony Pictures has to be happy with 'The Amazing Spider-Man' because they're already moving ahead with a sequel and have just hired Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ('Star Trek', 'Cowboys & Aliens') to co-write the sequel.