Steven S. DeKnight

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Takes on ‘Spartacus’ Creator Steven S. DeKnight as Director

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by Charles Bramesco February 24, 2016 @ 9:03 AM
Legendary Pictures
A quick refresher for those not up on the brief but troubled history of the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s kaiju-throwback Pacific Rim: First, the notorious G.D.T. confirmed that the sequel would be here by April 2017. The production team had plans to beginning shooting back in November, but by September, presiding studio Universal had deemed a Pacific Rim sequel a low priority and placed it on the proverbial back burner. After indefinitely halting production on the film in mid-September, Universal took the film off of its release calendar at the end of that month. As recently as last month, Universal stated it had no interest in producing the film on its own — perhaps due to Crimson Peak’s sadly lackluster showing at the box-office — but apparently the project has taken on a new life due to Legendary Pictures. (Worth noting is that Legendary was recently acquired by China’s Wanda Pictures, and that Pacific Rim played like gangbusters overseas.)

‘Daredevil’ Could Have Gotten a New Movie, if Joss Whedon Had His Way

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by Britt Hayes April 29, 2015 @ 6:41 PM
Marvel / Netflix
Once Marvel acquired the rights to Daredevil, it was unclear just what the studio was planning on doing with the character, whose last on-screen iteration didn’t work out so great. The solution: a partnership with Netflix for a new series, which — along with a handful of others — will lead into the epic Defenders series. With the help of Drew Goddard and Steven DeKnight, Daredevil has been a big success for both Marvel and Netflix, but there was one person who would have rather seen the crime-fighting hero back on the big screen.

Netflix ‘Daredevil’ Boss Talks ‘Iron Fist’ Connections and Season 2 Possibilities

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 21, 2015 @ 12:24 PM
Marvel
This past weekend saw quite a few interesting revelations on the state of Marvel TV crossovers, while the full release of Netflix’s Daredevil seemed to set up a great many threads for Iron Fist in particular. Now, showrunner Steven S. DeKnight goes in-depth on Daredevil’s future, including Season 2, Jessica Jones, The Defenders and more.

Netflix ‘Daredevil’ Showrunner Talks R-Rated ‘Punisher’ Spinoff Potential

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 31, 2015 @ 4:33 PM
Marvel
Marvel’s Daredevil TV series will kick off the first of Netflix’s Defenders by its April 10 premiere, but between Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter and Phase 3 mapped out through the end of time, might any other famous Marvel characters get their live-action due? Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight hopes to see The Punisher on Netflix someday, in all his rated-R glory.

Marvel's Netflix 'Daredevil' Adds 'Hunger Games' Star as Foggy Nelson

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 26, 2014 @ 2:07 PM
Marvel / Getty Images
After Marvel's forthcoming Netflix 'Daredevil' series cast its biggest roles in Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock and Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin, we were a bit surprised to see Rosario Dawson's unknown character next in line for a big reveal. Now, our new Foggy Nelson has at last been found, courtesy of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' star Elden Henson!

'Spartacus' Creator's Sci-Fi 'Incursion' Still On for Starz, No 'Boss' Movie Wrap-Up

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 26, 2013 @ 6:20 PM
Starz / Jesse Grant, Getty Images
Among some of the more direct news to come out of Starz' TCA press tour panel, including an exceptionally early renewal for Michael Bay pirate drama 'Black Sails,' the premium cable network offered up a few updates on some of its more skeptical properties. 'Spartacus' creator Steven S. DeKnight's 'Halo' meets 'Band of Brothers' project 'Incursion' remains very much in play, though 'Boss' and 'Magic City' fans have a bitter pill to swallow.

'Spartacus' Creator's Alien War Drama 'Incursion' Not Moving Forward at Starz?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 6, 2013 @ 8:15 PM
Jesse Grant, Getty Images / 20th Century Fox
Sad as we were to see 'Spartacus' bite the sand earlier this year, we took great comfort in both the possibility of a spin-off and series creator Steven S. DeKnight's interstellar war drama 'Incursion' potentially moving forward at Starz. Now, reports have emerged suggesting DeKnight's 'Incursion' has cooled in the pre-production phase, but does that mean Starz will pass on the series?

'Spartacus: War of the Damned' Finale: Series Creator Explains Series' Ending, Historical Deviations

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 15, 2013 @ 11:35 AM
Starz
This past weekend, the 'Spartacus' franchise and its multiple iterations finally came to a climactic end with series finale event 'Victory,' closing out 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' on a hopeful, if tragic note that gave true history its due. And yet, plenty of deaths and survivals within the finale gave fans pause, so what does series creator Steven S. DeKnight have to say of the different ways 'Spartacus' could have ended? Get the latest on the 'Spartacus' closer inside!

'Spartacus' Creator Talks New Sci-Fi War Series 'Incursion,' With Female Heroine

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 11, 2013 @ 2:55 PM
Jesse Grant, Getty Images / 20th Century Fox
While 'Spartacus: War of the Damned' will close out the series and potentially franchise with tomorrow night's series finale event "Victory," series creator Steven S. DeKnight is already hard at work on a new sci-fi series for Starz, the 'Alien' and 'Halo' inspired 'Incursion.' Relatively little was known about the new project before now, so hear what DeKnight has to say about the epic new sci-fi series and its Ripley-like female lead!

'Spartacus: War of the Damned' Unveils Bloody New Trailer Featurette

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 7, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
Starz
As excited as we are to check out the new season of 'Spartacus,' to be sub-titled 'Spartacus: War of the Damned,' it comes with a twinge of sadness.  For we know that just as quickly as 'Spartacus: War of the Damned begins, the quicker the final season of Steven S. DeKnight's historical epic will come to an end.  Thankfully, that doesn't stop us from enjoying the brand-spanking new trailer for the season, full of new footage and insight into 'Spartacus: War of the Damned!'