Here is Your Screen News! – Dec 7 – Dec 13
Here is the latest news from the past week.
Ryan Murphy, the creator of American Horror Story and Glee is making another TV series, this time however will be taking on a very successful franchise in Scream. The TV show which will not be premiering until next year Scream Queens has already started casting. Without any news of roles as yet, the cast members who have been confirmed are currently Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) and Emma Watson (who starred in Scream 4). A statement from FOX has stated that the first installment in the new anthology series revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders. Fifteen one-hour episodes have been ordered.” It is expected to be a horror-comedy series.
A prequel series of Superman pilot has been ordered by cable network Syfy titled ‘Krypton‘. The plot is years before the Superman legend we know, the House of El was shamed and ostracized. This series follows The Man of Steel’s grandfather as he brings hope and equality to Krypton, turning a planet in disarray into one worthy of giving birth to the greatest Super Hero ever known. The pilot will be getting treatment from David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises) and executive producer Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, Flash Forward) DC already have Arrow and The Flash aswell as Constantine on TV at the moment with Supergirl and Young Justice in the works, so it seems they are not slowing down with Comic Book themed shows.
With anthology TV shows being all the rage of late with American Horror Story and True Detective, having a set story and characters for one season and then change everything and start again for another season, Fargo is no different. With it being picked up for a second season, two of the cast have been announced with Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman) and Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad). Dunst’s character is that of Peggy Blomquist, “a small-town beautician with big city dreams who is trying to figure out who she really is.” Plemons is playing her husband, Ed, “a butcher’s assistant, who wants to be supportive of his wife’s self-discovery, even if he doesn’t quite understand it.” Fargo season two will air on FX in late 2015.
New reality TV show hosted by Dwayne Johnson, Wake Up Call will premiere on January 12th on TNT. Marco Polo will also premiere its first season on Netflix on the same day. Hart of Dixie will return on the CW for it’s shortened fourth season as well as the new series from Syfy, Ascension will premiere it’s first season on December 15th.
Michelle MacLaren has been cast to direct the upcoming Wonder Woman movie which will be released in 2017. MacLaren has directed episodes of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. Not a bad resume i think. She certainly has the chops and I for one am glad that a woman has gotten the directors chair for the Wonder Woman remake. Pan writer Jason Fuchs has been signed on to write the script with MacLaren. Fuchs has only written one other script which was Ice Age: Continental Drift. Although rumors are they are planning on building a franchise out of Pan, so Fuchs looks like he could be part of the Warner Bros. family for awhile now.
Robert Schwentke has signed onto direct the third installment of the ‘Divergent‘ series. Schwentke directed the upcoming film, the second in the series, Insurgent which will hit cinemas next March. Just like Harry Potter, Twilight and The Hobbit, the Divergent series last movie Allegiant will be split into two parts. Robert Schwentke has directed movie such as Flightplan, RED and R.I.P.D. Shailene Woodley. Theo James, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, and Zoe Kravitz are all said to be returning.
Bond 24 finally gets a title. Spectre will be the title of the 24th installment on the franchise. Christoph Waltz has been cast as villain Oberhauser. With Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinneear and Ben Whishaw all returning, new cast members include Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux. Sam Mendes will again be directing with a November 6, 2015 release date. They started filming December 8, 2015.
The Golden Globe has released its nominees. The full list can be seen over at IMDB.
Sony Pictures was hacked in late November by a hacking collective Guardians of Peace which it was involved in leaking four films and thousands of documents and wreaking havoc on the studio’s network, along with a huge dose of embarrassment. Emails between top producers and executives belittling a number of major stars and projects, and even making racist jokes about President Barack Obama were leaked earlier this week. It also released a lot of people’s salaries and emails about upcoming movies.
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