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Watch: Trailer for Bryan Singer's 'H+' Promises To Bring Intelligent Sci-Fi To The Web

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 6, 2012 9:38 AM
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As studios, distributors, and filmmakers in general continue to look for refreshing new ways to have their work seen by as wide an audience as possible -- whether it be on television, digital shorts, etc. -- one of those potentially promising outlets seems to be the web series format. While we can't say that a particularly successful title sticks out to us at the moment (besides maybe the hilarious "Burning Love" created by Ken Marino), producer Bryan Singer looks to be offering up something that will surely entice the resident sci-fi enthusiasts.

'Training Day' Scribe David Ayer Developing HBO Show; J.J. Abrams Sets Up Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Show At NBC & More

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 6, 2012 10:38 AM
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With Michael Mann and David Milch's HBO show "Luck," which features filmic talent like Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte, Michael Gambon and Joan Allen, among others, being picked up for a second season only days after the first episode aired, the spate of cinematic types dipping their toe into television shows no sign of letting up, particularly as it's currently the time of year where networks are comissioning pilots. And as such, there's a brace of TV news from the last few days featuring names best known for their big-screen work.

Joe Carnahan To Direct 'Cross Brothers'; Ralph Fiennes & Bryan Singer Sought For 'Imitation Game' & David Yates Takes 'A Reliable Wife'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 2, 2012 9:04 AM
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Very occasionally, the trades do something known in the journalism trade as "burying the lede" -- dropping a hint of a separate story in a piece about something else entirely, which can often be passed over at first glance. As it turns out, there's been a couple of examples of this in the last few days: potential projects hinted at by some names who've been in the news a lot of late.

So, Bryan Singer's 'The Munsters' Will Apparently Be A Mix Between 'True Blood' & 'Modern Family'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2011 12:17 PM
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We're not even sure why they're resurrecting "The Munsters," other than perhaps some executive at NBC heard from this daughter that monsters were cool and dusted off the old TV show, but this thing is happening. And if you though they couldn't make a bad idea sound worse, well, they can.

Bryan Singer Returns To TV, Will Produce & Direct Pilot Of 'The Munsters'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2011 8:57 AM
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It seems Bryan Singer is on a bit of a nostalgia kick right now. Earlier this fall, he earned buzz when he revealed he would be bringing the '70s sci-fi series "Battlestar Galactica" to the big screen, and he was recently rumored to be eyeing "The Six Billion Dollar Man" (an update on "The Six Million Dollar Man"). But before he gets to either of those, an old cable favorite is getting refreshed for our times.

Rumor: Are Bryan Singer And Leonardo DiCaprio Teaming For Big-Screen 'Six Billion Dollar Man'?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 17, 2011 9:22 AM
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It's hard not to lament the career that Bryan Singer might have had. When he broke out with the arrival of "The Usual Suspects," one of the most textured and well-achieved of the post-"Pulp Fiction" wave of crime flicks, it seemed like the annoucement of a major talent, and the underrated "Apt Pupil" only seemed to re-emphasize that. But ever since, the filmmaker has strayed further and further into the blockbuster world, and it has become clear that his ambitions lie more in becoming the next Richard Donner than a great auteur. The last fifteen years have seen two "X-Men" movies -- the second admittedly being by some distance the best in the franchise -- one "Superman" film and one big-budget Tom Cruise war film. 

Bryan Singer-Produced Thriller 'uwantme2killhim?' Starts Shooting With Cast Shake-Up

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 2, 2011 4:56 AM
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If Hollywood is to be believed, the internet is pretty much a deathtrap. Whether it's Jeremy Northam destroying Sandra Bullock's life online in "The Net," Tim Robbins' murderous software billionaire in "Antitrust," sentient computers like Skynet or Shia La Boeuf's adversary in "Eagle Eye," there's no overblown, ludicrous web-based plot that hasn't yet been mined. And to be fair, they're pretty much on the money; the internet is stuffed with psychos, and when we're not cyberstalking our commenters, we're arranging Satanic rituals on LinkedIn.

Bryan Singer Says Death Of 'Excalibur' Has Allowed Him To Focus On Developing 'Battlestar Galactica'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 17, 2011 3:20 AM
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As you might remember, at one point both Guy Ritchie and Bryan Singer were chasing remakes of John Boorman's "Excalibur" over at Warner Bros, however during the summer, both projects were quietly killed by the studio. But speaking with SFX (via Punch Drunk Critics) Singer reveals that it was actually David Dobkin's recently announced, and much more prepared "Arthur & Lancelot" that stalled out "Excalibur," and moreover, he's returning to big sci-fi project he signed on for years ago, that we figured was on a distant backburner.

Neil Burger To Direct Untold Story Of 'Bonnie & Clyde' By 'Up In The Air' Writer Sheldon Turner

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2011 10:23 AM
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Bryan Singer & Guy Ritchie's "Excalibur" Projects Are DeadIt looks like Neil Burger is finally seeing some dividends after a decade or so in Hollywood. He burst onto the scene with "Interview With The Assassin" in 2002, but four years his sophomore effort, the magician drama "The Illusionist" was overshadowed by another similarly themed movie that came out the same year, none other than Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige." By the time Burger got to his Iraq war drama "The Lucky Ones," audiences had already cooled on the genre but this year, he finally struck gold with "Limitless," the sci-fi tinged thriller that surprised everyone by earning over $150 million worldwide. The success of that film landed Burger his first bonafide tentpole, replacing David O. Russell on the video game adaptation "Uncharted" and now he's adding another project to his growing slate of films, with an Oscar nominated writer in tow.

Good News/Bad News: 'X-Men: First Class' Blu-Ray/DVD Will Feature 13 (Short) Deleted Scenes

  • By Matthew Newlin
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  • July 1, 2011 3:00 AM
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"X-Men: First Class" has grossed $132 million since its June 3rd release, so why wouldn't 20th Century Fox start leaking details about the eventual Blu-ray/DVD release? According to Bleeding Cool, via Cinema Blend, the "First Class" Blu-ray and DVD will include 13 deleted scenes which is enough to make the front of any fanboy's pants tighten. That's the good news. The bad news is the scenes will total less than 14 minutes of additional footage. Yes, that is the sound of wind being taken out of your sails.

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