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TV Show Based On 'Outbreak' Coming, Neil Cross Says 'Luther' Prequel Movie Written & Aiming To Shoot In 2014

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • August 29, 2013 1:02 PM
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With the success of shows like “Bates Motel” and the promise of the forthcoming small-screen adaptation of “Fargo,” networks are once again looking to the silver screen for future shows. Deadline reports that NBC—no doubt emboldened by the critical reception to “Hannibal”—has ordered a pilot for an hour-long medical thriller based on the 1995 Wolfgang Petersen-helmed viral thriller “Outbreak.” Shepherded and written by “ER” veterans John Wells and Jack Orman, the series will follow “an ensemble of characters as they race to contain a lethal virus before it becomes a global pandemic.” Can NBC go two-for-two with their adaptations?

Robert Rodriguez's 'El Mariachi' Getting The TV Show Treatment

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2013 2:32 PM
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When Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi" burst onto the scene, it announced the voice of a filmmaker who had no lack of entrepreneurial spirit, and one who wasn't going to follow any traditional career playbook. And certainly, Rodriguez has stuck his to own guns, forging a career that has seen him largely follow his own instincts and interests despite where Hollywood trends may be going. And he's become even more prolific. This year alone has seen him tackle two movies, the upcoming "Machete Kills" and the 2014 slated "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," while also developing a number of other projects, including the fan assisted short, "Two Scoops." And one medium he's been turning toward recently is television.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Machete Kills' Shows Off Mel Gibson & Lady Gaga

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2013 8:09 AM
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Only one movie this year will feature boob guns, and an iPhone with a knife in it and yes, that movie is "Machete Kills." The sequel to Robert Rodriguez's bawdy, grindhouse goof "Machete" hits theaters this fall, and while it won't win Oscars, that's cool because Machete don't do awards season.

'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' Pushed Back Nearly An Entire Year To Late Summer 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 18, 2013 9:05 AM
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It appears that Robert Rodriguez is human. With a work ethic to rival James Franco, the filmmaker has been on a tear recently shooting "Machete Kills," "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For," and the fan-assisted short "Two Scoops," while lining up TV projects including a "From Dust 'Til Dawn" series and a Latino James Bond-type show of which he'll direct the pilot. It appears that something had to give in all this, and for those of you who have been waiting to revisit Sin City...well, you'll have to keep waiting...

Watch: Robert Rodriguez-Directed & Fan-Assisted Short Film ‘Two Scoops’

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • June 13, 2013 12:28 PM
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Two months ago, Miramax announced that Robert Rodriguez would take part in Blackberry’s “Keep Moving” project with his own “Project Green Screen.” The “do-it-yourself” filmmaker had an unfinished short at his disposal and called out to fans “to use your creativity and imagination to help complete” the film. Although this reads like a fun experiment in fan collaboration, it also sounds like a bunch of free labor, but what do we know about innovative filmmaking?

Trained To Kill, Left For Dead: Watch The New Trailer For 'Machete Kills'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 30, 2013 10:47 AM
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From Sofia Vergara shooting bullets out of her top to the presence of Lady Gaga, Robert Rodriguez isn't kidding around with "Machete Kills," another run at the grindhouse with Danny Trejo. And after being partially leaked last week, the official trailer is now here, and he isn't changing up the format too much it seems, even if it's even more star-packed than last time around.

Robert Rodriguez's 'From Dusk Till Dawn' Is Going To Be A TV Show Now

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 14, 2013 12:55 PM
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You would think with two movies coming this year -- "Machete Kills" and "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" -- that would be more than enough on Robert Rodriguez's plate. But that would be to misunderstand the work ethic of the filmmaker, who always seems to be juggling a half dozen different things at any given moment, so even while he's got two features arriving within a month of each other, he's already looking toward the small screen for yet another venture.

Happy Cinco De Mayo: Here Are 5 Films To Raise A Glass To

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • May 5, 2013 12:42 PM
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Bring out the Cuervo, it’s Cinco de Mayo! Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day and, although Mexican public schools are closed for the day (isn’t that the real definition of a holiday?), it is celebrated more, ahem, seriously, in the United States than Mexico. So you know, the Mexicans beat the French at the Battle of Puebla and Mexican ex-pats living in Civil War-era California turned it into a holiday. Fun fact, the Battle of Puebla also marks the last time a European force invaded anywhere in the Americas (we’re talking proper military invasions – not U-boats off of Maine’s seacoast during WW2 or the 1960’s British Invasion).

Exclusive: Ray Liotta, Juno Temple & Jeremy Piven Join Robert Rodriguez's 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 18, 2013 10:25 AM
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2013 could prove to be the year of Robert Rodriguez. The prolific filmmaker has always been uber-productive, but this year, we'll get a double dose: he'll have two films hit theaters a month apart of each other. The first, "Machete Kills" will land in theaters on September 13th via Open Road and and then four weeks later, Dimension Films' "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" will follow. And with cameras rolling on the highly anticipated follow-up to "Sin City," three more actors have joined the cast.

Josh Brolin Confirmed For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'; Replaces Clive Owen As Dwight

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 8, 2013 4:05 PM
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That was fast. Yesterday Joseph Gordon-Levitt joined Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" and Josh Brolin was said to be one of the additional actors potentially joining the cast. Now Brolin is confirmed. Dimension Films announced today that Brolin has joined the "Sin City" sequel cast as “Dwight," the character that Clive Owen played in the original film for co-directors Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Evidently there's still one more big part up for grabs. The part of the titular “Dame” has yet to be cast.

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