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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.

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