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NBC Developing Miniseries About The Beatles With 'Vikings' Creator Michael Hirst

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 16, 2014 9:51 AM
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A Hard Day's Night
They're the most important band in the history of pop music, but The Beatles have surprisingly featured relatively little on screen. Obviously, they featured directly in the great "A Hard Day's Night," "Help" and "Yellow Submarine," but latter-day attempts to capture their stories or songs on screen have ended up more like "Nowhere Boy" or "Across The Universe." There have been projects in development; Michael Winterbottom is developing a project called "The Longest Cocktail Party," and Peyton Reed was attached to a biopic of Beatles manager Brian Epstein before he crossed the picket line to direct "Ant-Man." But neither have made it to production.

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?

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