The Playlist

‘Fast & Furious 7,′ Ridley Scott's 'Exodus,' 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' & More Keep Casting

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 17, 2013 10:46 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift Lucas Black
Continuity! For those of you left hanging about what ever happened to Sean Boswell from "Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift," your dreams are about to come true. Lucas Black is returning to the gear head franchise not just for "Fast & Furious 7," but with options for three more movies.

AMC Launching 'The Walking Dead' Spin-Off Series In 2015

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 16, 2013 12:54 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
AMC clearly knows which side their bread is buttered on, and who is spreading. Even with "Breaking Bad" coming to an end in two weeks, they've already greenlit a prequel series, centered around sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman. And now, the network's other smash success show is also expanding, with AMC clearly taking a page from their major studio counterparts.

Ben Affleck To Executive Produce & Direct Pilot For Boston-Set Crime Drama 'The Middle Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 13, 2013 7:38 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
You can take the kid out of Boston, but you can't take Boston out of the kid. No matter where his career goes, it seems Ben Affleck will always be drawn to stories set in the city where he was raised. His next directorial effort, "Live By Night," will tackle the Prohibition era in Beantown, and even though his dance card is filling up with roles in David Fincher's "Gone Girl" and a tiny, indie no has heard of called "Superman Vs. Batman," Affleck isn't slowing down a moment and is taking a look at a small screen project.

Watch: 2 Clips From First Episode Of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • September 12, 2013 11:27 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
As word of a brand new, "Harry Potter"-inspired film series dropped this morning, it's reminder that studios are continuing to seek ways to build on existing properties, because you make your money investing in stuff people already know, instead of trying to launch something new. And so we come to "Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D." which sees the Marvel-verse expanding on the small screen, and with the show to kick off in a just a couple weeks, some new peeks have arrived.

Watch: New Trailer For 'Downtown Abbey' Season 4 Promises New Blood & An Optimistic Maggie Smith

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
  • |
  • September 3, 2013 9:05 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
After a long-awaited childbirth and car accident caused by stargazing sent shockwaves through “Downton Abbey” on its third season finale, the show has decided to enter its fourth with a decidedly energetic tone. Seven new actors — including Paul Giamatti and “Weekend” star Tom Cullen — have joined the show, and although few of them are witnessed briefly in a newly-released trailer, an optimistic Maggie Smith and The Joy Formidable have filled in for the rest quite nicely.

Jonah Nolan & J.J. Abrams Team For 'Westworld' Remake At HBO

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 30, 2013 4:36 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
It seems in the dark and frightening world of sci-fi franchise extensions and do-overs, they will all belong to J.J. Abrams. With feet planted both in "Star Trek" and "Star Wars," it looks like Abrams is putting his name to another vintage era movie, and this time bringing it to the small screen.

Exclusive: Kevin Spacey & Robin Wright Directed Episodes Of 'House Of Cards' Season 2, But David Fincher Won't

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 29, 2013 5:06 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
Of the many excellent things about this year's "House Of Cards" — besides being produced by David Fincher and penned by "Ides Of March" writer Beau Willimon, not to mention the stellar cast — was the array of directorial talent behind the camera. After Fincher set the tone with the first two episodes, he passed the reins to some seasoned veterans including James Foley ("Glengarry Glen Ross," 3 episodes), Carl Franklin ("One False Move," Devil In A Blue Dress," 2 episodes) and even Joel Schumacher knocked out a couple solid entries too. But things are changing a bit for the second season.

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

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • August 29, 2013 1:02 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
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?

New Images From 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Plus Martin Scorsese's Rock 'N' Roll HBO Show Gets Showrunners

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 29, 2013 12:01 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
When we're 70, we hope we're half as busy as Martin Scorsese. The ever-moving filmmaker is currently busy prepping his forthcoming "The Wolf Of Wall Street"—with some new images from the movie, about one debauchery drive financial mogul, landing today—and as always, he already has his eye on what's coming next.

Interview: Terry Gilliam Explains How "Hard-Bender" Gets Films Financed, Why He Doesn't Like TV & Much More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 28, 2013 12:05 PM
  • |
  • 7 Comments
Terry Gilliam
There are few cinematic raconteurs as lively and interesting as Terry Gilliam, so you can imagine that when we chatted with him earlier this month, our conversation wound up being fairly wide-ranging. Yesterday, we ran the first part of our talk with Gilliam, focused solely on his forthcoming sci-fi effort "The Zero Theorem." And today, we bring the rest of our discussion with the filmmaker which fans and those just interested in the industry in general, will want to take a look at.

Email Updates

Recent Comments