Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Harvey Weinstein Says Quentin Tarantino Has Changed The Last Chapter Of 'The Hateful Eight' Harvey Weinstein Says Quentin Tarantino Has Changed The Last Chapter Of 'The Hateful Eight' Sundance Review: ‘Slow West’ Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee & Ben Mendelsohn Sundance Review: ‘Slow West’ Starring Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee & Ben Mendelsohn Sundance: Keanu Reeves Opens The Door To Trouble In Teaser Trailer For Eli Roth's 'Knock Knock' Sundance: Keanu Reeves Opens The Door To Trouble In Teaser Trailer For Eli Roth's 'Knock Knock' Watch: 8-Minute Video Essay Argues Steve McQueen's 'Shame' Is Actually A Critique Of The Modern Metropolis Watch: 8-Minute Video Essay Argues Steve McQueen's 'Shame' Is Actually A Critique Of The Modern Metropolis Watch: The Tampon Scene From 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' You Won't See In The Movie Recreated With 'The Sims' Watch: The Tampon Scene From 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' You Won't See In The Movie Recreated With 'The Sims' 'Death Proof' Star Zoe Bell Leads Latest Additions To Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' As Filming Begins 'Death Proof' Star Zoe Bell Leads Latest Additions To Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' As Filming Begins Ranked From Best To Worst: Every Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize Winner Ranked From Best To Worst: Every Sundance Dramatic Grand Jury Prize Winner Watch: 'Saturday Night Live' Sketch 'Fanatic' Written & Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson And Starring Ben Affleck Watch: 'Saturday Night Live' Sketch 'Fanatic' Written & Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson And Starring Ben Affleck The 10 Best Films Of 2003 The 10 Best Films Of 2003 The 10 Best Films Of 2002 The 10 Best Films Of 2002 Check Out These Minimalist, Old School Paperback-Style Posters For The Films Of Wes Anderson Check Out These Minimalist, Old School Paperback-Style Posters For The Films Of Wes Anderson First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Grimy In Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant' First Look: Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Grimy In Alejandro González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant' The 30 Most Anticipated Movies Of The 2015 Sundance Film Festival The 30 Most Anticipated Movies Of The 2015 Sundance Film Festival 2015 Oscar Nominees Get The Honest Poster Treatment 2015 Oscar Nominees Get The Honest Poster Treatment "Carry Bolt Cutters Everywhere": Werner Herzog Has 24 Amazing Pieces Of Advice "Carry Bolt Cutters Everywhere": Werner Herzog Has 24 Amazing Pieces Of Advice The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki Christopher Nolan Says His Howard Hughes Film Is Dead, But He'd Still Like To Do A Bond Film At Some Point Christopher Nolan Says His Howard Hughes Film Is Dead, But He'd Still Like To Do A Bond Film At Some Point

TV Dial: Patty Jenkins Returns To 'The Killing'; David Slade Helms NBC's 'Hannibal' & Clive Barker Revives 'Nightbreed' For Cable

The Playlist By Charlie Schmidlin | The Playlist April 2, 2012 at 10:22AM

If this Monday morning brings a twinge of sadness with your morning coffee at the season finales of “Shameless” and “House of Lies” last night, well, we have to question your perspective on the world. There is hope though, for a wave of fresh TV announcements is coming your way to fill that questionable void.
2
Patty Jenkins David Slade Nightbreed

If this Monday morning brings a twinge of sadness with your morning coffee at the season finales of “Shameless” and “House of Lies” last night, well, we have to question your perspective on the world. There is hope though, for a wave of fresh TV announcements is coming your way to fill that questionable void.

Fresh off our in-depth examination into “The Killing” and its chances of gaining back its disappointed audience, news that Patty Jenkins, director of the stellar series pilot, is back on-board to direct the Season 2 finale seems a good start. The “Monster” director is one of the few on the show to come off looking well, having earned a DGA award and Emmy nomination for her work, and now she'll gain an opportunity to complete the series' main mystery, the murder of Rosie Larsen, for good. Let's hope Jenkins has already sent a memo to showrunner Seena Vud with the definition of “resolution” and she sticks the landing with grace. “The Killing” season 2 is airing now. [Deadline]

Speaking of promising directors flexing their muscles in the TV pilot format, David Slade has signed on to direct the premiere of “Hannibal,” NBC's 13-episode series featuring the characters from Thomas Harris' novel "Red Dragon." No actor is cast yet for the role of Hannibal Lecter, but Hugh Dancy will play FBI agent Will Graham, a man haunted by his near-death experience with Dr. Lecter, but forced to team up with him to solve crimes. Slade is obviously in good graces with NBC, having directed the pilot for the excellent Jason Isaacs drama, “Awake,” and hopefully he'll be able to wash away the bad taste that “Hannibal Rising” left out of existence. [Deadline]

The boundaries of sex and violence on cable television have essentially evaporated, thanks largely to the services of “Spartacus” and Paz de la Huerta, and with the just announced TV development of his 1990 creature horror film, “Nightbreed,” writer/director Clive Barker could be none the happier. In an interview on his website, Barker offers up some details on his decision, saying, “I don't wish to be immodest, but the general sense is that the movie failed because people didn't want to associate with the monster and I think our culture has changed -- I think our culture is now ready to embrace the ambiguity.” Subject matter is key in a film like this, but Barker may also be thinking of special effects, as the creature work in the original film appears shockingly dated today. Details are sparse at the moment, but expect Barker to act on the series in the very near future. [Horror Movies]

This article is related to: Patty Jenkins, The Killing, David Slade, Clive Barker


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates