Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics Watch: Shailene Woodley Gets NSFW In 2 Clips From 'White Bird In A Blizzard' Plus New Pics TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More First Look: Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ First Look: Matthew McConaughey & Ken Watanabe In Gus Van Sant’s ‘Sea Of Trees’ Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' Tom Hardy Says He'll Never Do Another Romantic Comedy Again Thanks To 'This Means War' David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made David Fincher Apparently Thinks 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel 'The Girl Who Played With Fire' Could Get Made Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now? Revisiting On The Rise: Where Are Our 2012 Picks Now? Oscars: Dust Settles On The Fall Festivals With No Clear Best Picture Front-Runner (Yet) Oscars: Dust Settles On The Fall Festivals With No Clear Best Picture Front-Runner (Yet) Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 Fall TV Preview: Our 22 Most Anticipated Shows For The Rest Of 2014 Watch: NYFF Trailer Has Snippets Of ‘Inherent Vice’ Footage For Those Checking For Trailers Several Times A Day Watch: NYFF Trailer Has Snippets Of ‘Inherent Vice’ Footage For Those Checking For Trailers Several Times A Day TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth TIFF Review: 'Still Alice' Starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin & Kate Bosworth Review: 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' Starring Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Review: 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them' Starring Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy Jason Reitman Calls ‘Labor Day’ "A Misguided Effort" Jason Reitman Calls ‘Labor Day’ "A Misguided Effort" David Fincher & James Ellroy Plotting 1950s Crime Noir Series For HBO David Fincher & James Ellroy Plotting 1950s Crime Noir Series For HBO Chris Evans On His Directorial Debut ‘Before We Go,’ Filming In New York, & ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Chris Evans On His Directorial Debut ‘Before We Go,’ Filming In New York, & ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Boardwalk Empire - Season 5 - Episode 1 Recap: “Golden Days For Boys & Girls” Boardwalk Empire - Season 5 - Episode 1 Recap: “Golden Days For Boys & Girls” The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The Best Documentaries Of 2014 So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The Best Films Of 2014 So Far... The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes The 10 Best & Worst Movie Sex Scenes All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

TV News: Ridley & Tony Scott Go Racing ; Liz Meriwether & Stephen Gaghan Get Pilot Pick Up

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 27, 2011 at 8:03AM

Yes, all the exciting news is coming out of Utah for the past week, but the television world has quietly been pushing forward. Here's a wrap up of some of the more intriguing film-related stuff that's been happening.
0


Yes, all the exciting news is coming out of Utah for the past week, but the television world has quietly been pushing forward. Here's a wrap up of some of the more intriguing film-related stuff that's been happening.

With the critical and cultural success of AMC's "Mad Men," it seems everybody wants their own period drama and Ridley and Tony Scott are throwing their hat in the ring. The directing and producing duo are developing "The Drivers" under their Scott Free shingle, and it's "a series based on the high-octane 24-hour motor race in Le Mans during the 1950s-1960s." The series will tell the tale of a bunch of young and wild international drivers who take their friendships and rivalries to the race track. The project will be based on the book "Shelby: The Man, The Cars, The Legend" by Wallace A. Wyss -- get your engines started. No network is yet attached to the project, but with the Scott brothers overseeing things, interest is sure to be high.

Meanwhile over at Fox, they've picked up a pilot by "No Strings Attached" writer Liz Meriwether titled "Chicks and Dicks." Sigh. You'll be shocked to learn that it's an "ensemble comedy about the sexual politics of men and women." Let's hope it has some of the piss and vinegar missing from the Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman vehicle.

Finally, Oscar-winner scribe Stephen Gaghan ("Traffic") had his pilot "S.I.L.A." picked up by NBC. A sprawling, multi-threaded tale like "Traffic" and "Syriana," this drama is "set in the world of crime, law enforcement and politics in sprawling modern-day Los Angeles." And while it's been five long years since we've seen anything by Gaghan on the big screen, he's currently writing "Dead Spy Running" for Warner Bros. with McG and Kevin McCormick producing.

This article is related to: Tony Scott, Liz Meriwether, Stephen Gaghan


The Playlist

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

E-Mail Updates