Wednesday, July 31, 2013

DC'S 'THE FLASH' GETS TV SERIES? JAMES MARSDEN, WES BENTLEY, JOAN CUSACK IN 'WELCOME TO ME'! 'THE EX FILES' GETS MOVIE ADAPTATION! NBC ORDERS STEPHEN KING'S 'TOMMYKNOCKERS' SERIES & HISTORICAL MINI SERIES 'CLEOPATRA' & 'PLYMOUTH'

THE FLASH
NEW TV SHOW AT CW?
Following the success of their ARROW superhero series CW is, according to speculations over at "Deadline", planning to give yet another superhero his own show! THE FLASH might be introduced in the second run of ARROW after which he is going to get his own television series! As some of you probably remember THE FLASH already had a show back in the early 90's with John Wesley Shipp in the lead role. He is DC's character who becomes a superfast vigilante after surviving an accident in a laboratory. CW is also working on AMAZON show which will explore the origins of Wonder Woman.

WELCOME TO ME
JAMES MARSDEN, WES BENTLEY
Here's a nice little cast: "The Hollywood Reporter" writes that Wes Bentley and Joan Cusack have joined WELCOME TO ME which already has James Marsden, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Robbins, Alan Tudyk and Kristen Wigg. It is a dramedy about society's obsession with fame with the story which revolves around a woman who suffers from dissociative personality disorder. She wins the lottery and spends all of her winnings on a cable access talk show about herself.
THE EX FILES
MOVIE ADAPTATION
At the same time, it was announced that Jane Moore's book THE EX FILES will be made into THE EXES film directed by Andy Fickman in which the story will  follow the ex-girlfriend of the groom, who reluctantly agrees to attend his destination wedding for closure and for friendship. Once there, she finds herself trapped at an island resort with all of couples' exes. Old flames are rekindled, new romances are born and complete chaos ensues.

NBC'S NEW MINI SERIES
 STEPHEN KING'S 'TOMMYKNOCKERS'
In other television news today, after scoring summer success with their current TV hit UNDER THE DOME based on Stephen King's work, NBC has ordered yet another television adaptation on the famous sf writer's novel! King's  TOMMYKNOCKERS will be based on his 1987 novel about the residents of a small Maine town and how they deal with what they perceive to be an alien spacecraft that has landed nearby!
 EPIC CLEO- PATRA AND PLYMOUTH
 I've already informed you before that NBC has also ordered a six episode historical mini series on CLEOPATRA and also PLYMOUTH, another historical mini series which will follow the challenges and drama of the Pilgrims' journey across the Atlantic and the difficulties of settling in a new country!

30 comments:

  1. wait, there was a great show called "flash"... it had a batman vibe... bring that back lick-it-split...

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    1. I did mention it in the post, Jeremy :) With John Wesley Shipp and Amanda Pays :) I remember that in one episode he even had a blue twin brother Polux :)

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    2. yeah... i want it back, it also has a great score to... sorry i read your post and then my brain took over. it is a must see classic.

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    3. I loved it as a teen! And I do remember that it had great rather atmospheric score!

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  2. "Plymouth" could have possibilities . . . .

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    1. I think so too, we haven't seen that period in a series before

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  3. it will be hard for flash to wow audiences

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    1. he's probably my fave superhero beside Flash Gordon.

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  4. They already made Tommyknockers once. I don't know why they don't make something else of his that hasn't been done before *sigh*

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    1. was it a film, or a show, I read somewhere about it, but I think it was very old ...

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  5. I haven't watched Arrow yet, but I was planning on diving into the series now that it's available for download. Flash was always a favorite when I was a kid. Who wouldn't want to be able to tease their brother and then run fast enough to get away. :P

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    1. it would be quite a change for me since I haven't ever run a single meter in my life :)

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  6. The Flash, eh? Hmmm....I'll have to think about that....

    Now, Welcome To Me? That sounds like something I will love...the story...the cast. Can't really go wrong.

    And correct me if I am wrong, because so many of Mr. King's books have been turned into movies, but didn't they already make The Tommyknockers?

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    1. I hear they did, but you know that milking the cow is currently one of the trendiest sports :)

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  7. Love those superheroes! Hopefully with the music of Queen!! ,-)

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. we do love Queen in FLASH GORDON :)

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  8. They did a miniseries version of the Tommyknockers in 1993 but maybe they think with an extended series they can do better. I love Under The Dome but wish they would do The Talisman. That would be awesome!

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    1. I'm watching UNDER THE DOME too, hope it ends in some spectacular way :)

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  9. Tommy Knockers, Tommy Knockers, knockin' on your door. I remember that. No teeth.

    Happy Weekend & Boogie Boogie :-)

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    1. does tommy knockers mean something specific in ENglish?

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  10. The Flash sounds interesting. Lets hope Tommyknockers is better than the book. IMO one of King most boooooring books!

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    1. I think they will probably make it a summer series like they did with UNDER THE DOME

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  11. Stephen King just keeps 'knocking' those movies out doesn't he? heh heh

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  12. Wasn't there already a "Tommyknockers" movie or series?

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)