December 16, 2017

Whedon: No “Firefly” Kickstarter Plans

In the wake of the success of the "Veronica Mars" Kickstarter, the Browncoats and various others have been keenly talking up the idea of starting a similar process for another film based on Joss Whedon's "Firefly" series. Talking with Buzzfeed, Whedon himself has shot down the talk and has cited his busy schedule as the main reason that, even if … [Read more...]

LG acquires webOS from HP, plans to use it in smart TV platform (updated)

Here's a wild one -- webOS has been revived, and the suitor may surprise you. LG has reportedly lifted the troubled webOS unit from HP's hands, but instead of using it in future smartphones or tablets, it's planning to inject the operating system across its smart TV portfolio -- finally adding a layer of truth to a rumor we first spotted in October … [Read more...]

Dreamworks Plans Acapella Group Biopic

"The Vow" helmer Michael Sucsy is attached to helm a biopic about a cappella group Straight No Chaser for Dreamworks Pictures and Anonymous Content. The group was formed in 1996 and consists of ten Indiana University students. The group played venues such as Wrigley Field and Carnegie Hall, but the members disbanded three years later. Years … [Read more...]

Commissioner speaks out on Community Centre plans

An NPA Park Board Commissioner is hoping the third time is the charm as she pushes for more public consultations in a dispute with community centres.  Melissa de Genova says after being ruled out of order twice, her motion asking for a series of public consultations will be debated and voted on, Monday, "Well, if they vote it down, I think … [Read more...]

Microsoft talks plans for premium content production, details Xbox 360’s transition to an ‘entertainment console’

Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, just sat down alongside Nancy Tellem, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft LA Studios, to kick off this year's rendition of D:Dive Into Media here in Dana Point, Calif. The first session of the evening is being piloted by AllThingsD's Peter Kafka, and naturally, … [Read more...]

AMC Plans “The Terror” TV Series

AMC has put a TV series adaptation of Dan Simmons' 2007 novel "The Terror" into development. The book is an acclaimed fictional spin on the true story of Sir John Franklin's lost expedition in the late 1840's. Two ships, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, traverse well below freezing conditions in the Arctic in an attempt to forge the Northwest … [Read more...]

Details expected Monday on plans to make Port Mann Bridge more safe

We'll find out next week how the newly-tolled Port Mann Bridge will be further 'winterized' to protect commuters from falling ice.  Transportation Minister Mary Polak says plans are in the works for short and longterm improvements and the contractor --Kiewit-- is paying for all of them. "We have specified in our contract the requirements for … [Read more...]

MGM Plans “Hot Tub Time Machine” Sequel

MGM is in early talks to develop a sequel to the 2010 comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine," the last movie MGM produced before it went into bankruptcy before reforming into its current incarnation. There is said to be "exploratory talks" with Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke to reprise their roles for the follow-up, however lead star John … [Read more...]

MGM Plans New “Ben-Hur” Adaptation

MGM has begun work on a new adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ." There has been at least two versions over the years, William Wyler's 1959 version starring Charlton Heston remains both the most famous adaptation, and one of the most famous films of all time. Keith Clarke ("The Way Back") penned the spec script … [Read more...]

“Tudors” Creator Plans “Alexander” Series

"Elizabeth" scribe, "The Tudors" creator and "The Borgias" producer Michael Hirst is teaming with ZDF Enterprises and Beta Film on a TV series about Alexander the Great. This large-scale, English-language series will initially consist of 8-12 one-hour episodes. The plan overall is to cover the key moments of the Macedonian king's life across a … [Read more...]