FX hasn’t pulled the plug on the Sony TV-produced “Powers” as originally reported.
Variety reports that the cabler’s adaptation of the comic book series has been a long and arduous process, but the network said it isn’t writing the project off.
A pilot was shot last year but rejected by FX topper John Landgraf, who asked scribe Charles “Chick” Eglee for a rewrite. The network had plans to do a complete reshoot of the pilot — complete with a completely new cast — but those plans have not gone forward and there is no immediate start date to put it back in front of the camera, says the site.
Jason Patric and Lucy Punch, who co-stars in the new Fox sitcom “Ben and Kate,” were in the original cast. Others in the ensemble were Charles S. Dutton, Titus Welliver and Carly Foulkes.
The comic, from writers Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, “centers on a pair of cops who investigate crimes perpetrated by those with superhuman qualities.” READ MORE
Things seem to be heating up for “Powers” since last December, when writer Brian Michael Bendis announced that Charles Eglee (Dexter, The Walking Dead, The Shield) had come on board to pen and produce the adaptation of his cult comic. With Super 8 star Kyle Chandler in talks for the lead, FX has cast Charles S. Dutton as Captain Cross, head of a homicide police department where detectives Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim investigate crimes involving those with superpowers.
Based on the popular comic by Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, Powers is finally being given a shot at the small screen after Sony optioned the rights for a feature film version almost 10 years ago, which never came to fruition. Powers has been in publication for more than a decade, producing a dozen graphic novels and more than 60 issues.
FX is courting Kyle Chandler (who can be seen in J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 on June 10) for the lead role in its violent drama pilot “Powers,” reports Variety.
The “Friday Night Lights” star had a meeting with the cabler’s execs recently and is considering the role. Sources emphasize that Chandler had made no commitment to “Powers” beyond the initial meeting.
The pilot, based on the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, “centers on a pair of detectives who deal with cases involving people with superpowers.” The result is a whole lotta bloodshed.
Script was written by Charles “Chic” Eglee and Michael Dinner directs the pilot.
It was revealed back in December that “The Walking Dead” executive producer Charles “Chic” Eglee (also known for “Dexter” and “The Shield”) was in talks to head up the television adaptation of the long-running comic series “Powers.” The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Eglee with produce the Michael Dinner-directed (“Sons of Anarchy” and “Justified” pilots) pilot episode based on his own screenplay adaptation. FX has given the green light for a pilot presentation.
Based on the popular comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, “Powers” follows detectives in a homicide department devoted to cases that involve superheroes. The pilot order comes a decade after Sony optioned the rights for a feature film version, which never came to fruition. “Powers” has been in publication for more than a decade, producing a dozen graphic novels and more than 60 issues.
Ultra violent superheroes (or villains) beware. If your “Powers” are being abused, they’ll be coming to shut you down. Writer Brian Michael Bendis confirmed today that “The Walking Dead” executive producer Charles “Chic” Eglee (also known for “Dexter” and “The Shield”) is in talks to head up the television adaptation of the long-running comic series “Powers,” discovered Spinoff. “OK, I rarely do this,” Bendis wrote yesterday afternoon on Twitter, “but the Powers TV rumor that hit the net today … confirmed as fact!” Created by Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, “Powers” follows the lives of Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, homicide detectives who investigate cases involving “powers” (people with superhuman abilities) in a world where superheroes and supervillains are common. The comic is over-the-top violent and ultra bloody. Proof inside.