Reviewed by Patrick Cooper
Since the Trinity Killer arc wrapped up in season 4, Dexter has gotten progressively worse. Before the announcement of the 8th being the final season, it seemed like the show’s goal was to just stay on the air as long as possible, rather than tell the best story possible. Aside from the gruesome Doomsday Killer story, which was at least bonkers enough to be slightly entertaining, there hasn’t been that much interesting stuff going on. READ MORE
I feel like most people know that Zombieland started life as a TV series (though they never got as far as filming a pilot) and now it appears, rather concretely, as if they’re trying to go that route again. This is hot on the heels of the original film’s director Ruben Fleischer stating that there was no script for (and no immediate plans to make) the sequel.
Per io9, casting sheets went out yesterday for the series. The series looks like it will be a half-hour one and the character descriptions are similar to how they appeared in the film. Columbus and Wichita are still together, Wichita is still looking after Little Rock, Tallahassee is still a wild card etc… and there are two new characters (who hopefully are only in the one episode), “Fred and Ainsley are two office workers at the start of the zombie apocalypse, obliviously complaining about problems with their iPhones and getting the wrong order at Starbucks, which they admit are “first world problems” with a hashtag — while people are being disembowled just outside the window they’re not facing”
While the original show was slated to air on CBS, there’s no concrete word on what network this current incarnation is targeting (or if its already been ordered by one). Head to io9 for more!
Rumors are floating around the big ole’ interwebz. Those rumors? That Bethesda might be looking into making a Fallout tv show. How kick ass would that be? It doesn’t even sound like it would be super hard to make either. You could probably just film it out in the stix and pretend it’s a post apocalyptic wasteland. So, according to EuroGamer Bethesda has a patent with the US patent and trademark office for and I quote, “an on-going television program set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world.” Oh my god please let this be true. Gimmie what I want! What do you guys think, exciting?
Mogwai has released a four-track EP of their music for the French zombie TV show Les Revenants to coincide with the show’s last episode. The EP is available digitally here. The EP is also going to be made available on a limited edition 10″ vinyl on Jan. 28th, 2013. Only 2,000 copies will be pressed.
A full soundtrack will be released Feb. 25th. You can see the track listing as well as a TV spot for the show below. READ MORE
Wow. If you guys were concerned about The Hunger Games (which I liked) watering down the themes of Kinji Fukasaku’s classic Battle Royale, then I’m guessing you’ll be about – I dunno – a billion times more concerned about this development. The CW is considering making a “Battle Royale” TV Series. I’m usually open minded about things, but I think I’m having a stroke right now.
This isn’t a joke, it’s a possibility that’s actually being explored. The Neil Moritz/Roy Lee-produced remake never quite got off the ground (due in part to the success of The Hunger Games), but that doesn’t mean a TV show is out of the question. Per The LA Times, “In the last few weeks, the CW has had talks with the project’s Hollywood representatives about the possibility of turning the property into an English-language show, said a person with knowledge of the situation who was not authorized to speak about it publicly. The talks were preliminary, but if a deal could be reached, the network would acquire rights to Koushun Takami’s underlying novel, then unpack and expand on it for an hourlong dramatic series.”
While it’s not a done deal, we now live in a world where it’s somewhat possible you’ll hear the words, “Next, after ‘Gossip Girl’, stay tuned for ‘Battle Royale’.”
What do you guys think? Is there any way they could pull this off and make it work? I just don’t see it – but I’m super curious to hear what the actual pitch is.
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