The X-Files writer/producer Frank Spotnitz has created the compelling eight-episode international espionage series Hunted for Cinemax, to premiere on October 26th. The story follows Sam Hunter (Melissa George), a skilled operative for Byzantium, a secretive private firm involved in global intelligence and espionage, that may have personally been responsible for orchestrating an attempt on her life, leaving her with no idea who to trust.
While at the TCA Press Tour, Collider spoke to Frank Spotnitz for this exclusive interview. We will run what he had to say about that series closer to its premiere, but we did want to share what his comments about whether he still wants to do a third The X-Files movie, why it would be a cultural crime not to finish the series, how it would need to happen pretty soon, and what he’s most happy about when he looks back at his work on the series and movies. He also talked about what it might take for a Millennium movie to happen. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
The animated series TRON: Uprising, premiering on Disney XD on June 7th, takes place after the 1982 feature film and before the events in TRON: Legacy. Produced in CG animation with a 2D aesthetic, the series follows the heroic journey of a new character named Beck (voiced by Elijah Wood), a young program who becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution inside the computer world of The Grid. You can watch the first episode here.
At a press day for the show, actor Lance Henriksen – who voices General Tesler, the eccentric power hungry dictator that is Clu’s main henchman, tasked with bringing order to Argon City and taking down The Renegade, aka Beck – talked about what he likes best about this animated series, what he enjoys about bringing such a villain to life, whether he likes playing the hero or the villain more, the voice-over work he does in video games, and whether there could ever be a Millennium movie. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
The 2011 Toronto International Film Festival is over, but there’s still life in the sales market. According to Variety, Millennium Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to Rampart in a $2 million dollar deal (plus performance bonuses). The cop drama represents a reunion between writer/director Oren Moverman, Woody Harrelson, and Ben Foster after Moverman’s directorial debut The Messenger earned a Best Original Screenplay nomination and an acting nod for Harrelson in 2009. Harrelson stars as “a never- changing LAPD cop (Woody Harrelson) whose past is finally catching up with him in the wake of a department-wide corruption scandal.” Foster is joined in the supporting cast by Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Sammy Boyarsky, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver, Ned Beatty, and Robin Wright.
I’m guessing Millennium wants Rampart in theaters before the end of the year to knock on Oscar’s door with a campaign focusing on Harrelson’s performance. Works for me—I’m looking forward to seeing the film. Read the official synopsis after the jump.