All news regarding Arrested Development‘s fourth season is good news, but some is just great. Though the initial plan was for the new season to run for ten episodes (each of which would focus on a major character), series star David Cross has recently revealed that it’s looking more like thirteen.
The series has never lost momentum or its cult following – in fact, if anything, it’s become even more popular post-cancellation than during its initial run on Fox. It’s hard to believe that nearly a decade has past since the series first aired, but that doesn’t seem to have any bearing on the quality of the production nor on the excitement of the cast involved. For more on what David Cross has said about the upcoming season and being a never-nude, plus some photos that the series’ narrator and executive producer Ron Howard recently shared on Twitter, hit the jump.
It was a little more than two weeks ago that we brought you the sobering news that Imagine’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series had a go/no-go deadline looming. That deadline has now come and gone and it looks as if Warner Bros. has passed. This comes as yet another setback to the project, which has seen its share of woes: being let go by Universal, several budgetary concerns and difficulty landing a lead. The latest iteration of the script from Akiva Goldsman had Russell Crowe showing an interest if the project were to be greenlit. Sadly, that did not happen at Warner Bros. But there may yet be hope for Roland Deschain and director/producer Ron Howard. Hit the jump for more.
[Update: Deadline reports that Media Rights Capital is in "serious talks" to finance the project, in part because MRC executive Modi Wiczyk is apparently a big fan of the books. The original story follows after the jump.]
Now that we know the Netflix-backed Arrested Development project is not just a trick (illusion, illusion!) but actually confirmed, there are finally a few answers to the question of what we can expect from it. According to Ron Howard, who acts as the show’s narrator, the new season will include some new characters.
There’s been plenty of hype building up thanks to the show’s stars keeping fans on the hook with photos from the set, including Tobias (David Cross) in a sheet and George Michael (Michael Cera) on a segway. And despite what Howard called a “hell of a hiatus,” he has also reassured fans that the show’s quality is still top-notch (as if those photos suggested anything otherwise). For more on what Howard said of the upcoming season, hit the jump.
Just yesterday, we brought you the word that director Ron Howard’s Formula 1-inspired Rush had gotten a new release date. Now we can bring you the first official images and synopsis from the picture. Starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl as F1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, Rush centers on the real-life rivalry between the two. Rush, also starring Olivia Wilde, Natalie Dormer and Alexandra Maria Lara, opens September 20th, 2013. Hit the jump to see the new images and check out the official synopsis.
Check out the latest shuffling of release dates below:
- Oblivion, from director Joseph Kosinski and starring Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko, has been moved up a week from April 26th, 2013 to April 19th, 2013. The film will screen exclusively in IMAX for one week starting on April 12th.
- Rush, the Forumula 1 racing picture from Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth has a new release date of September 20th, 2013.
- Mama, a horror film directed by Andres Muschietti and produced by Guillermo del Toro, has been pushed from October of this year to January 18th, 2013. The picture stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jessica Chastain.
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, from writer/director Stephen Chbosky and starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson, has been pushed back a week from September 14th to September 21st of this year.
Hit the jump for more on each picture.
The Arrested Development run of ten episodes that will air on Netflix is set to start filming tomorrow. We’ve been counting the days until the moment and it is finally upon us! Deadline reports that the entire original cast of Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat and Tony Hale will be returning along with Ron Howard in his capacity as a narrator. That’s one character per episode, which may factor into the idea that each episode will focus on one of the Bluths, likely with multiple characters in certain episodes. (Could we get an episode all about the narrator, maybe?)
Production is expected to continue into the fall. Creator Mitch Hurwitz is open to an additional season if the first run proves successful. Netflix has said they’ll release all ten episodes at the same time on an unspecified day in 2013.
When last we reported on the beleaguered adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, it was to tell you that the property had moved from Universal to Warner Bros. and that principal actor Javier Bardem may have been lost in the transition. Now we have word that Russell Crowe is in talks to star as the gunslinger, Roland Deschain. There’s no deal currently inked out, but the studio will be factoring Crowe’s involvement with the picture into their decision on whether or not to greenlight the film at all. Here’s the rub: the yay or nay will come within the next two weeks. Much more on the latest developments surrounding The Dark Tower after the jump.
Ron Howard of Imagine TV and Showtime’s David Nevins have teamed up to develop Conquest, a period drama centering on the conflict between Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes and Moctezuma II, the last ruler of the Aztec empire. Oscar-winner Howard is attached to direct the series, which will be scripted by the Oscar-nominated writer Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries). Howard and Rivera will also executive produce the project alongside Brian Grazer. Hit the jump for more on Howard’s passion project.
A couple weeks ago, we reported that filming on the fourth season of Arrested Development would begin in four weeks. For those who are too excited to do math, that means filming is two weeks away. Today, producer and narrator Ron Howard tweeted an image of the cover page for the first script, and the title reads, “Arrested Development: Michael”. We previously reported that the new season, which will be ten episodes long, lead into an Arrested Development feature film, and each episode would focus on an individual character. However, in April, creator and showrunner Mitch Hurwitz said the new season “is now kind of evolving into becoming more like the old show again.” Now it looks like the pendulum may have swung back the other way.
Hit the jump for more. The entire cast will return for the new season of Arrested Development, which will air all at once on Netflix next year. There is currently no release date for the feature film.
Though nearly a year ago it was announced that creator Mitch Hurwitz would be cooking up an all-new season of the brilliant, cancelled-too-soon comedy series Arrested Development, fans would be forgiven for being leery about the reality of these new episodes actually happening. It seems like Hurwitz, producer Ron Howard, and the show’s stars have been talking about the ongoing development of the elusive Arrested Deveopment movie ever since the show went off the air, and we’ve yet to see that come to fruition.
Plans are firmed up for a brand new season of Arrested Development to air on Netflix in 2013, setting the stories of our characters up for the eventual feature film. Now AD die-hards can rest a little more comfortably, as Howard and star Jason Bateman recently shared some pictures of the writers room for the new season and Hurwitz, with Bateman revealing that production on the fourth season of Arrested Development begins in four weeks. Hit the jump for more.
Formula One racing season is in full swing, and so is production on Ron Howard‘s F1 drama Rush starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, and Olivia Wilde. The film chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian F1 driver Niki Lauda (Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Hemsworth). I’m not into racing here in the states since I’m more interested in the sport of paint-drying than watching cars go around a track 500 times. But in Europe, F1 is far more exhilarating since the cars travel around twists and turns rather than going left for 18 hours. Last year’s documentary Senna made me more interested in the sport, and a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Rush has me hoping that Howard has captured that same sense of excitement.
Hit the jump to check out the featurette. There’s currently no release date for Rush, but I wouldn’t count on seeing it until 2013.
A few weeks ago we brought you a roundup of some great images from the set of Ron Howard’s Formula 1 racing drama Rush, and now some video has surfaced from one of the scenes in question. The film chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian F1 driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth), and this video shows Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde (who plays his squeeze) filming a scene together. Howard has been sharing a large amount of photos from the set via his personal Twitter account, but this video comes from an unofficial onlooker. Though I’ve found the director’s recent output to be a bit disappointing, I love the cast he’s put together here and I’m excited to see the finished product
Hit the jump to check out the video, which may be considered a minor spoiler for the film. We’ve also included a fair amount of new photos that Howard has shared from the set, including some tense looking hospital scenes.
Ron Howard is currently in the middle of production on his period Formula 1 racing drama Rush, but the director has a new tool in tow on this film that’s giving fans an inside track on how the shoot’s going. Howard has been making frequent use of his Twitter account to share a bevy of photos from the set, documenting everything from location scouting, costuming, filming, and editing. For those unaware, the film chronicles the 1970s rivalry between Austrian F1 driver Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) and British driver James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth).
Set photos of Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde have made their way online, and Howard and Wilde have taken it upon themselves to share some images of their own. Hit the jump to check them out. Beware, minor spoilers for the film may be revealed.
We’ve got a batch of set photos to share with you this morning. Briefly:
- Daniel Radcliffe, Elizabeth Olsen and Jack Huston were spotted on the set of Kill Your Darlings. The trio star as Allen Ginsberg, Edie Parker and Jack Kerouac, respectively, in this period drama.
- Set Photos from Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring highlight star Emma Watson and surprise guests Kirsten Dunst and Gavin Rossdale (frontman for Bush). The real-life story centers on a group of teenagers who robbed the homes of the rich and famous in the late 2000’s.
- A roundup of images from director Ron Howard’s 1970s Formula 1 racing drama Rush. The film centers on the rivalry between James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl).
Hit the jump to check out the images.
The 1988 Lucasfilm fantasy Willow apparently had aspirations for the small screen as an animated series. We’ll blame the lackluster box office for the failure of the project, but we can still take a look at some concept art that was drafted along the way. Directed by Ron Howard and written by George Lucas, the feature film followed the dwarf-like character Willow (Warwick Davis), barbarian Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) and warrior princess Sorsha (Joanne Whalley) as they attempted to protect an infant from the diabolical plans of an evil queen (Jean Marsh). It’s a classic swords-and-sorcery flick with some great moments; it even managed to garner two Academy Award nominations (for Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects). While it’s a shame that I can’t relive the childhood memories of watching an animated Willow on Saturday mornings, these images provide a nice glimpse of what could have been. Hit the jump to check them out.