The first trailer for director Jon M. Chu’s documentary Justin Bieber’s Believe has been released online. The film, which was shot quickly and quietly, marks the documentary follow-up to Chu’s previous Bieber documentary Never Say Never and is his next feature film after helming the blockbuster sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Surprisingly, this trailer teases a film that appears to be more than simply glorifying a teen idol, as Chu is seen asking Bieber candid questions that address the singer’s more salty behavior. At the end of the day, though, this documentary is for the fans, and there’s also plenty of singing, dancing, and shirtless Bieber to keep them happy.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Justin Bieber’s Believe opens on Christmas Day.
Last week we saw a number of trailers and images for all of the networks’ new series that will debut this fall, but one was curiously left out: NBC’s Believe. The series’ trailer has now landed online, and the story centers on a wrongfully-imprisoned death row inmate who is broken out of jail in order to protect a young girl with powerful abilities. The pilot was written and directed by Alfonso Cuaron, who also executive produces the series alongside J.J. Abrams. Unsurprisingly this trailer makes Believe look very promising, and I’m really looking forward to seeing more from the show in the near future.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The series stars Johnny Sequoyah, Delroy Lindo, and Kyle MacLachlan. Believe will premiere on NBC midseason, so don’t expect it on the airwaves until sometime after the new year.
While everyone associates Bad Robot with J.J. Abrams, he actually has a producing partner that rarely does press and usually stays out of the limelight: Bryan Burk. If you look over his IMDb profile, you’ll see he’s tremendously involved in all Bad Robot productions and was a key component in both Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness.
With the movie getting ready to premiere around the world, I recently landed an exclusive interview with the busy producer. During our wide-ranging interview, we talked about making the sequel, the editing process, the secrecy, the title, if we’ll get Star Trek 3 in less than four years, whether a new Star Trek TV show could happen in the near future, and more. We also talked about other Bad Robot productions like Star Wars, Mission: Impossible 5, Infinitely Polar Bear, Person of Interest, Revolution, Alfonso Cuaron‘s pilot Believe, Karl Urban‘s pilot Almost Human, and more. Hit the jump for what he had to say.
The networks are gearing up to announce their fall schedules next week at the upfronts, but this week we’re starting to learn which pilots have been picked up to series. We saw Fox’s orders last night, and here’s a look at some of the series moving ahead at NBC:
- Believe – Kyle MacLachlan, Johnny Sequoyah, and Delroy Lindo star in this supernatural drama series that follows the unlikely friendship between a gifted young girl and a man recently released from prison. Alfonso Cuaron, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Mark Friedman will executive produce, and Cuaron directed the pilot.
- Crisis – Gillian Anderson, Dermot Mulroney, and Rachel Taylor star in this drama series about Washington’s government being pulled into an international conspiracy. Rand Ravich and Far Shariat (Life) will executive produce. Phillip Noyce directed the pilot.
- About a Boy – David Walton, Minnie Driver, and Al Madrigal star in this comedy series adaptation of the Nick Hornby book and subsequent 2002 film. Jason Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) will executive produce, and Jon Favreau directed the pilot.
- Sean Saves the World – Sean Hayes, Linda Lavin, and Thomas Lennon star in this multi-camera sitcom about a man trying to parent his teenage daughter and appease his boss. Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted) and Todd Milliner (Hot in Cleveland) will executive produce.
Hit the jump for news regarding the other two comedy pilots order to series, as well as full synopses for all six shows.
Before he landed the job of directing the next Star Wars movie, J.J. Abrams was responsible for producing a television show or two. Now he’ll get a chance to bring two more into your living room as Abrams has landed pilot orders for a pair of sci-fi series. The first, titled Believe and co-written by Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Friedman, centers on young girl with powers who is protected from those who hunt her by an ex-con. The second untitled show involves law enforcement officers of the LAPD, some of whom happen to be androids. Abrams will re-team with Fringe writer/director J.H. Wyman on this one. Hit the jump for more.