The networks will be unveiling their fall schedules next week at the upfronts, but a few high-profile NBC pilots have already been picked up to series. Briefly:
- The New Normal – Ryan Murphy’s blended comedy pilot centering on a same-sex couple and their surrogate.
- Revolution – The J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke-produced action/drama takes place in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.
- Go On – Matthew Perry stars as a sportscaster trying to move on from a loss with the help of his fellow group therapy members.
- Save Me – Anne Heche plays a woman who, after letting herself go while in a broken marriage, goes through a transformation in which she becomes the best version of herself and creates miracles.
Hit the jump for more on each project.
The horror thriller 11-11-11 from writer/director Darren Bousman (out on DVD on April 24th) follows famed American author Joseph Crone (Timothy Gibbs) who travels to Barcelona, Spain, after the tragic death of his wife and child, to reunite with his estranged brother, Samuel (Michael Landes), and dying father, Richard (Denis Rafter). As Joseph’s life becomes plagued with strange happenings and constant sightings of the number 11, curiosity quickly turns to obsession over its horrific meaning.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Darren Bousman talked about how the idea for this film came about, the behind-the-scenes feature about the haunted nature of everything during the shoot, some of the craziest things that happened on set, and how he almost quit a couple of times. He also talked about how happy he is that Mother’s Day (starring Rebecca DeMornay) is finally being released on May 4th, his latest musical endeavor The Devil’s Carnival, his upcoming Jersey Devil monster movie The Barrens, and how he would love the opportunity to make bring the V.C. Andrews book The Flowers in the Attic to life on the big screen. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
The theatrical trailer for the horror film 11-11-11 has been unveiled. From Saw II director Darren Lynn Bousman, the pic tells the story of how at 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month, the 11th gate of Heaven will open up and an otherworldly entity will enter the earthly realm for 49 minutes. Judging from the trailer, some demon-like thingy and some other creepy beings will bring about absolute terror for the duration of the film. While I’m not entirely sold on the project, I do like that it appears to rely heavily on prosthetics and make-up as opposed to CGI effects.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Timothy Gibbs (Another World), Michael Landes (Final Destination 2), and Wendy Glenn (The L Word). 11-11-11 opens on, well, November 11th.
Writer/director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II) has released the first trailer from his upcoming horror/thriller 11-11-11. Starring Michael Landes, Wendy Glenn, and Timothy Gibbs, the pic takes place on 11-11-11 and features an otherworldly entity that comes to Earth through Heaven’s 11th gate. After watching the cut, I’m not exactly sure why I should be afraid of 11-11-11 but, I’ll be honest, I sort of am. Check out the trailer after the jump. I’ll give you one guess as to what day 11-11-11 hits theaters.
Justin Long, Jess Weixler (Teeth), Tyler Labine (Reaper), and Addison Timlin (Californication) will star in the indie Lumpy. Deadline reports that the story “begins with a wedding in Arizona, where the groom (Long) and bride (Weixler) find their nuptials heightened by their life of the party best man, Lumpy (Labine). That’s until he dies at the end of the evening.” Which I suppose would then make him the death of the party. Either way, the newlyweds cancel their honeymoon and head to Minneapolis to arrange a funeral, but slowly they discover that perhaps they didn’t know Lumpy as well as they thought.
Michael Landes, Evan Jones, and Shelley Long will co-star in the film, which is the feature directing debut of Ted Koland who also wrote the script. Filming is currently underway in Minnesota.