With J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness now playing around the world, we recently landed an exclusive phone interview with John Cho. During the interview, he talked about making the sequel, how things changed on set, who was the one who broke the most while filming, his preparation process, did he take anything home from set, deleted scenes, and a lot more. He also talked about the status of Harold and Kumar, Get a Job, working with Matthew Perry on Go On, Bryan Cranston, and working on the pilot for Sleepy Hollow. Hit the jump for what he had to say.
Fresh off Fox’s unveiling of its fall 2013-14 schedule this morning, the network has released first look trailers and images for its new series. Briefly:
- Almost Human – A futuristic cop drama starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, from executive producers J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman (Fringe).
- Dads – A live-action sitcom starring Giovanni Ribisi and Seth Green, from executive producer Seth MacFarlane.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine – A buddy cop comedy starring Andy Samberg and Joe Lo Truglio, from executive producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation).
- Sleepy Hollow – An modern-day retelling of the classic story starring Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie, from executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe).
- Enlisted – An army base-set comedy starring Geoff Stults, from executive producer Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town).
- Midseason dramas Rake (starring Greg Kinnear) and Gang Related (starring Terry O’Quinn), and midseason comedies Surviving Jack (starring Christopher Meloni), Us & Them (starring Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel), and the animated Murder Police.
Hit the jump to check out trailers and images for the aforementioned series. [Update: We've updated the article with the recently-released trailers for Surviving Jack and Gang Related]
In the flurry of chaotic renewal and cancellation news, Fox has released its new primetime schedule that includes seven new series among its many renewals (including five nights of Gordon Ramsay! … Almost). The broadcast network is premiering J.J. Abrams’s sci-fi police drama Almost Human on Monday nights in late fall, along with with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s fantasy series Sleepy Hollow in the second time slot in early fall (with encores on Friday nights) before The Following returns (why oh why). Tuesday remains a comedy night, with the addition of Dads and the Andy Samberg comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Hit the jump for the full new line-up and schedule, and look for images and videos from the new series coming later today.
Fox has ordered four drama series for the 2013-14 season.
- Almost Human - Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, and Lili Taylor star in the police drama set 35 years in the future, “when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.” J.J. Abrams will executive produce alongside creator J.H. Wyman (Fringe).
- Gang Related – Ramon Rodriguez, Terry O’Quinn, and RZA play members of the gang task force who team up to take down three of Los Angeles’ most dangerous gangs. Allen Hughes (Broken City) directed the pilot, created by Chris Morgan (Fast Five).
- Rake - Greg Kinnear stars as a “brilliant and frustratingly charming criminal defense attorney” in the legal drama based on the Australian series created by Peter Duncan. Duncan will executive produce the adaptation with Peter Tolan (Rescue Me). Sam Raimi directed the pilot.
- Sleepy Hollow - A modern retelling of the story of Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), “resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope.” Co-created by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek).
Read the full synopses for each project after the jump.
A Legend of Sleepy Hollow series is in the works for the 2012 pitch season. The project will be written by Transformers scribes (it had writers?) Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who are adapting it from a Phillip Iscove script. Len Wiseman (Underworld) is set to direct. The trio also worked together on the Hawaii Five-0 pilot.
The project is reportedly being shopped to Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC. Given the recent popularity of reworking fairy tales and mystery stories, Sleepy Hollow shouldn’t have trouble finding a home. But it may need to add some zombies, werewolves and/or aliens to really look attractive. Ichabod Crane: Vampire Hunter has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? For more on the project, hit the jump.
Artist “Hexagonall” has designed minimalist posters [via The Awesomer] for all of Tim Burton’s movies, plus his short films Vincent, Frankenweenie, and The Adventures of Stainboy (although The Nightmare Before Christmas was actually directed by Henry Selick). For those who don’t know “Hexagonall”, he/she’s the gent/lady who designed the Lost/Saul Bass mash-up back in March. If you like Tim Burton’s movies and minimalist artwork, hit the jump to check out these posters. You can click here if you want to buy them.