Screen Junkies » Playtone http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:27:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Neil Gaiman Brings ‘American Gods’ And Nerds To HBO? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/neil-gaiman-brings-american-gods-and-nerds-to-hbo/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/neil-gaiman-brings-american-gods-and-nerds-to-hbo/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2011 01:39:27 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207236 HBO is in talks to bring Gaiman's book 'American Gods' to their network as a new series. Hurry up and adapt everything that man has written, Hollywood.

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Go to your nerdy friend’s bedroom. Look through the bookcase. If he or she doesn’t own at least one volume of Neil Gaiman‘s Sandman, rip the nerd badge off their jacket. Nerd badge is synonymous with Star Trek Federation badge.

HBO is in talks to bring Gaiman’s book American Gods to their network as a new series. The backdrop for this story is that old school religious gods and mythological creatures are losing power as less people worship them, and the new “gods” of technology and the media are taking their place. So, when The Beatles said they were “more popular than Jesus,” the subtext was that they were acquiring more god-power than him too. The heroes in American Gods are criminals, and one of whom turns out to be an old fashioned spiritual overlord who’s recruiting an army for a war between the gods. And there you go.

The plan is to have Gaiman team up with top cinematographer Robert Richardson (Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill) to co-write the pilot. The Playtone Company’s Gary Goetzman and Tom Hanks (the guy from the Dragnet movie) brought the book to HBO, so they’ll surely want to “play gods” for this show too.

One thing I can say is that, for the most part, I’m on board with The G-Man. Coraline kicked ass, his comics work is rightfully celebrated, and Beowulf would have been a lot better if the motion capture didn’t steal all the characters souls. Many fanboys worship him, which is why he’s growing in power as we speak… (Deadline)

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Chloe Sevigny To Play Original Hipster, Lizzie Borden http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/chloe-sevigny-to-play-original-hipster-lizzie-borden/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/chloe-sevigny-to-play-original-hipster-lizzie-borden/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:29:21 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=201672 With "Big Love" wrapping up, Sevigny was eager to play another role that required unflattering dresses.

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Chloe Sevigny is setting up a mini-series at HBO about Lizzie Borden, who you probably don’t even really know too much about. Borden, of course, was the young woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with a hatchet back in 1892, way before it was considered cool.

With “Big Love” wrapping up, Sevigny was eager to play another role that required unflattering dresses (It’s this whole thing. Ugh. You wouldn’t understand). So, she took the project to Playtone, the production company behind “Big Love” and introduced them to music video director Bryce Kass, who will write the four-hour series.

Now everyone is going to behead their parents with hatchets. You just KNOW they are. (Deadline)

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