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Producer James Vanderbilt Talks Shining Prequel Overlook Hotel

Overlook Hotel is an in-development prequel to The Shining at Warner Bros. Director Mark Romanek is attached to helm the picture from a script by Damien executive producer Glen Mazzara. The whole thing sounds crazy, but producer James Vanderbilt tells Collider that it won’t be what people are expecting. “It’s not like ’20 Years Before The […]

Mark Romanek To Direct ABC’s Alien Invasion Thriller Pilot The Visitors

Mark Romanek is returning to TV for the 2014 pilot season, and will direct ABC’s alien invasion thriller pilot The Visitors, according to Deadline. Based on Ray Bradbury’s short story Zero Hour, the series will: chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most […]








Locke & Key Has A Tiny, Tiny, Tiny Chance Of Coming To MTV

There are two interesting things to take away from Deadline‘s story on the possibility of the Locke & Key TV show coming to MTV. That there’s an incredibly slender possibility of this happening. That there’s enough interest in the show that even such a ridiculously tiny glimmer of hope has become a headline story. Here’s […]

Mark Romanek’s Epic Hamster Dance

It’s tempting to read Mark Romanek‘s new Kia commercial as a big joke on computer-monitor culture, from faceless Halo fragfests to the lunacy of the Hamster Dance, memes buried in entirely different strata of the virtual world but sharing some of the same digital DNA. It’s not being called Share Some Soul for nothing. And who can’t […]

Savour This Trailer For The Locke & Key TV Show

I recommend you milk this trailer for the Locke & Key TV show for every drop of enjoyment you can because it’s pretty unlikely you’ll ever see another frame. And I can’t even start to tell you how unfair that is. I was lucky enough to be in the audience at Comic-Con when the pilot […]

Mark Romanek On Style, Sci-Fi And Catharsis

Mark Romanek’s pensive Never Let Me Go is a film for the ages, a timeless love story and fragile yet supple tragedy that speaks to the one unchanging truth of human life: that it’s finite. This adaptation, by Romanek and screenwriter Alex Garland, preserves all of the gentleness and subtlety of Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, while […]

Locke And Key Pilot To Play At Comic-Con

A week or so ago, Joe Hill announced via Twitter that the pilot for the Locke & Key TV show might get one public airing after all: Had word yesterday we’ll probably be able to show the Locke & Key pilot at SDCC. It’s not certain – things could change – but seems likely. This […]

Fox’s Wishlist Of Directors For The Wolverine

Having lost Darren Aronofsky to a personal situation, Fox are once again hunting for a director to see their next Wolverine project to the screen. Seeing as X-Men: First Class is about to bloom into a box-office and critical smash for them, I’m sure they’re feeling pretty gung ho in trying to get more mutants down […]


First Look At TV’s Locke & Key

Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez‘ comic book Locke & Key is, all things being well, headed to TV in the autumn. The pilot episode was written by Josh Friedman, creator of The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and directed by Mark Romanek, the man responsible for Bleeding Cool’s preferred film of 2010, Never Let Me Go, and […]

Sandman TV Series Is Still Going Ahead, Neil Gaiman Contributing

The Dream is alive. According to DC High Fiver Geoff Johns, reporting through the medium of Twitter, work continues on the Sandman TV series: Correction to world, The Sandman is AWAKE! :) Psyched to be working with @neilhimself on developing one of the greatest series ever! Sandman in any form – comics to live action […]

The Locke And Key Casting Continues

As Mark Romanek and crew draw closer to production on the pilot episode of Locke and Key, adapted from the Joe Hill comics by Josh Friedman, more casting is snapping into place. The latest addition is young Irish actress Sarah Bolger, previously of the not-entirely-dissimilar Spiderwick Chronicles. Both Spiderwick and Locke feature a single mother and […]