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PREACHER Series In Development At AMC?

November 22, 2013

THRALL WORLD has posted MANY news items speculating about the possibilities of GARTH ENNIS’s epic PREACHER tale coming to the small screen in a series form. For awhile SAM MENDES was attached in an attempt to bring a series to HBO. Then 2 years later he was no longer attached. Then DARREN ARONOFSKY was reportedly in the running to direct.

Now comes word that SETH ROGEN is involved in some capacity with the folks at AMC. Judging by their success with THE WALKING DEAD how cool would that be?

Read more HERE.

PREACHER Series coming to AMC?

PREACHER Series coming to AMC?

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ENTOURAGE’ Movie “A Go” Per Director DOUG ELLIN

October 29, 2013
ENTOURAGE: Headed for the big screen

ENTOURAGE: Headed for the big screen

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‘THE WOLVERINE’ – Starring HUGH JACKMAN, Directed By DARREN ARONOFSKY

November 16, 2010

'THE WOLVERINE': Starring HUGH JACKMAN and directed by DARREN ARONOFSKY


Source: HitFix.com

The film that [DARREN ARONOFSKY is] directing is officially called “The Wolverine,” and there won’t be a number attached to it.

…He referred to the movie as a “one-off,” and he emphasized that the film isn’t a sequel in any conventional sense.

Read more HERE.

‘X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE’ was utter shit but you really gotta hand it to HUGH JACKMAN. That he seems to love the character is of little doubt – and that’s a refreshing change of pace taking into consideration a Marvel property like HULK.

Bringing Aronofky on board shows that Jackman wants to make the Wolverine movie we all want to see. Now let’s see if they can deliver.

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It’s Official: DARREN ARONOFSKY Directing WOLVERINE 2

October 20, 2010

DARREN ARONOFSKY (left) and HUGH JACKMAN


Source: NYMag.com

With Darren Aronofsky directing, [HUGH JACKMAN] says that Wolverine 2 will not be a “usual” X-Men movie:

“This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope.”

Also:

“Chris McQuarrie, who wrote THE USUAL SUSPECTS, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue [as to overall tone of the movie between screenwriter and director].”

Read more HERE.

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‘PREACHER’ Update: DARREN ARONOFSKY In The Running As Director

October 1, 2010

DARREN ARONOFSKY: reportedly in the running as director of both the new SUPERMAN and PREACHER movies


Source: Newsarama

About once a year THRALL WORLD hears a new rumor regarding a PREACHER adaptation. Director SAM MENDES was attached briefly. Then he wasn’t attached. Before it got to Mendes it was being proposed as a 66 episode HBO series by MARK STEVEN HOWARD. Before that Ennis wrote a movie script himself.

The latest?

[Darren] Aronofsky is being targeted to direct Columbia Pictures’ big screen production of PREACHER, based on the comic book series published by Vertigo, DC Comics’ Mature Readers imprint. DC of course is also the publishing home to the MAN OF STEEL and a subsidiary of Warner Bros.

Given Superman is also targeting a 2011 production, Aronofsky would almost certainly be unable to direct both.

Read more HERE.

Aronofsky is hot coming off of his crtically acclaimed BLACK SWAN movie and the blogosphere on overdrive about the possibility he may direct the new SUPERMAN movie. Not the best fit but under CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’s collaborative and producing eye it could work.

Aronofsky on PREACHER? Now that sounds like a no bullshit brainer.

And THRALL WORLD maintains PREACHER would best be served as a 2-3 year 10 episode a season series on HBO or SHOWTIME with LANCE HENRICKSEN as THE SAINT OF KILLERS. The ‘Saint’ role was written with CLINT EASTWOOD in mind and the ‘Saint’ character plays a major part of the story, forcing the penultimate showdown in the story along with a “shock” prologue showdown as well.

Sounds like Nolan’s SUPERMAN is on a fast track so we should all know something soon one way or another.

Cover To PREACHER #1


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‘300’ Producers Developing New Epic Based On JULIUS CAESAR – Possible Trilogy

May 17, 2010

JULIUS CAESAR


Source: Deadline.com

Producers Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton, whose last toga pic was 300, will package and produce Exclusive Media Group’s new historical drama based on the early life of Julius Caesar. The movie hopes to be the first in a trilogy based on Conn Iggulden’s bestselling Emperor book series. William Broyles (Flags of Our Fathers) has written the script.

Read more HERE.

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Producer NEAL MORITZ Offers ‘PREACHER’ Movie Update – SAM MENDES No Longer Involved – Script Finished

April 12, 2010

Cover To PREACHER #1


Source: Collider.com

Director SAM MENDES, who THRALL WORLD posted a bit ago as being involved with the big screen adapt, is now officially OFF the movie. Mendes is going to direct the new JAMES BOND movie instead. Also:

JOHN AUGUST (writer and director of THE NINES, also screenwiter for several TIM BURTON movies – CORPSE BRIDE, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, BIG FISH – as well as CHARLIE’S ANGELS and GO) has finished the script and is interested in directing the movie as well. He ends the first movie in a way that they could continue with “a few movies rather than trying for just one film.”

[Producer NEAL MORITZ] envisions shooting Preacher in 2011.

Definitely rated R.

Read more HERE.

THRALL WORLD continues to believe PREACHER would best be served as a 2-3 year 10 episode per season series on HBO or SHOWTIME. A two hour movie will leave lots of interesting twists and turns from the 66+ issue series out. We remain optimstic of the potential movie based on the strength of Garth Ennis’ fantastic story.

And LANCE HENRICKSEN as THE SAINT OF KILLERS please? The role was written with CLINT EASTWOOD in mind but Clint’s pretty busy these days. We’ve always liked HENRICKSEN, particularly in the MILLENNIUM series.

For additional background on the PREACHER story itself go HERE.

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‘Sex And The City 2’ Trailer Posted

April 12, 2010

'SEX AND THE CITY 2' Movie Poster


Source: IMDB

Suprise suprise – JOHN CORBETT is back – just in time to have his heart broken one more time…

Directed by Michael Patrick Kingand set for release on May 27th, 2010, SEX AND THE CITY 2 stars; Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, and John Corbitt.



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MIAMI VICE, DEADWOOD Creators Teaming Up For ‘LUCK’ – New HBO Drama

March 10, 2010

MICHAEL MANN (left) and DAVID MILCH (right) on the set of DEADWOOD


Source: HollywoodReporter.com

THRALL WORLD is keen on anything by Michael Mann (HEAT, MIAMI VICE) and David Milch (DEADWOOD) separately – so to say we’re pretty damned hot on this new collaboration would easily be the understatement of the day.

Kevin Dunn has been tapped to co-star on HBO’s drama pilot “Luck,” with “Rome” alumna Kerry Condon and Tom Payne also set and Nick Nolte in talks for the horse drama starring Dustin Hoffman.

“Luck,” from Michael Mann and David Milch, takes a look at the worlds of horse racing and gambling through a diverse group of characters surrounding a racetrack.

Dennis Farina and John Ortiz are also on board.

Read more HERE.

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Short-Lived ROME (HBO Series) Headed For The Big Screen – Details

March 5, 2010

ROME headed for the big screen


Source: HollywoodInsider.com

Rome creator/executive Bruno Heller — who went on to create CBS’s hit The Mentalist — has finished a script for Morning Light Productions, which financed the development and will produce the film. Series stars Kevin McKidd (Lucius Vorenus) and Ray Stevenson (Titus Pullo) will likely sign onto the movie, which picks up in Germany four years after the series ended.

Read more HERE.

THRALL WORLD last heard word of a big screen adapt of ROME back in late ’08. Series creator Heller at that time spoke of how he was forced to cram his planned seasons 2-4 into the second season before the show was cancelled. He also said that a potential fifth season would have revolved around the story of Jesus Christ, albeit from a slightly different perspective.

Does that mean the proposed movie will cover that ground? THRALL WORLD doubts that as Heller was also keen to point out, “There’s certainly more than enough history to go around.”

Read more on that HERE.

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