Monday, May 19, 2008

No Cloverfield Sequel?

In a recent interview with Sci-Fi wire, JJ Abrams indicated that he has discussed a Cloverfield sequel but would rather persue another idea with his partners on that film, Drew Goddard and Matt Reeves.

"We're talking about it," Abrams said of Cloverfield 2 during an interview at the Fox upfront presentation for advertisers in New York on May 15, where he was promoting his upcoming SF TV series Fringe. "But the truth is there's another idea that I'd rather do with the same people than do a sequel. It's a whole new thing."

Abrams added, "So my dream is to work with [Goddard and Reeves] again, but do something that's [new]. Having said that, Drew and Matt both, separately, have really good ideas for what [Cloverfield 2] could be. So I don't know. We'll see. I know the studio wants it."

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Fringe Promos and Stills

Fringe-Online, an already pretty eleborate website for the show, has posted several promo videos (see below) and galleries of stills from the show. Most of the galleries appear to be stills released to the media and grabs from the promos.
Promo I

Promo II

Friday, May 16, 2008

Cloverfield Trailers and Posters

Cloverfield Movie Official Site

Tagruato Corp

Jamie & Teddy; PW: jllovesth



Project Cloverfield

Cloverfield Clues

Cloverfield Central

TV Spot #18 - Arrived

TV Spot #17 - See It

TV Spot #16 - Impossible

TV Spot #15 - Extreme

TV Spot #14 - Breathe

TV Spot #13 - Cobra Mix

TV Spot #12 - Who Would You Save

TV Spot #11 - Discover the Secret

TV Spot #10 - Some Thing Has Found Us

TV Spot #9 - Witness

TV Spot #8 - Incredible

TV Spot #7 - Teaser

TV Spot #6 - Who Would You Go Back For?

TV Spot #5 - Some Thing Has Arrived

TV Spot #4 - We Are Not Alone

TV Spot #3 - Their Only Hope Is Each Other

TV Spot #2 - Monster

TV Spot #1 - Robert

Theatrical Trailer

Teaser Trailer


Official Cloverfield PosterMonstrous?

Fringe Premiere Date, Less Commericals

Fox has announced plans of a new commercial TV model they are calling "Remote-Free TV" that will run with JJ Abrams' Fringe and Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. The plan is to reduce commercial breaks from an average of 15 minutes per hour to around five freeing up those extra minutes for the program.

From the article:
"It's a simple concept and potentially revolutionary," Fox Entertainment Chairman Peter Liguori said. "We're going to have less commercials, less promotional time, and less reason for viewers to use the remote. We're going to redefine the viewing experience."

Both "Fringe" and "Dollhouse" would have network commercial loads of about five minutes per hour, about half the usual. The commercial pods would also be shorter and they would have about half the promo load as well.

In an interview after the presentation, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly acknowledged that "Remote-Free TV" was a risk but there needed to be a "paradigm shift" in network TV.

Cutting down commercials will make the two already pricey sci-fi series even more expensive as they have to produce longer episodes. To offset that and the reduced commercial inventory, the network is planning to charge advertisers a premium.

Ad buyers were generally upbeat about the idea, and said they liked the two shows picked.
Also, the premiere date of Fringe is August 25, 2008 with the two hour pilot produced earlier this year.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Fringe Lands On Fox's Schedule

Fox released its planned 2008 TV schedule and Fringe has found a home on Mondays 8pm, a time slot currently occupied by Bones. The description is from the Fox press release but note it basically just summarizes the pilot episode and may not reflect any changes that made after. Also, even though the program is from the minds of JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, I get the feeling their part is done and a showrunner will be assigned to do the heavy lifting from here on out.

Fox's show description:
(Sci-Fi Mystery Drama, Tuesdays 9pm)
When an international flight lands at Boston's Logan Airport and the passengers and crew have all died grisly deaths, FBI Special Agent OLIVIA DUNHAM (Anna Torv) is called in to investigate. After her partner, Special Agent JOHN SCOTT (Mark Valley), is nearly killed during the investigation, a desperate Olivia searches frantically for someone to help, leading her to DR. WALTER BISHOP (John Nobl), our generation's Einstein.

There's only one catch: he's been institutionalized for the last 20 years, and the only way to question him requires pulling his estranged son PETER (Joshua Jackson) in to help. When Olivia's investigation leads her to manipulative corporate executive NINA SHARP (Blair Brown), our unlikely trio along with fellow FBI Agents PHILLIP BROYLES (Lance Reddick), CHARLIE FRANCIS (Kirk Acevedo) and ASTRID FARNSWORTH (Jasika Nicole) will discover that what happened on Flight 627 is only a small piece of a larger, more shocking truth.

From J.J. Abrams ("Lost"), Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the team behind "Star Trek," "Mission: Impossible III" and "Alias," comes a new drama that will thrill, terrify and explore the blurring line between science fiction and reality.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Fringe Gets Season Order

Fox has decided to order Fringe for the Fall 2008 season. The number of episodes is unknown but I would guess somewhere in the 13 range.

From Variety:
Drama "Fringe," from Abrams' Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV, revolves around a young femme FBI agent who works with an offbeat scientist to tackle cases involving unexplained medical and scientific phenomena. Pilot was penned by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and helmed by Alex Graves. Skein's cast includes Aussie thesp Anna Torv, Mark Valley and Joshua Jackson.