Friday, February 25, 2011

Leonard Nimoy Returns to Fringe Again

Despite repeated assertions that he is retiring, Leonard Nimoy just can't quit the acting biz. Today the Star Trek and Fringe actors tweeted "Coming to Fringe. William's bell rings soon. LLAP". The LLAP is shorthand for Live Long and Prosper. Since Fringe is on the fence for being renewed for a third season, I assume he is returning to the role of William Bell for the season finale, much like he did for last year's finale.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Emerson Joins Person of Interest

JJ Abrams joins forces with a Lost cast member has Michael Emerson joins the cast of Person of Interest. The CBS show is currently casting for the pilot episode that will decide if the show will join the Fall schedule as a new TV series. From TVLine:
The project, directed by Heroes‘ David Semel, is a crime drama centered on an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who teams up with a mysterious billionaire (Emerson) to prevent violent crimes in New York City.

An Emmy winner during his run on Lost, Emerson originally reunited with Abrams for a different project this development season: the action drama Odd Jobs, which was to star Emerson and fellow Lost alum Terry O’Quinn, with Abrams producing and Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec writing. That project landed at NBC in September, but was recently pushed to a later development timetable.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

CBS Orders Person of Interest Pilot

CBS has ordered the pilot episode of "Person of Interest" one of many television projects that JJ Abrams has been shopping to networks for next season as an executive producer. If the pilot grabs the interest of CBS executives, it could lead to a season order for Fall 2011 season. From Deadline:
The project, from Warner Bros. TV and Abrams' Bad Robot, is a crime drama centered on a CIA agent, presumed dead, who is recruited by a reclusive billionaire to wage war against violent criminals in New York City. Nolan, who shared a writing Oscar nomination with his brother Christopher for Memento, is executive producing with Abrams and Burk. This marks the TV debut for Nolan. Person of Interest is the second pilot order for Bad Robot this year, following the early pickup for Alcatraz at Fox.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super 8 Superbowl Trailer, Movie Description, Abrams Interview

Today is a big day for the promotion of JJ Abrams directed movie Super 8. Not only do we have a new trailer thanks to the Superbowl ad but also an actual description of the movie as a result of an interview JJ Abrams had with Hero Complex.

Trailer links: YouTube (HD) | Apple Trailers

Movie Description:
“Super 8″ takes its name from the Eastman Kodak film format that became a sensation with amateur movie-makers in the late 1960s and represented a rite of passage for several generations of aspiring directors, among them Spielberg and Abrams. The Paramount Pictures release is set in Ohio in 1979 and introduces a troupe of six youngsters who are using a Super 8 camera to make their own zombie movie. One fateful night, their project takes them to a lonely stretch of rural railroad tracks and, as the camera rolls, calamity strikes — a truck collides with an oncoming locomotive and a hellacious derailment fills the night with screaming metal and raining fire. Then something emerges from the wreckage, something decidedly inhuman.

Here are highlights of the Hero Complex interview: