Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Upcoming Fringe Episode Info

Fringe is currently on a holiday hiatus, standard for network television this time of year. New episodes are expected to start January 20th. Via Fringe Television is a few details about the next three episodes.
- Fringe episode 111 "Bound" is written by J.J. Abrams, Jeff Pinkner, Alex Kurtzmen, and Roberto Orci.
- Fringe episode 112 "The No-Brainer" is written by David H. Goodman and Brad Caleb Kane.
- Fringe episode 113 "The Transformation" is written J.R. Orci and Zach Whedon. The director is Brad Anderson.
- Akiva Goldsman just signed to direct episode 117 (starts shooting 2/19)
- John Polson is directing the current episode and Brad Anderson is about to start his second episode (In Which We Meet Mr. Jones was his first)
- Fringe is gravitating heavily to feature directors... HINT... HINT... *cough*J.J.*cough*

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Abrams and Ford To Team On Movie

Variety is reporting that Harrison Ford has joined "Morning Glory", a comedy that JJ Abrams is producing. The film will be from Paramount Pictures and directed by Roger Mitchell (Notting Hill, Venus). Paramount is also currently negotiating with Rachel McAdams to join the production.

The film will apparently involve "an aspiring new producer" (McAdams) trying to save a morning show and has to deal with its "feuding anchors" (Ford and uncast female). I guess firing one of them isn’t an option (unlike most morning shows) and assume one will fall in love with the other. The script is from Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada). Currently no production date or release date has been set.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Fringe's The Observer Appearances

The central mystery of JJ Abrams' Fringe is something called "The Pattern" which is a generic name for all the odd events the heroes of the series investigate each week. An aspect of those events is a bald white man that has the nickname of "The Observer" whose job seems to be to record those events that "The Pattern" influences. The character played by Michael Cerveris, is almost a regular on the series as he pops up briefly in multiple episodes. The below compilation of appearances is a good test on the eyes to see if you spot him before the video shows him. What role he has in the series remains to be seen.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fringe's Olivia Gets A Sister

EW's Ausiello Files is reporting that Fringe's Olivia will get at least a three episode visit from her sister. Ari Graynor landed the role which will premiere sometime in January.
Per a Fringe insider, Graynor's character pays Olivia a surprise visit and ends up crashing at her place for a few weeks. "She's dealing with some man trouble back home," the insider explains. "But the exact nature of that trouble isn't clear."

'Lil sis also has a 'lil travel companion: a daughter.