Dragon Con 2014: Terry Gilliam Remembers Robin Williams

- 09-02-14Film, Nerd Culture Posted by Mark Poynter

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Director Terry Gilliam was a guest at this year’s Dragon Con and he filled the Sheraton Grand Ballroom with fans Sunday morning. It was a great chance to listen to the man who brought us some of the most wonderfully strange and different movies like Time Bandits, Brazil, The Fisher King, and his latest The Zero Theorem. (more…)

SyFy Says ’12 Monkeys’ Series Won’t Be Anything Like The Film: New Trailer Implies Otherwise

- 07-16-14Cool Stuff, Film, TV Posted by James Daniels

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We’ve been aware for some time that Terry Gilliam‘s bleak, yet brilliant time travel/apocalypse flick 12 Monkeys would be adapted into a TV series by the good people (?) at SyFy.

A few days ago, the new show’s co-executive producer Terry Matalas spoke at the SyFy TCA panel–he assured all present that his network’s iteration of 12 Monkeys will bear little resemblance to Gilliam’s 1995 film, it will be a “complete re-imagining” using the film as a framework, but not based on it.

If this is so, someone needs to tell the series’ new trailer. (more…)

Grab a First Look at SyFy’s TV Adaptation of ’12 Monkeys’

- 06-24-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s a new compilation video showing bits and pieces of SyFy‘s new season of shows making the Internet rounds this morning, and believe it or not, these shows actually fall into the category of Science Fiction. Click through to get your first look at SyFy’s adaptation of Terry Gilliam‘s 12 Monkeys. (more…)

’12 Monkeys’ Signed for 12 Episodes on SyFy

- 04-09-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It’s been in development for a while, though until now the 12 Monkeys television reimagining has been without a definite home. SyFy ordered a pilot for the show back in August of 2013, and now, though some may consider this to be one of the worst ideas ever, this Terry Gilliam-inspired series will, whether you like it or not, be making its way to SyFy in full series format. (more…)

Snyder and Silver Go Round Two Over ‘Watchmen’ Movie Ending

- 03-03-14Comics, Film Posted by Jason McAnelly

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A little while ago, the Internetz barfed up a little bit of news regarding the long-passed Zack Snyder adaptation of Alan Moore’s Watchmen graphic novel. It appears as if Joel Silver had a few things to say regarding the way the movie ended and how Terry Gilliam (a director previously attached to the film) would have changed things. His words seemed to imply that he didn’t really like Snyder’s ending and that Gilliam’s was the obvious better choice. Now, it looks like Snyder is firing back with his own opinion on the matter. Read on to hear what Snyder had to say. (more…)

How Would Terry Gilliam Have Ended ‘Watchmen’?

- 02-27-14Comics, Film, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by James Daniels

 

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Zack Snyder‘s film adaptation of Alan Moore‘s hugely popular, critically acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen has no shortage of critics (including Moore himself….for the record, I personally loved it). Of the many aspects of the adaptation often derided, none receive more complaints than the way screenwriters David Hayter and Alex Tse handled the story’s apocalyptic climax.

Film producer Joel Silver once had plans to make a Watchmen adaptation–with Terry Gilliam at the helm–and few in Hollywood are more critical of Snyder’s film (sour grapes?).

Follow the jump, and read how Silver and Gilliam’s flick would have ended:

PS: If you haven’t read Moore’s graphic novel, or seen Snyder’s film–the following article WILL SPOIL THE ENDINGS to both (and shame on you, btw). (more…)

Monty Python Fans Rejoice! – The Python Boys are Putting on a Stage Show

- 11-19-13Film, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Oh, I’m a Python Fan and I’m okay… The news coming from across the lake is that the boys of Monty Python are getting the band back together for a stage show. Could we hope for this to lead to a tour, perhaps a new TV show or special? (more…)

Cast Set for SyFy’s ’12 Monkeys’ TV Series

- 11-06-13Film, TV Posted by James Daniels

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More new SyFy series news: The leads for the announced television re-imagining of Terry Gilliam‘s classic film  have been cast.

The show will star Aaron Stanford –”Pyro” of X-Men 2 and X-Men: The Last Stand, and Amanda Schull, a prolific TV actress best known as Meredith Sorensen on Pretty Little Liars, and Katrina Bennett on Suits. (more…)

’12 Monkeys’ is Coming to the Small Screen

- 08-26-13TV Posted by NickBungay

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It looks like Hollywood is looking towards the past for the future of television by pillaging movies of the 90s’. A few weeks ago we told you that From Dusk till Dawn would be shooting as a television series in October and now another movie has just been green lighted for a pilot.

In an announcement made earlier today by Syfy, a 60-minute pilot will be shot based on Universal Pictures12 Monkeys. Originally based off of the 1962 short “La Jetée” by Chris Marker, this adaptation from director Terry Gilliam saw Bruce Willis, as convicted criminal James Cole, sent back in time to earn a pardon by collecting a pure sample of a virus that wipes out human life on the surface of the planet. The film grossed $168 million on a budget of $29.5 million and earned co-star Brad Pitt a Golden Globe award and nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards.

Shooting is set to begin in November, but is it currently listed as “Cast Contingent” meaning that until the roles played by Bruce and Brad are cast there will be no pilot. The series will be produced by Universal Cable Productions and Atlas Entertainment - producer of the original film – and will be scripted by Terra Nova writers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett.

So what do you think? Will this pilot take off next year or is it just another waste of time? Which of Hollywood’s TV “A-list” do you think should be cast in the leads?

Source: Coming Soon

New Monty Python Movie (Kinda Sorta) With Robin Williams

- 02-06-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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If you’ve ever heard of “Eric the Half a Bee’ then you’re gonna want to feed your dead parrot, quickly eat your breakfast of eggs-Spam-beans-Spam-Spam-Spam-and-Spam, and then pop on down to your local cheese shop and see what’s fresh. The remaining crew of Monty Pythons Flying Circus are getting the band back together to make a Sci-Fi Comedy movie Absolutely Anything.

John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Micheal Palin are all on board with Terry Jones (Erik the Viking, Life of Brian, Meaning of Life, Monty Python and the Holy Grail) directing, that means we’re only missing Graham Chapman who died in 1989 of throat cancer (Rest in Peace Graham, you were one funny as hell guy and I still wonder sometimes about what Monty Python might be doing if you were alive today.)  and Eric Idle, who has yet to put pen to paper and sing on.

Absolutely Anything, based on a script developed by Jones and Gavin Scott, will begin filming in the U.K. later this spring. The movie will combine Live Action and CGI. The Pythons will be voicing a group of aliens who give one earthling the power to do . . . you guessed it:

Absolutely Anything.

I wonder if the aliens will look anything like the ones in Life of Brian?

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If a reunion of the crazy crew of Monty Python was not enough, word is that Robin Williams is all set to voice the role of Dennis, the DOG that knows more about what’s going on, than pretty much anyone else in the movie. Director Terry Jones says:

“It’s not a Monty Python picture, but it certainly has that sensibility.”

I really like the idea of getting these guys together in a creative setting. Perhaps once they’ve been working on set and in the studio together, some old memories and creative juices will get flowing and sparks will fly, perhaps getting fans that new Monty Python movie we’ve all longed for since 1983. What do you think, could Absolutely Anything lead to absolutely anything for Monty Python’s Flying Circus?

 

Via: Forbes