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Friday, January 5, 2007

Bionic Woman, The Tingler, Blu-ray or HD DVD War, Family Guy 6th Season, Jackson as Brown, Mike Fright, Comic Previews

The Bionic Woman

Variety reports that David Eick will be co-writing and co-producing along with Laeta Kalogridis, a "reimagined" version of the 1976 TV series "The Bionic Woman" and that NBC has already given a cast-contingent pilot order for the project. Eick has admitted that he had been combing through the library at Universal to find another title to revive following Battlestar Galactica.

The Tingler

The Hollywood Reporter says that Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan have been commisioned by Columbia Pictures to rewrite the current script for the remake of "The Tingler." The story tells of a man who finds a creature that lives in the human body and would kill us if we lacked the ability to scream. Greg Pace wrote the draft that is to be rewritten. The original film was the brainchild of William Castle, who arranged for a "Tingler" to crawl at feet of audiences in the theatres to make them scream, just for that added touch that made him so famous.

Blu-ray or HD DVD War

The New York Times reports that Warner Home Video may have found a peace treaty in the format war between the Sony-developed Blu-ray and Toshiba's HD DVD high-definition video discs. It is a hybrid disc called Total HD. Kevin Tsujihara, president of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Group, said that the new disc is "an elegant way for studios to make their content available more widely in a way that is not conceding defeat" for whichever format they have been backing.

Family Guy 6th Season

Daily Variety is reporting that production has begun on the sixth season of Fox's "Family Guy," 2½ months after the show's writers were told not to report to work. Those writers were informed that the doors had been unlocked, and they should return to the writers' room for the first time this week. Work was stopped last fall when talks between producer 20th Century Fox TV and series creator Seth MacFarlane reached an impasse.

Jackson as Brown

Samuel L. Jackson the name most often heard in the potential casting to play James Brown in a movie biography, with strong rumors that Spike Lee will direct. Word is that Jackson is Lee's first pick for the lead. A source in Britain's Daily Express says: "The film of Brown's life had actually been planned for some time prior to his death. Filming is now expected to begin in 2008 and it's understood that Jackson is in pole position to land the role."

Mike Fright: Stand Up!


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Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages for
Pieces for Mom: A Tale of the Undead ,

Dynamo 5 #1,

24: Nightfall #3,

Star Trek: The Next Generation:
The Space Between #1,

Star Wars: Legacy #7,

Star Wars: Knights of the Republic #12,

& Outer Orbit #2

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