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 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.
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."
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