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O’Bannon adapting Ellis’ Global Frequency for Fox

Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon is adapting Warren Ellis’ Global Frequency for Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros. TV with Fox giving the project a put pilot commitment. The original Vertigo comic book series appeared between December 2002 and August 2004, and followed the exploits of the Global Frequency, an independent covert intelligence organisation, led … Continue reading

Stephenson calls Doctor Who “one of the most secure shows”

Talking to the Hollywood Reporter on November 19 about the state of British television, Head of Drama Ben Stephenson confirmed that the BBC are very happy with the current state of Doctor Who. “I think it is one of the most secure shows we have ever had,” he noted. “And the U.S. ratings are up, … Continue reading

BBC order TV adaptation of Len Deighton’s SS-GB

Len Deighton’s classic tale of an alternate Britain is heading to the BBC, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Robert Wade and Neal Purvis, who have penned the scripts for the last five James Bond films, are adapting the book into a five-part series. The story is set in 1941, in a Britain where the Nazis have … Continue reading

Big Finish nominated again for BBC Audio Drama Awards

The Big Finish team are once again on the long list for the prestigious BBC Audio Drama Awards for 2014. According to the press release issued today, the 50th anniversary story, The Light at the End, has been nominated for the Best Online/Non-Broadcast Audio drama where it is contention with the company’s own stories Jago & Litefoot: … Continue reading

Big Fish scribe penning Scary Stories for CBS

Frankenweenie and Big Fish writer John August has been tapped by CBS Films to write their adaptation of the popular US book series, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, according to a report at Deadline. The original three books, described as containing “stories collected from folklore and retold” by Alvin Schwartz appeared between 1981 and 1991 and … Continue reading

ITV Encore commission fresh Frankenstein take

In addition to Stephen Volk’s three-part version of a Phil Rickman Merrily Watkins story, ITV Encore has commissioned a new take on Mary Shelley’s classic horror tale, Frankenstein to feature Game of Thrones and Legends star Sean Bean. Described as “a thrilling and terrifying re-imagining of the Frankenstein myth as a six-part period crime drama”, and … Continue reading

HBO picks up Westworld to series for 2015

HBO has decided to pick up the pilot for a revamped version of Michael Crichton’s Westworld from executive producers J. J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk. The “dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin” stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood and is co-written by Interstellar’s Jonathan … Continue reading

New adaptation of Moore’s From Hell coming from FX

Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell’s graphic novel From Hell, about the life of Jack the Ripper, is going to be adapted once again, this time for cable channel FX. David Arata, who adapted P.D. James’ Children of Men, is penning the new version based on Moore and Campbell’s original. Don Murphy, who produced the 2001 movie, will … Continue reading

SF writers reimagining democracy at Houses of Parliament

On Wednesday 19 November at 6.30pm, creative thinkers including Mike Carey, lead writer for Marvel comics’ X-Men, will join forces at the Houses of Parliament at a Parliament Week event entitled “Parliament 2115: re-imagining a democracy of the future”. Chaired by Dr Chris Tyler, Director of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), the … Continue reading

RIP Glen A. Larson (updated)

Prolific US TV producer Glen A. Larson has died, aged 77. As first reported on social media, notably by Nick Nugent, author of The Knight Rider Companion, Larson passed away on November 14. Larson learned his trade working with Quinn Martin on shows such as The Fugitive, and became well known following the creation of … Continue reading

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