Amazon Studios Orders Full Season of The Tick!
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The Big Blue Bug of Justice is officially back in action.
Amazon Studios has pulled the trigger on a handful of new shows, and Ben Edlund’s reboot of The Tick has received a full season order. No word on an exact episode order, though we’d guess the half-hour dramedy will probably clock in at around 13 or so installments. The series is slated to make its debut in 2017. If you want to get a feel for what Edlund is cooking up, the pilot episode is available now on Amazon. The streaming service typically judges its pickups on interest from the pilot release, so it stands to reason The Tick did pretty well.
The series stars Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy), Griffin Newman (Vinyl), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Valorie Curry (House of Lies), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin) and Brendan Hines (Scorpion). The Amazon version is a more serious, but still slapstick, take on Edlund’s cult-hit comic tale about a dimwitted hero (The Tick) and his anxious sidekick (Alfred). The larger narrative looks to follow the duo’s investigation into a mysterious baddie who was long thought to be dead.
Along with The Tick, Amazon also picked up Jean-Claude Van Johnson, which stars the action star (Van Damme, that is) as an exaggerated version of himself who has since retired — but might end up pulled back into the action. The comedy drama I Love Dick, about relationship troubles, also scored a series order.
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September 28, 2016
Jon Favreau to Direct The Lion King Live Action Film!!
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After a surprising tweet from the director earlier this morning, Walt Disney Studios has confirmed that director Jon Favreau is putting a new reimagining of The Lion King on the fast track to production. The Lion King movie follows the technologically-groundbreaking smash hit The Jungle Book, directed by Favreau, which debuted in April and has earned $965.8 million worldwide.
The Lion King builds on Disney’s success of reimagining its classics for a contemporary audience with films like Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book. The upcoming Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle, is already one of the most anticipated movies of 2017. Like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King will include songs from the animated film. Disney and Favreau are also in development on a sequel to The Jungle Book. No release date has been announced for either film.
The Lion King (1994) is one of the biggest animated films of all time with a lifetime global box office gross of $968.8 million, including $422.8 million domestically. It won Academy Awards for the original song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (Elton John, Tim Rice) and original score (Hans Zimmer), plus two Grammy Awards, with the soundtrack selling over 14 million copies. In 1997, the stage production “The Lion King” made its Broadway debut, winning six Tony Awards; 19 years later, it remains one of Broadway’s biggest hits alongside several other productions running around the world, including London, Hamburg, Tokyo, Madrid, Mexico City, Shanghai, and North America. Translated into eight different languages, its 23 global productions have been seen by more than 85 million people across every continent except Antarctica.
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