Showtime's looking for a few good people to joing the ranks of the Space Marines – and there's a particular currently vacant green helmet and armor that Halo fans should take particular interest in. The cable giant is looking for a male actor ("a Spartan-like warrior of large build") to take on the live-action lead role […]
Taking their turn in the spotlight during this year's Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press event, Showtime used the occasion to confirm that Master Chief will in fact be the main character in the cable giant's 10-episode scripted drama series based on Microsoft's Halo video game franchise. Showtime President of Programming Gary Levine confirmed the news to IGN […]
After taking development fire for the past five years, Showtime has officially given a 10-episode season order for a scripted drama series based on Microsoft's Halo video game franchise. Along with the episode announcement also comes word that Awake's Kyle Killen will serve as the project's executive producer, writer and showrunner, with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of […]
With an opening on its inaugural programming schedule due to the cancellation of The Mist after one season, the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV) is looking to Image Comics spy series Velvet as their very first original scripted drama. Kyle Killen (Awake, Lone Star) has been tapped to adapt the 15-issue comic book series, from the creative […]
Yakuza, spies and the FBI, oh my.
After last week's ambitious, captivating premiere (still available to view online), Awake's creators have their work cut out. They've got a narrative set-up that needs to remain unresolved, yet they still have to find ways to push it forwards. Still, there's a lot of insight, character and interesting material to be mined from the basic set-up […]
Awake is, without a doubt, the one new thing on TV that I'm actually excited about and looking forward to. Creator Kyle Killen and star Jason Isaacs are both really superb, and the "split reality" premise seems to be targeted on some genuine and engaging drama. I've recently flagged up a handful of clips, including […]
There's a lot to take in during the first seven minutes of Kyle Killen's high-concept mystery show Awake, and some of it obviously won't pay off until you see the rest of the episode, possibly even longer. But it's strong stuff already and it's good to see all of the essential set-up get put down […]
The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson and directed by Jodie Foster, has not been nominated for any Oscars, or indeed any of the other major American film awards. So, you definitely wouldn't expect to see screener copies being sent out now, after all of the slots have already been filled with other pictures. But that's exactly […]
Kyle Killen's Awake finally has a premiere date of Thursday March 1st, when it will be airing on NBC at 10pm. I've got a feeling that's not the easiest slot, so I hope folks make an effort to catch it. Killen wrote the script for The Beaver, which I still consider one of the finest […]
Previously, I posted some clips and context for Awake, the NBC mystery drama series that will kick off in the Autumn. It was created by Kyle Killen and stars Jason Isaacs. There's also now a full trailer for the show, and it looks like must-see stuff.
Created by The Beaver's screenwriter Kyle Killen, Awake – formally known as REM – is a new series commission from NBC that everybody is already comparing to Inception. Tsk. Thankfully, the show itself appears to have a lot more imagination than those writing about it. I've read, and loved, the pilot script and now, NBC have put […]
The first official still from Jodie Foster's The Beaver has been released, and I'm pretty sure you could put some amusing words into that Beaver's mouth. Any really, really good suggestions might win some stuff, so let the forum have it. This image was released as Summit announced their plans to roll out the film […]
I'll make no bones about it: the screenplay for The Beaver is still a favourite a couple of years since I first read it. Written by Kyle Killen, creator of the ill-fated Lone Star, it blends perfect plotting with subtle, clever characterisation, and a distinctive point of view with something sincere to say. It's also […]
Do you know why I'm counting the days to the release of The Beaver – and this is while, for all we know, there could be hundreds left to count? Because of Kyle Killen's incredible screenplay. I was going to link you to my review of the screenplay, but for reasons I don't understand, it […]