Will Smith Goes Into Business With Sci Fi
Will Smith’s production company, Overlook Entertainment, is the make a pilot for Sci Fi called Unfinished Business. According to The Hollywood Reporter the show is a police procedural/SF hybrid about a cop who receives messages from the recently dead. AS if we need another one of those shows. The network plans to air “Business” as a two-hour movie that will also serve as a potential series pilot.
Flash Forward Could Be Flash Back
While on the subject of pilots, The Hollywood Reporter reckons there is a huge buzz about ABC’s new SF series, Flash Forward, and that a series is almost a dead cert. The show, starring Joseph Fiennes, is based on Robert J Sawyer’s novel, Flash, about the chaos that ensues after everyone in the world passes out for two minutes and 17 seconds, and has a mysterious vision of the future that changes lives forever. Fiennes will play Mark Banford, an FBI agent who is patching up his life and his marriage after winning a long struggle with the bottle. David S Goyer and Brannon Braga (oh dear, and it was sounding so promising until then) are among the executive producers.
Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura is prepping a big screen version of Mike Bullock’s comicbook Lions, Tigers and Bears, reports Variety. It will be a live action movie tons of CGI to recreate the tale of a bunch of stuffed animals that come alive at night. Toy Story meets Shoebox Zoo, then.
Grunberg Promises Heroes Will Be Back
Greg Grunberg (Matt) claims on his Twitter that Heroes “WILL be back for season 4″ (his capitalisation).