Saturday, May 29, 2010
Cancellations Despite talk of them being potentially resurrected at other networks, both NBC's original "Law and Order" and CBS' "Ghost Whisperer" will not be spared the axe.
Cable network TNT was rumoured to be pursuing the cancelled 'Law', but a spokesman for the network told The LA Times that they are "not in current talks, and we are not interested."
Meanwhile there was speculation that ABC was looking into picking up 'Ghost' as it co-produces the drama, but the network has officially confirmed it will NOT be acquiring the show.
Out doing press for "Splice" which he produced, director Guillermo del Toro tells Coming Soon that the "Lord of the Rings" prequel is still "not greenlit".
Why? The MGM legal tangles are still very much to blame. del Toro says "We’ve been caught in a very tangled negotiation. There can not be any start dates until the MGM situation gets resolved. They do hold a considerable portion of the rights."
The filmmaker also confirmed that they've literally only spoken once about shooting the saga in 3D and it isn't part of the plan right now. He has however been on the project for two years now and is "very, very prepared for when it is finally triggered."
Rising 22-year-old actor Thomas Dekker ("A Nightmare on Elm Street," "Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles") has emerged as the top candidate to star in the new adaptation of "Footloose" for Paramount Pictures reports The Los Angeles Times.
Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer starred in the 1984 original, which told the story of a rebellious outsider who moves to a new town where music and dancing are banned and proceeds to shake everything up.
Both Zac Efron and "Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford were previously attached to the lead role but ultimately dropped out. Craig Brewer ("Hustle and Flow") came on last month as director, replacing Kenny Ortega ("High School Musical").
Filming hopes to kick off sometime this Summer.