Iconic Brat Pack flick St. Elmo's Fire may be reignited as a television series.
ABC won a bidding war among networks to adapt the Joel Schumacher film into a dramedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Schumacher is already onboard as a producer, alongside That '70s Show grad Topher Grace, Dan Bucatinsky and Jamie Tarses. Bucatinsky is writing the script.
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Like the film — starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham — the show will follow ...
It was the season many said would never happen. Could never happen. Whereas Season 1 of Fox's Prison Break chronicled brothers Michael and Lincoln's escape from Fox River and Season 2 detailed their run from the law, Season 3 for a while there seemed improbable. But then came last April's shocking season ender, in which Michael was again incarcerated — this time in a hellhole of a Panamanian lockup — and Lincoln, for a switch, was the one on the outside. On the occasion of the Season 2 DVD release and with the show's Sept. 17 return nearing, TVGuide.com grabbed a few minutes with Dominic Purcell to preview Linc's upcoming "spy" mission.
TVGuide.com: So, when we last tuned in, Lincoln was chasing Sara, right? Dominic Purcell: Yeah, he was chasing after Sara — and then
Disturbia's director and writer, D.J. Caruso and Carl Ellsworth, are reteaming for an adaptation of Y: The Last Man, the Vertigo comic book about an escape artist who is the sole male survivor of a plague.... Also per the Reporter, Warner Bros. Pictures is bringing DC Comics' Jonah Hex to the big screen.... Disney has set Brian Robbins (Norbit) to helm Jailhouse Rock, based on the true story of an American Idol-like singing contest held in Arizona's Tent City jail.... Jim Carrey has said yep to Yes Man, a comedy based on the memoir by Brit author Danny Wallace.... Joel Schumacher is in talks to direct a remake of Breaking News, a Hong Kong action flick that premiered at Cannes in 2004.
Holy hunkitude! Prison Break's Dominic Purcell and Desperate Housewives' Jesse Metcalfe are brothers on a revenge mission who become ensnared in an occult experiment in Town Creek, a vampire flick directed by Joel Schumacher.... Per Variety, Warner Bros. is moving up the release date of Letters from Iwo Jima, Clint Eastwood's companion pic to Flags of Our Fathers, from Feb. 9 to Dec. 20, making it, too, eligible for awards consideration.
Elisabeth Shue will play Jim Carrey's wife in The Number 23, a psychological thriller
about one of Hurley's numbers to be directed by Joel Schumacher.... Dimension Films and director Paul W.S. Anderson are prepping a thriller based on the video game Castlevania, reports Variety.... In The Guardian, Sela Ward has been cast as the wife of a legendary rescue swimmer played by Kevin Costner, who continues to beg for Waterworld-related slams.