Saturday, May 12, 2007

Oi, Pilot! Your Name's Not On The List, You're Not Coming In

ABC have now decided which of it's series will be comissioned as full series and two film ick favourites were hanging in the balance.

The bad news is that, according to The Hollywood Reporter at least, Football Wives, with a Brian Singer pilot, is not on the list. Perhaps it was more like the execrable UK original than I'd hoped.

The better news is that, again according to the same list, The Cashmere Mafia has been picked up. The pilot was directed by Peyton Reed, one of the most underrated of studio filmmakers, and even if the series is a wash-out overall, I'm looking forward to Reed's installment very much.

It looks like the Mr. and Mrs. Smith spin-off has been left out in the cold too. Probably where it belongs.

And meanwhile over at Fox, the Terminator spin-off The Sarah Connor Chronicles has been given the nod. I blame all those wound-up insomniacs googling Lena Headey images - but let's see how long it lasts before Fox axes it. Three episodes? Four?

5 comments:

Mark said...

Ah, remember the good ol' days, when Peyton Reed was in the frame to do FANTASTIC FOUR? In the immortal words of The Watcher, what if?

LTAR said...

Am I missing something? Peyton Reed most underrated studio filmmaker? What do you base that on? The Break-up? Down with Love? Bring it on was fun in its own way, but...are you serious? And what, exactly, is a studio filmmaker? Isn't that anyone not using private investment? This one baffles me...
LTAR

Brendon said...

Yes, I'm deadly serious. I mean a filmmaker funded by the studios. And I'm basing it on all three of his films.

Do you have an alternative you'd like to nominate?

ltar said...

What about...I don't know: Matthew Vaughn? This guy kinda comes out of nowhere with Layer Cake...a film funded by Columbia; a better film than the Peyton three without the added benefit of Colm Meaney and Michael Gambon? Vaughn is criminally underrated...here's to hoping Stardust changes that. And I"m not mentioning him just because of the British thing...for me, he's this decade's Bryan Singer.

Brendon said...

Hmmm. Well, I'm no fan of Layer Cake. It was shrug-off-able to me. What's so great about it? What did I miss? I'll agree that a lot of the cast were good, but a lot were awful too.