Pierce Brosnan (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) and Annabeth Gish (pictured) are set to star in Sony Pictures Televison’s small-screen adaptation of the Stephen King bestseller “Bag of Bones.” The four-hour miniseries will air on A&E over two nights.
The synopsis reads:
Mike Noonan (Brosnan) is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife, Jo (Gish). A dream inspires him to return to the couple’s lakeside retreat in western Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child’s enormously wealthy grandfather while dealing with mysterious ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares, and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him.
Sci-fi fans may recognize Gish as FBI agent Monica Reyes from the eighth and ninth seasons of “The X-Files.” The 40-year-old actress also starred as the mysterious Lita on ABC’s short-lived series “FlashForward.”
Bag of Bones is directed by Mick Garris (The Fly II) from a script by Matt Venne (Mirrors 2). Production on the show is set to begin next month in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Like most fathers, mine always wants the best for me. “Son,” he says, “I hope that, if you ever get see a ‘Wonder Woman’ TV series in your lifetime, the actress playing the part is even hotter than Linda Carter was in my day. You deserve that much.”
My dad’s dream for me almost came to fruition when NBC ordered a pilot from writer/producer David E. Kelly for a new WW show with the very hot Adrianne Palicki in the role of the Amazonian heroine. But, alas, it was not meant to be.
Fortunately, someone managed to creep into NBC president Robert Greenblatt’s bedroom and swipe the pilot episode from underneath his mattress. Various clips from the show have gone online, but I am posting the one that features Palicki kicking ass in her short, star-spangled Underoos (Dad would want it that way).
Relativity has released promo stills from its upcoming Edgar Allan Poe based thriller The Raven. Among them is a first look at British stunner Alice Eve in her Victorian costume. The 29-year-old plays Poe’s wife Virginia Clemm-Poe.
Set in 1849 Baltimore, The Raven follows author Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) as he attempts to rescue his wife (Eve) from a serial killer who is tailoring his murders to match the deaths found in the novelist’s most popular books. The film, directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta), arrives in theaters on March 9, 2012.
Eve will next be seen in director Barry Sonnenfeld’s Men in Black 3-D, in which she plays MIB head Olivia circa 1960, and in director David Brooks’ serial killer frightener ATM. She had been set to star in 20th Century Fox’s recent superhero flick X-Men: First Class, but lost the part to “Mad Men’s” January Jones.
George Lucas and 20th Century Fox know that you can not resist the power of Star Wars. With the beloved Saga coming to Blu-ray disc on Sept. 16, marketing teams have been deployed to convince you that—despite owning the films on VHS, Laser Disc, and DVD—Blu-ray is the format you are looking for.
Attendees at the 9th annual Star Wars Fan Movie Awards, held last night at Comic-Con in San Diego, were treated to a short sizzle reel showcasing deleted scenes from the Saga that will be available on the BD. Watch it you must: