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Emilio Estevez has joined Disney+ “The Mighty Ducks” TV series, reprising his iconic role as the beloved Coach Gordon Bombay from the hit ’90s film franchise.He will star alongside previously announced series regulars Lauren Graham and Brady Noon. Also joining the cast are Swayam Bhatia, Taegen Burns, Julee Cerda, Bella Higginbotham, Luke Islam, Kiefer O’Reilly, Maxwell Simkins and De’Jon Watts.In addition to starring, Estevez will serve as an executive producer on the 10-episode show, which is set to premiere later this year on Disney’s streaming service.Also Read: 'Mighty Ducks' Reboot Set at Disney+ With Lauren Graham as the New CoachHere’s the official description for the reboot series:In present day Minnesota, the Mighty Ducks have evolved from scrappy underdogs to an ultra-competitive, powerhouse youth hockey team. After 12-year-old Evan (Noon) is unceremoniously cut from the Ducks, he and his mom Alex (Graham) set out to build their own ragtag team of misfits to challenge the cutthroat, win-at-all-costs culture of competitive youth sports. With the help of Gordon Bombay (Estevez), they discover the joys of playing just for the love of the game.“Once a Duck, always a Duck!,” Estevez said in a statement, “and after 25 years, I am delighted to lace up my skates, put on Coach Bombay’s jacket and return to play the iconic character for this new chapter in ‘The Mighty Ducks’ franchise. Likewise, I am thrilled to return to my old stomping grounds with my friends at Disney and Steve Brill, the original creator of the franchise, to join them on their exciting new platform, Disney+.”Also Read: 'Mighty Ducks' Reboot Set at Disney+ With Lauren Graham as the New Coach“It was an easy decision to bring back the Quack Attack with a modern and fresh twist,” Agnes Chu, Disney+ senior vice president of content, said. “For a generation, ‘The Mighty Ducks’ stood for teamwork, friendship, and heart and we’re excited to see the Ducks fly together once again and bring the franchise to new audiences around the world. We are thrilled to have Emilio Estevez reprising his iconic role.”Steve Brill, the original creator, writer and executive producer of all three “Mighty Ducks” films, which spawned an NHL franchise, is back as co-creator and executive producer of the new series. Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa (“The King of Queens,” “13 Going On 30”) are co-creators and will serve as showrunners. Estevez, James Griffiths and Michael Spiller will serve as executive producers with Griffiths directing. Graham is co-executive producer. George Heller and Brad Petrigala of Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Jordan Kerner also serve as non-writing executive producers.“The Mighty Ducks” TV series hails from ABC Signature Studios, a part of Disney Television Studios.Read original story ‘Mighty Ducks': Emilio Estevez to Reprise Gordon Bombay Role for Disney+ Reboot At TheWrap
Disney+ has officially given a 12-episode series order to its “Turner & Hooch” series, which is now set to star “Drake & Josh” star Josh Peck.The series is based on the 1989 film of the same name, which starred Tom Hanks.The project, which comes from “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix and 20th Century Fox TV — where Nix has an overall deal — was put into development in December. It will be a television adaptation of the original 1980s-era buddy cop movie.Also Read: How Disney+ and Other Streamers Stack Up Against Netflix in the US | ChartPeck will play Hanks’ original role of US Marshall Scott Turner.Here is the official logline from Disney+: “When an ambitious, buttoned-up US Marshall inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the pet he didn’t want may be the partner he needs.”Post “Drake & Josh,” Peck has appeared in coming-of-age film “Locating Silver Lake” opposite Finn Wittrock, as well as Netflix comedy “Take The 10” opposite Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and Tony Revolori, and in Dan Fogelman’s “Danny Collins” with Al Pacino, Annette Bening, and Jennifer Garner. He’s also starred as John Stamos’ son in Fox’s “Grandfathered.”Also Read: Bob Iger Apologizes to Berkeley Elementary School for Charging Fee for Screening 'The Lion King'The former Nickelodeon star has only grown his popularity and relevance to popular culture since his time as the awkward and more mild-mannered brother of Drake Bell in “Drake & Josh.” He currently hosts his own podcast, “Curious with Josh Peck,” and has a large presence on social media.Nix writes and executive produces with Josh Levy (“Bones”), who serves as co-executive producer.Read original story ‘Turner and Hooch’ Gets Series Order at Disney+, Josh Peck to Star At TheWrap
Quibi and Comedy Central are bringing back comedy series “Reno 911!” for a seventh season after a decade off the air.The revival, which was announced on Friday, will be produced by Quibi and Comedy Central Productions. Creators Robert Ben Garant, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Thomas Lennon will all be returning to write and star in the new season.Danny DeVito is also attached to executive produce, along with Peter Principato of Artists First, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher of Jersey Television. More cast will be announced at a later date.“Reno 911!” ran for six seasons of Comedy Central from 2003 to 2009, and followed the shenanigans of the Reno Sheriff’s Department.“RENO 911! holds a special place in our hearts, and it will be a delight to get the original cast back together for ‘re-boot goofin.’ Hopefully Nick Swardson can still roller skate,” Lennon said. “Quibi’s short format seems custom made for our show.”“We are very excited to partner with Ben, Kerri and Tom, three of the most gifted multi-hyphenates in comedy, to bring more of their iconic series RENO 911! to the world,” Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Comedy Central’s co-heads of Original Content, said. “Fans demanded this for a long time and Comedy Central Productions and Quibi are thrilled to help answer that kind of 911 call.”“I couldn’t say it better than Sarah and Jonas, and I for one will sleep soundly knowing ‘RENO 911!’ is back on the beat keeping our streets safe once again,” Doug Herzog of Quibi said.Quibi launches on April 6, 2020.Read original story Quibi Partners With Comedy Central on ‘Reno 911!’ Revival At TheWrap
“Beverly Hills, 90210” meta-revival series “BH90210” will not return for another season, Fox announced on Thursday.“We are so proud to have reunited in a very special summer event one of the network’s legacy series and casts with ‘90210’ fans across the country,” Fox said in a statement. “Profound thanks to and respect for Brian, Gabrielle, Ian, Jason, Jennie, Shannen and Tori, who, along with the entire crew and everyone at FOX and CBS Television Studios, poured their hearts and souls into this truly inventive and nostalgic revival.”The six-episode show, marketed as an “event series” by Fox from the start, premiered Aug. 7 and aired its finale on Sept. 11. The story followed original cast members Tori Spelling (Donna Martin), Brian Austin Green (David Silver), Shannen Doherty (Brenda Walsh), Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh), Jennie Garth (Kelly Taylor), Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders) and Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea Zuckerman) playing fictionalized versions of themselves — “with a healthy dose of irreverence” — as they try to get a revival of their old show off the ground.Also Read: 'BH90210' Ratings Have Declined More Than Any Other Show This SummerWhile “BH90210” debuted to a strong 1.5 rating among adults 18-49, the most-coveted demographic among advertisers on entertainment programming, it suffered a steep “live” ratings drop over the course of its six-week run. Throughout the summer, the show averaged a 1.4 rating in the key demo and 3.5 million total viewers, according to Nielsen data through Sept. 15, which included a week’s worth of delayed viewing where available.The original “Beverly Hills, 90210,” created by Darren Star and produced by Tori Spelling’s father, Aaron Spelling, ran for 10 seasons on Fox between 1990 and 2000. It starred Tori Spelling, Doherty, Priestley, Green, Garth, Ziering, Carteris and Luke Perry (who died in March) as Dylan McKay. “90210” led to multiple spinoffs, most notably “Melrose Place.”Paul Sciarrotta and “BH90210” co-creators Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler were co-showrunners on the series.“BH90210” series is based on a concept by Alberghini, Chessler, Spelling and Garth. Cast members Carteris, Doherty, Green, Priestley and Ziering also served as executive producers. The show was produced by CBS Television Studios.Read original story Fox’s ‘BH90210’ Will Not Return for Season 2 At TheWrap
Queen Latifah is set to star in and executive produce an “Equalizer” reboot currently in development at CBS.Described as a reimagining of the 1985 CBS series starring Edward Woodward, the reboot centers on Queen Latifah as “an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.”“Castle” and “Take Two” duo Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller will serve as writers and showrunners on the reboot, which has a pilot production commitment at the network.Also Read: Jim Lanzone to Exit CBS Interactive; Marc DeBevoise to Become President and CEOExecutive producers also include the project John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment; Debra Martin Chase of Martin Chase Productions; Richard Lindheim, co-creator of the original “Equalizer” TV series; and Shakim Compere of Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment.The reboot is produced by Universal Television in association with CBS Television Studios.The original “Equalizer” ran from 1985 to 1989 on CBS and centered on a retired U.S. intelligence agent who sought to atone for his past by putting his skills to work as a vigilante acting on behalf of the innocent. A film adaptation of the series starring Denzel Washington and directed by Antoine Fuqua was released in 2014, followed by a sequel in 2018.Read original story Queen Latifah to Star in ‘Equalizer’ Reboot in the Works at CBS At TheWrap
Paramount is developing a reboot of John Woo’s 1997 action hit “Face/Off,” which starred John Travolta and Nicolas Cage in a cat-and-mouse thriller that sees the two actors exchange roles.Oren Uziel is attached to write the script for the reboot with Neal Moritz producing. The pair previously worked together in the same roles on “22 Jump Street” and Paramount’s upcoming “Sonic the Hedgehog” adaptation, which hits theaters in February.“Face/Off” starred Travolta as Sean Archer, a federal agent bent on revenge after terrorist Castor Troy, played by Cage, killed his son. After another incident puts Troy in a coma, Archer agrees to a bizarre plan that involves using experimental surgery to give him Troy’s body, face and voice, and then going to a max security prison to convince Troy’s partners to reveal the location of a bomb.But while Archer is in prison, Troy breaks out of his coma and forces the surgeons to give him Archer’s face, effectively leading the two men to switch places. Archer must now break out of prison and expose what Troy has done, as Troy takes over Archer’s personal and professional life.Released to strong reviews, “Face/Off” was a success at the box office with $245 million grossed worldwide, or approximately $391 million in 2019 dollars. David Permut, who produced the original film, will return for the reboot as an executive producer.In addition to “Face/Off,” Uziel is currently attached to two in-development Warner Bros. blockbusters: a film adaptation of DC’s “Supergirl” and the sequel to “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.” He is repped by WME and Writ Large. The reboot was first reported by Deadline.Read original story Paramount to Reboot John Woo ’90s Action Hit ‘Face/Off’ At TheWrap
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<strong>EXCLUSIVE</strong>: Nicolas Pesce has been set to rewrite and direct <em>The Grudge</em> reboot for Ghost House Pictures. Pesce, who made his directorial debut on the critically acclaimed 2016 Sundance pic <em>The Eyes of My Mother</em>, will resuscitate the Takashi Shimazu-directed 2004 film that helped establish the viability of low-cost genre films. The new film is based on a script by <em>Midnight Meat Train</em> scribe Jeff Buhler, and it will be produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise. Roy…
King Arthur has had a rough reboot. The mythical Excalibur-wielding Camelot-dwelling monarch has been primed for a comeback since 2014, when director Guy Ritchie began production on what would be eventually titled King Arthur: Legend of the Sword with Charlie Hunnam taking the title role. The film was initially slated to open in July 2016, but Warner Bros. bumped the date to February 2017, then March, before settling on May 12.
By Justin Kroll, Variety After helping build the Harry Potter franchise and rebooting it with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, producer David Heyman and Warner Bros. are re-teaming to revive another classic character. Sources tell Variety that Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to the Willy Wonka intellectual property from the Roald Dahl Estate and is planning a new movie centered around the eccentric character. ...
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