Branagh will not only be directing the project, but will also be starring as the famous Belgian detective in Fox's new adaptation.
The 54 year old English actor, whose directing credits include Thor, Henry V and 2015’s box-office success Cinderella, is reported by Variety to have signed up for the Fox re-make that has been in the pipelines since 2013. Ridley Scott, fresh from his success with The Martian, is also attached to the project as a co-producer.
Sir Kenneth Branagh will be directing and starring in the new adaptation of Agatha Christie's classic novel
'Lethal Weapon' is the latest movie to get the small screen reboot treatment.
Lethal Weapon has become the latest movie to be rebooted for the small screen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fox is said to have handed out a ‘hefty put-pilot commitment’ for a TV reboot of the classic cop franchise, after a bidding war between networks.
Mel Gibson starred as Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon.
THR writes that NBC was also interested in a series based on the film franchise, which starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The reboot is being produced by Warner Bros. Television whose film division, Warner Bros. Pictures, also helmed the original movies.
Continue reading: Fox Planning 'Lethal Weapon' Reboot For The Small Screen
Fox has released a full-length trailer for the upcoming mini-series of ‘The X-Files’.
The new X-FILES trailer isn’t giving much away about the upcoming series but it certainly suggests they’ll be high drama with explosions, military involvement and some pretty intense exchanges between agents Mulder and Scully.
Gillian Anderson at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London, June 2015.
Continue reading: The New ‘X-Files’ Trailer Promises That ‘The Truth Is Still Out There’
Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to air his grievances at the network.
In his latest social media outburst, Donald Trump has indicated that he will no longer be appearing on any Fox programs because he feels that their negative coverage of his presidential nomination campaign has been unfair.
“Fox News has been treating me very unfairly & I have therefore decided that I won’t be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future,” the Republican front-runner tweeted on Wednesday (September 23rd).
The ill feeling between Trump and the Fox network began with his comments about Fox’s political commentator Megyn Kelly that he made after the first Republican primary debate. Trump was unhappy at Kelly’s line of questioning about comments he had made about women in the past, and in a later interview with CNN, he said she had “blood coming out of her eyes… blood coming out of her wherever.”
John Stamos was not impressed with the Olsen twins when they worked on ‘Full House’ with him. So much so that he even tried to have them sacked!
John Stamos pushed for the sacking of the Olsen twins from Full House, the 51-year-old actor admitted at a press conference on Thursday (6th August). Stamos’ attempt at having Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen fired came to light when the preview of The Unauthorized Full House Story was published online earlier this week. The Lifetime movie is a dramatization of what allegedly went on behind the scenes during filming of the sitcom between 1987 and 1995.
John Stamos at the 2015 Disney Media Distribution International Upfronts in Los Angeles in May 2015.
Is there hope for 'The Mindy Project'? Mindy Kaling teases fans on Instagram.
The Mindy Project has been cancelled by Fox but Mindy Kaling has given fans of the show hope by posting a cryptic video on Instagram. The 35-year-old comic actress posted the video on Thursday (7th May), a day after the news of the cancellation broke.
Mindy Kaling has teased The Mindy Project fans on Instagram following the news of the show's cancellation.
Fox is said to have passed on a fourth series of the comedy starring Mindy Kaling.
Fans of ‘The Mindy Project’ are understandably heartbroken over news of the series' cancellation by Fox, but things might not be over for the comedy yet. According to reports, the sitcom might soon be thrown a lifeline by Hulu and could continue on the platform for at least two more seasons.
Mindy Kaling writes and stars in ‘The Mindy Project’.
Word of ‘The Mindy Project’s’ cancellation was first reported on Wednesday by Entertainment Weekly, who learnt that Fox wouldn't be renewing the series for a fourth season. Ratings for the comedy, which ended its third season in March, were said to have been steadily dropping, at one pointing averaging just 2.1 million viewers.
Continue reading: Could 'The Mindy Project' Be Headed To Hulu After Fox Cancellation
Fox has renewed 'The Simpsons' for two more seasons, the animated series' 27th and 28th seasons.
The Simpsons, everyone's favourite dysfunctional family, won't be leaving our screens any time soon. The hit animated series has been renewed for another two seasons. Fox announced the news on Monday (4th May).
The Simpsons has been renewed for two seasons.
Continue reading: Fox Renews 'The Simpsons' For Two More Seasons
The two hour TV special will mark the 40th anniversary of the cult classic musical.
It looks like Rocky Horror Picture Show is headed to the small screen! Yes according to reports, Fox is said to be prepping a two hour remake of the cult classic musical, to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
Deadline reports that the taped event special is in development with a cast-contingent order and will be executive produced by The Jackal Group’s Gail Berman.
'Coach', the sitcom starring Craig T. Nelson as football coach Hayden Fox, will be back on television this fall. NBC has ordered a new 13 episode season of the 90s sitcom.
The sitcom Coach, starring Craig T. Nelson, will return to our screens in a brand new series. NBC announced they had picked up the new series, consisting of 13 episodes, on Thursday (26th March). Coach has been off air for the past two decades but Nelson is set to reprise his role in the new series which will air this fall. The original series of Coach aired on ABC for nine seasons between 1989 and 1997.
Craig T. Nelso stars in Coach.
The network filled the trademark lawsuit on Monday.
It looks like Fox is doing everything in its power to make sure their ‘Empire’ is the only one left standing. The network filed a a trademark lawsuit on Monday seeking a declaration that it has every right to use the name ‘Empire’ as the title for its hit series, after a Californian music company demanded it pay $5 million for usage of the name.
'Empire' has been a ratings winner for Fox
According to The Hollywood Reporter Fox is suing Empire Distribution, Inc, after the company claimed they owned the rights to the names "Empire," "Empire Distribution" and "Empire Recordings”. The company has also claimed ‘trademark dilution by tarnishment’ saying the series features "a label run by a homophobic drug dealer prone to murdering his friends.”
Continue reading: Fox Sues Music Company To Keep The Name Of Hit Series 'Empire'
The network has also just renewed ‘Empire’, ‘Gotham’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine' for second series
Fox has just placed an order for a ‘cast-contingent’ pilot of ‘Luther', a series based on the popular BBC drama starring Idris Elba. But the minds behind the potential series now have the unenviable task of finding someone to fill the shoes of British star Elba, who will be sticking around to executive produce the American project.
Idris Elba as 'Luther'
‘Luther’ follows the near-genius homicide detective John Luther, who posses a brilliant mind, which often isn't enough to save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. Neil Cross, who wrote and executive produced the original BBC series, will also pen the US remake.
Continue reading: Fox Orders Pilot For US Remake Of 'Luther' And 'Frankenstein' Series
Fox has renewed 'Empire', 'Gotham' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' for further seasons.
Fox has ordered a second season of Empire after airing just two episodes. Comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and superhero drama Gotham have also been renewed. Fox announced the renewals on Saturday (17th January) at the Television Critics Association press tour in California.
Terrence Howard stars in Empire.
In the first deal of its kind, Netflix has secured the rights to 'Gotham' - a show yet to air its first season on Fox.
Streaming service Netflix has pulled off a major coup by landing the rights to 'Gotham' - the Batman prequel series yet to air its first season on Fox. In a deal between Netflix and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution, the streaming service will get exclusive on demand rights for the highly anticipated series, from fall 2015.
'Gotham' starring Ben McKenzie [L] is headed to Netflix
"Gotham is the most anticipated new series of the fall season and we are thrilled to offer it to our members around the world," said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. "The Batman origin story is sure to have massive global appeal so it is fitting that, along with Warner Television, we have created a new model for distributing a show that international and domestic audiences will love."
Continue reading: How Netflix Nabbed The Rights To Batman Prequel 'Gotham'
Could '24' be on the way back?
Jack Bauer is coming back. Basically. At the 2014 Summer TCA Press Tour on Sunday, Peter Price, chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group was quizzed on whether '24' could return for a new season - and it sounds like pretty good news.
Keifer Sutherland could return as Jack Bauer [Getty/Anthony Harvey]
Rice said he's "always been a fan" of the show and said he thought the comeback "was fantastic." However, he confirmed that the network hasn't "had a specific conversation about it coming back yet. I'm sure we will in the future. It's a wonderful franchise.
Continue reading: So '24' Is Basically Coming Back, On Fox