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Tom Hanks Sci-Fi Project 'Bios' Goes to Amblin Entertainment

Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment is ready to explore what happens when Tom Hanks is the last man on Earth.

Amblin has picked up Bios, with Hanks attached to star and Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones) set to direct. The project is from screenwriters Craig Luck and Ivor Powell, with Robert Zemeckis, Craig Luck, Sapochnik and Andy Berman executive producing. Kevin Misher, Jack Rapke, Jackie Levine and Ivor Powell are producing.

The project centers on Finch (Hanks), the last man on Earth. As he faces his own mortality, he builds a robot to care for his dog, the only thing he truly loves. Finch must teach...
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Game of Thrones' Aidan Gillen to Star In Robert Zemeckis UFO Drama Blue Book

Game of Thrones' Aidan Gillen to Star In Robert Zemeckis UFO Drama Blue Book
The man formerly known as Littlefinger soon will investigate extraterrestrial lifeforms.

Game of Thrones alum Aidan Gillen is set to star in History Channel’s Blue Book, from exec producer Robert Zemeckis, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The 10-episode scripted drama, created by David O’Leary, centers on a real-life, secret U.S. government operation in the 1950s and ’60s that investigated UFO-related phenomena. Gillen is set to play Dr. J. Allen Hynek, an astrophysicist and UFO skeptic recruited by the Air Force “to spearhead this
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This is the Perfect Time to Bring Back ‘The Jetsons’ (And Here’s How They Should Do It)

This is the Perfect Time to Bring Back ‘The Jetsons’ (And Here’s How They Should Do It)
After years of development for the big screen and the small screen, Hanna-Barbera’s futuristic cartoon The Jetsons will be reborn on ABC as a live-actino multi-camera comedy. Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke will act as executive producers, and Gary Janetti, whose writing and producing credits include Family Guy and Will and Grace, will also executive […]

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Robert Zemeckis, Jeff Rake Score Put Pilot Order for Missing Plane Mystery Series at NBC

Robert Zemeckis, Jeff Rake Score Put Pilot Order for Missing Plane Mystery Series at NBC
Robert Zemeckis and Jeff Rake have gotten a put pilot order at NBC for a new series that centers around a plane that mysteriously disappeared, Variety has confirmed.

The series, currently titled “Manifest,” follows the passengers of a plane that disappeared from radar and returns five years later after being untraceable and presumed lost at sea. No time has passed for those on the plane but, for their loved ones at home, a long five years have gone by.

Rake will executive produce and write. Zemeckis will executive produces through his Compari Entertainment banner Compari’s Jack Rapke will also executive produce, while Compari’s Jackie Levine will co-executive produce. Warner Bros. Television, where Zemeckis is set up under an overall deal, will produce. Zemeckis and Rake are repped by Wme.

This is Zemeckis’ second put pilot order in the past few weeks, with ABC giving out such an order for a “Jetsons” live action series that
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The Jetsons live-action series ordered by ABC

There’s been talk of a live-action Jetsons for about as long as I can remember, and now it finally looks like it’s set to become a reality.

EW is reporting that ABC has placed a put pilot order for a live-action TV adaptation of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, which is being written by Gary Janetti, who also executive produces alongside Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke.

Set 100 years into the future, the multi-camera comedy will “look at America’s favourite future family through a modern filter.” Given that it has a put pilot order, it’s very likely that The Jetsons will make it to series, or the network will face penalties.

The Jetsons originally ran on ABC between 1962 and 1963, with an animated feature Jetsons: The Movie released in 1990. A new animated movie is also in development at Warner Bros. under Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens, Sausage Party
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‘Jetsons’ Live-Action TV Reboot From Robert Zemeckis Flies to ABC

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‘Jetsons’ Live-Action TV Reboot From Robert Zemeckis Flies to ABC
“The Jetsons” is zooming to ABC. A live-action TV reboot from Robert Zemeckis of the 1960s Hanna-Barbera animated series has landed a put-pilot order at the network. The new version of “The Jetsons” will be a half-hour multi-camera comedy set 100 years in the future, featuring a modern spin on the storytelling. Also Read: Rip Saturday Morning Cartoons: 7 Animated Classics That Need a Reboot Gary Janetti (“Family Guy”) will write the project, which Warner Bros. Television is producing with Nickleby, Inc. and Compari Entertainment. Janetti is an executive producer, along with “Back to the Future” director Zemeckis and Jack Rapke. Jackie Levine is a.
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‘The Jetsons’ Live-Action Series in the Works at ABC

‘The Jetsons’ Live-Action Series in the Works at ABC
A “Jetsons” live-action series has scored a put pilot order at ABC, Variety has learned.

Based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, the series would be a multi-cam sitcom set 100 years in the future that follows the exploits of the Jetson family.

Robert Zemeckis will executive produce along with Jack Rapke via their Compari Entertainment banner. Gary Janetti, who has written for and produced shows like “Family Guy” and “Will & Grace,” will write and executive produce. Compari’s Jackie Levine will serve as a co-executive producer. Warner Bros. Television will produce in association with Nickelby Inc. and Compari.

The original “Jetsons” animated series aired for 24 episodes on ABC from 1962-1963 in primetime as a futuristic counterpart to the pre-historic animated sitcom “The Flintstones.” It followed George, Jane, Judy, and Elroy Jetson along with their robot maid Rosie and family dog Astro. The series was later revived by Hanna-Barbera in 1985 in syndication with 41 new episodes being produced. The
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'The Jetsons' Live-Action TV Comedy in the Works at ABC

Prepare to meet George Jetson (again).

ABC is teaming with producer Warner Bros. Television to develop a live-action multicamera comedy based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon family from the 1960s.

The project, which has landed at ABC with a sizable put-pilot commitment, will be written by Gary Janetti (Family Guy, Will & Grace), who is also executive producing alongside Jack Rapke and Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future).

The ABC take is based on the original animated series, set 100 years in the future and revolves around America's favorite future family — told through a modern filter. Warner Bros....
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The Jetsons Is Heading to ABC as a Live-Action Sitcom

Ready to go back to the future? The rumors of a return to The Jetsons are true! ABC and Warner Bros are officially developing a live-action sitcom version of The Jetsons, the futuristic cartoon series that ran from 1962 to 1963, and then again from 1985 to 1987.  The multi-cam reboot will be set in 3018, similarly to how the original series was set 100 years in the future in 2062, and will be run by Gary Janetti, with Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke also executive producing. If the idea of this show doesn't sound fun to you yet, consider the fact that Zemeckis wrote Back to the Future, and that Janetti's credits include Will & Grace, Family Guy, and the Ian...
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Uni Lands Evan Spiliotopoulos Genghis Khan Tomb Hunt Script, Dwayne Johnson Exec Producer

Uni Lands Evan Spiliotopoulos Genghis Khan Tomb Hunt Script, Dwayne Johnson Exec Producer
Exclusive: Universal has acquired an untitled contemporary action adventure script about the hunt for Genghis Khan’s mysterious tomb. Studio bought a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos, who co-wrote the live action Beauty And The Beast, as well as The Huntsman: Winter’s War. ImageMoversJack Rapke and Jackie Levine will produce along with Seven Bucks Productions production president Hiram Garcia. Seven Bucks’ Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia will be exec producers with…
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Warner Bros. developing a live-action Jetsons TV series

According to TV Line, Warner Bros. is in development on a live-action version of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon series The Jetsons.

The site reports that Family Guy executive producer Gary Janetti has been brought in to shepherd the project, described as a multi-camera comedy, and will also serve as an executive producer alongside Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke. It is expected to be shopped to interested broadcast and cable networks in the coming weeks.

In addition to the series, Warner is also working on an animated Jetsons feature film, having tapped Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. Aliens, Sausage Party) to develop.

The Jetsons originally ran on ABC between 1962 and 1963, with an animated feature Jetsons: The Movie released in 1990. It follows the space age adventures of the titular family, led by father George, along with wife Jane, children Judy and Elroy, household robot Rosie and family dog Astro.
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Live-Action Jetsons Series From Robert Zemeckis In The Works

Well, you can file this under, “uh...okay, then.”

It looks like Hollywood is going back to the well yet again. But this time, it won’t be going for a superhero property. Instead, it sounds like they’ll be delving back into the era of animated sitcoms. According to TVLine, Warner Bros. is looking to resuscitate The Jetsons — an animated series about a family living in a futuristic cloud city-esque city known as Orbit City.

Like with any reboot, however, it sounds like this one won’t be a flat-out remake. According to the outlet’s sources, this one will be a live-action sitcom. The studio will begin shopping around the multi-cam series to networks in the coming weeks. Set to executive produce the series is Family Guy Ep Gary Janetti, but he wont’ be alone. Joining him in the Ep role will be Hollywood heavyweight Robert Zemeckis, as well as Jack Rapke.
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The Jetsons: live action TV series in development

Mike Cecchini Jun 30, 2017

Robert Zemeckis is involved with a Jetsons reboot. It will be a live action TV show, if it goes ahead...

It looks like it's time to head back to Orbit City!

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Warner Bros has been making noises about some kind of The Jetsons reboot for years now, with plans at one point involving some kind of (likely animated) big screen revival. But it looks like we're getting a different kind of take on the characters this time around, and I have to confess, it sounds kinda cool.

TV Line reports that Warner Bros is looking to bring back The Jetsons as a live action sitcom. Gary Ganetti (Family Guy) is apparently the executive producer in charge, but he's got some firepower backing him up, including Back To The Future's Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke also on board as executive producers,
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Live-Action Jetsons Series Orbiting Warner Bros., Robert Zemeckis to Ep

Warner Bros. is angling to reintroduce TV audiences to George Jetson, albeit with a substantial twist.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the studio is developing The Jetsons, a live-action sitcom remake of Hanna-Barbera’s beloved ’60s animated series about a family residing in the futuristic, outer-space utopia known as Orbit City.

A Warner Bros. spokesperson declined to comment, but sources confirm that the studio — which has hired Family Guy Ep Gary Janetti to shepherd the potential series — will begin shopping the multi-cam project around to broadcast and cable networks in the coming weeks. Janetti would also serve as an Ep
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Gwendoline Christie Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ Drama

Gwendoline Christie Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis’ Drama
Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie has joined the cast of the untitled Robert Zemeckis project opposite Steve Carell.

Diane Kruger, Leslie Mann and Janelle Monae are also starring in the movie. Carell will star as a man who builds a miniature World War II village as a way to recover from a violent assault. Christie will be his caretaker.

the story of one broken man’s fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.

Christie is well known for her role as Brienne of Tarth in HBO’s Game of Thrones and stars opposite Nicole Kidman and Elizabeth Moss in “Top of the Lake.” She appeared as Captain Phasma in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and will return for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Zemeckis directs and produces from a screenplay he wrote with Caroline Thompson. Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke of Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers banner also produce, alongside
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Gwendoline Christie Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis Drama

Gwendoline Christie Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis Drama
Gwendoline Christie is the latest to join Robert Zemeckis' Universal drama.

The still untitled feature will star Steve Carell as Mark, a man who builds a miniature WWII-era village as a way to recover from a violent assault. Christie will be playing Mark's Russian caretaker, Anna.

Based on Jeff Malmberg's 2010 doc Marwencol, the project was co-written by Zemeckis and Caroline Thompson.

Janelle Monae, Diane Kruger and Leslie Mann are also set to star in the feature, which Zemeckis will produce via his Uni-based ImageMovers.

Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey will also produce, along with Cherylanne Martin. Malmberg and Jackie Levine will exec produce. Maradith Frenkel...
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Diane Kruger Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis Drama

Diane Kruger Joins Steve Carell in Robert Zemeckis Drama
Diane Kruger has joined Steve Carell in the untitled Robert Zemeckis movie, based on Jeff Malmberg’s 2010 documentary “Marwencol.”

The project, set up two years ago at Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers, centers on a man who recovers from an assault by building a miniature World War II-era village in his backyard. The documentary won awards from the Boston Society of Film Critics and SXSW. Carell came on to the project in April.

Zemeckis is directing and producing from a screenplay he wrote with Caroline Thompson. Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke of Zemeckis’ Universal-based ImageMovers banner also produce, alongside Cherylanne Martin (“The Pacific,” “Flight”). Malmberg is executive producing with Jackie Levine. Maradith Frenkel and Chloe Yellin will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.

Kruger has been cast in the role of Deja Thoris, the Belgian Witch of Marwencol in the world of the backyard village. Variety reported last month that Leslie Mann
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History Places Series Order for UFO Investigation Drama Blue Book from Robert Zemeckis and A+E Studios

Executive produced byRobert Zemeckis, A&E Studios' scripted series Blue Book has been ordered to series by the History channel. Comprised of ten episodes, the series will focus on the Project Blue Book UFO investigations of the ’50s and ’60s.

A premiere date for Blue Book has yet to be announced, but stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates. In the meantime, we have the official press release for the announcement:

Press Release: New York, NY – May 25, 2017 – History® has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to the original scripted drama Blue Book from A+E Studios, it was announced today by Paul Buccieri, President, A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group.

Executive produced by Academy Award and Golden Globe®-winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Contact), Blue Book chronicles the true top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950’s and
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History Orders Real-Life X-Files Scripted Drama Blue Book

History Orders Real-Life X-Files Scripted Drama Blue Book
It’s time to hear about the hunt for extraterrestrial life from the Men in Black’s side.

History on Thursday gave a straight-to-series order to Blue Book, a scripted drama about a real-life, secret U.S. government operation in the 1950s and ’60s that investigated UFO-related phenomena.

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The 10-episode first season centers on Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a college professor recruited by the Air Force “to spearhead this clandestine operation that researched thousands of cases, many of which were never solved,” per the network’s official release.
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History Orders Scripted UFO Drama From Ep Robert Zemeckis Straight to Series

History Orders Scripted UFO Drama From Ep Robert Zemeckis Straight to Series
History has ordered a 10-episode scripted drama from executive producer Robert Zemeckis straight to series, Variety has learned.

Currently titled “Blue Book,” the series chronicles the real top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s known as Project Blue Book. It will focus on college professor Dr. J. Allen Hynek, who is recruited by the military to spearhead the project.

“Rarely have I been associated with a project that is a perfect fusion of historical fact and extraordinary entertainment,” said Zemeckis. “We are grateful for A+E Studios and History’s support for what I know will be a fabulous series.”

“Blue Book” is an A+E Studios production in association with Compari Entertainment, a division of ImageMovers. David O’Leary serves as creator and writer. Arturo Interian is the executive in charge of production for History. Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, and Jackie Levine are executive producers for Compari Entertainment. Rapke
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