With Sundance just around the corner, we’re bringing you our picks for what’s worth watching at the festival. The Spotlight, Special Events and Shorts program include something new from J.J. Abrams, Cannes-darling The Lobster, and Don Cheadle as Miles Davis.
Browsing: Bryan Burk
Tom Wheeler is done at DreamWorks for the moment, but still has his hands full with a Dora the Explorer adaptation and a chance to bring Micronauts out of development purgatory.
Logline: Kept under wraps, but described as a biopic portraying Thomas Edison as a rugged and eccentric genius.
Best-selling novel eyes biggest box-office draw for feature adaptation!
ABC goes to war… with a hospital, NBC makes it official with the Playboy, and JJ Abrams has another PULPy project ready for buyers next week!
Smilovic sets up “The Detail,” Fox commits to a new Guggenheim procedural, and JJ Abrams gets two projects picked up!
Logline: Centers on the story of the world’s first robot, who, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fought alongside Terry Roosevelt and Lawrence of Arabia, journeyed to the South Pole and was involved in the silent movie business before disappearing on the battlefields of World War I.
Logline: In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth — something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
Logline: Kept under wraps but follows the events of the biggest earthquake in modern day Los Angeles history.