The series of science fiction novels have been influential on everyone from George Lucas to George RR Martin, but previous attempts to turn it into a feature film or television series have generally failed.
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Sources say the writer/producer, who wrote the pilot episode, left the show due to creative differences.
Production companies Tomorrow Studios and Studio T are combining forces to co-produce Snowpiercer, a new series based on the critically acclaimed Bong Joon-ho 2013 film of the same name. TNT has given the series a pilot order and Josh Friedman has been tapped to write it.
Avatar 2 scribe Josh Friedman has been tapped to adapt the 2013 sci-fi action thriller Snowpiercer into a television series for Tomorrow Studios. The original film’s writer-director Bong Joon Ho will serve as an executive producer.
Josh Friedman, Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, and Shane Salerno will cowrite the three “Avatar” sequels with James Cameron.
So hopefully he won’t be bringing that plot point up again.
A look back at the TV news of the week!
A full recap of the day’s sales, pick-ups, attachments, exits, deals and more as the 2012 pilot season approaches!
ABC buys 2, orders more of 4, and kills 1, CBS does 1 and 1, ABC Family greenlights 1, Comedy Central, FX and Starz each order something new, while NBC takes on 2 new series, FOX greenlights 1 and orders more of another, and hands out a deal for 2 more. (aka: a LOT OF TV NEWS TODAY!)
LOCKE & KEY has gone through almost every media platform before finding a home that has not only bought it (third sale) but has confirmed to shoot it.
As we reported a little over a week ago, the project, based on the Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son) graphic novel, was originally set up as a film. After busy schedules, and a sluggish move through development, the team decided on a new outlook, with producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman went for some heavies, bringing on Steven Spielberg to produce alongside them, and Josh Friedman to pen a TV pilot. And, lets be honest, any TV project with those 5 names on it, is already on a level echelons above any other spec pilot.
And that is precisely what Fox thought, snatching up the pilot today, with a commitment to shoot the pilot, and a hefty penalty if the series does not air.
So, ratchet the number of Steven Spileberg TV shows on Fox in 2011 to two, with LOCKE & KEY joining TERRA NOVA.