Video-gamers can rejoice knowing that Steven Spielberg will be executive producing a live-action HALO television series. There’s no word on what will be covered in the series of if it will follow a specific installment of the franchise.
FX has picked up THE COMEDIANS for a pilot. The project, which will star Billy Crystal, centers on a family-friendly veteran comedian who gets paired with a raunchy, up-and-coming funny man for a late night show. Larry Charles, Matt Nix and Ben Wexler wrote the pilot and will serve as exec producers with Crystal. all three men are repped by WME.
David Slade will direct the first episode of Syfy’s HELIX, which centers on a group of scientists investigating a disease outbreak. Slade directed the “Hannibal” TV series as well as “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”. He is repped by WME.
Peter Ocko’s DIVIDE & CONQUER has been greenlit by USA. The project centers on four siblings trying to make it in the real world, and their parents who are pushed to the edge trying to help them. Ocko is repped by Vision Art Management.