There are about a half-dozen instances (out of several times more) adaptations of Elmore Leonard’s work for film and television that get it right: Justified, Karen Sisco, Maximum Bob, Jackie Brown, Out of Sight and, possibly the best, Get Shorty.
Drug-smuggling. Racketeering. Loan sharking. Welcome to Hollywood!
Shout! Factory’s Get Shorty: The Collector’s Edition Blu-ray will be in stores on October 23rd.
Amazon’s The Tick, based on the classic Ben Edlund (who executive produces and writes) comics series, looks a bit different from the version that ran on FOX for all of seven episodes (yeah, I’m still ticked off about that…).
The new version of the deliverer of Mighty Blue Justice looks different – the new costume is weirdly textured – but the essentials are there.
Plus, Amazon has sent us a collection of photos that show us other denizens of The Tick’s superhero world – and Arthur definitely looks like an Arthur. Check out the photos after the break (click on thembnails to embiggen).
The Tick is one of three Amazon half-hour pilots that will drop on August 19th.
It’s always interesting to see what kinds of shows TV networks (big four and cable) develop in their quests for hits. Most of the titles they develop never reach the air – a good many never even get to pilot – but they are fun to think about.
USA Network has, aside from the already announced Mark Wahlberg Shooter scripts, a number of fascinating (and possibly catastrophic) titles in development including: Amped (a cross between Limited and Hourman – a guy takes a pill that gives him increased intelligence, strength and speed), Cooley & The Tank (behind the scenes of the titular/fictional ’80s detective series – whose co-stars detest each other), Mythos (all those myths and legends are true!), The Tap (’60s Yale student is recruited by both the CIA and Skull and Bones), and more.
They come from creators as varied as Rob Reiner (The Princess Bride), Eric Kripke (Supernatural,) and Barry Sonnenfeld (Men In Black). Follow the jump to check out what else USA is working on.