‘The Killing’ Cheats Death A Second Time With 6-Episode Final Season On Netflix

By | Friday November 15, 2013 @ 3:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

It’s déjà vu again for The Killing, which refuses to live up to its name. Killing Netflix Season 4The mystery drama, which was cancelled by AMC last year only to be resurrected with a third-season order, is staging another comeback after being cancelled by the network again in September. This time, the series was picked up by Netflix, which was its exclusive digital partner for the first three seasons and still carries them worldwide. Now The Killing will become a Netflix original for a six-episode final installment. The series’ second resurrection is a testament to series producer Fox TV Studios’ tenacious efforts to keep it alive. The Killing‘s stars, Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, are under long-term deals and set  to return. Creator/executive producer Veena Sud is assembling a writing team, which is expected to begin work shortly. She will be joined by The Killing veterans, exec producers Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, who had been on the show since the first season, and two other writers. “It’s a true testament to Veena Sud, and the stellar cast led so compellingly by Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, that fans remained so passionate about the show,” FtvS president David Madden said.

The Killing‘s third season opened with an OK 1.8 million viewers and drew largely positive reaction from critics and fans. But it ended with 1.5 million for the season finale, up only slightly from the 1.4 million viewers of the second-season ender. Season 3 overall was essentially flat with Season 2 — ratings that had triggered the series’ first cancellation. However, the serialized drama’s strength always has been the digital/binge viewing play. “The rich, serialized storytelling in The Killing thrives on Netflix, and we believe that it is only fitting to give Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder a proper send-off,” said Cindy Holland, VP Original Content for Netflix. Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Robocop’

By | Thursday November 7, 2013 @ 7:48am PST

Sony has dropped a new trailer for Jose Padilha’s Robocop. The Killing star Joel Kinnaman takes leave from the streets of Seattle to star as the detective-turned-crime-fighting cyborg in the re-make of the 1987 sci-fi pic. Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish and Jay … Read More »

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AFM: Cinedigm Snaps Up Two Installments Of ‘Easy Money’

By | Thursday October 31, 2013 @ 10:16am PDT
Mike Fleming

Cinedigm has acquired from TrustNordisk Easy Money: Hard To Kill and Easy Money: Life Deluxe, the thriller that launched the stars of Safe House helmer Daniel Espinosa and Robocop‘s Joel Kinnaman with the original 2010 Swedish … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘RoboCop’

By | Thursday September 5, 2013 @ 7:09pm PDT

“This is the future of American justice.” But it’s also “the illusion of free will”. Here’s the first trailer for Jose Padilha’s remake of the 1987 sci-fi pic. The Killing star Joel Kinnaman takes leave from the streets of Seattle to star as the detective-turned-crime-fighting cyborg in RoboCop. … Read More »

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CAA Signs ‘Robocop’ Joel Kinnaman

By | Tuesday May 21, 2013 @ 10:52am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: CAA has signed Joel Kinnaman, the Swedish actor who plays the title role in the Jose Padilha-directed Robocop for MGM. Kinnaman had been repped by UTA. He’s a rising star whose breakout came in the Daniel Espinosa-directed … Read More »

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Magnolia Manager Vs UTA, Round Two

Previous: Magnolia Client Rachel McAdams Fires UTA

UPDATE: Magnolia Entertainment manager Shelley Browning’s inexplicable and one-sided battle against UTA co-owner Tracey Jacobs rages on. Last month, Browning was behind Rachel McAdams … Read More »

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DreamWorks Julian Assange Pic Talk Focusing On Benedict Cumberbatch And Joel Kinnaman?

By | Tuesday October 2, 2012 @ 1:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

The conversations on DreamWorks‘ Julian Assange film that Twilight Saga’s Bill Condon will likely direct is now with Benedict Cumberbatch playing the WikiLeaks founder, and Robocop‘s Joel Kinnaman playing his former right hand man, Daniel Domscheit-Berg. The studio would not confirm this, but it seemed intriguing and dishy enough to discuss. DreamWorks acquired the books WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War On Secrecy, by David Leigh and Luke Harding, and Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange At The World’s Most Dangerous Website, written by Domscheit-Berg. Josh Singer wrote the script. Read More »

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Sony Pictures To Distribute MGM’s ‘Robocop’ Remake

By | Monday March 5, 2012 @ 2:15pm PST
Mike Fleming

Robocop RemakeEXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures is signing on to distribute MGM‘s Robocop, the remake of the 1987 Paul Verhoeven-directed science fiction film that will star Joel Kinnaman in the role originated by Peter Weller. The film’s being … Read More »

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TOLDJA! MGM Sets Joel Kinnaman For ‘Robocop’

By | Saturday March 3, 2012 @ 8:14am PST
Mike Fleming

‘The Killing’s Joel Kinnaman Gets ‘Robocop’ Offer

EXCLUSIVE: MGM has closed its deal with Joel Kinnaman to play the title role in Robocop, the remake that is being directed by Jose Padilha, helmer of two action packed Elite Squad films.  … Read More »

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‘The Killing’s Joel Kinnaman Gets ‘Robocop’ Offer

By | Friday February 24, 2012 @ 11:14am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that MGM is making an offer to Joel Kinnaman to play the title role in its Robocop remake. The film’s being directed by Jose Padilha, helmer of two action packed installments of Elite Squad. Strike Entertainment partners … Read More »

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‘Arthur & Lancelot’ In Warner Bros Budget Crisis: Projected $130M Cost Too High

Mike Fleming

STUNNER! Legendary Pictures Postpones January Start Of ‘Paradise Lost’

EXCLUSIVE: Legendary Pictures’ Paradise Lost isn’t the only film being readied on the Warner Bros lot to face a budget crisis. Arthur & Lancelot, the David Dobkin script that Warner … Read More »

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Gary Oldman Coveted By Warner Bros For ‘Akira’ And ‘Arthur & Lancelot’

By | Thursday November 3, 2011 @ 4:13pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The advance accolades for Gary Oldman’s work in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has put the actor in high demand. He’s Warner Bros’ choice not only to play the role of The Colonel in Akira (Garrett Hedlund will star in … Read More »

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