ABC Drama Pilots ‘Warriors’ & ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Find Directors

By | Friday January 31, 2014 @ 12:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

campbellMartin Campbell (Casino Royale) is set to direct ABC‘s drama pilot Warriors, from Chris Keyser, Mandeville and ABC Studios. It follows the best and brightest of active duty military doctors and nurses as they practice trailblazing medicine on critically wounded warriors returning home from Afghanistan, on military families and veterans, as well as administering to Washington’s government elite. This is the third consecutive year on ABC drama pilot duty for Campbell who helmed the pilot for the Sony-produced series Last Resort in 2012 and the ABC Studio pilot Reckless last year. Read More »

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ABC Buys Las Vegas Drama From Martin Campbell, Legal Show From Jonathan Shapiro, Betsy Borns & Matt Gross

By | Friday October 18, 2013 @ 7:09pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) is set to direct and executive produce a drama project for ABC and ABC Studios. Written/exec producer by Chris Downey (Leverage) and co-created/exec produced by Apollo Robbins (The Gentleman Thief), the untitled drama centers … Read More »

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Martin Campbell To Produce & Direct ABC Drama Thriller Project From ‘Mad Men’ Writer

By | Wednesday October 31, 2012 @ 9:52am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

ABC has put in development Coup, a drama written by Mad Men co-executive producer Chris Black. Feature director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) is on board to executive produce and direct. Coup is a serialized thriller about a young American man whose wife is taken hostage in an overseas coup, and who must join forces with a dangerous mercenary to get her back. ABC Studio is producing. The project falls under Campbell’s overall deal with ABC Studios. It is his second sale at ABC through ABC Studios this season, along with soap Killer Women, which Campbell executive produces along with writer Hannah Shakespeare, Ben Silverman, Sofia Vergara and Luis Balaguer. Read More »

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Martin Campbell And Georgeville TV Shop Reboot Of Cult U.K. Sci-Fi Series ‘Blake’s 7′

By | Monday July 23, 2012 @ 11:06am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Blake's 7 TV SeriesEXCLUSIVE: Georgeville Television, an independent TV studio co-founded recently by Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital, the financing arm of Reliance Entertainment, and producer Marc Rosen, has teamed with feature director Martin Campbell (Casino Royal) to revive the cult 1978 adventure/sci-fi series Blake’s 7. Writer Joe Pokaski (Heroes, CSI) will pen the re-imagining of the original series created by Terry Nation, a prolific UK TV writer who also created the Daleks for the classic BBC series Doctor Who. Campbell is attached to direct the Blake’s 7 reboot, which is being shopped to U.S. networks. Read More »

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Martin Campbell Takes On James Cameron Passion Project ‘The Dive’

By | Wednesday March 21, 2012 @ 3:34pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox has attached Martin Campbell to direct and J. Michael Straczynski (Changeling) to write The Dive, the true, tragic love story of freediver Francisco “Pipin” Ferraras and his wife Audrey Mestre. The pic was originally a James … Read More »

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Martin Campbell And Paul Haggis Take On ‘Umbra’ Following Joe Carnahan Exit

By | Friday January 6, 2012 @ 11:27am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Martin Campbell has been set to direct Umbra, the Endgame Entertainment-funded drama that Joe Carnahan has dropped out of. Paul Haggis, who came on to do rewrite work on the Campbell-directed Casino Royale, has also been brought on to … Read More »

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ABC’s Shawn Ryan Drama On Verge Of Pilot Order, Martin Campbell Set To Direct

By | Wednesday January 4, 2012 @ 4:15pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Last Resort, the large-scope drama from The Shield creator Shawn Ryan and feature writer Karl Gajdusek, is staffing up while waiting a formal pilot green light from ABC. The … Read More »

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Superhero Scribes Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz Set Deal For First Novel

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Ashley Miller & Zack Stentz, whose recent credits include Thor and X-Men: First Class, have made a deal with the Penguin imprint Razorbill to publish their first novel. Colin Fischer is about a 14-year-old boy with severe Asperger’s syndrome … Read More »

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Martin Campbell Eyeing ‘The Fall Guy’

By | Monday October 31, 2011 @ 1:03pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Director Martin Campbell is in early discussions to come aboard The Fall Guy, the movie adaptation of the Glen Larson-created 1981 TV series. The film’s being developed by producer Walter Parkes. The series starred Lee Majors as a stuntman who … Read More »

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Hot Teaser: ‘Green Lantern’

By | Sunday April 3, 2011 @ 4:34am PDT
Mike Fleming

Warner Bros teased four minutes of Green Lantern footage at WonderCon. The film’s visual effects are still being honed by director Martin Campbell, but this looks pretty interesting. The 3D film opens June 17 with Ryan Reynolds starring.

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Comic-Con #10: ‘Green Lantern’ Panel

Luke Y Thompson is covering the Con for Deadline:

First up is Warner Bros’ GREEN LANTERN writer Geoff Johns, who says the week he spent on the movie set was the best week of his life. And we have some footage to see: The screen goes black, as a voice tells us we all have been selected, but before we can be recruited, we must be tested. Green swirling energy appears on the screen, as the voice tells us to focus our mind and “move the light with your will”. Then images: Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan holding the alien power ring. The purplish corpse of dying alien Abin Sur. Peter Sarsgaard’s head getting bigger and veinier. Blake Lively looking out the window. Voiceover of Reynolds uttering the familiar Green Lantern oath: “In brightest day, in blackest night…” Read More »

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