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Comic-Con: Sean Bean Mocks His Onscreen Deaths At TNT’s ‘Legends’ Panel

By | Thursday July 24, 2014 @ 2:02pm PDT

Comic-Con: Sean Bean Mocks His Onscreen Deaths At TNT’s ‘Legends’ PanelWith a giant banner looming over Comic-Con from the nearby Marriott and marketing all over the San Diego International AirportLegends made a splash in its geekfest debut before a word was spoken or a clip was played on today’s panel. Not that the upcoming TNT spy thriller didn’t seal the deal with the 1,000 plus fans in Room 6A  of the Convention Center – especially when the star Sean Bean showed up, kind of.

Before the short panel got under way, the audience was treated to a full preview of the first episode of the TNT show introduced by Bean himself. Via video, the actor apologized for not being at Comic-Con but joked that “maybe that’s a good thing” for the crowd’s safety as the former Game Of Thrones and Lord Of The Rings star is of course one of the most killed off actors around. “If you were me, one does not simply avoid death on a daily basis,” Bean deadpanned to howls from the fans in the room.
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TCA: TNT ‘Legends’ Stars Chronically Killed-Off Sean Bean, Worrying TV Critics

By | Thursday July 10, 2014 @ 11:19am PDT

TCA: TNT ‘Legends’ Stars Chronically Killed-Off Sean Bean, Worrying TV CriticsSean Bean may be the most killed off actor working today. By some accounts, he’s been hanged, shot, and otherwise whacked about 25 times. He’s even compiled  a list of My Top 5 Death Scenes. Now, he’s starring in a new TNT series, Legends, debuting next month, playing an undercover agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations division. TV critics attending a Q&A session for the show at Summer TV Press Tour 2014 naturally wondered how long he’d last on the series– especially given that TNT had distributed T-shirts with the hashtag #DoneKillSeanBean before he took the stage.
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International Emmys Laud ‘Les Revenants’, ‘Moone Boy’, Sean Bean, ‘5 Broken Cameras’

Les Revenants — an American remake of which is in development at A&E — was named best drama series of 2013 at the International Emmy Awards tonight, while Sean Bean won the best actor trophy for his role as a lit teacher with a cross-dressing alter ego in the British anthology Accused. Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro won best actress for her role in The Sweet Mother. The UK’s Moone Boy, about an Irish boy and his imaginary friend, took best comedy. Former The Daily Show correspondent (and newly named HBO show host) John Oliver hosted this year’s International Emmy ceremony, whose Founders Award went to J.J. Abrams, while the Directorate Award was presented to RTL Group Co-CEO Anke Schäferkordt.

Related: Sean Bean, France’s ‘The Returned’ Among International Emmy Noms

Les Revenants, the French TV series based on an obscure 2004 movie that sold only 32,000 tickets in France, was a hit on Canal Plus and sold around the world — including the UK, where it aired subtitled as The Returned this year to great interest, and on Sundance Channel. The drama is about a small town turned upside down when several local people who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, having not aged and unaware of their own fatality. As they attempt to resume their lives, strange phenomena and gruesome murders begin to occur. A second season is planned for Canal Plus. Read More »

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Sean Bean Joins Lana And Andy Wachowski’s ‘Jupiter Ascending’ At Warners

By | Tuesday February 5, 2013 @ 1:19pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Sean Bean has been set by Warner Bros for a starring role in Jupiter Ascending, which Lana and Andy Wachowski will direct as their next film. Bean will play Stinger, a Han Solo-type character written older than co-star Channing Tatum. He joins Eddie Redmayne, Tatum and Mila Kunis. Bean is represented by CAA and Independent Talent in the UK and attorneys Marcy Morris and Karl Austen.

I still haven’t gotten over Bean getting killed in HBO’s Game Of Thrones, but he has been working steadily, including Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters. This should be a high-profile gig for him. We can all just hope that this will be that rare movie where Bean’s character lives to the end credits.

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Sean Bean To Star In TNT Pilot ‘Legends’

By and | Tuesday December 4, 2012 @ 2:45pm PST

Sean Bean has been cast as the lead in TNT’s drama pilot Legends executive produced by Homeland‘s Howard Gordon. The Game Of Thrones alum replaces Brendon Fraser, who was originally cast in the role but exited the project last month. Based on the novel by Robert Littell, Legends centers on Martin Odum (Bean), a deep-cover operative who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. Gordon, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Mark Bomback developed Legends, which is produced by Fox 21. No stranger to tough guy roles, Bean played Eddard Stark on the first season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones. Among his other roles, the British actor played Boromir in Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings trilogy. As was announced at this year’s Toronto Film Festival, Bean is set to star in Scorched Earth, a post-apocalyptic action film that 24’s Brad Turner will direct. Bean is repped by CAA and Independent Talent Group.

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Toronto: Sean Bean Set In ‘Scorched Earth’

By | Saturday September 8, 2012 @ 11:58am PDT
Mike Fleming

Sean BeanSean Bean is set to star in Scorched Earth, a post-apocalyptic action film which 24’s Brad Turner will direct from a screenplay by Bobby Mort and Kevin Leeson.

After the Earth suffered an environmental collapse and billions died, mankind has finally re-established a rudimentary society, with a new set of laws for the ravaged wastelands. Atticus Gage (Bean) is a bounty hunter who is very similar to the criminals he hunts. When Gage is presented with the bounty of a lifetime, he cannot resist, and goes off in search of the most wanted criminal in these badlands.

This is the feature directing debut for Emmy winner Turner, who has over 200 TV episodes under his belt with series that include 24, for which he won an Emmy and was exec producer for the show’s last two seasons. He was co-executive producer for the first season of the CBS drama Hawaii Five-0 and his other credits include Showtime’s superb Homeland, Alcatraz, Psych, The Secret Circle, and Nikita.

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Bean, meanwhile, is still missed on the HBO series Game of Thrones.

Scorched Earth will be produced by Jamie Goehring and Kevin Leeson. Shawn Williamson and Daniel Zirilli will be executive producers and VMI Worldwide will handle worldwide sales.

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Sean Bean To Star In ‘Devil’s Peak’ Trilogy Based On Deon Meyer Book Series

By | Tuesday May 8, 2012 @ 9:43am PDT

Sean Bean Devil's PeakProducers Malcolm Kohll, Michael S. Murphey and Ofir Kedar are prepping a three-picture series based on South African novelist Deon Meyer’s Devil’s Peak trilogy. The crime novels focus on Benny Griessel, a detective with Cape Town’s Serious and Violent Crimes Unit. Sean Bean is set to play Griessel, a recovering alcoholic with family issues and other demons Devil's Peak Moviewho’s very good at catching murderers. The first book in the series, Devil’s Peak, was published in 2004, followed by Thirteen Hours in 2009 and 7 Days in 2011. The Little Film Company is handling international sales and will introduce the project to foreign buyers in Cannes. Hersch Klaff, Robbie Little and Robert Fig are executive producing. A September start date is being eyed, with shooting to take place in South Africa. Murphey was recently supervising producer on District 9 and a co-producer on DNA Films’ upcoming Dredd, both of which shot locally. He’s producing Devil’s Peak via his Kalahari Pictures banner. Bean co-stars in ABC series Missing and will next be seen in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.

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ABC’s ‘Missing’ Targets Dramatic Consistency: TCA

By | Tuesday January 10, 2012 @ 6:20pm PST

Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

At first glance the globe-hopping series “Missing,” which stars Ashley Judd as a former CIA operative in search of her missing son, looks like it would have a sky-high budget. Each of the episodes was shot on location in a different European city. But after today’s TCA panel on the show, executive producer Gina Matthews and writer/executive producer Grant Scharbo told Deadline the show’s budget is “in the middle-range” of the budgets of all the network’s hour dramas. In fact Scharbo said the show could be shot more cheaply abroad than in Los Angeles. And because of the international locations, the show has already been sold in various international markets. Foreign characters will speak in their native tongues, with subtitles. Read More »

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Relativity Titles Its Snow White Film ‘Mirror Mirror’

Mike Fleming

Relativity Media’s Snow White movie now has a title. Mirror Mirror, described as a comedy action adventure that stars Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Julia Roberts, Nathan Lane and Sean Bean, will be released March 16, 2012. That puts it well ahead of Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, which opens June 1 and looks more like The Lord of the Rings than a light fairy tale.

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Sean Bean To Co-Star In ABC Series ‘Missing’, 3 Others Book Pilots

By | Thursday April 7, 2011 @ 6:03pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Sean Bean is set to co-star opposite Ashley Judd in ABC’s action series Missing. It centers on Becca Winstone (Judd), a devoted single mom who, after her 18-year-old son disappears in Italy, takes it upon herself to travel to Europe and track him down. It soon becomes clear that Winstone is a former CIA agent who will stop at nothing to bring her son home alive. Bean will play the regular character of Becca’s husband Paul, who was blown up in front of his son but will appear throughout the series in flashbacks. Bean segues to Missing, which will begin filming soon in Prague, from HBO’s Game of Thrones. He starred on the first season of the fantasy series, playing Eddard Stark. Read More »

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UPDATE: Liam Neeson Now Ready For ‘Taken 2′ Encore

Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Liam Neeson and Luc Besson have come to a meeting of the minds and they have worked out the scheduling snafu that made him iffy for Taken 2. Neeson’s reps at CAA are now closing the deal for Neeson to reprise what has become a signature role. Production is now being eyed for year end or beginning of 2012. Neeson will stick to his plan to take the rest of the year off, after completing the Clash of the Titans sequel he’s shooting in London. He has been working almost nonstop, wrapping The Grey for Joe Carnahan and Battleship for Peter Berg.

EARLIER EXCLUSIVE: A fascinating drama has been playing out over the past few weeks on Taken 2, the sequel to the surprise global hit film hatched by Luc Besson that reinvigorated Liam Neeson. I’m told Besson has teamed on a script with Robert Mark Kamen, and that he’s in talks with his Transporter 3 director Olivier Megaton to direct the sequel. But he has been dealing with a huge problem: Neeson has all but withdrawn from reprising his role as Bryan Mills, the retired government operative who in the 2008 original decimated the Paris underworld to free his kidnapped daughter. The reason isn’t money, but rather scheduling: Besson wants to shoot it this year and Neeson wants to take time off. Continuing without Neeson is hard to imagine, but I’ve heard Besson has gone as far … Read More »

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