A movie remake of the tornado film “Twister” is in development at Universal Pictures, and “Top Gun: Maverick” director Joseph Kosinski is in negotiations to direct the remake of the 1996 blockbuster, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.Frank Marshall is producing the film, and the studio is currently hunting for a screenwriter.The original “Twister” starred Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as two advanced storm chasers in Oklahoma who are on the brink of divorce but must work together to create a weather alert system and can only do so by putting themselves in the way of violent and deadly tornadoes. Plot details for the remake were not disclosed.Also Read: Edgar Wright to Direct Adaptation of Kidnapping Novel 'The Chain' at UniversalJan De Bont directed the 1996 film that $494 million worldwide at the box office and was nominated for two Oscars, including for Best Visual Effects for its ahead of its time special effect work.Sara Scott, the SVP of production at Universal, will oversee the remake for the studio.Kosinski is something of an effects wizard himself, getting his start with the 2010 sequel “TRON: Legacy” and following that up with the Tom Cruise sci-fi “Oblivion.” His film “Top Gun: Maverick” expects to hit theaters this Christmas 2020.Kosinski is represented by CAA.Variety first reported the news of the remake.Read original story Joseph Kosinski in Talks to Direct ‘Twister’ Remake at Universal At TheWrap
Carol Burnett has been in the spotlight lately, receiving a career honor last month and now guest starring in Spectrum Originals' 'Mad About You.'
UPDATE FRIDAY AM: The Mad About You revival series suspended production on Friday, following the Wednesday car accident involving star Helen Hunt. While she was not seriously injured, she has been resting at home and needs more time to recuperate. The comedy continued pre-shooting work on Thursday around Hunt but shut down on Friday as […]
The upcoming “Mad About You” revival will air on Spectrum Originals in two six-episode batches, the company said on Thursday.The revival of the 1990s-era NBC sitcom, starring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, will debut its first six episodes ad-free on Nov. 20, with the later six dropping on Dec. 18. Spectrum Originals also released a brief teaser, which you can watch above.Charter’s Spectrum ordered the limited series back in March. According to Spectrum, the series will explore the fertile ground of modern marriage through the eyes of the Buchmans as newly minted empty-nesters after dropping their unpredictable, hard-to-control daughter Mabel (Abby Quinn) off at college.Also Read: 'Mad About You' Revival: Abby Quinn to Play Paul and Jamie's Grown-Up Daughter MabelPeter Tolan will serve as showrunner as well as executive producer and writer for the series and Hunt will direct the first episode. Danny Jacobson, who co-created the show with Reiser serving as an executive consultant.“Mad About You” is the second notable series picked up by Charter’s Spectrum, alongside the “Bad Boys” spinoff, “L.A.’s Finest.”Sony, the studio behind the former NBC sitcom, had been working on a revival for a while, closing deals with Reiser, Hunt and Jacobson nearly a year ago. “Mad About You” originally ran for seven seasons on NBC from 1992 to 1999, winning 12 Primetime Emmys (including four in a row for Hunt for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy).“Mad About You” is produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with Comedy Dynamics. Hunt and Reiser executive produce alongside Brian Volk-Weiss, Michael Pelmont, and Matthew Ochacher for Comedy Dynamics.Read original story ‘Mad About You’ Revival Gets Premiere Date From Spectrum Originals – Watch a Teaser (Video) At TheWrap
The second coming of Paul and Jamie Buchman is finally nigh! The long-gestating Mad About You revival, which failed to find a home after an initial round of pitching, has been snapped up by upstart on-demand platform Spectrum Originals. Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt will reprise their signature roles in the 12-episode “limited series,” which […]
Taraji P. Henson is best known for her dramatic roles, but now she's thrilled to be appearing in a comedy, "What Men Want," a female-centric version of the 2000 Mel Gibson rom-com "What Women Want."
With “The Miracle Season,” there’s talk of a comeback for Helen Hunt. The actress has been here before. In our latest “Role Recall” interview, Hunt talked about starting off on “Swiss Family Robinson,” doubting that “Mad About You” would succeed, and more.
"When we did the pilot, I thought ‘This show’s never gonna go, it’s not about enough,'" Helen Hunt says of "Mad About You."