Mazzara is developing a follow-up to the 1976 horror classic The Omen for Lifetime, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Titled Damien, the drama centres on Damien Thorn as an adult haunted by his past. Damien is faced with a series of macabre events and must finally face his true destiny: He is the Antichrist.
I may be missing something here but I thought we covered this with Damien: Omen II (1978) and Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981). There have been other less successful attempts over the years to keep the franchise going, the TV movies, Omen IV: The Awakening (1991) and The Omen (1995). The latter was an attempt to make a series… it failed.
Original writer David Seltzer rewrote his novel in 2005 for an NBC mini-series called Revelations. The original film was remade in 2006 starring Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick was a minor hit.
Mazzara is also in talks to write Overlook Hotel, a prequel to The Shining.
May 20, 2014 | Categories: NEWS: Television | Tags: Antichrist, Classic, Controversial, Cult, Damien Thorn, Damien: Omen II (1978), David Seltzer, Disturbing, Franchise, Glen Mazzara, Horror, Icons, Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981), Possession, Remakes, Suspense, The Exorcist, The Hollywood Reporter, The Omen (1976), The Omen (2006), The Walking Dead, Thriller, Violence, Zombies | Leave a comment
Glen Mazzara, who ran AMC’s smash hit series The Walking Dead for the past several seasons, will now focus on ghosts. He’s in talks to write The Overlook Hotel, a prequel to the Stanley Kubrick-directed The Shining, based on the Stephen King novel. The film is being developed at Warner Bros to be produced by Mythology Entertainment’s Bradley Fischer, James Vanderbilt and Laeta Kalogridis.
While King wasn’t crazy about the Kubrick movie, there are so many iconic images in that movie, and an outsized performance by Jack Nicholson, that this will be a tough act to follow. Mazzara is an interesting choice. He succeeded Frank Darabont on The Walking Dead, and while it seemed he clashed with graphic novel creator Robert Kirkman — he was dropped as showrunner in December — he did a fabulous job in moving forward and giving context to what Darabont started. I’ve never seen a series quite like it, and there are plenty of ghostly nuggets from the formative days of that haunted hotel that were dropped in the book and the Kubrick movie that make me eager to see what Mazzara does with this prequel. King, of course, has completed Doctor Sleep, a sequel to his The Shining novel that focuses on an adult Danny Torrance (the Redrum kid).
April 14, 2013 | Categories: NEWS: Television | Tags: Blockbuster, Controversial, Cult, Doctor Sleep, Franchise, Frank Darabont, Glen Mazzara, Hollywood, Horror, Icons, RedRum, Robert Kirkman, Stephen King, Suspense, The Shining, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
The Walking Dead Season 3 finale was watched by 12.4 million viewers last night on AMC. That and the 8.1 million the zombie drama drew in the adults 18-49 demographic were highs for the series. Written by now-departed showrunner Glen Mazzara, the finale on Sunday was up from the 9 million viewers who watched the show’s Season 2 finale last March. The series’ viewership last night and 18-49 result topped both the night and the week in total viewers and the demo. The Walking Dead pulled in 10.2 million viewers for its midseason finale December 2 last year. The record-breaking series garnered 12.3 million viewers for its February 11 Season 3 Winter return, with 6.8 million in the 18-49 demo. Those numbers had been series highs.
The Walking Dead‘s Season 3 average in adults 18-49 is beating everything else on TV this season, including heavyweights like The Big Bang Theory, American Idol, The Voice and Modern Family. The series was renewed for a fourth season late last year, with the new season expected to begin airing on AMC in October, according to series executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. Courtesy of Deadline.
April 2, 2013 | Categories: NEWS: Television, Zombies | Tags: Blockbuster, Comic Book Movies, Controversial, Cult, Franchise, Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara, Gore, Horror, Icons, Images, Post Apocalyptic, Robert Kirkman, Suspense, The Walking Dead, Thriller, Violence | Leave a comment
The cast and producers of The Walking Dead will participate in an hour-long panel at this year’s New York Comic Con. During the panel on Sat. Oct. 13, Andrew Lincoln and the cast of The Walking Dead along with showrunner and executive producer Glen Mazzara and executive producers Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd will discuss the highly anticipated Season 3 premiere. Moderated by Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick, The Walking Dead panel will also include an exclusive clip from the premiere episode, which returns to AMC on Sun., Oct. 14 at 9/8c.
In addition, on Saturday the actual RV from The Walking Dead will be set up outside the convention, complete with walkers lingering around.
Comic Con details:
Sat. Oct. 13
2PM-3PM: Autograph Signing in Room 1E17
5PM-6PM Panel in the IGN Theatre (Room holds approx. 3,000)
The Walking Dead returns Sun., Oct. 14 at 9/8c on AMC (and is not available on DISH)… and here in Australia we get it 33 hours later on the FX Channel on Foxtel/Austar. can’t wait..!!!
October 11, 2012 | Categories: Articles, Promotional, Zombies | Tags: Andrew Lincoln, Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara, New York Comic Con, Robert Kirkman, The talking Dead, The Walking Dead: Season 3 | Leave a comment