After revealing its plans last summer, MTV is now giving an official go signal to begin production of the pilot TV adaptation of Scream. The announcement was given at the company’s annual Upfront Presentation held at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
MTV and Dimension Film will be reinventing the popular horror comedy franchise which already had three sequels. Currently, they are on the lookout for several writers who they could work with for its upcoming TV series version. Dimension Films is also working hand in hand with Wes Craven, an admired filmmaker and the flick’s original director, to handle the direction of its one-hour pilot showing.
It’s still unclear if the TV version will retain the film’s original characters or just continue highlighting the character of the Ghostface killer in a totally new setting. The idea of having Wes Craven on board seems to suggest that MTV is sticking to the franchise’s original concept. However, it may be hard to imagine how a story that is originally featured in a film version could be stretched long-term and be transformed into a series.
The anticipated series is said to have a summer 2014 debut and will be produced by DiGa Vision. Other upcoming series that MTV is cooking include The Hook Up, Nurse Nation, and Generation Cryo.
If the Pulitzer Prize came with a trophy, the New York Times would need one huge trophy cabinet. This year it has triumphed again (the 112th time), winning the award for its iEconomy series, which explored corporate side with topics including production in China and tax evasion, Fortune reports.
Never mind that Apple’s competitors all outsource work, sidestep taxes, use patents as weapons and turn an even blinder eye to labor abuses in the Asian supply chain. The fact is, Apple — always a draw for readers — made a big, fat, easy target.
It seems pretty undeniable that the NYT did choose the topic because it would be popular, after all the fashion nowadays is for newspapers to take digs at Apple, be them in the US or abroad. However the NYT does have some really talented journalists, and in the ‘let’s have a dig at Apple’ category, the iEconomy series was right up there with the best articles.
Dan Egan from the Milwaukee Journal and Tony Bartelme were runners up. They published a report on Asian carp and other species invading the Great Lakes and factors driving up insurance bills respectively.
We’ve seen a lot of iOS 7 concepts recently, most have looked at just one thing. This concept from Federico Bianco (via Mac4Ever) gives us a look at what iOS 7 might look like and gives us a full rundown of all the potential new features, from widgets, to a new lock screen, as well as quick settings and Mission Control. It looks pretty interesting and exciting, and something like this is pretty plausible.
New York is known for many names. The city that never sleeps, big apple, gotham. Heck, it’s also the place where money never sleeps according to Wallstreet.
Amidst all these nicknames, one can never fully grasp the beauty that lies within the world’s capital city. Well, that’s about to change in a moment as photographer Navid Baraty captured the magnificence showing why the city is so nice, they name it twice.
Those photos below are part of Baraty’s project showing the exquisiteness of N.Y. By taking the city’s busiest intersection at night and transforming it into an abstract of masterpiece, his work can only be spelled as art. From this angle you can see that all the photos were taken from above through NY’s skyscrapers – a perfect angle for anyone who wants to feel the enchantment surrounding the city.
We are told these photos will be used as part of promoting Ford’s Lincoln series and through an interview, it was revealed Navid didn’t use any tripod or timer, just a monopod with him and the camera strapped around his wrist. Added with a dash of expertise on choosing the highest ISO, proper shutter speed and exposure, everything was captured innately without tainting the photos with digital manipulation.
Ever since a few now-famous Finnish app developers released Angry Birds on iOS back in 2009, the franchise has steadily increased in popularity – leading up to today, when Angry Birds is a much a cultural institution as it is a mobile game. You can hardly leave the house without seeing an Angry Birds T-Shirt or character hat.
If that wasn’t enough for you (or even if it was far, far too much!), the franchise has now branched off in yet another direction – an official Angry Birds cartoon series! Rovio CEO Mikael Hed revealed on the Rovio blog today that the cartoon series is set to lainch on March 16th!
What makes Bomb Bird so angry? Why is the King Pig the King Pig? And are those mischievous piggies ever going to get hold of the eggs?
It’s time to find out!
Angry Birds Toons is an all-new animated series that throws the doors to Piggy Island wide open! For the first time ever, you can get up close and personal with your favorite characters. Join us every week starting the weekend of March 16th for a brand new episode featuring the latest adventures of the birds and pigs!
As you might expect, Angry Birds Toons won’t be playing on your television with the rest of the Saturday morning cartoons – instead, the cartoon will debut in short micro-episodes through Rovio’s “own channels.” While it’s not exactly clear what that means, it’s a pretty safe guess that the cartoon will be released on the internet as a web series.
If you’re not sick of Angry Birds yet, keep an eye on the official Angry Birds Toons website - and check back in on March 16 to watch the first episode!