NBC Picks Up Conan O'Brien Pilot
Conan O'Brien may no longer be hosting The Tonight Show for NBC, but the network has picked up an hourlong pilot from O'Brien's production company, Conaco.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Conan's untitled project, known as "Justice," follows an ex-Supreme Court justice who quits his job to start his own legal practice. John Eisendrath is listed as the writer an EP, and O'Brien, along with his longtime executive producer Jeff Ross and Conaco's David Kissinger are also expected to serve as executive producers.
Sam Worthington In Talks To Star In Dracula Year Zero
Avatar actor Sam Worthington is in negotiations to star in Dracula Year Zero for Universal Pictures, according to Variety.
The studio is keeping the plot under wraps, but story focuses on the origin of Dracula, "weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler and depicting Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war."
With Avatar now the highest grossing movie in history, Sam is well on his way to becoming a huge star, so given the vampire trend in entertainment, it sounds like this could be a big hit!
George Lucas To Produce CGI Musical
Not much is known about the CGI-animated musical in preproduction at George Lucasâ€™ Skywalker Ranch, but The Hollywood Reporter says that the project is an adventure movie that tells the story of Americaâ€™s first black pilots, the Tuskegee Airmen. Plot details are top secret, but we were able to extract this tidbit - apparently the film features fairies and a wide range of music. Should be interesting!