1. Despite the fact that Haruki Murakami was favored to win with 2/1 odds, the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Chinese author Mo Yan. “Through a mixture of fantasy and reality, historical and social perspectives, Mo Yan has created a world reminiscent in its complexity of those in the writings of… Read More
1. Apparently Lena Dunham’s literary agency is shopping around a proposal for her first book, and they’re hoping to land her a $1 million dollar deal — at the very least. Tentatively titled Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham, it will include “candid accounts of losing her virginity, trying to eat well… Read More
1. Of course Danny Boyle’s plans for the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony include mosh pits. Also: fake rain thanks to “real clouds that will be hanging over the stadium”; “real grass,” “real soil,” and “real plows”; and exactly nine geese. [via Gawker]
2. Hugh Laurie is currently in negotiations to join Gary Oldman,… Read More
1. Soon-to-be retired filmmaker Steven Soderbergh wasted no time lining up a replacement project for The Man From U.N.C.L.E.; Vulture reports that he plans to shoot The Bitter Pill, a pharmapsychology thriller, in the brief window he has before beginning work on his final project, a Liberace biopic called Behind the Candelabra.
Back in September we told you that the talented Bryan Fuller (the creative mind behind such cult TV favorites as Dead Like Me, Wonder Falls, and Pushing Daisies) was working on a new series based on the character of Hannibal Lecter. Today brings the exciting news that NBC is interested in the project, and will… Read More
Hannibal Lecter, as portrayed by Anthony Hopkins and in the hands of director Jonathan Demme, was one of the scariest horror villains in recent memory. He was psychologically chilling. But ever since Hopkins rode him to an Oscar in Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal Lecter has been nothing but diminished returns. The character has gone… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we poured over these amazing photographs from Iran. We were intrigued by the teaser poster for the upcoming season of Dexter. In other TV news, we were surprised that Bryan Fuller is already leaving Heroes; it seems like the series can’t get a break. We were lamed out by… Read More
When Vulture announced yesterday that they’d no longer be recapping Heroes, we felt both surprised and betrayed. While we’ll be the first to admit that as Will Leitch points out, “The first season completed with a profoundly unsatisfying non-ending at Kirby Plaza, the first warning sign that this show might have had a great premise but nowhere to go with it,” we can’t believe that he’s giving up on the show before Bryan Fuller has a chance to return from his Pushing Daisies exile and whip things back into shape. Leitch, you have to stop walking away from your destiny!