Wednesday, November 6, 2013

From Dusk Till Dawn Becomes a Television Series

Say WHAT?!

I loved From Dusk Till Dawn. I even didn't hate that mostly contemptible sequel starring the T-1000. So you'll forgive me if I'm a little freaked out that it's currently being turned into a television series.

While I'm a big fan of Robert Rodriguez in general, he's not perfect, but I'm hoping that this show will be done justice as the centerpiece of his new "El Rey Network" that is premiering next month.

Here's an excerpt from an interview about the shows early stages:

The 10-episode serialized drama, created, directed, and executive produced by Rodriguez (Sin City, Machete, Desperado) and based on the 1996 cult classic he created with Quentin Tarantino, will feature a principal cast including D.J. Cotrona (Dear John, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Seth Gecko, the role that famously launched the film career of George Clooney. Zane Holtz (Holes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) stars as Richie Gecko, and Jesse Garcia (QuinceaƱera, "Sons of Anarchy") plays Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, a new character created for the series. Don Johnson (Django Unchained, "Nash Bridges") joins in a recurring role as Sheriff Earl McGraw. Other cast will be announced in the coming weeks.

Miramax, producing studio and distributor of the original film, is distributing the series internationally in all territories with the exception of Canada, China, India, and the UK.
Rodriguez said: "If the movie's the short story, the series is the novel." He added: "We have assembled an amazing cast and crew, and viewers can expect to be part of a wild ride when the series premieres on El Rey Network next spring."

Rodriguez said: "If the movie's the short story, the series is the novel." He added: "We have assembled an amazing cast and crew, and viewers can expect to be part of a wild ride when the series premieres on El Rey Network next spring."

Here's hoping that with the right direction and cast that they can capture the gory spectacle and humor of the original movie, and have it turn out like some of the more successful movie-to-television adaptations like Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Fingers crossed for the "Gecko-verse".
 


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