Two quick bites of news: Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, says in an interview with Stuff that there are a number of properties he has his eye on now that Netflix is in the business of reviving shows (Arrested Development) and producing original content (Hemlock Grove). That includes Ron Howard’s long-mooted adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, which has had a bumpy history reaching the screen because of the scale and budget.
“I spoke to Ron about it, actually,” he told Stuff. “The last time we talked about it the thing was being kicked about HBO – but it’s no longer there. Once Arrested Development gets through we’ll keep talking about it.” When asked if Buffy the Vampire Slayer could be revived, he replied: “That’s one that’ll come up on everyone’s list. She’s a great character. If it was my property I’d do infrequent movies. There’s not enough kick-ass female characters like that.”
In related small-screen news, a one-sheet for Larry Fessenden’s next film, Beneath, was revealed. Head inside for the image and look for it on Chiller this fall.
Courtesy of Indiewire…