HBO and Martin Scorsese plan ‘Shutter Island’ series ‘Ashecliffe’

A television series based on Martin Scorsese’s 2010 feature Shutter Island (in turn based on the 2003 novel by Dennis Lehane) is heading to the small screen. Deadline reports today that HBO is teaming with Paramount Television for the project, which has the tentative title “Ashecliffe” (named for the story’s fictional hospital). Scorsese is planning on directing the pilot with Lehane and Tom Bernardo providing the screenplay.

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‘Better Call Saul’ debuts a second brief teaser

Starring Bob Odenkirk in the title role, the series will also feature Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando. The premiere season is set six years before Saul Goodman (Odenkirk) meets Walter White. When we meet him, the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is Mike Erhmantraut (Banks). The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “criminal lawyer.”

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Box Office: ‘Guardians’ breaks new records on fourth weekend, ‘Sin City 2′ flops

After settling for second place behind Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for two weeks, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn, moved back into first place with a fourth weekend take of $17.6 million, down just 30% from last weekend. With a total domestic gross of $251.9 million in just four weeks, it has become the highest-grossing movie of the summer domestically, passing Transformers: Age of Extinction with $243.4 million and Disney’s Maleficent with $237 million.

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Damon Lindelof writes ‘Phineas and Ferb’ ‘Lost’ episode, guest-starring Terry O’Quinn

Disney Television Animation’s Emmy Award-winning animated series “Phineas and Ferb” pays homage to ABC’s hit series “Lost” with a special episode featuring story by “Lost” co-creator and writer Damon Lindelof and guest starring “Lost” fan-favorite Terry O’Quinn (John Locke), premiering Monday, September 29 (7:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

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