Wayward Pines

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    Shyamalan Channeling Twin Peaks With Wayward Pines

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    by Ryan Turek
    January 08, 2013
    Marking its official entry into developing long-form event series, Fox Broadcasting Company announced today that it has inked a development deal for Wayward Pines, from M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable) and FX Productions.


    Fox will order its first event series pilot later this year with plans to debut its first long-form event series in 2014.
    "With top-notch auspices and feature-quality production plans, 'Wayward Pines' and 'Blood Brothers' represent exactly the kind of high-impact, 10- to 12-part events we set out to develop when we entered the limited series business," said Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "These two series are the first of many big ideas, big names and big talent that you can anticipate will be on our air in the next 12-24 months."

    Based on the best-selling novel, "Pines," by Blake Crouch and brought to life by suspense-driven filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan, Wayward Pines is an intense, mind-bending thriller evocative of the classic cult hit Twin Peaks. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan's investigation only turns up more questions. What's wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.
    Wayward Pines is based on a spec script written by Chad Hodge ("The Playboy Club") and executive-produced by Shyamalan, Hodge, Donald De Line (Green Lantern, The Italian Job) and Ashwin Rajan (After Earth).
     
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    I love shows like this...i'm a huge fan of Haven so the weirder the better
     
  3. Asgard Kanga Fu

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    Oooh sounds interesting.

    Yeah Im hoping its even weirder than Haven.
     
  4. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    I was looking at recent posts....saw that someone had made a post in a thread called WAYWARD PINES.....first thing that goes through mind is, someone trying to rip off TWIN PEAKS?....so I came to check it out....and the first line in the first post is Shyamalan Channeling Twin Peaks With Wayward Pines......
     
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    If it's half as awesome as Peaks, then I'm in.

    My same exact thought process. :funny:
     
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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/fox...ent-series-wayward-pines-matt-dillon-to-star/
     
  7. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    Sounds interesting, I hope it doesn't wind up involving supernatural stuff though.
     
  8. Sawyer High King

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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/mel...night-shyamalan-event-series-‘wayward-pines’/
     
  9. Sawyer High King

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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/07/carla-gugino-cast-in-foxs-m-night-shyamalan-wayward-pines/
     
  10. Maximus One Eklypze Is Dead

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    First I'm hearing about this. I really should watch Twin Peaks, I've never even watched a single Lynch film tbh, always feel like I should and I have some just never have gotten to them. This does sound really interesting though and I think that even if the series doesn't hit home that maybe M Night's career can find a second wind in television. A lot of his movies could have been WAAAYYY better if stretched out into the length of a series. Can you imagine the reveal in The Village after 4-6 years of build up and mystery? That would've been insanely awesome. Same with Unbreakable which is just ripe for a series. Speaking of, it is about time somebody in television took the superhero genre in the direction Unbreakable did. They said they were trying exactly that with Heroes but that was just a blatant lie
     
  11. Sawyer High King

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    For the first part of Heroes, I'd say it was accurate. The deeper they got into the series, though, the more comic book/camp it became, until it was just unwatchable.
     
  12. Maximus One Eklypze Is Dead

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    But yea, this sounds good. Cast sounds ****ing superb, that's for sure. Love Carla Gugino
     
  13. Maximus One Eklypze Is Dead

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    Ehh maybe in connection with the theme of how people might really handle developing powers but it was a TON less personal than Unbreakable and most of the powers were too outlandish and flashy. Chronokinesis, flight, emitting radiation etc. All that stuff while it was still cool and I loved it I still find it to be the more fantastical of powersets. Strength, regeneration, invulnerability, speed, invisibility stuff like that I can see being a lot more grounded than a lot of the other stuff. If I'm making any sense at all that is lol
     
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    Twin Peaks is awesome and holds up really well. Some people will tell you to stay away from season two, but while admittedly it has some problems, it's mostly fine. It even has some of the best episodes of the series. It's just that there's a stretch of several episodes in the middle where not a whole lot happens.

    The show serves as a good, mild introduction to Lynch's personal brand of insanity, which is kind of a love it or hate it thing I guess. Or maybe it's just an acquired taste.

    Regarding his films, if you go through Twin Peaks first, Fire Walk with Me is kind of the next logical step. If you don't watch the series first and want to jump into the movies right away I would recommend Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive.
     
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    Yea I've always heard great things about them both. I was always curious about Lost Highway, seriously can't believe I never watched it back in the 90s based on the soundtrack alone lol
     
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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/07/toby-jones-joins-wayward-pines-m-night-shyamalan/
     
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    great cast

    but with Shamalamadingdong involved in this, it's probably going to suck and will doubt be cancelled

    then again, Fox has a knack for keeping crappy shows on the air and cancelling the good ones
     
  18. Sawyer High King

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    :whatever:
     
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    Carla Gugino. :hrt:
     
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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/07/ter...ard-pines-adriana-barraza-joins-saint-george/
     
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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/07/sha...yward-pines-ashraf-barhom-cast-in-fxs-tyrant/
     
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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/08/jul...-m-night-shyamalans-fox-series-wayward-pines/
     
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    That's awsome. Porter's music on Breaking Bad is one of the rare television scores that I not only notice, but I really like it as well.
     
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    In all honesty, the more I read about this and the book its based on, it doesn't sound overly Twin Peaks-y at all. Almost more like The Prisoner.
     

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