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Sony Crackle to Develop Sci-Fi Series Based on ‘Heart of Darkness’ (Exclusive)

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Sony’s Crackle is developing a series reimagining of the Joseph Conrad novel “Heart of Darkness,” Variety has learned exclusively.

The project is set in the future where Earth is a distant memory. It is described as an exploration of what it means to be human on a space odyssey where the survival of the human race hangs in the balance and will explore themes of race, immigration, and colonization much like the book.

Heart of Darkness” has been adapted in various forms over the years. Perhaps most famously, it served as the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 Academy Award-winning Vietnam war film “Apocalypse Now” starring Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando in the main roles from the novel.

Cameron Litvack serves as writer as well as showrunner. He will executive produce along with Branden Morgan and Tony Giglio.

Litvack has previously worked as a writer and producer on shows like “Quantico,
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Promo images for tonight’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – ‘Melinda’

We’ve already seen a promo and poster for tonight’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and now thanks to Spoiler TV we’ve got a gallery of images from ‘Melinda’, which you can see here…

Melinda” – The story of Melinda May’s transformation into “The Cavalry” is revealed as she finds herself at a crossroads in the war between Coulson and Gonzales. As Skye learns more about her true heritage from Lincoln, the truth about the Inhumans will send her in a new direction, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, April 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter,
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Poster for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 episode 17 – ‘Melinda’

Entertainment Weekly has released its latest poster for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., with a bloodied Cavalry taking centre stage in Jenny Frison’s poster for ‘Melinda’. Check it out here…

See Also: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff in the works at ABC, third season looking highly likely

“Melinda” – The story of Melinda May’s transformation into “The Cavalry” is revealed as she finds herself at a crossroads in the war between Coulson and Gonzales. As Skye learns more about her true heritage from Lincoln, the truth about the Inhumans will send her in a new direction, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, April 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons,
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Promo for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 episode 17 – ‘Melinda’

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is set to delve into the backstory of The Cavalry this coming Tuesday, and you can check out a preview of ‘Melinda’ right here…

See Also: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. unveils Deathlok 2.0

“Melinda” – The story of Melinda May’s transformation into “The Cavalry” is revealed as she finds herself at a crossroads in the war between Coulson and Gonzales. As Skye learns more about her true heritage from Lincoln, the truth about the Inhumans will send her in a new direction, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, April 14 (9:00-10:00 p.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter,
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New Agents Of Shield Season 2,Episode 17 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By ABC

Recently, ABC released the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Marvel's Agents Of Shield" episode 17 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Melinda," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting stuff as Skye learns more about her heritage. We finally get a glimpse at Melinda May's backstory, and more. In the new, 17th episode press release: The Secret Origin Of Melinda May Is Revealed. Press release number 2: The story of Melinda May's transformation into "The Cavalry" will get revealed as she finds herself at a crossroads in the war between Coulson and Gonzales. As Skye learns more about her true heritage from Lincoln, the truth about the Inhumans is going to send her in a new direction. Guest stars feature: Henry Simmons as Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie, Ruth Negga as Raina, Kyle MacLachlan as Cal, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Christine Adams as Weaver, Blair Underwood as Andrew Garner,
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More On The New "Heart of Darkness"

A few months ago came the announcement that Peter Cornwell ("The Haunting in Connecticut") had been hired to direct "Into Darkness", a sci-fi reimagining of Joseph Conrad's classic 1902 story "Heart of Darkness" for Radar Pictures.

Today Coming Soon has posted a piece of concept art and an official synopsis for the project with its new spin on the Belgian Congo-set story which most will be familiar with via Francis Ford Coppola's re-imagination of it into his Vietnam war epic "Apocalypse Now".

Tony Giglio and Branden Morgan penned the script for this version which is currently in pre-production:

"Apocalypse 2388. Earth is on the brink of extinction. Legendary explorer Kurtz has been sent on a desperate last bid mission to scout an unknown planet on the far side of the universe. A planet that may sustain human life.

But communication with Kurtz mysteriously ceases and rookie flight officer Marlow is
See full article at Dark Horizons »

Heart Of Darkness Adaptation - New Movie Details!

The director of The Haunting in Connecticut, Peter Cornwell, is taking on a new project.  It is based on a novel written by author Joseph Conrad call Heart of Darkness.  There may not be a lot of you who know this story, but I am sure a lot of you have seen the most famous film adaptation of the novel called Apocalypse Now.  

Here is a synopsis and concept art of the new film adaptation of Heart of Darkness given to us by comingsoon:

Apocalypse 2388. Earth is on the brink of extinction. Legendary explorer Kurtz has been sent on a desperate last bid mission to scout an unknown planet on the far side of the universe. A planet that may sustain human life.

But communication with Kurtz mysteriously ceases and rookie flight officer Marlow is assigned the perilous task of completing the objective. Tracking Kurtz into the unknown he reaches it.
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More Details on Peter Cornwell's Heart of Darkness Adaptation

This summer, it was announced that helmer Peter Cornwell ( The Haunting in Connecticut ) is going to direct an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel "Heart of Darkness" and we now have more details and the concept art you see on the left. The best known adaptation of Conrad's book was Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 award-winning Apocalypse Now , which starred Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen. Cornwell's adaptation is currently in pre-production and has a script by Tony Giglio and Branden Morgan. The film is described as follows: Apocalypse 2388. Earth is on the brink of extinction. Legendary explorer Kurtz has been sent on a desperate last bid mission to scout an unknown planet on the far side of the universe. A planet that may sustain human life. But communication...
See full article at Comingsoon.net »

Mankind Finds Aliens During a Journey Into Darkness

Unless one of those little green buggers decides to land on the lawn of the White House at 12 noon in front of an audience of millions, the existence of aliens will continue to be debated long after we're all gone. Still, they make great movie fodder, no?

According to Bloody Disgusting a new indie horror from Radar Pictures and Arclight entitled Into Darkness (aka Heart of Darkness 2388) is to be directed by The Haunting in Connecticut's Peter Cornwell.

Penned by Tony Gilio and Branden R. Morgan, the film is a sci-fi adaptation of a classic novella where the captain of an interstellar vessel is sent to investigate the disappearance of a famous explorer in search of a potential habitable planet. He is forced to reevaluate his orders after finding the explorer, who is trying to protect an alien race from the violence of humanity.

Shooting begins next year in Australia.
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Arclight Saves Alien Race From Man With 'Into Darkness'

Bloody Disgusting learned of a new indie horror from Radar Pictures and Arclight entitled Into Darkness (aka Heart of Darkness 2388), which is to be directed by The Haunting in Connecticut's Peter Cornwell. Penned by Tony Giglio and Branden R. Morgan, the film is a sci-fi adaptation of a classic novella where a captain of an interstellar vessel is sent to investigate the disappearance of a famous explorer in search of a potential habitable planet. He is forced to reevaluate his orders after finding the explorer who is trying to protect an alien race from the violence of humanity. Shooting begins next year in Australia.
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The genre-swap remake: a future trend in Hollywood filmmaking?

As Warner Bros picks up a futuristic retelling of The Count Of Monte Cristo, Ryan wonders if we’re seeing the start of a new Hollywood trend…

Over at Variety, it’s being reported that Warner has picked up the script for another adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ novel, The Count Of Monte Cristo. It’s a film that’s already been brought to the screen many times, of course, most recently in the 2002 production starring Guy Pearce and Jim Caviezel.

This particular adaptation, though, is rather different, since it will update the 19th century tale to a rather more futuristic setting. It’s fair to say that Dumas’ novel, about a young man who’s falsely imprisoned, and then emerges years later, is potent enough to survive even the loosest retelling – Park Chan Wook’s brilliant Old Boy has distinct echoes of the book, even though it’s not an adaptation,
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Peter Cornwell Directing A Sci-Fi Version Of Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

Earlier, we reported on a planned adaptation of Alexandre Dumas. The Count of Monte Cristo that would be set in the distant future, so it only makes sense that we follow that up with news of a Heart of Darkness adaptation set on outer space. Peter Cornwell, who helmed the 2009 supernatural thriller The Haunting in Connecticut, has been tapped by Radar Pictures to direct a sci-fi take on Joseph Conrad.s classic novella as a spacebound sci-fi pic. Variety says the film, titled Into Darkness, will work from a screenplay by Tony Giglio and Branden Morgan that loosely follows Conrad.s story about a ship.s captain on a journey through enemy territories to return a shadowy figure (probably named Kurtz) to civilization. The most famous rendition of Conrad.s 1902 tale belongs to Francis Ford Coppola, whose Apocalypse Now put Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando through the paces and nearly
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Sci-Fi Updates Being Developed of ‘Heart of Darkness’ and ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’

Sci-Fi Updates Being Developed of ‘Heart of Darkness’ and ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’
It's probably too early to say that adapting classic stories into futuristic sci-fi tales is going to be the new Snow White, Wizard of Oz or even WikiLeaks trend. I mean, it's just coincidence that a sci-fi 'update' of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness was announced yesterday and today we have a very similar new version of The Count of Monte Cristo announced, right? It can't be that this is the sort of thing we'll be hearing about for the next year, or is it? Variety [1] reports that the new The Count of Monte Cristo was written by Ian Shorr, and that Warner Bros. picked up the rights to develop it into a film. All we've got storywise is that this is an update of the classic tale in which "a young man is unlawfully sentenced to an island prison and escapes, then transforms himself into the mysterious Count
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Radar Pictures developing sci-fi Heart Of Darkness adaptation

Peter Cornwell (The Haungting in Connecticut) has been hired to direct a sci-fi take on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness for Radar Pictures. The project is titled Into Darkness and has a script co-written by Tony Giglio and Branden Morgan. Radar's Ted Field and Mike Weber are producing, with Arclight Films overseing foreign sales.

Francis Ford Coppola also based Apocalypse Now on Conrad's novel. The1902 book tells the story of "ferryboat captain Charles Marlow's quest to return shadowy ivory trader Kurtz to civilization." Giglio wrote Death Race 2 and is writing Death Race 3.

This is an awesome story with a lot of potential, but I am worried because Death Race 2 was horrible. It will be interesting to see how this turns out. What are your thoughts?
See full article at GeekTyrant »

Cornwell To Direct Sci-Fi "Heart of Darkness"

Peter Cornwell ("The Haunting in Connecticut") has been hired to direct "Into Darkness", a sci-fi remaining of Joseph Conrad's classic novella "Heart of Darkness" for Radar Pictures says Variety.

The original 1902 novel explored the dark side of European colonization in Africa and centres on an Englishman working as a ferry-boat captain in Africa. He takes an assignment to head up the river into the heart of the Congo to find and return the rogue ivory trader Kurtz to civilisation.

Francis Ford Coppola famously reimagined the story into his legendary Vietnam war epic "Apocalypse Now". This incarnation of the story however will turn the adventure into a space-set sci-fi effort.

Tony Giglio and Branden Morgan penned the script. Ted Field and Mike Weber are producing.
See full article at Dark Horizons »

Peter Cornwell to Go Into Darkness

Radar Pictures has hired Peter Cornwell ( The Haunting in Connecticut ) to direct an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel, "Heart of Darkness," reports Variety . The adaptation, to be titled Into Darkness , will take place in space. Conrad's 1902 book is the story of ferryboat captain Charles Marlow's quest to return shadowy ivory trader Kurtz to civilization. Tony Giglio and Branden Morgan wrote the script. Radar's Ted Field and Mike Weber are producing.
See full article at Comingsoon.net »

Peter Cornwell goes Into The Darkness with adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

Into the Darkness directed by Peter Cornwell Radar Pictures has tapped Cornwell of The Haunting in Connecticut to helm the adaptation of the Heart of Darkness novel by Joseph Conrad as a spacebound science fiction film, reports Variety. Pic is titled as Into the Darkness and was scripted by Tony Giglio and Branden Morgan, an actor-turned-writer who met Giglio while working with him on Timber Falls and Enemy Hands, both helmed by Giglio. Into the Darkness is loosely based on the 1902 Conrad story of ferryboat captain Charles Marlow who aims to return ivory trader Kurtz to civilization.
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Peter Cornwell goes Into The Darkness with adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

Into the Darkness directed by Peter Cornwell Radar Pictures has tapped Cornwell of The Haunting in Connecticut to helm the adaptation of the Heart of Darkness novel by Joseph Conrad as a spacebound science fiction film, reports Variety. Pic is titled as Into the Darkness and was scripted by Tony Giglio and Branden Morgan, an actor-turned-writer who met Giglio while working with him on Timber Falls and Enemy Hands, both helmed by Giglio. Into the Darkness is loosely based on the 1902 Conrad story of ferryboat captain Charles Marlow who aims to return ivory trader Kurtz to civilization.
See full article at Upcoming-Movies.com »

Peter Cornwell goes Into The Darkness with adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

Into the Darkness directed by Peter Cornwell Radar Pictures has tapped Cornwell of The Haunting in Connecticut to helm the adaptation of the Heart of Darkness novel by Joseph Conrad as a spacebound science fiction film, reports Variety. Pic is titled as Into the Darkness and was scripted by Tony Giglio and Branden Morgan, an actor-turned-writer who met Giglio while working with him on Timber Falls and Enemy Hands, both helmed by Giglio. Into the Darkness is loosely based on the 1902 Conrad story of ferryboat captain Charles Marlow who aims to return ivory trader Kurtz to civilization.
See full article at Upcoming-Movies.com »

Peter Cornwell to Direct Into Darkness, an Adaptation of Heart Of Darkness Set in Outer Space

Radar Pictures has signed Peter Cornwell (The Haunting in Connecticut) to direct an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darnkess.  Tony Giglio (Death Race 2) and actor Branden Morgan repurposed the story for a sci-fi picture set in outer space under the new title Into the Darkness, because as we all know, space is a cruel, heartless bitch.  Variety reports Radar's Ted Field and Mike Webber (Twleve). Conrad's novella -- a scathing critique of European colonialism -- centers on Charles Marlow, an Englishman hired to transport ivory downriver.  It was most famously adapted (albeit loosely) by Francis Ford Coppola in Apocalypse Now.  Read the book synopsis after the break. The story tells of Charles Marlow, an Englishman who took a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as a ferry-boat captain in Africa. Heart of Darkness exposes the myth behind colonization while exploring the three levels of darkness that the protagonist,
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