Archive for April 2nd, 2015
Google appears to be getting into TV production now…they are working with The Sean Daniel Company, the company behind Syfy’s upcoming series The Expanse, to produce a series based on the augmented reality game Ingress.
In the game, players use their mobile equipment to seek out “portals” – areas through which Exotic Matter is pouring into our universe from a mysterious culture called the “Shapers”. Two factions, the Enlightened, who believe the Shapers are helping mankind, and the Resistance, who are trying to protect Humanity, compete to control the portals and the Exotic Matter. Occasionally real life interactive events take place at particular locations.
Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments book series may get a second chance at a visual medium, but this time it will be a little smaller screen-wise.
Despite poor results from the 2013 film The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones, the second film based on City Of Ashes was still planned to be produced according to producer Constantin Film, but later the plans were put on hold to “reposition” the film. But it appears that things have changed drastically, with ABC Family acquiring the rights to Shadowhunters, a TV series based on the books. The plans were announced last Fall, but now with a U.S. outlet production will go ahead this Fall. Ed Decter will be showrunner. Cast has not yet been set.