'Lost' spins off for cell phones
THE Hollywood Reporter says a second series of special "Lost" episodes, as many as 20, will be offered for cell phone use in a deal with a major U.S. carrier. Each episode, several minutes long, will be filmed on Oahu next month for distribution early next year.
The project is not being produced by ABC or Touchstone Television, but supervised by executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. "Lost Video Diaries" will introduce two characters stranded alongside the cast featured on the prime-time version. While the story lines of the pair will be new to "Lost" viewers, the events in the prime-time version will inform their story lines.
Pricing for the spinoff has not been determined ...
Lindelof and Cuse say it's possible Maggie Grace's character, Shannon, could pop up in someone's back-story, but she is "definitely dead." The producers also say that the middle run of episodes will "definitely emphasize" the Jack-Kate-Sawyer romantic triangle. Sexual tension between the three characters is being ramped up.
And expect Michele Rodriguez's Ana-Lucia to have "romantic entanglements."
A compelling back-story element is what happened to Jack's (Matthew Fox) marriage.
And pay attention to Mr. Eko's (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) stick. It's an important ongoing clue ...
Filmmaker Dana Brown ("Step Into Liquid," "Dust to Glory") is on Oahu's North Shore shooting his newest film, "High Water," an action-adventure centered around surfing's Triple Crown competitions. Brown directs and Rich Wilson will produce the Apostrophe Films production ...
The Oahu-based film "The Ride" by Third Reef Pictures and Nathan Kurosawa finally has a North American distributor and an international company for a release in Japan. Borders Books and Music is the exclusive retailer of "The Ride," going on sale today ...
Next year's Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival will continue and enhance its "Lost" panel of actors and executives, as well as special events, following its successful conversation with Samuel L. Jackson. HIFF execs hope to land major U.S. stars who either have connections to Asia and the Pacific Rim or are immensely popular in the region.