Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Comic-Con: Mad Max: Fury Road Footage Online
And some new images and posters
Teaser Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Katniss fights another day
Tarantino Confirms Revived Hateful Eight
Tells Comic-Con, 'We're doing it'.
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
24 July 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Pushed Back To 2018
The Sinister Six pic moves to 2016
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Unbroken
26 December 2014
The Congress
15 August 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Inside Llewyn Davis (2014)
Empire Star Rating
12 Years A Slave (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Parkland (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Turbo (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Sam Mendes Moves Into Grand Hotel
A terrorism miniseries for US TV

28 March 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

US cable network FX, which produces such shows as Sons Of Anarchy, Justified and Wilfred, has announced a slew of new projects featuring some big names from the big screen and some hefty talent usually found working in telly too. Among the biggest is Sam Mendes, who is behind a new miniseries called Grand Hotel.

Mendes is of course, fresh not only from Skyfall’s huge success but a recent Empire awards haul. He’s clearly got a yen for TV at the moment, as he’s also working on a horror series called Penny Dreadful alongside Skyfall scribe John Logan. As for Grand Hotel, there are few details about the project, though it’s being described as a terrorism thriller set in Paris.

Charlie Kaufman is also listed among the filmmakers developing projects for the channel  – according to Vulture, the Being John Malkovich writer (who got his start working on the small screen) is creating a comedy series called How And Why. It’ll focus on a guy who knows everything about complicated nuclear reactors but has no clue how to navigate life.

Talking of comedy with a twist, FX’s new show orders include greenlight for something we reported on a while ago – the series based on Fargo. Joel and Ethan Coen are executive producing the show, but the day-to-day showrunner will be Noah Hawley.

Finally, there are other miniseries developing, including Mad Dogs (based on the British comedy thriller series) from The Shield’s Shawn Ryan and The Story Of The Mayflower, which boasts Paul Giamatti among its producers.

For more from Mendes, check out our interview with the man at the Empire awards below.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Judy Greer Will Be Cornelia
In Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)