Stephen Hunter's fourth Bob Lee Swagger mystery, The 47th Samurai, is being adapted for film. It's the second in the series to be adapted—Hunter's Point of Impact novel, which introduced Swagger, was made into the 2007 movie Shooter.
Sir Isaac Newton, Action Hero. That's the possible premise behind a project from director Rob Cohen and producer Gene Kirkwood, to develop a franchise based on Newton (known for his work in physics and mathematics) as the chief detective and head of the British Mint.
Omnimystery News posted more new trailers for the upcoming movie Savages, adapted from the novel by Don Winslow.
Samuel L. Jackson is joining the remake of RoboCop, playing a megia mogal named Pat Novak.
The TCA (Telelvision Critics Association) announced nominations in various categories for their annual Awards. The shows honored include Homeland in several categories, Justified, Revenge and Sherlock.
The new A&E series Longmire, based on the character of Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire in Craig Johnson's novels, scored a ratings record for the network and made it the top cable drama launch of 2012.
Tomorrow night on Encore, David Morrissey plays the title character in Thorne, a new two-part adaptation of Mark Billingham's crime fiction novels featuring Inspector Tom Thorne. In the opener, Throen tries to track down a ruthless predator while confronting nightmares from his own past.
TV Guide has a sneak peak of the opener of Burn Notice's new season June 14 on the USA Network.
NBC announced that Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen has been cast in the role of Hannibal Lecter in their new crime series based on the novels of Thomas Harris.
BBC America released a trailer for their new crime drama Copper, set in 1860s New York City about a rugged Irish-immigrant cop (Tom Weston-Jones) working the city's notorious Five Points neighborhood. This is the network's first original drama on their schedule and will debut in August. (Hat tip to Omnimystery News.)
ABC may have renewed the crime drama Body of Proof for a third season at the last minute, but they did not pick up the contracts for three of the show's stars, including John Carroll Lynch, Nicholas Bishop and Sonja Sohn. Lynch, at least, has already snagged a new role in NBC's Jekyll & Hyde medical thriller Do No Harm.
Eric Szmanda has re-upped for the 13th season of the long-running procedural drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, continuing his portrayal of the character Greg Sanders. Also, Rocky Carroll signed a new deal to return for the upcoming 10th season of NCIS.
Digital Spy reports that Lara Pulver, known to many as "The Woman" from BBC's Sherlock series, has been cast as a series regular in the new fantasy drama Da Vinci's Demons. The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo da Vinci (played by Tom Riley) during his tough days as a youngster in Renaissance Florence. Digital Spy also noted that Southland actor Clifton Collins Jr has joined the cast of ABC's upcoming drama Red Widow as a series regular, playing FBI Agent James Ramos.
The lineup for ComicCon in July continues to fill out, with Warner Bros. announcing the casts of several TV shows will be on hand, including Person of Interest and the entire cast of Fringe.
Author Gillian Flynn was interviewed on NPR about her new novel, Gone Girl, and writing a dark story about marriage when you're married.