Universal has hired the screenwriting team Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (behind such Bond movies as Casino Royale and Skyfall) to adapt the 1970s TV series Kojak into a vehicle for Vin Diesel.
CinemaBlend posted a trailer for The Place Beyond The Pines, scheduled for release in theaters in March. It centers on a motorcycle stunt professional (Ryan Gosling) who turns to robbing banks to make money for his baby son, but in doing so crosses paths with a cop-turned-politican (Bradley Cooper).
B-movie icon Roger Corman has made 50 movies, including eight films based on Edgar Allan Poe tales. Now, Corman says he plans on remaking those same Poe films and is seeking a modern-day Vincent Price to star with Price's level of "sensitivity and neuroticism."
The two men who played Simon Templar in the two previous Saint TV series, Roger Moore (1960s) and Ian Ogilvy (1970s) have joined the cast for the pilot of the upcoming Saint reboot, starring Adam Rayner and Eliza Dushku.
Cinemax has set Friday, January 11 as the premiere date of its new drama series Banshee, starring Antony Starr as an ex-con and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of a small town in Pennsylvania.
David Zayas (from Dexer) has joined the cast of the new Fox show The Following. He'll play a former FBI agent and friend of star Kevin Bacon's FBI agent who is in pursuit of a cunning serial killer (James Purefoy).
Thanks to Omnimystery News for word that Psych is being renewed for an eighth season, even ahead of the premier of its seventh season on February 27th.
From Crimespree comes word that USA has added actors Amanda Schull (Center Stage) and Colombian-born Manolo Cardona to the network's adaptation of Elmore Leonard's short story "When The Women Come Out To Dance."
Bad news for Leverage fans; TNT has cancelled the caper series after five seasons. Its last episode will be on Christmas Day.
If you live across The Pond and can get the STV network, tune in on Boxing Day (December 26) for an adaptation of author Ian Rankin's novel Doors Open, from Stephen Fry's independent production company. The plot follows three friends who embark upon a major art heist and target the works owned by a national bank and stored in a repository, planning to swap masterpieces with forgeries.
Open Road Media released a YouTube video interview with Irish author Ken Bruen, the "godfather of Irish crime," speaks about the genre as a reflection of Ireland's sociopolitical history.
CUNY-TV's "Science & U!" program featured host Donna Hanover talking mysteries with author Camille Minichino, who has also worked as a physicist, engineer and nuclear waste manager.
Mystery author Morgan St. James joined true crime author Dennis N. Griffin for a discussion on Crime Wire Radio.
The BBC Strand podcast chatted about science in crime fiction, as well as the Washington Academy of Sciences seal of approval for credible use of science in fiction (starts at 33:30 into the podcasts; it's only available for 30 days).