Warner Bros is planning to make a movie based on Joshua Davis's recent Wired magazine article "John McAfee's Last Stand." The project is based on the life of the software guru who was wanted for the murder of Gregory Faull in Belize and went on the lam before being arrested in a Guatemala hotel.
Actress Sean Young has signed to star opposite Chris Riggi in the indie sci-fi thriller Police State, about a potential nationwide terrorist plot involving a series of bombings that cripple Manhattan.
The film sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, from the team of Robert Rodreguiz and Frank Miller, has added Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, and Christopher Meloni to the cast. Also returning from the original Sin City project are Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, and Jaime King. (Hat tip to Crimespree.)
Omnimystery News has links to some trailers for upcoming crime thrillers, including The Iceman, based on the true story of notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski; Dead Man Down, starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Repace as a revenge-seeking couple; and the art heist thriller Trance.
Jude Law teased that a script is in development for a third installment of the Sherlock Holmes film franchise starring Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Law as Dr. Watson.
Fans of the recently-cancelled small-screen series Leverage may not be totally out of luck; executive producer Dean Devlin is keeping various options open, including a feature-film version of the show, although he admits it may be "a long shot."
NBC has given the greenlight for a pilot based on Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbo's book I Am Victor. Nesbo is teaming up with former House executive producer Katie Jacobs and screenwriter Mark Goffman (Studio 60, The West Wing) for the project, described as "House as a divorce attorney."
The CBS crime drama Sherlock has signed Vinnie Jones to play Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' greatest enemy, in the show's 12th episode.
NBC has reduced its episode orders for freshman dramas Revolution and the mystery thriller Deception, about a detective (Meagan Good) who returns undercover to the family she grew up in to investigate her old friend's murder..
Heroes star Ali Larter has joined Sean Bean in the cast of the new TNT spy drama pilot from Homeland executive producer Howard Gordon.
TNT has given the go-ahead to the unscripted procedural drama Cold Justice, which follows two top-notch female investigators, a Texas prosecutor and a crime scene investigator, as they delve into cold murder cases.
John Logan and Sam Mendes, the team behind the Bond film Skyfall, are developing a horror-thriller project for Showtime. Titled Penny Dreadful, the premise involves literary characters like Dr. Frankenstein, Dracula's Van Helsing and Dorian Gray who come together in Victorian London as a sort of noirish Downton Abbey-style ensemble drama.
Showtime also announced changes to their schedule, including moving the potential final season of the serial killer-series Dexter to summer with a June 30th premiere. It will serve as a lead-in to Showtime's new detective drama series Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber as a "fixer."
Fans of the Fox crime drama Bones can relax; the network announced it's renewed the series starring Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance Brennan for a ninth season.
Netflix signed a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. TV to allow them to stream NBC's series Revolution and Chuck, the Fox dramas The Following and Fringe, A&E's Longmore, ABC's 666 Park Avenue and USA's Political Animals.
The Outdoor Channel is airing a show called "Elite Tactical Unit: S.W.A.T." The reality show is "a character-driven, adrenaline-fueled reality show featuring the fierce competition between active-duty S.W.A.T. officers who are put into realistic missions that are both mentally rigorous and physically dangerous." The S.W.A.T. operators are divided into two teams to win money for themselves and the departments they serve back home.
Suspense Radio kicked off its 2013 schedule with guests Judge James Bell, Brad Taylor and Robert Pobi.