Author Thomas Pynchon is in talks with director Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood) to bring Pynchon's 2009 stoner private-eye novel Inherent Vice to the big screen.
A March 27 debut has been set in the U.K. for director Danny Boyle's psychological thriller Trance (no U.S. release date has been announced yet). The film centers around an art auctioneer mixed up with a criminal gang who joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting, and stars James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson.
Lee Child hinted about a sequel to Jack Reacher that could be set in a rural landscape and based on either Child's novels The Hard Way or Worth Dying For.
CinemaBlend has a trailer for the upcoming thriller Dead Man Down starring Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander in the original Swedish Girl with the Dragon Tattoo films) as a mysterious woman who hires a hit man.
Here's a trailer for the Cold War-era thriller Phantom, starring Ed Harris as a Soviet submarine captain who suffers from seizures that alter his perception of reality, facing off against a rogue KGB group led by a man named Bruni (David Duchovny).
And here's another trailer, actually three trailers, for the 1940s-set crime thriller Gangster Squad starring Sean Penn as infamous gangster Mickey Cohen and Ryan Gosling as an LAPD outsider assigned to a special task force to bring Cohen down.
From Omnimystery News: A new poster for the crime thriller Parker starring Jason Statham as a gentlemanly professional thief whose crew doublecross him, steal his stash, and leave him for dead.
This year's Oscars telecast will include a 50th anniversary tribute to the James Bond franchise.
As Crimespree notes, if you missed the movie featuring Tyler Perry portraying Alex Cross from James Patterson's novels, it will be available on home video February 5th.
BBC America bought broadcast rights for ITV's eight-part murder mystery drama Broadchurch, featuring former Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Arthur Darvill. The premise centers on a small British seaside town and how it's affected by the murder investigation of a young boy. Tennant will play newly-appointed Detective Inspector Alec Hardy, a by-the-book investigator who butts head with local Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman), while Darville will play town priest Paul Coates.
If you enjoyed the Lifetime original movie An Amish Murder broadcast last night, you may be in luck; the movie, which was based on the book Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo, "has really good potential" to become a series, according to star and Executive Producer Neve Campbell.
Call it gimmick or stroke of ratings gold, but the CBS crime drama Hawaii Five-0 will become the first primetime drama to allow viewers to choose the ending of an episode in real time on Monday, January 14. The plot follow the team as they investigate the death of professor whose boss, teaching assistant and a student busted for cheating are all viable suspects.
A&E has set March 18 as the premiere date for its new Psycho prequel series Bates Motel starring Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, Nicola Peltz, Nestor Carbonell and Mike Vogel.
The second season of the BBC's Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, edged out Homeland as the best show on British TV in 2012, according to an annual year-end survey of TV critics and writers by Radio Times magazine.
Atlas Entertainment is partnering with the Starz network for the dramedy series Crime, written by Oscar winner William Monahan. The project is billed as "a study of criminal enterprise and scandal across 1960s Britain," and was developed from a feature film treatment by Vanessa Sadler.
Lost star Zuleikha Robinson has landed a guest role on The Mentalist, playing brilliant scientist Dr Sonia Kidd. Over on CBS, Homeland star David Negahban has landed a role on CSI: NY playing the only person who knows where star Gary Sinise's kidnapped girlfriend Christine (Megan Dodds) is being held.
Although it's just a rumor, and a weak one at best, it's interesting to contemplate the possible return of Twin Peaks to TV. Also among the potential aspects connected to the rumor: star Kyle MacLachlan might create webisodes of the show in addition to returning to the cast.
Want to know where you favorite shows stand in the renewal/cancellation realm? TVLine has a list for you.
Louise Penny chatted with Vermont Public Radio about her bestselling series with Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and the upcoming TV series based on the books.