A quick Reverie update.
There isn’t much to report beyond the fact that the principal photography finished, much as expected, at the beginning of this week. We last looked at the show back in mid-March when filming started.
Sadly we didn’t see any evidence of Kathryn’s involvement during the three week production schedule. Presumably she spent a few days on set for her scenes as Monica Shaw, an official from the Department Of Defense looking to make use of a virtual reality system that’s gone a little awry in the way only the DoD can.
Now the show will go in post production: editing, adding visual effects, and sound/music. Once complete TV show pilots will be put to the network executives, NBC in this case, for them to judge whether to go forward to a series order. Changes may be requested, possibly even requiring re-filming of scenes. It will be in competition with other shows for space in the schedule. The presence of the sort-after Sarah Shahi following her successful run in the much liked Person Of Interest puts the show in a strong position. The possibility of Kathryn’s return to the small screen can’t hurt either.
All we can now is wait for more news on whether Reverie gets to more on to the next round.
To mark the end of the part of the process I’ve added a few photos posted in various places by some of the cast and crew to the KM UK Gallery. See them HERE.
Cast your mind back… No, further than that… Woah there! Not that far! Nobody needs to see that!
Where to begin with this? The beginning sounds good.
The best part of four years ago now we first heard about The Protocol. It was a short film made by Johnny Messner’s (Kathryn’s partner) own production company. A then very pregnant Kathryn had a role alongside many-named Xen Sams and Max Ryan (Sex And The City 2). Nepotism abounded as Xen’s partner was also a producer. It looked like it involved some near future, almost sci-fi setting with Xen Sams as Agent Amanda Chase. The images we saw were set in an interrogation room, with the tables turned on Kathryn on for a change.
For the following couple of years we’d occasionally pick up snippets of info about the project. Mainly from Xen giving interviews in which it was mentioned. At some point The Protocol looked to have become a small pilot for a planned TV series. I even went to the trouble of moving what content we had in the KM UK Gallery from the movie section to the TV area!
After a couple of years the film had dropped off the radar, with its IMDb page being removed. So much for the TV series!
Well would you Adam and Eve it! A few weeks ago I became aware that the project might be resurrected. A new IMDb page has appeared, with very scant information on it, other than a two person cast list (Xen and Max) and describing it as a short film again. I’m not moving the Gallery album until I know more!
This led to tracking down a short clip (which ends abruptly) from the film which I can bring to you today. It’s the Xen and Max show but Kathryn makes a silent showing for a few seconds. Not a lot of acting involved unless you include acting pregnant. And she really didn’t need to act that! The small video (and a few screenshots from it) are now in the KM UK the Gallery. Look at the TV screen we see in the room with Kathryn. There are some odd images on it that I can’t make out. Any thoughts?
Hopefully this is a sign of bigger things to come from The Protocol.
Just a quick post.
Filming on the pilot for a possible new NBC show Reverie kicked of today in the Canadian city of Vancouver.
To prove/celebrate writer Mickey Fisher (Extant) has posted a picture of the front of the test episode’s script.
Apart from the episodes real title “Aperatus” Mickey is not giving anything away, except for maybe a possibly logo.
We already know that the show stars Sarah Shahi (Person Of Interest), Dennis Haysbert (24), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes), Jessica Lu (Awkward.), as well as Kathryn, and is based around virtual reality.
Someone’s made a VR system that has unwanted, by some, consequences. Sarah investigates. Dennis helps. Kathryn, as a representative of the military, likely has other ideas.
The filming is expected to continue until the end of the month.
It only seems like days since the last DVD delay. That time was only a few weeks ago. This was is more like two years.
For some reason, best known to the gods of the movie distribution industry, the film we original came to know as 2Br/1Ba (short for 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom) and was finally released as Roommate Wanted, has now been released in the UK as The Lodger.
It is not as though roommate is a specifically American term and the name required an English translation. It looks like Frontline Home Entertainment have decided to try and re-brand the film as a horror film, rather than the dark comedy it really is. As you can see from the DVD artwork on the right they’ve ramped up the ‘here’s Johnny!’ factor.
A large copy of the artwork (see right), along with other lots of other 2Br/1Ba / Roommate Wanted / The Lodger related material, can be found in the Gallery. Check out the second version of the DVD box graphics I found. It is clearly an earlier version with the most obvious difference being the position of the woman’s head in the gap. Can you spot the mistake?
The film’s gallery pages include the amazing on set video message that Kathryn record espescially for us here at KM UK. Full details HERE.
The Lodger is available from Amazon UK HERE and a review by Phil Wheat at the Nerdly website can be found HERE.