‘The Human Conditions’ Will Team Up Damon Lindelof and Matt Reeves for HBO Max “Magical-Realist Medical Drama”

Two of the most exciting names in Hollywood storytelling are coming together for an HBO Max series. Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers, Watchmen) is teaming up with Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, War for the Planet of the Apes, the upcoming The Batman) to produce an HBO Max show called The Human Conditions, a “magical-realist medical drama” that hails […] The post ‘The Human Conditions’ Will Team Up Damon Lindelof and Matt Reeves for HBO Max “Magical-Realist Medical Drama” appeared first on /Film.

‘The Human Conditions’ Will Team Up Damon Lindelof and Matt Reeves for HBO Max “Magical-Realist Medical Drama”

Two of the most exciting names in Hollywood storytelling are coming together for an HBO Max series.

Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers, Watchmen) is teaming up with Matt Reeves (CloverfieldWar for the Planet of the Apes, the upcoming The Batman) to produce an HBO Max show called The Human Conditions, a “magical-realist medical drama” that hails from British writer/director Oscar Sharp. Get the details below.

The Hollywood Reporter has the news about The Human Conditions which centers on “a young British doctor [who] must learn to treat impossible, fantastical illnesses by healing the emotional issues that underlie them — and confronting her own along the way.”

Oscar Sharp earned some attention with his Olivia Colman-starring short film The Kármán Line in 2014, and two years later, he teamed up with a technologist named Ross Goodwin to make a short film called Sunspring (watch it above). They made Sunspring in just 48 hours, but the most notable thing about the production was that it was “written” by an artificial intelligence program nicknamed Benjamin. Goodwin fed the program hundreds of science fiction screenplays and essentially taught it to write its own story, and Sharp cast a group of actors to act out the resulting screenplay.

Sharp has six other short films listed on IMDb, but he has never directed a feature film or a television series before. THR says he will be a writer and director on The Human Conditions, and he will also serve as an executive producer alongside Lindelof, Reeves, Daniel Pipski (A Teacher), Rafi Crohn (Tales from the Loop), Tanya Seghatchian (The Crown), and John Woodward (Cold War).

Medical Drama on HBO?

I don’t immediately think of HBO Max as a home for medical dramas, but a magical-realist medical drama that’s actually a stealthy piece of character exploration for the doctor at the center of the story? That sounds like the kind of big creative swing that HBO Max would take in order to try to stand out a little in the ongoing streaming wars.

The fact that veterans like Reeves and Lindelof are on board to help guide this show should allay any fears anyone has about Sharp’s lack of experience. Neither of those guys attaches their name to anything lightly, which stands in direct contrast to someone like Steven Spielberg, who has executive produced a number of shows in the last twenty years that left such a minimal cultural footprint that they may as well have never existed. Now the question becomes: who plays the young British doctor at the center of this story?

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We Know What You’re Watching This Fall: Amazon’s ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Series

The time for teen slasher throwbacks is upon us. Some of those throwbacks, like Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy, are carving out their own identity with semi-original new stories while openly homaging what’s come before them. Others, like Paramount’s upcoming Scream reboot, are going straight back to the well of tried-and-true properties with built-in name recognition at the […] The post We Know What You’re Watching This Fall: Amazon’s ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Series appeared first on /Film.

We Know What You’re Watching This Fall: Amazon’s ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Series

The time for teen slasher throwbacks is upon us. Some of those throwbacks, like Netflix’s trilogy, are carving out their own identity with semi-original new stories while openly homaging what’s come before them. Others, like Paramount’s reboot, are going straight back to the well of tried-and-true properties with built-in name recognition at the ’90s multiplex. Amazon’s I Know What You Did Last Summer series is among the latter. It’s being and now we have word on when exactly we’ll all know what you did last summer. You know what you did.

Collider and Deadline both report that Amazon Studios has confirmed an official October release, just in time for Halloween, for its I Know What You Did Last Summer television remake. This news comes out of the show’s Comic-Con panel.

That’s right: Comic-Con is still a thing this year and it’s going on right now, but only as an online event (Comic-Con@Home).

I Know What You Did Last Summer is billed as a “YA series, which is a modern take on the 1997 slasher.” The logline says nothing of a hook-wielding maniac in a fisherman’s coat, but if you’ve seen the movie, you may remember such a killer stalking a quartet of hot young stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe, and Freddie Prinze, Jr.

This time around, the cast includes Madison Iseman, Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, Fiona Rene, Cassie Beck, Brooke Bloom, and Bill Heck. Oh, and here’s that logline:

“In a town full of secrets, a group of teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night.”

Who Knows What Anyone Did Last Summer?

One positive sign about this I Know What You Did Last Summer TV series is that it’s only eight episodes, which theoretically means that there should be less filler. Who knows, maybe it will even be better than the 1997 movie, which may hold some nostalgia value for us millennials but which currently sits at 44% on the Tomatometer.

Did anyone ever watch MTV/VH1’s Scream? The first season of that show came at a time when seemingly every 1996 movie under the sun was being developed into a TV series. First, there was From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, the flagship show of Robert Rodriguez’s fledgling El Rey Network. Then there was Fargo, Noah Hawley’s still-going FX anthology, based on the Coen Brother’s Minnesota-nice crime classic. Then, there was Scream.

I Know What You Did Last Summer hit theaters in 1997, a year after Wes Craven’s original Scream movie, and it shared the same screenwriter, Kevin Williamson. Like Fear Street, it had a loose basis in its novelistic source material, with Lois Duncan‘s 1973 book of the same name.

Williamson is not involved with the new Amazon Prime series, but Wan is and he’s no stranger to the horror genre, having  and also helped kickstart The Conjuring and Insidious franchises. He was originally set to direct the pilot, but it looks like that is now no longer in the cards. So this may be one of those things where an established filmmaker lends their name to something as an executive producer without having much real creative input beyond that.

I Know What You Did Last Summer hits Amazon Prime in October.

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