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Christopher Nolan Leaves 'The Prisoner' Movie

August 18th, 2009 3:31pm EDT
Christopher Nolan
The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan has abandoned plans to helm a new big screen adaptation of cult British TV series The Prisoner.

Nolan had signed up to turn the 1968 show - which starred Patrick McGoohan - into a big budget blockbuster, but he has now quit the production amid rumors he is

planning to start work on his third Batman movie early.

Nolan's departure has thrown The Prisoner into jeopardy - producer Barry Mendel admits they might not get the green light for the project until movie executives have gauged the success of the new TV version, which stars Ian McKelle...
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Overheard

July 4th, 2008 7:01pm EDT
Brittany Snow
Hairspray star Brittany Snow is back in the arms of the boyfriend she bitterly outed as her ex at the Prom Night premiere in April. Musician Michael Johnson reportedly campaigned to get the actress back in his life after she spent much of the spring trying to avoid him at Hollywood parties. She says, "We're back together and we'll figure it out... It's hard (to maintain a relationship)."

"We sound like granny and grandpa, but Jerry (O'Connell) and I have gotten into gardening. I go to the nursery once a week, and Jerry put in a vineyard." Newlywed Rebecca Romijn reveals she and husband...
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Jim Caviezel & Ian McKellen To Star In 'The Prisoner' Remake

June 30th, 2008 2:01pm EDT
Jim Caviezel
AMC announced today that acclaimed film actors Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen have signed on to star in the network's reinterpretation of the highly influential 1960's cult classic, The Prisoner.

AMC is co-producing the six-part mini-series with ITV Productions and Granada International, with a worldwide premiere slated for 2009. "The Prisoner," AMC's second original mini-series, combines a wide range of genres, including espionage, thriller and Sci-Fi, into a unique and compelling drama, and expands upon the network's distinctive cinematic approach to creating high-quality programming....
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