The Colin Cowherd Podcast Joe Burrow is speaking out about his own experiences with hard hits to the head following Tua Tagovailoa 's recent injury ... revealing he's blacked out and completely lost memory of parts of games. The Cincinnati Bengals superstar's comments come as the topic of concussions has returned to the spotlight this season ... after the Dolphins allowed their star QB to play in a game just four days after he appeared to suffer a serious head injury against the Bills. Burrow says, unfortunately, these things will continue to happen due to the nature of the sport ... and players know what they're signing up for. Getty "You're going to have head injuries," Burrow said on Colin Cowherd ' s podcast. "You're going to tear your ACL. You're going to break your arm. That's the game that we play. That's the life that we live." Burrow -- who said he's had concussions where he didn't remember the second half of a game or an … [Read more...] about Joe Burrow Says He’s Experienced Memory Loss After Hard Hits In Games
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EXCLUSIVE : Gil Kenan has made a deal with Warner Bros to direct Five Nights At Freddy’s , a live-action adaptation of the popular video game series created by Scott Cawthon. It is an online sensation that takes place in a Chuck-E-Cheese-like eatery, where an animatronic animal that is part of the house band becomes a murderer at night. Players who’ve been locked inside try to survive the rampaging murder machine and his furry cohorts. Hatched in 2014, this became a popular app game, and players have the benefit of seeing what’s coming thanks to a series of security cameras that warn of approaching danger. Kenan will write the script with Tyler Burton Smith. Roy Lee is producing with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg and Adam Stone and Jay Ireland are exec producing with Jon Berg and Nik Mavinkurve overseeing for the studio. Kenan, whose breakout came after being tapped by Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis for Monster House , followed with City Of … [Read more...] about Gil Kenan To Direct ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ For Warner Bros
EXCLUSIVE: Chris Columbus has signed on to write, direct and produce Blumhouse ’s screen adaptation of Scott Cawthon ’s popular video game Five Nights at Freddy’s, which centers on a security guard battling animatronic robots that come to life in a Chuck E. Cheese-like venue. Blumhouse landed Five Nights at Freddy’s last March when movie rights were put in turnaround by New Line. Every genre filmmaker wanted it, but Blumhouse landed the property because producer Jason Blum won the allegiance of creator Cawthon. Columbus is repped by WME. Cawthon will produce alongside Columbus and Blumhouse’s Blum. Cawthon launched the original game in 2014 and it became an immediate online sensation, ultimately generating billions of views on YouTube. Five Nights at Freddy ‘s spans six different games; each of the games’ mobile apps ranked at the top of Android and iOS stores upon release. To date, the franchise includes a series of bestselling novels and top-performing … [Read more...] about Chris Columbus To Write & Direct ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ For Blumhouse
Drama procedural franchises have proven resilient amid declining linear ratings, with CBS’ FBI series and NBC’s Chicago and Law & Order dramas topping Live+Same Day ratings during premiere week. ABC has had a lot of success with flagship drama Grey’s Anatomy and its spinoff Station 19 , which have built an integrated universe with characters, most notably Jason George, permanently moving from the mothership to the offshoot. Last season, the network took a more traditional, “franchise” approach with one of its top procedurals, cop drama The Rookie , introducing a potential spinoff set in a different world, the FBI, as a backdoor pilot. The project, The Rookie: Fed s, starring Niecy Nash, went to series, which just made its debut. Now ABC is looking to the same with another hit procedural, medical drama The Good Doctor , which is getting a planted spinoff, The Good Lawyer , airing as an episode later this season. In both cases, the … [Read more...] about As ‘The Rookie: Feds’ Debuts & ‘The Good Doctor’ Eyes Legal Spinoff, ABC’s Simran Sethi Talks Franchise Strategy
For months, there have been rumors that Warner Bros./New Line would put into turnaround Five Nights At Freddys , a thriller that is basically the tale of a night security guard terrorized by animatronic robots at a Chuck E Cheese-like restaurant called Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza. It had been developed at the studio with Gil Kenan once attached to direct , with David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame Smith and Roy Lee as producers. The studio pulled it back from turnaround a few months ago, and numerous distributors have been hovering. The property is based on a popular video game, whose creator Scott Cawthon put out a telling tweet today, one that included the Blumhouse banner. Lionsgate also tried for this one and Screen Gems chased it too. pic.twitter.com/6EaMBDnbxI — Scott Cawthon (@real_scawthon) March 28, 2017 No confirmation yet, but it looks like Blumhouse will start fresh with a clean slate. The genre specialist company is coming off monstrous hits Get Out and … [Read more...] about Fright Franchise ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ Blumhouse-Bound?