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Anton’s Sebastien Raybaud Eyes Move into TV Series Production

London-based financier and producer Anton, which already fully finances a slate of its own feature films and short-form content, as well as co-financing big-budget TV shows like HBO/BBC’s “His Dark Materials,” is moving into the development and production of its own scripted series, Anton founder Sebastien Raybaud tells Variety.The 8-year-old company, named after Russian playwright […]

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‘His Dark Materials’ Takes Aim at Themes of Control, Not Religion, According to Producers

There was an atmosphere of cautious reverence throughout the Television Critics Association press tour for HBO’s upcoming fantasy adaptation “His Dark Materials,” in large part due to executive producers Jane Tranter and Jack Thorne.Reverence, for the author of the young adult series Philip Pullman, and cautious, because the messaging throughout the books’ narrative that any […]

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Daily Podcast: Solo, The Last Jedi, Apple, His Dark Materials, Ready Player One, Love, Star Wars Rebels

On the March 12, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Director and the Jedi, Apple’s Original Series, His Dark Materials, and Ready Player […]

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‘His Dark Materials’ Getting A Redo With ‘King’s Speech’ Director And ‘Logan’ Star

If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again.In the case of Philip Pullman’s fantasy epic “His Dark Materials,” it looks like if a feature film doesn’t work, then you move on to an 8-part series. According to a report by Deadline, the classic fantasy series is being adapted into a multi-part television series, and […]

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Tom Hooper Boards ‘His Dark Materials’ Series Starring ‘Logan’ Breakout Dafne Keen

Philip Pullman’s beloved fantasy series His Dark Materials is getting a fresh adaptation, and we’ve finally got some updates. The King’s Speech and The Danish Girl director Tom Hooper has signed on to oversee a big-budget adaptation of the fantasy epic, with Logan breakout Dafne Keen set to star. In case you missed the initial […]

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