We pointed out that seemingly irresisitible combination of women and dead bodies! Whether you already follow Tess Gerritsen’s novels about Boston Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, or are new to the series, people keep finding things to like about TNT’s Rizzoli and Isles. The show just got monster ratings for its season premiere and was picked up for a third season, per TVNext.
We also talked about how excited we were to see that that Chicago’s own police-consulting wizard-for-hire was returning in Ghost Story. Now, Jim Butcher’s beleaguered hero, Harry Dresden, is sitting in ghostly prominence at Number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
What we we saying about Tom Cruise as Reacher? Not too much positive, frankly. But Jason Statham as Parker? We decided they just might have something there, and to update, Parker now has a release date. The brutal criminal who everyone loves to read about will be hitting the big screen (again) October 12, 2012. Directed by Taylor Hackford, the movie is based upon the Richard Stark (aka Donald E. Westlake) novel Flashfire, and began production last week. Co-starring with Statham will be Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, and Patty Lupone, among others.
So, what do you think now? No, not about our pathetic self-congratulations…about the round-up of news!