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Kim Basinger has managed to keep a fairly low profile while shooting the thriller While She Was Out here in Vancouver. Nevertheless, the beautiful blond star of such films as L.A. Confidential and The Sentinel was spotted recently dining with friends at the Blue Water Café. And speaking of L.A. Confidential, Basinger may once again don the role of Lynn Bracken. According to World Entertainment News Network, the creative team behind the potent 1997 noire film is in talks to shoot a sequel that would reunite the original cast, picking up where the first film left off. Curtis Hanson is being tapped to return as director.
Film raconteur Kevin Smith is back in town helming a TV movie/pilot for the CW Network entitled, Reaper. In the story, a twentysomething slacker works as a bounty hunter for the devil. The production was spotted late last week at Granville Street and 40th Avenue.
Meanwhile, Insight Film Studios’ Lifetime series, Blood Ties —based upon the vampire/crime-drama novel of the same name — shot in Maple Ridge at the Haney Place Mall last Thursday; even as 4400 stars Patrick Flueger and Joel Gretsch filmed scenes at UBC’s Chan Centre the same day.
There’s been a lot of buzz in the media over the past week about the fate of one of Vancouver’s hottest shows, Battlestar Galactica — specifically with regard to the series’ future. It was largely prompted by a recent interview producer Ron Moore gave to Salon.com, in which he was asked if Season 4 would be the series’ last, despite receiving a recent commitment for a fourth season and 22 more episodes.
“I’m considering that right now, to be honest,” Moore told the site. “It hasn’t been formally decided and I haven’t made my own decision … the worst thing that could happen to us is if we overstayed our welcome and got to a place where we had not finished the story and then we got cancelled. I’d rather go out on my own terms creatively and go out strong.”
Many have interpreted this to mean next year will be the Galactica’s last, but my contacts inside the show have informed me that right now the (unofficial) plan is for Season 4 to run with 13 episodes, then spill the remaining seven episodes over into a fifth season, thereby extending the series run and creating the possibility for more future installments, in whatever form they may take. Meanwhile, a telefilm, which more elaborately depicts past events aboard the battlestar Pegasus, will be filmed this year and broadcast on Sci Fi Channel sometime in the fall in order to maintain audience interest during the hiatus.
Robert Falconer is a Senior Editor at HollywoodNorthReport.com