Crank's directors are invading your telly

Neveldine and Taylor want to blow up the small screen...

After sending Jason Statham on two mad dashes and putting Gerard Butler into a computer game, it's no surprise that Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's first stab at TV isn't a Jane Austen adaptation.

Nope, the hyperactive directing/producing/demolition duo have pitched a one-hour drama to US network NBC called Zeroes.

So what's it about? "We want to drop right into it and sustain the absolute most berserk state of crisis, when all of the options have been exhausted," Taylor tells The Hollywood Reporter.

"We want to take that last 60 minutes and sustain it for the entire show."

Um, okay… The pair are busily writing the script now and will co-direct the pilot.

"We came out of guerrilla filmmaking," explains Taylor. "We learned how to work super fast under pressure, generating a lot footage on a small budget."

Given NBC's performance of late, "zeroes" could potentially describe the ratings figures too. But maybe the pair's fanatical fanbase will follow them to TV land…

[Source: THR]

Would you watch a TV show from the Crank team?


    • EthanRunt

      Nov 2nd 2009, 12:49

      It'd make more sense to be on Showtime or HBO, It'd be hard to truly enjoy their work on network TV, limited violence and swearing.

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    • annunziato

      Nov 3rd 2009, 20:27

      I didn't expect to like crank 2 as I generally detest those kind of movies but went to see it as my nephew wanted to...i really enjoyed it, and if that is anything to go by I think that they may bring something completely fresh & new to tv if they can keep the breathless pace up through a 22 part could be the beginning of a totally new and successful style of television

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