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Frank Darabont developing L.A. Noir TV show

Jan. 9, 2012by:

Even though AMC screwed over Darabont for "The Walking Dead", he's not done with television yet. The man is readying his next project for TNT, an adaptation of John Buntin's "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America’s Most Seductive City"

So no, not the Rockstar Games title, folks. Sorry to get your hopes up, because it's easy to see how it could work!

This is the official synposis of the tv show-

L.A. Noir is the true story of a decades-long conflict between the Los Angeles Police Department, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by Mickey Cohen, a one-time boxer who rose to the top of L.A.’s criminal world. The series is a fast-paced crime drama set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and '50s. It's a world of glamorous movie stars, powerful studio heads, returning war heroes, a powerful and corrupt police force and an even more dangerous criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base.

Darabont will be writing and directing the pilot, which means that it'll be a must-watch. Say what you will about "The Walking Dead" but his pilot episode is a fantastic zombie movie in its own right. 

The pilot of "L.A. Noire" will be executive produced by Michael De Luca (THE SOCIAL NETWORK, MONEYBALL) and Elliot Webb ("Tall Time Tales").

“The story of L.A. Noir is inspired by an incredibly dramatic period in the history of Los Angeles," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "This project is a sweeping tale of the battle for the soul of the city that was waged between the forces of the LAPD and the West Coast mob. We’re thrilled to be working with Frank Darabont and Michael De Luca, two award-winning storytellers behind some of the most entertaining films of the past two decades, as they to bring this intense and exciting crime-drama to TNT.”

“Noir is a passion of mine, so I feel blessed to delve into a project that speaks in the hardboiled vernacular,” added Darabont. “John Buntin’s superb book, though non-fiction, is our touchstone and inspiration for the stories we’ll be telling, weaving fiction throughout the facts and facts throughout the fiction. The book provides elements that are irresistible, a big canvas with endless possibilities. The goal is to deliver on the tone that the title L.A. Noir promises: a smart, gritty, authentic, period noir drama. Also a blessing is the warm welcome we’ve gotten from Michael Wright and TNT, a great bunch of folks with huge enthusiasm for the source material. The best bonus of all is getting to work with my friend Mike De Luca. He’s terrific, a tremendously smart and talented producer, a gem. Partnering with him on this marvelous project after knowing him for so many years is an absolute treat for me.”

I honestly can't wait to see Darabont's take on noir, and hope that the tv execs treat him with a little more respect than he got on his last project. 

Source: TNT

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7:15PM on 01/10/2012
I would watch the shit out of a show based on the L.A. Noire game, and I would support all of their advertisers. Heck, you wouldn't even have to hold auditions for most of the major roles. Just wait until Mad Men ends its run and then you've got most of your cast right there.
I would watch the shit out of a show based on the L.A. Noire game, and I would support all of their advertisers. Heck, you wouldn't even have to hold auditions for most of the major roles. Just wait until Mad Men ends its run and then you've got most of your cast right there.
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12:50PM on 01/10/2012

Please...

....not TNT.
....not TNT.
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4:38PM on 01/10/2012
what u want AMC or SyFy...do you want it to be crappy?
what u want AMC or SyFy...do you want it to be crappy?
12:08PM on 01/11/2012
I'm just going to chime in and say that AMC has produced some of the most non "crappy" shows in the past decade. Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels are all solid shows.
I'm just going to chime in and say that AMC has produced some of the most non "crappy" shows in the past decade. Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Hell on Wheels are all solid shows.
2:01PM on 01/11/2012
I know...I just added AMC due to the beef they had with Darabont..I doubt he would work with them again...
I know...I just added AMC due to the beef they had with Darabont..I doubt he would work with them again...
2:38AM on 01/12/2012
I gotcha, that's true
I gotcha, that's true
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11:16AM on 01/10/2012
Darabont is one of my favorite working directors...and about the only guy still around who seems to be able to make good movies out of Stephen King novels (I'm looking at you Mr. Kasdan!!) Being a fan of good horror films I would love Darabont to continue making quality cinema in that vein, but Shawshank has to be one of my top five films ever...so I'm hip to anything this guy puts out.
Darabont is one of my favorite working directors...and about the only guy still around who seems to be able to make good movies out of Stephen King novels (I'm looking at you Mr. Kasdan!!) Being a fan of good horror films I would love Darabont to continue making quality cinema in that vein, but Shawshank has to be one of my top five films ever...so I'm hip to anything this guy puts out.
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9:24AM on 01/10/2012

I would laugh so hard if

this ended up killing in the ratings and Walking Dead sank like a stone. Frank Darabont's one of the best writers out there, and I'd be very interested to see what he does with this material.
this ended up killing in the ratings and Walking Dead sank like a stone. Frank Darabont's one of the best writers out there, and I'd be very interested to see what he does with this material.
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2:57AM on 01/10/2012
Looks like I double-posted on accident. I'll blame the Whiskey.
Looks like I double-posted on accident. I'll blame the Whiskey.
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2:57AM on 01/10/2012
I hate that it's the same name as the game, but I love that it's Darabont and the premise actually sounds pretty interesting. I'll check it out.
I hate that it's the same name as the game, but I love that it's Darabont and the premise actually sounds pretty interesting. I'll check it out.
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1:30AM on 01/10/2012

LA Noir huh?

So uh grab your pillow? That was the most boring fuckin' game i've ever played.
So uh grab your pillow? That was the most boring fuckin' game i've ever played.
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11:43PM on 01/09/2012
All over this. The man is a genius.
All over this. The man is a genius.
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9:10PM on 01/09/2012
Before I read the article I was sitting here trying to think what is so special about the storyline in the video game that warrants a TV show...
Before I read the article I was sitting here trying to think what is so special about the storyline in the video game that warrants a TV show...
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