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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby Ivan, Jr. on 11 Oct 2012, 03:36

If you consider Dolph's crazy life the last three years or so, beginning with shooting "The Expendables", he has been sent to the far corners of the Earth to film just about every movie since and gone on whirlwind/worldwide promotion tours for both of the Expendables movies. Also going through his divorce! I'm guessing the series will be filmed at the beaches in the LA area so he will be able to stay close to home, bring in a steady paycheck(if his deal gets him a Producer credit, it could be worth a lot-David Hasselhoff is STILL making crazy money from Baywatch syndication rights) and he'll get a chance to flex his acting muscles too. It'll be nice to be able to see him every week on TV to boot!
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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby dolphage on 11 Oct 2012, 13:42

I have a feeling that this show (about firefighters) is not going to be the cash cow that Baywatch was (a show about big titties). Also, David Hasselhoffs career is EXACTLY what I DON'T want Dolph to have!

But you are right about the probable reasons behind it.
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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby Jox on 11 Oct 2012, 18:46

dolphage wrote:Also, David Hasselhoffs career is EXACTLY what I DON'T want Dolph to have!

AMEN.
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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby Mosquito on 11 Oct 2012, 21:45

Well, at least his Melodiefestivalen Song / Performance was way cooler than Hasselhoff's "I've been looking for freedom". :lol:
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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby GeneralMcFaiL on 12 Oct 2012, 09:22

dolphage wrote:I have a feeling that this show (about firefighters) is not going to be the cash cow that Baywatch was (a show about big titties). Also, David Hasselhoffs career is EXACTLY what I DON'T want Dolph to have!

But you are right about the probable reasons behind it.


Yea.. but Id say this in that regard... Hasselhoff was nowhere near the legend that Dolph is going into Baywatch... the hoff was desperate for anything and there was never a guarantee baywatch was going to be a hit... Dolph is almost exactly the opposite going into this show.... AND we'd get Dolph every week!!!! it's not like he was turning down projects with leo dicaprio for this show... he had nothing lined up after ex2 other than race to the scene!
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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby Jox on 12 Oct 2012, 10:16

GeneralMcFaiL wrote: it's not like he was turning down projects with leo dicaprio for this show... he had nothing lined up after ex2

To me it's as if... He managed to avoid syndication TV for 25 years of his career which is quite an achievement considering where it was in the late 90's and early 2000's and now that he came back in the spotlights he's gonna jump into this? I'd take WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING (or even failed/crappy indie DTV like DIAMOND DOGS) a 100 times over this, unless it was real HBO-quality TV but I highly doubt it.

http://www.screendaily.com/news/product ... 03.article
Aldamisa International expands into TV business
11 October, 2012 | By Jeremy Kay

EXCLUSIVE: The feature film financing, international sales and production company made the announcement on Thursday (11) and will kick off with Emmett/Furla’s Dolph Lundgren vehicle Rescue 3.

Aldamisa will co-sell the series with Sierra/Engine and is currently developing other series internally and co-producing with established TV producers.

Aldamisa International’s president of international sales and acquisitions Nadine de Barros (pictured) will take charge of the new business and has brought on consultant Tannaz Anisi.

De Barros previously handled sales on TV series such as Leverage, True Justice and SyFy’s Triangle.

“I’m thrilled to be getting back into the TV business,” she said. “This is a rapidly growing market and we are committed to bringing two to three high-concept, action-driven series per year, with marquee names that play well both domestically and internationally.”

Rescue 3 is about an elite southern Californian multi-agency task force and each episode will centre on action-packed rescue missions involving the Los Angeles Lifeguard, firefighter and Coast Guard agencies.

Lundgren will play Captain John Mathews, a reluctant hero and career firefighter and lifeguard who leads the unit.

Gregory J Bonann serves as executive producer on Rescue 3, which he created with Tai Collins. Jim and John Thomas will write alongside Collins. Tribune Broadcasting will carry the series on its primetime US stations in autumn 2013.
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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby shooby on 12 Oct 2012, 13:06

Tom wrote:I hope this is more on the quality level of 24 rather than cheesier fare like Baywatch and hopefully with better production than Seagal's show. It'd be great for Dolph to get the sort of second coming that someone like Kiefer Sutherland got from TV. If it also gives him a chance to stretch as an actor that's good.
We'll see. But I think there's great potential for Dolph to lead a TV show. He could hit it bigger than he will in film at the moment. Plus he can be the headliner.


At first sight with the little that we know of the series, it would look more like something that Backdraft or Coast Guard than Alert in Malibu. So if this is confirmed it could be a great opportunity for him to have visibility to an audience that does not know him
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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby Jox on 12 Oct 2012, 13:28

shooby wrote:At first sight with the little that we know of the series, it would look more like something that Backdraft or Coast Guard

I wish, but these are big budget features not daytime TV, plus the combination of firefighters/lifeguards/air rescuers sounds cheesy.
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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby shooby on 12 Oct 2012, 13:40

You would not do us a bit depressed for some weeks? what ever happens you have a tendency to see the glass as half-empty ;)
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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby Jox on 12 Oct 2012, 13:46

Indeed I've been a bit down (you should be a doctor) but that has nothing to do with it! ;)
Sorry I'm being negative here but I have a hard time supporting this project (which makes me feel as bad as when I first heard about IN THE NAME OF THE KING 2) and getting used the to the idea that this what Dolph is gonna be mainly doing for the next 2 years!
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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby savagesketch on 13 Oct 2012, 00:50

How close is this really though to being a locked deal? The last rumored project, WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING had Dolph's name attached, and he even mentioned it in an interview, only for that to get mysteriously dropped for whatever reason... Is this a definite, going-to-happen project? If so, which channel will it be on? I'm thinking REELZ since he has the deal with them for that reality show...

Regarding Dolph's career decisions these past couple years, I'm left scratching my head. The reality show, okay, I can see how that'd be a decent career move... But some of the other projects, wow... Is he just trying to stay busy? Does he have a ton of bills to pay? Many of the projects he's signing on for are ones that I doubt he would have done back in his "slump" during the late '90's-early 2000's... Maybe that's just me though...
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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby Jox on 13 Oct 2012, 11:30

savagesketch wrote:Is this a definite, going-to-happen project? If so, which channel will it be on? I'm thinking REELZ since he has the deal with them for that reality show...

I don't know how close this is to be a done deal. They might have made a big announcement a little early. It's not going to air on Reelz, but Tribune Broadcastng-owned channels:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribune_Br ... n_stations
Regarding Dolph's career decisions these past couple years, I'm left scratching my head.
I hear you. I don't think it's that good to have this comeback, because he has too many options and offers (and not always good), and he seems kinda confused, he'll say something one day, and will do another the next. As a man he's probably searching for himself again (having divorced and all, settling in LA, new girlfriend) but it doesn't help him with making decisions...
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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby Tom on 13 Oct 2012, 14:34

I guess the biggest problem here is that if it does indeed suck balls and is cheap, then he's tied down for 2 years. It also wouldn't allow him much time for feature work. Maybe he'd be able to do 1 or 2 at a push but even then, because of schedule it's unlikely any films alongside would be anything but DTV.

We'll just have to hope it's surprisingly good. If they can get 1-2 more name actors to co-star, or some good guest stars, that will help.
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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby Jox on 13 Oct 2012, 15:02

I think it'd take him about 6 months to shoot a season. A lot of TV series actors still manager to do a feature or two but it sure doesn't leave room for much especially in terms of writing and directing...

http://www.engine-entertainment.com/Rescue3.html
Co-created by Gregory J. Bonann (Creator of Baywatch) who also serves as Executive Producer, the series follows Southern California’s elite multi-agency task force, Rescue 3, which consists of the cream-of-the-crop from Los Angeles Lifeguard, Firefighter and Coast Guard agencies. They are the heroes who answer the most challenging calls. Specialists who collaborate, coordinate, and initiate daring rescues in the most dangerous venues (air, fire, water) to save human life.

Each episode will center on big-action rescues involving all three services lead by a reluctant leader, Lifeguard John Mathews, who has stepped in for his mentor and friend. The agency is the brainchild of Hal Dunnigan (Mathew’s mentor) who dies heroically in the first episode saving a life. The inter-agency cooperative effort will not be without its challenges, but will provide for extremely dramatic personal conflict and still yield an effective and efficient public service. There is enormous competition between them as they uphold the pride of their individual services. BUT, when emergency life and death circumstances arise, they check their egos at the door and do whatever must be done to save human life, aware of the harsh reality that one of them, like Dunnigan, may not return.

With beauty, danger, deception, and redemption, Rescue 3 brings blue skies and action-adventure back to broadcast television.
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Re: New TV Series - "Rescue 3"

Postby shooby on 14 Oct 2012, 12:24

I've just found the firstshot a²of the serie : http://www.expendablespremiere.com/uplo ... ig.jpg?293
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