adaptation of “Bastards” is canceled; Joseph Gordon-Levitt signs new production

Apple TV +: adaptation of “Bastards” is canceled;  Joseph Gordon-Levitt signs new production

THE Apple TV + is on the verge of being released in more than 100 countries (including Brazil) and, as we have reported several times, the Cupertino giant’s productions have no pause to catch their breath – except for those that are canceled.

Apple recently interrupted plans for one of its adaptations, but it also appears to have started another production, which will be written by actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as we will see below.

«Bastards» («Nevelot»)

At the end of last year, we commented that Apple was in the process of acquiring the rights to adapt an Israeli series called «Nevelot» (which means “bastard” in Hebrew). At the time, much was discussed about what type of content Apple would be developing, given the violence of the original series.

Richard Gere

The series would be starring the actor Richard Gere (“A Beautiful Woman”) and written by Howard Gordon («Homeland») and Warren Leight (“Law and Order: SVU”). That’s right, would be. According to a report by Hollywood Reporter, the series ended due to “creative differences between Apple and the producers” – which caused the Cupertino giant to suffer financial loss from those…

Until then, Apple’s plan was to reformat the series for the American public, turning Israeli soldiers into Vietnam war veterans, but Apple may still have found the content too violent.

This, however, is not the first Apple TV + series to be canceled; some time ago, the company stopped producing semi-autobiographical drama «Vital Signs», which would focus on the life and career of the producer and rapper Dr. Dre. As in the case of «Bastards», the production was left out for «containing scenes of violence with weapons», in addition to the explicit use of drugs.

“Mr. Corman ”

While production goes downhill, another original Apple series is expected to take shape soon, as reported by Variety. According to the publication, Apple gave the green light to the drama called “Mr. Corman ”, written and produced by the actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

There is still not much information about the project, but apparently the series will follow the life of an elementary school teacher who “fights against adulthood”. It was also not disclosed whether the actor from “500 Dias com Ela” will star in the production.

In addition to the famous role alongside actress Zooey Deschanel, the American actor played other very popular roles in the series «A Family from Another World», in addition to the films «The Origin», «50/50» and «Looper: Assassins of the Future» .

via Apple World Today, MacRumors