Trade Breaks: Hallström, Abrams, Mist

“Oscar-nominated Lasse Hallström (“The Cider House Rules”, “Chocolat”, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”) is set to direct and executive produce the Fox drama pilot “New Amsterdam”. The story enters on a man cursed with immortality who works as a homicide detective in New York…” (full details)

“HBO has given the green light to a medical drama pilot that J.J. Abrams is in negotiations to executive produce and possibly direct. The untitled project is a hospital drama that explores the battle against cancer from the patients’ point of view…” (full details)

“A February 20th start date has been announced for director Frank Darabont’s film version of Stephen King’s The Mist. KNB’s Greg Nicotero will also serve as the film’s Second Unit Director…” (full details)