Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Drive News

According to drivefans.com, Drive will begin airing on Fox on Thursday, March 1 at 9 pm. Foxnow, mentioned in the drivefans.com article, confirms the day but not the timeslot. I hope it's not in the 9 pm slot, unless they mean 9 pm central, because that would put it opposite Supernatural. But if that's the right time, then thank God once again for the DVR.

Drive has also landed a full-page preview article in the latest Entertainment Weekly, in their Winter TV Preview section. In the article, Minear states that Drive is "two parts Cannonball Run and one part The Game. And four parts Magnolia, too." That's a lot of parts, Tim...

The original opening of the show, which I saw this fall at the Creative Screenwriting Expo in LA, is also mentioned. "[The pilot] began with a continuous, four-minute shot--utilizing cutting-edge F/X seen in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds--that introduced the 12 main characters by zooming in and out of their vehicles." But in the final version: "That epic opening sequence? Now just a minute." That's too bad, because it was a great piece of TV.