Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb will pay tribute to LOST this fall with a special episode inspired by the ABC drama. Titled “Lost in Danville,” the animated series’ homage will find the titular duo discovering a mysterious locked capsule in their backyard. (TVLine)
USA Network has picked up Colony, an alien occupation drama from Carlton Cuse (LOST, Bates Motel, The Strain) and Ryan Condal (Hercules).
Set in the near future, Colony finds Los Angeles in a state of occupation by paparazzi alien intruders. While some humans collaborate with (and thus benefit from) the new “regime,” others rebel and suffer the consequences. At the crux of the story is a family torn by the opposing ideologies.
“Colony is a gripping story that brilliantly weaves together an intense family drama in an authentic, yet unknown, world,” USA Network president Chris McCumber said in a statement. “We are pleased to be in business with Ryan Condal and Carlton Cuse, who is clearly one of the best in the industry when it comes to genre fiction.” (TVLine)
From Comic-Con, here’s a LOST 10 year anniversary video featuring Damon and Carlton.
Damon Lindelof: “If you find yourself yearning to get lost all over again, you’re not alone. The LOST fanbase is alive and kicking, so here’s to the next ten years of LOST.”
Evangeline Lilly interview via Vulture:
The Squickerwonkers is an idea you’ve been carrying around since you were 14, but when did you decide that you could actually write this book and get it published?
What had to happen first? Well, I’d had this incredible opportunity that occurred with LOST where I suddenly had this fantastic job — a great-paying job in a great place, where if you lined up all the pieces, it looked like I struck gold — but I was unhappy. So that really made me ask myself, If all this makes you unhappy, something that is a lot of people’s dream job, what would make you happy?
Had it been your dream to have an acting job like that?
No, it was never my dream. But I knew it was a lot of other people’s dreams, so I thought, Well, I’ll give it a shot and see what happens, when the opportunity arose. But to know that I was in this fortunate, privileged position and [still] unhappy, I really had to dig deep and say, “Would anything make you happy?” And that becomes a bit of a scary question in your mid-20s, to wonder whether anything would make me truly satisfied in a job.
And what was the answer?
What I realized in that exploration is that writing is the one thing I have always done all my life, with no intention of ever getting paid for it. If I went for too long without writing, I would start to feel like something inside me was dying. I guess I just finally connected to that and realized, Hang on a minute. If this is the thing that I do anyway just for the joy of it, then that’s the thing I should try to do. And that realization came sometime in the middle of LOST. It wasn’t until about five years later that I had the courage to stand up and say, “Hey, I’ve got this writing. Does anyone want to look at it?” And I took baby steps. I looked into literary agents and tried my hand at script-writing, which is really not my forte. [Laughs.] It takes a while, and it’s scary to say, “I really, really want this,” and to know you might fail.
Since we’re at Comic-Con, I’m going to throw out a couple of things that people get really geeky about, and you tell me how much of a fan you are. Star Wars, since J.J. Abrams, who co-created Lost, is currently directing Episode VII?
I do love Star Wars, although I’m not one of those crazy fans who knows everything about everyone. I barely could pull the Millennium Falcon out of my hat, if I had to come up with something. But of course I love Princess Leia, and when I found out J.J. Abrams was doing the next installment, I immediately picked up the phone and said, “I wanna be Leia! I would kill to be Leia, please let me be Leia!” [Laughs.]
Any movie directors you’re obsessed with?
Do you know Wes Anderson? [Begins bowing] I would KILL to be in a Wes Anderson movie. I geek out for him!
Were you a fan of the Ant-Man comic book, since you’re rumored to be playing the female lead in Marvel’s upcoming movie version?
[Laughs, says nothing.]
Maybe you’ll have more to say about those after the Marvel movie panel this weekend?