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Eli Roth to Write and Direct a "Heroes: Origins" Episode

Eli Roth to Write and Direct a "Heroes: Origins" Episode

While everyone is buzzing with anticipation for the second season premiere of "Heroes" tonight, NBC is hitting us with some more news. The in-between series, "Heroes: Origins" will be drawing in some well-known talents to write and direct certain episodes, scheduled to air next summer while the regular "Heroes" series is on hiatus.

Horror writer/director Eli Roth will be both writing and directing his episode of the spin-off, which seems like an accurate fit. Sometimes this show can get pretty gruesome, so I'm interested to see what Roth does with it. In addition, Superman Returns co-writer Michael Dougherty will be writing one episode. And, as we already knew, Kevin Smith is set to write and direct one as well.

The "Heroes: Origins" series will introduce new superheroes and then will ask viewers to vote on a character to become a regular on the original "Heroes" series once it returns in the fall of '08. These are some great names, so it looks like NBC might actually succeed in keeping "Heroes" fans interested and entertained during the slow TV months next summer.

But that's months away. For now — hooray for new "Heroes" tonight!


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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
love this - and that picture above is great! too bad kristen bell isn't on the origins show and can't possibly be a regular - i'd vote for her any day!
Orangecrush43 Orangecrush43 9 years
Love heroes
shafiii shafiii 9 years
This sounds awesome, Heroes:Origins is going to be amazing! but for now... HEROES IS ON TONIGHT!!! =O =D
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
Who is the girl standing next to Masi Oka in the pic?
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
dh931 -- No, it was always supposed to start next summer, they just announced it at the beginning of last summer and confused everything.
MamaD MamaD 9 years
Wasn't this show supposed to start this past summer? They did a lot of talking about it for a while and then nothing. I wonder if it will ever materialize!!!
hanako66 hanako66 9 years
The Heroes Origins sounds amazing...I think that it is a fantastic idea and can't wait!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
i second that hoooray!
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
If Eli Roth is writing and directing, we should expect to see some sort of torture pron since that seems to be his thing.
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