31/05/17 - Animaniacs is being rebooted

news picSteven Spielberg is behind a reboot of his beloved Animaniacs cartoon series.

The reboot is currently in the very early phases of development at Amblin TV and Warner Bros. Spielberg will act as the show's producer.

The original series lasted from 1993 until 1995 and 99 episodes in all were produced.

 

30/05/17 - Halle Berry to star in The Blob

news picHalle Berry has signed on to star in the remake of The Blob.

Berry is currently the sole star attached to the project, which has been in development hell for quite some time.

Simon West is still attached to direct.

Samuel L. Jackson was originally in the running to appear, but there's no word from the studio on whether this is still the case.

In a recent interview Jackson said: "I've been running from or chasing King Kong, Godzilla, the Wolfman, whatever, since I was a kid [in Chatanooga, Tenn.] We'd go home and pretend to do all that stuff. So I'm doing Kong for the same reason I'll probably be doing The Blob. I just got a call the other day (where the producers) said they finally got their money from China to do Blob."

 

26/05/17 - Spaceballs 2 is a step closer

news picMel Brooks has confirmed that Spaceballs 2 in the early stages of production.

When asked recently at a Q&A session, Brookes confirmed that he is currently talking to MGM.

Spaceballs was originally released to theaters in 1987, 4 years after the release of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.

 

25/05/17 - Pennywise documentary is coming

news picA new crowdfunded documentary looks set to focus on Tim Curry's icon role as Pennywise the clown in the 1990 TV mini-series based on Stephen King's IT.

Pennywise: The Story of IT from documentary from filmmaker John Campopiano will explore the evolution of Curry's creepy clown. An Indiegogo campaign has been started to raise the funds to finish the project.

On the Indiegogo page, Campopiano said: “As many know, I’ve teamed up with UK filmmakers Gary Smart and Chris Griffiths, both of whom are based in London, on a brand new documentary about Stephen King’s IT called, Pennywise: The Story of IT.

"From digging into the historical and cultural phenomenon of coulrophobia (the fear of clowns) to Tim Curry’s magical portrayal of Pennywise the Clown, to the impact Vancouver (aka “Hollywood North”) had on this special made-for-tv miniseries, our project aims to tell a story heard by few and showcase a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and photos seen by even fewer."

Click here to visit the Indiegogo page (which includes the trailer)

 

24/05/17 - Sam Mendes wanted for Pinocchio

news picSam Mendes is in negotiations over at Disney to direct their currently in development Pinocchio live-action movie.

Like its 1940 animated classic, the live-action movie will be based n Carlo Collodi's 19th-century Italian fairy tale about a little wooden boy who wants to become real.

The movie's not expected to be released until 2019 at the earliest.

 

23/05/17 - Tom Holland to star in Uncharted

news picThe Uncharted movie has cast Tom Holland in the lead role of Nathan Drake.

The movie will be directed by Shawn Levy and will act as a prequel to the video game series.

The movie will take its inspiration from a segment of the third game in the franchise, which flashes back to Drake's younger days, and it's hoped it will kick start a movie franchise.

The film will follow Drake as he grows up to become the treasure hunter from the game series.

 

22/05/17 - DC's Cyborg movie is still happening

news picA movie based on DC Comics' Cyborg is still in preproduction and is due for release in 2020.

Ray Fisher will play the title role, but so far no other cast or a director has signed up.

Quite a bit has changed since Warner Bros. first announced their DC Extended Universe lineup of movies. Cyborg, at present is scheduled to open on 03 April 2020.

 

19/05/17 - Dark Crystal TV series on Netflix

news picNetflix has greenlit it's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance series.

The show will act as a prequel to Jim Henson's 1982 cult film The Dark Crystal.

and will feature a number of fantastical creatures created by the famous Jim Henson's Creature Shop.

The film's original concept designer, Brian Froud, will be returning for the 10-episode series and the Jim Henson Creature Shop is onboard to create the characters.

Lisa Henson said: “Netflix has a deep respect for my father’s original work and the many people it inspired. They are the perfect partners to create this next epic chapter in The Dark Crystal story for new fans and the loyal fans who have waited so long for more adventures from this world.”

 

18/05/17 - New Halloween to shoot this autumn

news picThe new Halloween movie will commence principal photography this autumn.

The movie will be directed by David Gordon Green who is co-writing with Danny McBride.

McBride insists that the film won't be a reboot of the franchise: "It's not a reboot, it's not gonna be a rehash. It's a continuation of Michael Myers, where we're choosing to continue it from, you'll have to see when the movie comes out. I'd already seen all these movies but I've really been studying them now, and just thinking about all the people that have been hired to make a Michael Myers movie. Just trying to avoid any mistakes that those people might've made.

"The first Halloween is scary as shit. And the second Halloween is scary, but not as scary. And then from there, it isn't as scary. And I really think that what happens with it is that he basically becomes Frankenstein. No matter what anyone hits him with, he's not gonna die. There's no suspense. We're just trying to play with that. Make him real. Not make him real by giving him some crazy backstory either. Just getting back to the basics. Even the moment that they made Laurie and Michael Myers siblings, it also makes it not quite as scary. So all that kind of stuff to us... those are the things that took an amazing idea and took it somewhere it wasn't quite as effective."

The new Halloween is set for release on 19 October 2018.

 

17/05/17 - Pegg and Frost's Slaughterhouse Rulez

news picSimon Pegg and Nick Frost are to join forces again for a new comedy-horror movie called Slaughterhouse Rulez.

The duo have worked together for years on projects including Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul and The Worlds End.

Slaughterhouse Rulez will be the first project to emerge from Pegg and Frost's new production company, Stolen Picture.

The film will directed by Crispian Mills with Pegg and Frost acting as executive producers.

Slaughterhouse Rulez is set in an elite boarding school where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness. Our entry into this world is Don Wallace, is a wide-eyed new boy from a modest background forced to navigate a baffling new world of arcane rules and rituals.

When a controversial frack site on prize school woodland causes seismic tremors, a mysterious sinkhole and an unspeakable horror is unleashed. Soon a new pecking order will be established as pupils, teachers and the school matron become locked in a bloody battle for survival.

 

16/05/17 - That Tremors TV show is still coming

news picIt's all gone quiet on Amazon’s Tremors TV series, but star and executive producer Kevin Bacon has confirmed it is still happening.

The series will be 10-episode long and will see Bacon reprise his role of Valentine McKee from the 1990 movie.

Andrew Miller, showrunner for the project, revealed last year that: "The Kevin Bacon character is now 25 years older, a horrible loser in this town that had a brief moment of glory in the '80s or '90s and is now worse off than it was before. The town is coming face to face with failure.

"It’s also a Donald Trump story in that it’s the notion of nostalgia as a drug that’s killing us and looking back on a time – the longer you look at that time in the mirror without accepting reality, these monsters start to grow beneath the surface. In this case it’s these worms that are literally growing beneath the surface. People are trying to get over these traumas and both empower themselves and put themselves in great danger. I think we’re not processing trauma as healthily right now as we could be. I find myself not processing trauma as well as I ought to be and feel like I’m the star of my own horror movie sometimes.”

 

15/05/17 - Paul McCartney heads to the Caribbean

news picSir Paul McCartney will be making a cameo appearance in the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

Dead Men Tell No Tales will star Javier Bardem as a new villain. Orlando Bloom will return as Will Turner, as will Kiera Knightley's Elizabeth Swann.

The winds of ill-fortune whip up a frenzy when deadly ghost pirates led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea.

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is first on his list. Captain Jack's only hope of surviving sees him seeking out the iconic Trident of Poseidon, a powerful spear that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

 

12/05/17 - Judge Dredd TV series is happening

news picIt's been on the cards for some time, but now we have official confirmation. A Judge Dredd TV series is coming.

IM Global Television and British games developer and publisher Rebellion have will be behind the live-action TV series Judge Dredd: Mega-City One,

The show is set in a future where the East Coast of the U.S. has become a crowded and crime-ridden megalopolis. It will be an ensemble drama about a team of Judges — futuristic cops invested with the power to be judge, jury, and executioner — as they deal with the challenges the future-shocked 22nd century throws at them.

 

11/05/17 - Live-action Aladdin to be a musical

news picDisney has revealed that it's live-action Aladdin remake will be a musical.

Guy Ritchie will direct the feature, and in a new interview he said: "It'd be tough not to make it a musical. It's too early, because I've really just immersed myself into that project. So I'm still looking for cast members, we still haven't found exactly which direction we're going in. I'm confident that at some stage it will reveal itself to me, but right now it's just a bit too premature."

 

10/05/17 - Hellboy franchise to be rebooted

news pic Hellboy creator Mike Mignola has confirmed that an R-rated reboot movie is currently being planned.

The movie will be directed by Neil Marshall with David Harbour lined up to star as Hellboy.

The current working title of the project is Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen. A script has been completed by Christopher Golden, who has written for the comics in the past.

 

09/05/17 - Torchwood's fifth season is coming

news pic Fans of Torchwood will be pleased to hear that a fifth season of the show is coming, but not as they'd been expecting.

The show will return as a 12 part series of audio adventures, with Russell T. Davis in the driving seat.

The series will be produced by Finish Productions, which already has a rich history in both Torchwood and Doctor Who audio adventures.

Season 5 will see John Barrowman and Eve Myles returning in their respective roles of Captain Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper alongside some new team members.

Following the events of 'Miracle Day', the Torchwood team is reunited, and Captain Jack, Gwen and Rhys are joined by new characters co-created and overseen by Russell T Davies. Torchwood: Aliens Among Us continues the TV series that fans love worldwide. In this series, Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper have restarted Torchwood in Cardiff, home of the original Torchwood Three. But it's in a very different Cardiff. Something terrible's happened to the city. With every day getting darker, will Torchwood need to adopt a whole new approach?

 

08/05/17 - BBC's Victorian War of the Worlds

news pic H.G. Wells’ 1898 The War of the Worlds novel has been brought to live numerous times and now the BBC is to set it in the Victorian era.

The new three-part TV series will commence filming in early 2018.

This adaptation will be written by Peter Harness, who was behind the adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.

 

 

05/05/17 - Aquaman filming starts in Australia

news picPrincipal photography has started on the first live-action Aquaman movie.

The film is being directed by James Wan and has begun filming in Queensland in Australia, with future locations to include Newfoundland, Tunisia and Sicily.

Jason Momoa stars as Aquaman with Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna.

The film will open on 21 December 2018.

 

04/05/17 - Will Dark Phoenix cast young Rogue?

news picSources close to the production of X-Men: Dark Phoenix have hinted that will cast a young Rogue.

It's rumoured that Alexa Swinton is in the running for the role.

Dark Phoenix will retell the 1980 storyline that revolves around Jean Grey, who became Dark Phoenix, Destroyer of Worlds.

 

03/05/17 - Spawn reboot is happening

news picThere's been talk about it for years, but it looks like a reboot of Spawn is happening.

Creator Todd McFarlane has been working on the script for quite some time and now it's finally complete.

Talking on YouTube, McFarlane said: "The official news is the script is done, at least the first rough draft. It's actually been done for a couple months. The initial rough draft was about 182 pages. That's way too long for Hollywood. They like it to be about 120 pages... I now have it down to 136 pages. I'll knock out about another ten or twelve pages out of that, and we'll get it there."

McFarlane was never a fan of the 1997 Spawn movie, neither were most fans of the comic book series. McFarlane has also revealed that this Spawn will be more of a horror movie than a superhero movie.

"I haven't officially tried to sell it to anybody in Hollywood, but I've already had over 14 inquiries from people coming my way," said McFarlane. "So, in the next probably two months, right before San Diego convention, we will have a big announcement as to when, where, how, and why this thing is going to continue to get more momentum on it. The script is done. No more talk. It's time to start thinking about making this movie."

 

02/05/17 - Willis & Jackson back in Unbreakable 2

news picM. Night Shyamalan has confirmed that both Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson will return for Unbreakable 2.

The film we be titled Glass, and will be focusing on Jackson’s super villain.

Glass is due to open in cinemas on 18 January 2019.

 

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