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“Westworld” Showrunners Talk Season 2 Plans

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:46pm

Production on the second season of HBO’s sci-fi series “Westworld” is about to get underway next month with Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s series set to undergo a slight time jump in terms of story.

Appearing on Variety’s Remote Controlled Podcast, the pair spoke about plans for the second season which will not only deal with the events at the end of the first season, but will explore more of how the park came to be. Nolan says:

“I think the sacrifice he [Ford] makes at the end of the first season is very real. I think there will be an opportunity to explore a little bit more of the backstory of how this park came to be, a little more of that story. We’ll see the character’s presence will be felt in that sense in terms of filling in a few more of the gaps about the early history of this place.

It’s an ambitious season. We always knew that we wanted the stakes and the scope to increase dramatically and that means the scale of production increases as well. We have an amazingly talented group of writers, directors, and crew coming back and gearing up for what I think and what I hope will prove to be a season twice as ambitious as the first one.

Joy expects fans to do what they did last year, and examine every minute detail of the season on the likes of Reddit and other boards where they’ll come up with their own theories:

“For us, even though we’re creating it as we go along, we feel like we owe it to the fans to be bold and also to play this game with them where we’re like, ‘Do you want to figure it out? Do you want to play with us here? Hopefully now, because of the first season, the people who want to have this purist interpretation of the series, they’ll just develop their own theories in a vacuum – and maybe don’t log on to Reddit.”

Both Joy and Nolan are still bemused by the way those who discussed and explored the show in great detail in the forums figured out a key twist in the final episode weeks ahead of time – an in effect set-up their own disappointment:

Nolan: “When you’re working on a show like this where there are layers and there are details and you try to make every piece count, you’re hoping that people will engage on that level. In our wildest dreams, we didn’t expect the level of fan engagement and dialogue, which is why you do it… [like] that moment when they figured out the plot twist for episode ten 42 minutes into episode two.”

Joy: “It wasn’t like there were surprises that we’re trying to keep from the audience consciously; we were trying to lead a path of breadcrumbs. We anticipated that a small group of the audience might discover it, that that will be part of the game that we were playing with these die-hard fans. What we didn’t anticipate was that they would go to social media and talk about it and they would get circulated so that it hit a wider base of people who have an online presence and pick that up. There were also people who were still in for the surprise like my parents – I managed to surprise them.”

“Westworld” returns to HBO in 2018.

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“Spider-Man” Has Two Big Cameos & Two Stingers

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:44pm

Just a few weeks out from the release of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the first press screenings have taken place. While we reported on the reaction earlier, some other details have also emerged from those screenings – namely some of the key cameos, and early details on the post-credits ‘stingers’.

First up, it has been confirmed the film contains a total of two scenes during the end credits. Specifics of what’s in them have not been revealed, though one of them is said to have gone down very well with the crowd.

The other is news, via an official casting sheet, on the confirmed cameos and roles in the film with several character name reveals, a key existing cameo from a familiar MCU face, and a welcome bit of major star casting.

— POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD —

Donald Glover is confirmed to be playing Aaron Davis, a.k.a. the Prowler, Michael Mando is confirmed to be playing Mac Gargan a.k.a. the Scorpion, Bokeem Woodbine is the Herman Schultz version of Shocker, and Logan Marshall-Green is the Jackson Brice version of Shocker.

Other casting includes Angourie Rice as Betty Brant, Garcelle Beauvais as Doris Toomes, and cameos by not just the already revealed Chris Evans as Captain America but also Gwyneth Paltrow reprising her role as Pepper Potts.

Finally there’s Jennifer Connelly as ‘Karen/Suit Lady’ who serves as the voice of the A.I. of Peter Parker’s new Spider-Man suit. It’s a lovely bit of synergy as Connelly’s husband Paul Bettany plays JARVIS & The Vision in the MCU films.

Source: CBM

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New “God of War” To Be One Unbroken Shot

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:40pm

It has been hinted at in the footage so far, but now it has been confirmed – the upcoming “God of War” game reboot isn’t just doing away with the line between gameplay & cinematics, it’s doing away with editing altogether.

Eurogamer reports that the new game from Santa Monica Studio, from start to finish, will effectively be one single unbroken shot – no camera cuts.

Players will enter this post-“God of War III” world, which is inspired by Norse mythology, from an over-the-shoulder view point anchored by Kratos’ presence. When the action changes to cinematics, the camera will move around the action rather than cut to a more movie-esque edited scene. Game director Corey Barlog discussed the challenge with the outlet:

“The aspiration when I got back was to tell a much more personal story. God of War is traditionally known for these cinematic, pull back cameras, which I think are fantastic. But trying to get in there and really get to know the character a little more, I realized it’d be interesting if we got closer.

The vocabulary of film is camera cuts, it’s how they communicate. But games are different. We don’t really need to do that. We do it because it’s a language that we’re familiar with. It’s hard to not do it, I’m realizing that now, but it’s a challenge that I really wanted to take on. I’d been looking for a project that I could do this on and I felt like this was the one. There was big resistance, but I have probably one of the best teams in the business, so as much as they were pushing back, I think they all kind of wanted this crazy challenge.”

While trailers and gameplay footage previously released has been edited in a way that includes camera cuts, that won’t be the case in the final game. “God of War” will be released on PlayStation 4 in early 2018.

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Dazzler Confirmed For “X-Men: Dark Phoenix”

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:08am

It has been confirmed that the character of Alison Blaire, aka. Dazzler, will be a part of next year’s “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” film according to EW.

Teased in a deleted scene from “X-Men: Apocalypse” where the young mutants held up a record cover with her in character as the singer on the album, the appearance is not unexpected.

Taylor Swift was rumored for the part in ‘Apocalypse’ following a cryptic tweet and a photo from her visiting the set, but she will NOT be playing the part in the new film.

In the comics, Dazzler has the ability to generate fantastic display of light and uses them to support her music career.

Simon Kinberg will write and direct the film which brings back Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler) and adds Jessica Chastain as the villain, the Shi’ar Empiress Lilandra.

Lilandra leads an alien race that is in search of and eager to eradicate the Phoenix Force which can be found within Jean Grey. “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” is set to open in theaters on November 2nd next year.

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“Valerian” Isn’t As Big A Risk As It Appears

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:06am

There’s several big gambles at the movies this Summer, but arguably none is bigger than Luc Besson’s independently funded sci-fi comic adaptation “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets”.

Boasting a massive price tag of $210 million U.S. dollars, it would appear on the surface that Besson has staked the future of his EuropaCorp studio on the movie. However, in a new interview with Screen, Besson reveals that the film has already paid for itself and the economic risks involved are minimal:

“Like every film company, we will only greenlight a project if at least 80% of its budget is covered. With ‘Valerian,’ we’ve covered 96% of the budget with pre-sales. The risk to EuropaCorp is 4% of the budget so there’s no actual financial risk. The risk for the company is more one of notoriety. If the film is a big flop, we’ll lose credibility for making these sorts of films. The risk is not financial, but rather human.”

As one of the few original tentpole features opening this Summer, the movie does stand a better chance than expected domestically considering how U.S. domestic audiences are obviously engulfed in franchise fatigue and are staying away in droves this season.

How the reviews for the film play out though will have an impact. “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets” opens on July 21st.

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“Preacher” Second Season Goes Wild

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:05am

Some fans of Garth Ennis’ famed “Preacher” comic were upset with the way AMC’s TV adaptation of the series took a distinct turn – essentially turning the first season into a prequel leading up to the events of the first issue.

Now, with season two kicking off this weekend, the direct adaptation of the material is set to begin. Speaking with io9, showrunner Sam Catlin says that the in doing the first season as a prequel – it has both given them time to find the show’s tone and allows them to jump into adapting the comic. It was a risk, and now comes the payoff:

“I feel good about [season one], and I feel even better about it now that we’ve done season two. I felt like we sort of had to set the groundwork for who this guy, Jesse, was, what he used to do, what God meant to him and sort of create the rules for the show. I’m glad we had the patience.

I wasn’t aware of how much absurdity the show could sustain, [but] still be a drama, and still have stakes and characters that were real that people would identify with. Preacher has different appetites and rules and I feel like what I learned was that you can sort of take the kid gloves off a little bit, going into this season.”

Fellow producer Evan Goldberg says while it will more closely follow the comics, there’s still differences:

“In terms of the story, you can’t tell that story, apples to apples. You just can’t. Anyone would have to innovate and create and embellish and compress and do all those different things. But for us, what we’ve always said is, ‘We want it to feel, even if it doesn’t match up beat for beat, like [comic creator] Garth [Ennis]’s comic.'”

“Preacher” season two begins this Sunday, June 25th with a two-night premiere; the second episode airs on Monday June 26th in its new regular time slot.

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First “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Reactions

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 4:09am

Sony Pictures has screened “Spider-Man: Homecoming” for the junket press who’re usually very lenient on Marvel film titles, certainly more so than the wider film critics base. With this being the first Marvel Studios-approved “Spider-Man” film, it’s expected their first reactions would certainly be more upbeat than it was for “The Amazing Spider-Man” films.

The good news is it seems to have been considerably better than that. First reactions are in and the common consensus is that this easily beats both “The Amazing Spider-Man” films and “Spider-Man 3” in terms of quality, but stands behind “Spider-Man 2” and either better or worse than the first depending upon one’s feelings towards Raimi’s original.

Star Tom Holland has been understandably singled out for praise, but one promising comment is that Michael Keaton’s Vulture is getting a lot of praise as a Marvel villain that finally works. The action, tone and comedy are all getting high marks, but the more dramatic stuff seems to be where there’s some hesitation. Here’s a sample of reactions:

“Spider-Man: Homecoming is a blast. It has an innocence that differentiates it from the other MCU movies but plenty of fun & spectacle too. It felt weird at the start, but then act 3 clicks in BIG TIME. A few days removed, the more I think about it, the more I like it. I was also surprised at the number of times Homecoming surprised me, despite all the rumors I read. Though I’d advise to stop doing that now. And because people will ask, Spider-Man: Homecoming is EASILY the best Spider-Man movie since Spider-Man 2. Close to Raimi’s original.” – Germain Lussier, io9

“My #SpiderManHomecoming take: Tom H >Tobey, high school stuff works, Avengersverse doesn’t, and it’s a benchmark for blockbuster diversity. It’s a real delight and a lot of fun, his world feels rich & detailed, Holland is a charming Spider-ManBoy #SpiderManHomecoming” – Jen Yamato, The Los Angeles Times

“SpiderManHomecoming is the third best Spider-Man movie. The cast is great, the tone is affable, the drama is… a little thin, honestly.” – William Bibbiani, Crave Online

“I can finally tell you #SpiderManHomecoming is great fun. Very funny, sweet, smaller stakes but more relatable. Tom Holland rocks.” – Jim Vejvoda, IGN

“Spider-Man Homecoming is a hilarious John Hughes-style high school movie disguised as a superhero film. Second best spidey film. Spider-Man 2 [remains the best]. This is a very very worthy number two.” – Peter Sciretta, Slashfilm

“The @SpiderMan screening just ended & my gut hurts from laughing & ZOMG IT’S SO GOOD. This feels so, so right.” – Grae Drake, Rotten Tomatoes

“#SpiderManHomecoming is fantastic. Perfectly cast. Does an impressive job of balancing superheroics & high school drama. Also: Michael Keaton’s Vulture is the best MCU villain since Loki (not that that’s such high bar, but still!) #SpiderManHomecoming.” – Angie J. Han, Mashable

“As a huge Spider-Man fan who hated both AMAZING SPIDER-MANs, I am so happy to say SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is really fun.” – Matt Singer, Screen Crush

“#SpiderManHomecoming is SUCH a good time. Fun, inventive action w/ some of the best humor in a Marvel film yet. Great start for MCU Spidey” – ErikDavis, Fandango

“#SpiderManHomecoming is my favorite Marvel movie. Full stop. Spidey is home at Marvel. Best action in ANY Spidey. A non-stop thrill. LOVE” – Sean O’Connell, Cinema Blend

“Also: #SpiderManHomecoming had a good ol’ classic teen comedy hidden in there, which was a goddamn delight.” – Erin Strecker, Mashable

“#SpiderManHomecoming is one of the best Marvel movies and the best Spider-Man movie, period. So completely terrific, a true crowd pleaser.” – Eric Walkuski, JoBlo

“SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING is an absolute, gosh-darned DELIGHT. It’s like Spider-Man meets CAN’T HARDLY WAIT.” – Mike Ryan, Uproxxx

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” opens in cinemas on July 7th.

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Full Trailer: “The Incredible Jessica James”

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 4:07am

The first trailer has arrived for “The Incredible Jessica James,” the new indie comedy starring “The Daily Show” correspondent Jessica Williams.

Chris O’Dowd, Lakeith Stanfield, and Noel Wells co-star in the film about an aspiring playwright in New York City who is struggling to get over a recent breakup.

She is forced to go on a date with the recently divorced Boone (O’Dowd) and the unlikely duo discover how to make it through the tough times in a social media obsessed post-relationship universe.

Jim Strouse (“Grace Is Gone”) helms the film which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, and hits Netflix on July 28th.

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Tommy Lee Jones Joins Pitt In “Ad Astra”

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 3:56am

Tommy Lee Jones is in final talks to co-star with Brad Pitt in James Gray’s sci-fi epic “Ad Astra” for New Regency, Plan B and RT Features.

Gray and co-wrote the project in which Pitt plays a slightly autistic space engineer Roy McBride whose father (Jones) disappeared twenty years before whilst on a one-way mission to Neptune to find signs of alien life.

McBride sets out on the same path to find him and understand why his mission failed. The tone is said to be akin to Joseph Conrad’s “Heart Of Darkness” but set in deep space.

Gray wrote the script with Ethan Gross while Gray, Rodrigo Teixeira, Anthony Katagas and Marc Butan are producing. Filming begins in September.

Source: Deadline

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Wahlberg Doesn’t Think Bay Will Quit “Transformers”

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:40pm

Both actor Mark Wahlberg and director Michael Bay have announced in the past week that “Transformers: The Last Knight” will be their last outing with the franchise.

That is the first time Wahlberg has expressed such sentiment, but this marks the third time Bay has said he would exit – he said the same during the press rounds for both the third and fourth films in the series.

Speaking with ComicBook.com, Wahlberg himself is as dubious as the rest of us as to whether this is really the end of Bay’s involvement in helming entries in the series:

“It’s one of those things where Michael has built this entire universe right, and he will decide what he wants to do and how he wants to do it.

Right now he says he doesn’t want to do another film and he says that after every film because they are so difficult to make and he pretty much has to do it single-handedly, even with all the help that he has because all of the movie is in his mind.

So he’ll decide that and I would be hard pressed to see him walk away and put it in somebody else’s control and care.”

Bay certainly won’t be helming the first spin-off in the works, “Bumblebee,” which Travis Knight is set to direct and is currently targeting a June 8th 2018 release.

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First Photo: Dinklage & Dornan In “Herve”

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:33pm

The first photo has been released of Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage in director Sacha Gervasi’s “My Dinner With Herve” from HBO Films.

The film draws from Gervasi’s own experience interviewing famed dwarf actor Herve Villechaize, the star of the likes of “Fantasy Island” and “The Man with the Golden Gun” who met a tragic end when he committed suicide in 1993.

The story follows an unlikely friendship which evolves over one wild night in Los Angeles between the actor and the struggling journalist, resulting in life-changing consequences for both.

HBO has not set an air date at this time.

Source: Vulture

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Lansbury In Talks For BBC’s “Little Women”

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:31pm

Angela Lansbury is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming three-part drama series adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s legendary coming-of-age classic “Little Women” for BBC One and PBS Masterpiece.

Heidi Thomas (“Call The Midwife”) is penning and Vanessa Caswill (“Thirteen”) is directing the adaptation which is set against the backdrop of the Civil War. The story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood.

With the help of their mother, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love to loss and marriage. Lansbury will play Aunt March.

Susie Liggat is producing and filming is slated to be begin in July.

Source: Deadline

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UK Full Trailer: “Battle of the Sexes”

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:30pm

A new trailer has been released in the UK for “Battle of the Sexes,” the upcoming film about the legendary tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973.

Emma Stone plays Billie Jean King as she fights against the status quo while coming to terms with her own sexuality while Steve Carell plays Bobby Riggs, a tennis pro facing a gambling problem who is hellbent on recapturing his glory days.

Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue, Natalie Morales, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, and Eric Christian Olsen star in the film from directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (“Little Miss Sunshine”) and a script by Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”).

The film opens on September 22nd.

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“Star Trek: Discovery” Adds Armor, Ditches Rule

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:54am

The upcoming “Star Trek: Discovery” is making two key changes to “Star Trek” lore and both of them are essentially for the better.

The first is the ditching of Gene Roddenberry’s long-standing rule which has long frustrated many writers on the show – to avoid having Starfleet crew members in serious conflict with each other.

In Roddenberry’s idyllic utopian future, the human race was in conflict with others but rarely with itself. Some ‘Trek’ cleverly worked around this rule (eg. alien possession). “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” effectively ignored it by incorporating numerous alien and non-Starfleet characters into its main cast.

The rule is being lifted altogether though from the upcoming “Star Trek: Discovery”. Showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg have confirmed that the rule will not apply on the new series and explain to EW why they’ve made the change:

Harberts: “We’re trying to do stories that are complicated, with characters with strong points of view and strong passions. People have to make mistakes — mistakes are still going to be made in the future. We’re still going to argue in the future.”

Berg: “The rules of Starfleet remain the same. But while we’re human or alien in various ways, none of us are perfect.”

Harberts: “The thing we’re taking from Roddenberry is how we solve those conflicts. So we do have our characters in conflict, we do have them struggling with each other, but it’s about how they find a solution and work through their problems.”

The magazine also has a new photo (see above) of the transporter room of the U.S.S. Shenzou which shows off one other big change – Starfleet officers will don tactical armor on away missions.

“Star Trek: Discovery” is set to kick off on September 24th on CBS All Access in the United States and Netflix around much of the rest of the world.

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George R.R. Martin’s “Nightflyers” Goes To Pilot

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:51am

After first announcing it was in development in May, Syfy has now ordered a pilot based on “Nightflyers,” the 1980 novella by “Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin.

In the project a crew of explorers journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to Earth’s survival.

As the crew nears their destination, they discover that the ship’s artificial intelligence and never-seen captain may be steering them into deadly and unspeakable horrors deep in the dark reaches of space.

Jeff Buhler (“The Midnight Meat Train”) has penned and will executive produce the series in which Martin has no involvement. Gene Klein, David Bartis, and Doug Liman will also executive produce. The property was previously adapted onto film in 1987.

The join both the Superman prequel series “Krypton” and graphic novel adaptation “Happy!” which were ordered to pilot a few months ago and have now been ordered to series.

Source: Variety

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“Blade Runner 2049” To Answer Deckard Question

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 8:59am

With Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming “Blade Runner 2049,” this follow-up to Ridley Scott’s iconic 1982 sci-fi classic promises to answer the big question that fans have wondering since the first film: is Rocl Deckard (Harrison Ford) a replicant?

Scott has long maintained that this was the case, even though the film doesn’t definitively say one way or another. However Scott’s stance on the matter has softened, he tells IGN this week:

“Oh, it was always my thesis theory. It was one or two people who were relevant were… I can’t remember if [screenwriter] Hampton [Fancher] agreed with me or not. But I remember someone had said, ‘Well, isn’t it corny?’ I said, ‘Listen, I’ll be the best f–king judge of that. I’m the director, okay?’

So, and that, you learn – you know, by then I’m 44, so I’m no f–king chicken. I’m a very experienced director from commercials and ‘The Duellists’ and ‘Alien.’ So, I’m able to, you know, answer that with confidence at the time, and say, ‘You know, back off, it’s what it’s gonna be.’

Harrison [Ford], he was never – I don’t remember, actually. I think Harrison was going, ‘Uh, I don’t know about that.’ I said, ‘But you have to be, because Gaff, who leaves a trail of origami everywhere, will leave you a little piece of origami at the end of the movie to say, ‘I’ve been here, I left her alive, and I can’t resist letting you know what’s in your most private thoughts when you get drunk is a f–king unicorn!’ ‘ Right? So, I love ‘Beavis and Butthead,’ so what should follow that is ‘Duh.’

So now it will be revealed [in the sequel], one way or the other.”

Villeneuve himself wasn’t so forthcoming last year when asked the same question, saying the movie wouldn’t necessarily answer the mystery. “Blade Runner 2049” opens on October 6th.

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Photos: Pixar Experimental Short “Smash & Grab”

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 8:58am

Neill Blomkamp is finding inspiration in a new series of experimental short films with his “Oats Studios” initiative, now the first photos are out from Pixar’s attempt to do the same.

Launched late last year and announced in May, the Disney-owned animation studio revealed it had launched an experimental short film division. Within the new program, filmmakers are granted total creative freedom to develop a story, design a world, and produce a short film, within six months, and without any executive supervision.

Today the first photos from that division’s first effort, a short titled “Smash and Grab,” have arrived – posted online by Pixar artist and producer David Lally. More details will be revealed at this year’s annual SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles in early August.

Here are two new images from Smash and Grab, the 1st short from Pixar’s new experimental story program! More at @siggraph! #pixar #animation pic.twitter.com/OY4kHrFk73

— David Lally (@davidmlally) June 22, 2017

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Beach Joins “Aquaman” As Stunt Video Emerges

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 8:57am

Michael Beach (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Patriots Day”) has joined the cast of James Wan’s “Aquaman” for Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics.

Beach has been cast as Jesse Kane, part of a group of high-seas hijackers who has a fateful interaction with Aquaman (Jason Momoa). The role is said to be another villain, but only a minor one overall with Patrick Wilson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II taking on the roles of the main antagonists Ocean Master and Black Manta respectively.

Beach and Momoa previously worked together on “Stargate: Atlantis,” while Beach and Wan worked on “Insidious: Chapter 2”. Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Ludi Lin, Dolph Lundgren and Temuera Morrison also star in the film with Lundgren posting a short video from stunt rehearsals from the film’s set recently.

Dolph Lundgren (King Nereus) practicing stunts for #AHAB#AQUAMAN pic.twitter.com/ggpxrARv8Y

— MAHDi (@MAHDCi) June 21, 2017

“Aquaman” is currently in production in Australia ahead of a December 21st 2018 opening.

Source: Variety

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Scott Plans To Franchise Out “Blade Runner”

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 8:56am

Ridley Scott’s transmogrification from filmmaker to franchise builder is complete. Having already begun expanding the lore of the “Alien” universe with his two recent films “Prometheus” and “Alien Covenant” along with plans for several more, and now he intends to do something similar for “Blade Runner”.

Chatting with IGN, Scott says he’s now into extending the value of IPs he helped create and intends to follow the George Lucas path laid out by “Star Wars” as to franchising out both properties so they can expand and have a life well beyond him:

“Yes. I think that, you know what, George has always proved that. Of course there’s always something. George Lucas. You know, and the way he’s handled ‘Star Wars’ has been spectacular.

It’s what I’ve been trying to do to really evolve ‘Alien,’ because in those days I wasn’t into making sequels, but now suddenly you realize, ‘Well, that’s stupid.’ I’ll use the word ‘duh’ again, right? You’d better get into sequels, duh. So that’s in a way what I’ve been doing.”

Scott also teased a fan theory that the two franchises share the same universe: “Well, I think if ‘Alien’ is in the air, ‘Blade Runner’ is on Earth. And probably is a very good reason why you wanna leave Earth.”

The theory isn’t without grounds as the “Prometheus” DVD boasted an easter egg suggesting Eldon Tyrell was Peter Weyland’s mentor.

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“Rocko’s Modern Life” Gets A Telemovie Revival

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 8:55am

Nickelodeon has announced plans for a continuance of its classic kids show “Rocko’s Modern Life” about the titular Australian wallaby.

Closing out a three season run over two decades ago, the show will now return with a one-hour TV movie titled “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling” which will bring back all the original voice cast members.

In the film, the characters return to Earth after being lost in space since 1996. Upon their return, Rocko is having a hard time dealing with modern life in the 21st century while his friends Heffer the steer and Filburt the neurotic turtle have no problem fitting in.

Rocko soon begins to think that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world. The TV movie will air on Nickelodeon in 2018.

Source: TV Line

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