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“License to Drive” Gets A Remake

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:53am

A remake of iconic 1988 comedy “License to Drive” is currently in the works over at 20th Century Fox.

Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Heather Graham starred in the story of a teen who, after failing his driver’s test, decides to go for a night on the town with his friends and with his grandfather’s prized 1972 Cadillac Sedan de Ville. Trouble ensues.

The new take switches up the genders, offering female leads in a script being penned by Alisha Brophy and Scott Miles (“White Girl Problems”). John Davis is producing.

Source: THR

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Scott Glenn Joins Hulu’s “Castle Rock” Series

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:50am

Scott Glenn has been cast as the character of Alan Pangborn in the upcoming Hulu series “Castle Rock”.

Based on the mythology of Stephen King’s novels, the story is set in the fictional town in Maine where a number of those stories unfold.

In the series, Pangborn is a retired Sheriff who presided over some of the darkest years in Castle Rock’s checkered history with the character a key player in the novels “Needful Things” and “The Dark Half”.

Glenn joins Andre Holland, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Lynskey, Jane Levy and Bill Skarsgard in the Hulu series which is expected to arrive next year. Sam Shaw, Dustin Thomason, J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer are producing.

Source: Deadline

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No Cash For Hate, Say Mainstream Crowdfunding Firms

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:20am
An anonymous reader shares a report: Online fund-raising sites are turning their backs on activists looking to offer financial support for James Fields, the man accused of driving his car into counter-protesters at a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. GoFundMe, Kickstarter and other mainstream crowdfunding firms have policies that prohibit hate speech or abuse, the latest example of technology firms making it harder for far-right groups to organize online. Fields is accused of killing one woman and injuring 19 others on Saturday after the rally in Charlottesville turned violent. Supporters of Fields, who was denied bail at a court hearing in Virginia on Monday, have turned to the internet to raise money for his legal defense. GoFundMe, one of the two leading crowdfunding firms, said on Monday it has removed multiple fundraising campaigns for Fields, because the company prohibits the promotion of hate speech and violence.

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Daniel Craig Still Undecided On Bond

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:51am

Despite the various reports in the British tabloids which say Daniel Craig’s return to the role of James Bond is a done deal, the actor himself says things are still in limbo.

Speaking with Boston radio show Magic 106.7 during promotional rounds for “Logan Lucky,” the British actor says pretty much straight up where things stand with his fifth outing and the franchise’s overall twenty-fifth film:

“No decision has been made at the moment, there’s a lot of noise out there and nothing official has been confirmed and I’m not, like, holding out for more money or doing anything like that. It’s just all very personal decisions to be made at the moment… I know they’re desperate to get going and I would in theory love to do it, but there is no decision, uh, just yet.”

Naturally, there will be people who say Craig is simply ‘negotiating in the press’ for more money and/or creative control, and it wouldn’t be hard to understand that Craig will have a big say in which director he’d like to work with for likely his final outing in the role.

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“Captain Marvel” Gets A New Scribe

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:48am

Marvel Studios has hired rising new scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet to take over the script of the “Captain Marvel” film.

She replaces Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman as the screenwriters for the project which will star Brie Larson as former air force pilot Carol Danvers turned cosmic powered being Captain Marvel.

LeFauve work on Disney’s animated feature “Gigantic” reportedly kept the pair from ever finishing a script for the film, and with production fast approaching it was decided to get Robertson-Dworet onboard.

Robertson-Dworet most recently penned the script for the Alicia Vikander-led reboot of the “Tomb Raider” film franchise along with the screenplay for the Margot Robbie-led “Suicide Squad” spin-off “Gotham City Sirens”.

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (“Mississippi Grind”) are still attached to direct the Brie Larson-led film which is targeting a March 8th 2019 release.

Source: Heat Vision

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Tech Companies Urge Supreme Court To Boost Cellphone Privacy

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:40am
More than a dozen high technology companies and the biggest wireless operator in the United States, Verizon, have called on the U.S. Supreme Court to make it harder for government officials to access individuals' sensitive cellphone data. From a report: The companies filed a 44-page brief with the court on Monday night in a high-profile dispute over whether police should have to get a warrant before obtaining data that could reveal a cellphone user's whereabouts. Signed by some of Silicon Valley's biggest names, including Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Snap and Alphabet's Google, the brief said that as individuals' data is increasingly collected through digital devices, greater privacy protections are needed under the law. "That users rely on technology companies to process their data for limited purposes does not mean that they expect their intimate data to be monitored by the government without a warrant," the brief said.

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The Full Float VR Experience From “IT”

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:02am

A few weeks out from the release of the film itself Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed the full “IT: Float VR” cinematic experience online. Walk the streets and sewers of Derry, Maine and come face to face with the sinister Pennywise the Clown.

Andres Muschetti’s “IT” is the first of a two-film adaptation of arguably Stephen King’s most iconic work of pure horror. Tthe story follows seven children in Maine who come face to face with life problems, bullies and a shape shifting, child eating monster that most often takes the shape of a sinister clown named Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard).

Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman and Chase Palmer penned the script for the film which stars Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Owen Teague, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Chosen Jacobs.

“IT” opens everywhere on September 8th.

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Feeling Bad About Feeling Bad Can Make You Feel Worse

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:00am
An anonymous reader writes: Pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long run, according to new UC Berkeley research. "We found that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer negative emotions, which adds up to better psychological health," said study senior author Iris Mauss, an associate professor of psychology at UC Berkeley. At this point, researchers can only speculate on why accepting your joyless emotions can defuse them, like dark clouds passing swiftly in front of the sun and out of sight. "Maybe if you have an accepting attitude toward negative emotions, you're not giving them as much attention," Mauss said. "And perhaps, if you're constantly judging your emotions, the negativity can pile up."

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Netflix Renews “Ozark” For A Second Season

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:59am

Netflix has renewed its recently launched original series “Ozark” for a second season of ten episodes.

Jason Bateman and Laura Linney star in the series about a Chicago financial advisor and money launderer who must quickly uproot his kids and move the operation to The Ozarks, after his partner is caught cheating the business.

Created by Bill Dubuque, the series also stars Esai Morales, Julia Garner, Marc Menchaca, Jason Butler Harner and Harris Yulin. Bateman also serves as an executive producer and director.

Source: Netflix

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NASA is Sending Bacteria Into the Sky on Balloons During the Eclipse

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:20am
An anonymous reader shares a report: As the Moon blocks the Sun's light completely next week in a total solar eclipse, more than 50 high-altitude balloons in over 20 locations across the US will soar up to 100,000 feet in the sky. On board will be Raspberry Pi cameras, weather sensors, and modems to stream live eclipse footage. They'll also have metal tags coated with very hardy bacteria, because NASA wants to know whether they will survive on Mars. Every time we send a rover to the Red Planet, our own microorganisms latch on to them and hitch a ride across space. What happens to these bacteria once they're on Mars? Do they mutate? Do they die? Or can they continue living undisturbed, colonizing worlds other than our own? To answer these questions we need to run experiments here on Earth, and the eclipse on August 21st provides the perfect opportunity. The balloons are being sent up by teams of high school and college students from across the US as part of the Eclipse Ballooning Project, led by Angela Des Jardins of Montana State University. When Jim Greene, the director of planetary science at NASA, first heard that over 50 balloons were being flown to the stratosphere to live stream the eclipse, he couldn't believe his ears. "I said, oh my god, that's like being on Mars!" Greene tells The Verge. NASA couldn't pass on the opportunity.

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We're Not Walking Away From Continuum, Says HP

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 8:40am
An anonymous reader shares a report: While Windows roadmaps purportedly leaked to a blog last week appear to have a big hole in them where mobile should be, HP Inc tells us it has been assured by Redmond there are no plans to drop Continuum. HP is the sole major mobile vendor committed to the Windows Mobile Edition of Windows 10 and bet big on Continuum, the multimode "use-your-phone-as-a-PC" feature on which some of HP's ambitions rest. El Reg was impressed by HP's plans to build an ecosystem around the multi-mode capabilities of the HP Elite x3 phone, which doubles up as a PC replacement. (Or tries to.) Launching in over 50 markets, the ecosystem includes a streaming apps service HP Workplace to fill in the app gap, and even a "lap dock." HP pitched it at field workers and verticals. The only thing letting Inc-ers down was the quality of the software from Microsoft. Spring came and went without the expected improvements to Continuum. Unauthorised briefings last week suggest the Windows Mobile branch of Windows 10 is now an orphan.

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Further Reports On Cruise’s M:I-6 Injury

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 8:23am

Earlier this week came a set video of Tom Cruise’s hitting the side of a building and limping away whilst shooting an action sequence for Christopher McQuarrie’s “Mission: Impossible 6”.

Today, British paper The Sun claims to have more details on the incident and say that the actor did ‘serious damage’ and has been left with two broken bones in his ankle requiring months of recovery.

Their source claims it’s severe enough that filming will be postponed for four months: “The injury is worse than was at first feared. Tom did serious damage and will need months to recover. He is the film’s biggest star and everything revolves around him. The movie’s bosses had no choice other than to postpone the filming.”

Cruise is now expected to head home to the US for treatment, and if the report of the delay is true then the planned Summer 2018 release may be pushed back.

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No Nick Fury In “Panther,” “Avengers” 3 & 4

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 8:11am

Despite Nick Fury being the character to kick it all off, Samuel L. Jackson’s former S.H.I.E.L.D. director won’t be seen much in upcoming projects in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

We do know Fury will be returning for 2019’s “Captain Marvel,” with Jackson playing a younger version of himself. Trouble is, according to Jackson in a recent Yahoo UK interview, he has yet to receive any official confirmation of his joining that cast:

“I haven’t signed a contract, haven’t seen a script. I talked to Brie [Larson] the other day, she didn’t say anything. She’s the only person I know that’s actually in the movie.”

Jackson then proceeded to confirm Fury will not appear in either of the upcoming “Avengers” movies, or Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther”:

“I wasn’t in the ‘superhero argument’ movie [Captain America: Civil War], I’m not in Avengers 3 and 4. They’re shooting them now, and they haven’t called me yet. They wouldn’t let me go to Black Panther-ville, so it’s kinda like how you gonna make a black Marvel movie and not let Nick Fury show up in it?!”

“Captain Marvel” is slated to hit cinemas in 2019.

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Teaser Trailer: Baumbach’s “Meyerowitz Stories”

Dark Horizons - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 8:10am

Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for acclaimed filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” which will premiere exclusively on the service on October 13th.

Having played Cannes and set to screen at the New York Film Festival ahead of its release, the film follows a group of adult siblings contending with the influence of their aging father.

Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten, and Emma Thompson co-star in the film which scroed mixed reviews at the Cannes launch.

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Netflix Co-Founder's Crazy Plan: Pay $10 a Month, Go to the Movies All You Want

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 8:00am
Mitch Lowe, a founder of Netflix, has a crazy idea. Through his new startup MoviePass, he wants to subsidize our film habit, letting us go to the theater once a day for about the price of a single ticket. From a report: Lowe, an early Netflix executive who now runs a startup called MoviePass, plans to drop the price of the company's movie ticket subscriptions on Tuesday to $9.95. The fee will let customers get in to one showing every day at any theater in the U.S. that accepts debit cards. MoviePass will pay theaters the full price of each ticket used by subscribers, excluding 3D or Imax screens. MoviePass could lose a lot of money subsidizing people's movie habits. So the company also raised cash on Tuesday by selling a majority stake to Helios and Matheson Analytics, a small, publicly traded data firm in New York. [...] Theater operators should certainly welcome any effort to increase sales. The top four cinema operators, led by AMC Entertainment, lost $1.3 billion in market value early this month after a disappointing summer.

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64-bit Firefox is the New Default on 64-bit Windows

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 7:20am
An anonymous reader shares a blog post: Users on 64-bit Windows who download Firefox will now get our 64-bit version by default. That means they'll install a more secure version of Firefox, one that also crashes a whole lot less. How much less? In our tests so far, 64-bit Firefox reduced crashes by 39% on machines with 4GB of RAM or more.

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Intel CEO Exits President Trump's Manufacturing Council

/. - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 6:40am
Ina Fried, writing for Axios: Intel said Monday that CEO Brian Krzanich was leaving President Trump's American Manufacturing Council, the latest executive to distance himself from the president following the weekend's events in Virginia. In a blog post, Krzanich said that the decline in American manufacturing remains a serious issue, but said that "politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America's manufacturing base. I resigned to call attention to the serious harm our divided political climate is causing to critical issues, including the serious need to address the decline of American manufacturing," Krzanich said in a blog post. "Politics and political agendas have sidelined the important mission of rebuilding America's manufacturing base."

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