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Brief News about: Elseworlds, 20th Century Fox New Release Dates, Netflix New Series Orders, and More

In brief, new movie news and television show news has broken. Below you will find a brief rundown on all that news and their most significant segments, distilled down to the most salient information.

2018 Arrowverse Crossover Officially Titled

This year’s 2018 Arrowverse Crossover event has been officially titled Elseworlds.

The 2018 Arrowverse crossover dates are: The Flash on December 9, 2018, Arrow on December 10, 2018, and Supergirl on December 11, 2018.

Train to Buscan Remake Heading to the U.S.

New Line Cinema has won the bidding war for the United States of America remake for Train to Busan.

Gary Dauberman is writing the screenplay for the remake film. James Wan is producing the film.

Happy Death Day 2U

The sequel to Happy Death Day, entitled to Happy Death Day 2U, will be released on February 14, 2019 on Valentine’s Day.

Happy Death Day 2U‘s plot synopsis: “This time, our hero Tree (Jessica Rothe) discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.”

The film stars Jessica Rothe, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken, Jason Bayle, Phi Vu, and Donna Duplantier.

Christopher Landon wrote and directed the film.

Making a Murderer: Season 2 Receives a Release Date

The second season of Making a Murderer will be released on Netflix on October 19, 2018.

Making a Murderer: Season 2’s plot synopsis: “Part 2 introduces viewers to Kathleen Zellner, Steven Avery’s hard-charging postconviction lawyer, in her fight to prove that Avery was wrongly convicted and win his freedom. Ricciardi and Demos follow Zellner, who has righted more wrongful convictions than any private attorney in America, as she tirelessly works the case and uncovers unexpected evidence about what may have happened to Teresa Halbach and about how and why the jury convicted Steven of her murder.

Ricciardi and Demos also follow Dassey’s post-conviction lawyers, Laura Nirider and Steven Drizin with Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, as they fight in federal court to prove their client’s confession was involuntary, a fight that could take Brendan’s case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Netflix Orders Five New TV Series, Three of Them Sci-fi

Three new scifi TV shows, entitled The I-Land, October Faction, Warrior NunVirgin River, and Sweet Magnolias respectively, have been green-lit by Netflix.

The I-Land

The I-Land‘s plot synopsis: “When ten people wake up on a treacherous island with no memory of who they are or how they got there, they set off on a trek to try to get back home. They soon discover this world is not as it seems. Faced with the island’s extreme psychological and physical challenges, they must rise to their better selves — or die as their worst ones.”

Kate Bosworth, Natalie Martinez, and Alex Pettyfer are set to star in The I-Land.

October Faction

October Faction‘s plot synopsis: based on the comic book series written by Steve Niles, “October Faction follows globetrotting monster hunters Fred and Deloris Allen who, after the death of Fred’s father, return to their hometown in upstate New York with their teenage children Geoff and Viv. As the family adjusts, Fred and Deloris must hide their identities as members of a secret organization, and our heroes quickly discover that their new small-town setting isn’t as idyllic as it seems.”

October Faction‘s directors include Director X, Damian Kindler, Megan Follows, Mina Shum, and David Frazee.

Warrior Nun

Warrior Nun‘s plot synopsis: “Warrior Nun revolves around a 19-year-old woman who wakes up in a morgue with a new lease on life and a divine artifact embedded in her back. She discovers she is now part of an ancient order that has been tasked with fighting demons on Earth, and powerful forces representing both heaven and hell want to find and control her.”

Simon Barry will be the writer on the series.

Virgin River

Virgin River‘s plot synopsis: based on the book series by Robyn Carr, “Melinda Monroe answers an ad to work as a nurse practitioner in the remote California town of Virgin River thinking it will be the perfect place to start fresh and leave her painful memories behind. But she soon discovers that small-town living isn’t quite as simple as she expected and that she must learn to heal herself before she can truly make Virgin River her home.”

Virgin River was given a ten episode order.

Sweet Magnolias

Sweet Magnolias‘ plot synopsis: based on the book series by Sherryl Woods, “Sweet Magnolias centers on three South Carolina women, best friends since high school, as they shepherd each other through the complexities of romance, career, and family.”

Sweet Magnolias was given a ten episode order.

20th Century Fox Release Date Changes for 2018-2019

Numerous theatrical releases for 20th Century Fox films have changed.

Alita: Battle Angel will now be opening in theaters on February 14, 2019.

The supposed PG-13 re-release of Deadpool 2 will be released on December 21, 2018.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be released on June 7, 2019.

Gambit will be released on March 13, 2020.

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