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News Brief: ARROW Ending After Season 8; THE RIVER AT NIGHT Adapted; MALEFICENT 2’s New Release Date; & More

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News Brief about: Arrow Ending After Season 8, The River at Night Adapted, Maleficent 2’s New Release Date, 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.

TV Show News

Arrow TV Series Ending After Season 8

Arrow‘s eighth season will be its last season. Season 8 will be ten episodes long.

Series star Stephen Amell made tweet about the series ending:

And this Facebook post:

All good things…

Posted by Stephen Amell on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Freeform’s Motherland: Fort Salem Gets a Full Series Order

Though the series has not premiered yet, Freeform has given Motherland: Fort Salem a ten episode first TV season order.

Motherland: Fort Salem‘s plot synopsis: “Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country, Motherland: Fort Salem follows three young women — two of them played by Taylor Hickson and Jessica Sutton — from basic training in combat magic into early deployment. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped, with the more dominant women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are familiar to our world — but with supernatural tactics and weapons.”

One Hundred Years of Solitude TV Series Coming to Netflix

Gabriel García Márquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude is being adapted into a Spanish-language TV series on Netflix. It will be shot on location in Columbia.

One Hundred Years of Solitude‘s plot synopsis: the novel “follows the story of the multi-generational Buendia family, whose patriarch Jose Arcadio Buendia founded Macondo, a fictional town in Colombia.”

The Sinner Renewed for Season 3 by USA

The Sinner has been renewed for a third season by USA with Matt Bomer joining the TV series alongside Bill Pullman.

The Sinner Season 3 will follow Detective Harry Ambrose (Pullman) as he begins a routine investigation of a tragic car accident on the outskirts of Dorchester, in upstate New York. Ambrose uncovers a hidden crime that pulls him into the most dangerous and disturbing case of his career…Bomer will play Jamie, an upstanding Dorchester resident and expectant father who looks to Ambrose for support in the wake of an accident.

Movie News

Fair and Balanced is Given a Theatrical Release Date

Fair and Balanced will be released in U.S. theaters through Lionsgate on December 20, 2019.

All That Heaven Allows is Moving Forward at Universal Pictures

All That Heaven Allows, a biographical film about actor Rock Hudson, is moving forward at Universal Studios from a screenplay written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Greg Berlanti. The film will be based on All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson by Mark Griffin.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’s Theatrical Release Date has Been Changed

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will be released in U.S. theaters through Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures on October 18, 2019.

New Line Cinema Has Acquired the Film Rights for Hello Kitty

The Sanrio’s Hello Kitty film rights have been acquired New Line Cinema for the production and release of a motion picture.

Novel The Silent Patient is Being Adapted into Feature Film

Alex Michaelidesnovel The Silent Patient is being produced into a motion picture by Annapurna Pictures and Plan B.

The Silent Patient‘s plot synopsis: “the film follows Alicia Berenson, a famous painter married to a popular fashion photographer who seemingly leads a picturesque life in London. One evening, her husband returns home late, and she shoots him five times in the face, then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to give any kind of explanation causes the price of her art skyrockets while she resides at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. A criminal psychotherapist named Theo Faber waits a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to solve the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations which threatens to consume him.”

Sherlock Holmes 3’s Theatrical Release Date has Been Changed

Sherlock Holmes 3 will be released in U.S. theaters through Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow on December 22, 2021.

Miramax Secures Film Rights to Novel The River At Night

The film rights to Erica Ferencik novel The River At Night have been acquired by Miramax.

Eli Roth may direct the film and Melanie Toast may write it.

The River at Night’s plot synopsis: “Stifled by a soul-crushing job, devastated by the death of her beloved brother, and lonely after the end of a 15-year marriage, Wini is feeling vulnerable. So when her three best friends insist on a high-octane getaway for their annual girls’ trip, she signs on, despite her misgivings. What starts out as an invigorating hiking and rafting excursion in the remote Allagash Wilderness soon becomes an all-too-real nightmare; a freak accident leaves the women stranded, separating them from their raft and everything they need to survive. When night descends, a fire on the mountainside lures them to a ramshackle camp that appears to be their lifeline. But as Wini and her friends grasp the true intent of their supposed saviors, long buried secrets emerge and lifelong allegiances are put to the test. To survive, Wini must reach beyond the world she knows to harness an inner strength she never knew she possessed.”

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