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News Brief: CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA Renewed; RASHMON TV Adaptation; Penny Marshall Has Died, & More

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News Brief about: the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Renewal, Rashmon TV Adaptation, Penny Marshall’s Death, 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.

Movie News

Penny Marshall Has Died

Actress and director Penny Marshall passed away today at the age of 75. She died due to complications from diabetes. Penny Marshall starred in the hit comedy TV series Laverne & Shirley and directed such films as A League of Their Own, Renaissance Man, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Awakenings, The Preacher’s Wife, and Riding in Cars with Boys.

Rosa Parks Film is Being Developed by Winter State Entertainment

A feature film about civil rights icon Rosa Parks entitled Rosa is being developed by Winter State Entertainment.

Rosa‘s plot synopsis: “Rosa will chronicle the first 24-hours as they unfold after the arrest of Parks on December 1, 1955. The project will also recognize the contributions to the civil rights movement that the civil rights advocate/activist made both before and after the racist incident in Alabama.”

Charlie Kessler and Hamid Torabpour wrote the screenplay for the film.

The Conjuring 3’s Plot Revealed

The Conjuring 3 will center in a “man on trial for murder who claimed he was possessed.”

David Leslie Johnson wrote the screenplay for the Michael Chaves-directed film.

The Conjuring 3 will be released in 2020.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’s New Theatrical Release Revealed by Screen Media

Terry Gilliam‘s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will be released in U.S. theaters through Screen Media ion March of 2019.

TV Show News

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Renewed for Two More Seasons by Netflix

Netflix has renewed the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina television series for seasons three and four, sixteen additional episodes total.

Van Helsing Renewed for Season 4 by Syfy

Syfy has renewed the Van Helsing television series for season four, thirteen additional episodes total.

Tell Me a Story Renewed for Season 2 by CBS All Access

CBS All Access has renewed the Tell Me a Story television series for season two.

Preacher TV Series Cancelled after Seven Seasons by CBS

CBS has cancelled the Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu-starring Elementary television series after seven seasons.

Young Justice: Outsiders Plot Synopsis Released for DC Universe TV Series

DC Universe has released the official plot synopsis for the first three episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders.

Episode 3.01 – Princes All “After the Justice League faces a horrifying incident on the planet Rann, Dick Grayson gathers an elite squad of heroes to shut down a meta-human trafficking syndicate in Markovia.”

Episode 3.02 – Royal We “Dick Grayson, Artemis Crock, Conner Kent and Jefferson Pierce go undercover in Markovia to stop the Bedlam Syndicate’s meta-human trafficking cartel – before it claims another victim.”

Episode 3.03 – Eminent Threat “Conner Kent and Prince Biron Markov are in the clutches of Count Vertigo, leaving Dick Grayson, Artemis Crock and an emotionally damaged Jefferson Pierce to save them and put an end to the Bedlam Syndicate.”

Young Justice: Outsiders will begin airing on January 4, 2019.

Rashomon Film Being Adapted into a TV series

Akira Kurosawa‘s classic samurai film Rashomon is being adapted into a ten-part TV mini-series by Amblin TV. The story will four different perspectives: “bandit, the bride, a woodcutter and the ghost of the samurai.”

Rashomon‘s plot synopsis: the story “revolves around the rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband and sees the story told from four different perspectives.”

29 Dates Book-to-TV Adaptation coming to Disney+

Melissa de la Cruz‘s YA book film 29 Dates is being adapted into a TV series by The Gotham Group. 29 Dates‘s plot synopsis: “The story centers on a Korean exchange student who moves to the United States. Sixteen-year old Jisu Kim struggles against the academic pressure exerted by her ambitious parents, who also set her up on a number of seon (matchmaker) dates to meet appropriate young men from Seoul to San Francisco. The book has been compared to Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and lauded for its depiction of characters from a range of ethnicities as well as its accurate cultural details of Korean life, along with its surprise romantic ending.”

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