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News Brief: TOXIC AVENGER Remake; Disney’s 2018 Box Office Win; STRANGER THINGS: Season 3 Episode Titles, & More

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News Brief about: Toxic Avenger Remake; Disney’s 2018 Box Office Win; Stranger Things Season 3 Episode Titles, 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.

The Plot to Jordan Peele’s Upcoming Film ‘Us’ Reveled

The official plot synopsis for Jordan Peele’s Us, the film following the his break-out hit Get Out, has been released.

Us‘ plot synopsis: “A mother (Lupita Nyong’o) and a father (Winston Duke) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Elizabeth Moss). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.”

Us will be released in U.S. theaters through Universal Pictures on March 15, 2019.

Charlie’s Angels Reboot Film Wraps Production

The film production on the Elizabeth Bank‘s directed reboot of Charlie’s Angels has been completed. Now begins post-production and the scoring of the film.

Charlie’s Angels will be released in U.S. theaters through Sony Pictures Releasing on November 1, 2019.

Stranger Things Season 3 Episode Titles Revealed

The episode titles for the third season of Stranger Things has been revealed.

Stranger Things: Season 3 Episode Titles are:

Suzie, Do You Copy?
The Mall Rats
The Case of the Missing Lifeguard
The Sauna Test
The Source
The Birthday
The Bite
The Battle of Starcourt

Regarding “Starcourt”, that is the name of the mall featured that will be featured in the third season.

Strange Times TV adaptation Ordered By TBS

Tom DeLonge‘s graphic novel Strange Times is being adapted into a television series by TBS.

Strange Times‘ plot synopsis:

Charlie Wilkins has it all. Pitcher on the baseball team, point guard on the basketball team, good jock friends and girls who just love him. Then his U.S. Air Force dad goes M.I.A. during a secret mission and Charlie falls into darkness. He quits basketball, pushes away his old friends who all seem so stupid. He stops talking. Nobody knows what he’s going through, because the government has forbidden the family from disclosing Dad’s predicament. Charlie turns into a loner, until an Earth Science assignment forces him to join a new, messed-up team.

Wiz has a brain for science, a love for steampunk, and a total disgust for most human beings. Heavy-set, picked-on Riley has a home life Harry Potter wouldn’t trade for. Mouse and Mattheson are skateboard slackers with a keen interest in tacos and in building a model volcano that looks like a butt. With zero chemistry between them, Charlie can’t see how he’s going to pass this class. Will he be stuck, suffering, in eighth grade forever?

The earth shifts. It seems impossible. A ghost girl reaches out to Charlie through the terrified skater boys. She’s being stalked by a vengeful spirit that shares a past with Charlie’s family. It soon becomes clear that the spirit is coming for him. He has to save the ghost girl and save himself. His only hope? The nerd Wiz, the loser Riley, the skaters Mouse and Mattheson who want to hook-up with the girl. But, seriously, she’s a ghost.

Strange Times indeed…

Sundance London Film Festival 2019 Location Announced

Picturehouse Central by Piccadilly Circus will once again be the location for Sundance London Film Festival. The 2019 Sundance London Film Festival will take place from May 30 – June 2, 2019.

The Toxic Avenger Film Rights Purchased by Legendary

The Toxic Avenger‘s film rights have been purchased by Legendary Entertainment. Legendary is going to reboot the film with an eye for a potential film franchise.

The Toxic Avenger‘s plot synopsis: “Melvin Ferd (Mark Torgl) is a stereotypical 98-pound weakling who works as a janitor at a health club in the fictional town of Tromaville, New Jersey, where the customers—particularly Bozo (Gary Schneider), Slug (Robert Prichard), Wanda (Jennifer Babtist) and Julie (Cindy Manion)—harass him constantly. His tormentors get more and more violent, even deliberately killing a young boy on a bike with their car and taking photos of the carnage afterward. One day, they trick Melvin into wearing a pink tutu and kissing a sheep. He is chased around the health club and out a second story window. He lands in a drum of toxic waste, which sets him on fire. After running down the street in a ball of flames, Melvin douses the flames in his bathtub. The chemicals cause him to transform into a hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength.”

Carmen Sandiego TV Series Premiere Date Announced by Netflix

The new animated Carmen Sandiego TV series will premiere on Netflix on January 18, 2019.

Carmen Sandiego‘s plot synopsis: “the new Carmen Sandiego features not only a new crop of international capers packed but will look into Carmen’s past to tell who she is and why she became a super thief.”

Walt Disney Studios Celebrates Big Box Office Win in 2018

Walt Disney Studios made $7 billion at the global box office in 2018 year-to-date.

Gorilla and the Bird TV Adaptation Ordered by HBO

Zack McDermott‘s novel Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother’s Love is being adapted into a limited television series by HBO.

Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother‘s plot synopsis: “an inspirational tale of a mother’s unconditional love for her bipolar son. It follows Zack (the Gorilla) as he fights to regain his sanity after a devastating psychotic break, turning to the only person who didn’t give up on him – his mother (The Bird). Once a highly successful public defender for The Legal Aid Society of New York, Zach’s sudden illness takes him on a harrowing journey of delusions and antisocial behavior, leading to his eventual arrest and commitment to Bellevue Hospital.”

Bryan Sipe wrote the screenplay for the Jean-Marc Vallée-directed adaptation.

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