News Brief about: The Walking Dead’s 2nd Spin-off, The Sandlot TV Sequel, Edge of Tomorrow 2 is Moving Forward, and More
Edge of Tomorrow 2 is Moving Forward
The sequel to Warner Bros.’ Edge of Tomorrow 2 is moving forward with Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and director Doug Liman all expected to return.
The Night Circus is Moving Forward
Writer / director Geremy Jasper is bringing Erin Morgenstern‘s book The Night Circus to the big screen.
The Night Circus‘ book plot synopsis: “The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.”
Disney Seeks WarnerMedia’s 10% of Hulu
With Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, they will own 60% of Hulu. Disney wants a decisive controlling stake in Hulu so they are seeking WarnerMedia (owned by AT&T)’s 10%, which would give Disney 70% ownership of Hulu.
If successful, there is speculation that Hulu is where Disney’s newly acquired Rated-R films, through the Fox acquisition, will land. I doubt that Disney wants films like Red Sparrow and Logan available of Disney+, a streaming service geared toward families.
Rambo: Last Blood is Given a Release Date
Rambo: Last Blood will be released in U.S. theaters through Lionsgate on September 20, 2019.
Aquaman 2 Release Date Revealed
Aquaman 2 will be released in U.S. theaters through Warner Bros. on December 16, 2022.
Hellboy Reboot Has Been Given its Rating
The Hellboy reboot has received an R-rating from the MPAA.
It's what we deserve. Neil Marshall's HELLBOY: Rated R for strong bloody violence and gore throughout, and language…and because they advertised it as "Legendary AF."
— Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) February 27, 2019
Escape Room 2 is Moving Forward
The sequel to Columbia Pictures’ Escape Room is moving forward with director Adam Robitel and writer Bragi F. Schut returning.
Fear Street Film Adaptation Trilogy Moving Forward
R.L. Stine‘s book series Fear Street is being made into a film trilogy.
The current directors and cast of the films:
Leigh Janiak will direct the first and third films, and Alex Ross Perry will direct the second. Kiana Madeira (Really Me) and Olivia Welch (Agent Carter) will star in all three films.
Madeira and Welch will each be playing gay teenagers trying to navigate their rocky relationship when they’re targeted by the crazy horrors of their small town, Shadyside. Each actress will be playing two different characters — one in the mid-’90s, and one in the 1600s, when gay women faced even greater adversity and repercussions — and they’re both slated to appear in all three films.
TV Show News
Disney Villains Are Getting Their Own TV Series
The Walking Dead is Getting a Second Spin-off TV Series
AMC COO Ed Carroll had this to say:
“We’re not at a stage where we’ll be announcing its plans to premiere. But we have hired creative people that have pitched story outlines. We feel very good about the development of that series. We’re not in a position to talk about partnerships in terms of other territories or ancillary windows, other than that there’s a healthy appetite for it and we’ve had a number of conversations with a lot of players in the space.”
Firefly Lane is Moving Forward
Netflix has ordered a ten-episode TV adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s Firefly Lane novels.
Firefly Lane‘s book plot synopsis: “Firefly Lane follows Kate and Tully, who meet as young girls and become inseparable best friends throughout 30 years of ups and downs, successes and failures, depression and disappointments. When an unthinkable betrayal breaks them apart the two women go their separate ways, and it’s unclear whether they’ll ever be able to reconcile.”
Star Trek: Discovery Renewed for Season 3 by CBS All Access
Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a third season by CBS All Access.
The Sandlot Sequel TV Series Gets Original Film Cast
The film The Sandlot is getting a sequel TV series that has already been green-lit for two season starring the original cast for the film:
The original cast for the series included Mike Vitar (Benjamin “Benny” Franklin Rodriguez), Patrick Renna (Hamilton “Ham” Porter), Chauncey Leopardi (Michael “Squints” Palledorous), Victor DiMattia (Timmy Timmons), Marty York (Alan “Yeah-Yeah” McClennan), Shane Obedzinski (Tommy “Repeat” Timmons), Grant Gelt (Bertram Grover Weeks), and Brandon Quintin Adams (Kenny DeNunez).
The streaming service that the TV series will air on has not been disclosed.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Renewed for Season 7 by NBC
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been renewed for a seventh season by NBC.
— Alan Sepinwall (@sepinwall) February 27, 2019
Beverly Hills, 90210 Revival is Moving Forward with Original Cast at Fox
Fox has ordered a revival of Beverly Hills, 90210 and it will feature most of the original cast. Those cast members include: Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, and Tori Spelling.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 revival will be six episodes long and will air during the summer of 2019.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 revival’s plot synopsis: “The actors will not be playing their characters from the show, but rather heightened versions of themselves. Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Jason, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian and Tori reunite when one of them suggests it’s time to get a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot up and running. But getting it going may make for more drama than the reboot itself.”
Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler are writing the screenplays for the revival.
Resident Alien gets TV Series Order at Syfy
Resident Alien has been ordered to series by Syfy and stars Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, and Levi Fiehler.
Resident Alien‘s plot synopsis: based on the Dark Horse comics series by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, “Resident Alien is described as a dark, twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story. Adapted for television by Chris Sheridan (Family Guy), it follows a crash-landed alien named Harry (Tudyk) who, after taking on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor, slowly begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth — ultimately asking the question, “Are human beings worth saving?”
David Dobkin is directing the pilot episode.
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