June 27: This Week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD

by Silas Lesnick

Here's what's hitting Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD the week of June 27. What are you picking up June 27?

Here’s what’s hitting Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD the week of June 27

Kicking off the new releases this week is the comically violent thriller The Belko Experiment. Also be on the lookout for the R-rated comedy CHIPS, the superhero fantasy Power Rangers, and the long-awaited Danny Boyle follow-up T2 Trainspotting. Arriving on DVD June 27 is the bigger-than-life comedy Absolutely Anything and crime thrillers Correspondence and Grey Lady.

RELATED: Watch an Exclusive Clip from Vestron’s The Unholy Blu-ray

We brought you an exclusive clip earlier this week and now you can catch Vestron’s tenth release, the 1988 demonic thriller The Unholy, as it arrives on Blu-ray June 27.

Warner Archive, meanwhile, turns their attention back to Sidney Lumet. Having already delivered a Blu-ray version of the five-time Academy Award-nominated director’s 1982 Deathtrap, the studio now brings to HD 1988’s Running on Empty. That film saw the late River Phoenix himself get an Oscar nomination for his performance opposite Judd Hirsch and Christine Lahti as parents who have kept their history as wanted fugitives from their teenage son.

The Criterion Collection returns to their long-out-of-print DVD version of Straw Dogs with a brand new Blu-ray edition of the violent Sam Peckinpah thriller. They’ve also got a new HD version of Alfred Hitchock’s early mystery The Lodger.

June 27 is a very pink week indeed as Shout! Factory delivers a six-disc Pink Panther Collection that includes the Blake Edwards and Peter Sellers collaborations The Pink Panther, A Shot in the Dark, The Return of the Pink Panther, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, Revenge of the Pink Panther and Trail of the Pink Panther. Meanwhile, Kino delivers three more non-Sellers entries with Blu-ray versions of Inspector CloseauCurse of the Pink Panther and Son of the Pink Panther.

Also arriving from Shout! Factory this week is a Shout! Select version of the 1992 action thriller Trespass and 1959 sci-fi adventure The Angry Red Planet.

The Autopsy of Jane Doe, previously available as a store exclusive, finds itself in wide release June 27.

From the small screen, this week brings home Prison Break, both as just the recent Event Series and as a complete series box set. Then, available on DVD only, there’s season three of the contemporary vampire thriller The Strain. But if older television is more your style, there’s a Blu-ray upgrade for the James Garner P.I. series The Rockford Files, available in a complete series set June 27.

Other television fare coming home June 27 are the animated film Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions, the complete Power Rangers: Dino Supercharge and, through Shout! Factory, a re-release of the complete Home Movies, a gem of a late ’90s animated series that, along with Doctor Katz, introduced the world to Archer and Bob’s Burger‘s star H. Jon_Benjamin.

Debuting via Digital HD June 27 is the franchise actioner The Fate of the Furious. Then, on Friday, June 30, you can stream both Tommy’s Honour and The Lost City of Z.

You can check out cover art for all the June 27, 2017 releases in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each release’s special features (where applicable).

Iron Man 2 Spider-Man Cameo Confirmed by Tom Holland

by Jenna Busch

Iron Man 2 Spider-Man appearance is confirmed by star Tom Holland.

Was there an Iron Man 2 Spider-Man cameo appearance?! Tom Holland confirms retcon Easter Egg

A very cool fan theory has been confirmed by Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland. You may have read about the Iron Man 2 Spider-Man appearance here and there. Basically, the theory is that the little Iron Man fan who holds up his hand to fight one of the Hammer drones in the 2010 film was none other than Peter Parker.

When speaking to Huffington Post, Holland confirmed the Iron Man 2 Spider-Man, or at least Peter Parker appearance.

“It is Peter Parker,” he says. “I can confirm that, that is Peter Parker. I can confirm that as of today. I literally had a conversation with Kevin Feige only 20 minutes ago. Maybe I’ve just done a big, old spoiler, but it’s out there now. It’s cool. I like the idea that Peter Parker has been in the universe since the beginning.”

A young Peter Parker / Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Spider-Man: Homecoming also stars Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover and Tyne Daly.

Directed by Jon WattsSpider-Man: Homecoming was written by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley, Jon Watts & Christopher Ford, and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers. The film is produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, and executive produced by Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Jeremy Latcham, and Stan Lee.

Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into theaters on July 7. A sequel is already scheduled for July 5, 2019 and Tom Holland recently confirmed a third film is also in the works. Are you heading back in to check out the Iron Man 2 Spider-Man appearance on the DVD or Blu-ray? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Laura Harrier Cast in HBO’s Fahrenheit 451

by Jenna Busch

Laura Harrier is set to play Millie in the upcoming HBO movie Fahrenheit 451

Laura Harrier is set to play Millie in the upcoming HBO movie Fahrenheit 451

Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s Laura Harrier has signed on to join Michael B. Jordan (Creed) and Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) in the upcoming Fahrenheit 451 cast, according to BlackFilm. The HBO movie adaptation of the classic Ray Bradbury novel has also cast The Mummy star Sofia Boutella as the informant Clarisse. Laura Harrier will play Millie (called Mildred in the novel), “Montog’s social media immersed wife whose current consumption of all things digital results in a disconnected marriage.” Harrier will play Liz Allan in upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming.

In the dystopian novel, television and media exist to numb the populace, history has been eradicated and “fireman” burn all the books. Jordan will reportedly play Montag, a fireman who tries to shake off the role he’s taken on after meeting Clarisse, who teaches him about the past. Shannon will play Beatty, Montag’s captain and mentor.

Here is the official book description: “Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television “family.” But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people didn’t live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television.

“When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. He starts hiding books in his home, and when his pilfering is discovered, the fireman has to run for his life.”

Jordan will executive produce Fahrenheit 451 through his Outlier Productions, alongside Sarah Green from Brace Cover Productions, Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Ramin Bahrani from Noruz Films. Bahrani, who recently directed Shannon in 99 Homes, will co-write the script with Amir Naderi, as well as direct the film. David Coatsworth is also producing. The project has yet to get a final commitment from HBO, though the trade says that it’s moving in that direction.

What do you guys think of Laura Harrier being cast in Fahrenheit 451? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

(Photo by Victor Chavez/WireImage)

Josh Charles Joins Law & Order: The Menendez Brothers in Pivotal Role

by Jenna Busch

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers casts The Good Wife star Josh Charles

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers casts The Good Wife star Josh Charles

The Good Wife star Josh Charles has joined the cast of the upcoming NBC series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, according to THR. The series, which comes to us from producer Dick Wolf, stars four-time Emmy Award winner Edie Falco (The Sopranos) as lead attorney Leslie Abramson, who represented the brothers who killed their wealthy parents Jose and Kitty Menendez in a Beverly Hills mansion. Emmy-nominated Charles will play Dr. Jerome Oziel, the controversial psychiatrist to the brothers.

Heather Graham (The Hangover), Elizabeth Reaser (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) and Larry Cedar (Mad Men) were recently cast in the series. Graham will play Judalon Smyth, a woman having an affair with Oziel. Reaser will play Deputy District Attorney Pam Bozanich who is assigned to the case and Cedar will play Milton Anderson, the older brother of Kitty Menendez. Julianne Nicholson (August: Osage County), Anthony Edwards (Top Gun), and Sam Jaeger (Parenthood) have been previously cast in the show.

Law & Order: True Crime: The Menendez Murders will premiere on Tuesday at 10pm on NBC beginning September 26. Here is the official info for the show:

Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe winner Edie Falco (The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie), this new true-crime installment of the powerhouse Law & Order franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.

What do you guys think of the casting of Josh Charles? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

Fuller House Season 3 Premiere Date Set on Netflix

by Jenna Busch

The Fuller House season 3 premiere has been set for a very special date on Netflix

The Fuller House season 3 premiere has been set for a very special date on Netflix

Today in a press release, we learned that Netflix has set a Fuller House season 3 premiere date. It’s not just any old date either. The Fuller House season 3 premiere will fall on Friday, September 22, which marks the 30th anniversary of the original Full House airing. Yup, the premiere of season one of the show took place on September 22, 1987. The episodes will be split into two parts this time around. After the Fuller House season 3 premiere, the next eight episodes will air each week. Then the second nine episodes will air sometime in December.

In the spinoff series, Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron-Bure) recently widowed and living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s three boys — the rebellious 12-year-old Jackson, neurotic 7-year-old Max and her newborn baby, Tommy Jr.

Fuller House stars Candace Cameron Bure as D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie Tanner, Andrea Barber as Kimmy Gibbler, Juan Pablo Di Pace as Fernando, Soni Nicole Bringas as Romona, Michael Campion as Jackson, Elias Harger as Max, Dashiell and Fox Messitt Twins as Baby Tommy, Scott Weinger as Steve Hale, John Brotherton as Matt Harmon, and Ashley Liao as Lola.

Bob Boyett and Jeff Franklin serve as executive producers. Fuller House is produced by Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television for Netflix.

Are you guys excited for the Fuller House season 3 premiere on Friday, September 22? What did you think of seasons 1 and 2? We want to hear from you? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or tweet them to us @ComingSoonnet.

Castle Rock Adds Jane Levy and Sissy Spacek

by Silas Lesnick

Sissy Spacek and Jane Levy will headline Castle Rock. Sissy Spacek previously starred in Carrie.

Sissy Spacek and Jane Levy are headed to Castle Rock

Hulu has made two additions to the cast of its upcoming Castle RockJane Levy and Sissy Spacek are set to join previously-announced star Andre Holland for the Stephen King anthology series. The Evil Dead star will play Jackie, the death-obsessed, self-appointed historian of Castle Rock, while the Academy Award winner — who previously headlined the King adaptation Carrie — will play Ruth Deaver, the estranged adoptive mother of Holland’s Henry Deaver, a retired professor whose fading memories may hold a key to Castle Rock’s unsettling past.

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A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King’s literary career: “Cujo,” “The Dark Half,” “IT” and “Needful Things,” as well as novella “The Body” and numerous short stories such as “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. As a series, Castle Rock aims to explores various themes and worlds, uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.

The Castle Rock series reunites Hulu, King, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television, which previously collaborated on event series 11.22.63, based on King’s novel. The series will stream exclusively in the U.S. on Hulu and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution will distribute globally.

Castle Rock is based on characters and situations created by Stephen King. Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason developed the project for television and serve as executive producers along with J.J. Abrams, Ben Stephenson and Liz Glotzer. The series is from Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

(Photo by Earl Gibson III / Getty Images / Jason LaVeris / FilmMagic)

Conjuring 3 Brings Back James Wan & Screenwriter David Leslie Johnson

by Max Evry

Conjuring 3 Brings Back James Wan & Screenwriter David Leslie Johnson

Conjuring 3 brings back James Wan & screenwriter David Leslie Johnson

Good news today for fans of the Conjuring cinematic universe! According to Deadline, The Conjuring 3 has begun active development at Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line Cinema, with Conjuring 2 screenwriter David Leslie Johnson returning to write the threequel and series mastermind James Wan producing with Peter Safran. However, Wan is not expected to direct the third installment, which will once again follow real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Famiga).

Safran recently told CinemaBlend that Conjuring 3 would break the pattern of “another supernatural possession in a house with a family in peril.” Wan has also stated several times that the next film would take place in the 1980’s.

When we talked to Lorraine Warren in 2013 for the first movie, she mentioned England as a possible setting for a sequel (that came true), as well as another fascinating investigation she and Ed conducted in Japan.

“When we were in Japan investigating hauntings my husband’s health was very bad. I really didn’t know how bad it was until we got home,” Warren told Max Evry (via MTV) in 2013. “He would stay in a hotel and I would go with these Japanese people to these hauntings that were going on. Don’t ask me how I do it because I don’t know, I don’t have the answers, but I could communicate. I don’t speak the language. I did not have a translator! Even Ed would say, ‘I don’t know how you were able to do that.'”

The main Conjuring movies have served as a launching pad for several spin-off films, including the in-development Crooked Man movie, director Corin Hardy’s currently-shooting The Nun, starring Taissa Farmiga (We Have Always Lived in the Castle) and Demian Bichir (The Hateful Eight), and the Annabelle films. The prequel film Annabelle: Creation hit theaters August 11, 2017.  The Conjuring films and the first Annabelle have already earned a combined $895 million worldwide with a combined budget of just $66.5 million across the three films.

Are you looking forward to The Conjuring 3? Who would you like to see direct in place of James Wan? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

New Infinity War Set Photos Tease a Strange Meeting for Iron Man & Hulk

by Spencer Perry

New Infinity War Set Photos Tease a Strange Meeting for Iron Man & Hulk

New Infinity War set photos tease a Strange meeting for Iron Man & Hulk

Though we saw them all together wining and dining, new photos from the set of Avengers: Infinity War have arrived online over at The AP showing off Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Wong, and Doctor Strange meeting in the streets of New York! Check them out below and by clicking here.

RELATED: Kevin Feige Talks Marvel Phase 4, Spider-Man Sequel, and Infinity War Curtain Calls

Confirmed cast members for the film so far include Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scalett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olson, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Pom Klementieff, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Sean Gunn, Tom Holland and Josh Brolin.

Filming officially started on Monday, January 23, 2017 for the Avengers sequel, which sees Earth’s Mightiest Heroes teaming up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to take on Brolin’s Thanos.

Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who return after Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, are directing both Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled fourth film, which will be filmed back-to-back in Atlanta and are written by screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Both films will also be shot entirely with IMAX cameras.

RELATED: Chris Evans Agreed to Avengers 4 Because It’s ‘Going to Wrap Everything Up’

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is slated for a release in theaters on May 4, 2018. Then, the Avengers assemble again for the still-untitled fourth film, set for May 3, 2019.

The Accountant Sequel Moves Forward at WB

by Silas Lesnick

The Accountant sequel is moving forward. Would you like to see The Accountants sequel?

Gavin O’Connor and Ben Affleck are expected to return for The Accountant sequel

Warner Bros. Pictures is moving forward with plans for a The Accountant sequel. Deadline brings word that director Gavin O’Connor, screenwriter Bill Dubuque and star Ben Affleck are in talks to return for a big screen follow-up to the hit 2016 thriller. The article also notes that the first film’s Jon Bernthal is likely to return as well.

RELATED: CS Interview: The Accountant Director Gavin O’Connor

Speaking with CS shortly before the original film’s release, O’Connor was optimistic about the chances for an Accountant sequel.

“There’s more to be explored with this character,” he said. “What excites me is that, most franchises are IPs that people know about. Books or comic books and super heroes. This is entirely original and that’s what I loved about it. This is sort of his origin story. Even though no one has a comic book to read or a book to read or a graphic novel. This is all brand new for everybody. If it works and people want it and there’s an appetite for it, there’s more stories to be told.”

In the original The Accountant, Christian Wolff (Affleck) plays a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

Also starring Jean Smart, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow, The Accountant pulled in $155 million worldwide on a modest budget.

Does an Accountant sequel sound like a project you’ll want to check out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Nintendo Announces the SNES Classic Edition!

by Spencer Perry

Nintendo Announces the SNES Classic Edition!

Nintendo announces the SNES Classic Edition

Following last year’s highly-sought after NES Classic Edition, Nintendo has officially annoucned that this year will see the release of the SNES Classic Edition! The mini system is set to launch on September 29 for $79.99 and includes 21 pre-installed classic games including intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox game that was created during the Super NES era but never released … anywhere!

“While many people from around the world consider the Super NES to be one of the greatest video game systems ever made, many of our younger fans never had a chance to play it,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With the Super NES Classic Edition, new fans will be introduced to some of the best Nintendo games of all time, while longtime fans can relive some of their favorite retro classics with family and friends.”

The 21 games included on the rconsole will be:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-ZERO
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!! 
  • Yoshi’s Island

Included with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition are one HDMI cable, one USB charging cable with AC adapter and two wired Super NES Classic Controllers, perfect for playing multiplayer games. Having two controllers will make it easy for two players to dive into multiplayer action right away. Some of the games with multiplayer options include Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Mario Kart, Contra III The Alien Wars and Secret of Mana.

Kevin Feige Talks Marvel Phase 4, Spider-Man Sequel, and Infinity War Curtain Calls

by Spencer Perry

Kevin Feige Talks Marvel Phase 4, Spider-Man Sequel, and Infinity War Curtain Calls

Kevin Feige talks Marvel Phase 4, Spider-Man sequel, and Infinity War curtain calls

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is reaching a climax. Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled fourth Avengers film will cap off “Phase 3” of Marvel Studios’ gigantic plans, and close out 11 years of feature film storytelling. Speaking with JoBlo, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige had a simple answer when asked if the upcoming film would be the closing chapter for some some key players in the MCU, saying: “Yes.”

He elaborated further, saying, “We have another two years of hard work to even finish these movies, and they [the actors] have a lot of hard work to do, so that’s all we’re thinking about, is completing those and delivering on the promise of those. Where it goes beyond that, we’ll see.”

Little is known about what will follow the fourth Avengers movie and ultimately what will make up Marvel’s Phase 4. We do know the first film after Avengers 4 is the upcoming Spider-Man sequel, which Feige confirmed to io9 will be the first Phase 4 movie and it will be greatly affected by those films.

“So much happens in [the 3rd and 4th Avengers movies], as you can imagine, and so much is affected by it that we felt what better person to hold your hand and lead you into the next incarnation of the MCU, in a grounded, realistic manner, than Peter Parker? So, coming out two months after Untitled Avengers, [that’s what] much of what the next Spider-Man film will be about…It was purposefully done like this. Like how the events of Captain America: Civil War impacted Peter as he was dropped off by Tony and expected to go back to continue his sophomore year, how the hell are the events of Infinity War and Untitled [Avengers] going to affect him as he, yes, goes back to his junior year?”

In further Spider-Man news, Feige and Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Amy Pascal clarified her remarks from last week where she referred to Sony’s Venom and Silver Sable/Black Cat spin-offs as “adjunct” to Homecoming, saying:

“Here’s what we’re doing: all these characters are a part of the Marvel comic book universe,” Pascal tells Comic Book. “In that universe, they are all related to each other. Kevin [Feige] makes characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These characters are separate, except for Spidey, who belongs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is why he’s there.”

When asked if Venom would eventually crawl his way into the MCU, Feige uttered his famous: “We never say never.”

It remains to be seen what will happen with Sony’s planned Spidey spin-offs, as a previous report noted that star Tom Holland may appear in the films, but check back here for further announcements on them as we learn them!

Before Infinity War begins, however, we’ve still got quite a few exciting entries in Marvel Phase 3. Marvel closes out 2017 with November 3rd’s Thor: Ragnarok, set to team up Thor with the Incredible Hulk! in 2018, it’s off to Wakanda on February 16 for Black Panther. Then Infinity War hits on May 4th. Between Infinity War and its follow-up, fans get Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018 and Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, on March 8, 2019. Then Marvel Phase 3 concludes with the untitled Infinity War follow-up on May 3, 2019. The Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel will arrive to kick of Marvel Phase 4 on July 5, 2019.

Kevin Bacon Says Tremors Series is Going to Syfy

by Max Evry

Kevin Bacon Says Tremors Series is Going to Syfy

Kevin Bacon says Tremors series is going to Syfy

In late 2015, it was revealed that actor Kevin Bacon would reprise his role of Valentine McKee and executive produce a new Tremors series for TV. Now the star has confirmed to Screen Daily that not only is the pilot a go, but it has found a home at cable channel Syfy.

“We are going to do a pilot for Syfy,”  Bacon confirmed. “It’s the only character I’ve ever played that I was interested in exploring 25 years later. It [‘Tremors’] is a really good movie. I don’t go back and watch my movies but because we were doing this one, I had to go back and look at it. It’s just the idea of this loser who is living a very ordinary life and has an extraordinary experience with these monsters and becomes, for a moment, a hero.”

Bacon is currently headlining the Amazon comedy series I Love Dick, and previously starred in three seasons of FOX’s psychological thriller show The Following.

Plans for the Tremors TV series hail from Universal Cable Productions and Blumhouse Productions. Andrew Miller, creator of The CW‘s The Secret Circle, is attached to script. Plot details have not yet been revealed, but it appears that the new Tremors TV series will maintain continuity with at least the first film in the franchise and will return the story’s setting to Perfection, Nevada.

Directed by Ron Underwood, the first Tremors grossed a mere $16 million at the domestic box office in 1990, but went on to become a smash hit on home video. It also starred Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross and Reba McEntire as a group of unfortunate souls who find themselves facing off against “Graboids,” monstrous sandworm creatures living beneath the earth of a small Nevada town.

Tremors received a big screen sequel, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, in 1996. A direct-to-home video sequel, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, arrived in 2001, followed by a direct-to-home video prequel, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, in 2004. 2003 also saw the launch of a first, short-lived Tremors TV series. 2015 saw a fifth direct-to-home video sequel, Tremors 5: Bloodlines.

Will you tune in for a new Tremors TV series? Is there anyone else from the franchise that you’d like to see return? Let us know in the comments below!

Black Panther and Thor Banners Spotted Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con

by Spencer Perry

Black Panther and Thor Banners Spotted Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con

Black Panther and Thor Banners spotted ahead of San Diego Comic-Con

We’re just weeks away from the annual San Diego Comic-Con, and Marvel is getting a jump start on the festivities as Black Panther and Thor: Ragnarok banners have been spotted in the city. Check them out from the SDCC Unofficial Blog‏ below and get ready for the annual Marvel Studios panel at this year’s con!

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger – the Incredible Hulk! Thor: Ragnarok will smash its way into theaters on November 3, 2017.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life. Black Panther will be released on February 16, 2018.

Marvel’s Inhumans TV Premiere Date and Poster

by Spencer Perry

Marvel's Inhumans TV Premiere Date and Poster

Marvel’s Inhumans TV premiere date and poster

The first two episode of Marvel’s Inhumans are already set to debut in IMAX theaters on Friday, September 1, but ABC has now announced that the TV premiere date for the series will be Friday, September 29 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). Check out the new poster for the series below!

RELATED: Marvel’s Inhumans Teaser Trailer Plants the Seeds of Rebellion

The legendary comic book series will be brought to life in a way that has never been done before, as a version of the first two episodes will be shown globally in IMAX theatres for a two-week period, beginning September 1, 2017. ABC will then air the entirety of the series throughout this fall on the network, with additional exclusive content that can only been seen on ABC.

Marvel’s Inhumans explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.

Marvel’s Inhumans stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Iwan Rheon as Maximus, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Ken Leung as Karnak, Ellen Woglom as an undisclosed character, Sonya Balmores as Auran and Mike Moh as Triton.

The series is executive produced by Scott Buck, along with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory with Buck serving as showrunner. Roel Reiné directed the first two episodes. This series is a Marvel and IMAX project and is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.

Transformers Box Office Reaches $265.3 Million Globally in Five Days

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Transformers Box Office Reaches $265.3 Million Globally in Five Days

Transformers box office reaches $265.3 million globally in five days

Director Michael Bay’s reportedly-last Transformers movie, Transformers: The Last Knight, opened to a franchise low $69.1 million domestically its first five days at 4,069 theaters ($45.3 for the three-day weekend). The debut trails the first Transformers‘ three-day opening of $70.5 million in 2007. The most recent film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, opened to $100 million its first three days in 2014. Made for $217 million, The Last Knight stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Jerrod Carmichael, Laura Haddock and Isabela Moner.

Internationally, however, the Paramount Pictures release is well on its way to another strong performance for the Transformers franchise. The Last Knight took in $196.2 million from 41 markets, which is on par with Transformers: Age of Extinction, with China, Indonesia, Ukraine and Turkey all having the biggest ever openings in the Transformers franchise. From China alone, Transformers: The Last Knight earned $123.4 million from 7,200 locations. Korea was the next highest with $13 million, Russia followed with $8.9 million, and the UK brought in $5.7 million. Upcoming markets for the film include France (June 28), Brazil (July 20), Mexico (July 21), Japan (August 4) and Spain (August 4).

By comparison, Transformers: Age of Extinction earned $245.4 million total domestically and $858.6 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $1.1 04 billion.

MIchael Bay filmed Transformers: The Last Knight with IMAX 3D cameras. The film earned $24.3 million from 1,042 IMAX screens worldwide, which marks the second-biggest global IMAX opening for Paramount, behind only Age of Extinction‘s $26.7 million. Internationally, The Last Knight was the biggest IMAX opening for the Transformers franchise, earning $16.7 million on 652 IMAX screens in 51 territories (with $11.7 million coming from China). In North America, the film earned $7.6 million from 390 IMAX screens for the five days.

Second and third place were too close to call, as both Warner Bros. PicturesWonder Woman and Disney•Pixar‘s Cars 3 reported estimates of $25.2 million for the weekend.

Wonder Woman again had a minimal drop of just 39% its fourth weekend and its total is now up to $318.4 million in North America. Overseas, the DC Films adaptation added $20.5 million on 12,600 screens in 65 markets to bring its total to $334.5 million (with $87.5 million coming from China alone). The worldwide total is now $652.9 million, which means the movie is now the top-grossing live-action film directed by a woman (Patty Jenkins), surpassing previous record holder Mamma Mia!, which was directed by Phyllida Lloyd and earned $609.8 million. Made for $149 million, Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, Connie Nielsen and Lucy Davis.

Its second weekend, Cars 3 dropped 53.1% in ticket sales and has now earned $99.9 million. Internationally, the threequel has grossed $41.4 million, for a global sum of $141.3 million. Cars 3 still has yet to open in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, China, Japan, Korea, and Brazil. Directed by Brian Fee, Cars 3 features the voices of Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion, Cheech Marin, and Lea DeLaria.

Shark thriller 47 Meters Down (Entertainment Studios), starring Mandy Moore and Claire Holt, climbed a spot to fourth place in North America with $7.4 million its second weekend. Directed by Johannes Roberts and also starring Matthew Modine, the film has now earned $24.3 million domestically.

Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me (Lionsgate/Summit) rounded out the top five domestically but lost 77.9% in ticket sales with $5.9 million. The film has brought in $38.6 million total. Directed by Benny Boom, the film stars Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Annie Ilonzeh, Jamal Woolard, Dominic L. Santana, Kat Graham and Jamie Hector.

Sixth place belonged to Universal Pictures’ The Mummy, which added $5.84 million for a three-week total of $68.5 million. Internationally, the film is performing better with $273.6 million and its global total is up to $342.1 million. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, The Mummy was made for $125 million and stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe.

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales took seventh place this weekend at the domestic box office with $5.2 million and internationally the fifth film added $8.3 million. In North America, the movie has earned $160 million and internationally it has grossed $517.8 million, for a worldwide total of $677.8 million. The previous installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, earned $241 million domestically and $804.6 million internationally, for a global total of $1.045 billion. Directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kevin R. McNally, Kaya Scodelario, Golshifteh Farahani, Stephen Graham, David Wenham and Geoffrey Rush. It cost $230 million to make.

Heather Graham Joins Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

by Jenna Busch

Heather Graham to join the cast of Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

Heather Graham to join the cast of Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders

Heather Graham (The Hangover) has joined the cast of the upcoming NBC series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, according to Variety. The series, which comes to us from producer Dick Wolf, stars four-time Emmy Award winner Edie Falco (The Sopranos) as lead attorney Leslie Abramson, who represented the brothers who killed their wealthy parents Jose and Kitty Menendez in a Beverly Hills mansion. You can watch the trailer for the series in the player below.

Elizabeth Reaser (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) and Larry Cedar (Mad Men) will join Heather Graham in the series. Graham will play Judalon Smyth, “a sexy, emotionally fragile woman who is having an affair with Dr. Oziel.” Reaser will play Deputy District Attorney Pam Bozanich who is assigned to the case and Cedar will play Milton Anderson, the older brother of Kitty Menendez. Julianne Nicholson (August: Osage County), Anthony Edwards (Top Gun), and Sam Jaeger (Parenthood) have been previously cast in the show.

Law & Order: True Crime: The Menendez Murders will premiere on Tuesday at 10pm on NBC beginning September 26. Here is the official info for the show:

Starring the incomparable Emmy and Golden Globe winner Edie Falco (The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie), this new true-crime installment of the powerhouse Law & Order franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.

What do you guys think of the casting of Heather Graham? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

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Downward Dog Canceled by ABC After One Season

by Jenna Busch

Downward Dog starring Fargo's Allison Tolman has been canceled by ABC

Downward Dog, starring Fargo’s Allison Tolman, has been canceled by ABC

The ABC series Downward Dog has been canceled after a single season, according to TVLine. The news about the show comes to us from writer/creator Sam Hodges, who said that they’re trying to find a new home for the series starring Emmy-nominated Allison Tolman (Fargo). You can check out the tweet, which is a statement from Hodges and writer/co-creator Michael Killen, below.

Based on the web series, Downward Dog is about a struggling millennial, Nan, from the point of view of her lonely and philosophical dog, Martin. One session at obedience school already makes them realize that even at their worst they may be the best thing for each other. The series stars Allison Tolman as Nan, Lucas Neff as Jason, Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Jenn, Barry Rothbart as Kevin and Mo Collins as Kim. Samm Hodges is the voice of Martin.

Downward Dog creators/writers Samm Hodges and Michael Killen executive produce with Mosaic Media Group’s Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen, and Animal’s Kathy Dziubek. Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky were executive producers of the pilot. The series is from Legendary Television and ABC Studios.

According to the statement, ABC will air the last two episodes of season one on Tuesday night and Hodges asks that fans watch. Many other shows have gone on to find new homes on streaming services or cable networks, so it’s a possibility if it can be worked out financially and the audience is there. The show began with positive ratings, but they’ve declined over the season on the network.

Are you guys upset about the cancelation of Downward Dog? Were you watching, and would you be willing to be part of a campaign to get the show on another network or a streaming service? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

George R.R. Martin’s Novella Nightflyers Gets a Pilot Order from Syfy

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George R.R. Martin's Novella Nightflyers Gets a Pilot Order from Syfy

George R.R. Martin’s novella Nightflyers has received a pilot order from Syfy

Syfy has given a pilot order to the adaptation of George R.R. Martin novella Nightflyers. Martin is the author of the novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire” that the HBO show Game of Thrones is based on. Nightflyers will take place aboard “a ship with a small, tightknit crew and a reclusive captain,” according to the show’s official logline, according to Variety.

The novella Nightflyers was written back in 1987 and was turned into a film the same year. The project has been in development since May. The pilot will be executive produced by Gene Klein and David Bartis from Suits. The TV adaptation was written by Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder). Martin will not be involved with the pilot.

“We are looking forward to diving deeper into George R.R. Martin’s chilling world of ‘Nightflyers,’” said Bill McGoldrick, executive vice president of scripted development for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “The script that Jeff delivered encapsulates this classic sci-fi horror story and adapts it to a platform where we can truly explore the depths of madness.”

In the show, the ship will feature “eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath.” According to the description, “They travel aboard The Nightflyer – a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other, and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.”

HBO’s Game of Thrones will return next month with its seventh season, with one more to go before the end of the series. There are currently five prequels in development. Are you guys excited for Nightflyers? Did you read the novella? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet.

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Take a First Look at HBO’s My Dinner with Herve

by Silas Lesnick

Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage headline My Dinner with Herve. My Dinner with Herve is headed to HBO.

Jamie Dornan and Peter Dinklage headline HBO’s My Dinner with Herve

The true story behind Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize is headed to HBO and we’ve got your official first look at stars Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Villechaize and Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey, The Fall) as fictional journalist Danny Tate in the upcoming HBO Films production My Dinner with Herve. Check out the full shot in the gallery viewer below.

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Currently filming, My Dinner with Herve explores an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in LA between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, resulting in life-changing consequences for both.

Written and directed by Sacha Gervasi (The Terminal, Hitchcock) from a story by he and Sean Macaulay, My Dinner with Herve is based on Gervasi’s own experience interviewing Herve Villechaize in 1993, just days before the actor killed himself.

“He interviewed Hervé right before he killed himself,” Dinklage told The New York Times of the project back in 2012. “…After he killed himself, Sacha realized Hervé’s interview was a suicide note.”

My Dinner with Herve also stars Oona Chaplin (Taboo, The Longest Ride), Mireille Enos (World War Z, The Catch) and Harriet Walter (Babel, Atonement).

Peter Dinklage can soon be seen reprising his role as Tyrion Lannister on the seventh season of HBO’s Game of Thrones before joining the superhero ensemble Avengers: Infinity War in a mystery role. Jamie Dornan, meanwhile, will return for the final Fifty Shades of Grey film, Fifty Shades Freed, in 2018. He’s also set to play Will Scarlet in Lionsgate’s upcoming Robin Hood.

My Dinner with Herve is executive produced by Gervasi and Dinklage alongside Jessica de Rothschild, Ross Katz, Richard Middleton and Steven Zaillian. Garrett Basch and David Ginsberg will serve as co-executive producer.

Ad Astra Movie Sets Tommy Lee Jones and Brad Pitt to Star

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Brad Pit and Tommy Lee Jones will star together in James Gray's Ad Astra movie. The Ad Astra movie is about space travel.

Brad Pitt will star alongside Tommy Lee Jones in James Gray’s Ad Astra movie

Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones are planning to star together in James Gray’s Ad Astra movie, a sci-fi epic that is set to go into production in September. Deadline has the news, reporting that the New Regency production will feature Jones as the father of Pitt’s character who, 20 years ago, left his son on a mission to Neptune in the search for extraterrestrial life. Pitt’s character, named Roy McBride, then sets out two decades later to find out what happened to his dad.

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Gray, who last wrote and directed The Lost City of Z, wrote the Ad Astra movie with Fringe scribe Ethan Gross. Pitt’s Plan B is producing alongside Marc Butan of Mad River, Anthony Katagas of Keep Your Head Productions, Rodrigo Teixeira of RT Features and Gray himself. RT Features, which financed development of the Ad Astra movie, also has Sophie Mas and Lourenço Sant’Anna serving as executive producers.

“I’m incredibly excited to be teaming up with James and Anthony again and to be working with RT Features,” said Butan when the Ad Astra movie was first announced. “James wrote a fantastic script and continues to raise the bar – I look forward to working on this film.”

Brad Pitt most recently headlined David Michôd’s War Machine, released through Netflix. Coming up, he’s slated to reteam with David Fincher for a World War Z sequel. Tommy Lee Jones, meanwhile, recently appeared in the action thrillers Criminal, Jason Bourne and The Mechanic: Resurrection. Coming up, the Academy Award winner can be seen as part of the cast of Rob Reiner’s Shock and Awe.

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