Magnum P.I. Reboot in Development at CBS

by Jenna Busch

Magnum P.I. reboot in the works at CBS

A Magnum P.I. reboot is in the works at CBS

Magnum P.I. is getting a reboot at CBS, according to THR. Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim (reboots of Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver) will reportedly write the script for the show, which has been given a pilot production commitment. (Lenkov is the showrunner for both shows.) The Magnum P.I. reboot will be executive produced by John Davis and John Fox (The Blacklist) through their David Entertainment banner. The show is a co-production between CBS Television Studios and Universal Television.

The reboot will reportedly be an update of the original show which starred Tom Selleck. It will follow Thomas Magnum who is an ex-Navy SEAL who has returned from Afghanistan and becomes a private investigator. He’ll take cases that no one else will touch with the help of veterans Theodore “TC” Calvin and Orville “Rick” Wright as well as former MI:6 agent Juliet Higgens. The show will also take on what it’s like to return home after a tour of duty.

The original series, which ran from 1980 to 1988, co-starred John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley and Larry Manetti, and centered on the laid back former Navy SEAL as he runs a PI firm out of the guest house of a gorgeous Hawaiian beachfront estate owned by the reclusive author Robin Masters. Created by Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson, Magnum P.I. famously cost Selleck the role of Indiana Jones due to his series commitment, though it won him an Emmy in 1984 and made him an ’80s icon.

ABC tried a sequel-style reboot of the show in 2016, which was produced by Eva Longoria and John Rogers (Leverage).

Universal was developing a film version of Magnum P.I. around 2008 with writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber (DodgeballCentral Intelligence), and were courting Matthew McConaughey for the lead. The action movie take on the character is still a dream project for Thurber, who was still talking it up in interviews this summer.

Are you guys interested in a Magnum P.I. reboot? Let us know in the comments.

Stranger Things EP to Develop Haunted House Show ‘Epiphany’ for CW

by Jenna Busch

Stranger Things executive producer is developing the haunted house drama Epiphany for The CW

Stranger Things executive producers are developing the haunted house drama Epiphany for The CW

Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen are set to develop a haunted house drama Epiphany for The CW, according to THREpiphany has a script commitment from the network. It’s described as “in the vein of Stanley Kubrick and Agatha Christie.” The show is a psychological thriller about a group of people who are recruited to a “Gilded Age mansion” to solve a mystery.

Epiphany will be written by Spenser Cohen (the upcoming film Extinction) and will executive produce with Levy and 21 Laps. Cohen’s producing partner Anna Halberg will executive produce as well, with Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of AdalineLife Sentence) who will also direct the pilot for Warner Bros. Television if the show moves forward. Emily Morris will oversee for 21 Laps.

Stranger Things Season 2 is set a year after Will’s return, and everything seems back to normal… but a darkness lurks just beneath the surface, threatening all of Hawkins. It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Stranger Things Season 2 will star Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine. New cast additions include Sadie Sink (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers), Brett Gelman (Blunt TalkThe Other Guys), newcomer Linnea Berthelsen, and ’80s icons Sean Astin (The Goonies) and Paul Reiser (Aliens).

Are you guys interested in the haunted house drama Epiphany? Are you excited for Stranger Things? The show will premiere its second season on October 27, 2017 on Netflix.

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Blade Runner 2049’s Sylvia Hoeks Joins Dragon Tattoo Sequel

by Max Evry

Blade Runner 2049's Sylvia Hoeks Joins Dragon Tattoo Sequel

Blade Runner 2049’s Sylvia Hoeks joins Dragon Tattoo sequel

Variety has brought word that Sony Pictures‘ upcoming adaptation of The Girl in the Spider’s Web has added Blade Runner 2049 actress Sylvia Hoeks as Camilla, the evil twin sister of heroine Lisbeth Salander, to be played by Claire Foy.

The new installment of Sony Pictures’ Millennium franchise – based on the worldwide literary phenomenon originated by Stieg Larsson and continued by David Lagercrantz – will commence production in January in Berlin and Stockholm, and the film will be released on October 19, 2018. The film will team Foy and director Fede Alvarez, who recently took the thriller Don’t Breathe to over $150 million worldwide and revived the Evil Dead franchise.

The screenplay is by Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu, based on the global bestseller written by David Lagercrantz. Amy Pascal and Elizabeth Cantillon will join Scott Rudin and Yellow Bird in producing the franchise’s new film.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web will be the first in the best-selling series to be produced into an English-language film in its initial adaptation. The previous books in the series have been adapted into Swedish-language films, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was a remake of the Swedish film. It became a global hit for Columbia Pictures, taking in over $230 million worldwide.

The studio continues its development of the next book in the Millennium series, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye. Sony’s Columbia Pictures retains the rights to all future Millennium Series books.

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Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members to Receive Free Thank You for Your Service Tickets

by Max Evry

Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members to Receive Free Thank You for Your Service Tickets

Veterans and Active-Duty service members to receive free Thank You for Your Service tickets

Universal Pictures and AMC Theatres today announced that, on October 26, up to 10,000 free tickets will be presented to U.S. veterans and active-duty service members for DreamWorks Pictures’ Thank You for Your Service—at more than 400 AMC locations nationwide. Each of the first 25 service members (per location) with valid, government-issued ID who request a ticket will be given one free admission to the 7:00 p.m. preview screening.

From the writer of American Sniper and the studio that brought you Lone Survivor, the film follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. Thank You for Your Service arrives in theatres nationwide on October 27.

The promotion will be available at all AMC Theatres playing Thank You for Your Service. Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and may only be picked up at the AMC box office on October 26. Each guest must present a valid government-issued military ID to receive their ticket, with a limit of one free ticket for each military ID presented, while supplies last. This offer is valid for the 7:00 p.m. showing of the film on October 26, only.

“Once we began a discussion with AMC about how we could embody the spirit and message of ‘Thank You for Your Service,’ they stepped up to the plate in a major way,” said Jim Orr, Executive Vice President, General Sales Manager, Universal Pictures. “We are honored that up to 10,000 U.S. veterans and active servicemembers will be among the first to experience this riveting film from our partners at DreamWorks.”

“‘Thank You for Your Service’ reminds us all of the tremendous sacrifice made by America’s servicemembers and their families,” said Elizabeth Frank, EVP Worldwide Programming and Chief Content Officer, AMC Theatres. “AMC is pleased to partner with Universal Pictures to offer veterans and active servicemembers the opportunity to attend this preview screening at no charge.”

DreamWorks Pictures’ Thank You for Your Service follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.

Starring an ensemble cast led by Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith, the drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel.

Jason Hall, who wrote the screenplay of American Sniper, makes his directorial debut with Thank You for Your Service and also serves as its screenwriter. Jon Kilik (The Hunger Games series, Babel) produces the film.

Jessica Chastain Western Woman Walks Ahead Acquired by A24 & DIRECTV

by Max Evry

Jessica Chastain Western Woman Walks Ahead Acquired by A24 & DIRECTV

Jessica Chastain western Woman Walks Ahead acquired by A24 & DIRECTV

A24 and DIRECTV have acquired U.S. rights to the Jessica Chastain western drama Woman Walks Ahead. The movie made its world premiere to a strong reception at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It is directed by Susanna White (Our Kind of Traitor, Generation Kill), and co-stars Sam Rockwell, Michael Greyeyes, Ciaran Hinds, and Bill Camp. It is produced by Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Erika Olde, Richard Solomon, and Andrea Calderwood. It’s a Bedford Falls and Black Bicycle Entertainment production, in association with IM Global, Potboiler Productions and LipSync. The screenplay is by Stephen Knight (Locke, Eastern Promises, Dirty Pretty Things). A24 and DIRECTV are planning a 2018 release, in which A24 will give the film a national theatrical roll out in all major markets.

Inspired by true events, Woman Walks Ahead follows Catherine Weldon, a widowed artist from New York in the 1880s, who travelled to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull. After some initial tension, the two strike up an improbable but deeply committed friendship, joining forces to take on the U.S. government in a pivotal battle for Native American land rights. The movie features great classical storytelling but also a completely revisionist portrait of the American West, unfolding a unique and compelling story through the eyes of an unflappable, singularly determined female protagonist and a three dimensional and deeply heroic Native American leader. The filmmakers collaborated closely with the Native American community throughout production to ensure the individuals and culture portrayed in the film were authentic and accurate.

About the acquisition, A24 said, “We are incredibly excited to be bringing the Woman Walks Ahead out into the world. Susanna has crafted a rousing, deeply human film that is at once a fascinating piece of history and a remarkably relevant and gripping look at human rights and the courage it takes to stand up for what you believe in. We are so happy to be working with our amazing partners at DIRECTV to give this extraordinary film the platform and profile it deserves.”

Filmmaker Susanna White said, “I am so thrilled to have A24 release Woman Walks Ahead. They are such a creative and imaginative company and a great fit for the movie.”

The acquisition of Woman Walks Ahead marks another exciting step in A24’s partnership with DIRECTV, which hit a new peak at the recently completed Toronto International Film Festival. The companies jointly acquired acclaimed and high-profile world premieres such as The Children Act, starring Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci and directed by Richard Eyre (Notes on a Scandal, Iris), as well as festival favorite 1%, a gripping Australian biker gang thriller from up-and-coming filmmaker Stephen McCallum. They also closed a deal at Toronto for the electrifying thriller Hot Summer Nights, starring one the year’s biggest breakout stars, Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird).

Aquaman and Mera Wash Up on Shore in New Set Photos and Video

by Spencer Perry

Aquaman and Mera Wash Up on Shore in New Set Photos and video

Aquaman and Mera wash up on shore in new set photos and video

As production continues on the upcoming Aquaman movie, new photos and a video from the set show stars Jason Momoa and Amber Heard walking out of the ocean and onto the shore as only Atlanteans can. Check them out below!

An icon for over 75 years, Aquaman is known by fans of DC Comics as the ruler of Atlantis who is also committed to protecting the entire globe, both land and sea. Shooting is currently underway on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, with extensive filming to be accomplished at Village Roadshow Studios. Filming will also take place in Newfoundland, Sicily and Tunisia.

The Aquaman cast includes Jason Momoa as the titular King of Atlantis, with Amber Heard as his wife Mera, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Ludi Lin as Murk, Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Atlanna and Michael Beach as Jesse Kane.

Directed by James Wan from a script by Will Beall, Geoff Johns and Wan, the film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Aquaman will hit theaters December 21, 2018. Audiences will get to meet the character again quite a bit sooner than that, however, as Aquaman is a key member of the Justice League. Look for the superhero ensemble to hit the big screen November 17.

Avengers Cast to Hold Reading to Benefit Puerto Rico Relief

by Max Evry

Avengers Cast to Hold Reading to Benefit Puerto Rico Relief

Avengers cast to hold reading to benefit Puerto Rico relief

The John Gore Organization has announced a special benefit reading of Thornton Wilder’s classic play Our Town at Atlanta’s iconic Fox Theatre on Monday, November 6, featuring Tony Award winner Scarlett Johansson along with her Avengers co-stars: Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr.; Chris Evans; and Tony Award nominee Mark Ruffalo. The evening, directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon and organized by Johansson, will include additional, surprise appearances by celebrities and friends. All proceeds from the one-night-only event will be donated to support the relief efforts in the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

“The struggle faced by Puerto Rican residents since their island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria is terribly heartbreaking and has left many feeling hopeless and helpless,” Johansson said. “It is a great privilege to be able to participate in whatever way I can, to provide some relief to those that are struggling to access even the most basic of human needs in the aftermath of this disastrous event. Please help me and my co-stars in coming together for an extraordinary, one-time-only evening to raise lifesaving funds for a devastated island and to help celebrate the true meaning of community with this unique reading of a great American classic.”

“The idea was presented by Ms. Johansson, who is currently in Atlanta filming the next ‘Avengers’ movie, and we immediately asked how we could help,” said John Gore, owner of The John Gore Organization. “We couldn’t be happier to support our friend, Scarlett, and her co-stars in producing this evening for such a worthy cause.”

Tickets to this exclusive one-night only event go on sale Monday, October 23 at 10:00AM ET and can be purchased online at FoxTheatre.org/OurTown, by phone at 855-285-8499, or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. Tickets start at $89 and a limited number of VIP packages, which include premium seating in the orchestra pit or on stage, a post-performance meet-and-greet opportunity, a commemorative lanyard, and a signed poster will be available starting at $500.

Set in the idyllic village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, Our Town is a glimpse into the American experience of small town life that captures the universal experience of being alive, falling in love, and facing death. Its 1938 original production earned a Pulitzer Prize for drama and the 1989 Broadway production garnered the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

The Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund will be housed at the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) and funds will be used to support immediate relief, recovery and equitable rebuilding in Puerto Rico for low-income communities of color hit hardest by the storm. The fund will support organizations working on the frontlines with these communities.

Aquaman Swims with the Fishes in New Justice League Photo

by Max Evry

Aquaman Swims With the Fishes in New Justice League Photo

Aquaman swims with the fishes in new Justice League photo

Games Radar has released a new Aquaman photo from Justice League, while director Zack Snyder has revealed new behind-the-scenes photos on his Vero account, and there’s also new photos from Justice League: The Official Guide, which you can pre-order by clicking here! Watch as Aquaman swims and other photos in the gallery below!

RELATED: Aquaman Hot Toy Rises Up from the Depths

Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Billy Crudup as Henry Allen, Amber Heard as Mera, with J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

RELATED: Featurette on Jason Momoa’s Aquaman in Justice League

Directed by Zack Snyder (Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeMan of Steel), the screenplay is by Joss Whedon and Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio. Whedon directed the additional photography for the sequel and is overseeing the completion of its post production following Snyder’s family tragedy. Justice League is produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. The executive producers are Jim Rowe, Wesley Coller, Curt Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck.

Justice League opens in theaters on November 17.

Justice League Aquaman Hot Toy Rises Up from the Depths

by Spencer Perry

Justice League Aquaman Hot Toy Rises Up from the Depths

Justice League Aquaman Hot Toy rises up from the depths

Hot Toys is getting ready to roll out their Justice League figures and have released the first photos for the line with their Aquaman 1/6th scale figure. Check out the full photos for the figure below!

With careful craftsmanship, the 1/6th scale Aquaman is specially crafted based on the appearance of Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Justice League with striking likenesses. Featuring a brand new head sculpt with detailed long hair sculpture, a sophistically tailored gold and black colored full body armor, a Trident, a Atlantean Mother Box ,and a specially designed Justice League themed figure stand.


The 1/6th scale Aquaman Collectible Figure specially features:
– Authentic and detailed likeness of Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Justice League
– Newly developed head sculpt with movie-accurate facial expression with detailed skin texture and beard
– Brown color long hair sculpture
– Approximately 33cm tall
– Newly developed body with over 30 points of articulation
– Six (6) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
– One (1) pair of fists
– One (1) pair of Trident holding hands
– One (1) pair of relaxed hands
– Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume :
– One (1) specially tailored Aquaman suit with gold and bronze colored scale-patterned armor plates.
– One (1) pair of gold and bronze colored armor-like boots

Weapons:
– One (1) Trident

Accessories:
– One (1) Atlantean Mother Box
– Specially designed Justice League themed figure stand with Aquaman nameplate and the movie logo

Artists:
– Head Sculpted by So Young, Lee
– 3D Designed by Da-Hye, Kim
– Head Painted by JC. Hong
– Head Art Directed by JC. Hong

Release date: Approximately Q3 – Q4, 2018

Justice League opens in theaters on November 17.

T La Rock: Fox to Develop Film About Life of the First Def Jam Artist

by Jenna Busch

Fox developing a film about the life of Def Jam recording artist T La Rock

Fox developing a film about the life of Def Jam recording artist T La Rock

Twentieth Century Fox is developing a film about the life of the first Def Jam recording artist T La Rock. Fox acquired the rights to Joshuah Bearman’s GQ article about the life of T La Rock, upon which the film will be based. Academy Award-nominated producer Mike Medavoy, Joshuah Bearman, Benjamin Anderson, Jake Stein, Josh Davis and Bonnie Timmermann, along with Def Jam founder Russell Simmons will produce the film.  Bearman, who wrote Argo, is a co-founder of Epic Magazine, which has a first-look deal at Fox.

The film will be based on Bearman’s piece The Man Who Forgot He Was a Rap Legend, co-published by Epic Magazine and GQ, about a man who forgot he was a rap legend. It tracks the life of Terrence Keaton who grew up in the Bronx in the ’70s, where he was front and center for the birth of hip-hop. T was a DJ and emcee, and when hip hop crossed the Harlem River, T went with it, preforming around Manhattan and eventually recording the first Def Jam single “It’s Yours.” But in 1994, T stumbled into a street fight where he received a blow to the head and woke up with amnesia in the Haym Salomon Home for Rehabilitation, a kosher facility with a rabbi and five floors of Ashkenazi twilight. Disoriented and far from home, T worked to recover physically and remember who he was before the injury. What begins as a fish-out-of-water story becomes a tale of memory and the malleable nature of identity. In Haym Salomon, T learned that trying to figure out who you are creates an opportunity to decide who you want to be.

“When I first read the story of T La Rock’s life, it really moved me that the first Def Jam artist, with such a promising future, ended up like a fish out of water in a Jewish nursing home surrounded by elderly patients, some of whom were Holocaust survivors. The story struck me as both emotional and funny with their endeavors throughout his stay. Through the help and kindness of these people, and the persistence of his mother visiting every day to try and restore his lost memories, he was able to have the rare chance to take stock of his life and determine a different path as he went out into the world. A chance to live a better life,” said Medavoy.

“T La Rock has always been an inspiration to me and many in the hip hop community,” said Simmons. “This is a man who was literally beaten to within an inch of his life at the height of his fame. How he regained his memory and recovered from his coma while being cared for and surrounded by the most unlikely group of therapists and friends is the kind of hope-filled and hopeful true story that will appeal to everyone, whether you love rap music or not.”

Medavoy and Anderson will produce through their Phoenix Pictures Banner, while Simmons and Stein will produce through their production company DEF Pictures.  Bearman and Davis will produce through Epic Magazine, while Arthur Spector will be oversee the project at Epic.

Are you interested in a film about T La Rock? Let us know in the comments.

Hellboy Adds Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson and Alistair Petrie

by Jenna Busch

Hellboy adds Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson and Alistair Petrie

Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen adds Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson and Alistair Petrie

Hellboy has added new cast members Sophie Okonedo, Brian Gleeson and Alistair Petrie, according to Deadline. Okonedo will play Lady Hatton, a seer at the Osiris Club, “an ancient English club dedicated to uncovering supernatural mysteries.” Petrie will play a member of the club, Lord Adam Glaren, and Gleeson will play Merlin, the wizard from Arthurian legend.

RELATED: Your first look at the new Hellboy!

David Harbour of Stranger Things is set to star as the titular hero in the Lionsgate and Millennium film, which is slated to begin filming in September. Ian McShane (Deadwood, American Gods) will play Hellboy’s adoptive father, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm (aka Professor Broom), Milla Jovovich (The Fifth ElementResident Evil franchise) has been cast as villain the Blood Queen, Sasha Lane (American Honey) will play Alice Monaghan, Penelope Mitchell (Hemlock Grove) will play the elder witch Ganeida, and Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0LOST) is playing Major Ben Daimio.

Neil Marshall (The DescentGame of Thrones) will direct from a script from Andrew Cosby (Eureka), Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola. Larry Gordon and Lloyd Levin will produce with Mike Richardson of Dark Horse Entertainment.

First appearing in Dark Horse comics beginning in 1993, Hellboy is a demon summoned from Hell by the Nazi occultists near the end of World War II. Raised by Professor Trevor Bruttenholm of Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, Hellboy went on to be billed as “The World’s greatest occult detective.” The adventures of the character have been chronicled in countless comics, including his time with the Bureau, his early years as a young boy, and even the time he spent in hell after dying on Earth. The main Hellboy title has also served as a launching pad for other characters and stories, including Abe Sapien, Lobster Johnson, BPRD, Sledgehammer 44 and others.

What do you think of the casting of Okonedo, Gleeson and Petrie? Let us know in the comments.

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Check Out the New Poster for The Shape of Water

by Jenna Busch

Check out the stunning new poster for The Shape of Water

Check out the stunning new poster for The Shape of Water

Today we have a brand new poster for Fox Searchlight Pictures The Shape of Water, the latest from Academy Award-nominated director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s LabyrinthCrimson Peak). In the poster, which was tweeted from the film’s official account, Sally Hawkins and the creature embrace under water. You can see the poster for The Shape of Water in our gallery.

RELATED: The Trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water stars Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins (Blue JasmineHappy-Go-Lucky), Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road99 Homes), Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins (The VisitorOlive Kitteridge), Doug Jones (Crimson PeakHellboy), Golden Globe nominee Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious ManSteve Jobs), and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (The HelpGifted).

The Shape of Water is an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolatjion. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Del Toro directs the film and co-wrote it with Vanessa Taylor (Game of ThronesDivergent). The film is being produced by del Toro and J. Miles Dale (The VowScott Pilgrim vs the World).

The Shape of Water opens in North American theaters on December 8, 2017. What do you guys think of the new poster for The Shape of Water? Are you excited for the film? Let us know in the comments.

Scott Haze in Talks to Join the Cast of Venom

by Jenna Busch

Thank You for Your Service's Scott Haze in talks to join the cast of Venom

Thank You for Your Service’s Scott Haze in talks to join the cast of Venom

Scott Haze (Child of God) is in talks to join the cast of the upcoming Sony Pictures‘ Venom movie in an unknown role, according to THR. He would join a cast that already includes Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Reid Scott and Jenny Slate. Scott Haze, who has also been seen in Midnight Special, will appear in the upcoming films Thank You for Your Service and Only the Brave, both starring Miles Teller.

Writers Scott Rosenberg (Pain & GainJumanji), Jeff Pinkner (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) and Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey) will pen the script for the Venom film, which has Ruben Fleischer (ZombielandGangster Squad) directing. It will not be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach are producing the movie, along with Amy Pascal.

First appearing in the comic book series as an alien costume worn by Spider-Man in Marvel‘s The Amazing Spider-Man #252 in 1984, it was several years before the creature left Peter Parker and merged with photographer Eddie Brock, forming the antihero known as Venom. Since then, the character has appeared in a variety of different forms and bonded with several different hosts. In the Ultimate Marvel Universe, the suit has a more terrestrial origin, created by Parker and Brock’s scientist parents in an attempt to cure cancer. More recently, the Venom symbiote has been moving between hosts, including Mac Gargan (aka The Scorpion) and Peter Parker’s old high school rival, Flash Thompson.

Venom previously appeared on the big screen, played by Topher Grace in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. Since the release of that film in 2007, rumors have persisted about a solo Venom movie, but various iterations of the project have failed to materialize.

Production begins this fall on Venom and it is set for an October 5, 2018 release date. Are you excited to see Scott Haze in the Venom movie? Let us know in the comments.

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The CW Developing DC Comics Adaptation Project 13

by Jenna Busch

The CW is in development on Project 13, a DC Comics adaptation with Elizabeth Banks producing

The CW is in development on Project 13, a DC Comics adaptation with Elizabeth Banks producing

The CW is developing an adaptation of the DC Comics characters Traci Thirteen and her father Dr. Terrance Thirteen, according to Variety. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games franchise, The LEGO Movie) is attached as an executive producer. The drama Project 13 will be an hour-long show and will focus on Traci, “a twenty-something forensic scientist and believer in the paranormal who discovers her own hidden extra-sensory abilities when she joins her estranged, skeptic father to investigate mysterious cases of the paranormal and unexplained phenomena.”

Traci Thirteen first appeared in DC Comics in Superman Vol 2 #189 in 2003 and is the daughter of professional debunker Dr. Terrance Thirteen and sorceress Meihui Lan. In the comics, her powers include magical sight, divination, protection, magical blast, psychic link and fate sense. Traci Thirteen has appeared in comics like Flashpoint and Batman. She’s been affiliated with Team 13, Croatoans, Supergirls and Team Superman.

Project 13 will be written by Daegan Fryklind, who will also executive produce. Banks and Max Handelman will produce with their Brownstone Productions, which will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television. There is no word yet if the possible series would be part of the DC TV universe currently on The CW, which includes Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl as well as web series on CW Seed like Vixen and Constantine. Fans of the character will likely expect to see Traci’s pet iguana Leroy as part of the series.

Are you familiar with the character of Traci Thirteen? Are you excited about the possibility of the series Project 13? Who would you like to see cast as Traci and her father Terrance? Would you like to see the series cross over with the other DC properties on The CW? Let us know in the comments.

Better Things Season 3 Greenlit by FX

by Max Evry

Better Things Season 3 Greenlit By FX

Better Things Season 3 greenlit by FX

Better Things, the Peabody-winning comedy series co-created by and starring Pamela Adlon, has been renewed for a third season, it was announced today by Eric Schrier and Nick Grad, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. The third season will air on FX in 2018.

“Better Things’ success is testament to the creative genius of Pamela Adlon as a writer, director and actor,” said Schrier. “It has been a joy for everyone at FX to support Pamela and see the critics and industry recognize this series as one of the very best shows on TV. Pamela and the enormously talented cast, producers and crew have our deepest appreciation.”

Better Things, currently airing its second season, returns to FX tonight, Thursday, October 19 at 10 PM ET/PT with “Eulogy.” In the episode, which was written by Louis C.K. and directed by Adlon, Sam demands satisfaction.

Better Things centers on Sam Fox (Pamela Adlon), a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters, Max (Mikey Madison), Frankie (Hannah Alligood) and Duke (Olivia Edward) in Los Angeles. She’s mom, dad, referee and the cops. Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil (Celia Imrie), an English expatriate who lives across the street. Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, and her own mother as well, sometimes heaping the love on when she feels guilty. Sam’s just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also – just maybe – squeeze in some private time once in a while.

Adlon, who directed all 10 episodes of the second season, serves as writer and Executive Producer alongside Louis C.K. Additional Executive Producers include M. Blair Breard, Dave Becky and 3 Arts Entertainment. Better Things is produced by C.K.’s production company Pig Newton for FX Productions. Better Things won a Peabody Award in 2016 for its first season and Adlon was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Watch a Star Wars: The Last Jedi New York Comic Con Video

by Max Evry

Star Wars: The Last Jedi New York Comic Con Video

Watch a Star Wars: The Last Jedi New York Comic Con video

Those attending Lucasfilm‘s Star Wars: The Last Jedi New York Comic Con booth got a big surprise in the form of full-on First Order vs Resistance warfare. Check out the video below to see for yourself!

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In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. The film stars Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.

Jim & Andy Trailer: Jim Carrey Embodies Andy Kaufman

by Max Evry

Jim & Andy Trailer: Jim Carrey Embodies Andy Kaufman

Jim Carrey embodies Andy Kaufman in Jim & Andy trailer

Netflix has revealed the first trailer for the documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, director Chris Smith’s fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey’s time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. The VICE Documentary Films production uses approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of Man on the Moon, which documented Carrey’s transformation into Kaufman for four months. Check out the Jim & Andy trailer below!

In 1999 Milos Forman cast Jim Carrey to play cult comedian Andy Kaufman in his biopic Man on the Moon. What followed was an intensely bizarre and emotional film production. Surrounded by Kaufman’s friends and family on set, Carrey thoroughly “became” Andy and, alternately, Tony Clifton, Kaufman’s obnoxious lounge singer alter ego. Much like Kaufman’s comedy, Carrey’s acting took on a performance art quality during the film. He never broke character on set, the cast and the crew referred to him as either ‘Andy’ or ‘Tony’ depending on who he was embodying (he had created complete and separate identities for each).

Jim Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production’s most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, thankfully captured on video by Andy’s former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda. In Jim & Andy, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage 18 years later, reflecting on how he and Andy came up in oddly parallel universes, his experience channelling Andy and Tony and more broadly the spiritual journey of his career.

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton is produced by VICE Documentary Films, the feature-length documentary division from VICE Media. The film is produced by Spike Jonze, Danny Gabai, Brendan Fitzgerald. Executive Producers are Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith, Tony Clifton, Michael Kronish, Jim Czarnecki, and Nicole Montez.

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond debuts globally on Netflix on November 17.

Pacific Rim Uprising Prequel Comic Pacific Rim Aftermath Revealed

by Jenna Busch

Pacific Rim Uprising Prequel Comic Pacific Rim Aftermath Revealed

Pacific Rim Uprising prequel comic Pacific Rim Aftermath revealed

Legendary Comics has announced that Pacific Rim Uprising is getting an official comic book prequel called Pacific Rim Aftermath. There will be six monthly issues, the first of which will be on sale in print and digital form on January 17, 2018. Issue #1 features writer Cavan Scott and artist Rich Elson. You can check out the full cover for issue #1 in the gallery below.

The synopsis for Pacific Rim Aftermath: Santa Monica, 2034. In a city that was once the jewel of the West Coast, a new world has emerged: one rising up from the ashes of giant robots and giant monsters. In this futuristic aftermath, we will meet a new generation of survivors, including Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, who is searching for answers behind the death of his Legendary father; Griffin, a Jaeger pilot who has gone from defending the world to piloting an illegal Jaeger enforcer for a mob boss; and the Mech Czar, a techno-criminal overlord who rules the underworld with a steel fist. Set against a neo-noir backdrop of street gangs, Kaiju worshipers, and Jaeger Scrapyards, a mysterious but familiar figure arrives with a dangerous agenda…

The series is a gritty action adventure that explores a new criminal underworld born in an age of monsters and mechs, and an unmissable story for all Pacific Rim fans.

Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight and stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force AwakensAttack the Block), Scott Eastwood (The Fate of the FuriousSnowden), Jing Tian (The Great WallKong: Skull Island), Wesley Wong (Buxiude ShiguangSorry I Love You), Lily Ji (SkiptraceTransformers: Age of Extinction), Lan Yingying (Surgeons StoryEmpresses in the Palace), Qian Yongchen (The War of BeautiesThe Golden Age of the Leftover Ladies), Zhang Jin (Ip Man 3Kill Zone 2), and newcomers Cailee Spaeny and Chen Zitong.

Are you guys excited for the comic series Pacific Rim Aftermath? Let us know in the comments. Catch Pacific Rim Uprising in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on March 23, 2018.

Arrow Episode 6.03 Photos: Next of Kin

by Spencer Perry

Arrow Episode 6.03 Photos: Next of Kin

Arrow Episode 6.03 photos: Next of Kin

Ahead of the show’s all-new episode tonight, The CW has released the first batch of photos for next week’s episode of Arrow which you can check out in the gallery below!

Titled “Next of Kin,” the episode is set to air Thursday, October 26 and introduces the DC character Onyx to the Arrow-verse. The episode is officially described as follows:

“A rogue black ops team led by Onyx (guest star Chastity Dotson) breaks into Kord Industries and steals something lethal. Oliver struggles to connect with William (guest star Jack Moore) so he reaches out to a surprising source for help.”

Kevin Tancharoen directed the episode, which was written by Speed Weed & Oscar Balderrama.

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Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, John Barrowman as Malcom Merlyn, with Paul Blackthorne as Detective Lance. Manu Bennett is back as Slade Wilson, aka Deathstroke, and his son, Joe Wilson, will be played by Liam Hall. Juliana Harkavy is playing Dinah Drake, David Nykl portrays Anatoly Knyazev, Michael Emerson is playing a mystery character, and Kirk Acevedo stars as Ricardo Diaz, aka Richard Dragon.

Based on the DC characters, the series is executive produced by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Wendy Mericle and Sarah Schechter. Arrow is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

The Flash Episode 4.03 Photos: Luck be a Lady

by Spencer Perry

The Flash Episode 4.03 Photos: Luck be a Lady

The Flash Episode 4.03 photos: Luck Be A Lady

Following the promo released yesterday, The CW has debuted the first batch of photos for next week’s episode of The Flash featuring the premiere of DC character Hazard. Check out The Flash Episode 4.03 photos in the gallery below!

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Titled “Luck be a Lady,” The Flash Episode 4.03 is set to air Tuesday, October 24 and is officially described as follows:

“Barry and the team are hit by a string of bad luck and realize it is the handiwork of a new meta, Becky (guest star Sugar-Lyn Beard) nicknamed Hazard, who has the ability to give others bad luck, while cashing in the benefits for herself. Meanwhile, Harry Wells returns to Earth-1 to give Wally a message from Jesse.”

Armen V. Kevorkian directed the episode, which was written by Sam Chalsen & Judalina Neira.

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramo, Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West, Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West, and John Wesley Shipp. New additions to the cast are Katee Sackhoff as the villain Amunet Black and Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny, aka Elongated Man.