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‘Game of Thrones’ Writers Defend Last Season’s Controversial Pacing Choices

For the first several seasons of Game of Thrones, the show made a point to take things slowly in terms of travel, establishing huge distances between its major cities and building the reality of its fantasy world by having characters traverse those distances across long stretches of episodes. But in season 7, it was as if the show mounted an ACME rocket, lit the fuse, and hung on for dear life as it rocketed forward at a breakneck pace. Now some of the folks involved with creating the show have...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Adaptation, Game Of Thrones, Entertainment Weekly, Dave Hill, Dan Weiss, Alan Taylor, Action/Adventure, Bryan Cogman, Jacob Hall

Showtime’s ‘Halo’ TV Show Brings On a Second Showrunner

The history of a Halo adaptation is rife with stops and starts, but it seems as if Showtime is finally going to bring the popular video game to the small screen – and they’ve hired a second showrunner to do it. Steven Kane (TNT’s The Last Ship) is joining original showrunner Kyle Killen to tackle the premium channel’s “most ambitious series ever,” and you can read on to learn why this show requires two people to lead the charge. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Kane (The Last Ship...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Drama, Halo, Robin Hood, Sci-fi, Showtime, Rupert Wyatt, Adaptation, Video Game, Damon Lindelof, Kane, Carlton Cuse, Budapest Hungary, Weiss

‘Bumblebee 2’ and Future ‘Transformers’ Movies Will Feature “A Little More Bayhem”, According to Their Producer

Last year’s Transformers prequel Bumblebee took a stripped-down approach to its story about an alien robot by eschewing excessive action in favor of an Amblin-style relationship between the eponymous Autobot and Hailee Steinfeld’s human character. But according to the film’s producer, they still haven’t quite landed on the right balance between character moments and action beats. In a new interview, Lorenzo di Bonaventura (who’s produced every Transformers movie thus far) says he plans to switc...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Michael Bay, Sci-fi, Sequels, Adaptation, Paramount Pictures, Hailee Steinfeld, Transformers, Toy, Bay, Lorenzo-di-Bonaventura, Bonaventura, Action/Adventure, Travis Knight, Bumblebee

Hans Zimmer is Scoring ‘Dune’, Which Has an Official Synopsis and A Possible New Cast Member

Aside from John Williams, Hans Zimmer is in a rarified group of modern film composers who have celebrity status and widespread recognition based on their names alone. Zimmer is an Oscar winner who’s crafted scores for films like The Lion King, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator, Inception, and dozens more, and now he’s adding another sci-fi notch to his belt: Zimmer will provide the Dune score for Denis Villeneuve‘s upcoming movie adaptation of the classic Frank Herbert novel. Production has begun on t...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, Sci-fi, Oscar, Adaptation, Paul Lambert, Brian Eno, Ang Lee, Antonio Banderas, Warner Brothers, Remakes, Zimmer, Anderson, Denzel Washington, Dune

‘Pet Sematary’ Review: Scary As Hell, and One of the Best Stephen King Adaptations Ever [SXSW]

The best Stephen King adaptations do not adhere rigidly to the author’s text but rather remain true to the general spirit of the work. Think The Shining. Think Misery. Think even the 2017 adaptation of It. These works bear a strong resemblance to the words King used, but also forge their own identities, and tell their own stories – while maintaining the atmosphere King created. Pet Sematary, the latest King adaptation, fits in perfectly with these titles. Directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmy...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Boston, Stephen-King, Movie Reviews, Maine, Adaptation, Clarke, Paramount Pictures, King, Remakes, Sxsw, Jason Clarke, Rachel, Louis, Laurence

‘Detective Pikachu’ is Getting an Official Graphic Novel Adaptation

Detective Pikachu has come so far since the video game first debuted in 2016: it’s gone from a popular video game to one of the most anticipated feature films of 2019. And now it’s taking over one more medium: the comic book. A Detective Pikachu graphic novel is set to be released this summer as a companion to the Ryan Reynolds-starring feature film. Legendary Comics announced at Emerald City Comic Con that an official movie graphic novel titled POKÉMON Detective Pikachu will debut online an...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Comic Books, Adaptation, Pokemon, Brian, Anime, Ryan Reynolds, Nelson, Legendary Pictures, Pikachu, Mystery/Suspense, The Pokémon Company International, Brian Buccellato, Detective Pikachu, Ryme City

‘A Knight’s Tale’ Director to Bring ‘Button Man’ Movie Adaptation to Netflix

Brian Helgeland, the Oscar-winning writer of L.A. Confidential, is getting back behind the camera to direct for the first time in four years. Helgeland will direct Button Man for Netflix, a film adaptation of a comic about a hired killer who rebels against a bloody underground sport. Drive and The Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding Refn was in talks to direct this back in 2012, but that version never came to light; now Helgeland will direct and Matt Reeves will produce. Variety reports that ...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Adaptation, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Hardy, Gerard Butler, Variety, Hardy, John Wagner, Exton, James Ellroy, Nicolas Winding Refn, Matt Reeves, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure, Neon Demon

Now Stream This: ‘Free Solo’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘Triple Frontier’, ‘Christopher Robin’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Need something to stream today, this weekend, or even beyond? Good, you’ve come to the right place. This week, we have a nerve-wracking documentary; one of the best Scorsese/DiCaprio collaborations; a bunch of burly men firing guns; some wonderful Gerard Butler trash; a creepy kid; a one-room thriller; a tradionally animated epic; a kind-hearted fa...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Boston, Ben Affleck, Disney, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Egypt, Animation, Adaptation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Scorsese

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Runtimes Confirmed, Final Four Episodes Will Essentially Be Short Movies

Game of Thrones is going out with a bang. Word came out earlier this week that the first two of the final six episodes of the acclaimed fantasy series would only last about an hour, but now HBO has officially confirmed that the final four episodes are going to give fans super-sized episodes that will basically last as long as a short movie. Find out the Game of Thrones season 8 episode lengths below. HBO has released the dates and runtimes of all six episodes of the final season of Game of T...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Adaptation, Game Of Thrones, Alfred Hitchcock, Wolf, Action/Adventure

‘The Magicians’ Presents Big Questions in “Home Improvement”

Several characters in “Home Improvement,” the title of this week’s funnier-than-normal episode of The Magicians , deal with some concept of home. First, there’s Fen, who does whatever she can for her homeland, even if that that means undergoing back-breaking yard work for the supposed prophet in her dreams. There’s also Alice, who must visit her mother to cast a location spell for Zelda, the Librarian who has her own home-related desire to find her daughter in the mirror realm. And then there...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, The Magicians, Features, Adaptation, Modesto, Zelda, Samantha, Carol, Alice, Josh, Harold, Pete, Julia, Margo

‘The Humans’ Movie Adaptation Enlists Richard Jenkins, Amy Schumer, Steven Yeun, and More

Hollywood mega-producer Scott Rudin is one of the few people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award (EGOT), and he’s arguably as well-known for his theater work as he is for his movies. Now he’s combining those two mediums and producing a film adaptation of the Broadway play The Humans, and he’s secured an excellent cast to star. Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Steven Yeun (Burning, The Walking Dead), and more are on board. Keep reading to learn abou...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Amy Schumer, Richard Jenkins, Broadway, Adaptation, Philadelphia, Stephen Karam, A24, Scott-Rudin, Aimee, Erik, Moma

‘Game of Thrones’ Board Game ‘Oathbreaker’ Details Revealed and Watch a Behind-The-Scenes Prosthetics Video

Two and a half months from now, HBO’s Game of Thrones will be over. Yes, a prequel series is in the works and author George R.R. Martin is still working on finishing his novels to wrap up his story on the page, but this could be the last we see of Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, and the rest of the fan-favorite characters for quite some time. But even though the night is dark and full of terrors, fear not: a new Game of Thrones board game is coming that will plunge players right...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Adaptation, Game Of Thrones, Board Games, George R R Martin, Gower, Action/Adventure, White Walkers, Barrie Gower, Dire Wolf Digital, Game of Thrones: Oathbreaker, Jon Snow Daenerys Targaryen Tyrion Lannister

‘Dumbo’ Has Hidden Easter Eggs for the Original Movie, Disney Parks, and Tim Burton Himself

Since the animated musical Dumbo hit theaters in 1941, the lovable, big-eared elephant has become an iconic Disney mascot, as recognizable as Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck. That can be partially attributed to Dumbo’s outsized presence at Disney Parks, with the Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride becoming a longtime hallmark of Disneyland, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland. But the original 1941 animated film also holds a special place in Di...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Tim-Burton, Disney, Adaptation, Disneyland, Michael Keaton, Walt Disney, Springer, Hong Kong Disneyland, Mickey Mouse, Burton, Frey, Tim, Disneyland Walt Disney World, Atwood

Stephen King’s ‘The Talisman’ Movie Might Finally Happen, with ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Director Mike Barker

The Talisman, the fantasy-horror novel from Stephen King and Peter Straub, has been in one stage or another of film or TV development before it even hit bookshelves in 1984. Steven Spielberg snapped up the film rights immediately and has been working with Amblin to bring the book to life – with nothing to show for it…yet. Now, Amblin is trying once again, with Handmaid’s Tale director Mike Barker at the helm and Chris Sparling handling the script. Oh, The Talisman. Will we ever see you come ...
Tags: Movies, Stephen-King, United States, Adaptation, Cbs, Jack, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Laura, Collider, Frank Marshall, Michael Wright, Talisman, Peter Straub, Josh Boone, Amblin Entertainment

‘NOS4A2’ Pilot Review: AMC Brings Joe Hill’s Horror Novel to the Small Screen With Creepy, Emotional Results [SXSW]

Joe Hill‘s NOS4A2 is a dense, twisty, unlikely tale, so it feels exactly right that the pilot episode of AMC’s adaptation should be so stubbornly unwilling to explain itself to viewers unfamiliar with the source material. Nothing is spelled out here; nothing is synopsized or tidily introduced. Unlike so many pilots – that act as a string of bite-sized quotes built in service of future “Previously on…” segments – NOS4A2 is interested only in telling this story at its own pace, with an admirable ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Amc, Features, Adaptation, Joe Hill, Hill, Cummings, Vicki, Vic, Kull, Ashleigh Cummings, Kari Skogland, Ebon Moss Bachrach, TV Reviews

‘Aladdin’ Trailer: You Ain’t Never Had a Disney Live-Action Adaptation Like This

Disney has been slowly rolling out the teasers for Aladdin, all of which have been met with, let’s say, mixed reactions. The first teaser trailer in October featured plenty of the original 1992 animated film’s iconography, but barely featured the titular character played by Mena Massoud, much less the film’s highest-billed actor, Will Smith. But then a special TV spot revealed our first look at Smith as the giant, blue genie, and that wasn’t quite well-received either. Now, Disney has finally r...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Adaptation, John August, Will-Smith, Movie Trailers, Smith, Guy-Ritchie, Tim Rice, Alan Menken, Jasmine, Aladdin, Ritchie, Massoud, Howard Ashman, Jafar

‘Dumbo’ Early Buzz: Tim Burton’s Latest Live-Action Disney Movie Hits Cruising Altitude

Tim Burton has largely built his career making movies about societal outcasts, and he’ll be back with the story of another outcast later this month in Dumbo, his second live-action remake of a Walt Disney animated film. The earliest reactions have arrived, so read on to get a sense of what critics are saying about Burton’s latest cinematic spectacle. Dumbo Early Buzz Here are the early reactions from several critics who saw junket screenings of the movie, starting with /Film’s own Peter Sci...
Tags: Movies, Tim-Burton, Disney, Adaptation, Shell, Michael Keaton, Walt Disney, Danny DeVito, Remakes, Burton, Mike Ryan, Mike, McDonald, Mary Poppins, Holt, Michael Buffer

Apple’s ‘Time Bandits’ Series Will Be Co-Written and Directed by Taika Waititi

Last summer we learned that Apple was working on a series adaptation of the 1981 time traveling fantasy Time Bandits. The movie hails from Monty Python troupe member Terry Gilliam, and now it’s being handed off to a worthy successor. Thor: Ragnarok and What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi has boarded the Time Bandits series as co-writer and director. Deadline has news on the Time Bandits series hiring Taika Waititi, who is fresh off two other forthcoming TV shows. Waititi has tur...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Comedy, Movies, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Adaptation, Monty Python, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Thor, Lucasfilm, David Warner, Sean Connery, Taika-Waititi, Ralph Richardson

How Going Family-Friendly Helped Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Take Flight [Set Visit Report]

Tim Burton is distracted. He’s in the middle of directing the live-action adaptation of Dumbo, an ambitious, big-budget production that requires balancing fantastical and elaborate sets with even more fantastical visual effects. But I got the feeling that this harried appearance was just part of Burton’s nature — a million thoughts racing at once while he attempts to answer press questions. It’s a surprisingly energetic persona from a man who is famous for donning all black and a dour complexio...
Tags: London, Movies, Fantasy, Tim-Burton, Disney, Features, Adaptation, Colin-Farrell, Michael Keaton, Walt Disney, Danny DeVito, Springer, Burton, Frey, Tim, Keaton

Tom Holland Sticking with the Russo Brothers for ‘Cherry’

Cherry, the first post-Marvel film for the Russo Brothers, will have a familiar Marvel face. Tom Holland, who worked with the filmmakers on Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, has signed on to star in the film about a former army medic who becomes a bank robber to fuel his drug addiction. This sounds about as far-removed from an MCU film as you can get. More on the Cherry movie cast below. The Russo Brothers may be stepping away from Marvel after Avengers: Endgame, but the...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Iraq, Marvel, Adaptation, Army, Holland, Cleveland, Hulu, Russo brothers, Cherry, Midwest, Walker, Emily, Russo, Tom Holland

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin is Developing a Robot Family Sci-Fi Movie, ‘The Mother Code’

Too often we refer to Amblin as a studio of yesteryear, but Steven Spielberg‘s production company is still pumping out movies today. And its latest movie acquisition sounds like it’s straight out of their classic catalogue. Amblin has acquired the rights to The Mother Code, based on the novel by Silicon Valley biochemist Carole Stivers. The story is centered on a child raised by an artificially intelligent robot who must fight to save his family after the government decides to destroy the machi...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Adaptation, Silicon Valley, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Amblin Partners, Family Films, Amblin Entertainment, The Mother Code, Carole Stivers, Amy Louise Johnson, Amy Louise Johnson Per Variety

Fox’s ‘Mouse Guard’ Adaptation Makes Andy Serkis the Rodent Villain

Andy Serkis is best known for his incredible contributions to cinema by way of impressive motion capture performances in films like War for the Planet of the Apes and Peter Jackson’s King Kong. Now he’ll be strapping on a leotard with balls all over it yet again for 20th Century Fox’s forthcoming adaptation of the New York Times bestselling comic book series Mouse Guard. For those unfamiliar with Mouse Guard, the Eisner Award-winning comic book series by David Petersen follows a team of mi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Fantasy, Fox, New York Times, Andy-Serkis, Adaptation, 20th Century Fox, Peter Jackson, David Petersen, Matt-Reeves, WETA, Comic Book/Superhero, Wes Ball, Serkis

Hear Two Exclusive Tracks From the ‘American Gods’ Season 2 Soundtrack

American Gods season 2 arrives on Starz next week, bringing a whole new wild season inspired by Neil Gaiman‘s epic novel. In anticipation of the new premiere, we’re debuting two exclusive tracks from the American Gods season 2 soundtrack, composed by Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans. The composers are new to the show, having not handled the score for season 1, and they’ve crafted something bigger, darker, and stranger in the process. Hear the two tracks below. Shoot Out – American Gods Sea...
Tags: Television, Movies, Amc, Neil Gaiman, America, Netflix, United States, Adaptation, Starz, Ian Mcshane, Laura, Jane Doe, Brian Reitzell, Ricky Whittle, Soundtracks, American Gods

‘The River At Night’ Will Team Eli Roth with ‘Scream’ Writer Kevin Williamson

Eli Roth and Kevin Williamson, two people who have made a name for themselves in the horror genre, will team for the first time for The River at Night. An adaptation of the novel by Erica Ferencik, the story follows four friends struggling to survive in the Maine wilderness following a white water rafting accident. The group is eventually drawn to a camp, hoping to find help. But other problems quickly arise. Horror fans might want to take note of this project. Deadline is reporting Roth, di...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Thriller, Maine, Adaptation, Eli-Roth, Kevin, Williamson, Roth, Eli, Kevin-Williamson, Roger Birnbaum, Winifred Allen, Girls Trip, Erica Ferencik, The River At Night

‘The Magicians’ Explores Its Supporting Characters With “The Side Effect”

The Magicians is an ensemble show, with the gang of main characters flitting across interwoven storylines in perpetual battles to save their lives and/or magic. In “The Side Effect,” one of my favorite episodes this season, the roles that characters’ play gets flipped; the spotlight moves away from the core gang (Quentin, Julia, Margo, Eliot and Alice) and shines on four side characters: Zelda the Librarian, Fillory’s own Fen, the warrior-woman Kady, and the kinda dead Penny 40. The prem...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, The Magicians, Features, Library, Adaptation, Santa Claus, Modesto, Zelda, Alice, Penny, Harriet, Derek, Josh, Margo

Don Winslow’s ‘Cartel’ Trilogy is Becoming an FX Series

Don Winslow‘s acclaimed Cartel Trilogy is headed to the small screen. FX has picked up the rights to adapt the series, based on Winslow’s bestselling trilogy of novels following DEA agent Art Keller through 45 years of America’s long-running war on drugs. Deadline reports that FX has landed the rights to Winslow’s Cartel Trilogy, which includes the 2005 novel The Power of the Dog, the 2015 follow-up The Cartel, and the recently published conclusion, The Border. Winslow will serve as an execu...
Tags: Television, Movies, Mexico, White House, America, Fox, Thriller, Adaptation, John, DEA, Ridley-Scott, FX, Keller, Cartel, John Landgraf, Don

‘Native Son’ Trailer: ‘Moonlight’ Star Ashton Sanders Stuns in HBO Sundance Drama

One of HBO’s splashiest acquisitions at the Sundance Film Festival this year was Native Son, a modern retelling of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel of the same name. Starring Moonlight star Ashton Sanders, the film was initially set be distributed theatrically by A24, but after a buzzy premiere at the film festival in January, HBO swooped in. The cable network has released a new Native Son trailer revealing the premiere date of the captivating drama. Native Son Trailer Sanders stars as Bigge...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Chicago, Adaptation, Beethoven, Movie Trailers, Richard Wright, Moonlight, Sanders, Thomas, Wright, Dalton, Ben Pearson, Thomas Sanders, Rashid Johnson

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Setting Will Take Place in the Second Age of Middle-earth

Only Lord of the Rings could get their fans whipped into a frenzy over a map. But Amazon knows this, and cleverly went with an advent calendar-style release of a map of Middle-earth to reveal…the setting. The Lord of the Rings series setting, which Amazon confirmed to be the Second Age of Middle-earth, may only be vaguely interesting for casual fans, but for mega-fans, just seeing the word “Numenor” is enough to launch a thousand excited tweets. (Really, just check out the replies on the Lord o...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Adaptation, Sauron, J R R Tolkien, Aragorn, Gondor, The-Lord-of-the-Rings, Great Sea, Lord of the Rings TV series, Numenor, Sauron Numenor

George R.R. Martin Hasn’t Read the ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Scripts Because He’s Too Busy Trying to Finish Those Damn Books

After nearly a decade, HBO’s Game of Thrones is about to come to a dramatic close. But George R.R. Martin‘s watch is not ending…yet. The A Song of Ice and Fire author still has two books to finish in his long-running fantasy series, and impatient readers waiting for the next sprawling novel will be glad to hear that he’s been so busy working on The Winds of Winter that he hasn’t even had time to read the scripts for the final season of the HBO adaptation. Read his comments about the show’s impe...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Adaptation, Game Of Thrones, George R R Martin, Martin, George, Belfast Northern Ireland, David Benioff, Action/Adventure, George R R Martin Hasn

Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Classic ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ is Being Adapted at Netflix

In 1967, Gabriel García Márquez practically invented the magical realism genre with his bewitching, beguiling, baffling novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. It’s a dense multi-generational saga of the Buendia family, chronicling their struggles and conflicts in the fictional Colombian town of Macondo. It’s a story that’s nigh unadaptable, and García Márquez refused to sell the film rights through his death in 2014. But now Netflix has acquired the rights to adapt the literary classic into a Spa...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Netflix, Adaptation, Vanity Fair, Latin America, Macondo, Gabriel García Márquez, Garcia, Don Quixote, George R R Martin, Garcia Marquez, Lazzaro, Buendia

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