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Durban tackles heat island effect

By 2050, more than 570 cities will be vulnerable to sea-level rise, more than 500 cities will be vulnerable to water shortages, and more than 970 cities will be vulnerable to extreme heat The post Durban tackles heat island effect appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Climate Change, Environment, Cities, Adaptation, Heat, Green Spaces, Durban, Green Cities, Top Six, Sustainable Cities, Planting Trees, C40, Climate Resilience, C40 urban nature declaration, Urban Forests

You can now listen to "The Three Body Problem" as a serialized podcast

A few years ago, Tor Books teamed up with playwright Mac Rogers to produce a free serialized fiction podcast called Steal The Stars, which was then adapted into a prose novel. Steal The Stars was a sort of military SF romance based around UFO research, and I absolutely loved listening to it in weekly installments. — Read the rest
Tags: Audiobooks, Post, Science Fiction, News, Podcasts, Sci-fi, Tor, Adaptation, Mac Rogers, Liu Cixin, The Three Body Problem, Serialized Novel, Podcasts I Like

‘Pet Sematary’ Prequel Casting Suggests They May Finally Explore That “Indian Burial Ground” Thing

Much like its many victims, it seems like we can expect Pet Sematary to keep coming back. Paramount rebooted Mary Lambert‘s original film in 2019 and now they’re headed back to that particular bit of sour ground beyond the deadfall for another attempt at Stephen King‘s world. This time they’re doing a prequel story which will debut on the Paramount+ streaming service, and the Pet Sematary prequel cast that was recently announced may hint at what the story will entail. The Hollywood Reporter ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Uncategorized, Stephen King, Maine, Adaptation, Paramount, Mary Lambert, Jeff Buhler, Natalie Alyn Lind, Jack Mulhern Mare of Easttown Forrest, Isabella Star LaBlanc Two

‘Something Is Killing the Children’ and It’s Gonna Be Mike Flanagan with a Netflix TV Series Adaptation

If you saw Doctor Sleep you know that if there’s one thing you can say about Mike Flanagan it’s that that he’s really good at killing children. On film, of course! Call off the lawyers, Mike, I clarified it there at the last second. But seriously, he butchers poor little Jacob Tremblay (aka America’s younger brother) brutally in that movie, so it’s no surprise at all to me that if Netflix is doing an adaptation of the comic book Something Is Killing the Children and Mike Flanagan is involved wi...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Uncategorized, America, Netflix, Adaptation, Archer, Slaughter, Jacob Tremblay, Macy, Mike, Flanagan, Gerald, Hill House, Mike Flanagan

‘The Suicide Squad’ Star David Dastmalchian is Accomplishing His Dreams, and He Wants the Same For You [Interview]

What a time for David Dastmalchian. For starters, we’ll soon see him as Polka-Dot Man in The Suicide Squad. What was once an obscure comic book character may soon be, thanks to James Gunn and the actor, a character we won’t soon forget. Dastmalchian is also in the adaptation of one of the most celebrated science fiction novels of all time, Dune. It’s the actor’s third collaboration with filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, who previously cast him in Prisoners and Blade Runner 2049. Plus, the actor recen...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Los Angeles, Features, Chicago, Fox, Williams, Tennessee, Adaptation, James Bond, Suicide Squad, William Shakespeare, Batman, Denis, Kansas City, James Gunn

‘Dune’ Star David Dastmalchian Says Script is “True to the Spirit of the Novel,” His Character “Not Like Any Human” Encountered Before

Dune may be one of our most anticipated pandemic-delayed movies currently on the calendar. Let’s put it this way: if vaunted filmmakers such as Alejandro Jodorowsky (whose planned project ultimately fell through, though that doesn’t mean he has any shortage of Dune opinions) and David Lynch (whose idiosyncratic 1984 film of the same name, love it or hate it, is set for a 4K release) found the appeal in adapting Frank Herbert’s touchstone novel, we should be on pins and needles to see what auteu...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Adaptation, Denis, David Lynch, Warner Brothers, Stellan Skarsgard, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Dune, Frank Herbert, Lynch, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, De Vries, Action/Adventure, Brad Dourif

‘Let the Right One In’ Showtime Series Rounds Out Its Cast of Vampires and Victims

The Showtime series Let the Right One In, inspired by the Swedish novel of the same name, has cast the rest of its leads. Apart from the father-daughter duo played by Demián Bichir and Madison Taylor Baez, Showtime announced additional cast members and their characters, and it appears the series diverge pretty significantly from the novel and previous film adaptations. Variety reports that Kevin Carroll will play Zeke Dawes, a successful restauraunt owner who is friends with Mark. Jacob Bust...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Horror, Showtime, Adaptation, Peter, Eleanor, Mark, Arthur, Owen, Tomas Alfredson, Isaiah, Eli, Demián Bichir, Kevin Carroll

Don’t Rule Out ‘Jungle Cruise’ Sequels, Or Even a ‘Jungle Cruise’ Universe [Set Visit]

Disney is hoping Jungle Cruise will follow the path of success paved by their theme park-based action adventure franchise Pirates of the Caribbean. Not only do they want it to be a box office banger, but producer Beau Flynn says audiences shouldn’t rule out the possibility of seeing Jungle Cruise sequels, perhaps forming an entire universe of stories that take place within the adventure world being explored by Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. When Jungle Cruise was in production, our own repor...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne-Johnson, Disney, Adaptation, Caribbean, Flynn, Dwayne, Emily, Jungle Cruise, Beau Flynn, Set Visit, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Emily-Blunt, Hoai Tran Bui, Emily Blunt When Jungle Cruise

‘Jungle Cruise’ is Packed With Puns and Disney Parks Easter Eggs [Set Visit]

If you’ve never ridden the Jungle Cruise ride at a Disney theme park, the basic gist is that you board a replica steamboat captained by a trusty skipper who constantly makes puns and tells dad jokes as they narrate your voyage through the “dangerous” waters of the attraction. Now that Pirates of the Caribbean, The Country Bears, Tomorrowland, and The Haunted Mansion have been adapted into live-action feature films, here comes Jungle Cruise, which puts Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt on a riverbo...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Disney, Indiana, Adaptation, Tokyo, Johnson, Disneyland, Emily Blunt, Walt Disney, Garcia, Flynn, Dwayne, Emily, Adventureland, Jungle Cruise

‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Trailer: That’s Definitely a Big Dog, and a Terrifying One

Clifford the Big Red Dog has been a good boy since his creation in the pages of Norman Bridwell’s books in 1963. Since then, he’s gotten his own animated series, straight-to-video movies, video games, and plenty of merchandise. Now he’s being turned into nightmare fuel in a new live-action adaptation from Paramount Pictures, and the Clifford the Big Red Dog movie trailer shows how terrifying the concept of a huge ass red dog in the real world would actually be, especially in a place like New Yo...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, John Cleese, New York City, Adaptation, Movie Trailers, Paramount Pictures, Norman Bridwell, Clifford The Big Red Dog, Clifford, Jack Whitehall, Emily, Family Films, Sienna Guillory, Emily Elizabeth, Emily Darby

‘Game of Thrones’ Author George R.R. Martin Regrets Letting the Show Outpace His Books, Which He Will Never, Ever Finish

George R. R. Martin is just like us — full of regrets. More importantly, he shares the fan consensus that Game of Thrones was much more likable when adapting from his books. Author of the fantasy novel series A Song of Fire and Ice , Martin created the world Game of Thrones was based in, but didn’t finish his books in time to see the series through to its ending. In a recent conversatio n with Chicago’s PBS affiliate WTTW ( via TVInsider ), Martin shared his regrets abou...
Tags: Adaptation, Fantasy, HBO, Television, A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

‘Foundation’ Trailer: David S. Goyer Adapts the Isaac Asimov Sci-Fi Classic for Apple TV+

The work of Isaac Asimov serves as inspiration for the flashy new Apple TV+ sci-fi series Foundation. The upcoming show follows a band of exiles on a journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization during the fall of the Galactic Empire (note: this is not the same Galactic Empire from Star Wars, so please don’t get confused). Jared Harris and Lee Pace lead the series, which comes from showrunner David S. Goyer. Watch the latest Foundation trailer below. Foundation Trailer  If the Dune...
Tags: Apple, Star Wars, Hbo, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Apple TV, Adaptation, Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Foundation, Roland Emmerich, Skydance, Isaac Asimov, Hari, Columbia Pictures

Bigfoot Thriller ‘Devolution’ Brings in ‘Coming Home in the Dark’ Director James Ashcroft

Last year, Legendary Entertainment picked up the rights to Max Brooks‘ new book Devolution, an exploration of the Bigfoot myth framed in a series of journals written by a woman who was trying to survive in a tech-focused, “green” community that is suddenly left isolated from the modern world by a natural disaster. Things take a turn for the worse when a pack of Sasquatch creatures enter the fray. Now Legendary has brought in Coming Home in the Dark director James Ashcroft to take the helm of th...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Netflix, Devolution, Adaptation, Harry, Kate, Johnson, Hulu, Legendary Pictures, Sundance, Brooks, Mount Rainier, Ashcroft, Eli Kent

‘Under the Banner of Heaven’ Will Send Andrew Garfield on a Mormon Murder Mystery on FX

FX on Hulu is making a TV adaptation of John Krakauer‘s nonfiction crime novel Under the Banner of Heaven, and Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) and Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) are on board. Deadline is reporting that FX on Hulu has picked up the limited series. The adaptation is helmed by Dustin Lance Black (Milk) and will be directed by David Mackenzie of Hell or High Water fame. The series adapts the book’s investigation of the murder of a young Mormon (Edgar-Jones) and the de...
Tags: Television, Movies, America, Adaptation, Andrew Garfield, Hulu, FX, Jon Krakauer, Garfield, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Howard, Ron, Church of Jesus Christ, Lance, John Krakauer

A ‘Polly Pocket’ Movie is Coming From Director Lena Dunham – Thanks, ’90s Nostalgia

Increasingly, Hollywood seems to be reaching outside the realm of earlier films and TV shows when it comes to adapting recognizable intellectual property into new stories. Here’s another example of a toy serving as the basis for a film: Lena Dunham (Girls, Tiny Furniture) is set to write and direct a Polly Pocket movie for Mattel Films and MGM, and the film will be based on the toy that became a phenomenon in the 1990s. Lily Collins (Mank) is set to star as the title character. What is P...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Lena Dunham, Adaptation, Collins, MGM, Toy, Mattel, Dunham, Lily Collins, Polly, Polly Pocket, Hollywood Dunham, Mattel Films, Lily Collins Mank, Industry Mattel Films

‘Interview With The Vampire’ TV Series Officially Happening at AMC, Will Suck Your Blood in 2022

The Vampire Lestat will rise again. AMC has officially given the greenlight to an Interview With the Vampire series based on Anne Rice‘s Vampire Chronicles books. A TV version of Rice’s vampire world has been in the works for a few years now, with Bryan Fuller attached at one point as a writer. Now, Rolin Jones, co-creator and showrunner of HBO’s Perry Mason, will serve as creator, showrunner, and writer. Deadline is reporting that AMC is moving forward with an Interview With the Vampire TV ...
Tags: Hbo, Better Call Saul, Movies, Horror, Amc, Adaptation, New Orleans, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Deadline, Jones, Rice, Amc Networks, Anne, Louis, Mark Johnson

‘Bones and All’ First Look: Timothée Chalamet Re-Teams With ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Director Luca Guadagnino

Timothée Chalamet owes a lot to his Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino. Not only did the Italian filmmaker’s 2017 film launch the star into the stratosphere and turn him into both an arthouse darling and a new Hollywood heartthrob, Guadagnino was one of the first directors to really know how to work with Chalamet’s particular movie star appeal. So it’s no wonder that the two are teaming up to work together again, this time on a cannibal romance, Bones and All. See the Bones and All f...
Tags: Images, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, America, Netflix, Wes Anderson, Adaptation, Ohio, Alicia Vikander, Beckett, Russell, Denis Villeneuve, Luca Guadagnino, Guadagnino

‘His Dark Materials’ Season 3 Cast Announced as Filming Begins on Final Episodes

His Dark Materials is shedding some light on its third and final season. The HBO series has added six new cast members as the show heads into production of its final eight-episode season, which will adapt the events of the third book in Philip Pullman’s acclaimed trilogy, The Amber Spyglass. HBO announced that filming has begun for His Dark Materials season 3, which will be an eight-episode adaptation of The Amber Spyglass, the final book in Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. Production i...
Tags: Hbo, England, Television, Movies, Wales, Casting, Fantasy, Adaptation, James McAvoy, Philip Pullman, Pullman, Gomez, Baruch, Lyra, Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje, Mrs Coulter

‘Joe Bell’ Trailer: It’s Up to Mark Wahlberg to End Bullying Forever

After premiering at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, the anti-bullying drama Joe Bell is finally coming to theaters this year. Once titled Good Joe Bell, the movie tells the true story of Oregonian father Joe Bell (Mark Wahlberg) ,who pays tribute to his gay teenage son Jadin (Reid Miller) by embarking on a self-reflective walk across America to speak his heart to heartland citizens about the real and terrifying costs of bullying. Watch the Joe Bell trailer below. Joe Bell Trail...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Oregon, New York City, America, United States, Mark-Wahlberg, Adaptation, Movie Trailers, True Story, Joe, Brokeback Mountain, Roadside Attractions, Reid Miller, Marshall Shaffer, Joe Bell

Dune: Release Date, Cast and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) This fall, Denis Villeneuve‘s star-studded adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sprawling sci-fi epic Dune will be unleashed on the world. A notoriously tricky story to adapt (just ask David Lynch), Villeneuve’s Dune is bound to be an event film – although it might go the way of Villeneuve’s excellent Blade Runner 2049, and underperform...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Sci-fi, Syfy, Idaho, Adaptation, Josh Brolin, Warner Bros, Paul Lambert, Oscar Isaac, Ridley Scott, Rebecca Ferguson, David Lynch, Jason Momoa, Charlotte Rampling, Warner Brothers

‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ Trailer: Nicole Kidman is Clearly Up to No Good

Nicole Kidman, who seems to gravitate more towards TV these days, is back with another adaptation of a book by the author of Big Little Lies. In Nine Perfect Strangers, Kidman leads a big cast in a series set in a boutique health-and-wellness resort. Sounds nice and relaxing, right? Well, don’t get too comfortable yet. Things aren’t what they seem. Watch the Nine Perfect Strangers trailer below. Nine Perfect Strangers Trailer How’s this for a cast? Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Micha...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nicole-kidman, Adaptation, Hulu, Melissa Mccarthy, Moriarty, Kidman, Frances, Kelley, Jonathan Levine, David E Kelley, Masha, Liane Moriarty, John Henry Butterworth, TV Trailer

Amazon’s ‘Jack Reacher’ Series Pumps Up With 6 More Cast Members

Kristin Kreuk is reuniting with her Smallville co-star Alan Ritchson in Amazon’s Jack Reacher series. Simply titled Reacher, the TV series is set to star Ritchson as the title character, a hulking ex-Army investigator who is the protagonist of a series of crime thriller novels by British author Lee Child. And Amazon has bulked up the cast of Reacher with six new cast members, including Kreuk and What We Do in the Shadows breakout star Harvey Guillén. Deadline reports that Amazon’s Jack Reach...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Hubble, Adaptation, Army, Tom Cruise, Skydance Television, Charlie, Carpenter, Guillermo, Jenkins, Jack Reacher, Amazon Studios, Mosley, Alan Ritchson

Netflix’s ‘Resident Evil’ Series Casts ‘John Wick’ Actor Lance Reddick as Villain Albert Wesker

Netflix has taken a different approach to casting a key role in its live-action Resident Evil series. Whereas the villainous character of Albert Wesker, the Big Bad of the entire Resident Evil franchise, has previously been portrayed as a blonde white guy, showrunner Andrew Dabb (Supernatural) has opted to switch things up by casting Lance Reddick (John Wick, The Wire) in that significant role. New Resident Evil Cast Across the Milla Jovovich-led Resident Evil movies from Paul W.S. Anderso...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Netflix, Adaptation, Jade, John Wick, Milla Jovovich, Reddick, Tom Hopper, Paul W S Anderson, Action/Adventure, Lance-Reddick, Resident Evil, Jason O Mara

‘The Secret History of Hollywood’ Podcast is Becoming a Movie – Here’s Why This is Cool News

I stumbled across Adam Roche‘s The Secret History of Hollywood podcast back in 2017, and it quickly became one of my favorite podcasts of all time. Roche has explored different Hollywood figures over the course of multiple seasons, painting incredibly vivid pictures of people like Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant, James Cagney, and more through highly entertaining, immersive narrative episodes which are all heavily researched and wonderfully performed. Roche writes, narrates, and produces each of t...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Drama, Cary Grant, America, Adaptation, Sherlock Holmes, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, Warner Brothers, True Story, Walt Disney, Laeta Kalogridis, Kalogridis, Roche

‘The Pale Blue Eye’ Casts ‘Harry Potter’ Actor as a Mystery-Solving Edgar Allan Poe

Harry Melling, who got his start playing the irksome Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter movies, has joined Netflix’s The Pale Blue Eye cast. Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) is set to star in the film for director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), playing a former detective who is hired to solve a series of murders at West Point Academy and is partnered up with a young cadet named Edgar Allan Poe (Melling). Deadline reports that Harry Melling will play famed writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe in The P...
Tags: Movies, Casting, New York City, Time, Edgar Allan Poe, Netflix, Adaptation, Harry Potter, Christian Bale, James Gray, Coen Brothers, Beth, Antonio Campos, Dudley Dursley, Scott Cooper, Landor

‘God Country’ Movie Finds Director in ‘Sweet Tooth’ Showrunner Jim Mickle

Legendary has found a director to shepherd its adaptation of God Country. Jim Mickle, the co-creator and showrunner of Netflix’s hit fantasy series Sweet Tooth, has been tapped for yet another comic adaptation as the director of God Country, based on the acclaimed Image Comics series from writer Donny Cates and artist Geoff Shaw. Deadline reports that Jim Mickle is partnering with Legendary and AfterShock Media to helm the studio’s feature adaptation of God Country, which centers on an old m...
Tags: Movies, Neil Gaiman, Netflix, Adaptation, Marvel Comics, Legendary Pictures, Lone Star State, West Texas, Leonard, Image Comics, Emmett, Cates, Quinlan, Lee Kramer, Mickle, Comic Book/Superhero

‘Dracula’ Sequel ‘Abraham’s Boys’, Based on the Short Story By Joe Hill, Being Adapted Into a Feature Film

It seems like every other day we get news about a new Stephen King project, so how about a project from Stephen King’s son to change things up? Abraham’s Boys, a short story that serves as a kind of sequel to Dracula, is a story that appeared in Joe Hill‘s excellent collection 20th Century Ghosts, and now it’s becoming a movie. Tea Shop Productions, who are responsible for the shark-tastic 47 Meters Down movies, has brought on writer-director Natasha Kermani (Lucky) to adapt Hill’s story into a...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Adaptation, Bram Stoker, Bill Paxton, Joe, Max, Joe-Hill, Hill, Paxton, Abraham, Natasha, Van Helsing, Dracula, James Harris

Stephen King’s ‘Christine’ Getting a New Adaptation From ‘Hannibal’ Creator Bryan Fuller

Christine, the Stephen King novel about a killer car, is getting a new adaptation from Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller. Fuller will direct the Christine reboot for Sony Pictures and Blumhouse, and believe it or not, this is Fuller’s feature film directorial debut. Fuller will also write the adaptation. First published in 1983, Christine was previously adapted into a film directed by John Carpenter that same year. Deadline has the scoop on the Christine reboot, which will be written and directe...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Adaptation, Sony, Sony Pictures, Jason Blum, King, Hannibal, Arnold, Dennis, John Carpenter, Vincenzo Natali, Christine, Carpenter, Blumhouse

Joburg’s new climate plan described as ‘overly ambitious’

R10-billion in capital investment is needed for prioritised mitigation actions until 2050, as well as an annual operating budget of about R25-billion for the same period The post Joburg’s new climate plan described as ‘overly ambitious’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Climate Change, Environment, Drought, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Adaptation, Renewables, Flooding, Heatwaves, Wits University, Joburg, Mitigation, Top Six, Private Vehicles, Climate Action Plan, Climate Resilience

Joburg’s new climate plan described as ‘overly ambitious’

R10-billion in capital investment is needed for prioritised mitigation actions until 2050, as well as an annual operating budget of about R25-billion for the same period The post Joburg’s new climate plan described as ‘overly ambitious’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Climate Change, Environment, Drought, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Adaptation, Renewables, Flooding, Heatwaves, Wits University, Joburg, Mitigation, Top Six, Private Vehicles, Climate Action Plan, Climate Resilience