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‘The Old Guard’ Review: An Immortal Bore That Wastes a Great Premise

If there’s one thing we can all agree on in these divisive times, it’s that the sight of Charlize Theron kicking some ass is fun. Be it Mad Max: Fury Road or Atomic Blonde, Theron has the physicality and screen presence that makes the sight of her throwing down and pummelling some fools spectacular cinema. So why then is The Old Guard, a movie where Theron does almost nothing but fight, so dang dull? Based on the comic series written by Greg Rucka (who also wrote the screenplay), The Old Gua...
Tags: Movies, Features, Netflix, Movie Reviews, Adaptation, Nile, Matthias Schoenaerts, Joe, Andy, Charlize-Theron, Nicky, Theron, Gina Prince Bythewood, Layne, Comic Book/Superhero, Action/Adventure


Guillermo del Toro Provides Updates on ‘Nightmare Alley’, Stop Motion ‘Pinocchio’, and Getting Back to Work

Director Guillermo del Toro is one of the busiest filmmakers in Hollywood. If he’s not behind the camera directing, he’s usually writing away in his notebook or producing a film from the next big name in horror. But right now, he’s stuck at home waiting for Hollywood to let him get back to work. On the bright side, that means Guillermo del Toro had the time provide a status update on his psychological thriller Nightmare Alley, which Fox Searchlight had in production when the coronavirus pandemi...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Disney, United States, Thriller, Animation, Bradley Cooper, Guillermo-del-Toro, Adaptation, Fox Searchlight, Cate Blanchett, Indiewire, Toro, Del Toro, Guillermo


‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’, the New Film From Charlie Kaufman, Hits Netflix in September

I’m Thinking of Ending Things, the long-awaited new film from writer-director Charlie Kaufman, now has a release date. The Netflix movie starring Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis, will premiere on Netflix in September. The film is an adaptation of the Iain Reid novel of the same name, but don’t be surprised if Kaufman is changing up the source material. ?New Charlie Kaufman alert! I'M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS—an exploration of regret, longing & the fragil...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Adaptation, Charlie-Kaufman, Jake, Kaufman, David Thewlis, Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley, Release Dates, Iain Reid, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Jessie Buckley Jesse Plemons Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley Jesse Plemons, Brie Larson Jesse Plemons


Jason Momoa to Voice Frosty the Snowman in a Live-Action Movie (Yes, Really)

I hope you’re ready to celebrate Christmas in July, because we’ve all just received one of the best movie news gifts of the year: none other than Jason Momoa (Aquaman) will be lending his voice to the character of Frosty the Snowman in a brand new movie. And this won’t be an animated movie, like the 1969 Rankin & Bass classic. No, no. This is going to be a live-action Frosty the Snowman film, which has us desperately hoping this CG snowman looks exactly like the real Momoa. Please, Warner Bros....
Tags: Movies, Casting, Adaptation, Warner Bros, Jon Favreau, Jason Momoa, Jason, Warner Brothers, Greg Silverman, Berenbaum, Berg, Khal Drogo, Geoff Johns, Warner Bros DC, Momoa, Jon Berg


‘Mulan’ Director Niki Caro to Helm Amblin’s ‘Beautiful Ruins’

Mulan director Niki Caro has found her next project. The filmmaker has signed on with Amblin Partners to direct Beautiful Ruins, a social satire of Hollywood based on the New York Times bestseller written by Jess Walter. Niki Caro is heading from ancient China to 1960s Italy with her next project, Beautiful Ruins. Variety reports that the Mulan director has closed a deal with Amblin Partners to direct a Beautiful Ruins movie based on the bestselling novel by Jess Walter published in 2012. Ca...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, China, New York Times, Italy, Adaptation, Richard Burton, Walter, Amblin Partners, Caro, Niki Caro, Amblin Entertainment, Ligurian Sea, Jess Walter


Massive Harry Potter Video Game Still on the Way, But Developers Are Worried About J.K. Rowling Controversy

Back in the fall of 2018, footage of a rumored open world Harry Potter video game was leaked online. The massive RPG has yet to be officially announced by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, but the existence of the game is one of the worst kept secrets in the video game industry right now. The forthcoming title is reportedly slated to be released late next year, and it will allow players to become wizards and witches and roam the massive fantasy world inspired by the books and movies. Howe...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Fantasy, Disney, Bloomberg, Sequels, Eddie Redmayne, Adaptation, Harry-Potter, Warner Bros, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Lucasfilm, J K Rowling, Warner Brothers, Rowling


‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ Adds Luke Evans Alongside Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy

Luke Evans is the latest actor to join the Nine Perfect Strangers cast. The new Hulu series is a dark, gritty reboot of the classic sitcom Perfect Strangers, and Evans is set to play Cousin Balki. Oh, no, my mistake. Nine Perfect Strangers is actually a new thriller based on the book by Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies. Evans joins a cast that includes Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy. According to Deadline, Luke Evans is joining the cast of Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers. The limi...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Nicole-kidman, Adaptation, Evans, Hulu, Mccarthy, Melissa-McCarthy, Kidman, Frances, Kelley, Butterworth, Balki, Liane Moriarty, Luke Evans


‘Unhinged’, ‘Bill & Ted Face the Music’ and ‘Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse’ Release Dates Delayed

Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet and Disney’s remake of Mulan have been pushed back into August, which has shaken up how soon movie theaters will be reopening. That means several more movies are shifting their release dates too. The thriller Unhinged starring Russell Crowe and the return of Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in Bill and Ted Face the Music have each been pushed back slightly, but Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse starring Michael B. Jordan has been delayed four months to early in 2021. First up...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Navy, Disney, Ted, Thriller, Sequels, Adaptation, Russell-Crowe, Mulan, Bill, Paramount Pictures, Keanu-Reeves, Michael B Jordan


Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Remake Delayed Again, Now Slated for the Week After ‘Tenet’ in August

Following in the footsteps of Warner Bros. Pictures’ recent decision to push back the release of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet by two weeks, Disney has delayed back the live-action remake of Mulan an entire month into August. But will that be enough time to allow theaters to safely reopen around the United States? The Hollywood Reporter has news on Mulan delayed again, with Disney setting a new release date of August 21, 2020. Here’s what Alan Horn and Alan Bergman, co-chairman of Walt Disney Stu...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Fantasy, Disney, US, United States, Adaptation, Mulan, Remakes, Walt Disney Studios, Alan Horn, Warner Bros Pictures, Tenet, Niki Caro


‘The Cuphead Show!’ Sneak Peek: Netflix Teases the Nostalgic Design of Its Video Game Adaptation

Netflix’s upcoming animated series The Cuphead Show! has a bit of an unusual background: its retro Max Fleischer-inspired style would have you thinking that it’s a modern remake of a 1930s classic, when in fact it’s an adaptation of a 2017 video game. Developed by Canadian video game developer StudioMDHR, Cuphead is a run-and-gun video game that was inspired by the rubber hose style of animation used in cartoons of the 1930s, and built some of the surreal elements of the animation into its game...
Tags: Television, Movies, Netflix, Animation, Adaptation, Chad, Video Game, Betty Boop, Popeye, King Features Syndicate, TV Trailer, Max Fleischer, Cuphead, CJ Kettler, Cosmo Segurson, Clay Morrow


‘The Da Vinci Code’ Stage Play Arriving Next Year, Because Sure, Why Not?

Remember The Da Vinci Code? Dan Brown‘s obscenely popular bestseller about a puzzle-solving murder mystery involving a conspiracy within the Catholic church? Well, it’s back – in stage play form. Sadly, this won’t be a musical. Instead, it’s being described as a “stage thriller,” and the current plan is to open the production in the U.K. next April. I don’t know about you, but I got very excited when I saw the news over at Broadway.com that there was going to be a Da Vinci Code stage play. E...
Tags: Movies, Tom Hanks, Stage, Broadway, Adaptation, Dan Brown, Ron Howard, Bromley, Leonardo da Vinci, Robert Langdon, Langdon, Luke Sheppard, The-Da-Vinci-Code, Rachel Wagstaff, Duncan Abel, Paris Louvre Museum


Live-Action ‘Magic School Bus’ Movie Picks Up Elizabeth Banks as Ms. Frizzle

In the 26-year history of the beloved children’s book series The Magic School Bus, there has yet to be a big screen adaptation of the adventures of eccentric school teacher Ms. Frizzle and the class she takes on educational adventures. That’s about to change with Scholastic Entertainment producing a The Magic School Bus movie with Universal Pictures and Marc Platt Productions, and they’ve already figured out who will be playing the fearless teacher. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perf...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Elizabeth-Banks, Adaptation, Universal, Pbs, Universal Pictures, Lily Tomlin, Elizabeth, Magic School Bus, Frizzle, Marc Platt, Kathryn Hahn, Fiona


‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 4 Teaser: Change Never Comes Easy

“Change never comes easy,” June muses in The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 teaser, which feels like a bit of an understatement for the bleak, slow-moving dystopian Hulu series based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. But the plodding drama series promises the long-awaited revolution against the totalitarian regime of Gilead, though we will still have to wait until next year to see it play out. Watch The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 teaser below. The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4 Teaser Hulu has release...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, United States, Adaptation, Margaret Atwood, Hulu, Elisabeth Moss, Moss, Lawrence, Ann Dowd, Lydia, Gilead, Bradley Whitford, TV Trailer


Barry Jenkins Writing, Leonardo DiCaprio Producing Film Version of ‘Virunga’ Documentary for Netflix

Barry Jenkins, who won an Oscar for co-writing his Best Picture winner Moonlight, hasn’t made a movie since he wrote and directed the beautiful, heartbreaking adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk in 2018. He’s still hard at work adapting Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad into a TV series for Amazon, and now he’s been hired for yet another adaptation, this time by Netflix. Jenkins will write the screenplay for Virunga, a live-action feature film adaptation of the 20...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Africa, Netflix, Unesco, Adaptation, Leonardo-DiCaprio, Congo, Virunga National Park, Leo, Virunga, James Baldwin, Jenkins, Orlando Von Einsiedel


‘Foundation’ Trailer: Isaac Asimov’s Sci-Fi Classic is Now an Apple TV+ Series

“People have been trying to make Foundation for over fifty years.” That’s a quote from Batman Begins screenwriter David S. Goyer, who has finally figured out a way to adapt author Isaac Asimov’s sweeping, seminal science fiction novel series for the screen. The new TV series, which stars Jared Harris and Lee Pace, is heading to Apple TV+ next year, and during today’s Apple keynote presentation, the company unveiled the first teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated adaptation. And while this i...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Wikipedia, Sci-fi, Adaptation, James Earl Jones, Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Foundation, HUNTSMAN, Isaac Asimov, Galactic Empire, David S Goyer, Action/Adventure, Goyer


‘Dial A for Aunties’: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Creator Nahnatchka Khan to Direct Netflix Romantic Comedy

Fresh Off the Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan has docked her beloved ABC sitcom and signed up with Netflix to adapt Dial A for Aunties, an upcoming romantic-comedy book by Indonesia-based author Jesse Q. Sutanto which is being described as “Crazy Rich Asians meets Weekend at Bernie’s.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Khan has teamed up with Netflix to adapt the highly buzzed-about upcoming book Dial A for Aunties, which certainly has a unique pitch to it, considering the premise’s descript...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Romance, Abc, Indonesia, Netflix, Adaptation, Khan, Alfred Hitchcock, Bernie, Jordan Davis, John Davis, Berkley Books, Nahnatchka Khan, Lisa Nishimura Netflix


Phil Lord & Chris Miller’s ‘Project Hail Mary’ Brings In ‘The Martian’ Writer Drew Goddard

Project Hail Mary, another movie that will send Ryan Gosling into space, is bringing in Drew Goddard. Goddard has been tapped to help with the story for the Phil Lord and Chris Miller movie, making this the second time Goddard has adapted the work of author Andy Weir (Goddard also wrote the script for the adaptation of Weir’s book The Martian). Like The Martian, Project Hail Mary finds an astronaut millions of miles from home. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop on Drew Goddard joining the ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Adaptation, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Ryan-Gosling, Amy Pascal, Weir, MGM, Chris, Miller, Andy, Phil, Hollywood Reporter, Andy Weir, Gosling


Edgar Wright to Direct ‘The Chain’ Movie Based on the Bestselling Book, with Jane Goldman Writing the Script

Edgar Wright is about to tackle some dark material. The filmmaker, who has built his career making frequently comedic genre exercises, is going to direct a film adaptation of The Chain, author Adrian McKinty’s bestselling novel about a mother whose daughter is kidnapped. Jane Goldman, whose credits include films like Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and more, will write the screenplay, making this the first time Wright will direct a film that he isn’t writing. Dead...
Tags: Movies, Thriller, Adaptation, Secret Service, Universal, Goldman, Paramount, Edgar-Wright, Universal Pictures, Soho, Wright, Rachel, Adrian McKinty, Jane-Goldman, Shaun of the Dead Hot Fuzz Scott Pilgrim, Krysty Wilson Cairns


‘Animorphs’ Transforming Into a Movie for All the ’90s Kids Out There

Even though Goosebumps was the pinnacle of popular books for kids in the 1990s, the Animorphs series wasn’t too far behind. The sci-fi series from author K.A. Applegate focused on five teens and an alien who have the ability to transform into any animal they touch. Using their powers of transformation, they battle a secret alien invasion of Earth by a parasitic, slug-like race of aliens called Yeerks who can control living creatures by merging with their brain through the ear canal. That battle...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Earth, Adaptation, Erik, Scholastic, J K Rowling, Tobias, Friedman, Michael Grant, Lucchese, Feig, Goosebumps, Erik Feig, Caitlin Friedman


Additional ‘Dune’ Footage Shooting This Summer, No Release Delay Planned Yet

Dune, Denis Villeneuve‘s star-studded adaptation of the sci-fi classic, is still on track to arrive in theaters this December. That could always change, of course, since every upcoming release date remains in doubt. But according to those in the know, there’s no Dune release date delay in the cards at the moment – but there are reshoots forthcoming. Villeneuve plans to get the band back together this August to wrap things up. Deadline is reporting that Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is headed to Hu...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Budapest, Hungary, Adaptation, Warner Bros, Oscar Isaac, Deadline, Warner Brothers, Dune, PAUL, Jessica, Villeneuve, Javier Bardem, Denis Villeneuve


‘The Halloween Tree’ Movie in the Works at Warner Bros., Based on Ray Bradbury’s Excellent Novel

Warner Bros. has hired a writer to tackle the script for The Halloween Tree, a movie adaptation of science fiction and fantasy writer Ray Bradbury‘s classic 1972 novel. Will Dunn, who went through 20th Century Fox’s writing program and once had a screenplay on the Blacklist, will write the screenplay. If you’re a fan of the Halloween season, you should be very excited about the potential of a new The Halloween Tree movie. The book has already been adapted into an animated movie in the 1990s, an...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, Fantasy, Ray-Bradbury, Fox, Egypt, Adaptation, Warner Bros, Disneyland, Notre Dame, Warner Brothers, Dunn, Bradbury, Will Dunn, Pipkin, The Halloween Tree


‘Count Of Monte Cristo’ Movie Set in Modern-Day Afghanistan Being Produced by Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls, famous for his work eating bugs on Man vs. Wild, is getting into the feature film business. Grylls will produce a new The Count of Monte Cristo movie, based on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. But this adaptation has a twist: it’s set in modern-day Afghanistan. Count of  Monte Cristo has been adapted to the screen several times before, and recently, David Goyer was attached to write a version that was being touted as a “19th century Dark Knight,” but that project never came to...
Tags: Movies, Afghanistan, Adaptation, Guy Pearce, Bear Grylls, David Goyer, Alexandre Dumas, Grylls, Edmond Dantès, Monte Cristo, Dantes, Tom Williams, Kevin Reynolds, Jim Caviezel, Action/Adventure, Count of Monte Cristo


‘Dopesick’: Michael Keaton to Star in Hulu Series About America’s Opioid Crisis

Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to a new limited series called Dopesick, which stars Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton (Birdman) and is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Levinson (Rain Man). The series will provide a multi-faceted look at the opioid crisis in America, and it marks the first time Keaton has starred in a TV series in thirteen years. Get more details about the show below. Emmy Award-winning writer Danny Strong (Game Change, Empire, The Hunger Games: Mockingj...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, John Oliver, Virginia, America, Netflix, Oscar, Adaptation, DEA, Cia, Louisiana, Hulu, Michael Keaton, Barry-Levinson, Keaton


‘Devolution’, a Bigfoot Book By ‘World War Z’ Author Max Brooks, Has Been Picked Up By Legendary

Legendary Entertainment has acquired the screen rights to Devolution, a new book by World War Z author Max Brooks. The book, which just hit shelves today, is subtitled “A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre,” and is Brooks’ exploration of the legend of Bigfoot. Oddly, this isn’t the first time Legendary has been associated with this project. Get the details below. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Legendary has picked up the rights to Brooks’ new book, though it’s unclea...
Tags: Movies, Devolution, Adaptation, Brad Pitt, Johnson, Mel Brooks, Legendary Pictures, Brooks, Hollywood Reporter, Bender, Action/Adventure, Max Brooks, David Leslie Johnson Wrath, Jack Bender, Kate Holland, Rainier Sasquatch Massacre


‘Horrorstör’: Movie Adaptation of Grady Hendrix’s Novel About a Haunted IKEA in the Works

IKEA seems like the perfect setting for a horror movie — an unending labyrinth of sleek, Swedish furniture from which there is no escape. So it’s no wonder that Grady Hendrix’s debut horror comedy novel Horrorstör, which centers on a haunted furniture superstore modeled off the Swedish company, was a hit. Now New Republic Pictures, which co-financed and produced the Oscar-winning 1917, is developing a Horrorstör movie with Hendrix set to adapt his own material. Deadline broke the news that Ne...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Horror, Amc, Fox, Adaptation, Ikea, New Republic, Brad Fischer, Hendrix, Taika Waititi, Grady Hendrix, Josh Schwartz, Brian Oliver, Quirk Books, Brett Cohen


‘Children of the Corn’ Reboot Story Hints at a Prequel

While most movie productions have been shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new Children of the Corn movie that filmed in Australia found ways to keep going. The movie has now wrapped, and details are finally trickling out, including cast members and a brief synopsis. From the looks of things, this latest take on Stephen King‘s short story will be a prequel, detailing how those children of the corn got so darn creepy to begin with. Last month, word broke that yet another Children of ...
Tags: Movies, Australia, Horror, Stephen King, Adaptation, Nebraska, Remakes, Gatlin, Linda Hamilton, Kurt Wimmer, Callan Mulvey, Elena Kampouris, Peter Horton, Children Of The Corn, Bruce Spence, Lucas Foster


Viggo Mortensen to Reunite with ‘Green Book’ Director Peter Farrelly for a Movie About an International Beer Run

Viggo Mortensen, one of the stars of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and also the controversial Best Picture winner Green Book, seems to have found his next movie project. Mortensen will reunite with Green Book co-writer/director Peter Farrelly for an untitled film about a man who, in 1967, travels to Vietnam to meet up with his pals during the war and drink some beer. And the movie is based on a true story. According to Variety, Mortensen won’t be the main character in the film, but will inst...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Movies, Drama, Casting, New York City, Adaptation, Vietnam, Viggo-Mortensen, Skydance, U S Marine Corps, Mortensen, Donohue, Chick, Peter Farrelly, Green Book


Ol Parker to Write and Direct Film Adaptation of This is Chance

Ol Parker to write and direct film adaptation of This is Chance According to Deadline, Ol Parker (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) is set to write and direct Jon Mooallem’s recently released book This Is Chance: The Shaking of an All-American City, A Voice That Held It Together for Concordia Studios. RELATED: Love, Victor: Hulu Sets New Premiere Date for Spinoff Series PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAuto...
Tags: Movies, Maggie Smith, Adaptation, Hulu, Kristen Wiig, Mamma Mia, Parker, Concordia, Hanna, Anchorage Alaska, Jon Mooallem, ComingSoon, Movie News, Gil Kenan, Ol Parker, Concordia Studios


Why ‘Artemis Fowl’ Director Kenneth Branagh Made So Many Major Changes to the Book [Interview]

In the aftermath of the global phenomenon that was Harry Potter, Hollywood released a string of children’s fantasy knock-offs eagerly trying to fill the hole it left. But as we cycled through the Eragons, and the Golden Compasses, there was one fantasy series waiting in the wings that might have been the cheeky alternative to the boy wizard that we needed: Artemis Fowl. The film version finally arrives on Disney+ this summer and we spoke to director Kenneth Branagh about, well, why he changed t...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Fantasy, Disney, Features, Harvey Weinstein, Adaptation, Harry Potter, Harry, Colin Farrell, Cinderella, Thor, Kenneth-Branagh, Artemis, Miramax, J K Rowling


‘Percy Jackson’ Author Still Hates the Movies, Says Disney+ Series Will Fix Everything

The best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series was turned into a film franchise that 20th Century Fox hoped would become their own Harry Potter. But after just two movies, it seemed the interest just wasn’t there, so fans never got to see the rest of the books brought to the big screen. That doesn’t seem to bother author Rick Riordan though, because he has been very outspoken about his hate for the movies, and he says the upcoming Disney+ series will not follow that same path of d...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Stephen King, Disney, Fox, Adaptation, Stanley Kubrick, 20th Century Fox, Riordan, Percy Jackson, Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Disney Riordan