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‘Things I Know to Be True’: Nicole Kidman, Amazon Studios Reteam for Third Series Project

Nicole Kidman is keeping her crown as the small screen queen, setting her third series project at Amazon Studios with Things I Know to Be True. Kidman is set to star in and executive produce the series adaptation of Andrew Bovell’s play, which centers on a married couple who watch as their adult children make shocking decisions that affect all of their lives. Following award-winning turns on prestige dramas like Big Little Lies, Kidman has found her calling as the prestige drama queen. The a...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Nicole-kidman, Sydney, Adaptation, Bob, Andrew, Nicole, Kidman, Amazon Studios, Bovell, Saari, Jennifer Salke


‘White Bird: A Wonder Story’ Will Be a “Creative Companion” to ‘Wonder’

Wonder, the Stephen Chbosky-directed 2017 movie based on the novel of the same name by R. J. Palacio, is getting a sequel. Well, okay, it’s not really a sequel. Instead, Lionsgate has dubbed the new film – called White Bird: A Wonder Story – a “creative companion” to the film. It’s once again based on something written by R. J. Palacio, but tells a completely new story. I remember seeing trailers for Wonder, the 2017 film starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay, but I didn’t ...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, France, Nazis, Paris, Adaptation, Wonder, Jacob Tremblay, Christopher Robin, Mark Bomback, Nathan Kahane, Lionsgate Films, R J Palacio, Stephen Chbosky, Marc-Forster, White Bird


‘The White Tiger’ Trailer: Ramin Bahrani, Priyanka Chopra Tackle India’s Class Struggles in Netflix’s Darkly Comic Adaptation

In 2008, Indian author Aravind Adiga published The White Tiger, a searing, darkly comic account of the underbelly of Indian society and the horrifying lengths that one man would take to break out of its rigid class structure. It was an astounding debut novel, especially coming in the same year that the notoriously sentimental Slumdog Millionaire became an awards darling by painting a fairy tale picture of that same impoverished class of people. But “don’t believe for a second there’s a million-...
Tags: Movies, Drama, India, America, Netflix, Thriller, New York Times, Oscar, Adaptation, Danny Boyle, Movie Trailers, Priyanka Chopra, Bong Joon, Ramin Bahrani, Aravind Adiga, Balram Halwai


‘The Dig’ First Look: Ralph Fiennes Looks For Treasure in Upcoming Netflix Movie

Looks like Netflix has a new prestige drama headed our way – can you dig it? I sure hope so, because it’s called The Dig, and it looks like the type of movie where everyone is dressed very well and behaves very properly. That’s not a knock, either – sometimes that sort of movie can be just what the doctor ordered. In The Dig, a widow hires an archeologist to excavate some burial mounds on her estate – and they may or may not contain treasure. I know the “burial mounds” thing makes this sound li...
Tags: Images, Movies, Netflix, Britain, David Bowie, Adaptation, Johnny Flynn, Ralph-Fiennes, Carey Mulligan, Suffolk, James, Lily James, Anglo Saxon, Ben Chaplin, Sutton Hoo, Mulligan


‘I’m a Killer Maid’ TV Series, Based on a Popular Chinese Webcomic, Being Developed by Legendary

Hey, are you a killer maid? If so, you might be interested in I’m a Killer Maid, a new TV series being developed by Legendary from a series of popular Chinese webcomics. It’s being hailed as a “rare example of Chinese IP being developed for an audience outside China,” and is being described as “Mary Poppins turned John Wick…with shades of Freaky Friday and Killing Eve.” Which is certainly something! Variety has the scoop on the I’m a Killer Maid TV series, based on the webcomic from Tencent ...
Tags: Television, Movies, China, Adaptation, Tencent, Legendary Pictures, Variety, Mary Poppins, John Wick, Tencent Pictures, Qiong, Tencent Group, I'm a Killer Maid, Tencent Comics Per, Hao Pingqiong, Xiao Baicai


New ‘Children of the Corn’ Reboot is Already in Theaters, Apparently (Two Theaters, to Be Exact)

The latest Children of the Corn reboot – one of the few films that managed to complete production during the coronavirus pandemic – is apparently already in theaters. Two theaters, to be exact – in Sarasota, Florida. The low-budget film is the latest in a series of endless adaptations of Stephen King‘s short story about a group of creepy children running amok in corn country. Back in May, we got word that a Children of the Corn reboot was in the works. Not only that, but it was one of the fe...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, Sydney, Adaptation, Nebraska, Remakes, Sarasota Florida, Kurt-Wimmer, Children Of The Corn, CMX CinéBistro, Burns Court Cinema, Sarasota Flordia


‘The Spaceman of Bohemia’ Will Unite the Director of ‘Chernobyl’ With Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler is heading to space in his next Netflix movie. But despite its somewhat goofy title, The Spaceman of Bohemia will not be a comedy like Hubie Halloween, Murder Mystery, or The Ridiculous 6. Instead, it’s a drama that’s being directed by Johan Renck, the filmmaker behind HBO’s excellent, ultra-serious limited series Chernobyl. Talk about an unexpected combination of elements. Deadline reports that Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Vikings) is set to direct The Spaceman o...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Casting, Earth, Netflix, Adaptation, Adam-sandler, Venus, Johan-Renck, Chopra, Bohemia, Sandler, Jaroslav Kalfar, Colby Day


Brad Pitt Assassin Movie ‘Bullet Train’ Casts Aaron Taylor-Johnson as “Tangerine”

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) is about to step on a train…the only problem is that the train is full of assassins. The former Kick-Ass star is the latest cast member to hop on board Sony’s Bullet Train, an assassin film which has Oscar winner Brad Pitt headlining and former stuntman and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch behind the camera. What’s that, you ask? What is Taylor-Johnson’s character’s name going to be? I’m so glad you asked. According to a new report, he will playing...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Adaptation, Sony, Tokyo, Brad Pitt, Deadpool, Quentin Tarantino, Bullet Train, Joey King, Thomas, Pitt, Ultron, Stine, David Leitch


New ‘The Underground Railroad’ Teaser Introduces Cora Randall and the Real Runaway Slave Train Station

Everyone learns about The Underground Railroad in school as a network of secret routes and safe houses used to help enslaved African-Americans escape out of slavery into the free states of the North and Canada. But what if The Underground Railroad wasn’t merely a metaphor, but rather an actual railroad full of engineers and conductors riding on secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the southern soil, taking slaves on the first journey of their free life? That’s what Moonlight director Ba...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Drama, Virginia, Canada, Adaptation, Brad Pitt, Joel Edgerton, South Carolina, Nicholas Britell, Cora, Caesar, Underground Railroad, Jeremy Kleiner, Colson Whitehead, Barry Jenkins


‘Wicked’ Loses Another Director as Stephen Daldry Exits the Universal Adaptation

Wicked is having a tough time taking off. Universal’s long-awaited feature film adaptation of the hit musical just lost another director with Stephen Daldry (Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close), who has exited the project after being attached to the film for a year. Deadline reports that Stephen Daldry has exited Universal’s Wicked, more than a year after the Billy Elliot director was announced to be helming the film. The outlet reports that Daldry parted ways amicably with the production aft...
Tags: London, Movies, Stage, Broadway, Adaptation, Rob Marshall, Stephen Daldry, Universal, Musical, Tom Hooper, Spielberg, Wicked, Schwartz, Platt, Billy Elliot, Stephen Schwartz


‘The Son’: Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in HBO Limited Series Directed by Denis Villeneuve

About a month ago, word came out that director Denis Villeneuve (the upcoming Dune) was going to reunite with his two-time collaborator Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners, Enemy) on a mystery project. Now we know what that project is: an HBO limited series called The Son, based on Norwegian author Jo Nesbø’s book of the same name. Get the details below. HBO has given a series order to The Son, a limited series that will star and be executive produced by Jake Gyllenhaal. Villeneuve is set to direct an...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Jake-Gyllenhaal, Adaptation, Ray Donovan, Oslo, Sonny, Denis Villeneuve, Jo Nesbø, Jonathan Nolan, The Son, Lisa Joy, Nesbø


‘The Underground Railroad’ Teaser: The New Amazon Series From Barry Jenkins Asks, “Who Built All This?”

Barry Jenkins just gave us our first teaser for The Underground Railroad, and it’s stunning. This isn’t a traditional teaser, but it so much more effective than just a series of random shots cut together. By gathering a large cast of characters together in one spot and overlaying that footage with some beautiful music from  Nicholas Britell, Barry Jenkins has immediately caught our attention. Watch The Underground Railroad teaser below. The Underground Railroad Teaser  I was already all...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Virginia, Adaptation, Barry, South Carolina, Nicholas Britell, Jenkins, Cora, Colson, Caesar, Amazon Studios, Underground Railroad, Ridgeway, TV Trailer, Colson Whitehead


‘Mr. Mercedes’ Featurette: The Stephen King Series is Now on Peacock

Mr. Mercedes is not a new show. But Peacock is sure treating it like one. The Stephen King-inspired series originally aired its first three seasons on Audience Network, and if you’re reading that and thinking, “What the hell is Audience Network?”, you’re not alone! In fact, the channel doesn’t even exist anymore. It was discontinued in May of 2020. Audience’s loss is Peacock’s gain, as the free streaming service is now making all three seasons available. There’s no word on a fourth season yet, ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Stephen-King, Adaptation, Mercedes, Video Clips, Peacock, Behind the Scenes Footage, Nancy Travis, Bill Hodges, Mr. Mercedes, Brady Hartsfield


‘Calico Joe’, John Grisham’s Baseball Novel, Being Turned Into a Movie By George Clooney (and Bob Dylan)

Stop me if you heard this one: Geroge Clooney, Jon Grisham, and Bob Dylan get together and say, “Let’s make a movie!” No, this isn’t the set-up of a joke. Instead, it’s news about a new movie. George Clooney is considering directing Calico Joe, a film adapted from the John Grisham novel of the same name. And Bob Dylan’s Grey Water Park Productions is set to produce. While Grisham is primarily known for his legal thrillers, Calico Joe is about a baseball player in the 1970s who ends up in a coma...
Tags: Movies, America, Bob Dylan, Adaptation, Warren, John, George-Clooney, Bob, Grant, Major League Baseball, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, George, Chapman, Clooney, John-Grisham


Clint Mansell on Composing the ‘Rebecca’ Score in the Shadow of Hitchcock, Incorporating “The Devil’s Instrument,” and More [Interview]

For more than twenty years, Clint Mansell has created beautiful and artistically daring scores for a wide variety of films. His work on Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream remains one of the most haunting scores of this millennium, and his other credits – from Moon to Stoker to The Fountain and Black Swan – represent a depth and sophistication that’s rare in an era in which many scores are little more than background noise. Mansell previously collaborated with director Ben Wheatley on High-R...
Tags: London, Movies, Romance, Drama, Interviews, Features, Rebecca, Netflix, Adaptation, Benjamin Franklin, Darren Aronofsky, Alfred Hitchcock, Daphne du Maurier, Lily James, Maxim, Air Studios


Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira’s ‘Americanah’ Series Not Moving Forward at HBO Max Due to COVID-19

Americanah joins the growing list of shows that have been axed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira‘s TV series adaptation of the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novel is no longer moving forward at HBO Max after COVID-19 production delays led to scheduling conflicts for star and executive producer Nyong’o, who was forced to drop out of the series. Variety broke the news that the Americanah TV series is no longer moving forward at HBO Max after Nyong’o was for...
Tags: Florida, Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Danai Gurira, Nigeria, America, Netflix, Showtime, Adaptation, Kirsten Dunst, David Oyelowo, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Lupita Nyong'o, Lupita Nyong


‘His Dark Materials’ Season 2 Trailer Should Satiate Your Thirst for Big Budget Fantasy

HBO has released the full trailer for His Dark Materials season 2, and it’s making me regret not carving out enough time to watch the first season when it was airing. Season 2 of the Philip Pullman adaptation looks even bigger, more thrilling, and more expensive than the impressive-looking first season – and of course, it also helps to have Andrew Scott (Fleabag) as a new cast member. Check out the latest trailer below. His Dark Materials Season 2 Trailer This season adapts the second bo...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Fantasy, Adaptation, Philip Pullman, Wilson, Don, Scott, Pullman, Lin Manuel Miranda, Andrew Scott, Lyra, Mrs Coulter, Action/Adventure


‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ TV Series From NBC and Norman Lear Will Star Reba McEntire

Fried Green Tomatoes, Fannie Flagg’s 1987 novel that became a 1991 Jon Avnet film, is now headed to TV. The legendary Norman Lear is executive producing the series for NBC, and Reba McEntire will star, with Jennifer Cecil attached to write and executive produce. The series is described as a “modernization of the novel and movie that explores the lives of descendants from the original work.” Variety has the scoop on the Fried Green Tomatoes TV series that will star Reba McEntire. Here’s how t...
Tags: Adaptation, NBC, Television, Fried Green Tomatoes, Norman Lear, Reba McEntire


‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Series ‘House of the Dragon’ Moves Away From Northern Ireland, Will Film in England Instead

It’s the end of an era. Game of Thrones used the city of Belfast in Northern Ireland as its home base for all eight seasons of its run on HBO, and the expectation was that any prequel or spin-off shows would continue to shoot there. (Another prequel did film there, but that show wasn’t picked up.) But now Westeros will be created in another country altogether: according to a new report, the upcoming prequel series House of the Dragon will shift its home base away from Northern Ireland over to E...
Tags: Hbo, England, London, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Spain, House, Northern Ireland, Adaptation, Game Of Thrones, Dragon, Belfast, Warner Bros, Paddy Considine, Westeros


‘Rebecca’ Review: Ben Wheatley’s Slick Update on the Gothic Romance Fails to Thrill

It’s never a good idea to remake Hitchcock, even though several have tried. And while Ben Wheatley‘s new Netflix Rebecca is technically not a remake, but rather a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s classic novel, it can’t escape the Hitchock film’s legacy. Like its main character, Rebecca is living in the shadow of its predecessor. To Wheatley’s credit, he doesn’t try to ape Hitchcock in any way, shape, or form. But, oddly enough, he doesn’t bring much new life to the proceedings, either. Fo...
Tags: England, Movies, Features, Rebecca, Netflix, Movie Reviews, Adaptation, James, Max, Crimson Peak, Lily James, Wheatley, Thomas, Monte Carlo, Danvers, Ann Dowd


‘Caste’ Movie Coming to Netflix From Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay is sticking with Netflix. The filmmaker will write, direct, and produce Caste, based on the book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Like the book, the film will explore “the unspoken system that has shaped America and chronicles how our lives today are defined by a hierarchy of human divisions dating back generations.” Netflix announced today that Ava DuVernay would write, direct, and produce Caste, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson. The book is des...
Tags: Adaptation, Netflix, Ava DuVernay, Caste


‘Shockwave’: Celebrated Playwright Tom Stoppard to Pen Cary Joji Fukunaga’s Hiroshima Movie

Cary Joji Fukunaga has managed to land stage legend Tom Stoppard, Oscar-winning writer of Shakespeare in Love and celebrated playwright behind classics like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, to pen his upcoming movie about the dropping of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, Shockwave. Based on Stephen Walker‘s non-fiction book Shockwave: Countdown to Hiroshima, the film will be Fukanaga’s follow-up to his highly anticipated Bond outing, No Time to Die. In a recent Wall St...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Movies, War, Adaptation, James Bond, Brazil, Daniel Craig, Universal, New Mexico, Shakespeare, Steven Spielberg, Tom Stoppard, Hiroshima, Cary Fukunaga, Jane Eyre


‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Trailer: Amy Adams and Glenn Close Deliver Appalachian Angst in Ron Howard’s Oscar Contender

In the fallout of the 2016 election, J. D. Vance’s memoir Hillbilly Elegy became a nationwide hit, as media pundits sought to understood President Trump’s victory and influence over the rust belt states. The notion of the “Real America” became a hot-button topic, and one that Vance’s memoir supposedly captured in all of its depictions of economic anxiety and white working class poverty. Which means it was ripe for a sentimental adaptation by Ron Howard, with none other than Oscar nominees Glenn...
Tags: Adaptation, Drama, Movie Trailers, Netflix, True Story, Amy-Adams, Glenn-Close, Hillbilly Elegy, Ron-Howard


‘Monster Hunter’ Trailer: Milla Jovovich Battles Big Monsters With Even Bigger Swords

Filming on Monster Hunter started — and ended — in 2018. In fact, writer and director Paul W.S. Anderson has been hoping to make a Monster Hunter movie since at least 2012. Anderson would assemble quite a cast, including Thai breakout action star Tony Jaa and Anderson’s frequent leading lady (and wife) Milla Jovovich, to headline the video game adaptation, which was hit by delays and reschedulings, mostly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. After being pushed back from an initial A...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Adaptation, Sony, Movie Trailers, Artemis, Anderson, Hunter, Tony Jaa, Capcom, Milla-Jovovich, Paul W. S. Anderson, Monster Hunter, Diego Boneta, Ron Perlman, Jovovich


‘Night Books’: A Child Must Tell a Scary Story Every Night to Survive

The director of Brightburn is heading to Netflix for a…family movie? Yep. David Yarovesky, who directed the nasty, James Gunn-produced, supervillain origin story Brightburn, is on board to direct Night Books, a film adaptation of author J.A. White’s children’s fantasy story about a young boy who is imprisoned by a witch. Horror legends Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert are producing, while Krysten Ritter, Winslow Fegley, and Lidya Jewett are lined up to star. Get more Night Books movie details below. ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, New York City, Disney, Netflix, Adaptation, Robert De Niro, James Gunn, Black Panther, Krysten Ritter, Ritter, Pete, Nakia, Sam-Raimi, Rob Tapert


HBO Developing a Scripted Series About Elon Musk’s SpaceX

HBO is about to add Elon Musk to the premium cable channel’s iconic roster of characters. A new report says that a SpaceX limited series is currently in development at HBO, centering on Musk’s space exploration company, and Star Trek Beyond co-writer Doug Jung will serve as a writer and executive producer of the scripted SpaceX show. Tech genius Elon Musk has an abrasive, flamboyant, bombastic personality – with the successes and failures he’s had at companies like SpaceX and Tesla, he’s exa...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Hbo, Television, Movies, US, Tesla, Adaptation, Channing Tatum, TNT, True Story, Musk, Falcon, Pacific Island, Variety, Vance


‘His Dark Materials’ Season 2 Set November Premiere Date: See the Otherworldly New Poster

Strange new worlds are coming our way in His Dark Materials season 2, which has just set its premiere date for this November. HBO has announced the His Dark Materials season 2 premiere date alongside the release of an otherworldly new poster featuring the main cast and a lot of bird wings. His Dark Materials season 2 will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on November 16. The second season of the BBC/HBO series adapting Philip Pullman’s beloved His Dark Materials trilogy is set to adapt the second ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Adaptation, Philip Pullman, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, Jack Thorne, Terence Stamp, Lyra, Mrs Coulter, BBC HBO, Action/Adventure, Angeli, Serafina Pekkala


‘Fake!’: Kate Winslet to Star in Cryptocurrency Scheme Movie From ‘The Report’ Director Scott Z. Burns

Kate Winslet is heading back into the tech world for her newest movie. After playing Apple executive Joanna Hoffman in 2015’s Steve Jobs, Winslet will be portraying a woman who was scammed by a cryptocurrency scheme in Fake!, a new movie that’s being written and directed by The Report‘s Scott Z. Burns. Deadline brought the news about this Fake movie, which will serve as a reunion between Winslet and Burns – he wrote Contagion, Steven Soderbergh’s eerily prescient 2011 pandemic thriller that c...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Drama, Casting, Ben Affleck, Tim Burton, Adaptation, Steven Soderbergh, Kate-Winslet, Npr, Fake, MGM, Alice, Burns, Winslet, McAdam


‘Snowpiercer’ Season 2 Teaser Introduces Sean Bean as Mr. Wilford

No need for warnings – winter is here. And it has brought Sean Bean with it. The Game of Thrones star makes his debut in TNT’s Snowpiercer in the key role of Mr. Wilford, the inventor of Snowpiercer’s perpetual engine. Watch the Snowpiercer season 2 teaser. Snowpiercer Season 2 Teaser “First there was order. Then there was revolution. Now there is Mr. Wilford,” the Snowpiercer season 2 teaser declares, setting up quite an introduction for Bean as Mr. Wilford, the inventor of the perpetu...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Adaptation, TNT, Snowpiercer, Melanie, Sean Bean, Collider, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Daveed Diggs, Bong Joon, Wilford, TV Trailer, Graeme Manson


‘The Memory Police’: Reed Morano and Charlie Kaufman Unite for a Movie About the Struggle for Truth

The past four years have seen the leader of the United States government engage in a sustained attack on the truth, so a story about two people who fight to retain their grasp on the truth as it’s being slowly wiped out of society altogether feels pretty relevant right now. Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to get when director Reed Morano (The Handmaid’s Tale) teams up with screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (I’m Thinking of Ending Things) to make a film adaptation of The Memory Police, a novel ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Drama, United States, Adaptation, John Malkovich, Charlie-Kaufman, Moana, Kaufman, Amazon Studios, Synecdoche New York, Morano, Reed Morano, Auli, Yoko Ogawa, The Memory Police