HBO’s The Night Of was designed as a one-and-done miniseries, but as you know, any film or movie these days that is modestly successful is ripe for a sequel. Series executive producer Steven Zaillian says there have already been talks about doing a second season of the acclaimed series, which follows the story of a man who is charged with murder after finding a girl he just met the night before stabbed to death.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Jack Giroux
This weekend we’ll see Will Smith in David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad, which so far isn’t faring well with critics although our own Angie Han enjoyed the film. Negative reviews be damned, it’s expected to be another box office hit for Smith, who’s been mostly charming audiences since starring in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. NBC’s sitcom began airing 26 years ago, and Smith has no intention to see it return to television, despite the rumor from a year ago.
Below, Will Smith comments on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot.
Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
We won’t see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for another few months, but Warner Bros. is already planning its next trip to the wizarding world. The studio has just set a 2018 release date for the next film in the Harry Potter spinoff/prequel series, which will once again be directed by David Yates from a script by J.K. Rowling. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Over the past few years, Netflix has built up a TV slate to rival any of its competitors’, serving up everything from ground-level superheroes to depressed horse-men and receiving showers of prestigious awards and critical praise in return. The service isn’t quite there yet with its original movie offerings, but a quick glance at their upcoming calendar suggests that could very well change in the near future. One of their most promising upcoming releases? Mascots, the new comedy from Best in Show and A Mighty Wind director Christopher Guest.
Netflix first announced its deal to acquire Mascots almost exactly one year ago, in August 2015. Today the very first teaser trailer has arrived, bearing a fall 2016 release date. Check out the Mascots teaser, and pore over the first Mascots poster, after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by Jack Giroux
The love for Netflix’s Stranger Things continues to flood the Internet. Most people have responded more than enthusiastically to the Duffer Brothers’ entertaining throwback to the 1980s, which will return for a second season.
Until Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Sherrif Jim Hopper (David Harbour), and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) come back to the small screen, we can expect plenty of more fan made t-shirts, posters, and more for the hit sci-fi series in the meantime.
Below, check out the Stranger Things point-and-click video game and its VHS cover in this edition of Stranger Things bits.
Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
If you’re not already excited for an animated adventure about a stork’s quest to deliver a baby, perhaps the promise of a new song by Jason Derulo can entice you. Warner Bros. has released the new trailer for Storks, featuring Derulo’s new song “Kiss the Sky.” Will it prove as ubiquitous as Despicable Me 2‘s “Happy” or as frustratingly catchy as Trolls‘ “Can’t Stop the Feeling”? Find out for yourself by clicking play on the Storks trailer below. Read More »
NBC Developing Two ‘Cruel Intentions’ Pilots, One for Broadcast and One for Cable or Streaming [TCA 2016]
Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by Fred Topel
NBC had announced a series based on the 1999 movie Cruel Intentions at their upfronts presentation in May. However, Cruel Intentions is not on their fall schedule. After the executive session for the Television Critics Association, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke told reporters that the network is currently exploring options for streaming services. So they are developing both a broadcast-friendly version and a racier version in the event they don’t air on broadcast.
“I think there would be two versions of the show,” Salke said. “If it ends up on some alternative platform, we would have more leeway, but it is designed to be dishy and fun and push the envelope as far as sexuality. It’s not something we’re inviting kids in to watch.” Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
When an actor or actress joins a big blockbuster franchise, they’re pretty much on board for whatever the future holds, if only because it’s a near-guarantee for a few paychecks that they won’t have to fight for elsewhere. Therefore, if an actor thinks that it’s a better idea to not proceed with sequels in a given franchise, then things must be pretty hopeless.
That’s where a recent conversation with Terminator Genisys star Jai Courtney (promoting his role in Suicide Squad, opening this week) comes into play. The actor was asked about the future of the Terminator franchise, which has been up in the air since Terminator Genisys underperformed last year. First any sequel was said to be canceled, but then Arnold Schwarzenegger said it was still happening. But if Jai Courtney has his way, he thinks the franchise should pack it up for awhile. Read More »
One of the few unqualified success stories to emerge from the barren wasteland that was this summer’s box office was The Secret Life of Pets. The animated adventure by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment has earned over $400 worldwide, with several big markets still to go, and was even warmly received by critics to boot. (Well, our own Ethan Anderton excepted.)
Naturally, that means the companies want to cuddle up to Duke and Max and Gidget again. As we’ve basically assumed all along, Universal and Illumination are planning a Secret Life of Pets sequel, and now they’ve even set a date. Read More »