The Terror featurette

AMC is about to unleash your next TV obsession: The Terror. The historical horror show adapts the Dan Simmons novel of the same name, based on the true story of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition in the late 1800s. A The Terror featurette goes behind-the-scenes of the new Ridley Scott-produced series.

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Big Little Lies season 2

Break out the wine: the Big Little Lies gang is officially getting back together. While we already knew that Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon were officially returning for Big Little Lies season 2, now we have confirmation that Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravtiz are coming back as well. They join new cast member Meryl Streep in the hit HBO series.

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sequel bits halloween

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Alex Garland says not to expect another 28 Days Later sequel
  • M. Night Shyamalan? provides an update on Glass
  • Piper Perabo joins the third Olympus Has Fallen film
  • A new Pacific Rim Uprising video
  • Sci-fi miniseries V is being rebooted as a movie
  • Mile 22 already has a sequel in the works
  • John Wick Chapter 3 begins filming soon
  • J.J. Abrams says Cloverfield 4 is a “crazy movie”
  • Zach Galligan really wants Gremlins 3
  • Henry Rollins‘ cannibal flick He Never Died is getting a sequel
  • Jamie Lee Curtis appears to have wrapped on the new Halloween 

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fullmetal alchemist trailer

Anime adaptations haven’t gotten great press lately. As Hollywood mines the medium for gripping stories to bring to the big screen, the industry has inevitably gotten into hot water over casting. Specifically, whitewashing. Recent blockbusters like Death Note and Ghost in the Shell have faced outcry over taking the Japan-set stories of the original animes and transplanting them to America or a vaguely neo-Tokyo-inspired city.

So it should be a relief that a live-action adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist, one of Japan’s most popular animes, has been cast entirely with Japanese actors, right? Not quite. The trailer for the film gives an excuse to talk about this weird case.

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miguel sapochnik interview

Over the past few years, Miguel Sapochnik has been directing some of the most exciting episodes on television. Sapochnik’s Game of Thrones episodes, “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards,” are unforgettable and earned him a well-deserved Emmy. Before returning for the final season of that HBO series, the director (who has also helmed episodes of House and True Detective) worked on one of Netflix’s newest and biggest shows, Altered Carbon, an adaptation from showrunner Laeta Kalogridis (Shutter Island).

Sapochnik directed the first episode of the 10-episode science-fiction series, which gave him the opportunity to visualize the world 300 years into the future, shoot some brutal action, and help get the ball rolling on a noir mystery. In a recent email interview with Sapochnik, he told us about his approach to showing the future, why Blade Runner is so seminal to filmmakers, his favorite action directors, and more.

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A Head Full Of Ghosts

Oz Perkins, director of the super-creepy slow-burn horror movies I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House and The Blackcoat’s Daughter, has his next tale of terror lined-up. The filmmaker will adapt Paul Tremblay‘s novel A Head Full of Ghosts to the big screen. The book tells the story of a suburban family thrown into chaos when their eldest daughter apparently becomes possessed by supernatural forces.

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The final Ready Player One trailer here, and it’s overflowing with action and references galore. Steven Spielberg directs this spectacle-laden adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s pop culture extravaganza. It seems like a perfect pairing, but the question remains: will Ready Player One be any good?

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David Copperfield movie

Armando Iannucci already has his Death of Stalin follow-up planned. The Veep creator will next helm a David Copperfield movie movie that updates the classic Charles Dickens novel in present day. And now Iannucci has his leading man: Dev Patel.

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Maya Lord movie

Roland Emmerich, the master of blowing shit up, is tackling a historical epic. Emmerich will helm Maya Lord, a project being compared to Dances With Wolves, Braveheart and The Patriot. So long, exploding buildings. Hello, period costumes!

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annihilation featurette cast

Alex Garland’s Annihilation already has folks heralding it as a modern sci-fi classic. In anticipation of the upcoming release, a new Annihilation featurette takes a quick look at the nearly all-female cast of the film.

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