sequel bits jumanji

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Judith Shekoni joins Maleficent 2
  • Zoe Saldana is done filming her scenes for Avatar 2 and Avatar 3
  • Samuel L. Jackson was very impressed by James McAvoy‘s Glass performance
  • Jeff Goldblum says he would be down for another Fly movie, so someone should make that happen
  • B.D. Wong doesn’t think Jurassic World‘s Dr. Wu is a villain
  • Dwayne Johnson confirms work has begun on another Jumanji sequel
  • Producers want Emily Blunt back for Sicario 3
  • Pet Sematary has begun filming
  • The King of Kong‘s Billy Mitchell tries to explain himself

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1906 movie

Brad Bird is primarily known for his work in animation, but he does dabble in live-action from time to time, helming live-action flicks like Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Tomorrowland. But for a time, 1906, based on James Dalessandro‘s novel about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, was going to be Bird’s first live-action film. The project has been dormant for years, but Bird says he still hopes to make it – maybe as both a movie and a TV show.

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Call Me By Your Name Peach Vinyl

Call Me By Your Name was adored by critics last year, and it rode that wave of acclaim all the way to a worthy Best Picture nomination. The film unfolds in Northern Italy in the summer of 1983, where a teenage boy named Elio (Timothée Chalamet) becomes enamored with an American graduate student (Armie Hammer) who comes to study and live with his family. They share a summer full of food, surprising romance, and, of course, music. And that music will be getting a special release on vinyl later this year.

The Call Me By Your Name soundtrack, featuring original songs by Sufjan Stevens, will be getting a Limited Peach Season Edition vinyl release with a peach-colored 2xLP set, including record sleeves that smell like peaches. Just make sure you don’t try to do with these records what Elio does with a certain peach in the movie.

Find out how you can get the Call Me By Your Name peach vinyl below. Read More »

Lucifer Netflix

Last month, Fox cancelled the supernatural drama Lucifer after three seasons. But a vocal fan campaign using the hashtag #SaveLucifer seems to have worked, because Netflix has officially snatched the DC Entertainment series from the jaws of oblivion and will produce a fourth season. Read more about the Lucifer Netflix deal below.
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Brain on Fire Trailer

Chloe Grace Moretz has grown up quite a bit since her early acting days. Her early years found her taking on supporting child star roles in the likes of The Amityville Horror and Big Momma’s House 2. Thankfully, she graduated to better adolescent roles in (500) Days of Summer, Kick-Ass and Hugo. Now she’s talking on full-fledged adult roles, and her (nearly) latest turn is coming to Netflix.

Brain on Fire adapts the true story of a New York Post journalist named Susannah Cahalan, who suddenly found herself hearing voices, having seizures, and losing parts of her memory. Doctors had no idea what was causing these catastrophic developments in her mind and body. It sounds like a medical nightmare. Read More »

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the changeling tv series

FX, once synonymous with troubled antiheroes and gritty prestige shows, is making its first foray into fairy tales. The cable network is adapting The Changeling TV series from Victor LaValle’s 2017 novel of the same name.

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Doctor Sleep cast

Ewan McGregor will play the grown-up Danny Torrance in Mike Flanagan‘s The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep. The film is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, which finds an adult Danny still suffering from emotional and psychological scars from the events that happened at the Overlook Hotel.

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S-Town Movie

After Serial become a podcast sensation, listeners were hungry for another story from This American Life that would keep them fascinated. Unfortunately, the second season of Serial didn’t deliver, but last spring brought us a worthy successor in the form of a podcast called S-Town. That podcast will now become a movie. Read More »

the good lord bird

In the era of the flashy McConaissance and the Keanussance, second acts are all the rage in Hollywood. But while no one has dubbed Ethan Hawke one of these Renaissance Men, Hawke has been quietly building one of the most interesting second acts in Hollywood.

After a brief brush with leading man roles in the ’90s and early 2000s, Hawke settled into a career of indie films aided by his inextricable connection to Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy. Then came a curious pivot to horror. In 2012, Hawke starred in the Blumhouse production Sinister, a critically acclaimed SXSW favorite that would help aid Blumhouse’s rise from low-budget indie studio to today’s go-to horror company. Now, Hawke is teaming up with Blumhouse again, but this time for a small-screen adaptation of The Good Lord Bird.

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dumbo trailer

When the first strains of the haunting “Baby Mine” float over the first trailer of the live-action Dumbo, you know you’re in for some emotional damage. The animated movie that traumatized you as a kid is now a live-action film, adapted by Gothic connoisseur Tim Burton, no less. But Burton’s Disney adaptation of Dumbo surprisingly reigns back the darkness and gives us a little more of that childhood awe in the Dumbo trailer.

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