Good Omens

An adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett‘s Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch has been struggling to get made before the book itself was even published. For over a decade, starting around 1990, director Terry Gilliam tried time and time again to bring Aziraphale and Crowley’s story to the big screen. When Johnny Depp and Robin Williams were attached to star as the angel and demon attempting to prevent the apocalypse, Gilliam still had no luck getting a studio interested.

After all of these years of waiting, though, Gaiman has decided to work on the adaptation himself. Learn more about the Good Omens miniseries below.

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the mastermind

The Russo brothers are on a roll, and their second Marvel Studios film Captain America: Civil War is set to blow away audiences next week. The film is currently sitting at a strong 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, the highest reviewed film in the MCU so far.

And today we learn that the duo will be returning to television, as their production company Getaway Productions along with Skybound Entertainment have pre-emptively acquired rights for The Mastermind, a new investigative series of articles from digital publication the Atavist Magazine, with plans to develop the stories into a serialized television show. More details, after the jump.

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Sony Opens the Book on a ‘Goosebumps’ Sequel

Goosebumps

At this point, it’s a given that if a studio movie based on a familiar property attains even a modest level of success, someone, somewhere has started thinking about a sequel. After all, Hollywood execs are in the business of making money — and if they’ve already shelled out huge sums of cash to scoop up a familiar brand, milking it for all it’s worth just makes financial sense.

So it should come as no surprise that, after the solid-but-not-great returns from Goosebumps last year, Sony is now in the process of putting together a Goosebumps 2Rob Letterman, who directed the first one, is in, as is screenwriter Darren Lemke. But what about Jack Black, who played Goosebumps author R.L. Stine?  Read More »

Star Trek Beyond Barco Escape

In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Simon Pegg and Justin Lin discuss Star Trek Beyond.
  • Yes, Karl Urban is still down for Dredd 2.
  • Jerrod Carmichael joins the cast of Transformers 5.
  • The first image from Mechanic: Resurrection is unleashed.
  • HBO reveals a new trailer for Ballers season 2.

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game of thrones season premiere recap

Last night brought us the season premiere of Game of Thrones season 6 and (dramatic drumroll, please)…it was a fairly typical Game of Thrones season premiere. By now, we all know the pattern: every season of HBO’s flagship series starts slow, assembling the players in their various formations and shifting the landscape, before dropping something big around episode four. And then things escalate and get nuttier and wilder until episode eight or nine, when everything comes tumbling down in the most dramatic fashion possible. And then episode ten lays the groundwork for the next season. I love this show, but let’s face it: you can set your watch to its patterns.

So when I say that the first episode of the new season is just good and not great, I say that as someone who knows that Game of Thrones never shows its hand too early. “The Red Woman” was not about dramatic reveals (although there were one or two) or huge action beats (although there were one or two) and even game-changing character decisions (although there were one or two). It was entirely about maneuvering everyone into place so it can deliver the goods at a later date. Game of Thrones takes its time, but it tends to reward your patience. With that said, let’s dive into this episode and run down the important stuff, shall we?

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IT Remake Release Date

Warner Bros. has just set release dates for the update of Stephen King‘s iconic horror thriller It and the big screen adaptation of the NBC series CHiPs. Both projects have been in development for the past couple years, and now the studio is finally ready to give them a spot on their release calendar in 2017.

Find out the CHiPs and It remake release date after the jump. Read More »

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Jumanji Cast

UPDATE: Dwayne Johnson just confirmed on his Instagram that he’ll produce and star in Jumanji. The actor and his production company, Seven Bucks Productions, plan to “edge up the script.” There’s still no word if Kevin Hart will co-star. Our original story from April 16, 2016 follows.

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart star in this summer’s comedy Central Intelligence together, but before that movie even hits theaters, they’re already considering another collaboration. Johnson and Hart are in early talks for Jake Kasdan‘s new adaptation of Jumanji, which was previously turned into a movie back in 1995.

Learn more about Johnson and Hart potentially joining the Jumanji cast after the jump.

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game of thrones season 6 questions

Game of Thrones season 6 premieres this Sunday and as far as I’m concerned, it’s the pop culture event of 2016. Sorry, everything else. Westeros and its collection of scoundrels and soldiers and politicians and kings trumps all. But with so much of this new season cloaked in mystery (critics aren’t even being sent screeners this year), I have more desperate, burning questions than ever before. Consider this a preview piece of sorts – here are the queries dancing on the edge of my brain as I count down the hours until the next episode.

Please note that this article expects that you’ve seen up through season five of Game of Thrones and that SPOILERS from every season of the show, and all of the books published so far, lurk below. Also, these questions are divided into three clearly labeled sections: questions for everyone, questions for people who have read the books, and questions for people who like to indulge wacky theories that may have no actual grounding in the narrative. You know you, so you’ll know when to pull back.

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The Dark Tower Cast

After stealing scenes and nearly the entire movie in Cabin in the Woods, actor Fran Kranz has just landed a pivotal role in the forthcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s fantasy book series The Dark Tower, which is in production already.

Idris Elba is set in the lead role as Roland the last Gunslinger, a weary cowboy and knight of sorts who crosses a post-apocalyptic landscape as part of his quest to reach the Dark Tower, the nexus of all possible worlds. But getting in the way is his nemesis known as the Man in Black, played by Matthew McConaughey. So how does Fran Kranz come into play? Find out below. Read More »