John Wick Honest Trailer - Keanu Reeves

In today’s edition of TV Bits:

  • Keanu Reeves signs up for a recurring role in his first TV series.
  • FX hires Donald Sutherland for Danny Boyle‘s limited series.
  • Hulu renews The Path.
  • TNT cancels their Let the Right One In pilot plans.
  • William Hurt and Bob Balaban join Three Days of the Condor-inspired series.

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Hugo Weaving Mortal Engines

The upcoming film adaptation of Mortal Engines is something of a Lord of the Rings reunion for the film’s writer and producer, Peter Jackson. One of the stars of Jackson’s beloved trilogy, Hugo Weaving, has joined the cast, which he wrote with Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Christian Rivers, who will direct the film.

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labyrinth-1

Are you ready to return to the mystical world of Jim Henson’s 1986 film Labyrinth? TriStar Pictures sure hopes you are, because after years of stops and starts, they’ve hired director Fede Alvarez to helm a continuation. Yes, I assure you that you read that correctly: the guy who made Don’t Breathe and the Evil Dead remake is making a new Labyrinth movie.
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Doug Jones

For /Film readers, actor Doug Jones needs no introduction. You already know he’s the guy who embodied the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth, the Silver Surfer in the Fantastic Four sequel, Abe Sapien in the Hellboy movies, and dozens of other creature-driven characters over the past thirty years (And if you didn’t know, now you do!).

One of Jones’ upcoming films we’re looking forward to the most is another collaboration with writer/director Guillermo del Toro. It’s called The Shape of Water, and Jones has spilled some more details about what we can expect from del Toro’s mysterious, monstrous new love story.
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young dumbledore

When we first meet Albus Dumbledore, the eccentric headmaster at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter series, he is a wizened old man with a complex past and a powerful reputation. We’ve known that the upcoming sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which takes place decades before Harry and his friends went to Hogwarts, would introduce a young Dumbledore. And now, we know who will play him: Academy Award nominee Jude Law.

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The Wizards of Once series

DreamWorks Animation is looking to adapt another series from How to Train Your Dragon creator Cressida Cowell. Part one of Cowell’s new series, The Wizards Of Once, doesn’t hit stores until this Fall, but DreamWorks has already scooped up the rights. Her new series involves witches, warriors, and a 12-year-old that’ll change the world.

Below, learn more about The Wizards of Once series.

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enter-the-warriors-gate

We’re about to see Dave Bautista get back in action as the hilariously literal Drax the Destroyer in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but the former WWE superstar actually has another movie coming out on the exact same day. It’s called Enter the Warriors Gate, a fantasy martial arts film written by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) and Robert Mark Kamen (Taken). Watch the Enter the Warriors Gate trailer below.
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game of thrones season 7 costumes

Do you see what you’ve done to us, HBO? By delaying the start of Game of Thrones season 7 until later in the summer, we’re forced to pick through your video promos like hungry stray dogs in search of our next meal, desperate to find something, anything, to keep ourselves occupied. Winter has come, indeed.

I kid because I love. In fact, I love so much that I’ve gone through a new trio of HBO videos to pick out the shots that reveal the Game of Thrones cast in their season 7 costumes, some of which are brand new and some of which say a great deal about where we find these characters in the penultimate season.

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joe manganiello

File this one under “Huh.” Joe Manganiello, the actor best known for his work as Richie in the Magic Mike films, wants to make a Dungeons & Dragons movie. But this isn’t just an actor talking. Oh, no. It seems that Manganiello has gone and co-written a complete Dungeons & Dragons screenplay and met with the game’s publisher and has talked about his vision for the movie on a recent podcast.

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legend-of-conan

Do you hear that sound? That’s the lamentation of Conan fans across the world after reading this headline. After spending years in development, it sounds like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s long-brewing sequel The Legend of Conan is finally dead at Universal. But Arnold, ever the optimist, seems to still be holding on to some tiny sliver of hope.
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