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 »

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The Best Movies Coming to Netflix in May 2016

Best Movies Coming to Netflix

Now that we’ve discussed the best movies leaving Netflix next month, it’s only appropriate that we dive into the best movies arriving in May. If you enjoy revisionist westerns, silly cheerleading comedies, and romantic caper films directed by master filmmakers, this is the line-up for you.

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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 »

new twilight zone series

The original incarnation of The Twilight Zone belongs on any shortlist of the best and most influential television shows ever made. Rod Serling’s classic anthology series, which told one-off science fiction, horror, and fantasy stories that ranged from comical and melodramatic to unsettling and downright terrifying, still holds up today as a high-water mark for genre TV and required watching for anyone who enjoys good things.

And every few decades, someone tries to revive it and we’ve been due for another version for some time. Now, CBS has announced a new incarnation of this iconic series, but like so many episodes of The Twilight Zone, there’s a twist involved: it’s going to be interactive. Whatever that means.

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john wick 2 training

In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Keanu Reeves is already talking about another John Wick movie.
  • Jeff Goldblum explains whether or not he’ll return to the Jurassic Park series.
  • The release date of the next Star Trek Beyond trailer is revealed.
  • Disney releases a new image from Finding Dory.
  • No, there won’t be a Game of Thrones prequel/sequel series.
  • Yes, Fear the Walking Dead is getting a third season.
  • The Tales From the Crypt reboot gets a full season order.
  • The Conjuring 2 debuts a new poster.
  • David Ayer is down for an R-rated Suicide Squad sequel.
  • Here’s a direct connection between Alien: Covenant and Prometheus.
  • Dwayne Johnson welcomes Charlize Theron to Fast 8.
  • Michael Bay has begun scouting locations for Transformers 5.

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jason statham meg

Steve Alten‘s Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror was first published in 1997 and the film adaptation has been in development for almost as long. Every few years, someone commits to a film adaptation of this tale of Man versus Giant Prehistoric Killer Shark and every few years, the whole thing falls apart. Now, nearly twenty years after the initial plans to make this movie, a new batch of names have become associated with the project.

Carcharodon megalodon, meet Jason Statham. Jason Statham, meet Carcharodon megalodon.

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The Mist series

UPDATE: Spike has given a 10-episode order to The Mist, which will shoot this summer for a 2017 debut. Our original story from February 25, 2016 follows.

Last year, we heard that Dimension Television was working on a television adaptation of Stephen King‘s novella The Mist and then things went silent. Now, we’ve learned the Spike has officially ordered a pilot episode of the series, which is an interesting development for a number of reasons.

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The Neon Demon trailer

Elle Fanning does “sweet and innocent” really well, as we’ve seen in films like Maleficent and Super 8. But her next film, The Neon Demon, will let her show off a darker edge. Fanning plays a young aspiring model named Jesse, who gets caught up in the thrill and the horror of the LA scene. And Nicolas Winding Refn directed it, so you know you can look forward to drinking in some neon-saturated gorgeousness. Watch the first Neon Demon trailer after the jump.  Read More »

dark tower movie filming

After years of false stars and ambitious franchise plans that never came to fruition and a revolving door of talent that saw the likes of Ron Howard and Javier Bardem board the project and exit, the film adaptation of The Dark Tower has finally begun filming under director Nikolaj Arcel. As a fan of Stephen King‘s magnum opus book series, a wild combination of science fiction, horror, and fantasy that unites all of his work in one universe, I will be watching this production closely, eyebrow ready to rise at a moment’s notice. To paraphrase Roland the Gunslinger: I do not prematurely criticize with my laptop; he who prematurely criticizes with his laptop has forgotten the face of his father. I prematurely criticize with my heart.

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