Stranger Things season 2 Shawn Levy

Stranger Things announced the start of production on season two, last week with a photo that revealed most of the returning cast members. But they’re not the only ones coming back for the next run of episodes. Executive producer Shawn Levy, who directed a couple of the first season, will be back to helm two more installments in season two. Apparently he’s not so busy with his Uncharted movie to make a return trip to the Upside Down.  Read More »

uncharted movie

The long-gestating film adaptation of the popular (and for good reason) Uncharted video game series has been a revolving door of talent for years now. Cycle through the /Film archives and you’ll find writers and directors boarding and exiting the project with a frequency that boggles the mind. Despite its inherently cinematic premise, Uncharted has proven itself to be a tough nut to crack.

But maybe this is the point where things start to look up! Maybe this is the point in the timeline where Uncharted stops shuffling around development hell and starts to take shape! And if so, the timing couldn’t be better, because screenwriter Joe Carnahan is saying all of the right things about what he’s trying to do with his script.

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uncharted director

After a long and rocky path through development, Sony’s long-gestating Uncharted movie is now taking a big leap forward. Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) has just been set to direct the video game adaptation, replacing Seth Gordon (The King of Kong) who departed last yearJoe Carnahan wrote the latest draft of the script.  Read More »

Stranger Things season two

Stranger Things season two begins shooting next month. Since cameras haven’t started rolling yet, we don’t know much about what The Duffer Brothers have planned for their follow-up to the wildly popular first season, but they’ve been sharing bread crumbs of information now and then. Producer and director Shawn Levy hasn’t released any new revelatory information about season two, either, but he does say the next season will feature some “next-level” stuff and that the show will age along with its young characters.

Below, Shawn Levy discusses Stranger Things season two.

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Stranger Things photo

In today’s Stranger Things bits:

  • Behind-the-scenes photos from season one.
  • Pictures of a familiar set being worked on for season two.
  • Covers of the theme song, including one from Tangerine Dream.
  • The kids being adorable on late night television

Find all that and more in all the Strangers Things bits after the jump.

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stranger things vhs

The love for Netflix’s Stranger Things continues to flood the Internet. Most people have responded more than enthusiastically to the Duffer Brothers’ entertaining throwback to the 1980s, which will return for a second season.

Until Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Sherrif Jim Hopper (David Harbour), and Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) come back to the small screen, we can expect plenty of more fan made t-shirts, posters, and more for the hit sci-fi series in the meantime.

Below, check out the Stranger Things point-and-click video game and its VHS cover in this edition of Stranger Things bits.

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stranger things questions

Netflix’s latest television series Stranger Things is filled with mystery and leaves viewers with many fun questions. Having just binge-watched my way through the first season post-Comic Con, I found myself searching the web to obtain some answers. What follows is a list of 11 questions (eleven? how appropriate) and the possible answers compiled from quotes fro  many interviews with showrunners/writers/directors The Duffer Brothers and producer Shawn Levy, and we also dive into some fan theories from various forums. In addition to your burning Stranger Things questions, we take a look at what season two of the series might bring. Are you ready?

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Stranger Things

More than a few of you probably spent your time last weekend binge-watching Netflix’s latest series Stranger Things. Matt and Ross Duffer‘s sci-fi show was embraced so quickly by the streaming service’s customers that an unconfirmed season two already feels inevitable. The Duffer Brothers have shared a few details about what to expect from the next season of their hit show.

Below, learn more about Stranger Things season two.

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Stranger Things photo

If you binge watched Stranger Things this past weekend, then you spent your time wisely. The series’ creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, transported Netflix’s subscribers back to the 1980s, where kids and government conspiracies run amok. The siblings wrote and directed most of the eight episodes, which, as executive producers Shawn Levy (Real Steel) and Dan Cohen (The Spectacular Now) told us, they approached as an “eight-hour movie.”

Levy directed chapter three (“Holly, Jolly”) and four (“The Body”) of Stranger Things. When I spoke with the director and Cohen, I hadn’t seen all of season one yet, so we mainly covered their collaboration with the Duffer brothers and Netflix, the show’s references, and what to expect from the future of Stranger Things.

Below, read our interview with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen.

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Stranger Things

Starting tomorrow, you can binge watch season one of Netflix’s Stranger Things. According to some of the early reviews and reactions, that’s how this sci-fi mystery is most likely going to be consumed by audiences. Before you watch close to eight hours of The Duffer Brothers‘ show, you can watch the first eight minutes from Stranger Things.

Below, check out the Stranger Things opening and the early buzz.

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