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the black phone movie

Sinister team C. Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson are ready to answer The Black Phone. The pair will adapt the short story by Joe Hill into a feature film for Blumhouse, with Derrickson directing a script he co-wrote with Cargill. Mason Thames (For All Mankind) and Madeleine McGraw (Toy Story 4, Secrets of Sulphur Springs) are set to star in the adaptation, which tells the story of a kidnapped boy who receives a ghostly call on the broken phone located in the basement where he’s being held captive.

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the sandman series

Neil Gaiman‘s acclaimed comic book series The Sandman was a feat of visual storytelling, and one that seems impossible to bring to the screen. But Netflix is sure going to try, and we have Gaiman’s blessing and enthusiastic assurances that they will pull it off. The writer has revealed some new details about The Sandman Netflix series, including the storylines and DC superheroes that season 1 will include, and promises that the series will be as “scary” as the comic book series it’s adapting.

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revolver

Real-life father and daughter Ethan Hawke and Maya Hawke will star together in Revolver, a comedy about a young woman trying to get very close to the Beatles after a plane carrying the Fab Four unexpectedly lands in her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. WALL-E and Finding Nemo/Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton is set to helm the film from a script by Stranger Things writer Kate Trefry.

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News of the World featurette

“I love listening to a great story as much as I like telling one,” Tom Hanks says in a brand new News of the World featurette. In director Paul Greengrass‘s western, Hanks plays a storyteller of sorts: his character reads the news to folks in small towns who are so disconnected from world events that they might never hear updates from the “outside world” otherwise. Check out some new footage in the featurette below. Read More »

universe's most wanted

Dave Bautista is playing yet another intergalactic adventurer in the “irreverent” sci-fi thriller Universe’s Most WantedSan Andreas and Rampage filmmaker Brad Peyton is set to direct and produce the big-budget sci-fi film.

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Streaming Chappelle's Show

A bunch of Comedy Central programming recently journeyed over to CBS All Access, in addition to being available on Hulu. Now a selection of some of the network’s best programming will also be made available on HBO Max starting next month.

HBO Max has announced that the sketch comedy shows Chappelle’s Show, Key & Peele, and Inside Amy Schumer will be joining their streaming library on November 1, 2020. Joining them will be the COPS parody Reno 911! and the brilliant documentary series satire Nathan for You. If you’ve somehow never seen these shows, we picked some choice moments from each of them to convince you to finally give them a chance. Read More »

willy's wonderland teaser

We’re going to have to wait until 2021 to see Nicolas Cage battle Chuck E. Cheese-like robots, but for now, let’s make do with this Willy’s Wonderland teaser. The film – which used to be called Wally’s Wonderland but has now suddenly changed – finds Cage playing a janitor who has to battle animatronic characters which dwell in an abandoned family restaurant. Watch the wonderfully deranged Willy’s Wonderland teaser below.

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the mandalorian

On the October 30, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film Editor-in-Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman and special guest Bryan Young (from Star Wars Insider, StarWars.com and Full of Sith podcast) for a spoiler-filled conversation about the first episode of Disney+’s The Mandalorian season two, entitled “The Marshal”.

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The Nightmare Before Christmas - Is Oogie Boogie Racist

It’s that magical time of year when people needlessly argue about whether or not The Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie. The democratic answer is that it’s both and everyone should just enjoy it. The correct answer is that it’s a Christmas movie, because 95% of it takes place after Halloween and leading up to Christmas. These are facts.

But there’s another argument surrounding The Nightmare Before Christmas that you might not have heard about. The film’s writer Caroline Thompson recently appeared on the podcast Script Apart, which talks to writers about the first drafts of famous movies. During their discussion, she explained a creative clash she had with producer Tim Burton regarding the depiction of the villain Oogie Boogie, a character who also created a tense confrontation between director Henry Selick and the Batman director. Read More »

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Star Wars reincarnation

In an era in which Disney was latching on to recognizable icons in Star Wars mythos to retain a sense of familiarity for audiences, one of the company’s biggest creative risks was making Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, a film which – spoiler alert – kills off every major protagonist by the time the end credits roll.

But in a new interview, Felicity Jones, who played Rebel leader Jyn Erso in the 2016 film, says she wants Jyn to be reincarnated because her character has “unfinished business.” Read More »