Best Stories Of The Week: Spectre, The Revenant, Watchmen TV Series, Terminator And More

Best Stories of the Week is a round-up of the previous week's best and biggest stories, from news to editorials to trailers.

This edition we've got pieces on the Kingsman: The Secret Service sequel, the future of the Terminator franchise, a Watchmen TV series at HBO, some news on the potential director of Furious 8, and another Ghostbusters movie in development.

In addition, we've got new trailers for James Bond's next mission in Spectre, The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Marvel's Jessica Jones series and more.

Get all the Best Stories of the Week after the jump!

#26. Matthew Vaughn to Direct I Am Pilgrim Spy Thriller Adaptation

Matthew Vaughn

After bringing the comic book Kingsman: The Secret Service to the big screen, director Matthew Vaughn is directing another spy adaptation with I Am Pilgrim at MGM. The studio hopes that this might start a new franchise for them. Find out what the story is about in our original report.

#25. Cannes Selected Hitchcock/Truffaut Documentary Trailer

The documentary arrives on December 2nd.

#24. Enchanted 2 Still in Development, Gets a New Title

Amy Adams in Enchanted

Disney still wants to make a sequel to their live-action musical Enchanted, and while it's not clear when a follow-up might arrive, the project is going by a new title for the time being. Find out what it is and what we know about the sequel right here.

#23. The Walk Review: A Thrilling But Sometimes Wobbly True Story

The Walk Early Buzz

Our own Angie Han reviews the new Robert Zemeckis drama The Walk. While the film has some thrilling sequences, it seems a little wobbly when it's not putting you on the edge of your seat. Read the full review right here.

#22. Bone Tomahawk Trailer: Kurt Russell Returns to the Western

The western arrives on October 23rd.

#21. Crimson Peak Early Buzz: Is This a Horror Masterpiece?

Crimson Peak - Mia Wasikowska

Some early reactions and reviews are in from an advanced screening of Guillermo del Toro's gothic horror flick Crimson Peak. Does the director have a horror masterpiece on his hands? Find out in our original story.

#20. Bradley Cooper Gets Cooking Again in New Burnt Trailer

The drama arrives on October 23rd.

#19. Colin Firth May Come Back for Kingsman: The Secret Service

Kingsman: The Secret Service - Colin Firth

Comic creator Mark Millar says that they're trying to figure out if Colin Firth can come back for a Kingsman sequel. However, that might prove difficult. To find out why, check out our full story right here, but beware of spoilers.

#18. Lethal Weapon and MacGyver Getting TV Series Updates

Lethal Weapon TV Series

Movies aren't the only medium obsessed with reboots, as TV is bringing back countless old shows and movies to the small screen. Lethal Weapon will be getting the TV treatment while MacGyver will also be getting a reboot. Click each respective title for more information.

#17. Interview: The Simpsons Showrunner Al Jean on Season 27

Simpsons Al Jean Interview

We sit down with The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean to discuss the 27th season of the long-running animated show, including the trouble with getting Harry Shearer back for another two years. Check out the full interview here.

#16. Phil Lord & Chris Miller Bringing Serial Podcast to Television

serial TV series

The podcast sensation is getting a TV adaptation, and it will be The LEGO Movie and 21 Jump Street directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller behind the project. Find out what we know about the Serial TV series in our original story.

#15. /Film's New Writer Jack Giroux Lists His Favorite Movies


/Film has a new writer! His name is Jack Giroux, and so you can get to know him a little better, he delivered a list of his 15 favorite films of all time. Will you be film friends with Jack? Check out his list and find out!

#14. Pacific Rim 2 Pulled from 2017, Del Toro Working on Indie Now

Pacific Rim 2 shoot date

We knew that Pacific Rim 2 was in trouble, and Universal Pictures officially pulled it from their 2017 release calendar. However, the studio did say that they still intend to make the movie, they just don't know when. In the meantime, Guillermo del Toro is working on an indie project for his next film, and you can find out more about that right here.


#13. How Did This Get Made?: Masters of the Universe

In the newest episode of the podcast How Did This Get Made?, the mystifying adaptation of Masters of the Universe is profiled, and our companion piece adds even more to the mix. Check out the full story right here.

#12. Terminator Sequels Now On Hold Despite International Box Office

history of the Terminator franchise

Even though Terminator: Genisys did decent business overseas, it's not enough to keep Paramount Pictures on track to get the sequels off the ground right away. The future of the Terminator franchise is now on hold. Get all the details in our full story.

#11. Furious 8 Looking for a Director, Vin Diesel Promises New Trilogy

final Fast and Furious trilogyVin Diesel updated fans on the progress of Furious 8, which is currently looking for a director, and Rob Cohen is in the mix to return to the series. In addition, the actor has confirmed that there are three more sequels on the way to form one final trilogy at Universal.

#10. Jessica Jones Trailer: Krysten Ritter Has a Bad Reputation

The series premieres on Netflix on November 20th.

#9. Zack Snyder Developing Watchmen TV Series at HBO


After directing the big screen adaptation in 2009, Zack Snyder is in early talks with HBO to bring Alan Moore's graphic novel to the small screen. Find out more about this developing project right here.

#8. Ranked: All the Movies of Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live movies

In honor of the new season of Saturday Night Live, our own Ethan Anderton ranked all 11 movies that have been adapted from the sketches of the late night comedy show. Which one took the #1 spot? Find out by checking out the full list!

#7. The X-Files Revival Trailer: Mulder and Scully Are Back

The show returns on January 24th.

Star Wars - Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia Organa

#6. Star Wars Round-Up: Episode VIII Casting, Skywalker Family, and More

#5. The Revenant Trailer: Leonardo DiCaprio Fights a Bear

The drama begins playing on December 25th.

#4. Marvel Round-Up: Thor: Ragnarok, Kevin Feige Updates, Gag Reel and More

#3. Back to the Future: The Definitive Guide to Anniversary Events

Doc Brown returns

In honor of this month's celebration of Back to the Future on October 21st, we've rounded up a list of all the cool anniversary events and memorabilia that will be arriving in honor of the iconic film franchise. Find out everything right here!

#2. Animated Ghostbusters Movie in Development at Sony

Real Ghostbusters pilot

In addition to the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot and a potential sequel, Sony Pictures is also working on an animated Ghostbusters movie. Find out what we know about the developing project right here.

#1. James Bond Chases Spectre in Final Action-Packed Trailer

The mission begins on November 6th.

Read the previous edition of Best Stories of the Week right here.