Best Stories Of The Week: Hateful Eight, Warcraft, The Force Awakens And More

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

This week we have updates on a sequel to the American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and the first photos and details from Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, plus the latest on a Jurassic World trilogy, and a new Star Trek TV series.

In addition, we have new trailers for Spike Lee's Chi-Raq, the stop-motion drama Anomalisa, the Disney sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, the video game adaptation Warcraft, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and more.

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

#29. Key & Peele Team with Henry Selick for Wendell and Wild

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Comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are teaming with Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick for a new stop-motion animated movie called Wendell and Wild. Find out what it's about right here.

#28. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Sequel Happening Without David Fincher

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

A sequel to the American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is moving forward but without David Fincher, Rooney Mara or Daniel Craig. How will that work? Find out in our full story.

#27. Anomalisa Trailer: Charlie Kaufman's Stop-Motion Masterpiece

The stop-motion drama hits limited theaters December 30th.

#26. BBC Bringing His Dark Materials Fantasy to Television

The Golden CompassPhilip Pullman's His Dark Materials books are being turned into a new TV series at BBC. Find out what we know about the series adaptation so far right here.

#25. Chi-raq Trailer: Spike Lee Takes on Chicago

The film arrives in theaters on December 4th and Amazon Prime shortly thereafter.

#24. Idris Elba Returning for Three-Hour Luther Special

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The hit UK series is returning for a three-hour special in December with Idris Elba back in the titular role. To find out what the special will be about, check out our original story.

#23. Victor Frankenstein Set Visit with James McAvoy & Daniel Radcliffe

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We visited the set of Victor Frankenstein with James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe. Find out what we learned on the set in our full report.

#22. Concussion Trailer: Will Smith Exposes a Dark NFL Secret

The drama hits theaters on December 25th.

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#21. Twin Peaks Revival Pushed Back Until 2017

The revival of Twin Peaks in the works has been pushed back to 2017 now, instead of hitting in time for the show's 25th anniversary in 2016. Get the full story right here.

#20. 13 Hours Red Band Trailer: Michael Bay's Real Life Action Thriller

The true story arrives on January 15th, 2016.

#19. LEGO Batman Adds Ralph Fiennes; Doctor Who May Join LEGO Movie Sequel

Ralph Fiennes in The Grand Budapest HotelRalph Fiennes is joining LEGO Batman as the superhero's trusty butler Alfred, and The LEGO Movie Sequel is getting another dose of sci-fi with Doctor Who slated to join the extensive round-up of characters.

#18. London Has Fallen Trailer: Gerard Butler Is Back in Action

The action sequel arrives on March 4th, 2016.

#17. X-Men: Apocalypse Reshoots May Include Hugh Jackman

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Some reshoots for X-Men: Apocalypse are underway and one of the cast members involved is rumored to be Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Does the sequel need some more adamantium? Get details in our full story.

#16. Preacher Trailer: AMC Gets a Little Blashphemous

The series premieres on AMC in 2016.

#15. Who Should Star in the Female Ocean's Eleven Spin-Off?

Female Ocean's Eleven Cast

With an Ocean's Eleven spin-off starring Sandra Bullock in the works, we put together a potential dream cast to surround her as the heist crew. Who made out list? Check it out right here.

#14. Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer: The Student Becomes the Teacher

The sequel hits theaters on January 29th, 2016.

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#13. The Good Dinosaur Interview: Director Peter Sohn Opens Up

Director Peter Sohn sat down to chat with Peter Sciretta about how he directs voice actors, who directs him when he does a voice role and much more. Check out the full, fascinating interview right here.

#12. Which Directors Should Take on Universal Monster Movies?

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Our own Jack Giroux picked six directors who should be at the helm of the forthcoming Universal Monsters movie reboots in the works for the likes of Frankenstein, The Wolfman and more. Who made the list? Check it out right here.

#11. Jurassic World Will Get a Full Trilogy at Universal

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Universal is giving Jurassic World the full trilogy treatment. In addition to the sequel already set for 2018, the studio is planning on churning out a third film in the pseudo-reboot of the iconic dinosaur adventure franchise. Get the full story right here.

#10. Spectre Review: James Bond's Latest Mission is a Bit Dull

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Our own David Chen says Spectre is the worst James Bond movie featuring Daniel Craig. Find out what he didn't like about the sequel in his video review of the weekend release right here.

#9. What You Didn't Know About Season Four of Project Greenlight

Project Greenlight season 4Peter Sciretta went through some interesting details from the fourth season of Project Greenlight you might have missed. For example, did you know that Jason Mann's manager fell asleep during the test screening of The Leisure Class? Find out more right here.

#8. First Photos and Details from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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The first photos from the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have arrived along with some new details on the fantasy adventure that brings the wizarding action to America this time. See the photos right here and get all the details, including a new word for Muggles, over here.

#7. The Hateful Eight Trailer: Watch It With Someone You Hate

The western hits theaters on December 25th.

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#6. Star Trek Returning to TV with New Series in 2017

A new Star Trek series is in the works for a premiere sometime in 2017. Find out what we know about the return of one of the most iconic sci-fi franchises to the small screen right here.

#5. Ranked: All the James Bond Theme Songs

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Our own Jacob Hall ranks all of the theme songs from the James Bond franchise. Where did your favorite land? Check out the full list right here.

#4. Star Wars Round-Up: Character Posters, Trailer Mash-Ups and More

#3. Alice Through the Looking Glass Trailer: Time is Running Out

The sequel arrives on May 27th, 2016.

#2. Warcraft Trailer: The Fantasy Video Game Hits the Big Screen

The video game movie arrives on June 10th, 2016.

#1. The Force Awakens International Trailer & Footage Breakdown

The film arrives on December 17th. Check out our new footage breakdown right here.

Read the previous Best Stories of the Week right here.