Top 20 Stories Of The Week: Sundance 2016, NickToons, The Exorcist And More

The Top 20 Stories of the Week are the stories we think you should check out on /Film from the previous week.

This week brought a bunch of new trailers for family fare such as The Angry Birds Movie, Trolls, Zootopia, Kubo and Two Strings and The Secret Life of Pets. Plus we got updates on the developing NickToons movie, the next season of House of Cards, The Exorcist TV series and a ton of Sundance coverage.

Check out all of the Top 20 Stories of the Week below.

20. Nine Lives Trailer: Kevin Spacey is a Cat in This Real Movie

The film arrives on August 5th.

19. Kathryn Bigelow Developing a Movie About the Detroit Riots

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The director of Zero Dark Thirty is working on a movie about the riots that happened in Detroit in 1967. Find out more about the developing project right here.

18. How Did This Get Made: Streets of Fire

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This time we have a conversation with Streets of Fire co-writer Larry Gross for the companion piece to the podcast How Did This Get Made? right here.

17. Stretch Armstrong Gets Pulled Over to Netflix

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A series adaptation of the toy Stretch Armstrong is in the works at Netflix, and it's going to be geared toward younger viewers. Find out more right here.

16. The Angry Birds Movie Trailer: Birds Swimming in Urine

The video game adaptation arrives on May 20th.

15. 24: Legacy Gets Corey Hawkins to Take Lead Role

24 legacy leadStraight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins has landed the lead role in 24: Legacy, the reboot of the TV series that once starred Kiefer Sutherland. Plus, the show has landed a female lead which you can find out about right here.mad max fury road oscars

14. Mad Max: Fury Road Gets Black & White Version on Blu-Ray

If you're still interested in seeing a black and white version of Max Max: Fury Road, there will be a home video release with that version and also director's commentary. Get the details right here.

13. Trolls Trailer: The 80s Sensation Gets Animated on the Big Screen

The toy gets animated on the big screen on November 4th.

12. Napoleon Dynamite Director to Helm NickToons Movie

Nicktoons movieNapoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess will be at the helm of Paramount's movie that will bring a bunch of Nickelodeon's iconic 90s NickToons to the big screen. Find out more right here.

11. Zootopia Trailer: Disney Delivers Animal Puns Galore

The family comedy arrives on March 4th.

10. Secret Life of Pets Trailer: It's Toy Story with Pets

The pets hit the big screen on July 8th.

9. Hunt for the Wilderpeople Trailer: Taika Waititi's Wilderness Comedy

The indie comedy doesn't have a premiere date yet.

8. House of Cards Losing Showrunner for Season 5

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The first teaser for the fourth season of House of Cards can be seen right here, but for those already looking forward to season five, you should know that a new showrunner will be brought in. Get the details right here.

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7. The X-Files Review: The Quality is Out There Somewhere

Our own Jacob Hall takes a closer look at the revival of The X-Files and believes that the show can improve despite a super shaky start. Read his review of The X-Files return right here.

6. Star Wars Has a Promising Future in VR with Big Name Directors

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Our own Peter Sciretta learned some interesting details about the future of Star Wars in the realm of virtual reality, and it sounds like it's going to be quite a big deal. Find out what we learned right here.

5. Kubo and Two Strings Trailer: Laika's Next Gorgeous Adventure

The stop-motion animated adventure arrives on August 19th.

4. The Exorcist Will Turn Heads as a Fox TV Series

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Fox is bringing The Exorcist to the small screen with a TV series adaptation of the original book on which the classic horror film was based. Find out more about the series right here.

3. Disney CEO Says Marvel Movies Will Go On Forever

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Disney CEO Bob Iger says there are so many Marvel characters at their disposal that the Marvel cinematic universe will go on forever. Find out what the executive had to say right here.

2. The Godfather Star Abe Vigoda Passes Away at Age

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Longtime character actor Abe Vigoda has passed away at 94. Look back at the actor's career right here.

1. Our Coverage of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

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We were at the Sundance Film Festival for about a week and a half, and we've got all sorts of coverage from the festival. You can find out which movies got picked up from the festival right here, or read one of our reviews:

  • 'Indignation': Logan Lerman Delivers the Best Performance of His Career
  • Whit Stillman Does Jane Austen in Laugh-Out-Loud Hilarious 'Love & Friendship'
  • Nate Parker's 'The Birth of a Nation' Is Powerful, Necessary Storytelling
  • 'Life, Animated' Is An Emotional Film About The True Power Of Cinema
  • Casey Affleck's Awards-Caliber Performance Makes 'Manchester by the Sea' a 10/10
  • The Obamas Get Their Own 'Before Sunrise' in 'Southside With You'
  • 'Fundamentals of Caring': Paul Rudd Wipes Craig Roberts' Ass In This Hammy Charmer
  • 'The Hollars' Might Be a Sundance Cliche But It Still Made Me Cry
  • 'Under the Shadow' Is This Year's 'The Babadook'
  • 'Sing Street': A Rockin', Endearing, Coming of Age Love Letter to the '80s
  • 'Yoga Hosers' Is An Absurd Live-Action Cartoon Meets 90's Teen Movie
  • Taika Waititi's 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' Is a New Childhood Classic
  • Daniel Radcliffe's Farting Corpse Propels 'Swiss Army Man' Toward Beauty
  • 'Sleight' Is A Must-See Thriller About A Street Magician
  • 'Morris From America' Would Make a Great Triple Feature With 'Dope' & 'The Wackness'
  • 'The Lure': Just Your Average 80s Infused, Gothic Horror Musical with Vampire Mermaids
  • 'Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You': How One Man Humbly Changed TV Forever
  • Cancer Comedy 'Other People' Turns Jesse Plemons Into a Viable Leading Man
  • That's all for the Top 20 Stories of the Week this time.