Back in 2019, word broke that actor Thomas Jane and Courtney Lauren Penn were forming the production company Renegade Entertainment and that their first project would be an adaptation of Stephen King‘s From a Buick 8. Since then, however, we haven’t heard much about the project. While appearing on the Stephen King-themed podcast The Kingcast, Jane offered up some new info on the project. Specifically, he revealed that Cold in July and In the Shadow of the Moon director Jim Mickle had been tapped to helm the movie.
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Daniel Kaluuya‘s career skyrocketed after starring in Jordan Peele’s incredible horror movie Get Out. Since then, he’s been relegated to key supporting roles in the likes of Black Panther and Widows, and an unfortunately overlooked but fantastic lead performance in Queen & Slim. But Netflix might be able to help Daniel Kaluuya get more attention since they’ve just picked up the movie rights to an adaptation of Femi Fadugba‘s debut sci-fi young adult novel The Upper World, in which the actor is slated to star and produce. Read More »
Caster, a magic-themed young adult novel which hit shelves last year, is getting the movie treatment at Paramount Pictures.
The studio is developing a film version of author Elsie Chapman’s novel, which is described by the writer as “Fight Club meets magic.” The movie is set be produced by Scholastic Entertainment, Josephson Entertainment, and Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, Batman & Robin) and his Weed Road Pictures.
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I was scrolling through Netflix the other day and noticed something odd: the 1993 live-action adaptation of Dennis the Menace was among the top ten movies on Netflix at that moment. (Did you know that film was directed by Nick Castle, the same guy who played Michael Myers/The Shape in Halloween? Because I didn’t!) In any case, I found it curious that a significant chunk of Netflix subscribers were watching a decades-old movie about generational warfare between a grandfatherly figure and a young whipper-snapper.
But now a brand new movie is coming along to help quench the world’s thirst for stories in which young and old men engage in prank wars with each other. It’s called The War with Grandpa, and, naturally, it stars one of the greatest American actors of all time: Oakes Fegley. No, I’m kidding. It stars Robert De Niro. Well, Fegley is also in it, but he’s not one of the greatest Am–you know what? Never mind. Let’s just roll the trailer.
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Steve McQueen’s heist drama Widows didn’t make the box office splash that the filmmakers were hoping for, but can we interest you in a different Chicago-set heist movie about a group of female thieves?
Macro, the company behind 2018’s excellent Sorry to Bother You, is producing a movie adaptation of The Banks, a graphic novel written by author and journalist Roxane Gay. The story sounds similar to Widows, but this one follows three generations of female thieves who team up to pull off one huge score. Gay herself will write the screenplay, which will mark the acclaimed author’s first writing credit for either film or television. Read More »
Seth MacFarlane is going to be more than the comedy guy. The creator of Family Guy and The Orville is shifting gears to develop his first fully dramatic project, The Winds of War. An epic period drama, The Winds of War is a limited series based on on Herman Wouk’s novel of the same name as well as his War and Remembrance, which MacFarlane is set to write and executive produce with The Alienist executive producer Seth Fisher.
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Since breaking out on AMC’s Mad Men, Elisabeth Moss has evolved into one of America’s foremost actors at playing frenzied, harried characters who slowly lose their grip on reality. And as the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Moss is set to reunite with Blumhouse, the production company behind this year’s retelling of The Invisible Man, for a new feature film called Mrs. March, a movie adaptation of an upcoming novel which features a female lead who – you guessed it – begins to become unraveled. Read More »
It’s been nearly 25 years since Harriet the Spy was turned into Nickelodeon’s first movie. An adaptation of the 1964 children’s novel by Louise Fitzhugh, the film followed Michelle Trachtenberg in the coming-of-age adventures of the irrepressible and curious Harriet M. Welsch, a young girl who dreams of being a spy and practices her skills around New York. Now the book is being turned into an animated series at Apple TV+, and Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart, Lady Bird) will be voicing Harriet. Read More »
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Disney’s remake of their modern animated classic Mulan is coming to Disney+ starting next month. However, since subscribers will have to pay an additional $29.99 for the movie within the Disney+ app, the studio has to convince some viewers that the extra premium payment is worth it. That’s why a new Mulan trailer has arrived that is packed with action and really pushes the movie’s arrival on the streaming service. Watch it below. Read More »
Next summer, Netflix will unleash “The Summer of Fear.”
The streaming service has picked up the rights to a Fear Street trilogy of movies based on author R.L. Stine’s dark, violent, teen-centric horror novels. The original plan was for all three films to be released theatrically by Fox one month at a time next summer, which would have been as close as the theatrical film industry came to approximating Netflix’s popular binge model. But a new report says the streamer has made a deal with Disney to acquire all three of the completed movies and release them directly onto the streaming service during a themed event that will be marketed as “The Summer of Fear.”
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