joker origin movie

Todd Phillips‘s origin movie about Gotham City’s Clown Prince of Crime now has an official title: Joker. Looks like the film took Sean Parker’s advice and dropped the “the.” (It’s cleaner.) They’re moving quickly on this one, because Joker, which stars Joaquin Phoenix, is coming to theaters next year.

Meanwhile, the wait to see Quentin Tarantino‘s new movie just got a couple of weeks shorter. Sony Pictures has shifted some release dates around on its calendar, and the result is a new Once Upon a Time in Hollywood release date, the long-delayed adaptation of The Crow biting the dust for seemingly the hundredth time, and some other additions that fans of Little Women and the Valiant comic Bloodshot might be interested to learn about. Read More »

Sophia Lillis and Jessica Chastain It Chapter 2

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Jessica Chastain shares a new photo from It: Chapter 2
  • The Shape towers over a victim in an awesome new Comic-Con exclusive Halloween poster
  • Christopher Lloyd gives an update about Back to the Future 4
  • New books and comics are coming that will be set in the Blade Runner universe
  • And more!

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Welcome to Marwen - Steve Carell

Director Robert Zemeckis has been working on an adaptation of the 2010 documentary Marwencol since 2013, and his fictionalized version of the true story, entitled Welcome to Marwen, is finally coming to the big screen this December with Steve Carell in the lead role. The first trailer came out almost a month ago and didn’t give us high hopes for the project, but Universal has released a new one today that implemented one major change that makes all the difference in the world. Check out the latest Welcome to Marwen trailer below. Read More »

Stanley Kubrick's lost screenplay

In 1956, Stanley Kubrick, widely hailed as one of the greatest directors of all time, co-wrote a screenplay for a film called Burning Secret, an adaptation of a novella by Stefan Zweig. That script was thought to be lost forever. But now, more than 60 years later, it’s suddenly been located by a Kubrick expert and university professor in the United Kingdom, who says it’s detailed enough to be adapted by modern filmmakers today. Read more about Stanley Kubrick’s lost screenplay below. Read More »

Mark Millar Netflix

Netflix purchased comic book writer Mark Millar‘s Millarworld company last year, and they’ve already teamed up to release the streaming service’s first comic book, The Magic Order. But Netflix didn’t buy Millar’s company solely to make comic books: they’re in it for that sweet, sweet intellectual property.

The first batch of Millarworld movies and TV shows was announced this morning, and they include movie adaptations of Empress, Huck, and Sharkey the Bounty Hunter and TV series based on American Jesus and Jupiter’s Legacy. Read more about each of these new Mark Millar Netflix projects below.
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the vampire chronicles tv series

The Vampire Chronicles TV series has found a place to plant its coffin: Hulu. The streaming service has picked up the series, which adapts Anne Rice‘s famous, gothic vampire books for the small screen. Bryan Fuller had previously been involved with the show, but as is his tradition, he left the series. Now, The Vampire Chronicles will look for his replacement as it sets up shop at Hulu.

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Nathan Fillion Uncharted

Yesterday morning, director Allan Ungar (Gridlocked) unveiled an Uncharted fan film that gave fans something they’ve been wanting to see for ten years: a live-action Uncharted story that starred actor Nathan Fillion as treasure hunter and video game protagonist Nathan Drake. I spoke with both Fillion and Ungar on the phone about filming their adaptation, Fillion’s history with the franchise, if a sequel is in the works, and more. Read our full Nathan Fillion Uncharted interview below. Read More »

galveston trailer

“What if the star of Inglourious Basterds adapted a novel from the creator of True Detective?” You likely never asked yourself that question, but here’s the answer anyway: Galveston. The film hails from actress and filmmaker Mélanie Laurent, based on the novel of the same name from author Nic Pizzolatto. Below, check out the Galveston trailer, highlighting Laurent’s stylish adaptation.

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the wizard of oz animated

Ever watched The Wizard of Oz and thought: this could be better if it was told entirely from the perspective of Dorothy’s dog, Toto? Well you’re in luck because Warner Bros. is developing an animated film based on Michael Morpurgo‘s children’s book Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz. Because let’s be honest, we could all do with some more good dogs in our lives.

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les miserables first look

Les Misérables is coming to Masterpiece Theatre. However, it won’t be the popular musical version that you fondly refer to as “Les Mis,” but a straight adaptation of Victor Hugo‘s classic novel. So how does the cast of the PBS Masterpiece-BBC adaptation look in the Les Miserables first look images? Not too different from how they look in the musicals. Read More »