Borderlands cast - Ariana Greenblatt

Eli Roth‘s Borderlands cast continues to expand.

Ariana Greenblatt, who played Young Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War, is the latest performer to join Roth’s film adaptation of the action-heavy, sci-fi video game. She’ll play a character named Tiny Tina, a dangerous 13-year-old who is hellbent on revenge.
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The Pale Blue eye

Christian Bale and Scott Cooper are about to go for the hat trick together.

A new report says the star and director are set to unite for the third time, after previously working on the films Out of the Furnace and Hostiles. Their latest collaboration? A film adaptation of Louis Bayard’s 2007 book The Pale Blue Eye, a murder mystery about a detective who is brought in to solve a baffling murder at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. And in a fascinating twist, the detective is partnered up with a famous figure from literary history. Read More »

spirited away play

Hayao Miyazaki‘s unparalleled 2001 anime classic Spirited Away is getting the stage play treatment. Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning film (titled Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi in Japan) is being adapted into stage production by Toho, which aims to premiere the play in 2022.

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shadow and bone trailer

Prepare to enter the Grishaverse. Netflix is readying the debut its next big fantasy series, Shadow and Bone, based on Leigh Bardugo’s novel of the same name, which is set in a fantastical world where a lowly soldier and orphan (Jessie Mei Li) discovers she has extraordinary powers. Watch the Shadow and Bone trailer below.

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in the lost lands

Paul W.S. Anderson is trying his hand at adapting a George R.R. Martin story. The Resident Evil franchise director is re-teaming with his wife and longtime collaborator Milla Jovovich as well as Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista to adapt Martin’s short story In the Lost Lands into a feature film.

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the underground railroad trailer

What if the Underground Railroad wasn’t a metaphor but an actual, physical railroad, complete with engineers, conductors, and secret tracks? That’s the premise of  Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Underground Railroad, and the premise of the new Amazon series that adapts it. Moonlight filmmaker Barry Jenkins directs the 10-episode series that looks pretty damn great, and today a new teaser trailer arrived along with the official premiere date.

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cherry review

Full of shifting aspect ratios, changing color palettes, abundant slow-motion, and all sorts of over-stylized hokum, Cherry is so showy that it borders on laughable. Scratch that – it goes beyond those laughable borders, into the land of the full-blown ridiculous. In their first post-Marvel Cinematic Universe effort, the Russo Brothers want us to know they’re very serious filmmakers. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have picked such a serious topic – a tale of disaffected youth, war, violence, bank robbery, drug addiction, and more. But nothing here feels as gritty as it should. There’s no stark realism, no raw honesty. Everything in Cherry is for show. Subtlety is for chumps. Instead, the Russos whip out a series of tricks that they seem to have picked up from music videos, Super Bowl commercials, and other, better movies. The end results are nothing short of disastrous.

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the jaunt series

The Jaunt, a spooky sci-fi short story from frightmaster Stephen King, is being turned into a series. Having read the story I can tell you that this is a weird idea, and I’m not sure how you even turn this into a series as opposed to a movie. But I’ll let Dave Erickson work that one out. Erickson, co-creator of Fear the Walking Dead, is developing the series for MRC Television. The story is set in the 24th century, where teleportation is commonplace. Of course, since this is a Stephen King story, something goes wrong.

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the actor ryan gosling

Ryan Gosling already has several new projects in the works, but one more won’t hurt. Gosling is now set to star in The Actor, a thriller based on the Donald E. Westlake novel Memory. Gosling will play a 1950s actor from New York named Paul Cole, who is beaten, left for dead, and suffering from amnesia in a small, mysterious Ohio town. Duke Johnson, co-director of Anomalisa, will helm a script he co-wrote with Stephen Cooney.

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the killer david fincher

David Fincher recently signed an exclusive deal with Netflix, and it looks like he’s ready to make good on it. The filmmaker is gearing up to make The Killer for the streaming service, a film that he was originally going to make for Paramount back in 2007. The project will reunite Fincher with Seven screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker, and will star Michael Fassbender as an assassin who slowly starts to go insane. It’s based on the French graphic novel Le Tueur.

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