rest stop movie

Her Smell director Alex Ross Perry wants in on the ongoing Stephen King adaptation boom. The filmmaker will write and direct Rest Stop, based on a King story of the same name. King’s tale follows a mystery writer who intervenes in an act of domestic violence unfolding at a rest stop. The story is very brief, and even a bit anticlimactic, so you can expect Perry to take some liberties with his adaptation.

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With Murder on the Orient Express, director and actor Kenneth Branagh loaded the cast with famous faces and impressive actors, all in the name of bringing Agatha Christie’s mystery to life. Branagh clearly wants to repeat this approach with the sequel, Death on the Nile. Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer and Jodie Comer already have parts, and now Black Panther breakout Letitia Wright has climbed aboard the Death on the Nile cast as well. Wright will play one of the suspects Branagh’s Hercule Poirot is investigating.

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The Magicians Season 4 Finale Review

Wow.

I came into the Season 4 finale of The Magicians ready for some major shit to go down, especially since showrunners John McNamara and Sera Gamble have been hinting that this finale will be particularly intense, and intense it was.

WARNING: Major spoilers ahead!

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The Crown season 3 premiere

Wondering when you’ll get to see The Crown season 3, and also the Henry Cavill-starring adaptation of The Witcher? Good news: both will arrive later this year. While official dates haven’t been revealed yet, the streaming service confirmed that The Crown season 3 premiere is set for sometime after July this year. The Witcher, meanwhile, will debut sometime in the last three months of 2019.

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sleeping beauties series

AMC wants to stay in the Stephen King offspring business. The network will debut NOS4A2, based on the novel by King’s son Joe Hill, this year. And now, they’ve ordered a pilot based on Sleeping Beauties, a book King penned with his son Owen King. Owen King has been tasked with writing the pilot script, which will hopefully lead to an open ended TV series. The novel is set in a women’s prison in the midst of a strange event that causes all the women on the planet to suddenly fall asleep.

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good omens teaser

When you think of Armaggedon, the first thought is of death, destruction, and the sinister Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. And while all of those are present in Good Omens, Amazon’s upcoming fantasy-comedy series based on the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel of the same name is going to introduce all of those things with a twinkle in its eye. That’s including the Antichrist at the center of this whole end-of-the-earth thing, who happens to be an angelic-looking 11-year-old boy who only dreams of spaceships and hell.

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Y The Last Man showrunners

A year after FX ordered a pilot adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s highly acclaimed comic series Y: The Last Man, showrunners Aida Mashaka Croal and Michael Green announced that they are parting ways with the project. But this won’t be the last you’ll be hearing of the series. FX is reportedly still moving forward with the long-gestating series that the network first began developing in 2015.

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lake success

Jake Gyllenhaal will take a trip to Lake Success with a new HBO limited series. Gyllenhaal will star and executive produce the show, adapted from the novel by Gary Shteyngart. In Lake Success, the actor will play a narcissist who abandons his family to take a cross-country bus ride in search of his college girlfriend. This will mark Gyllenhaal’s first foray into playing a main role in a TV series.

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NOS4A2 teaser

AMC is bringing a new vampire to television this summer. NOS4A2 is based on the book by Joe Hill, and showrunner Jami O’Brien adapted it for television. Zachary Quinto stars as Charlie Manx, a 135-year-old vampire who feeds off the energy of children. His make-up to transform into an ancient vampire is impressive, but NOS4A2’s biggest effects are seamless.

O’Brien and Hill spoke with reporters at WonderCon in Anaheim last week. Here’s what we learned.

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Amy Seimetz interview

The new version of Pet Sematary is a little more intimate than the average horror movie. Staying true to the spirit of Stephen King‘s book, there’s about as much drama as horror in Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer new version of the classic story. Especially in the first hour, the filmmakers take their time to make the Creed family a believable unit with both joy and pain in their lives.

Kolsch and Widmyer enlisted exceptional actors to bring these characters to life again, including actor, writer, and filmmaker, Amy Seimetz. Seimetz, who directed Sun Don’t Shine and co-created Starz’s The Girlfriend Experience, first read the book when she was eight years old, so you could say she’s been preparing for this role a long time. Recently, she told us about performing her favorite passage from the book, working with Ridley Scott, and her moving experience at a Childish Gambino concert.

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