dark tower tv show plans

At this point, it’s probably time to admit that Stephen King‘s Dark Tower series just isn’t adaptable to the screen, big or small. After years of development, we were cursed with a lackluster movie adaptation that failed to capitalize on much of the mythology and world-building fans of the book crave. After the movie’s failure, there was some hope that a Dark Tower TV series might set things right. Amazon bought the rights to the series, and The Walking Dead‘s Glen Mazzara was hired as showrunner. But ultimately, Amazon passed on the show. In a new podcast interview, Mazzara opens up about the plans for the now-abandoned Dark Tower TV series.

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armored movie

Bayhem won’t even stop for a pandemic. Michael Bay is proving to be quite the lockdown busybody, following up his coronavirus-inspired thriller with a feature film adaptation of a new audiobook by Mark GreaneyArmored. Bay is producing the cartel crime drama with 3 Arts’ Erwin Stoff for Sony and are looking to hire a writer for the project. Read More »

the old guard trailer

Charlize Theron leads the Netflix action flick The Old Guard, based on the comic book series written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by Leandro Fernandez. Theron leads a team of mercenaries with an extremely rare skill set: they can’t die, and when they’re injured, they’re able to heal quickly (you know, like Wolverine). KiKi Layne plays a new member of the team who has to learn how it’s all done from Theron and company. Watch The Old Guard trailer below.

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the stand first look

Just in time for a real pandemic, here comes The Stand! Stephen King‘s tome about the end of the world, and what comes after, is being turned into a miniseries yet again – this time on CBS All Access. James Marsden, Amber Heard, Greg Kinnear, Odessa Young, Whoopi Goldberg, and more star in the adaptation, and you can get a first look glimpse of some of them in character below.

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malamander movie

Toy Story 4 director and longtime Pixar artist Josh Cooley is making the leap to live-action. The director of the Oscar-winning Toy Story 4 is set to make his live-action directorial debut with Sony’s Malamander, an adaptation of the bestselling children’s adventure book by Thomas Taylor.

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chairman spaceman

Andrew Stanton, director of WALL-EJohn CarterFinding Nemo, and more, is in talks to helm Chairman Spaceman, based on the short story of the same name. Simon Kinberg is producing the project, which follows a corporate raider trying to make amends for his deeds by helping colonize the solar system. The short story, written by Thomas Pierce, originally appeared in the New Yorker.

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Ryan Gosling to Star in Movie Based on New Andy Weir Book

The creative duo of Phil Lord & Chris Miller may have just set up a new first look deal at Universal Pictures last year, but it’s MGM who is giving them their next project. Lord & Miller are now slated to direct and produce an adaptation of a new sci-fi novel from The Martian author Andy Weir, and they’ll be taking First Man star Ryan Gosling back to space to make it happen.  Read More »

Star Wars manga

Stories from the Star Wars franchise have been adapted into manga before, but two new adaptations are coming this fall from Yen Press, and they’re both set before the events of A New Hope. Star Wars Rebels and author Claudia Gray’s young adult novel Leia, Princess of Alderaan are each getting the manga treatment. Read More »

Dune image

Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve‘s highly-anticipated film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi novel Dune takes place primarily on the desert planet of Arrakis. But it looks like Timothée Chalamet‘s heroic young protagonist, Paul Atreides, might have stopped at a Space Gap for some clothes along the way.

Empire Magazine has a new image of Chalamet from the movie, along with some quotes from Villeneuve which compare the character to Michael Corleone from The Godfather.
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Percy Jackson TV Series on Disney+

Back when Harry Potter was all the rage and studios were snatching up every young adult fantasy book series they could get their hands on, 20th Century Fox launched Percy Jackson as a film franchise. It wasn’t quite as successful as the likes of Chronicles of Narnia, but it stood out from the rest of the pack. However, following the release of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, the sequel Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters saw a lower box office turnout, and the series was seemingly abandoned. But now that Fox is under the Disney banner, Percy Jackson is about to be revived in the form of a Disney+ series. Read More »