his dark materials season 2

Update: HBO, perhaps noting that they will soon have an epic fantasy-shaped hole in their schedule when Game of Thrones ends next year, has joined the production of BBC’s His Dark Materials. According to Deadline, the prestigious American network will act as a co-producer on the series, distributing it outside of the United Kingdom. Our original story continues below.

Fans of Philip Pullman‘s formidable fantasy series His Dark Materials have been nervously anticipating the BBC’s lavish adaptation — and for good reason. The first attempt at adapting the ambitious three-book saga about two children who take on the Kingdom of Heaven was an expensive dud that squandered its perfect cast.

Now BBC’s His Dark Materials has recruited a promising cast, an Oscar-winning director, and an equally lofty budget, but the question remains: Will it be good? BBC seems to think so, renewing His Dark Materials for a second season before the show even hits the airwaves. Now that’s something that even an alethiometer couldn’t have foreseen.

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she-ra and the princesses of power teaser

Netflix and Dreamworks have debuted the first footage for their upcoming She-Ra reboot with an intriguing She-Ra and the Princesses of Power teaser trailer. The teaser sets the stage for the family-friendly reboot of the Mattel character, following our heroine Adora as she transforms into the mythical warrior princess for the very first time.

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LEGO Harry Potter Collection Video Game

The LEGO Harry Potter video games have been around for years. The entire franchise was split into two parts with the first game release in 2010 cover The Sorcerer’s Stone through The Goblet of Fire while the second game that came out in 2011 covers The Order of the Phoenix through The Deathly Hallows. They’ve been available on the older generation of video game consoles, but now they’re coming to the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch for the first time, remastered into one single game. Read More »

The Dark Crystal TV show details

Are you ready to return to Thra?

That’s the home world of the Gelflings, a race of alien creatures who warred against another race called the Skeksis in the 1982 puppet-driven film The Dark Crystal. Over a year ago, we wrote about the announcement of Netflix’s The Dark Crystal TV show, and now The Jim Henson Company’s Brian Henson has offered an update about the state of the production and more details about the story’s time period. Read More »

Thundercats movie

Update: Writer Rhett Reese has shot down this rumor on Twitter. Our original article continues with an update at the bottom of the post.

Director Michael Bay has spent more than a decade working on Transformers movies with only a few scattered non-Transformers projects in between. But now a new rumor says Bay is working on a live-action adaptation of a different 1980s cartoon.

IGN claims Bay is at the helm of a secret Thundercats movie for Netflix with Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds in a lead role – and the film is in production right now. Read more about today’s wackiest film-related rumor below.
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The Witchlands TV show

The poor reception to their R-rated puppet noir film The Happytime Murders hasn’t seemed to negatively impact The Jim Henson Company yet, because they’ve just announced a brand new project. The company will produce a live-action The Witchlands TV show based on the bestselling fantasy novel series, and the artists at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop will be designing and creating characters for the show.
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the witcher tv series cast

Henry Cavill will trade fighting Kryptonians for fighting medieval monsters. The Justice League actor has been cast in Netflix’s The Witcher TV series as the titular Witcher, Geralt of Rivia. Cavill will lead the cast in an 8-episode Netflix series developed by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.

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fantastic beasts the crimes of grindelwald featurette

The back-to-school season is descending upon us. So naturally, Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald just released a featurette that takes us back to Hogwarts. So prepare to get back to witches, and wizards, and magical beasts, to goblins and ghosts and to magical feasts. But most importantly, prepare for hot, young Dumbledore to roam those familiar weathered hallways.

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big trouble in little china sequel

John Carpenter‘s 1986 comedy Big Trouble in Little China is probably even stranger than you remember. Its blend of mysticism, martial arts, and a memorable performance from star Kurt Russell makes it totally unlike anything else, and it’s one of those films that you almost can’t believe exists even as you’re watching it. It’s such a singular vision that to remake it would be silly – but word of a remake arrived back in 2015, with Dwayne Johnson set to play the lead role.

Three years later, though, one of the new movie’s producers explains that the project has evolved from a remake into something else: a Big Trouble in Little China sequel that continues the story from the original.
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Game of Thrones Season 8 Premiere

Back towards the beginning of the year, we learned the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere wouldn’t arrive until sometime in 2019. This is the final season of the HBO epic fantasy series, and even though it will be shorter than the previous season, it will have expensive, movie-length episodes. Because of that, the final season might not debut until later than fans were expecting.

Game of Thrones fans have been counting on HBO bringing the series back to a traditional spring debut after the previous seventh season arrived last summer. However, it sounds like the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere will likely not debut until the summer of next year. Thankfully, a small snippet of footage has arrived to help ease the anticipation. Read More »