The Toxic Avenger villain

Kevin Bacon is about to get his hands dirty.

The Tremors and Footloose star has been cast in Legendary’s The Toxic Avenger, a reboot of the ultra-low-budget franchise that began with a 1984 film that inexplicably spawned multiple sequels, an animated series, a comic, and a stage musical. Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) has already been cast in the lead role, and Bacon will be playing the villain.
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macgruber cast

The gang’s all here for the MacGruber TV series at Peacock. The NBCUniversal streamer has added three impressive new cast members to the sequel series to the cult action-comedy film, with Sam Elliott, Laurence Fishburne, and Mickey Rourke joining the cast headed by Will Forte.

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cowboy bebop release

News of the Cowboy Bebop remake was first met with anger. How dare Netflix try to turn such a classic anime into what will inevitably be a failed live-action adaptation?! But then John Cho was cast in the lead role of the ultra-cool Spike Spiegel, and that anger turned to trepidation. Then slowly a cautious excitement, as we learned that original creator, and a very good dog, were confirmed to be on board. And it looks like Netflix is doing its darndest to win us skeptics over, with the news that original anime composer Yoko Kanno will be scoring the new (jazzy) soundtrack for the live-action series, which will debut on Netflix this fall.

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‘Hellraiser’ Remake Headed to Hulu

hellraiser remake hulu

The Hellraiser remake has been summoned by Hulu. The streaming service just scooped up the Spyglass Media pic, which will be helmed by The Night House director David Bruckner. The film will be yet another adaptation of Clive Barker’s The Hellbound Heart, which Barker adapted himself into the 1987 film Hellraiser. The story involves Cenobites, demonic S&M lovers who can be summoned to our world via a puzzle box known as the Lemarchand Configuration.

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Cruella Soundtrack Featurette

Disney’s Cruella doesn’t arrive until next week, but the film’s score and soundtrack are available now for your listening pleasure. This isn’t your average whimsical Disney score with uplifting songs about love and adventure. Instead, Cruella comes with a rockin’ soundtrack inspired by London in the 1970s, so we get jams from Queen, The Clash, Blondie, Electric Light Orchestra, Nina Simone and more.

A new Cruella music featurette dives into the impressive roster of songs you’ll hear in the movie along with some new footage. Read More »

the wonder years reboot first look

Did you know that if a contemporary The Wonder Years was set at the same chronological remove from the time of the show’s making as the original was, it would be set in the year 2001? Which the new The Wonder Years reboot obviously is not — instead returning to the ’60s setting in which the original 1988 comedy-drama took place. But this time, The Wonder Years follows a Black family in Alabama, and a young 12-year-old boy with a great imagination. Watch The Wonder Years reboot first look below.

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the hunger remake

Angela Robinson, director of the excellent and underseen Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, is in talks to helm a remake of Tony Scott’s stylish, sexy vampire film The Hunger. The original starred Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon, and followed an ancient female vampire who seeks a new lover after losing her longtime companion. American Horror Story and A Simple Favor writer Jessica Sharzer is handling the screenplay for the remake.

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clueless reboot

Looks like this latest attempt to reboot a beloved ’90s classic is…Audi. Even Peacock — home of such resurrected IPs as Saved By the Bell and Punky Brewster — didn’t want to touch the Clueless reboot, which would have reimagined the 1995 romantic-comedy as a mystery series.

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glenn close cruella

Cruella de Vil, kidnapper of dogs, queen of the sewers. At least, that’s Glenn Close‘s pitch for a 101 Dalmatians sequel starring her Cruella, which the Oscar-nominated actress recently said she would be happy to reprise. You know, when we’re done with Emma Stone’s cool punk-rock Cruella.

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Faces of Death Reimagining

Faces of Death, the controversial movie that claimed to feature footage of actual gruesome deaths – most of which were, in fact, faked – is getting a Hollywood upgrade. Legendary will make a Faces of Death reimagining with Isa Mazzei and Daniel Goldhaber, the team behind the indie horror movie Cam. The story involves a YouTube moderator who discovers a group of people recreating the deaths from the original movie.

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