The Last of Us director

HBO’s highly anticipated television adaptation of the mega-hit video game The Last of Us has made a change behind the camera.

Johan Renck, the Chernobyl and Breaking Bad director who was previously hired to helm the pilot for this series, apparently had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. Now a new report says the show’s producers have found his replacement in Kantemir Balagov, the director of the acclaimed Russian drama film Beanpole. Read More »

Unearthed

Doug Liman resists paths of convention. The director, who’s always prided himself as a rule-breaker, typically doesn’t follow trends but establishes them. Look at The Bourne IdentitySwingers, and even Mr. & Mrs. Smith – other movies have tried to copy their success. Once again, Liman ventured into uncharted territory with Locked Down.

Liman shot the heist movie, which is more of a relationship drama, during the ongoing lockdown in London. There is a third act heist involving the garish Harrods department store, but it’s not the main focus of the HBO Max release. The first 90 minutes of Locked Down are a suitably, dizzyingly claustrophobic experience that depicts a couple crumbling during the pandemic.

It was only months ago when Liman started shooting the Steven Knight-written movie, which was quickly filmed, edited, and sold to HBO Max. As Liman stated, the surreal experience began when he flew his “little prop plane” over the Atlantic on a two-day journey to London.

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I Care a Lot trailer

Ever since Rosamund Pike‘s Oscar-nominated turn as “Amazing” Amy Dunne in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, I’ve been hoping she would step back into the fun, pulpy atmosphere of that kind of thriller again. Now, seven years later, it appears that’s finally happening with I Care a Lot, a new film in which she plays a scam artist who preys on elderly people but ends up selecting the wrong target to mess with. And thankfully, it looks like she’s having an absolute blast on screen again. Check out the newest trailer for the film below. Read More »

Payback Trailer

Revenge is a dish best served cold, and after spending six years in prison for a crime you didn’t commit, you can bet that dish is going to be freezing in the upcoming revenge thriller Payback.

Newcomer Matt Levett plays a young stockbroker named Mike who is making strides at a Wall Street firm that happens to be controlled by the mob. When he’s sent to take care of a job in Los Angeles, everything goes wrong, and Mike ends up getting arrested for a murder that he didn’t carry out and sent to prison for six years. Upon his release, his wife just wants them to get back a normal life, but he’s ready to get revenge on those that set him up. Watch the Payback trailer below to see how it all unfolds. Read More »

The Future

HBO Max is developing a sci-fi tech drama called The Future, which is based on author Dan Frey‘s upcoming book. Matt Reeves (The Batman) is set to executive produce the series alongside Aneesh Chaganty, Natalie Qasabian, and Sev Ohanian, the trio behind films like 2018’s innovative Searching and last year’s thriller Run.

Plus, Sony’s Stage 6 has announced that it has found a pair of directors to helm Searching 2, which will be set in the same universe as the first film but follow a whole new cast of characters. Get the details on both of these projects below. Read More »

Jordan Peele has retired

After the brilliant Comedy Central sketch series Key and Peele went off the air in 2015, the show’s two leads embarked on different career paths. Keegan-Michael Key shifted his focus almost entirely to acting, while Jordan Peele quickly became one of Hollywood’s go-to horror directors thanks to Get Out and Us.

Here are the latest updates about this formerly dynamic duo: Peele recently confirmed that he has retired from acting on camera, and Key has secured the lead role in August Snow, an ABC drama based on a series of popular crime novels.
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the sister trailer

In The Sister, a spooky-looking new series from Hulu, Nathan (Russell Tovey) is haunted by an incident that lead to the death of a young woman. He knows the details of the death – and he knows where the body is buried. And to make things even more complicated, he’s married to the dead woman’s sister – who remains completely unaware of Nathan’s involvement. It’s a surefire recipe for disaster, and as The Sister trailer below shows, it leads to some harrowing consequences.

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the woman in the window netflix release

The Woman in the Window, Joe Wright‘s thriller based on the best-selling book of the same name, was originally due out in 2019. It got pushed around multiple times before ending up in 2020, and then it got pushed again. After that, rumors surfaced that there was a very good chance the film was headed to Netflix. Now, it’s official: The Woman in the Window will stream on Netflix sometime in the first half of 2021.

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army of the dead first look

Zack Snyder directs a zombie heist movie” is all the pitch that Netflix needed — and that most people will need — to jump on Army of the Dead, the upcoming horror film from the Batman v Superman director which stars Dave Bautista and Tig Notaro as members of a team who must infiltrate a Las Vegas casino during an undead uprising. Snyder has revealed two new images, and a few new details, from Army of the Dead. Take a look below. Read More »

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dexter revival villain

The Dexter revival has found its villain. Clancy Brown has been cast in Showtime’s revival of the serial killer crime drama as the primary villain of the show. It will be the latest in the long line of villainous roles for the Shawshank Redemption, Billions, and Carnivale actor.

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