saw 8

Like many horror franchise, the Saw series was huge until it wasn’t, delivering diminishing returns over seven entires until the public officially turned away from the franchise with Saw: The Final Chapter in 2010. But like other horror series that have featured sequels whose subtitles imply finality, this series is making a comeback with Saw: Legacy, which is reportedly set to film in Toronto this September. Details are unknown and there’s not even a director yet, but Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger have written the screenplay and longtime producers Dan Heffner and Oren Koules will be back. If these movies keep on following other horror tends, we’re about two movies away from Jigsaw going to space.

deadpool 2 poster

We all know that Deadpool 2 is happening. The first film was an enormous domestic and international hit, taking a modest (for a superhero movie) budget and returning $781 million. 20th Century Fox even has untitled Marvel movies set for October 6, 2017 and January 12, 2018 and you should go ahead and bet your life savings on one of them being the Deadpool sequel. Anyway, the real news here (and it’s even real news) is that a fan made a very funny and very much in-character poster for a new Deadpool movie and Ryan Reynolds shared it, which lent it a bit more authenticity than your average fan-made movie poster. Heck, Fox could do worse than simply hiring this person to make an official one-sheet.

jesus

It may be a beloved classic now, but The Big Lebowski arrived with a thud back in 1998, where it was treated as Joel and Ethan Coen’s forgettable and mediocre follow-up to Fargo. We now know better – it’s hard to find a movie fan who doesn’t love the story of the Dude and the various strange characters who pop in and out of his life. While there has never been much real talk of a direct sequel to the film, John Turturro has been talking about a potential spin-off for his character, Jesus the masterful bowler and sex offender who steals about five minutes of the original film. In a new interview with THR, Turturro says he still wants to make this movie, but…

It’s a very complicated legal situation. Until things are all signed, you can’t really talk about it. But we’ll see.

Since the production company behind the original Big Lebowski no longer exists, it’s not an easy or simple process to make this happen. However, Turturro notes that the Coen brothers would have his back:

This would be something they would support with me.

I honestly can’t imagine this movie ever actually getting made (and it’s hard to imagine the Jesus character sustaining an entire feature film), but who am I to deny anyone their dream project?

Despite stronger-than-expected ratings, ABC has cancelled Uncle Buck, the small screen adaptation of the  1989 John Hughes comedy. The news was confirmed by series co-star James Lesure, who tweeted that the show was coming to an end. Although the show wasn’t an enormous hit by any means, it was pulling better numbers than the negative reviews would have suggested. In a network television landscape that is barren at best, it’s a somewhat surprising decision.

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