FXX has ordered a new animated comedy series called Little Demon, which follows a woman who was impregnated by the Devil and gave birth to the Antichrist. That’s a good hook on its own, but the casting is even better: Danny DeVito will voice the Devil, while Aubrey Plaza is voicing the mother of the Antichrist. As for the Antichrist, she’ll be voiced by Lucy DeVito, Danny DeVito’s real-life daughter. Dan Harmon serves as one of the executive producers on the show, which was created by Darcy Fowler, Seth Kirschner, and Kieran Valla.
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There are a lot of new movies and TV shows inspired by the coronavirus pandemic coming down the pipeline. Thankfully, there are still plenty of ideas being generated as a result of the pandemic without shining more of a light on COVID-19, and Showtime has picked one of them up in the form of a new anthology series called Cinema Toast.
Created by Jeff Baena (Horse Girl, The Little Hours) and produced by Mark & Jay Duplass (Room 104, The Overnight), Cinema Toast will take footage from old movies in the public domain and re-contextualize them into new stories through editing and voice dubbing, including the voices of Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Fred Armisen, John Early, Christina Ricci, Megan Mullally, Chloe Fineman and Christopher Meloni. Read More »
It’s been over 10 years since Scott Pilgrim vs the World arrived in theaters. In fact, the 10th anniversary should have been celebrated last year, but the coronavirus pandemic kept audiences mostly away from movie theaters. That’s why this year will see the theatrical re-release of Edgar Wright‘s adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s graphic novel series in a never-before-seen version of the movie that has been recalibrated for Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, providing an audio visual experience for the movie that has never been better. Find out more below. Read More »
I, for one, think Aubrey Plaza should be in every movie, all the time. So I can’t complain about the news that she’s joining the cast of the new, currently untitled, Guy Ritchie movie. The action flick will see Ritchie reunite with Jason Statham, with Statham playing an MI6 agent trying to stop the sale of a deadly new weapons technology. There’s no word on what character Plaza is playing, but here’s hoping Ritchie is smart enough to give her a big, substantial part and not just sideline her in some thankless role.
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A biopic about John Belushi has been in the works for years now. The most recent iteration had Broadway’s Beetlejuice star Alex Brightman in talks to lead the movie, and that was just this past December. But apparently that didn’t work out, because now Happy Endings star Adam Pally is in talks to take the role of the legendary Saturday Night Live cast member who would go on to steal the show in National Lampoon’s Animal House and rock the jailhouse in The Blues Brothers. Read More »
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is celebrating its tenth anniversary, and to make the celebration even more exciting for fans, the cast of the cult-favorite got together (remotely) for a table read of the screenplay and it’s online right now. Director Edgar Wright and Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley also got involved, so if you’re a fan of this film – and if you read this site, you probably are – you’re going to want to check this out. Read More »
No one has been begging for television programming about the coronavirus pandemic because we’re already being inundated with that nonsense every damn day of our lives. But last night, A Parks and Recreation Special managed to make the most delicious lemonade out of some very bitter lemons by remotely reuniting the cast of the hit NBC comedy series for an episode catching up with Pawnee’s finest as they self-quarantine and check on each other during these uncertain times. If you missed it because you don’t have cable or Peacock, don’t worry, because the entire episode is online for free right now. Read More »
Can Danny DeVito offer you a new animated series in these trying times? Or at least just a pilot for an animated comedy starring him, his daughter Lucy DeVito, and Aubrey Plaza that is executive produced by Rick & Morty creator Dan Harmon? FX is answering your prayers for the latter, giving a formal green light to the pilot for the animated comedy Little Demon, a half-hour series which will star DeVito as the Devil and Plaza as a reluctant mother who gives birth to the Antichrist.
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Having survived the attacks of Chucky the killer doll in Child’s Play, Aubrey Plaza is now moving on to less deadly fare. The eternally droll actress will star in the Netflix rom-com Hope, written by the screenwriters of Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You, and more. Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami will direct the film. What’s it about? We don’t know! Details are being kept secret. But Plaza’s presence alone makes this worth paying attention to.
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“E.T. on acid” is how director Lars Klevberg initially imagined his Child’s Play remake. Klevberg, known for his short film Polaroid and its unreleased feature-length adaptation, wanted to bring a healthy dose of Spielberg and Amblin to his horror remake. The influence shows, most noticeably when Andy (Gabriel Bateman) and Chucky (voiced by Mark Hamill) are on their own.
Klevberg is probably more referential of Spielberg than the entirety of the original Chucky franchise. He didn’t want to make another horror remake that coasts by on nostalgia, which there’s not much of in Child’s Play. As Klevberg told us, he wanted to make his own Chucky. In addition to the challenges of filming the iconic character in action, the director told us about the movie’s Amblin references, his love of Sam Mendes’ Road to Perdition, and more.
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