flashdance tv reboot

CBS All Access is working up a routine to perfect its transition into Paramount+. The streamer, which will be rebranded as Paramount+ next year, is rebooting the beloved 1983 feature Flashdance, which launched star Jennifer Beals to fame, as a TV series. Tracy McMillan (Amazon’s Good Girls Revolt) will pen the script for the drama, which is currently in development.

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the offer tv series

It’s gonna be a hell of a sell for ViacomCBS to convince people to subscribe to their newly rebranded Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access). But with its newly announced slate of original titles, Paramount+ may have an offer we can’t refuse.

ViacomCBS announced that five new originals will be arriving to Paramount+ when it rebrands in early 2021, including The Offer, a scripted drama about the making of The Godfather from the perspective of film producer Al Ruddy. Ruddy serves as executive producer on the limited series, which will be written by Michael Tolkin (Escape From Dannemora), who also serves as executive producer.

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paramount+

Farewell CBS All Access, we hardly knew you. ViacomCBS is officially rebranding its streaming service from CBS All Access to Paramount+, joining the many streaming platforms that have added a plus sign to their name. The name change will be official by early 2021.
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paramount theme park

Universal Studios, Disneyland, Walt Disney World and now…Paramount Pictures Park? It’s happening – in South Korea, at least. Paramount has just signed a deal to create a “studio-branded theme park” in a resort being developed in South Korea. Specifics of just what the Paramount theme park will contain are sketchy at best, but the studio has a wide range of entertainment to pick from – Mission: Impossible, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and many more. Personally, I’m hoping for Zodiac ride, where you obsessively comb over mountains of evidence to try to find the Zodiac Killer. That might be a long-shot, though.

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JJ Abrams Star Wars

Sometimes the ripple effects of a big decision made in a Hollywood studio can be felt all over town. Case in point: when it was announced that writer/director/producer J.J. Abrams would be swooping back over to Disney and Lucasfilm to take over for the ousted Colin Trevorrow on Star Wars: Episode 9, that meant he was leaving his “home” studio of Paramount Pictures high and dry – and right at the point when they desperately need a hit.

According to a new report, the studio isn’t exactly thrilled that Disney poached one of their prized possessions, especially since this is the second time this has happened to them in the past few years. Hit the jump to find out about the JJ Abrams Star Wars Paramount situation.
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Mother Trailer

Here’s a cool bonus for some of you who are heading out to see Dunkirk tonight. The first trailer for mother!, the new horror thriller from director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), has debuted in front of select screenings of Christopher Nolan’s epic World War II film. The trailer doesn’t appear to be online yet, but you can read a brief description of it below and find out the film’s brand new release date while you’re at it.
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Darren Aronofsky AI

Update: Aronofsky clarified today that he hasn’t officially signed on to a new directorial project yet. Our original story follows.

Three years will have elapsed between the release of Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky‘s 2014 movie Noah and his upcoming horror thriller mother!, but it seems like fans of the director’s work won’t have to wait another three years to see his next movie. Reports indicate that the filmmaker’s next project will be a courtroom drama that somehow involves artificial intelligence. Read on to learn everything we know about the potential Darren Aronofsky AI movie.
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Bumblebee movie cast

Paramount’s Transformers spin-off Bumblebee movie is gearing up to put the pedal to the metal/burn some rubber/leave its competition in the dust…okay, okay, I’ll stop. But following the recent casting of Hailee Steinfeld as the female lead and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as the male lead, the film has rounded out its cast with a cavalcade of fresh-faced young actors. Take a look at the latest members of the Bumblebee movie cast below.
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Transformers box office

Full disclosure: I have not seen Transformers: The Last Knight. (I’m currently listening to the /Filmcast’s highly entertaining review of it.) But just because I haven’t seen the movie yet, that doesn’t preclude me from exploring its box office performance and attempting to draw some conclusions about where the Transformers franchise might go from here.
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Transformers 6 Cybertron

Cybertron, the alien home world of the Transformers in Michael Bay’s live-action film series, has, to put it mildly, been through some shit. The original stomping grounds of Optimus Prime, Megatron, and the rest of the gang became a war-torn wasteland during a civil war when Megatron attempted to steal the all-powerful All Spark and rule the universe. And in the third film, 2011’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Sentinel Prime and Megatron attempted to use a space bridge to transport the wreckage of Cybertron to Earth’s solar system, but when their plan was foiled, the entire planet imploded on itself and the Autobots made Earth their home.

But it looks like the Transformers films may not be finished with Cybertron just yet: the CEO of Hasbro says that Transformers 6 might feature the home world once more.
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