Monthly Archives: April 2016

Star Trek Beyond: 7 New Photos Released

Paramount Pictures released seven new hi-res promotional photos today for their upcoming sequel Star Trek Beyond. You can view them in the slideshow below.

Fast & Furious veteran Justin Lin takes over the reins of the rebooted Trek film franchise from J.J. Abrams and is helming from a screenplay co-written by Scotty actor Simon Pegg.

The photos below also offer a better look at the new costumes and aliens in the film:

Star Trek Beyond warps into theaters this summer.


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Seth Green Making an Adults-Only Cartoon for WWE

On Sunday, May 1st, following the Payback PPV, the WWE goes TV-MA for the first time with Camp WWE - a new animated series for mature audiences from Seth Green and Matthew Senreich's Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken).

The series features a summer camp run by a psychotic Vince McMahon; a summertime haven that houses the likes of John Cena, the Bellas, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Big Show and more as small kids, and legacy wrestling personalities like Ric Flair and Sgt. Slaughter as camp directors.

I had the chance to chat with Seth Green about his totally new "not for kids" take on the current family-friendly WWE product, getting Vince McMahon to voice himself, and how decisions were made regarding who got to be an adult and who got to be a kid.

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Maze Runner 3 Production Shutdown Extended

20th Century Fox has extended the shutdown of production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure indefinitely as injured star Dylan O'Brien requires more time to recover.

THR reports O'Brien's injuries from an accident on the Vancouver set in March are "more severe than initially expected." O'Brien suffered a concussion, facial fracture and lacerations, according to a WorkSafeBC report.

Filming on the Maze Runner threequel won't resume until O'Brien's fully recovered and the film's large crew and cast can be reassembled.

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Rumor: Aquaman Director May Be Next DC Helmer to Quit

Rumor has it director James Wan may cut bait and run from the Aquaman movie.

Birth.Movies.Death claims to have heard rumblings that the filmmaker may follow The Flash's former director Seth Grahame-Smith out the door of the Warner Bros.-DC movies camp:

"According to multiple, reliable sources James Wan is feeling a tremendous amount of trepidation about Aquaman. It's important to remember two things - Fast 7 was a very difficult process for him, even without Paul Walker's tragic death, and James Wan doesn't really need Aquaman."

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Monsterpocalypse Movie in Development

A film adaptation of the Privateer Press board game Monsterpocalypse is in the works, and the director of 2013's Evil Dead remake, Fede Alvarez, is on board to helm.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a "bidding war" to acquire the rights is currently underway with Sony, Warner Bros., DreamWorks and a reported fourth studio all involved. In addition to directing, Alvarez is penning the script with his writing partner Rodo Sayagues.

mp Monsterpocalypse is a board game from Privateer Press that pits humans in robotic suits against monsters.

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The Flash Movie Director Leaves Over ‘Creative Differences’

Warner Bros.' The Flash film is now short a director.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seth Grahame-Smith has left the project over "creative differences." This would have been his directorial debut.

THR reports that The Flash movie will keep the script Grahame-Smith wrote off of a treatment by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The directing duo were once considering helming The Flash, but have since become attached to Disney's untitled Han Solo anthology film.

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Elisabeth Moss’s Handmaid’s Tale Goes Straight to Series at Hulu

A television adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale has received a straight-to-series order from Hulu. Mad Men actress Elisabeth Moss will star.

Atwood will serve as consulting producer, while Bruce Miller will create, executive produce, and write the series. The Handmaid's Tale will enter production later this year, and premiere on Hulu in 2017.

Elisabeth Moss in Mad Men

"I am thrilled that MGM and Hulu are developing The Handmaid's Tale as a series, and extra thrilled that the very talented Elizabeth Moss will be playing the central character," Atwood said. "The Handmaid's Tale is more relevant now than when it was written, and I am sure the series will be watched with great interest."

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10 Cloverfield Lane Director Taking On Black Mirror

10 Cloverfield Lane's director will direct an episode of Netflix's Black Mirror.

Deadline reports that Dan Trachtenberg is the latest director to sign on to take charge of an episode, alongside Joe Wright (Atonement) and Jakob Verbruggen (Code 37). The series has also been assembling some notable actors to star, including Bryce Dallas Howard, Malachi Kirby, and Alice Eve.

Black Mirror is Netflix's reboot of a suspenseful anthology series in the U.K. that ran for two seasons. Netflix ordered a 12-episode run, and original producers Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones will return as showrunners, with Brooker also serving as the writer for new episodes. The original series received an international Emmy, Peabody Award, and Rose D'Or.

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Jack Ryan: John Krasinski to Star in Amazon Series

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan is going to get the TV treatment.

Deadline reports that Amazon grabbed a series commitment for a Jack Ryan show, which will be made through Paramount TV. The intention is it will be picked up straight-to-series -- though Deadline notes the project is not greenlit yet.

John Krasinski will star in the project, which comes from Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland (who worked together on Lost and The Returned), as well as Skydance Media and Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes. Krasinski recently worked with Bay on 13 Hours.

The intention is to update Clancy's CIA hero to contemporary times. It will feature Jack Ryan "in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative" and not looking to do a direct adaptation of the books.

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Final Fantasy 14, Yo-Kai Watch Crossover Announced

UPDATE: Square Enix has confirmed that the Final Fantasy XIV component of the crossover will come to North America as well.

Original story follows:

Square Enix has announced a collaboration that will bring Yo-Kai Watch content to Final Fantasy XIV, and vice versa.

As posted by Square Enix assistant director of community Matt Hilton on FFXIV’s official forums, thirteen new Yokai-inspired weapons will come to Final Fantasy XIV (one for each of XIV’s 13 jobs), as well as a new Whisper mount. Yo-Kai Watch-themed minions will also be available to collect. According to Square, “you'll be able to earn all of the minions somewhat easily, but the weapons will be tough to get.”

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