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PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT: Peacock To Debut Universal Titles No Later Than Four Months After Their 2022 Theatrical Premiere(Photo by Universal Pictures)Streaming service Peacock has signed a multi-year deal with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group that will have Peacock debuting Universal titles exclusively no more than four months after their theatrical releases in 2022. Among the films included on Universal’s 2022 slate: Jurassic World: Dominion, a new movie from Oscar-winner Jordan Peele, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, and Minions: The Rise of Gru. Additionally, beginning in 2022, original films developed and produced exclusively for Peacock by Universal Pictures will also premiere on the service. (Note: Rotten Tomatoes is a division of NBCUniversal, like Peacock and Universal Filmed Entertainment.) In related news, Prime Video and IMDb TV have signed a multi-year licensing deal with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. Prime Video will have an exclusive pay-one window for UFEG’s slate of live-action films in the U.S. starting with the 2022 release slate and will also receive rights to a package of UFEG’s library movies. IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service, has also secured an exclusive network-window for films from UFEG’s 2020-2021 theatrical slate and rights to a package of animated titles.Meanwhile, Peacock also announced a new original series, Pride Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance, a reality dating series obviously inspired by the success of Netflix’s Bridgerton, in which “a heroine looking for her duke” and a group of dudes will be “transported to a Regency-style England” and housed in a castle in the countryside, where “the heroine and suitors will experience that with which dreams are made of. From carriage rides and boat rides on the lake to archery and handwritten letters to communicate, they will be immersed in a time-traveling quest for love. In the end, our heroine and her suitors will discover if the ultimate romantic experience will find them true love.” Wannabe contestants, er, “heroines and suitors,” can apply to be on the series in this lengthy document.Showtime Networks has extended a deal with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners that will mean additional Amblin films will air across Showtime channels and streaming service. The upcoming Amblin movies included: Spielberg’s untitled film starring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen; Distant, starring Anthony Ramos and Naomi Scott; Easter Sunday, starring comedian Jo Koy; and Last Voyage of the Demeter, starring Corey Hawkins.50 Cent’s G-Unit Film Television is developing Unrapped, an ABC reality series in which celebrity contestants are coached by iconic hip-hop mentors, and then compete in rap battles until a king or queen is crowned. (Deadline)(Photo by Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)Greg Berlanti (pictured), who currently has 14 series produced by his company on the air, and Sarah Schechter, Berlanti Productions’ chairperson and partner, have formed Berlanti/Schechter Films, a collaboration that includes a first-look deal for feature films at Netflix. Among Berlanti’s current series include the Netflix drama You, soon to premiere its third season, and the recently concluded Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. (Deadline)TBS will air Wipeout: The Suicide Squad Special on Aug. 1, with Suicide Squad director James Gunn and cast members Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, David Dastmalchian, and Daniela Melchior joining their movie co-star, Wipeout co-host John Cena, in a special episode of the obstacle course series.CNN’s new eight-episode History of the Sitcom series premieres July 11 with back-to-back episodes “A Family Matter,” which examines how sitcoms have evolved to reflect the changing face of American families, and “Sex the Sitcom,” exploring the revolution of sex in sitcoms, including the integration of LGBTQ+ storylines in representing a more modern world.Rupert Murdoch is launching Fox Weather, a 24-hour streaming weather network later this year, while the Weather Channel will also launch a streaming service, Weather Channel Plus. (The New York Times)Robert and Michelle King (The Good Fight) have signed a new five-year overall producing deal with CBS under their King Size Productions banner, which gives the network exclusive rights to produce content created by the Kings across all platforms.Comic-Con@Home To Feature The Wheel of Time, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Rick and Morty, and More Panels(Photo by Adult Swim)Comic-Con International: San Diego will once again be virtual, and networks are beginning to announce details of their panels for the July 23-25 Comic-Con at Home. Some early highlights:AMC: The Walking Dead’s final SDCC panel, moderated by Chris Hardwick, and featuring Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, and cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Khary Payton, Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt, Eleanor Matsuura, and Michael James Shaw. Hardiwck also hosts the panels for Fear The Walking Dead, with panelists Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, and cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam- Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Jenna Elfman, Karen David, Mo Collins, and Christine Evangelista; and The Walking Dead: World Beyond with panelists Gimple, showrunner Matt Negrete, and cast members Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston, Nico Tortorella, Annet Mahendru, Julia Ormond, Jelani Alladin, and Joe Holt. There will also be panels for BBC America’s Doctor Who, with 13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker on the panel; Shudder series V/H/S/94, Horror Noire, Creepshow, and Slasher: Flesh Blood; and the AMC+ series Ultra City Smiths, with panelists Jimmi Simpson, Debra Winger, and Luiz Guzmán.
Escape Room (2019) 51% For decades, Hollywood has tapped into the zeitgeist for inspiration to come up with new and inventive ways to scare the pants off audiences, and if there s any modern phenomenon absolutely ripe for the horror flick treatment, it s the rising popularity of escape rooms. Enter the aptly titled Escape Room, which brings together six strangers from varying backgrounds to navigate a series of increasingly deadly themed rooms designed to test their mettle or maybe there s a more sinister ulterior motive to the proceedings. That s what the film asks viewers to ponder, anyway, as each character faces the prospect of a violent death by way of clever traps. Critics say Escape Room features some amusing set pieces and effective tension, but its twists are contrived and its death-trap mechanics feel like a derivative mish-mash of the Saw and Final Destination films. It s likely to satisfy anyone who buys into its set-up, but it may also feel like a puzzle you ve solved before.