亚博投注平台采用百度引擎0（Baidu 7）WandaVision is finally out in the world in its totality. And between its long-form look a grief, its look back at classic television, and its playfulness with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it became far more of a sensation than showrunner Jac Schaeffer predicted.“I didn t know that the show would air at the peak moment in all of human history where we re all relying on our TVs, and our iPads, and our phones for total solace and comfort. The way that it resonated in such an intense way, because of our current circumstances, that was a surprise,” Schaeffer recently told Rotten Tomatoes ahead of Marvel Studio s Assembled episode The Making of WandaVision, which is now streaming and dives deeper into the production on the series.Schaeffer, along with director Matt Shakman, and co-executive/supervising producer Mary Livanos spoke with us about some of those surprises, Marvel Comics deep-pulls, fan theories in one last look back at the series.Examining The Darkhold for the MCU(Photo by Suzanne Tenner/Marvel Studios)Agatha (Kathryn Hahn) possessing and invoking Marvel’s book of the damned served as a great reveal in the later part of the series and may yet prove to be a source of solace or sorrow for MCU characters.According to Livanos, who pitched the use of the book, it also answered a question about Agatha herself.“The idea of introducing The Darkhold as this higher-level dark-magic power felt like it could really elevate the danger level,” she explained. “Agatha s an incredibly powerful witch, yet she s not the Scarlet Witch and she wants to be, so how is she able to infiltrate Wanda s world to begin with? How was she able to manipulate Wanda without revealing herself? How is she able to combat Wanda in the finale?”The book served first as an amplification totem. But beyond enhancing Agatha’s power, it is also a signal to Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) that she “has a lot to learn about magic.”“It was a really great way to inject some exposition about how we define the Scarlet Witch,” Schaeffer added.Besides its purpose within the story, it is also a rather amazing call back to earlier television shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Runaways, which used the book’s black magic for its own ends. Although, as Schaeffer explained, that connection is more accidental than a direct reference.“It was much more looking at the comics and how it functioned [there],” she said.Focusing on its place in Marvel Comics lore also led Shakman to initiate the creation of a new Darkhold prop.“It was a long process of trying to figure out what that would look like and how it would be created and how it would appear and disappear,” he said of the design phase and its physical placement within scenes.Steering Away From TGIF(Photo by Marvel Studios)Though each of WandaVision’s recreations tended toward a specific program, Shakman was interested in creating an overall “authentic to the era” atmosphere. This is part of the reason the program jumped over ABC’s TGIF line-up — which included Full House and Just The Ten of Us, which Shakman starred in — to the late-1990s with its Malcolm in the Middle pulls. Those shows overlap with Family Ties. Although, the director noted episode five’s love letter to ’80s sitcoms features a few Full House references.“You can see it in the opening title sequence. There s a couple of direct nods to the Full House opening titles,” Shakman said.And though not a TGIF sitcom, Ralph Boehner (Evan Peters) is a reference to Growing Pains Richard Milhous Stabone (Andrew Koenig) — aka Boner. Shakman appeared on the series as his Just The Ten of Us character a handful of times.He also noted that though many of sitcoms seem a key element of certain times, there is a surprising amount of overlap in regards to when they aired. The Dick Van Dyke Show started late in the 1950s and ran into the early ’60s, for example.“[Malcolm in the Middle’s] pilot was shot late ’90s and came out the beginning of 2000,” he added.That fuzziness allowed for a bigger picture: the evolution of sitcoms and the audiences who watched them. Beyond the obvious elements of lighting and sets, Shakman worked with a “laugh track expert” to subtly change the quality of the laughs from “a live recording of an audience to something that was actually added after the fact.” Also, outside of the house, the march of time was reflected in Wanda’s red Buick, which was parked in the driveway the whole time.“It’s the same car iterating from generation to generation,” he said.Soul Vision vs. The Vision(Photo by Marvel Studios)We loved the use of “The Vision” to distinguish the synthezoid corpse from the being inside Westview (both played by Paul Bettany), but Schaeffer told us that distinction was hard to see on the page and a different naming convention was used in the script: “Soul Vision” and “White Vision.”“We felt so attached to that Vision, and to everything that we had gone through in the sitcoms with him, that it felt to us that he was the one with the soul, he was the one with the heart, and the one that we as an audience felt so attached to, and obviously Wanda felt attached to,” she explained.As the same time, “The Vision” offered its own sort of horror.“It’s also dehumanizing. It s objectifying,” she said. “It is another layer of separation between these two Visions, one that is so wholly defined by his emotional life, and the other who is very much defined by his lack of emotional life and love.”A Rising Star for Monica Rambeau(Photo by Marvel Studios)Although Monica debuted as an 11-year-old in Captain Marvel (played there by Akira Akbar), WandaVision re-introduced her as a grown woman. For Schaeffer, bringing forward the character s “liveliness” from the film was key to establishing the grown-up Monica (Teyonah Parris). She also wanted to seed her searcher qualities and “nascent hero elements.” Also, her experiences in Captain Marvel and the circumstances of her absence during her mother’s death created a “strong sense of empathy and that desire to always look at a problem from all angles” the team definitely wanted to highlight.For Livanos, who continues to journey with Monica as an executive producer of the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel, the empathy she ultimately shows for Wanda was important to establish as it is, ultimately, her key power.“It’s her emotional capacity for empathy that makes her a real leader [in the comics],” she explained. “That felt at the core of her journey. It was really the thing that you see propel her into becoming an actual superhero. So illustrating Monica s emotional depth and Teyonah s portrayal of that was really special.”Although she couldn’t say much about Captain Marvel 2, Livanos said she feels lucky to continue with Parris and Monica: “Teyonah is going to rock it with Captain Marvel, too. Agatha, Fan Theories, and Kick-Ass JokesAlthough a scene in episode 6 — the one with Agnes and Vision at the edge of Westview — led us away from the Agatha Harkness fan theory, Schaeffer admitted they never really intended to make it hard to discover.“Early on, we talked about how much do we want to hide that or obscure that, and I think it was [Marvel Studios President] Kevin [Feige] who said, ‘Yeah, people will figure it out, but that s OK.’ Not everything has to be a thoroughly six-foot-under buried Easter egg. Some things are hiding in plain sight and that s OK,” she said.“We did give some clues,” Shakman added. “The comic book fan would see [Agatha’s] cameo or the color purple, and it didn t shock me that folks were guessing that.”Also, all three agreed Hahn’s presence — from the moment she was announced — led fans to the right conclusion.“[She’s] such an incredibly talented actress with such depth and an amazing potential for darkness,” Livanos said.Though the theorizing online proved correct for Agatha, episode 6’s now-infamous Kick-Ass joke led plenty down a X-shaped rabbit hole. Shakman even went as far as apologizing for what was, in his mind, a joke about Tommy’s (Jett Klyne) new way of speaking.“It was really just about Uncle Pietro s bad influence,” he said. “And then on the day we were improvising, and I suggested to Lizzie [Olsen] that she repeat it because it s a mom commenting on what s happening to her kid. And so she said, ‘Kick-Ass?’ And then the internet was on fire because of our Aaron Taylor-Johnson reference.”No matter the intention, it definitely lit a new fire under the possibility of the X-Men appearing on the show in some small way. Like the way Monica’s “aerospace engineer” friend ignited theories about a Mr. Fantastic appearance, Shakman was surprised by the passionate responses.For Schaeffer, finding those moments where a series can reward the viewer is part of the thrill.“I think it s very satisfying for people when they call things,” she said. “It s case-by-case and person-to-person, because there s so much in the comics.”Nevertheless, characters like Magneto, Mephisto, and even Doctor Strange — who Wanda will encounter in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness — were never part of the plan.And though it is fun to think about who could appear in a given Marvel series, Shakman said those things never really fit the core of the show, which to him was “this story about a woman overcoming grief and dealing with loss and trying to rebuild herself after experiencing so much trauma. We weren t trying to open up the Multiverse or introduce the X-Men,” he said. “But Marvel s got your back, just wait. Accountability for the Scarlet WitchWhile some viewers may see Wanda’s end state as fairly ambiguous, Schaeffer, Livanos, and Shakman all agree that she finally learned how to grieve.“You can never completely move past a loss [or] the many losses that Wanda has felt. But this show really was structured to follow the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross stages of grieving, from denial, bargaining and all the way to acceptance And the conclusion of this is, hopefully, moving Wanda to a place where she s ready to say goodbye to Vision for the last time,” Shakman explained. “That s why she s able to say goodbye to him and why she s able to tuck in the kids.”At the same time, Wanda’s personal journey to that acceptance left the citizens of Westview traumatized and the audience with a final image of the Scarlet Witch reading The Darkhold.“We love the texture at the end of the series that the world may still label Wanda Maximoff as a terrorist,” Livanos said. Like the final image, the tension between understanding her pain and the feeling she should be held accountable is no accident. “We as audience members have been privileged in being able to be close to Wanda throughout her journey, but it s interesting at the end of the show to see that she s still on the run, she s still judged by those she has inadvertently harmed. And so that has been really fantastic and interesting and something to be tackled at a future time.”Will Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness be that future time? No one can say for sure.But one element going forward with Wanda is her alias; a name with a new, added meaning thanks to WandaVision.“It was a two-year-long conversation, because it was a little bit of a blank slate. She s had so many appearances, and so many storylines, and there s so much known about her, but the actual definition of the Scarlet Witch, there is none,” Schaeffer said.Through the years, Wanda’s costumed identity never took on a greater meaning despite her absolutely essential (and sometimes chaotic) contributions to Marvel Comics lore. Tying it to that chaos and a destiny she is yet to deny or embrace also created the possibility of further defining magic within the MCU.“The witch zone was not explored,” Schaeffer said. “We hadn t seen witchcraft. We d seen magic in the space of Doctor Strange and a sort of, I would argue, more of a masculine magic not at all aligned with Salem and our sort of Americanized version and feminized version of witches and magic.”Deciding how much of that mythology to embrace offered the name and iconography of the Scarlet Witch something Schaeffer felt “gives some shape to her, but without being too prescriptive and too limiting, because ultimately where we land her is that she wants to know more and we want to know more.”
(Photo by Jessica Miglio/™ & © DC Comics)But do you need to see that movie first?“It would help people know some of the characters in the sequel. On the other hand, people who watch the first movie are not going to want to watch another one.” Mike Ryan, Uproxx“It rewards returning fans while being accessible to new or casual viewers. As a result, The Suicide Squad is a delicious, deviant and delightful watch for everyone.” Molly Freeman, Screen RantIs it just like a Guardians of the Galaxy movie but R-rated?“To his credit, Gunn doesn’t simply repeat the Guardians of the Galaxy formula.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“It feels like a happy medium between the all-ages workplace comedy of the Guardians movies and the snarky misanthropy of his heroic satire Super.” Alonso Duralde, The Wrap“This comic-book based feature takes a decidedly different tone with its smart, enlightened sentiments. It doesn’t move or breathe like his previous projects.” Courtney Howard, Fresh Fiction(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics)Is Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn better in this one?“While there s no Birds of Prey references, this is definitely the new, improved Harley and she s a much stronger character for it.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“Robbie, now so at home in the role of Harley Quinn, gets to continue her narrative of self-actualization begun in her spin-off outing.” Clarisse Loughrey, Independent“We get to see a different side of her character…she’s not only a scene-stealer but carries the whole damn movie.” Zehra Phelan, HeyUGuys“This is hands down Robbie’s best performance as Harley, and the best written and directed Harley seen on the screen to date.” Tessa Smith, Mama’s GeekyAre there any other character standouts?“The prize for the single funniest character might go to Nathan Fillion’s T.D.K., who seems destined for internet meme stardom.” Matt Singer, Screen Crush“You’ll want to adopt King Shark.” Matt Goldberg, Collider“King Shark and Ratcatcher will likely emerge as fan-favourites, but it s honestly impossible to single out a weak link, due in no small part to the excellent performances.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“Daniela Melchior delivers a star-making performance as Ratcatcher 2, carrying some of the film’s most poignant moments and its weirdest superhero gimmick with ease.” Jenna Anderson, ComicBook.com“So many characters only get brief moments to communicate who they are but dare I say, not even one of them doesn’t feel fully fleshed out.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics)How is the monstrous villain, Starro?“Starro totally delivers as an off the wall villain. Leave it to James Gunn to take a giant alien starfish, make it a villain, and not have it look ridiculous. Starro looks TERRIFYING.” Tessa Smith, Mama’s Geeky“It s actually difficult to imagine a more perfect antagonist for this film. Equal parts preposterous and terrifying.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.com“Not only glorious to behold in an am I really seeing this? way, but [it] also comes complete with some subversive twists that few other mainstream comic book movies would go near.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“The movie joins the ranks of those spectacular but slightly absurd neo-kaiju movies in which the towering monster that fills the screen is candy for the child in you.” Owen Gleiberman, VarietyJust how funny is the movie?“It ought to be illegal just how hysterical The Suicide Squad is.” Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies“The most hilariously funny feature of the year.” JimmyO, Jo Blo’s Movie Emporium“The Suicide Squad is the sort of movie where comedy accompanies brutality, leading — at its best moments — to combinations of screaming and laughing.” Alonso Duralde, The Wrap“Much of the best and most enjoyable comedy comes from the Bloodsport’s exasperation.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics)Just how violent does it get?“This is the most insanely violent superhero blockbuster yet, making Deadpool look kind of sweet.” Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com“The Suicide Squad is brutal in such a way that I started to feel my limits for gross-out violence being tested…[but] never in danger of getting bored.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“No wilder than the sort of the thing you got in Deadpool or the more outré parts of The Dark Knight, but driven by an invigorating embrace of f**k-it-all no-futureness.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety“Never in a million years would I have guessed some of the most disgustingly gory scenes in a film could be so freaking beautiful at the same time.” Tessa Smith, Mama’s GeekyIs it more than just a bloodbath?“The violence and the outrageousness alone aren’t what makes The Suicide Squad tick – it’s Gunn’s understanding of the transgressive power of the outsider figure.” Clarisse Loughrey, Independent“The finale reveals a picture with much more on its mind than you would’ve ever expected.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics)Will we end up caring who lives and dies?“It’s clear that Gunn cares for each of these characters, bringing to The Suicide Squad some of the earnest empathy that he honed in his Guardians movies.” Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm“It has actual stakes. Characters actually die…which adds a sense of worry and dread for the characters we find ourselves latching onto.” Mike Ryan, Uproxx“Yes, some deaths are inherently funnier than others, but there s also genuine emotion in some of the exits that few comic book movies manage.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“James Gunn also knows that behind every tidal wave of blood is a beating heart; character deaths mean nothing if you don’t care about them.” Jeffrey Zhang, Strange Harbors“And when there isn t the character development to make a death impactful, Gunn uses the film s R-rating to ensure it packs a punch to the gut, if not the heart.” Molly Freeman, Screen RantAre there any problems at all?“Gunn’s latest creation is not without moments that drag, but when it pops, it pops brilliantly.” Alonso Duralde, The Wrap“You certainly feel a bit of whiplash with the breakneck pace and constant jumps between horror, comedy and drama.” Nicola Austin, We Have a Hulk“One too many flashbacks lead to a disjointed feeling, not added interest as the device would suggest. Pacing is a bit of an issue.” Courtney Howard, Fresh Fiction(Photo by Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics)Does it end with a bang?“The Suicide Squad finishes strong…the rare superhero movie where the third act is actually its best.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist“Perhaps I’m overestimating its final act’s prowess, but the comics fan inside was giddy with excitement.” Jeffrey Zhang, Strange Harbors“The third act feels like most other superhero third acts and it clumsily sets up its requisite future projects.” Jacob Oller, Paste MagazineWill this go down as one of the most memorable comic book blockbusters?“The Suicide Squad is sure to end 2021 as the year s most entertaining blockbuster.” Ian Sandwell, Digital Spy“[It’s] the most bizarre mainstream blockbuster of all time.” Mark Cassidy, ComicBookMovie.comThe Suicide Squad is in theaters and available on HBO Max from Friday August 6, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News. 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1. WILSHIRE BLVD. WAS ACTUALLY AUSTRALIAWe challenge anyone who’s been stuck in traffic on Wilshire Blvd. between La Brea and and Fairfax avenues to spot the difference. La Brea films in Australia and duplicated the title location there, using visual effects to recreate some of the Los Angles street’s noticeable landmarks.“We went to a place in Australia that had similar east/west kind of views,” executive producer Bryan Wyndbrandt said. Bay Street in Melbourne stood in for Wilshire.“Destroying Los Angeles has kind of become an important part of cinema over the last however many years, series creator David Appelbaum added. For us, the pleasure is not so much about seeing our city destroyed, but about creating an exciting action-adventure story and an emotional story at its heart.”2. IT WAS FREEZING(Photo by Sarah Enticknap/NBC)When the survivors awaken below, they find themselves in a sunny field. The more they explore, the more dangers they find including hostile terrain and primal animals. Natalie Zea, who plays Eve Harris on La Brea, said the weather in Australia did not mimic actual sunny California weather.“It’s movie magic,” Zea said. “It’s also what you do as an actor. You put on the silk blouse in 30-degree weather and say here’s who I am.”3. THEY HAVE TWO DOCTORS IN THE HOLE(Photo by Sarah Enticknap/NBC)Other survivors joining Eve below include Dr. Sam Velez (Jon Seda). His medical experience will come in handy when survivors are injured.“I think every sinkhole needs a doctor,” Seda said. “So I think Dr. Sam brings a pretty, simply in the medical field of that nature. And he’s a former Navy SEAL so he has some pretty good instincts as to how to survive.”Ty Coleman (Chiké Okonkwo) is a psychiatrist, in case any of the survivors need therapy down there. Frankly, Ty may be in need of some emotional support himself.“Mental health has, of course during the pandemic, become such a priority and has rightfully so been pushed to the forefront more than before,” Okonkwo said. “He’s a man who has studied the brain, and we’ll find out that that’s relevant in lots of ways. He’s a man who understands the pressures that humans are under.”4. TY WAS SOMEWHERE IMPORTANT BEFORE THE SINKHOLE(Photo by Sarah Enticknap/NBC)Okonkwo added that Ty’s whereabouts prior to the sinkhole would be important. The viewer meets Eve, Sam and their kids in their cars when the sinkhole occurs. Okonkwo said you’ll find out where Ty was later in the season.“Ty’s been traveling from west to east on Wilshire from a particular appointment which will become relevant later on,” Okonkwo said.5. THE PEOPLE ABOVE GROUND MUST SOLVE THE LA BREA CODE(Photo by Sarah Enticknap/NBC)La Brea does not take place entirely below ground. Eve’s daughter, Izzy (Zyra Gorecki) makes it to safety. She and her father, Gavin (Eoin Macken) seek answers to bring their family home.“We have more of the kind of Dan Brown, Da Vinci Code, Indiana Jones kind of action at the top,” Macken said.Wyndbrandt elaborated a bit on the Dan Brown analogy.“We wanted to have fun in that Dan Brown kind of Three Days of the Condor–esque thriller; put the government in a position where they know information that we don’t,” Wyndbrandt said. “He’s talking about the Dan Brown of it all where he has to uncover clues that there are people who know answers that will not only shed light on where his family is, but why he has a connection to this place.”6. GAVIN HARRIS SEES THINGS OTHERS CAN’T(Photo by Sarah Enticknap/NBC)Even before the sinkhole opens, the viewer meets Gavin in a therapy session, dealing with visions he’s seen since an airplane accident he had as a former pilot. Once the Harrises and other families fall into the sinkhole, Gavin’s visions start to connect to their predicament.“That actually goes to places that I don’t think you’re going to expect because I didn’t even expect it,” Macken said. “Fundamentally important to Gavin’s character is being able to have that redemptive arc, both as a father and as a professional as a pilot. And also being able to use those negative experiences he had to try and finally understand himself and get his family back.”7. THERE ARE REAL ANIMALS ON THE SET(Photo by NBC)Down below, Eve and the other survivors run into vicious primal animals. La Brea keeps the actors safe from those and many are created with visual effects. However, Zea said there are some bening animals on the set.“I got to hang out with a rabbit,” Zea said.There are other animals you won’t even get to see on La Brea. Although they film in Australia, the show isn’t set in Australia so they have to keep the native species out of frame. Jack Martin, who plays Eve’s son Josh, described some of the creatures roaming the set.“There’s a bunch of real animals both in the show and also running around in the background when we’re not shooting,” Martin said. “There are kangaroos on every set, I think.”8. ZYRA GORECKI IS AN AMPUTEE LIKE HER CHARACTER IZZY(Photo by Sarah Enticknap/NBC)Izzy has a prosthetic leg, and it’s a plot point in the show. Eve describes the accident that caused Izzy to lose her leg in the story. In real life, Gorecki wears a prosthetic leg herself.“David is absolutely amazing when it comes to writing and we had quite a few conversations about what it is like to be an amputee,” Gorecki said. “He would bring that into the script. Also being able to play an amputee character as an amputee is an honor truly. I think it’s fun to play characters as an amputee that aren’t necessarily an amputee, but also for them to have that representation, it does make you feel very good. To be able to look on screen and be able to go, ‘I look like that. That’s what I look like. That means that I can do it too.’ It’s a big deal.”9. LOVE IS IN THE AIR UNDER LA BREA(Photo by Sarah Enticknap/NBC)Both Sam and Eve have teenage kids in the sinkhole with them. While the parents are trying to find food and shelter, Josh and Riley (Veronica St. Clair), Sam’s daughter, may just hit it off.“I think while there is crazy action in this show and there’s a lot of wild plot events, I think what makes it really good is the character relationships,” Martin said. “I don’t want to spoil anything, but you’ll definitely get to see that play out.”Zea said she understood how the kids took advantage of their situation.“What a great place to get into some mischief,” Zea said. “ My parents are really distracted with survival, so let’s go make out. ”10. THE ACTORS DID THEIR OWN STUNTS(Photo by Sarah Enticknap/NBC)The world below is full of running, climbing and fighting. There was plenty for the actors to do themselves.“We got thrown in, literally thrown in at the deep end from the very start,” Okonkwo said. “From episode one, it’s this kinetic, high-octane adventure, and it doesn’t let up quite frankly. It keeps on going, especially for myself, Jon, and Natalie Zea. Our characters are really in it for the first two or three episodes.”Seda said he was surprised the action was so immediate. He thought he’d have a grace period to get warmed up.“We’re just physically going through a lot of things I don’t think many of us really expected we were going to be doing right from the start,” Seda said. “So it’s demanding in its own way but it’s really exciting. It really is, at the end of the day, it’s fun to be a part of.”La Brea premieres at 9/8C on Tuesday, September 28 on NBC.On an Apple device? 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rs being gruesomely killed by an alien race known as bugs. What the Cartoon Changed: The cartoon heavily tones down the political satire of the movie and book, focusing more on the sci-fi action and war against the bugs. There s some cool sci-fi concepts brought over from the original novels like powered armor suits, and a new alien race. There is a surprising amount of depth to the storylines, and boundary-pushing CGI animation that hasn t aged well but was ahead of its time.Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1995-1997)Why the Original Isn t for Kids: Though not strictly for adults, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective had more sexual innuendo and broad humor than you d find in contemporary family-friendly movies. Still, everyone likes Jim Carrey, and 1995 saw the premiere of not one, not two, but three cartoons based on Jim Carrey movies, including Ace Ventura.What the Cartoon Changed: Unlike most of the shows on this list, Ace Ventura wasn t that toned down when adapted into a cartoon. The toilet humor and slapstick comedy are still there, and Seth MacFarlane even wrote for the show, displaying his signature style of humor. Rather, Ace Ventura as a film was already cartoonish, so the jump wasn t so drastic. The show even had a crossover episode with The Mask cartoon, and you see Ace putting the Mask on his butt so it can literally talk.Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous season 3 launches on Friday, May 21 on Netflix.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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Casting notice reveals Batwoman producers have ditched the Kate Kane role for a more goofy alter ego, Cobra Kai must find a new streaming home, Patrick Dempsey returns to U.S. TV in Italian crime series, Gal Gadot TV series moves to Apple TV+, Joe Exotic foe Carole Baskin is awarded his zoo, and more recent top TV news.TOP STORYRuby Rose’s Replacement Will Play a New Alter Ego as Batwoman(Photo by Frank Ockenfels 3/The CW )Not only was the Batwoman Season 1 finale the last episode of the series for star Ruby Rose, but it was also the last episode for her character, Kate Kane.As The CW begins the process of casting a new lead actress for the series after Rose quit the DC Universe drama following its May premiere season finale, the network has decided to create a new character who will don the Batwoman suit.Kate Kane was the cousin of Bruce Wayne, the alter ego of Batman. But Decider.com reports that, as per a casting notice, the new character will be named Ryan Wilder. The scoop on Ryan: she’s mid- to late 20s, may be of any ethnicity, and she’s “likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed. She’s also nothing like Kate Kane, the woman who wore the batsuit before her.”More details for the new Batwoman star, who will take over the role when the series returns in January 2021: “With no one in her life to keep her on track, Ryan spent years as a drug-runner, dodging the GCPD and masking her pain with bad habits. A girl who would steal milk for an alley cat could also kill you with her bare hands … Ryan is the most dangerous type of fighter: highly skilled and wildly undisciplined. An out lesbian. Athletic. Raw. Passionate. Fallible. And very much not your stereotypical All-American hero.”The casting notice also encourages, “Performers who identify as LGBTQ are encouraged to submit.” The first season of Batwoman made history as the first live-action series to feature a lesbian superhero as the lead.Cobra Kai Moving from YouTube to a New Home – Netflix? Hulu? – for Season 3Bad news: still no release date for the much-anticipated third season of Cobra Kai. But the good news: that premiere date should be announced as soon as the Karate Kid sequel series lands at its new streaming service home. Deadline reports YouTube had decided it would not order additional seasons of the series after Season 3 because of a pivot to focus on unscripted series. Cobra Kai producer Sony Television then asked YouTube if it could shop Season 3 around to other networks — with the hope that a new service would want to also order additional seasons — and YouTube agreed. According to Deadline, all the major streaming services were interested in the series, which quickly earned a huge fanbase when it premiered in 2018, and now it’s down to Hulu and Netflix as the two most likely to snag the show.No spoilers for those who have yet to watch the series — one of the most bingeworthy dramas of the pandemic, FYI — but Season 2 ended with a major cliffhanger regarding the status of one of the breakout younger characters of the series, which stars original Karate Kid cast members Ralph Macchio and William Zabka.From Cobra Kai co-creator Jon Hurwitz: “Clarity is out there when it comes to the reasons for the delay in Season 3 s release. I promise you will hear from us the moment there s something official to announce. Hopefully soon. Just know that our priorities are always what s best for the show and its future.”The CW Adds Patrick Dempsey Italian Thriller Series to Its Fall Schedule(Photo by The CW)The CW is getting devilish with its fall lineup, courtesy of Patrick Dempsey. The Grey’s Anatomy alum is the star of a French-Italian co-production series called Devils, which The CW is adding to its Wednesday night lineup in the fall. The 10-episode premiere season of the series, which aired in Italy earlier this year, is a financial-themed drama set in the London office of a major U.S. investment bank. Dominic Morgan (Dempsey) mentors ruthless banker Massimo Ruggero (Alessandro Borghi, Suburra), until Morgan promotes another colleague instead of Ruggero. Bitter feelings ensue, and Massimo becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. Will Morgan be an ally or a foe in his time of need?The English-language thriller, which also stars Paul Chowdhry, Laia Costa, Sallie Harmsen, Malachi Kirby, Pia Mechler, Harry Michell, Lars Mikkelsen, and Kasia Smutniak, has already been renewed for a second season.New Trailers: The Americans Star Matthew Rhys Unfolds an Origins Story in HBO’s Perry Mason RemakeMatthew Rhys, Tatiana Maslany, and John Lithgow star in HBO s Perry Mason, the origin story of American fiction s most legendary criminal defense attorney. The series is based on characters created by author Erle Stanley Gardner. Set in 1931 Los Angeles, the story shows a city booming while the rest of the country struggles through the Great Depression. When a child kidnapping goes wrong, the high-profile case lands with Mason, whose investigation will reveal a fractured city.More trailers:Lovecraft Country, Season 1, a thriller-horror series based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name, from producers Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams, and starring Michael K. Williams, Courtney B. Vance, and Jurnee Smollet-Bell (HBO)Fargo, Season 4, starring Chris Rock (FX)Jo Koy: In His Element, a comedy special (Netflix)Lenox Hill, an eight-episode docuseries following four ER doctors at New York City’s Lenox Hill hospital (Netflix)NOS4A2, Season 2, starring Ashleigh Cummings and Zachary Quinto (AMC)F is for Family, Season 4, starring Bill Burr and Jonathan Banks (Netflix)We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, documentary about the hip-hop band featuring pre-Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Christopher Jackson, and Anthony Veneziale (Hulu)Greenleaf, Season 5, starring Keith David and Lynn Whitfield (OWN)neXt, Season 1, an AI-themed drama starring John Slattery (Fox)Hidden, Season 2, psychological crime thriller starring Sian Reese-Williams and Siôn Alun Davies (Acorn TV)Mae West: Dirty Blonde, an American Masters episode about West, the highest-paid actress in Hollywood in the 1930s (PBS)Tuca Bertie, Season 2, starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong (Adult Swim)For all the latest TV and streaming trailers, subscribe to the Rotten Tomatoes TV YouTube channel.Casting News: The Good Place Star Manny Jacinto Joins Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy in Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers(Photo by Morgan Lieberman/FilmMagic)The Good Place alum Manny Jacinto has joined the cast of Hulu’s Nine Perfect Strangers, the upcoming adaptation of Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty’s book of the same name that also stars Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy. Jacinto will play Yao, who becomes the assistant of Kidman’s Masha, the leader of an eccentric wellness spa called Tranquillum.Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Luce, Waves, The High Note) has confirmed he has joined the cast of Euphoria for the HBO drama’s second season. He wouldn’t share his character’s name or specific details, but he did tell Teen Vogue he has “never seen a character like this, period… I can almost argue that it has not been done. It’s interesting, it is definitely a character of the time, and that’s all I got. He’s interesting.”Development News: Gal Gadot’s Hedy Lamarr TV Series Moving from Showtime to Apple TV+(Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)The Hedy Lamarr series starring Gal Gadot in the title role has moved to Apple TV+ from Showtime. The eight-episode series comes from writer and executive producer Sarah Treem (The Affair), and also counts Gadot, Warren Littlefield, and Katie Robbins as executive producers, and Lamarr’s children as consultants. The series will unfold the story of Lamarr beyond her career as an actress, including her work as an inventor (among her creations: an invention that became the basis for spread spectrum technology that’s used today) and founding her own production studio. (Variety)Amazon is developing a series featuring The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo character Lisbeth Salander. The new series, despite being called The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, will not be a sequel to Stieg Larsson’s books or the movie adaptations; Salander will be featured in a new story that is set in current times. (Variety)The Safdie brothers, Josh and Benny, the filmmakers behind the critically acclaimed Adam Sandler drama Uncut Gems, have signed a two-year first-look TV deal with HBO. A24, the company behind Uncut Gems and the producer of HBO’s Euphoria, will executive produce any projects that spark from the deal.NBA execs are expected to announce a plan to restart the league’s season in July. The shortened season would include an eight-game run of games featuring 22 teams, followed by a play-in tournament and play-offs. All games would be played at the Disney World Resort in Orlando (without fans), where players, coaches, and broadcasters would live for the duration of the season. Players and other personnel would be tested for the coronavirus daily. (ESPN)A writer for the upcoming Law Order spin-off that will revolve around Chris Meloni’s Law Order: SVU character Elliot Stabler has been fired by L O creator Dick Wolf after the writer threatened to “light up” looters during Los Angeles protests over the death of George Floyd. Craig Gore posted on Facebook an image of himself holding a weapon and text that said he would “light motherf ers up who are trying to f with my property.” Wolf confirmed the firing to Variety, stating, “I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief. I am terminating Craig Gore immediately.” Meloni responded on Twitter: I have no idea who this person is or what they do. (Photo by YouTube Premium)YouTube’s series adaptation of Step Up is moving to Starz. The show was canceled by YouTube after two seasons, as part of its shift to unscripted programming. The third season will continue to star Ne-Yo as Sage Odom, the founder of Atlanta’s High Water Performing Arts School, and Naya Rivera as his professional and personal partner, Colette. Battlestar Galactica alum Tricia Helfer is also joining the cast. (THR)HBO Max is moving up the release dates for episodes of its original series Love Life, starring Anna Kendrick. Episodes 4, 5, and 6 are available as of June 4, while the final four installments of the first season will be released on June 11.HBO Max also greenlit Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020, a scripted special in which high school students whose musicals were canceled because of the pandemic will perform from their homes. The show was inspired by Younger star and Tony winner Laura Benanti’s #SunshineSongs, in which she offered to be the audience for students whose theater projects had been canceled.Tony, Grammy, and Emmy winner (and Oscar nominee) Cynthia Erivo is producing a Quibi documentary series called What We Keep. Based on the book of the same name by Bill Shapiro and Naomi Wax, the series takes viewers into the homes of celebrities, who reveal their favorite possession and why it means so much to them. Erivo also stars as Aretha Franklin in the next season of Nat Geo’s Genius series, scheduled for later this year.CBS is partnering with the Recording Academy for a two-hour special that will celebrate essential workers and raise money for No Kid Hungry and the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in New Orleans. Harry Connick Jr. will host United We Sing: A Grammy Salute to the Unsung Heroes, airing Sunday, June 21, from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and including appearances and performances by Sandra Bullock, Queen Latifah, Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Renée Zellweger, Andra Day, Jamie Foxx, Herbie Hancock, Cyndi Lauper, John Fogerty, Little Big Town, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Matthews, Tim McGraw, Rockin’ Dopsie, Irma Thomas, and Trombone Shorty.The Tiger King Saga ContinuesNetflix will certainly have no lack of material for potential Tiger King sequels: Joe Exotic foe Carole Baskin was awarded Exotic’s zoo properties in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, as part of a judgment of trademark infringement Baskin won against Exotic. The current owner of the Wynnewood property, and another star of Tiger King, Jeff Lowe, told ET.com he has no intentions of leaving Tiger King Park in good condition for Baskin’s takeover. But Baskin may have bigger things to worry about, as a sheriff in Florida is alleging that the will of Baskin’s missing husband, Don Lewis, who was declared dead in 2002, was forged. The will left Lewis’ estate to Baskin and nothing to his family, another topic that was covered in Tiger King.
Author Paul Theroux’s 1981 novel The Mosquito Coast was meant to be an attack on Reagan-era economics and its views toward consumerism and the environment.Told from the viewpoint of a 14-year-old boy trying to understand his father, we find the frequently failing, yet brilliant, inventor Allie Fox leading his family of four away from modern civilization and deeper into Central America. Then things get complicated. The 1986 film adaptation, which was directed by Peter Weir, written by Paul Schrader and starred a grimy, stubbly Harrison Ford in horn-rimmed glasses, came away with mostly favorable reviews and has 76% Tomatometer score.“The movie has been directed and acted so well, in fact, wrote late Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert in his review of the film, that almost all my questions have to do with the script: Why was the hero made so uncompromisingly hateful?”(Photo by Apple TV+)This is also very much the issue in Apple TV+’s new series version of The Mosquito Coast. A prequel of sorts that’s set in the modern day, it stars actor (and nephew of Paul) Justin Theroux, as Allie – this time a mechanic working in a dusty border town. While determined to find ways to make renewable resources out of junk and get a patent for his work, he forces his teens – Gabriel Bateman as son Charlie and Logan Polish as daughter Dina – to eschew technology like cell phones as he and wife Margot (Melissa George) fuel their cars and air conditioners with leftover oil from fast-food restaurants.Read Also: 125+ Books Becoming TV Series That We Cannot Wait to See”Things are going more-or-less fine until the feds come looking for Allie. Instead of skipping town by himself, it’s decided that the family is better protected if they stay together. Soon, they’re on the lam south of the border.Actor Theroux is aware that this decision may make his hero seem unlikeable.“As a person, I love it when a character has, you know, many facets and sides to them,” Theroux said during a recent Zoom call while his gray pit bull mix, Kuma, roamed in the background and occasionally barked her own commentary. “What I tried to do was make him, in turns, charismatic in some instances and frustrating in others. So I hope that people go hot and cold on him because it almost feels like it s more of a real relationship. I think it d be a bit boring if he just sort of had his chin to the wind and was doing everything beautifully for his family and everything was all perfect.”Plus, Theroux reminded, “Tony Soprano was not the nicest guy in the world and The Great Santini was one of the most terrifying father figures ever, but yet, completely compelling.”(Photo by Apple TV+)What also makes Theroux s Mosquito Coast character particularly compelling is what exactly he (or maybe he and his wife?) did to cause them to live on the edge and now go into hiding. It isn’t until episode four that fans get a potential clue as to the Foxes’ past.“The truth is that I m a cheap date,” series co-creator and showrunner Neil Cross said in a separate Zoom chat. “I like adventure stories. I like thrillers. I ve got I ve got the nervous hosts compulsion to entertain their guests.”Cross, who is a devout fan of author Theroux’s books, said it was important to him that the series was “a character piece. And that, at its narrative heart, it is this kind of quite unique family dynamic. I want to tell that in the context of a show that was as exciting and intriguing as I could make it.”“Allie is inspiring and he s genuinely capable of great love and great enthusiasm,” Cross continued of his lead character. “He s immensely clever. He’s a fantastic problem solver. And it would be exhausting to know him.”This is also hinted at by the look of the show, which is rich with a feel of grime and sweat while also casting shadows that there might be something more sinister going on. During a phone interview, executive producer Rupert Wyatt, who directed the first two episodes, said he worked with director of photography Alex Disenhof on evoking “the colors of 21st century America [such as] neon [and] very strong blacks” for the early episodes.(Photo by Apple TV+)Wyatt said they looked at what he called the “strong palate” of places like Paris, Texas, and then “infuse it with a kind of Steinbeck; Northern California sort-of farmlands and the notion of the romanticism of that, but also the tragedy of it in terms of the Depression.” The palate softens as the characters head to the desert and then “as we go into the kind of more tropical climates of Mexico and, ultimately to the coast, we start to bring in the greens and the stronger primary colors and heat it up.”He added that “the general thought, always for us, was that we were going to follow this family, we weren t going to get ahead of them. So camera-wise, we d always be on their backs where possible, and feel like we re journeying through this landscape with them rather than getting jumping ahead and bringing them into scenes.”So why a prequel? Co-creator Cross also wanted to make a point of distancing his work from that of the movie adaptation because “there was, to my mind, no point trying to revisit and kind of Xerox something that had already been done so very well.”Plus, he said, “the Allie Fox who appears in a novel is, in some ways, a kind of an American archetype of the great American contrarians. But it s also somebody who belongs very specifically to a very particular set of economic, political and cultural circumstances.” He said that “because that had been done, that kind of compelled me to think, OK, so who would that guy be now?”For star Theroux, there’s an added layer to nail the role. He said the character is “an amalgam of several people. There are definitely elements of my grandfather, elements of my uncles, and — more than he d like to admit — probably elements of my uncle Paul.”(Photo by Apple TV+)That could make for some awkward family gatherings, especially since – as a recent Esquire profile recently attested – the family is good at joshing each other: “The only thing Justin’s known for,” Paul Theroux is quoted as saying in that story, is that when he was a boy, he ate a Styrofoam cup. It’s family lore: Hey, s t, Justin won an Emmy! Remember the time he ate a Styrofoam cup and then puked it onto his shoes?”“It s not overt,” actor Theroux told us about the resemblance between his character and his uncle. “I think all of them know what I m describing. So I think no one s shocked, you know, at this point.”He said this is also less pressure than his work on another famous book adaptation, HBO’s The Leftovers. That was based on author Tom Perrotta’s novel about a rapture that wipes out a giant chunk of Earth’s population.“With Tom and The Leftovers, I put [writers] on a very high pedestal. So, anytime you approach them with a question, you should do it with your hat in your hand,” Theroux said. “This one, the pressure was kind-of off because I have pre-existing relationship. I could just pick up the phone and say guess what, I m playing Allie Fox in Mosquito Coast, let s talk about the character. And it s probably a little bit of proud uncle syndrome, where he s happy to chat, not just about my questions, but just what s going on in life.”It’s probably fitting then that Cross said that in “one of my very last shots of the season, we see the emotional effect of what it is to love, and be loved, by Allie.”The Mosquito Coast premieres April 30 on Apple TV+.
This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering movies based on true stories like Boston Strangler, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, Oppenheimer, and The Woman King.This WEEK S TOP STORYCILLIAN MURPHY CONFIRMED AS CHRISTOPHER NOLAN S OPPENHEIMER (Photo by Everett Collection)Throughout Hollywood s long history of making movies about real life figures, it s a lingering complaint that actors frequently do not look like the real life figures that they are portraying. For Oppenheimer, about the life of the father of the atomic bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer, director Christopher Nolan appears to be sidestepping such criticisms by casting frequent collaborator Cillian Murphy, who played his Scarecrow in Batman Begins, as the titular scientist, and the resemblance is sort of uncanny. Universal Pictures has scheduled Oppenheimer for release on July 21, 2023, which puts it around the same late July slot when many of Christopher Nolan s films have been released (Interstellar was on 7/21/2017, and The Dark Knight Rises was on 7/20/2012). Oppenheimer will start filming in early 2022 on IMAX cameras and with a budget of over 0 million. In related news, the Peaky Blinders movie, also starring Cillian Murphy, was confirmed this week to start filming in 18 months (in 2023), after the show s sixth and final season wraps.Other Top Headlines1. KEIRA KNIGHTLEY TO STAR IN SERIAL KILLER TRUE STORY BOSTON STRANGLER(Photo by Barry Wetcher/©Warner Bros.)Although several others have possibly eclipsed his notoriety, the argument can be made that the early 1960s murders ascribed to The Boston Strangler left an indelible mark on the 1960s, including the 1968 film The Boston Strangler (Fresh at 86%), starring Tony Curtis. Filmmaker Ridley Scott is set to produce a new film called Boston Strangler via his Scott Free Productions for 20th Century Studios, and Keira Knightley is the film s first announced star as Loretta McLaughlin, the first reporter to connect the murders and break the story of the Strangler. Writer/director Matt Ruskin (Crown Heights, Certified Fresh at 77%) will adapt the Boston Strangler screenplay and direct when filming starts on location in Boston in December, 2021. The role of Alberto DeSalvo, the Boston Strangler himself, has not yet been cast.2. WHITNEY HOUSTON BIOPIC CASTS THREE KEY REAL LIFE ROLES (Photo by ©A24)The Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody (12/23/2022) is now filming at locations in Boston and New Jersey, but until this week, several key roles in Houston s life remained unfilled (or at least, unannounced). Let s start with Robyn Crawford, Houston s longtime assistant, who will be played by Nafessa Williams (Thunder on TV s Black Lightining), after the role s first actress, Moses Ingram, recently parted ways with the role. From the same announcement, we also now know that Whitney s parents, John and Cissy Houston, will be played by Clarke Peters (Lester Freamon from HBO s The Wire) and Tamara Tunie (Dr. Melinda Warner from TV s Law Order: Special Victims Unit). That news all came out on Monday, and then yesterday, we learned that the role of Houston s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown will be played by 15-year-old Brian Danielle Singleton, who played the young Octavia Spencer in the superhero movie Thunder Force. Comedian Eddie Murphy will also be a character in I Wanna Dance with Somebody, and he will be played by Jimmie Fails, who co-starred in and co-wrote The Last Black Man in San Francisco (Certified Fresh at 92%). Those five actors join other already announced cast members Naomi Ackie (Whitney Houston), Ashton Sanders (Bobby Brown), and Stanley Tucci (Clive Davis).3. SAM RAIMI PRODUCING DYSTOPIAN THRILLER BOY KILLS WORLD (Photo by ©Universal courtesy Everett Collection)Filmmaker Sam Raimi is currently deep into post-production on his return to Marvel as the director of the sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (3/25/2022), but that isn t preventing him from occasionally producing other directors projects. Raimi s production company is just one of the partners on a new dystopian thriller called Boy Kills World, which will soon start filming on location in South Africa. Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise in IT) will play the title character, Boy, a deaf mute with a vibrant imagination who escapes into the jungle when his family is murdered. Samara Weaving (Ready or Not) will also co-star as an assassin in Boy Kills World, which will be the feature film debut of German filmmaker Moritz Mohr.4. TILDA SWINTON AND GEORGE MACKAY LEAD POST-APOCALYPTIC MUSICAL IN THE END (Photo by Olivier Huitel/Avalon Photoshot, Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Sometimes, we are blessed with bizarre but amusing coincidences in the movie news world. For example, we just learned some big news about Christopher Nolan s Oppenheimer, which of course centers on a scientist who feared the end of the world. This same week, we also learned that director Joshua Oppenheimer no relation to J. Robert (we think) is preparing his next movie, and it will be a post-apocalyptic musical about the last human family on Earth. Titled The End, this will be Oppenheimer s first narrative feature; he previously directed the Oscar-nominated documentaries The Act of Killing (Certified Fresh at 95%) and The Look of Silence (Certified Fresh at 96%). Tilda Swinton will star in The End with George MacKay (1918) and Stephen Graham (Al Capone in HBO s Boardwalk Empire) as the last human family when filming starts sometime in 2022.5. THREE RISING STARS JOIN AFRICAN HISTORICAL EPIC THE WOMAN KING (Photo by ©IFC Films)We haven t seen many historical epics in recent years, but there was a time when they regularly racked up end-of-year awards and critical acclaim. One notable project still in the works despite this apparent downward trend, though, is The Woman King, about the Kingdom of Dahomey in the 18th and 19th centuries, which had an all-female military unit that may have inspired the Dora Milaje in Marvel s Black Panther. We ve known for a while that the lead role will be played by Viola Davis, and recent weeks have also seen the announcement of other actors like Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel) and John Boyega as King Ghazo. This week, the film s ensemble cast was further filled out by three rising phenoms in Jayme Lawson (Bella Real in the upcoming The Batman), Hero Fiennnes Tiffin (the nephew of Ralph Fiennes) and Masali Baduza (BBC s Noughts Crosses). The Woman King will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Old Guard, The Secret Life of Bees) for Sony/TriStar.6. EMMA STONE PRODUCING A24 HORROR I SAW THE TV GLOW (Photo by Jason Smith/Everett Collection)There are two companies that are now arguably most identified with horror namely Blumhouse and A24 and the types of horror stories that these two companies produce also couldn t be more different. Blumhouse does big concept horror like Get Out, The Purge, and The Invisible Man, while A24 produces films that fall into either indie or folk horror (or both) like The Witch, Hereditary, and Midsommar. Emma Stone s Fruit Tree production company is now collaborating with A24 on a new horror film called I Saw the TV Glow about two teenage outcasts who bond over their shared love of a scary television show, but the boundary between TV and reality begins to blur after it is mysteriously canceled. I Saw the TV Glow will be the second feature film from writer/director Jane Schoenbrun, whose We re All Going to the World s Fair (Fresh at 88%) debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this year.7. GREEN BOOK DIRECTOR ADAPTING FRENCH TIME TRAVEL MOVIE (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)To his credit, few people probably could have ever guessed that Peter Farrelly, the director of Dumb and Dumber and The Three Stooges, would go ont to direct a film that would win three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, but that s exactly what he did with Green Book (Certified Fresh at 77%) in 2018. With that in mind, perhaps it shouldn t be so surprising that Farrelly is now negotiating to direct an English language remake of the 2006 French time travel drama Seras-tu La. That film was about a 60-year-old widower in 2006 who gets the chance to travel 30 years backwards in time to attempt to prevent the death of his wife in 1976. In the meantime, Farrelly is currently filming The Greatest Beer Run Ever, based on the true story of a man who traveled to Vietnam in 1967 to visit his friends who were actively fighting in the Vietnam War.8. JAKE GYLLENHAAL TO STAR IN ADAPTATION OF PROPHET FROM DEADPOOL CO-CREATOR (Photo by Anne Marie Fox/TM & ©Copyright Fox Searchlight)Much can be argued about comic books of the late 1980s and early 1990s, but for the actual writers and artists who create comics, it all started to change in 1992 when a handful of the most popular young creators broke away from DC and Marvel to form their own company, called Image Comics. One of those Image co-founders was Rob Liefeld, who, during his time at Marvel, co-created Deadpool. For several years now, Liefeld has been working on getting movie deals for his own creations, and it sounds like one of them will finally start filming soon. Jake Gyllenhaal is now signed to star in Prophet, based on Liefeld s comic book of the same title, to be directed by former Marvel Studios stunt coordinator-turned director Sam Hargrave (Extraction, Fresh at 67%). Gyllenhaal will star as John Prophet, a man conscripted by Germans near the end of World War II and subjected to scientific experiments that gave him superhuman strength (basically like Captain America, if he were a Nazi) who then wakes up 20 years later in 1965. In the comics, John Prophet wears a purple-and-gold outfit with a haircut that has to be seen to be comprehended, but Jake Gyllenhaal s movie look will probably be different.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Jean Bentley for Rotten Tomatoes: How is Hostile Planet different from other natural history shows?I think a lot of these other ones that we all grew up with were celebrating the beauty of the world, but sometimes it s almost like you re looking at a picture, but you re not seeing the reality of the hard stuff. Hostile Planet really shows that raw, difficult, heartbreaking, painful, hostile end of what wildlife are going through. And I think animals that have been on the edge already, climate change has now pushed them over the edge, but yet these creatures have this incredible resilience and adaptability and survival instinct. Under that pressure is this really amazing and beautiful and heartbreaking [spirit that is] powerful to see. Sometimes it s a triumph and a lot of times it isn t. But that is what Hostile Planet is showing: just how hostile the conditions are and what the wildlife are having to go through. It will make you cry. The other ones maybe made you cry because it was so beautiful, if you re that way inclined, this one, even if you re not that way inclined, you will cry because it s very powerful.How do you tackle death on the show?Head on — but the thing is the animals tell that story, actually. And I think, again, beforehand maybe the genre just showed the animals, but now it really follows that journey, and often from different perspectives. So instead of celebrating the lion killing whatever, now it s a story of the little fawn who, you know, 99 percent of the fawns are dead within their first hour because they re so vulnerable on these plains. So now this flips it on its head and follows the little fawn deer, and how can they survive when they re surrounded by hyenas? And that s why it s like, “Oh my God” when you watch it.So it s different from a show like Nat Geo s Savage Kingdom, for example, which just focuses on the predators. Right?This turns it on its head. This is about the survivors. How do these animals survive when they re battling climate change, the terrain, and the predators?(Photo by National Geographic/Adrian Seymour)How deeply do you go into climate change and how do you talk about it on the show?We just show how finely balanced so many of these ecosystems are and the change that has happened over the last 150, 20, 10 years and the effects it s having on animals. So when you see baby elephants dying in the drought after walking hundreds and hundreds of miles to their traditional watering holes and there s nothing there, it s pretty heartbreaking when you see it.Is there a call to action at all, or are you just hoping people will be inspired by the message?I think the call to action is awareness, if you can show people [what’s happening]. We live in a cynical world and we re always battling apathy and cynicism, and the animal stories battle that the best.For Running Wild, you ve had an insane list of people on the show. Who do you think coped the best with their surroundings?I always resist singling people out as the best or worst, because I never think that s a particularly good vibe. But what I always say is that people often really surprise you, and I think I ve learned not to judge books by their cover — especially with some of the ladies, who have just been remarkably resilient and strong and tenacious. I think it s inspiring because they often don t expect it themselves because they ve never done anything like this before. And it s a reminder that the wild doesn t care what color you are, what gender you are, how big or small your bank account is. It rewards character and tenaciousness and facing your fears. So that s always been an inspiring thing for me.Which current celebrities would you love to have on the show?I ve always had three that I ve really dreamt of getting on the show. We haven t got them for five seasons, but I think we re going to get them in this season. So that s pretty cool. But we re not going to say who it is.Is there any pie in the sky person you want?Three of them, and we re getting them.(Photo by National Geographic/Oliver Clague)Why do you think people are drawn to shows about nature?I think because it s real and it s often about families. I think we all relate to that. We all care about our families and then you see it in the wildlife sense, and it s often so heartbreaking when families are separated and then worse than that when babies lose their lives. And that s why Hostile Planet is so powerful. It shows warts and all. I think there s always going to be a hunger in all of us for natural things. You can t fight hundreds of thousands of years of DNA in us and to think in 50 years suddenly we re not going to be interested in the wild or adventure or things of the heart because it s deep in our DNA, that’s [silly]. I think that s why people love Running Wild. There is something about starting a fire. Why is that exciting for people? But if they ve never done it before and they re cold and they re shivering and they re desperate and it s a really powerful moment.What was something that surprised you about producing Hostile Planet and not having to be out in the field as much?Well, I still am out in the field. The only thing that s changed is now we re executive producing as well. The privilege of doing that on all of our shows is that it means we pick where we go when we go and the people we go with. And when you spend the amount of time away as we do as a team, it makes a huge difference to be able to have the control to say, “I want to work with great friends and the people that have been alongside me through many adventures.” So for me, executive producing is a privilege of that. And also making sure the stories are told right and truthfully rather than leaving that power to someone else.Hostile Planet airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on National Geographic Channel.Like this? 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