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2.33.7 4月喜迎on so far, the 7th best total of 2019.The Record Has Fallen: Avengers: Endgame Beats Avatar(Photo by Marvel Studios)In 1975 it was Steven Spielberg and Jaws. Two years later it was George Lucas and Star Wars. 1982 comes along and Spielberg regains the throne with E.T. In 1993 Spielberg replaces himself with Jurassic Park. The next phenomenon in 1997-98 was Titanic. Cameron then pulled a Spielberg and Avatar bested Titanic in 2009-10. Three directors have held the box office record for 44 years. This weekend two more joined the fray as Anthony and Joe Russo’s Avengers: Endgame passed Avatar as the highest grossing film in the world of all time. The film was million away from the record when Endgame was re-issued into theaters with some additional material. The final numbers were not out this weekend when Kevin Feige made the announcement that there was a new no. 1 during Marvel’s panel at the San Diego Comic-Con Saturday night. As of Sunday, Avengers: Endgame has grossed an estimated 4.21 million domestic and .790 billion worldwide. When the final estimates come in on Monday, Avengers: Endgame will officially take its place in history.Top 10 and Beyond: Far From Home Close To Record(Photo by © Columbia Pictures / © Marvel Studios/ Courtesy Everett Collection)Spider-Man: Far From Home made million over the weekend, and is estimated to be at 9.7 million overall. That s million ahead of the pace of Sam Raimi’s 2002 origin tale, which is still the only Spider-Man film to cross the 0 million line. Far From Home has grossed 9.5 million worldwide, over million more than Spider-Man: Homecoming made in its entire run and less than million behind Spider-Man 3 which is the highest-grossing Spidey film ever. Until Monday.Toy Story 4 is at 4.3 million as of Sunday after a .4 million weekend. One full month into release. That is the 20th highest in history, just ahead of Captain Marvel’s 3.8 million. Disney’s Aladdin also just passed the 1994 Lion King for its spot on the all-time worldwide chart after this weekend s .8 million weekend. It is now 40th all-time with 8 million with a billion dollars in its sights.As for last week’s releases, Crawl looks like it will outgross Lake Placid’s 1999 haul of .7 million, suggesting a final haul around - million. That along with a few international dollars will be enough to get the .5 million production into profit. The same cannot be said for Stuber which is actually on about the same track as Midsommar, both between .9 and .1 million after 10 days. Midsommar is up to .48 million in its third weekend and both are headed in the realm of million each. Danny Boyle’s Yesterday could now be headed north of million, after this weekend s haul of .1 million.Keeping an eye on what has potential to be the indie success story of the summer, Lulu Wang’s The Farewell was expanded into 35 theaters by A24 and grossed .17 million. That puts the film in league with The Kids Are All Right (.06 million / 38 theaters), The Favourite (.07 / 34), Boyhood (.17 / 34), and Lady Bird (.19 / 37).This Time Last Year: Sequels .Here We Go Again!(Photo by © Sony Pictures Releasing)There was a close race for the top spot at the box office but Denzel Washington in The Equalizer 2 edged out Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again .01 to .95 million. Another sequel, Unfriended: Dark Web, barely made the top 10, making .65 million for a ninth-place finish. Even the race for the middle was decided by less than a million between Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (.26 million), Skyscraper (.36 million), and Incredibles 2 (.89 million). The top 10 films grossed 7.37 million and averaged 67.4% on the Tomatometer. This year’s top 10 grossed an estimated 5.28 million and averaged 69.3%. That total ranks as the third best top 10 weekend ever in July. It is behind only July 18-20, 2008 (0.97 million) when The Dark Knight ruled and July 15-17, 2011 when the previous singular July record-holder (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2) helped charge the top 10 to 8.55 million.
Breakthrough (2019) 63% Faith-based movies are being made and released more frequently than ever, but they rarely come with the kind of mainstream-friendly cast that Breakthrough boasts, and you can go a long way when you ve got solid, experienced performers on board. Chrissy Metz (This Is Us) and Josh Lucas play Joyce and Brian Smith, adoptive parents to John (Marcel Ruiz), a 14-year-old from Guatemala. They re also Evangelical Christians, so when John falls into a coma after suffering a near-death drowning accident, they set about praying for his recovery alongside their community, who has rallied around them. The film is based on a true story, and inspirational Christian movies never end sadly, so you can guess how everything turns out, but critics don t entirely seem to mind. They say the story is appropriately uplifting and the cast, which includes Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Topher Grace, and Dennis Haysbert, all put in strong work. It s all a little predictable, and it s not especially nuanced, but the right performances from a capable cast can do a lot to make up for some narrative and thematic shortcomings.
(Photo by New Line Cinema)TV is set for an onslaught of high-profile fantasy epics in the next few years, and we at Rotten Tomatoes can t wait. Witness the buzz around The Lord of the Rings television series in development at Amazon — acquired for 0 million and expected to ultimately cost more than billion — along with the Gormenghast series announced in 2018 by FreemantleMedia North America, and HBO’s endless plans for the Game of Thrones world. It s a big change from the genre s historical position in the medium.It may be strange to think of it now, but Game of Thrones was a risky proposition when HBO first began development of the series, and its prospects were buoyed by the fact that its more fantastic elements appeared later in the narrative (we had to wait so long for those dragons). Prior to that, fantasy was relegated to syndicated fare like Conan the Adventurer and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Xena: Warrior Princess was an outlier in terms of quality storytelling, but its occasionally cheesy effects proved to the television executives that fantasy TV was too expensive, while other series proved it was often built on poor story standards. GoT changed that perception, even if the fantasy shows that emerged in its wake — The Shannara Chronicles and Shadowhunters for example — proved closer in story quality to the BeastMaster television series.But The Lord of the Rings and the Game of Thrones prequels are not the only promising fantasy series in development at the moment. A number of classic fantasy epics and novels will become television thanks to the power of streaming services like Amazon, cable options like BBC America, and other outlets that are worth spotlighting. There are also a few notable series not yet scooped up by the powers in television that we think should get the TV treatment as soon as possible. So here is a handy list of the fantasy series currently in development and a couple we hope will follow them.FANTASY SERIES COMING TO TV AND STREAMINGUPDATED: The Lord of the Rings(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)TV Release Date: most likely 2021Based On: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, an epic tale of four Hobbits, a Wizard, an Elf, two Men and a Dwarf attempting to destroy the Dark Lord Sauron’s master weapon without letting him discover their plan. A war across most of Middle-earth ensues.The Fanbase: The obsessive devotees of Tolkien’s legendarium and fans of the Peter Jackson film series.Everything We Know So Far: Amazon is committed to produce a five-season series based on The Lord of the Rings in partnership with Tolkien’s estate and the various rights holders of the Rings and Hobbit film series. Amazon renewed the series for season 2, while season 1 is still early in pre-production in New Zealand, Deadline reported in November. The renewal necessitates a break in filming season 1, so that the writers room can reassemble and address season 2 plotting and scripts — possibly facilitating simultaneous or back-to-back filming of seasons 1 and 2.While early reports speculated that the series would focus on a younger Aragorn, who roamed the lands of Middle-earth as a Dunedain ranger under various names like Strider and Thorongil, Amazon s own teases contradict that theory. In February 2019, Amazon released an interactive map of Middle-earth extending into the far east region not included on maps Tolkien made himself; though he sketched out some topography for the area in his notes. The streaming platform also included this enigmatic quote from Tolkien s Ring Poem: Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky. But after weeks of teasing, the map finally changed to reveal a Second Age setting — the time in which the Elven rings were forged and the Dark Lord Sauron conquered lands in the southern parts of Middle-earth.The streamer also released the series social media pages on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.In July of 2019, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona signed on to helm the first two episodes of the series. He and producing partner Belén Atienza will also serve as executive producers.(Photo by HBO: Joseph Mawle as Benjen Stark in 'Game of Thrones')The cast includes Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Joseph Mawle, and Morfydd Clark as Galadriel. In March of 2021, Tom Budge announced his departure from the series, citing the producers’ decision to take his character in a different direction. That same month, Wayne Che Yip took over directing duties in New Zealand.Read More: Everything We Know About The Lord of the Rings Amazon Series It’s Most Like: The Lord of the Rings film series. Since the TV rights to Tolkien’s work remained with his estate, hammering out a deal with the likes of Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, and MGM suggests Amazon has an interest in making the series visually consistent with Jackson’s vision of Middle-earth.Chances It Will Be a Certified Fresh Hit: The Lord of the Rings films are all Certified Fresh at 91%, 95%, and 93% respectively. The Hobbit films less so — 64%, 74%, and 59% — but they were always at a disadvantage by adopting the tone of LOTR. The tale of Sauron and the various people he encounters in the Second Age share the scope and thematic consistency of Tolkien s classic fantasy novel.The Witcher: Blood Origin(Photo by Netflix)TV Release Date: TBDBased On: The world created by Witcher novelist Andrzej Sapkowski and Netflix’s Witcher television series.The Fanbase: The various factions of Witcher fans who come to the series thanks to the novels, video games, Netflix series, and that song.Everything We Know So Far: On July 27, 2020, Netflix announced its intention to produce a 6-episode limited series based on a key aspect of Witcher lore. 1200 years before Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) walked the Continent, a conjunction of the spheres forced the worlds of monsters, elves, and men to become one land. And out of the tumult, the first Witcher was born. Laurence O’Fuarain stars as Fjall, a fierce warrior whose search for redemption leads him into unlikely company. Declan de Barra serves as showrunner while The Witcher’s Lauren Schmidt is also onboard as an executive producer. Production is expected to begin in July. Unfortunately, Jodie Turner-Smith, who was cast as another lead character, dropped out in April over scheduling conflicts.It’s Most Like: Well, The Witcher, but the prominence on Elves does offer it a slight Lord of the Rings vibe as well.Chances It Will Be a Certified Fresh Hit: The first season of The Witcher produced a Tomatometer score of 67%, but an audience of 91%, so the program will likely please fans of the Continent and its history.Game of Thrones Prequels(Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO)TV Release Date: TBDBased On: The yarns of history or myth A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin likes to tell while characters eat sweet meats and plot their next move in the Game of Thrones. Also based on the short stories and longer histories the author publishes while he is not finishing The Winds of Winter.The Fanbase: Game of Thrones fans, which is a large part of HBO s subscriber base at this point.Everything We Know So Far: At one point, HBO president Casey Bloys said there could be as many as five prequel series after Game of Thrones completed its run in 2019. Developed with Martin, multiple premises were in an informal competition for a programming slot. All of those initial programs failed to become series, but a new round of spinoff development began in 2021.In the interim, the first prequel to get the greenlight in a 10-episode, straight-to-series order, is called House of the Dragon. The announcement was made at the October 29, 2019 HBO Max presentation on the Warner Bros. lot in in Burbank.House of the Dragon#HouseOfTheDragon, a #GameofThrones prequel is coming to @HBO.The series is co-created by @GRRMSpeaking and Ryan Condal. Miguel Sapochnik will partner with Condal as showrunner and will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Condal will be writing the series. pic.twitter.com/9ttMzElgXm 🔥 Game of Thrones 🔥 (@GameOfThrones) October 29, 2019The series, set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen. Emmy-winning director Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones) and Ryan Condal (Colony) will partner as showrunners and will also serve as executive producers along with Martin and Vince Gerardis. Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes of the series, which will be written by Condal.Martin responded to the news on his blog. House of the Dragon has been in development for several years (though the title has changed a couple of times during that process). It was actually the first concept I pitched to HBO when we started talking about a successor show, way back in the summer of 2016. If you’d like to know a bit more of what the show will be about… well, I can’t actually spill those beans, but you might want to pick up a copy of two anthologies I did with Gardner Dozois, Dangerous Women and Rogues, and then move on to Archmaester Gyldayn’s history, Fire Blood. Martin released Fire Blood, the first volume of a two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros, in November 2018. Centuries before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire series, the Targaryens fled Valyria and landed at Dragonstone. The book begins with Aegon the Conqueror, who married his sister and created the Iron Throne. The second prequel would cover the events in that novel up through the Dance of Dragons, a bloody, great civil war between Targaryens for the Iron Throne that saw sibling slay sibling and dragon battle dragon.Did someone say dragon battle ? Yes, unlike the now-deceased first prequel, the second story should feature some of the most fearsome of the Targaryen dragons, including Balerion (The Black Dread), the only Westeros dragon to have lived in Valyria and whose skull is seen filling the basement of the Red Keep in Game of Thrones. But… let me make this perfectly clear… I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered Winds of Winter. Winter is still coming, and Winds remains my priority, as much as I’d love to write an episodes of House, Martin wrote in his October 30, 2019 blog post, following news of the series order.In his September post, Martin gave an update following the intense media attention to news on the second prequel: Yes, it is based on material from one of my books. (FWIW, those who have read Fire Blood will realize it contains enough materials for a dozen shows.) This one has a title, but no one else has revealed it, so I had better not either. (But it’s not the obvious title.) It has a script and a bible, and both of them are terrific, first rate, exciting. They’re the work of Ryan Condal, he wrote. He’s a helluva strong writer, and a huge fan of A Song of Ice and Fire, Dunk Egg, and Westeros in general. I’ve loved working with him, and if the Seven Gods and HBO are kind, I hope to keep on working with him for years to come on this new successor show, the title of which is… Ooops. Almost slipped. Can’t say yet. I can say that there will be dragons. Everyone else has said that, so why not me? Across late 2020 and early 2021, a cast formed including Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy and Fabien Frankel. Considine plays King Viserys Targaryen, a kindly ruler of the Seven Kingdoms whose unusual plan for succession leads to the Dance of Dragons. The other castmembers either play his relatives or other ambitious people within the realm looking to use the instability for their own gain.Read more: Everything We Know About HBO s Game of Thrones (Dead) PrequelTales of Dunk and EggIn January of 2021, word broke that HBO is also developing as series based on Martin’s “Dunk and Egg” novellas. Currently known as Tales of Dunk and Egg, the proposed program is set 90 years prior to Game of Thrones and will center on Ser Duncan the Tall, aka Dunk, and his squire, Egg, as they journey around Westeros. It is unclear how important Egg’s destiny as King Aegon V Targaryen will be to the program, though.Four Other PrequelsBeyond House of the Dragon and Dunk and Egg, four other projects are in the works at HBO. These include an animated series of which little is known, a program Bruno Heller is developing about House of the Dragon supporting character Lord Corlys Velaryon – although it is unclear if it is a direct spinoff of that series – a show focusing on Princess Nymeria and the founding of Dorne 1,000 years before Games of Thrones, and another set in the King’s Landing slum of Flea Bottom.They re Most Like: Game of Thrones.Chances They Will Be Certified Fresh Hits: Unless they re colossal train wrecks, the prequel series will be hits. Until its eighth and final season, GoT never dipped below 90% Fresh on the Tomatometer. And with a new production staff coming in, the senioritis that plagued GoT s final year shouldn t be a factor.The Kingkiller Chronicle(Photo by DAW Books)TV Release Date: TBDBased On: Patrick Rothfuss’s as-yet incomplete trilogy – which began with The Name of the Wind and continued in The Wise Man’s Fear – and other works Rothfuss set in the same reality. The main series tells the tale of a famed scribe and biographer listening to the stories of an adventurer, arcanist, and musician named Kvothe, who appears to have settled into a retirement as an innkeeper.The Fanbase: Fantasy lovers and musicians like Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda.Everything We Know So Far: Lionsgate has been developing a series, film, and video game series based on Rothfuss’s novels since 2015. In November of 2016, Miranda signed on as a “creative producer” for the film and TV aspects of the project. The films – the first of which is to be directed by Spider-Man’s Sam Raimi – will concern Kvothe’s chronicle, while the TV series will explore other aspects of Rothfuss’s world. Both the author and Miranda are said to be developing characters for the series, which was in development at Showtime. In February of 2019, Showtime president Gary Levine told reporters showrunner John Rogers (Leverage) and “a group of writers” were working on the series with input from Manuel, but offered no further details. The premise reportedly revolved around two traveling musicians a generation prior to the events of the main novels and eventual film series. By that September, Showtime passed on the series, but left Lionsgate’s television division free to shop it around to other outlets. Reportedly, a number of scripts have already been written and at least one set-to-launch streaming service may be in the process of reading them. In November of 2020, Miranda said working on His Dark Materials gave him a new perspective on the material and that it just needs the right director and script to make the whole thing work.It’s Most Like: Other fantasy epics with a wonderful Interview with the Vampire–esque narrative conceit.Chances It Will Be a Certified Fresh Hit: It all depends on when it happens. Since the movie appears to be further along in development, it remains to be seen how much crossover will exist between it and the series. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. attempted cohesion with the film franchises for the first couple of years, but eventually needed narrative distance. And without that strong tie to the films, it is unclear if fans will take to new characters without Kvothe as a unifying force. Also, this is assuming the film itself is a Certified Fresh hit.Earthsea(Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images; Simon & Schuster, Inc.)Based On: The Earthsea novels and stories of Ursula K. Le Guin. Set on a planet of small archipelagos, various cultures, and a real magic tradition, the first novel centers around Ged, a young mage who comes of age while trying to escape a demonic shadow he conjured into being. Sadly, Le Guin passed away before anyone could make an Earthsea adaptation that reflected her core concept for the world: a fantasy setting composed mainly of brown-skinned people accepting the inevitability of death.The Fanbase: Almost every fantasy and science fiction fan on the planet.It s Most Like: Itself. The Earthsea series set the standard for so many that followed.Everything We Know So Far: Optioned for films by Nightcrawler’s Jennifer Fox (pictured) shortly before Le Guin’s death in 2018, A24 and Fox revealed in September of 2019 they will develop the project as a television series.Chances It Will Be a Certified Fresh Hit: Adaptations of Earthsea have not fared well. Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea, directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son Goro, rests at a Rotten 43% on the Tomatometer and almost equally bad audience score of 46%. Le Guin was disappointed in its focus on combat and an externalized villain, despite praising its visual beauty. An earlier Sci-Fi Channel miniseries fares a little better with an audience score of 53%, but has no official Tomatometer score. Le Guin was not a fan, as it cast Shawn Ashmore as the brown-skinned Ged among other liberties taken with the material. Her criticisms of the adaptation are far more entertaining than the show itself. All of which means that any new adaptation has an uphill battle as it begins its development as a television series — at least the Tomatometer bar is set low.The Wheel of TimeDebbie DayTV Release Date: TBDBased On: The epic fantasy series by Robert Jordan and concluded by Brandon Sanderson — whose own Mistborn series is getting the film-franchise treatment — after Jordan s death in 2007. Set in a world that is both Earth s distant past and far future, the cycle of time is threatened by a Shadow of ultimate evil. It searches for The Dragon Reborn, a being of light fated to clash with the Shadow. Various enemies and allies of both sides appear as the main characters learn more about their fate and even cross into parallel worlds. Each book in the latter half of the series — books eight through 14 — hit No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list.The Fanbase: Probably every fantasy fan you know.Everything We Know So Far: Amazon and Sony Pictures Television announced in February 2018 that they are developing the series in concert, and at a London press event on Oct. 2, 2018, they announced that they ordered the one-hour action-fantasy to series, with Rafe Judkins (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Chuck), who adapted the novels for television, serving as showrunner and executive producer. Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon of Red Eagle Entertainment, Ted Field and Mike Weber of Radar Pictures (Beirut, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) and Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After) are executive producers. Consulting producer Harriet McDougal edited the Wheel of Time novels written by her late husband Jordan and is the current copyright holder. In June 2019, Rosamund Pike signed on to star in the series as Moiraine, a woman who leads a group of youngsters across the worlds in an attempt to find the Dragon Reborn. Pike will also serve as a producer on the series. That August, the streaming service announced the five fresh faces who will play those young men and women: Madeleine Madden as Egwene Al’Vere, Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara, Barney Harris as Mat Cauthon, Zoë Robins as Nynaeve, and Josha Stradowski as Rand Al’Thor (pictured above). In September that year, Hawaii 5-0’s Daniel Henney joined the cast as al’Lan Mandragoran, the last scion of Malkier s noble line. In March of 2021, Amazon released a very brief tease of Pike’s Moiraine declaring “Do not underestimate the women in this tower.”(Photo by Tor Books)It’s Most Like: The Lord of the Rings, which may be a problem as Amazon s five-season LOTR series is also in the works.Chances It Will Be a Certified Fresh Hit: It s hard to say. Judkins boasts credits on CF seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Fresh season of Chuck, but his primary credits also include a co-producer role on the 27%-scoring first season of Hemlock Grove; that said, the disastrous Netflix supernatural series starred Bill Skarsgård, who s gone on to roles like Pennywise in CF horror film It and the mysterious prisoner in another supernatural series, Hulu s CF hit Castle Rock. The key issue now is whether or not Amazon will have money to develop another property with an epic scope once LOTR begins production.The Sandman(Photo by DC Comics)TV Release Date: TBDBased On: The DC/Vertigo comic book series by writer Neil Gaiman and a variety of artists, including Sam Keith, Mike Dringenberg, Michael Zulli, and Jill Thompson, in which Dream of the Endless – the manifestation of dreams across the cosmos – faces a dilemma when his self-imposed obligations make it impossible for him to continue to function as he has for millennia. Of course, before he can deal with that internal conflict, he must put his realm, the Dreaming, back in order after being held prisoner on Earth for 75 years.The Fanbase: Goths, Tori Amos fans, and people who started reading books for fun at a really early age.Everything We Know So Far: After nearly 30 years of attempts to adapt The Sandman into a feature film, Warner Bros. Television and Netflix struck a deal for a direct-to-series adaptation — which is, really, The Sandman’s best destiny outside of the comics. Gaiman will executive produce alongside Krypton’s David S. Goyer — the pair was also attached as executive producers on the last feature film attempt — while Wonder Woman screenwriter Allan Heinberg will co-write the pilot alongside Gaiman and serve as showrunner.The rumors are true. The tangled story of Morpheus, King of Dreams is becoming a Netflix series! Warner Brothers and executive producer Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman screenwriter) have signed on to bring the dream of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman into reality. pic.twitter.com/cOMjPL5cqp Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) July 1, 2019Following the announcement, Gaiman took to Twitter to clear up some confusion about his role in the series. Among the nuggets he offered: the series will be set in the present day — outside of flashbacks to certain incidents in history, we’re presuming — and not the late 1980s/1990s setting of the original comic book series. He will be involved “much more than American Gods” but “less than Good Omens.” He also hopes “we can make something on television that feels as personal and true as the best of the Sandman comics did.” The first season will be 11 episodes and comprise the story told in the comic’s first seven issues (now known collectively as Preludes Nocturnes) and “a little bit more.” We’re hoping a single-issue tale like “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Calliope” or “A Dream of a Thousand Cats” becomes that “little bit more.” Although, we’ll be stunned if “The Sound of Her Wings” is held back until season 2. The cast includes Tom Sturridge as Morpheus, Gwendoline Christie as Lucifer, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Asim Chaudhry as Cain and Abel; and Boyd Holbrook as the Corinthian.It’s Most Like: Good Omens, which is no surprise as Gaiman began writing the series around the time he and Terry Pratchett were writing the novel upon which the recent Amazon series was based. Both span thousands of years of history and see characters learning they are more than their titles. Then there’s also the whimsy to consider, and another role in which Michael Sheen could dress all in white. Although, the Corinthian is a far less agreeable chap than Aziraphale.Chances It Will Be a Certified Fresh Hit: Good Omens was a Certified Fresh hit at 82% on the Tomatometer. Readers seemed to like it a bit more, as it has a 92% audience score. American Gods, also based on Gaiman’s work, came out of its second season with 75% on the Tomatometer and an 82% audience score. Considering Gaiman intends to be more involved in The Sandman than he was during American Gods’ reportedly troubled second season, we predict a high Tomatometer score when the Sandman series eventually debuts. Though the comic was a magnet for Gothy types, it really appeals to just about everyone who gives it a shot. Presumably, its best qualities will make it irresistible to Netflix subscribers and reviewers alike. Gormenghast(Photo by BBC/courtesy Everett Collection)TV Release Date: TBDBased On: Mervyn Peake’s mid-20th century novel trilogy — Titus Groan, Gormenghast, and Titus Alone — and the incomplete follow-ups centering on Titus Goran, reluctant heir to the immense Castle Gormenghast and the surrounding domain. But even as Titus grows up knowing he must eventually become a ruler, an ambitious kitchen boy plots his downfall.The Fanbase: Writerly types like Neil Gaiman.Everything We Know So Far: Gormenghast fan Gaiman, Doctor Who scribe Toby Whithouse, and Star Trek: Discovery’s Akiva Goldsman set up a new version of Gormenghast for FremantleMedia North America in 2018 without a streaming platform or broadcaster attached, but in August 2019 the project landed at Showtime. While the 2000 BBC adaptation of Gormenghast, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers (pictured above), focused on the first two novels, the new series will cover all three of Peakes completed novels and the two further stories he outlined prior to his death in 1957.It’s Most Like: Historical fiction with a few fantasy trappings.Chances It Will Be a Certified Fresh Hit: Unlike most of the other projects in development, Gormenghast is notable for a distinct lack of magic despite its fantasy setting. Like the grounded first season of Game of Thrones, the more realistic world will set it apart from Middle-earth and the Hyborian Age.The Chronicles of Narnia(Photo by Walt Disney/courtesy Everett Collection)TV Release Date: TBDBased On: The seven Narnia novels by author C.S. Lewis, in which a group of WWII-era British school children gain access to a parallel realm known as Narnia. There, the Great Lion Aslan – a manifestation of Jesus Christ – teaches the children life lessons while giving them dominion over the land. The series eventually pivots from the Pevensie children to their cousin Eustace Scrubb, who goes from being a right git to a proper hero of Narnia. Santa Claus also makes a cameo appearance.The Fanbase: Fans of high fantasy with overt Christian allegories.Everything We Know So Far: On October 3, 2018, Netflix announced it acquired the film and television rights to the Narnia book series. The plan includes both films and television series, which suggests there may be a way to include the prequel novel, The Magician’s Nephew, in the story cycle. Mark Gordon, Douglas Gresham, and Vincent Sieber will serve as executive producers for the television series and as producers for features. In June 2019, Coco co-writer Matthew Aldrich signed on to oversee the adaptation as an overall creative director for both the television series and the planned films. In early 2021, Netflix film cheif Scott Stuber mentioned Narnia is still in the works.It’s Most Like: As Lewis and Tolkien were friends and sparring partners, similarities between Narnia and Middle-earth abound, right down to walking trees. As realized in other media, though, Narnia is not as fully formed as Tolkien’s Arda, with the world, costumes, and critters seeming more traditionally European in concept.Chances It Will Be a Certified Fresh Hit: The Narnia film series followed a downward slope with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe obtaining a Certified Fresh 76% on the Tomatometer, Prince Caspian following it up with a 67%, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader striking out with a 50% score. But as the series eventually changes protagonists, the switch to Eustace always made Narnia a tougher theatrical sell. He may fare better on television.Conan(Photo by Universal Pictures)TV Release Date: TBDBased On: The stories of Robert E. Howard featuring Conan the Cimmerian who roamed a fictional Hyborian Age said to occur after the destruction of Atlantis, but before the rise of “modern” civilization. An accomplished warrior in his teens, Conan became a pirate, thief and mercenary before claiming the throne of Aquilonia in his forties by strangling the man who was sitting in it at the time.The Fanbase: Everyone from fantasy authors like Robert Jordan to filmmakers like Oliver Stone and former president Barack Obama, as well as fans of the Conan films like 1982 Universal Pictures release Conan the Barbarian, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (pictured).Everything We Know So Far: At one time, Amazon was developing a series based more directly on Howard’s stories than later authors’ work or the Marvel Comics series of the 1970s and ’80s. Colony co-creator Ryan Condal was onboard to write and produce with Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik attached to direct the pilot. But years went by with no further developments and both Condal and Sapochnik moved on to House of the Dragon. In September of 2020, word broke indicating Netflix now had the property with Pathfinder Media set to produce. But as before, news on Conan is surprisingly scarce.It’s Most Like: A Dark Age version of Thrones in which men wear fewer garments.Chances It Will Be a Certified Fresh Hit: In light of the significant change, this one is tough to call. Netflix’s experience with fantasy (The Witcher, Cursed) is encouraging, but without any creatives attached to the project, the program is even more of a wildcard than it was during the Amazon years.The Dark Tower(Photo by Photos by Jonathan Hession -- Sam Strike in 'Nightflyers' Syfy/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images; Jasper Paakkonen in 'Vikings' History)TV Release Date: TBDBased On: Stephen King’s flagship fantasy series The Dark Tower. Across eight novels, a number of short stories and numerous connections to his other writings, the series details the journey of gunslinger Roland and his band of friends as they attempt to reach the Dark Tower — anchor point of the multiverse — before the Man in Black can destroy it. Once there, Roland discovers he’s played out this cycle before, clearing the way for film and television adaptations to be sequels of the original novel series.The Fanbase: King’s wide audience and fantasy lovers who manage to get past the rough first chapters of The Gunslinger, the cycle’s first novel.Everything We Know So Far: Originally intended as a companion piece to 2017’s The Dark Tower film centering on the life of Roland (played by Idris Elba) in Mid-World, the series will instead start over with Nightflyers’ Sam Strike (pictured above left) as Roland and Vikings’ Jasper Pääkkönen (pictured above right) as the villainous Man in Black. Considering the film s poor performance (17% on the Tomatometer), it is probably for the best. In early 2020, Amazon passed on the project, although executive producer Glen Mazzara said he hoped the series will find a home elsewhere. One year later, we doubt Roland will ever make it to the Dark Tower in live action.It’s Most Like: Like a number of fantasy series from the 1970s and ’80s, it openly wears its Tolkien inspiration everywhere. In fact, King says as much in a foreword to the novel series. But it grows by leaps and bounds as King discovers a way to tie Mid-World to Derry, Maine, and his other favorite locations.Chances It Will Be a Certified Fresh Hit: It seems The Dark Tower may be unworkable as either a film or television series. Or, at least, too expensive and unwieldly for companies already engaged in creating things like The Lord of the Rings and The Witcher. In terms of critical reception, any such series would need the full resources of a streaming service or cable outlet to be welcomed favorably.The Ruin of Kings(Photo by Macmillan Publishers/Annapurna Pictures)TV Release Date: TBDBased On: The first novel in author Jenn Lyons’ A Chorus of Dragons series. Young thief Kihrin discovers he may be of the royal bloodline, and he may also be at the center of a prophecy stating that he will end the empire. There are a lot of conditional statements in his life, making him sound more like the most timid Skyrim player to ever live. But the Black Brotherhood, after buying him as a slave, may provide motivation enough for him to care about his foretold destiny.The Fanbase: Since the book only debuted in February 2019, the fanbase is still forming.Everything We Know So Far: Annapurna Television optioned the rights shortly after The Ruin of Kings was published. Presumably, the search is underway for key creatives and a home for the program.It’s Most Like: Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings with its mix of prophecies, scrappy heroes, gods, witches, zombies, and even krakens.Chances It Will Be a Certified Fresh Hit: Even odds. A Chorus of Dragons is such a new concept that a simple logline makes it sound utterly derivative of other popular series. But with fantasy, it is all in how those well-worn creatures and tropes get used. And if reviews of the novel are to be believed, The Ruin of Kings mixes those elements in an unexpected and worthwhile way.The Broken Earth(Photo by Orbit)TV Release Date: TBDBased On: N.K. Jemisin’s novels about a world in which the single supercontinent, Stillness, is ravaged every few centuries by a dramatic climate change known as “The Fifth Season.” The most recent Fifth Season proved to be particularly bad, leading some to believe the end is at hand. The society of Stillness is broken into races, castes and species. Those divisions help and hinder the people’s efforts to weather the possible apocalypse. Set against this landscape is the tale of three women with the power to both calm and agitate seismic activity under Stillness. All three books in the series won the Hugo Award for best novel.The Fanbase: The voting bodies of both the Hugo Awards and the Nebulas, who nominated The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate for best novel in their respective years.Everything We Know So Far: The Fifth Season was optioned by TNT in August of 2017 with Sleepy Hollow’s Leigh Dana Jackson set to write the pilot. Heroes’ Tim Kring was also set to serve as an executive producer. There has been no news since, but development on even a simple (from a design perspective) high-school drama can take forever.It’s most like… Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind with a touch of Game of Thrones.Chances It Will Be a Certified Fresh Hit: As suggested above, it could be a strong counter-program to Amazon’s The Wheel of Time and Lord of the Rings series with a strong emphasis on female characters and ecological disaster. At the same time, TNT is not known for long-running fantasy series – unless you count the fantastic elements of The Librarians – with its last true fantasy project, The Mists of Avalon, debuting back in 2001. That miniseries falters at 44% on the Tomatometer, but it should be noted that TNT was very different entity at the time. The current leadership could offer The Broken Earth the money and support it needs to be a special voice in fantasy television.OUR FANTASY TV WISH LISTElric of Melniboné(Photo by Nelson Doubleday)Based On: The novellas – and later novels – of Michael Moorcock featuring Elric, a frail albino who also happens to be the 428th and final emperor of Meliboné. Though quite weak, Elric’s sword, Stormbringer, offers him renewed health and vitality, but it requires a constant supply of souls to keep it powered. At odds with traditional Meliboné society, his antics cause him troubles at court and lead to his own nephew plotting a coup against him.Why We Want a TV Series: In its setting, it may remind some of Lord of the Rings and Conan, but Moorcock actively wrote Elric as an antithesis of the Cimmerian wanderer. Heady, weird, and expressly anti-Conan, Elric’s chances of success commercially or critically are a long shot. But then, an enterprising producer could position a series based on Moorcock’s stories as a compelling alternative to Conan.Dragonlance(Photo by Wizards of the Coast)Based On: The Dungeons Dragons role-playing scenarios by Laura and Tracy Hickman and the later tie-in novels by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis. In the world of Krynn, dragons dominate and dragonlances are the only weapons mortals not adept in magic can use to kill them. In the first trio of novels, the Heroes of the Lance fight to restore order to the realm. Since then, nearly 200 Dragonlance novels have been published.Why We Want a TV Series: While seemingly obscure, a properly developed Dragonlance series would have the potential to fill the void left by Game of Thrones when it ends in 2019. The upcoming Dungeons Dragons film is said to be based on Dragons of Autumn Twilight, the first Dragonlance novel, but a full series devoted to the game mechanics of D D and the world of Krynn could be something revolutionary. And as Geek Sundry’s Critical Role proves every Thursday, there is an audience for stories steeped in the role-playing tradition.Got another fantasy novel or series you think a smart network or streaming service should adapt? Let us know in the comments.
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Compared to other genres, comedies and horror films are at greater risk of losing their efficacy as they age. No matter how The Exorcist may have terrified audiences upon its release, there s a good chance someone watching it for the first time in 2020 won t be fazed by it, either because they ve become desensitized or because the subject matter is effectively passé at this point.One film that has avoided that fate is Rob Reiner s adaptation of Stephen King s Misery, precisely because it has only become more relevant since it debuted in theaters on November 30, 1990. The harrowing tale of a deranged superfan who kidnaps her favorite author not only anticipates the rise of toxic fandom, but also hints at the kind of dangerous direct access that contemporary social media affords the general public. It s also just a damn good movie. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, we explore how the Hitchcockian thriller predicted the fraught relationship between the content creators of today and their sometimes problematic fans. Keep those cockadoodie sledgehammers handy. When you first came here, I only loved the writer part of Paul Sheldon. When we first meet Annie Wilkes (played b Kathy Bates, who won an Oscar for her performance), she s polite, sweet, and, dare we say it, likable. Sure, she has difficulty with boundaries, but she seems harmless enough and genuine in her love for the work of writer Paul Sheldon (James Caan). Having rescued Paul from a bad car accident during a snowstorm, she s initially surprised to discover he s different from what she expected, based on how his book covers described him, but she makes the most of her private audience with him to air her grievances.This disconnect between a celebrity s public persona and private self is an all-too-common discovery in the age of social media. These days, every public entity, from pop stars and athletes to fast food companies and, ahem, movie review websites, maintains such a meticulously curated presence online – their brand – that breaches of protocol, even deeply human ones, risk massive controversy. Even still, it s never been easier to contact your favorite actor, comedian, or, yes, writer; all it takes now is a Tweet, and if you re lucky, you might get a response. This unprecedented access can lead to fun, insightful interactions, but it can just as easily breed unfettered hostility – there may not be anyone strapped to a bed, but this is about as direct as hate mail can get, and it can be pretty nasty. I m your number one fan. There is nothing to worry about. The thing that differentiates Annie Wilkes from most other movie stalkers is that her violence and sense of entitlement are born of artistic admiration, rather than sexual attraction or murderous intent. She is dangerously unwell, of course, but her sickness manifests in a twisted devotion to Paul s popular, Harlequin-esque series romance novels starring a character named Misery Chastain.Our first indication that she s more than just an obsessive fan comes when she convinces Paul to let her read a draft of his latest book, an attempt to branch out from romance. To say Annie disapproves of the profanity is a gross understatement; as Paul calmly explains that it s based on his own experiences, she lashes out in a bizarre tirade before she catches herself, but by then it s clear something is amiss.Later, when Annie picks up a copy of the latest Misery book and discovers the character dies, she snaps and calls Paul a murderer. The dynamic changes as she ceases to be a caretaker and instead becomes Paul s captor. She grows more violent, but she rationalizes her behavior as a byproduct of her love for Paul and the books. She kisses his cheek, apologizes, and asks him to forget anything bad has happened. When she finally admits that she s kidnapped him, she blames Paul for everything; clearly he brought it all upon himself.Three decades later, we ve seen a rise in fan culture taken to dangerous extremes, with cries of ruined childhoods and death threats forcing some to leave social media altogether. Like Annie, the gaslighting comes from a place of distorted love, the kind that compels her to hobble Paul with a sledgehammer when he dares to seek escape from his captivity. He has committed a grievous crime in the eyes of his number one fan, and he is obligated to fix it at any cost. You re gonna write a new novel Now you ll make it right. In Annie s mind, there is only one way for Paul to atone for killing Misery Chastain: Bring her back to life in a new book, and do it in a fashion that satisfies Annie. She knows exactly what story she wants to read, but she needs Paul to write it. Naturally, the first pages he delivers aren t to her liking, because she remembers the novels better than anyone – possibly even better than Paul himself – and according to her, the new direction flies in the face of continuity, and she won t stand for it. Her expectations are more important than the right story being told, so she throws another hysterical tantrum, and an exasperated Paul is back to square one.In real life, this admittedly isn t a new phenomenon. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, for example, was compelled by publishers and fans to revive Sherlock Holmes over a decade after he wrote the character s death. Nowadays, though, it s exceedingly common to see people feel so entitled to a piece of media that they would presume to dictate how it should be done.It s natural for fans to feel a connection to their favorite characters, and it s frequently said that a creator s work no longer belongs to them once it s presented to the public. But it s another thing to send death threats to Rian Johnson for his handling of Star Wars: The Last Jedi – whatever one s opinions on the film are – and even campaign to remake the film. Just a year later, Game of Thrones viewers were so incensed at the series final season that they petitioned HBO to spend millions of dollars to remake it as well. After a massive fan outcry, Paramount Pictures literally went back to the drawing board and redesigned the title character in Sonic the Hedgehog, effectively delaying the release of the film by four months. Next September, HBO Max will premiere Zack Snyder s Justice League, a recut, partially reshot, serialized version of the 2017 DC superhero film closer to the director s vision, thanks in large part to another fan petition after the original production suffered multiple setbacks and a poor reception. This is, in other words, not a trend on the downswing. I put two bullets in my gun. One for you and one for me.
皇冠买球 Deadly Class is an ambitious fiction for Syfy to risk airing now, one that asks a viewership shocked by multiple deadly school shootings in recent years to embrace a story about teens trained in the assassination arts – one is a sword wielder, another’s expertise is poison, and so on. It s one of the more twisted coming-of-age stories you ve ever read, filmmaker and producer Joe Russo has said of the graphic novel the series is based on. The Russo Brothers, Joe and Anthony, co-directors of Avengers: Infinity War and 2019’s upcoming Avengers: Endgame, are executive producers on the series.Lana Condor, who so recently charmed Netflix subscribers in high-school rom-com To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, here plays Saya, master of the katana. Condor told Rotten Tomatoes that series creators Remender and Miles Orion Feldsott took pains to ensure that the violence wasn’t gratuitous and wasn’t gun-based.“It s definitely a conversation to have. I think one of the biggest things is, we don t have any guns in our school,” the 21-year-old actress said. “We absolutely do not and are not promoting any sort of gun violence in schools whatsoever … and it s very rare that you see violence between the children. A lot of the violence that comes out of our show is either outside of the school, where they genuinely — our villains are quite horrible people. And that part of the show, it s just a part of television, right?”True. Deadly Class is certainly not the first fiction to put children in peril: You can thank Charles Dickens for that trend. Or the Old Testament if you want to get Biblical about it (see “Binding of Isaac,” Genesis 22).On TV, we’ve seen The Gifted on Fox, Impulse on YouTube Premium, AMC’s The Walking Dead, FX anthology series American Horror Story, and another of this week’s releases, teen-vigilante series Wayne from Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writer-producer duo behind the Deadpool films. (Speaking of movies, the X-Men films, The Hunger Games series, and virtually every horror film ever regularly threatened their youngest characters, and that’s just not going to change.)The difference may be that these kids are on the offense and many have very bad intentions. Self-defense is second-nature at King s Dominion, and its student body isn’t made up of fumbling innocents. They are well-trained and lethal, and takes “jaded” to new levels.(Photo by Katie Yu/SYFY)When Rotten Tomatoes recently visited the set, series co-creator Feldsott explained that Master Lin’s (Benedict Wong) great-grandfather founded King’s Dominion as a training ground to help the disenfranchised gain power over their oppressors.“For Master Lin, one of the big journeys that he has over the course of the season is that he is trying to figure out exactly what he stands for,” he said. “Originally, his great-grandfather had a very noble intention when they founded the school. He was going to give power to the oppressed, and now as time as gone on, that mission has been somewhat corrupted, and now these more powerful organizations are giving their kids training at the academy. So he is having a crisis of conscience in the first season. He s having this argument with the teacher that Henry Rollins plays, who s saying, ‘You were different when you were younger. What do you stand for now?’ And there s also a powerful organization that is above Master Lin that expects him to maintain order in this place.”Wong, whose recent role as Wong in Marvel blockbusters Doctor Strange and Avengers: Infinity War has put him in front of massive audiences, credits the Russo Brothers for bringing him to the new character.“I was fortunate to get a call from Joe Russo. He said, ‘Hey, I really want you to be in this, and I just immediately said yes, and then said, ‘What? Sorry, what do you want me to be in then?’ Because the brothers have got an incredible pedigree,” Wong told Rotten Tomatoes.Wong reveals that the influx of criminal organizations have fueled Master Lin s crisis. It’s also important to remember that it’s fiction.“We re in a world that is not like our own world, obviously,” Wong said. “It s a heightened world, and it s more about the repercussions of violence, really, and what would happen. We re in a make-believe world of what would we do if we threw [together] the cartel, the CIA, NASA, and they send their kids to this school, and this man is now having to uphold it all and watch every lid before it flips.”(Photo by Allen Fraser/Syfy)The young Deadly Class cast members are also clearly thrilled with their roles, even if some of the main characters are described as “rats,” including new student Marcus (Benjamin Wadsworth), who is also an orphan. His lack of connections puts him at a disadvantage; he has no formal fight training like his schoolmates, for one, though his life has been hard.“We re gonna see how violence has affected Marcus,” Wadsworth promised. “He experiences some forms of psychosis. Trauma does weird things to human beings. They find unhealthy coping strategies like alcoholism, chain-smoking, drug-addiction. So I think it would show that, ‘Hey, you probably don t wanna do this or you re gonna get messed up.’”
It’s machete vs. butcher knife vs. razor-glove thingy. It’s hockey mask vs. Shatner mask vs. serious burns. It’s hulkish brute vs. silent-type vs. pun-loving babbler. That’s right, it’s Jason vs. Michael vs. Freddy in a special episode of Vs. where we answer once and for all: Who is the ultimate horror baddie? We don’t answer the question by throwing them in a sorority house and seeing who does the most damage (though we’re now going to copyright that film idea), but with math: we’re grading these bad boys on box office performance, as well Audience and Tomatometer Scores. Plus, host and Rotten Tomatoes Contributing Editor Mark Ellis looks at their cultural relevance and carnage creativity to determine a victor. And if you don’t agree, as ever, let us know in the comments.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.Thumbnail image: ©Dimension Films, ©New Line Cinema/courtesy Everett Collection, ©New Line Cinema 有别于其他手游单一的交易方式，《剑网1：归来》手游为了最大限度的给玩家提供便利，允许玩家面对面进行交易。具体形式表现为点对点、摆摊等，玩家在获取装备后就可以寻找买主进行交易了，不过摆摊的话会收取一定的手续费，所以建议玩家通过面对面交易即可。值得一提的是，在如此灵活的交易方式的背景下，一些思维敏锐的玩家应声而起选择成为一名商人，在游戏内与玩家进行交易，他们也成为了《剑网1：归来》手游中一道独特的风景线。
The summer of 1984 has become one of the temporal junction points for the space-time continuum of the modern film geek. Along with 1982, the titles from these seasons are notable for the films that took years to become classics as much as the ones that became instant phenomenons. One date in particular is notable for checking all the boxes as the perfect storm in cinema history namely June 8, 1984, which saw the release of two beloved genre films from a pair of maverick directors that would go on to capture the imaginations of viewers for generations to come: Ghostbusters and Gremlins.With that in mind, we decided to take a look back through the past several decades to see how frequently two classics opened to the general public on the same day. While we found plenty of instances when two noteworthy films shared the same release date, only a handful of them really blew us away, and we plucked 10 from the pack that we thought were particularly fun choices. Read on for the full list, beginning with the iconic pair that inspired it in the first place.GHOSTBUSTERS GREMLINS(Photo by Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros.)Date: June 8, 1984While some folks were seeing Beat Street, most of the country was split between Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters and Joe Dante’s Gremlins. Opening atop the box office at .5 million and .5 million, respectively, the two films went on to become the second and fourth highest-grossing films of the year with 9 and 8 million each. It is actually rather rare to find two films that opened on the same weekend and enjoyed a similar level of success, since studios are often reluctant to challenge films preordained to be blockbusters. But sometimes history can change the tune of that strategy as films take on a life of their own, and sometimes you just get two phenomenal, groundbreaking movies in the same week that, even after three and a half decades have passed, still resonate with audiences new and old.STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN POLTERGEIST(Photo by Paramount Pictures, MGM)Date: June 4, 1982A week before a boy named Elliott met his new alien friend, movi
皇冠买球 This Week s Ketchup brings you seven headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Methuselah Man, Moonfall, Popeye, and Scarface. This WEEK S TOP STORYKHALEESI S HAND AND HUSBAND TEAM UP FOR GOOD, BAD UNDEAD(Photo by RCF, Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection)Increasingly, there are a handful of pop culture franchises that together account for the majority of movie stars (the MCU, the DCEU, etc.), and one of those is the cast of HBO s Game of Thrones (especially for British and European actors). Two of the more prominent American stars of Game of Thrones were Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), and this week, they both signed up for the same vampire movie called Good, Bad Undead. Dinklage will star as the latest in the long line of vampire hunters named Van Helsing, and Momoa will play a vampire who has vowed never to kill again. Teaming up, the two run a grift where they travel from town to town and Van Helsing pretends to defeat the vampire. Good, Bad, Undead will be directed by Max Barbakow, who made his feature film debut with the upcoming Andy Samberg comedy Palm Springs (Fresh at 100%).Other Top Headlines1. SONY S OBSCURE MARVEL PLANS INCLUDE JACKPOT AND MADAME WEB (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)In case you missed the news, earlier this month, it was confirmed that Sony Pictures is now using the awkward acronym SPUMC (Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters) to refer to its different projects based on Marvel Comics characters like Venom, Morbius, etc. It s no MCU, but maybe it ll grow on all of us. SPUMC refers to the hundreds of potential films that Sony retains the feature film rights to, most of which are characters that were first introduced in Spider-Man comic books. In addition to Venom and Morbius, Sony has been developing movies for Silver Sable and Black Cat (that project may now be shelved), Silk, and of course, the animated sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (10/7/2022). Many of the remaining characters are currently fairly obscure to mainstream audiences, but Sony appears to be betting that the movies are what will make them famous, not the other way around. One has to figure that is why they re confident with their plans for movies about Jackpot and Madame Web. The first story this week involved TV director S.J. Clarkson (Bates Motel, Jessica Jones), who has been hired by Sony to develop a mystery SPUMC project that most sources are saying (without confirmation) is probably Madame Web. In the comics, Madame Web has been the codename of two different Marvel characters, including a former Spider-Woman, but most people seem to think it s the original Madame Web, who was an elderly blind woman gifted with clairvoyance and other psychic abilities. Sony is reportedly eyeing either Charlize Theron or Amy Adams for the role, which either suggests it s the second Madame Web, or perhaps the movie is just de-aging the original Madame Web. The second story this week concerned Jackpot, an even more obscure Marvel superhero. Sony has hired TV showrunner Marc Guggenheim, the man behind most of the CW s Arrowverse shows, to start work on a Jackpot screenplay. The character in the comics has a rather convoluted story (including there being two different Jackpots), so there are many different ways the film could go, whatever Guggenheim wants to do with it/her/them.2. NICHOLAS HOULT REPLACED BY ESAI MORALES AS MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7 VILLAIN (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Especially for big action movie franchises like Mission: Impossible, which take several months to film at locations all around the world, schedules matter, as studios need to know that any given actor will actually be available to show up on set. So as COVID-19 has delayed filming, we re going to see a few actors dropping out of roles. Case in point: Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road) had been cast as the villain in Mission: Impossible 7, but he has left the project due to scheduling concerns, and he s been replaced by Esai Morales of Netflix s Ozark. At 57, Morales is 27 years older than Hoult, which also begs the question whether the character is staying the same or if it s being rewritten during the hiatus. Mission: Impossible 7 was originally scheduled for July of next year, but the production delays have led to the film being rescheduled for November 19, 2021 (the week after Fantastic Beasts 3).3. RYAN GOSLING RETURNING TO OUTER SPACE (Photo by Daniel McFadden/©Universal Pictures)Ryan Gosling s most recent studio movie was 2018 s First Man (Certified Fresh at 89%) ( https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/first_man ), in which he portrayed astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned moon landing in 1969. Possibly coincidentally, Gosling is now attached to star in an adaptation of an upcoming (not yet titled) novel by Andy Weir, who also wrote the eponymous astronaut-in-peril novel upon which the 2015 Matt Damon movie The Martian ( Certified Fresh at 91%) was based. This new film will be produced and directed by the team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who have previously teamed up on movies like 21 Jump Street (Certified Fresh at 84%) and The LEGO Movie (Certified Fresh at 96%). The novel reportedly has the code name Project Hail Mary and tells the story of a lone astronaut in space who is trying to save the planet.4. STEVEN SODERBERGH SPENT QUARANTINE WRITING A SEX, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE SEQUEL (Photo by Claudette Barius/Fingerprint Releasing/©Amazon)Back in March when most people started their stay-at-home time, a popular meme that went around claimed that William Shakespeare used his own quarantine time during the Black Plague to write King Lear. Although most of us probably just used the extra free time to play video games or binge TV shows, surely some people were actually productive, right? Prolific director, producer, and screenwriter Steven Soderbergh (Ocean s 11, Magic Mike, Logan Lucky) apparently was. In an interview this week, Soderbergh revealed that the first 6 or 7 weeks of the lockdown, I finished 3 screenplays, with one of those three projects being a sequel to sex, lies, and videotape (Certified Fresh at 96%). It was an idea that had been circling for awhile, and I felt like I came up with the way to get back in, and so I wrote it, and I wanna make it. Sex, lies, and videotape was, of course, Soderbergh s feature film debut back in 1989, which was also one of the Sundance Film Festival s earliest crossover hits. It s not yet known if the sequel centers on the same characters originally played by James Spader, Andie MacDowell, and Peter Gallagher, or whether any of those actors will return. (Given how recently Soderbergh apparently came up with the concept and wrote it, it s possible he hasn t even talked to them yet.)5. DAVID ARQUETTE ALSO RETURNING IN SCREAM 5 AS DEPUTY DEWEY(Photo by ©Dimension Films courtesy Everett Collection)Just two weeks ago, we received our most recent and firmest confirmation that a Scream 5 is actually going to happen soon because Neve Campbell confirmed that she s been approached about returning as Sidney Prescott. Campbell is one third of a core trio of Scream franchise regulars along with David Arquette and Courtney Cox, and this week, Arquette also signed on to reprise his role as Sheriff Dewey Riley in the new movie. The fifth Scream movie will be directed by the team called Radio Silence, which most recently gave us last summer s Ready or Not (Certified Fresh at 88%). Unfortunately, Wes Craven is no longer around to be involved with the project, but original Scream screenwriter Kevin Williamson is now on board as executive producer. You can read more on Everything We Know about Scream 5 right here.6. MINDY KALING TO CO-WRITE REESE WITHERSPOON S LEGALLY BLONDE 3 It feels like a third Legally Blonde has been in development for nearly all of the seventeen years since 2003 s Legally Blonde 2: Red, White Blonde (Rotten at 37%). This week s news suggests that we re going to have to wait a bit longer yet, but it s also positive news for fans in general. Mindy Kaling and TV screenwriter Dan Goor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks Recreation) have been hired by MGM to write Legally Blonde 3, possibly starting from scratch. Reese Witherspoon will indeed return as lawyer Elle Woods, but no other details are known about the premise (such as, for example, whether Kaling might also co-star). In somewhat related news, original Legally Blonde screenwriters Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith have been hired by Warner Bros. to start work on a remake of their 1979 comedy hit 10 (Fresh at 68%), starring Dudley Moore and Bo Derek.7. NICK JONAS TO STAR IN COMIC BOOK MOVIE THE BLACKSMITH (Photo by Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)To his credit, pop star-turned-actor Nick Jonas has arguably been one of the highlights of the two most recent Jumanji movies, and soon he s going to get the opportunity to see if his charisma can carry an entire action movie. Jonas and Laurence Fishburne have both signed on to star in the comic book adaptation The Blacksmith for action director Pierre Morel (Taken, Peppermint, From Paris with Love). Jonas will star in the thriller as a weapons expert for the intelligence community (sort of like Q from the James Bond movies) who has to go on the run when his lab is destroyed and his secret agent coworkers are murdered. Fishburne will play the weapons expert who formerly had the Blacksmith s job, and Jonas will also be joined by a female lead, but that role hasn t yet been cast yet.8. HALLE BERRY JOINING JOSH GAD IN DISASTER MOVIE MOONFALL(Photo by RCF/Everett Collection)With his World War II movie Midway in theaters last November, action and disaster movie director Roland Emmerich has turned his attention towards the disaster movie Moonfall, which is exactly what it sounds like (basically, Armageddon but with the Moon). Last week, Josh Gad became the first cast member to join what will end up being a large ensemble cast, and this week, he was joined by one of the original X-Men, Halle Berry. Berry will reportedly play a former astronaut who is now a NASA administrator, no doubt pacing about in a busy control room as reports of hazard and imminent destruction come down from the crew attempting to put the Moon back in orbit. Lionsgate reportedly hopes to release Moonfall in 2021 following a production start in Montreal in the fall (depending upon COVID-19 delays). For the trivia buffs out there, this year marks the 20th anniversary since the last time a film directed by Roland Emmerich scored a Fresh Tomatometer score, with The Patriot (Fresh at 61%) in 2000.9. DON T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER S DEAD (OR THAT THIS MOVIE IS GETTING REMADE) There is a longstanding argument to be made that the best candidates for movies to be remade are films that were bad the first time around. On the other hand, there is often a reason why a movie receives bad reviews, and sometimes, that reason has to do with the premise itself. In the case of the 1991 family comedy Don t Tell Mom the Babysitter s Dead ( Rotten at 36% ), the title may have also been a big part of the negative reaction, but it was at least memorable. With that in mind, a remake of Don t Tell Mom the Babysitter s Dead is indeed now in development with the twist this time around being that it will feature an African American family (Christina Applegate starred in the original). The remake will be directed by Bille Woodruff, whose filmography includes Honey (Rotten at 21%), Honey 2 (Rotten at 10%), and the Queen Latifah comedy Beauty Shop (Rotten at 38%).