Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jamie Foxx Are Teaming Up For a New Netflix Sci-Fi Film

Netflix is producing a new sci-fi film project and Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are set to star in it! I enjoy both of these actors and the fact that they are going to be working together in a new sci-fi movie is pretty cool.

The film will be directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Nerve, Paranormal Activity 3 and 4) from a script written by Mattson Tomlin. Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless’ Screen Arcade will produce as part of their first look deal with Netflix. Newman has worked on films such as Children of Men, and Zack Snyder’s reboot of Dawn of The Dead. He also created Narcos for Netflix in which he serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer.

There’s no title for the film yet and there are no story details, but I like the casting and I’m curious to see what it ends up being.

Source: Deadline

New Poster For DAREDEVIL Season 3 Includes Avengers Tower

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"Do not fear the dark. Become it." 

Netflix is starting to ramp up the marketing for Daredevil Season 3 because it’s set to premiere next month! Yesterday we shared a new teaser trailer with you featuring Daredevil getting ready to jump back into action. Now today we have another new poster to share with you and it connects to the MCU as it features Avengers tower faded in the background.

Personally, I think it’d make a lot more sense if these Netflix shows were set apart from the MCU. After all, Thanos just killed off half of the universe! It’s hard to see how the continuity will work down the road unless the Netflix Marvel series were actually impacted by that.

I don’t know, maybe they will be able to figure out a way to make it work. In the mean time, enjoy the new poster and star tuned for a full trailer that I imagine will be coming soon!

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Venom Takes a Bite Out of Crime in Two New Promo Spots For VENOM

We've got two new promo spots for Venom for you to watch today. The first one mostly teases Venom’s desire to eat people. Venom certainly has a reputation for eating people and this film will give us the PG-13 version of that. I’m not expecting much for this film, but maybe it will surprise me. The second promo features some new footage form the Riot and Venom fight in the film!

The movie was inspired by the 1993 six-issue Venom: Lethal Protector comic miniseries. The story followed Venom moving to San Francisco after he and Spider-Man made a truce. Once in San Francisco, Venom is hunted down by the Life Foundation, who wants to study the Venom symbiote so they can use it for their own evil purposes. From it, they create five new symbiote spawn including Scream, Phage, Riot, Lasher, and Agony.

The film stars Tom HardyMichelle Williams (The Greatest Showman) and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Jenny Slate (Zootopia) and Woody Harrelson (True Detective).

Venom is set to be released on October 5, 2018. 

2 BROKE GIRLS Writers Get Put Pilot Ordered for New Series by Fox

Fox is looking for a new comedy, so they’ve ordered a put pilot for a new series from Michelle Nader and Morgan Murphy. Nader and Murphy were both writers for the CBS series 2 Broke Girls as well as different types of producers. The show will be called Danny Issues and Variety describes it as this:

Titled “Danny Issues,” the show follows two flawed sisters who are reunited with their ne’er-do-well father after the loss of their mother, leading all three to realize that sometimes what they thought was the problem is actually the solution.

If you don’t know what a put pilot is, I’ll do my best to explain it. A put pilot is a pilot that is guaranteed to air. Fox is not just going to screen the Danny Issues pilot and then decide if it’s up to snuff. If they decided not to air it, they would be hit with some big penalties. We’re going to see the show and it will probably air in 2019 although no official date has been provided.

DC’s BIRDS OF PREY Casting Frontrunners Include Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and More

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Warner Bros. and director Cathy Yan are starting to narrow down the casting for the lead roles in the DC film Birds of Prey. Margot Robbie is reprising her role as Harley Quinn, and according to both THR and Deadline, the current frontrunners for Huntress, Black Canary, and Renee Montoya include the following:

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Cristin Milioti (Black Mirror, How I Met Your Mother), and Sofia Boutella (The Mummy) are up for the role of Huntress.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox) and Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Undergroud) have read for Black Canary.

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Then there’s Justina Machado (Six Feet Under) and Roberta Colindrez (I Love Dick), who are being looked at for Renee Montoya.

The reports also have confirmed that Cassie Cain a.k.a. Batgirl will also be on the team and that Black Mask will be the main villain.

The movie is also being developed by writer Christina Hodson (Bumblebee) and it's being developed as an R-rated film that Robbie previously described as a "girl gang film". She explained;

"I pitched the idea of an R-rated girl gang film including Harley, because I was like, ‘Harley needs friends.’ Harley loves interacting with people, so don’t ever make her do a standalone film. She’s got to be with other people, it should be a girl gang. I wasn’t seeing enough girl gangs on screen, especially in the action space. So that was always a big part of it."

This is also the rumored plot synopsis that found its way online:

After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes – Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya – come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord."

And here's some information on the characters the the studio is currently casting:

Black Canary, aka Dinah Laurel, is a fantastic hand-to-hand combatant who comes from a family of crime fighters. Her father, Larry Lance, was a police officer, while her mother (also named Dinah) was the original Black Canary.

Helena Bertinelli, aka Huntress, is a vigilante operating out of Gotham City.

Cassandra Cain is one of the world’s greatest martial artists, and also a vigilante who becomes Batgirl.

Renee Montoya is a detective working for the Gotham City Police Department. Montoya is openly lesbian, and during The New 52 comics she takes on a costumed identity, becoming the Question.

Some of the other actresses that were reportedly up for some of these roles included Vanessa Kirby, Alexandra Daddario, Lady Gaga, and Blake Lively.

Which of these new list of actresses would you like to see cast in these roles?

Hulu’s Holiday Horror Anthology Series INTO THE DARK Looks Great! Watch The New Teaser Trailer

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Hulu has teamed up with Blumhouse Pictures to produce a 12-part holiday horror anthology series called Into the Dark. Today we have a great teaser trailer to share with you that shows some of the horror that awaits. Each episode of the series will be set during a certain holiday and the horror will all begin with Halloween.

Blumhouse founder Jason Blum previously reveled that each episode in the series will be the length of a feature film and each one will be helmed by a different filmmaker along with a different cast. As for the content of the episodes: 

The series starts with "The Body," about a hitman who uses social media to make his latest conquest extra special, followed by November’s "Flesh & Blood," which focuses on a teenager with agoraphobia who thinks her dad is a killer. Blum also teased episodes around a pageant winner on New Year’s Day and an overprotective mom for Mother’s Day. He said no holiday is off limits. Not even Easter.

The Body was co-written by Paul Davis and Paul Fisher, and directed by Davis. It follows a “ sophisticated, overconfident hitman who always carries out his work in style.” It stars Tom Bateman, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Aurora Perrineau, David Hull, and Ray Santiago

Patrick Lussier directed the second episode, Flesh and Blood, from a script written by Louis Ackerman. That one is set during Thanksgiving and stars Dermot Mulroney, Dana Silvers, and Tembi Locke.

Into the Dark will premiere on Hulu on October 5, 2018.

Interesting New Promo Spot and Clip For Emma Stone and Jonah Hill’s MANIAC

Everything that I’ve seen from Netflix’s new limited series Maniac has been fascinating. The story, ideas, and concept behind it are intriguing and I’m looking forward to seeing how the story plays out for the main characters who are played by Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.

Today we’ve got a new promo spot for you to watch along with new clip. The promo spot is an infomercial for a treatment facility called Neberdine Pharmaceutical Biotech and they are looking to cure depression in people. It includes Justin Theroux, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rome Kanda as the doctors who are running this place.

As for the clip, it focuses on two of these doctors discussing why Jonah Hill and Emma Stone’s characters are always finding their way back to each other after they keep trying to separate them.

Maniac is based on the 2014 Norwegian series and is set in the fantasy worlds of the characters that Jonah Hill and Emma Stone play. Here’s the synopsis:

Set in a world somewhat like our world, in a time quite similar to our time, Maniac tells the stories of Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill), two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons.  Annie’s disaffected and aimless, fixated on broken relationships with her mother and her sister; Owen, the fifth son of wealthy New York industrialists, has struggled his whole life with a disputed diagnosis of schizophrenia. Neither of their lives have turned out quite right, and the promise of a new, radical kind of pharmaceutical treatment—a sequence of pills its inventor, Dr. James K. Mantleray (Justin Theroux), claims can repair anything about the mind, be it mental illness or heartbreak—draws them and ten other strangers to the facilities of Neberdine Pharmaceutical and Biotech for a three-day drug trial that will, they’re assured, with no complications or side-effects whatsoever, solve all of their problems, permanently. Things do not go as planned.

The series also stars Sally Field as Dr. Greta Mantleray, Sonoya Mizuno as Dr. Fujita, Aaralyn Anderson as Belle Milgrim, Geoffrey Cantor as Frank, Julia Garner as Ellie, Josh Pais as Andy, Jemima Kirke, and Rob Yang as Matt Ming.

Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective) directed all of the episodes, and the show was written by Patrick Somerville. Maniac will hit Netflix on September 21, 2018. I also include a poster for the series below the videos.

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The EU Has Until October to Rule on Disney’s Acquisition of 21st Century Fox

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Disney has already passed all the regulation hurdles here in the United States, but the deal includes some international assets as well which leads to some more regulators across the pond needing to clear the deal. These regulators have recently been given a deadline to make a decision by October 19. If needed, the EU can launch a 4-month investigation, although this will only happen if there are serious concerns. If there are no concerns, they can approve the deal with or without caveats.

This deal started back in December and it was revealed that Disney was expecting at least 12 months to be taken up by the regulatory process. That means that there’s a chance the deal will go through just in time for the new year. Of course, it’s also possible that the deal won’t be able to finalize until well into 2019.

Source: Reuters

None of The Other STAR TREK: TNG Cast Members Have Been Asked To Join Patrick Stewart’s New Picard Series

A couple weeks ago there was a little cast reunion for Star Trek: The Next Generation and a photo of that reunion was shared by Marina Sirtis. This image got fans excited about the prospect of seeing these actors reprise their roles in Patrick Stewart’s upcoming Jean-Luc Picard series that’s being developed for CBS All Access.

Well unfortunately, this new series doesn’t mean that Star Trek: The Next Generation will be back. During a recent interview (via Trek Movie), Sirtis was asked about the series and she had this to say:

“All I have to say, all we have to say - I am speaking for all three of us now - when Patrick said ‘Jean-Luc Picard is back,’ he didn’t say TNG is back.”

Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher) and Michael Dorn (Worf) went on to confirm that they have not been asked to return to Star Trek. Dorn said, “We weren’t asked” and McFadden jokingly added, “My cat got a huge contract offer, though.” Sirtis went on to say:

“We weren’t asked, but I was asked to be on The Orville. I am on The Orville.”

When talking about the photo she posted of the TNG reunion, she said that she got 30,000 likes on it, and added that they know nothing about the new Picard show.

All we really know about the new Picard series at this point is that it’s set to take place 20 years after Star Trek: Nemesis in the Star Trek timeline. Stewart also previously teased:

“He may not be a captain anymore. He may not be the Jean-Luc that you recognize and know so well. It may be a very different individual. Someone who has been changed by his experiences. 20 years will have passed...We have no scripts as yet, we’re just talking, talking, talking storylines. It will be, I promise you, I guarantee it, something very, very different, but it will come to you with the same passion and determination and love of the material and love of our followers and our fans exactly as we had it before.”

Now, there’s always the chance that some members of the TNG cast will eventually be asked to be in the series when the creative team locks down their plans for the story and where they want to take it.

Rockstar Games Announces RED DEAD ONLINE

Rockstar Games announced Red Dead Online yesterday, which will serve as the multiplayer mode for the upcoming title Red Dead Redemption 2. Red Dead Online is scheduled to release some time in November 2018.

In November, Red Dead Online will release as a public beta where players can try out the online component of Red Dead Redemption 2. Rockstar Games warns players that the public beta will contain a few technical challenges at first, which will be fixed once Red Dead Online is officially released. The developer revealed via an email to Forbes that:

“Red Dead Online is planned for launch in November 2018, initially as a public beta, with more news to come soon. As with most online experiences of this size and scale, there will inevitably be some turbulence at launch. We look forward to working with our amazing and dedicated community to share ideas, help us fix teething problems and work with us to develop Red Dead Online into something really fun and innovative.”

A few days ago, Rockstar released new images showcasing the vast-open world that players are expected to explore in the upcoming game. Red Dead Redemption 2 releases on October 26 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Source: Forbes

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