The Film Adaptation of Stephen King’s THE TOMMYKNOCKERS Moves Forward with the Writer of THE EXORCIST

It looks like the feature film adaption of Stephen King’s classic novel The Tommyknockers is moving forward. The Exorcist showrunner, Justin Slater, has been hired to write the screenplay for Universal Pictures. James Wan, Michael Clear, and Roy Lee are set to produce the film. Collectively these guys have produced some amazing horror films such as The Conjuring, Insidious, The NunAnnabelle: Creation and IT.

Just in case you who aren't familiar with the story, here's a description:

“Late last night and the night before, Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers, knocking at the door…”

On a beautiful June day, while walking deep in the woods on her property in Haven, Maine, Bobbi Anderson quite literally stumbles over her own destiny and that of the entire town. For the dull gray metal protrusion she discovers in the ground is part of a mysterious and massive metal object, one that may have been buried there for millennia. Bobbi can’t help but become obsessed and try to dig it out…the consequences of which will affect and transmute every citizen of Haven, young and old. It means unleashing extraordinary powers beyond those of mere mortals—and certain death for any and all outsiders. An alien hell has now invaded this small New England town…an aggressive and violent malignancy devoid of any mercy or sanity…

Here is the deal, I am glad that they brought on Wan, Clear and Lee to bring this film along. The Tommyknockers is one of the first books that I read all the way through, so it holds a special place in my heart. However, it is going to be a difficult story to bring to the big screen. If any of you were able to see the 1993 made for TV adaptation of this story, you know what I mean. Not even the great Jimmy Smits was able to make that stinker good. The producer of the original miniseries, Larry Sanitsky, is also on board as an executive producer. He previously had this to say:

"It is an allegorical tale of addiction (Stephen was struggling with his own at the time), the threat of nuclear power, the danger of mass hysteria, and the absurdity of technical evolution run amuck. All are as relevant today as the day the novel was written. It is also a tale about the eternal power of love and the grace of redemption."

The book holds a mirror up to society and shows us how for every action you take there is going to be an opposite reaction that goes along with it. Just because something makes you feel good (i.e. drugs, our phones, etc.) it doesn’t mean it is good for you. Do you think the guy who wrote the 2015 Fantastic Four is going to bring the intricacies of this story to life? I have my doubts, but we will see. 

Source: The Wrap

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Director Says That an AVENGERS 4 Fan Theory is Possible

I am going to start this off with a warning that this post is filled with spoilers and speculation. If you haven’t seen either Avengers: Infinity War or Ant-Man and the Wasp, do not read this. It will ruin your LIFE!

With that out of the way, let us get into this. Let me be honest with you, the end of Infinity War was deeply foreshadowed throughout the whole movie. The whole time I was trying to figure out who was going to be left after the snap. I was amazed and saddened to see who left us, but it needed to happen. What really got me was the bonus scene at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp. I, along with everyone in the theater with me that opening night, let out a sound that was a mix of a gasp and a scream when the scene was over.

There was a lot more set up in the scene than meets the eye, though. Before she was turned to dust bunnies, Janet Van Dyne warned Scott Lang to watch out for what she called “time vortexes”. Naturally, you combine that information and the photos that have been coming from the Avengers 4 set and you can tell that time travel is going to play a big part in the upcoming film. That's the big popular fan theory and when asked about it in an interview with The Huffington Post, he confirmed that that is certainly a possibility!

"Based on the science that we’ve set up in the first movie and this one, I won’t rule out the possibility. Because, again, we are dealing with a time vortex. That could happen.”

Reed didn't want to give too much information away, and added:

“I have to be careful here, as you well know."

When asked why Scott Lang didn’t do what he did in the first Ant-Man movie and just use a growth disc, Reed said:

“This is a new suit, so it really wouldn’t have the same growth that he had in the first movie... I would answer, ‘No, he does not have it.’ He can’t go to that well twice."

With that being said, you figure that was his plan all along. We all know that Ant-Man’s jaunt through the time vortexes is going to bring all of our favorite heroes back and they will go onto their most epic fight. I just can’t wait to see it. 

All mysteries will be revealed when Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3, 2019.

THE NUN May Have More Connections to THE CONJURING Films Than Originally Thought

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From what we've been hearing, the fourth film in The Conjuring cinematic universe, The Nun, is going to be the scariest of them all. That is yet to be seen, however, what we recently learned is that there may be more connections to The Conjuring films than we originally thought. 

In The Conjuring 2, the nun is the big baddie of the story. Much like Annabelle, it was inevitable that the nun would get her own story. What we didn’t expect is that Taissa Farmiga, the younger sister of Vera Farmiga who plays Lorraine Warren in The Conjuring films, plays the younger version of the nun in this origin story. Here is what The Nun director Corin Hardy had to say in an interview with SFX about the casting of the younger Farmiga:

"Originally we were looking at casting an English actress. But Taissa was so good I couldn't not cast her. My concern was, if I cast her is it going to be, 'Oh, it's the easy option', but it wasn't! She's so right for the role, she possesses something extraordinary."

She was clearly cast because of her acting prowess, but is it going to mess with everyone’s head due to the distinct similarities in their appearance? Here is what Taissa had to say about it:

"To be honest, I thought, 'Oh, it's going to be weird if they cast me', because of the physical appearances.

Hardy went on to tease that we'll have to "wait and see" about any further connections between the films, but Taissa teased that there were things that were shot that would connect the films.

"Y'know, I'm not sure what they're going to do in editing. We filmed a few things, and we'll have to see what makes it into the final cut."

I am sure they will tweak some things to make the striking resemblance of the actresses not as striking. No matter what they do, I hope this movie is as scary as they are advertising it to be. 

Via: GamesRadar

Dave Filoni Discusses His Role With STAR WARS RESISTANCE and How He’s Getting Back into CLONE WARS Mode

For all of you who are excited for the upcoming Star Wars Resistance, we still don't know very much. Just a few little things here and there that we've gotten. But just the thought that showrunner Dave Filoni (Star Wars: Clone Wars) is going to bring us another show helps boosts its awesomeness. Then here lies the rub. Filoni isn't going to be involved very much with the project. 

In an interview with IGN, this is what Filoni says concerning his role in the upcoming series:

"Resistance is a bit different, in that I’m not on that day-to-day. I created and set it in motion, but I’ve given that to other people to raise up, people that I’ve worked with a long time, who I think deserve the opportunity to tell stories and I think it’s exciting, and I give them my thoughts and notes – I was just doing that this morning, like George would give me. So that’s fun."

There will be touches of Dave’s work in the series, but he is leaving most of the heavy lifting to his trusted co-workers. He also goes into how jumping back into Clone Wars is going:

"With Clone Wars I’m very in the weeds on that and will have to be, because I myself have had to go back and watch a whole bunch of stuff that I had done, and I went back and watched Revenge of the Sith and Attack of the Clones in depth again. I’m like, 'I have to upload this whole timeline.' Just the intricacy of how the clones got made and where Dooku was and all of those things were stuff that I was just doing from memory at the time, because I was in it. Then I switched time periods and went on and did Star Wars Rebels, so to go back into Clone Wars, I have to remember, “Wait – where was everybody? How did that work?” And I had charts and figured all this stuff out, but I’ve uploaded the chip now, so I’m good."

When the show was first announced, we learned that it would revolve around a character named Kazuda Xiono, who is described as "a young pilot recruited by the Resistance whose mission is to spy on the growing threat of the First Order." We also knew that Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) would be a part of this new Star Wars adventure. We also have a synopsis for the series:

Resistance fighter Poe Dameron tasks young pilot Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono with spying on the First Order. At the time, little was known about the secretive organization and its strength.
In order to fulfill his mission, Kaz travels to the space station Colossus, which is being used by many ships as a port to refuel and do repairs. However, there are also dangerous races taking place there. After Kaz bragged with his piloting skills at his arrival there, he is soon drawn into one of the races…

To be honest with you, there has been a hole in the Star Wars universe for me since Rebels ended. The last few episodes were very emotional for me, but we can talk about that later. For now, it is good to know that there are more stories to come. What do you think?

Alex Winter Offers More Hopeful News on BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC

Fans of the Bill and Ted films can breathe a collective sigh of relief, kind of. As you know, the progression of Bill and Ted Face the Music has been a rollercoaster of extreme highs and lows. Whenever we feel like we are making progress someone involved in the project comes out to put on the breaks and rain all over our happiness. 

The latest naysayer seemed to be the one and only Keanu Reeves. Reeves came out and said that he didn’t know if it was a reality. And I mean, when John Wick says something, who are we to second guess it? The one person who can is Bill S. Preston Esq. himself, Alex Winter. He recently said:

“We’re still in pre-production. It’s still the same. Early 2019 is still the same. I’m still being told to hold those dates. That’s all I know.

He went on to explain:

"What I keep telling everyone is I don’t trust a movie as being made, frankly, until, literally, I’m watching it on cable two years after it’s done. Not even while we’re shooting it. To be fair to Reeves, his point is just anything can go wrong at any point. We made the first movie and it was shelved for a year and a half. We were like it’s done, never going to come out, no one’s ever going to see it. It’s a pain in the ass. It’s not ever not a pain in the ass. Nothing has changed in a radical way. If it is, that’ll be news."

There is always a lot of mire that movies have to go through before they make it to the public. I hope they can weather the storm and get this movie out to us. I don’t care what anyone says, I can’t wait for this to happen. What are your thoughts on Face the Music? Do you think it will happen or do you think stupid people in Hollywood will ruin it for everyone?

Via: /Film

Amazon’s LORD OF THE RINGS Series Will Be Witten By STAR TREK 4 Writers

Amazon Studios has hired two writers to take on their new Lord of the Rings Series. According to Deadline, JD Payne and Patrick McKay will develop the latest adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic, which was previously brought to life on the big screen by Peter Jackson.

Payne and McKay are rising feature writers who recently worked on the script for Star Trek 4 for producer J.J. Abrams. I hear Abrams was one of a number of high-profile filmmakers and producers who recommended the duo for the LOTR job.

This ends a lot of speculation on who will be doing the job of bringing this story to the small screen. Unfortunately, there is no real information on what the series will be about. We do know that it will be set in Middle Earth and that it will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. This is what Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke had to say about the show:

"We are really excited to move right into the next phase of the development process, which is building the world.
"I think you can know that we’re not remaking the movies, but we’re also not starting from scratch. So, it’ll be characters you love."

Payne and McKay added:

"The rich world that J.R.R. Tolkien created is filled with majesty and heart, wisdom and complexity. We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Amazon to bring it to life anew. We feel like Frodo, setting out from the Shire, with a great responsibility in our care — it is the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime."

It was recently rumored that the series could focus on a young version of Aragorn, which would be incredible! I love that concept, and I hope that's the direction they take the series. 

The character is the last Chieftain of the Dúnedain and a direct descendant through many generations of Isildur, the last High King of both Arnor and Gondor. Aragorn would become the greatest man of his time, leading the Men of the West against Sauron's forces, helping to destroy the One Ring, and reuniting the Kingdoms of Arnor and Gondor.

The series is expected to premiere sometime in 2021. There are plans for five seasons and they will be made on a budget of over $1 billion.

I am excited that we will get more adventures in Middle Earth. I just hope it does well because I always have been and always will be a Tolkien fan. 

5 Reasons Why I Hate The New TITANS Trailer!

Up until this point, I was hoping that everything that I have seen for the upcoming DC Universe series Titans was all a joke. Unfortunately for all of us, it is real and it looks stupid. Here are the 5 reasons why the new Titans trailer sucks.

1)      Brenton Thwaites, the actor who plays Robin, just doesn’t do it for me. The guy is a decent actor. To me, he looks like one of those idiots from The Dark Knight running around trying to be Batman when clearly they are not. He is running around trying to be Robin when clearly he is just constipated. I am not a fan.

2)      Starfire’s costume design is ridiculous. On a positive note, I love the costume design of Raven and Beastboy. Don’t get me wrong, I like the choice of Anna Diop for the role. I just think they made her look like a 1970’s groupie. Yes, I know that she doesn’t wear the most modest of clothing in the comics, but give the girl a chance before you make her look like Penny Lane from Almost Famous.

3)      The song that they chose. I don’t know what it is and I don’t care. All I know is they are trying to capture the haunting melodies similar to Gary Jules remake of Mad World, but it was just CRAP!

4)      I am going to say it. This just feels like a Freeform series with bad language. I mean seriously people. It is filled with all of the teen angst and “No one can help us but us” attitude that you can find on any Freeform show out there but you can say Fuck in this one. Oooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh! Edgy!

5)      Speaking of Fuck, when Robin drops his “Fuck Batman” line it is like the first time he said that word ever. It was uncomfortable and juvenile. This transparent attempt to bring more edge to the show fell flat. All of us here at GT watched this trailer together and let out a collective laugh when this scene came and went.

Okay, let me have it. Am I wrong? Am I looking too far into this and I should just leave it alone? Or is this going to be another miss by DC?

This whole thing makes me sad because I love a lot of DC properties and I would love to see them succeed. Do you think this will bring them out of their slump?  

The Latest GLASS Teaser Puts The Spotlight on Samuel L. Jackson’s Mr. Glass

With the full Glass trailer premiering tomorrow, we get the final teaser before the event. This one features the one and only Mr. Glass/Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson). From what we hear in this little clip, Glass is still in pursuit of making his superhero/supervillain dynamic a thing. 

I have been a fan of this franchise since Unbreakable hit the big screen oh so many years ago. I am happy with the way Spilt took us all by surprise and I can't wait for the conclusion of the series with Glass!

M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass.
From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.
Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
Joining the all-star cast are Unbreakable’s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother, as well as Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story series).

Glass will be released on January 18th, 2019.

RAMBO 5 is Reportedly Going Into Production Soon

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Even with no director attached to it, it appears that Sylvester Stallone's Rambo 5 is going to start production on September 1st. Omega Underground was able to get the inside scoop. Here's what we know about the story so far:

John Rambo ended with Rambo returning stateside to his family ranch in Arizona. The fifth film will have a neighboring rancher/friend see his daughter kidnapped by sex-traffickers who turn out to be members of violent drug cartel and the older Rambo agrees to find/rescue her.
His brother seemingly runs the family ranch now and it’s unknown if his niece is also kidnapped, as it could make it a more personal story including his family members into the mix.

It's being reported that the film is looking to shoot in Spain/Spanish Canary Islands. Tim Miller’s Terminator movie is also currently filming in Spain as the area is doubling for the Arizona-Mexico border.

I can’t help it, I loved the last Rambo. It had everything that I love in action flicks. Hopefully, Sly steps in and directs this one too. If not, I am sure he will find someone with the same passion for the project. What do you think? Are you excited for more Rambo?

The DEADPOOL 2 Blu-ray Will Be Loaded With So Much Awesomeness

I feel like I just saw Deadpool 2 in the theater, how can it be that they are announcing the Digital/Blu-ray release!? Well, it's happening so hold on to your butts.

On August 7th DP2 will be released digitally, and on August 21st the Blu-ray will be released. Do you think that's all? Of course not! Of course, you can get the theatrical cut... if you're lame. Or you can get the "Super Duper $@%!#& Cut" which will include 15 minutes of extra footage! That cut of the film will be screened at Comic-Con this year. It will also include deleted scenes, alternate jokes, and extended takes. Here's what will be found in the new extended version, courtesy of io9:

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  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • Until Your Face Hurts: Alt Takes
  • Deadpool’s Lips are Sealed: Secrets and Easter Eggs
  • The Most Important X-Force Member
  • Deadpool Family Values: Cast of Characters
  • David Leitch Not Lynch: Directing DP2
  • Roll with the Punches: Action and Stunts
  • The Deadpool Prison Experiment
  • Chess with Omega Red
  • Swole and Sexy
  • “3-Minute Monologue”
  • Audio Commentary by Ryan Reynolds, David Leitch, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Theatrical Version Only)
  • Deadpool’s Fun Sack 2
  • Stills (28 Images)

I can’t wait for this to come out. I am also going to try my hardest to get into the screening at SDCC. I will keep you posted. Keep an eye out for GT at Comic-Con. We will have some pretty amazing stuff for you.