WOMAN SCOUTS Will Be a Comedy Series About Adult Girl Scouts

I may be wrong, but the idea of grown women creating their own adult Girl Scout troop sounds like it will go wrong, hopefully in all the right ways. That seems to be the premise behind Woman Scouts, a new comedy that NBC has put into development that comes from Charlie Grandy, Allison Hord, Seth Meyers, and Mike Shoemaker. The series will be written by and co-executive produced by Hord (Grandy, Meyers, and Shoemaker will also be executive producers) and here’s a better look at the premise.

Woman Scouts centers on a feminist who, after dropping out of grad school, pledges to kickstart the lives of a group of women by becoming an adult Girl Scout troop. There’s no limit to what life achievement badge they can conquer together, if they can just figure out the whole sisterhood thing first.

With the right script and right cast, I think this will be hilarious. Otherwise, I don’t think it will work. I think Kristen Bell would be fun to have, but she might be too busy with The Good Place. Who would you like to see be part of this adult Girl Scout troop?

Source: Deadline

Sinemia is Helping Theaters Create Their Own Subscription Services

Sinemia seems to be growing and wants to help even the playing field between movie theaters. AMC and Cinemark each have their own subscription plans that were introduced to combat MoviePass, and Sinemia wants to help any theater do the same thing.

Sinemia has launched Sinemia Enterprise to allow any theater, even the small Mom & Pop ones, put together ticket subscription packages. They claim it only takes two weeks to get a plan created and customized to meet the wants and needs of theater owners.

According to Business Insider, Sinemia has already been working with some theaters to launch some of these new services later this month! It makes me wonder how much longer Sinemia will be offering their own subscription plans.

First Clip For The Animated Series GEN:LOCK and Release Date Announced

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Rooster Teeth has released a clip of their upcoming show gen:LOCK that lets us hear what the whole cast will sound like in their roles. The clip comes from the second episode when the new recruits arrive at “the Anvil” which is a Vanguard military base. The recruits are ready to freshen up when Doctor Weller (voiced by David Tennant) explains they must complete some more tests first.

On the losing side of a global war, Earth’s last free society recruits a diverse team of young pilots to control the next-generation of mecha—giant, weaponized robot bodies. These daring recruits will find, however, that their newfound abilities come at no small cost.

Joining Tennant are Michael B. Jordan, Dakota Fanning, Maisie Williams, Koichi Yamadera, Golshifteh Farahani, Asia Kate Dillon, Gray G. Haddock, Chad James, Miles Luna, Lindsay Jones, and Blaine Gibson.

Gen:LOCK will be available on Rooster Teeth starting January 26, 2019.

Fox Will Be Ready to Close Deal with Disney at the Start of the New Year

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Regulatory hurdles are no match for the Mouse House. Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox is going full steam ahead. Fox president Peter Rice has revealed that while the deal is currently slated for the first half of 2019 due to some regulatory processes, New Fox, the new company that will own Fox News, Fox Broadcasting, and Fox Sports after the deal is complete, “will be ready to go by Jan. 1.” That means that Fox will be ready to start the new year off with the signing of the deal. That’s sooner than most were expecting.

After the acquisition, Rice will be joining Disney as a “top TV exec” with John Nallen, CFO of Fox, taking over as COO of New Fox. Rice has also confirmed that there will be layoffs and there may be some culture clash, but he’s optimistic since this is not Disney’s first acquisition.

Source: Variety

People Aren’t Sure Dwayne Johnson is Dark Enough to be John Henry

I don’t know that anything can be made without some kind of controversy. Dwayne Johnson recently announced that he was going to star as John Henry in John Henry and The Statesmen. This did not go over well with a lot of the Internet. While some are just sick of seeing Johnson in every other movie released, others mentioned that Henry is traditionally depicted as a very dark skinned African-American. Johnson is half African-American, but his skin is not super dark, hence the controversy. These people are wondering why other talented actors such as Winston Duke, Idris Elba, Terry Crews, or others (including newcomers) who could have a similar stature while having the dark skin attributed to Henry. Here are some of the reactions from across the Internet.

Johnson posted on social media about the film, but didn’t seem to address the controversy that this has stirred up.

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Thx for all the luv and great to see everyone pumped for our JOHN HENRY & THE STATESMEN movie. We have a great take on this folklore legend and his disruptive band of STATESMEN, who will be a bad ass multi cultural gang of fellow folklore legends from cultures all around the world. My old man would tell me bedtime stories about John Henry, and he’d always sing me, “Big John” to put me to sleep. Then of course the next day, he’d take me down to the gym and beat my ass on the wrestling mats. We’ll call those, the tough luv years lol. Thx again for the support of the “Steel driving man” #JohnHenry 💪🏾🔨 #AndTheStatesmen 🌎 #NETFLIX

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Kimberley Crossman Joins THE MIDDLE Spin-Off

ABC is working on their spin-off of The Middle that will focus on the daughter, Sue Heck played by Eden Sher. Now, Sher will be joined by Kimberley Crossman from SMILF. Crossman’s character is Remi who is the chef at the hotel that Sue ends up working at after leaving Orson for Chicago. Remi is further described as, “Tough and talented, she’s recently on the mend from a promising but failed relationship and food truck business when her now ex-boyfriend literally drove away with their dreams.”

The spin-off does not have a title yet and is written by The Middle creators and executive producers Eileen Heisler and DeAnn Heline.

Source: Deadline

RWBY to Get New Manga in Shonen Jump

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We recently found out that Rooster Teeth’s series RWBY and gen:LOCK were getting comics made by DC. According to VIZ Media, RWBY will also be getting a new manga in English releases of Shonen Jump starting this Fall.

The manga will be written by Bunta Kinami. There’s no word on what the new manga will include, but the art for the announcement is amazing! Will it be a one-shot, or an adaptation of the series? Also, could this open the way for Team RWBY to appear in Jump Force?

Legendary Pictures is Developing an Adaptation of the Graphic Novel GOD COUNTRY

THR is reporting that Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw are optioning their comic God Country for a film adaptation by Legendary Entertainment and AfterShock Media. God Country is part of Image Comics, was published in 2017, and ran for six issues.

Cates is set to adapt the story himself. Jon Silk of Legendary initiated the project and will oversee it alongside Jay Ashenfelter and AfterShock’s Lee Kramer and Jon Kramer. If you’re unfamiliar with God Country, here’s a synopsis:

SOUTHERN BASTARDS meets American Gods in a high-stakes fantasy series that masterfully blends high-octane action and jaw-dropping worldbuilding.

In GOD COUNTRY, readers meet Emmett Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia. Emmett isn’t just a problem for his children—his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home—as well as the surrounding West Texas town—a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage.

An enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He’s now the only man who can face these otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State...

In GOD COUNTRY salvation is a double-edged sword.

This could end up being an awesome series. Does this sound like a story you’d like to see brought to life on the big screen?

Fox is Looking to Remake ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

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I know I shouldn’t be surprised whenever a remake is announced, but this one just felt a little more out of left field than usual. Fox is planning to remake Rookie of the Year. They are getting Dan Gregor and Doug Mand to rewrite the film according to Deadline, and Gregor is even reportedly wanting to direct. Here’s the synopsis of the original:

A freak accident causes 12-year-old Little League player Henry (Thomas Ian Nicholas) to become such a powerful and accurate pitcher that the Chicago Cubs sign the junior high student to a contract. Unprepared for such a high-pressure environment, Henry falters until aging fastballer Chet Steadman (Gary Busey) takes him under his wing and teaches him how to play in the big leagues. Meanwhile, his mother’s venal boyfriend (Bruce Altman) tries to sell Henry’s contract to a hated opposing team.

What do you think of this reboot? Who should star?

GIRL WITH NO NAME is a Western Adventure Being Developed as a Movie and Comic Series

Girl With No Name is an upcoming movie and comic book from Co-Op Entertainment and Legion M. It was announced at New York Comic Con and looks to be a “female-led Western action-adventure movie.” That sounds like it could be really cool, and I tried confirming if this was attached to an existing property, but I couldn’t find anything that matched. This may be a very rare opportunity for us to support an original film! Girl With No Name is being produced by Co-Op’s Laura Ivey with Tanya Wexler serving as director.

In addition to the film, Legion M will be publishing a 40-page comic book so that we can become acquainted with the world and hero. Dave Elliot from AtomekART is developing the comic alongside Wexler which will adapt the movie’s screenplay from Alex Ranarivelo. Dani Strips will be providing interior artwork for the comic while the cover and promotional poster will be illustrated by Tula Lotay.

Ivey and Wexler from Co-Op issued the following statement:

Girl With No Name exceeds a passion project, it is an empowering narrative that needs to be told. We cannot wait to bring The Girl to the big screen, and we’re excited to be teaming with Legion M and its passionate fan-owners on this very special endeavor.

Legion M’s Terri Lubaroff has this to say:

We are thrilled to bring Girl With No Name to life – both as a feature film and in the pages of a revolutionary comic book led by a group of incredibly brilliant artists — and we’re proud to have the franchise star a strong female lead developed by a team of extremely talented women. Girl With No Name is particularly special for Legion M as the title represents our first foray into publishing, and we’re executive producing our second feature film with Co-Op Entertainment as an amazing partner.

The comic is currently scheduled for a release in Spring 2019. Pre-orders will be available on the official Legion M website. Legion M and Co-Op are currently working on acquiring investment and distribution partners for the film.

Source: THR