Netflix has released the first trailer for a great looking series called Bodyguard. The series stars Richard Madden (Robb Stark from Game of Thrones) as a secret service agent who is assigned to protect someone with political views he doesn’t agree with. This is the same actor who is said to be up for the role of James Bond after Daniel Craig is done, so this trailer will kind of give you an idea of what that might be like.
The series was already released in the UK where it was a big hit. I love what I’m seeing in this first trailer and I’ll definitely be binge-watching it when it’s released. The series comes with a compelling premise and some intense action. What’s there not to be excited about!? Here’s the synopsis:
Set in and around the corridors of power, Bodyguard tells the story of David Budd (Richard Madden), a heroic, but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for London’s Metropolitan Police Service. When he is assigned to protect the ambitious Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes), Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, could he become her biggest threat?
Bodyguard also stars Keeley Hawes (High Rise, MI-5) and it hits Netflix on October 24, 2018. Will you be watching?
For those of you who are looking forward to DC Entertainment’s standalone Flash movie, it looks like we’re going to have be patient because we’ll have to wait a bit.
I’ve actually been looking forward to The Flash! I kinda liked how his character was handled in Justice League and I’m interested to see what story they have planned for him. I also enjoyed Ezra Miller in the role and apparently, his scheduling is one of the reasons why WB can’t rush into making the movie.
According to Variety, the script for the film is still in development and the studio doesn’t think there will be enough time to get the script ready to make the original start date, which was early 2019. Then with the third Fantastic Beasts film scheduled to start shooting in summer of 2019, which Miller has a supporting role in, the soonest WB could get The Flash into production is at the end of the 2019 year. That likely means the superhero adventure won’t debut in theaters until sometime in 2021.
The Flash is currently being written by Spider-Man: Homecoming scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and they will also direct the film. We don’t have a lot of details on what the movie will entail, but it is said to be inspired by Robert Zemeckis’ classic 80’s film Back To The Future.
The movie was also previously said to be called Flashpoint which hinted at the story that it would tell. There were also rumors of Ben Affleck’s Batman being involved. But, after all the changes that have happened at WB and DC since that title was announced, there’s a good chance that the original plan for the story may have been scrapped.
After everything that WB and DC have gone through over the past year, I’m really curious about how this movie will turn out. How about you?
It seems that modders haven’t had enough of Bowsette just yet as the Queen of the Koopa now makes an appearance in the critically acclaimed Nintendo title, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Previously, Bowsette made several appearances to games such as Mario 64 and as the final boss in New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Now, Bowsette ventures into the world of Link as modder Lynard Killer made it possible to replace Link with a fully playable Bowsette. Unfortunately, the mod is still unavailable to download at the moment. But players can check out Lynard’s work here and in the video posted below.
About a year ago it was announced that the team behind Sherlock, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, were going to develop a series based on Bram Stoker's horror classic Dracula. We’ve now learned that the project has been picked up be BBC and Netflix.
The series is set in 1897 and the story will revolve around the “blood-drinking count from Transylvania who sets his sights on Victorian London.” Moffat and Gatiss had this to say in a joint statement:
“There have always been stories about great evil. What’s special about Dracula is that Bram Stoker gave evil its own hero. There’s nothing like fresh blood.”
Larry Tanz, VP, content acquisition, Netflix added:
“We can’t wait to bring Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ brilliant storytelling to our members around the world and we are eager to collaborate on yet another series with the BBC.”
Charlotte Moore, BBC director of content had this to say:
“Genius duo Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss turn their attentions to Dracula for unmissable event television on BBC One.”
Obviously, they are very excited to work with Moffat and Gatiss. After all, these two guys are extremely talented. I can’t wait to see what they end up doing with Dracula! I’m very happy to hear that it’s going to be a period piece, though. I’m sure they deliver a unique take on the bloody-sucking vampire.
Like Sherlock, The Dracula series will consist of three 90-minute installments and it will air in the UK on BBC and the rest of the world will get to watch it on Netflix.
Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) stars in an intriguing new film called Jonathan and it has quite a unique promise. The story centers on two brothers whose minds are trapped in the same body and each one of them lives their own separate lives. Things get really awkward when they both end up falling for the same woman. Today we’ve got a trailer for the film to share with you and it looks really good! Here’s the synopsis:
The film tells the story of Jonathan, a successful architect who lives a normal life dictated by a strict routine. Jonathan’s twin brother John, on the other hand, sleeps all day and spends the night secretly socializing. When Jonathan discovers that John has a secret girlfriend, Elena, he forces John to end things and then starts a new relationship Elena out of curiosity and jealousy. John ultimately catches wind of the affair, which puts his relationship with his brother at serious risk and forces Jonathan to seek the help of Dr. Mina Nariman, the brothers’ controlling doctor.
The movie also star Suki Waterhouse (Insurgent, Assassination Nation) and Patricia Clarkson (Six Feet Under, Sharp Objects).
Jonathan was directed by Bill Oliver (Guilt), who wrote the script with Peter Nickowitz. The film will be released on November 16th.
I never thought I’d see Robert Englund back in the role of Freddy Krueger after all these years, but he’s reprising the role one more time in an upcoming episode of The Goldbergs. I imagine that might be the last time we see Englund in the role of Freddy. But, he’s still hoping to see A Nightmare on Elm Street prequel one day.
Tobe Hooper did bring that story to life in the the pilot episode of Freddy’s Nightmares, and the film franchise has touched on the backstory several times, but seeing an entair movie dedicated to Freddy could actually work. Here’s what Englund had to say at the recent Monster Mania convention in Hunt Valley, Maryland:
“I’ve always thought that [not having a prequel] is a misruling in the mythology of A Nightmare on Elm Street. It got close to being rectified with Tobe Hooper’s pilot for the TV series, and there was a script that was supposedly to be directed by John McNaughton, who did Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. There was a prequel script… I think it was called Krueger: The First Kills. And it was… the last children being killed… the two detectives that found Freddy and busted him… then the body of the film were the ambulance-chasing, sleazy lawyers that get Freddy off.”
He went on to say:
“The lawyers are actually the best parts [of that script]. There’s two of them. Freddy in court… Freddy at the table… Freddy on the witness stand… Freddy in jail. But it’s about the lawyers getting him off. They get him off and Freddy gloats too much on the courtroom stairs. The end of the movie is Freddy being burned alive. I’ve had a fascination with these projects since I did the pilot with Tobe Hooper.”
If you’ve never seen that pilot episode of Freddy’s Nightmares, I included it below. Of course, if a prequel film ever did get made, Englund would love to at least have a cameo:
“I would love to cameo in anything with integrity, connected with the franchise.”
A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of my favorite horror movie franchises and I’ve always wanted to see a prequel film made. Hopefully, one day it’ll happen.
It’s great to Fangoria back in action and producing horror movies! I really enjoyed their last film Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. It really captured the greatness of those old-school B-horror films.
Their next movie is a horror comedy called Satanic Panic, which is said to include “a healthy dash of imaginative gore.” Rebecca Romijn (Star Trek: Discovery, X-Men) is set to star in the Chelsea Stardust-directed film.
The plot follows a pizza delivery girl (Hayley Griffith) at the end of her financial rope who has to fight for her life — and her tips — when her last order of the night turns out to be high society Satanists (led by Romijn) in need of a virgin sacrifice.
Sounds like it will be a silly fun horror film! Romijn and Griffith will be joined by Ruby Modine (Happy Death Day), Arden Myrin (Insatiable), Jerry O’Connell (Carter), AJ Bowen (The Sacrament), Jordan Ladd (Cabin Fever), Jeff Daniel Phillips (The Lords Of Salem), Hannah Stocking (Boo 2! A Madea Halloween), Michael Polish (Some Kind Of Hate), Whitney Moore (House Of Demons) and Skeeta Jenkins (Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich).
Fangoria is set to start production this week in Dallas, Texas and I’ll be looking forward to watching it.
A leaked synopsis for Dragon Ball Super: Broly has surfaced online via a Colombian website (via Comicbook), and it lays out the details of the upcoming canon appearance of Broly. Take a look at the synopsis, which has been run through Google Translate, below:
Solid premise, although I’m not sure how Goku and Vegeta are going to be able to beat both Frieza and Broly. I mean, I’m sure they will, but at what point does this series ever try to protect the power levels of recurring characters and not make this a story about how they get their ass kicked until Goku gets stronger?
Dragon Ball Super: Broly will be in American theaters January 16th.
Morgues already make a great setting for any horror film, but throw a possessed dead body into the mix and then you’ve got yourself a creepy-ass story to tell! It’s really a simple premise, but it sure looks like it’ll make for an entertaining horror film that will offer some crazy thrills and chills, especially if you scare easy.
The movie stars Pretty Little Liars‘ Shay Mitchell and the film is set in the aftermath of an exorcism that has gone horribly wrong. The body may be dead, but there’s an evil demon that still resides in it who is going to find joy in scaring the living shit out of a young women who is working the graveyard shift at the morgue… alone. Here’s the synopsis:
A shocking exorcism spirals out of control, claiming the life of a young woman. Months later, Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) is working the graveyard shift in the morgue when she takes delivery of a disfigured cadaver. Locked alone inside the basement corridors, Megan begins to experience horrifying visions and starts to suspect that the body may be possessed by a ruthless demonic force.
The perfect place to watch this movie would be in a morgue for the optimal creep out movie watching experience.
The Possession of Hannah Grace was directed by Diederik Van Rooijen from a script written by Brian Sieve. The supporting cast also includes Kirby Johnson, Stana Katic, Grey Damon, and Nick Thune.
The Possession of Hannah Grace opens in theaters on November 30, 2018. I also include a poster below the trailer.
DC Universe has an animated series about Harley Quinn on the way, and they’ve snagged up quite a bit of talent for the upcoming adventure. Kaley Cuoco has already been announced as the voice of Harley, and now iZombie actor Rahul Kohli has announced he’ll be voicing Jonathan Crane a.k.a. Scarecrow:
Kohli is just the latest big name in a list of names attached to this project, which includes Wanda Sykes, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, Jason Alexander, Giancarlo Esposito, Jim Rash, Tony Hale and others. Will it be enough to keep people from complaining Tara Strong isn’t attached? We’ll have to see when the series premieres in 2019.