Entries by John Evans

Official Cast Photo from The Predator Revealed on First Day of Filming

To help celebrate the first day of shooting for The Predator, director Shane Black took to Twitter to post the first official image for the film. The shot features Black and key cast members, and reveals some unique elements to their wardrobe:

Partial cast… beautiful human beings, good people. Also, killers. Cameras roll today. Follow me on Twitter for updates. Wish us luck. pic.twitter.com/vYGgGesW0Y

— Shane Black (@BonafideBlack) February 20, 2017

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Lights Out, Annabelle 2 Director David Sandberg In Talks to Direct Shazam Movie for New Line

Swedish director David Sandberg is on the fast track to becoming a major force in Hollywood. First, his film Lights Out earned nearly $149 million worldwide on a budget of just $4.9 million. His next film, this summer’s highly-anticipated Annabelle 2, has dollar signs written all over it (the first Annabelle earned almost $257 million worldwide on a $6.5 million budget). And now he’s in talks to break into the highly lucrative world of big budget superhero movies!

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Stephen King and J.J. Abrams to Develop Castle Rock Limited Series for Hulu

It all started with an ominous tweet late last night on J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Twitter account. Abrams used his famous “handwritten note” tweet style to offer up the riddle, “What is the hoax in the forest?”

The Youtube link leads to an official teaser trailer for Stephen King’s and J.J. Abrams’ newest collaboration, Castle Rock, a limited series on Hulu based on the infamous fictional Maine location featured in many of King’s works. King fans will instantly recognize the setting from such favorites as Needful Things, Cujo, and The Dead Zone. Other famous works like Creepshow, Pet Sematary, It, The Stand, and Doctor Sleep also refer to this classic setting. The teaser trailer refers to characters featured in a variety of these works, such as Pennywise the clown and Danny Torrance. You can watch the full trailer below:

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Taboo Episodes 5 & 6 Review and Analysis

Three-quarters of the way through its season, FX’s Taboo is firing on all cylinders, offering some of the most engaging storytelling around… on cable television or otherwise. The filmmakers and actors are consistently delivering a visually appealing and intelligently satisfying experience that is exponentially increasing in intensity as it reaches its conclusion.

Early on in the series, Tom Hardy’s James Keziah Delaney shocked us, frightened us, made us laugh, and ultimately made us care about him. As the odds increase, we can’t help but cheer for his intelligence and/or savagery that gets him out of various dangerous situations. What’s interesting about his progression is that while the rumors swirl more and more about him (pretty much everyone refers to him as the Devil at this point), the viewer is able to see more and more of the human side of him. For example, in Episode 6, even Delaney’s close associate Atticus (Stephen Graham) loosely calls out Delaney’s connections to the occult; ,meanwhile, the viewer is solely aware of Delaney’s internal struggle over his connection to his mother and its supernatural implications. His sensitive side is not revealed to any other character… not to his sister, not to his son, not to anyone but the viewer. In fact, his son’s curiosity only leads to Delaney taking a more hardened approach towards him.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Unlikely to Return for 2018’s The Predator

So much for, “I’ll be back!”

Early reports are suggesting there’s no place for Arnold Schwarzenegger in Shane Black’s 2018 movie, The Predator. Actor Boyd Holbrook, who has recently been cast in a role originally reserved for Benicio Del Toro, told We Got This Covered the following:

“I’m currently working on Predator. It’s not a sequel; Shane Black has made something totally new, somehow keeping within the realm of Predator [while also being] absolutely new in terms of the story that we’re talking about today, and rooted in something real. It’s real fresh. I don’t think you’re going to see [Arnold] Schwarzenegger. It would kind of make it a gimmick. It’s horror, science-fiction and a western.”

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Sam Raimi Rumored to Direct Bermuda Triangle Film for Skydance

The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Sam Raimi is in talks with Skydance to direct a film about the Bermuda Triangle. Universal and Warner Bros. are also currently developing competing projects about this airplane-eating geographical urban legend/phenomenon, so the word on the street is that everyone is extremely tight-lipped about plot details and specifics. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter’s sources say that Raimi had to travel to Skydance’s studios just to read the script, which is penned by Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time).

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New Halloween Film Coming from Eastbound & Down Collaborators Danny McBride and David Gordon Green

John Carpenter has just shared some very interesting news about the next Halloween film on his Facebook page. The next film in the franchise will be written by Danny McBride and David Gordon Green. The film will be directed by Green. The two have previously collaborated on several successful projects, including Pineapple ExpressEastbound & Down, and Vice Principals.

Check out Carpenter’s post below for all of the details:

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Netflix to Launch Animated Castlevania Original Series Written by Warren Ellis in 2017

Netflix announced via a press release today that it will launch an animated original series based on the popular Konami video game series, Castlevania. The gothic vampire hunter franchise has captivated gamers since its debut in 1986, and the series has evolved over the years in the form of numerous sophisticated story lines. No other information has been provided by Netflix at this time, other than the fact that Season One, Part One will air in 2017.

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John Boyega Shares Sneak Peek at His Character in Pacific Rim: Uprising

Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim earned approximately $102 million domestic on a $190 million production budget. Normally this kind of performance would keep a studio from ever considering a sequel. However, the film earned another $309 million in the international box office, making it a major worldwide moneymaker.

After a couple of years of uncertainty, Legendary Pictures committed to a sequel. Steven DeKnight has taken over directing duties from del Toro, despite having previously directed just a few television episodes. The movie will introduce new characters in addition to some of the favorites who survived the events of the last film. One of those new characters will be played by John Boyega, of Star Wars: Episode VII- The Force Awakens fame. In Uprising, Boyega will play Jake Pentecost, the son of Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost from the first film. Although the movie wont hit theaters for another year, Boyega recently took to Twitter to share a quick glimpse at his character with his fans:

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Stranger Things Season 2 Super Bowl Commercial Released

Did you miss the commercial for Season Two of Netflix’s Stranger Things during last night’s big game? Did you see it, but now you want to comb over every last detail in search of clues? Check out the full clip below:

Judging by the ominous quote, “THE WORLD IS TURNING UPSIDE DOWN” and the massive spider-like creature hovering over the landscape, it’s clear that the stakes will be higher in Season Two. The retro goodness that everyone loved about Season One is on full display in the trailer, too. The clip opens with an Eggo waffle commercial that soon turns ominous.

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