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‘Watchmen’ Pilot From Damon Lindelof Ordered by HBO
The premium service has also committed to additional backup scripts for the series. HBO confirmed the pilot order and script commitment Wednesday, one day after Lindelof teased on Instagram that work had begun in the writers room on the project.
“Watchmen” is based on the landmark DC Comics miniseries of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The series, later collected as a graphic novel, was a serious-minded deconstruction of superhero comics loosely inspired by characters from the Charlton Comics library, which were owned by DC. Set in a universe in which the appearance of costumed heroes in the mid-20th Century had altered the course of history — leading to U.S. victory in Vietnam and a Nixon presidency that stretched into the mid-1980s — “Watchmen” followed a group of crimefighters investigating the murder of »
- Daniel Holloway
Jordan Peele Nazi Hunter TV Series in Works
Hot off the success of his directorial feature debut earlier this year, Jordan Peele is developing a TV series about Nazi hunters. The TV project, called “The Hunt,” is based on real-life events and centers on a group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s. A network is not currently attached.
- Ryan Gajewski
Mark Wahlberg to Star in Paramount’s ‘Instant Family’
Mark Wahlberg is set to star in the Paramount comedy “Instant Family,” sources confirm to Variety.
Anders and Brian Burns, the writing duo behind the “Daddy’s Home” series, wrote “Instant Family” and will produce alongside Wahlberg and Steve Levinson. Paramount is fast-tracking the project and aims to start shooting next year.
The film is about a couple who decide to start a family and adopt through the foster-care system, only to find themselves raising three wild kids who have no interest in being parented. »
- Justin Kroll
Disappointing August 2017 Closed Out the Worst Summer Movie Season in Over 10 Years
As the September box office attempts to get 2017 back on track*the month is currently up 14% compared to last year*the chapter ends on what was a dismal August 2017 at the domestic box office. August was the fourth month in a row to show a decline compared to the previous year, all of which contributed to the worst Summer movie season in over ten years, in which the total summer gross failed to top $4 billion for the first time since 2006. August 2017 wrapped up as the worst August in twenty years with calendar grosses delivering a combined $657.7 million from 225 movies, 35.5% behind last year's gross and failing to top $700 million for the first time since 2000. Thanks to the continued performance of Annabelle: Creation, which just topped $100 million domestically yesterday, the month did deliver a $100+ million earner, a feat that looked as if it might not happen not too long ago. Annabelle also »
- Brad Brevet <email@example.com>
Gal Gadot In Talks To Join Bradley Cooper In MGM’s ‘Deeper’
Exclusive: Gal Gadot is in early talks to join Bradley Cooper in Deeper, the MGM pic that Max Landis scripted and White God helmer Kornel Mundruczo will direct. In the drama, a disgraced astronaut embarks on a mission to reach the bottom of a newly discovered oceanic trench, theorized to be the lowest point on planet Earth. He encounters an increasing level of danger, and soon finds himself in a psychological (and physical) fight against mysterious forces. Landis is… »
Linda Hamilton to Return to ‘Terminator’ Franchise
Arnold Schwarzenegger is also on board to reprise the role of the cyborg he made famous more then 30 years ago. The sequel will be produced by Skydance and series creator James Cameron. The upcoming film will mark the first time that O’Connor, Schwarzenegger, and Cameron will be working together on the franchise since the 1991 smash “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.”
- Justin Kroll
‘Game of Thrones’: Fifth Prequel Series in Development at HBO
A fifth “Game of Thrones” prequel series is officially in the works at HBO, Variety has confirmed.
Bryan Cogman, who has worked on “Game of Thrones” since Season 1, has been tapped to pen a potential fifth prequel project for the network. It was previously known that four prequels were in development, though George R.R. Martin said that a fifth was also in the works. When Martin first spoke of the fifth writer being recruited in May, he said that apart from himself and “Thrones” experts Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson, “I don’t know anyone who knows and loves Westeros as well as he does.”
Cogman has worked on the show in various capacities over the years, most recently as a writer and co-executive producer. Among the episodes Cogman has written for the series are “Stormborn,” the second episode of Season 7, and “The Broken Man, the seventh episode of Season 6 which introduced the character of Lyanna Mormont »
- Joe Otterson
Jake Lamotta Dead, Real-Life 'Raging Bull' Boxer 'Fought Til the End'
Boxing legend Jake Lamotta -- the champ who was played by Robert De Niro in the movie "Raging Bull" -- died Tuesday, TMZ has learned. He was 95. Jake's wife tells TMZ, Jake died in a nursing home due to complications from pneumonia. Another family member tells TMZ, Jake's condition deteriorated in the last few weeks. He was put on a feeding tube, which he kept pulling out. His condition worsened considerably in the last »
- TMZ Staff
Bernie Casey, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ Star and Former NFL Player, Dies at 78
Lambda Lambda Lambda has lost its leader. Bernie Casey, who played national Tri Lams fraternity head U.N. Jefferson in the 1984 comedy “Revenge of the Nerds” and its sequels, died Tuesday, his representative told TheWrap. Casey was 78. Casey died peacefully surrounded by loved ones following a brief illness, his representative said. Born in Wyco, West Virginia, in 1939, Casey was an athlete before entering the acting world, first in track and field for Bowling Green State University and later as a professional football player for the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams. Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2017 (Photos) A. »
- Tim Kenneally
Colbert: Trump’s Non-Existent Country ‘Nambia’ Will Soon Have Better Health Care Than Us (Video)
During the opening monologue on tonight’s episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the host added his voice to the online dogpile Donald Trump sparked after he invented a fictional African country while speaking to actual African leaders. On Wednesday morning, during a speech given at a luncheon for African Leaders, Trump made reference to “Nambia,” a country whose health care system he said “is increasingly self-sufficient.” Suffice to say, no such country exists (Trump was likely trying, and failing, to pronounce the name of Namibia). “Now there is no such country as Nambia,” Colbert said at the top of. »
- Ross A. Lincoln
The Good Place Creator Michael Schur on Season Two, Food Puns, and Why You Shouldn’t Expect Another Finale Twist
“It’s not a double switchback reversal where we pull the rug out from under you again.” »
- Jen Chaney
The Good Place Season-Premiere Recap: Starting Over (and Over)
“Everything Is Great!” is a fiendishly clever way to blow everything up. »
- Noel Murray
‘America’s Got Talent’ 2017 finale results recap: Did Darci Lynne Farmer, Angelica Hale or Mandy Harvey win? [Updating Live]
After a summer of Golden Buzzers, child singers and shocking eliminations, “America’s Got Talent” 2017 held its season finale at the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, September 20. The Top 10 Finalists performed on Tuesday during the Finals episode, with “Agt” viewers voting overnight for their favorites in anticipation of Wednesday’s live finale results episode. Who […] »
- Marcus James Dixon
Bernie Casey, Football Player and Revenge of the Nerds Actor, Dead at 78
- Tolly Wright
You’re the Worst Recap: The Pickup Artist
Becca and Vernon should really get a divorce. »
- Jessica Goldstein
Film Review: ‘Thirst Street’
Nathan Silver has an eye for a great face — a beautiful one, marked and matured and made extraordinary by feeling — that you don’t typically see at the center of a movie. Actress Lindsay Burdge has one of those. It’s her fine-lined, progressively devastated visage, often held in close-up that’s both adoring and unforgiving, that carries us through the stressful emotional machinations of “Thirst Street,” Silver’s most excitingly stylized microbudget indie to date. Taking a leaf (or several, in enticing sherbet shades) from Fassbinder and the arch experimentalism of 1970s psychodrama, with a dusting of the same decade’s Eurotica, this compact but internally unruly tragicomedy centers on a grief-stricken young flight attendant driven to obsessive madness by an over-extended one-night stand in Paris — tracking her as intimately and relentlessly as she does her callous male quarry.
“Thirst Street” isn’t exactly kind to its protagonist, whose extreme self-debasement for the sake of an »
- Guy Lodge
Batman and Turner Classics Teaming Up
Turner Classic Movies, the cable net devoted to classic movies, is branching into comics by expanding its Noir Alley franchise, which is built around hard-boiled features.
TCM is partnering with DC Entertainment for a free comic book called Batman in Noir Alley, which will feature both the DC superhero and TCM’s Noir Alley host Eddie Muller. The comic follows Batman and Muller on the trail to solve a case after the famed Moroccan Raptor goes missing from the Gotham City Museum. Written by Stuart Moore with cover art by Dan Panosian, the comic is available in select comic-book stores nationwide starting »
- Gregg Kilday
Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler Team for Netflix Comedy Series
Orange is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne, actress-producer Amy Poehler and writer-director Leslye Headland (Bachelorette, Sleeping With Other People) are teaming for an as-yet-untitled comedy series for Netflix.
The series is co-created and executive produced by Lyonne, Poehler and Headland. It stars Lyonne, who plays main character Nadia. The show follows Nadia "on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York," according to a statement.
‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 12 Finale Crowns a Winner
(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Wednesday’s finale of “America’s Got Talent“) “America’s Got Talent” has crowned a winner: 13-year old Darci Lynne Farmer, the singing ventriloquist from Oklahoma City. 10-year-old Atlanta-based singer Angelica Hale is runner-up. The show wrapped up yet another wildly popular run on Wednesday as it crowned its latest winner during the Season 12 finale. The 10 remaining acts performed for the final time during the first part of the NBC variety show’s finale on Tuesday. Also Read: 'America's Got Talent' Finale: Darci Lynne Farmer Dishes on the »
- Ryan Gajewski
Fall 2017 Movie Schedule
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- Jacob Bryant
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