Denis Villeneuve Says DUNE Adaptation Will Be “STAR WARS For Adults”

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If you weren't already excited for Denis Villeneuve's take on Dune, you should be.  The director recently spoke to Fandom about his adaptation, and said he wants to make it the Star Wars film he never saw: 

Most of the main ideas of Star Wars are coming from Dune so it’s going to be a challenge to [tackle] this.The ambition is to do the Star Wars movie I never saw. In a way, it’s Star Wars for adults. We’ll see.

With that kind of ambition, Villeneuve can hopefully top the effort of David Lynch's adaptation, which was a critical and commercial failure. Despite that, the film still has its fans today, probably because that scene of Patrick Stewart playing the sitar is so rad:

As far as how he Villeneuve will look to tackle the franchise, the director shared his vision is to start with the first book, and then remain with the franchise for a couple films if it's successful:

“I could be involved with one or two movies if it happens. That’s the thing. Today you’re asking me this question about a project that doesn’t exist yet. I’m used to talking about projects when they’re shot, finished, I’m in the editing room, I’m about to release the movie. Then you talk about something real. Right now, I might in three weeks or two months learn that nobody agrees on a screenplay, it will be with someone else. It can happen. And when the movie will be made? It’s all theory right now."

I think Villeneuve is the right man for the job to bring Dune back to life, although I'm not sure how you can make an "adult Star Wars," beyond adding boobs. What are your thoughts on Villeneuve's goal, and do you think he can pull it off? Is the world ready for more Dune? 

Disney Hires a Screenwriter For Ice Cube’s Remake of The Musical OLIVER!

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Disney is moving forward with the development of a remake of the classic musical Oliver! which as you know, is based on Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist. The project was announced last year and it has also got a solid team of talent on board to bring it to life.

According to Deadline, the script for the film will be written by Danny Strong (The Hunger Games, The Butler). The director of Broadway's Hamilton, Thomas Kail, is set to helm the movie. Then there's the music, which will be handled by Marc Platt, who worked on La La Land. Oh, and I should probably mention that Ice Cube is producing and he's taking on the of the villainous Fagin.

I know you all know the story, but just in case you've been living under a rock since you've been born, the story follows the journey of an orphan boy who escapes the harsh conditions of a workhouse and ends up joining up with a group of young thieves led by Fagin. This time, the music will include a cross-genre soundtrack that will include hip-hop. I guess that should be a surprise with Ice Cube on board. 

I actually really like the original 1968 film, which won five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. It'll be interesting to see how this updated remake of the film turns out, especially with the hip-hop flair. 

Nintendo Labo Is The New Way To Play With Your Switch

In an announcement yesterday, Nintendo has unveiled a new way for players to interact with their Nintendo Switch system. The company teased that this new announcement will be directed mainly for kids and adults who are kids at heart. True to their word, the Nintendo Labo was revealed. The new invention by Nintendo allows players to insert their Switch consoles into pieces of cardboard that can be turned into fun items like robots, fishing rods, and pianos. Nintendo described the Labo as: 

“Nintendo Labo combines the magic of Nintendo Switch with the fun of DIY creations,” said Nintendo through the Labo website. The Labo is a piece of cardboard that can be used to build items mentioned earlier, and then players will have to insert their Nintendo Switch to power it up. From there, you’ll be able to play numerous games depending on the creation you made. 

Nintendo Labo will be available on April 20 and as of today, there are two sets available. The Variety Kit, which will cost $70, that will include “two Toy-Con RC Cars, a Toy-Con Fishing Rod, a Toy-Con House, a Toy-Con Motorbike, and a Toy-Con Piano.” You can check out the detailed descriptions of those here

On the other hand, the Robot Kit, which is slightly more expensive at $80, will allow players to create their own interactive robot suit, complete with a visor, backpack, and straps for your hands and feet. The latter will be worn by the player to gain control of the in-game robot. Check out more details of the Robot Kit here

Although the Labo is far off from our predictions earlier, it is still a fun way for kids to play with their Switch. To be honest, I was a bit disappointed with the announcement, due to the fact that I may be desperate for a Virtual Console to be released on the Switch. Nevertheless, I believe Nintendo Labo is definitely going to be a hit with kids and kids at heart. Besides, I was really impressed that Nintendo made the Labo with cardboard rather than the standard plastic, that definitely makes it quirkier and more friendly to the environment, so kudos to Nintendo. 

What do you think of the Nintendo Labo? Is it something you’ll pick up once it’s released? 

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Samuel L. Jackson Says Nick Fury Will Have “Another Guy’s Face” in CAPTAIN MARVEL… What!?

We know that Nick Fury is going to play a decent sized role in Captain Marvel. The movie is set in the 90s and he will be fighting alongside Carol Danvers as they find themselves in the middle of a war with the Skrull alien race.

With the film being set in the 90s, I've been wondering how they will handle Nick Fury's age. Would they cast a younger actor? Would they digitally make Samuel L. Jackson look younger? Well, in a recent interview with AV Club, Samuel L. Jackson offered some interesting information about Nick Fury, and I'm not quite sure what to make of it. He says that he'll have another guys face! Here's the quote:

"We’re going back now, and I meet Captain Marvel in more of an origin story. You’ll see Nick Fury with another guy’s face, somebody that’s got two eyes, so that’s a whole big deal. You’ll see. It’s prior to the eye injury, no eye patch." 

Another face? What the hell does that mean!? Will he use some kind of technology to change his appearance like he has in the comics? Does it just mean that he'll have two eyes? I don't know, but saying that Nick Fury will have another guys face is certainly an intriguing comment. He goes on to talk about how having two eyes will make it easier for him to learn his lines:

"It’ll be easier to learn my lines. It’s one of those weird kind of things. The first day I shot as Nick Fury with one eye, I couldn’t remember my lines. I was tired since we were coming from somewhere, so I thought it was fatigue. Then I realized I had learned my lines with two eyes. So, I had to start blocking my eye to learn my lines. It’s a stupid kind of thing, but it totally worked." 

I think the most likely scenario for the whole " another guy's face" thing is that Jackson will be made to look over 20 years younger, but we'll just have to wait and see. What do you think he meant with his comment? 

Brie Larson will play Captain Marvel whose alter ego is Air Force pilot Carol Danvers whose DNA is fused with that of an alien resulting in her superpowers. Ben Mendelsohn will play the main villain in the film, and Law is set to play the lead male role.

Captain Marvel is slated to be released on March 8th, 2019.

The STAR WARS REBELS Series Finale Trailer Has Landed! There Are Only 6 More Episode Left!

There are only six episodes left of Star Wars Rebels! The series is coming to an end and today we have a trailer for the series finale. This show has been an awesomely well-made wild ride and I can't wait to see how it all comes to an end. 

This is a very exciting and action-packed trailer that fans are going to flip over! One of the coolest things about it is that it features Emperor Palpatine making his debut in the series! Ian McDermid, who played the character in The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and all three prequel films, also returns to provide the voice of the character!

Disney XD has announced that the final six-episodes will roll out over three consecutive Mondays. The beginning of the end starts on February 19th at 9pm. It's going to be sad to see the series end, but it looks like it's going to end on a high note!

The Emmy-nominated series that blasted off in 2014 is ending as Disney’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi continues its billion-dollar assault on Planet Earth. Disney XD will air back-to-back 30-minute episodes on February 19 and 26, culminating with another new half-hour and the 90-minute series finale on March 5. All of the new episodes will be available on VOD and digital platforms the day after their TV airings.

The series also stars Freddie Prinze Jr, Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray, Dee Bradley Baker, David Oyelowo, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Lars Mikkelsen and Warwick Davis.

Ian McShane Offers New Details on Hellboy’s Relationship With Broom in New Film

The new theatrical incarnation of Hellboy, starring David Harbour is going to be a lot different from what fans have become accustomed to with Guillermo Del Toro and Ron Perlman's initial films. The new one is set to have a hard-R rating and will be jam-packed full of witches and demons. But we're now learning that the changes don't stop there.

Actor Ian McShane was cast in the reboot as Hellboy's adopted father, Professor Broom. McShane recently spoke with Fandom and revealed that Broom and Hellboy will have a much different relationship than in the previous films, and a lot of that comes from where the movie chooses to begin their story.

“You don’t start with the birth of Hellboy… but the relationship between [Hellboy and Broom] is quite crusty. Does he trust his father? [Hellboy asks], ‘Why didn’t you kill me? I’m a monster.’ It’s a little bit of a psychological battle against Hellboy.
"There’s one important moment in [the film] when [Hellboy] sort of thinks he’s fighting his own people, the outsiders. So, he’s being used by the insiders, which is me, if you like.”

Even though the relationship between the two might go in a different direction, McShane says he will take a similar approach to the role as the late John Hurt did in the previous films.

“I’m sort of playing this part as a slight homage to John [Hurt]. I mean, I’m not playing it like him, obviously… but the relationship [with Hellboy] is very much the same.”

The Neil Marshall directed film will be released on January 11th, 2019.

The Original HALLOWEEN 6 Script Featured Virtual Reality And A Homeless Michael Myers

Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers is not a horror film a lot of people like, but it always could've been much worse. It also could've been better, but that ultimately depends on how you feel about the alternate script for Halloween 6 written by Phil Rosenberg, which was only uncovered recently when a fan purchased it on eBay. According to Comicbook, the script contains a homeless Michael Myers, a virtual reality Ouija board, and somehow, more disappointment than the original Halloween 6.

In "Halloween:666" Michael Myers is homeless and living on the streets, unmasked. That's not too much of a problem, considering no one knows what he actually looks like, and the town of Haddonfield, Illinois is still recovering from the havoc the killer has brought upon their town in the past two films. 

Here's where it gets ridiculous. Remember Paul Rudd's character? He has a virtual reality ouija board that allows him to explore the past of the Myers family and learn the secrets of Michael's origin. I'm not sure why a normal ouija board wouldn't suffice for this task, but that's a question you can ask about 90% of VR software, so I'll allow it. 

Oh, by the way, this film wouldn't follow Jaimie Lloyd, but instead reporter Dana Childress who discovers she's ALSO a long-lost sister of Michael Myers! What a coincidence right?!

That's just the outline, so if you're looking to dive into this script full force, and maybe recreate a scene or two for the world to enjoy, check out the full script right here. It's a bad script, sure, but is it really worse than what we ended up getting?

The BAD BOYS Show Just Got A Pilot Order At NBC, Gabrielle Union Set To Star

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Bad Boys has spawned sequels, a chart-topping Nelly song, and now a television series as NBC just gave a pilot order to its Gabrielle Union-led spinoff. Deadline reported the series is still untitled, but given the fact that it will center around Union's character from the film Agent Syd Burnett, it probably won't be called Bad Boys. 

The series will follow the sister of Martin Lawrence's Marcus Burnett to L.A. as Syd is now an LAPD detective. The potential series is penned by two writers/producers for The BlacklistBrandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier, which is good news for anyone who likes the currently running NBC drama. 

The scenery shift from Miami to L.A. is a bit disappointing, although necessary as the series won't have to address the obvious reason as to why Burnett and Lowery aren't along for the ride. The series will mark NBC's fourth drama pilot order, so it'll have some competition when the network starts handing out series orders. Would you like to see this series get an order? Do you think it will succeed? 

A New FABLE Game Is Reportedly In Development

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In the past few days, Eurogamer has reported that Microsoft gave the go-signal to revive and begin the development of a new Fable game. According to the reports, Microsoft has asked Playground, the developer of the Forza Horizon series, to take the helm with the development of Fable since the original team behind the game, Lionhead Studios, has closed its doors and disbanded back in 2016. Playground has reportedly assigned 200 people to work on the project out of its new offices in the UK. 

A word of warning though, before fans you start counting down the days before the game’s release, note that this is still pure speculation, and no official announcement has been made thus far. In fact, in a statement released by Microsoft to some media outlets, they said that “Microsoft does not comment on rumor or speculation.” Although the company neither confirmed nor rejected the idea, let’s not keep our hopes up until an official announcement has been made. 

The rumored Fable game is reportedly going to be an open-world action role-playing game, but even if Playground is really doing this, don’t expect for a release anytime soon. Reports indicate that the game is still in its infancy, and the team at Playground is just starting to assemble a team that will be working on this game. 

In an interview with Eurogamer, Fable co-creator Simon Carter mentioned that, “I have slightly mixed feelings”, he said. “On the one hand it’s great for the UK games industry, and very pleasing that Fable isn’t dead, on the other hand, it is a little curious to get rid of the team that is uniquely expert in making Fable, and then try to make Fable.

If these recent reports are true, it is definitely interesting to see how Playground will approach the development of Fable. Will they make the game familiar by continuing on what previous games in the series did in the past? Or will Playground take a different path and innovate Fable in a new way? Only time will tell. 

What do you think about this rumor? Will Fable be successfully revived with Playground on its helm? Or should they just reassemble the original team behind the game? Share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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Red-Band Trailer For The Wild-Looking Series Reboot of HEATHERS Features First Look at Shannen Doherty

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Paramount has released the first full red-band trailer for their upcoming series reboot of the classic 1988 film Heathers. This is said to be a "pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day." It's definitely not the version of the film that you remember. This is a complete reimagining but it deals with the same issues, and it looks pretty wild.

The original film focused on Veronica (Winona Ryder) and her rebel boyfriend, J.D. (Christian Slater), dealing with the social order in high school. The update features a new set of popular-yet-evil Heathers. Only this time around the outcasts have become the high school royalty. this definitly makes for an interesting twist. 

Heather McNamara (originally played by Lisanne Falk) will be portrayed by Jasmine Mathews; Heather Duke (Shannen Doherty in the film) is a male who identifies as gender-queer whose real name is Heath (Brendan Scannell); and Heather Chandler (originally Kim Walker) has a body like Martha Dumptruck and will be played by Melanie Field. Newcomers James Scully and Grace Victoria Cox star as J.D. and Veronica, respectively.

Original Heathers star Shannen Doherty guest-stars in the pilot episode and you get your first look at her in this trailer that was released.

The report is said to "perfectly blends drama, love, rivalry, and comedy into a modern-day masterpiece." Watch the trailer for yourself below and tell us if this is a series that you'll be tuning in to watch.

Heathers premieres Wednesday, March 7th at 10 PM on Paramount Network.

Via: THR