Quentin Tarantino Wants Tom Cruise For His 1969 Manson Film

For some reason, I never really imagined Tom Cruise and Quentin Tarantino ever working together, but it looks like it might actually happen! According to Deadline, Tarantino has talked with Cruise about joining his upcoming 1969 film that will include the Manson family murders as the backdrop, but not the main story.

Tom Cruise is up for one of two of the male leads. Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio are also up for roles in the film but it's not clear if any of them are up for the same role. We might see two of them in the film, we might see all three, or we might not see any of them! We'll just have to wait and see. 

I would actually love to see Cruise work with Tarantino! There's no doubt that Tarantino would push him to give one of the best performances of his character. I'm a fan of Cruise! He's a solid actor that makes entertaining movies. I especially enjoyed him in his most recent film American Made. That's a character that had a lot of range. 

Harry Potter producer David Heyman will also be a main producer on the film, and it will be his first collaboration with Tarantino. They are currently on the hunt for a studio to team up with and apparently, the bidding war is heating up. The report says:

As for the studios, all the majors are in (Fox has been least aggressive, perhaps with all that is going on over there), and add to that list of Sony, Fox and Universal others knocking on the door like Annapurna and Lionsgate for a domestic deal that would require the international sales effort that went intoThe Hateful Eight. Also knocking are several pure equity financiers. The bidding is wide open right now, but a victor will be known before Thanksgiving, for sure, I’m told.

The story was initially rumored to be set in the late '60s-early 70s in Los Angeles and that it would follow the Manson family murders. The initial report described the film as centering "on Sharon Tate, the actress, and wife of director Roman Polanski who was murdered by Manson and his followers in 1969." Now we know that the film will be set in 1969 with the Manson Family murders happening in the background of the story. Tarantino is really hoping to get Margot Robbie in the role of Sharon Tate.

I'm sure everything is going to work for this movie and as a long-time fan of Tarantino and can't wait to see what exactly he's planning for this.

OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE is a Magical Holiday Adventure That Celebrates Traditions

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Disney Animation is releasing a new short film called Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. The film is set to play before Pixar’s upcoming film Coco.

I️ was invited out by Disney for an early screening of the short and if you are a fan of Disney’s Frozen, you are going to love this little Holiday adventure. 

The story is set after the events of Frozen as Anna and Elsa host the first holiday celebration for Arendelle since the gates reopened. After the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday traditions, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. 

Olaf feels bad that Anna and Else don’t have any holiday traditions of their own so he teams up with Sven to visit as many families as he can in the kingdom to collect all the best traditions to bring back to Anna and Elsa so they can all celebrate Christmas together with the best traditions. 

The movie was a lot of fun and it was filled with wonderful heart, soul, and humor. I️ loved the subject matter and concept of the story which revolves around holiday traditions. We all have our own traditions that we enjoy celebrated the holidays with, and this movie celebrates that. 

The movie brings back the original cast that includes Josh Gad as Olaf, Kristen Bell as Anna, and Idina Menzel as Elsa. There are also four new original songs that fans are going to love. The music is really good and there are a couple of songs that are sure to be a big hit. When talking about those songs at the press event, Gad said:

"We were like ‘have you heard what they did? They’re really good songs,” Gad said. “It’s hard cause you have such iconic music from the original, and especially ‘When We’re Together,’ I cannot shake that song. Good luck parents, because it’s going to play a lot in your household. It’s incredible music.”

When talking about his own holiday tradition Josh Gad told us at the press event:

“I think my favorite tradition is, Christmas Eve, I write a letter to my daughters, or actually, for the kids in the room, Santa Claus writes a letter to my daughters. I just oversee it. And sharing that tradition with them and having them wake up on Christmas morning and watching them open their presents from Mommy and Daddy and Santa Claus is my favorite thing, to see that pure joy of them opening those gifts and what awaits them is such a treasure.”

Even though this is a 21-minute short, you are getting an inedibly entertaining, high quality, and heartfelt film. Below you will find a trailer and clip to give you a little tease of what's in store!

Watch the videos and let us know what some of your favorite holiday traditions are. 

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will be appearing before all showings of Pixar’s Coco, which opens in theaters on November 22, 2017.

Two New TV Spots For STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Includes Some Exciting New Footage!

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"Darkness rises and light to meet it"

Lucasfilm has released two new TV spots for director Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi and they include a good amount of awesome new footage that you'll want to see! Unless you're trying to avoid watching any footage from the film. If that's the case, I commend you. But, at thew same time you're missing out on some really cool stuff! 

The spot features new shots of Rey, Finn, Poe, Leia, and more in action! There's no doubt these new promos will add some fuel to the fire of excitement for fans. 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.

Exciting New Details on The GALAXY QUEST TV Series Which Will Continue The Story of the Original Characters

Some exciting new information has surfaced regarding the Amazon's upcoming Galaxy Quest TV series. If you're a fan of the original movie, these new details are sure to get you even more excited for what is to come. 

During a recent interview with /Film, writer Paul Scheer opened up about the series confirming that it will indeed continue the story of the lovable characters from the movie. He also revealed that the series will involve two separate sets of characters whose adventures will come together as their stories play out in the series. He explains:

“Right now, I just handed in my first script to Amazon, so I’m in that zone. I’m excited about it. It’s a bigger idea that’s kind of morphed and changed a little bit. Not much. The thing I keep on saying about it, without giving too much away – because it’s going to be so long before people get to see it, I don’t want people to get too burnt out on me telling you what it’s about before it gets to that point – but for me, it was really important to do service to a Galaxy Quest story that gives you everything that you want and indoctrinates people who have never seen Galaxy Quest into what the fun of that world is. That Tropic Thunder, Galaxy Quest world. And also to continue the story of our original characters and have consequences from the first film.

So it is mixing two casts. It’s separate kind of adventures that kind of merge, and I’m looking at this first season not as episodic, but as a serialized story. So, the only way I’ve been looking at it is, using everything from the first movie and making the reasons for everything not just – I want to avoid anything that could be viewed as a reboot for reboot’s sake. There are real reasons behind these choices – maybe too much so.”

I love everything that he had to say there about the series and I can't wait to see the story of these characters play out. There's no word if the original cast of the movie will be involved, but I'm pretty sure that's what Amazon is going for. It will be so cool to see Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell, and Daryl Mitchell, reprise their roles. The late Alan Rickman will definitely be missed, but I'm sure they'll find a way to honor him.

Sheer goes on to talk about how the world of fandom has changed over the years and this series will address that as well. He explains: 

“And then the other jumping off point was, I love that in 1999, as a fan of Star Trek and going to these conventions since I was a kid: sci-fi, fantasy, those worlds have changed so drastically. I really wanted to capture the difference between the original cast of Star Trek and the J.J. Abrams cast of Star Trek. I think that, to me, is my entry point. Sci-fi heroes are rock stars now. If you look at Thor, in 1999 if that movie came out, it would not be received the way it is. People would not want to see a cosmic, galactic thing on that level. But now we’re accepting it. I think just by virtue of that switch in our environment, it’ll make the story feel a little bit more fresh.”

This makes me wonder if the new cast of characters in the series will be a part of the reboot of the Galaxy Quest series, and the original cast of the show will be dealing with that while on some kind of intergalactic adventure that both groups of characters get sucked into. 

For example, what if William Shatner took his crew on a mission to help some kind of alien race and got in some kind of trouble they needed help with. Then an alien comes to Earth to recruit Chris Pine and his crew to go rescue William Shatner. That could be a ton of fun! 

I have no idea if that's the direction that they will be taking the series, but it's a concept that could work! 

New LABYRINTH Comic Book Will Explore The Origin of The Goblin King

Jim Henson's classic 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth is getting a prequel story in the form of a comic book coming from Boom! Studios. That comic will explore the original of The Goblin King, who was played by David Bowie in the movie. Thanks to EW we have some art to share with you along with some information on the comic. They say:

In Henson’s film, the Jennifer Connelly-played teenager Sarah travels through the Labyrinth to save her baby brother Toby from the clutches of Jareth. In the comic series, the Goblin King recounts his beginnings to Toby, introducing readers to Jareth’s mother and father in 18th-century Venice.

I know it's not much to go off of, but I'm intrigued and curious to see how this comic turns out. The Jim Henson Company is involved with the development of the comic and Lisa Henson, the daughter of Jim, and CEO of the company says:

“It’s the backstory of how Jareth came to be in the Labyrinth himself. The Goblin King, he’s not a goblin, he’s human. Many people have asked, ‘Well, how did he get there?’ So, that’s something that we thought we would explore.”

The comic is being created by writer Simon Spurrier and artist Daniel Bayliss and when talking about it Spurrier explained:

“We’re sort of having our cake and eating it. The ‘Bowie form’ version of the character is very much present in our story. But there’s a huge amount of stuff about the people who loved him and he loved. What happened to them? How did this all shake out? How did he come to be who he is? I hope that by exercising both sides of that picture, as well as leaning into all the other amazing things that are fantastic about the Labyrinth as a concept, we should hopefully get our Bowie itch scratched while also enjoying the fantastical, surreal wonder of this world.”

You can see some cover art below created by Fiona Staples, Jill Thompson, and Bill Sienkiewicz. Issue #1 of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth will go on sale in February. I'll definitly be reading this!

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Intense New Trailer for WACO with Taylor Kitsch and Michael Shannon

This upcoming six-part series Waco being developed by Paramount Network looks really good. We've got an intense new trailer for you to watch today that gives us a better look at the series and the story that it will tell.

The series will tell the true story of the standoff between the FBI, ATF, and Texas state law enforcement and the Branch Davidians cult. The siege lasted 51 days and by the time it was over, 76 people were killed including the cult's leader David Koresh. The whole thing started when the group was suspected of weapons violations. When the ATF attempted to raid the ranch, all hell broke loose.

The series has a great cast that includes Taylor Kitsch (Lone Survivor, John Carter) in the role of David Koresh and he is joined by Michael Shannon, Taylor Kitsch, John Leguizamo, Andrea Riseborough, Rory Culkin, Melissa Benoist, Paul Sparks, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim, and Julia Garner.

In February, 1993, the eyes of the world converged on Mount Carmel, a small religious community located just outside Waco, TX. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) had just conducted a massive raid on David Koresh and his followers, known as the Branch Davidians. After what became the longest gun battle in U.S. law enforcement history, four ATF agents and six civilians were dead and dozens more were wounded. A 51-day standoff ensued, and the conflict ended after an FBI assault led to a fire that engulfed Mount Carmel, killing 76 men, women, and children.
What precipitated the ATF raid, and what transpired over the ensuing standoff, remains one of the most misunderstood stories in American history. Based on two biographies, A Place Called Waco, by Branch Davidian David Thibodeau, one of the nine survivors of the final fire on April 19, 1993, and Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator, written by the FBI’s Head of Crisis Negotiation Unit Gary Noesner, the six-part scripted series Waco will forever change the way the dramatic siege will be viewed. A quarter century after this seminal moment in American history, Paramount Network will chronicle this true story told from several perspectives of those who were intimately involved.

The series will premiere on January 24th, 2018 on Paramount Network. Check out the trailer below.

New Images of The Planet Crait From Disney Park’s STAR TOURS Ride

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Disney Parks has released two new photos from their upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi extension to the Star Tours ride. In the photo above you can see the Starspeeder racing through an epic battle taking place on the planet of Crait, which plays a big role in the upcoming film. The photo below features the fans enjoying the ride. 

This new addition to the ride opens up at Disneyland park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on November 17th! I think I may just have to make my way down to Disneyland to check it out over the holidays! Looks like it will be fun adventure!

When previously talking about the new planet, director Rian Johnson explained:

"It’s way out there. It’s very remote. It’s uncharted. It’s a mineral planet and so there are mines on it."

Johnson went on to say that there are some “beautiful design elements and I hope some really unique ones that we’re able to bring into it." As for the red dust that the speeders are kicking up, that's underneath a "white dusting of salt over this red, ruby-ish mineral base."

It was also revealed that Crait is the location of "an old rebel base there that’s now abandoned."

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.

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Rotten Tomatoes Won’t Reveal The Score of JUSTICE LEAGUE Until Opening Day

We already have an idea of what to expect from Justice League thanks to the initial reactions of the critics who have already seen the film. For those of you who are waiting to see what the score of the film will be on Rotten Tomatoes, you're going to have to wait. 

Rotten Tomatoes won't reveals the score of Justice League until opening day of the film. That might not be a very good sign. Warner Bros. does own a minority stake in Rotten Tomatoes, but maybe they are saving the big reveals for their new Facebook show that they launched called See It/Skip It.

They are using the show to critique movies before revealing the Rotten Tomatoes score at the end of each episode. Previously released episodes featured films such as Bad Moms Christmas, Thor: Ragnarok and Murder on the Orient Express. According to THR:

If a Tomatometer rating is good, Hollywood studios may not be happy to see their movies being selected for the See It/Skip It reveal, since the score is a powerful marketing tool in and of itself. Conversely, if a score is rotten, the delay could prove a blessing.

Judging from the reactions I've seen so far for the film, I'd say that the movie will land somewhere in the 70% level of scoring. Which isn't too bad, but we'll just have to wait and see. It could be better, it could be worse. Where do you think Justice League will land on the Tomatometer? 

Do you think Rotten Tomatoes should be delaying the released of the score for certain movies? 

J.J. Abrams Adapts Jimmy Kimmel’s Childhood Comic THE TERRIFIC TEN into a Hilarious Short Film

When Jimmy Kimmel was a kid he created his own comic book called The Terrific Ten filled with crazy funny superhero characters. Well, J.J. Abrams took the comic, put together an all-star cast, and adapted it into a hilarious live-action short film/trailer.

The trailer was made in honor of Kimmel's 50th birthday and it features a character named Muscle Man, who saves the world against an evil villain named Mr. Bolt.

Ben Affleck stars as Muscle Man and Matt Damon plays the villainous Mr. Bolt. They are joined by an awesome cast of actors that include Billy Crudup as Color Kid, Zach Galifianakis as Super Duck, Shaquille O'Neal as Spire, Ty Burrell as Mirgiv, Will Arnett as Meinstrom, Jason Bateman as Bendolite, Jon Hamm as Lucky Lad, Cousin Sal as Super Sal and Jennifer Aniston as Laser Lass.

What's great about this is that Abrams didn't change up any of the dialogue so it's all the stuff that Kimmel wrote when he was a kid and it turns out to be super fun! Check it out!

New Photos of Dwayne Johnson in RAMPAGE and He Says It Will Be an Exhilarating Ride

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Thanks to USA Today we have two new photos featuring Dwayne Johnson in the feature film adaptation of Midway's classic monster arcade game Rampage. As you'd expect, Johnson looks like a complete badass ready to kick some monster ass. 

In the film, Johnson plays a heroic primatologist named Davis Okoye whose best friend happens to be a 7-foot-tall, 500-pound rare albino silverback gorilla named George. When previously talking about the film, the actor said:

"I head up an anti poaching unit out of Rwanda. My best friend is a rare albino gorilla named, George. Very bad people infect George, an alligator and a wolf with a serum. All three animals grow at an unprecedented rate. Their size, speed, agility and violent aggression is off the charts. They go on a deadly rampage and want to destroy the world. George not happy. Me not happy. When animals like you, they lick you. When they don’t like you, they kill you. I will hunt down the bad people who did this to my best friend. And when I find them, I will not lick them."

The report goes on to offer some additional story details:

Davis notices George getting more sizable and consequently more uncontrollable, and as he tries to help, it soon becomes clear the gorilla’s not the only beast affected: By the end of the movie, Davis is trying to keep George, a 30-foot wolf named Ralph, and Lizzie, a crocodile the size of a football field, from wrecking Chicago while also attempting to save his friend. 

When comparing Rampage to the last film Johnson and director Brad Payton made together, San Andreas, Johnson says:

“You have to ratchet up the dial 10 times with Rampage. These monsters are relentless, and audiences are going to find that ride very exhilarating. As an actor in the movie, it’s fun and daunting. It’s 12- to 14-hour days of survival, and it’s not quiet survival either.”

I was a huge fan of this game when I was a kid. I played it in the arcade all the time and I'm kind of excited to see how this movie turns out. I hope it's good and I hope we get to see what the giant creatures look like! There's a trailer coming out this Thursday so stay tuned for that!

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