The Jim Henson Company Developing a KNIGHTS OF PANTERRA Series

I love The Jim Henson Company! They are best known for creating the films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. I think puppets are amazing and should be used more in good productions. Up in Canada, they are creating a live-action show based on Jeff Norton’s Dino Knights book series and The Jim Henson Company has partnered with Omnifilm Entertainment to make it happen.

The series will be called Knights of Panterra. Not going to lie, it makes me wish a little that I was in Canada. I know it’s set to be a kids’ series, but that doesn’t mean some of us wouldn’t enjoy it. Here’s a brief synopsis.

As evil descends on the small town of Brim, four ill-equipped teens facing impossible odds combine their unique skills to become freedom fighters and save their kingdom from ruthless invaders.

The Jim Henson company is also developing A Dark Crystal prequel series for Netflix called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It’s great to see that they are developing other projects and I’m excited to see what comes of this new Knights of Panterra series.

Source: THR

Stephen King Is A Fan Of Netflix’s THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE

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Netflix’s The Haunting Of Hill House has gotten a lot of attention from horror fans since its release, and it just got the stamp of approval from one of the modern masters of horror. Stephen King recently showed some love for the series on Twitter which, as you’ll read below, is kind of a big deal:

We all are well aware Stephen King has an ax to grind against adaptations that don’t follow books to a “t,” but apparently King made an exception for this series. Have you seen it yet? Do you think it’s as good as everyone is saying?

Check Out This Awesome Rare 1980 Documentary For THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK!

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There are a lot of old documentaries and behind-the-scenes “making of” videos from the 70s and 80s that have been made for George LucasStar Wars films. Most hardcore fans have seen many of them, but today we have a rare one to share with you that has said to have been lost and you don’t want to miss it!

The hour-long 1980 documentary puts the focus on the making of The Empire Strikes Back and it’s packed full of all kinds of awesome behind-the-scenes footage! It’s so cool to get a new in depth look at the development of the Star Wars film that so many fans love.

The doc also features some wonderful interviews with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. George Lucas isn’t around much, but listening to director Irvin Kershner and Gary Kurtz talk about the film is so cool. It’s interesting to hear Kershner talk about how the film is a not a sci-fi movie, and explain why it’s more of fairytale story.

It’s also funny to watch Hamill, Fisher, and Ford talk about the love triangle between Luke, Leia, and Han because they have no idea at the time that Luke and Leia are brother and sister! There’s so much great stuff packed into this doc and I enjoyed watching ever bit of it.

The doc was directed by Michel Parbot for Sygma Television and it comes to us from Adywan and was originally shared on Nerdist. Apparently, Adywan managed to get a DVD copy of the documentary that a man in France made after winning a reel copy of the film at an auction. This is the first time the doc has been seen since it first aired back in 1980.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching this doc. It completely made my day!

HELLBOY Reboot Director Neil Marshall to Helm a New Witch Horror Film Called THE RECKONING

MoviePass surprisingly isn’t dead yet and they are new producing horror film project called The Reckoning. According to Deadline, Neil Marshall (Hellboy, The Descent) has been hired to direct it.

I’ve enjoyed the films that Marshall has made over the course of his career and it’s great to see that he’s taking on another horror project. He actually co-wrote the script with Edward Evers-Swindell and Charlotte Kirk. Kirk (Ocean’s Eight) will also star in The Reckoning.

The Reckoning is described as a female-driven story, which is set “around the witch hunts and the great plague in England in 1665 and follows Evelyn Haverstock (Kirk), a young widow, haunted by the recent suicide of her husband Joseph, who is falsely accused of being a witch by her jealous Landlord, Squire Pendleton, after she rejects his unwanted advances.”

Sounds like it could be a great movie! I love the era and setting of the story. There’s such a dark and fascinating history there for the creative team to play with in this movie.

Production on the film will begin on January 15th in Wales.

First Impressive Look at an AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER Fan Film Featuring Yoshi Sudarso as Zuko

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I recently shared a tweet from Yoshi Sudarso that showed him with scarring eerily similar to Prince Zuko’s from Avatar: The Last Airbender. I had no idea what the heck was going on. Had he been cast in Netflix’s live-action adaptation? Was he working on a fan project? Did he just want to make a killer cosplay?

It turns out that it was the second idea. Sudarso seems to have teamed up with Re:Anime who specialize in making live-action adaptations of anime. It appears that they’re working on a live-action version of the fight between Azula and Zuko/Katara.

Yasmin Kassim will portray Katara, Nikki SooHoo will be Azula, and Sudarso will be Zuko. Josh Mabie is serving as director. A teaser is planned to drop at the end of the week, but in the mean time check out some pictures from Re:Anime’s Instagram feed!

CEO of Re:Anime, Nik Shaw, has mentioned that their intent with this short film is to prove to Netflix that they are the right production company for the job. What say you?

These amazing actors really brought the characters to life today. They did not only made me feel like I was watching zuko, katara, and Azula in real life. I felt apart of the world with them and didn't want it to be over. But sadly THAT'S A WRAP. Katara: @yasminjkassim Zuko: @yoshi_sudarso Azula:@nikkisoohoo Makeup : @kao_artandmakeup Costumes : @mariahwazhere Hair: @fancyjacks

Zuko and Azula mixtape dropping soon. It's 🔥🔥🔥 Costumes: @mariahwazhere Makeup: @kao_artandmakeup Hair: @fancyjacks . . . . #avatar #netflix #reanime #netflixanime #firenation #zuko #azula

"Come over, My parents aren't in the hut... " 😍😍 @yasminjkassim #katara #reanime #netflix #netflixanime #avatar #waterbending

"Just you and me brother.... Agni kai " - Azula #avatar #agnikai #firenation #azula #zuko #netflixavatar #netflix #cosplay #avatarcosplay

The cabbage is the real MVP here oh and also director @joshmabie for bringing this whole film to life with meeee @nikshawfilms #cabbageguy #mycabbages #avatar

The New Poster For DAREDEVIL Season 3 Let’s The Devil Out

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We’ve got a wicked cool new poster to share with you today for Daredevil Season 3! It shows Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) shading his classic red suit to embrace the darkness that lives within so that he can properly let the Devil out to take down Kingpin (Vincent D’Onofrio).

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During a previous interview Charlie Cox opened up about the costume that Matt Murdock wears in Season 3 and explains why the character abandons the red suit in favor of his stripped-down black suit.

“The thing with the costume has always been, for me, it sounds silly, but I really need to feel like, from a story point of view, it makes sense and it’s in keeping with the genre and the tone of the show.

“So the way we transitioned into the red costume at the end of season one, the thing that really sold it for me was the conversation Matt had with Father Lantom, where he says, ‘Sometimes it’s important for there to be a symbol to be feared by people.’ It keeps them in check, it allows them to remember why they behave in a moral way. That was the impetus for Matt to go and embrace this symbol, this iconic red suit.”

The actor added:

“It’s not explicit, but my understanding of it is clear. Matt, for various reasons, no longer feels like he is deserving of it. It’s almost like he’s lost that privilege. And also that he is, in some ways, outgrown what it stood for. There’s also another reason why he cannot, literally can not wear the suit.”

We know that Murdock is at the lowest of lows and in a very dark place when we catch up with him in Season 3, so it makes sense that he’s not feeling worthy of the red suit. The question is, will he put on the red suit again by the end of the season?

Missing for months, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) reemerges a broken man, putting into question his future as both vigilante Daredevil and lawyer Matthew Murdock. But when his archenemy Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) is released from prison, Matt must choose between hiding from the world or embracing his destiny as a hero.

The series also stars Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Joanne Whalley (Sister Maggie), Wilson Bethel (Benjamin Poindexter aka Bullseye) and Jay Ali (Rahul “Ray” Nadeem).

Daredevil Season 3 is set to premiere on Netflix on October 19th!

The First AVENGERS 4 Trailer Could Be Coming Sooner Than Expected

Update: An IMAX spokesperson contacted us and said that they have not received an Avengers 4 trailer for the DMR conversion process.

Original article follows:

Last week a possible description of the first trailer for Avengers 4 surfaced online. Now today there’s news that the first teaser trailer for the film may be coming sooner than we expected!

A new rumor indicates that Marvel Studios is currently in the process of converting the footage for the trailer into IMAX formats. This intel comes from a Twitter user who claims that the footage is going through DMR (Digital Media Remastering).

If this is the case, then there are people who have seen this trailer, which means there’s a chance that the description that surfaced last week could be legit. It also means that a trailer could be coming within weeks.

The guy who shared the news has a good track record with reports like this. He previously shared similar news for the previous Star Wars movies and then those trailers were released online just weeks later. So, with the Avengers 4 trailer currently going through the DMR process, there’s a good chance that we could be getting our first look at Avengers 4 sometime this month or next!

Now, Marvel could just be getting ahead of the game and just getting the teaser trailer ready for a later date. They could always just hold onto it in the meantime. The question is, what movie could the teaser trailer be attached to?

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grendelwald and Ralph Breaks The Internet are both coming out in November. Those are two of the biggest upcoming films. So maybe it’s one of those? I have no idea, but two things are certain… there’s a teaser trailer that’s ready to go for Avengers 4 and the fans can’t wait to see it!

Here are the tweets that were sent out:

Tom Holland Announces SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Has Wrapped Filming and Shares Photo

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Spider-Man: Far From Home has officially wrapped filming. The news comes from actor Tom Holland, who shared the news alongside a picture from the set:

THATS A WRAP #farfromhome

That’s all super exciting, but can we learn a little bit about what the film is about now? I know we have a bit of information floating around the web, but I want some concrete details already!

We do know that Peter Parker will be on summer vacation with his friends in Europe and that at some point he will be facing off with Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal). You can see some video footage from the set of Spider-Man facing off with Mysterio here. You can also read up on some additional rumored information regarding Far From Home here.

The movie also stars Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Michael Keaton, J.B. Smoove, Samuel L. Jackson, and Numan Acar.

Jon Watts is directing the film from a script written by Erik Sommers and Chris McKennaSpider-Man: Far From Home hits theaters July 5th, 2019.

Are you excited for this film, or more curious as to what’s going on with Spidey in Avengers 4?

Deep Learning A.I. Was Used to Insert Harrison Ford into SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

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When fans learned that a new younger actor was going to be cast in the role of Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story, there were a lot of moans and groans from the fans. I was one of them! I didn’t want to see another actor to play Han Solo! But, Alden Ehrenreich ended up landing the part and he did an awesome job! I really thought he was great as Han!

For those of you curious to see what the film might have looked like with a young Harrison Ford in the role, the YouTube channel derpfakes has a video that you’ve gotta check out. It’s a little weird to watch and it’s kinda creepy, but at the same time it’s pretty cool

The YouTube channel uses deep learning artificial intelligence that analyzes a large collection of photos of a given person, then creates a database of those images in multiple positions and poses. The technology then uses that database to intelligently perform an automatic face replacement on a source clip. The creator of the video says:

“Using footage and stills of a pre 1977 Harrison Ford, I tried to make the most convincing young Solo I could, with the peak (in my opinion) being the final scene.”

The results of the video are… well, take a look for yourself and tell us what you think!

New CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA Featurette Focuses on The World of Witches

Netflix has released a new featurette for their upcoming horror series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. I really hope that this show ends up being as good as it looks. I’m excited about this show! I love the dark horror setting and the fact that is heavily deals with the supernatural.

This new featurette puts a focus on the world of witches that the story revolves around. Specifically the half witch and half mortal character Sabrina Spellman and the heroic journey in the story. Check it out!

It's been explained that the series "traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft" and has been described as being in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist. You’ll see elements of those things in this new trailer. The series "finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit."

The story picks up on the verge of Sabrina's 16th birthday and with that comes an important decision. "Will she give up her human friends — and her adorable boyfriend, Harvey — to live life as a witch? Or will she turn her back on her powers in favor of the freedom that comes with humanity? Or can she somehow have it all?"

The show is based on the comic of the same name and stars Kiernan Shipka in the role of Sabrina, along with Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, and more.

The show comes from Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and it’s set to premiere on Netflix on October 26th with 10 episodes. Watch the trailer below!