New Details and Casting Revealed For David Fincher’s MINDHUNTER Series

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Late last year, we learned that David Fincher and Charlize Theron were teaming up for a Netflix series called Mindhunter. Fincher has cast Holt McCallany (Lights Out) in the lead role; the actor previously worked with Fincher on films such as Alien 3 and Fight Club.

Mindhunter is based on the 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by former special agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. It offers the behind the scenes story of some of Douglas’ highest-profile cases, which includes the man who hunted prostitutes in Alaska, a child murderer in Atlanta, and Seattle’s Green River killer.

According to Deadline, the series will be set in 1979, and that “centers on the inquisitive and skilled FBI Agent Bill Tench (McCallany). Along with fellow serial killer investigator in the behavioral science unit, FBI agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), Tench interviews serial killers to help them solve current murders.” The series will also co-star former Fringe actress Anna Torv, who plays a psychologist. 

This is a perfect project for Fincher to latch onto and I’m looking forward to seeing how it all comes together. Here’s the description of the book: 

He has hunted some of the most notorious and sadistic criminals of our time: The Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta Child murderer. He has confronted, interviewed and researched dozens of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Richard Speck, John Wayne Gacy, and James Earl Ray – for a landmark study to understand their motives. To get inside their minds. He is Special Agent John Douglas, the model for law enforcement legend Jack Crawford in Thomas Harris’s thrillers Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs, and the man who ushered in a new age in behavioral science and criminal profiling. Recently retired after twenty-five years of service, John Douglas can finally tell his unique and compelling story.

McCallany will next be seen in Jack Reacher 2Clint Eastwood’s Sully, and Monster Trucks with Rob Lowe and Lucas Till.

Stunning Female Aquaman Cosplay

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I was blown away when I came across this female Aquaman cosplay. I’ve never seen this superhero cosplayed as a woman before, and cosplayer Raquel Sparrow brilliantly pulls it off better than any male cosplayer. The photos that you see here were taken by Daryl Lynch. Make sure to check out the full collection of photos below!

Here's a full length shot by @snaphappyian ❤️? I'm thinking of adding Aquaman's shots to my print store! The money will be donated to a sea life preservation organisation :) I know of a few, give me some ideas too guys! #Aquaman#Cosplay#DawnOfJustice#BatmanvsSuperman#DCComics#Comictoonsbabe#Nerdydozen

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When someone tells you to go get another fork cause there's cake for dessert ??Photo by @snaphappyian #Aquaman#Cosplay#Comictoonsbabe#Nerdydozen#JusticeLeague#BatmanvsSuperman#DawnOfJustice#Nikon

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Here's my genberbend @prideofgypsies #Aquaman! I had the most incredible experience at this stunning beach! Can't wait to wear this #cosplay at Supanova :) Photo by @snaphappyian | Assistance by @daryllynchphotography | @benwarden (thanks for the tattoos ❤️❤️) #DawnOfJustice#BatmanvsSuperman#Comictoonsbabe#Nerdydozen#DC

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Had the most incredible shoot today! Stay tuned for photos ?? #Aquaman#Cosplay#Comictoonsbabe#Nerdydozen

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Unite the Sevens | by @daryllynchphotography #DawnOfJustice#BatmanvsSuperman#Aquaman#DC#Cosplay#Comictoonsbabe#Nerdydozen

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Geena Davis is Returning to The Small Screen in THE EXORCIST

In the ever-evolving television world, the need for a big star for a new television show seems like a must. It appears that the TV version of The Exorcist has found their big name — sort of.

According to Deadline, Academy Award-winning Geena Davis has signed on to star in Fox’s pilot of The Exorcist. The show will be written by Jeremy Slater, and it's being called a “modern reinvention of the book." Here is rundown of Davis' character:

Davis will play Angela Rance. Naturally beautiful, regal and proud but weighed down by stress, Angela does everything she can to stay positive and keep her faith even though her family is currently struggling. She can’t help but think, however, if perhaps her nightmares about a demon are a sign of what’s wrong.

In this version, we are getting a whole new set of priests, played by Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels. We are also getting a new family for them to deal with. 

I am a fan of the original movie, so I am mildly interested to see what they are going to do with this show. I am sure that shows like American Horror Story have paved the way for a show like this and I am sure they are going to try to push the boundaries just like AHS

Do you think we need another show in that genre? I am not sure that we do.  

We Need an Adult Version of This Batmobile Suitcase

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This Batmobile suitcase is one of the coolest suitcases I’ve ever seen. As you can see, it’s based on the design from the upcoming film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There are a few problems with it, though. First and foremost, it’s only for kids and there needs to be an adult-sized version of it. The suitcase is pretty small and unfortunately it doesn’t hold much. I guess functionality doesn’t really matter when you’re walking through the airport and everyone is envying your kid's badass suitcase...if the airport even allows it through security. After all, the suitcase comes complete with a miniature set of machine guns on the front. 

The suitcase comes from Toy People, and if you want one, you’ll have to drop $100. If you’re all about the cool factor, then it’s definitely worth it. If you want something that actually manages to fit more than a pair of Batman pajamas and a water bottle, you might not want to drop that kind of cash on this thing.

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Watch: This Cheesy Song is The Way To Perfectly End Every Movie

Even if you think you've never heard Dire Straits' 1985 song "Walk of Life," I can almost guarantee you'll recognize it when that opening synthesizer riff comes alive. It's a brilliant representation of a specific kind of '80s music that sounded 100% earnest and genuine at the time of its release, but has since aged into a perfectly cheesy relic of the era. It also happens to be the perfect closing song for every single movie.

That's the theory behind the Walk of Life Project, a passion project for writer and editor Peter Salomone that edits the song over the closing credits of movies ranging from Casablanca to The Dark Knight Rises. Your mileage may vary, of course, but I found this to be one of those things that is pretty funny at first, actually loses its humor after a while, but then comes full swing all the way around to being hilarious.

For many more, including Halloween, Jurassic Park, North By Northwest, and more, check out the full site.

The 5Cast: Top 5 Spin-Off Movies

Cloverfield got a spin-off movie, so why not The 5Cast? Until then, we'll have to be content with an episode dedicated to Top 5 spin-off movies!

For more episodes of The 5Cast Podcast on GeekTyrant, click here, and click here for our entire back catalog of episodes. Be sure to e-mail us at 5castpodcast@gmail.com with your feedback and suggestions for future Top 5 lists we should discuss.

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Video: Paintings Side By Side With The Film Shots They Inspired

I really need to step up my art knowledge, because this supercut from Vugar Efendi has definitively proven to me that I'm missing out on all sorts of references to paintings in movies. It's almost shocking how blatant some of these homages are, while others seem like a bit more of a stretch. Still, it's cool to see how directors manage to fit references to art that inspired them into films like this.

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WTF: Now Tim Burton Says BEETLEJUICE 2 Isn’t in Development

Earlier this morning, we wrote about how director Tim Burton told a site called ShowbizSpy that the long-brewing Beetlejuice 2 "is a go and has been approved by the Warner Bros. team," seemingly taking fans one step closer to seeing a sequel to the 1988 comedy. But now Burton's rep is claiming that the filmmaker never gave a statement to ShowbizSpy, and not only that, but that the film is not even in development.

The Independent reached out to Burton's rep and came back with this:

"It turns out those eagerly anticipating a Beetlejuice sequel are having to wait a while longer; we received word from Tim Burton's spokesperson who said the following: "I rep Tim Burton and wanted to let you know that Tim did not provide a statement to confirm Beetlejuice 2 as the movie is not in development. Tim’s focus is entirely on Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and developing Dumbo."

Is it possible that Burton's rep misspoke when they said that the sequel wasn't in development? Sure, but it seems like a representative for a filmmaker would have learned to be pretty specific when it comes to language and industry terms when releasing statements on his behalf. The thing is, we know that the film actually is — or, at least, was — in active development, because writers have been hired to write the screenplay, and Burton, Michael Keaton, and Winona Ryder have all openly talked about making the movie at one point or another. Has the whole project been scrapped altogether?

ShowbizSpy has updated their initial report from this morning to look like this:

[UPDATE] – A rep has gotten in contact with us and stated “Tim Burton did not confirm Beetlejuice 2 as the movie is not in development. Tim’s focus is entirely on Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children set for a September 30 2016 release and developing Dumbo“. That is all fine and we complied with the reps request to post their comment, however we did not say it was in development. We would also like to note that Warner Bros. hired writers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith to work on a sequel, and over the past year, both Ryder and Keaton have confirmed their participation according to Variety. So, it would seem there is something fishy going on here.

So...did they just make up that quote out of thin air? Possible. Also possible: Burton rescinded it, or maybe he spoke out of turn, or pissed someone off at Warner Bros. who wanted to contain this for some bureaucratic reason. Either way, it sounds like the movie that fans were so eager to see go into production is actually still far from the starting line.

Here's the weird part about all of this: I actually think it's good news that a sequel isn't in the works, because the original works fine by itself and the idea of resurrecting a movie or TV show years after its prime has had extremely mixed results recently. I haven't read the script, but I can't imagine there's any reason Beetlejuice 2 needs to exist other than to capitalize on the name recognition; I find it hard to believe there are going to be any themes or ideas in it that Burton couldn't explore in a different movie.

What do you think? Is Beetlejuice 2 really dead in the water, or do you think we'll eventually see it on the big screen one day?

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