20 items from 2017
If you didn’t know any better, you’d assume next month kicked off the summer. Between Logan, Beauty and the Beast, Kong: Skull Island and Ghost in the Shell, it’s filled with tons of blockbusters, and that’s without mentioning Power Rangers. Director Dean Israelite’s revamped reboot is a younger, slicker take on the corny children’s TV series, and this final trailer isn’t afraid to flaunt that.
The new one-minute teaser favors jokes as much as it does the goofy, larger-than-life action, and while it’s unclear if the final product will work, it looks like the filmmakers took a tongue-in-cheek approach here. What a relief. While screenwriter Max Landis is given a writing credit, his script was ultimately discarded – though you might think otherwise, with the film seemingly mimicking Chronicle just as much as it does Iron Man.
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- Will Ashton
Admittedly, Will Smith was always an odd choice for Tim Burton’s Dumbo remake. The A-list star isn’t necessarily known for his Disney movies, and he’s often quite particular with the films he does make – even if some of his recent choices, like last year’s Suicide Squad and Collateral Beauty, weren’t necessarily the most critically rewarding. Nevertheless, the actor was in talks to star in the studio’s live-action adaptation of their classic 1941 animated film, though the tides have now changed, as Smith is no longer involved, according to Deadline.
From what we’re hearing, the Hancock star reportedly backed out due to salary and scheduling concerns. Such is the life of those in Hollywood. With Sony hoping to bring Bad Boys for Life to fruition with Martin Lawrence involved and Joe Carnahan writing and directing, it seems Smith’s more interested in returning to one »
- Will Ashton
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The Rangers have been assembled and the supporting players cast, which means but one thing: it’s almost morphin’ time. With little over a month to go before Lionsgate’s live-action Power Rangers movie lights up the big screen, Empire has premiered a brand new poster for Dean Israelite’s blockbuster, one designed to separate friend from foe.
Evoking memories of the film’s very first one-sheet – “together we are more” – below you’ll find all five Rangers striking battle poses under the looming shadow of Rita Repulsa, the all-powerful alien megavillain to be played by Elizabeth Banks. It heralds the actress’ return to franchise filmmaking following a brief spell in The Hunger Games, another of Lionsgate’s tentpole series, and we’re excited to see how Banks bends the character of Rita to her will. »
- Michael Briers
Syfy has ordered up two more helpings of creepypasta, Variety has learned. Horror anthology “Channel Zero” will be making third and fourth installments for the NBCU net.
“Channel Zero” brings to the TV screen the online world of creepypasta — user-generated horror stories that can sometimes take on a real life of their own, as was the case with the “Slenderman” collection of stories and memes that inspired two tweens to stab their friend.
The first season of “Channel Zero,” “Candle Cove,” centered on Kris Straub’s story of one man’s obsessive recollection of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s. “No-End House,” the second six-hour installment, is set to premiere on Syfy in October 2017. It follows Brian Russell’s story of Margot (Amy Forsyth, “The Path”), a young woman who, along with her friends, visits the No-End House — a bizarre house of horrors consisting of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms.
- Oriana Schwindt
After witnessing the horrors of Candle Cove, viewers haven't even stepped into the No-End House yet, but Syfy and Universal Cable Productions have already renewed the anthology horror series Channel Zero for a third and fourth season, with Ucp also inking a deal with the series' executive producer Nick Antosca to create additional programming.
Each season of Channel Zero brings a creepypasta to life on screen, and while it's not yet known which creepypastas will be the focus of the show's third and fourth seasons, viewers can look forward to seeing the adaptation of Brian Russell's NoEnd House in season 2 of the series, premiering this October.
Antosca will continue to be the executive producer, showrunner, and writer for the third and fourth seasons of Channel Zero, with Max Landis also continuing to serve as executive producer. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for updates on the anthology series, and for more information, »
- Derek Anderson
Right ahead of the season 2 premiere of Channel Zero, Syfy decided to renew the show for a 3rd and 4th season. In addition, Nick Antosca has signed an overall deal with Channel Zero producer Universal Cable Productions. Under that pact, Antosca will develop and produce scripted programming with Ucp for the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment portfolio and for external networks and streaming services. Antosca also will return as executive producer, showrunner and writer for the two newly ordered installments of Channel Zero alongside executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle). What’s interesting about Channel Zero is that each is based on user-generated
Channel Zero Gets Renewed for 3rd and 4th Season by Syfy »
- Nat Berman
Power Rangers, a big-screen reboot of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise, hits U.S. theaters in late March and, surprise surprise, it looks as gloomy and self-serious as many other supposed-to-be-for-kids franchises these days. Just watch the trailer; it’s got a freakin’ Halsey cover of Johnny Cash playing under it, for Christ’s sake.
It wasn’t always supposed to be so. Screenwriter Max Landis hasn’t been silent about how much he believes in the draft he wrote, nor about how it seemed the powers-that-be just wanted him to recycle his breakout hit, Chronicle.
I wrote a silly, fun, goofy retro teen action adventure movie.
They fired me, and five or so writers later, it appears they made Chronicle.
— Max Landis (@Uptomyknees) October 9, 2016
Well, now we can judge just how silly, fun, goofy, and retro it is, because Landis’ draft has appeared online. And, according ...
- Randall Colburn
Hyperactive at the best of times, Martha (Anna Kendrick) has gone full-on manic since her latest breakup. She babbles, parties like a monster, cooks everything in sight – and is looking to do something terrible when she meets Francis (Sam Rockwell). To anyone else, Francis’ approach would come across as creepy, but Martha can’t help but be intrigued. They seem a perfect match: she’s bananas, he’s bananas… except he’s also a professional assassin.
However Francis is a hitman with a cause: he kills the people ordering the hits. Just as Martha begins to realize her new beau wasn’t joking when he said he had to step out for a moment to shoot someone, things start heating up for Francis. »
- Phil Wheat
In just a couple months, Power Rangers gets an all-new adaptation, marking the first time the property has hit movie theaters without bringing one of the TV series iterations to the big screen. This is essentially a big screen reboot of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers taking a whole new approach to the story of […]
- Ethan Anderton
In a little under two months, Lionsgate will release their much anticipated Power Rangers reboot. While fans took issue with the tone and overall mood of the first trailer, our second look at the film painted a much prettier picture and now, it’s safe to say that excitement is pretty high to see what the studio and director Dean Israelite have cooked up here.
For those who don’t know, Power Rangers was written by John Gatins, but if you cast your mind back to 2014, you might remember that originally, Chronicle scribe Max Landis was hired to pen the reboot. Unfortunately, Lionsgate decided not to go with his script and we never really got a chance to see what the writer dreamed up. Until now, that is.
A Reddit user managed to get a copy of Landis’ original draft – don’t ask us how – and posted it online for all to see. »
- Josh Wilding
“It’s six rooms. Each one is scarier than the last.” After traveling to Candle Cove in season 1 of Channel Zero, showrunner Nick Antosca and company will enter a new kind of haunted house in next season’s No-End House (based on Kris Straub’s creepypasta), and another cast member for the show has now been revealed.
According to Deadline, Aisha Dee (Sweet/Vicious, Chasing Life, Dead Gorgeous) plays a key role in Channel Zero: No-End House. Dee portrays Jules, the “stubbornly independent” best friend of Amy Forsyth’s character, Margot Sleator.
When Daily Dead and several other journalists spoke with Channel Zero showrunner Nick Antosca back in November, he had this to say about the second season, which will differ from Candle Cove in style:
“It’s very different stylistically. Candle Cove is an almost pastoral style. It’s very restrained. It’s very composed and there is »
- Derek Anderson
Capture Kill Release, 2016.
A couple buy a camera and film themselves planning to murder a random stranger for the sexual thrill, but things don’t quite go to plan when one of them takes a more active role in the killing.
Nearly twenty years ago The Blair Witch Project very much set the tone for found-footage movies: natural lighting, non-pro actors using their real names, it felt grounded and genuine, like we were actually watching these atrocities unfold for real before our very eyes. Somewhere along the line though, something got lost in translation, and now the sub-genre feels noticeably worn and really rather spent. It would surely take something much cheaper, and more basic in its ambitions to really revive it the way the original Blair Witch, did all those years back. »
- Ben Robins
Yesterday, Lionsgate released the second trailer (or first trailer, if you consider that first one a teaser) for their upcoming film, Saban’s Power Rangers. This is a movie that was highly questionable for both Power Rangers fans and mainstream moviegoers. Would they be able to make the whole idea of Power Rangers palatable for the current general audience? More importantly, would they be able to do it in a way that didn’t betray the tone and style of the source material?
The first teaser we got a few months back was definitely a good first step in the right direction. Admittedly, the more hardcore fans of the franchise likely felt a bit betrayed by it. As cool as it was, it didn’t necessarily feel like Power Rangers. Many outlets — us included — pretty much agreed that the film had taken a page out of Chronicle’s book (though, »
- Joseph Medina
In August, 1993, the live-action superhero children’s TV series “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” began airing on Fox Kids and introduced a generation of kids to the adventures of a special team of teenagers, aided by their mentor Zordon, who are tasked to save and protect the world. The original series produced two feature films and a host of video games, but 24 years after the original series first debuted, Lionsgate has a reboot and re-imagining of the original series set for release this year, starring Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks and a young cast of new Rangers. Watch the new trailer below.
Read More: ‘Power Rangers’ Trailer: Everyone’s Favorite Mighty Morphin Heroes Get A Dramatic Reboot
In the trailer, the five teenagers accidentally stumble upon their superhuman powers and are provided guidance by Cranston’s Zordon. Soon, they’re tasked to fight Rita Repulsa (Banks), an alien invader and enemy to the Rangers. »
- Vikram Murthi
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Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.
Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
The film stars Dacre Montgomery (A Few Less Men) as Jason the Red Ranger, Rj Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G (Empire) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, »
- Michelle McCue
Author: Jon Lyus
We are in the age of the cinematic reinvention of nostalgia soaked TV reboots. We have Baywatch coming out in a few months and today we have our first good look at director Dean Israelite’s Power Rangers reboot. A big screen re-imagining has been on the cards for a while. In early 2015 Detention director Joseph Kahn surprised us with a realistic, yet ultraviolent take on Saban’s treasured property. Quickly jumped upon and taken down across the internet the news quickly came out that Power Rangers was indeed coming to the big screen.
The team writing the story for this reboot includes Kong: Skull Island’s John Gatins Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama from Dracula Untold, X-Men: First Class’s Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller, and, intriguingly, Max Landis. The film needs a director with a solid vision and a good head to pull all the »
- Jon Lyus
Power Rangers movie trailer: Lionsgate release a first look at footage from the upcoming reboot.
Watch the Power Rangers movie trailer below.
Lionsgate have just dropped the first trailer for the upcoming Power Rangers movie, which hits cinemas this coming March.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
- Paul Heath
He’s currently filming his next feature film titled “Bright,” reteaming with his “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer, from a script by Max Landis, which tells a futuristic tale with fantastical elements, set in a world where orcs and fairies live… Continue Reading → »
Disney is held up by several massive pillars at the moment. One of them is Star Wars, the second is Marvel and lately, one of their huge cash cows has been live-action adaptations of animated classics. That is something the Mouse House will be pursuing in the future and one of the projects they have on the burner is a live-action adaptation of Dumbo from director Tim Burton. In an interesting turn of events, it looks like Disney is trying to court Will Smith to star in the movie.
Deadline is reporting that Will Smith is currently circling the lead role in the movie and that Disney is currently moving "aggressively" toward a production date. Assuming they can get the Suicide Squad star to sign on the dotted line, production will probably ramp up fairly quickly. Tim Burton has been attached to the project for some time and given the »
From Cinderella, to Beauty and The Beast, to The Jungle Book. Disney is putting in work on live action remakes of their classics. We know that Tim Burton is attached to bring Dumbo to life, and now looks like we could have a film star.
Deadline is reporting that Disney is looking at non other then the Fresh Prince to join the ranks of their live action retellings. That's right folks Mr. Summer Blockbuster himself Will Smith. Smith would come on and join Tim Burton who is all ready attached to direct the film.
Smith is currently filming Bright, a new Netflix Original, written by Max Landis, and directed by David Ayer alongside Joel Edgerton. Not to mention he is in the process of gearing up for Bad Boys For Life, the much anticipated 3rd installment to Michael Bay's Bad Boys franchise. Bad Boys 3 will see Smith re-team with Martin Laurence, »
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20 items from 2017
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