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‘Stranger Things’ Stars Land Season 3 Pay Raises

‘Stranger Things’ Stars Land Season 3 Pay Raises
The stars of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” have landed big pay increases for the sci-fi drama’s upcoming third season.

According to a report in Deadline, the child and adult stars of the series will all make six figures per episode for the coming season. Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, and Caleb McLaughlin, the show’s young male stars, are set to make more than $150,000 per episode, according to the report. Millie Bobby Brown, considered the breakout from the first two seasons, is reportedly earning more than three boys. All four reportedly earned $30,000 per episode for the first two seasons.

The two main adult stars,
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Netflix teams with Shawn Levy and James Wan for slasher There’s Someone Inside Your House

Deadline is reporting that Netflix has tapped Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) and James Wan (The Conjuring) to produce an adaptation of the coming of age slasher film There’s Someone Inside Your House.

Based on author Stephanie PerkinsNew York Times bestselling Ya novel and described as a “1980s and ’90s slasher movie meets a John Hughes coming-of-age tale”, There’s Someone Inside Your House follows a young girl whose high school friends inexplicably begin to die in a series of gruesome murders.”

Here’s the synopsis of the novel:

More than a year after her parents sent her away from Hawaii to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, Makani Young is still adjusting to her new life. She’s made a small group of close friends and even flirted with romance, but her past in Hawaii is still hard to forget. And then … one by one the students
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‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’: Shawn Levy and James Wan Team For Netflix Slasher Movie

‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’: Shawn Levy and James Wan Team For Netflix Slasher Movie
Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy and horror movie extraordinaire James Wan are teaming for an exciting new Netflix project. Levy and Wan will combine their talents to create the coming-of-age slasher movie There’s Someone Inside Your House, adapted from the novel by author Stephanie Perkins. More on the There’s Someone Inside Your House movie below. A “coming-of-age slasher […]

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Adds Maya Hawke, Ups Priah Ferguson

Season 3 of Netflix’s sci-fi hit “Stranger Things” is gearing up. The streaming giant has tapped Maya Hawke as one of the new leads and upped Priah Ferguson to a recurring role.

Hawke will play an “alternative girl” bored with her mundane day job. She seeks excitement in her life and gets more than she bargained for when she uncovers a dark secret in Hawkins, Ind.

Ferguson appeared last season in a guest role as Erica, Lucas’ strong-willed, little sister. The scene-stealer returns in the next installment with an army of her own friends. No longer content with sitting on the sidelines,
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Fox Developing a Remake of the 80s Comedy 9 To 5 with Rashida Jones

With the #MeToo movement in full swing, Hollywood feels like it's a good time to remake of the classic 1980s comedy 9 to 5. The original movie starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin as three female secretaries who decide to get revenge on their tyrannical, sexist boss who blackmails Parton's character into sleeping with him. So she teams up with her two friends to kidnap him and run the business themselves. 

According to Deadline, creator Pat Resnick is in talks to return to co-write the series with actress and screenwriter Rashida Jones. They feel that she can "make the concept relevant to a young comedy audience." Jones seems like the perfect choice to work on the film and I imagine there's a chance that maybe she could end up playing one of the three female leads. The project is in early development so it's still too early to tell who
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Stranger Things producer says the show won’t become a franchise

Stranger Things won’t turn into a franchise according to one of the show’s producers.

Stranger Things has quickly become one of the most loved shows around, capturing hearts and minds upon its season one debut on Netflix back in 2016.

Season two built further upon that success but the show’s producers aren’t getting ahead of themselves, with Shawn Levy telling that he and the Duffer Brothers aren’t interested in turning the 80s sci-fi hit into a franchise:

“The notion of a franchise didn’t exist at Netflix before Stranger Things. And we’ve certainly seen our growth as we move into merchandising, as we move into partnerships, and promotional partnerships. We don’t speak of it as [a] franchise. We definitely want to do several more seasons. Beyond that, certainly this has become one of the flagship brands of Netflix. And they would like to
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9 to 5 Reboot Planned with Original Cast

20th Century Fox is looking to capitalize on the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements by bringing a new modern version of the 1980 comedy classic 9 to 5 Reboot to the big screen. While no deals seem to be in place yet, the studio wants to pair original 9 to 5 writer Pat Resnick with a young writer, with the studio eyeing actress/writer Rashida Jones to co-write the script. There is no word yet on whether Rashida Jones will also star in the film, but original 9 to 5 stars Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda are all slated to reprise their roles.

The story will follow a new trio of young women, who are dealing with the same issues of sexism and male chauvinism that Doralee Rhodes (Dolly Parton), Violet Newstead (Lily Tomlin) and Judy Bernly (Jane Fonda) were putting up with nearly 40 years ago in the workplace. This trio turns to Doralee, Violet and
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What's Happening with The Last of Us and Uncharted Movies?

Those who have been looking forward to movie adaptations of Uncharted and The Last of Us, both of which come from video game studio Naughty Dog, have some good and bad news today. The good news mostly comes on the Uncharted front, because that movie is still said to be moving slowly but surely toward development. As for The Last of Us movie? That's a different story entirely.

Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann recently provided updates on both of these movie adaptations at Dice Summit 2018. Starting with the good news, he reveals that the long-gestating adaptation of Uncharted, which many feel has the potential to be an action/adventure in the spirit of Indiana Jones, is still moving forward. The version featuring a young Nathan Drake, who will be played by Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and possibly directed by Shawn Levy (Stranger Things), is still in development. Here's what
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Naughty Dog Director Praises Uncharted Origin Movie Idea

As far as video games ready for a feature film adaptation, Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series seems to be at the top of the list. But the company’s creative director Neil Druckmann doesn’t want a direct adaptation of any one chapter of the franchise. Instead, Druckmann says he’s looking forward to the planned origin story of Nathan Drake, as will presumably be told by Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy and current McU Spider-Man, Tom Holland.
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Update: Conflicting rumours emerge about the future involvement of Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers

Ross and Matt Duffer, the creators of TV phenomenon Stranger Things, would have to be as mad as a jealousy fuelled Eleven to consider departing the Netflix show, but that’s exactly what some reports have suggested.

Moviefone reported that a source close to the production had said that the next season could well be their last, citing the fact that their current deal required the brothers to create two further shows for the streaming giant. This would mean that they wouldn’t have time to contribute the same amount of creative input to Stranger Things, instead retaining an Executive Producer credit and overseeing the writing team.

As is the way in the world of film and television, things move fast, and a rebuttal has already emerged from Collider, who exclusively reveal that the Duffer Brothers wont be leaving after season 3. They’ve been told by “high-ranking sources close to
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Now We Know Exactly How Long Stranger Things Season 3 Will Be

Slowly but surely, more and more details about Stranger Things' third season have begun to trickle in. This week, an exclusive new report from TVLine confirmed the exact episode count. Despite the fact that the show's tense second season clocked in at nine episodes, the third season will only be eight. What's more, production is set to begin in April! Previously, executive producer Shawn Levy revealed that the powers that be were fleshing out a new season that could be eight or nine episodes. Given the fact that everyone pretty unanimously hated the standalone seventh episode, "The Lost Sister" - the backlash was so severe that the creators had to defend it - maybe this is a sign we won't get a random extra garbage episode for round three. Since season three's episode count matches the count of season one, we're hoping the show returns to one singular, consistent,
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Details Emerge On ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3, Will Deal With New ‘Forces Of Evil’

With Netflix recently confirming that “Stranger Things” will be returning for a third season, the big question for fans is what will happen next in Hawkins, Indiana, now that the Big Bad from the Upside Down has been vanquished (for now, at least)? In an interview with Glamour, exec producer Shawn Levy spills the beans —
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Stranger Things: Steve and Dustin's Adorable Friendship Might Make You Cry in Season 3

By now, we've all made it through the second season of Stranger Things at least once, if not multiple times . . . right? After the insane new installment of the series, there's a lot to unpack. Luckily, we can already look forward to a third season that will hopefully give us an even deeper understanding of the crazy alternate universe that seems to haunt Hawkins, In. And, hey, maybe we'll get some help processing Bob's death, that heartbreaking Chief Hopper detail, Dustin's rebuff at the Snow Ball, and all the other things that made us weep in season two. At this point, it's clear that the Duffer brothers, aka the show's creators, are in the very early stages of planning season three. Even so, there are a few things we know, a few things we can assume, and even a few things we can very lightly theorize about what's to come. Let's dive in.
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Stranger Things season 3 will depict new “forces of evil”

The kids and adults of Stranger Things will have to handle new “forces of evil” when the show returns for season 3.

The hit Netflix series is certainly one of the most beloved shows currently around and anticipation around its pending third season seems to be as high as ever.

While the show likely won’t turn up until 2019, the series’ executive producer and director Shawn Levy, has offered fans a taste of what to expect when it finally comes around.

Speaking to Glamour (via Heroic Hollywood), Levy says that much of season 3’s details have been finalised, including the direction the story will take:

“We’re going to give Will a break,” Levy said. “We’re not going to put Will through hell for a third season in a row. He’ll be dealing with stuff, but he won’t be at rock bottom the way we forced the amazing Noah Schnapp to play.
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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Will Introduce New Evil, Give Poor Will Byers a Break

When you watch Stranger Things, there are a few things you can always count on. Eleven is going to kick ass, Jim Hopper is going to be criminally handsome, and Will Byers is going to take a thorough beating from the forces of the Upside Down. But not anymore, according to series producer and director Shawn Levy. Ok, Hopper's still probably going to be pretty handsome, but it sounds like poor Will Byers is finally getting some much-needed R&R. "We're going to give Will a break," Levy tells Glamour. "We’re not going to put …
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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Details Reveal Plans For a New Direction

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Details Reveal Plans For a New Direction
What will those darn kids of Hawkins, Indiana face in Stranger Things season 3? According to producer Shawn Levy, the answer is “forces of evil that are new.” Does this mean the show will be moving away from the Upside Down and charting new territory? I sure hope so, or else this idea is going to […]

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Will Byers will Get a Break in Stranger Things Season 3 and it will Deal With New Forces of Evil

Will Byers (Noah Schnapp) has gone through a lot of crazy shit in the first two seasons of Stranger Things. But that's all going to change with Season 3. While talking with Glamour Magazine, director and producer Shawn Levy talked about Will and a few other things that we can expect to see in the upcoming third season including a new threat, and more of Steve and Dustin hanging out.

One of the first things that he mentions is that there will be less of a focus on Will and they plan on giving him a break.

"We're going to give Will a break. We're not going to put Will through hell for a third season in a row. He'll be dealing with stuff, but he won't be at rock bottom the way we forced the amazing Noah Schnapp to play."

So how do they plan on giving Will a break?
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Stranger Things Season 3 Deals With ‘New’ Evil

According to producer Shawn Levy, the third season of Stranger Things will feature a brand new evil force. Combining eighties nostalgia with Spielberg influences and modern effects, Stranger Things has become nothing short of a global phenomenon, picking up awards and critical acclaim at every turn. With streaming services such as Netflix continuing to push ahead in producing original series, Stranger Things acts as a shining example of how to successfully execute such a project.
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2018 PGA Awards: All the nominees in the 3 film and 9 TV categories for Producers Guild of America prizes

The Producers Guild of America hands out its awards on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. That is the night before the Screen Actors Guild does the same. Unlike, the latter, which will air on TNT and TBS, the PGA ceremony is not televised. However, it is an equally important stop on the road to the Oscars.

The PGA Awards has an enviable track record at presaging the eventual Best Picture winner at the Academy Awards. The guild and the academy have agreed on 19 of the most recent 28 Best Picture champs. Last year, all nine Oscar nominees for Best Picture numbered among the 10 PGA contenders; only “Deadpool” was snubbed by the academy. The PGA prize went to “La La Land” while the Oscar was (eventually) won by “Moonlight.”

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Nominees for the 29th annual edition of the PGA awards in the three film
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Michael Brandt Supernatural Thriller Pitch Sells To Fox

Exclusive: Michael Brandt, whose screenwriting credits include co-writing Wanted, 3:10 to Yuma and 2 Fast 2 Furious with Derek Haas and who is co-creator of NBC’s Chicago Fire and its spinoffs, has sold his untitled supernatural thriller pitch to 20th Century Fox. Shawn Levy’s studio-based 21 Laps is aboard to produce the film with Levy and Dan Levine producing. Fox's Scott Aversano will oversee. The plot is being kept under wraps. Brandt is currently an executive…
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