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TV News Roundup: Tyga, C.J. Wallace Cast in Season 3 of MTV’s ‘Scream’ Series

17 July 2017 4:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Tyga and C.J. Wallace have been cast in MTV’s “Scream,” and A&E Networks’ “The Murder of Laci Peterson” will premiere in August.


Rappers Tyga and C.J. Wallace have signed on as series regulars for the upcoming third season of MTV‘s “Scream,” which premieres in March 2018 as a three-night event on MTV. The season, which will be moving production from New Orleans to Atlanta, features an entirely new cast, series location and premise that revolves around Deion Elliot, a local star running back whose tragic past comes back to haunt him at the worst time, threatening his hard-earned plans for his future — and the lives of his unlikely group of friends.

Tyga is set to play the role of Jamal, Deion’s older step-brother. Wallace, the son of rapper The Notorious B.I.G.,  will take on the role of Amir, a good kid whose strict parents expect him to »

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MTV’s Scream Season 3 to Premiere in March 2018 with New Cast Members, Official Character Details Revealed

17 July 2017 10:09 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fans of the Lakewood Six received the surprising news back in April that MTV would be rebooting their Scream TV series for its third season, introducing a new cast of characters and creative team behind the scenes. The big changes for the series continue to take shape, as new cast members and character details have now been revealed.

According to THR, Tyga (Michael Ray Stevenson) and C.J. Wallace will co-star in Scream Season 3, which will consist of only six episodes that will air over three nights in March of 2018. Production on the series is moving out of Louisiana and setting up shop in Atlanta, with Brett Matthews (The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural) taking over as showrunner (the third time the showrunner position has been changed in the series' three-season run).

Season 3 will focus on a yet-to-be-cast character named "Deion Elliot, a local star running back whose tragic past comes back »

- Derek Anderson

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Quentin Tarantino’s Manson Family Murders Movie: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Rumored Project

12 July 2017 9:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Quentin Tarantino rides again. The singular auteur — who continues to hint at his imminent retirement, even as he stumps for the possibility of making two more feature films — is reportedly working on what will be his ninth feature, and it’s both the perfect fit for his wild-eyed sensibilities and a perhaps totally unhinged dip into one of the worst moments in American history.

As the The Hollywood Reporter reported last night, the filmmaker is apparently lining up a new film based on the Manson Family murders, one that might reteam him with is “Inglorious Basterds” star Brad Pitt and Qt newbie Jennifer Lawrence for a deep dive look inside the crime spree that rocked the country back in the summer of ’69.

Read More: Quentin Tarantino in Talks With Brad Pitt for New Movie on the Manson Family Murders — Report

Manson and his followers killed nine people, most notably on »

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Quentin Tarantino set to make Manson Murders film; Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Jennifer Lawrence linked

12 July 2017 4:24 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

It seems that we won’t have to wait too much longer to see the next film from Quentin Tarantino as new reports suggest his next project might not be too far away from starting up.

The Hollywood Reporter has said that Tarantino is putting the final touches on his latest script which reportedly centres around the Manson Family murders that took place in the late ’60s. Details on the film aren’t known quite yet but part of the film will focus on the murder of Sharon Tate in 1969, who was the wife of Roman Polanski.

Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who has been involved in previous films with Tarantino, are set to be involved once again and that they are looking for co-financiers and distributors for the film.

In addition, reports suggest that a few big A-listers are being eyed for roles in the film. Brad Pitt, »

- Scott Davis

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Update: Quentin Tarantino to write and direct movie based on the Charles Manson murders

12 July 2017 12:22 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

If the latest rumors are true, it looks like director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained) may be quietly starting work on a movie based on the Charles Manson murders. The film is said to be “a unique take on the Manson Family”.

According to THR, the director has been meeting with A-list actors, and is presently working on a script. Sources say that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence have allegedly been approached to be part of the film. Harvey and Bob Weinstein are said to be involved as producers on the film. There are no concrete story details right now, but part of the movie will reportedly be centered on the point of view of Sharon Tate, actress and wife to controversial director Roman Polanski. Manson’s followers broke into the Tate residence in the summer of 1969, murdering a pregnant Sharon Tate as well as four guests. »

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Tarantino Directing Manson Family Movie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence in Talks

11 July 2017 6:26 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A year and a half after The Hateful Eight hit theaters, director Quentin Tarantino is finally getting ready to make his follow-up, which is reportedly a new take on the Charles Manson family murders that rocked Los Angeles in the late 1960s. The director has reportedly reached out to Brad Pitt, who he worked with on 2009's Inglourious Basterds, and Jennifer Lawrence, to star in this currently-untitled project. The Weinstein Company's Harvey and Bob Weinstein will be involved as executive producers and co-financiers, with the project currently being shopped to studios to co-finance and co-distribute the film, much like how The Weinstein Company and Universal jointly distributed Inglourious Basterds.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news today, with sources claiming that Quentin Tarantino is currently putting the finishing touches on his screenplay. The full package could be ready to shop to studios by the Labor Day holiday, with the current plan »

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Quentin Tarantino to Write, Direct Film About Manson Murders

11 July 2017 6:07 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Quentin Tarantino is setting up shop on Cielo Drive, according to multiple reports. The filmmaker is finishing work on a screenplay about one of the most heinous and tragic crimes in Hollywood history — the Charles Manson murders. He will reportedly direct as well. News of the film was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Longtime Tarantino collaborators and champions Harvey and Bob Weinstein are involved in the process, though its unclear if the eponymous production company is on board to finance and release. Also Read: Quentin Tarantino Gets Engaged to Girlfriend Daniela Pick Representatives for Tarantino and The Weinstein Company did not respond. »

- Matt Donnelly

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Quentin Tarantino’s Next Film is About The Manson Family Murders

11 July 2017 5:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Quentin Tarantino has two movies left before he completes his filmography. One of those final films is about the Manson Family murders. The project’s title is unknown at the moment, but Harvey and Bob Weinstein are producing. Below, learn more about what may be the next Quentin Tarantino movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino […]

The post Quentin Tarantino’s Next Film is About The Manson Family Murders appeared first on /Film. »

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Quentin Tarantino Developing Film About Manson Family Murders

11 July 2017 4:53 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Quentin Tarantino’s next film will explore one of the most infamous murders of all time.

Sources tell Variety that Tarantino’s upcoming movie, which the filmmaker has already written and will direct, will focus on the Manson family murders.

The tragedy occurred on Aug. 8, 1969, when cult leader Charles Manson — an unemployed convict and failed musician — ordered a group of his followers to attack the guests of a house in Los Angeles’ Benedict Canyon. The followers brutally murdered everyone at the home, including actress Sharon Tate, who was eight months pregnant at the time.

The focus of the pic is unclear at this time. It’s unknown whether the film will be a historical retelling about the events that occurred or if the crime is used as a backdrop for separate, intertwining stories.

Insiders close to the project indicate that while no one is attached or has read for a part yet, Tarantino »

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Quentin Tarantino Eyeing Brad Pitt And Jennifer Lawrence For Charles Manson Movie

11 July 2017 4:49 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now this sounds interesting.

After working together on 2009’s Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino is looking to get back into bed with Brad Pitt for a film based on the Manson Family murders. Not only that, but Jennifer Lawrence has been approached to co-star and Harvey and Bob Weinstein are on board to produce.

Eyeing a summer 2018 shoot, it’s still early days on the project but it’s quickly coming together from what we understand, with Wme looking for financing at the moment. Tarantino is behind the script and as mentioned above, the currently untitled film will be based on the horrific event where Sharon Tate and several others were brutally murdered by Charles Manson and his followers in 1969. Two years later, the cult leader and a number of his crew were sentenced to life in prison for their crimes.

Should this materialize, and we have no reason to think that it won’t, »

- Matt Joseph

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Quentin Tarantino in Talks With Brad Pitt for New Movie on the Manson Family Murders — Report

11 July 2017 4:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Quentin Tarantino could be working on an “Inglorious Basterds” reunion, but the director’s new film looks to hew a little closer to the truth.

Tarantino, along with long-time producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein, are reportedly putting together a new film based on the Manson Family murders. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brad Pitt, who starred in the 2009 film “Inglourious Basterds” has been approached to star, as has Jennifer Lawrence.

Wme is reportedly looking for studios to co-finance the picture, which could be ready to pitch as soon as Labor Day and shoot by summer 2018.

If the movie comes together, it would be Tarantino’s first film to be based on true events, assuming you don’t count Aldo Raine’s murderous rampage through Germany in “Inglourious Basterds.” Though no script details have been confirmed, one story is said to focus on Sharon Tate, the actress who was murdered by »

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Quentin Tarantino Prepping New Movie Tackling Manson Murders (Exclusive)

11 July 2017 3:37 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Quentin Tarantino is quietly starting to put together his latest project, and is talking to A-list actors for what is promising to be a unique take on the Manson Family murders.

The project, whose title is unknown, was written by Tarantino, who would also direct. Harvey and Bob Weinstein, who have produced and executive produced the previous Tarantino films, are involved, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. 

Wme is said to be in the early stages of shopping the project to studios to co-finance and co-distribute the venture. The move apes the way Tarantino and the Weinsteins made the filmmaker’s 2009 »

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Polaroid Trailer Snaps One Killer Selfie

29 June 2017 1:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Dimension Films has released the official trailer for their upcoming horror movie Polaroid, which is set to hit theaters on August 25, 2017. It was announced at the beginning of this year that production had started for the movie in Halifax, Nova Scotia and now we have the first trailer and official release date set. Polaroid is produced by Roy Lee and Chris Bender, the team responsible for The Ring and The Grudge. Lee believes that Polaroid could be the start of a franchise. The trailer does hint at a cool horror series in the same vein as Final Destination, even giving a hint that there could be a prequel sometime in the future.

The trailer comes to us via The Weinstein Company's YouTube channel and it's a little over 2 minutes of suspense and super creepy sound design that often sounds like somebody struggling to breathe mixed in with the unmistakable sound »

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Spider-Man: Homecoming - director Jon Watts interview

28 June 2017 1:57 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Jul 4, 2017

Jon Watts chats to us about Spider-Man: Homecoming, sequels, Vulture, Tony Stark, Venom, Stan Lee, Marc Webb and more...

Back in 2015, I spoke to Jon Watts via an international phone line. I was at home, and he was deeply entrenched in Marvel Studios, beginning work on the film we later came to know as Spider-Man: Homecoming. The main topic of discussion back then was his Kevin Bacon-featuring micro budget thriller, Cop Car.

A year and bit later, on a blisteringly hot June day, Watts and I met for real in a swanky London hotel. He was just as lovely in real life as he was on the blower, enthusiastically chatting about Homecoming, the future of Spidey at the cinema, and a number of other projects. Here’s the transcript...

[Nb: this interview took place before all the 'Venom is in the McU'/'no it isn't' hoohah.]

In the press notes, one thing jumped out at me: apparently you made stick-figure videos while Marvel »

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Interview: Matthew Modine and Yani Gellman Discuss 47 Meters Down

15 June 2017 12:34 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Later tonight, 47 Meters Down swims its way into theaters everywhere, and the action-fueled horror movie has had quite a wild ride so far. It was originally set to be released on home media last summer, only to be picked up by Entertainment Studios and become destined to hit big screens everywhere this weekend.

During a recent press day, Daily Dead had the opportunity to chat with two of the co-stars in 47 Meters Down, Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Stranger Things) and Yani Gellman (Urban Legends: Final Cut, Stoney from Jason X), who play a boat captain and potential suitor to one of the film’s heroines, respectively. The duo discussed what intrigued them about the project, the challenges of making the film, and recalled 47 Meters Down’s unusual journey into theaters.

What was it that initially attracted you to this project? Had you seen any of Johannes [Roberts'] prior films?

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The ‘Sin City’ Franchise Is Moving To The Small Screen

1 June 2017 12:42 AM, PDT | Fortress of Solitude - TV News | See recent Fortress of Solitude - TV News news »

What is black and white and red all over? Three years after Sin City: A Dame to Kill, the franchise is heading to the small screen. Former Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazarra is set to write the show’s pilot, which will be produced by comic book creator Frank Miller, Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein. It […]

The post The ‘Sin City’ Franchise Is Moving To The Small Screen appeared first on Fortress of Solitude. »

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Glen Mazzara and Len Wiseman Developing Sin City TV Series

31 May 2017 1:09 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We've seen Frank Miller's Sin City comic books come to life on the big screen in the 2005 and 2014 film adaptations that Miller co-directed with Robert Rodriguez, but now a TV series adaptation is in the works at The Weinstein Company (TWC) / Dimension, with two big names working on the project.

According to Deadline, Glen Mazzara is writing a TV series adaptation of the Sin City Dark Horse comics, with Len Wiseman set to direct. Stephen L’Heureux (whose producing credits include Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) is on board the series as a producer, along with Miller, Mazzara, Wiseman, Bob Weinstein, and Harvey Weinstein.

Deadline reports that although the TV series is expected to follow Miller's comics, it will also feature new characters and stories against the neo-noir backdrop of Sin City, all while being a "far departure from the films."

The crime-ridden setting of Sin City is a gritty one, »

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TV News Roundup: Nickelodeon Orders ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Season 12

23 May 2017 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Nickelodeon has ordered a 12th season of “SpongeBob SqaurePants,” The History Channel has commissioned a one-hour Watergate special, Investigation Discovery is airing a documentary special about Bill Cosby’s downfall, and production has begun on Cartoon Network’s “DC Super Hero Girls.”


Nickeloden has ordered Season 12 of “SpongeBob SquarePants,” the number-one animated series across all TV with kids. The 26-episode pick up will further the nautical adventures of SpongeBob and his Bikini Bottom friends Patrick, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, Plankton and Squidward, and is scheduled to premiere in 2019, the series’ 20th anniversary year. Season 11 debuts later this summer. Nickelodeon has also greenlit a third SpongeBob film for release in 2019 as well. “Spongebob Squarepants” is executive produced by creator Stephen Hillenburg.


Richard Kind has been cast in the guest starring role of Benny Konopka in Electric Entertainment’s series “The Librarians,” which will run for a fourth season on TNT this winter. “The »

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How Megan Ellison Turned Annapurna Into A Powerful Mini-Major — Deadline Disruptors

20 May 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

In only a few short years, Megan Ellison—who started up Annapurna in 2011—has taken a small, vibrant, indie production company and methodically turned it into an impressive mini-major. Those in town are comparing Annapurna to the heyday of Harvey and Bob Weinstein's Miramax, which dominated the '90s, but a more appropriate analogy might be Orion Pictures, the prestige indie outfit of the '80s. Ellison is financing, acquiring and producing high-quality fare with… »

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Trump Controversies Making Waves in Cannes

20 May 2017 8:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At premieres, beach parties, wine-soaked dinners and business meetings, the topic du jour at this year’s Cannes Film Festival: Trump. Buyers and sellers, studios executives and stars confess they’re glued to their smartphones, waiting for email alerts and updates on the latest White House scandal.

“I’m obsessed with it,” said Stuart Ford, CEO of sales and production company Im Global. “The first thing I do in the morning is check the news. The last thing I do at night is check the news.”

Some of the films searching for distribution along the Croisette grapple directly or indirectly with Trump and the populism that fueled his rise. Buyers are circling “Promised Land,” a documentary by Eugene Jarecki that centers on a cross-country trip against the backdrop of the 2016 presidential election. Michael Moore also Skyped in for a talk with Harvey and Bob Weinstein on Friday to whet buyers appetites for “11/9,” an anti-Trump documentary. »

- Brent Lang

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