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Emily S. Whitten: Seven Movies for Surviving Snowzilla

26 January 2016 10:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

This past weekend we here in Washington DC got a lot of snow. Um… “A whole lot of snow”? …Okay, how about, “a metric ton of snow”? Ooh… “The fourth heaviest snowstorm dating to 1884.” There. I think that sums it up nicely.

Given this, I (not even kidding) have not left my home in five days (but I’m still sane! No really, I promise! The purple bunnies in my pantry told me so.) And of course, being a very practical person, since I knew the storm was coming I ensured I was well-stocked with all the necessary items beforehand. But then, around the end of Day 1, as the snowdrifts began inching into the two-foot range on my windowsills, I began to wonder what I would do to entertain myself if the power went out (taking with it, one might assume, the Internet).

“Ah-ha!” I said to myself. “I have »

- Emily S. Whitten

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HBO's 'Westworld' Stops Production; 2016 Premiere Still Set

18 January 2016 9:55 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

HBO announced today that production on its highly-anticipated series Westworld has been shut down for two months, but the network is still confident that the show will debut sometime this year. Variety reports that the production was temporarily shut down to give series creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy Nolan a chance to catch up with writing the scripts for the last four episodes. Filming was originally scheduled to wrap in November of last year, but shooting is now set to resume in March. Take a look at the network's brief statement below.

"As we head into the final phase of production on Westworld, we've made the decision to take a brief hiatus in order to get ahead of the writing."

The show is based on the 1973 sci-fi film Westworld, which centers on an amusement park where visitors can live out their wildest fantasies, with the help of androids. Anthony Hopkins »

- MovieWeb

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HBO shuts down production on Westworld, still hoping for 2016 premiere

18 January 2016 11:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety is reporting that HBO has temporarily shut down production on the upcoming small screen adaptation of Westworld to allow executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy to complete the final four scripts.

“As we head into the final phase of production on Westworld, we’ve made the decision to take a brief hiatus in order to get ahead of the writing,” reads a statement from HBO.

See Also: First look teaser promo for Westworld

Originally, the plan was to wrap filming in November, but the production is now on a two month hiatus and will resume filming in March. Despite the setback, HBO is still hopeful that the series will premiere this year.

Inspired by the 1973 movie Westworld from Michael Crichton, the series features a cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, »

- Gary Collinson

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"Silver Chair" To Refresh The Narnia Series?

13 January 2016 3:53 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Producer Mark Gordon has confirmed that a film adaptation of C.S. Lewis' "The Silver Chair," what would be the fourth film in "The Chronicles of Narnia" series, is in active development. However he's also offered something of a perplexing quote about it.

Speaking with Collider, Gordon says he hopes that production on 'Silver Chair' will begin shortly, but adds: "No [none of the original cast will be in it], it's all going to be a brand new franchise. All original. All original characters, different directors, and an entire new team that this is coming from."

This has led to the throwing about of the word 'reboot' which is not the case as such here as, despite the change of cast, it sounds like it's continuing the same narrative rather than starting over.

The book features only three key returning characters - Eustace Scrubb, Caspian and Aslan whom were played by Will Poulter, Ben Barnes and the voice of Liam Neeson respectively. »

- Garth Franklin

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A Chronicles of Narnia Reboot in Motion with The Silver Chair?

12 January 2016 2:17 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Could a Chronicles of Narnia reboot be in play with The Silver Chair?!  Come inside to find out!

It's been a few years since we saw the Pevensies treking across Narnia and saving its inhabitants.  If what a recent report from Collider is true, we won't be seeing them again.  The report talks about a conversation had with Life of Pi and Finding Neverland writer, David Magee.  Magee is also the writer of The Silver Chair, the fourth book in the C.S. Lewis Series.

When probed over an Eta on the Silver Chair, Magee said, "We’re hoping to be able to make the movie very shortly. We’re very excited about it."

That's a really good sign of things to come, without getting an official announcement from Disney! The Silver Chair takes place many years in the future and follows an older King Caspian in his search for his son, »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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