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Why It Makes Sense to have a Back to the Future Reboot

4 hours ago | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Among the archives of beloved films there are many that fans would clamber to see rebooted and some that they would absolutely cringe to see redone in any way. Back to the Future is an iconic film that spawned two mediocre sequels that didn’t even come close to being as memorable as the first. Admittedly, the Cubs winning the World Series was a lucky guess, but overall the original film was the one that blew audiences away. But why shouldn’t we at least think about rebooting this classic? Here are a few reasons why it might be good idea. It

Why It Makes Sense to have a Back to the Future Reboot »

- Nat Berman

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History Places Series Order for UFO Investigation Drama Blue Book from Robert Zemeckis and A+E Studios

25 May 2017 12:10 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Executive produced byRobert Zemeckis, A&E Studios' scripted series Blue Book has been ordered to series by the History channel. Comprised of ten episodes, the series will focus on the Project Blue Book UFO investigations of the ’50s and ’60s.

A premiere date for Blue Book has yet to be announced, but stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates. In the meantime, we have the official press release for the announcement:

Press Release: New York, NY – May 25, 2017 – History® has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to the original scripted drama Blue Book from A+E Studios, it was announced today by Paul Buccieri, President, A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group.

Executive produced by Academy Award and Golden Globe®-winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Contact), Blue Book chronicles the true top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950’s and »

- Derek Anderson

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Lucy Worsley webchat – your questions answered on Jane Austen, chastity belts and Arsène Wenger

22 May 2017 6:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The television historian answered your questions about presenting from a bathtub, her posh accent and dancing with Len Goodman

2.06pm BST

Thanks for the questions. And I see some of you have already read my book Jane Austen At Home. You are people with taste and intelligence, and I salute you. The rest of you, you know what to do.

Watch out for our BBC2 documentary on Saturday night - Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors at 9pm. I've heard there is some football on, but you don't want to watch that.

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badflower asks:

Given Hampton Court’s reputation for restless spirits, have you ever had a paranormal experience there – or anywhere else?

I have given people paranormal experiences at Hampton Court. Our curators office has a back door that opens on to a room called "the Haunted Gallery". Sometimes when we pop out, it freaks people out. »

- Guardian Staff

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The Week in Spandex – Wonder Woman gets rave reviews, more Justice League in trouble rumours, Kevin Feige wants X-Men back at Marvel, Tom Hardy cast as Venom and more

20 May 2017 9:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Wonder Woman, Justice League, Aquaman, The Flash, Black Adam, Shazam, The Batman, Batgirl, Black Lightning, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Venom, Spider-Man 4, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Inhumans, The Defenders, The Gifted, Logan, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, X-Men: The New Mutants, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen, Bloodshot, Rendel and more…

With less than two weeks to go until its release, the social media embargo for Wonder Woman lifted midweek, with the Gal Gadot-headlined solo movie coming in for overwhelmingly positive praise, with some even calling it the best instalment of the DC Extended Universe to date. Naturally, we’ve also had an enormous amount of promotional material, including seven clips [watch them here], an international trailer [watch it here], three new posters, including an anime-style Japanese »

- Gary Collinson

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Who Is Christopher Lloyd, who stars as the preacher in 12 Monkeys?

20 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

12 Monkeys Season 3 features a fantastic guest turn by Christopher Lloyd as the preacher. Lloyd was born on October 22, 1938, in Connecticut and is a character actor best known for his fantastic turn as Doc Brown in the Back To The Future movies. But what else has he been in? Christopher Lloyd: Early roles and sitcoms Lloyd’s acting career started in the early seventies and one of his first movie roles was that of Taber in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in which he starred alongside Jack Nicholson. But it wasn’t until 1978 that Lloyd would win international...read more »

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Leslie Mann, Janelle Monae join Zemeckis' next film for Universal Pictures

19 May 2017 3:38 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Just a few days ago, we got word that Back To The Future trilogy director Robert Zemeckis was being placed on the shorlist of potential directors for Warner Bros. and DC's The Flash, now, we've got some fresh casting additions to include for for his untitled project for Universal Pictures. Word has come down the wire that Leslie Mann and Janelle Monáe have signed on to star... Read More »

- Steve Seigh

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12 Monkeys Ep Previews 'Insane' Cole, Pregnant Cassie's Ordeal and More

18 May 2017 3:13 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The reveal of The Witness’ identity on Syfy’s 12 Monkeys has set the stage for “a game-changer” Season 3 — premiering this Friday at 8/7c with four episodes — executive producer Terry Matalas tells TVLine.

Related12 Monkeys Ep on ‘Satisfying’ Season 3 Binge Rollout, Welcoming New Viewers

Now that Cassie is aware that her son with Cole will one day become the mysterious, evil leader, “the stakes for all of our main characters are very, very personal,” Matalas previews. And as more members of the time-travel family become aware of the truth, the central dilemma expands: “What is their take on this news? How does that impact them? »

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Sam Raimi and Marc Webb reportedly pass on The Flash, Kevin Smith throws his baseball cap into the ring

17 May 2017 2:53 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last night it was reported that Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future), Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) and Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) top Warner Bros.’ shortlist for the director’s chair on the DC solo movie The Flash, but it seems we may be able to scratch one of those names from the list.

According to EW, Sam Raimi has passed on the opportunity, as has The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 director Marc Webb. Robert Zemeckis is thought to be the studio’s number one choice, although he is currently prepping a feature adaptation of the documentary Marwencol, which has him tied up until late 2018.

Meanwhile, it seems that Kevin Smith – who has experience with the Scarlet Speedster, having directed episodes of The CW TV show, has also thrown his hat into the ring…

I know of at least one Director who wouldn't pass. (But to be fair, »

- Gary Collinson

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The Flash Movie Hasn't Lost Billy Crudup, But Sam Raimi Passes

17 May 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Flash movie just can't seem to catch a break. Warner Bros. has been on the hunt for a director ever since Dope helmer Rick Famuyiwa left the project over creative differences. Prior to that, Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) were attached to direct, but they left to go do the Han Solo movie. Now it looks like a couple of former Spider-Man movie directors have officially passed on the job, with Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3) and Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) both reportedly saying no.

The news comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly who are reporting that both Raimi and Webb were in contention, but they both decided against taking on The Flash for Warner Bros. In the case of Marc Webb, after what happened with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it is understandable that he wouldn't want to jump right back into another seemingly rocky situation. »

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Billy Crudup Bails on The Flash Movie, Sam Raimi Passes

17 May 2017 1:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Flash movie just can't seem to catch a break. Warner Bros. has been on the hunt for a director ever since Dope helmer Rick Famuyiwa left the project over creative differences. Prior to that, Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) were attached to direct, but they left to go do the Han Solo movie. Now it looks like a couple of former Spider-Man movie directors have officially passed on the job, with Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3) and Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) both reportedly saying no.

The news comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly who are reporting that both Raimi and Webb were in contention, but they both decided against taking on The Flash for Warner Bros. In the case of Marc Webb, after what happened with The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it is understandable that he wouldn't want to jump right back into another seemingly rocky situation. »

- MovieWeb

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The Flash: Director Sam Raimi Passes & Actor Billy Crudup Drops Out

17 May 2017 9:26 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Yesterday, we reported that directors Matthew Vaughn, Robert Zemeckis, and Sam Raimi were all frontrunners to helm DC Film’s upcoming film, The Flash. Ever since Rick Famuyiwa left the project last year, it seems to have had some real trouble gaining momentum. Between script rewrites and an ending stream of director rumors, this Justice League member can’t seem to get his standalone flick off the ground.

Well, it sounds like we may be approaching a decision from DC Films. According to EW, you can cross off one director: Sam Raimi. The outlet reports that both he and Marc Webb (both Spider-Man directors, interestingly enough) have passed on the director position. As of the report last night, the current frontrunner is still Robert Zemeckis, the genius behind such films as Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Sam Raimi and Marc Webb weren’t the only losses for the film. »

- Joseph Medina

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Alien: Covenant’s Billy Crudup Reportedly Bows Out Of The Flash

17 May 2017 7:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Just when you thought The Flash had turned a corner, it’s now been claimed that Billy Crudup (Alien: Covenant) is no longer attached to play the part of Barry Allen’s old man, Henry Allen.

That potentially disconcerting detail was buried in yesterday’s report from Entertainment Weekly alleging that Robert Zemeckis has now officially entered talks to direct. Known for his pioneering work in visual effects (see: The Walk, The Polar Express, and Back to the Future), Zemeckis is purportedly not the only filmmaker in contention for the gig, after it was revealed that both Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Sam Raimi have cropped up on Warner’s shortlist.

Considering that he was first linked with The Flash‘s solo outing late last month, coupled with his relatively sparse slate, common logic would dictate that Zemeckis has emerged as the studio’s number-one target. And that »

- Michael Briers

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Sam Raimi, Matthew Vaughn and more named as frontrunners to direct The Flash

17 May 2017 1:35 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Josh Wilding

Warner Bros.’ planned big screen adventure for The Flash has had something of a troubled journey to cinemas after losing two directors in the form of both Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa, but things may finally be looking up for the project as the studio is now eyeing A-List filmmakers. Those are Matthew Vaughn, Robert Zemeckis and Sam Raimi.

Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (who wrote The Flash’s original treatment before Grahame-Smith penned a screenplay which has since been rewritten multiple times) were even reconsidered to return to direct, but scheduling issues put the brakes on that idea. However, it’s hard to find fault with the three names listed above!

Zemeckis is a prolific director best known for the likes of Back to the Future and Forrest Gump, and while he’s busy with an untitled Steve Carell-led drama which shoots this fall, »

- Josh Wilding

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American Gods home-entertainment release set for July

17 May 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

StudioCanal has announced that it is bringing Starz’s TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s critically acclaimed novel American Gods to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on July 24th, complete with 90 minutes of special features.

See Also: Pre-order American Gods via Amazon UK

When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life. Left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife, and suddenly hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the centre of a world that he struggles to understand. It’s a hidden world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, like Technology and Media. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, »

- Gary Collinson

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New Flash director, The Predator set photos, King Arthur loses $150 million and more – Daily News Roundup

16 May 2017 11:38 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Flashpoint

Although the film has lost two directors over the years since its announcement, Warner Bros. and DC continue to push forward with The Flash solo movie starring Ezra Miller, and a new crop of directors are reportedly at the top of the list. It has been reported that both Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) and Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) have met with the studio, while The Wrap is saying Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future) is the front-runner. There’s no release date for the movie, and the report says Warner Bros. could delay its production should Zemeckis take the project on. Read more here.

Bat-ape

A director who is confirmed for a DC solo movie is Matt Reeves, who will be helming The Batman starring Ben Affleck. In an interview to promote the upcoming release of War for the Planet of the Apes, Reeves has said that his motion-capture »

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Robert Zemeckis, Matthew Vaughn and Sam Raimi top shortlist to direct The Flash

16 May 2017 5:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros. hasn’t had the best of luck with directors on its Ezra Miller-headline Flash movie, with Seth Grahame-Smith and Rick Famuyiwa both departing the project due to creative differences. However, it looks like the studio may be closing in on another filmmaker to steer the Scarlet Speedster’s solo outing.

The Wrap is reporting that Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future) tops the shortlist (you may remember he was rumoured a few weeks back), while Variety states that Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class) is also high on Warner’s wishlist, and THR has added Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) into the mix. All three are said to have met with the studio in recent weeks, and this is the second DC project we’ve heard Vaughn linked to after the rumoured Man of Steel 2.

Apparantly Zemeckis is currently the number one choice for the gig, although he is currently »

- Gary Collinson

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The Flash Movie Eyes Back to the Future and Kingsman Directors

16 May 2017 4:42 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. is still trying to get The Flash movie going, after suffering major setbacks, including losing several directors and rewriting the script. It looks like things may finally be coming together, though, as the studio has reportedly narrowed their director search, and it is now a two-horse-race, with both names being rather big. It looks like the studio's top two choices are Back to the Future helmer Robert Zemeckis, and Kingsman director Matthew Vaughn.

This is not just hearsay, mind you. Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. has been considering both directors for The Flash for a while now, with The Wrap corroborating the Robert Zemeckis news, saying he is the studio's top choice for the job. However, Variety notes that his schedule is an issue, as he is scheduled to shoot an untitled movie with Steve Carrell this August, and Warner Bros. hopes to get The Flash "off »

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[Updated] The Flash: Robert Zemeckis Still Frontrunner To Helm Speedster Flick?

16 May 2017 3:13 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Update: According to outlets Variety and THR, Matthew Vaughn and Sam Raimi are also in talks to helm the flick.

Original Story:

Late last month, we reported a rumor that A-list director Robert Zemeckis — best known for films like Forrest Gump and Back to the Future — was in the running to direct the standalone Flash movie for Warner Bros. The day after we ran the rumor, it was confirmed that Zemeckis would actually be pairing up with Steve Carrell for another film based on a documentary about a man who builds things in his backyard to help cope with Ptsd. This was quite the departure from that initial rumor, and seemed to quash any further discussion about him helming The Flash.

Not so, apparently. TheWrap is now saying that Zemeckis is still the frontrunner to direct The Flash, despite his preoccupation with the aforementioned Carrell picture. The Flash was originally »

- Joseph Medina

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‘The Flash’ Looking to Oscar-Winner Robert Zemeckis to Direct

16 May 2017 3:12 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Robert Zemeckis, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind movies like Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump, and Contact, is apparently Warner Bros.’ new choice to direct The Flash. The news arrives at a crossroads for both of them: the studio really needs to find a filmmaker for this troubled project and Zemeckis, while […]

The post ‘The Flash’ Looking to Oscar-Winner Robert Zemeckis to Direct appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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Warner’s Search For A Director To Helm The Flash Has Reportedly Narrowed To A Two-Horse Race

16 May 2017 2:40 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Update: THR notes that Sam Raimi is also being eyed to direct.

Original Story: Following the back-to-back departure of Seth Grahame-Smith and Dope helmer Rick Famuyiwa, Warner Bros. is reportedly on the verge of naming a director to helm The Flash.

Variety is reporting today that the studio’s shortlist has now been whittled down to two leading candidates: Matthew Vaughn (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Robert Zemeckis, who was first linked with the Scarlett Speedster’s solo flick late last month. Warner Bros. declined to offer any comment at the time of writing, though it’s important to keep in mind that Variety’s source claims other candidates are still in the mix – they’ve just fallen down the pecking order to make room for the studio’s top choices.

Based on their respective slates, Zemeckis is surely the more likely of the two to sign on for The Flash. »

- Michael Briers

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