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Japanese actor Masi Oka, known for his work in television hits “Heroes” and “Hawaii Five-o”, is producing the Hollywood live-action version of “Death Note.” Recently, Japan Today reveals that Oka will also star in the film.
The film is based on the extremely popular manga “Death Note” written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. “Death Note” tells the story of Light, a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that kills any person whose name is written on its pages. Soon the student-turned-vigilante is hunted down by a reclusive detective known as L.
There have already been five Japanese TV and film adaptations of the manga. The live-action feature “Death Note: Light Up the New World” was released October of this year and earned 2 billion yen.
- Ella Palileo
Heroes alum Masi Oka has revealed to Entertainment Weekly that he’s set to appear in Death Note, Netflix and director Adam Wingard’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s manga series.
Oka, who is also a producer on the film, will appear alongside a cast that includes Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys), Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton), Paul Nakauchi (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Shea Whigham (Agent Carter) and Willem Dafoe (Justice League).
Death Note follows “a student (Wolff) who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone simply by writing the victim’s name. A cat-and-mouse game ensues when he’s tracked by a reclusive police officer.” It is set to premiere on Netflix in 2017. »
- Gary Collinson
2 December 2016 4:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
An infographic showing the ways in which this month's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story connects with other properties in the franchise has provoked speculation that there's more than meets the eye about the prequel to 1977's original Star Wars movie. Could there really be a hidden connection between Rogue One and next year's Star Wars: Episode VIII?
What caused the speculation was a timeline map of the Star Wars properties from Entertainment Weekly, which connects Gareth Edwards' upcoming movie not only with Star Wars: A New Hope and the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars — where the »
- Graeme McMillan
If you're tuning into Timeless, then you're probably already obsessed with its star, Matt Lanter. Aside from playing the dreamy Wyatt Logan, fans can't get enough of his character's relationship with Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer). What can we say? The sexual tension between the two is pretty undeniable. Popsugar recently had a chance to sit down with the actor, and he told us all about the upcoming midseason finale, who he would love to play his dad on the series, and the fate of Wyatt and Lucy's star-crossed romance. Popsugar: So, I know a lot of fans, particularly Lucy and Wyatt shippers, are excited about "Last Ride of Bonnie & Clyde." How will their relationship evolve in this episode? Matt Lanter: Without giving too much away, Lucy finds out a little bit more about Wyatt. There is a moment where you learn more about his past. So, in some regards, »
- Kelsie Gibson
As we prepare to bid 2016 a fond, middle-fingered farewell, colder days will compel viewers to hunker down for a catch-up session on all the streaming series and movies they've missed. And for those of us who don't need to be snowed in to watch TV for eight uninterrupted hours, there will still be plenty to binge on in the next month. Two Amazon favorites debut new seasons, Barack Obama comes to Netflix, and Hulu hosts one of the Seventies' finest horror flicks. Good streaming for all, and to all a »
Matt Lanter is the first one to admit that his 5-year-old Maltipoo Ahsoka isn’t the most conventionally masculine choice for a pet.
“The challenge for me is to keep my masculinity with my fluffy white dog,” the Timeless star, 33, tells People in the Sexiest Man Alive issue. “I think her being a 13-pound, white, fluffy dog, things can get embarrassing really quickly.”
To give his pet a more masculine edge, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actor insisted that his “diva” dog get a name from the animated series.
“My wife wanted to get this fluffy white poodle, »
We've only had one live-action movie in the form of Star Wars: The Force Awakens from Disney since the company purchased all of Lucasfilm in 2012. They have been plenty busy putting out lots of other Star Wars content though, namely a ton of great comic books. Up next? Fan favorite character and prequel trilogy bright spot Darth Maul will be getting his own series.
The news comes courtesy of USA Today who reveal that the five-issue prequel mini-series, titled Star Wars: Darth Maul, will debut in February. The series is being written by Cullen Bunn, whose previous credits in the comic book world include Uncanny X-Men and The Sixth Gun. Luke Ross is set to do the art for the book, which will be released by Marvel Comics in the new year. Here is how the series is described in the report.
"The comic finds Maul an untested warrior »
Oh wow, I didn't realize how much good a Star Wars trailer could do me but this international Rogue One trailer is apparently just what I needed. "I rebel," spoke by Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso in previous trailers was powerful enough on its own but considering current events, a lot of Star Wars fans are taking solace in the message. Some are even changing their avatars to the Rebel symbol. But this new trailer drives home the film's message of keeping hope alive. Now a small warning, this trailer shows a potentially huge "spoiler" for the film. I put spoiler in quotes there because well, if the studio decides to put something in their marketing material, they want viewers to know about it. That said, I completely understand why some fans want to go in fresh. I'll also say at this point that if I had that forethought, I »
- Jill Pantozzi
There is still a lot of conversation surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but we are a mere six weeks away from a brand new Star Wars movie arriving in theaters. Disney is in full-blown public awareness mode for the first standalone Star Wars movie ever, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. That being the case, they are getting ready to unveil a bit of new footage on us.
Thanks to the ABC Twitter account, we now know that some new Rogue One footage is coming during their Disney Holiday Celebration. The special is set to be a "new holiday tradition" according to the tweet. But much more importantly, at the very end of the 20-second video included in the tweet, it is revealed that there will be an exclusive look at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story shown during the special.
Unfortunately for those who don't want to watch »
Though it is taking a break this week and will return November 5th, Disney Xd and Lucasfilm have released a clip of the next Star Wars Rebels episode “Imperial Supercommandos”.
In the clip, Ezra and Sabine are caught by a group of Mandalorians loyal to the Empire and are given the choice to come with them or die. Mandalorians are some of the toughest warriors in the galaxy who train for war, basically Spartans in the Star Wars universe, so the idea of the Empire having Mandalorians loyal to them is not a good thought. The group’s leader also makes cryptic references to Sabine’s Mandolorian family, raising the question if we will finally learn more about her past.
- Ricky Church
Ricky Church chats with Star Wars: Ahsoka author E.K. Johnston…
Last week the highly anticipated book Star Wars: Ahsoka was released, telling a story of Ahsoka’s time following Order 66 but before she became Star Wars Rebels‘ mysterious rebel organizer Fulcrum. Flickering Myth recently got the chance to ask author E.K. Johnston a few questions about the book and how much Ahsoka has grown since her time on Star Wars: The Clone Wars to now. Check out what she had to say below and you can also read our review for Ahsoka here.
Ricky Church: You had the opportunity to let readers really get inside Ahsoka Tano’s head. How did you approach her mindset in this story?
E. K. Johnston: I re-watched The Clone Wars episodes where she has a lot of dialogue, which also happened to be the episodes I drew on the most »
- Ricky Church
Have you ever wondered why Sith lightsabers are red in the Star Wars universe? Well, you're not alone. It's one of the most asked questions about Star Wars lore. And now, a new book has finally revealed the answer.
As you may or may not know, with the exception of the two movie trilogies, everything Star Wars that existed before The Force Awakens has been wiped from the official canon. This includes all past novels, comic book stories, video games, toy loglines and anything else that previously tied into the franchise pre-2015. All of that material has been packed up and shipped off into the ether, and is now known as Star Wars Legends. Since that time, Disney and Lucasfilm have worked tirelessly to make sure all new tie-in properties directly connected to the movie universe as we now know it.
A new novel has arrived, and it changes what »
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
We are only a couple of months away from getting to see the very first Star Wars spin-off movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Disney just ensured that we will be very impatiently waiting for the movie to arrive in theaters, because they have just released the final trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Rebels, Death Troopers and Darth Vader, oh my!
Director Gareth Edwards made an appearance »
Ricky Church reviews Star Wars: Ahsoka…
In 2008, the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film introduced fans to Ahsoka Tano, a character who polarized viewers nearly as much as Jar Jar Binks did. Unlike the annoying Gungan though, Ahsoka eventually gained a large fanbase. Over the course of the series, gone were the mentions of ‘Sky-Guy’ as Ahsoka grew and matured as she became a promising Jedi until the Council threw her under the bus, forcing her to leave the Jedi Order in what was, at the time, the series finale.
Despite her resurgence in Star Wars Rebels and executive producer Dave Filoni’s various comments, very little is known about her actions between Revenge of the Sith and Rebels. Emily Kate Johnston takes up the huge task of filling in some of the gaps of Ahsoka’s journey from exiled Jedi to Rebel leader in Star Wars: Ahsoka. »
- Ricky Church
She Said/She Said is a (sporadically) daily video featuring HitFix Harpy Donna Dickens and HitFix Weekend Editor Jill Pantozzi discussing current events in geek news. ******************* Despite evidence to the contrary, the world of Star Wars is far more vast than the Skywalker family. From the Old Republic, to the dawn of the Rebellion, to the First Resistance, there are thousands of stories waiting to be told. We just need someone to tell them. Someone like Dave Filoni. If that name is familiar to you, it’s because Filoni has been an integral part of Lucasfilm for over eight years. His career began as a director of the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars before moving on to direct, write, and eventually executive produce the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. The man has had a large hand in helping shape the way the »
- Donna Dickens
Star Wars history will be made in just a few short months when Disney and LucasFilm release the first ever franchise spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Fans waiting for the next trailer won't have to wait much longer, with a new report claiming the third and final trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One will be attached to prints of the new Marvel Studios superhero adventure Doctor Strange. While this news hasn't been confirmed, it did originate from a Disney executive, albeit from the company's Russian division.
According to Star Wars News Net, Elena Brodskaya, marketing director of Russian subdivision of Disney, held a presentation at Kino Expo International in St. Petersburg, Russia last week. She outlined details about the studio's slate, including »
The release is the first collection of episodes available on DVD, and it’s not only a good selection because these are episodes that focus on the individual members of the Guard, but because these are some of the series’ most rewatchable efforts.
The show is not just a fun adventure for kids, but the series takes on a broad range within its episodic content, tackling some tricky issues, without actually decoding its own efforts and bogging down in overt explanation.
For example, the episode Fuli’s New Family spans a variety of issues, but chief among them is an examination of the idea that just because doing something seems objectively “right,” or, “how friends act, »
- Marc Eastman
The Week in Star Wars returns with Adam Driver talking Episode VIII, a load of new posters for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as well as a load of merch, a returning character for Star Wars Rebels, a beating by Fifty Shades of Grey and more…
We’ll kick things off this week by looking at a whole batch of new international posters for Gareth Edward’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, many of which feature Darth Vader himself. Check all nine posters out here, and a brand new international poster here, which sees Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso standing tall as the Death Star looms in the background…
…Speaking of merch, and Hasbro released images from their Rogue One line in anticipation of September 30th’s Force Friday. You can check out a huge batch of toys (including a Rapid Nerf Firing Imperial At-act) here, and Wave 2 figures here. »
- Luke Owen
In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Turner has acquired the broadcasting rights to all current (and a few future) Star Wars movies. Showrunner Dave Filoni goes in-depth on the Star Wars Rebels season 2 finale. Katee Sackhoff‘s Star Wars: The Clone Wars character is returning. An update on Amy Hennig‘s Star Wars video game. […]
- Jacob Hall
The long-teased live-action Star Wars television show has just gotten an update, of sorts, from Disney/ABC TV's Ben Sherwood. Talk of a Star Wars TV show started long before Disney purchased Lucasfilm, but it likely won't be stopping any time soon because people can't get enough Star Wars. It's so far only been known as Star Wars: Underworld and was theoretically meant to take place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Since then we've had two fantastic animated series — Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels — which take place during that time (Clone Wars a bit earlier). In a larger interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Disney/ABC TV's Sherwood was asked about the status of the series. He said: The live-action Star Wars plan rests in the hands of [Walt Disney Studios chairman] Alan Horn, [Lucasfilm president] Kathy Kennedy and the great folks at Lucasfilm. Somewhere we hope in a »
- Jill Pantozzi
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