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The Rocketeer Gets A Sequel With A Black Woman As Its New Hero

28 July 2016 12:18 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In what can only be described as welcome news, Disney has announced its plans to re-launch The Rocketeer with a sequel intended to reboot the property as franchise material – with a black woman as the central hero. The original film was released in 1991 to lacklustre response in theatres – but found a devoted audience later as it settled in to the home entertainment market. The new movie will be titled The Rocketeers.

The Rocketeer is a comic book character, created in 1982 by Dave Stevens, and was designed to be an homage to the heroes of the 1930s and 1940s. His real name is Cliff Secord, and he is a stunt pilot who stumbles upon a strange but functional jet pack. In the original movie, set in 1938 and directed by Joe Johnston, he uses the jet pack to fight Nazis as the Second World War commences. Secord is played by Billy Campbell, »

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Emma Stone and Jonah Hill Reunite for Dark TV Comedy 'Maniac'

18 March 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Superbad co-stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill are finalizing deals to reunite on the small screen, with a new series from Paramount TV and Anonymous Content entitled Maniac. Deadline reports that Cary Fukunaga, who directed every episode in the first season of HBO's True Detective, is in talks to take the helm. The report claims the project will be seeking a straight-to-series order, possibly for two full seasons, with Cary Fukunaga expected to direct every episode.

The project is based on the 2014 Norwegian TV series of the same name, a dark comedy about a man who lives in his own fantasy dream world, but in reality, he's locked up inside a mental institution. Maniac is currently seeking a writer to adapt the original series, which centered on a man named Espen who, in his fantasy world, reacts perfectly to every situation he encounters and is widely beloved by everyone he meets. »

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