7 items from 2015
Straight Outta Compton is fast becoming one of those films that proves to be a launching pad for manifold members of its cast and crew. Director F Gary Gary has already been snapped up for the Furious 8 directing gig, while stars Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell have both landed roles in Kong: Skull Island.
The N.W.A. biopic’s screenwriter – Jonathan Herman, who made his feature debut with that script – is the latest to benefit from his raised profile. DreamWorks has signed him up to rework the script for their Ghost In The Shell live-action remake, which is set to star Scarlett Johansson.
Paramount Pictures has brought on screenwriter Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots) to write the screenplays for two of their upcoming projects, an adaptation of the hit animated TV series Dora the Explorer and Micronauts, based on the Hasbro toy line. The report from Deadline doesn't specify which of these projects the writer will tackle first, but both of these live-action projects have been in the works for quite some time. Neither project has a director attached.
The original Dora the Explorer animated TV series launched in 2000, running for eight seasons spanning 170 episodes before going off the air earlier this year. The educational series followed the title character, voiced by Kathleen Herles, who went on a number of interactive adventures with her monkey friend named Boots. Earlier this year, Nickelodeon launched a spinoff series entitled Dora and Friends: Into the City.
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Continuing a day of pre-upfronts excitement that threatens to Never End, NBC has ordered two more dramas and picked up one of its bubble dramas. Ordered to series are "Game of Silence" and "The Player," while "The Night Shift" has been renewed for a third season. This is also the Sony Pictures Television part of our day, as NBC has a history of package deals with the studio. "The Player" is, intriguingly, NBC's second drama fronted by a "Strike Back" star, joining "Blindspot" with Sullivan Stapleton. Wesley Snipes and Philip Winchester star in this drama about "a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out." Charity Wakefield and Damon Gupton also star in the series from creator John Rogers and director Bharat Nalluri. "Game of Silence" stars David Lyons, »
- Daniel Fienberg
With Community down three cast members, the theme song’s closing words (“one by one they all just fade away”) have never been more appropriate. Nonetheless, the start of Season 6 – its first on the Yahoo Screen streaming service – is a promising one.
The remainder of the Greendale 7 quickly fill their current vacancies with two distinct personalities — one of whom looks a lot like the school’s former head of It, and the other looking a heck of a lot like that guy from The Cape.
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Community season 6's trailer has a very Avengers style feel to it...
It's actually happened: Community season six is upon us. Somehow Greendale has survived gas leaks, Hawthorne deaths, and even Friday night exile on NBC in the Us. Granted, at this point Community is the rare television network sitcom that is no longer on television, but Six Seasons and a Movie is almost a reality. And Yahoo wants you to know who to thank with the very Avengers-ish Community season six trailer.
Taking more than a page from the previews for Avengers: Age Of Ultron, the Age of Yahoo trailer promises that the movie and pop culture references that makes the 'Greendale Seven' beloved by geeks everywhere are still present and correct. Even if it is at this point, it’s more the 'Greendale Four but with more Chang'.
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In this week’s “Arrow,” titled “Uprising,” Starling City is still trapped under the iron fist of the gangster known as Brick (Vinnie Jones), and after the bulletproof bad guy gave Diggle (David Ramsey) and Roy (Colton Haynes) a spectacular beatdown last week, it will take a fighter of immense skill to take the villain out. Could that fighter be Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell)?
“It’s not my showdown to have, it’s Malcom’s — episode twelve is his flashback,” Amell told Variety, hinting at an hour stuffed full of backstory for John Barrowman’s manipulative Malcolm Merlyn, which will feature flashbacks to almost a decade earlier in the Dark Archer’s life. “There’s a young Oliver. I met the actor too. He was such a nice young man; very, very respectful. We spoke outside of the trailers and he was asking me these very profound questions. ‘Why’d you get into acting? »
- Laura Prudom
Briefly: Last fall, we learned that The Avengers and Lucy star Scarlett Johansson was entertaining an offer from DreamWorks to star in their big screen animation of the popular anime Ghost in the Shell. Now Variety reports the actress has officially signed to take the lead role of a female member of a covert ops unit of the Japanese National Public Safety Commission that specializes in fighting technology-related crime. Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders will be at the helm of the film with a script by William Wheeler (of The Hoax and "The Cape"). As of now the film is waiting for a greenlight though. »
- Ethan Anderton
7 items from 2015
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