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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams episode 3 review: The Commuter

Louisa Mellor Oct 1, 2017

Timothy Spall gives a moving performance in Electric Dreams’ strongest and most emotionally satisfying story yet…

This review contains spoilers.

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At the centre of The Commuter is one of those truths that, like the inevitability of death, or how much salt they put in Kellogg’s Corn flakes, most of us prefer not to acknowledge. In a different life without our kids, we might be happier. We’d have fewer wrinkles, a tidier house and a better sex-life. The people we love aren’t always good for us.

The more uplifting side of that truth is that most of us choose them anyway. Whatever the hardship, our family is ours and no other option—even if it’s easier—can replace them.
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Star Wars Episode IX Adds A New Writer

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We are still a ways away until the finale of the current Star Wars trilogy, Episode IX, hits theaters, but there is already news that Disney and Lucasfilm needed to bring in a new writer. Come inside to find out what's going on.

While we wait with bated breath for Rian Johnson's Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi to come out this December,  Episode IX Director Colin Trevorrow has already begun working on the finale of this trilogy.  Specifically, the script.  As it turns out, the script he and his writing partner, Derek Connolly, have put together may have hit a snag, according to a report by THR.

Jack Thorne has been brought in to provide a "fresh set of eyes" and make rewrites to the script Connolly and Trevorrow wrote.  Thorne is an English writer responsible for penning and co-creating several TV shows like National Treasure, The Last Panthers,
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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Taps New Screenwriter to Rewrite Colin Trevorrow’s Script

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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Taps New Screenwriter to Rewrite Colin Trevorrow’s Script
Looks like “Star Wars: Episode IX” is getting a fresh pair of eyes. The Hollywood Reporter reports that rising British screenwriter Jack Thorne will be contributing rewrites to the script of the upcoming ninth installment of the beloved franchise. While Thorne is a relatively new name in Hollywood, he’s already having a big year: his “Wonder” will arrive on November 17.

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As THR notes, “Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly, have been working on the script, but sources say a fresh set of eyes was needed. It is unclear how extensive the rewrites will be.” THR is also quick to note that, despite previous reports, the script for “Episode IX” is not based on a treatment from filmmaker Rian Johnson, who wrote and directed the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
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Star Wars Episode 9: Jack Thorne to rewrite the screenplay

Ryan Lambie Aug 2, 2017

Colin Trevorrow's Star Wars: Episode 9 is getting a rewrite courtesy of Jack Thorne, writer of The Fades...

The Last Jedi isn't even out yet, but thanks to the complexity of the Star Wars universe at Disney-Lucasfilm, work is already well under way on Episode IX.

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Due for release in 2019 and directed by Colin Trevorrow, Episode IX will mark as the capstone to the current trilogy of sequels, which means it should tie off the saga of Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren. The movie was initially written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly - the pair previously worked together on Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed

Their script is now about
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'Star Wars: Episode IX' Taps New Screenwriter

'Star Wars: Episode IX' Taps New Screenwriter
British screenwriter Jack Thorne has been tapped to finish the screenplay for Star Wars: Episode IX, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Thorne will take over for director Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly. According to sources, a new set of eyes was needed to finish the final installment of the franchise reboot, though it's unclear how much of the script needs to be rewritten.

Thorne has created several acclaimed British television shows including National Treasure, the crime drama The Last Panthers and the sci-fi series The Fades.
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Newswire: LucasFilm has brought in a new writer for Star Wars: Episode IX

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Colin Trevorrow has been attached to direct Star Wars: Episode IX for a while now, and while the reviews of Trevorrow’s The Book Of Henry probably made a lot of Star Wars fans worried about how he’d handle the end of this new trilogy, LucasFilm itself didn’t seem to show any concerns. Now, though, it’s hard not to think of The Book Of Henry when The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the studio is bringing in a new writer to revise the previous draft of the script that Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly wrote. Again, LucasFilm would probably never say that it was worried about Trevorrow’s work, but this does seem to indicate that it’s not taking any chances.

The new writer is Jack Thorne, the creator or co-creator of British TV shows like The Fades, The Cast-Offs, The Last Panthers, and National
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‘Star Wars’: ‘Wonder’ Writer to Polish ‘Episode IX’ Script

‘Star Wars’: ‘Wonder’ Writer to Polish ‘Episode IX’ Script
Wonder” screenwriter Jack Thorne is being brought on to do a polish on the latest draft of “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which has Colin Trevorrow on board to direct, sources tell Variety.

Trevorrow and his writing partner Derek Connolly wrote the most recent draft of the script.


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Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac are expected to return – although that depends on what happens in “The Last Jedi” – with the installment eyeing a production start in January 2018.

While the “Star Wars” universe recently went through some turmoil after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were let go from the Han Solo spinoff, sources stress that this type of script treatment is normal for any major tentpole.

The movie has a release date of May 24, 2019.

Thorne is the creator or co-creator of several British television shows, dramas,
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'La La Land' Director Plots New Musical TV Show 'The Eddy'

'La La Land' Director Plots New Musical TV Show 'The Eddy'
La La Land director Damien Chazelle will direct a new musical TV series called The Eddy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The drama will center around a club in modern-day Paris, its owner, the house band and "the volatile city that surrounds them."

British screenwriter and playwright Jack Thorne will write The Eddy. Thorne is known for co-writing the This Is England spin-off series with Shane Meadows and creating the supernatural BBC show The Fades. He's also written for the hit teen drama Skins and the original British version of
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Why I love… actor Daniel Kaluuya

I like his smooth, dark brown complexion that glistens in all lights; his smile, which can flash from sardonic to warm; those soulful, expressive eyes

I hate horror films. I saw the 1996 classic Scream under duress: in a media studies class where critiquing it was integral to my final grade. I have a terminal case of the scaredy-cats, and I do not generally enjoy paying to be terrified. But as I heard more about new film Get Out, about a black man meeting his white girlfriend’s family, I knew I’d have to bite the bullet. And listen: it was utterly, spine-chillingly worth it. One of the top reasons? Its magnetic lead, British actor Daniel Kaluuya.

Kaluuya, 27, was born in London to Ugandan parents. I remember first seeing him in Skins, playing charming idiot Posh Kenneth. It was a thinly-drawn character elevated by Kaluuya who went on to become a writer on the show.
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Why You Recognize the Star of the New Horror Film Get Out

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Image Source: Universal Pictures In October, we got introduced to a terrifying new horror movie by Jordan Peele. It's called Get Out, and the creepy trailer is enough on its own to turn you off of white suburbia for good. But there's something else. The more time we spent watching the trailer and looking forward to the film, the more we began to feel like star Daniel Kaluuya looked very, very familiar. And then, it clicked! Kaluuya actually appears in the first season of Black Mirror. He stars in the second episode, called "Fifteen Million Merits." The story tells of a futuristic dystopian society that revolves around 24-hour TV and the shallow entertainment of reality shows. In this world, civilians must cycle to power the society, earning a kind of currency known as Merits. We don't want to give too much away, but you might argue that it's a different
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Get Into Get Out [Review]

Jordan Peele is best known as a comedian and one-half of the hilarious duo of Key & Peele but as it turns out, Peele is also a big horror buff and Get Out, a writing exercise he never figured would get made, is a perfect example of what can happen when an artist is given the opportunity to try something different.

Daniel Kaluuya ("The Fades," "Black Mirror," Sicario) stars as Chris, a talented photographer who is going away for the weekend with his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams of "Girls" fame) to meet her parents for the first time. He's very black; she's very white and she hasn't told mom and dad. Rose argues race is a non-issue and though at first reluctant, Chris goes along with the weekend plans but rather quickly, even before the pair arrives at the posh family [Continued ...]
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Peele Trades Laughs for Scares in Get Out [Trailer]

It almost never happens with studio releases but over the weekend I was completely blindsided by a trailer for a movie I hadn't heard about.

Somewhere along the line, I missed the trailer for Get Out when it was first released and thought that's not usually a big deal when a movie looks this interesting, I just have to rectify the oversight.

Written and directed by Jordan Peele, one-half of the comedic duo Key and Peele, Get Out stars Daniel Kaluuya ("The Fades," Sicario) as Chris, a guy in an interracial couple who is meeting his girlfriend's parents for the first time. Though weird at first, the meeting seems to be going well until it becomes clear that her parents are members of some weird Stepford Wives-like brainwashing of all of the African Americans t [Continued ...]
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star in sci-fi thriller, Sovereign

Nick Harley Oct 19, 2016

Writer Jack Thorne and director Marc Munden move from the TV drama National Treasure to sci-fi movie Sovereign...

Sovereign, the upcoming science fiction thriller from director Marc Munden, has found its star in Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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Gordon-Levitt has signed on to the project from director Munden, who directed the recent Channel 4 TV miniseries National Treasure. Jack Thorne, who penned lots of things we love - including the aforementioned National Treasure, the TV series The Fades, and Harry Potter And The Cursed Child - has written the latest take on the screenplay.

The script for Sovereign from a draft by Geoff Tock and Gregory Weidman, and will see Gordon-Levitt as a man grasping with the dissolution of his marriage while he struggles to locate the crew of a space station, which includes his wife, after they mysteriously vanish.
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True-Life Drama The Aeronauts Recruits Jack Thorne And Director Tom Harper

If Jack Thorne was considered hot property before Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, penning the adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s wildly successful story has only ensured Thorne is one of the most in-demand writers on the other side of the pond. Soon after breaking onto the scene with British teen drama Skins, the screenwriter enjoyed a streak that comprised award-winning contributions to This Is England ’88, The Fades, Don’t Take My Baby and This Is England ’90.

Imagine our excitement, then, now that Deadline has relayed news that Jack Thorne was inked a deal to collaborate with War & Peace helmer Tom Harper for The Aeronauts, a true-life period drama said to revolve around two enthused hot air balloonists who scaled higher than anyone else in the 19th century. Both Thorne and Harper are currently in possession of a spec script, meaning this project won’t be ready to fire up production anytime soon.
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‘Shut In’ Trailer: Naomi Watts Returns to Her Horror Roots With Jacob Tremblay in Wintry Psychological Thriller

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‘Shut In’ Trailer: Naomi Watts Returns to Her Horror Roots With Jacob Tremblay in Wintry Psychological Thriller
Naomi Watts hasn’t made a horror movie in many moons, but she’s hardly a stranger to the genre. “The Ring” solidified her as a star after she made her breakthrough with David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive,” and the two-time Oscar nominee will soon reconnect to her genre roots with “Shut In.” The upcoming thriller just debuted its first trailer via USA Today, and thanks to the wonders of the internet you can watch it below.

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“It’s not my son,” Watts’ character says of her catatonic child in the trailer’s opening moments. “It’s just a body that I feed and wash and clothe.” She has disturbing dreams of drowning him in the bathtub, shares her troubles with her therapist (Oliver Platt) and experiences all the usual joys of being in a thriller: doors shutting for no apparent reason,
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Bryan Cranston's Philip K Dick series moves to Amazon

Rob Leane Feb 15, 2017

Having stalled at Channel 4 and AMC, Electric Dreams has moved to Amazon...

Last year, Channel 4 announced an alliance with Sony Pictures Television and AMC. This cross-Atlantic collaboration was focused on producing a “hugely ambitious” anthology series inspired by the works of sci-fi writing legend Philip K Dick.

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The show was given the title Electric Dreams: The World Of Philip K Dick, and Ronald D Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Michael Dinner (Justified) and Bryan Cranston – who will also star in the show – all signed on as executive producers.

However, AMC apparently dropped out and left the show without a home. Channel 4 had been very close to green-lighting the series, but without AMC the whole process stalled.
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Harker’s Hits: April 4

Hollywood hit the ground running this week. Let’s catch up on the new developments. There’s something for everyone! Rejoice!

• The first footage for the upcoming animated adaptation of Alan Moore’s classic comic Batman: The Killing Joke has been unleashed and it has us panting for more. Due to be released this summer, the 23-second teaser gives us mere glimpses into the Joker origin story. The one-off graphic novel was published in 1988 and was an instant classic, done with Moore’s trademark complex characters and story. Take a gander here and let me know what you think!

Warner Bros. has announced plans to give its most famous Mexican mouse the big-screen treatment. That’s right, folks, Speedy Gonzales is headed to a theater near you. First seen onscreen in a 1953 short called “Cat Tails for Two,” Speedy made his real splash of a debut in a self-titled short
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"His Dark Materials" Adapted Into A BBC Series

Following on from making history by scoring three BAFTA nominations last week, acclaimed British scribe Jack Thorne ("Skins," "The Last Panthers," "The Fades") has signed on to pen an event series adaptation of Philip Pulman's epic fantasy novel trilogy "His Dark Materials" for BBC One.

The novels follow an orphan girl who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Searching for a kidnapped friend, she uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In the second book, she is joined on her journey by a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds.

The "His Dark Materials" series has been published in more than forty languages and has sold worldwide close to 17.5 million copies. The first book, "Northern Lights," was adapted into the 2007 Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman film "The Golden Compass" which was a critical and commercial disappointment.
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The Fades: celebrating BBC Three originals

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With great writing, a strong cast and a gripping story, Jack Thorne’s 2011 supernatural drama The Fades was one of the best…

According to former BBC Three controller Zai Bennett, fans of The Fades have themselves to blame for Jack Thorne’s superb fantasy drama not being recommissioned. We were too few and too old.

The BBC Three remit aimed to attract 16-34 year olds, Bennett explained at the 2012 Edinburgh International Television Festival. Because The Fades found more love among those with mortgages and middle-age spread than it did with fresh-faced teens and twenty-somethings, it didn’t fulfil that remit.

However much critical acclaim (plaudits from The Guardian, The Telegraph, some website called Den Of Geek) or however many awards (a Bafta for Best Drama, nominations for Best Writer, wins for Best Music and Digital Effects) The Fades received, the kids weren’t down so it had to go.
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TV in 2016: January to April (Part 1: New Series)

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Though 2015 brought an absurd bounty of great television, not to mention the proclamation that we had entered the era of #PeakTV, there’s absolutely no reason to think that 2016 will let up. At all. In the first few months of the year alone, there are a whole host of great returning series gearing back up, as well as a wide variety of new ones. There are so many, in fact, that it took some difficulty to narrow them down to under 30. But here we are.

So please note that this is by no means a comprehensive list – for those so inclined, by all means, get excited for Legends of Tomorrow, American Crime Story, The Magicians, Lucifer, and, sure, why not, Fuller House. The list below are just a few that seemed, for one reason or another, to be especially noteworthy. (In at least one instance, “noteworthy” is not necessarily a compliment.
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