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Nightwing Movie Seemingly “Years Down The Line” As Chris McKay Circles Dungeons & Dragons

Looks like Dick Grayson will have to wait a few more years for that big-screen debut.

With Paramount now ready to roll the dice on its long-in-development Dungeons & Dragons movie – as of yesterday, Chris McKay is in negotiations to direct the fantasy flick – it appears Warner Bros. has shelved its nascent Nightwing spinoff for the foreseeable future.

In light of Variety’s scoop, The Tracking Board has published a follow-up report claiming Nightwing is now “years down the line” as McKay turns his attention to D&D. If true, that tells us Dick Grayson isn’t necessarily a priority for Warner Bros. – not right now, at least – with the studio firmly focused on Aquaman and Shazam!, along with direct sequels to both Wonder Woman and David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, the latter of which will be directed by Gavin O’Connor.

Sources familiar with the situation suggest Chris McKay
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Dungeons & Dragons movie set for 2021

Mike Cecchini Dec 20, 2017

The new Dungeons & Dragons film is official, and will be with us in the summer of 2021...

Paramount is looking to cast their spell on a Dungeons & Dragons movie. They're going ahead with it, and at least according to earlier reports, serious D&D campaigners will recognise the setting of this new movie as The Forgotten Realms. Paramount has dated the movie for July 23rd 2021 in the Us. The UK date is likely to be around there too.

Nothing is really known about the project right now, which has been quiet for quite some time (and has apparently changed studios from Warner Bros to Paramount since we last heard anything). Last year the word was that David Leslie Johnson, who has some fantasy experience from Wrath Of The Titans would write, while Rob Letterman, who had fun with the Goosebumps movie, would direct, and the plan
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The Walking Dead season 8 episode 8 review: How It's Gotta Be

Ron Hogan Dec 11, 2017

Here's our review of The Walking Dead's extended-length mid-season finale. Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

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8.8 How It's Gotta Be

There's rarely a reason for a television show to go longer than its typical running time. If it's a show like Game Of Thrones, who are making miniature movies and trying to cram a significant amount of material into a shorter amount of time, it makes sense. If you're a show like The Walking Dead, there's not a lot of need to go past the usual running time because there's going to be plenty of opportunities to tell the rest of the story in future episodes. The Walking Dead has been on eight seasons at this point, and isn't going away any time soon; despite the slipping ratings, it's still one of the most popular programmes on
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The Walking Dead season 8 episode 5 review: The Big Scary U

Ron Hogan Nov 20, 2017

The Walking Dead season 8's talented cast are the stars of its latest episode, The Big Scary U. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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8.5 The Big Scary U

Negan has been the show's longest-running villain, and there's a reason for that. Negan is one of the more popular characters from the comic book continuity, he's played by one of the better actors on the show, and he's running a massive network of thugs and murderers who keep the kinder communities under his thumb and keep his Saviors well stocked up on pickles and ammunition. He's also the only person holding that organisation together, and without Negan's presence, the Saviors will return to what they were prior to his arrival—squabbling gangs shooting at
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'The Walking Dead' Recap: Father Figures

'The Walking Dead' Recap: Father Figures
We're a little more than halfway through the The Walking Dead's fall season, and so far no line line of dialogue has been more memorable than Negan's warning in the premiere: "I hope you got your shittin' pants on ... because you are about to shit your pants." Still, the big bad boss does try to top himself in the latest episode, when he suggests that Gregory is "a thin-dicked politician, threading the needle with your thin, thin dick." A pattern's emerging here: Not only does Negan communicate almost exclusively in vulgarities,
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How 'Walking Dead' Just Set Up Its Next Glenn-Level Death

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for season eight, episode four of AMC's The Walking Dead, "Some Guy," as well as the comics on which the show is based.]

Even though he walked away from his latest brush against the dead with his head still on his shoulders, King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) isn't out of the woods quite yet.

During the course of Sunday's "Some Guy," the Ezekiel-centric episode written by David Leslie Johnson, the King of the Kingdom nearly loses his life on numerous occasions. He's one of few survivors of the initial Saviors ambush, the...
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The Walking Dead season 8 episode 4 review: Some Guy

Ron Hogan Nov 13, 2017

The Walking Dead season 's latest episode focuses on Ezekiel and Carol. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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8.4 Some Guy

What makes a king? Is it pulling a sword from a stone, the right bloodline, a lifetime of practice and breeding, or is it just a guy who acts like a king to the point where everyone else around him believes he's a king? As far as the world of The Walking Dead goes, the only reason anyone is anything is because other people believe in them. Negan is Negan because his followers believe in him, and want to be part of Negan. Rick is in
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'The Walking Dead' Recap: The King and I

'The Walking Dead' Recap: The King and I
After two straight weeks of miserable tedium, The Walking Dead rebounds (a bit) with an episode – "Some Guy" – that gets back to one of the series' core strengths: reducing a sprawling post-apocalyptic epic to a few pivotal moments in the lives of ordinary people. Granted, this hour is also soul-crushingly nihilistic, piling personal pain and loss onto the show's last remaining upbeat character. But hey … at least it's exciting while it lasts.

Longtime Walking Dead editor Dan Liu makes his directorial debut here, working from a script credited to David Leslie Johnson,
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Nightmare on Elm Street Fan Trailer Gives Freddy a Netflix Series

Nightmare on Elm Street Fan Trailer Gives Freddy a Netflix Series
Despite off and on talks of a reboot supposedly happening, the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise is currently dormant, although one enterprising fan has offered a look at what the franchise might look like if it took a far different approach. While we wait for word on the Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, a YouTube user has debuted a new fan trailer that shows what A Nightmare on Elm Street Netflix TV series might look like. While there is no indication that this franchise may be heading down the streaming service route, the trailer is certainly an intriguing one to look at.

This trailer was put together by a YouTube user named Jose Mellinas, who uses footage from A Nightmare on Elm Street Trailer Concept, the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Freddy vs Jason. The trailer also features footage from a number of movies that don't feature Freddy Krueger,
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Fan-Made Trailer Introduces A Nightmare On Elm Street As Netflix’s Hot New Series

For the purpose of this article, we’re gunna’ need you to suspend your disbelief – so much so, in fact, that the idea of A Nightmare on Elm Street being Netflix’s hot new original series seems plausible…even compelling.

Because that’s exactly what YouTuber José Mellinas has proposed with his rather wonderful fan-made trailer. First spotted by the folks at Bloody Disgusting, up above you’ll see that Mellinas cuts together footage from Sony’s Flatliners reboot and The New Mutants to create a modern and decidedly creepy portrayal of Elm Street. Besides, after seven years without Freddy Krueger, this is a potent reminder that cinema’s charred killer still has the ability to strike fear into our hearts.

But Freddy will return…eventually. This year alone has witnessed all sorts of horror-tinged revivals (see: Jigsaw, Leatherface, and Amityville: The Awakening), while Halloween is expected to creep out
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Robert Englund says he is too old to play Freddy Krueger again

The 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot was panned critically, and put any potential for a rebooted franchise soundly to sleep. Cut to 2017 with New Line preparing to try, once again, to bring Freddy Krueger back from the dead with The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson working on the script. The obvious questions is: just who will don the fedora this time around?

It’s tough to say, though Freddy himself has pegged Kevin Bacon for his successor. One thing is for sure: Robert Englund will not be returning to play Freddy again. Speaking to EW, the horror icon put any hopes fans may have had for his return into the furnace:

“I’m too old to do another Freddy now. If I do a fight scene now it’s got to be real minimal because I can’t snap my head for eight different takes and different angles.
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Robert Englund Reveals Whether He’d Ever Play Freddy Krueger Again

We all know the story of Wes Craven’s 1984 horror classic A Nightmare On Elm Street. Terrifying dream demon Freddy Krueger stalks the teenagers of Springwood through their slumber – torturing them to death in gory and disturbing ways before they wake. Without a doubt, Freddy (originally played by Robert Englund) is one of the most legendary villains of modern cinema – with his red and green striped jumper, knifed glove, and burned visage – and he also finds himself on the ever-growing list of horror icons poised for a return.

With Michael Myers and John Kramer (Aka the Jigsaw Killer) bound for the silver screen once more – Halloween in 2018; Jigsaw later this month – Warner Bros. and New Line are plotting a new incarnation of Elm Street, with David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) on script duties.

Aside from some surprising story trinkets that emerged not too long ago, though, both studios have
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Robert Englund Wants Kevin Bacon as New Freddy Krueger

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Robert Englund Wants Kevin Bacon as New Freddy Krueger
We haven't seen Freddy Krueger on screen since 2010's failed A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, which starred Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen) as the famed, sweater-wearing dream demon. But New Line Cinema is going to make a new Elm Street movie at some point. So who should play Freddy Krueger next time around? Robert Englund thinks Kevin Bacon would make a fine choice.

Robert Englund played Freddy Krueger in the original Nightmare on Elm Street and continued to do so up through 2003's Freddy vs. Jason. He has a very strong attachment to the role of Freddy Krueger and knows it very well. Better than anyone. So if he endorses someone for the role, that's a pretty big deal. During a recent interview with Cinema Blend, Englund was asked who he might like to see play the part in the next movie and he made it clear he thinks Kevin Bacon
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Former Nightmare On Elm Street Actor Robert Englund Tips Kevin Bacon For Reboot

You can go ahead and add Freddy Krueger’s name to the ever-growing list of horror icons poised for a return.

With Michael Myers and John Kramer (Aka the Jigsaw Killer) bound for the silver screen once more – Halloween in 2018; Jigsaw late next month – Warner Bros. and New Line are plotting a new incarnation of A Nightmare On Elm Street, with David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) on script duties.

Aside from some surprising story trinkets that emerged last month, both studios have maintained a radio silence when it comes to the mooted reboot, though if the Powers That Be were to place Robert Englund in control of casting, the series stalwart would name Kevin Bacon as a potential candidate to play the mutilated Freddy.

Word comes by way of Cinema Blend, after the outlet caught up with Englund to discuss his involvement in Nightworld, a psychological thriller currently incubating in post.
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Annabelle: Creation Director Wants To Reboot A Nightmare On Elm Street And Critters

Wes Craven’s original Dream Demon is heading back to the silver screen once more, as New Line Cinema is engineering a new take on A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Seemingly unperturbed by the reception of the middling 2010 reboot – which failed to impress critically or financially – we understand that New Line, “the house that built Freddy,” is keen on bringing the screen icon back for another scarefest. With David Leslie Johnson attached to write the script, studio executives Toby Emmerich, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter will oversee the nascent reboot.

That was the last real update we got on the project and it arrived back in August of 2015. It’s been two years then since any news about the film has emerged and understandably, some fans are starting to get worried that it’s slipped into development hell. Thankfully, that doesn’t appear to be the case, as Bloody-Disgusting reported
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James Wan Says The Crooked Man Film Will Be a Dark Whimsical Fairytale and He's Not Rushing The Conjuring 3

I'm such a huge fan of The Conjuring films. It's just such a great horror movie franchise and I'm excited for all the spinoff films that are coming. The weekend we have Annabelle: Creation coming out, which looks amazing. The other films currently in development are The Conjuring 3, The Nun, and The Crooked Man.

While talking to Entertainment Weekly, Wan opened up and talked a bit about The Conjuring 3 and The Crooked Man. He talks about not rushing and making sure the films are done right. As well as giving the spinoffs a different flavor.

The Conjuring 3 is currently in development with David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) writing the script. Wan won't be back to direct this third chapter of the story because he'll be busy with Aquaman, but he'll make sure that the next Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) story will have
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‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’: A Retrospective

Last week brought the announcement that Warner Bros. has launched a new remake of the sci-fi horror classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers, with The Conjuring 2 screenwriter David Leslie Johnson to pen the script and John Davis (Predator) to produce. Since this latest remake marks the fifth-time author Jack Finney’s 1955 iconic novel The […]
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers remake coming from The Conjuring 2 writer and Predator producer

Another remake is on the way, and this time it’s for a film that has had several remakes already.

Deadline is reporting Warner Bros. is set to remake Invasion of the Body Snatchers and has hired The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson to pen the script. He will be joined by John Davis, producer of the Predator films, including the forthcoming The Predator, who will produce the new version.

The original film was based on the 1954 sci-fi novel The Body Snatchers written by Jack Finney. It followed a doctor in a small town who becomes convinced that the residents are being replaced by a race of aliens and attempts to uncover their invasion. Invasion of the Body Snatchers was released in 1956 and was directed by Don Siegel with Kevin McCarthy starring; it was remade for the first time in 1978 from Philip Kaufman and starred Donald Sutherland. Subsequent remakes
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New 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' on its Way from 'The Conjuring 2' Writer

David Leslie Johnson, whose credits include The Conjuring 2, Orphan and Wrath of the Titans, as well as the upcoming The Conjuring 3 and Dungeons and Dragons, has been tapped to write a new version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, according to Deadline. John Davis (The Predator) will produce. Jack Finney wrote the novel that started it all, titled The Body Snatchers. First published in 1954, it envisioned the town of Mill Valley, California under invasion by seeds from space that have drifted to Earth. The seeds bloom into pods; once in proximity to sleeping humans, the pods grow into exact duplicates of the humans, only without emotions or independent thoughts. The humans then die. It wasn't the first science fiction novel to tackle the idea of plants somehow becoming a...

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A Fifth Invasion Of The Body Snatchers Movie Is Headed Our Way

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is undoubtedly one of the most iconic stories in science fiction, which is perhaps why it’s been resurrected in cinema on a semi-regular basis. Since the first version of the tale arrived in theatres in 1956, we’ve seen a further three takes on that same narrative – some attempting to apply the social concerns of the time to the themes explored in the story. Now, we have a fifth heading our way, and this one comes from Warner Bros.

The source material is the 1955 novel The Body Snatchers, by Jack Finney – which began life as a serial published in Colliers Magazine in 1954. For those unfamiliar, the story sees alien seeds drift to Earth through space, and grow emotionally void clones of unsuspecting town residents while they sleep. The residents are then turned to dust, and the clones replace them in their community. The clones do not reproduce,
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