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George Clooney to direct sci-fi thriller Echo

It looks like George Clooney is gearing up to get back behind the camera, as Deadline is reporting that he is in talks to direct the sci-fi film Echo for 20th Century Fox.

Echo is being produced y Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps from a script by Christopher MacBride. Described as a thriller with a sci-fi edge, the project follows a drone specialist who has a psychological crisis: is he paranoid in suspecting his lover is not who she appears to be, and could she possibly have been replaced?

See Also: George Clooney reveals that Batman & Robin had the biggest influence on his career

Clooney last directed the 2017 black comedy Suburbicon starring Matt Damon, which received mixed reviews. He is also producing the upcoming TV adaptation of Joseph Heller’s novel Catch-22, and helmed the opening episode.

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George Clooney in talks to direct sci-fi thriller Echo

20th Century Fox has begun early talks with George Clooney to helm there next sci-fi thriller, Echo.

It may be early days, but Fox are confident that negotiations with Clooney are just a formality. The Conspiracy’s Christopher MacBride has penned the script. It is said to be an original thriller with a sci-fi edge in which a drone specialist has a psychological crisis: is he paranoid in suspecting his lover is not who she appears to be, and could she possibly have been replaced?

The film is to be produced by 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen. Whether Clooney is set to star in the thriller is anybody’s guess at this point, but watch this space.

Also in the news – Will Ferrell to team up with Netflix for Eurovision inspired movie

The sci-fi production could a complete change of route for Clooney, who had made a
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George Clooney in Talks To Direct a New Sci-Fi Film Called Echo

George Clooney is looking to direct a new sci-fi film for Fox called Echo. He's currently in talks with the studio, but according to Deadline, a deal is expected to close.

Echo is described as an original thriller with a sci-fi edge, the story of which follows a drone specialist who has a psychological crisis. "Is he paranoid in suspecting his lover is not who she appears to be, and could she possibly have been replaced?"

The film is being produced by 21 LapsShawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen. This is the same team that has developed projects such as Arrival, Stranger Things and the upcoming Darkest Minds and Kin.

The last movie that Clooney directed was Suburbicon and the opening episode of the upcoming miniseries adaptation of the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.

I like the films that George Clooney makes. They may not be big hits, but
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George Clooney in Negotiations to Direct Science-Fiction Thriller ‘Echo’

George Clooney in Negotiations to Direct Science-Fiction Thriller ‘Echo’
George Clooney is in early talks with 20th Century Fox to direct Christopher MacBride’s science-fiction thriller “Echo.”

The movie is set up with 21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen. The production company has previously produced the science-fiction pic “Arrival,” which grossed more than $200 million worldwide for Paramount, along with the upcoming “Darkest Minds” for Fox and “Kin” for Lionsgate. 21 Laps is also an executive producer on the Netflix sci-fi series “Stranger Things.”

“Echo” centers on a drone specialist who has a psychological crisis after suspecting that his lover is not who she appears to be and wondering whether she has been replaced.

Clooney has directed six movies, starting with 2002’s “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” followed by “Good Night, and Good Luck,” “Leatherheads,” “The Ides of March,” “The Monuments Men,” and last year’s “Suburbicon.” He received an Oscar nomination for directing “Good Night, and Good Luck.
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George Clooney in Early Talks to Direct Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Echo’

It appears that George Clooney is zeroing in on his next directorial project. Per Deadline, the filmmaker is in early talks to direct a sci-fi thriller called Echo for 20th Century Fox and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment. The original script by Christopher MacBride centers on a drone specialist who has a psychological crisis when he begins to suspect his lover is not who she appears to be: is he just paranoid, or has she been replaced? The premise sounds very Westworld-y, and would mark a curious choice of material for Clooney as a director. The Oscar-…
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George Clooney in Early Talks to Direct ‘Echo’ at Fox

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George Clooney in Early Talks to Direct ‘Echo’ at Fox
George Clooney is in early talks to direct the sci-fi thriller “Echo” at Fox, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Christopher MacBride is writing the script for the thriller in which a drone specialist is in the midst of a psychological crisis and questions whether his lover is who she says she is.

21 Laps’ Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen are producing. 21 Laps’ recent hits include “Arrival,” “Stranger Things” and the upcoming “Darkest Minds.”

Also Read: How George Clooney 'Caused a Lot of Problems' for Roseanne Barr During 'Roseanne's' Heyday

Clooney last directed “Sububicon” and the first episode of the upcoming adaptation of “Catch-22.” He last starred in “Money Monster” and “Hail, Caesar!

MacBride’s recent credits include the TV series “Inside the Box” as well as the short “Sleep Lab” and the feature film “The Conspiracy,” on which he served as director, writer and editor.
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‘Stranger Things’ Emmy submissions include Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, David Harbour & dozens more

‘Stranger Things’ Emmy submissions include Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, David Harbour & dozens more
Stranger Things” was a breakout hit when it premiered in the summer of 2016 on Netflix, so much so that it was remembered by Emmy voters a year later with 18 nominations, including Best Drama Series, Best Drama Supporting Actress (Millie Bobby Brown) and Best Drama Supporting Actor (David Harbour). It won five times in creative arts categories, for its main title design, main title theme music, casting, picture editing and sound editing. How will the show do in 2018?

Judging from the Emmy ballots it could receive even more nominations. It has been submitted in 21 categories whose ballots have been publicly revealed (music composition awards follow a different procedure and don’t publicize their ballots). This year’s contenders includes Brown and Harbour, who will be competing again in the supporting races, while Winona Ryder moves up to the lead contest in the hopes of her first nomination.

But they’re not
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Stranger Things star David Harbour was scared no one would watch the show

David Harbour, one of the stars of Stranger Things, has revealed that he was afraid no one would watch the show once it was released.

It might seem silly now considering how enormously popular Stranger Things has become around the world but Netflix’s sci-fi hit wasn’t always a sure thing. In fact, one of the show’s stars, David Harbour, was pretty nervous about the 80s set nostalgia series, worrying if people would even want to watch it.

Speaking to Wtf with Marc Maron, Harbour discussed his once cynical outlook on the show’s chances: “I love that pilot script. I thought it was amazing, and I actually didn’t think that I would get cast, and then I wound up getting cast. It’s a big Netflix show, you know? I didn’t think they wanted to take a chance on me… I don’t think they knew [that it would be that big], but still.
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Noah Schnapp Promises That Stranger Things Season 3 Will Be Very Different

Get ready to return to the kooky town of Hawkins, Indiana, as the third season of Netflix’s smash hit drama Stranger Things is currently going before the cameras. As with previous seasons, the next run is set to push forward the events of the show by a year, meaning that it’ll take place in 1985.

While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Noah Schnapp – who plays Will Byers – discussed how the upcoming batch of episodes will shake things up and not be set in the show’s previously preferred period of around Halloween – which suited its spooky atmosphere. Instead, Schnapp teased that it’ll take place in the summer, which will apparently allow for some more “playful” elements to be featured in the story.

“It’s very different this season because it’s in the summer, so you kind of get to see a different version of everyone,” Schnapp told the site.
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‘Last Man Standing’ Showrunner Kevin Abbott to Return for Fox Revival

Kevin Abbott is officially on board for “Last Man Standing’s” upcoming seventh season at Fox as an executive producer and showrunner, Variety has learned.

Abbott was formerly the showrunner and executive producer on the Tim Allen-led comedy during its initial run ABC. He took over as showrunner from series creator Jack Burditt, and was then succeeded by Tim Doyle, with Matt Berry then serving as showrunner before the show was cancelled. Abbott is also an executive producer on the upcoming Fox retirement home comedy “The Cool Kids,” which will also air with “Last Man Standing” as part of Fox’s Friday night lineup.
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'Last Man Standing' Showrunner Returning for Fox Revival

Last Man Standing is bringing back a key player for its Fox revival.

Kevin Abbott, who served as the Tim Allen comedy's third showrunner, will return in the same capacity for its recently announced seventh season.

Abbott was the showrunner when the series was shockingly canceled at ABC after six seasons. He will executive produce alongside star Allen, Matt Berry, Kevin Hench, Ed Yeager, Becky Clements, Richard Baker, Rick Messina, Marty Adelstein and Shawn Levy, who all previously worked on the multicamera comedy.

Abbott was the third showrunner on Last Man Standing. The series was created by Jack Burditt, who ...
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Stranger Things Season 3 Will Feature a "Beautiful Storyline For Eleven"

Stranger Things Season 3 Will Feature a
Stranger Things Season 3 is currently deep in production but producer and director Shawn Levy took a break to talk about the upcoming series at Netflix’s FYSee event with stars Millie Bobby Brown and Noah Schnapp.

While there, they talk about all different kinds of aspects of the series. They don't offer any major plot details, but they do dive into various aspects of the story and what we can expect. When talking about the tone of Season 3, Schnapp told Variety:

"Season 1, I feel like, was more playful. Season 2 was a lot darker. And then Season 3 does really well blending them together, and that’s what I love about it."

The first two seasons have been fantastic and it will be interesting to see what Schnapp means because I've felt that there's been a good mix of playfulness and Darkness in both seasons. Maybe this one just blends it together
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A Lifeguard Character Being Introduced in Stranger Things Season 3 Will Play a Key Role in the Story

There's a new lifeguard character coming to Hawkins in the upcoming third episode of Stranger Things Season 3. According to Deadline, the character will be played by Hater’s Back Off star Francesca Reale and she will play a major role in this next chapter of the story.

The character's name is Heather and she's described as "a popular lifeguard at the Hawkins Community Pool who becomes the centerpiece of a dark mystery." We don't have any other information on her, but maybe one of the boys will end up having a crush on her.

We don't really have any major plot details, but here's what we do know. Executive producer Shawn Levy previously revealed that the third season would take place one year after the second season, so that would set it during the summer of 1985. He went on to talk about the relationships of the teen characters.

When the
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Francesca Reale cast in third season of Stranger Things

Hawkins will have another new addition to the third season of Stranger Things. Per Variety, Netflix has cast Francesca Reale (Haters Back Off!) in the returning sci-fi series in a recurring role.

Reale will play Heather, a popular lifeguard at the Hawkings community pool. Her character details are being kept under wraps, but she will reportedly become key in the upcoming season’s dark mystery.

The third season of Stranger Things sees the return of cast members Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobbie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery and Priah Ferguson, while new additions include Maya Hawke, Cary Elwes and Jake Busey.

See Also: Shawn Levy talks Stranger Things future, may extend to five seasons

The first two seasons of Stranger Things are available now to stream on Netflix, and season three will premiere later this year.

It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins,
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Nancy, Hopper And Joyce Return In First Stranger Things Season 3 Set Photos

Production on Stranger Things season 3 has been underway since Friday, April 20th, with co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer back in the driving seat for what’s sure to be another thrilling journey into the Upside Down.

If you’ll recall, our last trip to Hawkins largely revolved around the looming Shadow Monster and its peculiar connection to Will Byers. The Demo-Dogs didn’t work, so perhaps season 3 will signal the moment when the Upside Down’s greatest threat crosses over onto our plain?

Stay tuned for more on that one, but in the meantime, the first batch of set photos have made their way online today and they show Nancy, Hopper and Joyce – or Natalia Dyer, David Harbour and Winona Ryder – shooting a scene, the context of which is unknown. They’re hardly the most revealing shots, but given that we’re not likely to see anything official for a while,
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Fox Developing Children’s Dinosaur Story ‘Bolivar’ as Movie

Fox has acquired movie rights to “Bolivar,” Sean Rubin’s graphic novel about a dinosaur living in modern-day New York City.

The book was published by the Boom Studios’ Archaia imprint in November. It was listed on the New York Public Library’s best children’s books of 2017 and carries the description, ” In this ode to NYC, there really Is an antiquities-loving dinosaur living next door to Sybil!”

The project has been set up with Shawn Levy and Dan Levine through 21 Laps, alongside Ross Richie and Stephen Christy from Boom Studios. Becca Edelman will oversee the project for 21 Laps, while Adam Yoelin will co-produce and oversee for Boom. Kira Goldberg will oversee the project for the studio.

“Bolivar” centers on the next-door neighbor of Sybil, a girl who takes note of the fact that he’s a dinosaur due to his having a long tail and tiny arms while everyone
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The Cast and Crew of Stranger Things 3 Come Together in This New Production Video

Netflix has released a fun little video giving fans a glimpse at the start of production for Stranger Things Season 3. In the video, we see the whole original cast and crew get back together along with new additions to Season 3 such as Jake Busey as Bruce and Cary Elwes as Mayor Kline.

It's kinda cool getting a little peek behind the curtain as the production of the return of this highly anticipated series begins.

Stranger Things Season 3 stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max.

Executive producer Shawn Levy previously revealed that
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Netflix announces start of production on Stranger Things season 3

Netflix has officially announced the start of production on season three of its hit supernatural drama series Stranger Things, with the streaming service releasing the following announcement teaser…

See Also: Shawn Levy talks Stranger Things future, may extend to five seasons

The third season of Stranger Things sees the return of cast members Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobbie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery and Priah Ferguson, while new additions include Maya Hawke, Cary Elwes and Jake Busey.

The first two seasons of Stranger Things are available now to stream on Netflix, and season three will premiere later this year.

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The Predator And Bohemian Rhapsody Previewed At CinemaCon 2018

20th Century Fox gave the press a first look at their upcoming releases at Thursday’s CinemaCon 2018 Presentation in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The studio, soon to be a Disney property for $52.4 billion, showed footage from the films hitting theaters soon, including Bohemian Rhapsody.

But first, let’s start with everyone’s favorite superhero…

Deadpool 2

Release: May 18, 2018 Director: David Leitch Produced by: Simon Kinberg, p.g.a., Ryan Reynolds, p.g.a., Lauren Shuler Donner Written by: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick & Ryan Reynolds Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Kesy. After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Miami’s hottest bartender, while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas,
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‘Kin’ First Trailer Shows a Villainous James Franco in Sci-Fi Thriller

‘Kin’ First Trailer Shows a Villainous James Franco in Sci-Fi Thriller
A villainous James Franco gets what’s coming to him in the new trailer for Lionsgate’s upcoming science-fiction thriller “Kin,” starring Jack Reynor, Myles Truitt, Zoe Kravitz, and Dennis Quaid.

Truitt portrays the younger adopted brother of a recently released ex-con, played by Reynor, and the object of pursuit by Franco’s grinning villain. Truitt’s Eli finds a mysterious weapon, shaped a bit like a briefcase and possessing mystical powers, and that weapon becomes the brothers’ sole protection as they try to evade Franco and federal agents — after Eli zaps Franco’s criminal with the extraterrestrial weapon.

“I know I’m not a good guy, but it’s been pretty incredible to be brothers for the first time,” Reynor tells Truitt in trailer.

Lionsgate bought the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016 while it was in pre-production. The film is financed by No Trace Camping. Daniel Casey wrote the script,
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