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Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton says The New Mutants “going full-fledged horror”

Having originally been slated to open in theaters this weekend, we now still have some 16 months to wait before we get to see 20th Century Fox’s X-Men spinoff The New Mutants.

Having been delayed twice, Fox has now taken the decision to “overhaul” the movie with up to 50% reshoots, reportedly inserting new characters, as well as ramping up the horror elements. And, according to Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton – who plays the character of Cannonball – Fox and director Josh Boone are looking to take the movie into “full-fledged horror” territory.

“It’s basically about these mutants in a facility for damaged mutants,” Heaton told EW. “It’s a story about these characters coming to grips with who they are and it’s a horror X-Men movie, which we haven’t seen before. I feel like, for an X-Men movie, yeah, I think they’re going full-fledged horror. Without saying
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Wasn't The New Mutants Already Confirmed To Be a "Full-Fledged Horror" Movie?

I'll be honest... I'm a little confused by what is going on with director Josh Boone's X-Men film The New Mutants. The last things that we heard about the film was that it would be going through some massive reshoots. According to reports, 50% of the film would be reshot to include some new characters and make it scarier because the studio reportedly didn't think the movie was scary enough, even though the movie tested extremely well with test audiences.

It's crazy to think that the movie was originally supposed to be released this weekend! But, now we have to wait until 2019. In a recent interview with Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), who plays Cannonball in the film, talks about the story and confirms that this will be full-fledged horror film.

"It’s basically about these mutants in a facility for damaged mutants. It’s a story about these characters coming
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New Mutants star says movie is "scarier" than anything else in the genre

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Based on the first footage of New Mutants we can tell director Josh Boone is trying to do something very different with his comic book movie. We know all about how he’s trying to make it a comic-book-horror movie, taking inspiration from the likes of Stephen King. As awesome as that sounds, the combination of these two genres may be hard to nail, and for anyone doubting the movie can pull it off star... Read More...
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Spielberg Still Really Wants to Make Stephen King's The Talisman

Spielberg Still Really Wants to Make Stephen King's The Talisman
Steven Spielberg has never collaborated with Stephen King. They've come close, but it's never actually happened. However, Spielberg has held the rights to The Talisman for more than three decades and he's totally committed to getting it made for the big screen in the near future. Perhaps not as a director, since his plate is rather full right now, but Spielberg has the desire to see this happen. Fortunately for him, the timing is probably perfect.

Stephen King says, "Several times he came very close to making it, and there were a lot of discussions about that." It, unfortunately, never came to pass. In 2006, it was nearly adapted as a six-part series for TNT, but those plans were eventually scrapped. Now, as Steven Spielberg has been making the press rounds for his latest movie, Ready Player One, he sounds truly ready to finally make The Talisman into a movie. Here's
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‘The Stand’: Josh Boone’s Long-Gestating Stephen King Remake Might Be Going Back to Miniseries Roots — Report

‘The Stand’: Josh Boone’s Long-Gestating Stephen King Remake Might Be Going Back to Miniseries Roots — Report
It’s the remake that just won’t die. Over the years, a large-scale reimagining of Stephen King’s epic “The Stand” has cycled through directors like David Yates, Ben Affleck, and Scott Cooper, before finally landing on “The Fault in Our Stars” director Josh Boone way, way back in 2014. In the four years since Boone, an admittedly huge King fan (and one who has also being rumored to adapt other King works, including “Revival” and “Lisey’s Story”), was attached to the project, it’s continued to evolve in some very different ways. That’s still happening.

The Tracking Board reports that Boone, who is currently working on his (rumored-to-be-beleagured) “New Mutants” movie is still attached to direct the project, which might now be “coming together as a ten-hour limited series at CBS All Access.” It’s just another big change in a sea of them, though it’s
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Stephen King adaptation The Stand reportedly reworked as ten-hour miniseries

Back in January of 2011, Warner Bros. Pictures and CBS Films announced plans to produce a big screen adaptation of Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic epic The Stand, with the likes of David Yates (Harry Potter), Ben Affleck (Argo) and Scott Cooper (Hostiles) linked to the director’s chair before Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) officially signed on in 2014.

Boone subsequently revealed that the project had been envisioned both as a single three-hour film, and a four-part franchise, before producer Roy Lee announced in 2016 that plans had been put on hold while they try “to figure out how to best make the movie.”

Boone since moved on to direct the X-Men spinoff The New Mutants, which is about to undergo significant reshoots having been pushed back once again to August 2019. However, it seems he remains attached to The Stand, which The Tracking Board suggests is now “coming together as a
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Stephen King’s The Stand Headed To CBS For Miniseries Treatment

In the wake of Andy Muschietti’s wildly successful adaptation of the author’s terrifying benchmark novel, It, Stephen King’s oeuvre is being plucked clean by studio vultures. With the remake of Pet Sematary expected to begin production next month in Toronto, and The Bone Church having just been optioned by David Ayer’s (Suicide Squad) Cedar Park Entertainment, the Stephen King universe continues to inflate exponentially.

Today, The Tracking Board is reporting that another meaty chunk has been picked from the carcass of King’s canon, The Stand. CBS All Access is planning on converting the 862-page novel into a ten-hour limited series with writer-director Josh Boone (The New Mutants) at the helm. In fact, he’s been attached to an adaptation of the 1978 classic since 2014, initially planning on a three-hour long, R-rated film.

Although nothing has been confirmed by CBS, last September King stated that “there’s
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Stephen King's The Stand Will Now Be a 10-Hour CBS All-Access Series

Director Josh Boone has been developing an adaptation of Stephen King's epic post-apocalyptic novel The Stand since 2014. He's been developing it for the big screen and at one point we heard that it could have been adapted into four films. Well, according to The Tracking Board he is now developing it as a 10-hour limited series at CBS. The good thing about this is that the story, which is super long, will actually get a proper full adaptation.

Boone was initially hired to write a script for a single film and he ended up turning is a 3-hour long script that everyone, including Stephen King, loved. The studio then asked him if he wanted to make multiple films, to which he said:

"Fuck yes! I loved my script, and I was willing to drop it in an instant because you’re able to do an even truer version that way.
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Jessica Chastain is Rumored To Actually Be Playing Miss Sinister in X-men: Dark Phoenix

Last week it was reported that Fox pushed back the released date of director Simon Kinberg's X-Men: Dark Pheonix, which is said to be going through some reshoots. Now a new report has surfaced regarding the character that Jessica Chastain will play.

It was previously believed that she would be taking on the role of Lilandra, the leader of the Shi-ar Empire. Then there were rumors of her possibly playing Queen Veranke of the Skrull Empire. But according to entertainment reporter Jeff Sneider, on the most recent episode of Meet the Movie Press, he reveals she actually might be playing the classic X-Men villain Mister Sinister, only this will be a gender bent version that will be known as Miss Sinister, which would be a big twist if it actually turns out to be true. 

This is interesting because Sneider also recently reported that Jon Hamm was supposed to play Mr.
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New Report Reveals What’s Going On With The New Mutants Reshoots

Another day, another report that will leave you scratching your head as to what the heck Fox is doing with The New Mutants.

To briefly recap, the X-Men spinoff film was initially expected to arrive in cinemas in just a few weeks, on April 13th. However, due to some shuffling behind the scenes, it was pushed back to February 2019. Then, it was delayed again to August of that same year thanks to some major ongoing reshoots.

As has been known for a while now, the reason for these reshoots that have forced The New Mutants back nearly a year and a half is because of that well-received first teaser trailer. As it amped up the horror elements of the movie to great effect, Fox ordered that the production go back in front of cameras to make sure the content better matches up with the preview.

Following other reshoot horror stories such as Justice League,
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Jon Hamm was reportedly going to appear as Mister Sinister in The New Mutants prior to the reshoots

Earlier this week it was revealed that 20th Century Fox has once again pushed back the release of The New Mutants, with the X-Men spinoff reportedly set to be completely “overhauled” with up to fifty percent of the movie reshot ahead of its latest release date in August 2019.

We know that these reshoots will include the addition of several new characters, but it seems they’ll also be removing one too – Mister Sinister, as played by Mad Men’s Jon Hamm.

According to The Tracking Board, The New Mutants would have featured the Essex Corporation, which you may recall was teased in the X-Men: Apocalypse post-credits scene, and would have featured a tag of its own with Jon Hamm making an appearance as Nathaniel Essex, a.k.a. the supervillain Mister Sinister.

Instead, the site is reporting that the post-credits scene for The New Mutants will now feature Antonio Banderas
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Jon Hamm Was Supposed to Appear in The New Mutants as Mr. Sinister, But Not Anymore

As you know Josh Boone's The New Mutants has been going through some big changes. Earlier this week, we learned that Fox wanted 50% of the film reshot because they didn't feel it was scary enough. That has been confirmed to be true. The reason they want it to be scarier is because of the success of Stephen King's It. It's funny because at first, the studio was hesitant to make this a horror film, now they are pushing it to be scarier. It's explained:

Fox cut a trailer for New Mutants that played up the scary elements from the film, essentially selling it as a straight-up horror movie — this despite the fact that in its first test screening, New Mutants scored the exact same number as the first screening of Deadpool and besides the very end, reshoots were deemed unnecessary. However, because of that well-received trailer, audiences were now expecting a horror movie.
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The New Mutants Cut Post-Credits Scene With Jon Hamm As Mr. Sinister

Fox’s unexpected decision to delay both X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants from 2018 to 2019 raised a couple of eyebrows this week. Many have concluded (me among them) that it’s a rather ominous sign that the studio simply isn’t happy with both projects. While Dark Phoenix might be in trouble because it’s being shot by first time director Simon Kinberg (who’s more experienced as a writer/producer), what’s going on with Josh Boone’s New Mutants is a little trickier to parse.

Word is that despite testing extremely well with audiences, Fox are eager to make the film much more horror-focused than it currently is. To this end, they’ve re-written the script to include a ‘top secret’ new character, which will result in reshooting 50% of the movie to accommodate them into the plot. This means we’re likely to get a very different
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‘The Stand’ is Apparently Now a 10-Hour CBS All Access Series

‘The Stand’ is Apparently Now a 10-Hour CBS All Access Series
A new adaptation of Stephen King‘s massive post-apocalyptic novel The Stand has been brewing for years. The Fault in our Stars and The New Mutants director Josh Boone has been attached to direct the adaptation since 2014, but the project has been delayed. Now, an update has arrived: The Stand might end up as a 10-hour CBS All Access series. More […]

The post ‘The Stand’ is Apparently Now a 10-Hour CBS All Access Series appeared first on /Film.
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‘The New Mutants’ Almost Featured Jon Hamm as Mr. Sinister

‘The New Mutants’ Almost Featured Jon Hamm as Mr. Sinister
So, what’s going on behind the scenes of The New Mutants? Director Josh Boone‘s horror-tinged X-Men movie has undergone numerous delays and rumors have swirled that up to 50% of the film needs to be reshot. Whether this was damage control or 20th Century Fox attempting to simply make a good film into a great […]

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Rumoured details on X-Men: Dark Phoenix reshoots and release date delay

Earlier this week it was announced that 20th Century Fox had pushed back the release date of two of its X-Men movies, with X-Men: Dark Phoenix now opening on February 14th 2019 rather than November 2nd 2018, and The New Mutants moving from February 2019 to August 2nd 2019 (the latter having already been moved from April 2018).

Rumours soon emerged that Fox and director Josh Boone are having “creative differences” on The New Mutants and that the project will be “overhauled”, with up to 50% of the movie set to be reshot and several new characters added to the roster of the spinoff.

Now it seems we have some details about the delay to Dark Phoenix, with Collider reporting that the film recently held a test screening, which identified that some additional photography was required. However, given its cast, it proved impossible to schedule said reshoots until August and September of this year and that
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Fox Demanding That 50% Of The New Mutants Be Reshot

Yesterday brought the disappointing news that two of Fox’s upcoming X-Men universe movies will have their release dates significantly pushed back. The announcement that X-Men: Dark Phoenix was moving from November to next February was irritating enough for fans, but that was nothing compared to the reveal that The New Mutants was moving from February 2019 to August. That’s a whole year and 4 months after it was initially expected to arrive.

Clearly, there’s some major rethinking of the movie going on behind the scenes, and a new report from Collider might just have unveiled exactly what the situation is. According to the outlet’s sources, Fox is demanding that a whopping 50% of footage is remounted as part of the extensive reshoots that are currently ongoing. As has been previously reported, the intention is indeed to make The New Mutants more explicitly scary, seeing as horror movies – like Get
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Fox Reportedly Wants Director Josh Boone To Reshoot 50% of The New Mutants Movie

It was recently reported that Fox pushed the release dates back for X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants. We won’t be seeing these films released until 2019. Thanks to Collider, we now know the reason for the delay and that reason is because of some reshoots that need to happen.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix was originally scheduled to be released on November 2, 2018 and was moved to February 14, 2019. The New Mutants moved from February 2019 to August 2, 2019. This is the second time that the release date was pushed for that movie. It was originally set for an April 2018 release before being pushed to February.

The delay for Dark Phoenix is because of the scheduling conflicts with all of the actors that they have to bring back together for reshoots. These are said to be reshoots that needed to be done after test screenings to add a few shots. It doesn't sound like
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Fox could be ‘overhauling’ The New Mutants, reshooting nearly fifty percent of the film

20th Century Fox announced back in January that they would be delaying the release of The New Mutants. The reason? The studio wanted to do “significant reshoots”, and also add a few more characters into the fray. Fans were certainly bummed out, and even the cast chimed in over the past few months expressing both understanding, and disappointment. Now, we have word of even more delays. The film was originally pushed back to February 2019 (from April 2018), but is now delayed all the way to August of next year.

So, in the words of Jerry Seinfeld: What’s the deal? Should we be worried? According to comicbook.com, Fox could be planning on reshooting nearly Half Of The Movie. This seems to stem from the studio’s desire to make a ‘scarier’ film, which ultimately prompted the decision to ‘overhaul’ it. This has apparently led to “creative differences” between the studio and Josh Boone,
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What The Hell Is Going On With The X-Men Franchise?

Deadpool 2 is right around the corner, but it’ll be the last X-Men-related movie for a while as both X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants have now been pushed back to 2019. In both cases, reshoots are to blame: Dark Phoenix is undergoing relatively minor reshoots to tweak the movie after test screenings, but New Mutants‘ reshoots are more substantial. Reportedly up to 50% of the movie, which was directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), is being re-filmed in order to make it scarier and add more characters.
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