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House with a Clock in Its Walls Trailer Pulls Jack Black Into a Secret World

House with a Clock in Its Walls Trailer Pulls Jack Black Into a Secret World
This September, you're invited somewhere timeless. Jack Black and two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in Its Walls, from Amblin Entertainment. Universal Pictures has released the first trailer along with the poster, which you can check out here.

In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, this magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town's sleepy fa&#231ade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.

Based on the beloved children's classic written by John Bellairs and illustrated by Edward Gorey, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is directed by master frightener Eli Roth and written by Eric Kripke (creator of TV's Supernatural). Co-starring Kyle MacLachlan,
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Detective Pikachu Begins Shooting with Ryan Reynolds

Legendary Entertainment and Universal Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun on Detective Pikachu, the first live-action film based on the globally popular Pok&#233mon franchise. Starring Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool series), Ken Watanabe (Godzilla), Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), the film is from director Rob Letterman (Goosebumps, Gulliver's Travels) and writers Nicole Perlman and Letterman, with Eric Pearson and Tom McCarthy having completed the production polishes. The movie arrives in theaters in North America on May 10, 2019.

Pok&#233mon has delighted fans of all ages around the world for over two decades. With more than 300 million video games sold worldwide, 23.6 billion Pok&#233mon Tcg cards shipped to 74 countries, and an animated series spanning 20 seasons, Pok&#233mon is one of the most successful entertainment properties in the world. A Detective Pikachu video game is coming to the Nintendo 3Ds family of systems
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Dora the Explorer Live-Action Movie Is Happening with Producer Michael Bay

Dora the Explorer Live-Action Movie Is Happening with Producer Michael Bay
After languishing in development for the past two years, Paramount is finally moving forward with its Dora the Explorer adaptation, bringing on writer Nick Stoller to write the script. This Dora the Explorer live-action movie was first put into development exactly two years ago, when the studio brought on Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots) to write the screenplay. There has been no movement on the project since then, but now it seems that the studio is moving forward with a new writer working on the script, and the studio eyeing a 2019 release date, with Michael Bay producing alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller.

The project will be developed under the new Paramount Players division of the studio, which is devoted to producing films based on properties that fall under the banner of Paramount's parent corporation, Viacom, which include Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Bet. Brian Robbins,
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10 Actors Who Rejected Marvel Superhero Roles

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10 Actors Who Rejected Marvel Superhero Roles
Marvel movies are big business, from the Avengers franchise and all of the interconnected heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe on screens both big and small, to Fox's ever-expanding world of the X-Men and Deadpool, to the Sony steered Spider-man movies, going all the way back to Sam Raimi's original trilogy. But that doesn't mean every big name actor and A list talent in Hollywood wants to be associated with these characters. Some heavyweight actors have straight up said no way when Marvel came knocking. So, who would do such a thing?

Since becoming its own studio, which was later acquired by Disney in one of the biggest studio deals this side of Lucasfilm, Marvel has had no problem attracting top-tier A-list talent to its roster; the talent who commands major ticket grosses and critical acclaim alike. Who doesn't want to suit up as a one of Marvel's Merry Mutants,
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How sci-fi went mainstream

Ryan Lambie Jul 7, 2017

To tie in with the Into The Unknown exhibition, on now at London's Barbican, we look at how sci-fi has become a major cultural force...

It's not always easy being geeky. The celebrated genre writer Ray Bradbury knew this all too well; as a kid growing up in the 1920s and 30s, he was intoxicated by all things otherworldly and imaginative: classic horror movies, pulp sci-fi stories about Mars, comic strips detailing the exploits of Buck Rogers. Eventually, Bradbury's peers teased him mercilessly, until, in a bid to fit in, he ripped his Buck Rogers comics to shreds. But far from helping the young Bradbury draw a line under his obsessions, the destruction of his beloved comics left him feeling unhappy and soulless.

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Star Trek Discovery Announces Premiere Date

Gene Roddenberry's original Star Trek television series (Tos) debuted on Thursday, September 8, 1966 via NBC. Roddenberry, a TV writer of Westerns (primarily) during the 1950s, pitched the show as a cross between Gulliver's Travels and Wagon Train... in space! Over the next 50 years there have been 13 films, 5 television series, and that animated thing in the early 70s starring the original NBC cast. J.J. Abrams famously rebooted the films in 2009, but there hasn't been a new TV series since Enterprise ended in 2005.

Star Trek Discovery, the newest TV franchise, was announced in November 2015 and would appear exclusively on CBS All Access, the stand-alone network streaming service. Someday. Maybe. We hope.

Related - Star Trek: Discovery Trailer - Ten Years Before The Enterprise

Today, we learned -- via Twitter -- that Star Trek Discovery will premiere on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 8:30pm Et/5:30pm Pt:

Discovery begins September 24. #StarTrekDiscovery pic.twitter.
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Jane the Virgin Season 3 Episode 12 Review: Chapter Fifty-Six

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Emotional wounds can manifest in different ways.

On Jane the Virgin Season 3 Episode 12, Jane started having panic attacks as she prematurely quit her job and ran into Michael's old colleague/friend. But as we learned, these panic attacks are nothing new.

Elsewhere in the episode, Petra and Rafael dealt with the fallout from Scott's newly discovered corpse, and Rogelio went on an apology tour.

Even though we are two episodes into the three-year time jump, I'm still adjusting to all the new developments. My biggest worry is still the display of the grieving process.

Thankfully we got more insight into the aftermath of Michael's death, but I can't help but feel a tad disconnected from Jane's journey over the last three years. Skipping over these formative years leaves a lot of unanswered questions about Jane's mindset. 

I don't want to miss a single step of Jane's growth. 

Thankfully we got
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Goosebumps 2 Gets Winter 2018 Release Date

Goosebumps 2 Gets Winter 2018 Release Date
Sony Pictures has set a January 26, 2018 release date for their family-friendly adventure sequel Goosebumps 2. As of now, the sequel has no direct competition on its new release date, but it will be sandwiched between a few heavy hitters in the early months of 2018. Opening a few weeks earlier on January 12, 2018 is Sony's Bad Boys For Life, 20th Century Fox's The Maze Runner: Death Cure and Paramount's Sherlock Gnomes. Opening on February 2, 2018 is Sony's Slenderman, with Universal's Fifty Shades Freed and 20th Century Fox's Predator following on February 9, 2018.

Exhibitor Relations broke the release date news but no further details have been released at this time. Back in April, we reported that Rob Letterman, who directed the original Goosebumps, is returning to the helm, with original writer Darren Lemke coming aboard to write the sequel script. Jack Black, who starred as author R.L. Stine in the original Goosebumps adaptation, is expected to reprise his role,
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The Detective Pikachu Pokemon Movie Will Be Directed by Goosebumps Director Rob Letterman

Legendary Pictures has hired Goosebumps director Rob Letterman to direct the feature film adaptation of the Pokemon-themed game Detective Pikachu. I really didn't care for Goosebumps. I thought it was a complete mess, but a surprising amount of people did enjoy it. 

With Letterman directing the film, I'm not really expecting much. Remember, the guy also directed Gulliver's Travels. Does this mean that Jack Black will end up in Detective Pikachu? I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Who knows, maybe his filmmaking style is exactly what the movie needs. 

The script is being written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls). Detective Pikachu will be the first film in a planned franchise centering on the character. The story for the game is described as follows:

The game follows a peculiar talking Pikachu who, despite not being as powerful and nimble as other Pikachu of his kind,
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Pokemon Movie Detective Pikachu Gets Goosebumps Director

Legendary's live-action Pokemon movie is quickly moving forward, with Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) signing on to write the script back in August. Today we have word that the studio has found its director, with Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) coming aboard to take the helm. This project is said to be the first in a planned franchise, entitled Detective Pikachu, with the story centering on this title character.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Legendary has put this project on the fast track with production being eyed to start in early 2017. The studio acquired the film and TV rights to the Pokemon franchise back in July, although there were reports that surfaced soon thereafter that a live-action movie may not come together too quickly. Just days later, Legendary announced that their deal with The Pokemon Company was finalized,

Pok&#233mon first debuted back in 1996, with the
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Spooky and magical kids' TV dramas of the 1980s: 1985-89

Alex Westthorp Sep 19, 2016

We revisit Tom's Midnight Garden, Moondial, The Chronicles Of Narnia and a few lesser-known UK children's TV series...

Read our look-back at UK kids' fantasy dramas 1980 - 1984 here.

By 1985 British TV's children's drama had really hit its stride, achieving "a balanced diet of programmes" as Edward Barnes, the head of the BBC children's department observed. The late 80s, arguably, saw a new golden age for spooky and magical kids drama. Excellent production values, improved significantly by well-honed special effects work using Quantel, Paintbox and Harry, and moreover some interesting casting - often of very talented newcomers - produced some of the most memorable dramas of the era.

The second half of the decade saw the BBC riding high on the back of the success of their state-of-the-art adaptation of John Masefield's Box Of Delights. Meanwhile, anthology series Dramarama was going from strength to strength on ITV.
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'Once Upon a Time' Spoilers: Hyde Meets Regina, Plus 3 New Characters in Season 6

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Season 5 of Once Upon a Time left us with quite the cliffhanger. We were introduced to an entirely new world called the Land of Untold Stories, seemingly composed completely of fictional characters from classic literature. There were references to Gulliver's Travels, The Three Musketeers and of course, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. We've got the scoop on what season 6 will consist of when the people of Storybrooke collide with the Land of Untold Stories, as well as which other characters you can expect to see.
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Ansel Elgort Is in Talks to Star in Dungeons & Dragons

Ansel Elgort is a rising star in Hollywood who has appeared in films such as the Divergent trilogy and The Fault in Our Stars, which I thought he did a great job in. The young actor is currently in negotiations to take on what would be the biggest role of his career so far. It looks like there's a good a chance that he will take on the lead role in Warner Bros. big screen adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons.

The movie will be directed by Rob Letterman, who is behind such films as Shark Tale, Goosebumps, and Gulliver's Travels. Letterman doesn't spark a lot of confidence in the project, but the script for the action adventure fantasy film was written by David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2). I just hope Letterman doesn't cast Jack Black in the movie.

I think Elgort is a solid actor, and this could be an awesome project for him.
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Dungeons and Dragons Confirms Goosebumps Director Rob Letterman

Dungeons and Dragons Confirms Goosebumps Director Rob Letterman
It was announced two months ago that Goosebumps director Rob Letterman was in negotiations with Warner Bros. to direct the Dungeons & Dragons reboot. Now, the studio has confirmed that the man is aboard. Warner Bros. is moving full-steam ahead on their live-action redo of the beloved RPG after winning full control over the film rights earlier this year.

According to Variety, Rob Letterman delivered a presentation for his D&D movie that wowed executives and won him the job. The filmmaker had been the front runner for many weeks. But the studio required a visual presentation before they would officially sign Letterman. What he brought to the table was reportedly quite amazing.

This new take on Dungeons & Dragons, which first became a movie back in 2000, is being produced by Hasbro's Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis alongside Sweetpea Entertainment's Courtney Solomon and Allan Zeman. Roy Lee is also on as a producer.
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Goosebumps 2 Brings Back Original Director Rob Letterman

Goosebumps 2 Brings Back Original Director Rob Letterman
Unofficially announced back in September of last year before Goosebumps hit theaters, it has now been confirmed by Sony Pictures that Goosebumps 2 is moving forward. There is no start date or release date in place yet. Nor has the story been revealed for this follow-up.

Jack Black, who played real-life author R.L. Stein in the first Goosebumps movie, is expected to return for this next spooky adventure. He has not officially signed on at the moment. EW has confirmed that original director Rob Letterman is in talks to return. As is his original writer Darren Lemke.

Goosebumps producers Deborah Forte and Neal H. Moritz are also set to return. The first chapter in this horror-comedy hybrid took in $80 million domestic and $76.6 million overseas for a worldwide box office total of $156.6 million off of a $58 million budget. The movie also fared well with critics, and currently has a 77% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Rob Letterman Set to Direct "Dungeons & Dragons" for Warner Bros. Pictures

Tracking-board.com is reporting director Rob Letterman is set to helm the fantasy adventure "Dungeons & Dragons" for Warner Bros. Pictures. Letterman will direct from a script penned by "Wrath Of The Titans" screenwriter David Leslie Johnson.

Letterman's filmography includes Sony Pictures' "Goosebumps", 20th Century Fox's "Gulliver's Travels", DreamWorks Animation's "Monsters Vs. Aliens" and "Shark Tale."

The film adaptation is based on the popular fantasy-role playing game that centers on players taking on the roles of warriors and wizards to face off against mythical creatures while venturing on a quest.

"Dungeons & Dragons" is considered to be the top selling role-playing game with over 20 million players worldwide and selling $1 billion in book and accessory sales.
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'Dungeons and Dragons' Movie Gets 'Goosebumps' Director

Back in August, Warner Bros., Hasbro and Sweetpea Entertainment finally resolved a long-running legal battle swirling around the rights to Dungeons & Dragons, announcing that a live-action theatrical movie is finally moving forward. We haven't heard much about the project since then, but today The Tracking Board reports that the project has brought on Goosebumps director Rob Letterman to take the helm. The filmmaker will be working from a script by David Leslie Johnson (Wrath of the Titans), who was attached when the project was announced last year.

Dungeons & Dragons was created by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson in 1974 as a fantasy roleplaying game and since then has amassed millions of players and fans worldwide. The hugely popular property has also influenced numerous writers, directors, game designers, and other creative professionals throughout its four decades. The game previously spawned the 2000 adaptation Dungeons & Dragons, which famously flopped at the box office,
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Thor: Ragnarok has its director

Taika Waititi, director of What We Did In The Shadows, is set to land the Thor 3 job...

Well, Kevin Feige and Marvel promised that announcements about Thor 3 and Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 would be on the way this side of Christmas. It looks like they're going to make good on that pledge.

Thor: Ragnarok is due to go into production next year, and it's the next upcoming Marvel project that doesn't have a director attached to it. Well, it didn't. Now it looks like it has.

Taika Waititi, who co-wrote and helmed the sublime vampire comedy What We Do In The Shadows, is reported to be in negotiations to direct Thor 3 for Marvel. He's emerged as the top choice amongst a shortlist that included Rob Letterman (Gulliver's Travels), Rawson Marshall Thurber (Dodgeball) and Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland).

Waititi is a surprising but very welcome choice, and he'll
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Jack Black battles all of the monsters in new Goosebumps movie clips

Jack Black battles all of the monsters in new Goosebumps movie clips
Jack Black looks to have his hands full of monsters in the new clip and TV spots from the Goosebumps movie.

The clip sees Black and his young companions facing off against a gigantic praying mantis, with a werewolf, snowman, garden gnomes and a monstrous poodle also showing up in the videos.

Black plays the Goosebumps author Rl Stine, which the film reveals has made a career writing about real-life ghouls and goblins in an attempt to imprison them in books.

When they are accidentally released, his daughter Hannah (Odeya Rush) and her friend Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) have to help him get them back in the books and end their rampage.

Director Rob Letterman has teamed up with Black again after their little-loved 2010 take on Gulliver's Travels.

Goosebumps will land in Us cinemas on October 16 and on February 5, 2016 in the UK.
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'Goosebumps' International Trailer Unleashes Scary Monsters

'Goosebumps' International Trailer Unleashes Scary Monsters
Last month, Sony Pictures released both a domestic and international trailer for Goosebumps, an adaptation of R.L. Stine's popular book series. Today, Sony Pictures Brazil has released the second international trailer that includes plenty of new footage featuring Jack Black as R.L. Stine himself. We also get a look at a thrilling sequence involving a massive ferris wheel rolling down a hill.

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R.L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange... he is a prisoner of
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