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Sony Pictures

The latest Sony related news and industry news as well.

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by SONYESP » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:35 pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

HUNTER---Sylvester Stallone stars in this sci fi movie based on the novel about Nathaniel Hunter, a hunter/tracker expert, who leads a special ops team to hunt down a half-human monster created by a rogue agency. HUNTER was originally intended to be a Rambo movie.
Stallone is also developing SAMARITAN, a dark superhero movie.

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AVENGERS 4---photo released what appears to be Iron Man's Proton Cannon.

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HALLOWEEN----the original opening for the sequel had Dr. Loomis shooting Michael, who pins Loomis against the wall and breaks his neck. Laurie then shoots Michael repeatedly with Loomis's pistol which sends Michael over a balcony. Laurie continues to pull the trigger of the empty pistol aimed at Michael as the police arrive. John Carpenter successfully argued that the scene should be deleted because it is too unsettling.

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GODZILLA VS. KONG---Demian Bichir (THE NUN) has joined the sequel cast in an undisclosed role.

NYPD BLUE---ABC revival pilot underway based on the ABC cop series that ran from 1993-2005. The revival will focus on the son of Detective Andy Sipowicz. The original series starred Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits and David Caruso.

ANIMALS----HBO cancelled the series.

DORIAN---CW comedy tv series based on THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY in which a woman makes a deal with the Devil to stay young for a 50 years.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK---Netflix announced the upcoming Season 7 will be the last season.

THE SILVER BEAR---Michael B. Jordan stars in this movie, which may be a franchise, based on the novels about a deadly assassin who killed his father, the speaker of the House of Representatives.

TRIVIA---in THE GREAT RACE, Natalie Wood sang "The Sweetheart Tree", but the movie was released with Wood being dubbed by studio singer Jackie Ward. Ward also recorded with Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand and Nat King Cole, but she is best known for being the voice of Speedy Gonzalez's "La-la-la-la" on Pat Boone's hit record "Speedy Gonzalez".

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Natalie Wood singing "The Sweetheart Tree"

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YchkSMwGJtc



Jackie Ward singing "The Sweetheart Tree".

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0YCNCirtrc



Jackie Ward on Pat Boone's "Speedy Gonzalez".

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZYmb6917IQ
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by SONYESP » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:09 pm

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

A QUIET PLACE 2---John Krasinski confirmed he is writing the sequel, “That was my intention for the movie itself. Then I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn’t think it would go anywhere. So, I said to the studio, ‘Just go do the movie with somebody else.’ They heard some pitches, and I told [producer] Drew [Form] about this little idea. And he told me to think about it a little longer. And then I thought, ‘This might really work.’ So, I’m currently writing the sequel.”

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THE GOLDSBORO BROKEN ARROW---movie underway based on the book about a 1961 incident in which a B-52 bomber broke up in midair and released two 3.8 megaton nuclear bombs that almost detonated in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Each bomb was 250 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The movie will focus on Lt. Jack ReVelle, a bomb disposal expert, who was in charge of disarming the bombs. David Permut (HACKSAW RIDGE) is the producer.

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KNIVES OUT---Ana de Armis (BLADE RUNNER 2049) will co-star with Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Michael Shannon in the Rian Johnson murder mystery movie.

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THE TERROR---Derek Mio will star in Season 2 of the AMC horror series as Chester Nakayama, a Japanese-American who becomes a war hero. Josef Kubota Wladyka (NARCOS) will direct Season 2 about an evil entity that starts in a Japanese-American internment camp and travels to the Pacific Theater in World War II.

CATS---Judi Dench will play Old Deuteronomy in the movie musical.

SUPERGIRL--Lex Luthor will appear in Season 4.

BOB DYLAN---biomovie underway inspired by Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" album. Luca Guadagnino (SUSPIRA remake) is the director. Richard LaGravenese (THE FISHER KING) is the writer.

ARKANSAS---Vince Vaughn and Liam Hemsworth star in this movie about two drug dealers involved in a Dixie Mafia drug deal that goes awry.

ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET---James L. Brooks movie underway based on the novel.

I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE---Mark Ruffalo stars as identical twins Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in this HBO miniseries based on the book.

GODZILLA---NASA named a constellation after the classic Godzilla movie monster, "When a massive star runs out of fuel and collapses under its own weight, or when two orbiting neutron stars spiral together and merge, a new black hole — and high-speed jets — may form. The result is a gamma-ray burst, the most powerful explosion in the cosmos. These monstrous blasts, which occur somewhere in the distant universe every day or so according to observations by Fermi's Gamma-ray Burst Monitor, would make even Godzilla envious".

TRIVIA---visual effects artist Joel Hynek was nominated for two Academy Awards and won one. Hynek is the son of astronomer and UFO expert J. Allen Hynek. He was an advisor on the US Air Force's UFO Project Blue Book and originated the "Close Encounters" classification system for UFO incidents.

Joel Hynek was nominated for an Academy Award for PREDATOR and WHAT DREAMS MAY COME. He won for WHAT DREAMS MAY COME.

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Hynek is the son of UFO expert J. Allen Hynek, who originated the UFO "Close Encounters" classification system and, fittingly, had a cameo in Steven Spielberg's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.

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by SONYESP » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:04 pm

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

THE MANDALORIAN---George Lucas visited the set of the STAR WARS tv series to celebrate Jon Favreau's birthday. Speculation is the background set is a cantina.

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GAME OF THRONES---Sean Bean said he attended a reunion special for cast members hosted by Conan O'Brien, "They decided to get all the characters together for a bit for this big show in Belfast and [O'Brien] kind of hosted the evening. Conan O'Brien did this thing, it was the last episode, so we all got together."

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GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS---sequel photo released shows Ghidorah's foot which has longer clawed toes than the original Ghidorah.

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STAR TREK: VOYAGER---Kate Mulgrew was asked if she is interested in returning as Capt. Kathryn Janeway now that Patrick Stewart is returning as Jean-Luc Picard in the new CBS All Access series, “Shatner, Stewart and myself in some sort of movie - I’d love to do that. So the answer is yes (to putting her space suit back on)".

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KNIVES OUT---Don Johnson is in talks to co-star with Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Michael Shannon in this Rian Johnson murder mystery movie.

EVE---Geena Davis and Joan Chen will co-star with Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich and Colin Farrell in this movie about a female assassin.

PINOCCHIO---Netflix stop-motion movie underway with Guillermo del Toro as the writer/producer-co-director.

THE CONNERS---Matthew Broderick will play Aunt Jackie's love interest, Peter.

LUKE CAGE---Netflix cancelled the series.

PENNYWORTH---Paloma Faith will play Bet Sykes, the main villain.

AWAY---Ed Zwick (THE LAST SAMURAI, GLORY) will direct the first episode of the Netflix series about the first manned mission to Mars.

DISENCHANTMENT----Netflix renewed the series for Season 2.

FRIDAY THE 13TH---NBA star LeBron James and his production company are reportedly in talks to develop a reboot of the horror movie franchise.

TRIVIA---more James Bond movie trivia and Halloween monster movie trivia.
Veteran character actor Robert Brown co-starred in five James Bond movies. He played Admiral Hargreaves in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, and he played M in OCTOPUSSY, A VIEW TO A KILL, THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS and LICENSE TO KILL. It is not known if Brown's M is Admiral Hargreaves being named head of MI6 or if he is playing the same M as portrayed by Bernard Lee after his death.
Brown also played against his traditional good guy role when he played Akhoba, the brutal head of the Rock tribe in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C.

Robert Brown as Admiral Hargreaves with Roger Moore in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.

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Brown as M with Roger Moore in OCTOPUSSY.

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Brown as M with Timothy Dalton in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS.

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Brown as Akhoba, brutal head of the Rock tribe in in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C.

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Brown's "co-stars" in ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. included Raquel Welch and Ray Harryhausen's classic dinosaurs.

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by SONYESP » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:59 pm

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

HALLOWEEN 2018---a filmed alternate ending was rejected after a test screen audience gave it negative ratings. The alternate ending had Laurie Strode in a knife fight with Michael Myers to protect her granddaughter, Allyson. Michael stabs Laurie in the chest. Laurie's daughter, Karen ("Shanah" in the original script) comes out of the house with a crossbow and shoots Michael in the back. The three women then escape in the back of a pickup truck.
Michael is lying down among Laurie's target practice mannequins as he breathes deeply and is probably dying. It is implied that Laurie's knife wound is fatal.

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THE TERMINATOR---co-writer/producer Gale Anne Hurd said she and James Cameron stuck with their original ending after a test audience said it preferred a happy ending in which the T-800 Terminator is destroyed in the truck explosion which prevents it from killing Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn). The test audience preferred an ending in which, “not even have The Terminator rise out as the endoskeleton, but just end with Kyle Reese and Sarah Connor hugging.”

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD---photo of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio from the Quentin Tarantino movie about the Charles Manson Cult murders.

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NIGHT OF THE COMET---Orion Pictures remake underway of the 1984 cult-classic zombie movie that starred Catherine Mary Stewart. Roxanne Benjamin (SOUTHBOUND) is the writer.

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TRICK---Dermot Mulroney stars in this movie as a small town police detective who pursues a gruesome serial killer he had killed before. Patrick Lussier (DRIVE ANGRY) is the co-writer/director.

GOTHAM---photo released of Shane West as Bane.

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THE WALKING DEAD---AMC announced that Episode 5, November 4 will be the last episode for Rick Grimes.

MANIMATA---Johnny Depp stars in this movie about combat photographer W. Eugene Smith who exposed mercury poisoning in Manimata, Japan. Depp also will star with Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson in WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS which is based on the novel.

JUDGE JERRY---daytime syndicated tv series underway with Jerry Springer as the judge in small-claims cases.

TRIVIA---more Halloween monster movie trivia.
In JURASSIC PARK, Jim Carrey was the lead candidate to play Dr. Ian Malcolm after an impressive audition, but then casting director Janet Hirshenon successfully recommended Jeff Goldblum for the part.
Steven Spielberg earned $250 million in salary and royalties from JURASSIC PARK which is a record for a director for a single movie (however, James Cameron may have earned $350 million from AVATAR).

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by SONYESP » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:37 pm

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

BIRD BOX---trailer released for the Netflix horror movie starring Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich which is based on the novel.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2AsIXSh2xo



THE PASSAGE---trailer released for the Fox sci fi series based on the novel trilogy.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m--WB12PEvQ



STAR WAR: EPISODE IX---photo shows a jungle set being constructed on a sound stage with the remnants of stone buildings that are covered with moss and vines.

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AVENGERS 4---leaked photo shows Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) in Rescue armor.

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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY---Mary Chieffo posted a photo of the updated Klingon design with her playing L'Rell, Chancellor of the Klingon High Council.

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN---DEADPOOL writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are in talks with Walt Disney Pictures to reboot the franchise. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer would return, but a new cast might be involved.

THE WALKING DEAD---the ratings continue to spiral downwards. The last episode had a 1.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic compared to a record-low 2.0 for the previous episode. Since Season 7, ratings have dropped 60%.

SYFY---Syfy is in talks to remake CRITTERS and KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE.

THE BOY 2---Katie Holmes will star in the horror sequel. Director William Brent Bell is returning.

JOHN LENNON---Jean-Marc Vallee (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB) will direct the biomovie about John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

TRIVIA---more Halloween monster movie trivia.
Clint Eastwood was 25 years old and making $75 a week at Universal Studios when he was given his first movie role in REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, the sequel to the classic CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. Eastwood played lab technician Jennings, who tells Professor Ferguson (John Agar) that a lab rat was eaten by a cat, but the rat is really in Eastwood's lab coat pocket.
In an interview, Eastwood said producer William Alland introduced Eastwood to director Jack Arnold, who angrily asked, "What the hell is this? I told you I don't want to do that go**amn scene! Who's this guy?"
Alland persuaded Arnold to shoot the scene with Eastwood, who later said, "It was a hell of a way to start your acting career: walk on a set and you know that the director hates the scene. Therefore you know he hates you."


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by SONYESP » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:04 pm

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

THE FRONT RUNNER---new trailer released for the Hugh Jackman movie about Sen. Gary Hart's presidential bid being ruined by a sex scandal.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDQd_gaMGoI



COLD PURSUIT---trailer released for the vigilante movie starring Liam Neeson and Laura Dern.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0phuNQQ_gHI



VOX LUX---trailer released for the movie starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvHqgcm-lvw



FORBES HIGHEST-PAID TV ACTORS---FORBES released its annual Highest-Paid TV Actors list.

1. Jim Parsons (BIG BANG THEORY)--$26.5 million
2. Johnny Galecki (BIG BANG THEORY)--$25 million
3. Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar (tie) (BIG BANG THEORY)--$23.5 million
5. Mark Harmon (NCIS)--$19 million
6. Ed O'Neill (MODERN FAMILY)--$14 million
7. Eric Stonestreet (MODERN FAMILY)--$13.5 million
8. Jesse Tyler Ferguson (MODERN FAMILY)--$13 million
9. Ty Burrell (MODERN FAMILY)--$12 million
10. Andrew Lincoln (THE WALKING DEAD)--$11 million

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KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON---Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will reunite for this movie based on the book about the 1920s murders of the wealthy Osage tribe after oil was discovered on their land.

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KNIVES OUT---Jamie Lee Curtis will co-star with Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Michael Shannon in the Rian Johnson murder mystery movie.

BLACK OPS---Chris Pratt is in talks to star in this untitled movie about a DEA black ops team that battles drug lords protected by the CIA. Taylor Sheridan (SICARIO) is the writer.

FORCE OF THE TROJANS---movie underway using Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion and CGI based on newly-discovered material from the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation. The movie is described as, “Force of the Trojans will embody the spirit of the original Harryhausen films with all the fun, vibrant action, epic scope and dedication to craftsmanship that has made Ray Harryhausen’s films timeless." The movie is based on a screenplay by the late Beverly Cross, who wrote the screenplay for Harryhausen's classic JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS.

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THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING---Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton will star in the new George Miller (MAD MAX) epic love story movie. No plot details were released, but it will not be like any other Miller movie.

STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS---CBS All Access/Mike McMahan (RICK & MORTY) animated adult comedy series underway about the support crew on one of Starfleet's least important spaceships.
Producer Alex Kurtzman said, “Mike won our hearts with his first sentence: ‘I want to do a show about the people who put the yellow cartridge in the food replicator so a banana can come out the other end.’ His cat’s name is Riker. His son’s name is Sagan. The man is committed. He’s brilliantly funny and knows every inch of every ‘Trek’ episode, and that’s his secret sauce: he writes with the pure, joyful heart of a true fan. As we broaden the world of ‘Trek’ to fans of all ages, we’re so excited to include Mike’s extraordinary voice."

ATYPICIAL---Netflix renewed the series for season 3.

HILDE LYSIAK---untitled Apple series underway inspired by the true story of a nine year-old girl who reports on a murder in a small town.

MICE AND MYSTICS---DreamWorks Animation movie underway based on the game.

TRIVIA---more Halloween monster movie trivia.
During the screening of the 1998 US remake of GODZILLA, Kenpachiro Satsuma, who played Godzilla in eight movies, walked out. He later said, "It's not Godzilla. It doesn't have the spirit."

Kenpachiro Satsuma in THE RETURN OF GODZILLA.

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Matthew Broderick in the US remake GODZILLA.

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by SONYESP » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:55 pm

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

STAR WARS---Sirius XM reporter Erick Weber posted that the Boba Fett movie is dead, “Kathleen Kennedy just confirmed to me Boba Fett movie is 100% dead, 100% focusing on THE MANDALORIAN..."

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HIGHEST-PAID TV ACTRESSES---FORBES released its annual Highest-Paid TV Actresses list.

1. Sofia Vergara (MODERN FAMILY)--$42.5 million
2. Kaley Cuoco (THE BIG BANG THEORY)--$24.5 million
3. Ellen Pompeo (GREY'S ANATOMY)--$23.5 million
4. Mariska Hargitay (LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT)--$13 million
5. Julie Bowen (MODERN FAMILY)--$12.5 million
6. Mayim Bialik (THE BIG BANG THEORY)--$12 million
7. Melissa Rauch (THE BIG BANG THEORY)--$12 million
8. Kerry Washington (SCANDAL)--$11 million
9. Claire Danes (HOMELAND)--$9 million
10. Pauley Perette (NCIS)--$8.5 million

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HALLOWEEN---Danny McBride confirmed a sequel is being discussed, "We definitely have ideas of what we would do...We do have thoughts and ideas of what we could possibly do. We hadn’t invested a ton of time on them, but now we’re being asked to figure it out. There are definitely talks on whether we will do more of them and we’re just trying to see what best makes sense."
Jamie Lee Curtis said she would return for a sequel if director David Gordon Green also returned, "If David Gordon Green called me up and said let’s do another Halloween, I would do another HALLOWEEN."

GODZILLA VS. KONG---Alexander Skarsgard is in negotiations to co-star in the sequel with Kyle chandler, Ziyi Zhang and Millie Bobby Brown.

RAMBO 5---Sylvester Stallone posted a photo of the "Heartstopper" knife he will use in the sequel.

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DEEPER---Baltasar Kormakur is in talks to direct the Max Landis movie about an ex-astronaut who is hired to explore the deepest depths of the ocean and encounters a supernatural force.

KINGSMAN: THE GREAT GAME---Matthew Vaughn wants Brad Pitt and Rachel Weisz to star in the prequel set during World War I. Pitt would play Grigori Rasputin. Weisz would play Polly, the nanny to Conrad, the son of the Duke of Oxford.

LABYRINTH 2---director Fede Alvarez commented on the sequel to the 1986 Jim Henson fantasy movie, “I was actually having lunch yesterday with Lisa Henson and we reconnected with that project. We're very excited about it. It is basically a direct continuation of the first movie many years later, and I can't tell you much more about it... but we have a script, and we're very excited about it so we'll see where that goes...But that's one of the projects that I'm very excited about.”

THE TRIBE---movie underway based on the novel about a Siberian town that is being terrorized by a deadly tiger and the conservation warden assigned to kill it.

WHISPER---movie underway based on the short film in which household tech devices are gateway portals for a supernatural entity.

CLUELESS---Paramount Pictures remake of the 1995 Alicia Silverstone comedy movie is underway.

JAMES BOND---Helen Mirren said she wants to play a Bond Villain, "Women get to play much cooler villains these days. I've always had a secret ambition to play a villain in a James Bond movie."
Also, director Michael Apted (THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH) said he would not direct another Bond movie, "I’ll never do another one. The actor sets the tone and I think the current Bond is a great actor, but Bond has become very violent. There is so much violence in it now."

THE SCULPTOR---movie underway based on the graphic novel.

AMERICAN VANDAL---Netflix cancelled the series.

TRIVIA---more Halloween monster movie trivia.
In the original PLANET OF THE APES, Oscar-winner Ingrid Bergman turned down the Zira chimpanzee role which went to Kim Hunter. Bergman told her daughter, Isabella Rossellini, it was one of the biggest career regrets because she missed the opportunity to work with Charlton Heston and the role would "disregard her regal bearing".

Ingrid Bergman regretted not accepting the Zira chimpanzee role in PLANET OF THE APES.

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Kim Hunter as Zira.

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by SONYESP » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:40 pm

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

THE WALKING DEAD---trailer released for Rick Grimes' last episode.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wueJaUE0gE



THE ORVILLE---trailer released for Season 2.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyKp5LDv3sE



1917---George McKay and Dean-Charles Chapman are in negotiations to star in this Sam Mendes (SKYFALL) movie about two soldiers in dangerous territory during World War I.

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KING OF THE JUNGLE---Michael Keaton and Seth Rogen star in this comedy biomovie about John McAfee, founder of McAfee antivirus software, who cashed-in his fortune and moved to the jungles of Belize where he lived in a compound of "guns, sex and madness" and was accused of murdering a neighbor.

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ALIEN 5----Sigourney Weaver said ALIENS writer/director James Cameron likes Neill Blomkamp's cancelled sequel and hopes the sequel might be filmed, “We almost started to do it when I was working with James Cameron. But by the time we were put off by Fox, Neill had gotten so many jobs that we’d have to wait probably. I’m busy doing AVATAR 4and 5. I love working with Neill and I think he’d do a terrific job, and James Cameron really thinks it’s a great idea, so you never know. Right now, I think Neill’s got like three projects going at once.”

AVENGERS 4---Katherine Langford (13 REASONS WHY) has an undisclosed, and probably small, role in the sequel.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE---Adam Scott will star in the CBS ALL Access revival series remake episode "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet". The episode is a remake of the "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" episode which starred William Shatner.

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THE SIMPSONS---sources say Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (Hank Azaria) will quietly disappear due to complaints of stereotyping. The protests increased after the release of the documentary THE PROBLEM WITH APU.

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STAR WARS---Matt Martin, one of the 11-member Lucasfilm Story Group which oversees continuity in the STAR WARS franchise, was asked why the Bothans are not included in the book STAR WARS ALIEN ARCHIVE's species section. He replied, "Bothans have yet to show up in canon. Maybe Bothans aren’t even a species?!?"

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CO-PARENTING---Kevin Hart stars in this comedy movie about a stay-at-home father who is divorced by his ceo wife. Chris Rock is in negotiations to direct.

LONDON FIELDS---the movie starring Amber Heard and Billy Bob Thornton and based on the novel had the second box office wide-release in history after bringing in only $160,000 in 613 theaters.

TIMELESS---the two-part movie finale will premiere on December 20.

TRADER---new HBO series about a black female Wall Street trader who uses a a billion-dollar hedge fund to attack corporations that prey on the poor.

EMMA---Anya Taylor-Joy (THE NEW MUTANTS) will star in the movie based on the Jane Austen novel.

TRIVIA---more James Bond and Halloween monster movie trivia.
In the original KING KONG, Bruce Cabot achieved stardom by playing Jack Driscoll, who rescues Fay Wray from the giant gorilla. Cabot's last movie role was traitorous SPECTRE henchman Bert Saxby in DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.

Bruce Cabot achieved stardom co-starring with Fay Wray in KING KONG.

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Cabot's last role was co-starring with Sean Connery in DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.

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by SONYESP » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:01 pm

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

TV STARS SALARIES---here are some of the highest-paid tv stars and their salaries per episode.

Javier Bardem (untitled Amazon Hernan Cortes series)--$1.2 million
Jennifer Aniston (untitled Apple series)--$1.1 million
Reese Witherspoon (untitled Apple series)--$1.1 million
Norman Reedus (THE WALKING DEAD)--$1 million
Elisabeth Moss (THE HANDMAID'S TALE)--$1 million
Julia Roberts (HOMECOMING)--$600,000
Steve Carell--(untitled Apple series)--$600,000
Kelly Clarkson (THE VOICE)--$560,000
Kevin Hart (TKO)--$500,000
Dwayne Johnson (TITAN GAMES)--$450,000

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HOBBS & SHAW---Dwayne Johnson posted a photo from the FAST & FURIOUS spinoff movie introducing Vanessa Kirby as Hattie Shaw, an MI6 operative and Deckard Shaw's sister.

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THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD---Warner Bros. acquired the global theatrical rights to the Peter Jackson World War I documentary which uses digitally enhanced war film footage.

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WALDO---Charlie Hunnam, Mel Gibson and Eiza Gonzalez star in this movie based on the novel LAST LOOKS in which a disgraced ex-LAPD detective becomes a private detective and investigates the murder of an eccentric tv star's wife.

ATTACK ON TITAN---Andy Muschietti (IT) will direct the Warner Bros. live-action movie based on the manga.

BOBA FETT---Lucasfilm sources say the cancelled Boba Fett movie would have focused on Boba Fett and the group of bounty hunters in the scene of them on the Super Star Destroyer in THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. The sources said THE MANDALORIAN tv series will not feature Boba Fett.

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN---writer Stuart Beattie appears to be confirming that Johnny Depp will not be returning for the franchise reboot, "I think he's had a great run. Obviously, he's made that character his own and it's become the character he's most famous for now. And kids all over the world love him as that character so I think it's been great for him, it's been great for us, so I'm just very, very happy about it."

SNOW PONIES---Jon Bernthal, Evan Peters and Charlie Plummer star in this comedy movie about seven men who must transport a mysterious package across a dangerous landscape.

WACHOWSKIS---Lana and Lilly Wachowski are selling their Chicago studio offices which led to rumors they are retiring. Writer C. Robert Cargill tweeted, “When I talked to Lana this summer, she said she felt pretty much done, like she accomplished everything she set out to do. I’m hoping inspiration and the boredom of a brief retirement brings them back, Soderbergh style."

TYLER PERRY'S A MADEA FAMILY FUNERAL---Tyler Perry said the upcoming sequel will be the last, “This is it. It’s time for me to kill that old bitch. I’m tired. We’re gonna say goodbye in ’19. I just don’t want to be her age playing her.”

STOWAWAY---Anna Kendrick stars in this sci fi movie about an accidental stowaway on a spaceship headed to Mars with dwindling resources.

MADE IN ITALY---Liam Neeson and his son, Michael Richardson, star in this comedy movie about a London artist and his estranged son who travel to Tuscany to sell the house inherited from his dead wife. James D'Arcy is the writer/director.

STRANGE ANGEL---CBS All Access renewed the series for Season 2.

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA---producer Adi Shankar is reportedly in negotiations to develop a tv series based on the video game.

TRIVIA---more Halloween monster movie trivia.
The ABC tv movie THE NIGHT STALKER was the most-watched tv movie in history when it aired in 1972. The movie had newspaper reporter Carl Kolchak battling bloodthirsty vampire Janos Skorzeny as he preyed on Las Vegas women. Writer Richard Matheson reportedly got the vampire's name from famed Nazi commando Otto Skorzeny, who freed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in a daring raid on a mountaintop prison and led German troops disguised as American soldiers in The Battle of the Bulge.

In THE NIGHT STALKER, newspaper reporter Carl Kolchak tries to save Las Vegas from bloodthirsty vampire Janos Skorzeny.

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Writer Richard Mathson reportedly got Janos Skorzeny's name from Nazi commando Otto Skorzeny, who freed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini from a ski resort high in the Apennine Mountains. Mussolini was guarded by 200 military policemen and was freed without a shot being fired.

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Adolf Hitler bestowed the Knight's Cross, Germany's highest military honor, on Skorzeny for freeing Mussolini.

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In Operation Greif, Skorzeny led German soldiers disguised as GIs to infiltrate American lines on a mission of sabotage and disorder in the Battle of the Bulge. This photo shows a knocked out Operation Grief Panther tank disguised as a US M10 tank destroyer.
Ironically, in the 1960s Skorzeny worked for Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, and reportedly assassinated a former Nazi rocket scientist working for Egypt.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

STAR WARS: EPISODE IX---STAR WARS theorist Mike Zeroh said sources claim Luke Skywalker is returning for EPISODE IX, “A description of Luke Skywalker inside of a hut, that leads to a tunnel."
“This may or may not be Ahch-To. Luke is holding an ignited green lightsaber."
“Behind Luke stands a black figure with red hues, wielding a red lightsaber"
“It appears to be wearing a robe and a hood over its head. Luke turning around and looking at the figure.”
“The figure comes closer to Luke to the point where Luke takes a strike at the figure, only for it to vanish and reappear in back of him again."
“The figure draws itself closer to Luke, takes a swing with its lightsaber at Luke before it crumbles to the ground into nothing.”

Anther source claims EPISODE IX will have a new death contraption with concept art described as, "Kylo Ren inside his throne room, assumed to be the headquarters of the First Order, viewing a hologram form a device held in his hand. Kylo appears to be examining three large super weapons that are in a cylindrical shape with an enormous engine on each side of each super weapon of this ship/weapon, destroying terrain on a planet. The engine burner is colored red and the blast from the bottom of these three massive weapons is colored blue, impacting a surface causing astronomical destruction. Parts of the weapon seem to be under construction and not finished."
Also, the four modern STAR WARS movies have earned over $5 billion which exceeds the $4.05 billion that The Walt Disney Company paid to purchase Lucasfilm from George Lucas.This is for box office alone and does not include merchandising, etc.


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GAME OF THRONES---Naomi Watts will star in the HBO prequel series titled THE LONG NIGHT and will play a "charismatic socialite hiding a dark secret".
George RR Martin posted, "Casting is now underway for THE LONG NIGHT, the first of the GAME OF THRONES successor series to ordered to film". Martin added that his upcoming book, FIRE & BLOOD, will contain details about THE LONG NIGHT, "There are still a couple of other possible prequels in active development. I can’t tell you the subject matter of those projects, no, sorry, wish I could. The readers among you might want to grab a copy of FIRE & BLOOD when it is released on November 20, though."

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THE WITCHER---Netflix released a photo of Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.

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RESISTANCE---biomovie underway about mime Marcel Marceau. who was a member of the French Resistance in World War II and helped save thousands of children who were made orphans by the Nazis. Jesse Eisenberg will play Marceau, Ed Harris will play General George S. Patton, Clemence Poesy will play a Resistance member and Edgar Ramirez will play a character named Sigmund.

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FLASH GORDON---20th Century Fox movie underway based on the 1930s comic strip hero. Julius Avery (OVERLORD) is the writer/director.

GODZILLA VS. KONG---Rebecca Hall (IRON MAN 3) will co-star in the sequel.

THE MEG---Gravity Pictures confirmed the sequel to the Jason Statham monster shark movie is underway.

WILLOW---Ron Howard commented on if he will direct the proposed sequel to his 1988 fantasy movie, "I don't know, it's a Lucasfilm project." Writer Bob Dolman addded, "I don’t know much about it yet, I know a little but not enough to talk about it."

LOVE IS A GUN---Chloe Grace Moretz and Jack O'Connell star in this movie about Bonnie and Clyde. Sheldon Turner (UP IN THE AIR) is the writer.

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7---Eddie Redmayne is in negotiations to play radical Tom Hayden in the Aaron Sorkin movie.

FALCON & WINTER SOLDIER---Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan star in this Disney tv miniseries. Malcolm Spellman (EMPIRE) is the writer.

MRS. AMERICA---Cate Blanchett will play conservative activist Phyliss Schlafly in this FX miniseries about the rise of the feminist movement and the Equal Rights Amendment from Schlafly's perspective.

MOSUL---movie underway about an Iraqi SWAT force in the city of Mosul that battled over 6,000 ISIS militants. Joe and Anthony Russo are the producers.

GOTHAM---Jaime Murray (WAREHOUSE 13) will play villain Theresa Walker.

PENNYWORTH---Jason Flemyng will play villain Lord Hardwood in the Epix tv series.

TRIVIA---more Halloween monster movie trivia.
During the World War II invasion of Italy at Anzio, GI James Arness was ordered off his landing craft to test the tide depth because, at 6' 7", he was the tallest soldier in the invasion force. Arness said the tide was "waist high", which was satisfactory, and the rest of the massive invasion force landed on the beach. Arness was seriously wounded and was awarded the Bronze Star.
Years later, his towering height got Arness the titular role in the classic Howard Hawks sci fi movie THE THING (FROM ANOTHER WORLD).

James Arness was the first soldier to land at Anzio to test the tide because he was the tallest soldier in the invasion force at 6' 7". He was wounded and awarded the Bronze Star.

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Arness as The Thing in the Howard Hawks classic THE THING (FROM ANOTHER WORLD). He is shown with Billy Curtis (THE WIZARD OF OZ) who, at 4' 2", played The Thing as it died after being electrocuted.

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