This Week’s Ketchup brings you seven headlines from the world of movie improvement information, overlaying such titles as Neighborhood, Hellraiser, and Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot.
This WEEK’S TOP STORY
JOEL MCHALE SAYS THE COMMUNITY MOVIE MAY STILL HAPPEN
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The hashtag #SixSeasonsandaMovie is now regularly utilized by followers of plenty of totally different TV reveals who hope for fulfillment for a given present, however it really had its origins with NBC’s Neighborhood. That ensemble sitcom was cancelled after simply 5 seasons earlier than it will definitely received its sixth season by means of the short-lived Yahoo! Display streaming service, however there’s by no means been a lot motion a couple of film. Issues are trying up, nevertheless, for the way forward for Neighborhood. Along with just lately being added to Netflix, many Neighborhood creatives have gone on to nice issues (Dan Harmon and Rick and Morty, and Joe and Anthony Russo have directed a few of Marvel’s largest motion pictures). Joel McHale (who, earlier this week, was the host of the Tiger King reunion particular) was requested about the opportunity of a Neighborhood film, and his response was, “There’s far more rumblings than there was once. Alison [Brie] tweeted that she received a cellphone name from Sony. They nonetheless haven’t known as me; perhaps Matthew Lillard will take over. However I might say there’s a greater likelihood than there’s ever been.” It’s not but recognized if the Neighborhood film has been written but, or who may direct, or who certainly from the forged would return for it.
Different High Headlines
1. STEPHEN KING’S VAMPIRE EPIC ‘SALEM’S LOT RESURRECTED AS MOVIE
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Dozens and dozens of Stephen King novels and tales have been tailored as motion pictures, particularly from the primary 20 years or so of his profession. But, whereas this era may be very nicely represented on movie, two of his largest novels from that point had been solely ever tailored as TV mini-series, not as motion pictures. The Stand is at present within the works as a brand new mini-series for CBS All Entry, and we are able to now verify that ‘Salem’s Lot can also be within the works as a film. ‘Salem’s Lot (brief for Jerusalem’s Lot, therefore the apostrophe) was a vampire novel in 1975 that turned a two-part CBS mini-series in 1979 starring David Soul and directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Noticed Bloodbath, Poltergeist). New Line Cinema has employed screenwriter Gary Dauberman to direct their adaptation of ‘Salem’s Lot from his personal screenplay. Dauberman made his directorial debut final 12 months with Annabelle Comes Residence (Recent at 65%), and as a screenwriter, he labored on movies like Annabelle, The Nun, and each IT and IT: Chapter Two. Presumably, the following step we are going to hear about would be the casting of the human male lead and the Austrian vampire chief Barlow.
2. FIRST IMAGES FROM DENIS VILLENEUVE’S DUNE SURFACE ONLINE
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With the flicks initially scheduled for April, Might, June, and most of July now being pushed again due to COVID-19, the advertising methods for the flicks scheduled for later in 2020 are additionally dealing with new challenges. Many of those motion pictures will most likely find yourself being pushed again to 2021, however one movie that seems to be standing its floor is Warner Bros.’ new adaptation of (the primary half of) Frank Herbert’s basic science fiction novel Dune. First tailored to movie by David Lynch in 1984, Dune is a sweeping epic with dozens of characters, which lends itself nicely to having an enormous star-driven ensemble forged, and that’s what the brand new Dune (12/18/2020) from director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario, Blade Runner 2049) guarantees. Self-importance Honest received the news on the primary forged photos, which embrace our first glimpses in character (so as) of Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Javier Bardem, Oscar Isaac, and Jason Momoa, amongst others.
3. JENNIFER LOPEZ TO STAR IN ANOTHER TRUE CRIME STORY AS THE GODMOTHER
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Typically film stars who do biopics bear a placing resemblance to the actual life personalities they painting, and generally they don’t. Let’s begin this story with this mugshot of Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco Restrepo from 1997 when she was 54, so you may rapidly see the place we’re going with this, as a result of Jennifer Lopez is now hooked up to star in The Godmother, the biopic concerning the lifetime of Griselda Blanco. The movie is being produced by STXfilms, the identical firm behind Lopez’ latest hit, Hustlers (additionally primarily based upon a real crime story), and it will likely be directed by Reed Morano (I Suppose We’re Alone Now, The Rhythm Part, TV’s The Handmaid’s Story) from a screenplay by William Monahan (The Departed, Kingdom of Heaven).
4. LEONARDO DICAPRIO OFFERING WALK-ON ROLE IN MARTIN SCORSESE’S NEXT FOR CHARITY
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5. JAMES GUNN CLAIMS NO DELAYS FOR THE SUICIDE SQUAD AND GOTG 3
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The present COVID-19 pandemic is inflicting so many movies to be delayed and occasions to be cancelled that there’s a sturdy argument to be made that the one actual information as of late is when one thing is not delayed or cancelled. That’s precisely why we’re drawing your consideration this week to this replace from director James Gunn, who stated that there’s “no cause” for his subsequent two movies to be delayed in any method. These movies are, in fact, The Suicide Squad (8/16/2021) and his return to Marvel with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. In fact, there’s some irony in Gunn saying that the discharge date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 received’t be delayed since there isn’t at present a launch date for the movie within the first place.
6. THE GREEN HORNET AND KATO TO REBOOT CLASSIC CHARACTER
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There’s a lengthy custom in comics of heroes having the phrase “inexperienced” of their identify. The 2 massive display screen variations we’ve gotten of stated heroes (each in 2011, by the way in which), Inexperienced Lantern and The Inexperienced Hornet, they had been each important and field workplace disappointments. (One has to surprise if that is the rationale that when the Inexperienced Arrow debuted on The CW a 12 months later, it was simply known as Arrow.) Sony Footage was the studio behind The Inexperienced Hornet, however this week, Common stepped in as a substitute to accumulate the movie rights to a reboot mission they’re now calling The Inexperienced Hornet and Kato, ostensibly to give attention to the martial arts points of the Inexperienced Hornet’s sidekick (who actually can do aspect kicks). As a brand new mission, The Inexperienced Hornet and Kato won’t function Seth Rogen or Jay Chou, and it’ll seemingly not share that movie’s comedic components, both. The producers additionally prominently talked about the Inexperienced Hornet’s automobile, the Black Magnificence, so it’s doable the film may need quite a lot of “car motion” as nicely.
7. HELLRAISER REBOOT GETS NEW PRODUCTION COMPANY
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It’s value noting that sufficient time has now handed that we’re over a decade previous the reboots of horror franchises like The Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath (2003) and Friday the 13th (2009), and A Nightmare on Elm Avenue (2010) turns 10 this 12 months. Heck, Halloween was rebooted, then given a sequel, after which the franchise received began another time in 2018 (with two extra coming). Whereas all that has been occurring, one other widespread franchise that has been quietly awaiting its personal reboot is Hellraiser. That stated, we might lastly get the Hellraiser remake that guarantees to reboot the entire franchise with the information this week that Hellraiser is now being developed by Spyglass Media, the corporate behind the 2011 remake of Footloose. For his or her Hellraiser reboot, Spyglass has employed director David Bruckner, who just lately premiered his movie The Night time Home at Sundance in January. No specifics about Bruckner’s plans for Hellraiser got, besides that his strategy was described as “loyal, but developed.”