Ewan McGregor will star as Danny Torrance in Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the Stephen King novel “Doctor Sleep,” the sequel to horror classic “The Shining.”
Sources say King has given his blessing to McGregor’s casting.
Mike Flanagan, who helmed Netflix’s adaptation of the King novella “Gerald’s Game,” is directing. Flanagan’s producing partner, Trevor Macy, will produce along with Vertigo Entertainment’s Jon Berg.
Warner Bros. had been developing this film, as well as “The Shining” prequel “Overlook Hotel,” for years, but the studio struggled to secure a budget for either film. Following the success of New Line’s “It,” every studio with any sort of King IP under its roof has fast-tracked each property into pre-production.
“Doctor Sleep” begins as Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. He’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his “shining” powers. Those powers return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a group with similar abilities. They’ve found that their powers grow if they inhale the “steam” that comes off others with the power to shine, when they are suffering painful deaths.
Stanley Kubrick directed the original adaptation of “The Shining,” starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. Danny Lloyd played a young Danny Torrance. At the time, the film was considered a box office disappointment, earning $44 million on a $19 million budget. Now, however, it is thought to be one of the great horror classics and has a built-in fan base ready for a sequel.
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After five incredible seasons, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment marks the end of an ancient era with the release of The Originals: The Fifth and Final Season on DVD October 2, 2018. Bring a final piece of The French Quarter home as you feast on all 13 one-hour episodes from season five, plus the 2017 Comic-Con panel, exclusive to DVD never-before-seen deleted scenes, and a hilarious gag reel. The Originals: The Fifth and Final Seasonwill be priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD.
The final season of The Originals begins seven years after the core members of the Mikaelson family – Klaus, Elijah, Rebekah and Kol – each absorb a quarter of the Hollow’s dark energy and flee New Orleans to keep their beloved city and young Hope safe. In the interim, Vincent and Josh preside over the Big Easy almost devoid of conflict, while Hayley and Freya watch Hope grow into a teenager, eventually opting to send her to the Salvatore School so that Caroline can keep an eye on her. With Marcel following Rebekah out of town and Elijah stripped of his memory, the danger seems to be contained . . . Until a sudden tragedy forces the siblings to return home. As the Mickaelsons return to New Orleans, bringing the pieces of a centuries old evil with them, it becomes clear that the closing chapter of this family saga will be as bloody and emotional as ever.
The Originals: The Complete Series will also be available on October 2nd on DVD. The set will retail for $89.99 SRP, representing a substantial savings over purchasing all five seasons individually.
Season five of The Originals stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries, Saving Hope), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle), Charles Michael Davis (Grey's Anatomy), Yusuf Gatewood (The Interpreter, Wonder Boys), Riley Voelkel (The Social Network,The Newsroom), Danielle Rose Russell (Aloha, The Last Tycoon), and Steven Krueger (Goosebumps, Pretty Little Liars). Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, Kyle XY) executive produces along with Leslie Morgenstein (The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars). Created by Julie Plec, the series is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, and based in part on the character Klaus from The Vampire Diaries novels by L.J. Smith.
· The Originals: 2017 Comic Con Panel· Deleted Scenes· Gag Reel 13 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
1. "Where You Left Your Heart"
2. "One Wrong Turn on Bourbon"
3. "Ne Me Quitte Pas"
4. "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"
5. "Don't It Just Break Your Heart"
6. "What, will, I, have, left"
7. "God's Gonna Trouble the Water"
8. "The Kindness of Strangers"
9. "We Have Not Long To Live"
10. "There in the Disappearing Light"
11. " 'Til the Day I Die "
12. "The Tale of Two Wolves"
13. "When the Saints Go Marching In"
The fifth season of The Originals is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox and others.
Price: $24.98 SRPStreet Date: October 2, 2018
3 DVD-9sAudio – English (5.1)Subtitles – ESDH, Spanish, FrenchRunning Time: Feature: Approx. 585 min., Enhanced Content: Approx. 38 min.
Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
THE ORIGINALS: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Price: $89.99 SRP
Street Date: October 2, 2018
21 DVD-9sAudio – English (5.1)Subtitles – ESDH, Spanish, French
In its eleventh season, The Big Bang Theorygarnered an audience of nearly 19 million Weekly Viewers, solidifying its spot as one of the top sitcoms, and broadcast programs in general, across all demographics.* Now, ahead of the much-anticipated twelfth season premiere this fall, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is set to release The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season on Blu-ray ($49.99 SRP) and DVD ($44.98 SRP) September 11, 2018. The release will also delight fans with three all-new bonus featurettes, and a hilarious gag reel. Blu-ray release will also include the 2017 Comic-Con cast panel. The eleventh season of The Big Bang Theory is also currently available to own via purchase from digital retailers.
*Source: Nielsen National TV View, 2017-18 broadcast season to date (09/18/2017 – 04/29/2018), Live + 7 Day ratings; excluding movies, sports, repeats, specials, less than 3 telecasts
Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists – geniuses in the laboratory but socially challenged everywhere else. Insert beautiful, street-smart neighbor Penny, who endeavors to teach them a thing or two about the “real” world. Despite their on-again, off-again relationship history, Leonard and Penny have tied the knot. Even Sheldon has entered into a “Relationship Agreement” with neurobiologist Amy, and he recently took their relationship to the next level by proposing marriage. Will the possibility of domestic bliss alter the chemistry between these two extreme achievers? Will Leonard prove to be a brilliant writer? Will Raj’s search for new love rival his search for new stars in the cosmos? Will Howard and Bernadette’s growing family reach critical mass? Quantum comedy continues to converge in all 24 Season Eleven episodes of this laugh-out-loud megahit.
With Blu-Ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season Blu-RayTM release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. The 2-disc Blu-RayTM also includes a digital copy of all 24 episodes from Season Eleven.
The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eleventh Season on Blu-RayTM and DVD includes 24 half-hour episodes:
1. The Proposal Proposal
2. The Retraction Reaction
3. The Relaxation Integration
4. The Explosion Implosion
5. The Collaboration Contamination
6. The Proton Regeneration
7. The Geology Methodology
8. The Tesla Recoil
9. The Bitcoin Entanglement
10. The Confidence Erosion
11. The Celebration Reverberation
12. The Matrimonial Metric
13. The Solo Oscillation
14. The Separation Triangulation
15. The Novelization Correlation
16. The Neonatal Nomenclature
17. The Athenaeum Allocation
18. The Gates Excitation
19. The Tenant Disassociation
20. The Reclusive Potential
21. The Comet Polarization
22. The Monetary Insufficiency
23. The Sibling Realignment
24. The Bow Tie Asymmetry
DVD Standard Features: *
§ 2 DVD-9s
§ DVD Audio – English (5.1)
§ DVD Subtitles – ESDH, Latin Spanish, French
§ Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Blu-RayTM Features: *
§ 2 BD-50s
§ BD Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
§ BD Subtitles - ESDH, French, Latin Spanish
§ BD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Includes All-New Special Features: *
§ The Maturation Imperative (NEW Featurette)
§ The Big Bang Theory: The Blueprint of Comedy (NEW Featurette)
§ A BBT History of Time (NEW Featurette)
§ Gag Reel
§ The Big Bang Theory: 2017 Comic-Con Panel (Exclusive to Blu-ray)
It may seem like paradise, but just off shore a new brand of terror has been unleashed in Piranha II, James Cameron’s directorial debut. The razor-sharp sequel to Piranha comes to Blu-ray for the first time July 31, 2017 from Scream Factory in a release that features a brand new 2K scan of the original camera negative and new interviews with cast and crew.
While investigating the mysterious death of a diver, scuba instructor Anne Kimbrough (Tricia O’Neil - Titanic) makes a horrific discovery: Piranha-like fish, with wings that enable them to fly, are responsible for the death. As the body count rises, Anne desperately tries to convince the manager of the Club Elysium resort to call off the annual fish fry on the beach, but he’s determined to give his guests the ultimate feeding frenzy. This exciting sequel to Joe Dante’s original PIRANHA also stars Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumpkinhead) and is the directorial debut of James Cameron (Avatar, The Terminator, Aliens).
1994’s TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE NEXT GENERATION (the 4th TCM installment is coming to Blu-ray from us this Fall! Here are the early details we have at present time:
• This will be branded as a “Collector’s Edition” that will come with a slipcover (guaranteed for three months after its original release date). U.S. and Canada territories (Region A).
• Extras and specs are still in progress and will be announced later in August. What we can confirm today is that we will have a high-definition transfer of the theatrical cut. We are working on obtaining the extended version and will update you on the progress in the future.
• The newly-commissioned artwork pictured comes to us from Joel Robinson (Silent Night Deadly Night, The Serpent and the Rainbow, Ninja III, etc). This art will be front-facing and the reverse side of the wrap will the original theatrical poster design.
• National street date is planned for September 25th. However, if you pre-order now for early shipping directly from us @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/texas-chainsaw-massacre-the-next-generation-collector-s-edition?product_id=6834 you will also receive an 18' x 24" rolled poster of the newly-commissioned art.
John Cena has joined Jackie Chan in the independent action-thriller “Project X,” set at a Chinese-run oil refinery in the Middle East.
Cena is replacing Sylvester Stallone in the movie, which had been developed as “Ex-Baghdad.” Scott Waugh is directing from a script by Arash Amel.
Chan will portray a Chinese private security contractor who is tasked with extracting oil workers from a refinery that’s been attacked. He teams up with a former U.S. Marine (Cena), when he learns that the attackers’ real plan is to steal the oil. Chan will also produce “Project X” along with Joe Tam, Esmond Ren, and Hans Canosa.
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Do you still get mail? Not email, regular mail. I still get a few actual letters and I got tired of getting paper cuts so I decided to get Diamond Select Toys Walking Dead Michonne Letter opener. I'm kidding I don't get paper cuts I wanted it because it's bad ass, just like Michonne.
The letter opener is a katana sword like Michonne carries. It's stuck in a severed zombie head on a base that says Walking Dead. The first thing I have to point tout is the weight. The zombie head base is a good 4 or 5 pounds. Most novelty letter openers (I have a few) weigh a couple ounces at best and are pretty cheaply made. Not this one. It's heavy and durable. The letter opener, which is the sword you remove from the head is sturdy as well. Diamond Select Toys has really made a sturdy product with this one.
Notice the detail on the zombie head. Everything looks fantastic. Each tooth is perfectly sculpted. It's not a bridge of teeth, every tooth is crafted to look different. Notice the one eye missing. It's carved to look that way. Not a simple paint job. Every cut, gouge, and undead scar is etched and painted to give it a realistic look.
The sword which is detailed to look exactly like Michonne's slides perfectly into the top of the zombie head. And is visible through the mouth. That compiled with the detail of the head gives it a fresh kill look.
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Francis Lawrence, who directed the last three “Hunger Games” movies and “Red Sparrow,” will direct and produce “Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue.”
Charles Randolph, who won an Academy Award for his “Big Short” screenplay, is attached to write the adaptation for the project, which was unveiled in March by producer David A. Neuman, CEO and partner of Blackrock Productions.
Neuman made the announcement Monday and said he is targeting an A-list cast to play the story’s principals — Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, and Nick Denton.
Published in February, “Conspiracy” outlines the tempestuous legal battle between the pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea); Gawker Media and its founder, Denton; and Silicon Valley titan Thiel — who secretly funded Hogan’s successful lawsuit over the publication of a sex tape involving Hogan. The suit resulted in a $140 million judgment against Gawker and led to Gawker’s subsequent bankruptcy.
Lawrence said, “When I read Ryan’s extraordinary book I was totally taken with this story, such an exquisitely contemporary tale, and I immediately had a vision for it as a film. It’s an important and meaningful story, and one I’m excited to tell. I’m thrilled to come aboard and to work with this team.
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Deadline reports that The Batman will "likely" be a reboot, with the "stand-alone" franchise starring a new actor rather than bringing Ben Affleck back to the role.
Reports have been mixed regarding Affleck's interest in returning to the role, and Warner Bros's interest in bringing him back, since even before Justice League flew into theaters and landed with a thud late last year.
Given the frequency and magnitude of those rumors, along with the implicit critique of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice Leagueincluded in the Deadline story, it is possible that this is not new information but rather an educated guess based on previous stories.
Nevertheless, Deadline's industry profile makes such an offhand remark feel less likely and gives the claim more weight.
It has been an couple of weeks for Warner Bros., with shakeups that include veteran executive (and former DC Entertainment chief) Diane Nelson leaving the company and a number of more subtle moves, some of which have been reflected by website updates.
Affleck's involvement has been up in the air, and little progress has been revealed for The Batmansolo movie, since the star stepped down as director and Matt Reeves signed onto the project.
While speaking during Warner Bros. spotlight on Justice League at the Hall H presentation for San Diego Comic-Con 2017, saying he was excited to work with Reeves on a Batman solo film.
Months later, in the weeks leading up to Justice League, Affleck seemed much more unsure about his prospects, saying he was "contemplating" an exit.
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Spiders will always remain creepy, so a remake of Arachnophobia is evergreen. Deadline reports that Amblin and James Wan’s Atomic Monster are the early stages of a remake of the 1990 horror-comedy. Per Deadline, Frank Marshall’s original starred Jeff Daniels and John Goodman; the plot followed “a few brave souls who try to track down the queen before the hybrid breed can take hold.”
There’s currently no writer or director attached, but Wan will be on board in a producing role. That being said, it will be interesting to see what kind of approach they take to the remake. Will they keep the horror-comedy vibe or will they go straight horror? Presumably, there will be a heavier reliance on CGI, but a swarm of spiders tends to be pretty scary whether they’re practical or digital.
As for Wan, he’s currently in post-production on Aquaman and he’s also producing the latest spinoff in The Conjuring universe The Nun, which opens September 7th.
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