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Month: June 2019

Paul Rudd Eyed to Join New GHOSTBUSTERS Film


Paul Rudd is in final negotiations to join Sony’s latest installment of “Ghostbusters.”

Sources tell Variety Rudd will play a teacher in the film.

Carrie Coon is also in talks for the not-so-secret project along with “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard and “Gifted” star Mckenna Grace.

Jason Reitman, whose father Ivan Reitman directed the original “Ghostbusters,” will step into the director’s chair. He co-wrote the screenplay with Gil Kenan and plans to shoot the film later this summer. “Ghostbusters 2020” is expected to hit theaters in summer of next year.

Welp, now I’m absolutely there on day one.

FINAL FANTASY TV Series in Development


Sony Pictures TV and Hivemind are developing the very first live-action Final Fantasy TV series, but it won’t be based on any of the franchise’s most popular games. That means no live-action Cloud and his signature spiky hair from Final Fantasy VII or real-life depictions of Blitzball from Final Fantasy X. The upcoming Final Fantasy series will instead be based on the 14th installment of the fantasy video game franchise, which was released in 2010 to infamously poor reception. But Final Fantasy XIV returned to the public consciousness through the infinitely better received 2013 MMORPG A Realm Reborn, with new expansions — the latest coming in 2019 — enriching the world of the game.

Surprised it’s taken this long. Just give me a live-action Chocobo and I’m set.

Joe Hill to Launch New Line of Horror Comics for DC

Entertainment Weekly:

Joe Hill is perhaps best known as a novelist; one of his books, NOS4A2, even made the jump from page to TV screen recently. But to hear him tell it, comic books are his first love, and the medium he still feels most comfortable telling stories in. Anyone who’s ever read Locke & Key, his brilliant series with artist Gabriel Rodriguez, would surely agree. Now, after a few years away, EW can exclusively announce that Hill is finally returning to his favorite form. This fall, he’ll be overseeing a new “pop-up line” of horror comics at DC, titled Hill House Comics — and writing quite a few of them himself.

The opening lineup?

Hill House’s initial offerings will consist of five limited series: Basketful of Heads, written by Hill and illustrated by Leomacs; The Dollhouse Family, written by Mike Carey and illustrated by Peter Gross; The Low, Low Woods, written by Carmen Maria Machado and illustrated by Dani; Daphne Byrne, written by Laura Marks and illustrated by Kelley Jones; and Plunge, written by Hill with an artist to be revealed at a later date. Each comic will also come with two-page installments of a back-up feature called Sea Dogs, written by Hill.

Sounds rad! I’m surprised it took Hill this long to get back into comics after Locke & Key, but I’m here for it.

Marvel to License Characters for One Act Plays for High Schools


While Endgame may have marked a farewell to some heroes on the big screen, a handful of Marvel favorites will soon head to stages across the country. Theatre licensor Samuel French (a division of Concord Theatricals) has partnered with Marvel Entertainment to launch Marvel Spotlight, a collection of one-act plays showcasing beloved characters in situations relatable to young adult audiences.

The series currently features three available titles: Hammered: A Thor & Loki Play by Tony Award winner and noted comic enthusiast Christian Borle (in which the teenage brothers compete for the attention of their parents), Mirror of Most Value: A Ms. Marvel Play by Masi Asare (about self-penned fan fiction that goes too far), and Squirrel Girl Goes to College by Karen Zacarías (following Doreen Green as she attempts to live a low-key life at a new school).

Where the hell were these when I was in high school?