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Month: July 2020

Amazon Greenlights ‘Fallout’ TV Adaptation from ‘Westworld’ Creators

Variety:

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have set their sights on creating another expansive sci-fi series.

The “Westworld” duo are developing a show at Amazon based on the “Fallout” video game franchise. Their Kilter Films banner is producing the project which has been handed a substantial series commitment.

The “Fallout” series, which began in 1997 with the original game, is set in a world where the future envisioned by Americans in the late 1940s explodes upon itself through a nuclear war in 2077. With their Amazon project, Nolan and Joy will look to bring “the harshness of the wasteland set against the previous generation’s utopian idea of a better world through nuclear energy,” to the small screen. The project will look to retain the games’ “harsh tone,” which making sure it is still “sprinkled with moments of ironic humor and B-movie-nuclear-fantasies” which players of the epic franchise know and love.

It can’t be as bad as Fallout 76, right?

MTV is Reviving ‘Clone High’!

Randall Colburn, The AV Club:

When Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse counted the existence of a Clone High movie among its many Easter eggs, we embraced it as a wistful ode to what could have been had MTV not axed the cult series in 2003. We were wrong.

While Clone High isn’t getting a movie, it is getting new episodes with original creators Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Bill Lawrence working to “reimagine” it. Per a press release, Erica Rivinoja, previously of The Last Man On Earth, will serve as showrunner and pen the pilot episode alongside Lord and Miller.

It’s unclear how many episodes MTV is ordering, or when it might air. But the “updated version” of the series will continue to count Abraham Lincoln, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, and John F. Kennedy among its student body of cloned, horny historical figures.

OH MY GOD YES

MTV Animated Reboots Continue, ‘Beavis & Butthead’ to Return for Comedy Central

Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter:

Comedy Central is summoning the great Cornholio.

The ViacomCBS-owned cable network is reviving Beavis and Butt-Head, with series creator Mike Judge returning to re-launch and re-imagine the franchise as part of a sizable deal that includes a two-season order and plans for additional spinoffs and specials.

Judge will return as the show’s central driving force and will write, produce and provide voiceover for both of the iconic characters, who became pop culture sensations in the early 1990s on Comedy Central’s corporate sibling, MTV.

In the new incarnation, Beavis and Butt-Head will enter a “whole new Gen Z world” with meta-themes that are said to be relatable to both new fans who may be unfamiliar with the original series and old.

I’ll be honest, I have zero recollection of the 2011 return, minus that it was something which happened.

One question: will the lack of MTV mean the end of the music video segments? I know, they’re one big ViacomCBS family, but I wonder…

Jason Momoa to Voice Frosty The Snowman for New Live Action Movie, Because What the Hell, Why Not

Mike Fleming Jr., Deadline:

Warner Bros and Stampede have set up Frosty The Snowman, a live action film that will see Aquaman star Jason Momoa voicing the iconic snowman.

Jon Berg and Greg Silverman of Stampede produce with Geoff Johns of Madghost, and Momoa. Berg and Silverman were Warner Bros senior execs who helped architect the DC franchise launch of Aquaman with James Wan at the helm.

Yeah, sure, why not make this movie?

Lego Unveils ‘LEGO Art’, Mosaic Art Sets Intended for Adults, Featuring Iron Man, The Beatles and Marilyn Monroe

Dave Schefcik, The Brothers Brick:

LEGO has revealed an entirely new product line of mosaic sets featuring pop culture portraits called LEGO Art. The four initial sets revealed include Iron Man, Marilyn Monroe, The Beatles, and Star Wars Sith. Each of the adult-targeted sets contains an average of 3,250 pieces, a new brick separator, several new elements, an exclusive signature tile, and instructions and extra parts to build 3 or 4 different designs per set. Each set comes with a curated building soundtrack, and as an added bonus, three copies of either the Iron Man or Star Wars sets can be combined to make an “ultimate piece” triple the size of a single portrait.

Unsurprisingly, at roughly 3000 pieces each, these don’t come cheap, at about $120 USD.

You can click through the link above for more images and the full PR, but here are hero images of each set.

(Of note, in the case of the Warhol/Monroe and Beatles sets, each can be made for one of the four designs — to have all four, you need to buy four.)

LEGO Art arrives for purchase starting August 1, 2020.