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’Doctor Strange’ Director Scott Derrickson Lines Up ‘Labyrinth’ Sequel

Mike Fleming, Jr., Deadline:

Scott Derrickson, who passed on reprising as director on Dr. Strange 2 over creative differences, has found a new fantasy franchise to take on. He has been set by TriStar Pictures to direct the sequel to Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. Maggie Levin, who wrote and directed Into the Dark, and My Valentine for Hulu, will write the script.

I’m really quite very unsure and anxious about Labyrinth being revisited, but given how goddamned good the Netflix Dark Crystal series was, I think the chances of this turning out good are higher than you’d expect.

Fingers and toes crossed, gang.

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20 Years of Gorillaz To Be Celebrated in First-Ever ‘Gorillaz Almanac’

Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone:

More than 20 years after Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett first conceived of Gorillaz, the visual history of the cartoon band will be explored in an expansive “almanac” due out this October.

The Gorillaz Almanac, published by Z2 Comics, will feature 120-plus full-color pages featuring Hewlett’s artwork for the band. The hardcover book will also boast exclusive new artwork, the first-ever comic strip starring 2D, Noodle, Murdoc Niccals and Russel Hobbs, plus “puzzles, games and a raft of special guest appearances from Gorillaz collaborators past and present.”

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Based on the aftermarket pricing for the first Gorillaz book, Rise of the Ogre, I recommend pre-ordering this ASAP, if you’re at all interested.

Edgar Wright’s ‘Last Night in Soho’ Officially Pushed to April 2021

Zach Sharf, IndieWire:

Focus Features has announced Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho” will open in theaters April 23, 2021. The distributor had originally set to open Wright’s latest project in September, but the director said on social media the opening had to be pushed as he would not be able to complete “Last Night in Soho” in time for its original release date because of the pandemic. The movie stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, and Diana Rigg.

“Haunted by someone else’s past, but we’ll see you in the future,” Wright wrote to his Twitter followers while announcing the film’s new release date. “It’s true, ‘Last Night in Soho’ is not quite finished yet due to Covid-19. But, I’m excited for you all to experience it, at a big screen near you, on April 23, 2021.”

A totally understandable and sensible push back. I will look forward to its release, whenever it may be.

’Tuca & Bertie’ Rescued – Season 2 to Land on Adult Swim

Margeaux Sippell, TheWrap:

“Tuca & Bertie” is catching a second wind at Adult Swim.

The network gave the Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong-voiced cartoon a season two pickup after Netflix canceled it after one season last July.

The new, 10-episode second season is set to have a domestic release in 2021.

“I’ve been a fan of Adult Swim shows since my teens, so I’m thrilled to bring my beloved fowl to the party and be a new voice for a fresh decade of absurd, irreverent, yet heartwarming adult animation,” said creator Lisa Hanawalt, who worked as a producer and production designer on “Bojack Horseman.”

I hadn’t watched the show myself, but I know some people are absolutely beaming with excitement right now. Well done, Adult Swim.

Jon Stewart’s ‘Irresistible’, The Next Movie to Skip Theaters for VOD

Brian Welk, TheWrap:

Jon Stewart’s latest film, a political comedy called “Irresistible,” will skip theaters and make its premiere online for on demand digital rental on June 26.

The film from Focus Features stars Steve Carell and Rose Byrne and was meant to open in theaters on May 29.

“Irresistible” will be available for a 48-hour rental period for $19.99 beginning on June 26 on nearly all on-demand platforms including – Amazon, Apple, Comcast, DirecTV, Fandango, Google/YouTube, Charter/Spectrum, Verizon, Microsoft, Dish, Sony, Cox, Altice, Vudu, Frontier, and Row8.

It’s worth noting that Focus Features is the “indie” brand of Universal Pictures, so, technically, this continues the trend.

And now the running list is:

For a reminder about Irresistable and what it was about, here’s the trailer.

Irresistable hits VOD on June 26, 2020.