Director Chad Stahelski Says JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4 Will Be More Difficult To Make Than The Others

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum will explode into theaters this weekend and fans all around the world are stoked to see it! While we all wait to see how this next part of the story plays out, it sounds like director Chad Stahelski is already working on John Wick: Chapter 4.

It’s not really surprising to hear that because everyone involved with the franchise would love to see it keep going for years to come. Keanu Reeves recently said that he’ll take it “As far as my legs can take me. As far as the audience wants to go.”

During an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A on Reddit, Stahelski said that the possibility of John Wick: Chapter 4 was up to the fans, because a sequel all hinges on the success of Chapter 3. However, when he was asked which of the John Wick films was most difficult to make, he said that Chapter 4 would be the hardest.

“1 was difficult because we didn’t understand what we wanted to do, quite. Number 2, we had to map up a whole world we didn’t think of before. 3, how do we expand and get the audience something creative, not just bigger and cooler. Number 4, I’m certain, will be more difficult.”

Well, the creative team seems to keep raising the bar with every John Wick film that they make, so of course it’s going to be hard to out do what they previously did in terms of action. But, you know what? I believe that they will be able to pull it off and keep delivering incredibly badass action-packed movies!

While John Wick: Chapter 4 hasn’t been confirmed, it seems like it’s safe to say that they are in the early stages of working on it.

Chris Rock Is Developing a SAW Spinoff Film with Lionsgate

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Chris Rock is teaming up with Lionsgate to develop a Saw spinoff film. I’ve gotta say, this is quite a surprise! I would have never ever thought that Chris Rock would ever be involved with the Saw franchise! Hell, I thought the Saw franchise was dead! But he is, and here what he had to say in a statement:

“I’ve been a fan of ‘Saw’ since the first film in 2004. I am excited by the opportunity to take this to a really intense and twisted new place.”

As you all know, the franchise revolves around the character John Kramer, a.k.a. Jigsaw, who kidnaps and forces victims into insane and deadly situations that test their will to live. Joe Drake, chairman of Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group, made the announcement teasing what we can expect:

“When Chris Rock came to us and described in chilling detail his fantastic vision that reimagines and spins off the world of the notorious Jigsaw Killer, we were all-in. Saw’ is one of the highest-grossing horror franchises of all time and it’s one of Lionsgate’s most successful film series. This upcoming film will still be as mind bending and intense as all the previous ‘Saw’ films. Chris conceived this idea and it will be completely reverential to the legacy of the material while reinvigorating the brand with his wit, creative vision and passion for this classic horror franchise.”

Mark Burg, Oren Koules, and Gregg Hoffman, who produced all the Saw movies, will also produce this one. The screenplay is based on a story conceived by Rock and written by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg. The original creators of Saw, James Wan and Leigh Whannell, are also executive producers.

“Chris wants to put his own spin on the ‘Saw’ franchise in the way Eddie Murphy put a completely fresh perspective on buddy-cop films with ’48 Hours,’” said Burg and Koules. “This new ‘Saw’ is going to be an event film in the making for horror fans. It will have all of the twists and turns and hardcore layers that our fans expect directed by one of the masters of the craft, Darren Lynn Bousman. We can’t wait to get started.”

The new movie will be released on Oct. 23, 2020. What do you all think about Chris Rock jumping into the Saw franchise with a new spinoff film?

Source: Variety

New Details on the STAR TREK: PICARD Series and First Photo and Logo Revealed

At the recent CBS and CBS All Access Upfront presentation, fans were given the tiniest bit of info about the upcoming show referred to as simply Star Trek: Picard. As you can see above, the logo for the show features the Starfleet insignia forming the “A” in Picard’s name, and I love it.

I am really excited for this show as Picard is one of my favorite Star Trek characters. It’s also cool because executive producer Alex Kurtzman has talked about the show, and it sounds different from a lot of the Star Trek programming we’ve gotten in recent years.

The mandate was to make it a more psychological show, a character study about this man in his emeritus years. There are so few shows that allow a significantly older protagonist to be the driver.

What happens when circumstances have conspired to not give him the happiest of endings? Hopefully, it’s a reinforcement of [Star Trek creator Gene] Roddenberry’s vision of optimism. He’s going to have to go through deep valleys to get back to the light.

It’ll be very different than Discovery. It’ll be slower, more meditative. It speaks to the rainbow of colors we’re playing within all these different shows.

Picard is set to stream on CBS All Access beginning later this year. Will you be watching? Here’s a bonus picture of what was shown to those at the presentation along with a video presentation of the logo.

George R.R. Martin Is Rumored To Already Be Finished With A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, But Martin Denies It

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Fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire have been waiting for a very long time for George R.R. Martin to finish The Winds of Winter. After that he has one more book to write in the series called A Dream of Spring.

I always thought it would be a cool surprise if after HBO’s Game of Thrones series came to an end, Martin would reveal that the books we’ve all be waiting for have already been completed. Then he’d release them and say, “this is how the story is really supposed to end!”

Well, a rumor recently surfaced from an unlikely source saying that Martin has already completed the final two books in the series! That source is Game of Thrones star Ian McElhinney, who plays Ser Barristan Selmy in the show. He dropped this bit of surprising information from out of nowhere. You can watch him drop the bombshell rumor below.

In the video above, McElhinney reveals that Martin struck a deal with the series showrunners and HBO that he would not publish the books until after the Game of Thrones series came to an end:

George has already written Books 6 and 7, and as far as he’s concerned there only are seven books. But he struck an agreement with David and Dan, the showrunners on the series, that he would not publish the final two books until the series has completed. So if all goes well, in another month or two we might get Books 6 and 7, and I’m intrigued to know how Barristan, for instance, ends up going through those final two books. George, I talked to him during Season 1 and he did say to me that Barristan had a very interesting journey. But unfortunately I didn’t get to play all of that, so we’ll have to wait and see.

After this news started spreading across the Internet, Martin caught wind of it and refuted the claim on his blog. He said that he’s not finished with The Winds of Winter and that he hasn’t even started A Dream of Spring.

All of a sudden this crazy story about my finishing The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring years ago is popping up everywhere. No, I am not going to provide links. I don’t want to reward purveyors of misinformation with hits.

I will, however, say for the record—no, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Springare not finished. Dream is not even begun; I am not going to start writing volume seven until I finish volume six.

It seems absurd to me that I need to state this. The world is round, the Earth revolves around the sun, water is wet…do I need to say that too? It boggles me that anyone would believe this story, even for an instant. It makes not a whit of sense. Why would I sit for years on completed novels? Why would my publishers—not just here in the US, but all around the world—ever consent to this? They make millions and millions of dollars every time a new Ice & Fire book comes out, as do I. Delaying makes no sense. Why would HBO want the books delayed? The books help create interest in the show, just as the show creates interest in the books.

I’m not sure why Ian McElhinney would say what he did if it wasn’t true. Maybe he heard a rumor from somewhere else. But, unfortunately it sounds like Martin isn’t done with the books and it makes me wonder if he’ll ever be finished.

I really hope that we get to read how he always envisioned the ending of this story, because a lot of fans think that the Game of Thrones showrunners are dropping the ball on bringing the series to a conclusion.

Via: io9

M. Night Shyamalan Starts Work on a New Sci-Fi Film Project

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M. Night Shyamalan has started developing the story for a new original film project that he wants to make. He made the announcement on Twitter, and while he doesn’t offer any story details, he does say that it will be a sci-fi movie.

Here’s the tweet that he posted:

Personally, I think Shyamalan has been a roll with great movies with The Visit, Split, and Glass. I loved those films and I’m looking forward to seeing what he’s got cooking up.

This wouldn’t be the first time that Shyamalan has tackled the sci-fi genre, he made an alien invasion film with Signs, which was an okay movie, and he made After Earth with Will Smith and Jaden Smith, which sucked. Hopefully, this new sci-fi project will be better than those.

I know a lot of critics and audiences didn’t care for his last film Glass, but I thought it was a great conclusion to a great story.

What do you all think about Shyamalan making a new sci-fi film?

Almost 400,000 GAME OF THRONES Fans Sign Petition To Have HBO Remake Season 8 with New Writers

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Ya gotta love fan petitions! A new one has popped up from Game of Thrones fans who are very unhappy with how the final season of the series has turned out so far. When I scroll through social media I see all the rabid fans who are completely pissed off at David Benioff and D.B. Weiss with how they are handling the story and characters.

So, to show HBO how unhappy the fans are, Dylan D has launched a petition to have Game of Thrones Season 8 remade with “competent writers.” The petition reads:

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on. 

This series deserves a final season that makes sense. 

Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!

Yeah, I think we all know that’s not going to happen. This is it for the series. For the fans who want the real ending, they are just going to have to wait forever for George R.R. Martin to finish his final two books.

These fan petitions never work. This one has a goal of reaching 500,000 signatures and as of writing this post, almost 400,000 fans have signed the petition and that number is growing fast! That’s pretty solid proof that a lot of fans have are not happy with final season. But, I do know a lot of other people that are enjoying it and that’s great for them!

We’ve got one episode left to wrap up this epic fantasy story, and it’ll be interesting to see what the reactions of the fans will be after it airs.

What are your thoughts on the final season so far?

Teaser Trailer For Sylvester Stallone and Dave Buatista’s ESCAPE PLAN: THE EXTRACTORS

Just in case you forgot, yes… there is a third Escape Plan movie that has been made. It’s called Escape Plan: The Extractors and the first trailer for it has dropped!

Sylvester Stallone returns to reprise his role as security expert Ray Breslin and this time… it’s personal. The actor will be joined by Dave Buatista, Jaimie King, and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson on his next mission which is set in a hell hole of a prison. Here’s the synopsis that was shared for the film:

After security expert Ray Breslin (Stallone) is hired to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul from a formidable Latvian prison, Breslin’s girlfriend (JKing) is also captured. Now he and his team, which includes Dave Bautista and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, must pull off a deadly rescue mission to confront their sadistic foe and save the hostages before time runs out.

I’m always up for a fun action movie and this one looks like it will deliver the same caliber of entertainment as the first two. So, if you like the previously made Escape Plan movies, you’ll probably like this one.

The movie will get a home entertainment release on July 2nd.

Incredibly Extensive STRANGER THINGS LEGO Set Takes You to the Upsidedown and Back

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This is absolutely the most intricate LEGO set I’ve ever seen, and I have kids who are LEGO fans, so we have quite a few sets at our house. If you are a fan of Stranger Things (and really, who’s not?), you have to check out this set.

The LEGO set boasts the home of Will, Jonathan, and Joyce Byers, as well as the Upsidedown underneath the house, on the flip side. Each of the main characters are included, as well as accessories for all. Sheriff Hopper comes with his coffee mug and shotgun.

The Demogorgon comes with an alternate head so you may position its face opened or closed. Will also comes with a regular face and a terrified one, as well as his bike. Joyce has a drawing of Will as Will the Wise. Lucas, Dustin, and Mike all come with flashlights and walkie talkies, and an additional small accessory like a slingshot or compass. And Eleven comes equipped with a blonde wig, and of course, a LEGO Eggo waffle.

Check out the shot of the incredible set below and let us know if you’ll be dropping the $200 on it for yourself or a loved one. All things considered, I have seen a handful of LEGO sets that are in this price range, and I actually think that’s about right.

You can pre-order one now on the Lego website, and expect your set when it comes out on June 1st.

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via: io9

Emma Thompson in Talks to Join Emma Stone in Disney’s CRUELLA

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Emma Thompson is in early negotiations to join Disney’s upcoming 101 Dalmatians spin-off story, Cruella, that currently has Emma Stone starring in the title role. The original animated 1961 classic, 101 Dalmatians, told the story of Cruella De Vil, a crazed lunatic obsessed with stealing Dalmatian puppies to make a fur coat out of them. I’m assuming that because of Stone’s age, we are getting a prequel type film to see what made her so outrageous. But unlike the famous Broadway prequel Wicked, I seriously doubt anyone is going to start having sympathy for old Cruella.

The film’s storyline is currently under wraps, as is the character that Thompson would play. My guess is maybe Cruella’s mother? Thompson is an old pro in the Disney world at this point, having played Mrs. Potts in the Beauty and the Beast live action remake and P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks. Cruella is set to be released in theaters on December 23, 2020.

Are you looking forward to this movie? Who do you think Thompson could play?

via: Variety

Years & Years Trailer: First Look at Emma Thompson’s New HBO Drama

Years & Years Trailer: First Look at Emma Thompson's New HBO Drama

Years & Years trailer: First look at Emma Thompson’s new HBO drama

HBO has released the official trailer for their upcoming British drama titled Years & Years, giving us a preview of how a family’s life can instantly be affected by the drastic changes in politics, economy and technological advances. Starring Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson (Howards End, Late Night) as the controversial politician Vivienne Rook, you can check out the video below.

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Years & Years is an epic saga that takes an ordinary family and catapults them through the next 15 years. As society changes, faster than ever, the Lyons will experience everything we hope for in the future, and everything we fear. They’ll fall in and out of love, and grow old, fall apart and come back together, while constantly looking forward.

The series will also feature Rory Kinnear (Black Mirror) as Stephen Lyons, T’Nia Miller as Celeste Bisme-Lyons, Russell Tovey (Quantico) as Daniel Lyons, Jessica Hynes (Spaced) as Edith Lyons, Ruth Madeley as Rosie Lyons, Anne Reid (The Mother) as Muriel Deacon, Dino Fetscher (Paranoid) as Ralph Cousins, Jade Alleyne (The Lodge) as Ruby Bisme-Lyons, and Maxim Baldry (Mr. Bean’s Holiday) as Viktor Goraya.

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The series was created and written by Russell T. Davies. It is executive produced by Simon Cellan Jones, Michaela Fereday, Lucy Richer and Nicola Shindler with Karen Lewis serving as a producer. The drama is production by BBC One, HBO and Canal+.

Years & Years will make its U.S. debut on June 24.

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