Charlie Chaplin’s THE KID is Getting an Animated Sci-Fi Reimagining with Jacob Tremblay

So, here’s a new film project that I wasn’t expecting. Charlie Chaplin’s classic 1921 film The Kid is getting an animated sci-fi reimagining called The Kid: An Animated Adventure. Jacob Tremblay (Wonder) has been set to provide the voice of the lead character.

The new story is set in a futuristic New York City which “has been flooded and split vertically into two distinct regions. Tremblay’s eponymous character is a young boy living with his mother in Uptown, a boring, artless place of overprotective safety. When he runs away seeking adventure, he winds up in the mysterious and dangerous Downtown and encounters Chaplin, a robot with a human soul. Together, the two embark on adventures to discover the secret mystery behind Chaplin, while pursued by police, the Kid’s mother, and a colorful cast of modern circus performers.”

Well, this should be interesting. I’m not sure what to think about it. I guess most people won’t really care because a lot of audiences these days probably have never even seen The Kid. For me personally, I love the original movie. It’s such a sweet, charming, and heart-wrenching film. One thing this movie could do is help introduce the original movie to a whole new audience.

The Kid: An Animated Adventure will be directed by Christian Volckman (Renaissance) with Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes) on board as executive producer. They co-wrote the script together alongside journalist and author Boris Starling (Messiah).

The producers of the film had this to say in a joint statement:

“Top creative talent have been the driving force of this project and will continue to be. We can’t imagine anyone better than Jacob Tremblay for this role and we have no doubt that we’ll soon be able to announce more great voices joining the cast.”

FilmNation Entertainment CEO Glen Basner added:

“We are thrilled to make our foray into animation and could not imagine a better fit for FilmNation as it has ties to cinema history with Chaplin and his first film. New audiences throughout the world will now get to fall in love with Chaplin’s Tramp all over again.”

What do you all think about Chaplin’s The Kid getting a sci-fi animated reimagining?

Source: Deadline

AVENGERS: ENDGAME Directors Reveal Where the Line I LOVE YOU 3,000 Came From

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One of the most memorable lines in the movie Avengers: Endgame takes place when Robert Downey Jr.’s character, Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) is putting his daughter Morgan to bed, and she tells him, “I love you 3,000.” He then goes and brags to Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) that Morgan loves him 3,000, and she’s only in the 600 to 900 range. It’s classic Tony Stark banter, and it’s endearing and sweet.

According to comicbook, co-director Anthony Russo opened up about the line to Watching Hollywood, and said it came from Downey Jr., who shared that it was something one of his children said to him. They liked it so much, they decided to put it in the movie. Russo shared that Downey Jr. made many contributions to the film in the form of lines, and spoke very highly of working with him.

My husband has been occasionally saying that line to me, and it’s sweet, but is still a little too soon, I think. Avengers: Endgame was a perfect movie, but boy did it mess me up. I do love that it came straight from a child though, as it feels authentic and just like something one of my kids would say.

What were some of your favorite lines in the movie? I loved all the references to America’s ass!

Quentin Tarantino’s STAR TREK Movie is Still “a Very Big Possibility”

After director S.J. Clarkson’s Star Trek 4 was shelved because Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth dropped out of the project, the Star Trek film franchise has been in limbo. The shows being developed at CBS All Access are moving fast, but there doesn’t seem to be any momentum on the film front.

Well, it seems like the film franchise is about to pick up some momentum with the R-rated Quentin Tarantino Star Trek project. While talking to /Film about the new extended edition of The Hateful Eight on Netflix, the filmmaker said that his Star Trek project is still a possibility and that he’s going to start working on it again after he’s done with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

“It’s a very big possibility. I haven’t been dealing with those guys for a while cause I’ve been making my movie. But we’ve talked about a story and a script. The script has been written and when I emerge my head like Punxsutawney Phil, post-Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, we’ll pick up talking about it again.”

That’s great news! I was really hoping that we would see this movie get made. As a huge fan of both Star Trek and Tarantino, I need to see what this movie will be!

The script for the film was written by Mark L. Smith, who is best known for writing The Revenant. There aren’t really any story details on the film yet, but Karl Urban previously shared some thoughts on the film saying that it’s “bananas”.

“Quentin Tarantino went in to [producer] J.J. [Abrams]’s offices and pitched him an idea for a Star Trek movie. I know a little bit about what that is, and it’s bananas. So, they are writing that as well. He is currently making a film with Brad Pitt and and [Leonardo] DiCaprio [Once Upon a Time in Hollywood]. So, it is going to be a year away from finishing that. So, it would be really rad to get to make a film with him. That would be a dream come true, he is definitely an auteur. Whether you like his films or not, he is a good filmmaker. And he makes interesting stuff. So, to me, that is when you get the best results.”

Urban went on to say:

“I was personally delighted he was not only a Star Trek fan, but also interested in working with our cast. It’s not only a new story, but he is just one of those filmmakers that has a very unique and specific vision. And he totally utilizes the camera to tell the story. I think he would make a great Star Trek movie, I really do.”

He then adds that he thinks Tarantino would deliver something completely unique:

“I think that Tarantino would be able to do something quite unique. So, fingers crossed that will happen. It is in the hands of Paramount. If we don’t get to make [Star Trek 4] next year with Chris Hemsworth, then that’s ok, let’s make a really good Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie. You will have to wait longer, but it will be well worth it.”

The actor also talks about the R-rating of the film and explains that it will mostly be to show the horrors of space:

“You shouldn’t worry that it is going to be full of obscenity and stuff. He wants an R-rating to really make those beats of consequence land. If it’s not PG, if someone gets sucked out into space, which we have all seen before, we might see them get disemboweled first…It allows some some breadth…gives him some leeway to do that. To me, that was always one of the things I loved about what DeForest Kelley did. He would actually capture the horror of space. That look in his eyes of sheer terror always struck me when I was a kid.”

Do you hope to see Tarantino’s Star Trek film get made?

Nicole Kidman Is Set to Adapt and Star in NINE PERFECT STRANGERS for Hulu

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We’ve got good news for those of us who are fans of Big Little Lies! Nicole Kidman and producer Bruna Papandrea are adapting Nine Perfect Strangers for a series at Hulu, which is based on the novel by Big Little Lies writer Liane Moriarty.

The series “takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them is the resort’s director Masha (Kidman), a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies, but these nine strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.”

That sounds so crazy intriguing! I loved the book Big Little Lies, and I was so happy with the adaptation, and that they are even developing the series past the story of the book with the help of Moriarty. So a brand new story by this author, with Kidman at the helm sounds amazing. She writes such interesting stories about complex women and their lives. I can’t wait to see what Nine Perfect Strangers is all about.

Are you excited for this series?

via: Comingsoon

Could The New GHOST RIDER and HELSTROM Marvel Shows Lead To a BLADE Series?

Earlier this week it was announced that Marvel was developing Ghost Rider and Helstrom shows for Hulu. This was exciting news for fans.

The Ghost Rider series will see the return of Gabriel Luna as Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider and Helstrom will feature the two characters Daimon and “Ana” Hellstrom. There’s a good chance that these two shows could end up leading to the return of Blade, which fans have been wanting to see.

When Marvel made the announcement, it came with the phrase, “the Spirits of Vengeance are coming.” While the “Spirit of Vengeance” has mostly been associated with Ghost Rider, there was a comic book miniseries called Spirits of Vengeance, and that story arc featured Ghost Rider, the Hellstrom siblings, and Erick Brooks a.k.a. Blade.

I have no idea if introducing Blade into this new Spirits of Vengeance TV universe is part of Marvel’s plan, but it wouldn’t surprise me if this is how they ended up bringing the character back for the fans. I think it would be pretty cool if this is what they did end up doing!

What do you think? Do you think Marvel will end up bringing Blade back as a series on Hulu and that he will crossover with Ghost Rider and Helstrom?

Jaden Smith Will Play Kanye West in an Alternate Reality in a New Series Called OMNIVERSE

Kanye West is developing a bizarre new anthology series for Showtime called Omniverse and Jaden Smith is set to play Kanye… in an alternate reality.

The series is said to be a limited half-hour anthology series “examining the many doors of perception.” The first season, will “explore ego through the alternative reality of West.” I guess this makes sense as Kanye is known for have a big over-blown ego.

I’m not really sure what to expect from this series but it sure sounds like it could be interesting. The series is being written by Lee Sung Jin, who is a writer on HBO’s Silicon Valley. He offered some additional details on the series, saying:

“I’m honored and thrilled to be collaborating with everyone involved to present an alternate world through the eyes of a young man somewhere in the multiverse who happens to also be a Kanye West. Omniverse is not set in our world nor about our world’s Kanye West as we aim to add a new spin on alternate realities, consciousness, and push the limits of half hour narrative.”

Well, let’s see how this thing plays out! Will you be giving the show a shot?

Source: THR

The Badass Series COBRA KAI Has Been Renewed For Season 3!

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YouTube’s Cobra Kai series is seriously one of the best shows that you can watch right now. If you haven’t started watching, you really are missing something really special.

I loved the first season of this series, which is a continuation of the story of The Karate Kid characters Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), and Season 2 was even better! The last season was super intense and emotional and it left on a huge and exciting cliffhanger.

So, I’m super happy and excited to report that Cobra Kai has been renewed for a third season! That’s right the story of these wonderful characters will continue for at least one more season. Honestly, I don’t want this show to end anytime soon. I’m just not ready to let go of these characters yet.

In Season 1 we saw Johnny Lawrence reopen the Cobra Kai dojo and start teaching a new generation of kids his unique style of karate. Daniel LaRusso, who is now a successful businessman, clashes with Lawrence and their old rivalry reignites.

Season 2 is set after Cobra Kai’s controversial win at the All Valley Championships, LaRusso decides to open his own dojo called Miyagi-do in honor of his late mentor, Mr. Miyagi. It also sees the return of Martin Kove, who reprises his role of John Kreese, and turns Johnny’s life completely upside down in so many ways. In case you haven’t seen it yet, I won’t get into the details, but it’s such a great story arc.

Cobra Kai is written and executive produced by Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, and Hayden Schlossberg. They are also the ones who have been directing most of the episodes of the series. They will all be back to develop Season 3 of the show and it will also see the return of co-stars Tanner Buchanan (Johnny’s son Robby), Mary Mouser (Daniel’s daughter Samantha), Xolo Maridueña (Johnny’s student Miguel), Jacob Bertrand (Miguel’s friend Eli “Hawk” Moskowitz), and Martin Kove.

YouTube also announced that it will make all of its originals, including “Cobra Kai,” free to watch with ads later this year!

Have you been watching Cobra Kai? If you watched Season 2, what did you think!?

Source: Variety