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Dune Remake Is a Brutal, Shocking, Scary Nightmare According to Oscar Isaac

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Dune Remake Is a Brutal, Shocking, Scary Nightmare According to Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac has some pretty interesting words to describe Denis Villeneuve's upcoming Dune remake. It was recently announced that the movie had shifted from its November 20th, 2020 release date to December 18th, 2020. Isaac is currently out promoting The Rise of Skywalker, which opens next week, but he is clearly excited for Dune fans to see what Villeneuve has crafted. Production wrapped on the project back at the end of July and we haven't seen too many updates, other than the release date change.

Denis Villeneuve's Dune remake sounds like it really is going to be closer to Frank Herbert's source material. Fans have been clamoring for a real adaptation on the big screen and Villeneuve has been hard at work trying to make that happen. Oscar Isaac plays Duke Leto Atreides, father of Paul Atreides (Timoth&#233e Chalamet), and husband to Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson). He had this
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Oscar Isaac Says Denis Villeneuve’s Vision for ‘Dune’ Is ‘Nightmarish’ and ‘Brutalist’

Oscar Isaac Says Denis Villeneuve’s Vision for ‘Dune’ Is ‘Nightmarish’ and ‘Brutalist’
Oscar Isaac is returning to the big screen this Christmas as Poe Dameron in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” but it’s the actor’s next Christmas tentpole that reporters can’t stop asking about. Isaac is starring as Duke Leto Atreides in Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune.” Isaac’s character is the father of the film’s protagonist, Paul Atreides, played by Timothée Chalamet. Isaac is currently on his “Star Wars” press tour but took a moment while talking with Collider to tease Villeneuve’s grand vision for his “Dune” adaptation.

“I couldn’t imagine anyone more suited for the tone of the original Frank Herbert novels than Denis,” Isaac said. “There are some things that are — for lack of a better word — nightmarish about what you see. There’s just this kind of brutalist element to it. It’s shocking. It’s scary. It’s very visceral. And
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The Suicide Squad Will Reportedly Feature Two Separate Squads

The Suicide Squad is set to bring back a bunch of stars from the 2016 movie, as well as welcoming a horde of new faces into Task Force X. When writer/director James Gunn unveiled the full cast list a few months ago, fans were left perplexed over how so many characters could be squeezed into the DC sequel. Well, wonder no more, as we now have the answer: the movie will feature two separate squads (spoilers to follow).

We Got This Covered has received an update on the plot from our sources – the same ones who told us Viola Davis would return in the film and that a Green Lantern show was in the works for HBO Max, both of which turned out to be true – and apparently, there will be two different teams in the movie. Squad A is the one we’ve already seen in action thanks to set photos.
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Abigail Spencer Tees Up Hulu's Timeless Reprisal Thriller: 'If Tarantino and David Lynch Had a Baby...'

Abigail Spencer Tees Up Hulu's Timeless Reprisal Thriller: 'If Tarantino and David Lynch Had a Baby...'
Oh, there will be Reprisal against some very bad men, and Abigail Spencer is gunning to deliver it via Hulu’s palpably pulpy hyper-noir revenge drama.

Created by Josh Corbin (StartUp) and releasing all 10 episodes on Friday, Dec. 6, Reprisal stars Spencer as Katherine Harlow, a bold brunette who in the very first scene is brutally punished for undisclosed transgressions, and left for dead. Years later, she resurfaces as Doris Quinn, a soft-spoken blonde who is furtively unfurling a dark revengenda. The stylized thriller’s ensemble also includes Rodrigo Santoro (Westworld), Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Rhys Wakefield (True Detective), Madison Davenport (From
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‘A Million Little Pieces’ Review: Adaptation of Notorious Bestseller is Bound by Shortcomings

During the ensuing fallout once James Frey’s memoir A Million Little Pieces was exposed as a fabrication well beyond his statement admitting to having altered “small details” of his past, it was discovered that the author had tried getting it published as fiction to no avail. Random House, the place that ultimately printed it and watched its ascent to the number one bestseller slot thanks to a coveted spot on Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club list, was supposedly one of the establishments that rejected it back then too. The reason is simple: nothing that happens is unique to what we’ve already read or seen before countless other times. What finally made it worthwhile was the veracity it couldn’t uphold. Cliché can be forgiven if born from truth. This wasn’t.

What does that mean for a cinematic adaptation from wife and husband duo Sam Taylor-Johnson (director and
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Rumor: ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’ Blu-ray and DVD Release Date

The Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Blu-ray and DVD will be coming early next year according to a publicly displayed release date by Best Buy.

According to the Best Buy website, Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Reboot will make its way to Blu-ray and DVD on January 21st, 2020. This release date should be considered rumor until confirmed by the studio via an official home video announcement.

There is no sign of a Jay and Silent Bob Reboot 4K Ultra HD release at Best Buy. That doesn't mean there won't be one, but the lack of a listing doesn't instill much confidence there will be.

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot features a massive cast including Kevin Smith, Jason MewesMelissa Benoist, Matt DamonChris Hemsworth, Ben Affleck, Rosario Dawson, Shannon Elizabeth, Joe Manganiello, Val Kilmer, James Van Der Beek, Jason Lee, Justin Long, Kate Micucci, Joey Lauren Adams, Harley Quinn Smith,
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Margot Robbie Praises James Gunn's The Suicide Squad: It's Going to Be Very, Very Good

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Margot Robbie Praises James Gunn's The Suicide Squad: It's Going to Be Very, Very Good
The Wolf of Wall Street and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actress Margot Robbie has been gathering up some Oscar-talk for her upcoming role in director Jay Roach's Fox News flick Bombshell co-starring Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly and Nicole Kidman as Gretchen Carlson. Evidently, Robbie is so good in the film that there is already talk of her snagging her second Oscar nomination following the one she received for director Craig Gillespie's biography-comedy I, Tonya. But that's not what we're here to talk about today. Today we want to pass along some comments Robbie made regarding writer-director James Gunn's upcoming The Suicide Squad featuring Robbie's return as Harley Quinn.

Margot Robbie is currently in Atlanta shooting The Suicide Squad, and during a recent interview, someone mentioned her Suicide Squad co-star Joel Kinnaman's recent comments about how funny he thinks Gunn's new movie is going to be.
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Official Red Band Trailer for Addiction Drama 'A Million Little Pieces'

"We're all the same in here... We gotta look out for one another." Momentum Pictures has just released a new red band trailer for the film A Million Little Pieces, an intense addiction drama from husband-wife team: actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and director Sam Taylor-Johnson. The two of them co-wrote the screenplay, based on James Frey's memoir about his own experiences with drug addiction. Aaron Taylor-Johnson plays a young drug-addled writer approaching the bottom of his descent who submits to an intense detox at a treatment center in Minnesota. Also starring Charlie Hunnam, Billy Bob Thornton, Juliette Lewis, Giovanni Ribisi, David Dastmalchian, Andy Buckley, Eugene Byrd, Dash Mihok, Odessa Young, and Tom Amandes. This is a lively trailer, nowhere near as somber as the film but still a good sell. Here's the new red band trailer for Sam Taylor-Johnson's A Million Little Pieces, from YouTube: You can still watch
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Marvel's "What If...?" on Disney+

"What If...?" is the upcoming Marvel Studios animated TV series based on the Marvel Comics title of the same name, including 'Marvel Zombies', reuniting 'Marvel Cinematic Universe' actors, streaming 23 new PG-13 episodes exclusively Summer 2021 on Disney+:

"I am the Watcher. I am your guide through these vast new realities. Follow me and dare to face the unknown, and ponder the question... 'What if?'..."

Voice cast includes Jeffrey Wright as 'Uatu'/'The Watcher', Hayley Atwell as 'Peggy Carter'/Captain Carter', Michael B. Jordan as 'Erik Killmonger'...

...Sebastian Stan as 'Bucky Barnes', Josh Brolin as 'Thanos', Tom Hiddleston as 'Loki', Chris Hemsworth as 'Thor', Chadwick Boseman as 'T'Challa', Karen Gillan as 'Nebula'...

...Jeremy Renner as 'Clint Barton', Paul Rudd as 'Scott Lang', Michael Douglas as 'Hank Pym', Neal McDonough as 'Dum Dum Dugan', Dominic Cooper as 'Howard Stark', Sean Gunn as 'Kraglin Obfonteri'.
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Q&a: David Dastmalchian Discusses New Dark Horse Comic Book Series Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter

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From one of Joker's thugs in The Dark Knight to Murdoc in MacGyver and Coco in Blade Runner 2049, prolific actor David Dastmalchian has brought a wide range of eclectic characters to life on both the small and big screens over the past decade, and he's now bringing them to life on the printed page as well in a new comic book series.

Following Jerri Bartman, a TV journalist turned local TV horror host who discovers that her newfound duties include fighting actual creatures, the first issue of Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter is out now from Dark Horse Comics, and we caught up with Dastmalchian in our latest Q&a feature to discuss fulfilling his lifelong dream of writing comic books, the comic's decades-long journey to becoming a reality, and he also discussed his recent work on the Twin Peaks revival and Denis Villeneuve's upcoming Dune movie.
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"Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter"

Sneak Peek a new video supporting Dark Horse Comics' 4-issue comic book miniseries "Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter", from writer David Dastmalchian and illustrator Lukas Ketner, with Dastmalchian playing 'Dr. Fearless':

Issue #1 : "...aspiring reporter 'Jerri Bartman' is furious when she's demoted to hosting the nightly 'Creature Feature' at her small-town TV station. But Jerri quickly learns that there is more to horror hosting than just introducing 'B-movies'. Her first night in the costume of her missing predecessor, 'Count Crowley', finds her face to face with a living, breathing 'werewolf'. Or was she just that drunk?..."

Issue #2 : "...a horrifying scene unfolds in the moonlit parking lot behind 'Kskb-tv'. as 'Jerri Bartman', the new host of the 'Count Crowley Show', is in the clutches of a bloodthirsty beast. How will she escape the snarling jaws of this animal? And what secrets lie buried within the abandoned home of her missing predecessor,
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Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Movie Sequel Takes Step Forward in Development — Report

Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Movie Sequel Takes Step Forward in Development — Report
Good news for “Dune” fans: The potential sequel for Denis Villeneuve’s 2020 science-fiction tentpole is moving forward with screenwriter Jon Spaihts. The Wrap reports that Spaihts is stepping down as showrunner of the HBO Max television series “Dune: The Sisterhood” in order to put all of his focus on developing the potential sequel to Villeneuve’s “Dune” movie. A new showrunner for the series will be named in the future. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news of Spaihts’ “Dune” switch.

WarnerMedia confirmed in June that it was moving ahead with a straight-to-series order for the television series “Dune: The Sisterhood.” The show is set to explore the world of Frank Herbert’s landmark 1965 science-fiction novel through the eyes of the Bene Gesserit, a mysterious order of women who have extraordinary abilities. Villeneuve was announced to direct the pilot of the series following his work helming the upcoming “Dune” feature film.
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"Reprisal" On Hulu

Sneak Peek "Reprisal", a new drama TV series starring Abigail Spencer, Rodrigo Santoro, Mena Massoud, Madison Davenport, David Dastmalchian, Rhys Wakefield, W. Earl Brown, Craig Tate, Wavyy JonezShane Callahan, Rory Cochrane, Lea DeLaria and Bethany Anne Lind, streaming December 6, 2019 on Hulu:

"...a relentless 'femme fatale', after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign...

"...against a bombastic gang of 'gearheads'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Reprisal"...
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‘Ant-Man 3’ in the Works as Peyton Reed Returns to Direct Marvel Sequel

Good news for Ant-Man fans such as myself, as Marvel is bringing back Peyton Reed to direct Ant-Man 3, sources confirm to Collider. Paul Rudd will no doubt be back as thief-turned-superhero Scott Lang, and you can bet he'll be joined once again by Evangeline Lilly's Wasp. I'd also expect Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer to return as Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, and Judy Greer to return as Scott's ex-wife. And Michael Pena, David Dastmalchian and Tip 'T.I.' Harris to return as Luis, Kurt and Dave. Because really, …
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Dune Star Rebecca Ferguson Says Director Denis Villeneuve's Take on the Story Will Honor the Strength of the Female Characters

Fans are pretty excited about director Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi novel Dune. Just the cast alone is enough to get anyone pumped up about the film. It includes Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Rebecca Ferguson (The Greatest Showman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Zendaya (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Stellan Skarsgard (Good Will Hunting), Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men), David Dastmalchian (Suicide Squad), and more.

While the movie is based on the novel, the sci-fi classic did come out in 1965, so if they are to bring the story up to date, some of the antiquated ideas of equality and gender roles will also need to be brought up to date. In a recent interview with ComingSoon, Rebecca Ferguson was out promoting her latest film, Doctor Sleep.
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Rebecca Ferguson Teases Her ‘Dune’ Character: ‘She’s the Best Fighter There Is’

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Rebecca Ferguson Teases Her ‘Dune’ Character: ‘She’s the Best Fighter There Is’
Sweden-born actress Rebecca Ferguson, already coming off a busy 2019 with “Men In Black: International” and “The Kid Who Would Be King,” will soon be seen in director Mike Flanagan’s sequel to Stephen King’s “The Shining,” “Doctor Sleep.” But the upcoming role that’s even more anticipated by certain audiences is her turn in Denis Villeneuve’s Frank Herbert adaptation, “Dune.” Slated for a theatrical release on November 20, 2020, the film also stars Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet. (IndieWire recently broke down everything you need to know about the upcoming sci-fi epic here.)

In a recent video interview with Fandom while touting “Doctor Sleep,” Ferguson revealed the first details about her “Dune” character, Lady Jessica.

“Something that Denis Villeneuve and the writers have really taken into consideration is [that] this book was written back in the day when women were portrayed differently to what we are expecting nowadays — which we call gender equality,
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David Dastmalchian on Dreaming Up Comic 'Count Crowley' on Movie Sets

David Dastmalchian on Dreaming Up Comic 'Count Crowley' on Movie Sets
Earlier this year, actor David Dastmalchian found himself on the set of Dune, marveling at what filmmaker Denis Villeneuve was creating. Though he was transported to another time on a faraway planet for the sci-fi film, the actor found himself thinking of something very different: fighting vampires in the 1980s.

"I was on break, sitting in my trailer, and I started jotting down this idea that had been woken up in me," Dastmalchian tells The Hollywood Reporter.

It was one idea out of many the actor had be tinkering with since childhood that made their way into his new project,...
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Ranking The Films Of Kevin Smith Post “Jay And Silent Bob Reboot”

Last week, Kevin Smith released Jay and Silent Bob Reboot as a two night special through Fathom Events. The movie is a lot of fun and very much in the wheelhouse of Smith fans. To celebrate that release, as well as the upcoming further unveiling of the film through a Roadshow style release, complete with Smith Q&a’s after, I’m going to be updating my list of the filmmaker’s best work to date. This flick is another quality effort of his, though really just meant for the fans, as well as Smith himself. Still, if you get a chance to check it out, it’s well worth your time… The film is, obviously, a sequel to Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, while being a bit of a rebook/remake as well. In fact, it’s also a satire of how Hollywood reboots all intellectual property these days.
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Why The Suicide Squad Doesn't Need Joker According to James Gunn

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Why The Suicide Squad Doesn't Need Joker According to James Gunn
James Gunn has a pretty good answer as to why Joker doesn't need to be included in The Suicide Squad. Jared Leto's Clown Prince of Crime was featured in 2016's Suicide Squad, albeit briefly. Leto was all over the promotional material for the movie and many DC fans expected him to have a large part in the project. Even Leto himself thought he was going to have a bigger role. That was not in the cards and it looks like Gunn may be keeping him out of The Suicide Squad altogether, though he doesn't outright confirm that.

James Gunn took part in an impromptu Q&a Instagram story session yesterday and spoke about a variety of different subjects with his fans. There were a lot of questions about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but there were also a lot having to do with The Suicide Squad.
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New Set Photos From The Suicide Squad Feature Idris Elba, John Cena, and Viola Davis

Some new set photos have surfaced from director James Gunn’s highly-anticipated DC film The Suicide Squad. This latest batch of images gives us our first look at Idris Elba, John Cena, Viola Davis and Daniela Melchior.

Elba is said to be playing the character Vigilante, Cena is playing Peacemaker, Melchior is playing a gender-swapped version of the DC villain Rat-Catcher, and Davis is back in the role of Amanda Waller. As you can see, the characters are wearing their orange prison jump suits.

#TheSuicideSquad cast films scenes inside an Atlanta prison, including John Cena, Viola Davis and Idris Elba - see brand new pictures from the set! https://t.co/bk38YP8ksZ

— JustJared.com (@JustJared) October 16, 2019

Viola Davis, Daniela Melchior, John Cena, and Idris Elba on the set of 'The Suicide Squad'. (Via: @thomas_polito) pic.twitter.com/j5x8xMpkhX

— Dceu News (@DCFilmsUpdates) October 16, 2019

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