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Stephen King Praises Netflix’s 1922 Adaptation

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Stephen King is full of praise for the forthcoming Netflix adaptation of his novella 1922. The movie will be Netflix’s second King adaptation released in 2017, with their take on his dark thriller Gerald’s Game due to arrive at the end of September.

While 1922 may not be as high-profile as some of the other King adaptations arriving this year, it’s based on one of the most popular tales from his novella collection Full Dark, No Stars. It tells the twisted story of Wilfred James, a farmer who murders his unhappy wife so he can stay on his farm. The brutal deed soon comes back to haunt him, and his life falls apart in a spectacular way. The story is actually the third to be adapted from the book, following the lukewarm movies based on Big Driver and A Good Marriage.

It looks like 1922 will break that curse, however – because in a chat with Yahoo, King showered the upcoming movie with praise, and it’s clearly something he’s excited for fans to see:

The one you want to watch for is, Netflix did an adaptation of 1922 from Full Dark, No Stars. I think that’s going to be out in October or something, and man, I saw a rough cut of that and it won’t leave my mind. That is super creepy!

Thomas Jane and Molly Parker are starring in 1922

It’s turning out to be a great year for fans of the author, with numerous movies and TV shows based on his work having arrived within months of each other. 2017 alone has seen The Mist and Mr. Mercedes adapted for TV, while King megafan J.J. Abrams is producing Castle Rock, a 2018 series set in the author’s fictional town. On the movie front, the long-awaited adaptation of The Dark Tower hit theaters in August, while this week’s IT film adaptation is set to become a huge blockbuster.

King  himself doesn’t have much insight when it comes to this sudden wave of adaptations, seemingly putting it down to the streaming services endless need for new material:

It isn’t entirely random. I think some of it had to do with the success Hulu had with 11/22/63. That pushed, I think to some degree, Mr. Mercedes, which is on Audience Network, part of the AT&T Family. They would like to have a kind of showcase that will bring people in and make them aware, “Hey, we’re here.” So that’s part of it. And there’s a huge appetite for material on the streaming services now, so J.J. Abrams doing this show Castle Rock, which is based on some of the stories. But I think some of it is just f–king happened, I don’t know [laughs].

Whatever the cause, it looks like there will be lots of Stephen King adaptations to look forward to in the years ahead, which is no bad thing.

1922 – which stars Thomas Jane (who previously appeared in such King adaptations as The Mist and Dreamcatcher) – hits Netflix on October 20th.

Source: Yahoo

 

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Smallfoot Posters Provide First Look at Animated Feature

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Smallfoot Posters Provide First Look at Animated Feature

 

Warner Animation Group has released the first posters for their animated film Smallfoot, featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya, Common, LeBron James, Gina Rodriguez, Danny DeVito, Yara Shahidi, Ely Henry and Jimmy Tatro. Check out the Smallfoot posters in the gallery below!

Smallfoot is the story of a sasquatch who believes in that humans exist, though the rest of her people don’t believe in them at all.

The film will be directed by Karey Kirkpatrick (Over the Hedge, Imagine That) and is written by Kirkpatrick and Sergio Pablos (Rio).

Smallfoot will hit theaters on September 14, 2018.

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Doctor Strange Assembles A New Team

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Doctor Strange is getting his own team of heroes in the new comic book series, Doctor Strange: Damnation, which will pit the Master of the Mystic Arts against Mephisto. The series will send Strange to Las Vegas to address the fallout from Secret Empire.

With the launch of Marvel Legacy, Strange’s solo series received a new creative team and was renumbered as Doctor Strange #381. The issue serves as the beginning of a new era for Strange, as the character lost the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme, the Eye of Agamotto, and his home, the Sanctum Sanctorum, to Loki.

Marvel has announced Doctor Strange: Damnation, a five-part miniseries written by Donny Cotes and Nick Spencer, the architect of Secret Empire. The series will send Doctor Strange to Las Vegas to rebuild the city after it was badly damaged in Hydra’s attack in Secret Empire. Strange’s efforts will be opposed by one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel Universe: Mephisto. To fight Mephisto, Strange will assemble a new team of heroes consisting of Iron Fist, Moon Knight, Ghost Rider, and Blade.

Marvel has released the solicitation for the first issue of Damnation:

DOCTOR STRANGE: DAMNATION #1 (OF 5)

DONNY CATES & Nick Spencer (W) • ROD REIS (A/C)

Variant Cover by RON LIM

Variant Cover by TBA

CONNECTING VARIANT COVER by GREG SMALLWOOD

Trading Card Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

The city of sin gets its biggest sinner yet. When Doctor Strange raises Las Vegas up from its destruction during SECRET EMPIRE, he inadvertently opens a big door for the embodiment of evil, MEPHISTO! The devilish villain takes the city for himself and sets his sights on the rest of the world. It’s going to take heroes from all over the Marvel Universe to defeat him, but there’s nothing simple about fighting the lord of Hell.

The cover for the first issue shows Strange working with Iron Fist, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight and Blade, but according to Nick Spencer, Strange’s call for help “goes out to a wide cast of heroes who either wield magic themselves or have been touched by it.” That suggests that Damnation could feature other supernatural and mystical heroes from the Marvel Universe, such as Black Knight, Brother Voodoo, Elsa Bloodstone, Satana, and Damian Hellstrom.

Donny Cotes compares the scale of the story to the 2006 cosmic Annihilation, referring to it as “Magic Annihilation”. Cotes says the series focuses on one corner of the Marvel Universe but “still has vast consequences and very high stakes.”

Doctor Strange: Damnation goes on sale in February 2018.

Sources: Marvel

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Watch the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 5 Trailer!

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Watch the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD season 5 trailer

After a brief promo and a clip from the new season, ABC and Marvel Entertainment have finally released the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 5 trailer, which you can check out in the player below! Season 5 of the series will kick-off with a special two-hour premiere starting at 8 PM EST on Friday, December 1. Following that the series will return to its regular time slot on Friday, December 8 at 9 PM.

Last season, Agent Coulson and the team saved the world with the help of Ghost Rider. In a rare moment of celebration, the team’s night off was interrupted by a mysterious man and an elite squad. The next thing we saw was Coulson onboard a ship… in deep space! Together, they will have to discover where they are and how to get home while the clock ticks out on humanity. These secrets and mysteries are only the beginning for what is sure to be the most surprising and exhilarating S.H.I.E.L.D. adventure yet!

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Chloe Bennet as Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso “Mack” MacKenzie and Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez.

The series was co-created by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who also serve as executive producers along with Jeffrey Bell and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.

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