The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for January 17, 2018
BroBible claims the plot of Creed 2 involves Apollo Creed’s son fighting Ivan Drago son. Michael B Jordan is returning as Adonis Creed while actual Romanian boxer Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu will play Drago’s son. Florian is 6-foot-4, 245 pound.(Mo note: I could take him.)
Facebook (Watch) has ordered a new series from former True Blood executive producer Raelle Tucker and director Scott Winant. The working title of the half-hour dramatic series is Sacred Lies. It’s set in the land of fairy tales, and it’s based on the classic Brothers Grimm tale, “The Handless Maiden” and Stephanie Oakes’ novel, “The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly.” The story will focus on a handless teen who escapes from a cult and finds herself in juvenile detention, and suspected of knowing who killed her cult leader. The series doesn’t have a release date yet.
Yesterday, Disney unveiled our first look at Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, which brings back the original hit’s two stars, John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman, along with a detailed synopsis about their new film:
“Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet, which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) must risk it all by traveling to the world wide web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush. In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet—the netizens—to help navigate their way, including a website entrepreneur named Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site “BuzzzTube.” Directed by Rich Moore (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph) and Phil Johnston (co-writer Wreck-It Ralph, Cedar Rapids, co-writer Zootopia), and produced by Clark Spencer (Zootopia, Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt), Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 hits theaters on November 21, 2018.”
J.J. Abrams is returning to television. The Executive Producer behind Lost and Westworld is currently writing a show based on a family “transporting to another land”. This sci-fi program is said to be in the middle of a bidding war between HBO & Apple, but neither service will comment on the matter. Here is the description for the upcoming series:
“The Abrams drama is about a family — consisting of a mother who works as a scientist, her husband and their young daughter — who all get into a terrible car crash. After the mother winds up in a coma, her daughter begins digging through her experiments in the basement and winds up transporting to another land amid a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. Her father then follows her into this new world.”
Finally for today’s edition of #GoodBadNerdy, we have a synopsis for the upcoming Han Solo-spinoff, Solo: A Star Wars Story:
“Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.” Solo: A Star Wars Story releases in U.S. theaters on May 25, 2018.