The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for January 29, 2018
Mike Flanagan is set to direct Doctor Sleep, an adaptation of the 2013 Stephen King novel, which is a sequel to The Shining. The story follows the child Danny Torrance as he enters his 40s and struggles with the boozy, rage-filled demons that haunted his father.
More than a year after her tragic passing, Carrie Fisher‘s legacy continues to have an impact, and now the late actor has just netted her first Grammy Award. The posthumous honor came in the category for Best Spoken Word Album. Fisher narrated her 2016 memoir The Princess Diarist and was nominated for narrating the audio version. Click here for more.
Marvel Studios debuted a new look at Black Panther during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night. If you skipped the show like I did, you’re thankful for the internet saving us the time. Watch it above.
For the 1st time this year, we have a new #1 at the box office! 20th Century Fox’s Maze Runner: The Death Cure claims the top spot in it’s debut, netting $23.5 million, knocking long-reigning Jumanji to the #2 position. The Dwayne Johnson action-comedy still was able to grab $16.4 millionto continue it’s impressive run. The also-debuting Hostiles landed #3, with $10.2 million.
Finally for today, Hap & Leonard’s Evan Gamble is set for a starring guest role on the fourth season of Fear the Walking Dead. The Walking Dead companion series will feature a crossover episode in which Walking Dead character Morgan (Lennie James) enters into the world of Madison (Kim Dickens) and company. Gamble will play the self-centered Ennis.