The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for April 2, 2018
Is a third installment of Bill and Ted actually happening? According to Entertainment Weekly, maybe. The movie is reportedly titled Bill & Ted Face the Music. Producers hope to have good news regarding financial backers “within the next month or so.” Lead actors Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have kept in touch over the years. And the possibility of a new “Bill & Ted” movie actually first came up over a decade ago.
ABC has already renewed the Roseanne reboot for another season. They released a statement saying; “We’re thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes. The show is as fresh and relevant today as it was when it left the air 21 years ago. We can’t wait to see what the ‘Roseanne’ team has in store for next year.”
Steven Spielberg is back at the top of the box office… this time with Ready Player One. The virtual reality-focused movie took in $41.2 million over the weekend to open in first place ($53 million over 5 days). Tyler Perry’s Acrimony opened in second with $17.1 million and Black Panther fell a spot to third with $11.3 million.
1. Ready Player One, $41.2 million
2. Tyler Perry’s Acrimony, $17.1 million
3. Black Panther,” $11.3 million
4. I Can Only Imagine,” $10.8 million
5. Pacific Rim Uprising,” $9.2 million
6. Sherlock Gnomes,” $7 million
7. Love, Simon,” $4.8 million
8. Tomb Raider,” $4.7 million
9. A Wrinkle in Time,” $4.7 million
10. Paul, Apostle of Christ,” $3.5 million
Also, Steven Spielberg shared the news that Colin Trevorrow is coming back to the Jurassic World franchise. Trevorrow has signed on to direct the third installment. He directed 2015’s Jurassic World, which became the fourth-highest-grossing title of all time with $1.67 billion worldwide.
Uproxx claims Amazon is turning A League of Their Own into a TV series.
TMZ claims Stranger Thing star Millie Bobby Brown is getting a pay raise from $25,000 per episode to as much as $350,000 per episode. She could earn as much as $3.15 million for a 10-episode season.
Television writer and producer extraordinaire Steven Bochco died on Sunday at age 74 after a long battle with leukemia. The 10-time Emmy winner created or co-created several hits, including Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, Doogie Howser, M.D. and, most recently, Murder In The First. He reportedly died peacefully with his family at his side.