The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for April 11, 2018
Disney and Pixar Animation Studios announced Toy Story 4 will be in theaters on June 21st, 2019. Disney announced the premiere date on the “Toy” Story” Facebook page with a photo of the number “4” and the caption, “Reach for the post-it! Toy Story 4 comes to theatres on June 21, 2019.” Tom Hanks (Woody), Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear), Annie Potts (Bo Peep) and Joan Cusack (Jessie) will all return for the fourth movie. No other details are known. The original “Toy Story” was released in 1995, with the third installment being released in 2010.
Continuing with “the Mouse”, Disney is developing a TV series based on the movie High Fidelity. John Cusack, who played the lead in the 2000 movie adaptation of the novel believes that Disney will screw it up. Cusack also added that if the author of the novel, Nick Hornsby wasn’t involved that it was for certain going to suck. The only positive thing that Cusack seemed to like about the limited information available, was a gender role reversal. He liked the idea of the girl playing the “love struck” lead in the High Fidelity television series.
Bruce Willis is getting roasted by Comedy Central, and the Die Hard star can’t wait to take whatever the network throws at him on. “This ain’t the first time I’ll be tied to a chair and held hostage by a group of humorless a–holes for a couple hours,” Willis said. Like the roasts of Rob Lowe and Justin Bieber, it will be taped ahead of time and aired at a later date.
HBO is reviewing all contracts to pay actors and actresses the same amount. The network’s boss Casey Bloys talked about the #MeToo movement in a recent interview. He said when shows first start off some actors and actresses will get paid different salaries because some have more experience and some may have won awards. But he says when you get into season two or three of a show, and the show is a success, the actor and actresses should get paid about the same amount.
Daniel Craig wants James Bond to change in the wake of #MeToo and Time’s Up, he told People. “I’ve been trying to do that gently for the past four movies and I’ll continue to do that,” he told People of his bid to make 007 less of a womanizer. The next Bond film is set for release on November 8th, 2019.
Hulu may have passed on the adaptation of the author Joe Hill‘s Locke & Key, but AMC announced that it would be developing his novel NOS4A2 into a 10-episode series.“I couldn’t be more excited about the forthcoming adaptation of NOS4A2,” Hill revealed in a statement. “I know it’s in good hands with showrunner Jami O’Brien: Her beautifully composed scripts show a writer at the height of her powers, one who has an exquisite touch with character and a relentless instinct for suspense. AMC’s record speaks for itself: Who wouldn’t want to be in business with the Mad Men who Broke Bad and made The Dead Walk? And Tornante’s dedication to bringing singular visions to TV has freed everyone involved to do their best and truest work. I can’t wait to see Vic McQueen turn the throttle and go after Charlie Manx in 2019. Let’s ride.”
The 95-year-old comic legend Stan Lee appears to be surrounded by people who have turned against each other. His wife Joan died a year ago, and ever since, conflicting reports have been emerging about his health and well-being. The Hollywood Reporter compiled the reports from a variety of sources, about several members of his inner circle, including his 67-year-old daughter J.C., memorabilia dealer Keya Morgan, former publicist Jerry Olivarez and road manager and Stan Lee museum proprietor Max Anderson. Several pieces of alleged evidence point to a battle for control of his money and possible elder abuse. The key takeaway from the piece is that no one appears to have Lee’s best interests in mind.