The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for May 7, 2018
FX is setting the first season of What We Do in the Shadows, a half-hour comedy series from co-creators Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The show is based on their 2014 mockumentary about vampires and werewolves. The show will be set in NYC and follow three vampires who have been roommates for centuries. The show stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou and Harvey Guillen and is set to drop in the spring of 2019.
More records, smashed! Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is coming in with $112.5 million in box office receipts, making it the second-best second weekend ever, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($149.2M). The Anthony and Joe Russo-helmed film also crossed the $400 million mark in nine days yesterday, making it the second-fastest to that point after Force Awakens’ stunning eight-day record.
Infinity War is the fastest title ever to bring in $1 billion worldwide, and has also broken the all-time 4DX box office record for a film’s first two weekends. Here’s how the Top 10 broke down:
1. Avengers: Infinity War, $112.5 million.
2. Overboard, $14.8 million.
3. A Quiet Place, $7.6 million.
4. I Feel Pretty, $4.9 million.
5. Rampage, $4.6 million.
6. Tully, $3.2 million.
7. Black Panther, $3.1 million.
8. Truth or Dare, $1.9 million.
9. Super Troopers 2, $1.8 million.
10. Bad Samaritan, $1.8 million.
Sly Stallone is going to star in Rambo 5. Rambo will go after a Mexican cartel after it kidnaps one of his friend’s daughters.
John Lithgow will play the sweet, lonely neighbor Jud Crandall in the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. The film, which hails from Paramount Pictures, will be shot this summer with the aim of releasing it on April 19th, 2019. Jason Clarke has been cast as Louis Creed, the father who becomes friendly with Jud.
After being ousted from Transparent over allegations of sexual harassment, Jeffrey Tambor is confirmed to appear in the upcoming fifth season of Arrested Development on Netflix. Tambor’s AD co-stars, including David Cross, previously stood behind Tambor in the wake of the allegations. The premiere date of AD has yet to be announced.
Get ready for a Sex and the City reboot where you can virtually experience hook ups with the stars. Porn company Reality Lovers is rolling out a virtual reality spoof series called, Sex in the City. It’s the first-ever episodic VR porn series. They’re keeping the OG character names, Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha, in the XXX version. Sources say the porn version, which debuts online May 16, will stick to many of the HBO series’ story lines.