The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for June 14, 2018
Bobcat Goldthwait is bringing his dark, off-the-wall HUMOR to TV, complete with live-action and animated characters, werewolves, Satan, demons, mermaids, and more. Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits & Monsters, is coming this summer to TruTV.
Ewan McGregor will star as Danny Torrance in a movie adaptation of the Stephen King novel Doctor Sleep, the sequel to horror classic The Shining. Doctor Sleep begins as Torrance carries the trauma of the Overlook Hotel into adulthood. He’s become a reflection of his murderous father, with lingering rage and a drinking problem that dulls his pain as well as his “shining” powers. Those powers return when he embraces sobriety and uses his gift to help the dying at a hospice. He establishes a psychic connection with a young girl who shares his extreme abilities, and who is being targeted by a group with similar abilities. They’ve found that their powers grow if they inhale the “steam” that comes off others with the power to shine, when they are suffering painful deaths.
Saturday Night Live alum Abby Elliott is teaming up with Reductress co-founders on a late-night talk show at Comedy Central. The working title is The Reductress Hour, which The Hollywood Reporter says will “take on the absurdities of women’s news, trends, broader national subjects and entertainment television while tackling various issues of the week, original segments and field interviews.”
NEW MOVIES opening this week, thanks to the team at IMDB.com:
Chris Pratt tells E! News that he would like to be involved in a Parks and Recreation reboot. “As long as I’m in town, yah, I’ll do it. It films like 10 minutes from my house so that would be dope. I miss Andy too. I would love it. I know I would do it. I think Andy becomes a weatherman. He would be a good weatherman. He would have no idea what he’s even saying.”
Comcast has made a $65 billion offer to purchase Fox. They are expected to get into a bidding war with Disney for the Fox properties
Ben Affleck may not return as Batman because the franchise’s next director, Matt Reeves, has supposedly turned in a screenplay that calls for a younger version of the character. So, a prequel Batman movie is on it’s way?
Fans are getting their first look at the sequel to Wonder Woman. Actress Gal Gadot and director Patty Jenkins shared stills from the Warner Bros. movie on social. Jenkins posted a shot of Chris Pine, whose character sacrificed himself at the end of the first film. No word on why she shared a shot of him.. and he how’s alive to make it to the 80’s. Gadot shared a pic of her character looking at a series of stills, captioning it “Wonder Woman 1984 #WW84”.
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) June 13, 2018