The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for July 18, 2018
In a new trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody, an exasperated Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy) screams “How many more Galileos do you want,” as Freddy Mercury (Rami Malek) demands one more take. The new trailer also includes stadium moments and foreshadowing for dark days ahead for Mercury as he is diagnosed with AIDS. Bohemian Rhapsody is due November 2.
Two years after cranking into production, Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles TV series has landed at Hulu. In a competitive bidding war, Hulu clinched the deal on the drama, penned by Rice and her son, Christopher. Mother and son will exec produce the potential series alongside Anonymous Content’s David Kanter and Steve Golin. More than 100 million copies of Rice’s Vampire Chronicles have been sold globally since the series debut in 1976.
“M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass.” M. Night Shymalan’s Glass will be making its first big promotional splash at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, and in advanced of the first trailer’s debut at the convention, we have a new Glass trailer teaser to share, as seen above.
The CW is developing a Batwoman TV series. The network wants to debut the show in 2019. The series will take place in Gotham and will feature Kate Kane, aka Batwoman who is an openly gay superhero. The CW already has several DC Comics superhero shows including Flash, Supergirl and Black Lightning. Batwoman will get her first official introduction in December during the network’s annual comic crossover event, but it’s stillnot known who will play the title character.
Former WWE Superstars CM Punk and AJ Lee have been announced for roles in an upcoming horror film, Rabid. Punk and Lee have supporting roles in Rabid, a remake of a 1977 film that was directed by David Cronenberg. Punk has been announced for the role of “Billy” while Lee will play “Kira.” The movie will star Laura Vandervoort and Ben Hollingsworth.
Veep writing duo Chris Addison and Will Smith are reuniting to create a transatlantic fantasy detective series Warlock Holmes. Addison and Smith are writing the series (and no, it’s not that Will Smith), which has been described as Princess Bride-meets-Game of Thrones. The series is being pitched to U.S. broadcasters and has already secured a British broadcaster.