The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for July 24, 2018
Fans are getting a look at Samuel L. Jackson in Glass. The final entrée in the Unbreakable and Split superhero trilogy is being directed by M. Night Shyamalan. It will feature the return of Unbreakable’s Jackson and Bruce Willis, and Split’s James McAvoy. “I’m a comic book expert,” Jackson’s Elijah Price, aka Mr. Glass, says in the teaser. “I create the extraordinary. It is time to show the world what we are capable of.” Earlier this week, teasers featuring Willis and McAvoy were tweeted out.
The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus has inked a deal with STX Entertainment, Deadline reports.“Norman has steadily built up a devoted fan following across movies and television with memorable performances,” STX said of the project. “STX is thrilled to collaborate with Norman on this new film project that we are custom-creating for him and with him and that will be sure to excite his tremendous fan base.”
Robert De Niro is in talks to join Joaquin Phoenix in the Joker origin movie. De Niro would be portraying a smug talk-show host who plays a part in driving Phoenix’s character to go mad and become the Clown Prince of Crime. Insiders stress that Jared Leto, who starred in “Suicide Squad” as the Joker, is still on board as the character in the DC Universe and that this Phoenix pic has no effect on what happens with Leto’s character in future DC films.
THERE ARE SIX THAI CAVE-RESCUE FILMS IN DEVELOPMENT! Last week, 12 members of the Wild Boards Team and their coach were rescued from Thailand’s Tham Luang Nang Non cave system as the world watched. Now, there are six movies being developed, per Variety: “Five international film production companies have proposed to the commerce and foreign ministries that they make a movie and a documentary about the rescue operation,” Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat said. Additionally, a Thai company is working on a movie based on the rescue. Jon M. Chu (Now You See Me 2) and Ivanhoe Pictures announced their intentions formall, as did Pure Flix Entertainment and De Warrenne Productions, with Thai-Irish producer-director Tom Waller helming the effort.
Syfy and USA Network’s forthcoming The Purge series is rolling out the red carpet for Walking Dead alum Sabrina Gennarino. The 10-episode straight-to-series drama spinoff from James DeMonaco’s horror franchise will bow September 3rd.
The new season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story is coming together. The eighth season of the FX anthology has been titled Apocalypse, and will bow September 12th. This iteration will feature a crossover of earlier seasons Murder House and Coven. Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Cheyenne Jackson, Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Adina Porter, Leslie Grossman and newbie Joan Collins will star.
— AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) July 20, 2018