The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for July 31, 2018
A remake to the 1993 thriller Indecent Proposal is in the works at Paramount Players. Robert Redford, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson star in the 1993 movie about a billionaire, played by Redford, who offers a couple $1 million for a night with the wife. The pic was a box-office hit, making over $266 million on a budget of only $37 million. Details of the new take have not been revealed.
Kevin Smith is beloved for his indie projects, but this time, the Clerks director has something a little bigger in mind. He teased the upcoming work on Twitter. “Just finished a huge writing gig that I haven’t talked about publicly yet,” he wrote. “It’s the most massive IP I’ve ever been allowed to play with and if the powers that be decide to move forward with the project, it would be the biggest budgeted anything I’ve ever done. Wish me luck…” His biggest budget project to date has been 2004’s Jersey Girl, with a budget of $35 million.
While Netflix has not confirmed the rumors, House of Cards is said to be considering a November bow on the streaming service. Observers say the premiere would be timed to coincide with the election. The show will be led by Robin Wright; Kevin Spacey was fired following a series of sexual misconduct allegations. This will be House of Card’s sixth and final season.
America’s favorite trivia master is ready to graze greener pastures. Jeopardy host Alex Trebek tells TMZ there’s a “50/50 [chance] and a little less” that he’ll stay on board when his contract expires in two years. Trebek has hosted the iconic game-show since 1984.
Josh Groban plays the nice cop to Tony Danza’s naughty cop in Netflix’s The Good Cop. The pair play a father-and-son, with Danza having emerged from prison after being sentenced to seven years for getting kickbacks. The show follows their evolving relationship as reluctant roomies. The show bows September 21st, and a trailer landed Monday.
A 24 prequel series is in the works at Fox. Original series co-creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran are working on a new iteration of the series, with this one set to focus on a young Jack Bauer. Should the project move forward, it would mark the third time Fox has looked to relaunch the franchise. The original 24, which starred Kiefer Sutherland as Bauer, ran for eight seasons on Fox from 2002-2010. Fox then brought the show back with the limited series 24: Live Another Day in 2014. Most recently, Corey Hawkins starred in 24: Legacy, playing an entirely new character named Eric Carter.
A week after Disney gave Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director James Gunn the boot for offensive tweets he wrote a decade ago, the franchise’s cast has signed an open letter in support of him. Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Michael Rooker, Dave Bautista and (James’ brother) Sean Gunn all signed the letter and published it via their social media accounts. They note that they are not defending his tweets, which made light of rape and pedophilia, but that they believe Disney moved too fast.