The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for August 2, 2018
A reboot of ALF, the popular ’80s alien sitcom is in the works (by Warner Bros TV). The original series centered on a small, furry, arrogant extraterrestrial from the planet Melmac who’s taken in by an average American family. The series ran for four seasons on NBC, from 1986-90. The project is in its early stages and a search is underway for a writer.
Margot Robbie is in talks to join Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman in the project that centers on the women who allegedly took on the toxic male culture of Fox News and chief Roger Ailes. Theron will take on the role of former host Megyn Kelly, while Kidman will portray Gretchen Carlson. Robbie will play an associate producer at the news network. The untitled project is described as an ensemble pic, with Ailes and others who were involved at Fox News during his reign said to be major players in the piece. Characters included are likely to be Carlson, former anchor Greta Van Susteren, media mogul Rupert Murdoch and fired host Bill O’Reilly.
Avengers: Infinity War is now available digitally, to enjoy the movie and the extra features like the bloopers above.
“Created for kids 6 to 11, and their parents who grew up loving the video games, Mega Man: Fully Charged features exciting new technologies and robots, and the introduction of Mega Man’s alter-ego, Aki Light, a normal, upbeat, schoolboy robot with nano-core technology that allows him to transform into the mega-powered hero Mega Man! With his Mega Buster arm cannon and iconic helmet, Mega Man battles the wickedest villains Silicon City has to offer. Beloved characters, such as Mega Man’s robotic dog, Rush, will return – while new characters, like Mega Mini™ and Suna Light, will make their debut.” Mega Man: Fully Charged will begin airing on Cartoon Network on August 5th.
Parents across the country are hiring Fortnite tutors for their kids. Some parents are spending up to $20 an hour to hire Fortnite coaches to teach their kids how to beat the video game. Over the last week more than one million people have turned into the live streaming website, Twitch to watch people play Fortnite.
U.K.-based auction house Prop Store is holding a huge sale of Hollywood items September 29th. Han Solo’s jacket from Star War is estimated to sell for 500,000 to 1,000,000 pounds ($650,000 to $1,300,000). Also up (and also one of Harrison Ford’s props): Indiana Jones‘ brown felt fedora from 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (est. $260,000 to $400,000). Plus, there’s Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly’s Back to the Future II hoverboard (est. $40,000 to $66,000).
Speaking of Star Wars, director J.J. Abrams has given us our first official image from the set of Star Wars Episode IX:
Bittersweet starting this next chapter without Carrie, but thanks to an extraordinary cast and crew, we are ready to go. Grateful for @rianjohnson and special thanks to George Lucas for creating this incredible world and beginning a story of which we are lucky to be a part. #IX pic.twitter.com/FOfnGwVut5
— JJ Abrams (@jjabrams) August 1, 2018