The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Oct 15, 2018
Michael Myers is coming back to Haddonfield to hunt down Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode in Halloween, out October 19th. Halloween costars Judy Greer, Haluk Bilginer, Will Patton, Jefferson Hall, and Toby Huss, among others. Enjoy a newly-released scene above.
Venom’s solid second weekend ($35.7M) and Goosebump 2’s debut at $16.2M have Sony inching past the $1B mark at the box office this year. It’s the fourth studio to do so: Disney has raked in $2.75B+, Warner Bros. has nabbed $1.3B+ and Universal has scored $1.2B+ so far. The news wasn’t as good for Ryan Gosling’s First Man, which earned strong reviews but only opened to $16.5M.
Top 10 at the Box Office, per comScore:
- Venom $35.7 million.
- A Star Is Born $28 million.
- First Man $16.5 million.
- Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween $16.2 million.
- Smallfoot $9.3 million.
- Night School $8 million.
- Bad Times at the El Royale $7.2 million.
- The House with a Clock in its Walls $4 million.
- The Hate U Give $1.8 million.
- A Simple Favor $1.4 million.
“It’s fun” That’s how the director of Marvel’s Spider-Man video game described the movie Venom. But was it convincing? Watch the video above to decide for yourself.
Netflix has cancelled Marvel’s Iron Fist after just two seasons. Marvel released a statement saying the show which featured Finn Jones as the title character will not return for a third season on Netflix. But the show could possibly continue on Disney’s streaming service expected to launch next year.
An Alias reboot is in the works. Jennifer Garner, who played Sydney Bristow on the hit ABC show confirmed a reboot is happening. The actress added no one has talked to her about it yet, but she’s open to appearing on the show if asked.
Rob Lowe is set to star in the ITV crime drama Wild Bill. Lowe will play a former American police chief who relocates to small British port town with his teen daughter. Filming will take place around London starting in November, and the six-part crime drama is expected to be out next year.
The Child’s Play franchise is arguably more popular now than ever, with both a reboot film and new TV series on the way, with co-creator Don Mancini developing the latter.. and it looks like the TV show will follow the original franchise: “We deliberately ended Cult [of Chucky] with a bunch of cliffhangers to set up a TV series,” Mancini shared with the audience at Screamfest. “Because there are so many different threads now, television could best accommodate that so that was done intentionally. At the same time, we have a whole new world, a bunch of new characters which we can say nothing about.”