The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Nov 21, 2018
CBS is bringing back its 1990s dramedy Northern Exposure. The network is developing a reboot with series star Rob Morrow signing on. The project would be a continuation of the show, which initially ran from 1990 to 1995 and won seven Emmys, including one for best drama series. It would see Morrow’s Dr. Joel Fleischman returning to Cicely, Alaska, for the funeral of an old friend and reuniting with some of his former neighbors and meeting a new set of quirky characters.
While speaking to ComicBook.com at the Ralph Breaks The Internet press junket, director Rich Moore said that he was really pulling to have Herbie the Love Bug in the movie, but things weren’t able to work out. “Like he’s gotta be their butler, he’s gotta be the guy that comes in and interrupts,” Moore said of C-3PO’s cameo in the Disney Princess scene. “I wanted so bad to have Herbie the Love Bug to be in the scene, and we built a Volkswagen and it turns out that Disney doesn’t own that character, it’s owned by someone else. So that was heartbreaking. I loved those movies.”
Sly Stallone wanted the ghost of Apollo Creed to appear in Creed II. Apollo’s ghost was going to appear after his son got knocked to the canvas. He was going to say. “Get up, son.” Director Steven Caple Jr. says, “In regards to tone, it wasn’t on my level of where I was going with the film,” Caple said. “Sly had it in just as an idea we could use, but I thought it might throw people off. And then I was thinking what does Apollo wear? Is it [actor] Carl Weathers today or from back in ‘Rocky IV’?”
Lukas Dhont’s directorial debut Girl, about a transgender girl training to become a ballerina, entranced Cannes in May, but has been the subject of debate at Netflix, which wants him to edit out a nude scene featuring a 15-year-old actress. It appears the director has won the argument. According to a statement from the director via Netflix to The Hollywood Reporter: “Regarding reports made this week in the Belgian media, we as filmmakers had some internal conversations with Netflix in which we discussed how some of the material in Girl could possibly be received outside of Europe. We were given the option to be able to edit the film, and it always was a dialogue in which the filmmakers had the strongest say. The version of Girl that will be shown on Netflix will be the same version that premiered in Cannes, and in theaters in Belgium and other parts of the world.”
Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses introduced audiences to the terrifying Captain Spaulding, one of the more frightening cinema clowns of this century. The upcoming Three From Hell will see the return of Spaulding, with Zombie confirming the film will debut another creepy clown, played by Clint Howard: