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Following its premiere at the CCXP Comic-Con Experience in Sao Paulo, Brazil this weekend, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the new poster and trailer for Mike Dougherty’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”.
This is the second trailer it has put out following the first which premiered at San Diego Comic-Con back in July. The new film’s story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species – thought to be mere myths – rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi co-star in the film opening May 31st.
Lucasfilm has announced “Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures,” a brand-new “Star Wars” animated series that is set to premiere online this week.
The show is a series of short cartoons that will air on the new “Star Wars” kids portal at lol.disney.com, as well as on the YouTube channel Star Wars Kids this Friday. Six shorts will be released simultaneously with plans to release more episodes through December.
The shorts are designed as fun and educational add-ons to help older fans, parents, and other mentors welcome kids in their lives to the galaxy far, far away. In other words, they’re designed to groom your kids to become “Star Wars” fans.
Check out the full trailer for the series below. Episodes are scheduled to follow throughout 2019 leading up to the theatrical release of “Star Wars: Episode IX” on December 20th 2019.
“Hap and Leonard” alum Jim Mickle is writing and directing the pilot and will exec produce with Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran.
The project is based on the comic book series created by Jeff Lemire. “Sweet Tooth” is billed as a coming-of-age drama revolving aorund Gus, a boy/deer hybrid who leaves home to find the world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. He joins up with ragtag family of hybrids and humans and winds up discovering a vast conspiracy.
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Following their successful collaboration adapting his comic “Happy!” for Syfy, famed comic writer Grant Morrison and Universal Cable Productions will re-team to develop and produce a TV series based on Morrison’s 1990s Vertigo comic series “The Invisibles”.
Set in 2020, the story follows an elite international cell of occult freedom fighters dedicated to the creation of a better world for everyone – by any means necessary. The comic served as a major inspiration for The Wachowski’s “The Matrix” Trilogy.
Morrison’s work on “Batman,” “JLA” and “Doom Patrol” have been celebrated, and his other creations include “The Filth” and “We3”. Morrison is also working with Brian Taylor and David Weiner to adapt Aldous Huxley’s sci-fi novel “Brave New World” for television.
The expansion of CBS All Access’ Star Trek universe continues with a two-season order to Star Trek: Lower Decks, a half-hour adult animated comedy series from Rick and Morty head writer and executive producer Mike McMahan, a long-time Star Trek fan. Star Trek: Lower Decks, which will focus on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, marks CBS All Access’ first original animated series and the first project to be produced by CBS Eye Animation Productions, a newly launched animation arm of CBS Television Studios.
It hails from Alex Kurtzman’s CBS TV Studios-based Secret Hideout, which had been spearheading the Star Trek franchise expansion, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Secret Hideout’s Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin, Roddenberry Entertainment’s Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth as well as former Cartoon Network executive Katie Krentz will executive produce alongside McMahan. Aaron Baiers, who brought McMahan to the project, will serve as a co-executive producer. Continue reading
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Anna Brewster (“Versailles”), Michael Pitt (“Ghost in the Shell”), and Sharlto Copley (“Free Fire”) will all join Edgar Ramirez in the cast of the Netflix feature “The Last Days of American Crime” to be helmed by Olivier Megaton (“Taken 2”) from a script by Karl Gajdusek.
Based on Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini’s graphic novel, the story is set when, in a final response to fight terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts.
Graham Bricke (Ramirez), a career criminal who was never able to hit the big score, teams up with Kevin Cash (Pitt) and Shelby Dupree (Brewster) to commit the heist of the century and the last crime in American history before the signal goes off.