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‘Jurassic World 2’ Teaser: Bryce Dallas Howard Isn’t Wearing Heels This Time Around (Video) Universal has dropped a teaser for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” and this time around, Bryce Dallas Howard isn’t wearing heels to run away from the dangerous dinosaurs. In the teaser for the trailer which will drop Thursday, dinosaur whisperer Owen (Chris Pratt) can be seen running away from massive explosions in the background and toward theme park exec Claire (Howard).

Jurassic World writer hired for Metal Gear Solid movie There are probably a few ways to get more work as a screenwriter in Hollywood, but the best way is to write a movie that goes on to earn $1.6 billion at the global box office and reinvigorate a dormant franchise. That will get you just about any job in the business, as is the case for writer Derek Connolly, who has been hired to kick-start yet another major franchise – METAL GEAR SOLID.... Read More...

After all the waiting, beyond every "What if?" scenario, Hulu's adaptation of Joe Hill's award-winning comic series LOCKE AND KEY is steadily coming along. As a major fan of Hill's incredibly creative and terrifying saga of magic, mind, and mayhem, I am thrilled to report that we have some updated casting news to share with you all. Today, it's been... Read More...

Looks like Hulu has found their Nina Locke, as the streaming service announced Friday morning that actress Frances O’Connor (The Conjuring 2, The Missing) has been signed as the matriarch of The Locke Family in Locke & Key, a one-hour horror/fantasy drama adaptation of the IDW comic book series from writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. Hill and Carlton Cuse (Lost, Bates Motel) will be shepherding the pilot with IDW Entertainment.

Chris Pratt’s ‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’ Is Really Getting Made NBC It’s been so long since we’ve heard an update about Cowboy Ninja Viking that we assumed Chris Pratt dropped out. It turns out the allure of playing a special agent not named Burt Macklin was too great. Pratt is still on to play the titular Cowboy/Ninja/Viking, and Universal is so sure they’re really doing this weird thing that they’ve planted their flag in a release date: June 28th, 2019. That’s one day after Transformers 7 opens, one week after Toy Story 4 opens, and one week before the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel opens.

James Gunn Explains Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack Order Director James Gunn has revealed the reason why the Awesome Mixtapes have a different song order to how they were used in their respective Guardians of the Galaxy movies.  Following the massive commercial and critical success of the first film from Marvel’s cosmic sub-franchise in 2014, the team of ragtag misfits of Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot were back again this year for another round of universe-saving in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Suge Knight Has Reportedly Been Indicted For Threatening To Kill ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Director F. Gary Gray Getty Image Suge Knight is already in tons of trouble, and now he’s just adding water to the bucket as he’s reportedly facing charges over yet another serious crime. Knight is already behind bars awaiting trial after allegedly running over two men, killing one and seriously injuring another back in 2015.

Hulu’s adaptation of Joe Hill’s Locke & Key has made a switch at director. Originally being helmed by Doctor Strange’s Scott Derrickson, the series pilot will not be directed by Andy Muschietti (Stephen King’s It). Derrickson had to step aside due to scheduling conflicts with another project, the TNT pilot adaptation of Snowpiercer. Muschietti seemed like an easy pick as his sister Barbara Muschietti was already on board the project as producer.

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