HBO’s terrifically, gritty and sweary, western drama Deadwood is finally getting a movie and now it seems a dozen key characters will be returning for the big screen production.
Series creator David Milch has written a script and Daniel Minahan has been named as director and production of the Deadwood movie is now officially underway and today’s announcement that a dozen original cast members will be reprising their roles has sent fans of the series into meltdown.
The twelve returning cast members are as follows:
Ian McShane (Al Swearengen)
Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock)
Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth)
Paula Malcomson (Trixie)
John Hawkes (Sol Star)
Anna Gunn (Martha Bullock)
Dayton Callie (Charlie Utter)
Brad Dourif (Doc Cochran)
Robin Weigert (“Calamity” Jane Canary)
William Sanderson (E.B. Farnum)
Kim Dickens (Joanie Stubbs)
Gerald McRaney (George Hearst)
The movie will be set 10 years after the series finale and these characters and more will all be reunited to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood where former rivalries are reignited, as they all face the changes modernity and time have wrought.
No word yet if this will be a TV feature or will be theatrically released but for now a script, director and cast is in place and Deadwood the movie is scheduled for completion next year.
Here’s the first official look at Disney’s forthcoming Mary Poppins sequel, featuring Emily Blunt, Ben Wishaw, Emily Mortimer and a 92 year-old Dick Van Dyke dancing on a table.
Mary Poppins Returns is directed by Rob Marshall, (Chicago, Into The Woods), and is a direct sequel to the 1964 original with Blunt taking over the title role from Julie Andrews. The main plot of the movie rattles along like so:
Set in 1935 London, Jane and Michael Banks are now grown-up, with Michael still living in the house on Cherry Tree Lane. He lives there with his three children, Annabel, John and Georgie and their housekeeper, Ellen. After Michael’s wife’s death, Mary Poppins comes back to the Banks family with street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), and eccentric cousin Topsy (Meryl Streep)
The story, which picks up 20 years later, is based upon the Mary Poppins books and as the trailer demonstrates is full of nostalgia, specifically with the return of Dick Van Dyke who plays the son of Mr Dawes Snr, the old bank owner, a character played by Dyke in the original movie. Marshall has kept true to the elements which made Poppins such a classic, opting to use hand drawn animated sequences rather than CGI.
Mary Poppins Returns is scheduled for release on 19th December.
This article was lifted from our sister site Sequels Prequels.
I don’t even know where to begin with this. Below is the first official trailer for Death Kiss, a movie featuring a Charles Bronson lookalike. Get it? Death Kiss instead of Death Wish?
Hollywood icon Charles Bronson died in 2003 and his last movie was made in 1999 but apparently audiences of 2018 have been demanding their Bronson fix and now actor and look-a-like Róbert Kovács has stepped forward.
To be fair Kovács is Bronson’s double but that doesn’t stop me from feeling slightly uneasy about this movie which is also a direct rip-off of Death Wish, where a vigilante takes the law into his own hands and deals out his own special brand of justice to various nefarious.
Tragically the film also stars Daniel Baldwin and Richard Tyson, (the bully from Three O’Clock High), and is set for theatrical release on October 2nd.
Oh man! Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds sadly passed away yesterday after a heart attack aged 82.
A man who, for most of his career, sported the world’s most famous moustache and cheeky grin he leaves behind a rich and varied catalogue of work ranging from the humour of Bo ‘Bandit’ Darville, (Smoket & The Bandit), to the steely determination of Lewis Medlock, (Deliverance).
A ton of celebrities have been sharing the fondest memories of Reynolds on social media. Here’s a few of the best. Rest easy Bandit.
Here’s the red band trailer for the forthcoming twisted, high-school movie Assassination Nation, starring Odessa Young and Suki Waterhouse.
The film, directed by Barry Levinson, is a black comedy about privacy, social media and hacking with hyper violent consequences. The plot rattles along like so:
Salem high school senior Lily Colson and her pals spend their time in a haze of social media and partying. When the people of Salem are targeted in a malicious data hack, all privacy is destroyed and lives are ruined as deadly secrets are exposed. The small town turns on each other and descends into violent chaos as they hunt for the culprit. Lily and her friends must band together if they want to survive the night in this satirical teen thriller.
Assassination Nation is scheduled for release on September 21st.
Here’s the very last official trailer for Shane Black’s The Predator which is set for release on September 7th.
This will be the fourth installment of the Predator franchise, (unofficially it’s the sixth, but we’re going to skip past those two horrendous Alien Vs Predator movies).
It’s hoped that if The Predator is successful it will become the first of a trilogy of movies directed by Shane Black
The plot of The Predator rattles along like so:
A young boy (Jacob Tremblay) accidentally triggers an alert that brings the Predators back to Earth. The universe’s most lethal hunters have genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other alien species, and it’s up to a team of ex-soldiers and a science teacher to stop them.
Will Kurt Russell return? That’s the first question on everyone’s lips now that details have emerged that the Big Trouble In Little China, (BTILC) remake will now be a straight up sequel to the 1986 cult classic.
When a new BTILC movie was announced back in 2005 many fans balked at the idea of a remake. The Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was cast and it looked like concerns about a remake were to be confirmed. However producer Hiram Garcia recently told Collider that the movie would be a continuation of the original:
“There’s a lot of things going on with Big Trouble in Little China. We are in the process of developing that, and let me tell you, the idea is not to actually remake Big Trouble in Little China. You can’t remake a classic like that, so what we’re planning to do is we’re going to continue the story. We’re going to continue the universe of Big Trouble in Little China.
“Everything that happened in the original exists and is standalone and I think there’s only one person that could ever play Jack Burton, so Dwayne would never try and play that character. So we are just having a lot of fun. We’re actually in a really great space with the story that we’ve cracked. But yeah, no remake. It is a continuation, and we are deep into development on that as well, and I think you’ll start hearing some things about that probably soon.”
So with that revelation will fans get to see Kurt Russell side-by-side with the The Rock battling Lo Pan’s Chinatown’s supernatural foes?
[This story was lifted from our sister site Sequels PrequelsSequels Prequels]