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Star Trek 4 was just killed!

The crew of the Enterprise to return the ship to base. Indefinitely.

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It was reported this morning that S.J Clarkson had been tapped to direct and executive produce the pilot of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” prequel. Very nice score for the “Defenders” and “Jessica Jones” helmer, right?

Well, yes, of course, it’s gotta pay well and the profile will get a real boost from the association with such a popular TV series… but the untitled prequel isn’t the passion project Clarkson had been hoping to spend the year working on.

The British film and TV director had been working on a fourth “Star Trek” film with Paramount and producer J.J Abrams, the first since the fantastic but floundering “Star Trek Beyond” (2016), since winning the gig last year. But seems the pricey space jaunt is giving the studio too many headaches – there’s been script issues, a writer’s room full of indecision, and last August, Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth, who had been expected to star in Clarkson’s film, fell out over money. So, according to Deadline, “Star Trek 4” is off…. and so Clarkson was forced to find another job.

Paramount can’t seem to figure out what they want to do with the “Trek” film franchise.  They’ve a bunch of different scenarios they’ve been considering for the fourth film – a two-hander with Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth as James and George Kirk, an R-rated standalone which Quentin Tarantino wants to write, and so on – but they can’t seem to settle on an idea. They’re shooting too high, me thinks. Too ambitious. Too scared whatever they do won’t break the sound barrier. “Beyond” worked so well because it stripped the franchise back to its basic bones – it was just a splendidly exciting space adventure. Sure, I understand it didn’t make the money the studio would’ve liked, but that’s got less to do with the plot and cast than it has the brand itself – it could be that “Trek” is still very much just a more niche brand, particularly if Paramount’s brass is expecting “Star Wars” results from it. Chalk and cheese.

Poster for “Star Trek Beyond”

So, will we ever see another “Trek” movie? Yes, of course, Paramount aren’t going to let the brand gather dust too for too long. It just mightn’t be the “Trek” you expect to see, or want to see, when it does return to the big screen in a few years’ time. And by that, I mean that we may have seen the last of the “Trek” cast as we know it – Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg and so on – and the JJ Abrams’ linked yarns, that kicked off in 2009.  If the studio keeps going back and forwards on the aforesaid project, it’s pretty clear they’re not confident they can make any money on another film that follows “Beyond” – and that may mean they start from scratch again. Just as any studio would if their superhero franchises start to wane.

Maybe we’ll get a new “Next Generation” prequel movie, next – Tom Hardy could probably fit in a Picard reprisal between “Venom” movies.

Tom Hardy as Picard in “Star Trek : Nemesis”

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Meet the cast of The Craft remake!

The lead coven has been cast!

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The leads have been cast in the remake for “The Craft”, with Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone and Zoey Luna joining previously announced Cailee Spaeny. Zoe Lister-Jones is directing the film for Blumhouse and Columbia Pictures.

The movie is a remake of the 1996 cult classic, which starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Christine Taylor, and Rachel True. The story followed a newcomer at a Catholic prep high school who falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and wage curses against those who tick them off.

Adlon currently stars in Netflix’s teen drama series “The Society”, and recently starred in “Blockers” alongside Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz. Simone is one of the stars of drama series “Greenleaf”. Luna, a transgender actress and activist, made a name for herself by starring in “15 A Quinceanera Story: Zoey” that aired on HBO. She also starred in a short film, “Boundless”.

Thanks to Deadline for the news!

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Remake alert : Princess Bride, House Party

Two of your childhood faves are making a return to the big screen..

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An rumor concerning an inconceivable remake of 1987 classic “The Princess Bride” has sent fans into a dizzy.

Hidden in a Variety profile of the film’s producer Norman Lear, word that Lear has received numerous offers from some “very big names” wanting to “redo” “The Princess Bride” .

Cary Elwes, who starred in the original film alongside Robin Wright and Mandy Patinkin, was quick to pan the idea of a remake.

Meanwhile, New Line has commissioned a reboot of another classic — ‘90s hip hop comedy “House Party”.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Calmatic, the director behind the music video for “Old Town Road (Remix) has been hired to direct, with LeBron James – currently producing a sequel to “Space Jam” – producing.

Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori from FX’s “Atlanta” wrote the new script, one which hopefully features designated roles for Kid n’ Play.

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New Posters : Joker and Birds of Prey

New art has hit the web for the upcoming DC releases

K.T Simpson

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New posters for the upcoming DC films “Joker” and “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn”) have hit the web, and both look jaw-droppingly fantastic!

Both films are highly anticipated releases in the next couple of months, with “Joker” hitting the screen first on October 4, and “Birds of Prey” early in 2020 on February 7.

The “Joker” poster is to promote the film’s IMAX release, which will appear in the theatres for one week. Joaquin Phoenix stars as the Joker (Arthur Fleck), alongside Robert De Niro, and is directed, produced and co-written by Todd Phillips. The flick also stars Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge and Josh Pais.

“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn”) has Margot Robbie in the role of Harley Quinn (whom she played in “The Suicide Squad”), and also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Ewan McGregor as the villain Black Mask, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya. Cathy Yan directs from a script by Christina Hodson.

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