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July 17 Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s July 17 Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Dwayne Johnson goes ape in this adaptation of the classic video game, featuring the star as a primatologist who must prevent global catastrophe when animals across the country suddenly become super-huge rage monsters. The Broken Lizard crew is back in the surprise hit sequel 17-years in the making which finds the goofy state troopers up to their old SHENANIGANS. The Blu-ray comes with a Making Of doc, a Kevin Heffernen featurette and extended/deleted scenes. Wes Anderson’s latest stop-motion animated feature is like a charming B-side for the director, a slight sci-fi journey of sentient dogs in an alternative reality Japan with some not-so-alternative-reality politics at play. The Blu-ray comes with animator and cast interviews, as well as several featurettes on the dogs, city setting and weather. Amy Schumer stars as a woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy who awakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed? A harmless game of Truth or Dare among friends turns deadly when someone-or something-begins to punish those who tell a lie-or refuse the dare. The Blu-ray includes the unrated director’s cut. Paula Patton and Omar Epps star in this action packed thriller about a weekend getaway at a mountain estate that turns deadly for a young couple. The Blu-ray includes a Making Of feature as well as a production design featurette. Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin) directs this hard boiled adaptation of Jonathan Ames’ book about a traumatized vet (Joaquin Phoenix) who searches for missing little girls. Reissues Originally titled “American Nightmares,” Buddy Giovinazzo’s no-budget grindhouse flick from 1984 follows a disturbed Vietnam vet who returns home to a New York hellscape just as disturbing as the war zone he just came from. This new 4K scan of the film comes packaged in a signed box edition run of 2000 with tons of interviews and special features, including a second disc with the soundtrack as well as a booklet featuring storyboards and journals chronicling production. James Cameron’s sci-fi action masterpiece in 4K comes packaged with a unique Endo Arm that every fan of the film will want to double dip for Billy Wilder’s 1963 farce reunites the director’s The Apartment pair of Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in a story about a French policeman who falls in love with a prostitute. The disc features two separate film historian audio commentaries, one by Joseph McBride and the other by Kat Ellinger. New on Digital HD Keanu Reeves stars as a businessman trying to move some diamonds among shady Russian oligarchs, who falls for a strong-willed woman along the way. Charlize Theron stars in Jason Reitman’s brilliant dramedy about a woman saved from the brink of mental collapse by a helpful night nanny, played by Mackenzie Davis. Occupation (exclusive clip)Available in theaters, on VOD and Digital HD July 20, the film focuses on a town suddenly plunged into darkness. In the sky, a fleet of spaceships appear. The aliens have been watching Earth for centuries, now they have arrived to seize control of our planet. As alien storm troopers cut a deadly swath through the countryside, a ragtag group of townspeople realize they must band together for a chance to strike back at the invaders in this explosive sci-fi film that grips from start to thrilling finish. (exclusive clip)A socially awkward young man (Nat Wolff) kidnaps an aspiring actress with the hope that they will fall in love. A psychosexual noir that explores power dynamics between men and women. TV on Blu-ray and DVD In this videogame inspired world, K.O. works at Gar’s Bodega in Lakewood Plaza, a one-stop shop for all your hero needs. Whether he’s mopping the floor with Lord Boxman’s evil robots or literally mopping the floor, K.O. tackles everything with his cheery, endless enthusiasm. Every person is a hero to look up to, every challenge is a chance to grow stronger and every success or failure is just another stepping stone to becoming the ultimate hero. As the war between Earth and Mars ignites across the solar system, the terrifying next phase in the evolution of the protomolecule threatens the very existence of humanity. Amazon’s series starring Giovanni Ribisi arrives on DVD, focusing on a con man on the run from a vicious gangster who reunites with the family of the man whose identity he assumes. Acorn brings this 8-episode series to Blu-ray, which follows a woman living on the Welsh coast who becomes the prime suspect when her husband suddenly disappears. The post appeared first on .
July 18, 2018
Tales From the Loop series ordered by Amazon brings word that Amazon has given a straight-to-series order for a Tales From the Loop television series. The drama is based on art (as shown above) from Simon Stalenhag and will be co-produced by Fox 21 TV Studios and Amazon. Albert Cheng, co-head of television at Amazon Studios, said: “Simon Stalenhag’s paintings are renowned for their vision of a not-too-distant, futuristic landscape. We are looking forward to bringing them to life and sharing it with our Prime Video audience.” Nathaniel Halpern (Legion) is set to showrun and executive produce alongside Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go) who will also be directing the pilot that will debut exclusively on Amazon. “Nathaniel is a gifted storyteller who shares our passion for creating soulful, human stories that push the boundaries of genre programming and we’re thrilled to be working with him on this series,” commented Sharon Tal Yguado, the head of genre programming for Amazon. Jane Francis, executive VP at Fox 21 Television Studios added: “I was immediately intrigued by the idea of bringing Stalenhag’s incredible paintings to life, but it’s Nathaniel’s deeply inspired vision for this world, and the stories he has created from an incredibly passionate and emotional place, that will drive this series and its storytelling. Together with Mark’s brilliant visual sensibility and unique point of view, it makes this a truly exceptional project and the perfect one to partner with Amazon in our studio’s first direct-to-series order at the streamer.” Also on Amazon’s slate includes , Robert Kirkman’s animated comic book adaptation; Jordan Peele’s Nazi-hunting drama series; Gillian Flynn’s Utopia remake; from Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan (Westworld); a Hanna reboot, Consider Phlebas, and more. (Photo credit: Amazon Studios) The post appeared first on .
July 17, 2018
Netflix unveils slate of Mark Millar projects for film and TV has announced its first slate of films and series that will be based on the stories of comic writer Mark Millar. Netflix acquired Millar’s company, Millarworld, last year and since then has been developing projects with Mark and Lucy Millar, including The Magic Order, which has been published as Netflix’s first comic book and was the biggest selling new comic-book franchise in nearly 20 years. Said Millar, “My wife Lucy and I are eleven months into our jobs at Netflix and it’s everything we hoped for to the power of ten. To see a movie based on your work every couple of years is incredibly exciting, but to see them all happening at once like this and with talent this high-end is just off the scale. These are writers and directors I’ve privately been sending fan-mail to over the last eighteen months so to be working with them all is just enormously exciting. This really is the greatest creative environment I’ve ever worked in. I can’t wait to switch on my computer every morning.” Original series to be produced include: A multi-generational American superhero epic, Jupiter’s Legacy follows the world’s first generation of superheroes who received their powers in the 1930’s. In present day they are the revered elder guard, but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents. Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil, Spartacus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), who recently signed an overall deal with Netflix, will serve as showrunner and executive producer, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Dan McDermott also serving as executive producers for the series. DeKnight will also direct the first episode. Multilingual (Spanish/English) series American Jesus follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he’s returned as Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead! How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making? Everardo Gout (Marvel’s Luke Cage, Sacred Lies, Mars, Banshee, Aqui En La Tierra) and Leopoldo Gout (Molly’s Game, Instinct) will serve as co-showrunners and executive producers on the series. Everardo Gout will also direct. Film projects include: Queen Emporia is married to (literally) the worst dictator in the galaxy, King Morax. After escaping his palace with her children, Emporia and her family, must hide from Morax and his army at all costs — even if it takes teleporting from planet to planet to avoid them. Writer Lindsey Beer (Kingkiller Chronicle and the upcoming Sierra Burgess is a Loser for Netflix and Wizards of Once for DreamWorks Animation) is adapting the comic book into a feature film, with Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum (The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, Maleficent) set to produce. In a quiet seaside town, Huck uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. His neighbors return the favors by keeping his abilities a secret. But when a newcomer alerts the media, a firestorm erupts, sending Huck on an adventure that will change everything. Ted Melfi (Hidden Figures, St. Vincent) is adapting the comic book into a feature film, with Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe set to produce. Set in a brilliant new sci-fi universe, Sharkey is a blue-collar bounty-hunter tracking criminals across the galaxy in his converted, rocket-powered ice-cream truck. Aided and abetted by his ten-year-old partner, he’s out for the biggest bounty of his career. Sharkey the Bounty Hunter will be adapted and published as a Millarworld/Netflix comic next year and writer Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 21 Jump Street) is writing the screenplay for the feature film. The post appeared first on .
July 17, 2018
Greg Berlanti developing Batwoman TV series for The CW is reporting that Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow) is officially working on bringing a Batwoman TV series to The CW. Caroline Dries (Smallville, The Vampire Diaries) is writing the potential pilot based on the DC character. Arrow’s Stephen Amell back in May at the CW upfront presentation that Batwoman would be introduced to The CW’s DCU in this fall’s crossover event. Batwoman, aka Kate Kane, would be the first gay lead character of a live-action superhero show. In Batwoman, armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope. The character was first introduced in Detective Comics in 1956 and was reimagined for DC Comics’ New 52 as a Jewish lesbian, the first lesbian superhero for a title DC character. Kane is a wealthy heiress who becomes inspired by Batman and chooses to also put her wealth and resources towards a campaign to fight crime as a masked vigilante in her home of Gotham City. Arrow and The Flash have both teased that Gotham City did exist in the Arrow-verse, such as when Amell’s Oliver Queen name-dropped Bruce Wayne during this season of Arrow. Berlanti Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television, with Dries — who will likely consult on behalf of the character during the crossover event — executive producing along with Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and DC’s Geoff Johns. Casting will begin soon to fill the role of Batwoman. The next CW crossover event is set to air in December 2018. If the pilot is picked up, the series could air in 2019. The post appeared first on .
July 17, 2018
Ryan Murphy’s The Politician cast announced! has officially announced that Zoey Deutch (Set It Up), Lucy Boynton (Murder on the Orient Express), Laura Dreyfuss (Glee), and Rahne Jones (Godspell) have been cast as series regulars in Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix original series The Politician. They will be joining Tony Award winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hanson) who will star in the comedy. Besides being described as a comedy that features social commentary, not much is known about the new project that was created by Murphy and his longtime collaborators Brad Falchuck and Ian Brennan. However, Deadline reports that the show will center on Platt’s character, Payton, “a wealthy Santa Barbarian” with political aspirations. Each season of The Politician, which has already been given a “two-season straight-to-series order,” will focus on different political races that Payton is involved in. Platt will reportedly have musical numbers in many of the episodes in the Fox 21 TV Studios new project, and Murphy is set to direct the pilot episode. If her deal closes, Streisand will possibly be directing some of the episodes as well. Ian Brennan (Glee co-creator) was brought onto the project by Murphy and Falchuck, and the three will likely share co-creator credits for the series. Murphy’s most recent collaboration with Falchuck is Fox’s new hit drama series, 911, and is the fourth series the pair will have co-created. The Politician is Murphy’s second original series arriving on Netflix, alongside his upcoming project, Ratched, a to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest starring Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) as a younger version of the cruel Nurse Ratched. Since the prolific creator-producer’s deal with 20th Century Fox TV is set to expire later this year, many are wondering where Murphy could end up. With two series from the creator landing on Netflix, it’s safe to assume the streaming site could become a more permanent home once Murphy’s deal with Fox comes to an end. The post appeared first on .
July 17, 2018
Live-action Rugrats movie, plus TV series reboot in the works Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have announced a double dose of the 90s animated series Rugrats, revealing that a 26-episode revival of the TV series is already in production and that a live-action film featuring CGI characters from Paramount Players is in development. “Rugrats is hands-down one of the most celebrated cartoons in TV history, and we are thrilled for a whole new audience to meet these iconic characters in brand-new adventures,” said Sarah Levy, COO, Viacom Media Networks; and Interim President, Nickelodeon. “What was true in 1991 when the original show premiered is still true today: kids are fascinated with the world of babies. We can’t wait for today’s kids to meet Tommy, Chuckie and pals.” Brian Robbins, President of Paramount Players, adds, “Now feels like the ideal time to reintroduce this iconic cast of characters to a whole new generation of young fans. Kids who grew up with Tommy Pickles and the Rugrats crew will now be able to share that experience with their own children.” The new animated series will see the return of original series creators Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain, who serve as executive producers. As for the live-action movie, Family Guy and Futurama scribe David A. Goodman is set to pen the script. It will debut in theaters on November 13, 2020. Rugrats first premiered on Nickelodeon in 1991 and would go on to run for nine seasons and 172 episodes. The series focused on the troupe of babies including Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, twins Phil and Lil, and Tommy’s cousin Angelica. The series had three theatrically released movies, the first of which grossed over $100 million at the domestic box office back in 1998. The post appeared first on .
July 17, 2018
First Look: She-Ra and the Princesses of Power photos and premiere date DreamWorks Animation Television and today unveiled a first look of the highly-anticipated Netflix original series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, as well as the fall premiere date of November 16. Check out the She-Ra and the Princesses of Power photos in the gallery below! The images reveal several main characters from the upcoming series, including Adora and the titular She-Ra voiced by Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor), Glimmer voiced by Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad), Bow voiced by Marcus Scribner (black-ish), and Catra voiced by AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs). Another image reveals Bright Moon Castle, the capital of Etheria and home-base to the Rebellion. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is the story of an orphan named Adora (Carrero), who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess She-Ra. Along the way, she finds a new family in the Rebellion as she unites a group of magical princesses in the ultimate fight against evil. From Eisner Award-winning author and executive producer Noelle Stevenson (Lumberjanes, Nimona) and executive producer Chuck Austen (Dawn of the Croods, Steven Universe) comes a modern take on the ‘80s girl power icon for a new generation of young fans. Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor) stars as Adora/She-Ra, Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad) as Glimmer, AJ Michalka (The Goldbergs) as Catra, Marcus Scribner (black-ish) as Bow, Reshma Shetty (Royal Pains) as Angella, Lorraine Toussaint (Orange is the New Black) as Shadow Weaver, Keston John (The Good Place) as Hordak, Lauren Ash (Superstore) as Scorpia, Christine Woods (Hello Ladies) as Entrapta, Genesis Rodriguez (Time After Time) as Perfuma, Jordan Fisher (Grease Live!) as Seahawk, Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Mermista, Merit Leighton (Katie and Alexa) as Frosta, Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) as Castaspella, and Krystal Joy Brown (Motown: The Musical) as Netossa. The post appeared first on .
July 16, 2018
Fear the Walking Dead season 4B photos released AMC has released the first new photos , including some behind the scenes shots of the cast, for the upcoming second half of Fear the Walking Dead season 4 over at . You can check out the 4B photos in the gallery below and stand by as the cast, showrunners, and executive producers of the show will also be this week to discuss the remaining episodes of season four. With the ultimate self-sacrifice by Kim Dickens’ Madison Clark in the midseason finale, Fear has lost one of its biggest characters — two this season including the loss of Frank Dillane’s Nick Clark — and the next chapter of the series will find the group attempting to survive in the aftermath. Fear the Walking Dead will return for the second half of season four, consisting of eight episodes, on Sunday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The first half of the season began with one figure, John Dorie, huddled around a campfire and ended with nine. Characters who started their journeys in isolation collided with each other in unexpected ways and found themselves in one of the last places they ever expected to be… together. In the back half of the season, they will explore who they are now — as individuals and as part of the greater group — and how they will forge ahead. They will find themselves pitted against new adversaries — human, walker, and even nature itself. Theirs will be a journey wrought with danger, love, heartbreak, loss, and ultimately, hope. Fear the Walking Dead is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Ann Hurd and Greg Nicotero, and produced by AMC Studios. The series stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garrett Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, and Jenna Elfman. The post appeared first on .
July 16, 2018
Stranger Things 3 teaser reveals new setting Netflix released the first Stranger Things 3 teaser featuring a brand new setting for the upcoming new season. In the new video, we are introduced to Starcourt, a new mall coming to Hawkins, Indiana. Also, we get to see Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) at his new summer job working at Scoops Ahoy, an ice cream shop in the new mall, where he works alongside Robin (series newcomer Maya Hawke). Make sure you check out the full clip in the player below and let us know what you think. Stranger Things Season 3 also stars Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, Sadie Sink as Max, Maya Thurman-Hawke as Robin, Jake Busey as Bruce, as Heather, and as Mayor Kline. The series was created by The Duffer Brothers, who also serve as executive producers and directors along with Shawn Levy (who also directs), Dan Cohen and Iain Patterson. Stranger Things is a Netflix production. Stranger Things received 18 Emmy nominations last year (with five wins) and was honored with the 2017 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, as well as the 2017 Norman Felton Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television — Drama from the Producers Guild of America. The post appeared first on .
July 16, 2018
First photo of Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown debuts Ahead of the new season, and fresh off of , has released the first official photo from season 3 of The Crown, offering a first look at Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II. Colman steps into the role played by Claire Foy in the first two seasons of the series, now playing an older version of the Queen in the series. Check out the full photo in the gallery below! “I am so thrilled to be part of The Crown,” Colman . “I was utterly gripped watching it, proper ‘Just one more’ feeling. I think Clarie Foy is an absolute genius, she’s an incredibly hard act to follow, I’m basically going to rewatch every episode and copy her!” Joining Colman in the new seasons will be Tobias Menzies as her husband Pricne Philip and Erin Doherty (Call the Midwife) as Princess Anne. The Crown, a Netflix original series, tells the inside story of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, as the fragile social order established after the Second World War breaks apart. Based on the award-winning play, “The Audience,” the series reunites creator/writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon) with director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and producer Andy Harries (The Queen). Beginning with soldiers in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces fighting an illegal war in Egypt, and ending with the downfall of her third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, after a devastating scandal, the second season bears witness to the end of the age of deference, and ushers in the revolutionary era of the 1960s. The Crown continues to chronicle the major political and global events that have defined and shaped the second half of the twentieth century – a series that is unprecedented in its scale, ambition and creative vision. Season three of The Crown is set to debut on Netflix in 2019 and has already been renewed for a fourth season. The post appeared first on .
July 16, 2018