Kingsman: The Golden Circle arrived in theaters last year, and it wasn’t quite as successful as the first Kingsman film. But that may not slow down the burgeoning franchise. A new report suggests that Kingsman 3 is not only happening, it’s coming next year. A pretty neat trick considering that the movie hasn’t even begun filming!
Exhibitor Relations was the first outlet to report on the third Kingsman, in the following tweet.
The holy trinity has been confirmed. Fox’s UNTITLED KINGSMAN MOVIE drops Nov. 8, 2019. And yes, Matthew Vaughn returns to write and direct.
IGN followed up that report with confirmation that Matthew Vaughn will return to write and direct the third installment of Kingsman. However, 20th Century Fox has yet to issue an official statement as of press time. The first Kingsman movie was based upon The Secret Service, a comic book created by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. Millar and Vaughn previously collaborated on the two Kick-Ass movies before bringing Kingsman to the big screen.
At the end of Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Taron Egerton’s Eggsy married an English princess, Harry (Colin Firth) was officially back in the fold, and Tequila (Channing Tatum) joined the Kingsman. It’s unclear whether all three will return for the sequel, or if Tequila’s former Statesman partners, Ginger Ale (Halle Berry) and Champ (Jeff Bridges) will come back as well.
Even if Kingsman 3 is a go for November 8, 2019, it suggests that the sequel will need an accelerated production to meet that date. It could begin filming as soon as this year, but an early 2019 start seems more likely.
Are you excited to hear about the third Kingsman film? What do you want to see in the sequel? Let us know in the comment section below!
Maniac season 1 episode 1 begins with an unseen narrator describing the world of the series and making a number of hypotheses. According to the narrator, the world is the result of the sequence of connections made since the creation of the universe during the big bang, all throughout time. Physical forces, evolutionary biology, and choices made have all led to this moment in the story.
This, the narrator hypothesizes, is because all souls are on a quest to connect with others and be accepted. But, the narrator continues, the alternate worlds that could have been if decisions and events had played out differently, are just as important as the world we live in. The narrator concludes that these “almost” worlds cause us great pain. The narrator assures us that all he wants to do is find a way to eliminate that pain for others.
The Pattern Is the Pattern
Owen is the black sheep in the affluent Milgrim family. He is furloughed from his menial office job. He lives alone in an overpriced and under furnished apartment that he can barely afford in what appears to be a futuristic, alternate reality version of New York City. The family wants little to do with Owen, as evidenced by a small photo of Owen hanging on the wall in the family’s penthouse next to a large painting of the family, which doesn’t include Owen in it.
However, Owen finds himself playing a central role in the fortunes of Jed, his “golden boy” brother. Jed is about to stand trial for an as yet unrevealed incident. Owen has agreed to lie on his brother’s behalf, so that Jed will be found not guilty. At a mock testimony, the lawyer for the Milgrim family grills Owen. The lawyer even brings up the fact that Owen was hospitalized for a psychotic episode that involved delusions ten years ago.
Owen says that he is beyond that now. When asked directly whether or not Owen knows what’s real, he says that he does. However, Owen is experiencing earthquake-like tremors that no one else seems to feel. Owen continues to be visited by Jed’s doppelganger, Grimmson, who cryptically repeats the phrase “the pattern is the pattern.” He also insists that Owen is the hero who will save the universe. All Owen needs to do is make the connection with a female agent who will be his handler on his mission.
The Pattern Got You Here
This appears to be said handler. When we first meet the mystery lady, she is robbing a newspaper stand in order to buy a pack of smokes. Owen meets her when the two sign up to take part in a clinical drug trial with Neberdine Pharmaceutical and Biotech. The trial is a secret, with high risks and a potentially large payoff. Owen tries to make contact with the woman, but she is abrupt with him, telling Owen to stop staring at her.
The participants in the trial are taken deep below the Neberdine tower, where they are assigned to pods and outfitted with uniforms for the trial. Starting to panic, Owen asks the woman if she is his contact. She addresses Owen by name and states that yes, she is here to help him save the universe. But they can’t do that if Owen blows their cover.
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Melissa Joan Hart & Sean Astin to star in Netflix’s No Good Nick
Netflix has announced that they are giving a 20-episode series order for their upcoming multi-camera family sitcom No Good Nick, starring Sabrina the Teenage Witch actress Melissa Joan Hart and Stranger Things star Sean Astin.
“Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin are beloved by millions of fans around the world, and we are delighted to bring them together as parents for the very first time,” said Melissa Cobb, VP Kids and Family at Netflix. “We hope to entertain kids and families with heart, mystery and a lot of fun when No Good Nick comes to Netflix.”
No Good Nick follows the story of Liz (Hart) and Ed (Astin), a hyper-competitive career mom and lovable but dorky “fun dad,” respectively. In the series, they’ve adopted a 13-year-old girl named Nicole a.k.a Nick into their family not knowing the she is actually a street-smart con artist with a secret agenda. In addition to Hart and Astin, the comedy series also stars Siena Agudong as the titular mischievous character along with Kalama Epstein and Lauren Lindsey Donzis.
The sitcom is created and executive produced by David H. Steinberg and Keetgi Kogan. No Good Nick is directed by Andy Fickman and its production has just recently started with Netflix producing the show.
Hart is best known for role in the original Sabrina the Teenage Witch comedy series as the titular iconic character. Currently, Netflix has already made an adaptation of the show titled The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina which will be a more darker and supernatural series much different from Hart’s version. The new series will premiere on October 26, 2018.
Astin is best known for his roles in iconic films such as: the 1985 adventure film,The Goonies which was a story created by Steven Spielberg; and in the fantasy trilogy, The Lord of the Rings starring alongside Elijah Wood, Sir Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and Viggo Mortensen. He recently appeared in the second season of Netflix’s Stranger Things as Bob Newby.
Kenan Thompson set to star in single dad comedy for NBC
After recently setting the record as the longest-serving cast member on Saturday Night Live, Kenan Thompson has signed on to star in a new comedy series pilot at NBC entitled “Saving Larry,” according to Variety.
Thompson, who will star in the titular role and executive produce alongside SNL vet Lorne Michaels and 30 Rock‘s Andrew Singer, plays a father who is forced to be both a mother and father to his kids after the death of his wife, all while having his father-in-law hovering over him and judging his parenting.
Universal Television and Michaels’ Broadway Video are set to produce the series which, if given a full season pickup, more than likely means the exit of Thompson from the four-decades old NBC sketch series, ending an impressive 15-year run that has seen him work with other performers who have ballooned into stars, including Kristen Wiig (Wonder Woman 1984), Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), Bill Hader (Barry), Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses) and Fred Armisen (Portlandia).
Thompson just won an Emmy this year alongside SNL co-star Chris Redd and series writers Will Stephen and Eli Brueggemann for original music and lyrics for their song “Come Back Barack,” and he can be seen in the upcoming Illumination adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss story, The Grinch, which hits theaters on Nov. 9.
Check out the trailer for the Blumhouse horror film Thriller
Bloody Disgusting has shared a look at the new Blumhouse horror film Thriller from director Dallas Jackson. In the trailer, a simple prank goes horribly wrong, which sets off a chain of events that leads to some blood-splattered mayhem years later. You can check out the trailer in the post below!
Thriller follows the story of an introverted young man named Chauncey Page who is sent to juvenile hall after he accidentally kills a young woman who is part of a group of tormentors that play a cruel prank on him. After he’s released, he comes back for revenge — and blood — as Chauncey (Jason Woods) serves up some murderous karma as the group, now in high school, gets ready for Homecoming. Dressed in a hoodie and a menacing glare, he terrorizes them picks them off one by one.
In addition to Woods, the cast also includes Mykelti Williamson (The Purge: Election Year), RZA (Ghost Dog), Jessica Allain, (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation), Luke Tennie (Shock and Awe), Tequan Richmond (Ray), Paige Hurd (A Girl Like Grace), Chelsea Rendon (Bright), Mitchell Edwards (The First Purge), Pepi Sonuga (Ash Vs. Evil Dead), Maestro Harrell (Ali) and Michael Ocampo (Shooter).
Thriller is premiering this weekend at the LA Film Festival. No formal release date has been set.
New Halloween teaser shows the original film as a true crime legend
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions have released a new trailer for David Gordon Green’s upcoming slasher sequel Halloween, featuring a TV news report recapping what Michael Myers did during the original film which has become a true crime legend in the world of the ilm. Check out the video below!
Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. Curtis is joined in the film by Judy Greer who plays Karen Strode, the daughter of Curtis’ character, and Andi Matichak (Orange Is the New Black, Underground) who plays Allyson, the granddaughter of Laurie Strode.
The upcoming sequel film will be ignoring the continuity of all of the sequels in favor of telling its own story. Curtis previously appeared in four films in the series, including the 1978 original, its 1981 sequel, 1998’s Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, and Resurrection.
Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film. Green also directs.
Emily Alyn Lind joins The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep
According to Deadline, Revenge star Emily Alyn Lind has joined the growing ensemble cast of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Doctor Sleep, the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s literary sequel to The Shining.
Lind is set to play the role of Snakebite Andi, a member of the True Knot, a nomadic psychic group who feed off the steam of those children gifted with “The Shining”. In the Doctor Sleep novel, Andi was a sexual abused victim which caused her to hate all men. She has a snake tattoo and the ability to make people fall asleep through suggestion.
Doctor Sleep is set to be directed and written by Mike Flanagan, making it his second King adaptation after the acclaimed Gerald’s Game. Warner Bros. will release the movie on January 24, 2020. His producing partner, Trevor Macy, is set to produce along with Jon Berg for Vertigo Entertainment.
The sequel stars Ewan McGregor (Christopher Robin) as adult Danny Torrrance , Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible – Fallout) as Rose the Hat, Zahn McClarnon (Westworld) as Crow Daddy, Carl Lumbly (Supergirl) as Dick Hallorann, Kyliegh Curran (I Can I Will I Did) as Abra Stone, Bruce Greenwood (Gerald’s Game) as Dr. John Dalton and Alex Essoe (Midnighters) as Wendy Torrance.
Published 36 years after The Shining, Doctor Sleep follows an adult Danny Torrance (McGregor) from the original novel. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.” There Dan meets Abra Stone (Curran), and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival.
Deadline reports that Focus Features’ upcoming Harriet Tubman biopic starring Cynthia Erivo has added four new members to its cast.
Joining the ensemble cast is Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless), who will play Tubman’s mother; Zackary Momoh (Seven Seconds), who will play Tubman’s husband; and Deborah Ayorinde (True Detective) and Vondie Curtis-Hall (Marvel’s Daredevil), whose roles are currently unknown.
Based on the story of iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, Harriet follows Tubman (Erivo) on her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity.
The film, which will be directed by Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) and co-written by Lemmons and Gregory Allen Howard (Remember the Titans), will also feature an ensemble cast that includes Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton, Murder on the Orient Express), Joe Alwyn (Boy Erased, The Favourite, Mary Queen of Scots), Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Nettles and Clarke Peters (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).
Filming for the biopic is set to begin this October in Virginia and released worldwide by Focus Features and Universal Pictures.
Erivo is quickly making a breakthrough in the film industry after winning a Tony Award in 2016 for her performance in the Broadway revival of “The Color Purple,” starring in the upcoming heist thriller Widows alongside Viola Davis (Fences) and Michelle Rodriguez (The Fate of the Furious), which is earning rave reviews after its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods)-helmed mystery thriller Bad Times at the El Royale.
Lucifer gives a first look at Inbar Levi as Eve in season 4
Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive first look at Inbar Lavi as the former Garden of Eden resident Eve in this exclusive first look at season 4 of Lucifer. Levi joined the cast per an announcement last month. In the upcoming fourth season, Eve abandons Adam and decides to return to Lucifer’s orbit, and as you can see, she has a look as devious as her intentions. You can get a closer look at the new image by clicking the above photo!
The upcoming fourth season will be its first on Netflix, as the series was picked up by the streaming giant shortly after being canceled by Fox following its third season.
Based on the Vertigo character, Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals.
Lucifer is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity. The series is based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo, from DC Entertainment and is executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson. Len Wiseman serves as director and executive producer. Kapinos serves as executive consultant on the series.
Season four consist of 10 episodes on Netflix, though no premiere date has been set.
New A Star is Born featurettes discuss developing the music
With only two weeks left until its release, Warner Bros. has released two featurettes for the upcoming remake of A Star is Born starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga that highlight how the stars developed the music and their characters’ voices with Lukas Nelson and Mark Ronson, and both can be viewed in the player below!
A Star is Born stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga (as Stefani Germanotta), in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper helms the drama, marking his directorial debut.
In this new take on the tragic love story, Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. The cast also includes Andrew Silverstein (aka Andrew Dice Clay), with Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott.
In addition to playing Ally, Gaga, who earned her Oscar nod for the song “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground, performs original songs in the film, which she wrote with Cooper and a handful of artists, including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell and Mark Ronson. All the music is original and was recorded live.
A Star is Born is being produced by Bill Gerber, Jon Peters, Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips and Lynette Howell Taylor; with Basil Iwanyk, Michael Rapino, Heather Parry and Ravi Mehta serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Will Fetters & Bradley Cooper and Eric Roth, based on the 1954 screenplay by Moss Hart and the 1976 screenplay by John Gregory Dunne & Joan Didion and Frank Pierson, based on a story by William Wellman and Robert Carson.
The film will arrive in theaters on October 5, 2018.
A STAR IS BORN - Creating the Sound: Finding Ally’s Voice - YouTube
A STAR IS BORN - Creating the Sound: Jackson Maine - YouTube