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Fox has given a put pilot commitment to Chain of Command, a one-hour drama from writer April Fitzsimmons Doom Patrol, Valor, Jamie Lee Curtis, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV where Berlanti Prods is under a deal.
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Written by Fitzsimmons from a story by Fitzsimmons and Curtis, Chain of Command revolves around a young Air Force investigator with radical crime-solving methodology who returns to her hometown to join a military task force that doesn't want her, a family who has traumatized her, and must confront the secrets that drove her away.
Fitzsimmons and Curtis executive produce with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter for Berlanti Prods. The project is a co-production of Warner Bros. TV and Fox Entertainment in association with Berlanti Productions.
At this point, there is no deal for Curtis to act but that is considered a possibility down the road.
Fitzsimmons, a U.S. Air Force veteran, has been a writer on the WBTV/Berlanti Productions—produced Doom Patrol for DC Universe, Valor for The CW, and Chicago P.D. and Chicago Justice for NBC, among others.Fox
Curtis starred in two seasons of the Ryan Murphy-created TV series Scream Queens. Last year, she revived her signature character in Jason Blum's record-breaking version of Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green. Curtis' additional film roles include True Lies, for which she won a Golden Globe; Trading Places, which earned her a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress; A Fish Called Wanda and Freaky Friday. She also won both a Golden Globe and People's Choice Award for her role in the acclaimed sitcom Anything but Love, was nominated for a Golden Globe for The Heidi Chronicles and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in the CBS television movie Nicholas' Gift.
At Fox, Berlanti Prods. has breakout new drama Prodigal Son, which recently received a full-season order. This marks the company’s third put pilot commitment this broadcast pitch season, joining dramas TriBeCa at NBC with writer Jessica Queller and Found with Nkechi Okoro Carroll, at ABC.
Original Michael Myers actor Nick Castle just recorded some breathing for Halloween Kills. The actor posted a picture of himself on social media at a studio while in front of a microphone. Castle was the man who brought the villainous Myers to life in John Carpenter's l978 horror classic Halloween. He is involved in the latest movies from Blumhouse, but actor James Jude Courtney does the majority of the heavy Myers lifting these days, though it appears that all the 'voice' work will be provided by Castle in the next two installments.
Nick Castle captioned his studio photo with, 'Bravely left my shelter to do some 'breathing' yesterday. Hope you guys appreciate my sacrifice.' Horror fans around the world will definitely appreciate that sacrifice. Castle always has a good sense of humor about things, even when it comes to leaving the house during the coronavirus pandemic. North America has been directed to practice social distancing and staying away from large groups of people. Luckily, it appears that Castle was alone in the studio with maybe just an engineer or two.
Halloween Kills is in the post-production phase at the moment. John Carpenter, who came back to executive produce and score the 2018 sequel, is back on board and more than likely putting the final touches on his new score. When asked about returning, the director said, 'I loved it, It was a lot of fun. And I'll do the score, do a new score. That's always fun... I'm on board. Let's go.' In addition to creating the music, Carpenter also provided director David Gordon Green with some invaluable notes, which he more than likely did again.
As for what we can expect with Halloween Kills, James Jude Courtney recently gave a tiny tease. While 2018's sequel was pretty intense, it appears that the next installment is going to make it look tame. The actor notes that they had to make some changes to avoid the sequel pitfalls, but that was to be expected. Courtney says, 'We pumped up the volume on this one. We've progressed late into the night, and now that everybody realizes what the stakes are... it's reaching a head. It's [the 2018 film] on speed.' That certainly sounds like an interesting way to describe the upcoming movie.
Halloween Kills is scheduled to hit theaters on October 16th, 2020, followed by Halloween Ends, which scheduled to arrive a year later on October 15th, 2021. For now it seems like the October release date should remain, but that could change if the coronavirus continues to spread. For now we'll just have to wait and see what happens. At least we have Nick Castle to provide us with some Halloween Kills updates. Speaking of which, you can check out the studio photo below, thanks to Nick Castle's Twitter account.
It’s almost time for Adventure Time to return to our screens. The acclaimed Cartoon Network show is making a short comeback on HBO Max in the form of four animated specials that catch up with our favorite residents of the Land of Ooo. As we near the May launch of HBO Max, the streamer has released the first Adventure Time: Distant Lands teaser, along with synopses of the four exciting new specials.Adventure Time Distant Lands Teaser
Come on, grab your friends. The adventure continues with Adventure Time: Distant Lands, a series of four animated specials that will each focus on a different character from the disarmingly good Cartoon Network series created by Pendleton Ward. The teaser for Adventure Time: Distant Lands doesn’t show us much from the upcoming specials apart from some flashes of our favorite characters including Finn, Jake, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum, BMO and Peppermint Butler, but it’s enough.
It feels like it’s been years since we’ve seen these characters, who all went through drastic journeys during the whimsical, surprisingly sad, original series. But the synopses for the specials hint at an exciting reunion for Finn the human and his best friend Jake the dog, after the ambiguous, bittersweet ending of the original series. The other specials focus on BMO, Marceline and Princess Bubblegum, and Peppermint Butler.
Here are the official synopses for the four specials:
Episode 1 titled “BMO” – “When there’s a deadly space emergency in the farthest reaches of the galaxy, there’s only one hero to call, and it’s probably not BMO. Except that this time it is!”
Episode 2 titled “Obsidian” – “Marceline and Princess Bubblegum journey to the imposing, beautiful Glass Kingdom — and deep into their tumultuous past — to prevent an earthshaking catastrophe.”
Episode 3 titled “Wizard City” – “Peppermint Butler starts over at the beginning, as just another inexperienced Wizard School student. When mysterious events at the campus cast suspicion on Pep, and his checkered past, can he master the mystic arts in time to prove his innocence?”
Episode 4 titled “Together Again” – “Finn and Jake [reunite] to rediscover their brotherly bond and embark on the most important adventure of their lives.”
Adventure Time: Distant Lands debuts on HBO Max soon.
As of yesterday, only four wide-release movies were scheduled to come out between the beginning of April and end of June, due to the coronavirus pandemic: Artemis Fowl, Candyman, Soul, and The King of Staten Island. As of today, that number is down to three. Universal Pictures has pushed the release date of Candyman, the Nia DaCosta-directed, Jordan Peele-produced “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror movie of the same name, from June 12 to September 25. At least it’ll still be in theaters for Halloween?
Other Universal titles to be shuffled around the schedule include Minions: The Rise of Gru July 2, 2021, Sing 2 December 22, 2021, Wicked TBD, and Praise This, about youth choir competitions, which had the September 25 slot. It’s now undated.
Assuming Candyman — which stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Williams, and Tony Todd — does actually come out on September 25, it will face competition from the likes of fellow horror movies A Quiet Place Part II September 4 and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It September 11, as well as Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, the Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark, and Edgar Wright’s “well-directed acid trip” Last Night in Soho, all of which also come out September 25. Stacked day.
Let’s hope it stays that way.
I have a confession: Jordan Peele's Candyman is actually moving to September because Nia DaCosta just bought Skyrim. https://t.co/2WLNNcnoPh
— Nia DaCosta @NiaDaCosta April 3, 2020Via Hollywood Reporter