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Ewan McGregor to Return as Obi Wan Kenobi in Disney Plus Series

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Ewan McGregor to Return as Obi Wan Kenobi in Disney Plus Series
Ewan McGregor is in talks to return as Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi in a series for Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed.

No other details on the potential series were available. McGregor previously played the character in the three “Star Wars” prequels “The Phantom Menace,” “Attack of the Clones,” and “Revenge of the Sith.” There had been talk for years that McGregor would return in an Obi Wan standalone film, but those plans were reportedly put on hold following the unsuccessful roll out of “Star Wars” standalone film “Solo.”

Reps for McGregor and Disney Plus did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment.

The Obi Wan series would be the third live-action “Star Wars” show on Disney Plus. The nascent streamer has previously announced “The Mandalorian” from Jon Favreau starring Pedro Pascal as well as a series based on Cassian Andor, the character first introduce in the film
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Ewan McGregor May Return As Obi-Wan Kenobi In Disney+ Series

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Ewan McGregor May Return As Obi-Wan Kenobi In Disney+ Series
Ewan McGregor may be picking up his lightsaber again. The 48-year-old Scottish actor is in talks about reprising his role as the heartfelt but headstrong Jedi master known as Obi-Wan Kenobi in a yet-to-be-titled Disney+ series, Deadline has confirmed.

Details about the series following the Jedi master are being kept under wraps. McGregor played the younger version of the wise but irascible Star Wars icon in the three prequel films: The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005). McGregor also revisited the role to make a voice-only cameo in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

Plans to produce a stand-alone Kenobi feature film morphed into the current plan for a big-budget series for Disney+, just as the discussion of a Boba Fett film gave way to the similarly spirited The Mandalorian series.

It may sound like a demotion in status and priority (and a reaction to
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‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ Will Draw on More Henry James Ghost Stories than ‘Turn of the Screw’

After the out-and-out success that was Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House, the ghoulish ghost story's follow-up, The Haunting of Bly Manor, is one of the most highly anticipated series out there. Series creator Mike Flanagan is, of course, hard at work adapting Stephen King's Doctor Sleep for the big screen, but Bly Manor is coming quickly down the pipeline; we already know it's based on Henry James’ 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw and that Hill House stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Victoria Pedretti are set to return. But Flanagan apparently …
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Water Cooler: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, The Farewell, Lady Snowblood, Love Antosha, Glow, Parasite, Addams Family, Good Time, Doctor Sleep, Magic Live & More

Water Cooler: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, The Farewell, Lady Snowblood, Love Antosha, Glow, Parasite, Addams Family, Good Time, Doctor Sleep, Magic Live & More
On the August 12 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. At The Water Cooler: What we’ve been Doing: Peter […]

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Pennywise Is Ready For A Reunion In New It: Chapter Two TV Spot

Pennywise tells the Losers’ Club how much he missed them in the latest TV spot (seen below) for It: Chapter Two.

By now, much of the footage featured in the new promo will be familiar to anyone keeping track of the film’s marketing. The grown-up gang sees their younger selves reflected in a window, James McAvoy’s Bill Denbrough encounters a vision of his younger brother Georgie in the sewer, Bill Skarsgård’s psychotic clown makes a load of creepy faces, and so on. Still, it must be said that this is a tensely edited piece of promotion that seems to be doing its job in getting the fans pumped.

Though Pennywise had to wait twenty-seven years to reunite with his old foes, Chapter Two comes to us less than two years after the first installment, which currently stands as the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Going by
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‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Casts Holly Curran; Bethany Anne Lind Joins ‘Reprisal’

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‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Casts Holly Curran; Bethany Anne Lind Joins ‘Reprisal’
Holly Curran (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) is set for a recurring role on the current season of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead. In season five, the group’s mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. With dogged determination, Morgan Jones (Lennie James) leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community and hope. Each character believes that helping others will allow them to make up for the wrongs of their pasts. But trust won’t be easily earned. Their mission of helping others will be put to the ultimate test when our group finds themselves in unchartered territory, one which will force them to face not just their pasts but also their fears. It is only through facing those fears that the group will discover an entirely new way to live, one that will leave them forever changed.
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This Holiday Season's Must See Movies in Theaters

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This Holiday Season's Must See Movies in Theaters
As most movie fans know Tim Burton came up with the idea for The Nightmare Before Christmas while doing some shopping as Halloween decorations were quickly replaced with their yuletide counterparts, resulting in a momentary mishmash of the two.

With that in mind, it isn't too crazy to start talking about This Holiday Season's Must See Movies, right? Sure it's only August but let's face it: our anticipation for Star Wars Episode IX started building back in 2012 when Disney snatched up Lucasfilm for $4 billion space credits.

Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker will take us back to that galaxy far, far away to wrap up the Skywalker family story with at least some degree of finality, even as a whole universe's worth of Disney+ streaming shows and spin-off trilogies await in the wings.

Moviegoers will travel to a very different theater of war with Oscar bait historical drama 1917. December also
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La Stephen King Fans: We’ve Got the Line on Another Advanced Screening of Doctor Sleep

Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, arrives in Us theaters on November 8th. But if you live in the Los Angeles area, you might be able to screen the film this Thursday, August 8th, at the ArcLight Pasadena. RSVP to attend, Here. […]

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Best of Frightfest: ‘Starry Eyes’ Dirs. Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kölsch

Best of Frightfest: As the twentieth anniversary of Arrow Video Frightfest approaches, we at team Thn take a look back at some of the best and brightest films that have screened over the last two decades. Today we look at Starry Eyes.

This year, directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch released their updated version of Pet Sematary. The film was a pitch-perfect adaptation of Stephen King’s darkest novel, but before all that, they created one of Frightfest’s more recent instant classics, the wonderful Starry Eyes.

Just how far would you go to achieve your dreams? This is a question that has been asked countless times across the centuries with one of the earliest tales being that of Faust. Starry Eyes tackles the age-old fable but adds a very modern twist. Sarah (a magnificent Alex Essoe) is a fast-food waitress with big dreams. Living within an apartment building full of other actors,
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In the Tall Grass First Look Teases Unnerving New Stephen King Adaptation

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In the Tall Grass First Look Teases Unnerving New Stephen King Adaptation
The first image for Stephen King's In the Tall Grass has been released. The film is an adaptation of a novella written by King and his son, Joe Hill that was published in two parts in Esquire magazine in 2012. It was announced about a year ago that Netflix would be adapting it for the screen and we are finally getting our first taste. Although no streaming date has been announced, In the Tall Grass will premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas at the end of September.

"Laysla De Oliveira (Locke & Key) and Avery Whitted (The Vanishing of Sydney Hall) star as Becky and Cal, two siblings en route to California who stop by a large grass field in Kansas when the heavily pregnant Becky feels nauseous. Hearing a young boy calling for help somewhere nearby, the two venture in and discover that the grass holds more secrets than they could have ever imagined.
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Fantasia 2019: ‘Homewrecker’ Review

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Stars: Alex Essoe, Precious Chong, Kris Siddiqi | Written by Precious Chong, Alex Essoe, Zach Gayne | Directed by Zach Gayne

It may come as a surprise that a movie about two women meeting at a yoga class, which then escalates to one of them refusing to let the other leave their house, is actually very very relatable for myself. But that is exactly how I found myself when watching Homewrecker.

The woman who discovers it is not going to be easy to leave the house is Michelle. Played by Alex Essoe, who horror fans will recognise from Tales of Halloween and her incredible performance in Starry Eyes. She will soon be even more popular when she stars as Wendy Torrance in Mike Flanagan’s The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep later this year. Her captor is Linda, played by the interestingly named Precious Chong. Michelle gets into the situation just because she is unable to say no.
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‘It’ Producer to Develop Wilderness Horror Movie ‘Sunburnt Country’

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‘It’ Producer to Develop Wilderness Horror Movie ‘Sunburnt Country’
A feature film adaptation of Gabriel Bergmoser’s novel ”Sunburnt Country” is in development from “It” producer Roy Lee alongside Jon Berg and Greg Silverman.

The story centers on a pair of millennial backpackers who go off-roading in the Australian wilderness and stumble upon a reclusive backwater town where they quickly realize that the locals hunt and kill outsiders for sport. They seek help from an elderly rest stop attendant and his granddaughter.

Lee’s credits include both “It” movies, “The Ring,” “The Grudge,” the “Lego” movies, and “The Departed.”

Berg joined Vertigo in 2017 after serving as Warner Bros.’ co-president of production for a year and overseeing the studio’s DC films. Berg’s DC credits include “Justice League,” “Wonder Woman,” “Aquaman,” and the upcoming “Doctor Sleep.”

Silverman is the former president of Warner Bros. Pictures. His Stampede shingle is in production on its first movie, “Pink Skies Ahead,” starring Jessica Barden.
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November's Must See Movies

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November's Must See Movies
Oscar bait biopics and prestige dramas aren't the only things on the menu in November. Terminator: Dark Fate and Charlie's Angels bring the action sequel bombast, with Midway giving the Roland Emmerich big-budget spectacle treatment to World War II.

The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep arrives hot on the heels of It: Chapter 2 with horror indie The Lodge also on tap for those who like a little post-Halloween darkness.

You may be wondering how exactly you're supposed to see all of these highly anticipated movies while saving up for Thanksgiving groceries and Christmas gifts. Well we've got your solution: the fantastic new program at Cinemark called Movie Club.

Stuff your November full of must-see movies for ten bucks or less (depending on where you live) with a Movie Club at Cinemark membership that gets you a movie ticket, 20 percent off concessions, and the chance to grab two tickets per transaction at
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You Can Watch The Shining in the Original Overlook Hotel This December

You Can Watch The Shining in the Original Overlook Hotel This December
Fans of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining have the rare opportunity to watch the movie at the actual Overlook Hotel. Or, at the very least, the National Historic Timberline Lodge, which serves as the iconic location in the acclaimed Stephen King adaptation. This is like getting to watch Friday the 13th at Camp Crystal Lake or getting to watch Evil Dead in the cabin. It doesn't get much more authentic than this.

The experience is the latest offering from the folks at On Set Cinema. The Shining screening is set to take place on Sunday, December 1 in Government Camp, Oregon at the Timberline Lodge. Not only will those who attend get the chance to watch the movie on-site, but they will also be allowed to access the hotel grounds for the day and, should they choose, stay the night. Here's what the organizers had to say about the event.

"This
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DC's Birds of Prey Has the Spirit of Tarantino Says Margot Robbie

DC's Birds of Prey Has the Spirit of Tarantino Says Margot Robbie
Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)} starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn is all set to swoop into a theater near you in February 2020. While out talking about her role as Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, Robbie confirmed that Birds of Prey definitely has the spirit of a Tarantino movie.

Margot Robbie reveals this about her upcoming Birds of Prey movie for DC, where she will reprise her role as Harley Quinn.

"I mean, yes. The [Tarantino] spirit's definitely there."

And this makes sense considering that the working title of Birds of Prey was Fox Force Five, which is a reference to Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. I'll allow Margot Robbie to explain.

"In Pulp Fiction, when Uma and John Travolta are having their $5 milkshake, she's explaining the pilot that she - which I think,
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Upcoming Movies Based on Books Releasing in 2019 and Beyond

Rosie Fletcher Jul 19, 2019

Novel adaptations coming to the big screen this year and beyond.

Movie studios are always after great source material to adapt, and it’s not all comic books, board games, and rides at Disneyland. Books can provide some of the best inspirations for films of all genres, from gruesome horror to weighty Oscar bait. And there are quite a few movies based on books coming your way in 2019 and beyond.

Here’s a round-up of the book-to-film adaptations on the horizon. Better get reading so you can annoy your friends by telling them "it’s not as good as the book."

The Art of Racing in the Rain

August 9

Kevin Costner stars as a dog in this comedy-drama from Simon Curtis who made My Week with Marilyn and Woman in Gold. In it old woofer Enzo recalls memories and lessons he learned from his time with his
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‘Greenland’: Stx Gerard Butler-Led Thriller Adds Andrew Bachelor & Scott Glenn

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‘Greenland’: Stx Gerard Butler-Led Thriller Adds Andrew Bachelor & Scott Glenn
Exclusive: Andrew Bachelor, a.k.a King Bach and Marvel’s Daredevil actor Scott Glenn have been added cast of Greenland, the STXfilms disaster thriller starring Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin. Young actor Roger Dale Floyd, who will appear in WB’s The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep, is also set to co-star.

Ric Roman Waugh is directing the film based on a script from Chris Sparling, with revisions by Mitchell Lafortune and Roman.

Currently in production, the pic centers on one family’s fight for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster.

Thunder Road Films’ Basil Iwanyk is producing the film with Butler and Alan Siegel via their G-base production company. STXinternational is handling foreign.

Bachelor’s upcoming slate includes Coffee and Kareem, a Netflix film starring Taraji P. Henson and Ed Helms, Holidate opposite Emma Roberts and Kristin Chenoweth,
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‘The Shining’ Deepfake Goes Viral With Jim Carrey Starring as Jack Torrance — Watch

‘The Shining’ Deepfake Goes Viral With Jim Carrey Starring as Jack Torrance — Watch
Few actors can match Jack Nicholson’s manic rage, which is why it’s hard to imagine anyone else starring as Jack Torrance in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” adaptation. The 1980 horror film gave Nicholson one of his most iconic roles, one that has now been reimagined with Jim Carrey using deepfake technology.

Videos referred to as “deepfakes” use an AI-generated algorithm that makes it possible to scan a celebrity’s face and upload it onto preexisting video content. In this case, Carrey has been seamlessly integrated into Kubrick’s “The Shining” to appear opposite Shelley Duvall in one of the film’s most famous scenes. Jim Carrey is one of few actors who can match Nicholson’s hysteria, so his face is right at home as Jack Torrance. “The Shining” deepfake, uploaded by the Ctrl Shift Face YouTube Account, has gone viral with nearly one million views since July
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Jim Carrey Becomes Jack Nicholson in Unsettling The Shining Deepfake Video

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Jim Carrey Becomes Jack Nicholson in Unsettling The Shining Deepfake Video
Jimmy Carrey becomes Jack Torrance in a new deepfake video pulled from The Shining. And it's no laughing matter. Carrey was known early on in his career for doing his Jack Nicholson impression. It's a funny bit, perfected over the years. And many have wondered what it would be like if this version of Jack replaced the real thing. No we get to see what that looks like, and it's as far removed from being funny as anything can be.

Jimmy Carrey's face has replaced Jack Nicholson via deepfake technology, and it's unnerving to say the least. You can still see bits of Jack peeking through, and we hear the actor's real voice coming out of Jim Carrey's mouth. More than anything, it's creepy. And it brings a chilling new look at an iconic scene from one of the greatest horror movies of all time.

Here, we see Jack Torrance typing away,
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Stephen King Reveals His 22 Favorite Movies Of All Time

If any author to have existed within our lifetime can lay claim to having a fair amount of their work adapted to cinema, it’s most definitely Stephen King. Granted, his books are amazing in their own right, but there’s something doubly cool about seeing them brought to life.

Of course, Mr. King is just like the rest of us when you get down to it, as he does enjoy taking in a good movie when he has the free time to spare. And when it comes to a mind such as his, it’s expected that folks be curious to learn which flicks he digs most.

Believe it or not, no less than 22 recommendations have been given by the legendary scribe in recent interviews. So without further ado, here they are:

The Autopsy of Jane Doe – André Øvredal, 2016

The Blair Witch ProjectDaniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez, 1999

The ChangelingPeter Medak,
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