Netflix is taking Martin Scorsese from The Irishman to Canada. The revered filmmaker will direct a reunion special of classic sketch comedy series SCTV, featuring original stars Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara and more.
Word that Stranger Things 3 would wait until 2019 has us all upside down, but there may be good news yet. Season 3 of the breakout Netflix drama is largely mapped out, including new “forces of evil” and slim hope that fewer episodes might keep a 2018 premiere in play.
We were perfectly content with Stranger Things 2 leaving Eleven and co. on a happy Snow Ball, save one looming shot of the threat to come. The second season finale almost went much further, however, before creators vetoed several epilogues for Season 3.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Uncharted fans have been looking forward to a movie adaptation of the blockbuster video game franchise for years. Heck, the rumors surrounding an Uncharted adaptation even predate our own movie archives; if you scroll all the way back, our first mention of the movie is five years ago, when David O. Russell and Mark Wahlberg had already departed from the project. So when Sony finally decided to move forward with the project, fans were more than a little confused to hear that it was Tom Holland who would be playing Nathan Drake. Why go the prequel route when there’s so much established canon to explore?
Not much is known of the second season of Stranger Things, but – then again – Season 1 didn’t offer terribly many answers. At least one thing’s for sure: if you thought the Demogorgon was scary, producer Shawn Levy says the giant threat of Stranger Things 2 will make the gangly monster seem “quaint” by comparison.
Netflix is keeping understandably quiet on Stranger Things 2, but one wonders if we’ll endure the same wait for an official renewal as before. At the very least, the Duffer brothers seem to be overflowing with ideas, as director Shawn Levy claims portions of Season 2 had to be trimmed for a potential third season.
It wasn’t long ago we learned that Stranger Things creators the Duffer brothers had called on producer Shawn Levy to fulfill a similar directorial obligation as the first year, though the full roster remained unclear. Now, we’ve learned Finding Dory and Nemo director Andrew Stanton will direct several episodes, as will another newcomer to the series.
Following a major relocation from PBS to HBO, Sesame Street is plotting another big move: This time to a theater near you. Warner Bros. is developing a feature-length, live-action film based on the venerable children’s educational series. Sure, it’s an easy mark for a typical nostalgia cash-in, but it’s also hard to complain about a Sesame Street movie given everything that the series stands for — and in the wake of our recent election, we could probably use a few sunny days.