Canceled: Netflix axes big-budget Grendel before show is even finished

Netflix executives have canceled Grendel, a new big-budget adaptation of the hit Dark Horse comicbook series, before the show has even finished production.  Despite the fact that the show, which was given an eight-episode order in September of 2021, had completed the bulk of its filming, Netflix‘s executives have pulled the plug on the show.  According to Deadline. the show, which was being overseen by Andrew Dabb, showrunner on Netflix’s recently canceled reboot of Resident Evil, is now free to be shopped to other producers in its unfinished state.  Grendel…

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Marvel’s Blade movie sounds like it’s in serious trouble

Marvel Studios’ Blade movie is in serious trouble, with multiple reports suggesting development has stalled two months before filming begins. The Marvel Phase 5 project, which is currently slated to release in theaters in November 2023, was set to enter full production shortly. However, Blade is in danger of missing its launch date altogether after director Bassam Tariq left the superhero flick just two months before shooting was due to start, according to The Hollywood Reporter (THR). In a statement provided to THR, Marvel said “continued shifts in our production…

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Deadpool 3 will see Hugh Jackman return as Wolverine ‘one more time’

The merc with the mouth has returned – and this time he’s bringing back a legend of the X-Men franchise, with Hugh Jackman officially confirmed to reprise the role of Wolverine for the next Deadpool film. In true Deadpool fashion, a video put out by Reynolds’ official Twitter account has the actor throwing shade at the character’s portrayal way back in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine. With references to the mercenary’s mouth being sewn shut and an apology for missing D23, Reynolds ends the video by asking Jackman if he’d like…

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Don’t write off Netflix games just yet – Netflix hasn’t

Netflix is pressing full steam ahead with its lofty mobile gaming ambitions, despite low subscriber engagement in the small library of titles released thus far.  The streaming giant has revealed plans to launch its own internal games studio in a bid to lessen reliance on third-party developers. Based in Finland, the as-yet-unnamed studio will be fronted by former EA and Zynga executive Marko Lastikka, and join Next Games and Night School Studio in the streamer’s roster of already-owned developers.  “This is another step in our vision to build a world-class…

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The Last Of Us: The apocalypse is here in the first trailer HBO’s mega-budget adaptation

The first trailer for The Last Of Us, the long-awaited and much-anticipated adaptation of Naughty Dog’s hugely successful videogame, has arrived. Click below to watch it: The series, which was first announced in March 2020, stars The Mandalorian‘s Pedro Pascal and British rising star Bella Ramsey. It takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed by a deadly virus.  We follow Pascal’s Joel, a veteran survivor who is hired to smuggle Ramsey’s Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone to the Fireflies, an organization who are searching for…

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Canceled: Peacock junks its second 1990s reboot in 2022

Peacock’s executives have canceled the streaming service’s reboot of drama, Queer As Folk, after just one season.  The new take on the drama only debuted at the start of June, with the entire first season dropping at once. Sadly, Deadline reports, it has now been axed and there will be no second season.  Peacock’s take on the drama starred Fin Argus, CG, Jesse James Keitel, Ryan O’Connell, Johnny Sibilly, Devin Way, and Kim Cattrall. It followed a group of friends in New Orleans who find their lives turned upside down…

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Marvel’s Werewolf by Night hailed as a ‘surprisingly violent’ MCU monster mash

The first reactions for Marvel’s Werewolf by Night have started dropping online – and critics are calling it an “instant classic” that could take the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in new and unexpected directions. The upcoming MCU Phase 4 project, which lands on Disney Plus on Friday, October 7 and received its first trailer at D23 Expo, has been positioned as Marvel’s first-real horror production. And, based on what critics have been saying since the social embargo lifted, Werewolf by Night is as violent and surreal as many fans hope…

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Your Chromecast with Google TV will get a big free update to Android 12

Google will soon update its top-of-the-line Chromecast to Android 12, finally bringing it on par with smart TV platforms offered by its rivals. Currently, the Chromecast with Google TV (4K) only runs on Android 10, despite both the hardware and software being developed by Google itself. Thanks to this upgrade the streaming stick should now get several benefits including support for a broader selection of third-party game controllers, automatic refresh rate switching to reduce video stuttering, and a slew of minor improvements. This follows the announcement of the new, more…

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The price of QD-OLED TVs could fall closer to regular OLED quicker than expected

If you’re hoping to see big price drops in OLED TV prices over the next couple of years, it looks like you’ll be disappointed. According to a report from Display Supply Chain Consultants (via The Elec and OLED-info), the two big makers of TV-sized OLED panels – LG Display and Samsung Display – will both stop spending on new equipment for building these screens in 2023. This price of the best OLED TVs has fallen a lot in recent years, in no small part because of huge expansions in their…

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Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio looks spellbinding in new Netflix footage

Netflix has released a stunning behind-the-scenes look at the making of Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming Pinocchio movie.  The new footage, shared during the streamer’s annual Tudum fan event, shines a light on the complex processes involved in producing a stop-motion animated feature. Del Toro himself narrates the two-minute clip, which teases various scenes from the film and is likely to leave fans even-more-eagerly awaiting Pinocchio’s December 9 release date. Check out the featurette for yourself below: As its name suggests, the Netflix movie is a retelling of Carlo Collodi’s beloved…

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