Hollywould: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Tenet,’ and ‘The Long Walk’
The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry—we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed:
Game of Thrones Spinoffs
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, HBO’s programming president, Casey Bloys, gave updates on the upcoming prequel series:
“We’re shooting the pilot in June, you can do the math and figure out when it would be on the air. What I’m not doing is working backwards by saying, “This has to be on the air by this date.” We want to do the best show possible. This is a pilot, so we’re doing it the old-fashioned way, which is shooting a pilot. My expectation is it will be great and we’ll move forward and it’ll move along on a regular TV timetable. I don’t want to speculate any dates.”
“…There’s no scenario where [screenwriter] Jane [Goldman] saw the [Thronesfinale] and said, “Oh, I better change this, that or the other thing.” We’re trying to have a show that feels like its own show within the universe but we’re not trying to replicate the same show. It’s not the same characters, it’s not the same dynamics. It’s not like we’re taking the existing show and saying, “X, Y and Z worked, so let’s do that.” It’s a different writer, creator and different feel and different world.”
As for whether the ending of Game of Thrones means potential sequels or spinoffs—namely, a series for Arya—Bloys was pretty clear:
“Nope, nope, nope. No. Part of it is, I do want this show — this Game of Thrones, Dan and David’s show — to be its own thing. I don’t want to take characters from this world that they did beautifully and put them off into another world with someone else creating it. I want to let it be the artistic piece they’ve got. That’s one of the reasons why I’m not trying to do the same show over. George has a massive, massive world; there are so many ways in. That’s why we’re trying to do things that feel distinct — and to not try and redo the same show. That’s probably one of the reasons why, right now, a sequel or picking up any of the other characters doesn’t make sense for us.”
John Wick 4
The third John Wick may have just come out, but Coming Soon reports that a fourth installment is due May 21, 2021.
Christopher Nolan’s mystery “event” film has a name: Tenet. It also got a ton of new stars to go with it: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kenneth Branagh, Clémence Poésy, Dimple Kapadia, and Michael Caine who are joining John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, and Robert Pattinson for the “action epic evolving from the world of international espionage.” This is courtesy of Variety.
Speaking of John Wick, its writer, Derek Kolstad, has been hired to adapt the stunt-filled Just Cause video game franchise— according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Long Walk
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Trollhunter director, André Øvredal, has signed on to direct an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Long Walk— according to Deadline.
Meet Charles Manson, and fry some Nazis in the latest trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood:
Hate the last three Terminator movies? So does Terminator: Dark Fate, which completely ignores them:
It’s toys to the rescue in Toy Story 4:
Patrick Stewart returns to the world of Star Trek for Picard:
HBO’s Los Espookys has its first trailer:
Take a look at The Nightingale from The Babadook director, Jennifer Kent:
Krasue: Inhuman Kiss, a horror/romance based on a Southeast Asian mythology, will creep onto Netflix later this year: