Hollywould: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong,’ ‘Wild Cards,’ and ‘Game of Thrones’
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:
Godzilla vs. Kong
Courtesy of Twitter, Legendary announced production on the monster mashup has started.
— Legendary (@Legendary) November 12, 2018
Additionally, the film’s synopsis is up at Screen Rant:
In a time when monsters walk the Earth, humanity’s fight for its future sets Godzilla and Kong on a collision course that will see the two most powerful forces of nature on the planet collide in a spectacular battle for the ages. As Monarch embarks on a perilous mission into uncharted terrain and unearths clues to the Titans’ origins, a human conspiracy threatens to wipe the creatures, both good and bad, from the face of the earth forever.
Grant Morrison’s cult comic, The Invisibles, is being developed as a television series for Universal Cable Productions. The series follows an offbeat team of occultist freedom fighters who work to save the world from otherworldly conspiracies. Variety has more details.
Hulu’s close to a deal for George R.R. Martin’s, Wild Cards—and hopes to create an entire universe out of it. Multiple writers’ rooms are being put together for the “interlocking” shows, which will be set in a present-day nightmare.
Set in the present, the book series explores the aftermath of an alien virus released over Manhattan in 1946 that killed 90 percent of those it infected. In the survivors, DNA was altered, creating grotesque physical deformities, except for a tiny percentage who develop superhuman powers instead. Called the Wild Card virus, it has passed down through generations and can go undetected until suddenly activated by a traumatic event, at which point the carrier is either killed, mutated or granted god-like powers — effects that are largely a manifestation of the victim’s emotional state, making them vulnerable to reverence or ridicule on a deeply personal level. Now, after decades of sociological turmoil, having been worshipped, oppressed, exploited and ignored, victims of the virus want to define their own future.
According to That Hashtag Show, rumor has it that HBO is “interested” in Antonio Banderas as the third season’s villain.
Game of Thrones
The fantasy epic show is due to return in April 2019.
Courtesy of TMZ, The Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep, has picked up Jacob Tremblay. There is no word on his role at this point.
Gretel & Hansel
Back over at Screen Rant, Orion Pictures upcoming twist on a classic fairy tale has started shooting. There’s also a synopsis:
A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
Nerds, rejoice! Mystery Science Theater 3000 is almost back:
Julianne Moore’s having a good time in the trailer for Gloria Bell:
There’s finally a full trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma:
Though not exactly a trailer, here’s a Tweeted tease for the third season of Travelers:
Travelers, Season 3 is coming to Netflix, December 14th. Until then, maintain Protocol 5. pic.twitter.com/tmRl5BPA6a
— Travelers (@TRVLRSseries) November 13, 2018
In the latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, poor Queenie’s on the receiving end of some dark magic:
I am terrified of the eyes in Alita: Battle Angel:
Detective Pikachu looks creepy and unsettling, and I’m kind of onboard for it:
Finally, we have not one, but two teasers for Toy Story 4: