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The Small Screen / Re: Assorted TV news
« Last post by wilder on May 16, 2017, 10:41:13 PM »
‘Get Out’s Jordan Peele Teams With WBTV, HBO & Bad Robot For ‘Lovecraft Country’ Drama Series; Misha Green Writing
via Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions is teaming with J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television on Lovecraft Country, a one-hour drama that has been given a straight-to-series order by HBO. The pilot will be written by Underground executive producer/showrunner/writer Misha Green. Peele will be exec producer along with Green, Abrams and Ben Stephenson. Green will be showrunner.

There is connective tissue to Peele’s breakout genre feature Get Out, which brought a Black Lives Matter theme to the horror genre. Lovecraft Country, the 2016 novel from Matt Ruff, focuses on 25-year-old Atticus Black. After his father goes missing, Black joins up with his friend Letitia and his Uncle George to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America to find him. This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback. The goal is an anthological horror series that reclaims genre storytelling from the African-American perspective.

Peele brought the book to Bad Robot and enlisted Green.

“When I first read Lovecraft Country I knew it had the potential to be unlike anything else on television,” Green said. “Jordan, JJ, Bad Robot, Warner Bros and HBO are all in the business of pushing the limits when it comes to storytelling, and I am beyond thrilled to be working with them on this project.”

This comes after his Monkeypaw banner was staked to a first-look film deal at Universal. Universal-based Blumhouse made Peele’s breakout genre hit Get Out, which has grossed $215 million worldwide on a $4.5 million budget. He formed Monkeypaw in 2012 to tell stories in comedy, horror and other genres, but his genre work is quickly overtaking his previous identity in comedy from MADtv and the Emmy- and Peabody-winning Comedy Central series Key & Peele.

Monkeypaw also produced Keanu, the film he starred in with his longtime TV series partner Keegan-Michael Key.
The Grapevine / Re: Akira (Live Action - 2009)
« Last post by Lottery on May 16, 2017, 10:00:31 PM »

“I think [I could do it] if the story justifies it,” Peele said. “AKIRA is one of my favorite movies, and I think obviously the story justifies as big a budget as you can possibly dream of. But the real question for me is: Do I want to do pre-existing material, or do I want to do original content? At the end of the day, I want to do original stuff.”
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Paramore
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on May 16, 2017, 09:58:37 PM »
Just ran across this remarkable live video...

Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on May 16, 2017, 09:46:07 PM »
Well, would you look at that. This is a good song.

DVD Talk / Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Last post by wilder on May 16, 2017, 09:30:05 PM »
2017 TBD

Sidney Lumet’s Running on Empty (1988) from Warner Archive

After antiwar activists Annie and Arthur Pope (Christine Lahti and Judd Hirsch) blew up a napalm lab in 1971, they became lifelong fugitives. They and their children have stayed just one step ahead of the law, running from state to state, job to job, identity to identity. But now elder son Danny (River Phoenix) wants to stop running from a past not his. And to do so, he might never see his on-the-lam family again.

The Grapevine / Re: Happy End
« Last post by Drenk on May 16, 2017, 05:54:02 PM »
Judging from this clip they fired the guy who did the Google Translation for Amour. Good.
David Lynch / Re: HALFBORN: An Inland Empire Analysis
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on May 16, 2017, 04:50:46 PM »
Some great speculations on this board, thanks to everyone who has contributed! I did find a lot of answer's in Lidstone's book though, best analysis so far, here is the link for those who haven't checked it out yet:

Hello again, Michael Lidstone. (Your email gave it away this time.)

You don't have to hide your identity. Just be civil and you won't be banned again.

Still, though, praising your own book under false names is not cool. 
The Grapevine / Happy End
« Last post by wilder on May 16, 2017, 04:37:57 PM »

“All around us, the world, and we, in its midst, blind.” The film is a snapshot from the life of a bourgeois European family.

Written and Directed by Michael Haneke
Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz and Toby Jones
Release Date - TBD, Cannes premiere

David Lynch / Re: The Official Twin Peaks Thread (TOTPT)
« Last post by Drenk on May 16, 2017, 07:56:11 AM »

I can't wait to see what Lynch does, but also how the story continues...
The Small Screen / Re: Better Call Saul
« Last post by Drenk on May 16, 2017, 07:11:37 AM »
It's a problem with the acting, it's there since season 1. That's why it's really hard for me to invest in that storyline.
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