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  1. A Galaxy Quest Series Is Once Again in Development


    The greatest Star Trek movie that isn’t a Star Trek movie may be getting a series adaptation—and on the same streaming platform that airs Star Trek. Variety reports that a Galaxy Quest series is in early development at Paramount+, with Mark Johnson, who produced the original film, attached as executive producer.


    James McAvoy Will Speak No Evil in a Film from Black Mirror Director James Watkins


    Speak No Evil, a remake of the Danish film Gaesterne, which is also about a family vacation turned nightmare. James McAvoy is set to star in the film from James Watkins, director of The Woman in Black and the Black Mirror episode “Shut Up and Dance.”

    The Hollywood Reporter says the film “centers on a family that takes a dream holiday to an idyllic country house, only to have the vacation turn into a psychological nightmare.” Blumhouse is producing the movie, which implies it will be quite creepy. Writing about the original Danish film, The New York Times said “Gliding inexorably from squirmy to sinister to full-on shocking, this icy satire of middle-class mores, confidently directed by Christian Tafdrup, is utterly fearless in its mission to unsettle.”

    The story seems to involve something of an ensemble cast, but there’s no word yet on who will join McAvoy.


  2. Anthony Ryan has a post-apocalyptic thriller titled Red River Seven coming out in October.



    Internationally bestselling fantasy author Anthony Ryan – writing as A. J. Ryan – delivers a nerve-shredding thriller in which seven strangers must undertake a terrifying journey into the unknown.

    A man awakes on a boat at sea with no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. He’s not alone – there are six others. None of them can remember their names, but all bear the scars of recent surgery.

    When a message appears on the onboard computer – Proceeding to Point A – the group agrees to work together to survive whatever is coming.

    But as the boat moves through the mist-shrouded waters, divisions begin to form, and the group is plagued by questions. Who is directing them, why have their memories been wiped, and – most crucially of all – what are the screams they can hear beyond the mist?


  3. 7 hours ago, polishgenius said:


    Konate has spoken :P

    When asked recently to compare Upamecano and his Liverpool teammate Virgil van Dijk, Konate was flummoxed as to how anyone could put the two names in the same sentence.

    “What kind of question is that? You can’t compare the two. With Upamecano, we are in the same category even if he is a very high competitor. But Van Dijk, I put him on a different planet,” Konate told Eurosport (as captured by @iMiaSanMia).

  4. 3 hours ago, Deadlines? What Deadlines? said:

    Holy crap. Wikipedia and Google are saying season 1 of Citadel has a budget of $300 million. 

    That would mean it's the 2nd highest in terms of budget with Lord of the Rings show being 1st. Both shows from Amazon.

    Bloody hell, Amazon spending some crazy money on flop shows. This new one will flop as well. I mean Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra are main leads. Two of the most wooden actors I've seen. 

  5. Fascinating investigative docu by BBC into one of the biggest scams of it's kind. The alleged kingpin is ex Georgian defence minister who owns an 18 million pounds mansion in London. One of the companies associated with the criminal network also sponsored Sevilla FC and had sponsorship deals with Liverpool FC, Man City, Chelsea, Everton, Fulham, Tottenham, Leeds and Southampton.



  6. ‘Harry Potter’ TV Series On Max:


    At its Max streaming event, Warner Bros. Discovery confirmed a new era is coming for Harry Potter fans. The company announced a TV series based on all seven books about the boy wizard written by J.K. Rowling.

    “This new Max Original series will dive deep into each of the iconic books that fans have continued to enjoy for all of these years,” said Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO, HBO & Max Content about the project, which he also assured fans would be “a faithful adaptation.”


  7. 15 minutes ago, john said:

    Just saw that Anne Perry died. And, on reading her obituary, discovered that, as well as being a hugely successful crime writer, she was a teenage murderer and inspiration for Kate Winslet’s character in Heavenly Creatures. Huh. I kind of feel like they should put that disclaimer on the books.

    The whole thing is bizzare, disturbing and fascinating at the same time. :o


  8. In completely unsurprising news, Liverpool pull out of Bellingham race :rolleyes:

    A report in The Times yesterday insisted that Liverpool view a ‘summer rebuild’ as more important than spending a huge sum of money on one player with Bellingham valued in excess of £100m.


    And Florian Plettenberg claims that West Ham’s Declan Rice, Brighton’s Moises Caicedo, Inter Milan’s Nicolo Barella, Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch and Wolves’ Matheus Nunes make up the other five players on the Liverpool ‘shortlist’ and ‘being discussed with Klopp’.

    The Sky Germany reporter also revealed that Klopp was ‘100 per cent involved in the decision not to buy Bellingham’ and that the ‘decision was taken with the owners’.

  9. Set in the final days of World War II, Blood & Gold follows a German soldier who, desperate to return home to his daughter, deserts his post, only to find himself caught in a battle against SS troops on a mission to uncover hidden gold.

    Spring, 1945. On his way home from the front to his daughter, German deserter Heinrich (Robert Maaser, Barbarians, Tribes of Europa) stumbles into the clutches of a marauding SS troop. Their leader, Von Starnfeld (Alexander Scheer, The Island), leaves him hanging in a tree. It’s a good thing for Heinrich, then, that Elsa (Marie Hacke, Bauhaus, Outlander), a courageous young farmer, saves him and hides him on her farm.

  10. 1 hour ago, Mindwalker said:

    I've started to rewatch Vera, all of it right from the start, as I couldn't figure out which seasons I'd already seen. And it's been so long that I don't remember most of the cases anyway.  I'm at season 6 now, I think. I find the changes in co-workers a bit jarring, particularly of her sergeant. The first one was more interesting.

    You will be happy to know that David Leon is back as Joe in season 13.


  11. From the upcoming academic year, school textbooks in India have removed whole chunks of history.


    A number of scholars on the Mughal empire have reacted strongly to the move. Simon Schama, a British historian, tweeted, “This is another preposterous war on history – the Mughals were a magnificent civilisation producing transcendent art, music, architecture”.

    Katherine Schofield, who is a historian of music and listening in Mughal India, tweeted, “This RIDICULOUS. The Mughals ruled over much of India for over 200 years (technically over 300) and left behind an enduring legacy.

    Love them, loathe them, or really not care — leaving the Mughals out of school history textbooks won’t magic them away.”

    Author and historian Audrey Truschke said that the move marks another “chapter in the embrace of ignorance over knowledge that is increasingly common in Indian society under Hindu nationalist rule”. She tweeted, “Indian history remains untouched by such censorship. Modern ignorance thereof is another matter.”

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