Live Nation And Penguin Random House Announce Bono’s ‘Stories Of Surrender’ The Book Tour

Bono’s Stories Of Surrender The Book TourToday, Live Nation and Penguin Random House announced a 14-city book tour in support of SURRENDER: 40 Songs, One Story, the forthcoming memoir by Bono—artist, activist and U2 lead singer —which will be released worldwide on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

The book tour, titled ‘Stories of Surrender’ and produced by Live Nation, is a limited run of theatre dates to mark the release of a memoir in which one of the world’s most iconic artists writes for the first time about his remarkable life and those he has shared it with. Bono will bring the stories of his life to life — live and in person— to 14 cities across North America and Europe.

Kicking off at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on Wednesday, November 2, ‘Stories of Surrender’ will make stops in Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Berlin, Paris—and Bono’s hometown of Dublin— before wrapping on Monday, November 28 in Madrid.

Tickets go on sale starting Friday, October 7 at 10am local time and will be available at: www.ticketmaster.com/bono. Each ticket purchased comes with a copy of Bono’s forthcoming book, Surrender, to be released on November 1, 2022. All tickets purchased online will be delivered as secure mobile tickets. There will be a two-ticket limit per person.
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Amazon Studios Acquires Rights To Charles Soule & Ryan Brown’s Comic Book Series “Eight Billion Genies” After A Heated Auction

EIGHT BILLION GENIESLast week, Hollywood Reporter announced that Amazon Studios has acquired the development rights to Charles Soule and Ryan Browne’s bestselling comic book series, Eight Billion Genies, after a heated auction.

The first project coming out of the deal is a feature film, which will be executive produced by Soule and Browne and serve as the cornerstone in a cross-media Universe of storytelling.

Charles Soule and Ryan Browne are represented by Angela Cheng Caplan of Cheng Caplan Company and Eric Feig of Feig Law.

The Eight Billion Genies comic book series asks, If you had one wish… what would you wish for? Now, what if everyone else on the planet had one wish too? At exactly the same moment, everyone on earth gets a genie and one wish. Eight seconds later, the world has transformed forever…and that’s just the beginning.
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Katie Couric Announces All-Star Lineup To Join Her 2021 “Going There” Book Tour

KATIE COURIC ANNOUNCES ALL-STAR LINEUP TO JOIN HER 2021 GOING THERE BOOK TOURCouric Will Be Joined by Special Guests at Every Stop Including Jennifer Garner, Chance the Rapper, SNL’s Chloe Fineman & Melissa Villaseñor, Kara Swisher, Ina Garten, Leslie Jordan, Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Savannah Guthrie, and Tan France.

Award winning journalist and best-selling author Katie Couric has revealed the nine special guests that will be joining her on the road for her 2021 Going There Tour, produced by Live Nation and in partnership with P&G.

In celebration of her forthcoming memoir, Going There, out on October 26th, the tour kicks off October 28th in Boston with special guest Tan France. Additionally, Couric will be in conversation with Saturday Night Live’s Chloe Fineman & Melissa Villaseñor in New York City, Kara Swisher in Washington, D.C., Savannah Guthrie in Philadelphia, Chance The Rapper in Chicago, Ina Garten in Atlanta, JenniferGarner in Los Angeles, Leslie Jordan in San Francisco, and Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams-Paisley in Nashville.
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Zack Snyder Reveals Forbidden Planet’s Army Of The Dead Worldwide Exclusive

Superstar director Zack Snyder – director of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman & Zack Snyder’s Justice League, has announced via retailer Forbidden Planet that he is launching an exclusive Snyder-curated Forbidden Planet edition of The Army of the Dead: The Making of the Film book.

Speaking exclusively to Forbidden Planet TV, Snyder said: “Titan Books and Forbidden Planet have done amazing work with this curated exclusive edition. It’s been a real pleasure for me to have this exclusive partnership with you guys, we’ve produced “making of” books that span my filmography and they’ve all been amazing. For me as a filmmaker, just to have this record of the work that was done to create these films – all the hard work that the artists have done – these books are a service that really allow fans to connect with how these movies are made. The Army of the Dead book is really fun, it captures a lot of the spirit of the movie and the joy we had making it. Creating this special edition was a real pleasure and I’m excited for the fans to check it out.”

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Nerdist Book Club Takes on Frank Herbert’s DUNE

Nerdist Announces the Next Book in the Series, to Air in May and June

Hosts of the new Nerdist series Nerdist Book Club closed Wednesday night’s show with the announcement that the next book they will be reading and discussing is Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction epic DUNE. Nerdist Book Club launched April 8, brings fans together on multiple streaming channels to join hosts Maude Garrett (GeekBomb), Hector Navarro (DC Daily), and Rachel Heine (Nerdist Editor-in-Chief) to discuss books, wine, pets, and more, and they have just completed their first title, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.

Now, for science fiction lovers who have just never gotten around to it, or for readers who have been intimidated by the sheer size of Herbert’s bestselling tome, Nerdist Book Club will take the audience through this essential novel over the course of six episodes and six weeks, a pace that is manageable but will also give readers plenty of time to get excited for the new feature film’s release later this year.

Nerdist Book Club’s DUNE series will stream live on the Nerdist YouTube channel, the Geek & Sundry YouTube Channel, and the Geek & Sundry Twitch Channel from 5-6pm PT on Wednesdays, beginning May 6, 2020. To join the conversation, fans should follow Nerdist on Twitter and subscribe to the Nerdist YouTube Channel.

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Amazon Sets Debut Date For Second Season Of “Jack Ryan”

Amazon Prime Video today announced that the second season of the fan-favorite, action-thriller Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, starring John Krasinski (A Quiet Place), will premiere globally on Friday, November 1, 2019. In addition to the series’ launch date, the official trailer and key art was also released today.

In the second season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, after tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan, portrayed by Krasinski, heads down to South America to investigate. As Jack’s investigation threatens to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, the President of Venezuela launches a counter-attack that hits home for Jack, leading him and his fellow operatives on a global mission spanning the United States, UK, Russia, and Venezuela to unravel the President’s nefarious plot and bring stability to a country on the brink of chaos.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is co-produced by Amazon Studios, Paramount Television and Skydance Television and will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. In addition to Krasinski, the second season of the dramatic series also stars Wendell Pierce (The Wire) as James Greer, Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) as Harriet ‘Harry’ Baumann and Michael Kelly (House of Cards) as Mike November.

The official Season Two trailer will also be shown during tonight’s NFL Season Opener on NBC, marking the first time Prime Video will be running a full-length trailer on broadcast television. Additionally, travelers flying into LAX Airport this month will be greeted to “Jack is Back,” a 50,000 square foot rooftop billboard marking the largest rooftop advertising placement of all time. The rooftop billboard will be illuminated, allowing travelers to view the signage any hour of the day or night.

The series is executive produced by Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Michael Bay, Krasinski and Allyson Seeger, along with Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland, who created the series for television. Additionally, Andrew Bernstein, Vince Calandra, David Graziano, Tom Clancy, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Marcy Ross, Mace Neufeld, Lindsey Springer, Dennie Gordon and Phil Abraham also executive produce the second season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child To Be Featured At This Year’s SDCC

The award-winning international hit stage production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be featured at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego from July 18 to 21, 2019 with a booth and panel.

On Thursday, July 18 at 6pm, panel audiences will get an exclusive, never before seen insight into the world of the mind-blowing stage effects of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child when the show’s Magic and Illusions Designer Jamie Harrison and his associate Chris Fisher lead “Making Magic for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – An Interactive Masterclass.” With magical demonstrations, video footage and never-before told stories from the making of the show, audiences will learn how the magicians and actors use clever techniques and cunning psychology to make the impossible seem real – they’ll even learn to perform magic themselves.

The production’s booth, on display all four days at #3629 in the Exhibit Hall, will feature Tony Award winner Christine Jones’ set model for the Broadway production, along with an actual costume worn by Jamie Parker who created the role of Harry Potter in the original West End and Broadway productions.

The walls of the booth will be lined with exclusive content featured in the forthcoming book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey which will be released by Scholastic in the US on November 5, 2019. There will also be a photo booth where fans can show their Hogwarts House pride by posing with Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin banners.
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“Hunger Games” Novel Prequel Set To Arrive in 2020

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Its been nearly 10 years since science fiction author Suzanne Collins wrapped up the dystopian Hunger Games trilogy with Mockingjay, and now it appears that she’s back to revisit that world.

Though the book is still currently entitled, publisher Scholastic already announced a release date of May 19, 2020.

The upcoming novel will be set in the dystopian world of Panem, and is set to take place rebellion 64 years before the events The Hunger Games trilogy.

“With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival,” Collins said.

“The reconstruction period 10 years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days — as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet — provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.”

The Hunger Games books, which follows young protagonist Katniss Everdeen and a world where teenagers from various districts are selected to compete in a battle royale to the death called “The Hunger Games”.

The trilogy of books have sold more than 50 million books in print and digital in the US alone. The novels were also adapted into four films starring Jennifer Lawrence, which became massive global success, earning nearly $3 billion (€2.7 billion) at the wbox office worldwide.

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“Doctor Sleep” Revisits Danny From “The Shining”

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Publisher: Scribner

Its been nearly 40 years ago since moviegoers saw Danny Torrance and his psychic powers called “the shining” in the 1980 film adaptation of the Steven King novel of the same name.

“Doctor Sleep” follows Danny (played by Ewan McGregor) now an adult, an alcoholic and battling the childhood trauma that he experienced with his family in the Overlook Hotel. This week, Warner Bros. unveiled the film’s creepy trailer, giving audiences a first look at Danny since the events in the hotel.

Written and directed by Mike Flanagan, who directed the highly underrated Oculus from 2013 and the hit Netflix series “The Haunting of the Hill House.”

Fans should also recognize the “The Shining” theme featured in the trailer, which suggests that the sequel may indeed exist within the world of original King novel and Stanley Kubrick’s classic film.

The film co-stars Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) and child actress Kyliegh Curran. “Doctor Sleep” is set to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on November 8, 2019.

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James Wan and Gary Dauberman Collaborating on Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot”

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Stephen King’s 1975 horror novel is said to be getting a big screen treatment, with James Wan and Gary Dauberman collaborating on the project.

Salem’s Lot tells the story of a writer named Ben Mears who returns to the titular town of his youth, only to find out that its residents have become vampires.

The vampire novel is King’s second published novel, and one of his most popular. Surprisingly, the novel never received a big-screen adaptation. It was adapted in a TV series in 1979, and was updated in a mini-series in 2014 which aired on TNT.

Wan and Dauberman have worked together on The Conjuring Universe horror films, including Annabelle and The Nun, which were written by Dauberman.

Dauberman will also pen as well as executive produce Salem’s Lot, while Wan will serve as producer together with Roy Lee and Mark Wolper.

Wan was responsible for kick-starting the Conjuring Universe in 2013 with its first entry The Conjuring as well as its 2016 sequel The Conjuring 2. He also recently helmed DC’s Aquaman film for Warner Bros.

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