“Wolf Pack”, Paramount+ Original Series Sets Premiere

Wolf Pack Paramount Original Series Sets PremiereThe original series premiere of “Wolf Pack” is set to premiere on Thursday, January 26th 2023 exclusively on Paramount+.

On Thursday, January 19th, Paramount+ hosted a red carpet and premiere screening of the upcoming Paramount+ Original Series Wolf Pack at the Harmony Gold Theater. Following the screening, guests were treated to a party at Nightingale.

Wolf Pack stars Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as Kristin Ramsey, Rodrigo Santoro (“Westworld”) as Garrett Briggs, Armani Jackson (“Honor Society,” “Chad”) as Everett, Bella Shepard (“iCarly,” “The Wilds”) as Blake, Chloe Rose Robertson (“Wildflower”) as Luna, and Tyler Lawrence Gray (“Our Town,” “Macbeth”) as Harlan.

Written and executive produced by Jeff Davis, the series is a part of his multi-year deal with MTV Entertainment Studios. Davis is also writing and producing the upcoming Paramount+ original film Teen Wolf: The Movie.

In addition to Davis, Joe Genier, Mike Elliott and Karen Gorodetzky serve as executive producers for Capital Arts. Jason Ensler, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christian Taylor serve as executive producers.

Based on the book series by Edo Van Belkom, Wolf Pack follows a teenage boy and girl whose lives are changed forever when a California wildfire awakens a terrifying supernatural creature and drives it to attack a highway traffic jam beneath the burning hills. Wounded in the chaos, the boy and girl are inexplicably drawn to each other and to two other teenagers who were adopted sixteen years earlier by a park ranger after another mysterious wildfire. As the full moon rises, all four teens come together to unravel the secret that connects them – the bite and blood of a werewolf.

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Woman King and Underground Railroad Star Thuso Mbedu Teams Up With Stranger Comics To Co-Author Niobe

“Niobe: She-Tribe” Cover by Tehani Farr

Thuso Mbedu will author a one-shot comic titled “NIOBE: SHE TRIBE” along with Stranger Comics’ president Sebastian A. Jones. It will be part of Stranger’s TALES OF ASUNDA series and will feature Niobe, the franchise’s star character, who was first introduced in “The Untamed: A Sinner’s Prayer.” Mbedu and Jones will work together in writing the Comic, set for release in spring of 2023.

Stranger Comics is known within the comic industry for its diverse heroes and championing BIPOC women including its franchise star NIOBE, as creators of worlds. TALES OF ASUNDA is an ongoing series in the expanding, interconnected world of Asunda, which is rich in culture and tradition with years of development. It celebrates many of its lead characters and backdrops in afro-fantasy inspired settings, but with emotional themes that resonate globally on a deeply human level.

NIOBE: SHE TRIBE will tackle the pros and cons of “tradition,” asking both character and reader if all traditions are good, to be followed as law, binding in mind, body, and spirit. If they are disputed, what are the motives? If they are flawed, how can they be resolved? And if traditions are changed, how can people accept and evolve?

Jones, who created the world of Asunda, said of Mbedu: “Upon meeting Thuso I knew I had to work with her. Her honesty and modest genius hold a well spring of magical and relatable stories that need to be told. When we started brainstorming for the ‘She Tribe’ comic, Thuso breathed new life into Niobe and the vulnerable character relationships with such thought and care. Thuso is a rare spirit who speaks of many lives lived, here and before, and I couldn’t be more excited to share with our fans what we’ve got in store for Niobe and Asunda.”

When Niobe learns of a tradition that a tribal chief is decided in a fight to the death she must choose between challenging and changing an ancient custom or remaining hidden from the world and her destiny.

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GKIDS To Release “Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time” In US Theaters For The First Time

Evangelion Thrice Upon A TimeGKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it will bring the highly anticipated fourth and final installment of the new theatrical “Rebuild” editions of the EVANGELION franchise, to theaters nationwide. GKIDS, in partnership with Fathom Events, will hold event screenings of the highly anticipated finale on December 6th, 8th and 11th only.

Tickets will be available beginning November 2nd at FathomEvents.com, GKIDS.com/EVANGELION and participating theater box offices.

EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME was released in Japanese theaters in 2021, where it was a critical and box office success becoming the highest-grossing film of the year with ¥10.28 billion (~$85 million) in local box office. The release marks the first time the film will be available in theaters in North America since its domestic release in Japan.

Created by Hideaki Anno, the NEON GENESIS EVANGELION franchise is considered one of the most influential animated sagas of all time. Since the 1995 premiere of the original television series, the story of teenager Shinji Ikari has remained one of the most iconic titles in animation history, and a global pop culture phenomenon.

Following the conclusion of the beloved 1995 television show, the legendary project received new life as the EVANGELION movie series. The theatrical film series began with EVANGELION:1.11 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE (2007), followed by EVANGELION:2.22 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE (2009), EVANGELION:3.33 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO (2012), and culminating in the finale EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME.


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Documentary “Flight/Risk” Released on Amazon

Documentary FlightRisk Released on AmazonFlight/Risk follows everyday people who find themselves in the midst of a global tragedy when two Boeing 737 Max planes crashed only five months apart in 2018 & 2019.

This powerful documentary is told through the perspective of affected family members, their legal teams, whistleblowers, and Pulitzer-winning Seattle Times journalist Dominic Gates.

The film is directed by Karim Amer and Omar Mullick, and from producer Karim Amer, Paul McGuire, Jia, Leen Karadsheh, and Mike Lerner.

Here is the film’s official synopsis:
From the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated team behind The Square, The Great Hack, and The Vow, comes another urgent global investigation, Flight/Risk. Whistleblowers, journalists, lawyers, and everyday people from 32 different countries find themselves pitted against a corporate Goliath, whose new flagship aircraft crashed only five months apart, killing 346 people. Gumshoe journalist Dominic Gates and sterling patriot Ed Pierson are the one-two punch to Boeing that triggers the international outcry over the crashes. Following the making of a whistleblower in real time, Flight/Risk is a documentary thriller that investigates what it takes for ordinary people to hold a larger-than-life corporation to account. Pulling in family members who lost loved ones in the crash, lawyers fighting for compensation of victims, and loud public voices in the fray, here is what a portrait of heroism looks like.

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Fantastic Fest Trailer Premiere “Razzennest”

Fantastic Fest Trailer Premiere RazzennestWriter/Director Johannes Grenzfurthner (Masking Threshold) film “Razzennest” will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest this Fall.

The film stars Sophie Kathleen Kozeluh, Michael Smulik, Anne Weiner, Roland Gratzer, Jim Libby, Bob Rose and Joe Dante as Joe Dante.

Grenzfurthner’s last film, Masking Threshold, landed at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and was recently acquired by Drafthouse Films for its streaming release later this year.

Here’s the film’s description:
Razzennest is a horror film, satire, drama, ghost story and tale of survival told on a very improbable cinematic canvas. South African enfant terrible filmmaker and artiste-cineaste Manus Oosthuizen meets with Rotten Tomatoes-approved indie film critic Babette Cruickshank in an Echo Park sound studio. With key members of Manus’s crew joining, they record an audio commentary track for his new elegiac feature documentary Razzennest. But the session goes down a different path… cazzart! The ultimate elevation of arthouse horror, just not as you might expect.

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Marvel Comics To Publish New “Planet Of The Apes” Stories

MARVEL COMICS PLANET OF THE APESToday, Marvel Entertainment announced the Planet Of The Apes franchise is returning to Marvel Comics with all-new stories starting in early 2023. The legendary science fiction franchise has spanned over five decades with media including comics, books, films, television series, video games, and toys.

Marvel Comics and Planet Of The Apes have a deep history that goes back over 40 years. Marvel first published Planet Of The ApesPlanet Of The Apes stories in 1974, and in 1975, Marvel published Adventures On The Planet Of The Apes, full-color adaptations of the iconic Planet of the Apes films.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Planet of the Apes back to the House of Ideas!” Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski said. “The new saga in the pipeline is going explore the limits of what this beloved franchise has to offer through bold comics storytelling, and we look forward to setting foot on this new adventure!”
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First Look At The Spider-Man Zero Suit

First Look At The Spider-Man Zero SuitFortnite X Marvel: Zero War, the highly anticipated comic mini-series that will see the Marvel Universe collide with the world of Fortnite, makes its long-awaited debut tomorrow.

Written by veteran Marvel writer Christos Gage and Epic Games’ Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard and drawn by artist Sergio Davíla, Fortnite X Marvel: Zero War is a five-issue saga that will leave a tremendous impact on both universes, and Spider-Man will mark the occasion with a brand-new suit. Check out the unveiling of the Spider-Man Zero Suit right now and see it in action in both the comic series and in Fortnite.

Fans will be able to unlock the suit in-game ahead of its Fortnite Item Shop debut with a redeemable code in each first-print edition comic issue of Fortnite X Marvel: Zero War #1.

“There’ll be a few things you see in both the game and the comic—mostly in our final issue,” Gage explained to IGN in a recent interview. “But for the most part, what happens in the game and what happens in the comic are different fronts in the same war. Some questions that players might have about the game are answered in the comic, and vice versa, though neither are required to follow the story in the other.”

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Amazon’s “Emergency” Sets Release In Theaters and Prime Video

Amazons Emergency Sets Release In Theaters and Prime VideoDirector Carey Williams’ “Emergency” has sset its release in theaters on May 20th, and on Prime Video on May 27th.

Starring RJ Cyler, Donald Elise Watkins, Sebastian Chacon, Sabrina Carpenter, Maddie Nichols, Madison Thompson, Diego Abraham, the film will open in Los Angeles, New York, and nationwide.

The feature-length adaptation of Williams and Dávila’s 2018 short film of the same name, the film premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

It has also received positive reviews from critics, with the general consensus on Rotten Tomatoes describing the film as “taking the form of a classic college comedy while adding some socially relevant function, Emergency is as smart and disturbing as it is hilarious.”

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Kunle (Donald Elise Watkins) and his best friend, Sean (RJ Cyler), are both seniors in college about to embark on an epic night of Spring Break parties. Sean has the whole night planned out, including every party they will hit on their “legendary tour.” Kunle is down, yet mostly concerned with finishing up his mold experiment in his lab, as his acceptance to Princeton is hinging on the results. They return to their apartment to pre-game, yet find that their roommate, Carlos (Sebastian Chacon), left the door open. As they enter with trepidation, Sean and Kunle discover a drunk, semi-conscious White female they don’t know on the floor and an oblivious Carlos, who didn’t hear her come in over the videogame blaring in his ears. Kunle wants to call the cops but Sean vehemently opposes the idea concerned how it will look when the cops show up (two Black men, one Latino man and a passed out White woman).

Together, Carlos, Sean and Kunle load the girl – who they nickname Goldilocks, but whose real name is Emma (Maddie Nichols) – into Sean’s van, with the intention of taking her somewhere safe rather than calling the police. Meanwhile, Emma’s sister, Maddy (Sabrina Carpenter), has realized that Emma left the party they were at, and begins to search for her in a drunk panic using Emma’s phone’s location. What ensues is a chaotic, hilarious, and tension- filled chase all over town as our trio grapples with their differences while attempting to bring Emma to safety.

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Female Powerhouse Thriller “Take Back The Night” Set For Release On March 4t

Take Back The NightFueled by formidable female talent, both in front of and behind the camera, the new suspense thriller from Dark Sky Films ​comes to select theaters and digital platforms on March 4, 2022.

Directed by Gia Elliot and written by Emma Fitzpatrick and Gia Elliot, the film stars Emma Fitzpatrick (The Social Network, In Time), Angela Gulner (Glow), Jennifer Lafleur (Big Little Lies, Billions) and Sibongile Mlambo (Teen Wolf, Lovecraft Country)

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
Finding herself the victim of a violent monster attack, Jane launches a vigilante campaign to hunt the beast that tried to kill her. Jane’s efforts intensify, but her troubling history of drug use and mental illness bubbles to the surface causing her family, community, and authorities to question the authenticity of her account. Suddenly alone in her fight, Jane starts to doubt her own memory of the attack…to doubt if Monster exists at all.

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Orion Pictures Sets Mark Hamill To Voice Chucky In Child’s Play

Orion Pictures announced today that Mark Hamill (“Star Wars,” “Knightfall”) has been cast as the voice of Chucky in CHILD’S PLAY. The legendary actor stars alongside Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman and Brian Tyree Henry in a contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic that follows Karen (Plaza), a single mother who gifts her son Andy (Bateman) a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature.

Rising filmmaker Lars Klevberg (“Polaroid”) directs from a script by Tyler Burton Smith (“Sleeping Dogs,” “Quantum Break” video games) based on the original motion picture. David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith produce under their KatzSmith Productions banner (“It”). Aaron Schmidt and Chris Ferguson executive produced the project.

“We feel incredibly lucky to have an icon creating a new take on an iconic character,” said Katzenberg. “Mark is a gifted actor and celebrated vocal performer, and he’s approached this challenge with incredible energy and commitment.”

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