Somehow there are still Stephen King stories left to adapt. Netflix wants to bring Atomic Blonde 2 to life. Hanna’s back for season three at Amazon. The Michael Bay-produced coronavirus thriller adds a Riverdale star. Plus, potential good news for Space Force, and what’s to come on NOS4A2. Spoilers, go!
THR reports Riverdale’s KJ Apa and Feel the Beat‘s Sofia Carson have joined the cast of Songbird, Michael Bay’s covid-19 thriller set two years in the future. Details on their characters are not available at this time.
Rat/The Life of Chuck
According to Deadline, Ben Stiller has optioned the film rights to Rat, a short story from Stephen King’s Let it Bleed in which an aspiring writer makes a deal with a talking rat to complete his western novel — in exchange for the life of a loved one. The outlet also reports Darren Aronofsky is attached to produce a film adaptation of King’s The Life of Chuck, the story of a man dying of a brain tumour “whose life is segmented into several eerie supernatural chapter breaks” from the same collection.
Atomic Blonde 2
In conversation with Total Film (via Comic Book), Charlize Theron confirmed a sequel to Atomic Blonde is in development at Netflix.
We took [Atomic Blonde 2] to them and Scott Stuber [Head of Original Films at Netflix] was really interested in it. We talked to him about it extensively, and we’re in the process of writing it right now. That character was set up in a way where she didn’t really reveal much of herself. So I feel like there’s a lot of potential there. The bar’s pretty high, but we’re excited about it.
Untitled One-Location Horror Movie
Though details are sparse, Deadline reports Sam Raimi will produce a “contained” supernatural horror film set in a single location from director Rob Savage and screenwriter Micah Ranum.
Lake of Death
Friends visiting a secluded cabin contract a mysterious black oil in the trailer for Lake of Death, coming to Shudder July 16.
TV Line reports Hanna has been officially renewed for a third season at Amazon.
According to an undisclosed source, Spoiler TV reports Space Force has been renewed for a second season at Netflix.
Vin McQueen falls into a deadly trap in the synopsis for “Bruce Wayne McQueen,” the fifth episode of NOS4A2‘s second season.
Vic McQueen returns to the Lakehouse only to ride straight into a deadly trap. Charlie Manx cashes in his favour. We meet the Hourglass Man, a powerful strong creative.
Finally, Sean Bean boards the Snowpiercer in a teaser for season two, confirming the actor will play the very much not dead Mr. Wilford, the designer behind the train.
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