News Shotgun 9/26

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  • Timecrimes’ Nacho Vigalondo wants to do a Kaiju movie: Seemingly taking a cue from Guillermo Del Toro, Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo has apparently written an old school Kaiju movie he wants to try and get made.  It’s so old school, in fact, that there will be a guy in a suit instead of CG for the monster and Vigalondo himself wants to play the monster.
  • Y The Last Man adaptation is dead: The adaptation of Brian K Vaughn acclaimed comic series, directed by the Totally Rad Show’s Dan Trachtenberg, is dead and the rights are back with Vaughn.  Trachtenberg confirmed on Twitter.
  • True Detective Season 2 casting: Colin Farell and Vince Vaughn were officially confirmed to be starring in the next season of HBO’s True Detective and Rachel McAdams is apparently the front runner for the lead female role.
  • Real Genius TV show in the works: Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison is apparently developing the Val Kilmer 80’s classic into a TV show.  However, the show is not set at a college for gifted students but instead will be a work place comedy following co-workers with “incompatible personalities”.  How a giant laser factors into this is unclear.
  • First Look at Christopher Walken as Captain Hook:

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  • Keanu Reeves apparently up for Speed 3: Reeves, kind of jokingly, mentioned during a Nerdist interview he would be down for Speed 3 if it happened, a slight change from his attitude a few years ago.  He has John Wick and the TV series Rain coming up soon and Bill & Ted 3 is apparently still in the works as well.
  • Game of Thrones star join Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: The long in development adaptation cast former Doctor Who, Matt Smith, last week and this week Charles Dance and Lena Headey of Game of Thrones have apparently signed on as well.  Lily James is starring but the movie has gone through multiple directors and stars.
  • Police Academy reunion for latest SyFy Original: Steve Guttenberg, Michael Winslow and Leslie Easterbrook will co-star in Lavalantulas, where lave infused giant spiders attack Santa Monica after coming out of an ancient volcano.
  • First Look at Taken 3

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  • Charles Dance hints he’ll be back in next season of Game of Thrones: *Spoilers*  Although he was seemingly killed at the end of last season by Tyrion, Charles Dance hinted that Tywin Lannister will return next season, although in what capacity was not clear.
  • 11/22/63 series coming to Hulu: Hulu is getting a pretty major original series with JJ Abrams producing an adaptation of Stephen King’s 11/22/63.  The book follows a time traveler who finds a portal in the present that takes him back to 1958 and he decides to stop the Kennedy assassination in 1963, but things get complicated. The first season on Hulu will be nine episodes.
  • Bryan Singer returning for X-Men Apocalypse: Fox confirmed this week that Bryan Singer will return to direct the upcoming X-Men Apocalypse.  Producer Simon Kinberg hinted that Apocalpyse will mainly follow the First Class group of characters and, if any of the original X-Men were to appear, they may be recast.
  • Maze Runner sequel coming in 2015: The sequel to last weekend’s big box office winner, The Maze Runner, which is called “The Scorch Trials” will arrive in 2015.  Wes Ball will return as director and Game of Thrones star, Aiden Gillen, will play the main villain.

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