HBO is bringing one of the most recent Stephen King novels to TV next year with an adaptation of the horror/mystery thriller The Outsider starring Ben Mendelsohn, Jason Bateman, and Cynthia Erivo.
Based on the absurdly popular HBO series and its ghoulish host, CBS aired the kids game show Secrets of the Cryptkeeper’s Haunted House for one season starting in Fall 1996 with John Kassir back to voice The Cryptkeeper and provide color commentary.
Second in command to Dr. Alexander Isaacs, Albert Wesker becomes the de facto head of Umbrella Corporation when Dr. Isaacs and other high-ranking officials go into cryostasis and is instrumental in unleashing the T-virus that causes a global zombie apocalypse.
Not a whole lot is out this week on DVD and Blu-Ray but there is summer movies Crawl and Stuber, the latest from Rob Zombie, Three from Hell, Henry Cavill hunting a serial killer in Night Hunter and more.
Ang Lee pits Will Smith against Will Smith in the action movie Gemini Man, which is an interesting experiment in film screening technology but a fairly generic and somewhat boring assassin/espionage movie.
Joker remained extremely strong in its second weekend, delivering the best second weekend in October history, while Gemini Man and Jexi failed to deliver and The Addams Family performed slightly above expectations.
Closing out the bloody and ridiculous carnage of Maniac Cop 2, composer Jay Chattaway and Peter Levin delivered the wonderfully cheesy “Maniac Cop Rap” over the end credits, which basically goes over the entire premise of the series with funky beats and ridiculous rhymes.
Legendary character actor Robert Forster passed away at age 78, the Walker, Texas Ranger reboot is heading to The CW, Hulu’s Helstrom finds it’s cast, Training Day is getting a prequel, HBO is getting a Maniac Cop event series and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
This week on the podcast, Zach and Chris talk about the show floor and few bits of news coming out of NYCC last weekend, the first episode of The CW’s Batwoman, a couple of chilly Liam Neeson movies, a new Inspector Gadget, Joker, Into the Dark and more.
Explorer and adventurer Emily Blunt hires con artist boat skipper Frank, played by Dwayne Johnson, to take her upriver into the Amazon in search of the legendary Tree of Life in next summer’s rip-roaring action/adventure Jungle Cruise, based on the iconic Disney ride.