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‘The Man Who Fell To Earth’ Series Coming To CBS All Access From Alex Kurtzman
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The Man Who Fell To Earth David Bowie 1976

CBS All Access, CBS’s subscription streaming service, announced on Thursday plans for The Man Who Fell To Earth, a new original series based on Walter Tevis’s 1963 science fiction novel of the same name and the 1976 film starring David Bowie.

Per the announcement, which was first made at a Television Critics Association presentation, the series will “follow an alien who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future.”

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SDCC 2019: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Trailer: More ‘TNG’ Characters Confirmed!
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Star Trek Picard

CBS has found huge success with Star Trek: Discovery on its CBS All Access streaming platform. And now they are expanding the franchise with a new television series Star Trek: Picard. The spin-off series will feature Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) 20 years after the events of the film Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). Now we are getting a first look at the series. Check out the trailer here below.

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Teaser Trailer Released For New Picard ‘Star Trek’ Series Starring Patrick Stewart
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Star Trek: Picard

Last August we found out that the great Sir Patrick Stewart would be once again taking on the role of Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series.

Now a teaser trailer has been released for the series, which is titled Star Trek: Picard. You can find more information on the show and check out the teaser trailer below.

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Official Trailer For ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Released
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Star Trek: Discovery

CBS has released an official trailer for season two of Star Trek: Discovery, which returns for its sophomore season early next year.

The latest Trek series airs on the CBS streaming service CBS All Access. You can find some more info on Star Trek: Discovery and check out the official trailer below.

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Patrick Stewart To Reprise Jean-Luc Picard Role For New ‘Star Trek’ Series
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The Next Generation Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart will reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series, the actor announced at a fan convention this weekend.

Stewart, who played the iconic role in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series from 1987 to 1994, and then again in the film series, made a surprise appearance at Star Trek Las Vegas, where he proclaimed, “Jean-Luc Picard is back.”

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Universal’s Dark Universe May Be Dead As Key Figures Start To Leave It Behind
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Dark Universe title card

Let’s face it, Universal’s Dark Universe was a very ambitious plan that no one really was on board for. Though contemporary takes on the classic Universal monsters sounded like a good idea on the surface, the results were anything but that. It all started with The Mummy, the Tom Cruise-starring vehicle that was supposed to launch the universe. The film performed well-below expectations, and what followed made things even worse for the potential universe. Bride of Frankenstein, directed by Bill Condon and starring Javier Bardem as the Monster and possibly Angelina Jolie as the title character, had been put on hold. Reports stated that it was to fix some of the script issues. While that may be true, it was a sign that things weren’t going well. And this latest bit may be the final nail in the coffin.

According to a new report, the Dark Universe may be dead as key figures like Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are now leaving it behind, forcing Universal to rethink the interconnected monster world that they are creating. More on the story below.

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‘The Mummy’ Interview: Annabelle Wallis On Her First Action Movie And Doing Her Own Stunts
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The Mummy reboot Tom Cruise Annabelle Wallis

Universal’s Dark Universe will reintroduce those classic Universal Monster films that terrified us as kids to a younger generation of audiences who might not be familiar with them. In this world of gods and monsters, the shadowy organization Prodigium works hard to find, examine, and contain these evil monsters. With Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy opening in theaters this weekend, the film opens the door to an all new terrifying universe where those same gods and monsters that used to scare us now exist and live amongst us today.

In The Mummy, the first Dark Universe installment, Annabelle Wallis plays Jenny, an archeologist who uses two soldiers of fortune, Nick (Tom Cruise) and Vail (Jake Johnson), to find an ancient sarcophagus that has sealed away one of the most powerful evils on earth, Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella). But Nick’s reckless behavior unleashes that evil, and it is up to Nick, Jenny, and the rest of Prodigium to find out how to stop Ahmanet from succeeding with her plans to complete her ritual.

We were fortunate enough to participate in a phone interview with Wallis prior to the film’s release, where she talked about what it was like to film with Tom Cruise, the physicality of the shoot, doing her own stunts, what monsters scared her as a kid, and more. Find out what she had to say here below.

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‘The Mummy’ Interview: Jake Johnson Found His Sense Of Adventure Thanks To Tom Cruise
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Jake Johnson in The Mummy

For New Girl star Jake Johnson, The Mummy was a way for him to expand his career into action films, though he still retains his small-screen witty and charming sense of humor. In Universal’s new reboot, the actor plays Vail, a soldier of fortune, who joins Tom Cruise’s Nick Morton on global quests to raid tombs and swipe treasures for profits. However, they come across one tomb they should have never unearthed, and without realizing it, they release a powerful evil bent on reclaiming what was once her’s.

We were recently invited to participate in a phone interview with Johnson to talk about his experience on set of The Mummy, his training, doing his own stunts, and more. Check out what he had to say here below.

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Interview: Alex Kurtzman On Directing ‘The Mummy’ and Building A Dark Universe
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The Mummy Director Alex Kurtzman and Star Russell Crowe

The Mummy is the first film of Universal Pictures’ Dark Universe, a shared universe of rebooted versions of the studio’s classic monsters. Though it still has a long way to go to be as prominent as the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe, the studio already has plans to expand their world of gods and monsters with new versions of Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolfman, Creature From The Black Lagoon, and Dracula. And much more to come.

Directed by Alex Kurtzman, The Mummy follows Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) a modern-day treasure seeker who accidentally unearths a sarcophagus that was meant to seal away an ancient evil. Now that she is reawakened, she seeks to complete her malevolent ritual and terrors that will surely bring about the end of humankind.

We were fortunate enough to participate in a phone conference with our fellow journalists to talk to Kurtzman about what it means to him to bring these classic monsters to the big screen once more, the future of the shared universe, and what makes these monsters resonate with today’s audiences. For more on this plus a little bit on what to expect from the Bride of Frankenstein, click below.

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‘The Mummy’ Director Talks Other Dark Universe Movies Being Planned
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Dark Universe title card

This weekend, Universal will launch the start of their brand new Dark Universe monsters franchise with a reboot of The Mummy. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the film will bring together some of our favorite classic monsters in an all new shared universe involving Universal Monsters. It will be followed up by the Bill Condon-directed Bride of Frankenstein, starring Javier Bardem; Creature of the Black Lagoon from screenwriters Jeff Pinkner and Will Beall; The Invisible Man, starring Johnny Depp; and Van Helsing, from Prometheus scribe Jon Spaihts, Arrival writer Eric Heisserer, and Dan Mazeau.

But that is just the beginning. Because Kurtzman says there are more Dark Universe films on the way. In a new interview, the man responsible for building this new Universal Monsters shared universe says Dracula, Frankenstein, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Phantom of the Opera are being developed. More on the story below.

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