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‘The Stand’: Stephen King Wrote A Coda For The Upcoming CBS All Access Miniseries; Plus, Cast Confirmed
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The Stand

CBS All Access, CBS’s subscription streaming service, announced on Thursday that Stephen King will write the last part of The Stand, their miniseries adaptation of the author’s 1978 bestselling novel of the same name. King’s contribution to the upcoming 10-episode limited event series will be a new coda for the story that won’t be found in the book.

During a presentation on Thursday at the Television Critics Association, per Deadline, CBS All Access EVP Julie McNamara said:

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10-Episode Adaptation Of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ On The Way
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The Stand

A new adaptation of Stephen King‘s 1978 novel The Stand is on the way.

It’s been announced that CBS All Access has ordered a 10-episode limited event series adaptation of the book, which will be written by Josh Boone and Ben Cavell with Boone also directing the series.

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‘The New Mutants’ Reshoots Haven’t Happened Yet; Could Still Aim For An R-Rating
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New Mutants

The one X-Men film that seems to have fallen by the wayside is The New Mutants, a spinoff that centers on a different group of mutants who are forced to come to grips with their mutant powers while being held in a secret government facility. The film was supposed to hit theaters earlier this year before being pushed back to February 2019 and then to August 2019. The reasons for those new dates was to give director Josh Boone some extra time for reshoots. However, to push back the film almost two years after the film was originally scheduled to be released seems strange. And to say that the reason for that push was to get some reshoots in seems even odder.

But that appears to be the case. The reshoots are pushing the film’s release date to August of next year. But not because the reshoots are happening now. It’s because the reshoots haven’t happened yet. More on the report below.

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‘New Mutants’: Lack Of Scares Led To Reshoots; Jon Hamm Nearly Played Mr. Sinister
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The New Mutants Maisie Williams

It’s not enough that The New Mutants got pushed back to a later date, again. But there are reports that that 50 percent of the film will have to be reshot. While reshoots are just a part of the filmmaking process, it doesn’t bode well when half of the film has to be done over again. However, there is a good reason why Fox wants these reshoots. It appears that The New Mutants is not scary enough for them. There are also reports that the film already had Jon Hamm cast as Mr. Sinister. The keyword being “had,” as plans for that have apparently been scrapped. But it looks like they have already settled on a replacement.

More on the reshoots and the new villain here below.

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Fox Reschedules ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’ and ‘New Mutants’ To A Later Date
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New Mutants

Studios rescheduling their films is a very common practice. It doesn’t matter if it’s a small film or a big-budget blockbuster flick. Some of the time they move their films to an earlier date, like Disney did with Avengers: Infinity War. Other times, which is most often, a film gets pushed back to a later date.

This is what 20th Century Fox is doing with X-Men: Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants (again). Both film will now hit theaters in 2019. Check out the new dates below.

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‘The New Mutants’ Trailer: These Mutants “Don’t Need No Thought Control”
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The New Mutants Maisie Williams

20th Century Fox has released the first frightful trailer for Josh Boone‘s The New Mutants. The film is an extension of the X-Men film universe and will center on a group of young mutants’ held in a secret facility fight to save themselves. The timing of the release seems very appropriate since it has been confirmed that New Mutants will be a horror film. So get those blankets ready to hide under because you are going to need it.

Check out the trailer here below.

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Adaptation Of Stephen King’s ‘The Talisman’ In The Works
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The Talisman

Another adaptation of one of the works of Stephen King is in the works. Amblin Entertainment is developing a take on The Talisman, the 1984 novel penned by King and Peter Straub.

Amblin has brought in Josh Boone to get to work writing the adaptation, which follows a young boy on a quest to find a cure for his dying mother.

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‘Stranger Things’ Star Joins ‘X-Men’ Spinoff ‘The New Mutants’
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X-Men: New Mutants

Another name has joined the cast of Fox’s X-Men spinoff X-Men: The New Mutants. Or just New Mutants. No one seems to know for sure. IMDb has it as the former. The trades seem to like the latter. Apparently we get to call it whatever we like. Personally, I’m going to call it Boo! A Madea X-Men Spinoff. Y’know, because it’s said to be a horror.

Anyway, getting back on track. It’s being reported that Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton is in negotiations for a role in the spinoff. He joins the previously cast Anya Taylor Joy, Maisie Williams, and Rosario Dawson on the movie.

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‘X-Men’ Spinoff ‘The New Mutants’ To Be A “Full-Fledged Horror” Film
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New Mutants

Unlike the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the X-Men ensembles have been pretty straightforward comic book flicks. The Wolverine and Logan had their own sub-genres while Deadpool was a comedic superhero film. Now The New Mutants, another spinoff, will take on a genre that’s never been seen in any of the X-Men films or spinoffs. Director Josh Boone says it will be a “full-fledged horror movie,” and that they are trying to do something much different.

Also, Rosario Dawson is in talks to have a leadership role in the film. More on these two stories below.

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‘New Mutants’: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams Join ‘X-Men’ Spinoff
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New Mutants

If the X-Men film franchise had one problem, it’s that it cannot close out a trilogy. Rebooting has proven to be what the franchise needs to be reinvigorated and draw new audiences in. And spinoffs like Wolverine and Deadpool have also shown us that X-Men properties with mature content can be successful. But now it’s time for a new class of mutants to grace the big screen.

With New Mutants currently in development and scheduled for an April 2018 release, the film has started casting key roles. The first two to join are The Witch and Split‘s Anya Taylor-Joy and Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams. More on the story below.

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