Week in Review 5/01/19

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The cast of ‘Saved By the Bell’ reunites

Though it’s been 26 years since Saved By the Bell went off the air, the cast remains pretty close. A few weeks ago, Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris), Mario Lopez (AC Slater), Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly Kapowski), and Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Spano), along with their respective spouses, reunited for dinner at the French eatery Petit Trois in Sherman Oaks, California on Saturday.

Lopez captioned the photo “Friends forever….” He later posted a short video where he joked “We ate an obscene amount of food. Great group right here, now it’s time to play credit card roulette for the bill.”

Sadly, not all of the Saved By the Bell cast was present. Absent from the reunion were Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle), Dennis Haskins (Mr. Belding), and Dustin Diamond (Screech). Still, it makes our hearts melt to see most of the cast together again.

(via CoS)

Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ to be adapted by James Wan

Another Stephen King classic is getting the film treatment. King’s 1975 book Salem’s Lot is getting a film adaptation with Gary Dauberman attached to write and James Wan set to produce along with Roy Lee and Mark Wolper. The movie will be produced via Wan’s production company Atomic Monster, though at this time no director has been announced.

Dauberman previously wrote the script for the IT adaptation. He’s also the writer behind Annabelle: Creation, The Nun and forthcoming releases IT Chapter Two and Annabelle Comes Home, which will be his directorial debut. Meanwhile, Wan is the man behind The Conjuring universe, so it’s safe to say this project is in good hands.

(via Deadline)

Get a glimpse at the terror lurking in the water in ‘Swamp Thing’ trailer

DC has unleashed the first trailer for the upcoming Swamp Thing TV show. Coming a week after the first teaser, the new preview doesn’t tell much of the story. Instead, it focuses on setting up a creepy atmosphere and several key characters, including Abby Arcane, Jason Woodrue (the Floronic Man), Blue Devil, and the true star of the show, Swamp Thing.

Executive produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman, Swamp Thing premieres May 31 on DC Universe. The series stars Crystal Reed, Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Jennifer Beals, Henderson Wade, Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Jeryl Prescott, Henderson Wade and Kevin Durand.

(via ComicBookMovie)

Daniel Craig and Rami Malek confirmed to star in Bond 25

The cast for Bond 25 has been revealed. Details about the upcoming film were revealed last Thursday (April 25) during a livestream event in Jamaica, the home of James Bond creator Ian Fleming.

Director Cary Joji Fukunaga confirmed the film’s cast, which includes returning actors Daniel Craig as 007, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, Léa Seydoux as Dr. Madeleine Swann, Ralph Fiennes as M., Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter, and Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner.

New cast members include Oscar winner Rami Malek, who will play the film’s villain, Billy Magnussen, Dali Benssalah, Ana De Armas, David Dencik, and Lashana Lynch.

While the plot details haven't been revealed, producer Barbara Broccoli did note that when the film starts “Bond is not on active service, he’s enjoying himself in Jamaica. He starts his journey here.”

Bond 25 is set to hit theaters April 8, 2020.

(via Variety)

‘Diary of a Whimpey Kid’ director joins ‘Rugrats’ live action movie

To the delight, or dismay, of 90s kids, Paramount Player, a division of Paramount, is moving forward with its Rugrats live action/CG movie. The Hollywood Reporter recently revealed that Diary of a Whimpey Kid director David Bowers has been tapped to helm the film. We don’t know much about the project, but it’s expected the babies will be brought to life via CG.

The live action Rugrats film was announced nearly three years ago, when it was revealed that Paramount and Nickelodeon would team up to revive the cartoon series. The feature is slated to hit theaters January 21, 2021. This isn’t the only Nickelodeon series Paramount wants to bring to the big screen. Movie adaptations of Dora the Explorer and Are you Afraid of the Dark? are currently in the works.

(via THR)

 

BY ASHLEY PEREZ

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