Week in Review 6/20/19

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See the first full length trailer for the highly anticipated ‘Frozen 2’

Disney has (finally) revealed the first full trailer for Frozen 2 and we get some more information about the movie. The clip shows Elsa and Anna venturing outside of Arendelle to take on a mission from Grand Pabbie, the elder troll who helped the Queen of Arendelle learn about her powers in the first film. "The past is not what it seems," he warns. "You must find the truth," he adds, before setting her on a journey North of Arendelle, beyond the Enchanted Lands "and into the unknown."

We get a glimpse of stunning new characters in the trailer, such as the water horse Nokk, along with a few giants and of course, fan favorites Olaf and Kristoff.

Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, Frozen 2 stars Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad. Returning musical talents include Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The movie opens in theaters November 22, 2019.

(via EW)

Casting revealed for ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ revival

Are You Afraid of the Dark? is the next Nickelodeon classic being revived and the show has found its cast. Deadline reports the cast includes Jeremy Taylor, who played Ben Hanscom in IT, Sam Ashe Arnold (Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.), Miya Cech (Rim of the World), Tamara Smart (Artemis Fowl, The Worst Witch), Lyliana Wray (Top Gun: Maverick, Black-ish) and Rafael Casal (Blindspotting).

The limited series, which premieres this October, is written by Ben David Grabinski and directed by Dean Israelite. The three-episode hour-long series introduces an entirely new Midnight Society group of kids who recount a terrifying tale about the Carnival of Doom, only to have the events of the story come to life.

Previously, there was a film adaptation of Are You Afraid of the Dark? in the works at Paramount, but it has been since scrapped.

Are you excited for the show’s comeback?

(via Deadline)

Disney reveals ‘Chip ‘n’ Dale’ reboot for Disney+

Disney is reviving yet another beloved show for its upcoming streaming service. Variety reports that Chip ‘n’ Dale is “being developed by the company’s London-based team in co-production with Marc du Pontavice’s Paris-based Xliam.” Xliam is known for Paprika and Mr. Magoo.

The new series will feature 39 episodes, each seven-minutes long, and will use traditional animation styles. The plot follows the titular chipmunks as they “struggle with life in the big city.” Serving as director for the series is Jean Cayrol with Marc du Pontavice as producer.

The Chip 'n' Dale reboot was just one of the series announced by Disney at this year's Annecy International Animation Festival. Other new series announced include Monsters at Work, the serialization of Monsters, Inc., Bluey, Ghost Force, and 101 Dalmatian Street.

(via Variety)

Watch the debut trailer for ‘Doctor Sleep’ the sequel to ‘The Shining’

Danny Torrance returns in the debut trailer for Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. Directed by Mike Flanagan (The Haunting of Hill House), the movie follows a grown-up Torrance (Ewan McGregor) facing a new batch of supernatural forces, while dealing with the aftermath of his traumatic childhood. He’s reconnected with others who have the same mysterious gift and reveals a quest by a secret cult to track down people with its power and kill them.

The trailer has plenty of call backs to the original novel as well as the Stanley Kubrick movie, such as young Torrance on his bicycle, the blood-soaked hallway, and the famous axe scene.

Doctor Sleep stars Ewan McGregor, Carl Lumbly, Zahn McLarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe, and Cliff Curtis. The movie opens in theaters November 8, 2019.

(via EW)

Blumhouse Productions reveals ‘Black Christmas’ remake in the works

Blumhouse has revealed that their previously untitled horror project is a remake of Black Christmas. On top of that it has the perfect release date: Friday, December 13, 2019.

Directed by Sophia Takal from a script she co-wrote with April Wolfe, the movie is an update on the 1974 cult classic. The synopsis reads:

“Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. One by one, sorority girls on campus are being killed by an unknown stalker. But the killer is about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t willing to become hapless victims as they mount a fight to the finish.”

The movie’s first poster was revealed showing a sharpened candy cane covered in blood.

Black Christmas stars Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O’Grady, Lily Donoghue and Caleb Eberhardt.

(via CBR)

 

BY ASHLEY PEREZ

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