As with many of our readers, we here at The MALESTROM HQ can’t help but get carried away with the latest tv and movie news as the usual dose of rumour-mongering swirls around Tinseltown.
Here we bring you a roundup of some exciting looking projects that will be heading to both a big and slightly smaller screen near you, starting with Guillermo del Toro’s latest project…
Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark
The first official trailer for Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark, the latest frightener from Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro, has just dropped and it promises some serious shivers.
Del Toro adapted his script from the children’s book series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz which is responsible for countless sleepless nights the world over.
Norwegian director André Øvredal (Trollhunter) told The Hollywood Reporter that rather than an anthology movie this would be,
“A cohesive, two-hour feature with one story, where everything is weaved together to be part of that story.”
We can’t wait till August 9th comes around for the release of this one.
One particularly terrifying looking show coming to the small screens is a new six-part HBO mini-series looking into what happened when the real-life nuclear reactor disaster struck the Ukrainian town in 1986.
Stellan Skarsgård plays Boris Shcherbina the man in charge of handling the disaster, he was the Deputy PM of the USSR at the time.
Jared Harris and Emily Watson also star as nuclear physicists trying to work out exactly what went wrong. 28 people were killed at the time when the reactor exploded, in what remains the worst nuclear accident in history. Chernobyl debuts on HBO May 6th.
Tom Hanks to play Elvis Presley’s manager
It wouldn’t be TV and movie news if Tom Hanks wasn’t part of the tale and it looks like one of our all-time favourite leading men is about to get stuck into an iconic role, at least according to Variety. Hanks is in talks to play Elvis Presley’s manager Col.
Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic about the legendary hip-swivelling King. Parker was a colourful, larger than life figure that guided his one and only client Elvis to massive superstardom.
There’s no news as of yet to who’ll be playing Presley. The Great Gatsby director is looking to get the film into production later this year.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Expect carnage in this latest incarnation of the Godzilla films, with the most recent trailer blowing any expectations out of the water.
In it, we get to see the three-headed King Ghidorah, the massive flying Rodan, and our personal favourite Mothra, all set to the piano strains of Somewhere Over The Rainbow. Although this is a world away from Kansas.
The latest reveal shows us that the only chance of the planet’s survival from these huge beasts will be with the aid of, yes, you guessed it, Godzilla, who scientists from the agency ‘Monarch’ are housing in an underwater prison.
You can sit back and watch the monster mayhem unfold when the film is released in cinemas on May 31st.
Sex Pistols Biopic in the works
Rock biopics are big business at the moment with Bohemian Rhapsody and The Dirt bringing the music of Queen and Mötley Crüe back to the forefront of pop culture. The latest band to get similar treatment are punk idols The Sex Pistols.
UK company Starlight Films have been working on the project for a year and a half with casting set to take place soon.
The film looks set to follow the Pistols’ journey to stardom in the late ’70s, with a particular focus on the band’s manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. No release date is currently set.
The Twilight Zone
It’s nearly time for the much anticipated Jordan Peele reboot of the anthology series The Twilight Zone premiere. Which is great news for readers in the US, who’ll be able to watch the first two episodes on April 1st on CBS All Access.
Unfortunately for those of us residing in Britain, there’s currently no news as to which channel or streaming service might pick up the series in the UK.
We imagine there will be plenty of searches for suspect streams going on come April Fools Day. The latest trailer below shows that this is one fresh take on a classic that we’ll all need in our lives.
Following hot on the heels of Netflix smash hit Bird Box comes another horror in a similar vein. The ever-reliable Stanley Tucci along with Kiernan Shipka star in the film.
Set in a post-apocalyptic looking world that is under attack from terrifying flying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound.
Deaf 16-year old Ally (Shipka) and her family are forced to seek refuge in a remote haven, but they run into trouble in the shape of a sinister cult eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses.
It sounds a bit like The Quiet Place to us, which is fine and if it’s half as good, we’ll be happy. The Silence is out on Netflix April 10th.
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