We could be getting that Godzilla Apple TV+ show sooner than you’d think. Get another new look at the Kaiju No. 8 anime. Plus, a look at the anime adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s unfinished manga, Phoenix, and what’s coming on Quantum Leap season 2. Spoilers now!
During a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, The Last of Us showrunner Craig Mazin revealed he’s developed a story for a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie with original screenwriter, Ted Elliot.
We pitched it and thought there’s no way they’re buying it, it’s too weird. And they did. And then he wrote a fantastic script and the strike happened and everyone’s waiting around.
Entertainment Weekly reports a film adaptation of Stray — the video game in which you play as a cat exploring an underground city populated by robots — is now in development at Annapurna Animation. According to Annapurna’s Robert Baird, the movie version will be “a buddy comedy about a cat and a robot.”
Coming Soon reports Eddie Murphy’s supernatural Christmas movie, Candy Cane Lane, is now scheduled to premiere this December 1 on Prime Video.
Bloody-Disgusting has both a clip and new images from The Nun 2. Head over there to see the rest.
A viral outbreak causes a tribe of villagers to lose faith in their mermaid goddess in the trailer for Mami Wata, a Nigerian folk horror coming to select U.S. theaters this September 29.
Elsewhere, true crime podcasters investigating a string of disappearances find a homicidal woman and her sheep-headed son responsible in the trailer for Mary Had a Little Lamb.
By the same token, a recovering drug addict is tormented by a trio of eyeless ghouls in the trailer for Three Blind Mice.
Variety reports Eliza Taylor (The 100) and Peter Gadiot (Yellowjackets) have joined the cast of Quantum Leap’s second season. Taylor will play Hannah Carson, “a complex young woman who may be more than she appears,” while Gadiot has been cast as Tom Westfall, a “thoughtful, centered” and “spiritual” U.S. Army Officer “who is now high up in Army Intelligence.”
According to the latest issue of TV Guide, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters will premiere sometime this November on Apple TV+.
Relatedly, Comic Book has a new piece of key art from the upcoming anime series, Kaiju N0. 8.
Bloody-Disgusting also has a new poster for Mike Flanagan’s The Fall of the House of Usher premiering this October 12 on Netflix.
Finally, Disney+ Japan has released a trailer for its new anime series based on Osamu Tezuka’s unfinished manga, Phoenix.
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