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All posts by Matthew Ellmore

Film & Television Reporter and Staff Writer for Talkies Network. Former Floridian and current Bostonian, Matthew Ellmore is a graduate student studying Publishing and Writing at Emerson College. He enjoys reading, writing, and coordinating his outfits based on what Shia LaBeouf wears.

Disney Plus Series ‘Loki’ Adds Gugu Mbatha-Raw

According to Variety, Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been cast in the upcoming Loki series at Disney Plus. Details on Mbatha-Raw's character are currently being kept under wraps but she is the latest addition to the cast, joining series lead Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, and Owen Wilson. Mbatha-Raw recently appeared as a series regular on Season 1 of ...

‘Knives Out’ Sequel Officially in Development at Lionsgate

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer announced on Thursday that a sequel to the critically acclaimed Knives Out is officially a go. The news comes as the film is currently nearing the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office. The film has also earned Rian Johnson an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Johnson has been ...

New IDW Miniseries will Have the Transformers Meeting My Little Pony

IDW’s latest crossover will feature two major properties that seem like polar opposites, with a My Little Pony and Transformers crossover being created as a four-issue weekly comic book miniseries this May. The crossover comes from a creative team that includes James Asmus, Ian Flynn, Sam Maggs, Casey W. Coller, Jack Lawrence, Sara Pitre-Durocher, Priscilla ...

Diego Luna No Longer Attached to ‘Scarface’ Remake

After two years of silence,  Diego Luna, the supposed star of Universal’s remake of Scarface, has confirmed that he's no longer attached to star in the project. According to Collider, the actor took the opportunity to clear up any confusion while appearing at Sundance. It was here that Luna confirmed that he would not be ...

Jason Statham to Team with Kevin Hart for Comedy Film ‘The Man From Toronto’

Jason Statham and Kevin Hart are currently in talks to star in the upcoming Sony Pictures action-comedy The Man From Toronto. Patrick Hughes, the director of The Hitman’s Bodyguard and The Expendables 3 will direct the film.  Robbie Fox and Jason Blumenthal will be penning the script. Todd Black, Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch will be producing with ...

Disney Developing Live-Action ‘Bambi’ Remake with ‘Captain Marvel’, ‘Chaos Walking’ Writers

For their next attempt at transforming animated classics into live-action films, Disney will be setting its sights on Bambi. The studio has hired Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel, Tomb Raider) and Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, Chaos Walking) to write the screenplay for the film. Depth of Field, the production banner behind the popular indie ...

Seth Rogen Partners with David F. Sandberg to Develop Rick Remender’s ‘Fear Agent’ for Amazon

Seth Rogen, Matt Tolmach, and David F. Sandberg will be teaming up to adapt the Rick Remender comic Fear Agent as a series for Amazon. Mattson Tomlin, who co-wrote the script for the upcoming The Batman film, will write the adaptation of the sci-fi comic and will also serve as an executive producer. Sandberg, the ...

Dreamworks Developing ‘Madagascar’ and ‘Trolls’ series’ for Hulu

On Friday, Hulu announced the first three Hulu Original series to be produced out of its multi-year streaming deal with DreamWorks Animation. The three series, Madagascar: A Little Wild, TrollsTopia, and The Mighty Ones, will all be premiering in 2020. The description for each of the series is as follows: Madagascar: A Little Wild: Loveable ...

Taika Waititi Has Been Approached About Directing a ‘Star Wars’ Film

Just a few months after the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the space fantasy franchise has already started to try and find some new blood for its future films. According to Hollywood Reporter, Taika Waititi, the filmmaker behind the Oscar-nominated Jojo Rabbit as well as the extremely popular Thor: Ragnarok, has been approached ...

Quentin Tarantino to Direct “Bounty Law” Spin-off Episodes he Wrote for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Fans of Quentin Tarantino may be taking yet another trip into the dream-like vision of ’60s LA that the director most recently created in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. In a recent interview with Deadline, Tarantino made mention of his plans to helm a directorial project where he will be creating some episodes from ...

James Wan to Executive Produce ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ Animated Series for HBO Max

New WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max has just announced that an animated series titled Aquaman: King of Atlantis has been greenlit for the upcoming service. The announcement came at the 2020 Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday. The three-part mini-series will be executive produced by James Wan, the director behind the 2018 live-action hit, ...

Amazon Announces Main Cast for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ TV Series

After a long wait, Amazon has officially announced the main cast of it's Lord of the Rings TV series. It was previously reported that Game of Thrones actor Robert Aramayo would star in the series in a leading role as Beldor, and this casting was confirmed on Tuesday during the Television Critics Association presentation, along with many ...

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