• [NEWS] "Paranormal Activity" sequel, "Pet Semetary" prequel, and more

    From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Thu Feb 25 13:15:12 2021
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    From Variety.com ...


    'Paranormal Activity' Sequel, 'Pet Sematary' Prequel
    Debuting on Paramount Plus
    ----------------------------------------------------
    A sequel to "Paranormal Activity" and a prequel to "Pet Sematary"
    will debut on Paramount Plus. In addition, "The In Between," a
    supernatural thriller from "Chumscruber" and "The Face of Love"
    director Arie Posin, will also premiere on the new streaming
    service.

    The films were developed by Paramount Players, the studio's genre
    label. Paramount is looking to produce between four to six films
    for the streaming service annually. Paramount Plus was unveiled
    to investors on Wednesday and will make its debut in March. It
    also comes as the streaming wars are heating up and media
    companies are looking to topple Netflix. Disney, WarnerMedia,
    Apple and Comcast have all unveiled streaming services in recent
    months, while ViacomCBS is rebranding CBSAll Access as
    Paramount Plus.

    "Paranormal Activity" will be a "new, unexpected chapter" in the
    long-running horror series, the studio said. The film is directed
    by Will Eubank ("Underwater") from a script by Christopher Landon.
    Jason Blum, the Blumhouse maestro behind "Get Out" and "Ma," will
    produce along with Oren Peli, the director of the first film.

    "Pet Sematary" is an origins story to the Stephen King yarn about
    the dangers of bringing back your dogs, cats and other furry
    friends from the great beyond. Lorenzo di Bonaventura
    ("Transformers") will produce the movie from a script by Jeff
    Buhler.

    "The In Between" centers on a teenage girl who survives a car
    accident that took the life of her boyfriend. The twist comes
    after she starts to believe he's attempting to reconnect with her
    from the after world. Joey King, Kyle Allen, John Ortiz and Kim
    Dickens star in the film.

    It's unclear when the films will make their streaming debuts.


    <https://variety.com/2021/film/news/paranormal-activity-sequel-pet-sematary-prequel-paramount-plus-1234914394/>




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  • From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Thu Feb 25 18:49:45 2021
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    On 2021-02-25 00:15:12 +0000, Your Name said:

    From Variety.com ...


    'Paranormal Activity' Sequel, 'Pet Sematary' Prequel
    Debuting on Paramount Plus
    ----------------------------------------------------
    A sequel to "Paranormal Activity" and a prequel to "Pet Sematary"
    will debut on Paramount Plus. In addition, "The In Between," a
    supernatural thriller from "Chumscruber" and "The Face of Love"
    director Arie Posin, will also premiere on the new streaming
    service.
    <snip>

    Paramount is really trawling deep through their back catalogue looking
    for old shows / movies to now butcher, Politically Correct-erise, Equality-erise, Diversity-erise into idiotic new versions. :-(

    More from ComingSoon.net ...


    Paramount+ to Offer New Pet Sematary Movie, Italian Job
    TV Series and More!
    -------------------------------------------------------
    With CBS All Access rebranding itself as Paramount+ on March 4,
    the studio has announced a number of high profile projects that
    should lure potential audiences to the streaming platform,
    namely a new Pet Sematary film and a number of TV series based
    on Paramount's vast collection of classic films, including
    Love Story, Fatal Attraction and The Italian Job.

    "My job is to find Paramount+ The Handmaid's Tale, the Mad Men,
    The Walking Dead - the show that helps define them," President
    of Paramount Studios Nicole Clemens told THR. "It's really
    ambitious and it's an offering that is going to be incredibly
    appealing and compelling to people who are in the market for
    another streamer."

    Here's a rundown of the films coming out:

    - Pet Sematary will serve as an origin story to the popular
    Stephen King story that was made into a 1989 film starring
    Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne and Denise Crosby. A remake
    released in 2019 starring Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz and
    John Lithgow. Per Slashfilm, Jeff Buhler, who wrote the
    2019 film, is set to pen the script, and Lorenzo di
    Bonaventura, who produced the 2019 film, is producing. In
    fact, di Bonaventura said at the time: "I think if there's
    anything here, there's a prequel. I think if you look at
    the book, we didn't cover all that stuff that happens
    before the Creed family moves in. So, I think there's a
    movie there, and I think I'd be particularly interested in
    doing that, because, again, it's the source material and
    you are going toward something that also has a lot of
    crazy, creepy feelings about it."

    - Fatal Attraction, which received a script to series
    commitment, is a reimagining of the 1987 thriller starring
    Michael Douglas and Glenn Close. The series will be "told
    through the lens of modern attitudes when it comes to
    strong women, personality disorders, victim shaming and
    coercive control." Alexandra Cunningham and Kevin Hynes
    (Dirty John) will write the script and executive produce
    alongside Amblin Television's Justic Falvey and Darryl
    Frank.

    - The Italian Job, which was given a script to pilot order,
    is based on the 1969 action pic starring Michael Caine that
    was remade into the 2003 Mark Wahlberg/Charlize Theron
    flick of the same name. The new series, from writer Matt
    Wheeler (Hawaii Five-0), "revolves around the grandchildren
    of the legendary Charlie Croker (Cain in the original) who
    inherit his old safety deposit box and reignite the quest
    for the infamous Italian bullion." The original film's
    producer, Donald De Line, will serve as producer on the
    series, which Clemens describes as a "big, fun,
    international show."

    - Love Story, which received a script to series commitment,
    is based on the beloved 1970 feature film many consider one
    of the great romantic films of all time. The new TV series
    will be executive produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie
    Savage (The O.C., Gossip Girl)."From the main title theme
    to the class conflict and classic American style, Love
    Story is truly iconic," Schwartz and Savage said in a joint
    statement to THR. "We're beyond excited to update it for
    the next generation, and to be working again with Nicole
    and the Paramount Television Studios team as well our
    friends at CBS Television Studios."  

    - Flashdance is based on the 1983 feature of the same name
    that starred Jennifer Beals. The new series, which was put
    in development in October with a script to pilot commitment,
    will focus on "a Black woman struggling to maker her mark in
    the ballet world" and will serve as a sequel to the original
    film, albeit in present day. Angela Robinson (The L Word)
    will executive produce and direct the pilot. And Beals,
    according to the trade, is not involved.

    - The Parallax View is a new take on the 1974 film that
    starred Warren Beatty, Hume Cronym and William Daniels and
    served as the second of Alan J. Pakula's "Political Paranoia
    Trilogy" that also included Klute (1971) and All the
    President's Men (1976). The plot revolved around a reporter's
    investigation into a mysterious organization known as the
    Parallax Corp., whose specialty just happens to be political
    assassination. The new take, which is currently searching for
    a writer, will be executive produced by Paula Wagner (Mission:
    Impossible).

    Per the trade, these projects join previously announced series
    The Offer, which is series based on the making of The Godfather
    and Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1164753-paramount-plus-to-offer-new-pet-sematary-movie-italian-job-tv-series-and-more>




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