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Sizzling Samachar: Spielberg and Waititi collaborate on fresh take of 'Huckleberry Finn'; Marvel's 'Blade' reboot faces turbulence with Delroy Lindo's departure

Sizzling Samachar of the Day - 21st June 2024

Sizzling Samachar: Spielberg and Waititi collaborate on fresh take of 'Huckleberry Finn'; Marvel's 'Blade' reboot faces turbulence with Delroy Lindo's departure

Sizzling Samachar of the Day 

Last Updated: 10.34 PM, Jun 21, 2024

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Welcome to another episode of Sizzling Samachar, I'm your host Nikhil. News from Hollywood up next.

Spielberg and Waititi collaborate on fresh take of 'Huckleberry Finn'

Universal is adapting Percival Everett’s novel James, a modern twist on Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, with Steven Spielberg executive producing and Taika Waititi in talks to direct. The story, focusing on Jim's perspective as he hides on Jackson Island to avoid separation from his family, reimagines the classic narrative. Everett's work follows the success of his previous adaptation, American Fiction. This collaboration promises a new, compelling take on Twain's iconic tale, with Spielberg and Waititi bringing their acclaimed talents to this unique project.

Marvel's 'Blade' reboot faces turbulence with Delroy Lindo's departure

Marvel's Blade reboot faces another setback as Delroy Lindo exits the project, joining a list of departed cast and crew, including Aaron Pierre and two directors. Initially set in the 1920s, the film has shifted to a present-day setting amid numerous script rewrites and production delays due to strikes. Despite the turmoil, Mia Goth remains attached, and Marvel continues to push forward under Kevin Feige's guidance, aiming to revive the iconic vampire hunter's story with a new script and potential directors.

Sony plans a reunion for 'St. Elmo's Fire' cast

Sony is planning to reunite the Brat Pack from the iconic 1985 film St. Elmo's Fire. This project aims to revisit the characters' lives decades later, although it is still in early development with no script or cast confirmations. Directed by Joel Schumacher, the original film starred Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Rob Lowe, and Demi Moore as Georgetown graduates navigating adulthood. Despite mixed reviews, the film was a box office success and featured John Parr's chart-topping song "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)."

Paul Walter Hauser joins Mark Wahlberg in new action comedy 'Balls Up'

Paul Walter Hauser, known for his standout roles in Richard Jewell and Black Bird, has been cast alongside Mark Wahlberg in Amazon's upcoming action comedy Balls Up. Directed by Peter Farrelly, the film follows two bumbling marketing executives who, after a costly mistake, find themselves on a wild adventure at a major soccer match. The script is penned by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, known for their work on Deadpool and Wolverine. This collaboration between Amazon MGM Studios and Skydance promises a chaotic and comedic escapade, adding another high-profile project to Hauser's growing list of roles.

Odessa Young will journey to ‘Nebraska’ in Bruce Springsteen biopic

Odessa Young has been cast in Deliver Me From Nowhere, a Bruce Springsteen biopic starring Jeremy Allen White, focusing on the creation of his 1982 album Nebraska. Directed by Scott Cooper, the film will offer a deep dive into Springsteen's life and the making of the album, which includes hits like Atlantic City and Highway Patrolman. Young, known for roles in The Daughter and Assassination Nation, continues to rise with upcoming projects like Netflix’s Black Rabbit and Narrow Road To The Deep North. Deliver Me From Nowhere is produced by 20th Century Studios.

'M3GAN' is getting a 'SOULM8TE' in new spin-off

Atomic Monster and Blumhouse are developing SOULM8TE, a spinoff from the hit horror film M3GAN, set for release on January 2, 2026. Directed by Kate Dolan, the film is an erotic thriller about a man who acquires an AI android to cope with his wife's death, inadvertently creating a deadly soulmate. The first M3GAN film was a sleeper hit, grossing $181 million globally. SOULM8TE continues the expansion of the M3GAN universe, promising a futuristic twist on classic 1990s erotic thrillers.

‘Dexter: Original Sin’ just added a McDreamy star to the call sheet

Patrick Dempsey, famed for his role as Dr. Derek Shepherd in Grey's Anatomy, joins Dexter: Original Sin as Captain Aaron Spencer, a pivotal character in Dexter's origin story. Set in 1991 Miami, the series chronicles a young Dexter Morgan, played by Patrick Gibson, transitioning from student to vigilante under his father Harry's guidance. The cast includes James Martinez, Christina Milian, Alex Shimizu, and Reno Wilson. Showtime's Chris McCarthy praised Dempsey's addition, anticipating a must-watch prequel series. Dexter: Original Sin is produced by Showtime Studios and Counterpart Studios.

'Twisted Metal' Season 2 just cast this 'Barry' star as Calypso

Anthony Carrigan, known for his role as NoHo Hank in Barry, joins Twisted Metal Season 2 as Calypso, the host of a dangerous demolition derby tournament. In this Peacock series, characters compete for their greatest wishes, but Calypso always has ulterior motives. The first season featured Anthony Mackie as John Doe, navigating a perilous wasteland. Carrigan's addition hints at an exciting continuation. With a cast that includes Stephanie Beatriz and Thomas Haden Church, the series was developed by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Michael Jonathan Smith, promising more explosive action and twists.

Well that's all we got for this episode, until the next time it's your host Nikhil signing out.

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