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Ellen Page to Play The Umbrella Academy‘s Most Fascinating Character, and All is Well With the World

I didn't realize how much I wanted to hear this news until I heard it and squeed with the intensity of a thousand suns. We already knew that Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá's comic series The Umbrella Academy is getting the live-action treatment over at Netflix. Today, we learned that one of its most fascinating characters has been cast!

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Before Adapting Your Name Hollywood Needs to Deal With Its Asian Problem

Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot are in the works to adapt the amazing animated film Your Name with J.J. Abrams, Lindsey Weber and Genki Kawamura (who was also the producer of the anime) producing.

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This Nancy Drew Reboot Better Be Queer As Hell, Or I Will Be Mad As Hell

When we adapt Nancy Drew into a television series, can we please let George Fayne be grumpy, boyish, bold and queer?

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A Bob’s Burgers Movie Is in the Works & We Cannot Contain Our Excitement

Don't have a crap attack, but this is BIG!

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Jon Hamm Cast as the Archangel Gabriel in an Expanded Role for Amazon/BBC’s Good Omens

We've been very excited about the upcoming Good Omens TV adaptation coming from Amazon and BBC Two, which will star David Tennant and Michael Sheen as the demon and angel protagonists, respectively. Today, we just got a bit more exciting casting news that brings story information along with it!

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J.J. Abrams and Paramount Developing Live-Action Your Name. Dare I Be Hopeful?

The beautiful anime film Your Name was a huge hit earlier this year, becoming the highest-grossing anime film of all time when it stayed Number One at the Japanese box office for 12 weeks and made $303 million before coming to the United States. I raved about it when I saw it, and it remains one of my favorite film experiences of the year. That film is now getting the live-action treatment.

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Annihilation Teaser Trailer Gives Us the Fierce, Female-Fronted Sci-Fi We Deserve

Yesterday's "Things We Saw Today" delivered a first glimpse of the upcoming Alex Garland female-led sci-fi film, Annihilation, which is based on the best-selling novel by Jeff VanderMeer. Today, we have our first teaser trailer, and it's glorious and weird. Exactly what we'd expect from an Alex Garland film.

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Things We Saw Today: How to Talk to Girls at Parties Trailer Looks More Interesting Than Its Source Material

And I loved the source material.

Looking at this first Japanese trailer for How to Talk to Girls at Parties, I'm really excited, as it seems that the film really delves into themes that the story merely hinted at.

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Finding Dory Writer and Hamilton Director to Tell the Story of the U.S. Military’s First Female Pilots

Adapted from the nonfiction book The Women With Silver Wings by historian Katherine Sharp Landdeck, the film is described as a "Hidden Figures-like drama" that will dive into "the true story of WWII’s Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), the first women to ever fly for the U.S. military."

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Do We Really Need a Hollywood Live-Action One Piece?

Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano announced that One Piece would be adapted as an "overseas (or foreign) drama" from Hollywood producer Marty Adelstein, the same producer heading the live-action Cowboy Bebop.

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The Umbrella Academy Is Coming to Netflix, and I Can’t Wait For This Glorious Weirdness and These Female Characters

You might know Gerard Way as a musician dude, but I will always think of him as a comic book guy. Before he was put in charge of the DC imprint, DC Young Animal, he was writing wonderfully creative and off-the-wall comics for Dark Horse like The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys and the always amazing The Umbrella Academy, which is one of my all-time faves. Netflix, who has really leaned into doing weird stuff well, is now adapting Umbrella Academy for TV. Rejoice!

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Assassin’s Creed Is Also Getting the Anime Treatment

Adi Shankar, producer of Adventure Time and more recently of Netflix's adaptation of the classic game Castlevania, is on a quest to animate all the iconic action-adventure games.

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Superman: Red Son Film Being Discussed at Warner Bros. During Interesting Political Times

Mark Millar's 2003 limited series Superman: Red Son may find new life at Warner Bros, and news of these discussions is certainly popping up in interesting political times.

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Twilight Zone Movie Finds Its Writer…and a New Format. Will It Work?

The Twilight Zone still stands as one of the best sci-fi/fantasy offerings of all time, and its original episodes still manage to be relevant today. So, it's no wonder that there have been several attempts at adaptation. Now, there's a new one in the works, and the project has just hired its writer!

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Luc Besson Has Been Waiting His Entire Life to Make Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

The Fifth Element director can finally adapt the comic book he's loved since he was ten thanks to new technologies.

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Why Did No One Tell Me About This Get Shorty Adaptation With Chris O’Dowd Before?!

Usually, when it comes to adaptations, I have questions and a few reservations.

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I’ve Been Waiting for This Victorian-Era The War of the Worlds Since Forever

The BBC announced a new line of dramas yesterday with some very exciting titles like an adaptation of A Suitable Boy, a likely-very-English show called A Very English Scandal, and a new adaptation of H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds written by Peter Harness (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell).

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Death Note Producer Doesn’t Understand Everything Wrong With This Adaptation

“I’ve been involved in many adaptations of content from all over the world, and this is the first time that I’ve been seeing negative press," he says.

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Oh Lookie, Another Adaptation—But This Time It’s King Kong and It Will Star a Woman

Cool story, bro.

Another adaptation? Must be Tuesday.

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Netflix Renews A Series of Unfortunate Events for a Second Season

Announced in the most Lemony Snicket fashion.

Nobody listened to Lemony Snicket's warnings. Netflix is bringing back A Series of Unfortunate Events for a second season.

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