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Matt Reeves is Developing a Series Based on Dan Frey’s Forthcoming Book The Future Is Yours for HBO Max

Dan Frey’s forthcoming novel, The Future Is Yours is set to hit bookstores in a couple of weeks, but already, it looks as though it could end up on HBO Max as a television series.

According to Deadline, Matt Reeves (director of The Batman) has optioned the title and has put an adaptation in development for the streaming service.

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Lost’s Jeremy Davies Will Star in Scott Derrickson’s Horror Film The Black Phone

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson’s has lined up his next film: The Black Phone, based on a novella by horror author Joe Hill, about four strange characters—a dead movie buff, lonely child, a man transformed into a giant locust, and a man locked in a basement (where children were killed) with a disconnected phone that rings with the voices of the dead.

According to Deadline, the movie just picked up an actor who should be a familiar face to science fiction fans: Jeremy Davies, who’s appeared in shows like LOST, the Arrowverse, American Gods, Sleepy Hollow (pictured above), and Steven Soderbergh’s adaptation of Solaris.

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The Synopsis for Amazon’s Middle-earth Series Hints at Some Familiar Faces and Locations

Back in 2017, Amazon Studios announced that it had acquired the rights to produce a series set in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Since then, there’s been a trickle of news about the production, but aside from a reveal that the series would be set in the world’s Second Age and that the island of Númenor would be involved in some form, there isn’t much that we know about the show.

Now, Tolkien fan site TheOneRing has located the official synopsis for the series, teasing that we’ll not only see Númenor, but familiar locations like the Misty Mountains as well as the “re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.”

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Loki Writer Will Pen Kevin Feige’s Star Wars Film

Last month, Lucasfilm announced a ton of new Star Wars projects that it was putting into development: a bunch of new streaming shows for Disney+, as well as a Rogue Squadron movie, to be directed by Patty Jenkins.

Despite that huge news dump, there were a couple of projects that didn’t get updates, including a film by Kevin Feige. Last week, we learned that the project is still moving forward, and that Lucasfilm just tapped Loki and Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness writer Michael Waldron to write the script.

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Netflix Drops Action-Packed Trailer for Anthony Mackie’s Outside the Wire

Netflix’s next big science fiction movie is set to debut next week: Outside the Wire, a military science fiction thriller starring Damson Idris as a soldier assigned to assist a classified military robot (played by Anthony Mackie) in a war zone.

Just ahead of the film’s release, the streaming service has dropped a new trailer that shows off what to expect.

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Angry Robot to Publish Tim Pratt’s Kickstarted Collection, The Alien Stars and Other Novellas

Last year, Tim Pratt launched a Kickstarter for a new book, one set in the same world as his Axiom (The Wrong Stars, The Dreaming Stars, and The Forbidden Stars) trilogy: The Alien Stars: and Other Novellas.

The project was ultimately successful, and according to The Bookseller, it was enough to attract the attention of Angry Robot’s Commissioning Editor, Eleanor Teasdale, who picked up the book for a release later this year.

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Korean’s Sci-Fi Film Space Sweepers Will Debut in February on Netflix

Last August, Korea’s Bidangil Pictures and Dexter Studios released a trailer for its forthcoming science fiction blockbuster, Space Sweepers—a kinetic-looking, CGI-loaded film about a group of scavengers in orbit. The film was supposed to debut in theaters, but the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic put a kibosh in that.

In December, Netflix scooped up the distribution rights for the film, and has just announced when we’ll get to see it… and it’s less than a month away.

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The UK’s Royal Mint Commemorative H.G. Wells Coin Has Two Big Flaws

Britain’s Royal Mint just released its set of 2021 commemorative coins, honoring the likes of Sir Walter Scott, television pioneer John Logie Baird, decimal day, Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th birthday, and science fiction author H.G. Wells.

While it’s great to see Wells and his contributions to literature recognized, his coin comes with a couple of significant flaws.

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