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Guillermo del Toro Still Might Adapt Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, Only This Time He’ll Make It Weirder

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Crimson Peak, Pan’s Labyrinth) has more than a few movies that are favorites for many a genre fan.

One movie that got away, however, was an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness, which he had in the works at Universal Pictures about a decade ago. The project had a big price tag and big names attached to it, including Tom Cruise and James Cameron.

Universal, however, decided there would be no Cthulhu for you and axed the project. Since then, hopes of seeing a del Toro adaptation of the story remained a mere dream. Recently, however, the director hinted there was still hope the project may happen.

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Peacemaker Clip Reveals the Superhero Has a New Friend… and That He Hates Aquaman

The show Peacemaker, a spin-off of the eponymous character played by John Cena in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, is coming at us in the new year. For those who haven’t seen the film, Christopher Smith/Peacemaker is… not the most ethical guy but justifies everything he does as protecting America.

Naturally, the series is a comedy.

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Teaser for Korean Sci-Fi Series The Silent Sea Shows a Mysterious Trip to the Moon Doesn’t Turn Out So Great

Netflix’s The Silent Sea is a Korean sci-fi thriller where sometime in the future, the Earth is one big desert and one team is tasked go to the moon to retrieve a mysterious sample from an abandoned lab that will presumably save humanity. Does that spark your interest? Good news—Netflix dropped a trailer today to give us a tease of what the film is about.

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Wheel of Time Showrunner Fought to Keep ‘Weep for Manetheren’ Scene in Show

Prime Video’s adaptation of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series has some definite changes from its source material. One thing that showrunner Rafe Judkins made sure was in the show, however, was the four-minute “Weep for Manetheren” scene in episode two, where Mat (Barney Harris) starts a singalong about Manetheren, and Moiraine (Rosamund Pike) tells the young folks from Two Rivers the story of how the ancient city stood up to Trollocs many years ago.

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Ron Moore Shares a Riker/Picard Flip That Occurred on Star Trek: First Contact

It’s hard to believe that Star Trek: First Contact came out 25 years ago, but here we are. The movie—the second one with The Next Generation crew led by Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart)—had the Borg set on using time travel to assimilate Earth at an earlier date, with the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise (E) the only ones to stop them.

The Hollywood Reporter recently interviewed the film’s co-writer Ron Moore about the film’s production, including some key circumstances that got flipped around during the writing process.

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In Last Words Trailer, Nick Nolte and Stellan Skarsgård Help Make a Touching Movie After an Apocalypse

Last Words—a film based on the eponymous book by Santiago Amigorena—is a sci-fi drama that takes place in 2085 after much of humanity is killed off by a major event. The story follows a young man who searches for survivors—he finds them, and also finds an old film camera that brings everyone together through creating art.

It is, in other words, an indie movie about the end of the world. And Gravitas Ventures released a trailer of the film today (via Collider), which gives us a glimpse of the story and also a sense of the story’s tone, which has a more intimate feel to it than your typical Hollywood sci-fi movie.

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Dune Production Designer’s Mood Board Had a Mix of Moody Details

Whatever your feelings about Denis Villeneuve’s movie adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, there’s one thing that pretty much everyone agrees on: it has a look and feel unlike anything we’ve seen on the big screen before.

Production designer Patrice Vermette was key in bringing the multiple worlds of Dune to life in the film. And while he had little boundaries on where he could go creatively, he grounded himself at the beginning by creating a mood board to get many of his influences in one place.

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