Thursday, August 5, 2021

Starfleet Academy Star Trek Series in Development at Paramount+

During an interview with The New York Times, filmmaker and producer Alex Kurtzman (Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Clarice) revealed that Paramount+ is developing a series centered on the Starfleet Academy.RELATED: Paramount+’s Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 Trailer ReleasedEmmy-nominated Kurtzman has produced five shows in the Star Trek universe for Paramount+, including Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, the adult animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, the upcoming Paramount/Nickelodeon animated series Star Trek: Prodigy, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, debuting in 2022. The outlet confirmed that another project, Section 31 starring Michelle Yeoh in her reprised role as Captain Philippa Georgiou is also in the works along with a “show built around the Starfleet Academy, which will be aimed at a younger audience.”It has not yet been confirmed if the Starfleet Academy project will be a live-action or animated series.“I think we’re just getting started,” said Kurtzman about the ever-expanding Star Trek universe. “There’s just so much more to be had.”President of CBS Studios David Stapf added: “Anything goes, as long as it can fit into the Star Trek ethos of inspiration, optimism, and the general idea that humankind is good. So comedy, adult animation, kids’ animation — you name the genre, and there’s probably a Star Trek version of it.”RELATED: Star Trek: Prodigy Teaser For Nickelodeon & Paramount+’s Animated SeriesKurtzman, who revealed to the outlet that he “wants to get much weirder with the franchise,” said if it were up to him, he would be “pushing the boundaries much further than I think most people would want. I think we might get there. Marvel has actually proven that you can. But you have to build a certain foundation in order to get there and we’re still building our foundation.”
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    THE REAL Horror Returns in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me TAKE ACTION Trailer

    Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema have finally released the official trailer for Michael Chaves’ highly-anticipated The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, featuring the darkest chapter in James Wan’s horror cinematic universe. The video provides us our first look at the return of Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga’s Ed and Lorraine Warren as they must face a different kind of evil that they haven’t encountered before. The film is scheduled to make its simultaneous debut in theaters and on HBO Max on June 4. Check out the video in the player below, along with the first poster!In a recent interview with IGN, Chaves has opened up about the Conjuring 3, teasing it as the “biggest” and “darkest” installment ever. He also went on to confirm that David Fincher’s film had inspired the new film’s screenplay.“In a lot of ways, this is the biggest Conjuring movie,” Chaves said. “I showed the final cut to [star] Vera [Farmiga] and her husband, and they agreed, and they were like, ‘This is the darkest Conjuring movie.’ It digs into some really dark material. This is definitely a case where there’s real consequence, there’s real victims.He added, “One of the things that [series creator] James [Wan] and I connected on while making The Curse of La Llorona was sharing a lot of the same favorite movies, and one of them is Se7en,” says the director. “We both love that movie, and so when he came to me with this script, he basically was like, ‘It’s Se7en, but in the Conjuring universe.’ And he knew that was like catnip for me.”RELATED: Exclusive: Bonnie Aarons on The Nun Sequel & 20 Years in the Horror GenreThe threequel tells the chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Described as one of the most sensational cases from their files, the film will start with a fight for the soul of a young boy, which then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It sees the return of Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren, who last appeared in 2019’s Annabelle Comes Home. The film will also feature Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard.RELATED: First Look at The Devil Made Me Do It in Conjuring Universe FeaturetteThe film is directed by Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona), marking the first Conjuring film that Wan didn’t direct. It was written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (The Conjuring 2, Aquaman) based on a story by James Wan & David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick.The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, who have collaborated on all the Conjuring Universe films. Executive producers are Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Michael Clear, Judson Scott, and Michelle Morrissey.

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me TAKE ACTION Receives R-Rating

    According to Film Ratings, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema’s long-awaited third installment of The Conjuring films titled The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It has officially been given an R-rating from the MPAA for “terror, violence and some disturbing images.” This comes ahead of the Michael Chaves-directed horror feature’s upcoming simultaneous theatrical release and HBO Max debut on Friday, June 4.So far, all seven previously released films within James Wan’s The Conjuring Universe have all received R-ratings. The Conjuring 3 marks the eighth installment in the film franchise, making it one of the largest horror franchises in history with a combined worldwide gross of over $1.8 billion.RELATED: Exclusive: Bonnie Aarons on The Nun Sequel & 20 Years in the Horror GenreThe Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It will again center around a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession as a defense.The threequel sees the return of Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren, who recently appeared in 2019’s Annabelle Comes Home. The film also stars Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, and Julian Hilliard.RELATED: First Look at The Devil Made Me Do It in Conjuring Universe FeaturetteThe Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It is directed by Michael Chaves (The Curse of La Llorona) from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (The Conjuring 2, Aquaman), story by James Wan & David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. This marks the first Conjuring film that Wan didn’t direct.The film is produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, who have collaborated on all the Conjuring Universe films. Serving as executive producers were Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Michael Clear, Judson Scott, and Michelle Morrissey.

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