"In a world where the barriers to the craft of filmmaking are less than ever before, we are thrilled to be part of this opportunity to find and nuture the next great filmmaking talent," says Brian Robbins, President of Paramount Players, who along with BET Networks launched PROJECT CR8 for aspiring screenwriters. Original screenplays can be submitted through March 3, 2018 at BET.com/CR8
This weekend belongs, unqestionably, to Black Panther. That being said, many people don’t recall (or maybe never knew) Wesley Snipes tried to bring the iconic comic book character to the big screen two decades ago. Things fell through and Snipes ended up bringing Blade to life instead in 1998.
Blade, of course, marks the beginning of films based on comic books (despite the fact that Snipes was apparently unaware Blade came from the world of comic books). The black vampire who did marshal arts (and wore a cool black leather coat like Shaft) stood alone as the Marvel Cinematic Universe exploded until this weekend when Black Panther has taken unapologetically and unequivicably taken over the box office. Fortunately, Black Panther is unlikely to be the opposite bookend from Blade but the start of something even more special.
Discover more about the fascinating Hollywood backstory behind two iconic superheroes of color in Episode #80: Wesley Snipes talks Blade and Black Panther from Slate Represent over on Panoply. It’s worth the listen just to hear Snipes “Rawrr” not to mention the hints he drops about upcoming possibilities….
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Girls with magic guns seem to be a thing these days (can you say Wynonna Earp?). Fortunately, The Devil’s Revolver by V.S. McGrath is one of the better takes on the theme. Part Western and […]
Julie Plec will direct and executive produce the pilot of the “Roswell” reboot at the CW, Variety has learned. If the project is ordered to series, Plec would also serve as an executive producer on the series through her My So-Called Company production banner. This is the latest chapter in Plec’s longstanding relationship with the CW.…via ‘Originals’ Creator Julie Plec to Direct ‘Roswell’ Reboot Pilot at CW — Variety
Fans of Nintendo’s butt-kicking and havoc-wreaking witch Bayonetta will be pleased to hear she’s back and looking for a fight!
That’s right, Bayonetta, your second favorite witch (because I’m your favorite, right? Right?!??) returns on Friday, February 16, 2018 and she’s more powerful than ever in Bayonetta 2 for Nintendo Switch. Did I mention she’s armed to the teeth with some seriously great weapons like the Umbran Climax? Well, she is. Of course she can still inflict Torture Attacks on her enemies, summon Infernal Demons using Wicked Weaves and use all her signature over-the-top moves players of the original Bayonetta game are familiar with. Bayonetta 2 also features an online and local wireless cooperative mode allowing two players to to work together to amplify their sassy destructive tendencies and earn some riches. Oh, and you can bet your halos on who is the best witch…