Thursday, April 9, 2015

Negromancer News Bits and Bites for the Week of April 5th to 11th, 2015 - Update #18


From Collider:  How to get a Disney animation job.

From Variety:  Ryan Gosling in talks to star in Guillermo del Toro's "The Haunted Mansion."

From THR:  Cast set for Baz Luhrmann's Netflix series, "The Get Down."

From SlashFilm:  Brad Bird writing "The Incredibles 2."

From TheWrap:  Academy sets Oscar dates for the next three years.

From YahooMusic:  Frances Bean Cobain on new "Kurt Cobain" documentary.  She's not really a fan of Nirvana's music.

From TheWrap:  There will be a "Need for Speed" sequel.  It will film mostly in China, where it was a huge hit.  Perhaps the success of Furious 7 got this project rolling...

From Variety:  New episode of "Arrested Development."

From THR:  "Tron 3" is a go.

From YahooTV:  Nina Dobrev to exit "Vampire Diaries."

From CinemaBlend:  William Shatner wants a 50th anniversary special for "Star Trek."

From Variety:  The winner of the April 3rd to 5th, 2014 weekend box office is Furious 7 with an estimated take $143.6 million.

From Variety: Queen Latifah is playing Bessie Smith for HBO (May 16, 2015), and a full trailer is now available.

From YahooSports:  Wal-Mart won't sell Ronda Rousey's new book, "My Fight/Your Fight," because she is "too violent."  Apparently, customers can pre-order the book, which is due May 12th, on

From YahooMovies:  Critics says it is time to end "Fast & Furious" franchise.

COMIC BOOKS: Books and Movies:

From Variety: New Fantastic Four trailer.


From ScreenRant: Details about the upcoming "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" trailer #2.


From YahooCelebrity:  One of my favorite actors, Geoffrey Lewis, has died at the age of 79.  The character actor, who died on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, was the father of Oscar-nominated actress, Juliette Lewis.  He appeared in many Clint Eastwood movies, but I best remember him for the TV series, "Flo," which was a spin-off of "Alice."  Negromancer sends condolences to Lewis' family.

From YahooTV:  The actor James Best has died at the age of 88.  Best was best known as "Roscoe P. Coltrane" on the CBS TV series, "The Dukes of Hazzard."

From DreadCentral:  The actor, Tom Towles, has died at the age of 65.  He was known for his work in horror films, such as the 1990 color remake of "Night of the Living Dead."


From YahooPolitics:  A great story - bipartisan basketball

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