Saturday, November 6, 2021

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from November 1st to 6th, 2021 - Update #14

by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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NEWS - From THR:   On Fri., Nov. 5th, a crowd at rapper and record producer, Travis Scott’s "Astroworld Festival" unexpectedly began pushing toward the stage, causing panic and chaos, and leaving eight people dead, authorities said.  The dead range from age 14 to 27.

NETFLIX - From Deadline:  "Stranger Things" Season 4 will debut Summer 2022 and will be comprised of 9 episodes.  Netflix has also released the titles for each episode.

DISNEY - From Deadline:  Emilio Estevez will not be back for the second season of the Disney+ series, "The Mighty Duck: Game Changers," likely over COVID vaccination rules.

DISNEY - From Deadline:  "Wonder Woman" Gal Gadot will play the "Evil Queen" in Disney's live-action version of it classic animated film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves."

MOVIES - From Deadline:   Film collective and comedy troupe, "Broken Lizard," has begun production on its next film, "Quasi," a new satirical take on the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" story.

TELEVISION - From Deadline:  On "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," Tom Hanks offered a poignant remembrance of his friend, the late actor Peter Scolari, who was also Hank's co-star on the late ABC sitcom, "Bosom Buddies."

CELEBRITY - From THRDavid Chase, creator of HBO's beloved "The Soparnos," gives a wide-ranging interview to "The Hollywood Reporter."  He talks extensively about that show's final episode.

MOVIES - From Variety:   Robert Downey, Jr. and Matt Damon have joined Christopher Nolan's World War II epic, "Oppenheimer," about the development of the atomic bomb.  Cillian Murphy will play J. Robert Oppenheimer.

MOVIES - From Deadline:   Director Troy Duffy has reunited with actors Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery for "Boondock Saints III."

TELEVISION - From Deadline:   "Burn Notice" star Jeffrey Donovan will lead NBC's "Law & Order" revival, playing an NYPD detective.

ANIMATION - From Variety:  Chris Pratt will provide the voice of famous cartoon feline, "Garfield," in an upcoming animated film from Alcon Entertainment and Sony Pictures.

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 10/29 to 10/31/2021 weekend box office is Dune with an estimated take of $15.53 million.

From Deadline:  "Dune" has now crossed the 300 million dollar mark in worldwide box office.

TRAILER - From LiveForFilm:  There is a teaser trailer for the upcoming new "Jeepers Creepers" film, "Jeepers Creepers: Reborn."



From Deadline:  This link will take you to Deadline's Halyna Hutchins page, which articles related to everything about her shooting death on the set of the Western film, "Rust."

From THR:   The budget for "Rust" - Alec Baldwin was set to earn $150,000 as lead actor and $100,000 as producer, while $7,913 was earmarked for armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and $17,500 was set aside for the rental of weapons and $5,000 for rounds.

From Deadline:  Attorneys for Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the set of the film, "Rust," said that they’re looking into whether a live bullet was placed in a box of dummy rounds with the intent of  “sabotaging the set.”

From THR:   Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the film, "Rust," released a statement through her lawyers.  She says she had “no idea where the live rounds came from” that were recovered by the Santa Fe County Sheriff's during the investigation of the accidental on-set shooting death of Halyna Hutchins.

From Jacobin:  An opinion piece says that cinematographer Halyna Hutchins' death on the set of the film, "Rust," was not a freak accident, but was about Alec Baldwin and his fellow producers' cost-cutting decisions.  Baldwin accidentally fired the gun that killed Hutchins.

From Deadline:   Two of executive producers on "Rust," Allen Cheney and Emily Salveson, disavow responsibility for the film's troubled production.

From THR:   Iconic "Ghostbusters" actor Ernie Hudson is reeling from the news of the death of Halyna Hutchins, like the rest of Hollywood. Hudson also appeared in the film, "The Crow," the film in which its star, Brandon Lee, was killed because of an on-set accidental shooting.  He also agrees with the call to ban real guns from movie sets.

From THR:  The Sheriff of Sante Fe County says that his office has recovered three guns and 500 rounds of ammunition from the set of the movie "Rust" where cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed.

From Deadline:  Regarding criminal charges in the death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film "Rust," District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altweis, "all options are on the table - no one has been ruled out."

From THR:  Does Hollywood Need Guns? Will new regulations lead to an overreactions to a tragedy.

From Deadline:   "Rust" producers have opened an internal investigation into the fatal shooting on the set of the Western film.  They have hired outside lawyers to conduct interviews with the film's production crew.

From Deadline:  "Rust's" AD (assistant director), Dave Halls, has come under scrutiny in the wake of the on-set shooting death of the film's cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins.

From Deadline:  The affidavit of Sante Fe Sheriff's Department Detective Joel Cano has been made public. It can be read at "Deadline."  The affidavit was for a search warrant from the property were the Western, "Rust," was being filmed.

From THR:  The production company behind "Rust" has shut the film down until the police investigation into the fatal, on-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins is through.  The Sante Fe County Sheriff's Office has also revealed a timeline of the shooting.

From Deadline:  The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department confirmed Thursday night that Alec Baldwin “discharged” a prop gun on the New Mexico set of the movie, "Rust."  As a result, one crew member, director of photography Halyna Hutchins, was killed and director Joel Souza was injured and remains in a local hospital - his condition unknown.

From THR:  "Rust" director, Joel Souza, who was wounded in the accidental on-set shooting, says that he is "gutted" by the death of his cinematographer on the film, Halyna Hutchins.

From Deadline:  The fatal shooting on the set of "Rust" may have been "recorded" according to detective for Santa Fe Sheriff's Department.

From Deadline:  The production company behind the film, "Rust," will launch an internal safety review after the fatal accident that killed Halyna Hutchins; possible prior gun incidents; and a camera crew walkout.

From CNN:   Crew member yelled "cold gun" as he handed Alec Baldwin prop weapon, court document shows.

From Variety:  Actor Alec Baldwin releases statement on the death of Halyna Hutchins: "There are no words to convey my shock and sadness."

From Variety:  The prop gun that killed “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza on during an on-set accident on Thursday contained a “live single round,” according to an email sent by IATSE Local 44 to its membership.

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