The Monday roundup is your handy little guide to everything movie related. Including the best of the weekend’s news, what’s new on DVD & Blu-Ray & what you can look forward to at the cinema this week.
- ABC in America has ordered Marvel‘s Agent Carter to series. The show will follow Agent Peggy Carter who we first met in Captain America: The First Avenger, and most recently in the Marvel one shot Agent Carter. The show will follow Peggy as she adapts to life now WWII is over and with the men folk returning home her job is becoming more administrative than hands on. The show will likely also deal with her life without Steve Rogers. Word has it that the show will also be a 13 episode run, instead of the usual 22 that most series receive in the States.
- Sticking with Marvel, Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada has confirmed that when Daredevil lands on Netflix in 2015 that fans will be able to binge watch the whole series. This is becoming the norm with most Netflix exclusives, allowing fans to sit through an entire series in one 13 hour sitting. No details are yet known about the show, but Quesada did confirm that it have a “dark & gritty tone.” Anything has to better than the last attempt, right?
- Writer Will Staples has come onboard the latest Mission: Impossible movie over at Paramount. Staples has mostly written scripts for video games, with his work including Modern Warfare 3. Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) will direct, while Tom Cruise & Simon Pegg are set to return to the series. It is not yet known whether Jeremy Renner or Paula Patton will return to the series.
- The excellent TV show Hannibal has been renewed for a third season. Despite poor ratings, the show has received great reviews from critics which has helped keep it afloat. What also helped make up NBC‘s mind to renew, was the fact that Hannibal is actually quite cheap to make compared to other similar TV shows. A deal with Gaumont International Television enables the programme to operate on a much smaller budget, meaning NBC don’t lose much money at all.
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has been knocked from the top spot at the US box office after the Seth Rogen starring Bad Neighbours scored a mammoth $51 million at the weekend, while Spidey could only manage $37.2 million. The Other Woman fell one spot to third after taking in another $9.2 million. Heaven is for Real also dropped one spot to fourth earning another $7 million taking its total gross to $75.2 million. Captain America: The Winter Soldier completed this weeks top five after it took another $5.6 million.
DVD/Blu-Ray Picks Of The Week
This week is a strong week for home releases. Movie fans can pick up well reviewed Oscar bait in the form of 12 Years A Slave. While fans of watching terrible movies can pick up the Keanu Reeves starring 47 Ronin. The Veronica Mars movie also gets its home release in a shiny looking box set containing all three seasons of the TV show as well as the Kickstarter funded movie. You can also pick up Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and CSI: New York season 9.
Video Of The Day
Everyone remembers the awful movie adaptation of Hellblazer’s John Constantine starring Keanu Reeves (what is it with that guy?) in the lead role, as a chain-smoking supernatural detective who has the ability to see angels and demons in their true form. I remember the movie being pretty bad in all honesty, Shia LaBeouf was particularly awful in it, but the TV show definitely has my interest. The show will star Brit actor Matt Ryan in the lead role, and should be on our screens later this year.