Meet The Line-Up of The ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ Reboot

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Meet the next generation’s Britney Spears or Ryan Gosling. Those stars were all part of the ’90s reboot of The Mickey Mouse Club, a Disney Channel entertainment space for aspiring singers, dancers, and performers. And yes, Ryan Gosling used to be a Disney star.

Now The Micky Mouse Club is getting a 21st century reboot as a digital program called Club Mickey Mouse. And the new line-up of kids could very well be the next pop culture icons (or indie movie darling).

Disney Digital announced the launch of Club Mickey Mouse as a “social-first” variety program for the digital age, which can be viewed on Instagram and Facebook through Facebook Anthology

Disney introduced its first class of “Mouseketeers,” which consist of eight “social influencers” — each of whom already have thousands more Instagram and Twitter followers than me — in a press release and the following video:

Here are Disney’s biographies of the stars of the Mickey Mouse Club reboot:

  • Regan Aliyah (@regan_ux) – Regan Aliyah, 18, is a fourth-generation entertainer, lyricist and MC. Drawing inspiration from the community around her, Regan prides herself on being a socially conscious artist and creator.
  • Jenna Alvarez (@jennazalvarez) – Jenna Alvarez, 15, has been dancing for most of her life and is an expert in ballet and hip hop. A promising young vocalist, Jenna is ready to share her talent with the world through “Club Mickey Mouse.”
  • Ky Baldwin (@iamkybaldwin) – Ky Baldwin, 16, moved from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles with his family to follow his dreams as a singer, songwriter, and dancer. With nearly 100 million views online, Ky’s music videos light up the hearts of his fans around the world.
  • Gabe De Guzman (@gabedofficial) – Gabe De Guzman, 16, is a professional dancer who has shared the stage with some of the biggest stars in music. After being bullied for his love of dance, Gabe hopes to inspire kids to always be true to themselves and do what they love.
  • Leanne Tessa Langston (@leannetessa_) – Leanne Tessa Langston, 17, is an aspiring singer, songwriter, and dancer. Leanne lends her unique lyrics and melodies to original tracks for “Club Mickey Mouse.”
  • Brianna Mazzola (@brianna.mazzola) – Brianna Mazzola, 17, brings her passion for music, dance, and acting to “Club Mickey Mouse.” Originally from Philadelphia, Brianna’s soulful voice makes her performances unforgettable.
  • Sean Oliu (@sean_oliu) – Sean Oliu, 15, is a multi-talented instrumentalist and vocalist. Inspired by the music of the 1950’s, Sean blends Rockabilly flair with pop music to create a new, fresh sound and style.
  • Will Simmons (@bigwillsimmons) – Will Simmons, 17, is a dancer and choreographer with iconic moves and an infectious spirit. Will has performed with legendary artists and shares his choreography experience with the Club.

Alongside group pictures of them, Disney has released side-by-side comparisons of the ’90s Mickey Mouse Club, which itself was a reboot of a 1955–1959 ABC variety show and a 1977 revival.

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Disney seems to be relying heavily on the legacy of the last iteration of The Mickey Mouse Club, which jumpstarted the careers of Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, and Ryan Gosling, all of whom can be seen on YouTube acting in hilarious skits and all kinds of embarrassing dance-offs.

Trust me, seeing a baby-faced Ryan Gosling try to sing and dance is a treat alongside future pop stars can’t be unseen.

The journey of the eight new mouseketeers will air constantly on social media. Viewers can follow Club Mickey Mouse starting on September 8.

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‘Starsky & Hutch’ Reboot Will Be a Fun and Gritty Continuation of the Original Series

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Remember the Starsky and Hutch reboot we heard about last week? Amazon is already behind it, giving the project a script-to-series commitment. Executive producer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) is reportedly directing the pilot, which he’s co-writing with his brother, Brian Gunn (PG Porn), and cousin Mark Gunn (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island). However, eboot may me the wrong word for the project because, in a recent Facebook post celebrating the original series and the deal with Amazon, Gunn wrote it’s not a “reboot or a remake, but a continuation of the original series that would deconstruct the buddy cop show in a fun way.”

Below, read what Gunn had to say about the Starsky and Hutch reboot.

The project will mark the first dive into television for Gunn’s production company, Troll Court Entertainment. The filmmaker is working with Sony Pictures Television and the powerhouse producer behind Fast & FuriousNeal Moritz. Gunn wants to make a Starsky & Hutch series that “would honor the genre while turning it inside-out.” He has a lot of love for the series, being the first “adult” show he ever watched and loved, so he doesn’t want to do a spoof like Todd Phillips’ 2004 film starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.

From 1975 to 1979 on ABC, David Michael Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) and Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson (David Soul) watched the streets of Bay City, California. William Blinn created the series, and it’s nice to learn Gunn wants to honor his work instead of poking fun at it. Here’s what Gunn wrote about the series:

You may have just read the news that I’m doing a version of Starsky & Hutch over at Amazon, producing alongside Neal Moritz with Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn writing. Well…

When I was a kid, Starsky & Hutch was the first “adult” show I ever saw, and I fell in love. It instilled in me a lifelong love of gritty street shows, of killer 70’s threads, and muscle cars. So when Neal – the producer of the Fast and Furious franchise – asked me if I wanted to be a part of an all new Starsky and Hutch on TV, I was instantly intrigued.

So I considered it. For me, as so many of you know, I can’t become involved with something unless I really love and am committed to the project. So I started writing down some outlandish ideas for how we would handle Starsky and Hutch today – ideas that would be exciting and different and not at all what people expect. This would NOT be a reboot or a remake, but a continuation of the original series that would deconstruct the buddy cop show in a fun way. Like Guardians of the Galaxy did with the space opera, it would honor the genre while turning it inside-out. And it would definitely not be a spoof like the 2004 Starsky & Hutch movie – it would be gritty and driven by both characters and high stakes. I came up with a lot of wild ideas – things I can’t go into quite yet – but stuff that got me excited about the prospect of creating a TV show.

So I sent my ideas off to Neall and the guys and, instead of balking at the twists of it all, they fully embraced my vision and were excited by it. So Neal and I got the two writers I trusted most in the world to work with us, my brother Brian Gunn (co-creator of our PG-Porn web series) and my cousin Mark Gunn. They took my nascent ideas and ran with them, creating a complex storyline we’re all crazy about.

Out of all the places that wanted to finance the pilot script, we chose Amazon. At Amazon I believed we would have the most freedom to create something that is different, challenges the audience, and that strays outside the parameters of genre from time to time. I also have quite a few filmmaker friends who have been working with Amazon lately, and what sets them apart from most of the other friends I have working in TV is that they love them.

So, yes, I AM working on Starsky & Hutch for Amazon: I couldn’t be more excited, and I can’t wait for you guys to see what we come up with. Striped Tomato forever! Stay tuned!

The details:
– This is the first foray into television for my production company, Troll Court Entertainment.
– Sony Pictures TV is behind the show, and Brian, Mark, and I will executive produce alongside Neal Moritz, whose Original Films has an overall deal with Sony TV. The company’s head of TV, Pavun Shetty, is also executive producing.
– The original series was created by William Blinn and produced by Spelling-Goldberg, airing on ABC from 1975 to 1979. It starred Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul as Starsky & Hutch as they protected the streets of the fictional and awesome Bay City.

“Outlandish,” “gritty,” and a story “that strays outside the parameters of genre from time to time” sounds great, especially from Gunn. He can write a story that is completely outlandish but still has real emotion and stakes. The tone of the Starsky and Hutch Amazon series doesn’t sound too different from what Gunn accomplishes with his Guardians movies, which tonally, are impressive in how the director can infuse so much heart and soul into some ridiculousness scenarios. Maybe we’ll see him pull off a similar feat with Amazon’s Starsky and Hutch, which sounds more promising than I ever thought a Starsky and Hutch reboot would sound.

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Get a Sneak Peek at the Heathers Reboot in a New Teaser Video

Check out the new teaser video for the upcoming Heathers reboot on the Paramount Network

Check out the new teaser video for the upcoming Heathers reboot on the Paramount Network

Paramount Network’s upcoming Heathers reboot has a brand new teaser video. The show’s official Instagram page posted the video which gives us a look at the power of the click known as the Heathers (Melanie Field, Jasmine Matthews and Brendan Scannell) in their high school. It also features a certain classic line about a chainsaw that is about to make a comeback. You can watch the Instagram video below.

Coming in 2018 to the Paramount Network. #Heathers #

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The network has stated, “Based on the 1988 cult classic film of the same name, Heathers is an hour-long pitch-black comedy anthology set in the present day, as heroine Veronica Sawyer (Grace Victoria Cox, “Under the Dome”) deals with a very different but equally vicious group of ‘Heathers.’ Also starring are James Scully as JD, Melanie Field (Wicked National Tour) as Heather Chandler, Brendan Scannell (Funny or Die) as Heather Duke, and Jasmine Mathews as Heather McNamara. Original Heathers cast member Shannen Doherty will guest star as a pivotal, unnamed character as well.”

Heathers was released in 1988 and was written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann. The film starred Winona Rider, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk and Kim Walker. It also spawned a rock musical adaptation which opened Off-Broadway in 2014. The original film was a commercial failure, earning only $ 177,247 in its opening weekend. It became a cult classic over time, however, and fans still quote lines like, “What’s your damage, Heather?”

What do you think of the new video teaser for Heathers? What did you think of the original movie? We want to hear from you! Leave us your thoughts in the comments below or tweet them to us @ComingSoonnetHeathers will premiere in 2018.

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Why Sony & Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is the Perfect Reboot

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Spider-Man finally swung home. Back in February of 2015, I wrote about why Spider-Man swinging back to Marvel Studios would be a good thing for the famed webslinger. Now, two years later, we have Spider-Man: Homecoming, the sixth Spider-Man film that actually feels like the first. The film, which stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Michael Keaton as The Vulture, is exhilarating, extremely well-made and most excitingly of all, refreshing. It shows how you properly reboot a character like Spider-Man, cementing Kevin Fiege and Marvel Studios as creative powerhouses who truly care about these characters. Let’s take a look at why Homecoming was the perfect Spidey reboot – and what’s in store for him after this. ›››

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Superhero Bits: Green Lantern Comic Reboot, Batman Coming to Gotham, She-Venom & More

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Will Batman ever make his debut on Gotham? How many days did the initial Spider-Man: Homecoming writers have to write their pitch for Marvel? Are you ready for a Green Lantern reboot from DC Comics? Do you want to get your genes tested at San Diego Comic-Con as a promotion for The Gifted? Will She-Venom appear in the Venom spin-off? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

Marvel goes behind the scenes at Sphero to get a closer look at the company’s new interactive Spider-Man toy.

Director Stephen Surjik says The Punisher series on Netflix is more of an adult drama than other Marvel shows.

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Director Josh Boone confirmed New Mutants has officially started production this week with this gag film slate.

io9 points out that the Spider-Man: Homecoming cross-promotion with Audi betrays a key piece of Spidey lore.

Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and more get ready to head back to school in this Walmart commercial.

Sony and Synchrony Bank have given $ 25,000 to a STEM focused school inspired by Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming gets posters inspired by The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Taxi Driver.

Sean Pertwee, better known as Gotham‘s Alfred Pennyworth, wants to see the show’s cast in a Batman movie.

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Labyrinth Reboot Signs Don’t Breathe’s Fede Alvarez to Direct

Labyrinth Reboot Signs Don't Breathe's Fede Alvarez to Direct

Labyrinth reboot signs Don’t Breathe’s Fede Alvarez to direct

First announced in early 2016, TriStar PicturesLabyrinth reboot has at last found a director, which Deadline reports will be Evil Dead remake and Don’t Breathe helmer Fede Alvarez. His first two films were for Sony Pictures (TriStar’s parent company), and he’s currently working on the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo reboot The Girl in the Spider’s Web for Sony as well.

While Guardians of the Galaxy co-writer Nicole Perlman was initially brought aboard to supply the screenplay, Alvarez is bringing in his Spider’s Web scribe Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent) to co-write the film with him. The Labyrinth reboot will not be a remake, but it will take place within the same universe as the original film, making it possibly more of a spin-off than a sequel.

“’Labyrinth’ is one of the seminal movies from my childhood that made me fall in love with filmmaking,” said Alvarez. “I couldn’t be more thrilled to expand on Jim Henson’s mesmerizing universe, and take a new generation of moviegoers back into the Labyrinth.”

Jim Henson’s 1986 fantasy classic Labyrinth starred Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie. Scripted by Terry Jones from a story by Dennis Lee, the original Labyrinth was the final project from Henson. Connelly plays a young woman, Sarah, who accidentally offers up her baby brother to the Goblin King, Jareth (Bowie). To rescue the child, Sarah must navigate a fantastical world of creatures and magic until she can ultimately face off against Jareth himself.

The Henson Company‘s Lisa Henson will produce the Labyrinth reboot, which Nicole Brown will oversee for TriStar.

Back in 2013, it was reported that Walt Disney Pictures was developing their own film titled Labyrinth. Although that project is not connected to the Henson film, it is said to follow a similar storyline with the central protagonist being a princess who has to traverse a dangerous maze in order to save her father. The current status of Disney’s Labyrinth project is unknown.

How do you feel about a Labyrinth reboot? Is Fede Alvarez a good choice to direct? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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First Lara Croft Photos & Plot Synopsis for Tomb Raider Reboot

First Lara Croft Photos & Plot Synopsis for Tomb Raider Reboot

First Lara Croft photos & plot synopsis for Tomb Raider reboot

Vanity Fair has debuted the first Lara Croft photos from the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, featuring Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Ex Machina) as the title hero. They’ve also revealed a detailed plot synopsis, which you can read below, and be sure to check out the Lara Croft photos in our gallery!

Official plot synopsis: “Seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-year-old Lara has refused to take the reins of his global business empire, instead working as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. Eventually she becomes inspired to investigate her father’s disappearance and travels to his last-known location: a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.”

“When I was asked to take on this role I got really excited—Lara Croft is a truly iconic character,“ Vikander stated. “I think people can identify with her for lots of different reasons, but for me I very much see her as a model for many young women. She’s trying to carve out her place in the world and connect her future with her past. She also has a fantastic mix of traits—tough, smart, vulnerable, plus she’s kick ass! She is also uniquely different to other characters I have taken on previously. It’s a lot of fun trying to get into Lara’s head and the challenge of getting to grips with such a physical role is an element of this project that I find an absolute thrill.”

Vikander is joined in the film by Dominic West (The Wire, Punisher: War Zone) as her father, Into the Badlands star Daniel Wu as a ship captain helping Lara Croft find her father, and Emmy-nominated actor Walton Goggins (JustifiedThe Hateful Eight) as the main villain.

Roar Uthaug will direct the film, which has a script by Transformers: The Last Knight scribe Geneva Robertson-Dworet.

The original Tomb Raider game was published in 1996 by the London-based video game company Eidos and became one of the most successful video games of the time. A reboot of the series, telling the origin of Lara Croft, was released in 2013 and sold over 5 million copies. The most recent game, titled Rise of the Tomb Raider, is available now.

Paramount Pictures previously made two movies about the daredevil archaeologist on a series of global missions. The films, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, starred Angelina Jolie and grossed a combined $ 432 million at the worldwide box office.

Tomb Raider will be distributed by Warner Bros. with MGM. They will produce the film with GK Films. The new Tomb Raider movie is scheduled to hit theaters March 16, 2018.

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13 ‘The Matrix’ Reboot Directors Who Could Actually Get Us Interested

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When news hit that Warner Bros. is in the early stages of rebooting The Matrix, the world groaned as one. Is no film safe? Not if it’s over 10 years old, it appears.

A reboot of what’s almost universally regarded as a terrific, trend-setting film is a genuinely terrible idea, especially since the Wachowskis aren’t even involved. But the universe of the Matrix can certainly be mined for more stories. The comics and The Animatrix prove that there are dozens of tales to be told about the nature of reality, of the struggle of man versus machine, of what makes humanity human. While we probably would have been much better off with The Animatrix 2 instead, Warner Bros. surely wants another franchise that they alone control, similar to what Star Wars has done. Thus, a reboot.

There might not be any way to dodge what we have coming at us, but there’s a way to mitigate the damage. Here are 12 directors we think could actually give us an interesting take on the film. Here are filmmakers that may actually do the impossible and make us excited about a new Matrix movie.

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Jordan Peele 

Let’s be honest – with Get Out’s box office, Peele can do absolutely anything he wants for his next film and we’d be there day one. He could announce Follow That Bird 2: Twitcher and we’d be all over it. So why waste it on a reboot? One reason is that he’s clearly a sci-fi dork, if the number of Key and Peele sketches set in a sci-fi setting is any indication. And who wouldn’t be excited by the idea of him discussing racial identity in The Matrix, a series that still ranks as one of the most ethnically diverse ever created? He’d be a choice that could force people to take notice.

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Jeremy Saulnier

From Blue Ruin to the blue pill? Saulnier may be known as the creator of unflinchingly brutal revenge thrillers, but take a closer look at his films like Green Room and you’ll find that they delve far deeper into humanity than you’d assume, what with all the gore flowing so freely. Saulnier seems to really want to know what makes people tick and what makes them keep moving on even in spite of terrible loss. It’s only a matter of time before he makes a big film that explodes him onto the stage of the world-at-large, so Warner Bros would be smart to try and grab him before he does.

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Kim Jee-woon

Kim doesn’t seem to like to linger in one genre, although he generally prefers them to be of the dark variety. He’s made one of the scariest ghost stories of all time in A Tale of Two Sisters, the hilarious spaghetti western homage The Good, The Bad, and The Weird, and the truly twisted I Saw The Devil, but it’s his segment from Doomsday Book (“The Heavenly Creature”) that shows that the story of Neo would be a story right up his alley. “The Heavenly Creature” is about a malfunctioning robot that attends a Buddhist temple to attain enlightenment, sort of a spiritual I, Robot, and delves deep into the concept of what life really is. Warner Bros. has already worked with him with The Age of Shadows, their first ever Korean-language film, so they could easily tap him for another English-langue one.

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Karyn Kusama

The inevitable headlines comparing her work on The Matrix with her other anime-inspired martial arts film (the infamous bomb Aeon Flux) might keep her out of any serious consideration, but one need only look at The Invitation to realize that Kusama can bring a film to a satisfying conclusion like few others. It’s got that tense otherworldly feel where we know something’s not quite right and are just waiting for the veil to lift, and when it finally does, it absolutely does not disappoint. We know Kusuma knows brutal horror better than most anyone in the industry today, so why not give her a shot at sci-fi?

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