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TV-On-Disc Calendar April 24, 2018
Last Week Claws 1.x Killjoys 3.x [Blu-ray] The Mighty Orbots: The Complete Series Mystery Science Theater 3000 11.x [Blu-ray] Perfect Strangers 3.x
This Week

Avatar - The Last Airbender: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]

The Dogfather: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]

Misterjaw: The Complete Series [Blu-ray]

Power Rangers: KyuuKyuu Sentai GoGoFive: The Complete Series

Shameless 8.x

Static Shock 4.x

Unforgotten 1.x (Blu-ray)

Wacky Races 1.x Vol. 1
Next Week

Broken: The Complete Miniseries

When Calls The Heart: Hearts And Minds
May 8

Ackley Bridge 1.x

Bunnicula 1.x Dear White People 1.x

Laugh-In 4.x

Midsomer Murders 16.x-18.x

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Applejack

Police Woman: The Final Season May 15

The Bold Type 1.x

Cold Feet - The New Years 1.x

Rick and Morty 3.x [Blu-ray]

The Shannara Chronicles 2.x [Blu-ray]

Silent Witness 5.x

Transformers Rescue Bots Vol. 15

Unforgotten 2.x (Blu-ray) May 22

Call the Midwife 7.x [Blu-ray]

Gunsmoke 13.x Vol. 1

Gunsmoke 13.x Vol. 2

Justice League: Action 1.x Vol. 2

Little Women: The Complete 2018 Miniseries

The Loud...

Nuke Boy Vs. THE FLASH!! The Returns of GENIUS and THE 100!! Tuesday TV Talkback!!

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The CW says of “Fury Rogue”:
When Barry needs help transporting a dangerous meta, he calls on a new friend for help - Leo Snart; Cisco becomes suspicious of Harry.

Returning tonight: Genius (NGC) April 24 The 100 (CW) April 24
Noah Hawley’s Marvel Comics series “Legion” last week plummeted to a new personal low of 0.16, down from 0.21 the prior week. (I rounded up to 0.2 for the table below.)
Legion (adults 18-49; older weeks to the right.) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (0.2) (0.2) (0.3) 2018 (0.4) (0.4) (0.3) (0.4) (0.4) (0.5) (0.5) (0.7) 2017
“NCIS: New Orleans” ratings fell to a 0.8 last Tuesday, yet both “Bull” and “NCIS: New Orleans” were the following day renewed for next season, joining the previously renewed “NCIS.”
Shondaland’s “For The People” was the lowest-rated Big Four primetime show last Tuesday.
Tuesdays, March 6-April 17, 2018 (adults 18-49; older weeks in parentheses; repeats in gray) 3.4 (3.5) (3.9) (5.2) (---) (---) (---) Roseanne 1.5 (1.3) (1.8) (1.7) (2.2) (2.3) (2.1) The Voice 1.3 (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) (---) Alex Inc 1.3 (0.5) (0.7) (0.6) (0.7) (---) (0.8) NBA Basketball 1.2 (1.1) (1.1) (1.0) (1.2) (0.9) (1.4) Chicago Med 1.2 (0.7) (1.3) (1.3) (0.8) (1.5) (1.4) NCIS 1.1 (1.3) (1.5) (2.5) (1.1) (0.9) (---)...

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Hey folks... fascinating trailer here for FILMWORKER... a documentary from Tony Zierra about the kind of people who love great film enough to toil in obscurity for years to support the incredible work of a master filmmaker. Leon Vitali was an actor hired to work on BARRY LYNDON by Stanley Kubrick, who became a Kubrick devotee and trusted aide to Kubrick throughout his career. 

Fans of THE SHINING will marvel to see an interview with Danny Lloyd crediting Vitali's importance to him on the film-- "He was my acting coach." And R. Lee Ermey, God bless him, seems to equally hold Vitali in high esteem: "If it wasn't for Leon Vitali, I doubt I would have done half the job." 
Even as we see evidence of Kubrick being stern or perhaps even a touch disappointed in Vitali's performance on something, there is the underlying idea that Kubrick didn't put this level of trust in anybody else he worked with; that Kubrick understood and appreciated how different his work would be if Vitali had not stepped in to be his Pancho Sanchez at that critical point in Kubrick's career. 
At university, I studied about some of the greatest directors, but I almost completely ignored Kubrick in the process, as I'd studied his technique for 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY as a kid and hoped those basics would get me through. Vitali is a blind spot in my education that I am eager...

or shave a cow's ass instead

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Looks like someone's leaked the VENOM trailer onto the Interwebz tonight. A few of us at AICN were kicking around a still image of it. I laughed and called it Marmaduke. And then I saw the full video. 

Now that Sony has released it, we can link  it for ya, but... well, try searching for it, if you're keen to see it ahead of schedule. The video itself sets up the concept: Eddie's is a reporter, and his girlfriend works for a company researching illegal biotech, run by a Mr. Drake. When Eddie pokes around a little too hard into some vulnerable test subjects that have died in the company's experiments, he's got a target on his back. When Drake's men come looking for Eddie, he's already made a connection with the symbiote, and the two begin working together on their mutual problem. Eddie tries to bring a conscience to proceedings, and we hear the symbiote make his part of the negotiation. And then, Venom introduces himself to one of the bad guys.
It's known that I have been a holdout on VENOM. I hate the idea of Marvel characters existing outside of the MCU, especially important ones with no connection to their source (Peter Parker/Spider-Man). But this looks like something I'd like to see. I can only cling to the desperate hope that Venom's face is unfinished CGI work. But the bits with the Symbiote having words...

Cage, please never retire

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Hey folks, here's a trailer for 211, starring Nicolas Cage. Written and directed by York Alec Shackleton, 211 has Cage playing an older cop facing retirement. With his partner (Dwayne Cameron), he's taking a Ride-Along (Michael Rainey Jr.) into their daily grind, fussing about camera phones, when a heavily-armed group attempts a bank heist that puts the lives of all three men at risk. 

Not sure to think of this one, yet. The trailer has me curious about the kind of character Cage is playing. This could be a brilliant performance as a cop who's a little bent. Or it could be something else, something much more shallow. 
The trailer doesn't give a sense of the overall plot, just that the story revolves around one of the 'longest and bloodiest bank heists in history'. The clues here seem to be about Cage's off-kilter cop getting some sense knocked into him by the proceedings.
-- Precious Roy

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Can't rain all the time, unless you're on NETFLIX

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Hello all, Mad Dashiell here and thanks for joining me this dark cloudy day and now the weather- Following a teaser back in January, Netflix has revealed the forecast for THE RAIN this afternoon. The trailer for the new Danish drama is here so I hope you have your ponchos and galoshes handy because traditionally, Danish thriller-horror genre of this nature can form a perfect storm. 

  THE RAIN falls upon an obviously bleak post-apocalyptic future. The story follows two teens that came out from a safely sealed bunker to face a virus that has decimated the region’s population. Things quickly start to get worse as their surroundings have not even begun to recover from recent catastrophic events, and two teenagers are quickly forced to join up with a group of survivors in the hopes of finding food, shelter, and protection from THE RAIN. The thriller stars Alba August(JORDSKOTT), Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen(TIDSREJSEN), Mikkel Boe Følsgaard(LAND OF MINE), and Iben Hjejle(HIGH FIDELITY).--The show streams in full May 4. --Well thanks for joining me everyone, Mad Dashiell signing off.  Art Credit:  Dulce Brassea

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This sounds very interesting

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Hey Everyone Freddy Beans here,
With some news from DEADLINE on the comic BLACK below.

Studio 8 has hired Seith Mann to adapt the BLACK comic series into a workable TV series.  I’m assuming TV series, as I don’t think Seith Mann has done a feature length project, but I could be wrong, as this is hot off the presses today.
So what is BLACK?
The basic idea is a future where super powers start occurring in the general populous.  The superpowers are only affecting the African American population however.  
From what I’ve read (issue #1 only, about 10 minutes ago) it’s a black and white comic, well drawn and with a desire to do more than tell a simple back story for a protagonist.  The first comic alone three innocent black teenagers are shot by the police in a tense and misunderstood standoff.  
Pretty poignant in today’s world don’t you think?  
Yet one of those teenagers comes to life in the ambulance surprised and unhurt.  Fearful, he escapes and is found by a leader of “The Project” (think Nick Fury) a group dedicated to protecting the new superheroes from being exploited or experimented on by whom else, but the government.
I screen shot my favorite scene in the first comic below.  I know I’m probably wrong but that lady on the right sure looks white to my old eyes. 

Here’s a link to the first comic if this article grabbed you and you don’t know the source material.
I can...

It's happening!

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Afternoon, geeks!
Here’s some odd news: as a part of the multi-year deal Netflix has with Dreamworks Animation Television, the Universal Picture’s film vault is being explored for possible adaptations. As a result, Netflix greenlit a FAST AND FURIOUS animated series! ...Yay?
The story attempts to appeal to a younger audience by following teenaged Tony Toretto, whom is the cousin of Vin Diesel’s character, Dom. Tony and his friends are hired by the government to enter an elite racing league, that serves as a front for a despicable crime organization.
Margie Cohn, president of Dreamworks Animation Television, stated “We are excited to extend and expand our successful relationship with Netflix by not only delivering more high-quality DreamWorks programming, but connecting fans of Universal films with fascinating new stories.”
Yeah, alright. Does anyone really want this to happen, though? Vin Diesel, Neil Moritz and Chris Morgan are executive producing the show.
There’s no stopping this show, it’s already in development.
Meanwhile, you can check out what an animated FAST AND FURIOUS could look like here!

~Big Eyes

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I've got a real good feeling about this

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Hola Dannie aqui!

Ron Howard has proclaimed that post production is over, which tells my fevered brain that he could show us all "Solo: A Star Wars Story" right now and is just being greedy keeping it all to himself. Now here a mess of posters to decorate your mind space with. I like the motif of the Falcon cockpit constantly reminding me of the ride we're all about to go on!


Excuse me as I just lose my cooties over Donald Glover as Lando! That is just pure love right there.
Stay Strong, Live Good, Love Movies!
Dannie aka Pekosa Peligrosa

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This time Dick Smith didn't do a thing

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Hey folks, here's a trailer for THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH, a documentary directed by William Friedkin (THE EXORCIST) about following and documenting a case of demonic possession. Mark Kermode, a top film reviewer in England with the BBC, co-wrote the film with Friedkin.

THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH appears to walk between science and faith, arguing that there's a middle ground where the answers lie. Father Amorth's line about belief in the evil giving it more access to you should creep up back-of-the-neck hairs of IT fans. A doctor confronts the issue scientifically, addressing it like any other phenomenon, but also identifying that religious faith has a role to play in it, somehow.
THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH is in theatres now, and on Digital and On Demand tomorrow.
-- Precious Roy

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Sadly not a ghost story

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Hey folks, here's a  trailer for THE INNOCENTS, a new Netflix series created by Simon Duric and Hania Elkington, starring Guy Pearce, Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott, and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson. June and Harry run away from their restrictive parents and become embroiled in metahuman/supernatural intrigue that was, unknowingly, with them their whole lives. With RUNAWAYS and CLOAK AND DAGGER, this is becoming a trend.

The whole body-swapping thing was a fun twist the first time I saw the trailer, but it just opens up more mysteries: what are their powers? Do they share powers, or is it just June?
This series has a YA sci-fi vibe to it. I can appreciate a seemingly-benevolent Haverson (Pearce) say the words to June, "You're a young woman in a frightening new world... I think you just need someone to walk through it with you." We already know Harry is that person, but it sounds like Haverson has another candidate in mind and a creepy agenda.
No word on a release date yet-- just '2018'.
-- Precious Roy

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Such a lovely face!

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Morning, geeks!
I caught a nice looking bit of indie animation on Youtube the other day, and had to share! HAZBIN HOTEL is a Patreon and Ko-fi funded independent animation with a refreshing new style that pleases the eye!
“Hazbin Hotel is the story of Charlie, the princess of Hell, as she pursues her seemingly impossible goal of rehabilitating demons to peacefully reduce overpopulation in her kingdom. She opens a hotel in hopes that patients will be "checking out" into Heaven. While most of Hell mocks her goal, her devoted partner Vaggie, and their first test subject, adult film-star Angel Dust, stick by her side. When a powerful entity known as the "Radio Demon" reaches out to Charlie to assist in her endeavors, her crazy dream is given a chance to become a reality.”
Check out the trailer!

The cartooning style used in this reminds me a great deal of the BETELGEUSE cartoon from the 90s mixed in with Genndy Tartakovsky, with a handful of other things stirred in. The story over all I’m a little iffy about but there seems to be a lot of fun elements in the show, along with the seemingly better than average animation than we’ve seen from Cartoon Network or Disney in a while, altogether makes me what to see this project completed. Or at the very least, get a full season.
Creator of HAZBIN HOTEL, Vivienne Medrano, graduated from the School of Visual Arts...

Iron Man, Spider-Man, Vision, Gamora & Mantis On KIMMEL!! Captain America On SETH!! Sandler & Rock On FALLON!! Chaos Vs. SUPERGIRL!! Renaissance Vs. IZOMBIE!! Monday TV Talkback!!

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The CW says of “In Search of Lost Time”:
When Myr'nn inadvertently causes psychic disturbances at the DEO, Supergirl must work with J'onn to contain the resulting chaos. Meanwhile, Mon-El begins training Kara in fighting techniques he's learned in the future for battling.

The CW says of “Chivalry is Dead”:
While investigating the murder of a live-action role-playing knight, Liv consumes his brain and becomes a walking, talking Renaissance Faire. Clive and Liv find dark secrets in the LARPer world. Meanwhile, Peyton uncovers a truth about Liv. Lastly, Major embarks on a mission.
“The Terror,” which is trying to keep AMC’s “Better Call Saul” Monday timeslot warm, is not on the list below because its fourth episode fell to a 0.24.
The Sean Hannity/Michael Cohen news was more help to Rachel Maddow than it was to Hannity:
Mondays, March 5-April 16, 2018 (Adults 18-49; repeats in gray; older weeks in parentheses) 1.8 (1.9) (1.9) (2.0) (2.3) (2.4) (2.5) The Voice 1.5 (---) (---) (---) (0.7) (0.5) (---) NBA Basketball 1.4 (1.6) (1.4) (1.7) (1.6) (1.8) (---) American Idol 1.3 (1.5) (1.2) (1.2) (1.2) (1.2) (1.1) WWE Raw 1.0 (1.0) (0.9) (1.0) (1.1) (0.9) (0.9) Love & Hip-Hop 0.9 (1.0) (0.9) (0.9) (1.0) (1.0) (1.3) Good Girls 0.9 (1.0) (---) (0.9)...


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If you love documentaries, check out this fresh new trailer! DisneyNature has gone to Antarctica to stalk a penguin they lovingly dubbed “Steve” to exploit its life for profit and some education!
“Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family.  None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he's targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind “Bears” and “Chimpanzee.”

I wouldn’t have picked Imagine Dragons as the soundtrack for this trailer, but whatever, gotta get the hip young kids’ attention somehow. Don’t get me wrong, I like that song. This documentary(?) actuallys looks pretty soothing to watch.
I see all of the characters from HAPPY FEET are reprising all of their roles as themselves, but I am sad to report that Robin Williams will not be busting out his...Mexican-Spanish accent to voice Steve. Rest in peace, you gentle soul.
Have you ever tried explaining the movie HAPPY FEET to someone who has never seen nor heard of it?
So, in HAPPY FEET, Elijah Wood is a handicapped/growth stunted penguin that can’t sing, but instead can dance. He tasks himself with finding the aliens that are stealing their fish and to get the aliens to leave...

In Comics Everyone Can Read You Scream!

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Hello All, Mad Dashiell here and thank you for joining me. Ok, let's talk comics today. To all of you that refused to wait for this trade to come in the mail and instead bought each individual comic at your local comic retailer as it was released, I salute you. If you are the thrifty comic collector these days with a saturated market of cool rabbit holes to navigate comic-wise, then listen up. I'm talking about ALIENS: DEAD ORBIT, the trade was just released and I put it in my pile of comics to read... Right at the top that is. 

  The ALIENS: DEAD ORBIT comic looks like an Alien Queen laid its eggs in Jeff Darrow(SHAOLIN COWBOY, HARD BOILED) and out bursted in all its monstrous mechanical detailed and gory glory, James Stokoe the person responsible for the story, art, and lettering. My helmets off to him.This comic gives a fresh spin on something we have known and loved for decades now. Yes, the singles may be old news, but for the trade collectors, do yourself a favor, set your controls for your local comic shop and get this book as soon as you can. 
Thanks for joining me today, Mad Dashiell signing off.  Art Credit:  Dulce Brassea

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Fee Fie Foe Fum, I smell the blood of an englishman!

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Wheels here with a first look at an interesting documentary,

Internet trolls are a part of your daily life if you use the Internet. No matter where you go on the web you're bound to run into someone in the comment section making an insensitive joke, verbally abusing someone else, or sharing an image that's in bad taste.

Is trolling important free speech, though? Is trolling an important function in our modern society that's obsessed with information and media consumption at a breakneck pace? Is trolling just ignorant hate speech? Maybe it's all of that or maybe it's an awful subset of the internet that is best ignored.
The new documentary TROLL INC. examines these ideas while focusing on  Andrew ‘Weev’ Auernheimer, an infamous hacker/troll (with ties to "Alt-Right" movement) who was actually jailed for activities related to his trolling. 
Let's check out the trailer;

TROLL INC. drops onto all VOD platforms May 22nd.

Wheels out!

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It’s been a spell since I saw tonight’s Elfman-infused episode of TV’s most-improved show, “Fear The Walking Dead,” so I can’t quite remember if Lennie James is in it. If Lennie James is in it, he’s not in it much. AMC says of “Another Day in the Diamond”:
A troubled survivor finds allies in an unexpected place. Meanwhile, the life Madison has fought to build comes under threat.

“I look like an anti-semitic propaganda cartoon.” On tonight’s “Silicon Valley,” Adrien Grenier is spoken of as the actor from the 12-year-old movie “The Devil Wears Prada,” and not the star of HBO’s “Entourage.” Because HBO’s “Entourage” does not exist in the “Silicon Valley” universe? HBO says of “Facial Recognition”:
Overshadowed by Jared in an on-camera interview, Richard's confidence wavers further when Laurie and Monica force him to work with Eklow, a new artificial-intelligence company. Gilfoyle worries about the prospect of introducing AI into Pied Piper. Dinesh makes Jared self-conscious ahead of a second interview. Gavin questions his future beyond Hooli.

On tonight’s excellent, exciting and expensive-looking “Homeland,” a major character we’ve not seen since season six returns to have a chat with Dylan Baker’s Sen. Sam Paley. (Maybe there’s still a shot we’ll see what Frannie’s older siblings are up to.) It’s a big episodes for Jeff Bridges’ big brother Beau. Oh, and there’s...

Just the one of us, now.

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Evening, geeks.
Sad news. Verne Troyer, a unique actor/comedian, probably best known for his role as “Mini-Me” in two of the AUSTIN POWERS movies has passed. No cause of death has been immediately released. No official statement of death has yet been released. It is believed that he died in the hospital of alcohol poisoning after being there for 72 hours. Troyer suffered from depression.
Troyer was born with the genetic disorder known as achondroplasia dwarfism. Standing at only 2’3”, Troyer has lead and interesting life where eventually he took on some very interesting roles over the years. He as raised Amish in his early years, he and his family quickly left the religion. Troyer debuted his first big screen role as a evil marionette in PINOCCHIO’S REVENGE. Eventually, he landed his big break in the public eye in AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME. Since then, he has been staying busy with parts in shows and movies like THE TRAILER BOYS and HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE, all the way up until he died. With his success, he has chosen to take part in charities such as raising money to get hearing aids for the deaf and hard of hearing. Verne has been called a “small guy with a big heart.”

Mike Meyers spoke out about Troyer’s passing: "Verne was the consummate professional and a beacon of positivity for those of us who had...

There can be only ONE!!!

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Wheels here with an interview with a genre great,
There is no question that Clancy Brown is geek movie royalty. The number of projects he has been a part of that are beloved by the geek community is simply staggering. Here’s just a brief list: 
… and that’s just a fraction of Brown’s lengthy filmography. He is an actor who is always working and turning in memorable performances every time.

He can currently be seen in theaters in the film CHAPPAQUIDDICK, as well.
I sat down with Clancy Brown to discuss his latest project though, the comedy SUPERCON. SUPERCON is the newest directorial effort from Zak Knutson (director of the excellent documentary MILLIUS). The film tells the story of a heist attempt at a SDCC-esque comic book convention. Brown plays “Adam King”, a television and film star attending the con as a celebrity guest. He’s the villain of the piece and gets to square off with a cast that includes John Malkovich (IN THE LINE OF FIRE), Maggie Grace (LOST), Russell Peters (THE JUNGLE BOOK), and Ryan Kwanten (RED HILL). Hijinks ensue.
In the course of our chat we discuss a wide range of topics and I was pleasantly surprised by his candor and warmth. Well, that’s enough of an introduction, please enjoy this sit down with genre great Clancy Brown!

And I think it's gonna be a long long time And I think it's gonna be a long long time And I think it's gonna be a long long time

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Mad Dashiell here, it's zero hour nine a.m and your bags have been packed preflight. The Star with many handles, such as The Pinball Wizard, Sharon, Reggie, and The Rocket Man is making preparations for their pre-space biopic flight to the big screens.  The news is now official Rocket Man Fans! Sir Elton Hercules John and his Rocket Pictures partner David are producing the rocket-fueled rock n' roll biopic along with Matthew Vaughn. Paramount is acting as mission control announcing the project to have been officially green-lit. The director of the mission will be headed by Dexter Fletcher(Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) and the screenplay helmed by Lee Hall(Billy Elliot).
 The biopic will follow the singer/pianist’s iconic lifestyle in his shiny path from a piano prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to a radiant superstar, to the enduring, influential, longtime musical collaborator Bernie Taupin and even explore later episodes in his life as he fought to overcome his addictions.

THE KINGSMAN actor Taron Egerton has hit the high note already in displaying his desire to play Elton John for the ROCKETMAN project. Egerton reportedly went into Abbey Road Studios in England prior to record some vocals on some of Elton John's biggest hits. The end results are rumored to have shocked everybody...