Netflix has nabbed the rights to a new sci-fi stowaway thriller. Get a first look at Studio Ghibli’s new 3DCG feature, Earwig and the Witch. HBO wants more Folklore. Plus, what’s to come on Lucifer, and Netflix teams with Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone for a new spiritual comedy series. Spoilers, away!
According to Deadline, Netflix has acquired “the near global rights” to Stowaway, a sci-fi thriller starring Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette, Daniel Dae Kim, and Shamier Anderson. Directed by Joe Penna (Arctic), the story follows a mission to Mars harboring “an unintended stowaway (Anderson)” who “accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship’s life-support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially grim outcome, a medical researcher (Kendrick) emerges as the only dissenting voice against the clinical logic of both her commander (Collette) and the ship’s biologist (Kim).”
THR reports Clive Barker has successfully reclaimed the rights to the Hellraiser franchise.
Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell hijack a Volkswagen in new set footage from Mission: Impossible 7.
Patty Jenkins has the available specs for Wonder Woman 1984 when it debuts on HBO Max this Christmas.
Studio Ghibli has released the first trailer for Earwig & the Witch.
Twenty years after he unwittingly slaughtered his entire family by releasing an alien codenamed “Baal” from its holding cell, a man tries to redeem himself by taking on its Earthbound progeny in the latest trailer for Variant.
A British woman heads to South Africa to lift the curse placed on her late mother by a witch doctor in the trailer for The Hex, coming to VOD December 15.
Deadline reports Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone will star-in and produce God’s Favorite Idiot, an upcoming TV series at Netflix following “Clark Thompson (Falcone), a midlevel tech-support employee who finds love with co-worker Amily Luck (McCarthy) at exactly the same time he becomes the unwitting messenger of God. Also, there’s rollerskating, a lake of fire and an impending apocalypse.” Hmm!
According to Variety, HBO has ordered a second season of its horror anthology series, Folklore.
The premiere episode of Lucifer’s sixth and final season is titled “Nothing Ever Changes Around Here,” according to Spoiler TV.
Finally, Netflix has released a trailer for the third season of its Fast & Furious animated series.
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