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Mark Hamill Fulfilled Terminally Ill Fan's Wish to Meet Luke Skywalker

Mark Hamill Fulfilled Terminally Ill Fan's Wish to Meet Luke Skywalker
Mark Hamill, the man who plays Luke Skywalker in Star Wars, is known for having a heart of gold and loving his fans. Luke Skywalker is one of the greatest heroes in all of fiction, but now we know that Hamill is an actual, real-life hero in a big way. Recently, it was revealed that the actor paid a visit to a terminally ill fan. Screenwriter Ed Solomon (Men In Black) revealed the story, along with Joe Sikorra, whose son John died of a rare disease in 2015. But before he passed away, he was paid a visit by Mark Hamill. Here's what Sikorra had to say.

"Around 1998, my son, John, was diagnosed with a very rare genetic disorder called juvenile Batten's Disease (Jncl). The disease robs kids of their vision first followed by cognitive motor function. Typically kids die in their late teens, early 20s. It is a very complicated
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Family Reveals "Beautiful Experience" of Mark Hamill Visiting Terminally Ill Boy as Luke Skywalker

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It was about eight years ago when Mark Hamill agreed to meet a terminally ill boy who wanted nothing more than to talk to Luke Skywalker in person.

The request was a long shot. But Ed Solomon, the screenwriter best known for Men in Black and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, had to try for his friend, Joe Sikorra, whose son was dying of juvenile Batten's Disease (Jncl).

The Star Wars actor is known for his huge heart and his giving to charities, but this particular moment went under the radar — that is until Solomon began tweeting about it on Monday in an...
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‘Mosaic’ Interactive App Explores Steven Soderbergh’s Upcoming HBO Series

Direct Steven Soderbergh’s HBO limited series Mosaic doesn’t air until January, but a new free app launched today allows viewers to build their own storylines and points of view from material created and curated by Soderbergh and writer Ed Solomon. App users will then be able to compare their own versions with the full series when it debuts Monday, Jan. 22 on HBO. The app launched today as a free download for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, with a free Android app coming soon…
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‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh’s Murder Mystery App is Now Available to Download for Free — Watch

‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh’s Murder Mystery App is Now Available to Download for Free — Watch
The super secretive wait for “Mosaic” is finally over. Steven Soderbergh and HBO’s murder mystery has officially launched as a groundbreaking narrative app that can be downloaded for free on devices that include iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Soderbergh partnered with the technology company PodOp to create the interactive experience, which is structured as a choose-your-own-adventure murder mystery.

Read More:‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh Unveils the Three-Year Process of Making His 7-Hour HBO Experiment

The story centers around the murder of a celebrity named Olivia Lake (Sharon Stone), and the app features different story threads relating to all the different characters that users can select to watch on their own terms. Supporting characters are played by Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller, Beau Bridges, Paul Reubens, and more. The narrative does not have a traditional beginning, middle, or end. The app presents a handful of files that the viewer selects to watch.
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‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh’s Murder Mystery App is Now Available to Download for Free — Watch

‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh’s Murder Mystery App is Now Available to Download for Free — Watch
The super secretive wait for “Mosaic” is finally over. Steven Soderbergh and HBO’s murder mystery has officially launched as a groundbreaking narrative app that can be downloaded for free on devices that include iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Soderbergh partnered with the technology company PodOp to create the interactive experience, which is structured as a choose-your-own-adventure murder mystery.

Read More:‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh Unveils the Three-Year Process of Making His 7-Hour HBO Experiment

The story centers around the murder of a celebrity named Olivia Lake (Sharon Stone), and the app features different story threads relating to all the different characters that users can select to watch on their own terms. Supporting characters are played by Garrett Hedlund, Frederick Weller, Beau Bridges, Paul Reubens, and more. The narrative does not have a traditional beginning, middle, or end. The app presents a handful of files that the viewer selects to watch.
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Keanu Reeves reveals Bill & Ted 3 is titled Bill & Ted Face the Music

For the past few years, both Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves have been teasing the third instalment in the Bill & Ted franchise, and during the Replicas panel at the New York Comic Con, Reeves provided yet another update on the long-rumoured sequel, revealing that it is going by the title Bill & Ted Face the Music.

“We’re trying,” said Reeves. “There’s a script out there. We’re just trying to get it made. Show business is tough. It’s a cautionary tale. They’re supposed to save the world. But when we see them, they haven’t saved the world, and they’re married and have kids. And they’re playing to nobody. But they have to write the song… and face the music! Hopefully we’ll make it before I’m 60.”

Talk of Bill & Ted 3 first emerged back in 2010, with Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon working on the screenplay,
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‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh Unveils the Three-Year Process of Making His 7-Hour HBO Experiment

‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh Unveils the Three-Year Process of Making His 7-Hour HBO Experiment
Today at a Future of Storytelling event in Staten Island, New York, director Steven Soderbergh unveiled “Mosaic,” his new 7-hour interactive, branching narrative that he has been working on for three years. The 7-hour interactive version will be available the first week of November via the “Mosaic” App. A six one-hour traditional limit series version of the show will be available on HBO Go and Now in January.

In the hour-long talk with film critic Elvis Mitchell, Soderbergh previewed how audiences will experience and interact with the narrative and his process for creating a form he believes will bring audiences a viewing experience that is similar to reading a novel. Here’s what we learned.

How It Works

Projecting off his iPad, Soderbergh demonstrated how viewers will interact with the story on their mobile or Ott streaming device. The story is split up into 14 “nodes,” which are similar to episodes.
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‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh Unveils the Three-Year Process of Making His 7-Hour HBO Experiment

‘Mosaic’: Steven Soderbergh Unveils the Three-Year Process of Making His 7-Hour HBO Experiment
Today at a Future of Storytelling event in Staten Island, New York, director Steven Soderbergh unveiled “Mosaic,” his new 7-hour interactive, branching narrative that he has been working on for three years. The 7-hour interactive version will be available the first week of November via the “Mosaic” App. A six one-hour traditional limit series version of the show will be available on HBO Go and Now in January.

In the hour-long talk with film critic Elvis Mitchell, Soderbergh previewed how audiences will experience and interact with the narrative and his process for creating a form he believes will bring audiences a viewing experience that is similar to reading a novel. Here’s what we learned.

How It Works

Projecting off his iPad, Soderbergh demonstrated how viewers will interact with the story on their mobile or Ott streaming device. The story is split up into 14 “nodes,” which are similar to episodes.
See full article at Indiewire »

Steven Soderbergh Reveals 2 Versions Of HBO Project ‘Mosaic’

Steven Soderbergh Reveals 2 Versions Of HBO Project ‘Mosaic’
Logan Lucky” races into cinemas today, with Steven Soderbergh firing on all cylinders for his hugely enjoyable heist comedy. But as always, the director is shifting gears for his next effort, the HBO project “Mosaic.” The project, which has been kept under wraps for quite some time, stars Garrett Hedlund and Sharon Stone, with Ed Solomon (“Men in Black,” “Charlie’s Angels“) writing the script for the story that will allow users to pursue different narrative paths, utilizing a new state-of-the-art app.

Continue reading Steven Soderbergh Reveals 2 Versions Of HBO Project ‘Mosaic’ at The Playlist.
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Alex Rodriguez Shows Off His Stunning Florida Home — and Wait Until You See the Pool

When Alex Rodriguez started looking for real estate a few years ago, he commuted between Manhattan and Miami Beach, where he had a waterfront home overlooking Biscayne Bay — for his new home, he wanted something a bit more secluded, the former Yankee, who has been dating Jennifer Lopez since March, tells Architectural Digest.

“Traveling as much as I do, what I really wanted was someplace peaceful, where I could rest and recover and be with my daughters,” the New York Yankees star says, of keeping his children — Natasha, 11, and Ella, 8, — at the forefront of the whole process.

Related: Kelly Ripa
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Van Helsing reboot lands a new writer

Joseph Baxter Feb 23, 2017

Universal Monsters shared-universe movie Van Helsing will be written by Wrath Of The Titans scribe Dan Mazeau

Universal Studios’ ambitious shared-universe films featuring classic movie monsters manifests this summer with another reboot of The Mummy. That's set to star Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella and Russell Crowe. Now, though, we learn of the planned remake of Van Helsing, that has landed a new writer.

According to The Tracking Board, the script for Universal Monsters entry Van Helsing is now in the hands of writer Dan Mazeau. Mazeau, whose only major credited screenplay was the 2012 Greek myth series sequel Wrath Of The Titans, is in the process of rewriting the Van Helsing script after it was originally drafted by The Mummy writer Jon Spaihts (Passengers) and Eric Heisserer (Arrival).

Mazeau reportedly took on the Van Helsing script duty somewhere around last September after being part of the Universal writer’s room,
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Van Helsing Reboot Gets Wrath of the Titans Writer

Van Helsing Reboot Gets Wrath of the Titans Writer
Universal Pictures has brought on Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) to rewrite the script for the studio's Van Helsing reboot. It is part of Universal Studios' monster universe, which will feature a bunch of classic creatures in modern day. While his involvement hasn't been reported until now, Dan Mazeau has been with this project since September. He was also part of the original writers room that came together to flesh out this universe, which included Noah Hawley (Legion), Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) and Ed Solomon (Men in Black).

The Tracking Board broke the news of this writer coming aboard, with Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Jon Spaihts (The Mummy, Passengers) previously working on this project together through the writers room. Just yesterday, Eric Heisserer revealed that he tried to make the movie as scary as possible, although he qualified that by stating, "I don't know what it's going to look
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Van Helsing Reboot Is Scary as Hell Says Writer

Van Helsing Reboot Is Scary as Hell Says Writer
This summer, Universal kicks off its monster reboot universe with The Mummy, which hits theaters on June 9, and will set the stage for a slew of other projects based on some of Universal's most beloved monsters and creatures. One of the other movies that has moved forward through the massive writers room lead by Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan is Van Helsing, which will be written by Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Jon Spaihts (Passengers). While there is still very little we know about the story, writer Eric Heisserer shed some light on his approach to this vampire hunter character.

While most fans may remember the 2004 Van Helsing movie starring Hugh Jackman, this character goes back several decades, with Peter Cushing portraying him in the iconic Hammer Films such as The Brides of Dracula, and Anthony Hopkins portrayed him in the 1992 Dracula adaptation. While Eric Heisserer, who is coming off two
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Keanu Reeves Reveals Bill and Ted 3 Storyline

Keanu Reeves Reveals Bill and Ted 3 Storyline
With John Wick Chapter 2 hitting theaters this weekend, Keanu Reeves has been making the press rounds to promote the movie, when talk of another highly-anticipated project came up, the long-awaited Bill & Ted 3. Back in April, Alex Winter, who starred in the first two Bill & Ted movies with Keanu Reeves, teased that shooting may begin soon, but that never happened, while another report from April teasing that the movie may be shot and set in London, featuring a number of important British political figures from the past. We haven't heard anything since then, but Keanu Reeves shed some new light on the story in a recent interview.

Keanu Reeves appeared on the U.K. talk show The Graham Norton Show last week, alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Fifty Shades Darker star Jamie Dornan, when the talk eventually turned to Bill & Ted 3. The actor confirmed that the story will follow Bill & Ted in their 50s,
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Monster Men Unite: Universal’s Monster Reboot Has Its Team of Writers

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The latest cinematic shared universe, which will consist of the classic monsters of film from Universal Studios movie library, is moving ahead. They’ve gathered a team of writers—some veteran, some fairly new—to act as the Think Tank who will oversee the rebooted Cinematic Monster Universe.

Writers Assemble! Chris Morgan (The Fast & the Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7), Alex Kurtzman (The Legend of Zorro, Mission Impossible 3, Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek, Cowboys & Aliens, Amazing Spider-Man) Noah Hawley (Producer/Writer of the television series’ Bones and Fargo), Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners) and Ed Solomon (Charlie’s Angels, Men in Black and Now You See Me) have joined their creative forces to act as a writer’s collective for Universal Studios' cinematic monster universe.

This group, who will be known as the "Monster Men" will cooperate in each other's movies. They will offer suggestions
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Daily Dead’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: Day 10 – Star Trek Vinyl, Quiltface Studios, Zombie Plants, Video Nasties Apparel & More!

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Welcome back for Day 10 of Daily Dead’s fourth annual Holiday Gift Guide, readers! Once again, our goal is to help you navigate through the horrors of the 2016 shopping season with our tips on unique gift ideas, and we’ll hopefully help you save a few bucks over the next few weeks, too. For our tenth Gift Guide of the year, we’ll be showing off some spectacular artwork from Quiltface Studios, Shout Select’s recent Bill & Ted box set, horror apparel for the kids, zombie plants, Star Trek on vinyl, and a whole lot more!

This year’s Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by several amazing companies, including Mondo, Anchor Bay Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Magnolia Home Entertainment, who have all donated an assortment of goodies to help get you into the spirit of the season. Daily Dead also recently teamed up with Texas-based artist Dustin Pace of Duddy
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September 27th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Blood Diner and Chopping Mall

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You can tell Halloween is right around the corner, as September 27th has over 20 different horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases looking to put a dent in your wallet. As far as new movies go, The Shallows, The Neon Demon, and Warcraft are all coming home on Tuesday, and for all you classic horror fans, there are new releases of An American Werewolf in London, Blood Diner, Chopping Mall, Lady in White, Slugs, and the 30th anniversary Blu-ray for Highlander.

Other notable releases for September 27th include Stephen King’s Cell, Count Dracula’s Great Love, The Mangler, Grimm: Season Five, and The Shape of Things to Come.

An American Werewolf in London: Restored Edition (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu-ray)

Re-discover one of the most gripping horror films of all time with the cult classic An American Werewolf in London Restored Edition. Blending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor,
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Now You See Me 2 Exclusive Bonus Features Clip Shows How The Four Horsemen Pull Off their Most Impossible Heist

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Now You See Me 2 Exclusive Bonus Features Clip Shows How The Four Horsemen Pull Off their Most Impossible Heist
Convincing audiences to believe the magic that’s presented in front of them is a challenging process for any entertainer. Translating those illusions to the screen for an action-adventure film can be even trickier. In honor of this summer’s hit heist movie, ‘Now You See Me 2,’ being distributed on home entertainment, Shockya has an exclusive clip from the bonus features of the sequel. In the clip, which is titled ‘Filming the Magic,’ the comedy’s screenwriter, Ed Solomon, noted that process of adapting the magic tricks onto the screen was at times difficult. The scribe, who also contributed to the script for the 2013 original film, also mentioned that creating the [ Read More ]

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Michael Caine Conquers All in Now You See Me 2 Digital HD Preview | Exclusive

Michael Caine Conquers All in Now You See Me 2 Digital HD Preview | Exclusive
Living legend Michael Caine returned to portray Arthur Tressler in this summer's sequel Now You See Me 2, the follow-up to 2013's surprise hit Now You See Me. Now that its theatrical run has come to an end, fans will be able to watch this comedy hiest adventure on Digital HD starting today, ahead of its Blu-ray and DVD release on September 6. To get fans ready for this sequel's home video release, we have an exclusive Blu-ray preview with Michael Caine's co-stars Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Radcliffe revealing how much they admire this iconic actor.

The preview, which comes from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, features Lizzy Caplan calling her co-star a worldwide treasure, while Daniel Radcliffe marvels at how enthusiastic the actor still is about acting and filmmaking in general. Daniel Radcliffe also adds that his co-star's "general attitude" is something he aspires to. We also hear from the man himself,
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