IT: Chapter Two
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the home video release of “IT: Chapter Two” which will arrive on Digital HD on November 19th followed by a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD debut on December 10th. Sadly there are no deleted/extended scenes on this initial release or any mention of director Andy Muschietti’s previously discussed extended director’s cut of both films. The 4K UHD release will come with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. [Source: CBM]
Filmmaker Barry Levinson is trying out interactive storytelling as he and his The Levinson Fontana Company are teaming with interactive video entertainment company eko on “The Jury Room,” a new live-action drama series in which the viewer decides the course of the story.
The story is set in the trial of a domestic terror event in which unearthed evidence of possible government involvement and a subsequent cover-up is debated by twelve jurors. The viewer is one of them, navigating the social dynamics of the jury room as well as the evidence itself to decide the verdict. It’ll premiere 2020. [Source: Deadline]
Australian actor Alyssa Sutherland (“Vikings,” “The Mist”) will lead the cast of upcoming action-thriller “Avarice”. She will play Jane, a woman who must rescue her husband, a cryptocurrency specialist, after he is abducted by two ex-soldiers during a home invasion. John V. Soto is attached to helm and shooting begins in Australia in April 2020. Tim Maddocks will produce. [Source: Variety]
Amazon has renewed the anthology series “Modern Love” for a second season while the show’s director, writer and executive producer John Carney has also signed an overall deal with Amazon. The renewal comes less than a week after the first season debuted. Each standalone episode is described as an exploration of love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms. [Source: Variety]
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Filmmaker Andre Ovredal has confirmed that his family friendly horror feature “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” is returning to theaters this weekend and will run through Halloween. The PG-13 film scored very good reviews and adapts the book series that traumatized children everywhere with its creepy drawings. It is currently available on digital and will be on Blu-ray November 4th. [Source: Twitter]
Darius the Great
Universal Pictures is developing Adib Khorram’s young adult novel “Darius the Great is Not Okay”. Kevin Hamedani and Travis Betz will pen the script while Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are producing.
The novel follows half-Persian Darius Kellner, a fanboy and geek on his first-ever trip to Iran. Having never really fit in before, on the trip he meets Sohrab, the boy next door, and everything changes as Darius has never felt more like himself than he does with Sohrab. [Source: Deadline]