Quick News: Last, OLED, Spell, Spoils, Clips

Quick News Last Oled Spell Spoils Clips

The Last of Us Part II
Sony Interactive Entertainment America has announced they are set to host a media event in Los Angeles on September 24th tied to Naughty Dog’s upcoming PlayStation-exclusive game “The Last of Us Part II”.

Nothing else has been revealed about the event, though it’s expected a release date may be forthcoming and/or more details on the game’s stance in regards to becoming a potential title for the PlayStation 5 when it launches. [Source: Twitter]

OLED
LG has announced that it’s teaming with Nvidia to bring G-Sync support to its 2019 OLED TV line-up range (specifically all C9 & E9 models) via a firmware update that will roll out in the coming weeks. It sounds as though it will only apply to Nvidia’s RTX card range which will take advantage of variable refresh rate (VRR) of between 40Hz – 120Hz over HDMI (the TVs don’t contain an actual G-Sync module). [Source: Up My Tech]

Spell
Omari Hardwick (“Power,” “Shot Caller”) is in final negotiations to star in the upcoming horror-thriller “Spell” at Paramount Players. Hardwick plays a man who crashes his plane while en route to rural Appalachia with his family for a funeral, and awakens to find himself totally alone and without his bearings.

Relieved to be discovered by a seemingly kind elderly couple, he has no way of knowing the dark machinations that lie in wait as he is pulled deeper and deeper into a sinister world. Mark Tonderai (“House at the End of the Street”) will helm from a script by Kurt Wimmer who will produce along with Gordon Gray, Morris Chestnut and Brian Wilkins. The film opens August 28th 2020. [Source: Variety]

Spoils
Lionsgate has acquired action-comedy pitch “The Spoils” with Roshan Sethi and Hayley Schore to pen the script and Malcolm D. Lee to produce. The story revolves around a group of disparate immigrants who realise the London Museum holds their countries’ most prized possessions. They plan an elaborate heist to recover the stolen artifacts and return them to their rightful homes. [Source: Deadline]

Featurettes
A couple of key featurettes are out, two of which are acclaimed titles that aired at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals and are scheduled for release this Fall. The first looks at Renee Zellweger’s performance as Judy Garland in the upcoming biopic “Judy” opening September 27th.

The other is for the Eddie Murphy-led Netflix film “Dolemite is My Name” with the clip exploring the history of comedian Rudy Ray Moore. That film opens in cinemas October 4th ahead of an October 25th release on the streaming service.

Lastly and separate from those is a new clip for the still unscreened but heavily talked about adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical “Cats” opening this Christmas. The clip seems to be a cut down version of already released footage.