The fantasy genre is arguably one of the most popular genres of books, films, and television shows. Programs like Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, and others instantly come to mind. Nerd culture is practically dominated by the Thrones fandom, as well as Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. As these have been … Continue reading What Should the Fantasy Genre Look Like Now?
John Boyega, better known for his work in the Star Wars and Pacific Rim franchises, has joined A Spriggan, Keir Burrows' (Anti Matter) latest film, as an executive producer via his Upper Room Productions banner. When asked about this project, Boyega had to comment: “I’m really excited to be joining A Spriggan and the team behind it. In my producing … Continue reading John Boyega is Set to Executive Produce ‘A Spriggan’, A UK Fantasy-Horror Film
This week many African-Americans across the country celebrated the holiday of Juneteenth: the day when the last of the enslaved African-Americans were freed on June 19th, 1865 in Texas after the end of the American Civil War. This holiday has certainly gained more widespread notoriety around the country and, as such, I thought it only … Continue reading ‘Dread Nation’ Live-Action Fancast
The first season of American Gods was definitely an impressive start to an amazing fantasy series based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name. From the gritty and unpredictable storylines to the larger-than-life characters, it was no surprise when it was greenlit for a second season. Now, a report from Deadline is giving us … Continue reading ‘American Gods’ Season 2 Casts Devery Jacobs & Kahyun Kim in Key Roles
After director David Ayer and screenwriter Max Landis parted ways due to creative differences concerning the sequel for the Netflix original fantasy film Bright, audiences began to wonder who would take on the task to scribe the next film. A report from THR confirms that Evan Stiliotopolous has been chosen. Evan is the mind behind … Continue reading ‘Bright’ Sequel Starring Will Smith Finds Writer
Aru Shah and the End of Time is a young adult novel by Roshani Chokshi that debuts this Sunday in the No. 2 spot on The New York Times Bestseller list for young readers. Paramount Pictures won the auction for the movie rights, seeing the potential for this franchise that is a cross between Wizard … Continue reading YA Novel ‘Aru Shah and the End of Time’ Rights Acquired by Paramount
Is it still fun to be a fan of Harry Potter? I ask myself this question often, especially as I get older and look at the movies and books I loved so much throughout my childhood more critically. As a young black woman, I have often had to love this series despite there being few … Continue reading Is It Still Fun to Be a “Harry Potter” Fan?
The Telling, Ursula K. Le Guin's praised Sci-Fi novel, will be receiving a film adaptation which is planning for release in 2019. Bayview Films, a subsidiary of Bayview Labs, announced they will be taking the project with Rekha Sharma from Battlestar Galacticaand Star Trek: Discovery as Sutty. The film will be written and directed by Leena Pendharkar. Pendharkar has … Continue reading Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Telling” Will Be Adapted Into A Film
When the anticipation for the release of Black Panther began to rock pop culture, the #BlackPantherChallenge was created which saw many activists, philanthropists and celebrities donating and raising money to give children in under served communities the chance to see the film for free. Now AMC Theaters and the non-profit organization Color Of Change are … Continue reading AMC Theaters Will Give Underprivileged Children A Chance To See ‘A Wrinkle In Time’
It looks like the creative minds behind the CW's Charmed reboot are hard at work when it comes to casting its stars for this world of magic. A few days ago, it was confirmed that Jumanji actor Ser'Darius Blain was cast in a co-Lead role and now The Hollywood Reporter is confirming that actress Melonie … Continue reading ‘Charmed’ Reboot Cast Melonie Diaz in Leading Role