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New York Comic Con 2019 Schedule: Here Are All the Must-See Panels and Screenings (Updating)

  • The Wrap
New York Comic Con 2019 is just a few weeks away and that means the list of panels and screenings for the annual event is growing. This year’s show will include HBO’s eagerly anticipated “Watchmen” adaptation from Damon Lindelof, CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery” and the forthcoming “Star Trek: Picard,” a 20th anniversary tribute to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” spinoff “Angel,” the return of Hulu’s “Castle Rock,” and the premiere of Netflix’s upcoming sci-fi series “Daybreak.”

TheWrap will continue to update the list below as more studios and networks announce their offerings for the fan convention, which runs Thursday, Oct. 3 to Sunday, Oct. 6.

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Thursday, Oct. 3

Title: “Tell Me A Story” Special Sneak Peek of Season Two and Panel Discussion

Time: 1:45 Pm-2:45 Pm

Location: Javits Convention Center – Room 1A10

Description: Return
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Free, ad-supported service Tubi set to launch in Oz

Streaming service Tubi launches in Australia on September 1, initially offering nearly 7,000 movies and TV series for free for anyone who is prepared to watch 2-4 minutes of ads per hour.

Australia is the Us-owned VOD platform’s first market outside North America. Tubi CEO Farhad Massoudi tells If he chose Australia because it has among the highest penetration rates of Netflix subscribers outside the Us and is a mature advertising market.

The San Francisco-based company has secured Australian rights to a raft of movies including 3:10 to Yuma, The Blair Witch Project, Kickboxer and Stranger Than Fiction, with such titles as Dirty Dancing, The Grudge, Requiem for a Dream, Reservoir Dogs, Saw, Traffic and Young Guns to roll out over the next six months.

“We see Tubi as complementary to other streaming services as linear TV viewing continues to decline and on-demand viewing grows,” he says.

“We have the far
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Tubi TV Sets Launch In Australia In First Leg Of International Streaming Expansion

Tubi TV, the top ad-supported, on-demand video service, will launch September 1 in Australia in the first leg of a planned global expansion.

The initial offering will encompass 7,000 movie and TV titles, but will eventually grow to the catalog of 15,000 included in Tubi’s service in the U.S. and Canada.

Ad-supported streaming, once a marginal sector, has gained significant momentum of late. This year alone, Viacom acquired Pluto TV for $340 million, Sony set joint venture with Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment to reboot Crackle, and NBCUniversal unveiled plans for its own Avod service due out next April.

Marquee titles slated to be streamable in Australia at launch include 3:10 to Yuma, The Blair Witch Project, Kickboxer and Stranger Than Fiction. Over the next six months, Dirty Dancing, The Grudge, Requiem for a Dream, Reservoir Dogs, Saw, Traffic and Young Guns will join the fold.

“We’re excited to offer Tubi in Australia,
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William Sadler and Mike C. Manning To Star In Horror Feature ‘Slapface’

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William Sadler and Mike C. Manning To Star In Horror Feature ‘Slapface’
Exclusive: When They See Us actor William Sadler and Mike C. Manning will stir up some scares in the forthcoming horror feature Slapface written and directed by Jeremiah Kipp. The film is set to shoot later this fall.

The pic follows Lucas (August Maturo from The Nun) who lives with his older brother (Manning) after the loss of their parents. Lucas befriends a Monster in the nearby woods, and trouble ensues. The town Sheriff (Sadler) tries to thwart the wrongdoings of Lucas and the Monster before it is too late. Bianca D’Ambrosio and Chiara D’Ambrosio (The Young and the Restless) will also star.

Shintaro Shimosawa is set to executive produce. Joe Benedetto (A Guy Named Rick) is producing while Nick Theurer (Deceit) is co-producer and Artisha Mann-Cooper (I Can I Will I Did) is line producer. The film will be produced by
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How ‘The Terror: Infamy’ Draws on Japanese Ghost Stories to Depict Real Historical Atrocities

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The second season of AMC’s horror anthology “The Terror” centers a story rarely told in the American mainstream — the mass incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II. But for many of those involved with the show, the story is a personal one.

“I’ve done a few other projects that have taken place in the internment camps,” said “Greek” alum Derek Mio, who stars in “The Terror: Infamy” as Chester Nakayama, a young man whose family is uprooted and imprisoned along with 120,000 other people of Japanese ancestry. “But it was just kind of chilling to see the parallels between the character and my grandfather.”

The series uses Southern California’s Terminal Island — Mio’s grandfather’s actual hometown — and the once-thriving Japanese immigrant community there as its entry point. A particularly emotional scene in the first episode sees Chester’s father being forcibly taken by the FBI for questioning,
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Olivia Wilde to Direct Psychological Thriller ‘Don’t Worry, Darling’

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Olivia Wilde to Direct Psychological Thriller ‘Don’t Worry, Darling’
Olivia Wilde will direct and produce the thriller “Don’t Worry, Darling,” with her “Booksmart” partner Katie Silberman and “It” producer Roy Lee and Miri Yoon through Vertigo Entertainment.

The project is being described as “a psychological thriller for the Times Up era”will center on an unhappy 1950s housewife. Silberman is re-writing a script by the sibling writing team of Shane and Carey Van Dyke, centered on a 1950s housewife.

“Don’t Worry, Darling” has not been set up at a studio yet. Wilde recently became attached to direct and produce an untitled holiday comedy project for Universal Pictures with Silberman.

Wilde directed “Booksmart” in her helming debut from a script by Silberman and three other writers. The coming-of-age comedy has grossed $22 million domestically since its May 24 release by United Artists and has a 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Wilde is currently in production on Clint Eastwood’s “The Ballad of Richard Jewell.
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‘Escape Room’ Director Adam Robitel Sets Up Untitled Supernatural Thriller At Sony

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Exclusive: Sony Pictures has picked up an untitled original Adam Robitel project to be produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert through their Ghost House Pictures.

The project, to be directed by Robitel and written by Gavin Heffernan, is only known as a supernatural thriller, with the storyline under wraps. Romel Adam will oversee the project for Ghost House.

Earlier this year, Robitel’s Escape Room grossed a notable $155 million off its $9M production cost for Sony. Robitel is directing the sequel, which is scheduled for release on August 14, 2020.

Ghost House is thrilled to partner again with Sony Pictures, and to work for the first time with the enormously talented Adam Robitel. From the moment Adam and Gavin pitched me their vision for the movie, I knew that this would be an exciting and terrifying experience for the audience,” said Raimi.

Ghost House has been behind such Sony horror hits as Don’t Breathe,
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‘It’ Producer to Develop Wilderness Horror Movie ‘Sunburnt Country’

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‘It’ Producer to Develop Wilderness Horror Movie ‘Sunburnt Country’
A feature film adaptation of Gabriel Bergmoser’s novel ”Sunburnt Country” is in development from “It” producer Roy Lee alongside Jon Berg and Greg Silverman.

The story centers on a pair of millennial backpackers who go off-roading in the Australian wilderness and stumble upon a reclusive backwater town where they quickly realize that the locals hunt and kill outsiders for sport. They seek help from an elderly rest stop attendant and his granddaughter.

Lee’s credits include both “It” movies, “The Ring,” “The Grudge,” the “Lego” movies, and “The Departed.”

Berg joined Vertigo in 2017 after serving as Warner Bros.’ co-president of production for a year and overseeing the studio’s DC films. Berg’s DC credits include “Justice League,” “Wonder Woman,” “Aquaman,” and the upcoming “Doctor Sleep.”

Silverman is the former president of Warner Bros. Pictures. His Stampede shingle is in production on its first movie, “Pink Skies Ahead,” starring Jessica Barden.
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Andrea Riseborough To Star In Michael Morris’ Real-Life-Inspired Drama ‘To Leslie’

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Andrea Riseborough To Star In Michael Morris’ Real-Life-Inspired Drama ‘To Leslie’
Exclusive: Andrea Riseborough has boarded To Leslie, which Bloodline Ep Michael Morris will direct off Ryan Binaco’s screenplay which is inspired by the life of his mother.

Claude Dal Farra and Brian Keady of Bcdf Pictures are producers along with Kelsey Law. Binaco is also executive producing.

Riseborough will play Leslie, a West Texas single mother who won the lottery and squandered it just as fast, leaving behind a world of heartbreak. Years later, with her charm running out and nowhere to go, she fights to rebuild her life and find redemption.

“Ever since we worked together on Bloodline I knew that Andrea would be the ideal person to play Leslie,” said Morris. “Andrea is totally committed to the truth. She thinks incredibly deeply about the smallest moments and as an actress she is constantly surprising, challenging and fearless.”

Riseborough can next be seen starring in Stefano Sollima’s
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Fantasia 2019: ‘Stare’ Review

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Stars: Marie Iitoyo, Yu Inaba, Shota Sometani | Written and Directed by Hirotaka Adachi

The first film I watched from this year’s Fantasia Festival was a J-Horror sequel in the form of Sadako. My latest viewing is a movie that is heavily influenced by the best crop of J-horror in the late nineties and early two thousands, Stare.

In the same style as those J-Horror movies, we follow a couple of friends who are linked through some gruesome and surprising deaths. People’s eyeballs are exploding from them and autopsies are showing that the victims had heart attacks. But even when the murdered had someone standing right next to them at the point of death, no-one is exactly sure how they are happening. But we join a few main characters who start to investigate the deaths.

Stare wears its obvious influences on its sleeve. There’s no hiding the fact
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Pinhead to be unleashed on television audiences! Tv Adaptation of Classic Hellraiser Franchise

Pinhead To Be Unleashed On Television Audiences! Roy Lee & Dan Farah Board TV Adaptation Of Classic Hellraiser Horror Franchise Producers Roy Lee and Dan Farah (Ready Player One) have joined forces with producers/rights holders Lawrence Kuppin, David Salzman and Eric Gardner, to produce an …

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‘Sadako’ Review: Dir. Hideo Nakata (2019) [Fantasia 2019]

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With sequels, prequels, remakes, TV series, and even a crossover film where she was pitted against her fellow Scream Queen, Kayako from The Grudge franchise, Sadako has now graced over 11 feature films in one way or another since the 1998 classic. That’s quite a stretch considering the simple premise: the spirit of a young psychic girl creates eerie videos that kill the viewer a week after watching. The original Ringu hit at the perfect time. It was the early days of the internet, mobile phones, and before social media. It meant the way in which the urban legend travelled and evolved was slower and more sinister. Much like the film itself. In an attempt to bring back the magic of the original feature, Hideo Nakata, returns to the directing chair. Despite creating a couple of J-Horror classics, both based on the writing of Koji Suzuki, Nakata has
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That Stupid Momo Challenge Viral Hoax Is Getting a Horror Film

I’m sure you all remember that Momo Challenge viral hoax that spread across the internet like wildfire. Well, Orion Pictures is teaming up with Vertigo Entertainment to turn the stupid hoax into a horror film franchise with producers Roy Lee (It) and Taka Ichise (The Grudge and The Ring).

The whole thing started with a sculpture created by Japanese artist Keisuke Aisawa back in 2016. It was on display at a gallery exhibit in Tokyo at the time and is actually called “Mother Bird.” The creepy and bizarre sculpture was then used by pranksters to start spreading rumors online about Momo’s Challenge, and how children and adolescents were being enticed by a user named Momo to perform a series of dangerous tasks including violent attacks, self-harm, and suicide.

The hoax really took off when Kim Kardashian shared the image with her 145 million followers on Instagram warning parents that Momo
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‘Momo’ Movie From ‘It’ Producer Roy Lee in the Works at Orion Pictures

If I was a studio executive tasked with launching a horror franchise, one of the first people I'd turn to would be Roy Lee, the It producer who was also responsible for Hollywood's J-horror craze, having helped Japanese producer Taka Ichise bring The Ring and The Grudge franchises to American audiences. Well, Orion Pictures is doing just that, as the studio behind the recent Child's Play remake is partnering with Lee's Vertigo Entertainment and Ichise to develop a movie based on the creepy viral sensation known as Momo. Momo is actually a sculpture called "Mother …
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Unsettling Viral Hoax Momo Is Getting a Movie from ‘The Grudge’ Producer

Unsettling Viral Hoax Momo Is Getting a Movie from ‘The Grudge’ Producer
Do you remember hearing about the Momo Challenge when it went viral last year? As meme history will tell you, it was a viral game shared through messaging services like WhatsApp that supposedly encourages kids to hurt themselves and even commit suicide, all at the behest of a terrifying bird-faced woman (seen above) who demands […]

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Momo horror film in development at Orion Pictures

Deadline is reporting that Orion Pictures is teaming with Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and producer Taka Ichise to develop a horror feature based upon the Momo viral hoax.

Inspired by Japanese artist Keisuke Aiso’s sculpture Mother Bird, the Momo hoax went viral earlier this year with fake rumours about Momo’s Challenge, a sordid game said to have been hidden in various YouTube videos and designed to encourage children to endanger themselves.

Despite YouTube dismissing the reports, concerned parents flooded social media with warnings about Momo’s Challenge, with the hoax spreading like wildfire.

The as-yet-untitled film will mark the latest collaboration between Lee and Ichise, who have previously teamed on the U.S. remakes of the Japanese horrors The Ring and The Grudge.

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Second Momo Movie Is on the Way, Will Turn Viral Hoax Into Horror Movie

We've got not one, but two different horror movies in the works based on this year's Momo Challenge. The viral sensation swept across the internet earlier this year, in large part thanks to Kim Kardashian, who shared the now infamous image with her many millions of followers on Instagram, along with some misinformation regarding hidden Momo messages in YouTube videos that are watched by young children. Given the popularity of the creepy-faced figure, Orion Pictures is now set to adapt Momo for the big screen.

According to a new report, Orion Pictures has partnered with Roy Lee's Vertigo Entertainment production company, as well as producer Taka Ichise, for a new, currently untitled Momo Challenge movie. Lee previously produced It, which went on to become the highest-grossing horror movie of all time. Lee and Ichise partnered in the past on hits such as The Grudge and The Ring. Orion Pictures,
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‘Momo Challenge’ Hoax to Become Horror Film From ‘The Grudge’ Producer

The Momo Challenge may have been a viral, Internet hoax, but the premise of the Momo Challenge will now be adapted into a horror movie.

Orion Pictures is partnering with Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and producer Taka Ichise, who previously collaborated on “The Grudge” and “The Ring,” to develop a horror film that’s based on the work of art that inspired the viral Momo Challenge, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The “challenge” sparked hysteria online after it was believed that an image of a demonic chicken lady would pop up during children’s programming and games or on social networking apps and goad children into violent acts or even suicide.

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But despite the spread of the image in the media, there was little evidence to suggest that kids were actually taking part in the challenge.
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Remember Momo? Orion Pictures Adapting Viral Hoax As A Horror Film

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Exclusive: Momo is ready for her close-up. Orion Pictures is partnering with Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and producer Taka Ichise to develop a horror film based on the creepy sculpture now known globally as Momo thanks to the viral hoax called Momo’s Challenge.

The sculpture by Japanese artist Keisuke Aiso was part of a 2016 gallery exhibit in Tokyo and is actually called Mother Bird but its bizarre visage was appropriated last year by the pixel pranksters who concocted rumors about Momo’s Challenge, a sordid game that purportedly encourages children to endanger or injure themselves.

The hoax got major traction in February when Kim Kardashian shared the image with her 145 million followers on Instagram and warned parents that Momo messages are hidden in YouTube content. YouTube officials dismissed the reports but Momo had already reached full-blown urban legend status after child-endangerment reports in Scotland and Argentina were covered
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Comic-Con 2019: “Sounds of Horror: Inside Hollywood’s Most Terrifying Film Scores” Panel Announced

What you see on screen can be scary, but the right music can make an unsettling scene ten times more terrifying. In this golden age of horror, viewers have been treated to eclectically spooky scores from a wide range of talented composers, and at the 50th annual San Diego Comic-Con, some of the most mesmerizing composers will gather for a panel to discuss the making of their memorably haunting music.

Hosted by IndieWire's Steve Greene and featuring Christopher Young, Michael Abels, Carl Thiel, Gregory Tripi, Russ Howard, and Nick Soole, the "Sounds of Horror: Inside Hollywood's Most Terrifying Film Scores" panel will take place in Room 9 from 8:00pm–9:00pm on Friday, July 19th.

Read on for additional details, and check our Comic-Con online hub to keep up to date on all of our coverage of the 50th annual Comic-Con!

"From the spine-tingling scores for “Us”, “Get Out
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