Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the duo that brought you the 2010 revival of Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch, are back at it with a tale almost as old as time: Dracula. Their show will be based on Bram Stoker’s novel and will follow “Dracula from his origins in Eastern Europe to his battles with Van Helsing’s descendant and beyond.”
That actually looks fairly terrifying, and I am so here for it. Danish actor Claes Bang (The Girl In The Spider’s Web) plays Dracula.
Keeping things on the horror side, there’s a new Grudge movie coming.
Just when you thought it was safe to get back into the shower, some creepy ghost hand runs its fingers through your hair. Horror legend Sam Raimi is producing, with John Cho of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle starring.
And to complete our horror trifecta, Adult Swim has released a little teaser for its upcoming adaptation of Uzumaki, from master of horror Junji Ito. If you haven’t heard of him, check him out on YouTube sometime and prepare for a few sleepless nights.
Uzumaki, perhaps the best known of Ito’s stories, is about a town haunted by the shape of a spiral. If doesn’t sound scary, maybe wait until the four-episode miniseries premieres in 2020 and see how you feel.
Okay, enough horror. Next up, we have The King, with Dune star Timothée Chalamet and The Batman star Robert Pattinson.
This actually looks really darn good. Here’s the official synopsis:
Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he had previously tried to escape. Now the young king must navigate the palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life — including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the aging alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton). Directed by David Michôd and co-written by Michôd and Edgerton, THE KING co-stars Sean Harris, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Pattinson, and Lily-Rose Depp.
Looks like Netflix has assembled an outstanding cast for The King. It goes live on November 1.
And now a show from Disney+ that I will gleefully watch religiously: The World According to Jeff Goldblum.
I’m not exactly sure what this show is about, but Jeff Goldblum is a national treasure and should be treated as such.