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Netflix launching surprise Cloverfield movie after Super Bowl

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The streaming giant purchased The Cloverfield Paradox from Paramount and announced the shock release in an advert that aired during the game

Netflix launching surprise Cloverfield movie after Super Bowl

The streaming giant purchased The Cloverfield Paradox from Paramount and announced the shock release in an advert that aired during the game

Netflix will launch the third Cloverfield movie as a surprise after this years Super Bowl.

The film, called The Cloverfield Paradox, was sold by Paramount to the streaming network after the studio decided against the planned theatrical release in April. It follows on from 2008s Cloverfield and 2016s 10 Cloverfield Lane.

Set in space, the thriller stars David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Daniel Bruhl and Chris ODowd. Unlike 10 Cloverfield Lane, the film is believed to have a connection to the first film with the trailer suggesting it might explain why New York was invaded in the first place. Its rumored to have a $40m-plus budget.

An early plot description teased a group of astronauts stuck on a space station after earth vanishes. They then make a horrible discovery.

The release is one of the many high-profile purchases by Netflix this year that sees a shift in strategy. The company also picked up international rights to the Natalie Portman-starring thriller Annihilation and will launch it weeks after the US release later this month. A similar release is also planned for New Lines Shaft reboot later this year.

Online rumors also suggest that a fourth Cloverfield movie has already finished production and its working title is Overload. Its set during the second world war and is based around a supernatural Nazi experiment. Its release is allegedly set for October.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/feb/04/netflix-cloverfield-super-bowl-surprise

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Idris Elba To Star In Hunchback Of Notre Dame Movie For Netflix

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One of the 700 movies and TV shows that Netflix still has in its pipeline includes a modern retelling of The Hunchback of Notre Dame from Idris Elba.

The Avengers: Infinity War actor will star, direct and produce the movie for the streaming service, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Based on a script by Michael Mitnick, the film is being described as sonic and musical experience and will feature an original score.

Victor Hugos classic French novel has seen many screen adaptations, but none more popular than Disneys 1996 animated film. A darker entry in the Disney canon, the film introduced the story of Quasimodo, a hunchbacked bell-ringer, who falls in love with the gypsy Esmeralda to a whole new generation.

Elba has struck gold with Netflix before, earning critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination for his role in Beasts of No Nation. Hes also set to star and executive produce the upcoming comedy Turn Up Charlie about a struggling DJ.

The Lutheractor has stepped behind the camera before, making his feature directorial debut earlier this year with Yardie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

And while he has received more attention for his filmmaking, Elba is also a rapper and DJ, most recently making an appearance on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis album This Unruly Mess Ive Made.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/idris-elba-star-hunchback-of-notre-dame-movie-for-netflix_us_5b05c8d4e4b0784cd2b0ee19

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Classic true-crime series ‘The Staircase’ revived by Netflix

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Netflix is reviving the controversy around the death of Kathleen Peterson in 2001 with a new documentary series that expands on one of the first and most popular true-crime series to hit television: The Staircase.

Coming to Netflix June 8, The Staircase will take a look at the death of Kathleen, which her husband Michael claimed happened because she fell down the staircase. Michael was convicted of murdering Kathleen in 2003 despite his claim of innocence and the documentary series chronically the whole ordeal followed soon after in 2004 — and lots of legal happenings have taken place since then.

Netflix’s expansion on The Staircase will take a look at more information from the past as well as new developments in the grisly story when it hits the service June 8.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/05/22/netflix-the-staircase-trailer/

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Howard Stern talks about that time Donald Trump called Ivanka ‘a 10’

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Slow clap for Netflix who knows exactly what we want to hear: In a clip to promote the upcoming Howard Stern episode of David Letterman’s talk show on the streaming network, Stern relays the time Trump called his own daughter Ivanka “a 10.”

In the above clip, Stern relays the story of when he and Trump, a frequent guest on his show back in the day, were doing the ol’ “1 to 10 scale” of rating a woman’s attractiveness, and Trump insisted Ivanka was more beautiful than even Angelina Jolie.

Of course, while it may seem at first blush like a braggadocio father, we already have a long history of Trump acting pretty pretty creepy towards his eldest daughter.

We’ll find out what else Stern has up his sleeve about our president when the full episode hits Netflix on May 31.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/05/21/donald-trump-ivanka-10-howard-stern-letterman/

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