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The Random: Danger Girl, Super-Normal, Catch-22, Black Lightning, Stripes, Godzilla, VR Movie Theatres and more

Danger Girl is once again being looked at for a movie adaptation. Constantin Film, the company behind the Resident Evil films, has picked up the film rights. Created by artist J. Scott Campbell and writer Andy Hartnell, Danger Girl follows the adventures of Abbey Chase, an adventurer who was reluctantly recruited into a secret organization. Chase is then paired with operatives Sydney Savage and Natalia Kasstle on a globe-trotting adventure to locate a series of mystical objects and keep them out of the hands of the evil Hammer Syndicate – THR

– Check out the Stranger Things Dart Nesting Dolls – “The rapidly growing Dart starts as a small 1″ pollywog, then a 2″ slug, and finally Dart becomes a 9″ tall Demodog! Each stage of Dart fits comfortably inside the other.”BigBadToyStore

John Turturro, Michael Cera, Brad Garrett, Holland Taylor, and newcomer Caren Pistorius have joined Julianne Moore in FilmNation’s re-imagining of Sebastian Lelio’s critically acclaimed 2013 film “Gloria.” The story follows Gloria (Moore), a free-spirited woman in her 50s. Though lonely, she makes the best of her situation and fills her nights seeking love at social dance clubs for single adults in Los Angeles. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Arnold (Turturro). Their intense passion, to which she gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that now, surprisingly, she can shine brighter than ever. Lelio will direct and also penned the adaptation of the script for the new film – Variety

Netflix has picked up Super-Normal, which has Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley and Luke Evans attached to star. Gad is producing the project with Dan Lin, who produced Death Note for Netflix and is known for the Lego movies. Brothers Aaron and Jordan Kandell, who worked on Disney’s Moana, are writing the script. Super-Normal is intended to be a character-driven, subversive take on a genre that Hollywood and the rest of the world loves too much – THR

Toho has revealed production of a follow-up to Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, the first Godzilla feature animation, which opens today in Japan. Godzilla Kessen Kido Zoshoku Toshi (literally, Godzilla: Battle Mobile Breeding City) is set to open in May of next year. The setting for the new film is a dark future in which surviving humans battle a Godzilla who has ruled the Earth for the past 20,000 years. The two films are part of a planned trilogy, but Toho has not divulged plot descriptions of the succeeding two films – Variety

CBS is developing a TV show based on Stripes, the 1981 Bill Murray-Harold Ramis film. The series adaptation focuses on a perennial rebellious outsider who finally finds his purpose in life when he joins the U.S. military and must unite a group of ragtag eccentrics – Deadline

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content are developing a limited-series adaptation of the classic 1961 novel, Catch-22, by Joseph Heller. A network or platform is not yet attached for the six-episode satirical war project set in Italy during World War II. George Clooney will star as Colonel Cathcart, and will direct with Smokehouse Productions partner Grant Heslov. This marks Clooney’s first TV role since portraying Dr. Doug Ross on NBC’s ERThe Wrap

– The Legends of Tomorrow meet up with Gorilla Grodd during the Vietnam War. It is such a fun, crazy show.

The CW Network’s electrifying new superhero Black Lightning will make his debut on Tuesday, January 16 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT), following a new episode of The Flash (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).

EA had been blasted by the fans over the in-game transactions for Star Wars: Battlefront II. They had the most downvoted comment ever on Reddit. It currently has 679,000 downvotes! Some players had worked out you would have to play solidly for 40+ hours just to unlock Darth Vader and uke Skywalker, but you could always pay money for them instead. EA have changed things and have stopped microtransactions…for now! “We hear you loud and clear, so we’re turning off all in-game purchases. We will now spend more time listening, adjusting, balancing and tuning. This means that the option to purchase crystals in the game is now offline, and all progression will be earned through gameplay. The ability to purchase crystals in-game will become available at a later date, only after we’ve made changes to the game. We’ll share more details as we work through this.” The “available at a later date” does mean they could possibly just turn around and put it all back to it, but hopefully they will just stick with using that for cosmetic things such as different skins and the like.

Paramount Pictures, in partnership with Bigscreen, is collaborating with several tech companies leading efforts in the virtual reality space — Oculus, Samsung, HTC and Microsoft, among others — to launch a first VR movie theater. A viewer puts on a VR headset and sits in a “theater” in front of a huge screen watching a movie as you would in a brick-and-mortar theater. On December 3, those consumers with any brand of VR headset can sign on to and experience Top Gun 3D in what looks like a movie theater. You walk into a movie theater, complete with one-sheets and a theater seating. It will even have trailers prior to the main film. In addition, moviegoers will be seated in a virtual audience and can chat before the movie starts to everyone next to them or watching with them – Deadline

Legendary has cast Justice Smith (The Get Down) to star in the first-ever live-action Pokemon film titled Detective Pikachu. Rob Letterman is on board to direct from a script by Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch Variety

Amazon has put into development Mercury 13, based on Martha Ackmann’s book The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight, as an event miniseries. Mercury 13 is set in 1961. Just as NASA launched its first man into space, a group of women underwent secret testing in the hope of becoming America’s first female astronauts – Deadline

– Watch Sisters, a very cool sci-fi short film – After being dropped in the woods by a mysterious blue light, a haunted woman (Lindsay Burdge) reconnects with her estranged sister (Jade Lane) to explain where she’s been and what she’s been through. Through this incomprehensible trauma, the sisters draw ever closer, only to drift apart yet again.

Sisters from Chris Osborn on Vimeo.

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