HBO Max has picked up Steven Soderbergh's next film, the comedy "Let Them All Talk" starring Meryl Streep. Joining Streep in the ensemble cast are Candice Bergen, Dianne Wiest, Lucas Hedges and Gemma Chan. The screenplay was written by short story author and MacArthur Fellow recipient Deborah Eisenberg. It's the story of a celebrated author […]
Bring yourselves back online: HBO has partnered with interactive content studio Survios to launch a new virtual reality game based on “Westworld” that “inserts players into a meticulously crafted world of adventure, danger and fantasy.”Set during the events of the second season of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s sci-fi series, “Westworld Awakening” is described by HBO as “a narrative-driven, single-player stealth exploration experience played from the perspective of Kate – a host within the Mesa facility who has suddenly attained self-awareness and must undergo a journey of self-discovery to understand exactly what that means. To survive a dangerous underworld where no one and nothing is what it seems, you must take matters into your own hands and, using a QA (Quality Assurance) tablet, manipulate the world around you.”The description continues: “As you navigate Delos’ labyrinthine laboratories and offices, you will encounter iconic scenes and settings from ‘Westworld,’ solve puzzles and interact with (and manipulate) other hosts. But you can’t get too complacent: Hank, a relentless serial killer host who has stalked ‘Westworld’ for generations, awakened alongside you and is now in constant pursuit, forcing you to react quickly even as you venture further into the unknown. To escape, you must plunge into the secret past of Westworld and overcome an entire world designed to destroy and enslave you.”Also Read: 'Westworld' Season 3 to Premiere in First Half of 2020, Deal in Place With Creators for 'Potential' Seasons 4 and 5“Westworld Awakening” was developed in collaboration with producers at Nolan and Joy’s Kilter Films and designed for Vive and Oculus head-mounted displays. According to the pay-TV channel, the game will be available in 400 VR arcades worldwide and to download for $29.99 on Steam, Oculus, and Viveport on Aug. 20.An English version of the game will be accessible in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, South Korea, and China (arcades only).“HBO is known for producing some of the most compelling shows, offering creative storylines and complex characters that keep our viewers coming back for more. Through VR experiences, we are bringing these fictional people and places to life for our viewers and letting them interact and engage with our shows in new, immersive ways,” Aaron Nonis, VP of interactive and immersive experiences at HBO, said. “‘Westworld Awakening’ is the perfect fusion of the right creators and story, the right IP, and the right platform that allows us to create the next-generation playground for our ‘Westworld’ fans.”Also Read: Fall TV Premieres: Here's When All Your Favorite Broadcast Shows Will Return (Photos)“With ‘Westworld Awakening,’ we had the privilege of going inside HBO’s popular show to create an entirely new storyline,” added Daniel Zeligman, Survios’ project lead. “The end result is a VR experience unlike any other out there, that allows fans to dive deep into familiar settings and become a character on their favorite show, seeking to survive the dangers of ‘Westworld.'”Read original story HBO’s New ‘Westworld’ VR Game Forces You to Escape a ‘Relentless Serial Killer Host’ At TheWrap
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HBO Max has ordered three pilots, including a prequel to the film “Practical Magic” titled “Rules of Magic.”“Rules of Magic” is from “Jessica Jones” duo Melissa Rosenberg and Dana Baratta. The other two pilots are the Lena Dunham-produced “Generation” and the John Wells-produced “Red Bird Lane.”“Rules of Magic” is set the 1960s and centers on the younger versions of Franny, Jet and Vincent Owens from the 1998 film. Franny and Jet were played by Stockard Channing and Diane Weist in the film, which starred Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. HBO Max has additionally ordered a writers’ room with a 10-script order. The project is set up at Warner Bros. TV with PatMa Productions’ Nina Tassler and Denise Di Nova as executive producers.Also Read: 'Shameless' Producer John Wells to Stay at Warner Bros TV With Massive 9-Figure Deal“Generation” is co-created, co-written and co-directed by Zelda and Daniel Barnz (who directed the film “Cake”) and executive produced with Dunham and Daniel and Ben Barnz for We’re Not Brothers Productions and co-executive produced by Zelda Barnz. According to the description from HBO Max, the dark, yet playful half-hour dramedy follows a group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community.Wells’ “Red Bird Lane” is a psychological horror series about eight strangers who arrive at an isolated house–all for different reasons–and quickly realize that something sinister and terrifying awaits them.Read original story ‘Practical Magic’ Prequel Among 3 Pilots Ordered at HBO Max At TheWrap
As the late "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost" star was remembered by friends and family, people shared emotional reactions to the doc on Twitter.
If you mashed up Election and Rushmore and then sprinkled some trademark Ryan Murphy sass on top, it might look a lot like Netflix's upcoming comedy The Politician… and we like what we see. Netflix has released a new trailer for Murphy's debut series for the streamer — which you can watch above — which […]
The first look at Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Reese Witherspoon in "The Morning Show" is here. Apple released an official trailer for the series Monday, a week after debuting a teaser that consisted of overlapping lines of dialogue from its stars disembodied over images of the empty sets. In the video, Aniston's character declares […]
Netflix’s "Patriot Act" with Hasan Minhaj exposes the Koch brothers’ attempts to block public transportation expansion across the country.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib suggested boycotting “Real Time With Bill Maher” Saturday after he called the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement she supports a “bulls— purity test” during Friday’s HBO show.“Maybe folks should boycott his show,” she tweeted Saturday. “I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn’t work then and it won’t now.”Michigan’s outspoken Democratic freshman in Congress was responding to a tweet earlier in the day by Intercept columnist Mehdi Hasan, in which he included a clip of a roundtable discussion on Maher’s “Real Time” Friday criticizing BDS. Hasan wrote: “Maher rails against BDS, Palestinians, and Omar/Tlaib with an all-white panel featuring no Palestinians, no Arabs, no Muslims, no people of colour. ‘Liberal’ Maher.”Also Read: Seth Meyers Praises Rep Rashida Tlaib for Helping People Understand the 'Palestinian Perspective'Maher came out hard against the BDS movement Friday, calling it a “bulls— purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class.”It is “very shallow thinking that the Jews in Israel, mostly white, and the Palestinians are browner, so they must be innocent and correct, and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this completely peaceful people found themselves occupied,” he added.Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar were denied entry into Israel last week because of their support of the movement and following a tweet from Trump saying, “It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit.”Also Read: Bill Maher Interrupted by Pro-Trump Protester on Live Show: 'Make Sure He Doesn't Have a Gun' (Video)Although the Israeli government later Friday said that Tlaib would be allowed to visit her grandmother in the West Bank if she filed a humanitarian request and pledged not to voice her support for the BDS movement while in the region, Tlaib reversed course and said she would not got to Israel.“When I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions,” Tlaib said in a statement Friday. “I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies.”Read original story Boycott of Bill Maher’s Show Suggested by Rep Rashida Tlaib After He Criticizes BDS At TheWrap