Did You Hear? … So Many Reboots and Other Top Entertainment Stories
This week, Hollywood gave us our first glimpses into some highly awaited movies. Horror flick Scream released their first trailer and Timothee Chalamet gave us a preview of what we can expect from his upcoming movie Wonka.
It’s the year of reboots and we’re hoping the new projects can do justice to the old. Here is what you may have missed.
Timothee Chalamet as Wonka
Speaking of the 25-year-old, he gave fans a first look at his upcoming movie Wonka. Taking to Instagram on Sunday, the Dune star shared a photo of himself on set, dressed in Willy Wonka’s iconic top hat and topcoat.
“The suspense is terrible, I hope it will last …WONKA,” he captioned the photo. He also went on to share a photo of Wonka’s cane, which had a purple and red present sitting on top.
Earlier this year, it was revealed Chalamet was set to play young Willy Wonka in the adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The film, which is set to premiere in 2023, will see the actor take part in musical numbers, similar to the original 1971 movie.
Wonka will dive into the life of the chocolatier before he opened his factory and will be directed by Paddington’s Paul King and produced by Harry Potter’s David Heyman.
Read the full story here.
Brooke Blurton Speaks to POPSUGAR About Being The Bachelorette
Ever since Brooke Blurton was announced as the next Bachelorette, we’ve been counting down the days till we could see her on our screens for the third time. Being the first Indigenous and pansexual woman to front the franchise, Brooke is making history, making this season more iconic than ever.
They say third time’s the charm, which is why Brooke is back and with a mansion full of men and women vying for her love, it’s almost guaranteed that she’ll walk away with the love of her life.
We’ve seen trailers and small snippets of the upcoming season, which premieres on October 20, and in true bachie fashion, there’s a ton of drama accompanying the extravagant dates and romantic moments.
POPSUGAR Australia had the chance to speak to Brooke herself, and we found out everything there is to know about her time on the show.
Read the full interview here.
I Know What You Did Last Summer Premieres on Amazon
So you’ve finished watching Squid Game and are now looking for a new show to binge. Well, I’ve got you. If you’re a fan of the iconic 1997 movie I Know What You Did Last Summer, then saddle up, because Amazon will be premiering a TV series based on the slasher film and 1973 novel by Lois Duncan.
Starring Madison Iseman from Jumanji, the story revolves around a group of teenagers that find themselves bound by a dark secret. Brian Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore and Sebastian Amoruso join Madison’s character to try and find out who is hunting them down after they were responsible for a fatal car accident on the night of their graduation.
Squid Game Becomes Most Watched Show on Netflix
In case you haven’t noticed, Squid Game is huge. Not only is everyone on the internet talking about it, making it almost impossible to avoid spoilers, but Netflix has confirmed it is officially now their most popular TV show.
According to Variety, the streaming service said the series has been viewed by over 111 million members in just 25 days, breaking Bridgerton’s record, which was watched by 82 million people within the first 28 days of its release.
“Squid Game has officially reached 111 million fans – making it our biggest series launch ever!” the streamer announced via its main Twitter page. Hwang Dong-hyuk, creator and director of the mega-hit Korean drama always knew the show had potential.
“The most Korean is the most universal. BTS, PSY and director Bong Joon-ho have already proved that,” Hwang said during an interview with The Korea Times. “Korea’s old children’s games, which were used in my series, are simple and old, but I saw the potential to make them appealing worldwide.”
Read the full story here.
Scream Releases First Trailer
It’s been a decade since Scream 4, and Ghostface has finally returned for the upcoming fifth instalment. Titled Scream, the iconic horror franchise is relaunching, and it stars some of the original favourites.
Courtney Cox, David Arquette and Neve Campbell are joining newcomers Melissa Barrera, Jack Quaid and Jenna Ortega for the spine chilling movie.
The film will follow a new group of high schoolers being targeted by Woodsboro’s perennial villain, with Sidney Prescott (Campbell) once again having to fend off a new Ghostface, who is described as feeling different from the prior killers.
The film is set to hit theatres on January 13, 2022.
Watch the trailer here.