We’ve obtained a couple of odd information items right this moment as Paramount broadcasts plans for a theme park in South Korea, Brett Leonard plans to enter the Bible, and Facebook tries to remain related by way of streaming.
First up, Variety realized that Paramount Pictures has made a deal to develop an leisure theme park and resort in South Korea. If constructed, this would be the first Paramount theme park exterior of the U.S. While plans had been beforehand introduced to develop a park in Spain and England in 2011 and 2012, these plans have since fallen by way of.
If profitable, Paramount theme parks may emerge in different territories as properly. Mission: Impossible was cited as one of many central movies Paramount will probably be constructing their sights round. There are sufficient setpieces within the six Mission: Impossible movies to create a complete park’s price of sights, however Paramount has a wealth of properties that would actually even be featured, like Transformers, Indiana Jones, and Star Trek. That appears like fairly the great world.
Variety additionally reviews that Brett Leonard, director of The Lawnmower Man (1992) and Virtuosity (1995), will probably be helming Elijah, a movie primarily based on the Old Testament prophet. While it might appear to be an odd match, Leonard’s Lawnmower Man performs heavy on the biblical allusions.
Of the mission, Leonard stated, per the information outlet, “the large human and non secular journey on the core of the epic Biblical story of Elijah gives the last word canvas for my ardour to discover the connection between cinematic and immersive storytelling.”
Eljiah already has a sequel greenlit, Elijah Part 2, and will begin a cinematic universe of biblical tales. Hopefully they conclude Phase 1 with a team-up movie referred to as Prophets. Watch out MCU!
Ever needed to look at Game of Thrones or American Gods on Facebook? The Wrap reviews that Facebook is in talks to stream reveals from HBO, Starz, and Showtime on their web site. Facebook Watch, which nonetheless looks as if an unknown entity, apparently has a large attain and the social community web site is trying to enhance time spent on the positioning and entice new customers.
If the deal goes by way of, the premium cable community would be part of Facebook’s programming of unique collection and Whedonverse reveals. Facebook want to launch entry to those providers, presumably for a subscription payment a la Amazon Video’s channels, in the course of the first half of 2019.