WIRE Buzz: Thrones prequel faucets Miranda Richardson, Bird Box writer units new movie adaptation

We know you’ve got been craving one other WIRE Buzz in the present day, so we scrounged up some updates on HBO’s mysterious Game of Thrones prequel, the following film from the writer of Bird Box, and Jordan Peele’s Us.


While we do not know a lot about it proper now, the presently untitled Game of Thrones prequel continues to construct up its solid with heavy hitters.

Per Variety, the fantasy sequence has tapped Miranda Richardson for an undisclosed position.

A BAFTA and Golden Globe winner, Richardson is understood for taking part in the dishonest Daily Prophet reporter Rita Skeeter within the live-action Harry Potter movies. She’s additionally appeared in Blackadder, Sleepy Hollow, Merlin, and Chicken Run.

Rumored to be titled “The Long Night” the prequel sequence will start capturing this summer time with Naomi Watts (King Kong) within the lead position. Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth) and Denise Gough (voice of Yennefer within the Witcher video video games) costar within the mission, which was created by George R.R. Martin and Jane Goldman. Goldman is serving as showrunner whereas S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones) is all set to direct.

There’s no particular premiere date for the prequel simply but, however the eighth and ultimate season of Game of Thrones will start airing on HBO on April 14.


After the huge success of Bird Box on Netflix, writer Josh Malerman (who wrote the ebook upon which the film was primarily based) has grow to be a scorching commodity in Hollywood.

A movie adaptation of his 2017 novel, Black Mad Wheel, is within the works from Atlas Industries, Spin a Black Yarn, and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, Deadline studies. The Amazon description for the ebook describes it as a combination of Lost and Heart of Darkness.

The fundamental story focuses on The Danes, a once-popular Detroit band on the lookout for a comeback. Their lives are upended, nevertheless, when a consultant from the U.S. army asks them to journey to Africa and observe down the supply of an odd and malicious sound.

Accepting the job, the musicians embark on a journey by means of the desert and discover themselves on the heart of a darkish conspiracy. In a hospital in America’s Midwest, the sufferer of a near-fatal accident begins to get well at an exponential price. Somehow, this mysterious man is tied to The Danes’ mission.

Inspiring loads of viral memes and a harmful real-world problem, Bird Box reportedly introduced in 45 million viewers in its first week, in accordance with Netflix.


In a brand new featurette for Jordan Peele’s Us, the principal solid of actors speak about what makes a Peele-directed horror film totally different from all others within the style.

Starring Black Panther‘s Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as a husband-wife duo, Us is a couple of household being terrorized by a gaggle of crazed doppelgängers. Elisabeth Moss, Anna Diop, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, and Tim Heidecker all costar.

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Having screened for the primary time at SXSW final week, the film has already obtained rave critiques from critics and followers alike, with many touting it as a worthy follow-up to Peele’s Oscar-winning debut function, Get Out.

“I hope people talk about what this movie is in regards to horror movies, but I also hope people think about, on the societal level, how our fear of being the outsider causes us to overlook the fear of the real villain most of the time, which is us,” Peele stated at SXSW.

Also written by Peele, Us opens in theaters this Friday, March 22.

Showtime’s Halo sequence simply added a second showrunner within the type of Steven Kane (The Last Ship), THR confirms.

Kyle Killen (Awake) was already connected because the preliminary showrunner, however reportedly needed to convey another person on so as to give attention to writing and producing the present domestically. Kane will journey to Budapest to supervise the bodily filming of the sequence.

News of Kane’s hiring comes on the heels of Otto Bathurst (Robin Hood) boarding the mission as a director and government producer.

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