Geek Headlines – January 24th 2018

Here are today’s headlines from the world of geek news.


Rumor has spread across the galaxy that fans may soon get their first look at Solo: A Star Wars Story with the first trailer. Media outlets such as Nerdist and The Hollywood Reporter suspect that the rogue smuggler Han Solo could be appearing as early as this week, and not later than the time of the Super Bowl.

Netflix has released its official list of shows and movies that are arriving on the streaming service during February 2018. Notable additions to the Netflix lineup include Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2, Ocean’s Eleven, and the Netflix Original Series Altered Carbon. Fans have still have one last chance to stream several movies and shows before they leave the streaming service, including The Nightmare Before Christmas and Family Guy Seasons 1-8.

Legendary Pictures has released a new poster and the final trailer for the upcoming March 23rd release of Pacific Rim: Uprising. This latest look showcases the most colorful Jaegers and the biggest threats that the Pan Pacific Defense Corps have ever faced, suggesting that there may be fights between rogue pilots controlling the giant monster-fighting mech suits.

Ryan Reynolds has signed on for a 20th Century Fox remake of the classic movie Clue, based on the murder-mystery board game. This new film will be handled by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the scriptwriters for Deadpool. The original Clue movie debuted in 1985, and there is currently no planned release date for the remake.

Fang-tastic news! FX has committed to pilot production for a What We Do in the Shadows television series, based on the humorous mockumentary film that followed a group of modern-day vampires. The current cast includes Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, and Harvey Guillen. Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, the original writers, directors, and stars, will be the executive producers for the What We Do in the Shadows series.

Before we go, Let Your Geek SideShow would like to acknowledge the life of acclaimed science-fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin. She was the mind behind the Earthsea series, The Left Hand of Darkness, and many other imaginative works. She passed away on Monday, January 22nd at the age of 88.


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