MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- While the last entry, Terminator: Dark Fate, all but terminated the franchise's future at the box office, Netflix is hoping to re-energize the property with an anime-style series.
The streaming giant and Skydance Productions, which currently owns the rights to the series, are teaming up with Project Power writer Mattson Tomlin and Japan's Production I.G. for the series, notes The Hollywood Reporter.
Tomlin's action flick Project Power, which starred Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, was a hit for Netflix; Tomlin also co-wrote the upcoming The Batman, which will star Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader.
Writer-director James Cameron unleashed Terminator on the world in 1984. The film starred a bodybuilder named Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the movie became a smash, propelling the onscreen killing machine into one of the biggest box office draws in history.
It was followed by the series' most successful entry, 1991's blockbuster Terminator: Judgment Day.
All told, there have been six movies in the franchise, and one small-screen adaptation, 2008's The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
In a statement, Netflix’s VP of Japan and anime, John Derderian, said, "Terminator is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories ever created--and has only grown more relevant to our world over time. The new animated series will explore this universe in a way that has never been done before."
Takashi Seida/Hulu(LOS ANGELES) -- Andra Day transforms into the late great jazz singer Billie Holiday in the Lee Daniels-directed Hulu film The United States vs Billie Holiday.
While becoming the tormented songstress was no simple feat, Day tells ABC Audio that there were some aspects in making the film that did come easy.
"I will say the shooting, and the character -- definitely not easy," she says. "What was easy was the chemistry between Lee and myself and my cast. [It was] wonderfully collaborative."
"And I think when [Lee] has that love and that respect for his artists that we are creating together -- it's just brilliance," Day notes. "And I think that makes the best leaders. So that was a very easy energy and realm to play in."
A thankful Daniels nods to her response, adding that there was much more he'd love to explore when it came to Holiday's tumultuous life.
"It's not really a biopic, it's just a moment in time," Daniels explains. "But if it were her biopic, we would have talked, really talked, about her affairs with Tallulah Bankhead and other women. We would have really delved into her being queer."
"I would have talked about her very complicated relationship with her mother," he continues. "I would have delved into more of her relationship with Lester [Young]. It was a very powerful relationship she had."
However, Daniels says that due to time constraints, there was a lot left "on the cutting room floor that [will end up] in the director's cut."
"Where we see her stealing, because she was a thief. We see her beating men's behinds. We see her kicking a**," he reveals. "She's a gangster. So more of her gangster... just more Billie."
PALACE LEE / Barcroft Media via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- (NOTE LANGUAGE) -- While we can't blame you for losing track of time nowadays, even considering the pandemic and everything that was 2020, it might be hard to imagine that Charlie Sheen's infamous meltdown was 10 years ago.
A decade ago this month, Sheen was the highest paid actor on TV, with his CBS hit Two and a Half Men, until the gig and his personal life imploded -- at times live on TV and streaming on his own short-lived video channel.
The actor went on a tear against the show's creator, Chuck Lorre, gave a frenetic series of interviews where he entered the words #winning and "Tiger Blood" into our pop culture lexicon, and then was fired.
"People have [said to] me, 'Hey, man, that was so cool, that was so fun to watch..." My thought...is, 'Oh, yeah, great. I'm so glad that I traded early retirement for a f--king hashtag.'"
He says, "There was 55 different ways for me to handle that situation, and I chose number 56. ...And it was desperately juvenile."
He explains, "I...needed someone to reach out to and say, 'Hey, man...How can we help?' And instead they showed up in droves with...all types of fanfare and celebration of...what I think was a very public display of a mental health moment."
In 2015, the actor revealed he'd been HIV positive around the time of the meltdown, and in 2017 he told Good Morning America he was enrolled in an FDA study for an experimental HIV treatment.
Now, however, he's on the comeback trail, with a new show in development, he tells Yahoo!.
L-R: Joe, Anthony Russo, Tom Holland/Apple TV (NEW YORK) -- Directors Joe and Anthony Russo have directed four blockbusters for Marvel Studios, including the biggest movie of all time, Avengers: Endgame.
But after that, they got back to their modest-budget beginnings with their new film Cherry. And while the movie is quite different from their blockbuster Marvel movies, it has a common thread: Its star is their onscreen Spider-Man, Tom Holland.
The movie is based on Nico Walker's 2018 novel about a young man who drops out of college and joins the Army after suffering a broken heart. He's eventually reunited with his true love, but his combat PTSD leads both of their lives to spiral into drug addiction and crime.
Anthony Russo tells ABC Audio, "The book...is difficult and dark" -- so casting Holland was the key.
"Tom is so likable, so charismatic, such a good actor, he's the kind of person that...you're going to forgive for making complicated choices, that you're going to keep rooting for," he adds. "And that's really what this movie needed."
He notes, "[Y]ou have to make it compulsively watchable and enjoyable, even though you're taking people to really difficult places."
Joe Russo says Cherry is a more "personal...intimate" project for them, because their family -- and their hometown of Cleveland, Ohio -- has been scarred by opioid addiction. And despite a reported budget of just 10 million bucks, vs. the $350 million-plus it took to bring Endgame to the screen, the pair relished the freedom Cherry afforded them.
"There's certainly less volume of information coming at you on a movie of this scale versus a Marvel film," Joe says. "[On a] Marvel film...you're perhaps running three to four units all at the same time...the writers are running [rewrites] until midnight every night...[it's] just a different sort of level of intensity."
Cherry comes to theaters today, and debuts on AppleTV on March 12.
Marvel Studios is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC Audio.
ABC/Jenny Anderson(NEW YORK) -- ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis has been busy lately. She was recently promoted to anchoring World News Tonight on Sundays, making her only the second Black woman to anchor any major network newscast, after the "fearless, trailblazing" ABC News veteran Carol Simpson. On top of that, Davis has just published her third children's book.
With a laugh, the bestselling author of The World Is Awake and One Big Heart tells ABC Audio she never intended to write a series of books. That said, her latest, Stay This Way Forever, is something special.
"I've been calling it a love letter from parents to children," says Davis, whose son Ayden is now seven.
"You know, as a parent...there are those moments where you just wish you could kind of press the pause button...really savoring and just kind of freezing in time," she explains. "Because you never know when is the last time they're going to reach up to hold your hand, or fall asleep in your lap. And that kind of just fun, playful joy that that kids have in such a unique way."
Beginning with her first book, Davis said she's worked tirelessly with artist Lucy Fleming to capture a world that can help children of all racial backgrounds see themselves.
"We wanted to make sure that, while whimsical and while abstract a little bit, that kids would actually see...what they really look like reflected in the illustrations...really trying to capture the essence of our variety in the variations between us," she notes.
As for her day job, a "really grateful" Davis said of her anchoring WNT, "I've been talking about a famous quote from Shirley Chisholm, the first black congresswoman, who had said, 'If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.'"
Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Rumors swirled on Thursday that Emma Watson retired from acting, but her manager says that's just not the case.
The Harry Potter star has kept a low-profile in recent years, but that doesn't mean she's given up on the gig. Her manger, Jason Weinberg, told Entertainment Weekly, "Emma's social media accounts are dormant but her career isn't."
The idea that Emma, 30, retired from acting gained traction after a Daily Mail article claimed that "dormant" was "movie-speak for she's 'given up acting.'" The outlet also suggested that she was doing so in order to spend more time with her partner, Leo Robinton.
NBCUniversal(LOS ANGELES) -- Will your favorite stars be appearing via Zoom? Will they be dressed in their best PJs? Tune in to find out when the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards air live on NBC this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning as hosts this year, but they'll be doing it from opposite coasts due to the pandemic. Tina will host from the Rainbow Room in New York City, and Poehler from the Globes' home, The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles
Netflix's The Crown and Mank, its black and white film about the making of Citizen Kane, are this year's top nominees with six nominations apiece.
This year's presenters include Joaquin Phoenix, Renée Zellweger, Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Kristen Wiig, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sterling K. Brown, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Susan Kelechi Watson and more.
While the show must go on, it'll be quite a different experience for everyone involved. Some stars are bummed they won’t get to socialize in person this awards season. Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk is one of them.
"One of my favorite things about show business is the degree of social fun we get to have and the people we get to see and oftentimes as you get older, you're seeing old friends at these events and it's a shame to not have that," Odenkirk, who's up for Best Actor in a TV Drama, tells ABC Audio. "So, yeah, it feels different, doesn't it? I can't wait for us to all get past the pandemic and get to see each other again."
Here are the nominees in the major categories:
Best Motion Picture, Drama The Father Mank Nomadland Promising Young Woman The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best Television Series, Drama The Crown Lovecraft Country The Mandalorian Ozark Ratched
Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy Emily in Paris The Flight Attendant The Great Schitt's Creek Ted Lasso
Best Director, Motion Picture Emerald Fennell - Promising Young Woman David Fincher - Mank Regina King - One Night in Miami Aaron Sorkin - The Trial of the Chicago 7 Chloé Zhao - Nomadland
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Riz Ahmed - Sound of Metal Chadwick Boseman - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Anthony Hopkins - The Father Gary Oldman - Mank Tahar Rahim - The Mauritanian
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Viola Davis - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Andra Day - The United States vs. Billie Holiday Vanessa Kirby - Pieces of a Woman Frances McDormand - Nomadland Carey Mulligan - Promising Young Woman
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama Jason Bateman - Ozark Josh O'Connor - The Crown Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul Al Pacino - Hunters Matthew Rhys - Perry Mason
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama Olivia Colman - The Crown Jodie Comer - Killing Eve Emma Corrin - The Crown Laura Linney - Ozark Sarah Paulson - Ratched
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy Sacha Baron Cohen - Borat Subsequent Moviefilm James Corden - The Prom Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton Dev Patel - The Personal History of David Copperfield Andy Samberg - Palm Springs
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy Maria Bakalova - Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Kate Hudson - Music Michelle Pfeiffer - French Exit Rosamund Pike - I Care a Lot Anya Taylor-Joy - Emma
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture Sacha Baron Cohen - The Trial of the Chicago 7 Daniel Kaluuya - Judas and the Black Messiah Jared Leto - The Little Things Bill Murray - On the Rocks Leslie Odom, Jr. - One Night in Miami
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture Glenn Close - Hillbilly Elegy Olivia Colman - The Father Jodie Foster - The Mauritanian Amanda Seyfried - Mank Helena Zengel - News of the World
Best Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture made for Television Bryan Cranston - Your Honor Jeff Daniels - The Comey Rule Hugh Grant - The Undoing Ethan Hawke - The Good Lord Bird Mark Ruffalo - I Know This Much Is True
Best Performance by an Actress, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture made for Television Cate Blanchett - Mrs. America Shira Haas - Unorthodox Daisy Edgar-Jones - Normal People Nicole Kidman - The Undoing Anya Taylor-Joy - The Queen's Gambit
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television John Boyega - Small Axe Brendan Gleeson - The Comey Rule Dan Levy - Schitt’s Creek Jim Parsons - Hollywood Donald Sutherland - The Undoing
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Gillian Anderson - The Crown Helena Bonham Carter - The Crown Julia Garner - Ozark Annie Murphy - Schitt’s Creek Cynthia Nixon - Ratched
Best Original Score - Motion Picture The Midnight Sky - Alexandre Desplat Tenet - Ludwig Göransson News of the World - James Newton Howard Mank - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross Soul - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste
Hulu(LOS ANGELES) -- The first trailer to one of the only remaining Hulu-based Marvel projects, M.O.D.O.K., has just dropped online.
Comedian and comic fan Patton Oswalt produces the animated show, and voices the titular villain, who's little more than a giant head in a floating cannister -- and whose name stands for "Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing."
In the snippet, he reminds a foe of just that, using a laser on his head to shoot down a fighter jet, and then its parachuting pilot, to prove his point.
The series promises to delve into the work-life balance of the absurd-looking baddie. An all-star voice cast including Saturday Night Live's Beck Bennett, and The Goldbergs' matriarch Wendi McLendon-Covey, will be heard when the show debuts on Hulu on May 21.
M.O.D.O.K. is one of two survivors of what was to be a quartet of animated superhero shows for the streaming network, which at one time included the Chelsea Handler-produced Tigra & Dazzler, and the Kevin Smith-backed Howard the Duck.
The only other project moving forward from that slate is another animated show, Hit Monkey, about a simian assassin. Blades of Glory writers Josh Gordon and Will Speck are producing that one. Incidentally, before he was offered the job directing Guardians of the Galaxy, writer-director James Gunn once pitched Marvel Studios a Hit Monkey film.
Marvel is owned by Disney, parent company of ABC Audio.
BG027/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A biopic on controversial lip-syncing '90s duo Milli Vanilli is still moving ahead, but the film company involved in its production has removed itself from the project -- possibly due to its controversial director.
Variety reports that Millennium Media, the independent film company that brought you The Expendables,Olympus Has Fallen and The Hitman's Bodyguard, has pulled out of the project, which is set to be directed by Brett Ratner.
A statement from Ratner's company said, "Millennium will not be selling the film...or be involved in the production," adding that instead, "a group of private equity investors" will be "fully financing the movie."
The announcement of the film on February 19 was followed by an outcry because of Ratner's involvement. In 2017, seven women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, accused Ratner of sexual harassment and misconduct, reports Variety.
On February 20, Variety reports, Time's Up issued a statement saying that Ratner had never expressed regret, and instead, filed lawsuits against his accusers. Time's Up added that Ratner shouldn't be allowed to just "go away for a couple of years and then resurface and act like nothing's happened."
The statement continued, "We have not – and will not – forget. And Millennium Media shouldn’t either. There should be no comeback."
News that Millenium pulled out was met with a "thumbs up" emoji from Time's Up on Twitter.
Ratner, best known for directing the Rush Hour franchise and X-Men: The Last Stand, is excited about the Milli Vanilli project, promoting it on his Instagram as "The Incredible True Story of the World's Greatest Lie."
As you might recall, the duo Milli Vanilli scored four smash singles in 1988 and 1989 and won the Grammy for Best New Artist, only to have it revoked when it was revealed that the duo -- Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus -- were models who didn't actually sing on any of their records.
He's been seen as a corrupt cop in The Shield, the villain in Tomb Raider, and an arms dealer in Ant-Man and The Wasp, among other memorable roles.
However, all that changed when he was cast against type as a grieving dad in CBS' hit series The Unicorn.
Created by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff, and produced by Goggins' pal and Ant-Man director Peyton Reed, Goggins says the show's pitch struck a chord with him: "The story is based on one of their best friends who lost his wife to cancer and is raising two daughters...and I thought, 'I can tell this story and we could tell this story in a way, if you let me do my thing.' You know, I'm only going to do it one way: where we can make people laugh for sure. But but we can also touch their touch, their heart -- and not gratuitously, but because. Because the story's about life.
He adds, "Here we are two years into it...and people appreciate the laughter and people...can relate to the small victories and the small setbacks...And I think that's what I'm most proud of."
Goggins, however, explained while laughing heartily, that there was an adjustment period. "There's this whole scene in the pilot where I have to get this food out of the freezer and I'm using an ice pick. And then the director says, 'OK, cut, cut. Walt, do you think you could do that in a way that it doesn't look like you're the one who killed your wife?'"
Walton laughs, "Oh, my God, really? My resting face looks like I'm killing people?!"
Two seasons in, he's proven he can play the nice guy.
Goggins adds of the show, "I just love it. I really do."
The Unicorn airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on CBS.
Marvel Studios(LOS ANGELES) -- Fans recently got their first glimpse of a superpowered Teyonah Parris in the latest episode of WandaVision, where her character Monica Rambeau showed her "Photon" potential when she returns to Westview.
Parris tells ABC Audio that becoming the butt-kicking S.W.O.R.D. captain has actually been her "most physical role to date."
"I've had roles that were physical, but in a very different way. Not like action physical, just stamina, physical," she explains.
Parris admits that she didn't appropriately train for her role of Monica because "no one told [her] it was going to be physical."
"I did not prepare," she reveals. "[But,] since I've gotten the role, I just try to work out, run, jog, just to have that sort of stamina."
Now, with Parris' character possibly going toe-to-toe with not only Wanda, but Westview's real villain Agatha Harkness -- and others in the Marvel Cinematic Universe -- the actress says she's going to have to step up her workout game.
"I didn't do any combat training or anything like that," Parris says. "But I will be moving forward because it's very important. It's a whole other skill set and I'm a work on that."
"And why should he at this point?" Cudlitz asks ABC Audio rhetorically.
The show takes place in 1993, a year after the events of Lambs, in which the young trainee Starling ended up finding and killing the serial killer dubbed Buffalo Bill, with the help of Hannibal Lecter, the brilliant incarcerated psychiatrist with a taste for human liver.
"She's just had one lucky thing, she's been foisted on him and his group, his hand-picked group," Cudlitz says of his character's relationship with Clarice. "He doesn't want her there...And he's the guy in charge."
Fans of the show have playfully taken the actor to task for it on Twitter, Cudlitz laughs, adding, "Some of 'em ask, 'Are you going become less of an a-hole?' And I was like, 'Watch the show!'"
Incidentally, although the show is produced under strict COVID-19 protocols, it's a period piece, so viewers won't be seeing any masks on its leads.
"Somebody actually tweeted about that and they say, 'Oh, my gosh, it's so nice to be in a world where they don't even address the COVID,' and I understood it," Cudlitz says.
"...You live your whole life in reality every day with the masks in and out...But you don't necessarily want to come home and see it on your entertainment...And so we are an escape from that."
However, he adds with a laugh, "I don't know if it's the laugh riot you're looking for tonally!"
Courtesy of Karamo(LOS ANGELES) -- After breaking up with longtime love Ian Jordan, Queer Eye star Karamo Brown revealed how he's getting back into the dating game a year after the heartbreak.
Previously, the Dancing with the Stars alum joked he was willing to jump onto another ABC show, The Bachelor, but tells Just the Sip podcast, "That will not be happening."
"For me, being 40 now, dating is such an intimate thing," Karamo said Tuesday, explaining that he wants something that is built to last.
"I was in a place where I was ready to get married and I'm still in that place," the TV personality confessed. "I just broke up the man I was with, but I wake up every day and I literally yearn. I'm that guy who wants marriage."
As it turns out, he wants to be married sooner rather than later.
"I need to know that whoever I'm dating, we're on the same page because truth be told—and you'll hear this first—by 2023, I gotta be married," Brown laughed. "I want to be married... I don't have time to play. I know what I want."
Still, he is not looking forward to dating again, noting the landscape has drastically changed over the past decade.
Beyond marriage, Karamo revealed that he wants to have more children so that his sons Jason and Chris can have siblings.
"You know, I didn't get the opportunity to have my son when he was a baby; I got him when he was 10," he said. "I want a little baby, and now I have the financial resources, I have security in my life, I could do it."
If he could pick, the Emmy nominee wants to add twin girls to his family, gushing, " think they'd be so cute... I'd spoil them."
ABC(NEW YORK) -- Zendayamade it known during a recent interview with Vanity Fair that she didn't appreciate how a certain question was worded. Before answering, the 24-year-old Euphoria star then offered her own correction before sharing her thoughts.
Sitting down for 35 questions for the publication's "Hollywood Issue," Zendaya put on the brakes when asked "What is the quality you like most in a man?"
The Euphoria star instead amended, "What I most like in a person, how about that" before charging straight into her thoughtful response.
Zendaya says the trait she values most is "kindness" before continuing, "Some people are just good people and you can just feel it."
While Emmy Award-winningactress admitted to having a hard time explaining what she meant, she described, "There's this little spark they have, or this little special thing that they have, that just you feel safe and happy around them."
"I don't know what that is, but some people have it and it's special," she concluded.
Of course, the next question then asked, "What is the quality you most like in a woman?"
"Well, I guess that's the same answer," Zendaya replied with a smile.
The publication also tried to gain a little insight into the young actress' love life by asking, "What or who is the greatest love of your life" -- to which she diplomatically responded with, "My work, my job."
"I'm so grateful that I get to do what I love to do," she continued. "But it doesn't even feel like a job."