Creepy New Pet Sematary Photos Make Us Terrified Of Cats

There are few novelists quite as iconic and prolific as Stephen King. As such, the horror writer’s iconic works are constantly being adapted for TV and film, with both IT and Hulu’s Castle Rock being recent hits. But the fur will fly with the upcoming remake of Pet Sematary, which is set to arrive next year. Fans are eager for more information, and some new images were just released– a day before the film’s trailer is set to arrive.

Well, this certainly hits the nail on the head. Horror fans are eager to see the reanimated creatures wreak havoc, and the above image is our first look at a zombie cat. While still small and relatively cuddly, it’s clear that what’s new pussycat is absolutely nothing good. It’s likely that this cat actually belongs to the family in which Pet Sematary revolves around. In both the novel and original movie, it’s the surprise resurrection of their cat Church from its grave in the titular cemetery that puts the plot in motion.

Next up we see Amy Seimetz’s Rachel Creed, who should be one of the film’s protagonist. Rachel moves to a new town with her family in the movie, and soon finds that country life sometimes includes zombified animals. She’s seen holding her small child Gage, who typically has a fascinating and terrifying affect on the story that changes the course of Pet Sematary forever.

In this photo we see a glimpse of the great John Lithgow, who will play friendly neighbor Jud Crandall. From the looks of things, it seems that he’d helping Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) figure out the mysterious of Pet Sematary. Lithgow is the biggest start in the small cast, and is also the only main character who isn’t a member of the Creed family. He’ll help give the project some star power which, combined with the Stephen King mania currently taking hold, will amp up excitement for the upcoming adaptation.

The first trailer for Pet Sematary will arrive shortly, so keep checking back with CinemaBlend. The movie is set to hit theaters on April 5, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

The Disney Fox Deal Will Oust Fox’s CEO

When companies merge together or get bought out, they have to deal with a lot of redundancy. Each original company had people doing any particular job, and now the new company has two people responsible for the same thing, and probably only needs one. This means that a lot of people usually end up looking for work once a merger is complete, and it appears that one of the people that may be doing just that very soon is the current CEO of 20th Century Fox, Stacey Snider.

While it appears that a number of Fox executives will be hanging around once Disney/Fox deal is done, Alan Horn, the current head of the Walt Disney Company will continue in that role under the newly combined entity, a move that surprises nobody. The heads of the various film divisions, like Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Studios, and Lucasfilm, will report directly to him.

This means there really isn’t a place for Stacey Snider. It’s not all that surprising. While the people at the bottom of a merger like this are frequently found to be redundant, it happens at the top just as much. We probably shouldn’t be too worried for her future, as Deadline says there may already be a couple of major companies with their eye on her once she’s available.

20th Century Fox vice chairman Emma Watts will reportedly be the one running that division of the new company, and likely reporting directly to Alan Horn along with the other division heads. While Fox will lose its Marvel properties to Kevin Feige‘s Marvel Studios, there’s still plenty more material under the 20th Century Fox banner, Avatar etc, for Watts to handle. She will likely also be a major player in Disney’s dealings with Hulu as streaming becomes a major focus in the new company. The heads of Fox 2000 and Fox Searchlight are also expected to remain in their current positions.

An official announcement on this new structure is expected as early as later this week, though it’s unlikely we’ll see any major structural changes take place until the merger is completed, which is expected to be sometime early next year. There’s a lot of work to do to get the various parts of the massive machine working together smoothly before letting people go.

The Disney/Fox merger is one of the largest of its kind and it will have a fundamental impact on the entertainment industry as a whole. While Fox and its various divisions will continue to exist, the fact that they won’t be independent of the rest of Disney means there’s basically one fewer major movie studios in the world. This will change the way films are released, as Fox will probably produce fewer major feature films in order to be sure they don’t compete directly with all the other properties being produced by Disney.

There’s a lot we still don’t know about what the new Walt Disney Company will look like when it’s all said and done. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend as more information as this major industry shift comes into focus.,

The Arrow-verse’s Batwoman First Look Shows Off The Franchise’s Best Suit Yet

As bizarrely entertaining as it was to watch the various Arrow-verse characters take on evil Nazi versions of themselves in last year’s “Crisis on Earth-X” mega-crossover, this year’s multi-show even sounds even more fantastic. For this will be viewers’ introduction not only to The CW’s Gotham City, but also to Ruby Rose’s Batwoman. You can get your first full look at her below, and I think most will agree this is the Arrow-verse’s best supersuit yet.

Everything about this image looks right in line with everything I was hoping to see from Batwoman’s first foray into modern live-action TV. Granted, a mostly black costume like this is automatically going to look slick, which is what helps make Batman looks smoother than all the other superheroes out there. (Hot bat-take.) But it’s easy to forget Bruce Wayne’s name after getting a look at Kate Kane in all her Batwoman glory. Get this woman her own TV show!

It’s easy to tell that the various producers and execs among the different shows wanted to bring Batwoman as close to her comic book looks as possible, and they’ve succeeded in (two) flying colors. Her hair looks great. The cowl looks great. The big bat emblem on the chest looks great. The belt looks great. And I can already say that I’m going to be kinda pissy if DC doesn’t start selling those Batwoman capes in stories.

Unfortunately, Batwoman’s trek to The CW hasn’t been the most uneventful one, as some fans backlashed against Kate Kane for being a lesbian (even though she’s also a lesbian in the comics), allegedly causing Ruby Rose to hop off of social media for a while. Here’s hoping this first look at the character’s banging costume will squash anyone’s gripes.

All the Arrow-verse shows will be debuting this week, starting with The Flash on Tuesday, October 9, at 8:00 p.m. But you’ll be able to see Batwoman making her debut when the crossover event starts up on The CW on Sunday, December 9. To see what other shows are popping up on the small screen soon, head to our fall TV premiere schedule.

Making A Murderer Part 2 Trailer Looks At All The Updates In Steven Avery’s Case

Back in 2015, Netflix blew up the true crime genre with the powerful and captivating series Making a Murderer, which drew national attention to the Wisconsin murder of Teresa Hallbach and the convictions of accused murderer Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey. Get ready to dive back into those small town politics once more for Making a Murderer Part 2, the second season of the hit series that’ll be hitting Netflix on October 19. You can check out the very first trailer below.

Perhaps it’s because we’re already aware of everything that went down in Season 1, as well as much of the courtroom aftermath that followed it, but the trailer for Season 2 was slightly less invigorating, slightly less frustrating and slightly less enjoyable to watch. Rather than vaulting over to a different murder case, filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos slid their hooks back into Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey for another enlightening look at the legal processes within small town America.

As seen in the trailer, Making a Murderer Part 2 will keep part of its focus on Kathleen Zellner, the newest wrongful conviction attorney to step in to defend Steven Avery. Zellner takes the place of the first season’s defense team, made up of Dean Strang and Jerome Buting, and will be leading the charge to try and reverse the charges that Avery was slapped with. If she’s successful, it would be the second time that Avery would get released from prison after having a wrongful conviction overturned. (He spent 18 years in prison after being wrongfully accused and arrested for sexual assault.)

Kathleen Zellner made a name for herself in the world of wrongful convictions, and she is possibly the best bet that Avery and the Making a Murderer team have of changing things. Assuming the filmmakers’ beliefs about Avery and Dassey’s innocence hold true, that is.

In the weeks and months following the release of Making a Murderer, fans could find updates popping up from national news media outlets, and viewers were not shy about making their opinions known to prosecutors like Ken Kratz. Several times, it seemed like Steven Avery and/or Brendan Dassey might have earned a successful appeal or retrial. Nothing permanent every happened on that front, but it didn’t take long for Netflix to announce the follow-up season, knowing that its customers would be interested in keeping up with the complicated legal case. And we’ll be doing just that later this month.

Making A Murderer Part 2 Trailer Looks At All The New Updates In Steven Avery’s Case

Back in 2015, Netflix blew up the true crime genre with the powerful and captivating series Making a Murderer, which drew national attention to the Wisconsin murder of Teresa Hallbach and the convictions of accused murderer Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey. Get ready to dive back into those small town politics once more for Making a Murderer Part 2, the second season of the hit series that’ll be hitting Netflix on October 19. You can check out the very first trailer below.

Perhaps it’s because we’re already aware of everything that went down in Season 1, as well as much of the courtroom aftermath that followed it, but the trailer for Season 2 was slightly less invigorating, slightly less frustrating and slightly less enjoyable to watch. Rather than vaulting over to a different murder case, filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos slid their hooks back into Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey for another enlightening look at the legal processes within small town America.

As seen in the trailer, Making a Murderer Part 2 will keep part of its focus on Kathleen Zellner, the newest wrongful conviction attorney to step in to defend Steven Avery. Zellner takes the place of the first season’s defense team, made up of Dean Strang and Jerome Buting, and will be leading the charge to try and reverse the charges that Avery was slapped with. If she’s successful, it would be the second time that Avery would get released from prison after having a wrongful conviction overturned. (He spent 18 years in prison after being wrongfully accused and arrested for sexual assault.)

Kathleen Zellner made a name for herself in the world of wrongful convictions, and she is possibly the best bet that Avery and the Making a Murderer team have of changing things. Assuming the filmmakers’ beliefs about Avery and Dassey’s innocence hold true, that is.

In the weeks and months following the release of Making a Murderer, fans could find updates popping up from national news media outlets, and viewers were not shy about making their opinions known to prosecutors like Ken Kratz. Several times, it seemed like Steven Avery and/or Brendan Dassey might have earned a successful appeal or retrial. Nothing permanent every happened on that front, but it didn’t take long for Netflix to announce the follow-up season, knowing that its customers would be interested in keeping up with the complicated legal case. And we’ll be doing just that later this month.

Why Venom’s Michelle Williams Decided To Join A Superhero Movie

As popular as comic book movies have become, not every actor seems to be interested in becoming part of one. There’s still something of a division between the popular film genre and the “artistic” movie scene that makes up the sort of the films that you tend to see on awards shows. Michelle Williams, a multi-time Academy Award nominee, would generally be part of this latter group, but it turns out she really wanted to join the comic book movie genre, because she thought it looked like a fun challenge. According to Williams…

While some may turn their nose up at movies based on comic books, Michelle Williams is not one of those people. In fact, quite to the contrary, she sees a unique challenge in being in a movie like that. The actress sees actors on screen in some of the most fantastic and unbelievable situations one could imagine, but on screen, it all looks so real. Williams saw that as a different sort of challenge as an actor. Some might think acting against a green screen or performing opposite a tennis ball on a stick might not be something to strive towards, but if you’ve never done it, how do you know how well you could do it?

Michelle Williams also points out that comic movies, generally speaking, look to be a lot of fun on screen and whatever your job is, it’s nice when you can really enjoy doing it from time to time.

However, Michelle Williams tells Collider there was also one other reason that she chose to make Venom specifically. She wasn’t simply interested in making a comic book movie, she was also interested in making one with this particular lead actor.

Based on what Michelle Williams has said recently, it sounds like she enjoyed making Venom as much as she would have hoped. She has called the possibility of playing She-Venom in a future film, something that could be in the cards based on the character she plays in Venom, a “dream come true.” It’s one thing to have been part of a comic book movie. It’s apparently another to actually play the hero, or in this case, anti-hero.

Based on the initial box office response, it’s quite possible Michelle Williams could get that chance. Venom crushed the October box office in its opening weekend. If it keeps going in that direction then you can be sure that a sequel is going to be on the way, and probably sooner rather than later.

Microsoft Reveals New Game Streaming Project

One of the most talked about initiatives that Microsoft has attempted to undertake this generation was game streaming. It’s been one of Microsoft’s most desired outcomes for the Xbox One, and it hasn’t always gone down well with the community, but that hasn’t stopped Microsoft from trying… yet again.

According to the Microsoft website, there’s an announcement about Project xCloud, which is a new game-streaming service that allows you to play anywhere and on any cloud-enabled device.

Corporate vice president of cloud gaming at Microsoft, Kareem Choudhry, detailed the new streaming service based on cloud technology. The streaming service will be based on cloud computing that will then allow gamers to pick up and play the games they want through smartphones, tablets, or other smart devices.

Microsoft will continue to tap into its own Azure cloud data centers to introduce the streaming service, which is something that the company wanted to do since the inception of the Xbox One and its subsequent announcement and release back in 2013.

Things didn’t go over so well five years ago when it was first brought to the forefront of gaming via former Microsoft executive Don Mattrick, but the company believes that the climate has changed enough over the last half decade to try again.

This time, however, it will be rolled out in a long-term fashion across various developmental steps that will include the gaming community. According to the blog post on the Microsoft website, Project xCloud will be a “multi-year journey” and the first public trials will begin at some point in 2019 with specified regions and locations picked for the trials.

At the moment, the company is currently testing Project xCloud in closed environments across various devices using the prototypes that have been built so far. The game-streaming service will support wireless Xbox One controllers through Bluetooth connectivity, along with touchscreen support for Surface tablets and other compatible devices. This has also required the team to implement software to take advantage of touchscreen support for devices that are not controller-enabled.

Obviously, the most important facet of this endeavor is being able to deliver high-quality, AAA gaming to casual and core gamers alike through low-latency service at any place in any location. This is why Microsoft is touting having more than 54 Azure data centers located around the world, and there are plans to further expand those data centers for even better connectivity.

Latency has always been a hot button topic when it comes to game streaming, and it was one of the things that initially proved to be a rather significant obstruction for making PlayStation Now a viable service in the early days, and one of the big challenges that gamers questioned in regard to the cloud-based physics that Sumo Digital’s Crackdown 3 was supposed to utilize.

We’ll see how well all of this comes together once the public tests get underway, and we’ll also see if the general market has warmed to the idea of cloud-gaming compared to when it was first introduced in a big way back in 2013.

Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Follow-Up Is Building A Phenomenal Cast

Although Rian Johnson really only became a household names thanks to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, he’s been working with great actors for years. Between Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and Looper – his first three films – his record of collaborations include Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Ruffalo, Adrian Brody, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt. and Jeff Daniels. Now he’s putting together the cast for his next feature, Knives Out, and he’s made three stellar selections so far.

We only heard first heard about Knives Out at the start of last month, minimal details revealing that it will be a classic whodunit murder mystery, but in the last few weeks we’ve learned about some incredible talent coming aboard. And without further ado, let’s start with the latest, shall we?

The report that inspired this little write-up comes from Deadline, which says that Lakeith Stanfield has signed on to Knives Out to play a detective. Sadly, not much more is known about the part, but we can certainly hope it will be worthy of his talents.

Stanfield only made his feature debut five years ago, but already he has proven to mass audiences that he is a remarkably gifted actor. Everything started with a brilliant turn opposite Brie Larson in the shattering drama Short Term 12, but since then we’ve witnessed further greatness in movies like Get Out and Sorry To Bother You, not to mention the genius FX series Atlanta.

Set to join Lakeith Stanfield as a detective in Knives Out is Daniel Craig, who was the first actor to come aboard the project. Given that the movie is getting ready to start shooting later this year, it’s unclear how it will coordinate with the production schedule for Bond 25 – but given the setup and presumed scale of this project, it probably won’t be filming for very long.

It’s worth mentioning that Craig has a bit of experience in the murder mystery genre, having previously starred in David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. We can’t say at this point how much further similarities will go from there, but hopefully one area in which they will match is quality level.

Finally we have Chris Evans, who is attached to Knives Out in a mystery role. Given the information we have, we can probably rule him out as another detective, but that’s really as far as details go.

Given Evans’ recent posts on social media, it might wind up being that Knives Out will be his first film to come following the end of his run in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – which lasted for a full eight years. Of course, given the size of the actor’s fanbase, and the awesome talent demonstrated during his time as Captain America and in other roles, this certainly will only be the first of many great post-Marvel titles to come.

With production gearing up before the end of 2018, it’s very likely that we will get to see Knives Out in its finished form at some point in 2019. Right now the film definitely has our attention, and we’ll be sure to keep delivering new details about the project here on CinemaBlend as they become available.

Overwatch May Be Getting Its Own Breakfast Cereal

There may be an Overwatch cereal set to land on a grocery store shelf near you. No, this is not a joke. The team-based shooter may end up getting a breakfast cereal based on the characters that appear in the first-person action game, if certain images and a loot box promotion are to be believed.

There could be a cereal called Lucio Oh’s in the works, which will feature the rollerblading Brazilian. The DJ could be making the leap from being one of the most played supports in Overwatch to helping support kids with a healthy breakfast before they trot off to learn about all the wonderful things school has to teach them.

The reports indicate that the new cereal will supposedly launch on December 3rd to coincide with a loot box event that Blizzard Entertainment will be hosting.

According to The Junk Food Aisle, when you purchase a box of Overwatch’s Lucio-Oh’s between December 3rd, 2018 and December 31st, 2019 you’ll need to take a picture of your receipt and then head to the Kellogg’s website, register an account and log in, and then submit each receipt within 30 days of purchase. You’ll have up until January 30th, 2020 to submit receipts.

So, what do you get for going through the trouble of collecting all those receipts? Well, there’s a “Loot Boost” campaign that will take place, which gives Overwatch players an opportunity to open up an additional loot box the next three times you level up within the game. The loot box will appear within 72 hours of when your receipt was submitted, and you must have a legitimate and active Overwatch account through Blizzard’s service to participate. Additionally, you will have up until March 31st, 2020 to retrieve the loot boxes.

If you live in Belgium or the Netherlands things may not go over so well for you, given that premium loot boxes are banned in Belgium, and Blizzard — along with Valve and 2K Games — were forced to remove the loot boxes from Overwatch. Other games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and the NBA 2K titles were also affected, and FIFA was supposed to have its premium loot boxes removed, but Electronic Arts decided to reject the gambling commission’s standards and defy Belgium law.

I do wonder if Blizzard and Kellogg will even bother to release the cereal in the regions where loot boxes are banned, given that it seems like a large part of the incentive for purchasing the cereal is to partake in the Loot Boost program.

The cereal itself seems to be the standard Fruit Loops-style cereal with fruity O’s featuring artificial flavor. In this particular case, the Lucio Oh’s are going to be themed around “sonic vanilla.”

If the rumors are true and the box is anything to go by, you could be seeing this cereal appear on a grocery store shelf near you by the end of this year, starting December 3rd.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Getting New ‘Mixtape Matchmaking’ Mode

When the next update hits Halo: The Master Chief Collection, it’ll let players pick and choose what games and modes they want to play in something 343 Industries is calling “Mixtape Matchmaking.” If you want to get extremely granular with your next Halo throwdown, this mode sounds like a godsend.

The above tweet comes from Brian Jarrard, community director at 343 Industries. As he notes, The Master Chief Collection is going to have a Match Composer, which is more commonly referred to as Mixtape Matchmaking. In short, players will be able to fine-tune their gameplay experience, selecting the games and modes they want in rotation while going toe-to-toe with their fellow Spartans.

While the tweeted image shows that you can choose the number of minimum and maximum players in your rounds of multiplayer combat, it doesn’t appear you can narrow things down to maps, specifically. That’s a bit of a bummer but, still, it’s nice that 343 Industries is giving Halo fans some extra control over their online battles. Do you only want to play maps from the original Halo and Halo 4? Do you want to play maps from the first three Halo games, but only team deathmatch? Are you open to all of the games, but you only want to play rounds of capture the flag? With Match Composer, you can mix and match to your heart’s content.

According to the announcement, the Match Composer will soon be ready in a public build, which means it’ll ship out to community testing for feedback. If you have ever been part of the community testing for The Master Chief Collection or if you just own the game, my understanding is that you’ll be able to join in and give the Composer a spin.

While a feature like this would be welcome in other shooters, there typically aren’t enough maps, modes and the like to allow players to get so specific with their matchmaking options. With MCC, though, we’ve got basically five games’ worth of maps and modes to pick from, so it makes sense the developers would want to give players a bit more control over what, exactly, they play.

As for the game itself, you can pick up The Master Chief Collection on store shelves both physical and virtual. It’s also part of Xbox Game Pass, which seems like a solid way to bolster the online community. The game also got a massive update over the summer, offering a bunch of new features, enhanced visuals, better matchmaking and more. Reception of the game was a bit lackluster due to technical issues in the early goings, but fans seem to be pretty happy with the improvements made in the most recent update.

Hopefully, the Match Composer will help tide series fans over for a while, because it’s likely going to be a long while before Halo Infinite is finally ready to roll.