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Hulu Orders Wu-Tang Clan Origin Series

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Hulu has given a straight-to-series order to a scripted drama that will explore the rise of the Wu-Tang Clan, Variety has learned.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga, which has received a 10-episode order, is inspired by The Wu-Tang Manual and Tao of Wu, and based on the true story of the Wu-Tang Clan. Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation. The group was a vision of Bobby Diggs, aka The RZA, who strives to unite a dozen young, black men that are torn between music and crime but eventually rise to become the unlikeliest of American success stories.

“I’m delighted to be partnering with Hulu and Imagine to explore the vast story of the Wuniverse,” said The RZA. “Wu-Tang through our music has always strove to inspire as we entertain. This opportunity to continue the Wu – Saga in a 10-episode series will exponentially increase our inspirational style of entertainment. In the immortal words of ODB ‘Wu-Tang is for the Children.’”

The series is created, written, and executive produced by Alex Tse–the writer of the “Superfly” remake–and The RZA. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo will also executive produce via Imagine Television, with Wu-Tang member Method Man also executive producing. Fellow Wu-Tang members Ghostface Killa, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, GZA, as well as the Estate of Ol’ Dirty Bastard, will serve as consulting producers on the project.

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Aquaman Director Wanted To Reboot Blade

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James Wan is tasked out with saving DCs cinematic universe Aquaman.

Wan admitted that Aquaman was not his first choice for a comic movie. The action director wanted to reboot the Marvel classic Blade.

“Years back, a couple of years back, I think it was right after Conjuring 1 that I went into a particular studio and told them ‘Hey, I’m a big fan of Blade. Would you guys be interested in rebooting Blade?’ So that was one. Obviously, nothing came out of that! But that was my first intro into looking at potential comic book properties.”

Marvel has been rumored to be working on two Blade projects with original star Wesley Snipes in mind to return to the title role.

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Ben Affleck And Oscar Isaac Try To Pull Off The Biggest Heist In History In ‘Triple Frontier’ Trailer

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Netflix has unveiled a trailer and release date for Triple Frontier, a new cartel thriller with an impressive cast. Starring Oscar Isaac, Ben Affleck, Son’s of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam and Pedro Pascal, the film follows a team of ex-US Special Forces soldiers working for themselves instead of their country. They aim to steal millions of dollars from a dangerous South American drug cartel, but of course, things go wrong and it turns into a fight for survival.

The idea isn’t exactly original, as theaters and TV are stuffed with cartel-type projects like Sicario and Netflix’s own Narcos: Mexico. “Make no mistake about it. You guys need to own the fact that we do not have the flag on our shoulders,” says Affleck in a key scene that lays out the stakes. “You cannot go back to your normal life after tonight.”

Triple Frontier will be available in March.

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Titans Get Ready For Battle In ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Second Trailer

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Godzilla is back to kick ass in the first image from Godzilla: King of Monsters. The movie is follow-up to 2014’s Godzilla and takes place 5 years after the world finds out that monsters are real.

EW, released the images and spoke with director Michael Dougherty about the sequel.

“The world is reacting to Godzilla in the same way we would react to any other terrifying incident, in that we are overreacting, but there’s paranoia and endless speculation about whether he is the only one out there or whether we’re threatened by others like his kind.”

Check out the official synopsis.

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.  When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters May 31, 2019.

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