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WIRE Buzz: They Cloned Tyrone adds Jamie Foxx & Teyonah Parris; The Boys enter Game of Heroes; more
They Cloned Tyrone, Netflix's socially conscious sci-fi project starring John Boyega (Attack the Block), has filled out the rest of its principal cast with Jamie Foxx (Project Power) and Teyonah Parris (Candyman). Characterized as a mixture of Get Out and Friday, the movie's plot is said to follow "an unlikely trio who investigates a series of eerie events, alerting them to a nefarious conspiracy lurking directly beneath their hood," writes The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, which was first announced last October, was supposed to start production in early 2020. With so many unknowns caused by COVID-19, however, it seems like principal photography has (unsurprisingly) been delayed. Boyega boarded the project after talks with Brian Tyree Henry (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Marvel's Eternals) fell through.
Juel Taylor, the screenwriter behind Creed II, will direct the film as his feature debut. Taylor co-wrote the script with Tony Rettenmaier (Cabarete). The two are producing Tyrone alongside Charles King, Stephen "Dr." Love, Kim Roth, Poppy Hanks, and Mark R. Wright.
The Boys' Season 2 premiere this Friday isn't the only piece of diabolical news related to Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's twisted take on superheroes this week. Gaming company N3TWORK has confirmed that the Dynamite comic that spawned the hit Amazon series will collide with the world of the fantasy puzzle RPG Legendary: Game of Heroes. The title turns four this year.
"We are delighted to partner with Dynamite Entertainment to bring The Boys into the world of Legendary, and we have the privilege of bringing players something truly special for the game's anniversary," Neil Young, Chief Executive Officer at N3TWORK, said in a statement. "This is one of the largest events in the game’s long history and we hope that both players and fans of the comic alike will enjoy interacting and collecting these characters."
For the next five weeks, players will encounter familiar faces (both good and evil, although in The Boys universe "good" is a pretty relative term): Queen Maeve, A-Train, Black Noir, The Deep, Starlight, Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, and Homelander. New updates are scheduled to drop weekly, with Homelander set as "a final boss in the game's initial series of events," per the release.
"The Boys has been a very important series for Dynamite critically, and though we've had companies approach us to take to different platforms, none of them felt like a good fit until N3TWORK made their presentation, and they knocked it out of the park! We’re blown away by the incredible live event that N3TWORK has built for The Boys and can’t wait for our fans to finally experience it,” added Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “We worked with N3TWORK to bring to life the characters and world of The Boys in a uniquely Dynamite and Legendary way.”
If puzzles aren't your thing, try The Boys AR experience, Baby Laser Tag.
Ragnarok, Netflix's coming-of-age take on Norse mythology, has officially entered production for its second season, the streamer announced today. Written by series creators Adam Price and Emilie Lebech Kaae, the next six episodes (slated to premiere sometime in 2021) will be directed by Mogens Hagedornpick and pick up right where Season 1 left off.
"What do you do when you’re a 17 year-old high schooler who has just learned that you’re up against an ancient and extremely powerful enemy that is holding an entire town, perhaps even an entire country, in an iron grip?" says the release. As he searches for other supernatural allies to fight a coming battle against powerful enemies, Magne (David Stakston) must contend with the fact that his rivalrous younger brother Laurits (Jonas Strand Gravli) also has special abilities. "The conflict gets tougher, evil gets more focused, and the choices ever more desperate. In the midst of all this, Magne is faced with the fundamental question: How far are you willing to go in order to save your family?"
Somehow, we don't think a rousing game of "Get Help!" is gonna be able to solve this growing family drama between the Riverdale-esque versions of Thor and Loki.
The supporting cast consists of Danu Suntharasigamany ("Iman"), Theresa Frostad Eggesbø ("Saxa"), Herman Tømmeraas ("Fjor"), Emma Bones ("Gry"), Henriette Steenstrup, Odd-Magnus Williamson, Synnøve Macody Lund, Bjørn Sundquist, and Gísli Örn Garðarsson. Newcomers for Season 2 include: Vebjørn Enger ("Jens"), Benjamin Helstad ("Harry"), Billie Barker ("Signy"), Jesper Malm ("Odd Moland"), and Espen Sigurdsen ("Halvor Lange").
Price, Lebech Kaae, Hagedorn, Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen (Antichrist, Melancholia), and Stine Meldgaard Madsen (Pros and Cons, Something’s Rockin’) serve as producers.
Season 1 of the Norwegian-produced TV show (produced by SAM Productions) is now streaming on Netflix. It currently holds a 67 percent on Rotten Tomatoes; the audience score is a tad higher, at 83 percent.