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The Weekly Wrap: Kate Beckinsale To Return As Selene

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Had enough of watching Kate Beckinsale kicking werewolf butt whilst wearing a skin tight leather outfit? Well apparently the British actress hasn’t because she’s set to reprise her role as Selene in the fifth instalment of the Underworld franchise. Rumour has it that Beckinsale finalised the deal to return as the iconic vampire for Lakeshore Entertainment and Screen Gems’ new Underworld 5 which will be directed by Anna Foerster. Theo James from Underworld Awakening is also speculated to return as well.

IT’S JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS!
Jem_HologramJon M. Chu’s treatment of Jem and the Holograms seems to be more modern pop-culture influenced as opposed to its 80s cartoon origins and that could indeed be a good move. The film focuses on Jerrica, a shy girl who takes on a musical alter-ego of ‘Jem’ in order to take care of her family. According to Chu, the film will offer a coming-of-age spin with plenty of 80s nostalgia and modern references, specifically for today’s YouTube generation. Jem and the Holograms hits theatres 23 October 2015.

CONSTANTINE GETS CANNED
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Sad news for fans of Constantine, because the supernatural series has been officially canned by NBC. A lifeline was handed out by both Warner Bros. and NBC for a second season but unfortunately plans didn’t pan out for the modern sorcerer series. That said all hope is not lost for Constantine as the series has got a shot in finding a new home. There is speculation that networks such as SyFy, FOX and CW are considering taking on the DC-comics based series and only time will tell if the master of the dark arts will feature on TV once again.

NEW FUGITIVE MOVIE
the_fugitiveSometimes you got to wonder if Hollywood has truly run out of ideas. Especially when it’s been revealed that Warner Bros. is planning on making another Fugitive movie. The 1993 film, which starred Tommy Lee Jones and Harrison Ford was based on a classic 60s TV show and it also spawned a sequel called U.S. Marshalls in 1998 with Wesley Snipes. It remains unclear if the new Fugitive film will be a sequel or a straight up reboot of if any of the previous stars of the film will appear in it in any capacity.

THE LIMITLESS TRAILER

Props to CBS for what they’re trying to do with the new Limitless TV series. Based on the hit drama thriller of 2011, the series continues with the story behind the enhancement drug NZT. But rather than reinvent the series, CBS has wisely decided to offer a linear continuation from the film to the new series and they’ve even snagged Bradley Cooper to reprise his role as Edward Mora from the Limitless film. Widely speculated to be a recurring role, Mora is seen in somewhat of a mentor role for Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) who becomes the latest NZT test subject.

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