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The 20 Netflix Original Series to Be Excited About in 2020

The 20 Netflix Original Series to Be Excited About in 2020
Netflix is leaning into its strengths in 2020. Not only is the streaming giant pumping out dozens, if not hundreds of new shows, but many of their original series meet the demand illustrated by past successes or fill holes left by departing favorites.

So is there a new “Stranger Things” on the horizon? Perhaps a worthy follow-up to “Orange Is the New Black?” What about a replacement for syndicated sitcoms like “The Office” and “Friends”? You better believe Netflix is working to give subscribers what they want, and the below 2020 preview should illustrate exactly that.

With more competition than ever from Disney and Apple, and even more services on the way (hello HBO Max and Peacock), 2020 will be a critical year for the current king of streaming. So here’s what they’re working with:

Locke and Key

Release Date: Friday, February 7

Cast: Darby Stanchfield, Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones,
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Amazon Set For William Gibson’s ‘The Peripheral’

Amazon Studios are teaming with Westworld‘s Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for an adaptation of William Gibson’s The Peripheral, it was announced today. The project will be a collaboration between Amazon, Nolan and Joy’s Kilter Films and Warner Bros. Television. An official press release says that executive producers on the planned one-hour drama set for Prime Vide are creator and showrunner Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan), director Vincenzo Natali (In the Tall Grass), Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, Athena Wickham, and Steven Hoban (In the Tall Grass).

The Peripheral centres on Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America. Flynne is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future, until the future comes calling for her. The Peripheral is master storyteller William Gibson’s dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind,
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Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy’s ‘The Peripheral’ Picked Up To Series By Amazon

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Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy’s ‘The Peripheral’ Picked Up To Series By Amazon
The project that originally got Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy in business with Amazon Studios, The Peripheral, is now a go at the streamer.

Amazon Studios has greenlit the one-hour sci-fi thriller drama based on the bestselling novel by William Gibson, from creator/executive producer/showrunner Scott B. Smith (A Simple Plan) executive producers Nolan and Joy, their company Kilter Films and Warner Bros. Television where the Westworld creators/executive producers/showrunners were previously based.

The Peripheral had been in the works at Amazon since early 2018. In April 2019, Nolan and Joy signed a massive overall deal with Amazon Studios after lengthy stints at Wbtv.

The Peripheral centers on Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America. Flynne is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes calling for her. The Peripheral is
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Amazon Greenlights ‘The Peripheral’ With Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan Producing

  • Variety
Amazon has given out a series order to the adaptation of the William Gibson novel “The Peripheral.”

Development of the project was first announced in April 2018. The one-hour drama hails from writer, executive producer, and showrunner Scott B. Smith. Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy will also executive produce under their Kilter Films banner, with the pair having signed a massive overall deal at Amazon earlier this year. Vincenzo Natali will direct and executive produce, with Athena Wickham of Kilter Films and Steven Hoban also executive producing. Amazon and Warner Bros. Television will produce.

“35 years ago, William Gibson invented the future,” Nolan and Joy said. “With ‘The Peripheral’ he brings us another look, and his vision is as clear, intoxicating, and terrifying as ever. All of us at Kilter are incredibly proud to be supporting Vincenzo and Scott’s brilliant vision for bringing Gibson’s work to the screen.”

The series centers on Flynne Fisher,
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Amazon Greenlights Sci-Fi Series ‘The Peripheral’ From ‘Westworld’ Creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy

  • The Wrap
Amazon has greenlit “Westworld” creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s new sci-fi series, “The Peripheral,” the streaming service announced on Wednesday.

The duo’s now-ordered TV adaptation of William Gibson’s best-selling novel originally received a script-to-series commitment from Amazon Studios in April 2018.

According to the tech giant, the one-hour Prime Video drama series “centers on Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow’s America. Flynne is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes calling for her. ‘The Peripheral’ is master storyteller William Gibson’s dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind — and what lies beyond.”

Also Read: 'Westworld' Creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy's New Sci-Fi Series 'The Peripheral' Lands at Amazon

Scott B. Smith (“A Simple Plan”) created the series and will executive produce and serve as showrunner.
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Listen: Vincenzo Natali’s Director’s Commentary on ‘In The Tall Grass’

Listen: Vincenzo Natali’s Director’s Commentary on ‘In The Tall Grass’
Vincenzo Natali’s In The Tall Grass (available right now on Netflix) takes a scary novella and expands it into a feature that’s filled with mind-bending twists and turns. It’s a fun piece of horror filmmaking that showcase Natali’s unique sensibilities, which often involve taking the taboo and making it frighteningly plausible and viscerally affecting (read Chris Evangelista’s review […]

The post Listen: Vincenzo Natali’s Director’s Commentary on ‘In The Tall Grass’ appeared first on /Film.
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‘In the Tall Grass’ Director Shares Weirdly Romantic Alternate Poster

‘In the Tall Grass’ Director Shares Weirdly Romantic Alternate Poster
After hearing a young boy’s cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out…and that something evil lurks within in Cube and Splice director Vincenzo Natali‘s new horror film In the Tall Grass (review), an adaptation of the novella penned by father-son duo Stephen King and Joe […]
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Yes, Netflix's In the Tall Grass Was Filmed in Literal Tall Grass

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In addition to its psychological thrills, Netflix's In the Tall Grass very much relies on its physical horrors. We're talking about not only the movie's dead bodies, but also the towering blades of grass that make the characters look like the creatures in A Bug's Life. Based on Stephen King and Joe Hill's horror novella of the same name, the film looks as though it were shot in America's heartland. But here's a surprise: In the Tall Grass was actually filmed in Canada.

Like season three of The Handmaid's Tale, the Netflix movie, helmed by sci-fi director Vincenzo Natali, was shot in the beautiful Canadian landscape. The most remarkable visual imagery in this movie is the grass. While it's creepy, it's not all CGI. Most of the filming took place on a grass farm in Ontario, and some parts took place on a soundstage that was transformed with tall green blades.
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In The Tall Grass Review: Netflix Stephen King Horror Movie Gets Lost in the Weeds

Based on a story by Stephen King and Joe Hill, In the Tall Grass doesn’t really grow on you.

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Legendary horror novelist Stephen King and his son, the acclaimed horror and comic book author Joe Hill, have collaborated twice on the page, each time coming up with something memorably creepy and squarely in what one could probably call the family tradition. The second of those two tales, “In the Tall Grass,” has now been made into a feature-length film for Netflix by director and writer Vincenzo Natali, the Canadian director who first got on the map in 1997 with the mind-twisting Cube.

Cube was about six random people trapped in a massive, labyrinthine structure for reasons unknown who must solve its deadly mysteries to escape. So on paper it kind of makes sense that he would adapt a story about another half dozen characters caught in another eerie maze-like scenario,
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Vincenzo Natali, Patrick Wilson on Why ‘In the Tall Grass’ Needed Netflix

  • Variety
Vincenzo Natali, Patrick Wilson on Why ‘In the Tall Grass’ Needed Netflix
Director Vincenzo Natali and his “In the Tall Grass” leading man Patrick Wilson celebrated the global release of their Netflix Original feature at Spain’s Sitges Intl. Fantastic Film Festival on Friday.

At the film’s opening night screening, Natali, who doesn’t speak Spanish, opened the Sitges Pitchbox, a pitching competition for European first-time filmmakers in the horror genre, with a speech delivered entirely in Castilian Spanish he’d rehearsed for days before. The room went nuts.

Written by Natali and based on the novella of the same name by Stephen King and his son Joe Hill, the film was produced by Canada’s Copperhead Entertainment for Netflix. It follows pregnant Becky and her brother Cal into a field of… well, tall grass, lured by calls for help from a small boy.

Inside, they cross paths with young Toby and his parents Ross (Wilson) and Natalie, similarly lost in
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The Netflix Original Movie In The Tall Grass Is An Eerie Stephen King Adaptation - Movie Review

In The Tall Grass is the latest original movie from Netflix and is based on the Stephen King and Joe Hill Novel. This mystery horror stars Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring) and is directed by Vincenzo Natali the director of The Cube and Splice. It’s visually stunning and has a few twists and surprises along the way, and will feel very familiar to most fans of Stephen King. But how does it compare to other Netflix originals?

Watch the 60-second review from One Minute Critic:

You can check out more 1-minute reviews on One Minute Critic's Instagram or Youtube page.
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Alberto Gastesi’s’ Singular’ Tops 2019’s Sitges Pitchbox

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Alberto Gastesi’s’ Singular’ Tops 2019’s Sitges Pitchbox
Sitges, Spain — Spaniard Alberto Gastesi’s “Singular” snagged the big prize at the 5th Sitges Pitchbox, a horror-fantasy-sci-fi showcase taking place on Friday at the Sitges Intl. Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, which hosted the event in partnership with online marketplace Filmarket Hub.

Following in the footsteps of Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman, Vincenzo Natali godfathered the Sitges Pitchbox, delivering a heartfelt master class to the Pitchbox’s largely young filmmakers.

A feature debut, “Singular” was presented by director and co-screenwriter Gastessi and screenwriter Álex Merino.

Mixing sci-fi, drama, and thriller; it follows Diana– who is about to present a thesis on Artificial Intelligence– and Martin, her ex-boyfriend and father of their deceased son. Martin invites Diana to spend a weekend in his lake house and there appears Andrea, a young boy with a patent resemblance to deceased son. Diana suspects that Martin might have spent the last years
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Viff 2019: In The Tall Grass Exceeds Expectation [Review]

It's fair to say that by now everyone knows of Stephen King even if they've never read one of his books or stories or seen anything that was adapted from one of his works. The other thing that most people know about a King as a storyteller is that his work, when it delves into fantasy or horror, tends to be pretty weird.

There are, of course, exceptions. King is, after all, a great observer of the human condition and whether it's a straight-up drama or if it features a tinge of the supernatural, he always taps into some deep-rooted truth about what it means to be human and alive, and such is the case with In the Tall Grass which is based on a novella that King wrote with his son and fellow author Joe Hill.

Adapted for the screen by Canadian master Vincenzo Natali, the movi
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‘In the Tall Grass’ Review: Netflix Delivers Another Solid Stephen King Adaptation

That Stephen King, he's so hot right now. Not that the prolific horror legend has ever been unpopular, but following the 2017 surge in King adaptations that culminated in It's record-smashing box office, King's works are suddenly everywhere again. In theaters, on TV, and of course, on Netflix. In the realm of streaming, Netflix is no stranger to King's appeal, producing adaptations of 1922 and Gerald's Game in 2017, and now, Vincenzo Natali's In the Tall Grass. Based on King and Joe Hill's novella of the same name, In the Tall Grass
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Movie Review – In The Tall Grass (2019)

In the Tall Grass, 2019. Directed by Vincenzo Natali. Starring Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveria, Harrison Gilbertson, Avery Whitted, Rachel Wilson and Will Buie Jr. Synopsis: When siblings Becky and Cal hear the cries of a young boy lost within a field of tall grass, they venture in to rescue him, only to become ensnared […]

The post Movie Review – In The Tall Grass (2019) appeared first on Flickering Myth.
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New to Streaming: ‘High Life,’ ‘In the Tall Grass,’ ‘Diego Maradona,’ ‘Toy Story 4,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options—not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves–each week we highlight the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) (Eva Husson)

A post-9/11 world rife with domestic terrorism is one our youth should be allowed to avoid. Parents seek an escape as well, though, something that risks leaving their kids alone without supervision for longer than recommended. This concept is never more prevalent than within the affluent sector of society where expendable income and exotic jobs leave a ton of latchkey children trying to defeat boredom. Internet connectivity provides whatever their hearts desire, freedom the ample opportunity to do as they please. Social pressures must be relieved and sex is easily the quickest and cheapest way to do so.
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Sitges Review: Vincenzo Natali's Inescapable Thriller 'In the Tall Grass'

In the tall grass lurks monsters, demons, horrors aplenty – but scariest of all is a fear of confusion, unknown forces, an inability to figure out where to go or what to do or how to escape. I've been a big fan of director Vincenzo Natali ever since discovering Cube, and while he did not work on either of its two sequels, I've been hoping one day he might return again, as it really is his original idea. An alternative, however, is this film - In the Tall Grass. Adapted from the novella written by Stephen King and Joe Hill, this frightening film is a thrilling stuck-in-one-location horror. Somewhere in the middle of America, and endless field of tall grass lures unsuspecting victims inside. Once you're in, you can never get out. The grass tricks everyone into hearing sounds/voices that aren't there, making them go crazy as they desperately try to find a way out.
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Fantastic Fest 2019 Interview: Director Vincenzo Natali on In The Tall Grass

  • DailyDead
Arriving on Netflix this Friday, October 4th is Vincenzo Natali’s adaptation of In The Tall Grass, which was co-written originally by Joe Hill and Stephen King. The story is centered around a mysterious field in Kansas that seems to be nothing more than miles and miles of tall grass, but in reality wields a sinister power over anyone who has the misfortune of entering its domain.

In the Tall Grass celebrated its world premiere at the 2019 Fantastic Fest last week, and while in attendance, Daily Dead had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Natali, and he discussed the initial appeal of taking on this story, the challenges of adapting the novella for a feature film, getting lost in the grass, and more.

I'm a huge sucker for Stephen King adaptations. So as soon as I heard you were taking on this, I got very excited. So, my first question
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Filmarket Hub Launches Cdmx Film Pitchbox in Mexico City (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Executives from Alazraki Entertainment, Cinema 226, Cinépolis, Lemon Studios, Perro Azul and Vcs Capital will attend Cdmx Film Pitchbox, a new movie project pitching forum that will take place in Mexico City on Nov. 29, organizer Filmarket Hub announced on Wednesday, opening a call for applications.

Focusing on Mexican fiction feature projects, Cdmx Film Pitchbox will unspool at the installations in Mexico City of Cinecolor, the event’s principal partner. Cinecolor Mexico and Shalala Estudios will offer a prize of Pesos 500,000 worth of post-production image and sound-design services to the winning title.

In all, seven movie projects will be unveiled – via seven minute pitches – to an industry audience of producers, platforms and distributors. In line with the now established Filmarket Hub format, the pitching session will be followed by a networking lunch

The call for applications runs through Oct. 31. Selected projects – as well as 10 other titles receiving special mentions – will be
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October 2019 VOD & Digital Releases Include Little Monsters, In The Tall Grass, Memory: The Origins Of Alien, Trick, 3 From Hell

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Happy (nearly) October, everyone! We finally made it to our favorite month and to help you get into the Halloween mood, we have a brand new batch of horror and sci-fi VOD and digital releases coming over the next four weeks that should keep you busy as we inch our way closer towards October 31st. Things kick off in a big way on the 1st, with Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining in 4K making its way to a variety of platforms.

Just a few days later, the latest installment of Into the Dark hits Hulu on the 4th, and the very same day, the latest from Vincenzo Natali—Into the Tall Grass, which is based on a story by Stephen King and Joe Hill—arrives on Netflix. And as if that wasn’t enough, Alien fans should be sure to check out Memory: The Origins of Alien documentary when it
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