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Peter Landesman will write and direct The Recount

The Recount

Peter Landesman has come on board to adapt and direct Scout Comics‘ best-selling comic series The Recount into a feature film for Don Handfield’s Motor Content and Jonathan Kadin’s KadinCreative. Nick Jones Jr. will co-write with Landesman.

The fictional political thriller penned by Jonathan Hedrick was published by Scout Comics in November of 2020 on the eve of the most contested election in modern history. Blending the political intrigue of House of Cards and the horror of The Purge, The Recount is a realistic action-thriller set in an unsettlingly recognizable American political climate. The Recount features art by Gabriel Elias Ibarra Nunez, colors by Sunil Ghagre, and letters by Cristian Docolomansky

When the US President is assassinated by one of his own security detail, a female Secret Service agent must protect the Vice President at all costs from a conspiracy group calling themselves ‘The Masses’. With nowhere to turn and no one to trust, these two women with completely opposing political views and beliefs must work together to preserve what’s left of American democracy.

One of Scout Comics best-selling titles, The Recount was written by army veteran Jonathan Hedrick and received critical acclaim for both the jaw-dropping action and how it explored timely political themes in the vein of V for Vendetta or The Purge. The book was released in November of 2020, on the eve of the most contested election in modern history – and despite its fictional and apolitical stance — seemed oddly clairvoyant in its dark portrayal of a nation on the brink. 

Handfield, Kadin, Landesman and Scout Comics will produce through their respective banners, with Motor Content’s Jordan Moore serving as an Executive Producer.  

Handfield is also a partner and board member of Scout Comics, and was instrumental in bringing the series to Scout for publication and got involved early in its development.

Encanto Busts Some Ghosts Taking the Weekend Box Office

Encanto

Encanto took the top spot for the weekend box office in its debut week earning an estimated $27 million. The film has grossed $40.3 million so far domestically. The film also grossed $29.3 million at the international box office bringing its worldwide debut week to $69.6 million.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife dipped to second place with an estimated $24.5 million, a drop of just 44.3%. Not bad for a blockbuster. The film has grossed $87.8 million domestically after two weeks. Internationally, the film grossed $12 million over the week to bring that to $28 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $115.8 million after two weeks.

House of Gucci debuted in third place with an estimated $14.2 million. In its debut week, the film has grossed $21.8 million domestically surviving middling reviews. Internationally, the film earned $12.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $34.7 milllion in its debut week.

In fourth place was Eternals which earned an estimated $7.9 million to bring its domestic total to $150.6 million. Over the week, the film grossed $17.5 million to bring its international total to $217.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $368.4 million.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City debuted in fifth place with an estimated $5.3 million despite savage reviews. In the first week, the film has grossed $8.8 million domestically. Internationally, the film has debuted with $5.1 million for $13.9 million worldwide.

In comic films…

Venom: Let There Be Carnage slipped some more rounding out the top ten. It earned an estimated $1.6 million. The film has grossed $209.5 million domestically after eight weeks. Over the week the film has grossed $11.9 million at the international box office to bring its total to $260.1 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $469.6 million worldwide.

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission didn’t chart and its domestic total has remained just under $9.8 million. Internationally, the film added about $500,000 over the week to bring that to just under $31 million and its worldwide gross to $40.7 million.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings grossed an estimated $14,000 to bring its domestic total to $224.6 million. The film also grossed about $300,000 at the international box office where it now stands out $207.1 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $431.7 million.

Black Widow looks like it has ended its domestic run. Domestically, the film has grossed a little under $183.7 million. The international total stands at $196 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $379.6 million.

Old looks like its run has completely ended. Domestically, the film has grossed $48.2 million. Internationally, the film stood at $41.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $90.1 million.

The Suicide Squad remained steady during the week. Domestically, the film has grossed $55.8 million. The film has also earned $111.6 million internationally. Worldwide, the film has grossed $167.4 million.

Initial numbers have 27 films earning $95,609,106 from 32,242 theaters. That’s a decent increase from last weekend’s 47 films which earned $83,118,450 from 30,225 theaters. The average earning was $2,965.36 this past weekend, an increase from the previous weekend’s $2,749.99.

Those Two Geeks Episode 142: General Banter About Movies, TV, and Toys

The two geeks spend some time talking about the things they’ve been enjoying watching over the last few months, and also start chatting about the status of the Star Wars Black Series Haslab for the Rancor.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @FirstRonin4 if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on Twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

The Mitchells vs. the Machines Comes to Digital, Blu-ray and DVD in December

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

The Mitchells vs. the Machines is coming to digital, Blu-ray, and DVD on December 14.

An old school father and his plugged-in, filmmaker daughter struggle to relate as their family embarks on a road trip to her new college. Their drive is interrupted by a machine apocalypse that threatens to tear these unlikely heroes apart unless they can find a way to join forces and save humanity.

The Mitchells vs. the Machines is directed by Mike Rianda and co-directed by Jeff Rowe with a story by Rianda and Rowe. It’s produced by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Kurt Albrecht and executive producers include Will Allegra and Louis Koo Tin Lok. The cast features Danny McBride, Abbi Jacobson, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre and Olivia Colman.

The Mitchells vs. the Machines Bonus Materials:

  • Katie’s Cabinet of Forgotten Wonders: Take a rare look inside Katie Mitchell’s filmmaking process as she gives you an exclusive look into how the movie was made.
    • Katie-Vision! 
    • Dumb Robots Trailer
    • The Original “Mitchells” Story Pitch
    • The Furby Scene – How? Why?
    • PAL’s World
  • The Mitchells Vs. The Machines: Or How a Group of Passionate Weirdos Made a Big Animated Movie: Go inside the story of The Mitchells vs the Machines and meet a group of first-time filmmakers & talented cast who banded together to take a collective risk on making a unique, original, and totally off-the-wall film about an everyday, epic, world-saving family!
  • How To Make Sock Puppets: Katie Mitchell opens the door to her film school. Learn how to make sock puppets who could be extras in your next short film!
  • How To Make Katie Face Cupcakes: Enjoy making cupcakes only a mother could love.

Exclusive Blu-ray Bonus Material:

  • Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter: Katie Mitchell is back and creating the most hilarious film of her young career – check out an all-new mini-movie, Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter. In a world where the holidays are being haunted by the Candy Cane Kidnapper, there is only one Dog with the skills to solve the case.
  • Katie’s Extended Cinematic Bonanza Cut! Prepare to witness Katie’s director’s cut, an extended version of the original film with over 40 minutes of deleted scenes.
  • 8 Bonus Scenes: Get more Mitchells with over 20 minutes of Deleted & Extended Scenes.
  • Filmmakers’ commentary

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Comes to Blu-ray and DVD in December

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness

In 2006, American federal agent Leon S. Kennedy is invited to the White House to investigate a hacking incident. During the investigation, he encounters a horde of zombies in a mysterious attack against the President. Meanwhile, TerraSave staff member Claire Redfield uncovers a strange image drawn by a young boy in a country she visited. Haunted by this drawing, which appears to be of a victim of viral infection, Claire starts her own investigation. Claire visits the White House and has a chance reunion with Leon. Together, Leon and Claire investigate the connection between the White House attack and strange drawing and uncover a threat that will shake the nation to its very core.

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness features a 30-minute making of special feature. It comes to Blu-ray and DVD on December 21.

The film is written by Shogo Mutoh and Eiichiro Hasumi, and directed by Eiichiro Hasumi. It stars Nick Apostolides, Stephanie Panisello, Ray Chase, and Jona Xiao.

You can order the film now.


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DC League of Super-Pets Gets an Official Trailer

The first official trailer for DC League of Super-Pets is here giving us a better idea of the film’s plot.

In DC League of Super-Pets, Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.

The film has an all-star cast including Dwayne Johnson as Krypto the Super-Dog, as well as Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Marc Maron, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, and Keanu Reeves.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Captures the Weekend Box Office

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

It shouldn’t be a big surprise but Ghostbusters: Afterlife took the top of the weekend box office with an estimated $44 million. The film also grossed $16 million at the international box office for a worldwide debut of $60 million. The film has generally had a positive from audiences while critics have been mixed.

The original Ghostbusters debuted in 1984 with $13,578,151 about $36.1 million in today’s dollars. It also had a budget of $30 million which is just under $80 million in today’s dollars. Ghostbusters: Afterlife has a reported budget of about $75 million. So, compared to the original, the numbers aren’t so bad for this relaunch.

The 2016 Ghostbusters reboot opened with $46,018,755 which is about $53 million in today’s dollars. That had a budget of $144,000,000 which is about $166 million today.

Ghostbusters II debuted with $29,472,894 in 1989 which is about $65.7 million today. That film had a budget of about $25 million, around $55.8 million in today’s dollars.

We still have have a bit to go to see where Ghostbusters: Afterlife ends but as far as opening, the film is one of the more successful films, with a moderate budget by today’s standards. If it has some legs, expect sequels to spin out of it but there’s still some time to see how it does. No matter, Sony should be happy with the relaunch of the property and its debut.

In second place was Eternals which dropped from last weekend’s first place. It earned an estimated $10.8 million to bring its domestic total to $135.8 million. Over the week, the film grossed around $37.7 million to bring its international total to $200.3 million. The film has grossed $336.1 million after three weeks.

Clifford the Big Red Dog slipped one spot to come in third place. The film grossed an estimated $8.1 million to bring its domestic total to $33.5 million. No international total has been returned.

King Richard debuted in fourth place with an estimated $5.7 million. It also grossed $2.5 million internationally for a worldwide gross of $8.2 million.

Dune rounded out the top five dipping from last weekend’s third place. The film grossed an estimated $3.1 million to bring its domestic total to $98.2 million. It also grossed $10.8 million internationally over the week to bring that to $268.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $367.1 million.

In comic films…

Venom: Let There Be Carnage slipped out of the top five to come in sixth. It earned an estimated $2.8 million. The film has grossed $206.5 million domestically after eight weeks. Over the week the film has grossed $9.4 million at the international box office to bring its total to $248.2 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $454.7 million worldwide.

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission didn’t chart and its domestic total has remained just under $9.8 million. Internationally, the film added about $400,000 over the week to bring that to $30.5 million and its worldwide gross to $40.2 million.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings grossed an estimated $52,000 to bring its domestic total to $224.5 million. The film also grossed about $700,000 at the international box office where it now stands out $206.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $431.3 million.

Black Widow looks like it has ended its domestic run. Domestically, the film has grossed a little under $183.7 million. The international total stands at $196 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $379.6 million.

Old looks like its run has completely ended. Domestically, the film has grossed $48.2 million. Internationally, the film stood at $41.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $90.1 million.

The Suicide Squad remained steady during the week. Domestically, the film has grossed $55.8 million. The film has also earned $111.6 million internationally. Worldwide, the film has grossed $167.4 million.

Initial numbers have 47 films earning $83,118,450 from 30,225 theaters. That’s a decent increase from last weekend’s 37 films which earned $69,724,432 from 29,898 theaters. The average earning was $2,749.99 this past weekend, an increase from the previous weekend’s $2,332.08.

Sergio Aragonés’ Groo the Wanderer Acquired for Animated Film and Television

Groo meets Tarzan

Sergio AragonésGroo the Wanderer is the latest comic property to be snatched for development for film or television. Josh Jones has acquired the animated film and television rights. Jones intends to produce an animated adaptation through his film company, Did I Err Productions.

Jones and Did I Err partner Scott Nocas with be the executive producers on the project with Aragonés and Groo writer Mark Evanier. The project has a focus for streaming.

Groo the Wanderer debuted in Destroyer Duck #1 in 1981 and has been published by a number of publishers including Marvel, Image, Dark Horse, and more. The character was published in his first regular series in 1982 by Pacific Comics. The comic’s longest run was 120 issues at Marvel but switched to Image Comics when Marvel began to have financial troubles. It lasted 12 issues at Image before legal issues forced it to switch to Dark Horse. There, the comic has seen mostly reprints and miniseries. The latest has the character crossing over with Tarzan.

The comedic series follows a barbarian who is a mighty swordsmand but utter disaster ine verything else.

Those Two Geeks Episode 141: The Final Spider-Man Trailer

The two geeks spend almost the entire podcast talking about the final Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer and offer some speculation as to what they think will be happening during the movie.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @FirstRonin4 if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on Twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

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