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Sandra Bullock Re-Teams With Netflix to Produce Sci-Fi Movie ‘Reborn’

“Reborn,” written by Mark Millar and Greg Capullo, centers on an elderly woman who dies in a Manhattan hospital only to find herself reborn in the afterlife world of Adystria, where good and evil are waging an eternal war amid dragons. She then sets off on a quest to find her late husband. – Dave Mcnary, Variety » http://bit.ly/2WbjELH
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‘The Expanse’ season three streams on Amazon Prime Video February 8th

Amazon announced today that the third season of sci-fi series The Expanse will be available for Prime members to stream starting February 8th. The first two seasons of the show, which originally aired on Syfy, are already available to watch on Amazon’s streaming platform. Amazon has a fourth season of the show planned that will be available later this year. – AJ Dellinger, Engadget » https://engt.co/2FSg9UX

Netflix Spent $12 Billion on Content in 2018. Analysts Expect That to Grow to $15 Billion This Year

For the year ahead, Wall Street analysts see that climbing 25% — to around $15 billion on a gross cash basis. Netflix will continue to burn cash, telling investors Thursday that it expects to record negative $3 billion in free cash flow in 2019 (similar to last year), and that it intends to continue to turn to debt markets to fund the spending rate. The company had $10.4 billion in long-term debt at the end of 2018, versus $6.5 billion year earlier. – Todd Spangler, Variety » http://bit.ly/2Dl1hg4

‘Spinning Out’: January Jones To Star In Netflix Figure Skating Drama Series

[January] Jones will play Carol Baker, Kat (Scodelario) and Serena’s (Willow Shields) mother. Carol is a former high-level figure skater who had to forfeit her dreams when she became pregnant with her oldest daughter at a young age. The head of the Baker family, Carol fiercely pushes both her girls to become Olympians in order to fulfill the dream she could never achieve herself. Simultaneously, she struggles with personal demons that threaten to ruin her relationship with her daughters, the thing she values about all else. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2Me8vFq

Steve Carell to Star in Netflix Comedy Based on Trump’s ‘Space Force’

Netflix has handed out a straight-to-series order for Space Force, co-created by Carell and his former Office showrunner Daniels. Carell will star in the series, which is described as a workplace comedy centered around the people tasked with creating a sixth branch of the armed services — Space Force. Sources note the idea for the series was sparked with Trump’s June order to establish Space Force as the sixth military branch. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2TSuNPy

Disney filed a YouTube copyright claim on a Darth Vader fan film—and the creator is shocked

…Star Wars Theory said Walt Disney Music Company and the Warner Chappell music company put in a copyright claim for the music composition. That means the money that wasn’t supposed to be earned by anybody is now going to those companies, and the film that was supposed to be commercial-free, per the agreement between Star Wars Theory and Lucasfilms, will now have advertisements. It’s upset Star Wars Theory—who said he hired a composer to create original music for his film, meaning it shouldn’t have been copyright claimed. – Josh Katzowitz, The Daily Dot » http://bit.ly/2RwVGvS
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