Novels, comics or even video games, adaptations are definitely on the rise on Netflix! The proof with The Witcher, Locke and Key, Shadow and Bone or even The Umbrella Academy which meet with great success on the platform. And it’s not about to end!
Two years ago, the streaming giant announced its intention to produce a TV series based on Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” comic series. We had to wait two years before discovering the first images of the future show through a short trailer full of action and mysterious at will.
Today, new details were revealed about The Sandman and it promises to be hot: the series has indeed been advertised as mature with sex, violence and flowery language. What reassure some fans who were afraid that Netflix distorts the work of Neil Gaiman.
The series promises to be faithful to the comics
Often when Netflix announces that it is going to adapt a work into a film or TV series, some fans of the work do not fail to express their concerns. They are especially afraid that their favorite book / comics / anime / video games will be completely distorted by the streaming giant.
The Sandman, however, promises to be on the right track. First with this crispy info reported by the ComicBook site: you should indeed know that the themes announced are an integral part of the original work. It was therefore with relief that fans welcomed the news, many were afraid that Netflix would offer a “soft” version of Neil Gaiman’s comics.
Another detail that promises a more or less faithful adaptation: the aesthetics of Morpheus (Dream in VO and the main character) is very similar to that of the comics. We do not know more yet, but it should not be long. There are indeed rumors that the series will be for this year.
An adaptation that was long overdue
For those who do not yet know, The Sandman follows Morpheus, the Incarnation and the very personification of the Dream. Imprisoned for over a hundred years by an occultist, the entity manages to escape, but discovers that his long absence was not without consequences. His world is indeed in a terrible state and Morpheus will have to rebuild it.
You should know that this is not the first time that Sandman has been at the heart of adaptation projects, but nothing has yet been materialized so far. As for the Netflix series, the latter was announced in 2019, but filming had to be postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This year promises to be the good one, however, because according to the latest news, the series has been in the box since August 2021. If all goes well, it should arrive on Netflix in the coming months. Fans are already looking forward to the first trailer.
In ‘Don’t Look Up,’ Leonardo DiCaprio changed the movie’s last line
Alert Movie Pillar Don’t Look Up with Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio was animated by such an investment that he imposed a change for the last line, which is pronounced from his lips.
Nicolas Hulot’s speeches predicted a grim ecological future if the entire planet did not suddenly recover. But despite words that were supposed to strike at the heart of every person in the audience, it took patience to observe a growing collective awareness. Perhaps more than these speeches were needed. A foreign intervention for more weight and resonance?
About fifteen years after the documentary An inconvenient truth by Davis Guggenheim, Hollywood tries again to sell an alarm bell with Don’t Look Up. And if you mainly hear about this film, signed Adam McKay, for its four-star cast, part of the challenge has probably already been met.
‘Don’t Look Up’ director grateful to one of his actors for choosing a line
In Don’t Look Up, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence camp astronomers who discover that the Earth is at certain risk of destruction. Only, by seeking to mediate this threat, these scientists who were already not very famous are laughing in their faces. And they won’t care if they’re right if no one else is there to admit it.
Adam McKay told Insider that the closing line of the film was not meant to be the one any viewer heard or will hear. And that it was Leonardo DiCaprio who made the proposal, believing that it weighed much heavier than the first. The following all in bold is therefore able to reveal the end of Don’t Look Up :
“Believe it or not, that line at the end of the movie where he says ‘We really had [tout, n’est-ce pas ?]’ was not in the script. He came up with this on the day of filming.”
“During the editing, it was Leo who pushed us to put this sentence. This aftershock was so devastating. We were trying to balance that ending. We didn’t want to traumatize the public, but for them to be touched. So we didn’t put this replica, and the final cut was approaching. We didn’t have much time. And Leo was there and said, ‘Why not try this line? It was really powerful when we did it.’ I was afraid to use it and we put it on just before a test screening and it worked. So I thanked Leo for pushing me to do it. It’s really the line from the movie… Originally the line was Jen saying ‘Well, we tried.’ And that was Leo saying, ‘No, I feel like it had to be something else.’ So he not only had the idea, he came to the edit and told us to give it a try.”
Don’t Look Up is accessible since December 24, 2021 on the Netflix platform.
Twilight: in the original scenario, Bella had to shoot vampires
If you were a fan of vampire stories when you were younger, you certainly didn’t miss the Twilight hype. This literary saga that we owe to Stephenie Meyer was brought to the screen by director Catherine Hardwicke. Between 2009 and 2012, the Twilight franchise rewarded us with 4 films that are intended to be faithful adaptations of Stephenie Meyer’s novels.
In Twilight, we follow the adventures of Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart). The story begins when the latter moves to Forks to live with her father after her mother’s marriage. Freshly arrived in this small town located in the state of Washington, Bella attracts the attention of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) who begins to develop a strange fascination for her. By dint of rubbing shoulders with him, Bella discovers that Edward and his family are in fact vampires.
In the movies, Bella transforms into a vampire and ends up forming the perfect family with Edward and his daughter Renesmee. But things could have been completely different.
Bella the Vampire Slayer
As reported by our colleagues from the Screen Rant site, Bella could very well have become a vampire slayer. Mark Lord, the scriptwriter of the franchise, recently confided during his participation in the podcast The Big Hit Show. According to his revelations, one of the first script drafts wanted to make Bella a vampire slayer.
This idea would have started from the fact that the production did not want to alienate the male audience.
“They thought they were going to lose the male audience with too much romance. I wanted this girl to shoot vampires. It was the best way to give them what they wanted. »
A scenario that was not retained
Catherine Hardwicke later revealed that she did not select Mark Lord’s screenplay. The director indicated that in addition to this scenario, she had refused 4 others. Catherine Hardwicke felt it was best to stay true to Stephenie Meyer’s story.
“I read all five scripts. I threw them all in the trash… then the next day I woke up and thought, “First, this script has to go in the trash. He is not good. You must do as in the book. The original script literally had Bella on jet skis being chased by the FBI. She was a star athlete, nothing to do with the book. »
What is certain is that fans of the franchise must be happy that this script was not retained.
They discover a malware to mine cryptocurrencies hidden in fake torrents from the movie Spider-Man: No Way Home
Since its theatrical release, Spider-Man: No Way Home has vastly outperformed any film released in theaters in 2021, to the point of becoming one of the highest-grossing films in history.
Taking this into account, one might think that by now almost everyone has gone to the cinema to see the film. The truth is that there are many people who, for different reasons, have not yet had the opportunity, or possibility, to go to the cinema to enjoy the experience, thus seeing themselves “in need” of resorting to the world of piracy to download it.
However, you need to be careful if you decide to download Spider-Man NWH through unofficial sources.
Due to the popularity of the movie these days, a group of cybercriminals has been taking advantage of it, passing off a Monero cryptocurrency miner as a Torrent file of this movie.
In this way, people who come across this torrent will proceed to download it thinking that it is the Spider-Man: No Way Home movie when in reality what they will be doing is launching the installation of malware on your computer.
Once it goes into action, this malware proceeds to add exclusions to Windows Defender, also activating a surveillance process with which it can keep its activity in the background so that it cannot be detected by any of the security tools installed on the computer.
As reinforcement to this, the malware adopts names that make it look legit when it is detected in a scanning process carried out by the antivirus tool.
This is how this malware can impersonate Google, while attacking the system with malicious files with an .exe extension.
Analyzing its true structure, the file has names like “spiderman_net_putidomoi.torrent.exe» or «spiderman_no_wayhome.torrent.exe».
That is why when downloading a Torrent it is recommended to check the extension that the files contained in it have. Also, make sure that the function to show hidden extensions is active in Windows Explorer.
When it comes to a video, you must always keep in mind that this type of file will never end with .exe. If so, you would be facing a executable file, so you should discard your download immediately.
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