Inside the Industry

July 12, 2017 - 6:56pm

NETFLIX SETS PREMIERE DATE FOR STRANGER THINGS: The streaming giant Netflix has released a new poster for Season 2 of Stranger Things, and announced the premiere date for the show: October 27th . Perfect timing to freak everyone out right before Halloween! The mythology of the show has been slightly expanded as well, Deadline reports. The season will be set in 1984 in Hawkins, Indiana where residents are still terrified after the dark secrets of Hawkins Lab were revealed. Will Byers has been rescued, yes, but an even more sinister entity lurks. Are you excited for Season 2?

WONDER WOMAN 2 TO BE SET IN 1980s? Wonder Woman has been such a box office sensation, the creators seem to be set on keeping their winning formula in place. According to Screen Rant, Wonder Woman 2 will be set in the 1980s with Gal Gadot and Chris Pine returning. Patty Jenkins has not yet officially signed on to direct, but Screen Rant reports that the story treatment is already beginning to take shape and that she is helping to guide it. Wonder Woman 2 will be historical adventure, with Diana fighting foes in the Soviet Union as the Cold War comes to a close. Jenkins is reportedly developing the script for the sequel with Geoff Johns, and she is expected to sign on as director when final negotiations are wrapped.

MICHAEL C. HALL TAPPED FOR SAFE: Michael C. Hall and Amanda Abbington are set to star in Safe, an eight-part thriller for Netflix and Canal Plus. The story follows Tom (Hall), a pediatric surgeon raising two teenagers after his wife's untimely death. When one of his kids disappears, all kinds of dark secrets from the family's past emerge. Danny Brocklehurst of Shameless penned the script. Shooting started Tuesday and the drama is scheduled to land in 2018.

TOM HANKS TO BE HONORED BY NATIONAL ARCHIVES FOUNDATION: Actor Tom Hanks is being honored by the National Archives Foundation in Washington, D.C. Hanks will receive its 2017 Records of Achievement Award, a recognition for his work in supporting history through both acting and filmmaking. The National Archives Foundation's annual gala will be held on October 21st this year at the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C. The gala will include a Q&A session with filmmaker Ken Burns.

VIVIEN LEIGH'S PERSONAL BELONGINGS TO GO UP FOR AUCTION: The personal effects of Academy Award-winning best actress Vivien Leigh, best know for her role in Gone With the Wind, will hit the auction block at Sotheby's in London on September 26th. The collection will include her personal copy of Gone With the Wind, given to her by author Margaret Mitchell, the film script from 1939 and plenty of the style icon's clothing and jewelry.