It’s Friday, and as such, a whole bunch of little trade news and otherwise interesting tidbits have come out that I can’t seem to muster more than a “Hm, well, that happened” about. So here they are, a bunch of things that happened.
—Straight Outta Compton got people talking again this summer about Eazy-E’s death from AIDS. After the movie came out, a clip of Suge Knight joking about his death on Jimmy Kimmel in 2003 went viral. Now one of E’s former proteges says the death was a conspiracy involving tainted acupuncture needles. (The Wrap)
—Speaking of conspiracies, John Boehner met the Pope, cried, and one day later decided to resign. Papal voodoo! (CNN)
—Paul Feig is still pissed at the internet for spoiling all the Ghostbusters reboot secrets. He wanted to beat us all to the punch with this one, so he released a big piece of news today himself:
Gang, trying to keep surprises but this is about to leak, so I'll tell you myself: the awesome Sigourney Weaver is going to be in our movie!— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) September 25, 2015
—Netflix has just picked up a third season of the disturbing British technology-centric Twilight Zone-esque Black Mirror. The new season will be 12 episodes, which is more than the first two seasons combined. Everything about this sounds like terrific news, especially given that it will still be written by creator Charlie Brooker, who will also serve as showrunner along with Annabel Jones, who executive produced the first seven episodes. Can we thank #PigGate for the boost in interest? (Vulture)
Alright, now if you need me, I’m going to spend the weekend buried in quicksand of my own creation, now I’ve watched this octopus’ instructional video.