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    HBO Max et Discovery+ : une fusion et une date de lancement en France

    news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · 2 days ago - 07:00

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Le conglomérat Warner Bros. Discovery prévoit des changements majeurs pour HBO Max et Discovery+. Les deux services vont fusionner pour laisser la place à une plateforme unifiée, qui n’arrivera pas en France avant 2024.

HBO Max et Discovery+ : une fusion et une date de lancement en France

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    HBO Max, le service qui devait tuer OCS, est déjà mort

    news.movim.eu / Numerama · 3 days ago - 10:23

Le groupe « Warner Bros - Discovery », issu de la fusion entre ces deux géants, change de stratégie. Les cinémas et la télé font leur retour en force, tandis que le streaming s'apprête à se réinventer. [Lire la suite]

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    WB Discovery merger strikes down “nearly finished” live-action Batgirl film

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · 5 days ago - 19:24 · 1 minute

We hardly knew ye, feature-length live-action film version of <em>Batgirl</em>, and perhaps we never will.

Enlarge / We hardly knew ye, feature-length live-action film version of Batgirl , and perhaps we never will. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Warner Bros)

In response to mounting reports and rumors, the creative teams behind the upcoming straight-to-HBO-Max films Batgirl and Scoob 2: Holiday Haunt confirmed this week that both had been canceled and locked away to apparently never be released in any way, shape, or form.

The bizarre news began unfolding on Tuesday thanks to a report from the New York Post , which alleged that Batgirl , a feature-length, live-action reimagining of the DC Comics superhero that began production last year, would be outright shelved and hidden away in the wake of test screenings. The nearly complete film, which had a budget exceeding $70 million and co-starred Michael Keaton as the character of Batman for the first time in nearly 30 years, was reportedly "unspeakable" on a quality basis.

Two inevitabilities: Death (of possibly decent DC films) and taxes

Shortly after that report went live, well-placed industry rags blamed Batgirl 's cancellation on a different issue: accounting and taxes. Deadline pointed to a limited-time opportunity for new WB corporate owners Discovery, which initiated its $108 billion acquisition of Warner in May 2021 , to write off both Batgirl and the CGI animation feature Scoob 2: Holiday Haunt as a "purchase accounting maneuver." The outright cancellation would have to happen by "mid-August," according to Deadline; any other attempt to commercially release either film in any way (streaming, theatrical runs, VOD sales) would nix the accounting move.

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    Dragons are front and center in latest House of the Dragon trailer

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Thursday, 21 July - 16:08 · 1 minute

Trailer for HBO Max's new Game of Thrones prequel spinoff series, House of the Dragon .

It's time for San Diego Comic-Con, and among the many TV shows expected to feature prominently is HBO Max's House of the Dragon , a spinoff prequel to HBO's hugely popular Game of Thrones . We had our share of disappointments with that series' later seasons (especially the series finale) like everyone else, but this new House of the Dragon trailer seems to capture the original tone and spirit that we loved so much about its predecessor.

As I've written previously , House of the Drago n is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and chronicles the beginning of the end of House Targaryen's reign. Those events culminated in a civil war and the extinction of the dragons—at least until Daenerys Targaryen came along two centuries later. Miguel Sapochnik—who filmed some of the most eye-popping, complicated battles on Game of Thrones —serves as co-showrunner with series co-creators Martin and Ryan J. Condal. Sapochnik directed the pilot and several other episodes.

Fire and Blood , a fictional history of the Targaryen kings written by George R.R. Martin, begins with Aegon I's conquest of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, thanks to the family's advanced weaponry in the form of dragons. This is followed by a period of relative peace before the inevitable succession crisis. The final two sections of Fire and Blood deal with the fallout of that crisis and serve as the primary source material for House of the Dragon .

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    Lily-Rose Depp et The Weeknd à l'affiche de "The idol", la nouvelle série du créateur d'"Euphoria"

    news.movim.eu / HuffingtonPost · Monday, 18 July - 14:20 · 2 minutes

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SÉRIE - “L’histoire d’amour la plus sordide d’Hollywood”. Ce dimanche 17 juillet, HBO Max a dévoilé les premières mages de The Idol , avec Lily-Rose Depp et The Weeknd en tête d’affiche. En plus d’y tenir un rôle clé, le canadien est également à l’origine de la série, aux côtés de Sam Levinson, le créateur d’ Euphoria , nominée 16 fois aux Emmy Awards 2022 .

Lily-Rose Depp y incarne une jeune chanteuse pop entamant une romance avec le propriétaire d’un club de Los Angeles, mais également un gourou d’un culte secret (The Weeknd). L’actrice franco-américaine a rapidement partagé le teaser de la série “créée par les esprits malades et tordus de Sam Levinson et The Weeknd”, écrit-elle en légende de la publication Instagram .

Un air d’“Euphoria”

L’histoire se cachant derrière ce trailer reste encore floue, mais la vidéo indique déjà une illustration des dérives de l’industrie musicale. Accompagnées par le titre “Planisphère” du groupe français Justice, les images défilent rapidement et traduisent l’identité visuelle du réalisateur.

En seulement 1 minute 30, Sam Levinson impose une esthétique qui lui est propre, et que l’on retrouve largement dans la série Euphoria, dont la première saison est sortie en 2019. Dans une ambiance sombre et des visuels bien singuliers, le cinéaste y expose entre autres les problèmes d’addiction, de violences sexuelles, les relations toxiques, la sexualité et les problèmes familiaux d’un groupe d’adolescents.

L’actrice américaine Zendaya y incarne une lycéenne toxicomane fraîchement sortie de désintox. Sa performance a d’ailleurs été saluée par la critique, et lui a valu l’Emmy Awards de la meilleure actrice en 2020. La série a rencontré un immense succès aux États-Unis mais également en France, et est devenue la série la plus tweetée de la décennie.

Composée de six épisodes, The Idol , elle, sera disponible sur HBO Max “prochainement”, mais aucune date de sortie n’a été dévoilée pour le moment. Au casting, on retrouvera également Troye Sivan, Suzanna Son, Steve Zissis et Juliebeth Gonzalez.

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    Si vous attendez HBO Max en France, vous allez patienter encore longtemps

    news.movim.eu / Numerama · Tuesday, 5 July - 15:29

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Le lancement du service de streaming vidéo HBO Max en France était attendu début 2023. Mais l'horizon s'assombrit pour la plateforme de SVOD. [Lire la suite]

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    It’s the hosts versus humanity in tantalizing Westworld S4 trailer

    news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 17 June - 17:43

The fourth season of HBO's original series Westworld , returns on June 26.

The teaser for the fourth season of Westworld that dropped last month was tonally evocative and visually stunning, but it told us very little about what to expect from the narrative. Now we have the full trailer, and it has made us eager to learn more, as it looks like the show is about to head into some very interesting places.

(Spoilers for prior seasons below.)

As we've reported previously , Westworld 's third season was the first to take place largely outside the tightly controlled environment of the original theme parks. Opening three months after the events of the S2 finale, Dolores (Evan Rachel Woods) had re-created her host body. We learned she was targeting an AI system called Rehoboam, which was developed by a company called Incite. To access the system, Dolores had to take on its creator, Engerraund Serac (Vincent Cassel), and various other adversaries with their own motives for stopping her—including William, aka the Man in Black (Ed Harris), who vowed to destroy any remaining hosts.

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