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Clarice: Watch the Full Trailer for CBS’ Silence of the Lambs Sequel Series

Hello, Clarice: The first full trailer for CBS’ upcoming Silence of the Lambs sequel series is finally here. The psychological horror series (which premieres Thursday, Feb. 11 at 10/9c) stars Rebecca Breeds (The Originals, Pretty Little Liars) as the titular FBI agent Clarice Starling, and picks up one year after the events of the film. The series promises “a deep dive into the untold personal story of Starling as she returns to the field in 1993… Her complex psychological makeup that comes from a challenging childhood empowers her to begin to find her voice while working in a man’s world, as well as escape the family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life,” reads the official description.

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Roku Acquires Global Rights to 75-Plus Quibi Shows, Will Stream Them for Free

Roku snapped up the rights to the majority of Quibi’s multimillion-dollar portfolio original programming — more than 75 shows in all — and will make them available free to stream in 2021 on the Roku Channel. Following Quibi’s decision last October to shut down after failing to attract a sustainable base of subscribers, Roku acquired Quibi Holdings LLC, the company that holds all of Quibi’s content distribution rights. Financial terms of the pact were not disclosed. A source familiar with the agreement said Roku is paying “significantly” less than $100 million for the Quibi library, confirming an earlier Wall Street Journal report. Rob Holmes, Roku’s VP of programming, said in an interview, “We do think this deal represents a great value.” “Fundamentally, we think that Quibi has created great, high-quality content,” Holmes told Variety. “It’s a great value proposition for our users… We’re pivoting from Quibi’s SVOD model to an ad-supported model, and this type of new, original content is not usually available for free.”

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Kevin Feige’s Star Wars Film Gets A Writer

Kevin Feige’s Star Wars film is moving forward. According to Deadline, the project now has Michael Waldron set to pen the film. Waldron is already taking on double duties of executive producer and head writer on the upcoming Loki series set to air on Disney Plus. As well as writing the script for Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. I imagine I am not alone in seeing what Kevin Feige can do with Star Wars. While it’s not perfect, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a fantastic example of vision, planning, and execution. And while the big screen efforts that make-up the sequel trilogy are mediocre at best, fans have seen a new hope in the possibilities offered by Disney Plus is the future of the franchise. Kevin Feige would obviously be about the best person Disney could get to head up an MCU like endeavor within a galaxy far, far away. Currently, Kathleen Kennedy is still president of LucasFilm, and it’s likely she will remain in that position for the time being. Kevin Feige and the MCU and still thriving, so it’s not likely he would leave the MCU for Lucasfilm, as much as many fans, myself included, would love that move.

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Warner Bros. May Face Lawsuit Over Godzilla vs. Kong, Dune HBO Max Release

WarnerMedia’s plan to debut 2021 Warner Bros. titles like The Suicide Squad simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max has reportedly ruffled the feathers of production company Legendary Pictures. According to Variety, Legendary Pictures is considering suing Warner Bros. over its plans to debut Godzilla vs. Kong and Dune on HBO Max. Both of these bid-budget projects were primarily financed by Legendary yet the production company was kept in the dark on WB’s plans to release the films onto HBO Max. Providing additional frustration is that Warner Bros. reportedly prevented Legendary from selling Godzilla vs. Kong to HBO Max competitor Netflix months prior.

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Shipment Of Rare Goku Action Figures Potentially Lost At Sea

An ultra-rare Goku figurine just got became even more valuable an entire shipment was caught out in a bad storm that compromised the cargo. Customers were informed that the figures would be arriving late, or possibly not at all, depending on the severity of the damage. Kotaku reported today that a shipment of Ultra Instinct Sign Goku figures traveling from Japan was caught in a violent storm just northwest of Hawaii on November 30. The storm caused the ship to roll. dislodging 1,800 containers, possibly including the container that held the figures. The ship has since returned to port in Japan to assess the damage.

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