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Media Watch: Hooch Finds New Turner, Ruffalo Might Join ‘Parasite’ HBO Series, New Scribe For ‘Multiverse of Madness’ & More!


Turner and Hooch Disney+ Reboot Cast Josh Peck

Josh Peck has been cast as the lead of Turner & Hooch, Disney+’s adaptation of the classic 1989s buddy cop comedy feature, which has received a formal 12-episode series order.

Peck will play US Marshall Scott Turner, a version of the character portrayed by Tom Hanks in the movie. The TV series reboot comes from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix and 20th Century Fox TV where Nix is under an overall deal.

Like the movie, the hour long series revolves around Scott Turner, who is now a US Marshall vs. a police detective in the movie, and his dog. When an ambitious, buttoned-up US Marshall (Peck) inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the pet he didn’t want may be the partner he needs.



Mark Ruffalo to Possibly Star in HBO’s Parasite


HBO’s development on the limited Parasite series adaptation is reportedly taking a big step forward as Mark Ruffalo is being eyed to star in the series.

While HBO has said that some casting reports are “premature,” but that multiple sources have confirmed interest in casting the 52-year-old MCU veteran and that Joon-ho has reached out to Ruffalo himself for the lead role, with both sides expressing interest in striking a deal.



ABC’s The Good Doctor Renewed for Fourth Season


ABC has officially renewed creator David Shore’s hit medical drama series The Good Doctor for a fourth season, which is scheduled to debut in the network’s 2020-2021 broadcast season.

The Good Doctor has been a cornerstone on Monday nights and is one of those special heartfelt series that fearlessly tackles inclusivity,” President of ABC Entertainment Karey Burke said. “David Shore’s thoughtful storytelling, combined with an incredible cast led by Freddie Highmore’s nuanced performance as Dr. Shaun Murphy, are what have made this series a breakout hit over the past three seasons, and I’m excited to see where they take us next.”



Monster Mash Movie is Greenlit

Universal Pictures has given the thumbs up to Monster Mash, an original musical film being set up for Matt Stawski to direct from a screenplay by Will Widger.

“Monster Mash” was a novelty song by Bobby “Boris” Pickett first released in 1962 when it shot to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart just before Halloween, becoming a perennial holiday favorite ever since. It has been covered numerous times, including by Horror punk band The Misfits.



Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Gets New Writer


Marvel has brought in new writer Michael Waldron to work on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. This comes on the heels of the studio swapping out original director Scott Derrickson -who left due to creative differences- for Sam Raimi, who is currently in negotiations to helm the project.

Jade Barlett was the original writer on Multiverse of Madness, which was billed as Marvel’s first horror movie when it was first announced.


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