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20 November 2018

Zoic Studios Options Horror Novel "Snowblind", Hires Writer for Feature Adaptation

"Snowblind" - Book Cover
"Snowblind" - Book Cover
Emmy Award-winning entertainment company Zoic Studios has optioned New York Times best-selling author Christopher Golden's horror novel Snowblind to adapt for a feature film. 
Up-and-coming female screenwriter Amber Alexander is attached to pen the screenplay, with Golden and Pete Donaldson (FallenMr Higgins Comes Home) attached to produce alongside Zoic Studios.
The deal marks Zoic Studios' first foray into content development, with founding partners Chris Jones and Loni Peristere spearheading the creative development of Snowblind, which is the first of a slated 12 projects optioned by Zoic. 
Peristere has served as a co-executive producer and director on the hit Cinemax series Banshee. He has also directed for the FX hit series American Horror Story, Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, as well as the upcoming Cinemax series Warrior.
Snowblind peers into the small New England town of Coventry as they weather a blizzard unlike the many thousands they've seen before. Families are torn apart, and the town will never be the same.
The book has received widespread acclaim, including praise from Stephen King, noting, "Snowblind is instantly involving and deeply scary. It will bring a blizzard to your bones (and your heart), even in the middle of July. Throw away all those old 'it was a dark and stormy night' novels; this one is the real deal."
"I'm incredibly proud and humbled by the success of our company and Zoic's plan was to always evolve into creative producers of content. Snowblind is the first of many exciting projects on our developing slate. Not only is it fantastic source material, but we are thrilled to be working with Amber," says Zoic Co-Founder/Executive Creative Director Chris Jones.
The project and writer were brought on by Samantha Shear, who recently joined the team in Los Angeles as VP of Development and will continue to shepherd the project. Shear has nearly two decades of experience as a development executive and producer, having developed and sold projects to MTV, Syfy, Sony and Lifetime, among others. 
Shear is currently developing the project CRENSHAW, based on the novel by Katherine Applegate at Fox with James Mangold to direct.
"Chris and Loni have fostered an incredible filmmaker-friendly studio here at Zoic and I'm beyond thrilled to be a part of the team of many talented artists that will help in bringing Chris Golden's haunting thriller to cinematic life," says Shear.
Christopher Golden is the New York Times best-selling, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of such novels as Ararat, Snowblind, Dead Ringers and the upcoming The Pandora Room, among dozens of others. With Mike Mignola (Hellboy), he co-created two cult favorite Dark Horse comic book series, Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective
Golden is also a screenwriter, producer, editor and lecturer and has numerous projects in development, including Talent, based on Golden's graphic novel co-written by Tom Sniegoski. The adaptation is set up at Sony Pictures with Neal Moritz and Boom! Studios producing.
Amber Alexander is a graduate of UCLA's professional program in screenwriting, where she was nominated for the Nate Wilson Award for 'Best Screenplay of the Year.' Alexander was recently selected to participate in The Black List's annual Feature Writers Lab. She was one of only seven writers selected from over 1,200 applicants. In the Lab, she worked with Industry Professionals to develop her spec screenplay JUNIPER'S POINT
Zoic has previously created VFX for top TV series (Game of ThronesThe Walking DeadManiac, Marvel's The Defenders, and Firefly) as well as feature films (Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Grey, Big Eyes) and commercial projects.

More About 'Snowblind':
(Via GoodReads)
In Christopher Golden’s first horror novel in more than a decade--a work reminiscent of early Stephen King--Snowblind updates the ghost story for the modern age.

The small New England town of Coventry had weathered a thousand blizzards...but never one like this. Icy figures danced in the wind and gazed through children's windows with soul-chilling eyes. People wandered into the whiteout and were never seen again. Families were torn apart, and the town would never be the same.

Now, as a new storm approaches twelve years later, the folks of Coventry are haunted by the memories of that dreadful blizzard and those who were lost in the snow. Photographer Jake Schapiro mourns his little brother, Isaac, even as-tonight-another little boy is missing. Mechanic and part-time thief Doug Manning's life has been forever scarred by the mysterious death of his wife, Cherie, and now he’s starting over with another woman and more ambitious crimes. Police detective Joe Keenan has never been the same since that night, when he failed to save the life of a young boy . . . and the boy’s father vanished in the storm only feet away. And all the way on the other side of the country, Miri Ristani receives a phone call . . . from a man who died twelve years ago.

As old ghosts trickle back, this new storm will prove to be even more terrifying than the last.
Christopher Golden
Christopher Golden (image via
More About Christopher Golden:
Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) The Map of Moments. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA’s Best Books for Young Readers. Upcoming teen novels include a new series of hardcover YA fantasy novels co-authored with Tim Lebbon and entitled The Secret Journeys of Jack London.

A lifelong fan of the “team-up,” Golden frequently collaborates with other writers on books, comics, and scripts. In addition to his recent work with Tim Lebbon, he co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola. With Thomas E. Sniegoski, he is the co-author of multiple novels, as well as comic book miniseries such as Talent and The Sisterhood, both currently in development as feature films. With Amber Benson, Golden co-created the online animated series Ghosts of Albion and co-wrote the book series of the same name.

As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies The New Dead and British Invasion, among others, and has also written and co-written comic books, video games, screenplays, the online animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson) and a network television pilot.

The author is also known for his many media tie-in works, including novels, comics, and video games, in the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Angel, and X-Men, among others.

Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in fourteen languages in countries around the world.
SOURCE: Zoic Studios

19 November 2018

To Celebrate NASA's 60th Anniversary, Monaco Will Host US Astronauts, Aerospace Experts, and the Screening of "Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow"

"Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow" "Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow" - Poster
"Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow" - Poster
This Thanksgiving the Principality of Monaco will host NASA legends from the US space shuttle program at a forum to mark the agency's 60th anniversary, featuring a special screening of the Discovery documentary "Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow" from Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winning film maker, Rory Kennedy.
Held under the patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, this initiative of the Embassy of Monaco in Washington, D.C. will start at 5:00pm with a screening of the film in English with French subtitles (free and open to the public with advanced reservations). 

It will be followed by an hour-long discussion with some of today's eminent aerospace leaders on the subject of air and space exploration with a focus on the importance of international cooperation (
Panelists include Columbia (Jan 1986) Space Shuttle mission crew  and one of NASA's pioneering women astronauts:
  • Captain Robert "Hoot" Gibson, former US naval officer, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, retired NASA astronaut who flew aboard the space shuttles Columbia, Atlantis, and Endeavour;
  • General Charles Bolden, former NASA Administrator, Major General of the US Marine Corps and NASA astronaut;
  • Dr. George "Pinky" Nelson, US physicist, astronomer, scientific educator and former NASA astronaut;
  • Dr. Margaret "Rhea" Seddon, surgeon, NASA shuttle crew member, one of the first women accepted into NASA's Astronaut Corps;
  • Captain Michael López-Alegria, NASA veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and one ISS mission;
  • Mr. Guy Beutelschies, Lockheed Martin's vice president, Commercial and Civil Space; and
  • Dr. Ilhami Aygun, president and CEO of SSI- MonacoSat
"The crew of Space Shuttle Columbia's 1986 launch is extremely honored to be taking part in this exciting program. We are so very grateful to His Serene Highness Prince Albert II for inviting us," said Captain Robert "Hoot" Gibson.
The panel Moderator is Mr. Mesut Ciceker, director, EMEA for Lockheed Martin Space, and Master of Ceremonies is Mr. Christian Moore, President of Media SSI-Monaco. 
The documentary will be introduced by the Director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and former NASA Chief Scientist, Dr. Ellen R. Stofan
Other esteemed NASA alumni expected to attend include French astronauts Patrick Baudry and Jean-Francois Clervoy.
"Earth science and space exploration have impacted humankind in countless positive and tangible ways. Monaco is proud to once again bring together such distinguished international panelists to share their experiences, and the Monaco screening of 'Above and Beyond' provides the perfect launch pad to celebrate 60 extraordinary years of NASA," said Her Excellency Maguy Maccario DoyleMonaco'sAmbassador to the U.S.A. and the event's convener.
"This will be the second space forum initiated by the Embassy. The first, in 2016, premiered 'The Last Man on the Moon' (, and underscores the Principality's historical interest in aviation and aerospace technology and exploration, given that SSI-Monaco, with partner Thales Alenia Space, launched its first communications satellite MonacoSat-1 with SpaceX's Falcon9 launcher into geostationary transfer orbit on April 27, 2015. A second satellite MonacoSat-2 is being planned by SSI-MonacoSat with an expected launch date by 2021-22."
"I am honoured that the Embassy has chosen to screen 'Above and Beyond' during this prestigious gathering of NASA astronauts and others who have dedicated their lives to understanding more about our planet and the world around us," says Rory Kennedy.  "Our goal in making this film was to present a record of the great accomplishments of NASA over the past 6 decades, and to look forward to its next great missions. From landing rovers on Mars to measuring the health of our planet, NASA's work is not only awe-inspiring but essential to our future well-being."
"In Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey To TomorrowRory Kennedy commemorates the Apollo program's remarkable journey to the Moon, and the creativity of those who worked to achieve it, and most importantly, what we choose to do with our heritage of achievement," said Dr. Stofan, the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
"Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow" - Astronaut on the Moon
"Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow" - Astronaut on the Moon

When & Where:
Thursday, November 22, 2018.
Film starts at 5:00pm, panel discussion from 6:45pm,
Auditorium Rainier III, Boulevard Louis II, 98000 Monaco

⏩ The panel discussion only will be live-streamed from 6:45pm: 

SOURCE: Embassy of Monaco

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16 November 2018

Heartwarming Japanese Anime Hit 'I Want To Eat Your Pancreas' Coming to U.S. Cinemas For Only Two Days

 'I Want To Eat Your Pancreas' - Poster
 'I Want To Eat Your Pancreas' - Poster
Fathom Events in partnership with Aniplex of America brings the uplifting, coming-of-age tale that has captured the hearts of millions in Japan"I want to eat your pancreas." 
Based on the bestselling, award-winning novel by Yoru Sumino, "I want to eat your pancreasthe anime adaptation beautifully explores the relationship between the terminally ill Sakura and the unnamed protagonist, "Me," as they embark on an emotional journey during an unforgettable spring.  
As these two opposites try to learn to find happiness, they in turn discover the true meaning of compassion.  In addition to the poignant feature, attendees will also view exclusive extra footage, including interviews with the cast and crew.
"I want to eat your pancreas" - "Me" (VA: Mahiro Takasugi/Robbie Daymond): A high school student, who avoids getting to know anyone too deeply. Likes reading. Accidentally discovers Sakura’s secret after picking up “Living with Dying.”
"I want to eat your pancreas" - "Me" (VA: Mahiro Takasugi/Robbie Daymond): A high school student, who avoids getting to know anyone too deeply. Likes reading. Accidentally discovers Sakura’s secret after picking up “Living with Dying.” (Image via
  • Presented by Fathom Events and Aniplex of America, "I want to eat your pancreas" comes to more than 400 U.S. cinemas subtitled on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00pm (local time) and English-dubbed on Sunday, February 10 at 12:55pm (local time). 
  • For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
The special two night event includes the world premiere of the English dub featuring cast members Robbie Daymond ("Sailor Moon," "Digimon Adventure tri.") and Erika Harlacher ("Fate/Apocrypha," "Violet Evergarden") voicing the two main characters, along with Kira Buckland ("Blue Exorcist," "Durarara!!x2"), Kyle McCarley ("Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]," "DEVILMAN crybaby"), and Dorah Fine ("Magi: The Kingdom of Magic") in supporting roles. 
Making her directorial debut is voice actress Erica Mendez from "KILL la KILL" and "Your lie in April," who has signed on to handle the voice direction in addition to composing the English adaptation of the heartwarming film. 
"I am pleased to be able to share this beautiful story to everyone living in the U.S.," said Aniplex of America president, Shu Nishimoto. "This film captures both the beauty of Japan's landscape as well as the beauty in growing up. I hope the film gives everyone a renewed appreciation for life and the people that shape our life choices."
"I want to eat your pancreas" was produced by Studio VOLN ("Ushio & Tora") and marks Shinichiro Ushijima's ("One Punch Man," "All Out!!") directorial debut. 
The Japanese cast features popular actor and 72nd Mainichi Film Awards Best New Actor winner, Mahiro Takasugi, who will voice the main character "Me" alongside veteran voice actress, Lynn ("High School Fleet," "A Place Further Than the Universe"), who will voice the female lead, Sakura Yamauchi
The impressive voice cast also includes Atsuko Tanaka("Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]," "Ghost in the Shell"), Shin-ichiro Miki ("Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood," "Initial D"), and three-time winner of the Japanese Academy Awards, actress Emi Wakui.
"We are excited to once again partner with Aniplex of America to bring this highly anticipated title to the U.S.," Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. "It is a wonderful story and appeals to people in all walks of life."
"I want to eat your pancreas" - Sakura (VA: Lynn/Erika Harlacher): “Me’s” classmate. She has not shared with anyone outside of her family that she has limited time left due to a pancreatic disease. Cheerful, openhearted, and very outgoing.
"I want to eat your pancreas" - Sakura (VA: Lynn/Erika Harlacher): “Me’s” classmate. She has not shared with anyone outside of her family that she has limited time left due to a pancreatic disease. Cheerful, openhearted, and very outgoing. (Image via
Tickets for "I want to eat your pancreas" are available now at and participating box offices.

SOURCE: Fathom Events

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Bestselling Book Series Comes to Life in Episodic Video Game Series With Release of the Second Episode in "The Lost Legends of REDWALL" Entitled "Escape the Gloomer"

The Lost Legends of REDWALL: Escape the Gloomer
The Lost Legends of REDWALL: Escape the Gloomer
Soma Games, in association with Redwall Abbey Company Ltd, and Penguin Random House UK, releases The Lost Legends of REDWALL: Escape the Gloomer, a conversational adventure game in nine chapters. 
Escape the Gloomer, the second episode of The Lost Legends of REDWALL video game series, has been written and directed by video game designer and innovator Scott Adams.
The game features characters from the wildly popular best-selling book, Mossflower, second in the twenty-two book series by Brian Jacques
"This interactive tale immerses the player in a fantasy world where their own imagination is what drives the outcomes," says Chris Skaggs, Game Director and Principal at Soma Games. "We're also very excited to have pioneering game developer Scott Adams and his team on board for this collaboration. Scott's been making games for over 40 years, and his is a name very familiar to many interactive game fans."
Inspired by the iconic mainframe game Adventure, Adams is perhaps most well known for creating Adventureland, the first ever commercial adventure game. Adams is also the creator of Pirate Island, and the Marvel Questprobe series: SpidermanHulk, and Fantastic Four.
The Gloomer
The Gloomer
"You will be living the life of a true explorer and adventurer when you enter into an immersive conversational adventure game world," says Adams. "Exploration, obstacles, dangers, along with laughter and suspense, will unfold within the rich tapestry of the world you find yourself in. With natural language sentences, you are in command; creating the story as the adventure unfolds."  
"Jacques first wrote this book for the blind, and that was what inspired us to create a game that isn't visually based," says Adams, referring to the fact that author Brian Jacques wrote the book initially to entertain the children at Liverpool's Royal School for the Blind. "The popularity of the book series among fans, as well as the desire to take technology that I pioneered in the 20th century and bring it into the 21st century, all came together to make this the perfect project for us to develop."
Adventureland only had a vocabulary of 120 words, but Escape the Gloomer recognizes over 1,400 words and features third person narrative with an emphasis on exploration and overcoming obstacles. 
"The appeal here for Redwall fans is that we're building upon the familiar backstories but allowing new developments," says Adams. 
He also describes the game as family friendly and staying true to the REDWALL characters and spirit of the novel.
Gillig the Otter
Gillig the Otter
"Adams's work was very influential in the adventure-gaming industry," says John Bergquist, of Soma Games. "Similar to The Scout, we're adding to the Redwall stories with new content and allowing the player to use their imagination to have some ownership in the outcome. The format of this particular game is much like a novel, with chapters and text based, including an option to use Amazon's Alexa for voice commands, which bridges the gap between video game and novel."
"I think people are looking for more enjoyable things to do and really desire this in a game," says Adams. "It's not a passive endeavor, you get to have some ownership in the outcome, and it brings us back to the basics of good old fashioned game play, reminding us what made Adventureland such a beloved game almost 40 years ago, and why Jacques book series has also been loved by generations of readers."
"Mr. Jacques was quoted in a 2001 NY Times article as describing his stories being written from the viewpoint of a kid, sitting in the movie house while World War II is on, watching all this magic come on the screen,'' says Skaggs. "In a way, what we've done here with Escape the Gloomer is gone back to a simpler way of story telling, really the way Mr. Jacques would have wanted it."
SOURCE: Soma Games

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15 November 2018

MPs: Give Us The Final Say On Brexit! [Petition]


Brexit chaos: let us decide!
Brexit chaos: let us decide! (Image via Avaaz)
Dear friends across Britain,

With Parliament logjammed and ministers resigning, Theresa May’s Brexit plan is in deep trouble. 

She’s admitted that Brexit could now be stopped, giving us the best chance we’ll get to win a final say that can get us out of this mess. 

The more people who sign our open letter calling for the British people to decide whether we want May’s deeply damaging Brexit, the more weight it will have with MPs -- add your name with, then send it far and wide. 

To all MPs:

As you read this, 30% of Britain’s children are living in poverty. The number of rough sleepers in England is at a record high. And Brexit will make this even worse, threatening jobs, the economy and the NHS. 

The promises of prosperity made by the Brexiteers have evaporated. There are no good Brexit options left. Instead of allowing public money to be wasted and our economy harmed, we call on you to protect the most vulnerable and support the British public having a democratic final say on Brexit, with an option to stay part of the EU.

Yours sincerely


The Prime Minister is desperate to put a positive spin on the shambles of her Brexit deal -- but she’s fooling no-one. Even the man she put in charge of Brexit negotiations, Dominic Raab, is so fed up he resigned today. 

All over the country, support for a public vote on Brexit is growing. With the government in open civil war and parliament deadlocked, the only legitimate way to choose the way forward is asking the people to decide. 

Sign the open letter to MPs now, and when it's massive we’ll deliver it in constituencies across Britain before the key Brexit vote in Parliament, with Avaazers everywhere delivering our call for a final say!

With hope and determination,

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Despite Concerns About Content, Screen Time, and Online Security, New Research Reveals The Internet Improves Communication and Quality of Life Across Generations

The Internet
The Internet (Via Pixabay)
A new study released by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) examines the online attitudes of parents and seniors, highlighting the benefits and challenges of intergenerational technology use. 
The report, "Online Safety Across the Generations," investigates behaviors of connected families, with 57% of parents citing that technology has improved communication in their family.
For parents, top concerns focused on the content kids access, notably surpassing concerns over screen time. For seniors who reported connecting to the Internet, a multitude expressed worries about Internet safety and security.
Overall, the study showed a cyclical nature to how generations interact with and learn about technology. While dynamics and specific challenges vary by age range, respondents showed a strong consensus that digital activities have a positive impact on their lives and family communication. Parents of connected children are nearly twice as likely to feel technology and the Internet have made their job as a parent easier rather than harder. Findings also indicated that families rely on each other as a main resource for online safety and understood the major role they play in supporting digital wellbeing.
When asked what worried them more, 64% of parents felt that the content their child accessed online was more concerning, compared to just 32% who worried more about the amount of time their child spends online. Only one in three parents reported feeling satisfied with the control they had over both content and time spent online.
Among seniors polled, 80% reported going online. Of this group, large majorities reported fears of identity theft, viruses and malware, and financial hacking. While more than nine in 10 seniors report taking at least one technical step to protect their personal information online, far fewer feel confident that they are doing all they can to protect their privacy. The 20% of seniors who reported that they do NOT go online stated that it was due to little interest in getting connected, and concerns about the online world.
Despite these concerns, both generations felt that technology had enhanced family communication, and notable proportions said that parents and elderly relatives draw on a variety of technologies to communicate with children and grandchildren. When it comes to understanding technology and navigating the digital world, seniors trust the advice of family above all others.
"It's very encouraging to see intergenerational technology use bringing families together," said Stephen Balkam, CEO of FOSI. "While there are still many unique safety and security challenges for both parents and seniors, these results show an overall positive impact on daily life and family connection."
The study also includes intentional oversample interviews among minority and low-income populations, highlighting key differences in technology use and attitudes across different groups.
Notable differences between socioeconomic and minority groups include:
  • African-American (66%), Hispanic (61%) and Millennial (62%) parents are the most likely to use technology together with their children.
  • Hispanic (72%) and African-American (70%) parents say that they discuss online safety with their children more often than white parents (59%).
  • The 20% of seniors who are not online are, on average, appreciably older, less white, less educated, and lower income than those who are online.
  • Low-income parents are just as likely to say their child has access to a smartphone (91%) as are parents overall (91%), and just as many say their child has his or her own smartphone (53% of low-income parents, 54% of all parents). When it comes to children having their own laptop, the gap is most pronounced between low-income parents (32%) and upper-income parents with household incomes over $100,000 (53%).
"This research affirms that once a family, regardless of income, has connected to the Internet at home, the entire family benefits from its transformative technology" said David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation.  "Through our Internet Essentials program, which helps connect low-income families to the Internet, we know that online safety concerns are a major barrier to broadband adoption. We are grateful for the opportunity to have partnered on this research, building on our commitment to making online safety a key pillar of our Internet Essentials program."
"The internet of things"
"The internet of things" (Via Pixabay)
Results from the study will be presented today in Washington, DC at the Family Online Safety Institute's Annual Conference, "Creating a Culture of Responsibility Online." 
  • This research was made possible by the support of the Comcast Innovation Fund and Comcast's Internet Essentials Program, and conducted by Hart Research Associates. The study reflects quantitative data as well as qualitative data from focus groups of parents and seniors in Pennsylvania. The quantitative findings are based on data from national surveys conducted by telephone among 701 American seniors aged 62 and older, as well as an online parent survey of 673 parents with children aged 2-17. Both surveys included oversamples of African-American, Hispanic, and low-income households.

 SOURCE: Family Online Safety Institute

14 November 2018

Regal Welcomes Aquaman Star Patrick Wilson to Knoxville

"Aquaman" - Patrick Wilson as King Orm
"Aquaman" - Patrick Wilson as King Orm (PRNewsfoto/Regal)
Regal (a leading motion picture exhibitor operating one of the largest theatre circuits in the United States) will host Aquaman star Patrick Wilson at the movie's exclusive advance screening on Thursday, December 13, benefiting Variety – The Children's Charity of Eastern Tennessee
In partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures, Regal is bringing Wilson to the Pinnacle theatre in Knoxville to meet fans and promote the deserving charity.
"We are excited to welcome Patrick Wilson to Knoxville for a benefit screening of this highly anticipated film," said Ken Thewes, CMO at Regal. "As a Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award nominee, Wilson is an incredibly talented performer, and we cannot wait for his return to the big screen with Aquaman. We are grateful to our friends at Warner Bros. for making this screening possible and helping raise funds for Variety's special needs children."
Patrick Wilson
Patrick Wilson (Via The Hollywood Reporter)
Variety – the Children's Charity is a multi-million-dollar philanthropic organization that empowers children with special needs to grow, socialize, and express themselves independently. 
With 43 chapters in 13 countries, Variety makes an impact on both local and national levels through medical equipment donations, specialized therapeutic programs and well-placed donations. 
Regal established the local chapter of Variety in 2001 and has since raised over $10 million to aid children in East Tennessee.
Beginning Friday, November 16, a limited number of tickets will be available for sale to the public at the Regal Pinnacle theatre in Knoxville. Advance tickets are $50 through Thursday, December 6 and will increase to $75 on Friday, December 7 with all proceeds benefiting Variety – the Children's Charity
All event guests will enjoy a catered reception in the Pinnacle lobby before Wilson walks the red carpet. After the red carpet reception, attendees will have the opportunity to be some of the first moviegoers to view the movie.
"Aquaman" (Image via
About Aquaman:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa in the title role and Jason Patrick as Orm/Ocean Master. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be... a king.
The film also stars Amber Heard, Oscar nominee Willem DafoePatrick WilsonDolph LundgrenYahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, as well as Ludi Lin and Temuera Morrison.
Wan directs from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall, story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall, based on characters created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger for DC.  
The film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah SnyderZack SnyderJon BergGeoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers.
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Peter Safran Production, a James Wan Film, Aquaman.  The film is set to hit theaters December 21st in 3D and 2D and IMAX, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. 

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