Jeff Nathanson to Write ‘Lion King,’ MGM Gets 9/11 Article, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Franchise, ‘War of the Worlds’ TV Series

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Lion King’ Finds Writer In Jeff Nathanson Jeff Nathanson has been tapped to write Disney’s live-action Lion King, the latest animated classic being reworked. Jon Favreau is already attached to direct. (VAR) MGM Picks Up Politico’s 9/11 Article…

Great Job, Internet!: Watch Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless rate iconic horror movie scenes

If there’s anybody that knows his way around gory, over-the-top horror, it’s Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell, a man who’s been sprayed with more brightly dyed corn syrup than the kids in the front row of an Insane Clown Posse concert. To promote his just-returned Starz series Ash Vs. Evil Dead, Campbell recently sat down with co-star Lucy Lawless to offer up their opinions on some other entries in the pantheon of great horror movie scenes.

And while the results were a little surprising—Ghost Ship is a better piece of filmmaking than Alien, apparently—it’s mostly just fun to hear the two long-time co-workers dish on guys in masks and the bit where a woman gets turned into a “meat puppet” in Hellraiser III. Plus, the producers slip in a clip from Evil Dead II, prompting Campbell to declare it “a classic motion picture“ even …

What’s On Tonight: Billy Bob Thornton takes on a legal giant in Goliath

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15. All times are Eastern.

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Goliath (Amazon, 3:01 a.m., Friday): What are you gonna do—legendary TV creator David E. Kelley likes shows about lawyers. This time out, he’s co-created (with similarly law-obsessed Jonathan Shapiro) a show about… lawyers! Billy Bob Thornton’s the David of Goliath, playing a drunken, down-and-out lawyer who goes up against the big, evil law firm he helped found. The 10-episode series features a great cast, including Maria Bello, William Hurt, Harold Perrineau, Molly Parker, and Dwight Yoakam, most of whom will be playing lawyers. In his pre-air review, Erik Adams delivers an “emptily entertaining” verdict.

Sky Ladder: The Art Of Cai Guo-Qiang (Netflix, 3:01 a.m., Friday): In his positive review of this documentary about a famous Chinese firework artist, Noel …

Newswire: Disney is developing a Don Quixote movie with a “Pirates Of The Caribbean vibe”

Sancho Panza might become Hollywood’s next staggering, slurring, Rolling Stones-inspired culture hero, with news coming today that Disney is developing its own movie based on Miguel Cervantes’ Don Quixote. Variety reports that the media conglomerate has tapped Hunger Games writer Billy Ray to build a script out of Cervantes’ 1605 novel of delusional chivalry, with an eye toward giving it a “Pirates of the Caribbean vibe” and the possibility of creating a multi-movie franchise.

Meanwhile, we can only imagine what this news will do to Terry Gilliam, who’s now spent roughly a third of his life trying to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, despite every setback conceivable by man or god. Maybe it’ll be liberating, freeing Gilliam from the cursed project that’s consumed so much of his professional life. Or maybe the hypothetical sight of his old friend Johnny Depp swanning around with a …