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With Mel Brooks Doing a 'Spaceballs' Sequel, Could a New 'Blazing Saddles' Movie Be Far Behind?

Plus, Jennifer Lawrence's new A24 movie, a 'Drive' reunion, and DNEG boss' interview with Deadline backfires on Reddit.

Happy Monday, folks!

Over the weekend, I binged Hulu’s upcoming docuseries Mastermind: To Think Like a Killer, which examines the remarkable career of Dr. Ann Burgess, who profiled numerous serial killers for the FBI and inspired Anna Torv’s character in the Netflix series Mindhunter. If you’re a fan of that series, keep an eye out for Mastermind, which debuts July 11. I plan to write more about it soon…

On the movie side, I watched Russell Crowe’s latest genre flick The Exorcism, and Jessica Alba’s new Netflix movie Trigger Warning. I wouldn’t call either one “good” — in fact, both are pretty forgettable — but each film deserves credit for at least attempting to elevate and do something different with their B-movie cores.

I also watched the meandering documentary Kim’s Video, which I didn’t care for all that much, and the same can be said for Trim Season, a new horror movie that pairs witches and cannabis. Unfortunately, there isn’t a strain of weed in the world that’s strong enough to make this movie entertaining.

In tonight’s newsletter, you’ll read about who I think should direct a new Blazing Saddles movie now that Mel Brooks is open to revisiting his classics, the latest rumblings from the VFX world, including why a group of Reddit users are upset with DNEG boss Namit Malhotra, and the persistent rumors that Squid Game filmed two seasons’ worth of episodes back-to-back.

There are also stories about Jennifer Lawrence’s new murder mystery from Apple and A24, the Jon Watts serial killer thriller that just landed at Amazon MGM, the Drive reunion brewing at Netflix, the M3GAN spinoff that’s in the works at Universal, and the trailer for Robert EggersNosferatu.

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