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Wormwood: first trailer for new Netflix thriller

In the ‘reality is stranger than fiction’ files, no story may be more surreal and unbelievable than the CIA’s MK-ULTRA experiments. 

The American government’s effort into LSD, mind control and many other nefarious, arguably supernatural endeavors has made a good backdrop for many a science fiction story. Now, with the help of Netflix’s massive true crime industrial complex, the real story of MK-ULTRA will be in the spotlight. 

Wormwood is a six-part true crime series about the death of a CIA employee Dr. Frank Olson. The series will explore the causes of Olson’s mysterious death by blending fact and fiction and combining documentary elements with a scripted narrative, starring Peter Sarsgaard.

The first official trailer for the show gives us an idea of just what that will look like…

Well, it looks cool! Combining documentary footage with re-enactments is always a dicey proposition, but something about the bleak Fincher-esque drama at play there, combined

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/tv/53943/wormwood-first-trailer-for-new-netflix-thriller

Netflix Releases First Trailer for CIA Thriller Wormwood

In the “reality in stranger than fiction” files no story may be more surreal and unbelievable than the CIA’s MK-ULTRA mind control experiments. 

The American government’s effort into LSD, mind control and many other nefarious, arguably supernatural endeavors has made for a good backdrop for many a science fiction story. 

Now with the help of Netflix’s massive true crime industrial complex, the real story of MK-ULTRA will receive a spotlight. 

Wormwood is a six-part true crime series about the death of a CIA employee Dr. Frank Olson. The series will explore the casues of Olson’s mysterious death by blending fact and fiction and combining documentary elements with a scripted narratvie starring Peter Sarsgaard.

The first official trailer for the show gives us an idea of just what that will look like.

Well that looks cool. Combining documentary footage with re-enactments is always a dicey proposition but something about the bleak Fincher-ian drama at play

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/wormwood/269568/netflix-releases-first-trailer-for-cia-thriller-wormwood

A crooked hat is vital to Detroit-set homicide thriller in newest from writer Harry Dolan

Author Harry Dolan(Photo: to Linda Randolph.)

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When writing mystery novels, author Harry Dolan keeps track of two different things: what the reader thinks is happening and what is really happening. 

“You want to play fair with the readers as much as you can, so there needs to be clues about what’s really going on. But the clues can’t look like clues or they’ll give everything away. It comes down to control: You have to reveal things at the right time, not too soon or too late,” explained Dolan, 51.

A native of Rome, NY, currently living in Ann Arbor, Dolan is the author of the David Loogan mystery novels: “Bad Things Happen,” “Very Bad Things” and “The Last Dead Girl.” The first two books occur in Ann Arbor. 

His latest, “Crooked Hat,” is set in Detroit and introduces private eye Jack Pellum.

Read more at: https://kaplanherald.com/2017/12/02/a-crooked-hat-is-key-to-detroit-set-murder-mystery-in-latest-from-author-harry-dolan/

A crooked hat is vital to Detroit-set homicide thriller in newest from …

Author Harry Dolan(Photo: to Linda Randolph.)

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When writing mystery novels, author Harry Dolan keeps track of two different things: what the reader thinks is happening and what is really happening. 

“You want to play fair with the readers as much as you can, so there needs to be clues about what’s really going on. But the clues can’t look like clues or they’ll give everything away. It comes down to control: You have to reveal things at the right time, not too soon or too late,” explained Dolan, 51.

A native of Rome, NY, currently living in Ann Arbor, Dolan is the author of the David Loogan mystery novels: “Bad Things Happen,” “Very Bad Things” and “The Last Dead Girl.” The first two books occur in Ann Arbor. 

His latest, “Crooked Hat,” is set in Detroit and introduces private eye Jack Pellum.

Read more at: https://kaplanherald.com/2017/12/02/a-crooked-hat-is-key-to-detroit-set-murder-mystery-in-latest-from-author-harry-dolan/

Christopher McQuarrie to direct con man thriller The Chameleon for Netflix

It looks like Christopher McQuarrie may have found his next directorial project after the upcoming spy sequel Mission: Impossible 6, with Deadline reporting that he is attached to an adaptation of David Grann’s 2008 New Yorker feature The Chameleon, which is being scripted by Terence Winter (The Sopranos) and Carl Capotorto.

Described as a psychological thriller along the lines of The Silence of the Lambs and Making a Murderer, The Chameleon tells the true story of Frédéric Bourdin, a young French con man and serial impersonator of missing teenagers who lived with a family in San Antonio, Texas for a time during the mid-1990s, posing under the guise of being their long-presumed missing brother.

McQuarrie is currently in production on Mission: Impossible 6, which is set for release on July 27th 2018.

Read more at: https://www.flickeringmyth.com/2017/07/christopher-mcquarrie-to-direct-con-man-thriller-the-chameleon-for-netflix/

As Netflix ramps up its films, Rob Redford in this sci-fi thriller is a good start

Warning: This piece contains mild spoilers for Netflix’s The Discovery.

As much as we all obsess over Stranger Things, remember that Netflix started with movies. And back when the company didn’t make headlines with its first original TV programming, 2012’s Lilyhammer, it didn’t make headlines with its first original film, either—a documentary released in that same year called Art of Conflict: The Murals of Northern Ireland.