Samuel L. Jackson's lightsaber and Jack Nicholson's 'The Shining' axe on offer at movie prop auction
- The impressive collection is expected to fetch a total of £6 million ($7.3 million) when it goes up for sale at London's BFI IMAX, and the catalog is sure to excite any film buff.
- A Tantive IV Stormtrooper helmet from "Star Wars: A New Hope" is among the headline items, with an estimated sale price of between £120,000 and £180,000 ($145,000 and $218,000).
- If you want a fully-immersive item from the set, Michael Keaton's complete Batsuit from 1989's "Batman" could be the choice for you -- it's expected to rake in up to £120,000.
- The sale is the sixth annual London auction put on by movie-themed auction house Prop Store, set to be held over two days on September 30 and October 1.
- Last year's headline item was Han Solo's jacket, worn by Harrison Ford in the "Star Wars" film "The Empire Strikes Back," but the outfit failed to sell after bidding stalled.
Bloomberg: Apple TV+ will cost $9.99 per month and launch in November
- Apple’s video streaming strategy may be getting clearer with a report that the company’s subscription TV service will go live in November and cost $9.99 per month.
- The company is also getting ready to introduce Apple Arcade, its subscription gaming service, which reportedly will cost $4.99 per month.
- The service is entering a tough landscape, facing streaming leader Netflix, which also offers a basic service at $9.99 but has already spent several years building its original content catalogue.
- Bloomberg says it’s unclear just how Apple TV+ will release shows, whether one week at a time or a few at the start.
- Users can view it via the company’s Apple TV device, and it will be preinstalled on devices like the iPhone and iPad. It will also be available via Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung televisions, Bloomberg says.
Interview with Ali Spittel: 5 Tips for Contributing to the Developer Community
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Possible Obi-Wan series is a hint at Disney’s planned streaming tactics
- Ewan McGregor is reportedly in talks to return to his iconic Star Wars role in an Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney’s Disney+ streaming service.
- If the series actually makes it to screens, it’ll mark the end of years of effort to get an Obi-Wan movie made, and it will show how Disney intends to use its streaming service.
- People might join Disney+ to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Marvel’s new Loki series, but if they’re hanging around to watch Obi-Wan, it’s still a win.
- Who knows, with Disney’s current plans to integrate TV and film projects (things that happen in Marvel’s WandaVision will end up relating to the events of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, according to Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige), an Obi-Wan show could translate to a movie in the future.