Ken Jennings is reminiscing about a time when we could still go to the movie theaters. Unfortunately, his last theater experience wasn’t a good one because of the movie he watched.
Jennings saw Color Out of Space, a movie based on an H.P. Lovecraft short story about a family that suffers strange occurrences after a meteorite crashes in their yard. It stars Nicolas Cage as the dad and Richard Stanley as director.
Critics gave the 2020 film decent reviews, though most agreed that the third act was a mess.
“Stylised weirdness can only take you so far, though,” Ed Potton, from The Times wrote.
Jennings may be able to fix this soon, however, as more theaters are reopening as COVID-19 vaccines continue to become more available. Godzilla Vs. Kong, which was released last week, is setting box office records. And more movie studios are planning to roll out movies into theaters again, according to Variety.
Ken Jennings May Be Too Busy for Movies Though
The game show pits Ken Jennings and other Jeopardy! greats James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter against contestants for cash.
Rob Mills, EVP of Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment at Walt Disney Television, recently spoke with Deadline about the renewal.
“The Chase is one of those ones we wanted to get back on as soon as possible because we really want the momentum of that format to keep going,” Mills explained. “Hopefully you’ll see million-dollar final chases in this second cycle. But we really are high on that format. We’re excited with how it did this winter and we’re glad we can bring it back so quickly.”
With the help of three former Jeopardy! champions, The Chase‘s first season on ABC earned solid ratings. The game show is an adaptation of a British quiz show of the same name from ITV Entertainment. The first American season of the show aired in January, but only taped nine episodes. Following the popularity of The Chase, the network is bringing the game show back for a second season.