Other highlights included the first footage from War of the Planet of the Apes (which unfortunately hasn’t been released online…yet), and a new trailer for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. But despite wrapping production, we got nothing from Spider-Man: Homecoming.Which is a shame, as the convention’s New York setting was very apt.
Not everything has to be adapted from a comic book, pre-existing film series or video game, though. Sometimes real-life is just as good. Which might be why director Lee Daniels is developing a biopic on director Lee Daniels. Much more exciting is a film based on the life of arguably the greatest singer of all-time, Roy Orbison.Does that make it an autobiopic?
Duncan Jones’ Warcraft wasn’t the beloved video game adaptation we all hoped, so the director has returned to familiar ground for his next project – a sci-fi film related to his debut movie Moon called Mute. Which, by all accounts, will be distributed by Netflix. M. Night Shyamalan is instead venturing into uncharted territory, developing an animated comedy series for Fox called Eleven Little Indians.The twist? …there’s only ten of them and they’re all cowboys.
Disney is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of Hollywood when it comes to animation right now, though, with Finding Dory passing the $1 billion mark at the global box office. But they’re pushing their live-action division hard. The first trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was released this week and a live-action adaptation of Mulan has been announced for November 2018.Just keep making money…just keep making money…
Chloe Grace Moretz was meant to be in Universal’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid up until a few weeks ago, where she announced a break from all acting roles to focus on her producing. A break that lasted…a few weeks. She’s signed on to appear in the remake of Dario Argento’s seminal giallo horror film Suspiria.Death by protractor.
Moretz doesn’t seem to be testing for the female lead in the Young Han Solo movie. Tessa Thompson, Zoe Kravitz and Naomi Scott are the three front-runners for the role – but who is the character going to be? Luke Owen has a theory: Han Solo’s first wife.As if a piece of Sith son wasn’t enough to deal with…
And finally, one year away from its release, Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner sequel has a name: Blade Runner 2049.
Which is pretty cool. But not as good as Blade Runner 2: Do Electric Sheep Boogaloo?
May the Movies be with you.
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