Announced back in March, Sony are pushing forward with their R-rated Venom spin-off movie by revealing that Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises) will be putting on the symbiote suit with Ruben Flischer (Zombieland) directing. The movie goes into production this Fall, and will not be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read more here.
Speaking of long-gestating projects, and Universal Studios may have found their replacement for Antoine Fuqua on their Scarface remake by arranging talks with David Ayer (Suicide Squad). Ayer is not confirmed yet, and he’s got a busy schedule coming up with Suicide Squad spin-off Gotham City Sirens over at DC and Warner Bros. Read more here.
After the disastrous second reboot attempt to the franchise in 2015, James Cameron is hoping to revive the Terminator series when he regains the rights in 2019. Not only that, but Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed he will once again be suiting up as the T-800 in the movie. “It is moving forward,” he said. “[Cameron] has some good ideas of how to continue with the franchise. I will be in the movie.” Read more here.
Speaking of franchises that won’t seem to die, George Romero is returning to his Of The Dead series with a new script titled George A. Romero Presents: Road of the Dead. The movie will be directed by Matt Birman, who previously worked second unit on Land of the Dead, Diary of the Dead and Survival of the Dead. Read more here.
With Resident Evil: The Final Chapter ending the Paul W.S. Anderson franchise a few months ago, Constantin Films aren’t waiting too long to get back into the Resident Evil universe. Producer Samuel Hadida announced last year that he had plans for the future of the series once Anderson was finished, and the reboot is now officially in the works. With the series earning over $1 billion, that certainly makes a lot of sense. Read more here.
It was announced earlier this year that John Carpenter was returning to the Halloween franchise for a new reboot with Danny McBride and David Gordon Green, which McBride confirmed would be a straight-up horror. In a new interview while promoting Alien: Covenant, McBride has also said there is room for improvement in the series, and they won’t be going into the supernatural elements seen in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers and Rob Zombie’s Halloween II. “Look at where the Halloween franchise has gone,” said McBride. “There’s a lot of room for improvement. David and I are coming from it as, we are horror fans, and we are humongous fans of John Carpenter and of what he did with the original Halloween, so I think from watching this and being disappointed by other versions of this series, I think we’re just trying to strip it down and just take it back to what was so good about the original.” Read more here.
Well, this one is rather surprising. According to Ray Fisher, who was at City of Heroes convention in the UK over the weekend, the solo Cyborg movie is still in development and still on track for a 2020 release. Since its announcement a few years ago, we’ve yet to hear about a writer or director on board, but Fisher will debut on screen this November in Justice League. Read more here.
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You can catch up on all the latest superhero news in The Week in Spandex, and the adventures in a galaxy far, far away in The Week in Star Wars. Anghus Houvouras questioned whether the Alien franchise is exhausted, while Samuel Brace argues Alien: Covenant was the best in the series since Aliens.