Netflix Acquiring Domestic Rights To Aaron Sorkin Drama ‘The Trial of The Chicago 7’

Variety reports that Netflix is about to buy another high-profile awards contender with Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of The Chicago Seven. The streaming service is negotiating to secure the domestic rights from Paramount Pictures and Cross Creek Productions. The Chicago Seven, a group of seven activists who were charged by the federal government with conspiracy,Continue reading “Netflix Acquiring Domestic Rights To Aaron Sorkin Drama ‘The Trial of The Chicago 7’”

Michael Mann’s ‘Ferrari’ Speeding Forward With Hugh Jackman Playing Enzo Ferrari

Reporting out of the Cannes Virtual Market via Deadline has revealed that Michael Mann’s upcoming film Ferrari is now seeking distribution partners next week. They’re also expected to begin shooting Ferrari by next spring. The film will chart the summer of 1957 when all the forces in Ferrari’s life – which were often as combustibleContinue reading “Michael Mann’s ‘Ferrari’ Speeding Forward With Hugh Jackman Playing Enzo Ferrari”

AMC CEO Says Requiring Patrons Wear Masks Could Become A “Political Controversy” – A Key Recommendation By CDC To Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

Theater chains Cinemark, Regal, and AMC have released their new “safety policies” for reopening theaters but none are making masks worn by patrons a requirement. UPDATE: AMC is reversing their policy via Variety and are now requiring guests to wear masks after backlash from CEO Adam Aron’s comments from yesterday. “This announcement prompted an intenseContinue reading “AMC CEO Says Requiring Patrons Wear Masks Could Become A “Political Controversy” – A Key Recommendation By CDC To Prevent Spread of Coronavirus”

‘The Martian’ Screenwriter Drew Goddard Joins Lord and Miller’s Sci-Fi Film ‘Project Hail Mary’ – Ryan Gosling Stars

Screenwriter Drew Goddard is reportedly returning to the world of novelist Andy Weir, previously landing an Oscar-nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay after adapting the novel The Martian for director Ridley Scott. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Goddard will be tackling a second Weir adaptation with Project Hail Mary. MGM recently spent an impressive $3Continue reading “‘The Martian’ Screenwriter Drew Goddard Joins Lord and Miller’s Sci-Fi Film ‘Project Hail Mary’ – Ryan Gosling Stars”

Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-Based Weta Digital Launches Weta Animated

Today, it was officially announced via Variety that Weta Digital will be expanding it’s operations with a new animation division called Weta Animated. Peter Jackson’s company based in New Zealand has been one of the leading forces in digital visual effects along industry peers such as Industrial Light & Magic. They’ve hired Prem Akkaraju toContinue reading “Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-Based Weta Digital Launches Weta Animated”

Edgar Wright and Jane Goldman Teaming On Kidnap Thriller ‘The Chain’ For Universal

Deadline has revealed that Universal Pictures has optioned the film rights to the Adrian McKinty novel The Chain with Edgar Wright set to direct and Jane Goldman hired to adapt the book into a script.  The Chain tells the story of Rachel, who learns that her 11-year-old daughter has been kidnapped. The only way toContinue reading “Edgar Wright and Jane Goldman Teaming On Kidnap Thriller ‘The Chain’ For Universal”

‘Dune’ Officially Returning To Budapest For Additional Photography In August

Deadline has revealed that Denis Villeneuve’s Dune will be returning to Budapest, Hungary to film an unknown amount of additional photography. The film is the latest adaptation of the sci-fi novels written by Frank Herbert. Filming had previously taken place at Origo Film Studios in Budapest along with exterior shoots in Norway and Jordan. DUNEContinue reading “‘Dune’ Officially Returning To Budapest For Additional Photography In August”

Hulu Renews ‘Solar Opposites’ For Season 2 and Season 3

Today, it was announced by Hulu via the Solar Opposites Instagram account that their mature animation series has been given two more seasons. Which means we can expect the show to become important in attracting new audiences at the streaming service. SOLAR OPPOSITES – Co-created by Justin Roiland (Rick & Morty) and Mike McMahan (ex-writer’sContinue reading “Hulu Renews ‘Solar Opposites’ For Season 2 and Season 3”

Lily James Starring In Thriller ‘The Paris Trap’ – Production Eyeing Start In Early 2021

Another project announced at the Cannes Virtual Market via Deadline is a Paris-set thriller titled The Paris Trap from director Pablo Trapero (ZeroZeroZero, The Chain) with British actress Lily James (Baby Driver, Cinderella, Rebecca) set to take the lead role. The Paris Trap has a script penned by Daniel Taplitz with rewrites from Michael Lesslie.Continue reading “Lily James Starring In Thriller ‘The Paris Trap’ – Production Eyeing Start In Early 2021”

Joe Cornish Says He’s Met With John Boyega About An ‘Attack The Block’ Sequel

It sounds like John Boyega might be returning to the world of science fiction in the near future. While on the Script Apart Podcast (via Empire), writer/director Joe Cornish (Attack The Block) has revealed that he has met with Star Wars actor John Boyega about potentially returning for a sequel to his breakout British sci-fiContinue reading “Joe Cornish Says He’s Met With John Boyega About An ‘Attack The Block’ Sequel”