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”

Walter Hill Reveals ‘Alien V’ Script Co-Written With David Giler Is From March 2020 – Teases Retconning ‘Alien 3-4’?

Last week, it was revealed by Alien franchise actress Sigourney Weaver that producer Walter Hill penned a draft for Alien 5 over a year ago. Weaver didn’t sound terribly enthusiastic about reprising the Ripley role. Hill has now reached out to SyFy Wire and has added some new information including images of the script titledContinue reading “Walter Hill Reveals ‘Alien V’ Script Co-Written With David Giler Is From March 2020 – Teases Retconning ‘Alien 3-4’?”

TRAILER: New Footage From ‘Train To Busan’ Sequel ‘Peninsula’ Proves The Zombie Flick Is Seriously Action-Packed

South Korean action-horror film Train To Busan has to be one of the better foreign zombie movies out there and they’re about to release a sequel that is certainly cranking-up both the budget and action set pieces. Studio Canal UK has released a brand new trailer showing up the action of the film along withContinue reading “TRAILER: New Footage From ‘Train To Busan’ Sequel ‘Peninsula’ Proves The Zombie Flick Is Seriously Action-Packed”

Ewan McGregor Confirms ‘Kenobi’ Series Will Employ StageCraft VFX Used By ‘The Mandalorian’

Ewan McGregor earlier in the year revealed on the Birds of Prey red carpet that the Kenobi series would be pushing it’s start date from the summer to January 2021. This was due to script issues and Lucasfilm ended up hiring Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of The Sword, Army of The Dead) to doContinue reading “Ewan McGregor Confirms ‘Kenobi’ Series Will Employ StageCraft VFX Used By ‘The Mandalorian’”

Lionsgate Sets Oscar Isaac and Director Ben Stiller For Jo Nesbo Thriller ‘London’

Deadline is reporting that Lionsgate has paired director Ben Stiller with actor Oscar Isaac for a new high-concept thriller titled London based on a new story from crime author Jo Nesbo (The Snowman), which will be adapted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth (Killers of The Flower Moon, The Insider, Munich, Forrest Gump). Details on theContinue reading “Lionsgate Sets Oscar Isaac and Director Ben Stiller For Jo Nesbo Thriller ‘London’”