Weekly Wrap-Up: March 5th

Here on the Weekly Wrap-Up, you can find all the news and rumors from the past week in the world of television and film.


MoviePass Sues Sinemia for Patent Infringement

  • Monopolization tactic, or did Sinemia actually steal designs? This is interesting.

M. Night Shyamalan to Create TV Series for Apple

  • Wayward Pines was canceled, so here’s another one… Hopefully he has more freedom with Apple than with Fox.

Netflix to Release 700 Original Films/TV Shows in 2018

  • Holy cow!

Matt Reeves Sci-Fi Movie Life Sentence Produced by Netflix

  • Will Matt Reeves direct or simply produce in some capacity? What does this mean for The Batman or another Planet of the Apes sequel?

Fox’s New Mutants to Undergo Massive Reshoots — X-Force to Shoot in October

  • Testings showed the movie was not scary enough. I guess it really was just a very well cut trailer…
  • X-Force not being shelved during the (potential) Fox/Disney deal is the best news I’ve heard in a while.

The Rocketeer Animated Series Coming to Disney Jr. in 2019

  • Cool? Not my news, but I know some will be happy.

Ang Lee and Will Smith’s Gemini Man Begins Filming

  • Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Benedict Wong round out the supporting cast.
  • A “de-aging” process to be used to create a younger Will Smith, who will play the antagonist, to the current Smith’s protagonist.
  • Ang Lee actively pursues challenges.

Paramount Network (f.k.a. Spike TV) to Air Paul Walker Documentary

  • Derik Murray, who has made a career off of producing documentaries featuring dead celebrities, will be behind the scenes.

Brad Pitt to Team with DiCaprio and Tarantino for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

  • Pitt and DiCaprio playing off of one another with Quentin Tarantino’s situations and dialogue is going to be marvelous!

World War Z 2 Pushed Back

  • I always want more David Fincher, but this is being pushed back for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, so… All good!

Kristen Wiig in Talks for Villainous Role in Wonder Woman 2

  • Stepping somewhat out of her wheelhouse and dropping any sort of typecasting.

Snowpiercer TV Show Recruits Orphan Black Co-Creator as Showrunner

  • Snowpiercer does not need a TV show. Even this will not get me to watch.

Chris Hemsworth in Talks for Men in Black Reboot — F. Gary Gray in Talks to Direct

  • Maybe get Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) to write the screenplay.
  • Hemsworth is decently funny, this could be a good casting choice.

Notable Jason Voorhees Actor, Kane Hodder, Wants to Play Michael Myers

  • I don’t see why not. The man has played Leatherface and Jason, already.

Pete’s Dragon Helmer, David Lowery, to Direct a Live-Action Peter Pan

  • Lowery can make paint drying look beautiful and fill it with emotion.

Disney/Marvel Moves Up Avengers: Infinity War Release Date 1 Week

  • And the tickets go on sale…?

John Williams Thinks Rey’s True Parentage Will Be Revealed in Episode IX

  • Did you actually believe Kylo? Come on, people…

Disney’s Live-Action Mulan Pushed Back to 2020

  • This will go unnoticed.

Chad Stahelski to Start Work on Highlander Reboot After Filming John Wick 3

  • There can only be one.

Game Night Directors and Spiderman: Homecoming Scribes in Talks to Direct Flashpoint

  • It’s all but a done deal, it seems.

Fear Remake, From a Female Perspective; Written by Straight Outta Compton Co-Writer

  • Will Mark Whalberg’s character be a woman? What does this even mean?

Keanu Reeves to Star in a Rick Famuyiwa Superhero Movie…Essentially John Wick

  • Sign me up!

Check back every Monday for all your news and rumor needs, here on the Weekly Wrap-Up.

 

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