News Roundup

  • It’s a sad week for horror movies as The Wrap reports Cary Fukunaga walks away from his adaptation of IT. There were rumored disputes over budget (initially clocked at $30 mil but lessened with budget cuts). No director or writer replacement has been announced though the most common fan choice since Fukanaga left the project has been The Babadook’s Jennifer Kent (New Line, give her your money).

Lots of news regarding galaxies. Some far, far away. Some in the distant future. Others in terribly offensive spin off movies.

Superhero news because what is movie news without superhero news?

  • THR has confirmed talks between Tilda Swinton and Marvel so she can play The Ancient One. It’s a weird choice given how the character is Tibetan mystic so I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this plays out (rumors had Morgan Freeman tapped at one point).
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was so bad that I fully believe it’s the reason Sean Connery retired. Variety reveals there is a reboot in the works. It can’t be any worse.
  • Not entirely superhero news but in the same veign of pulp-adventure serials, Robert Rodriguez is onboard the Johnny Quest The script is being reworked from a Black List script with Terry Rossio co-writing with Rodriguez. Will it be good? There’s always hope.

Trailer of the Week

Oh boy. Wait until you get a load of this one.

Tweets of the Week

 

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