News - March
31/03/17 - Wreck-It-Ralph 2 gets official title
Disney has revealed the title of the follow up to it's 2012 animated movie Wreck-It-Ralph.
The full title will be Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.
Directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston and producer Clark Spencer are currently working on the movie.
"To take these characters we love and have them enter the enormous world of the internet has given us so much to explore," said Moore. "Our production team has been hard at work designing a world that takes something we all think we know, the internet, but shows it in a whole new, imaginative way."
The film is scheduled to open in cinemas on 09 March 2018.
30/03/17 - Santa Clarita Diet gets second season
Netflix has confirmed that a second season has been greenlit for the zombie comedy series Santa Clarita Diet.
A report over at Deadline, reveals that the writers have already begun working on the scripts.
The series stars Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as couple Sheila and Joel Hammond, who have to come to terms with the fact that Sheila has died and is now a zombie.
28/03/17 - Hunt for Akira director is ongoing
In the ongoing saga of Hollywood's attempt to get a live-action Akira movie made, the latest is that Warner Bros. is actively looking for a new director.
The Movie Press webcast is claiming that two director's are currently in the running: Daniel Espinosa (Life) and a David Sandberg (Lights Out).
Warner Bros has been attempting to get an Akira movie produced for over 15 years... and it looks like they're not really much closer to making it happen.
27/03/17 - Disney's plans for Star Wars up to 2030
Disney CEO, Bob Iger, has revealed that the studio is to bring us at least 12 Star Wars movie between now and 2030.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Iger said: "We're starting talk about what could happen after Episode IX. About what could be another decade-and-a-half of Star Wars stories."
24/03/17 - Captain Planet to finally be released
The 1990s animated show Captain Planet and the Planeteers is being released to buy.
The first season was released on DVD, but this will be the first time the entire show will be available to own digitally.
You'll be able to buy the show from iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, Playstation Store and the Xbox Store from 10 April.
The show follows a team of heroes who join forces to prevent environmental disasters. When things get too intense, they get out their magic rings and summon the superhero Captain Planet.
Vocal talent includes LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, and Louis Gossett Jr, with guests including Jeff Goldblum, Martin Sheen, Sting and Meg Ryan.
23/03/17 - Reitman wants more Ghostbusters
After last year's Ghostbusters reboot, it was hoped that a new franchise would have been born... and it may still materialise.
Producer Ivan Reitman, who directed the original two films, has confirmed that there's still hope that there will be more Ghostbusters in the future.
In a recent interview, Reitman said: "We certainly would’ve loved to have a larger hit. But considering the last film was almost 30 years ago, it really did extremely well. I think the film cost too much, frankly, and that’s the real issue. I personally had other points of view in terms of where the film should go and it was kind of a continuous conversation with Paul [Feig] about that. But Paul was the filmmaker on this one and he’s a very talented director. I wanted to give him enough room to do the film he thought it should be."
Reitman also confirmed that an animated film is still being developed, and it will hopefully be released in two or three years.
"We jumped into an animated film [after the last movie] and we are developing live-action films," said Reitman. "I want to bring all these stories together as a universe that makes sense within itself. Part of my job right now is to do that."
22/03/17 - The Nun moves into production
Warner Bros. is moving forward with the horror movie The Nun, the second spin-off series from The Conjuring.
The project is being directed by Corin Hardy and will be released next summer.
The Nun will be based on the character Valek who was featured in The Conjuring 2.
21/03/17 - Terminator Genisys trilogy is no more
Paramount Pictures's planned Terminator Genisys trilogy has officially been shelved.
Last year Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed that Terminator Genisys 2 was still happening.
However, the studio scraped the film's planned 19 May 2017 release date from the schedule, instead putting Baywatch in its place.
20/03/17 - Venom movie release date announced
It's been a year since Sony revealed they were planning a movie based on Spider-Man villain, Venom. The studio has just announced a release date.
The film is currently set to open on 05 October 2018.
The Venom film will be a standalone project with no ties to the new Spider-Man movie.
17/03/17 - The Matrix is to be rebooted
Warner Bros., is looking to reboot The Matrix franchise.
The Hollywood Reporter claims that Warner Bros., currently in talk with Zak Penn to write a treatment.
Sources close to the project state that the studio is hoping to cast Michael B. Jordan in the lead role.
16/03/17 - Plans to remake The Fly are underway
20th Century Fox is gearing up to remake The Fly.
Planning is in the early stages, but the studio is hoping to bring J.D. Dillard onboard to direct, with the final aim being to kick start a new franchisee.
The original 1958 film, which spawned two sequels, has already been revisited once. David Cronenberg brought us a creepier, more terrifying version in 1986, with the sequel, The Fly II, being released in 1989.
15/03/17 - Vaughn wanted for Man of Steel 2
Warner Bros. is keen to employ Matthew Vaughn to direct Man of Steel 2.
Preliminary discussions have already taking place.
has directed a number of comic book movies adaptations, including Kick-Ass; and X-Men: First Class.
14/03/17 - Animated Godzilla coming to Netflix
Netflix Japan is to be the home of Toho's first-ever animated Godzilla movie.
Polygon Pictures's is to produce the animated film, which will also get a limited theatrical release.
The project is written by Gen Urobuchi and co-directed by Hiroyuki Seshita and Kôbun Shizuno.
It will feature the vocal talents of Yuuki Kaji, Takahiro Sakurai, Mamoru Miyano, Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa and Tomokazu Sugita.
There's no official synopsis yet for the movie, but it will be released later this year.
13/03/17 - King to publish Sleeping Beauties
Stephen King has confirmed that he's working on a new book, a collaboration with his son, to be titled Sleeping Beauties.
This is the second project King has coming out this year. He recently unveiled a new novella, Gwendy's Button Box, written with Richard Chizmar.
Sleeping Beauties will be co-authored by Owen King. The official synopsis:
"What might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place... The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices.
"One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?"
Sleeping Beauties will be published on 26 September.
10/03/17 - Guardians of the Galaxy game
Telltale Games, along with Marvel Entertainment have released the first screen shots and cast details for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.
The game is set to premiere digitally this Spring on consoles, PC, and mobile devices.
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is a brand new story of the universe's unlikeliest heroes: Star-Lord, Ga mora, Dr ax, Rocket, and Grot. In the wake of an epic battle, the Guardians discover an artifact of unspeakable power. Each of them has a reason to desire this relic, as does a ruthless enemy who is the last of her kind, and who will stop at nothing to tear it from their hands. From Earth to the Milan to Know here and beyond, and set to the beat of awesome music, you wear the rocket-powered boots of Star-Lord in an original Guardians adventure, where your decisions and actions drive the story you experience.
The series will feature a star-studded cast of voice talent, including Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights, The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series) as Star-Lord, Emily O'Brien (The Young and the Restless, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor) as Gamora, Nolan North (the Uncharted series, Pretty Little Liars) as Rocket, Brandon Paul Eells (Watch Dogs) as Drax, and Adam Harrington (The Wolf Among Us, League of Legends) as Groot.
09/03/17 - Buffy is 20 this month!
This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series. The show's original producer still hopeful for a revival.
In a recent interview, Gail Berman said: "I would be really happy to get the call from Joss [creator Joss Whedon]. I have my own thoughts of what it would look like, but my own thoughts are not important. It would be what he thought. I will always let everyone know this is all about Joss. I did everything I knew on how to to be supportive of that, but the stories, the direction, the writing and the tale telling, that's all Joss. Joss is so adaptable. You saw what he did digitally with Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog [which he conceived, self-financed and self-distributed as a web series during the 2007-08 WGA strike]. He knows where his audience is. He knows where to find them. By the way, they know where to find him. He was communicating with his audience right away. He didn't hide. No one was doing that."
08/03/17 - Jason Momoa joins Just Cause movie
It's been almost nine years since the film rights to the Just Cause video game franchise were optioned, and finally the movie is nearing production.
Jason Momoa will star, while Brad Peyton will direct.
The original video game follows Rico Rodriguez, a covert operative for an organization known as The Agency.
While no plot details have been revealed for the film, it's believed that the story tackle Rico's crisis of conscience while on a mission.
07/03/17 - John Carpenter to head up new comic
Legendary director John Carpenter's next project will be a new comic book anthology series of science fiction stories.
John Carpenter's Tales of Science Fiction will be published by Storm King Comics and be overlooked by Carpenter and his wife, Sandy King.
Contributors will include Mike Sizemore, Louise Simonson and James Ninness, with art by Dave Kennedy, Guy Dorian and Andres Esparza.
The series will start publishing this July.
06/03/17 - Bumblebee spinoff movie is coming
Travis Knight will direct the Bumblebee based Transformers spinoff movie.
Not much has officially been released about the movie yet, but it is known that the screenplay is by Christina Hodson and the project will be produced by Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg with Hasbro’s Brian Goldner and Stephen Davis.
The film will be released on 08 June 2018.
03/03/17 - Jigsaw is back in Saw Legacy
Tobin Bell will return to play the infamous serial killer Jigsaw in Saw Legacy.
However, this time around his involvement will be in a much smaller role.
The eighth movie in the Saw franchise opens with bodies being discovered all over the city. The investigation soon points the finger at John Kramer, aka Jigsaw, but as he's been dead for more than a decade it would seem that this is a copycat killer.
02/03/17 - The LEGO Movie 2 is moving forward
The LEGO Movie 2, which will be directed by Mike Mitchell, will be a giant musical space adventure.
In a recent interview The LEGO Batman Movie director, Chris McKay, said: "LEGO 2 is going to be this big musical and space action movie. They need a lot of the writing, a lot of development, not only with script development, but development with songwriters. So it was very ambitious to get that movie out."
The LEGO Movie 2 is scheduled for release in February 2019.
01/03/17 - From True Blood to X-Men
Stephen Moyer (True Blood's Bill Compton) has been case as the lead in the new X-Men TV series.
The new TV series will be based in the X-Men universe and will follow two parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. The family is forced to go on the run from the government and end up falling in with an underground network of mutants.