With the entertainment biz running a mile a minute, it’s hard to keep up with all the movie news coming at you thick and fast. Don’t worry though, we’ve got your back! Here’s the latest hitting the news outlets from the business we call show.
The Angels Are Recruiting
The reboot of the Charlie’s Angels is inching closer to getting some heavenly recruits. The Elizabeth Banks directed pic is courting Kristen Stewart and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o to sit on the couch and chat with Charlie. Nyong’o is a great choice, but I have my reservations about K-Stew. The Twilight actress certainly has the chops but doesn’t exactly exude the kind of bubbly persona the Angels are known for. Prove me wrong, Kristen, prove me wrong.
Paramount Racing Towards Sonic The Hedgehog
Paramount is taking a swing at a new franchise, snapping up the rights to the most famous hedgehog around, SEGA‘s Sonic. Their plan is to do a blend of live action and CGI for what would be Sonic’s first big screen outing. Deadpool director Tim Miller is executive producing, while his longtime collaborator Jeff Fowler will be making his directorial debut on the film.
Men In Black Suiting Up Again
The galaxy defenders are putting the black shades on again for a new reboot of the Men In Black franchise set for release on May 17, 2019. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones aren’t expected to return, but the new movie will build on the already established world. The new movie will be written by Matt Holloway & Art Marcum, who previously wrote Iron Man (yay!) and Transformers: The Last Knight (boo!). This also puts the kibosh on the proposed Men In Black/21 Jump Street crossover for now.
Navigator Taking Flight Again
Lionsgate and The Henson Company are heading back to the 80’s, rebooting the sci-fi adventure film Flight Of The Navigator. Lucifer showrunner Joe Henderson has been hired to write the script. This is the second time Navigator has been marked for rebooting, with a previous attempt by Jurassic World helmer Colin Trevorrow stalling mid-flight.
Is DC Rethinking The Shared Universe Idea?
Vulture has done a pretty in depth piece about the state of the DC Extended Universe, talking to Geoff Johns and Diane Nelson about where they’re going right… and oh so wrong (my words, not theirs). The most interesting part is when they talk about walking back from the whole “shared universe” idea, with Nelson saying:
“Our intention, certainly, moving forward is using the continuity to help make sure nothing is diverging in a way that doesn’t make sense, but there’s no insistence upon an overall storyline or interconnectivity in that universe,”