The world of movie news moves at light-speed some days, so it’s hard to keep up with everything. So welcome to today’s news briefing here at So, Is It Any Good? where we round up the breaking stories you might have missed.
David Fincher Delves Into The Mind Of A Killer
Netflix is set to release a new original series from creator Joe Penhall (The Road) with suspense-thriller guru David Fincher as executive producer, who will also be lending his directorial talents for the first two episodes.
Mindhunter will be unleashed in October and centers around Jonathan Groff’s (who played Kristoff in Frozen) FBI agent, Holden Ford (bad-ass name), who spends his days tracking down serial killers. And this time, it doesn’t look like he’s going to ‘Let it Go’… (Sorry)
Starz To Develop Divergent Series
Vulture reported that Starz is on board to take Divergent to the small screen and pick up where the trilogy left off after the fourth movie, Ascendant, was ditched due to disappointing box office numbers. If they decided to do that with every franchise, we’d have a lot of cancelled shows on our hands.
Dark Tower Series Going Ahead
Talking about movies going to the small screen, The Dark Tower has barely hit cinemas but Sony has already confirmed that they are moving forward with a TV version. Former executive producer of The Walking Dead, Glen Mazarra, has been given the reigns to develop the show.
Dave Bautista Is Heading For Valiant Comics
Hollywood big man, Dave Bautista, is heading for Valiant Comics to take on their live action adaption of Eternal Warrior.
Glad you asked cuz I'm really excited about EW. We are currently working to get the script fan worthy and then we'll be full on from there. https://t.co/aHO7DVPBVY
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) August 1, 2017
The actor, who is better known for playing Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, has been keeping himself busy lately filming for Avengers: Infinity War as well as a mystery role in Blade Runner 2049. Now Bautista leads the line up for Sony’s Valiant universe, which is already well underway with talks that Jared Leto will sign up to play Bloodshotin another solo movie from the same franchise. Fantastic news, one actor is responsible for producing an incredible incarnation of one of the world’s much loved comic book characters, and the other one is Jared Leto.
They Call Him Mr Glass
M. Night Shyamalan looks like he’s back to best with his hit movie last year, Split, starring James McAvoy. What seemed like a nice, little creepy chiller of a movie, turned out to be Shyamalan’s twist to end all twists when we discovered that (spoiler alert) the characters of Split exist in the same world as Shyamalan’s gritty, superhero flick, Unbreakable.
Now Samuel L. Jackson has revealed in an interview with Collider that the film is moving pretty quickly and they begin shooting in September for a 2019 release date, and is titled Glass. Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy are returning to their respective roles along with newcomer Sarah Paulson. Although, with a 62-year-old Willis, I’m not sure how unbreakable he’ll be this time around.
Harry Potter Actor Robert Hardy Dies Age 91
Robert Hardy, better known for playing Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter franchise, sadly passed away at the age of 91. Hardy was considered one of England’s most enduring character actors with a prolific career in television and film, including; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965), Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994) and Sense and Sensibility (1995). We salute you, sir.
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