Late March Movie News Round-Up
Posted by ICv2 on March 27, 2017 @ 6:24 pm CT
Robert Rodriguez in currently in negotiations to direct 20th Century Fox’s remake of the 1980s action classic Escape From New York, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting. The original was co-written and directed by John Carpenter, who is executive producing the project, with Neil Cross penning the script (see “'Escape From New York' Reboot Gets Scribe”). BOOM! Studio recently released a six-issue Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York crossover series (see “BOOM! Announces John Carpenter Crossover, WWE Comics, & Movie Deal”).
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THR is reporting. Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) will direct and Terry Rossio will write the script. Rossio has written several Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Valiant is developing the project in-house before looking for a studio.
In other Valiant news, the Bloodshot adaptation Valiant is producing with Sony Pictures will be directed by Dave Wilson, BleedingCool reported. Wilson has directed video game commercials for Tom Clancy’s The Division and The Elder Scrolls Online. He replaces previously announced co-directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski (John Wick) (see “Sony Plans Five Valiant Films”).
ScreenCrush reported. David Ayer, who wrote and directed the original film is busy working on the Gotham City Sirens project with Margot Robbie.
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The Toronto Star that Avatar 2 will be delayed again, and will not release in 2018 as previously announced. The film was originally scheduled to release in December 2014. “Well, 2018 is not happening. We haven’t announced a firm release date. What people have to understand is that this is a cadence of releases. So we’re not making Avatar 2. We’re making Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5. It’s an epic undertaking. It’s not unlike building the Three Gorges dam.”
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