We round up geek movie news from recent days, with news of one movie shut down and others moving ahead.
The Six Billion Dollar Man, starring Mark Wahlberg, has finally found a director; Laika founder Travis Knight (Bumblebee) has now joined the production, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He replaces Damian Szifron, who left the film last year (see "’Six Billion Dollar Man’ Moved"). Release is currently scheduled for release June 5, 2020, which seems optimistic.
Elisabeth Moss will have a starring role in Universal’s The Invisible Man, according to Entertainment Weekly. The film survived the collapse of Universal’s Dark Universe plan and the loss of Johnny Depp in the title role and is moving ahead (see "’The Invisible Man’ Still in Universal’s Sights").
Mighty Mouse is now in development as a hybrid film at Paramount Animation, with Jon and Erich Hoeber signed to write a script, according to Deadline. They have writing credits on The Meg and the Red films.
Drnaso First Cartoonist Nominated for Man Booker Prize"). Drew Goddard, who has extensive TV writing credits as well as movie credits for The Martian, World War Z, and The Cabin in the Woods, will write and produce for New Regency and RT Features, according to Deadline.
Henry Gayden, who wrote Shazam!, will also write a sequel, according to The Wrap. Other members of the team are also expected to return. Shazam! box office grosses passed $258 million globally in its second weekend (see "’Shazam!’ on Top Again").