Cate Blanchett is now attached to star in the Lionsgate adaptation of the Borderlands video game, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  The film is slated to be directed by Eli Roth (Hostel).  Blanchett will play Lilith, a siren and thief with magical skills.

Paramount has a sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog in development, with the original team of Jeff Fowler directing, and Pat Casey and Josh Miller writing the script, according to Variety.   The film set a record opening for a game based on a videogame back in February (see "’Sonic’ Sets Videogame Record in Debut"), and debuted at #1 in the DVD/Blu-ray charts last week, according to Media Play.

Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange) is attached to direct the sequel to Labyrinth for TriStar, according to Variety, with Maggie Levin writing the script.  The film has been in development since 2016 (see "’Labyrinth’ Universe Expands in New Film").

Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Green Lantern) is writing a script for a movie based on the Marvel Comics character Jackpot for Sony, according to Deadline.  Guggenheim co-wrote Spider-Man Presents: Jackpot with Brian Reed for Marvel.

S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones, The Defenders) has been hired by Sony to direct another female-centric film based on Marvel characters, according to Variety.  The character is reported to likely be Madame Web.

Fox’s New Mutants, after numerous reschedulings took it to April 3, has now been rescheduled for August 28 (see "Best in Shows – Q3 2020").