There were more big moves on the geek showbiz front this week, and it's time for another round-up!Deadline. Burton will be an executive producer, but he may also end up in the director's chair for the series. MGM Pictures recently released an animated feature for The Addams Family in 2019 (see "Teaser for 'The Addams Family' Animated Feature").
Simon Kinberg has joined NBCUniversal's development of a new Battlestar Galactica movie according to Variety. Kinberg has assumed the role of a producer, alongside Dylan Clark, as well as a writer. NBCUniversal also announced a Battlestar Galactica series in development last year (see "Esmail on 'Battlestar Galactica'").Preview: 'Power Rangers: Sins of the Future' GN"). Variety (see "'Justice League' Snyder Cut Trailer!"). He last played the Clown Prince of Crime in 2016's Suicide Squad (see " 'Suicide Squad' Tops Again As 'Ben Hur' Bombs"), but it was unclear whether or not he'd return to DC Comics fold after Joaquin Phoenix's Joker saw the success that it did. Deadline. They have also commissioned Nick Shafir to create a script for Josh Blaylock's cult favorite comic. The Picture Company and Assemble Media are still set as producers (see "'Mercy Sparx' in Development").
Quibi has called it quits according to Variety. The company led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman is pulling the plug on December 1 due to "a changed industry landscape and ongoing challenges". This leaves 200 employees out of work and a few in-production projects in limbo, such as Junji Ito's Tomie (see " 'Tomie' Casting ").