The geek showbiz news has been flowing fast recently, and we round up the latest here.
One day after Hasbro’s earnings report (see "2020 Was Record Year for ‘Magic,’ ‘D&D’"), Hasbro’s eOne film and TV studio is cutting 10% of its staff, according to Variety. The move was taken due to disruption in business models caused by tech giants’ investments in original content, head of movie and TV Steve Bertram told employees in a memo quoted in the report.
Confessions of a Comic Book Guy"), and The Powerpuff Girls, Cody and Heather Regnier’s take on the characters (see "’Powerpuff Girls’ Live Action Series"); and given a straight to series order for The 4400, a new version of the USA series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Hollywood Reporter. She is the first Black female writer tapped for a Marvel movie. Ali has been attached since 2019 (see "’Blade’ Movie News").
Entertainment Weekly. They join Chris Pine, who has been cast in the lead (see "Pine Cast for ‘D&D’ Movie").