The geek showbiz news has been rolling in the past few days, and we round it up here.
Warner Bros. has decided not to move forward on two DC movie projects, including Ava DuVernay’s New Gods and James Wan’s Aquaman spinoff The Trench, according to Hollywood Reporter. DuVernay and DC writer Tom King had been slated to co-write New Gods (see "Tom King to Co-Write ‘The New Gods’"). An Aquaman sequel directed by Wan is still in the works, according to the report.
Deadline. The film will be produced by four from Roadside Attractions, Park, Michael Golamco, and Hieu Ho’s Imminent Collision. The work was original published in the Tomine’s comic Optic Nerve, and then collected in 2007 into a graphic novel that received a high profile review in the New York Times (see "’Shortcomings’ Reviewed in ‘N.Y. Times’"). Tomine has written the screenplay for the adaptation.
February 2021 NPD BookScan – Top 20 Adult Graphic Novels"); the three-episode movie Burn the Witch, the latest from Bleach creator Tite Kubo; and three Crunchyroll Originals: Tower of God, based on a Webtoon property, The God of High School, and In/Spectre.
Funimation Gets Crunchyroll for $1.175 Billion") is getting an extended antitrust review by the Justice Department, according to The Information via Seeking Alpha, which could slow or halt the transaction.