March showbiz news keeps roaring on like a lion, and it is time for another round-up!New York Post. It also claimed the top box office spot away from Uncharted, which added $3 million to its $92.2 million box office total. The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz, has been projected to fetch more than $120 million on its opening weekend, which would be the second best opening weekend of the pandemic era. Thus far, Spider-Man: No Way Home has had the best opening weekend of the pandemic era, raking in $253 million in North America alone (see "'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Opens Huge"). The Hollywood Reporter. I am Legend is a post-apocalyptic movie that came out in 2007 (see "'Legend' Revives"), and grossed $585 million globally. The original movie was based on a 1954 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson. The novel was also repackaged in 2003 as a graphic novel by IDW Publishing (see "'I Am Legend' Resurrected").
Fede Alvarez will write and direct 20th Century Studios' new Alien movie, according to The Wrap. Alvarez is known for his work on 2013's Evil Dead movie (see "'Evil Dead' Shocks Box Office"), 2016's Don't Breathe, and more recently, Netflix's Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Thus far, the plot and other information about the new Alien movie has been kept tightly under wraps.2022 'Best in Shows' Geek Movie Calendar"). Films").
Peacock has ordered a Twisted Metal series from Sony Pictures TV, according to Deadline. The live-action comedic series will star Anthony Mackie (see "Anthony Mackie Is Cap in 'Cap 4'"), who will also be an executive producer series. Michael Jonathan Smith, writer of Cobra Kai, has also been tapped to be the showrunner.