We round up geek showbiz news as we head into the Labor Day weekend.
Warner Bros.’ The Batman
feature, which recently resumed shooting near London, has had to shut down again after star Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID, according to Vanity Fair
. The Batman
was the first big budget feature to resume production after all film work shut down months ago (see "’The Batman’ Suspends Production
"). Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff told The Hollywood Reporter
," I think we never expected things to go completely smoothly."
Sony is developing a live-action TV series around the Marvel character Silk, according to Variety
. Amy Pascal, who a couple of years ago was working on a Silk feature (see "’Silk’ Headed to Big Screen?
") is still involved, exec producer, along with Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Lots of talks going on: Lauren Moon is in talks to write, and Amazon is in talks to acquire the project.
Universal has released a new trailer (below) for its rescheduled James Bond release, No Time To Die
. The studio had been quiet since the film’s release was delayed from April to November 25 (see "’No Time To Die’ Finds Time to Reschedule
Season 2 will begin streaming October 30 on Disney+, the streamer Tweeted. The first season was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Drama Series (see "’Mandalorian’ Gets Emmy Noms
Eric Feig’s Picturestart has acquired movie rights to the Black Mask graphic novel 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank
in a competitive bidding situation,
the publisher announced. The graphic novel, written by Matthew Rosenberg with art by Tyler Boss, was released late last year. Matthew Robinson (Dora and the City of Gold
) will write the adaptation.
Sony has acquired movie rights to AfterShock’s Kaiju Score,
the company announced. The comic series, written by James Patrick with art by Rem Broo, will launch with a first issue in November. Patrick calls it "a Quentin Tarantino film taking place in some corner of a Godzilla movie."