Category Archives: Movie News

Ron Howard to Direct Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

Han Solo Star Wars Spinoff

It’s official: Ron Howard has been hired to drive the Han Solo Star Wars spinoff home just two days after directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were mercilessly fired over creative differences with Lucasfilm producers — Lord & Miller’s comic aspects were reportedly the issue.

Academy Award-winning director will officially take over directing duties for the remainder of the film’s shooting schedule — there’s nearly a month of principal photography to go in addition to five weeks of pre-scheduled reshoots.

Neill Blomkamp Reveals New Sci-Fi Short ‘Rakka’ from Oats Studios

Neill Blomkamp’s Experimental Film

Neill Blomkamp’s recently launched Oats Studio has completed and released the first short, called Rakka, and featuring Sigourney Weaver.

Blomkamp previously confirmed that Volume 1 of the series will have three experimental short films running about twenty minutes each that plays more like an extended proof-of-concept pitch reel (Rakka is included, along with Saigon being the next one).

Kinberg Directing ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’, Chastain for Lilandra

Simon Kinberg Directed Film

20th Century Fox has secured longtime X-Men series writer and producer Simon Kinberg to direct X-Men: Dark Phoenix, the upcoming follow-up to X-Men: Apocalypse.

Additionally, the studio has set a release date of Friday, November 2, 2018 for the tale of Jean Grey, which will bring back the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse,

Terry Gilliam has Finally Wrapped Production on ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

Terry Gilliam's Passion Project

After 17 years of pre-production, Brazil director Terry Gilliam has finally wrapped production on his project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

“Sorry for the long silence. I’ve been busy packing the truck and am now heading home” Gilliam wrote on Facebook yesterday. “After 17 years, we have completed the shoot of THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE.
Muchas gracias to all the team and believers. QUIXOTE VIVE!”

Adam Wingard Tapped to Helm ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

Legendary Entertainment/Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. hired The Guest and Blair Witch director Adam Wingard to helm Godzilla vs. Kong, according to THR.

The Legendary Entertainment/Warner Bros. joint venture was written by Terry Rossio (the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and a story credit on 1998’s Godzilla) and his team.

Silver Sable/Black Cat Spinoff Movie Gets a Title and Director

Sony’s Spider-Man Spinoff Film

Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff film that centers on the characters Silver Sable and the Black Cat has reportedly landed a title and director.

Heat Vision brings word that relative newcomer Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball, Beyond the Lights) will be at the helm and that Thor: Ragnarok scribe Christopher Yost is working on the most recent draft for the film, which will be titled Silver and Black.

Doug Liman Departs DC’s ‘Justice League Dark’

Warner Bros. And DC Films

Yeah, the DCEU is in trouble, again. Various outlets were reporting that Doug Liman, the filmmaker behind Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity, has officially dropped out of the Justice League Dark project, which is currently in development at Warner Bros. and DC Films. Let’s hope the well-received Wonder Woman will turn their ship around when it opens next week.