Hollywould: ‘Gambit,’ Edgar Wright, and ‘Ghostbusters 3’
The film and television business moves at a mile a minute, so keeping up with the latest news can be a little daunting. Not to worry—we have your back. In Hollywould, we’ll round up the industry developments you need to know. Here’s what you may have missed:
According to Deadline, Channing Tatum is so gung-ho for the likely scrapped Gambit project that he might direct the damn thing himself: “He has long been slotted to play the charming card-throwing mutant, and buzz has been that he might direct the film after several other filmmakers have been in and out. But there is no start date at this point and it’s still being worked on.”
While interviewed by Empire, Edgar Wright revealed he’s at work on a “straight-up psychological horror-thriller” that is co-written by Penny Dreadful’s Krysty Wilson-Cairns.
“I realized I had never made a film about central London – specifically Soho, somewhere I’ve spent a huge amount of time in the last 25 years. With Hot Fuzz and Shaun Of The Dead you make movies about places you’ve lived in. This movie is about the London I’ve existed in.”
It’s not Wright’s only iron in the fire: “a first draft of Baby Driver 2 exists,” and one that “introduces a whole swathe of new characters following the original’s high body-count.”
Deadline reports that Netflix is reviving Unsolved Mysteries with Shawn Levy, the producer of Stranger Things.
Jon Bernthal talked about cancelation with Collider:
“Yeah, it’s gonna be what it’s gonna be. I get it. You know what I know. Part of the deal with this profession is that you can make a choice and worry about the shit that you can’t control, or you can worry about the shit that you can. For me, all I’ve ever cared about with this project is that I want it to be as good as it can, and I’ll fight to make it as good as I can. It’s not whether we get the chance [to do another season] or not. For me, to put energy into saying that I want it to be this or I want it to be that, that makes no sense. But if we’re doing it, you better believe that I’m gonna put all of my energy into making it good. I like to focus on things I can control, and I certainly cannot control that.”
In an article on Bumblebee’s box office numbers, Deadline mentioned that a sequel is already in development.
The Hollywood Reporter‘s Borys Kit claims the recently announced sequel will follow a group of teenagers:
The main characters will be 4 teens: 2 boys, 2 girls, per sources. https://t.co/jwcSlpz3CY
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) January 16, 2019
Raised by Wolves
Raised by Wolves, TNT’s upcoming sci-fi series from Ridley Scott, has locked its principal cast: joining star Travis Fimmel will be Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, Winta McGrath, Niamh Algar, Felix Jamieson, Ethan Hazzard, Jordan Loughran, Aasiya Shah, and Ivy Wong. The series “revolves around two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task.” Deadline has more, including character breakdowns.
Be prepared because John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is coming:
I have been told that sometimes dead is better—at least that’s what Pet Sematary says:
Despite the title, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot looks pretty heavy:
Documentary Now! prepares to return for its third season:
All Shazam! wants is some beer and a cool lair:
Dildo switchblade? Dildo switchblade. Here’s Knife + Heart:
It’s official—Pokémon can fart, according to Detective Pikachu:
— POKÉMON Detective Pikachu (@DetPikachuMovie) January 20, 2019