Hollywould: Kubrick Script, ‘Dune,’ ‘Batwoman,’ and ‘Stranger Things’
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:
Lost Stanley Kubrick Script Found
A Bangor University professor claims he’s discovered a long lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay, according to The Guardian. Nathan Abrams, a professor of film, found the script, Burning Secret, which is apparently so close to completion it could be produced. (The screenplay bears an MGM stamp, and it’s believed Kubrick was working on the script around the same time as Paths of Glory.) Abrams calls it an “inverse Lolita,” where a “suave and predatory” man attempts to seduce a woman via her ten-year-old son. Gross. It’s based on a 1913 novella of the same name that is written by Stefan Zweig.
Timothee Chalamet In Talks For Dune
Deadline says that Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet is in “final talks” for Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming reboot of sci-fi classic Dune. Word is he’ll play protagonist Paul Atreides, the same character portrayed by Kyle MacLachlan in David Lynch’s take from 1984. Like Lynch’s version, Villeneuve’s based on Frank Herbert’s novel.
The CW Goes to Gotham City for Batwoman
Add yet another superhero show to the CW’s lineup. According to Variety, the network is working on a potential series for Gotham’s crimefighter Batwoman for 2019. The character will actually make her onscreen debut during the network’s traditional crossover between Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. The project comes from Arrow‘s Greg Berlanti, who already has the most concurrent on-air series, and The Vampire Diaries‘ Caroline Dries.
Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles to Hit Hulu
Hulu’s out for blood. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the streaming platform has picked up an adaptation of Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, the series that inspired 1994’s Interview With a Vampire, for its lineup of original content. The project has been in development for years; Bryan Fuller was attached as showrunner, and in classic Fuller fashion, totally bailed around six months ago because he didn’t want to “step on the toes” of Rice and her son, Christopher, who wrote the script.
Veep Creators Working on Fantasy Noir Warlock Holmes
Deadline reports that Veep‘s Chris Addison and Will Smith (not the one you’re thinking of) are working on a fantasy detective project called Warlock Holmes (working title, but holy shit, that’s perfect). It’s described as “Princess Bride-meets-Game of Thrones,” so shut up and take my money. The series already has a British broadcaster, and it’s being shopped around in the United States.
Bill & Ted 3: On Ice?
Troubling news for Bill & Ted fans. In an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, Keanu Reeves admitted the project isn’t quite off the ground, and may never be. Heinous!
“I don’t know if it’s a reality. We’ve been trying for a long time to get that film made, and it still has its challenges… I really love the characters, and I think we have a good story to tell. Part of it is show business stuff—financing, rights, deals. Nothing creatively.”
Stranger Things Season 3 Gets a Job
Finally, Steve Harrington shills ice cream in a teaser for the third season of Stranger Things.
Ahoy! Something is coming… to Hawkins, Indiana! pic.twitter.com/BI4wFRVzvB
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) July 16, 2018