Week in Review 2/8/2019

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Margot Robbie shares first look at Harley Quinn in ‘Birds of Prey’

Margot Robbie returns as Harley Quinn in a new teaser for the upcoming film Birds of Prey. Robbie showed off Quinn’s new look in a photo posted on Instagram. Later, a teaser for the movie was posted by YouTube account CheekySneakyPeeky with Robbie’s photo as the user profile picture.

The clip introduces us to the main cast and gives us glimpses of Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Black Canary), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Huntress) and Ewan McGregor (Black Mask) in costume. The video also shows various close ups of the crew, including Cassandra Cain’s plaster cast and Huntress’ bow and arrow. It ends with Quinn dancing with margarita in hand with the message “see you soon.”

Directed by Cathy Yan from a script by Christina Hodson, Birds of Prey stars Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosie Perez, Ewan McGregor, Steven Williams, Derek Wilson, Dana Lee, Francois Chau, Chris Messina and Matthew Willig. It is scheduled to be released on Feb. 7, 2020.

(via THR)

SYFY picks up Don Mancini’s ‘Child’s Play’ series

Horror’s favorite serial killer doll is coming to a small screen near you. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy has picked up the rights for the upcoming Chucky TV series by Chucky creator, Don Manini with Channel Zero creator Nick Antosca on board to produce. The network picked up the show after a “multiple network biding war.” The series is currently in development with Mancini writing the script. Also expected to join is Brad Douriff, who’s voiced the doll since 1988.

“I’ve long wanted to bring Chucky to television and Syfy is the perfect network for us,” said Mancini. “The show will be a fresh take on the franchise, allowing us to explore Chucky’s character with a depth that is uniquely afforded by the television series format, while staying true to the original vision that has terrorized audiences for over three decades now.”

Meanwhile, Chucky will also return to the big in the upcoming remake, not involving Mancini or Douriff. Opening in theaters June 21, the movie stars Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree.

(via THR)

‘Zombieland 2’ reveals first poster and official sequel title

Production on the sequel to Zombieland is underway and now the official title has been revealed in the movie’s first poster. Copying the popular #10YearChallenge, the poster features the original cast of Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, and Abigail Breslin copying their poses from the original poster. Looming above them is the sequel’s title: Zombieland: Double Tap.

The upcoming movie follows the surviving characters from the first film traveling across the zombie-infested United States where they run into new and evolved forms of the undead as they head towards the East Coast.

Recently, Rosario Dawson joined the cast along with newcomers Zoey Deutch and Avan Jogia. Filming is slated to start this week.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Zombieland: Double Tap stars Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin and Woody Harrelson. The film is scheduled to be released on October 11.

(via Slash Film)

‘The invisible Man’ remake moves forward without Johnny Depp

It only took one movie to take down Universal’s Dark Universe. Despite this, the studio is moving forward with its reboot of The Invisible Man. Leigh Whannell, director of Insidious: Chapter Three, has signed on to direct and produce the movie along with Jason Blum through the latter’s production company Blumhouse Productions.

The movie has gained a director, but has lost its lead. Johnny Depp has dropped out of the project after he was attached to star in February 2016.

After the disappointing performance of 2017’s The Mummy, Universal cancelled plans for a shared cinematic universe featuring Russell Crowe’s Doctor Jekyll/Mister Hyde, with writer Ed Solomon leaving the project last year. The upcoming Whannell reboot will not be a part of the shared universe.

(via The Wrap)

‘The Batman’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ get release dates

Warner Bros. has officially announced release dates for three DC-centric movies, including The Batman and Suicide Squad 2. The Batman, directed by Matt Reeves, is slated for a June 25, 2021 release date. The film has been in the works for some time, though it was uncertain whether or not Ben Affleck would return as the Dark Knight. He recently confirmed he won’t be returning since the film will focus on a younger Bruce Wayne.

The sequel to Suicide Squad, seemingly titled The Suicide Squad, will be released on August 6, 2021. Currently, James Gunn is in talks to direct the film, making it his first directorial effort since he was fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. According to reports, the movie is set as a relaunch of the Suicide Squad franchise. The movie is expected to go in a different direction with different characters along with actors from the first movie, like Will Smith and Margot Robbie.

Warner Bros. also revealed that the animated feature, DC Super Pets, will receive a May 21, 2021 release.

(via THR)

 

BY ASHLEY PEREZ

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