– It’s been a little while but there appear to be some developments with Ghostbusters 3. Whilst still just rumours at the moment, a source at NBC has leaked a pencilled in date for Spring 2014 for filming to begin in Cleveland, with Jonah Hill and Emma Stone both having been offered roles. Here’s hoping for some more concrete details soon.
– It’s either bad news or no news at all with Star Wars Episode VII at the moment. As open auditions are taking place, it has been confirmed that the release date has been pushed back to December 2015, seven months later than originally planned. Disney have confirmed that the film will be released in 3D.
– Justin Lin will take the helm of the Bourne franchise. Universal has given the director control of the next instalment after his success in reviving the Fast & Furious franchise. It’s believed the studio want to pursue the series with Jeremy Renner’s character Aaron Cross for a summer 2015 release.
– Thor: The Dark World has topped the box office this week, earning close to $86 million.
– Dan Stevens, star of Downton Abbey has been cast as Lancelot in Night At The Museum 3. The film will be set in London where Stevens is expected to have a substantial role. Ben Stiller is also set to return while Robin Williams is in talks to reprise his role as Theodore Roosevelt.
– According to Latino Review, Batman Vs Superman could feature Nightwing and Wonder Woman, and reportedly Warner Bros. studio is currently on the lookout for potential people to cast. The film is expected June 2015.
– Peaky Blinders director Otto Bathurst will direct Midnight Delivery, a film starring Kevin Costner as an estranged father who battles to save his daughter though drug trafficking. Guillermo del Toro will produce the movie.
– Alan Taylor has begun the casting process for the Terminator reboot. He is currently engaged in finding the new Sarah Connor, with Emilia Clarke (Daenerys in Game of Thrones), Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim) and Margot Robbie all having been connected with the role.
– Iron Man director Jon Favreau is currently in discussions with Disney to direct a live action version of The Jungle Book. Details are thin on the ground at the moment but Favreau is keen to direct the film, citing Elf as the last family-friendly film he directed.