– Carrie Fisher has confirmed she will return for Star Wars: Episode VII alongside Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill. Debate as to whether the trio would return has been the source of rumour for months, but Fisher has confirmed their participation. It is believed the first of the new films will focus on the original characters while the two further sequels planned will most likely focus on the children of these characters. Fisher also confirmed in an interview with TV Guide that they expect work to begin on March or April as the script has now been completed.
– Ant-Man will be released earlier than anticipated. The Edgar Wright directed Marvel film will be released July 17 2015, filling the slot previously held by Batman Vs Superman before it was pushed back. July 17 will also see Joe Wright’s new film Peter Pan hit cinema screens.
– Just weeks after Quentin Tarantino announced his next project was another western named The Hateful Eight (working title only), comes the news that the project has been shelved indefinitely. The reason is due to a leak of the script which Tarantino believes could be one of only six people. While the veteran director has not abandoned plans to film it entirely he has stated that it will definitely not be his next movie.
– Rupert Sanders will direct Ghost In The Shell. The film has been in development with Dreamworks for some time now, but finally has a director attached. Sanders is perhaps best known for directing Snow White and the Huntsman. The film is an adaptation of the Manga comic by Masamune Shirow.
– Ben Kingsley is set to join the cast of Night At The Museum 3. Kingsley will play an Egyptian pharaoh on display in the British Museum. He will join the cast that includes Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Steve Coogan, Owen Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens and Rebel Wilson.
– Rosario Dawson will return for Clerks 3. The film, which is currently in pre-production, already has Jeff Anderson and Brian O’Halloran returning as Randal and Dante. Kevin Smith will once again direct the film which has yet to be given a release date.
– Mike Newell is to direct The Day Of The Triffids. The film has been in development for a number of years for the adaptation of the classic John Wyndham novel.