– Good news for Pixar fans this morning as the animation studio’s director, Josh Hollander, has revealed that a 3D re-release of The Incredibles is on the cards. The animated feature film about an undercover superhero family was released in 2004 and was a big hit, so it’s no surprise that the Disney-owned studio want to bring it back with a fresh 3D look. There could also be a Ratatouille revamp, which would see the infamous chef rat back on our screens in the future.
– As the Star Wars 7 rumours continue (when will they stop?!), Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o has become the latest big name to be linked to the JJ Abrams revival. Nyong’o recently won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave and would certainly make a worthy addition to any cast. Of course it’s all just speculation at this point but watch this space.
– In more definitive casting news, Sienna Miller has joined the cast of American Sniper, which will see her star as the female lead alongside Bradley Cooper. Directed by Clint Eastwood, the film is based on the autobiography of a Navy SEAL who had the most confirmed sniper kills in US military history. With Eastwood at the helm and Cooper as the male lead, Miller is certainly on to a good thing.
– Director James Mangold has confirmed that The Wolverine sequel will start shooting after Bryan Singer has finished filming for X-Men: Apocalypse, which is due for release in 2016. Further details for The Wolverine 2 and Apocalypse are scant but Singer recently divulged to TotalFilm that the X-Men film would be set in the 1980’s. Hopefully this will expand and develop the mutant world even further.
– Finally one for all you YA fans…Reese Witherspoon is joining forces with Lionsgate to bring Kimberly McCreight’s trilogy The Outliers to the big screen. Witherspoon will produce the film alongside the team behind Muppets Most Wanted and Warm Bodies. Lionsgate has a great track record with both the young-adult genre and book adaptations, so there’s every hope that this will be as successful as The Hunger Games.