– The Lone Ranger star Johnny Depp and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have postponed their promotional trip to China. The trip which should have happened next week will now be sometime in September and is thought to be because the studio does not know when it will be released there yet.
– The 2013 edition of Comic-Con is set to take place at the end of the month, and organisers have announced the schedule this week. Some of the featured films will be The LEGO Movie, Thor: The Dark World, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and 300: Rise of an Empire.
– Winnie Mandela has been given a release date of September 6th. The film first featured at Cannes this year and tells the story of Nelson Mandela’s wife in her struggle to free the former South African President. Jennifer Hudson and Terence Howard star.
– British ‘tough-nut’ Danny Dyer has signed up to star in Assassin, the new JK Amalou film with perhaps the least original plot ever. Assassin will tell the story of a retired hit-man (Dyer) who must come back for a final job. The film is set to shoot in August.
– Guillermo del Toro’s proposed film Dark based around the DC universe Justice League could be a part of a broader Warner Bros’ DC themed run, with the possibility of being connected to the hugely successful Superman movie, Man of Steel. He is re-writing the story outline while a permanent writer is being found.
– Denzel Washington’s new film The Equalizer has been pushed back from April to September next year according to Collider.com. The move is thought to help the studio’s release of more family friendly films Rio 2 and Stretch Armstrong.
– Joey King looks set to play Zach Braff’s daughter in his Kickstarter funded project Wish I Was Here. She currently stars in White House Down and feature in The Conjuring released later this month.
– Dylan Minnette has joined Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell in the cast of Disney’s Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
– Dreamworks is reportedly in talks with the estate of the late John Steinbeck to make an updated film of his classic novel The Grapes of Wrath. A film adaptation was originally released in 1940 directed by John Ford. Speculation at the moment is whether Steven Spielberg will direct as he is thought to be interested in producing the picture.