Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, SPECTRE) is, according to a story at Variety, in early talks to helm a live-action James and the Giant Peach movie for Walt Disney Pictures.
Oscar-winning actors Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore are teaming up with writer and director David O Russell for a TV show.
In addition to the return of characters Darth Vader and Mon Mothma, Star Wars actor Jimmy Smits revealed on CBS’ The Talk today that he will also have a small appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Talking about the sizzle reel from Star Wars Celebration, Smits said that Bail Organa will have a “cameo… can you say the word ‘small part.’”
The CW and DC Entertainment have released the first official look at Tyler Hoechlin as Superman in the upcoming second season of Supergirl!
With anticipation growing for Paramount Pictures‘ Star Trek Beyond, Sulu actor John Cho has revealed to the Herald Sun that the Enterprise helmsman will be revealed to be gay and the father of a daughter with a same sex partner in the new film.
With his Independence Day: Resurgence in theaters now, director Roland Emmerich is already gearing up for another science fiction disaster tale. According to a story today at Deadline, Emmerich has signed on to helm Moonfall, based on an original script by himself, Harald Kloser and Spencer Cohen. Kloser previously worked on the script to 2012 and has also maintained a creative partnership with Emmerich as a composer on the director’s last few projects.
NBC has picked up the DC Comics comedy Powerless to series! The half-hour comedy will air during the 2016-2017 season.
Enda Kenny has been re-elected as Taoiseach of Ireland 70 days after a general election which produced no outright winner. He held the role of acting taoiseach over the past 10 weeks as talks took place between parties and independents on how to form a new government.
Snowden is written and directed by three-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone (Platoon, JFK). The script is based on the books “The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man” by Luke Harding and “Time of the Octopus” by Anatoly Kucherena.
Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have released the first trailer for The Girl on the Train, starring Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon.
At the 20th Century Fox panel at CinemaCon, director James Cameron has provided an update on the upcoming Avatar sequels, revealing that instead of the previously-reported three movies, there will now be four sequels.
The film is directed by Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Deliver Us From Evil) from a script by Jon Spaits (Prometheus, Passengers) and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister). Doctor Strange tells the story of Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), an acclaimed neurosurgeon who uncovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions after a near-fatal car accident, showing audiences corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe never before explored.
Deadline brings word that the Edge of Tomorrow sequel is moving along in development as Race writers Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse have been brought on to script the film. The pair also wrote a draft of Christopher McQuarrie’s The Gray Man for Sony Pictures
Emmy and Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, the creator and mastermind behind the beloved NBC drama “The West Wing,” is returning to the network with a live presentation of A Few Good Men, set to air in early 2017.
Simon Pegg is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Ready Player One. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pegg will play OASIS creator Orgen Morrow in the big-screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best-seller. The Ready Player One cast includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn.