The Important News
Franchise Fever: The next Jurassic Park sequel is scheduled for 2018 with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard returning. Bryan Singer confirmed plans for an X-Men and Fantastic Four crossover. Emojis will be at the center of the next big animated film franchise.
Casting Net: Benicio Del Toro might be the main vilain in Star Wars Episode VIII. Michael Sheen joined the sci-fi film Passengers. The Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync will star in a zombie apocalypse movie. Amy Poehler will star in a basketball comedy. Russell Crowe and Brie Larson might join Kong: Skull Island.
Remake Report: Disney hired a Game of Thrones writer for its live-action remake of The Sword in the Stone. The King of Comedy will become a Broadway musical. Simon Kinberg is taking over the Logan’s Run remake.
New Directors/New Films: David Gordon Green will direct the Boston Marathon bombing movie Stranger. Rob McElhenney will make the Minecraft movie. Brad Peyton will direct Dwayne Johnson again in the Rampage movie.
First Looks: Charlie Hunnam as King Arthur in King Arthur.
Score Board: James Horner secretly composed the score for The Magnificent Seven before he died.
Box Office: Ant-Man was the top-grossing movie last weekend. Jurassic World became the third-highest-grossing movie of all time.
The Videos and Geek Stuff
Horror Movie Guides: See the program for the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival. And find out our favorite horror movie priests.
Sci-Fi Movie Guide: Why Annihilation is the perfect next project for Alex Garland.
Home Viewing: Here’s our guide to everything hitting VOD this week.
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