Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!
One week after its groundbreaking release, Warner Bros. already has plans for a Crazy Rich Asians sequel. While it’s not officially greenlit, the studio is moving forward on development with director John M. Chu. The sequel would be based on Kevin Kwan’s second book, China Rich Girlfriend. WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Crazy Rich Asians. (Hollywood Reporter)
Director Danny Boyle has stepped away from Bond 25 “due to creative differences” according to an announcement on Twitter. While a replacement has not been made, Mission: Impossible FALLOUT director Christopher McQuarrie’s name is being circulated as a replacement. (/Film)
Eva Longoria and Michael Pena join the cast of live-action Dora the Explorer as Dora’s mother and father. Paramount recently released a first photo of Isabela Moner as the lead. The film is slated to hit theaters August 2, 2019. (Hollywood Reporter, Variety)
Vanity Fair released an exclusive first photo of Nicole Kidman as L.A.P.D. officer Erin Bell in Destroyer. In the film, Kidman’s character “goes undercover with a criminal gang and, nearly 20 years later, still wears the trauma of the experience.” Destroyer will debut at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and hit theaters Christmas Day. (Vanity Fair)
Star Wars production designer Neil Lamont spoke with CinemaBlend about a cancelled Star Wars spin-off set in a familiar location. Lamont and his team were working on a film set on Tatooine, the iconic Star Wars planet. Lamont didn’t elaborate on which spin-off would take place in this location. (CinemaBlend)
According to Forbes, Scarlett Johansson is 2018’s highest-paid actress. The Infinity War star earned $40.5 million in pretax earnings between June 2017 and June 2018. In second place is Angelina Jolie with an estimated $28 million thanks in large part to her upfront pay for Maleficent 2. (Forbes)
Guillermo del Toro’s film adaptation of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will begin production “in a few days.” Scary Stories will be based on a script that del Toro co-wrote with Dan and Kevin Hageman. The Shape of Water director has been developing this adaptation since 2016. (ScreenRant)
Sony picked up a new horror film from the producers of A Quiet Place. The project, being referred to as an untitled holiday film, is reportedly a cross between I Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream. (Deadline)
The park may be gone, but the dinosaurs are here to stay. Universal and Fathom Events are bringing Jurassic Park back to theaters for its 25th anniversary. The Steven Spielberg film will make special screenings on September 16, 18 and 19. Click here to buy tickets. (/Film)
Click below to watch the latest trailers.
- The Happytime Murders: When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.
- A.X.L.: A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog who develops a special friendship with Miles and will go to any length to protect his new companion.
- Papillon: Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island.
- Support the Girls: The general manager at a highway-side ”sports bar with curves” has her incurable optimism and faith, in her girls, her customers, and herself, tested over the course of a long, strange day.