Jon Spaihts To Write Dune Sequel

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Passengers writer Jon Spaihts will now pen the sequel to director Dennis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated Frank Herbert adaptation Dune. He also co-wrote the Villeneuve film with Eric Roth and the Blade Runner 2049 filmmaker following his ouster as showrunner of HBO Max’s female-centric straight-to-series spinoff, Dune: Sisterhood, stemming from Legendary TV’s …

Ludi Lin May Play Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat

Power Rangers and Aquaman star Ludi Lin is in talks to portray Liu Kang in the upcoming film adaptation of video game franchise Mortal Kombat. If the negotiations bear fruit, he will succeed Robin Shou, who played the character in 1995’s Mortal Kombat and 1997’s much-maligned Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. The new reboot will be produced …

Akira Rides Toward a May 2021 Release

Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has set Taika Watiti’s Akira film for a May 2021 release. This is news I’ve been hoping to hear for a long time. I remember a few years ago when Jaume Collet-Serra was attached to direct an adaptation of the iconic manga, and Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart were attached …

Ben Affleck to Co-Produce and Star in I Am Still Alive Adaptation for Universal

Ben Affleck is about to shepherd a new project to the screen. Deadline exclusively reports that the beleaguered Batman actor has signed on to star in and produce an adaption of the Kate Alice Marshall novel I Am Still Alive, about a daughter lost in the woods with only her father’s dog for company. Affleck …

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Poster Speeds Online

Sega’s superfast mascot is making a big comeback as IGN has revealed the first poster for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie. The film, based on the popular video game character, is directed by newcomer Jeff Fowler and produced by Deadpool’s Tim Miller, and releases on November 8, 2019. Starring Ben Schwarz, James Marsden, Neal McDonough …

REVIEW: Gerald’s Game

Gerald’s Game is a psychological exploration of a woman’s past scars while simultaneously acting as this surreal head-trip into her psyche, providing haunting imagery, stomach churning flashbacks that will make your blood boil, and an empowering conclusive act of grotesque bravery that will dare you to look away while attracting your gaze to the screen like a …