The Weekly Wrap: Blumhouse To Tackle Dracula

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It looks like Universal’ monster universe is stirring back to life, thanks to the efforts of Blumhouse. Following the success of the The Invisible Man, which told a more effective story with a miniscule budget, which is typical of the Blumhouse formula, the studio is now looking to bring a new adaptation of Dracula to life. Karyn Kusuma who previously helmed The Invitation is set to direct film, which will reportedly be a more updated take on the character.  Dracula, which is based on the character created by Bram Stoker, has a long-storied history in cinema dating back to 1920.

The Last Witch Hunter 2
Despite not setting the box-office on fire, Lionsgate and Vin Diesel are apparently moving forward with plans for a sequel to The Last Witch Hunter. The fantasy actioner released in 2015 starred Diesel as an immortal warrior who is tasked in hunting down and killing witches and other evil creatures. The film also starred Elijah Wood and Michael Caine. However, the reception of the film was lukewarm but it wasn’t a certifiable flop, which probably explains why there may be a follow-up. Diesel made the revelation during a recent interview with Collider citing that Lionsgate is actively looking at a sequel to The Last Witch Hunter.

Max Von Sydow Passes Away
Veteran actor, Max Von Sydow famous for his roles in The Exorcist and Robin Hood, has passed away at age 90. The acclaimed actor boasted a career in film that transcended over 70 years. He even remained active in recent years with roles in films such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, playing Lor San Tekka and in the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones, portraying the Three-Eyed Raven. He also remains the only male Swedish actor to be nominated for an Oscar for his role in Extremely Loud and Incredible Close, which was released in 2011.

Coronavirus Delays Peter Rabbit 2
Another film delay is upon us due to Covid-19. This time around it’s the sequel to Peter Rabbit, which shifts its release date from April to August. The Sony film is the latest production to suffer the effects of the Coronavirus. The latest Bond film, No Time To Die has also bene postponed to November this year because of the effects caused by the spread of the disease. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is a follow-up to the live-action hit of 2018 with James Cordon voicing the iconic rabbit from the books of Beatrix Potter.

Wonder Woman 1984 Animated Poster
With the numerous delays hitting Hollywood, Warner Bros is evidently going ahead with its tent pole release of Wonder Woman 1984. The DC superhero sequel is set to hit cinemas in June and just 84 days before its premiere date, the studio has released a gorgeous animated poster featuring Gal Gadot. The poster sees the titular hero in her new golden armour in full warrior mode. Wonder Woman 1984 will see Chris Pine reprise his role as Steve Trevor with Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal portraying Cheetah and Maxwell Lord –the film’s villains – respectively.

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