The Weekly Wrap: Planet Of The Apes Continues

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Disney is moving forward with plans for a new Planet of the Apes movie this time with Wes Ball, who previously directed the Maze Runner. The series was a tremendous success for 20th Century Fox with three films directed by Rupert Wyatt and Matt Reeves. However, following the studio’s acquisition by Disney last year, many fans expected the series to not continue. But now it seems that Disney is serious about producing another Apes film but the question remains if Ball will deliver a direct continuation of the film following 2017’s War for the Planet of the Apes or an entirely new take on the franchise.

Babette’s Feast Set For Remake
The 80s classic European drama, Babette’s Feast is set for an American remake with director Alexander Payne. The director who previously helmed Sideways and Downsizing will be tasked in reimagining the 1987 classic for a new audience. The original film was centred during the late 19th century and revolved around a French refugee who cooks up a feast for some of her town’s citizens. Payne’s take is rumoured to take place in America revolving around two sisters who confront their prejudices during a meal.

Filming Wraps On Avatar 2
Director James Cameron has wrapped filming on Avatar 2. The announcement was made by the official Avatar Twitter account, which showed a behind the scenes look from the upcoming sequel. The sequel will reportedly take place several years after the original film, with Jake and Neytiri’s children continuing the story. Avatar 2 stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, and Giovanni Ribisi with Kate Winslet, Michelle Yeoh, Jemaine Clement, Vin Diesel, Cliff Curtis, David Thewlis, and Edie Falco joining the cast. The film will arrive in cinemas in December 2021.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
The new Ghosbusters film has an official title, which replaces Ghostbusters 2020. Directed by Jason Reitman, the new film is a direct follow-up to the original franchise directed by his father, Ivan. Ghostbusters: Afterlife officially wrapped production in October and is currently in post-production as it inches towards its release date set for July 2020. The new film will centre on a new team of Ghostbusters but will also feature the stars from the previous films such as Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts. Ghostbusters: Afterlife also stars Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard and Paul Rudd.

First Look: Next Goal Wins
Taika Waititi is currently hard at work directing his next film, which is a sports drama titled Next Goal Wins. Starring Michael Fassbender, the movie tells the story of the American Samoa soccer team, who suffered the worst loss in World Cup history, losing to Australia 31-0 in 2001. With the 2014 World Cup approaching, the team recruits a down on his luck, maverick Dutch coach Thomas Rongen (Fassbender) to help turn their fate around. Next Goal Wins is scheduled for a release in 2020 and also stars Elisabeth Moss and Rhys Darby.

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