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The Weekly Wrap: Rocketman First Look

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Another rock and roll musical biopic is headed our way, this time with Rocketman, which tells the story of Sir Elton John. Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years. The first photo release sees Taron Egerton starring as the legendary rocker. The duo shared the screen previously in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Rocketman also stars Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Gemma Jones and is expected to rock its way into cinemas at the end of May 2019.

Mel Gibson Saddles Up For The Wild Bunch
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Academy Award winning director, Mel Gibson is looking to continue focusing on new projects to helm. Fresh off directing the Academy Award nominated film, Hacksaw Ride, Gibson is now reportedly circling the remake of the 1969 western, The Wild Bunch at Warner Bros. The original film told the story of an aging group of outlaws who go after one last bloody score. However, it may be a while before Gibson gets to truly focus on the film as he is busy preparing to shoot World War II drama, Destroyer, starring Mark Wahlberg.

Train To Busan Remake
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Director San-ho Yeon’s classic zombie film, Train to Busan is headed for a remake this time with director James Wan. The rights to the film is currently been sought by New Line, Universal, Paramount and Lionsgate. Train to Busan was an impressive hit for Korean cinema, garnering a worldwide take of USD85 million. With Wan scouted to be at the helm, there’s a distinct possibility that there are plans to turn Train to Busan into a horror franchise much like his success with The Conjuring.

Birds of Prey To Arrive In 2020
harley_quinnThe upcoming DC superhero film, Birds of Prey will land in cinemas in early 2020, if it all goes according to plan at Warner Bros. The film will centre on Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie, the Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) who band together to battle a common enemy. Birds of Prey will follow hot on the heels of Wonder Woman 1984, which will arrive in cinemas in November 2019. With the films so close to one another, it would seem that the DCEU will be focusing on the fairer sex to spearhead Warner Bros. fortunes in the lucrative superhero genre.

Tom Hanks is Mister Rogers
mr_rogersTwo-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in Untitled Mr. Rogers / Tom Hanks Project, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his scepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbour. The first photo release sees Hanks hamming it up as the renowned kid’s show host. The film is expected to arrive in cinemas in October 2019.

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