Weekly Wrap: Alien: Covenant To Arrive Earlier

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Fans of the Alien franchise will have to bookmark their calendars for May next year with the release of Alien: Covenant. 20th Century Fox has announced that the film will arrive in cinemas in May 2017, several months ahead of its initial release of August 2017. A new poster release also confirms the new date and with a familiar Alien on the cover. Ridley Scott is currently working on the post production of the film and with an earlier release date penned in, do expect the first Alien: Covenant trailer to debut soon.

Angela Bassett Joins Black Panther
basettRyan Coogler’s Black Panther film is assembling a pretty big cast and the production won’t be stopping anytime soon. The latest cast member to join the Marvel superhero film is Angela Bassett who will star as the mother of T’Challa, Romonda. Bassett will join Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o as well as Forest Whitaker in the film. Black Panther is due to hit cinemas in February 2018.

Marc Forster To Helm Winnie The Pooh Movie
pooh_winnieIt looks as if Disney isn’t shying away from its live-action formula anytime soon. With Beauty and the Beast about to hit cinemas next year, the studio is also preparing a number of other projects including The Little Mermaid as well as Winnie The Pooh. Disney looks to be awfully serious with its live-action treatments, and for Winnie The Pooh, which will be titled Christopher Robin, they’ve even tapped Marc Forster to helm the film.

Cars 3 Teaser Trailer

Believe it or not Lightning McQueen is returning to the big screen again in Cars 3. Although the series is considered by many fans as Pixar’s least favourite effort, the new film may well change that perception. The new teaser is stunning and it looks to be going back to the formula that the animation studio knows best. The early synopsis sees McQueen having to return to the sport he loves after being blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers. Cars 3 hits cinemas in June 2017.

Highlander Reboot Gets Director
highlanderThe reboot to the cult classic film, Highlander will be helmed by John Wick co-director Chad Stahelski. The reboot of the 1986 fantasy film has been mooted for some time but with the appointment of Stahelski, it seems that the Highlander will once again return on screen. The film centred on a group of immortals who would engage each other in sword fights to reap power from each other. The classic starred Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery and spun two sequels along with a TV series in the 90s.

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