Steven Spielberg is rebooting the beloved television series, Amazing Stories for Apple TV+ and we now have a first look at the upcoming sci-fi/fantasy anthology show. The first five episodes are due to launch globally on 6 March. The series will be executive produced by Spielberg, which is said to be a reimagining of the original show. Each episode of Amazing Stories will transport the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers. The first release image is from the episode titled, ‘The Rift’.
Set For USD100 Million Loss
Robert Downey Jr’s fantasy adventure, Dolittle is set to be 2020’s first big bomb. The film, which sees the actor portray a doctor who has the ability to talk to animals, has thus far failed to find an audience thanks to less than stellar reviews from both critics and viewers. Globally, the film made USD56.8 million on its opening weekend, which isn’t too shabby. However, once factoring in the film’s USD175 budget, minus marketing cost, then it would seem that Dolittle is heading towards an estimated USD100 million loss, which is a bitter pill to swallow for Universal Pictures.
Netflix is giving fans more of the Witcher, in the form of a new animated film. The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, is currently in the works at the streaming service and will expand the storylines seen in the hit series. The Witcher starring Henry Cavill made its debut on Netflix in December and immediately generated a healthy amount of buzz. The series based on the fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski has already been green lit for a second season, which will arrive on the streaming service in 2021.
del Toro’s Nightmare Alley Begins Production
Academy Award Winner, Guillermo del Toro has set his sights on his latest project, Nightmare Alley, which is adaption of a crime novel. Bradley Cooper is leading the new film, starring alongside Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Toni Collette. The film centres on a corrupt con-man who teams with a psychiatrist to trick people into giving them money. Nightmare Alley is described as a noir drama, which is somewhat removed from del Toro’s usual fantasy-driven stories he is more accustomed with.
Roll For Netflix’s Red Notice
Dwayne Johnson is hard at work on his first-ever Netflix original film, which is described as a globe-trotting heist actioner. By all accounts, Red Notice sounds pretty suited to Johnson’s body of work but the action star will also be in good company with both Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot along for the ride. Based around an original idea, Red Notice is being made with a blockbuster sized budget, which reportedly comes in at USD130 million. The news of the production was shared by Johnson on Instagram. Red Notice is set for a premiere on Netflix in 2021.