Fans of Pinhead will be glad to know that HBO is looking to develop a Hellraiser series. The channel has tapped David Gordon Green to direct the pilot as well as several initial episodes. Green is a good talent to have for this adaptation of Clive Barker’s horror classic especially considering his experience and success adapting the Halloween reboot in 2018. Helping to produce the series is Michael Dougherty (Godzilla: King of the Monsters) and Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica).
YouTube To Host Free Digital Film Festival
After hosting the Global Citizen just a few weeks ago, YouTube will now serve as the venue for the We Are One: A Global Film Festival. The online video platform has partnered with several prominent film fests from around the globe including Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. There will be a total of 20 international festival partners participating in the 10-day digital festival, which will start on 29 May.
You See Me 3
Lionsgate is keen to tap into the Now You See Me franchise with yet another film. The film, which revolves around a quartet of illusionists, will now get another instalment with Top Gun: Maverick co-writer hired to pen the screenplay. Like the John Wick series that Lionsgate also produces, which has expanded the underworld hit man setting, the Now You See Me franchise has also expanded the setting of its magician universe somewhat. Singer will apparently work on this world in the new film, which will reportedly bring back the original cast members.
4th Star Wars Day Goes Virtual
Star Wars fans will be treated to a virtual experience to celebrate their beloved science-fiction franchise. Reedpop, the organisation behind New York Comic-Con and Star Wars Celebration will be organising an online two-day event celebrating all things Star Wars. An Online Revelry: May the 4th Be With You and Revenge of the 5th celebration will feature live-tweeting “movies and episodes of both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, as well as Q&A sessions and discussions with writers and voice actors associated with the franchise.
Space Jam 2 Logo Revealed
Warner Bros. has unveiled the new logo for its upcoming live-action/animation sequel Space Jam. And as you can tell, the new film is advertising that it will be a ‘A New Legacy’, quite possibly hinting towards the main star of the show, LeBron James. The NBA player shares top billing with Bugs Bunny in the new film, which will feature Sonequa Martin-Green and Don Cheadle. Space Jam: A New Legacy, directed by Terence Nance, is due to arrive in cinemas in July 2021. The synopsis of the film doesn’t reveal too much except that it will feature the mainstay Looney Tune characters as well as NBA athletes.