The Weekly Wrap: Ridley Scott Focuses On World War II Drama

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Veteran filmmaker Ridley Scott is one busy man. Following a slew of films including The Martian and this year’s highly-anticipated Alien: Covenant, the director is now setting his sights on a new World War II drama. The film will be based on the historic Battle of Britain, which was an air campaign waged over the skies of the United Kingdom at the height of the war. Scott is also helming crime drama, The Cartel and western, Broken Land.

First Look: The Defenders
the_defenders_firstNetflix is teasing its new ensemble series, The Defenders with a first look at the characters of the new series. Following a short clip on Social Media, the first footage shows the four main heroes, Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) riding an elevator. The superhero ensemble series is targeted to air on August 18 2017. The Defenders also features Elodie Yung, Deborah Ann Woll, Carrie-Anne Moss, Scott Glenn, Rosario Dawson and Sigourney Weaver.

Call Of Duty Cinematic Universe
call-of-dutyEvery film studio wants to capitalise on an expanded film universe. Disney for instance has its popular Marvel universe on film and Universal is now putting its monster franchise on screen in a bid to create a film universe of its own. Not to be left out, Activision Blizzard Studios is now looking to create a ‘Call of Duty’ cinematic universe. Of course successfully adapting Call of Duty for the big screen should be the first and most important step, and the studio could have its first proper shot with production on a film taking off as early as 2018.

Netflix Introduces New Rating System
netflix_thumbsStreaming giant Netflix has done away with its star rating and introduced a new thumbs up/down system with regards to user ratings for its content. Through this, Netflix can now give its users recommendation based on a match rather than ratings which weren’t as clear cut as before. This allows the streaming channel to provide smarter and more personalised recommendations when it comes to its wide library of content.

Conan Is Done For
legend_conanIt looks like fans of the Conan the Barbarian will be in for a big disappointment. The proposed The Legend of Conan is not moving forward at Universal Pictures. The sequel, which was a supposed continuation of the Conan series would have seen Arnold Schwarzenegger reprise his role as the iconic warrior. The film reportedly was set approximately 30 years after the events of the 1982 film with a weary King Conan setting out on one final, brutal and bloody adventure.

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