Entertainment Weekly once again got the scoop with a first look at Quentin Tarantino’s highly-anticipated western, The Hateful Eight. In addition to offering individual character descriptions, EW also offered a synopsis of the film which will be based several years after the Civil War. According to the release, The Hateful Eight will centre on bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) who winds up in the town of Red Rock where they come across a number of characters that are interlinked with one another. Samuel L Jackson stars as Major Marquis Warren a black former union solider turned bounty hunter.
Machinima will be working on a number of interesting digital content productions in the coming year, one of which will be based on a very popular lawman. The programming slate from Machinima includes Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles Season 2, which will be a 10-episode follow-up to the initial limited series as well as DC Superhero project Dial H For Hero. There will also be a Robocop webseries titled Robocops, which will be a short-form limited web series, based on the 1987 classic action film.
INDIANA JONES 5 WILL HAPPEN
The news that all Indiana Jones fans have been waiting for has finally been announced. There will be an Indiana Jones 5. Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the news that Disney owns the rights to the franchise and they are planning a fifth instalment, but they’re not sure when. “[A New Indiana Jones] will one day be made inside this company,” said Kennedy. “When it will happen, I’m not quite sure. We haven’t started working on a script yet, but we are talking about it.” Chances are with series star Harrison Ford in his early 70s, Indiana Jones 5 could be a total reboot for the character with a new younger actor portraying the adventurer.
TOM HARDY WANTS THE PUNISHER
He dropped out of the Suicide Squad but Tom Hardy still harbours a desire to play a comic book character and it’s none other than The Punisher. The British actor commented in a recent interview confessing his interest to play Frank Castle before later admitting that he may be too short for the role. Although that may be the case, a Punisher film is not out of the question for Marvel now that the rights have reverted back to them. Previous incarnations of the character haven’t fared well on the big screen with three different projects starring Dolph Lundgren, Thomas Jane and Ray Stevenson failing to gather interest.
SUPERGIRL SERIES GREENLIT
CBS is oozing confidence that the new Supergirl series will be a hit for them because they’ve just inked a series order for the superhero TV show. The series, which stars Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El, has just wrapped the pilot and it’s apparently shown enough to CBS executives to commit to a full series order. The Supergirl pilot is scheduled to debut sometime next week in America, so we’ll see for ourselves what the fuss is about with this new show.