The word from Mike Fleming Jr. at Deadline is that Sony Pictures has acquired rights to AfterShock Comics’s forthcoming comic book series, The Kaiju Score, publishing November 25.
It and Mama helmer Andy Muschietti is officially directing the long-awaited Robotech adaptation for Sony following its acquisition in 2015. The film, to be based on the 1985 Tatsunoko and Harmony Gold USA animated show, has already seen an extensive journey of flailing development with early life fledgeling at Warner Bros. back in 2007.
The news comes after intial buzz in 2015 as James Wan, in the months following the blockbuster success of Furious Seven and along with being confirmed to direct next year’s Aquaman film, was tapped to direct instead of Muschietti. Wan has other projects stirring, including producing Mortal Kombat for Warner Bros. and developing a Resident Evil reboot for Screen Gems.
The original Robotech series itself, constructed from three Japanese animated shows to form its own for U.S. broadcast at the time, takes place at a time when crash-landed alien technology becomes the starting point for mankind’s construction of giant robots to defend against waves of attacks from aliens. Sanford Panitch and Matthew Milam are reportedly overseeing for Columbia. Shannon Gaulding is running point for Hollywood Gang who are still attached as are producers Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton who will be joined by Muschietti’s creative partner, producer Barbara Muschietti. (THR)
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Legendary and Warner have teamed up to revive the classic monster universe. Starting with the 2014 release of Godzilla, it culminated with the phenomenal success of Kong: Skull Island earlier this year (which has grossed $565 million, globally) that a sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, and Millie Bobby Brown, is currently in production.
Video game movies are still a thing, and Sony is jumping on the bandwagon this week, this time with the attachment of The Kings Of Summer helmer, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts for a live action adaptation of Metal Gear Solid. The film has reportedly been in the works since game director Hideo Kojima’s initial announcement in 2006 and saw a series of ups and downs with several names otherwise rumored for the project, including voice actor, multifaceted filmmaker David Hayter said to be writing the script before those rumors were quelled.
Initially released on several Playstation platforms in 1998 courtesy of Konami with more games that followed, Metal Gear Solid tells the story of Snake, a soldier on a stealth mission to rescue two hostages and neutralize a nuclear threat from renegade special forces unit, Foxhound. Avi Arad is producing the film with Michael DeLuca steering the production.
The big question is, who will play Snake. Actor Christian Bale once showed his interest in playing the role several years ago and maybe he is still a contender. But we won’t know until further reports materialize and decipher just what’s what. But I suppose speculating is fun too.
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I try to follow a lot of people who work in the entertainment field, namely stunt professionals. I primarily do this on Facebook where I ultimately end up subscribing to a lot of them since their friend lists are full to the hilt. In this case, I vaguely remember-it had to have been sometime between late April or May when I noticed actor, stunt performer and stunt coordinator James Lew posted an interesting set photo of himself and actress Emmanuelle Chriqui (pic below) while filming something called “Cleaners”.