Amazon Developing ‘Consider Phlebas’ as Fantasy Drama Series

Amazon Studios is developing a fantasy drama series based on the novels about an interstellar utopian society by Scottish author Iain M. Banks.
The digital giant has acquired worldwide rights to “Consider Phlebas,” the first novel in the series about a world known as “the Culture.” Dennis Kelly (“Matilda”) is on board to adapt the book for Amazon Studios and Plan B Entertainment.

‘Jurassic World 3’ in the Works, 2021 Release Date Set

Almost four months before Universal unleashes Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, directed by J.A. Bayona, the studio is making plans for a third installment of the rebooted dinosaur adventure movie series.
Jurassic World 3 will be penned by franchise newcomer Emily Carmichael along with Colin Trevorrow, director of the 2015 reboot and co-writer of Fallen Kingdom.

Lupita Nyong’o To Star In ‘Born A Crime’ Based On Trevor Noah’s Memoir

Nyong’o will play Noah’s mom, Patricia, who served as an important figure to her son in his formative years. She was shot in the head by his stepfather while returning from a church service in 2009, but survived.
Noah is producing the project through his Ark Angel Productions alongside Norman Aladjem, Derek Van Pelt and Sanaz Yamin of Mainstay Entertainment, and Nyong’o.

‘Call Of Duty’ Director Puts His Sights On Tom Hardy & Chris Pine

For years, “Call of Duty” has been one of the most successful video game franchises in the world. Taking place in a variety of time periods, “Call of Duty” is war game that puts the players in the middle of large battles, killing dozens of bad guys, including Nazis, terrorists, and even the occasional zombie. It was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided to take a stab at the game for a potential movie franchise.

LA Confidential: Walton Goggins to Star in Reboot Pilot for CBS

Walton Goggins is headed to CBS. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Justified star has joined the network’s LA Confidential reboot pilot.
Based on the novel by James Ellroy, the drama follows three homicide detectives, a reporter, and an actress whose lives “intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of glamorous and gritty 1950s Los Angeles.” In 1997, the book was adapted as a film starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, and Kim Basinger.

Amazon Boards Marjane Satrapi’s Marie Curie Biopic ‘Radioactive’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon Studios has partnered with Studiocanal for Marjane Satrapi’s “Radioactive,” a biopic of two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie that stars Rosamund Pike. As part of the deal, Amazon is co-financing with Studiocanal and has taken U.S. and some international rights outside of territories pre-sold by Studiocanal and outside of France, Germany, Australia/New Zealand and the U.K., where Studiocanal has direct distribution operations.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Blu-Ray Will Feature 14 Deleted Scenes

Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out on Blu-ray next month and it is going to be packed fuller than the Mos Eisley Cantina with extra features.
To start, the disk will feature 14 deleted scenes.
No clues were given about what the scenes may be, but director Rian Johnson said in previous interviews he cut a lot out of the film for time and pace.

Jessica Chastain in Talks to Star in ‘It’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)

Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to star in New Line’s “It” sequel as the adult version of Beverly, sources tell Variety.
Director Andy Muschietti is back to direct. Gary Dauberman will pen the script. Beverly was played by Sophia Lillis in the 2017 horror hit.

Viola Davis to Star in Amazon Film ‘Troupe Zero’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Viola Davis is attached to star in Amazon Studios film “Troupe Zero,” sources tell Variety.
Duo Bert & Bertie are also attached to direct “Troupe Zero” for Amazon from a script by Lucy Alibar, with Todd Black producing. The duo has credits in film, animation, documentaries, video games, and commercials and is repped by Verve and Hirsch Wallerstein.

‘Walking Dead’ Star Lauren Cohan, Without Season 9 Contract, Books Lead in ABC Pilot

The actress, who has been battling AMC over her season nine salary, will star opposite Scott Foley in ‘Whiskey Cavalier.’Lauren Cohan is eyeing her departure from The Walking Dead.
The actress, who has starred as Maggie since season two of the AMC zombie drama, has booked a lead role in ABC drama pilot Whiskey Cavalier.