News Shotgun 11/8

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  • Marvel having another show coming to ABC, Netflix shows may get moviesAfter dropping the bombshell about four shows coming to Netflix,  Marvel announced some more details, including another show joining Agents of SHIELD on ABC and the fact that if the Netflix shows are popular, it might result in the character getting a movie.
  • Ender’s Game sequel may be a TV series: Ender’s Game did OK last weekend but will probably be destroyed by Thor: The Dark World this weekend.  If it warrants a sequel, it may end up as a TV series, according to Lionsgate.  The sequel is apparently incredibly bizarre and potentially “unfilmable”.
  • Short list for female lead in Batman vs SupermanGal Gadot of the Fast & Furious series, Olga Kurylenko and Elodie Yung from GI Joe: Retaliation are apparently testing for the female lead in Batman vs Superman.  There’s also a rumor that DC wants Jamie Alexander of Thor to play Wonder Woman.
  • Episode VII has a release dateStar Wars Episode VII will be released on December 18th, 2015.
  • The Rock signs on for supernatural action movie “Seal Team 666”: The Rock will play a Navy SEAL whose unit has to fight off an invasion of demons and other supernatural creatures.
  • Blockbuster announces complete closure: Blockbuster announced that by early 2014, all 300 of it’s remaining stores will be closed and the company will be completely dead.  DISH Network bought the company and will use the name still as a digital release service.
  • Jon Favreau in talks for new Jungle BookDisney is launching a new live action version of The Jungle Book and Iron Man director Jon Favreau is in talks to direct.  It is supposed to be a family action/adventure and the script is currently being written by Justin Marks, who wrote Street Fighter, The Legend of Chun Li.
  • The Purge 2 coming with same writer/directorDoing gangbusters this summer, The Purge immediately got a sequel from Universal and it was announced this week that writer/director James DeMonaco will return to write and direct the sequel.
  • 12 Monkeys show gets lead: Aaron Stanford, aka Pyro from the X-Men films, will star in the role originated by Bruce Willis in the TV adaptation of 12 Monkeys that will air sometime in the near future on SyFy channel.
  • Samuel L. Jackson and John Cusack co-starring in Cell: Jackson and Cusack co-starred in the Stephen King adaptation 1408 and will join forces again for another upcoming King adapatation, Cell.  Cell is about an apocalyptic scenario where a viral phone call spreads through people’s phones and, upon hearing it, turns the listener into a psychotic killer.
  • Saw 8 in “active development”After a few years hiatus, Saw may be coming back, as the eighth chapter in the series is apparently in “active development” at Lionsgate.  Saw: The Final Chapter left a clear new Jigsaw if the series picks up where it left off but it could potentially also just restart with new characters.
  • Another Wolverine movie on the way: Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold are apparently working on another adventure for Logan after his Japanese adventure this summer.  Jackman is back as Wolverine in next year’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.
  • Workaholics guys starring in a movie produced by Seth Rogen and Scott Rudin: Blake, Anders and Adam will be heading to the big screen in a movie that Anders is writing with their fourth partner, Kyle Newacheck.  There’s no word about any plot but Seth Rogen and Scott Rudin will be producing the movie.
  • Gerard Butler, possibly Vin Diesel starring in Kane & Lynch movieButler will apparently play Kane while producers are trying to get Vin Diesel to play Lynch.  F. Gary Grey, who directed Butler in Law Abiding Citizen, is set to direct the video game adapation about two criminal partners pulling heists and trying to survive against various criminal organizations.
  • Justin Lin directing next Bourne with Jeremy RennerThe Fast & Furious director is stepping in to direct the next Bourne movie starring Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross.  The movie may potentially be shooting for the jam packed summer of 2015.

 

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