Richard Adams’ surprisingly violent tale of a colony of rabbits searching for a new home gets a new adaptation on BBC One this Christmas, with an all-star cast including James McAvoy, John Boyega, Gemma Arterton, Peter Capaldi, Taron Egerton, Ben Kingsley and more.
Creed II, Ralph Breaks the Internet, Robin Hood and Green Book are the big releases for this Thanksgiving holiday weekend and all but Robin Hood have received great reviews from critics.
Breaking Bad is getting a sequel movie, the Deadwood movie has started shooting, Rogue One’s Cassian Andor is getting a series on Disney+ streaming, the Swamp Thing series makes some major casting, Shrek is getting rebooted and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Robin Hood is getting an action packed modern re-imagining this fall with Kingsman’s Taron Egerton under the hood as Robin, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor and trying to help the people rise up to take down their corrupt king.
A street smart ruffian in London, Eggsy’s potential is seen by Kingsman agent Harry Hart and Eggsy transforms into a proper gentleman secret agent who has saved the world twice from over the top villains looking to destroy it.
Kingsman: The Secret Service was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2014, a kick ass homage to Roger Moore era Bond that was also completely over the top. The Golden Circle can’t quite live up to the bar set by the first movie but it’s still a fun spy romp as Kingsman teams up with their southern fried American counterparts, Statesman.
Although there’s some potentially huge movies this weekend, all of them have gotten mixed to terrible reviews from the critics.
When they are systematically taken down by a new villain, Kingsman agents Eggsy, Merlin and Roxy have to get help from their American counterparts, Statesman, to help them save the world.
February closes out with the apparently spectacularly bad Gods of Egypt, the OK Triple 9 and the best reviewed movie of the weekend, Eddie the Eagle.
Tom Hardy stars as twin 60’s UK gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray in the upcoming crime thriller for LA Confidential screenwriter, Brian Helgeland