Legendary director Richard Donner passed away at age 91, Silverhawks is getting a reboot, you can enter Hill House at Halloween Horror Nights, Zack Snyder is developing a Star Wars-style sci-fi movie for Netflix, Robocop is getting a new new video game, and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Michael Myers returns to battle Laurie Strode in Halloween while Robert Redford heads off into the sunset with The Old Man and The Sea and The Hate U Give expands wide after getting lots of critical praise and a strong limited run this weekend at the box office.
The final film for the legendary Robert Redford as he retires from acting, The Old Man & The Gun is based on the true story of bank robber Forrest Tucker, who escape from San Quentin in the 70s and went on a string of heists that baffled the police.
Another Disney classic is getting rebooted with this summer’s re-imaging of Pete’s Dragon, where Pete survives 6 years in the woods with the help of his dragon friend Elliott.
Coming out a few months before Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, after the movie, BJ Thomas’ song from the soundtrack became one of the biggest hits of the 70’s and won the Oscar for Best Original Song.