Another day, another handful of films in development. Let’s take a look at the screenwriters that have been attached to some upcoming Hollywood features.
Adonis Creed is getting ready for another fight. THR states that Creed 3 is in development at MGM. Zach Baylin (King Richard) has been hired to write the script. There are no confirmed plot details for the third film, but Stallone has mentioned that he would like Creed to go up against the son of Clubber Lang.
Stallone also has another Rocky spin-off in development that would focus on Balboa befriending a young fighter who is also an illegal immigrant. It’ll be a race to see which film ends up getting made first.
Raise your hand if you remembered that this was still in development. Now keep that hand up if you also remembered this was supposed to be part of a Hasbro Cinematic Universe.
Anyway, THR says M.A.S.K., based on the action-figure toyline from the eighties, has found a screenwriter. Chris Brembee (Bad Boys For Life co-writer) has been tapped to pen the script. F. Gary Gray (Men In Black: International) is still attached to direct.
Plot details are unknown but it will probably involve M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) fighting V.E.N.O.M. (Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem). Honestly, I sort of want this to happen just so we could end up with a Hasbro CU. Snake Eyes and the upcoming Transformers films should all lay subtle groundwork for a cinematic universe. Let’s see the smashing action figures in the sandbox come to life!
And Then There Were None
20th Century Studios is developing a remake of the Agatha Christie novel And Then There Were None. The studio has hired the husband and wife team of Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse (Seberg) to write the new version.
Deadline first reported the news. The murder-mystery novel was originally published in 1939 and went on to become the best-selling mystery novel ever written with more than 100 million copies sold. Agatha Christie sure knew what she was doing.
The story centers on a group of people who are called to an isolated island mansion and accused of murder; they can’t leave, and someone starts killing them off one by one. Christie has stated it was one of the most difficult books she’d ever written.
Deadline adds that the remake will keep the book’s pre-World War II setting, but offer a “fresh take” on the material. I’m all for murder-mysteries making a comeback on the big screen. So keep these films coming!
Which film would you see in theaters? Would Creed win in a boxing match against M.A.S.K.?