There’s a lot of breaking news in Hollywood happening every minute. In the age of the blockbuster, it’s easy for some smaller movie and television news to slip through the crack. Last Week in Hollywood is our new weekly series highlighting all the interesting news from the last week that we thought didn’t warrant its own post, but was still worth mentioning. It’s less personal opinions and more a hearty roundup of what you might have missed.
Chronicle 2 Will Have Female Leads
It’s been nine years since Chronicle was first released, but while speaking to Forbes (via The Playlist), producer John Davis teased that a sequel is in the works:
“We’re working on ‘Chronicle 2’ right now, and I think it’s going to be great. We’re working on it at Fox (20th Century Studios). It’s going to give us a chance to tell the story in a different way. We’re going to tell it from the female point of view. It will have been ten years since the event happened in Seattle, and a lot of it’s going to deal with fake news and real news and cover-ups. More interestingly, it’s the next generation getting these powers that are corruptive. These are young women just finishing college, they are empowered, and this is their journey. I mean, what a new and interesting story you can tell there.”
Huge South Park Deal Announced
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone announced a brand-new deal extension with MTV Entertainment Studios and ViacomCBS Inc. that will have South Park stick around for another five years.
According to the press release, South Park has been renewed for five more seasons taking it to its thirtieth season in 2027. As well, 14 direct-to-streaming South Park spin-off movies will release directly on Paramount+. The deal is estimated to be worth $900 million. The first two spin-off movies will hit the streaming service in late 2021.
Jost Brothers to Write Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie
Deadline reports that Colin Jost (Saturday Night Live) and his brother Casey Jost have been tapped to co-write a new untitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film for Paramount. Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Scott Mednick, and Galen Walker are on as producers.
There was no mention on if the film will be live-action or animated. However, with Michael Bay returning as producer, I’m going to say this will be live-action. Paramount is also working with Nickelodeon on an animated movie that has Seth Rogen attached as an executive producer.
Argylle Heads to Apple
Apple Original Films is reportedly “nearing completion” on the acquisition of Argylle, a new spy/action film from director Matthew Vaughn. The deal is reportedly cost the company $200 million for the project.
Argylle is based on an upcoming spy novel from author Ellie Conway. The film is intended to be the first in at least a trilogy and follows “the world’s greatest spy on a globe-trotting adventure.” Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson, and Dua Lipa are set to star. Dua Lipa is also creating the film’s title track, and contributing to the movie’s score.
Chad Stahelski Producing Shibumi Adaptation
According to Deadline, Chad Stahelski is attached to produce an adaptation of Trevanian’s Shibumi at Warner Brothers. At this time, he will produce the project through his 87Eleven banner, but he hasn’t ruled out directing the feature. No talent is attached, and a writer is currently being hired.
Shibumi details “details the struggle between the Mother Company, a conspiracy of energy companies that secretly controls much of the Western world, and a highly skilled assassin named Nicholaï Hel.”
Reynolds Says Deadpool 3 Might Shoot Next Year
Ryan Reynolds has confirmed to Collider that there is a good chance Deadpool 3 will begin filming in 2022:
“The percentage chance? I don’t know. I couldn’t assign a percentage to that. I’d say it’s 50/50 maybe? We’re really actively developing it and getting it into pretty good shape. What the hell month is it? August? Oh, next year? Probably pretty damn good. I’d say 70%.”
That’s it for last week. What project mentioned are you interested in seeing once completed? Tell us down in the comments!