GAME OF THRONES PRODUCER DEVELOPING PREQUEL SERIES: A fifth Game of Thrones prequel series is in the works, according to Entertainment Weekly. Co-exec producer Bryan Cogman is penning a drama series follow-up to GoT. He is reportedly working closely with author George R.R. Martin on the project. GoT showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have opted to not get involved in the prequels, but Martin is involved in two of the other four. Cogman is seen as next-best to the showrunners, as he has been with the program since the beginning. He is also the show’s third-most prolific writer. None of these prequels are guaranteed to air, and the first fans will see of any of them (if they ever see them at all), will be 2020, after the final season ofGoT airs.
TOMB RAIDER TRAILER DROPS: Alicia Vikander looks seriously ripped in the new trailer for Tomb Raider. As she told Elle in an interview for their September issue, the movie transformed her body: “I’ve never done action scenes on this level – not even close. It feels like I’m back to dancing – the training, the intensity. You need to be aware of your movement up in the wires and how your body works. I’ve never been able to lift my own weight, and the day when you have that capacity, it’s pretty empowering!” In the film, she plays Lara Croft traveling to the Devil’s Sea to finish what her dad started, with little more than two guns and a backpack to help her on her way. Tomb Raider guns into theaters on March 16th, 2018.
SEAN PENN SIGNS ON FOR FIRST TV SERIES: Sean Penn is joining the migration from film to small screen. The two-time Oscar winner is set to star in Hulu’s straight-to-series space drama The First. House of Cards creator Beau Willimon is behind the show, which is set in the near future and explores the first human mission to Mars and interplanetary colonization. Details about Penn’s role in the eight-episode drama are being kept under wraps.
JUMANJI TRAILER SHOWS THE ROCK, JACK BLACK AND MORE GOING FULL AVATAR: Welcome to the jungle. In the new trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan appear as their game avatars (which look like the actors). In one of the trailer’s funnier moments, Hart’s avatar reveals a weakness for cake and in one of the freakier, a large cobra appears. Jumanji is set to drop December 20th. You headed back to the jungle?
IT PRODUCER TO ADAPT MA.K FOR WARNER BROS: Producer Roy Lee just enjoyed a record-breaking smash hit in It, and now he is teaming up with Scott Bernstein to adapt the Japanese sci-fi epic Ma.K for Warner Bros. Ma.K started as a monthly comic and became a cult hit. The story follows giant robots and two-legged tanks fighting a war for with humans for the right to inhabit earth after a nuclear war.
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