Reel Digest - September 2014



  • Image Entertainment to bring TV series based on Digital Fortress by Dan Brown


  • Shigeru Miyamoto to create short films based on Pikmin


  • Steve Carell signed on to star in Looney Tunes movie

  • Halle Berry working on medical comedy coming to CBS

  • Lionsgate to release ‘Now You See Me 2’ and ‘Dirty Grandpa’ in 2015

  • Deal or No Deal to return in 2015

  • John Mulaney to get special starting October 5

  • Vince Vaughn to star in political comedy called The Politician

  • Adam Levine to produce comedy about his life as musician - Kids in America

  • Darrell Hammond to be next announcer for Saturday Night Live


  • Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe to star in The Nice Guys - to release in 2016

  • Morgan Freeman to star as Ildarin in Ben Hur remake

  • BBC One to release 6 part mini-series based on Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie

Sci-Fi / Horror

  • Saw to return to theaters October 31 for 10th anniversary

  • Content Films acquired rights to 400 Days - a film about a simulated space trip that may not be simulated

  • Ridley Scott to produce Philip K Dick novel ‘The Man In The High Castle’

  • The Walking Dead companion show coming to AMC

  • X-Men Apocalypse to film in Montreal

  • Michael Bay to direct film based on Cosmic Motors

  • Amazon working on pilot for The Tick

  • Tom Hiddleston to star in next King Kong film

  • Deadpool film to release in 2016

  • J.J. Abrams to direct Hulu series based on Stephen King novel 11/22/63

  • Max Borenstein to script Godzilla sequel

  • Screen Gems buys Pride and Prejudice and Zombies for US distribution (adds Lena Headey and Charles Dance to the cast)

  • SyFy renews Dominion for 2nd season and Defiance for 3rd season

  • Jupiter Ascending with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis to release February 6, 2015


  • Underworld franchise may get rebooted with Lakeshore Entertainment

  • Martin Scorsese to make biopic about the Ramones

  • Pirates of the Caribbean 5 may start filming in 2015 in Australia

  • Terminator Genisys to get sequels in 2017 and 2018

  • Stan Lee confirms movie for Black Panther

  • James McAvoy to go as bald Professor X in X-Men Apocalypse

  • Sylvester Stallone to direct new Rambo movie

  • Teen Titans to release as live action show on TNT

  • Next James Bond film to start filming December 2014