News Bits: Army, Wars, Entourage, World, Who

Dad’s Army
The first cast photos are out from “Dad’s Army,” the film version of the beloved British sitcom which is currently in production in Yorkshire. Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Daniel Mays and Mark Gatiss all star.

Set during WW2, the story sees Walmington-on-Sea’s Home Guard welcoming a journalist to write about the area at the same time that MI5 brings word that there’s a spy on the loose. [Source: Screen]

Star Wars
Greig Fraser has confirmed he will serve as cinematographer on the upcoming Gareth Edwards directed first “Star Wars” standalone spin-off film which is due in cinemas in 2016. Frasier also says that the project has a working title but can’t say what it is or what it’s about.

Frasier is a very much in demand DP and is responsible for the look of such films as “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Let Me In,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” “Bright Star” and the soon to open “Foxcatcher” and “The Gambler”. [Source: Hitfix]

Entourage
Warner Bros. Pictures has moved up the release date for the “Entourage” movie by a week to June 5th next year. The film will now take on Dreamworks’ “B.O.O.: Bureau Of Otherworldly Operations” rather than Universal’s “Jurassic World.” [Source: Deadline]

World Breaker
Warner Bros. has picked up William Eubank and Philip Gawthorne’s medieval Scotland-set screenplay “World Breaker” which Eubank will direct. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken are producing. The story follows a warlord who, with the help of his sons, defends their castle from a siege orchestrated by the commander of a cunning and deadly army. [Source: Variety]

Who Am I
Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the U.S. remake rights to Baran bo Odar’s German blockbuster thriller “Who Am I”. Kevin McCormick is producing, though no writer or director is yet attached.

The original stars Tom Schilling as a young man who gets drawn into a hacking organization and sees three of his cohorts killed by the Russian Mafia. [Source: Deadline]