News Bits: Cyber, Fast 8, Huntsman 2, Giver

The first photo is out from Michael Mann’s newest thriller “Cyber” which stars Chris Hemsworth and Viola Davis. Details of the story are being kept guarded, but is said to deal with American and Chinese forces work together on a case of high-level computer hacking. [Source: Screen Week]

Fast and Furious 8
An unexpected rumor in British paper The Daily Mail suggests that Cody Walker, younger brother of Paul Walker, could be playing a younger brother character of the Paul’s Brian O’Conner character in further chapters in the series. Cody and brother Caleb are currently working on the seventh film in the series, serving as stand-ins for Paul’s character.

Snow White and the Huntsman 2
Frank Darabont (“The Shawshank Redemption”), Gavin O’Connor (“Warrior”) and Andy Muschietti (“Mama”) have reportedly ended up on the shortlist to direct Universal proposed follow-up to the big-budget fantasy tale “Snow White And The Huntsman”. Universal is reportedly trying to ready this film in time for a 2016 release. [Source: Deadline]

The Giver
A new trailer is out for Phil Noyce’s young adult sci-fi dystopian tale “The Giver” starring Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard and Brenton Thwaites. The surprise is it shows the film is partly in black-and-white. The trailer is up at Apple Trailers.