News Bits: Demolition, Marvel, Herald, Deadpool

Fox Searchlight has set an April 8th limited release for Jean-Marc Vallee’s romantic drama “Demolition” starring Jake Gyllenhall and Naomi Watts. Gyllenhall plays an investment banker trying to rebuild his life after his wife’s death, a complaint letter to a vending machine company catches the eye of a customer service rep (Watts) with issues of her own. [Source: Deadline]

Captain Marvel
Nicole Perlman, one of the co-writers of Marvel Studios’ upcoming “Captain Marvel” project, says the new film is a much tougher challenge than her work co-writing “Guardians of the Galaxy” due to the complicated nature of the character.

Perlman says: “We have this constant back-and-forth about how to tell a story that is compelling, entertaining, moving, kick-ass, and fun, and also be aware of what those larger implications might be. It’s a lot more complicated than just writing Guardians.”. [Source: Wired]

Romark Entertainment and Markerstone Pictures have acquired the rights to John Reilly’s comic series “Herald”. Newcomer Jared Battaglia will adapt the comic into a potential TV series.

The story is set in an alternate universe story in which a time-traveling Nikola Tesla teams up with writer H.P. Lovecraft and other historical figures to save the world from various cosmic horrors. Historical characters appear throughout the storyline. [Source: Deadline]

20th Century Fox has now released some higher resolution versions of those “Deadpool” film stills they posted the other week, check out the gallery below: