News Bits: Galaxy, Falls, Shave, Chamber, Crayons

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
A listing for the Blu-ray for Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2” has been spotted on a Target website and indicates the James Gunn-directed sequel is currently scheduled for release on August 22nd.

The report comes as the film is on its way to hitting $400 million at the domestic box office, and around $900 million worldwide. [Source: CBM]

Brightness Falls
Amazon Studios will develop Jay McInerney’s “Brightness Falls” novel trilogy into a TV series. McInerney, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Dana Vachon, Gemma Sieff and Jeremy Bell will serve as executive producers.

Burr Steers (“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”) is attached to direct the story which looks at a marriage over the course of 30 years. An unforgettable New York story of glamour, sex, ambition, and heartbreak begins in the heady days before the financial crash. [Source: Variety]

The Shave
“All Eyez on Me” director Benny Boom has signed on to direct the police thriller “The Shave” for Route One Entertainment. Thomas White and Miles Hubley penned the Blacklist script.

The story follows an LAPD officer, recently exonerated in the murder of a high school honor student, who visits the boy’s father at his barbershop. While receiving a straight razor shave, he listens to the father recount the story of his son’s life. [Source: Variety]

One in the Chamber
Oceanside Media will produce and fully finance action-adventure movie “One in the Chamber” from writer/producers David Gordon Green and Darius Shahmir. Shahmir will make his feature film directorial debut and casting is underway.

The story follows an ex-Marine who finds himself deep in the jungles of Asia searching for his son who has been taken hostage by the most dangerous man in Cambodia. [Source: Variety]

The Day the Crayons Quit
Sony Pictures has picked up the film rights to Drew Daywalt’s bestselling children’s picture book “The Day the Crayons Quit” with plans for a live-action/animation hybrid feature. Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen will produce.

The book follows a box of crayons whose inhabitants go on strike against their young owner after growing sick of how they’re being used, as their individual colors dictate very limited day-to-day existence. [Source: Deadline]