News Bits: Glass, Smallfoot, Artemis, Mummy

Producer Jason Blum has confirmed that “Glass,” the upcoming sequel to M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable,” will have a bigger budget than his recent films like “Split”.

Blum says: “The budget is more traditional, still by Hollywood standards a very low budget, but it is not $5 million.” The aim is to begin production by year’s end for a January 2019 release. [Source: Collider]

Channing Tatum, Zendaya and Gina Rodriguez have snagged the lead voice roles in the Yeti-oriented animated feature “Smallfoot” at Warner Animation Group. The film is targeting a September 14th 2018 release.

The story follows a Yeti who believes that humans exist, despite her society’s assertions to the contrary. Ryan O’Loughlin is directing the project based on a story by animator Sergio Pablos (“Rio”) and a script by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. [Source: Heat Vision]

Hotel Artemis
Jeff Goldblum, Sterling K. Brown, Charlie Day and Jenny Slate will join Jodie Foster in Drew Pearce’s “Hotel Artemis”. Simon and Stephen Cornwell are producing.

Adam Siegel, Marc Platt, Simon and Stephen Cornwell are producing the film with the storyline under wraps. [Source: Variety]

The Mummy
A 75-foot, seven-ton sarcophagus is being set up at the Hollywood and Highland gateway in Los Angeles on May 20th for ‘The Mummy Day’. Requiring eight weeks to construct, it will be the largest single vertical structure that has ever been assembled at the gateway.

The event will be streamed on the Facebook page for Universal’s “The Mummy”. Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson and director Alex Kurtzman will be on hand for the event. [Source: Heat Vision]