News Bits: Goon, Walk, Selection, Frankenstein

Goon 2
“Goon” film star Seann William Scott has revealed that a sequel to the hockey comedy is set to start filming in a couple of months time. In a new Reddit AMA, Scott says he’s been fight-training for the past month and begins work with an MMA fighter next month ahead of some skating lessons.

Filming begins mid-June from a script co-written by Jay Baruchel Jesse Chabot. Michael Dowse is thought to be returning to the director’s chair for the follow-up. [Source: Collider]

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Ang Lee confirmed at Sony’s CinemaCon presentation that he will shoot all of his military drama “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” in 3D and at a ultra-high frame rate of 120 frames per second – twice that of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” film trilogy.

This marks the first film ever shot entirely at the 120 fps and is aimed at immersing viewers in modern-day military combat that soldiers experience. Sony is scheduled to release the film on Veterans Day, November 11th 2016. [Source: Variety]

The Selection
Warner Bros. Pictures has scored the film rights to Kiera Cass’ global bestseller “The Selection,” the first of her five-novel series. Black List scribe Katie Lovejoy has been hired to adapt the script while Denise DiNovi, Pouya Shahbazian and Alison Greenspan are producing.

The story follows 35 underprivileged girls who are chosen to compete to live in a life of luxury. Our young heroine is exposed to the opulence of a royal life and becomes conflicted, even though a rebel uprising threatens the pampered. [Source: Deadline]

Independent distributor Alchemy has acquired U.S. rights to Bernard Rose’s modern-day take on “Frankenstein” starring Xavier Samuel, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tony Todd and Danny Huston.

The story is set in Los Angeles and told from the perspective of the monster, who has been left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists. Gabriela Bacher, Heidi Jo Markel, Jennifer Holliday Morrison, Christian Angermayer and Klemens Hallmann will produce. [Source: Variety]