News Bits: Green, Dante, Pinky, X-Men

Green Room
A24 has picked up the U.S. rights to “Green Room,” an ultra violent horror thriller starring Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots. A Spring 2016 release is planned.

Jeremy Saulnier (” Blue Ruin”) helms the film about members of a punk band that see something they shouldn’t while at a gig in an Oregon backwoods club. Stewart plays the club’s diabolical owner who decides this will be the band’s final appearance – leading to a fight for survival. [Source: Heat Vision]

Dante’s Inferno
Warner Bros. Pictures has purchased Dwain Worrell’s original feature pitch “Dante’s Inferno” for Hollywood Gang and Weed Road to co-produce the film which has a large scale and franchise potential.

The film is based on the epic love story at the core of Dante Alighieri’s iconic 13th century poem “Inferno”. In it a man descends through the nine circles of hell to save the woman he loves. [Source: Deadline]

Pink Malinky
Nickelodeon has given the green light for twenty episodes of original animated series “Pinky Malinky” which will premiere in 2016. It has been co-created and will be co-executive produced by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern. Scott Kreamer will also executive produce.

The mockumentary-style series follows the everyday life of Pinky, an infectiously positive hotdog living in a human world who, along with his two best friends, navigates school and life with a unique perspective. The property was previously was done as a short for Cartoon Network. [Source: Deadline]

X-Men: Apocalypse
A new set video by Bryan Singer whilst shooting “X-Men: Apocalypse” briefly shows off the set of Storm’s apartment in the film. More interesting is that the set is parked right next to a leftover set from Roland Emmerich’s upcoming “Stonewall” feature.

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