News Bits: Gunther, Old, Goosebumps, Allon, End

Why We’re Killing Gunther
The first photo is out showing Arnold Schwarzenegger in Taran Killam’s directorial debut “Why We’re Killing Gunther,” an action comedy about a group of assassins trying to kill the titular man (Schwarzenegger). Trouble is, he is always one step ahead of them. Killam and Cobie Smulders also star. [Source: THR]

Old Man and the Gun
Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired North American and UK rights to “Pete’s Dragon” and “A Ghost Story” director David Lowery’s “Old Man and the Gun” at Endgame Entertainment.

Based on a short story by David Grann (“The Lost City of Z”), Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter and Tom Waits star in the story of a 70-year-old thief who escapes San Quentin and executes an unprecedented string of heists. [Source: Fox Searchlight]

Goosebumps: Horrorland
The latest issue of License Global magazine has confirmed that “Goosebumps: Horrorland” will be the title of the upcoming sequel to the live-action Jack Black comedy based on R.L. Stine’s iconic book series. The film is scheduled for release September 21st 2018.

Gabriel Allon
MGM Television has scored the film adaptation rights to author Daniel Silva’s collection of spy novels based around art restorer, spy and assassin Gabriel Allon.

All of Silva’s novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, with eight of them debuting at number one. Silva and his wife Jamie Gangel will serve as executive producers. [Source: Variety]

Happy End
Three new clips have premiered from provocative filmmaker Michael Haneke’s “Happy End” which is one of the most high profile entries at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz and Toby Jones star in the story of a bourgeois European family, one where tensions are obviously simmering. Further specifics are being kept under wraps until the film’s debut.