News Bits: Mune, Predator, Gold, Peaks

Mune: Guardian of the Moon
GKids has acquired the North American distribution rights to the upcoming French animated film “Mune: The Guardian of the Moon” with an English-language version to be released theatrically in early 2017.

From the producers of “The Little Prince,” the story is set in a fantastical world where a young faun is unexpectedly entrusted with the monumental title of Guardian of the Moon. The news excites Necross, the nefarious ruler of the Underworld, a corrupted ex-guardian who decides to take advantage of Mune’s weakness and steal back the sun for himself. [Source: Variety]

The Predator
Cinematographer Larry Fong (“Watchmen,” “Kong: Skull Island,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) has been hired as director of photography for Shane Black’s “The Predator,” the upcoming reboot/sequel to the iconic 1987 original sci-fi feature. The film is currently targeting a February 9th 2018 release. [Source: Slashfilm]

Gold
The Weinstein Company have pushed back the Stephen Gaghan-directed adventure film “Gold” to a January 27th wide release. The film had been planning to open wide on December 25th and will likely still have a two-city awards-qualifying run in select cinemas on Christmas Day.

Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez, Bryce Dallas Howard, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell, Bruce Greenwood and Stacy Keach star in the story of a charismatic wildcatter who takes over his father’s mineral mining company who sets out to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. [Source: Deadline]

Twin Peaks
Showtime has announced that all episodes of the original run of “Twin Peaks” will be available on the Showtime streaming service, Showtime On Demand, and Showtime Anytime beginning December 26th.

In addition, Showtime is also offering subscribers “Blue Velvet”. The inclusion comes ahead of the “Twin Peaks” revival series which is expected to launch in early 2017. [Source: Showtime]