News Bits: Rim, Friday, Girl, Stonewall, Max

Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift
Legendary Comics has unveiled the first details on the upcoming comic “Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift”. Joshua Fialkov penned the four issue title which will debut in November this year and is expected to help fill the gaps between the first film and the upcoming sequel due out April 2017. [Source: SHH]

Friday the 13th
Nick Antosca, a writer on TV series like “Teen Wolf” and “Believe” and co-producer on “Hannibal,” has been set to write a new draft of the script for the “Friday the 13th” reboot at Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes. The film is currently targeting a May 13th 2016 release.

David Bruckner will helm the new film which will deal with the decades-old question of why slasher Jason Voorhes can’t be killed. Richard Naing and Ian Goldberg wrote the previous draft. [Source: Heat Vision]

Paris Call Girl
Commercials director Jake Nava is set to helm the romantic thriller “Paris Call Girl” at RatPac Entertainment and Sentinel Pictures. Brett Ratner, John Cheng, Adam Brawer and David Beitchman will produce.

Matthew Ian Cirulnick’s original pitch tells the story of two star-crossed lovers fleeing through Paris to start a new life. She is a young European woman fleeing the high-end call girl ring she was recently forced into, he is a young American man with a tragic past. [Source: Variety]

Stonewall
Roadside Attractions has picked up the U.S. rights to Roland Emmerich’s gay rights drama “Stonewall” starring Jeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman and Jonny Beauchamp.

John Robin Baitz wrote the story about a young man caught up in the 1969 Stonewall Riots, sparked by ongoing police harassment of customers at a gay Greenwich Village watering hole. A Fall release is planned. [Source: Screen]

Mad Max: Fury Road
George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” will get an out of competition screening on May 14 at Grand Theatre Lumiere, the film festival announced on Wednesday. The film will open worldwide following its Cannes unveiling, including the U.S. the following day on May 15th. [Source: THR]