News Bits: Rousey, Jolie, Collider, Ice, Time

Captain Marvel
Finally, MMA fighting champ Ronda Rousey was recently asked which superhero she would like to play in a film during a Reddit AMA and her response was: “Well… a lot of the good ones have been taken, but I’d like to vie for Miss Marvel” which refers to Captain Marvel. At last report, Emily Blunt has been strongly linked to the role for the character’s upcoming solo movie.

The Breadwinner
Angelina Jolie Pitt is set to produce “The Breadwinner,” an animated feature based on the best-selling young adult novel by Canadian author Deborah Ellis. Nora Twomey (“The Secret of Kells”) will direct from a screenplay by Anita Doron.

The story follows an Afghani girl living under Taliban rule who disguises herself as a boy to become the breadwinner of the family when her father is unfairly imprisoned. A cut of the film will be produced in Dari in addition to the English-language version which is due for release early 2017. [Source: Deadline]

Mark L. Smith (“The Revenant”) has been hired to do a rewrite on Edgar Wright’s “Collider” which J.J. Abrams is slated to produce for Paramount. Mark Protosevich (“Oldboy”) and Wright penned the first draft of what they dub a “smart and scary” sci-fi film. When the project might begin production is unclear as Wright is currently filming “Baby Driver”. [Source: Deadline

Ice Age: Collision Course
20th Century Fox has given the fifth film in its animated “Ice Age” franchise a new title – “Ice Age: Collision Course” – and pushed it back a week to a July 22nd 2016 release date. [Source: Deadline

Back in Time
Gravitas Ventures has announced that “Back in Time,” a documentary about the gestation of “Back to the Future” and how the film trilogy fanbase is thriving decades on, will hit VOD, Blu-ray, DVD and select theaters on October 21st 2015 – the same day Marty McFly traveled to in “Back to the Future II”.

The documentary features brand new interviews with the stars and creators of the franchise, including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Gale, and more.