News Bits: Sexes, Winchester, Spongebob, Sins

Battle of the Sexes
New photos are out over at People showing Emma Stone and Steve Carell in the comedy film “Battle Of The Sexes” from directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

The story deals with the titular 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which tackled the conversation about gender and sports head on. It will open on September 22nd.

Winchester
CBS Films has announced a release date of February 23rd 2018 for Michael and Peter Spierig’s supernatural thriller “Winchester” starring Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson.

The story follows firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Mirren), who was convinced that she was haunted and who threw herself into the 24-hours a day, seven days a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. The still standing house is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the world. [Source: CBS Films]

SpongeBob SquarePants 3
Nickelodeon president Cyma Zarghami has confirmed during a recent quarterly earnings conference call at Viacom that: “There will definitely be another SpongeBob movie.” The recent second film in the “SpongeBob SquarePants” franchise grossed $323 million worldwide on a $74 million budget.

Seven Sins
Chuck Russell (“The Mask”) has been to direct the fantasy-adventure movie “The Seven Sins” from his own script and which has been set up at Tyrant One Imperium Pictures.

Based on John Land’s ‘Tyrant’ books, the story follows an Italian casino owner haunted by his past who uses an ancient medallion to become a superhero. There are no actors currently attached. [Source: Variety]