News Bits: Suicide, Monument, Steam, Wars

Suicide Squad
A new article about the upcoming Summer movies of 2016 at The L.A. Times has included a new shot of Will Smith’s Deadshot and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn in the upcoming David Ayer-directed “Suicide Squad” film. Click here for the larger version.

Monument 14
Strange Weather Films has hired Sandy Widyanata to direct “Monument 14,” the first film in a series based on Emmy Laybourne’s futuristic novel trilogy. Aron Warner and Andrew Adamson will produce.

The story follows fourteen kids from Monument, Colorado who are trapped in a superstore as civilization collapses outside the gates. Brad Peyton (“San Andreas”) and Laybourne co-wrote the script. [Source: Variety]

Lionsgate
Lionsgate has added more than one hundred movies, including “The Hunger Games” and “Kill Bill,” to the PC gaming delivery platform Steam. The service is used by millions of PC gamers and while video delivery has always been part of Steam, it’s mostly for previews for games. $4 gives you access to a film for a period – much like rentable films on Google, Amazon and iTunes. [Source: TechCrunch]

Star Wars
Practising her skills in between shooting on the upcoming eighth episode of the “Star Wars” film saga, 24-year-old actress Daisy Ridley shows off some quick moves filmed by stuntman Liang Yang in a fifteen second video which she posted to social media. Ridley’s Rey character is set to be more combat proficient in the Rian Johnson-directed film which opens December next year.