News Bits: Trek, Siege, It, Wild, Shee

Star Trek Beyond
British actress Lydia Wilson (“About Time,” “Ripper Street”) has joined the cast of the Justin Lin-directed “Star Trek Beyond” for Paramount and Skydance. The film is slated to open on July 8th next year.

Details of her role are being kept under wraps, not a surprise as the same is true of Idris Elba’s villain role in the movie which is currently shooting in Canada. She’s one of several new cast members this time around with others including Joe Taslim and Sofia Boutella. [Source: Variety]

Rainbow Six Siege
Ubisoft has announced that “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege” has been delayed by a month and a half and will now hit stores December 1st rather than October 13th.

The reason for the delay is said to be due to adjustments and improvements being required across all game modes, most notably the co-op elements and interface navigation. The closed beta for the game will still begin on September 24th. [Source: IGN]

Filmmaker Cary Fukunaga has spoken with Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel “IT” which he was attached to for a long time and then walked away from due to creative differences. Discussing his departure, he says:

“It’s never easy. Chase [Palmer] and I had been working on that script for probably three years. There was a lot of our childhood and our experience in it. Ultimately, we and New Line have to agree on the kind of movie we want to make, and we just wanted to make different movies. It’s like a relationship: you can try to make the other person who you want them to be, but it’s impossible really to change. You just have to work.”

Running Wild
Sharon Stone is set to star in Alex Ranarivelo’s “Running Wild” for ESX Entertainment with Christina Moore and Brian Rudnick penning the script. Filming began this week in the Napa Valley.

The story follows a widow who saves her ranch by working with convicts to rehabilitate a herd of wild horses that wandered on to her property and must fight prejudice, greed, bureaucracy and vanity. Stone will play the villain of the piece. [Source: Deadline]

The Shee
Blumhouse Productions will re-team with “Sinister 2” director Ciaran Foy on “The Shee” which Foy will direct. Set in 1960s Ireland, the story follows a troubled young woman who must confront her violent and tragic past when she travels to a remote island. [Source: Deadline]