News Bits: Valerian, Haunt, King, Oath, Detroit

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan will reportedly lend his voice to the French dub of Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” which opens on July 21st.

Dolan will perform the Fench dub of Dane DeHaan’s role, while actress/singer Soko will do the voice for Cara Delevingne. Dolan has previous done the dubbed voices of Fear in “Inside Out,” Peeta in “The Hunger Games,” Jacob in “Twilight” and Ron Weasley in “Harry Potter”. [Source: The Playlist]

Sierra/Affinity have set Scott Beck and Bryan Woods to write and direct the Halloween-themed horror film “Haunt”. The story deals with a haunted house experience that becomes all too real.

Beck and Woods were previously attached to “A Quiet Place”. Eli Roth, Mark Fasano, Ankur Rungta, and Vishal Rungta will produce. [Source: Dread Central]

In the Garden of the King
Anonymous Content and Made In Africa Films will team on Johan Renck’s “In The Garden Of The King”. Paul Ian Johnson penned the film which focuses on events surrounding the genocide of the Congolese people between 1885-1908.

The story is told through the eyes of three protagonists: a present-day Belgian aid worker; a Victorian shipping merchant and a colonial Congo girl warrior. Their fates are intertwined by history’s greatest forgotten atrocity. [Source: Deadline]

The Oath
Katrina Law (“Arrow,” “Training Day”) has scored the female lead role in Crackle’s new drama “The Oath”. Law will take on the role of police officer Karen Beach who becomes involved with a member of a rival cop gang.

The gritty drama also stars Sean Bean and Ryan Kwanten and will explore the subculture of gangs and the ways members swear to defend and protect the interest of their kin. [Source: Crackle]

Nightmare in Detroit
Rebel Maverick has acquired rights to Burleigh Hines’ novel “Nightmare in Detroit” with plans to develop it as a mini-series or event series.

The project is out to writers and then will shop the project to networks and streaming services. The book documents the July 1967 Detroit riots and its victims. Matt Nicholas and Ashley Anguline will executive produce. [Source: Deadline]