News Bits: Zookeeper, Time, Shell, Blomkamp

Zookeeper’s Wife
Focus Features has released new stills from “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” the upcoming true story drama starring Jessica Chastain. Set in Poland 1939, Chastain plays the Warsaw Zoo owner’s wife who covertly begins working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds of lives. The film opens next March. [Source: USA Today]

A Wrinkle in Time
Disney Pictures has confirmed an April 6th 2018 release date for Ava Duvernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time” film adaptation. The project is currently shooting in Los Angeles and stars the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling, Michael Pena and Zach Galifianakis. [Source: Disney Pictures]

Ghost in the Shell
Famed composer Clint Mansell (“Requiem for a Dream,” “Black Swan”) has been confirmed as composer of Rupert Sanders’ upcoming “Ghost in the Shell” film adaptation at Paramount Pictures. Scarlett Johansson plays a cyborg field commander in this live-action take on the classic anime and manga franchise. [Source: Collider]

Neill Blomkamp
Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp (“District 9,” “Chappie”) has used his wizardry to come up with clips that effectively play out like an FX test. The clips are Blomkamp’s reimagining of what the Air Force One and the U.S. Presidential motorcade might look like once Donald Trump takes office. Basically – he’s pimped them out. [Source: The Playlist]