Quick News: Brightburn, Watchmen, Taboo, White

Quick News Brightburn Watchmen Taboo White

Screen Gems have released a new photo for their James Gunn-produced horror feature “BrightBurn” starring Jackson A. Dunn. The story is a dark spin on the “Superman” myth with a child from another world crash-landing on Earth. However, instead of becoming a hero to mankind he proved to be something far more sinister. David Yarovesky helms the film which opens May 24th. [Source: Screen Gems]

“Downsizing” actress Hong Chau has scored a key role on HBO’s upcoming series adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ iconic limited comic series “Watchmen”. Chau is expected to play a Vietnamese character named Lady T.

The series aims to embrace the nostalgia skewering dark satire of the original graphic novel while attempting to break new ground at the same time. [Source: Deadline]

Producer Steven Knight has confirmed that a second season of the Tom Hardy-led period drama series “Taboo” is happening and says the project’s scripts are almost completed. The plan is to once again run for eight episodes with production to begin around late 2019 or early 2020, and the show is designed to have a three-season arc overall. [Source: Collider]

The White Room
Amblin Partners has picked up screenwriter Bryce McGuire’s “The White Room” and has set Rod Blackhurst (“Amanda Knox”) to direct. Casting will begin shortly with Evan Hayes, Alex Heineman and Andrew Rona producing.

The female-driven thriller that takes place over the course of one night in the offseason of the remote Adirondack Mountains. A mysterious young woman goes missing and it is up to a hardened local widow to find out the truth behind the disappearance, which may have been caused by something inhuman. [Source: Deadline]