Quick News: Dates, Piracy, Cash, Bee, Jumanji

Quick News Dates Piracy Cash Bee Jumanji

Release Dates
Paramount Pictures has set a March 19th 2021 release date for the seventh installment in the “Paranormal Activity” franchise. In addition, Paramount and Allspark Pictures have set a September 24th 2021 release date for a new “My Little Pony” film. Meanwhile, Amazon has set a November 24th release this year for its feature doco “Andy Murray: Resurfacing” about the British tennis superstar painstaking rehabilitation from injury. [Source: The Wrap]

Piracy
The movie piracy website Movies2free has been shut down by Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation which is pursuing those involved with the operation for economic crimes linked to breach of copyright laws, tax evasion, and other charges.

The site contained well over 3,000 pirated movies and boasted around 10 million visitors a day and was high on the global list of top pirated movie sites. The site had been using advanced methods to keep authorities from finding where it was operating from, but it wasn’t enough. [Source: The Thai Examiner]

Cash Truck
Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham’s fourth film together, “Cash Truck,” has been acquired by MGM. Statham plays H, a cold and mysterious character working at a cash truck company responsible for moving hundreds of millions of dollars around Los Angeles each week. Weaving through a carefully constructed narrative, the film shifts across timelines and between various characters’ perspectives. Scott Eastwood also stars in this remake of 2004 French film “Le Convoyeur”. [Source: Deadline]

Untitled Bee Gees Biopic
“Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Darkest Hour” scribe Anthony McCarten has entered talks to pen the script for the biopic about iconic 1970s Grammy-winning pop group the Bee Gees. Graham King, who produced ‘Bohemian’, is producing this feature which will deal with the group’s rise to popularity alongside the rise of the disco era. McCarten is also attached to script a biopic surrounding The Beatles’ John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s relationship. [Source: The Wrap]

Jumanji: The Video Game
Bandai Namco has debuted the new launch trailer for “Jumanji: The Video Game,” a gaming adventure which offers players a chance to step into roles from the hit 2017 feature “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”. The game is being released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC today.