Quick News: Free, Park, Aladdin, Oddworld

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Free Guy
Shawn Levy’s action comedy “Free Guy” has officially begun shooting in Boston with Fox posting the first photo from the set showing stars Ryan Reynolds, Taika Waititi, Joe Keery, Jodie Comer and Utkarsh Ambudkar. Reynolds, Levy, Sarah Schecter and Greg Berlanti produce.

Lil Rel Howery also stars in the film about a lonely bank teller (Reynolds) who discovers he is actually a background character in an open-world video game entitled Free City and works to prevent the makers of the game from shutting it down with the help of an avatar. Matt Lieberman penned the script and the film opens July 3rd 2020. [Source: 20th Century Fox]

Eleanor & Park
Picturestart and Plan B have acquired film rights to Rainbow Rowell’s novel “Eleanor & Park”. The author is writing the script for this bittersweet story of two misfit teenagers living in Nebraska in 1986 – a tale that captures the awkward, sometimes painful, minefield of the high school experience – and the wonder of first love. [Source: Deadline]

Oddworld: Soulstorm
The first gameplay has been released from “Oddworld: Soulstorm,” the upcoming follow-up title to the acclaimed video game “Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty”. While ‘Tasty’ was an “Abe’s Oddysee” reboot, this is the same for the original second title in the series “Abe’s Exoddus”. It hits PC and console in 2020.

After liberating his coworkers from RuptureFarms, he finds himself with 300 Mudokons without food, water, or shelter. When Abe and his new group happen upon a bizarre new energy drink called Soulstorm Brew, things appear to look up – but the drink’s sinister implications keep things from being just peachy for too long.

Aladdin
Disney has unleashed a new clip from Disney’s upcoming live-action “Aladdin” remake, this one giving us a look at this version’s take on the original 1992 animated film’s classic song “Prince Ali”. Director Guy Ritchie and star Will Smith attempt to translate the work and the results… aren’t good with the production coming off with something of an unexpectedly cheap look. “Aladdin” opens on May 24th.