Quick News: Guns, Trail, Landon, Astra, Blair

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Guns Akimbo
The first officially approved photo from the Jason Lei Howden-directed action-comedy “Guns Akimbo” has arrived. Shot in New Zealand last year, Daniel Radcliffe plays a lovelorn man whose mundane existence is turned upside-down when he finds himself enrolled in a dark social media movement that forces strangers to fight in a city-wide game of death, live-streamed worldwide to a fanatical audience. Samara Weaving co-stars in the film which premieres in Toronto next month. [Source: Bloody Disgusting]

The Trail
Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment along with Scholastic Entertainment are teaming for a feature adaptation of Meika Hashimoto’s adventure novel “The Trail” which Imagine’s Kids+Family division will produce. Iole Lucchese and Caitlin Friedman will serve as producers.

Quinn Emmett will write the script for the film about a 12-year-old reeling from the loss of his best friend who decides to finish their bucket list without his family’s knowledge. The list includes hiking the last 400 miles of the Appalachian Trail through Maine, where he learns how to survive, dodging bears and outrunning hunger. [Source: Variety]

Untitled Christopher Landon Project
“Happy Death Day” director Christopher Landon won’t be working on the third film in that series which is effectively dead at this point. Instead, he is working on another secret project with Blumhouse Productions – but one he can’t discuss much at the moment. Speaking with ComicBook.Com recently, the filmmaker says the new project is a “really fun movie” and adds:

“I am so excited to go make this movie. It’s one of those movies that you sort of go, ‘Wait, why hasn’t that been done before?’ That’s really been the line that we’ve gotten the most when the script has gone out, as we’ve been casting and getting our crew assembled. That’s been the thing I’ve heard over and over again. ‘Wait, wait, they haven’t done this yet?’ And I’m like, ‘Nope.'”

Ad Astra
20th Century Fox has released a new featurette for James Gray’s science-fiction drama “Ad Astra” which highlights the epic journey that Brad Pitt’s character Roy McBride goes on to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones) and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. Ruth Negga, Liv Tyler and Donald Sutherland co-star and the film opens September 20th.

Blair Witch
Ahead of its release on August 30th, developer Bloober Team has released a new 4K video tour through the eerie woodland setting of its upcoming “Blair Witch” video game based on the cult-favorite horror franchise.

The game takes place in 1996, three years before the events of the film, and starts when a young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest. You play a former police officer with a troubled past who joins the search and your ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare.