Quick News: Knightfall, Stuber, Phantom, Jurassic

Knightfall
History’s medieval drama series “Knightfall” had the third-best cable drama launch of 2017, pulling in 1.8 million total viewers – behind only “Feud: Bette and Joan” and “The Son,” and tied with “Taboo”.

The series, set after the fall of the city of Acre, goes inside the medieval politics and warfare of the Knights Templar. The group was the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages and Tom Cullen plays a knight for the order sent out on a life or death mission to find the lost Cup of Christ. [Source: Deadline]

Stuber
Dave Bautista (“Guardians Of The Galaxy,” “Spectre,” “Blade Runner 2049”) is attached to star in the Tripper Clancy-penned comedy “Stuber” for 20th Century Fox. Michael Dowse is directing.

Bautista plays a very determined detective who commandeers an unsuspecting Uber driver named Stu into a harrowing evening of hijinks and mayhem. Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley will produce. [Source: Deadline]

The Phantom Tollbooth
Matt Shakman has been set to direct the live action & CG animated adaptation of Norton Juster classic children’s book “The Phantom Tollbooth” for TriStar Pictures. Phil Johnston wrote the latest draft of the script, originally by Michael Vukadinovich, while Donald De Line and Ed McDonnell are producing.

The story follows Milo, an apathetic child who is bored by everything. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through it and discovers the magical Lands Beyond – which is full of intriguing places and dynamic characters. [Source: THR]

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Following that trailer earlier this week, writer-producer Colin Trevorrow has revealed on social media that despite all appearances, the trailer for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” only shows events from the first hour of the film and doesn’t touch upon anything in the back half of the movie. [Source: CB

Sandman
Anonymous Content has optioned the books by Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril, better known by their pen name Lars Kepler, with plans for a film adaptation of “The Sandman” and a TV series adaptation of “The Hypnotist”. ‘Sandman’ follows Sweden’s most notorious serial killer and the two cops who try to beat him at his own game. [Source: Deadline]