Quick News: Kong, Dora, Who, Overlord, Unboxing

Quick News Kong Dora Who Overlord Unboxing

Godzilla vs. Kong
“Bosch,” “The Wire” and “John Wick” alum Lance Reddick has joined the extended cast of Adam Wingard’s “Godzilla vs. Kong” at Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. The film opens May 22nd 2020.

Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Jessica Henwick, Julian Dennison, Kyle Chandler, and Demian Bichir co-star in the film. [Source: Deadline]

Dora the Explorer
The live-action film based on the “Dora the Explorer” kids animated series will see Jeffrey Wahlberg, the nephew of Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg, replacing Micke Moreno in the role of Dora’s cousin Diego. Moreno reportedly left the production, which is currently filming, for personal reasons.

Isabela Moner stars as the titular teen, who heads out on an adventure with her best friend, Boots the monkey, and her cousin Diego. James Bobin helms the film which also stars Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria, Michael Pena, Temuera Morrison and Q’orianka Kilcher co-star in the film which opens August 2nd 2019. [Source: Collider]

Doctor Who
It was previously rumored, but now BBC News has finally confirmed “Doctor Who” will be skipping its Christmas special this year and instead will air a special episode on New Year’s Day. The current series, actress Jodie Whittaker’s first, will conclude on December 9th.

The horror feature “Overlord” is apparently being cut for Australian audiences with the film, having initially been rated R18+ for ‘high impact violence’, now getting a one minute shorter runtime and an MA15+ rating for ‘Strong horror themes and violence’ according to a Village Cinemas listing (via Media Censorship in Australia). Paramount reportedly never sought a classification review and so presumably made the cuts themselves. “Overlord” opens in Australia on December 6th.

Paramount Players has acquired “Ice Age: The Meltdown” writer Jim Hecht’s script “Unboxing” which Pocket.watch and Albie Hecht will produce as a feature.

The story centers on a mischievous eleven-year-old YouTube star who unboxes her father’s secret safe as a stunt for her channel and unleashes the treacherous Puck and his band of evil tricksters on a small town. [Source: Deadline]