Netflix has released a new photo of Chris Pine as medieval Scottish king, Robert the Bruce, in the Netflix historical drama “Outlaw King”. David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water”) helms the film which is set around the events of the First War for Scottish Independence which took place during 1298-1306. Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh and Stephen Dillane co-star in the film which will be released on Netflix worldwide on November 9th. [Source: Empire]
With “The Incredibles” sequel coming to Blu-ray and DVD on November 6th, Disney has announced that the set will also include a whole new short film titled “Auntie Edna”. The mini-movie will look at Edna Mode’s all-night endeavor to design a suit to best harness baby Jack-Jack’s expanding superpowers whilst babysitting the young lad. [Source: Disney Pictures]
“Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Deadpool” and “Tomb Raider” score composer Junkie XL has revealed he’s set to do the score for Peter Jackson’s “Mortal Engines” film. Set thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted with gigantic moving cities now roaming the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. [Source: Twitter]
HBO has announced that they have renewed the Dwayne Johnson-led comedy series “Ballers” for a fifth season and Issa Rae-led “Insecure” for a fourth season. Both shows started their most recent seasons a month ago and continue to be solid performers for the premium cable network. [Source: HBO]
Hunters in the Dark
Bad Penny Productions has optioned British writer Lawrence Osborne’s Cambodia-set thriller novel “Hunters In The Dark” and have hired Osborne and Ben Cookson to adapt the work into a feature film. Phin Glynn and Daz Spencer Lovesey will produce.
The novel takes place in modern day Cambodia and sees an English teacher, Robert Grieve, win a satchel’s worth of money and decide to take a journey deeper into the wilder side of the country. Coming up against a scheming American and a crooked police officer, he follows his journey to a dramatic climax. [Source: Deadline]
“Always Sunny” regular Charlie Day will star, write, produce and make his directorial debut on the Hollywood comedy “El Tonto” at Armory Films and Metalwork Pictures. The story follows an idiot deaf mute who becomes a celebrity and loses it all. Shooting begins in Los Angeles next month. [Source: Variety]