Quick News: Pig, Crabs, Dust, Team, Godzilla

Quick News Pig Crabs Dust Team Godzilla

Nicolas Cage and “Hereditary” breakout Alex Wolff will star in Michael Sarnoski’s “Pig” from Pulse Films, BlockBox Entertainment, Valparaiso Pictures and Saturn Pictures. Shooting begins in Oregon today.

The story tells of a truffle hunter (Cage) who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness and must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped. Sarnoski and Vanessa Block co-wrote the script with Block also producing. [Source: Screen Daily]

Jeremy Piven, Bruce Dern, Taryn Manning, Zach McGowan, Jamie Kennedy, Jack McGee, Jason James Richter are attached to star in Paolo Pilladi’s indie comedy “Crabs in a Bucket” for Future Proof Films, Cornell Ventures, and Jars Media Group. Pilladi co-wrote the script with Greg Lingo.

Piven plays a real estate developer who returns to his offbeat Philly childhood neighborhood for his mother’s Irish wake and discovers he’s been willed their ill-fated pub that his sleazy boss, Mr. Delvecchio (Pastore), wants to raze and gentrify the neighborhood. Filming is set to begin this month in New Jersey. [Source: Deadline

Village Roadshow Pictures has optioned author Charles Pellegrino’s late 1990s environmental horror novel “Dust” and have hired Dan Berk and Robert Olsen to adapt it for the screen.

The story follows maverick paleobiologist Richard Sinclair, who is one of the first to suspect the truth: that a series of random episodes are symptoms of a chain reaction triggered by a die-off of the world’s insects. As the old-world order collapses, Sinclair and a small group of scientists embark on a race against time. [Source: Deadline]

The First Team
Will Arnett has joined the cast of the BBC soccer-based comedy series “The First Team” which hails from “The Inbetweeners” co-writers Iain Morris and Damon Beesley. Tom Werner is executive producing.

The story follows the off-the-pitch misadventures of three young football players (Shaquille Ali-Yebuah, Jack McMullen and Jake Short) as they find themselves struggling with their mercurial Italian manager Cesare (Paulo Sassenelli), the team’s eccentric American Chairman (Arnett), resident hard-man Petey Brooks (Theo Barklem Biggs) and ineffectual coach Chris Booth (Chris Geere). [Source: THR]

Criterion’s “Godzilla: The Showa Era-Films” boxset next month, the company’s highly anticipated #1000 spine, has released a new trailer today giving us a glimpse of the quality of their restoration of the earliest “Godzilla” films released from 1954-1975. Fifteen films span eight Blu-ray discs in the collection which is released October 29th.