Quick News: Playmobil, Rebecca, Nolan, Morbius

Quick News Playmobil Rebecca Nolan Morbius

Playmobil: The Movie
STX Films has picked up “Playmobil: The Movie,” the animated feature adaptation of the popular German toyline, for distribution in the United States. Lionsgate will maintain the worldwide rights to the project which was helmed by Lino DiSalvo.

After Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) disappears into the Playmobil universe, his sister, Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy), sets out to find him. During her adventures, she teams up with some unlikely new friends, including smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan), dashing secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe), a wholehearted misfit robot and an extravagant fairy-godmother (Meghan Trainor). Adam Lambert will voice the villain Emperor Maximus. [Source: Variety]

“Requiem for a Dream” and “Moon” composter Clint Mansell is re-teaming with his “High-Rise” director Ben Wheatley for the upcoming new adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca” for Netflix. Armie Hammer and Lily James star in the psychological thriller of a young woman who must live in the shadow of her new husband’s now-dead first wife. Alfred Hitchcock adapted the work in 1940 with the film winning the Best Picture Oscar. [Source: The 405]

Untitled Chris Nolan Feature
Robert Pattinson will soon be teaming with filmmaker Christopher Nolan and actors Elizabeth Debicki and John David Washington on Nolan’s upcoming new feature due out next Summer. Nothing is really known about the film itself, but Pattinson tells USA Today he’s excited:

“I got locked in a room to read the script – I don’t have it myself. I’ve been a little wary of doing big movies for years and years, but there’s just something about Chris Nolan’s stuff. He seems like the only director now who can do what is essentially a very personal, independent movie that has huge scale. I read the script and it’s unreal.”

Jared Leto has posted up an animated photo of himself in character on the set of the “Spider-Man” spin-off feature “Morbius”. In the clip, Leto stands on a crowded New York City street with people dashing by him while the actor remains still.

The movie follows Dr. Michael Morbius who is desperately attempting to cure a rare blood disorder, but instead infects himself with a toxin that makes him a ‘living vampire’. Matt Smith, Tyrese Gibson, and Adrian Arjona co-star in the film opening July 31st 2020.