Quick News: Quixote, Dates, Alita, Scary, Out

Quick News Quixote Dates Alita Scary Out

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Screen Media has scored the North American rights to Terry Gilliam’s long in the works “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” film and, in partnership with Fathom Events, have announced a March 2019 release date. Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce star in the film which premiered at Cannes back in May. [Source: Indiewire]

29 Dates
Disney has scored the rights to “The Descendants” author Melissa de la Cruz’s upcoming young adult book “29 Dates” which will be produced for the streaming platform Disney+.

The story centers on a 16-year-old Korean exchange student whose ambitious parents have set her up on a number of seon (matchmaker) dates to meet appropriate young men from Seoul to San Francisco. [Source: Deadline]

Alita: Battle Angel
Grammy Award-nominee Dua Lipa has announced her involvement in the soundtrack for Robert Rodriguez’s “Alita: Battle Angel” film. Lipa will be performing the single ‘Swan Song’ which she co-wrote with the help of Dutch composer Junkie XL and other music producers. [Source: Twitter]

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
The film adaptation of Canadian horror anthology series “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” only recently began production for CBS Films and Lionsgate. The studios seem confident in the Guillermo del Toro-produced property though, so much so they’ve set an ambitious August 9th 2019 berth – getting it out fast and during the Summer. [Source: Lionsgate]

Spinning Out
Kaya Scodelario (“The Maze Runner”) has scored the lead role and Willow Shields (“The Hunger Games”) has been cast in a series regular role in Netflix’s upcoming ice skating drama series “Spinning Out”. The series was created by Samantha Stratton.

Shields will star as Serena, Kat Baker’s (Scodelario) younger sister. While Serena lacks her sister’s natural grace on the ice, she makes up for it with discipline and fierce determination. Her complicated relationship with her sister is made up of equal parts loyalty and competition. [Source: Variety]