Sony Pictures has shifted around its late 2019 slate, moving back the theatrical release of “Zombieland 2: Double Tap” by a week to October 18th. In addition, the Screen Gems cop drama “Black and Blue” moves from September 20th to October 25th – that film follows a rookie policewoman caught capturing corrupt New Orleans officers murdering a drug dealer on camera and must go on the run when the perpetrators pursue her in a desperate attempt to destroy the footage. [Source: Deadline]
Book of Leaves
“The Call” and “Beirut” director Brad Anderson is attached to helm the horror feature “Book Of Leaves” based on a script by Jonathan Hirschbein (“The Fix”). The story centers on a single mother and former nun who has lost her faith and is hired by the Vatican’s General Council to appraise a 17th century monastery in ruins with a dark and violent past. There she discovers a deadly ancient manuscript. [Source: Deadline]
Sony Pictures has acquired the film rights to Richard Kirshenbaum’s first novel “Rouge” which deals with the competitive 20th century beauty industry with the story focused on two female titans of industry who are suspiciously similar to real-life foes Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. Wendy Finerman will produce. [Source: Variety]
Starz’s series “Power” is coming to an end with the upcoming sixth season of the series to be its last. The final batch of fifteen episodes is set to debut on August 25th. In addition, series creator and co-showrunner Courtney A. Kemp has teased that new shows set in this universe are in the works and will follow some beloved characters beyond the scope of the initial series. [Source: Variety]
The Twilight Zone
Jordan Peele has revealed on Twitter today that starting May 30th, the day of the season finale airing, all ten episodes of the new version of “The Twilight Zone” on CBS All Access will also be made available in black & white – just like the entire run of the original series. The new series has already been renewed for a second season, despite very middling reviews from critics.
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) May 11, 2019