Find out how Neill Blomkamp's Alien movie connects to Prometheus 2. Terminator Genisys script reviews give some major hints. Meanwhile Hellboy's Doug Jones joins Arrow. Plus, details on the next Pirates of the Caribbean film. Spoilers Now!
Top image: Ghostbusters.
Rumors are circling Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot — Film Divider is claiming that Saturday Night Live actress Cecily Strong has been cast in a major supporting role in the film. She'll play a third party that supports the Ghostbusters financially and secretly legitimizes the heroine's business — while also denouncing them in public, to keep people from panicking about the existence of ghosts. Nothing's official yet, so treat this as a rumor rather than confirmation. [via /Film]
Speaking of Ghostbusters, there's news on another movie - Dan Aykroyd's Ghostbusters sequel is apparently still in the works, despite the reboot, according to the man himself:
Oh I've written… well, we have…I've written, well, there's three drafts of the old concept that exists. And we're going to be able to salvage some of it and use it. Yeah, we're gonna be able to use it some day. Let's get this one made and that will reinvigorate the franchise and then we'll go on to maybe doing a more conventional third sequel as we were planning and another idea I have for it.
A few more details about the new Alien Movie announced yesterday have been revealed. First of all, Ridley Scott will produce the movie through his company Scott/Free, but some minor story details were also included — the movie will be set in a timeline that is post-Prometheus 2, which is currently planned for a 2016 release. [L.A. Times]
Several reviews of the movie's script have been released via The Arnold Fans, and although they don't give away too many details, there's some new information to be found within. First of all, the movie is set in three different time periods, one being the future war between the Terminators and the last remnants of humanity (largely seen in the movie's opening 20 minutes), 1984, and another undisclosed time period, removed from the reviews because of its spoilery nature. Instead of a single villain, the movie features multiple types of Terminator encountered through the different time periods, spearheaded by two 'well known' Terminator models.
The script reviews are otherwise relatively positive on the film, noting that neither trailer released really reflects the tone of the rest of the movie. And they note that Arnold Schwarzenegger's role is prominent throughout much of the movie:
I get the vibe that fans have been disappointed with Arnold's involvement in action sequences since his comeback. Well, that changes with Terminator Genisys. Arnold is front and center of all the big action during the 1984 and (*deleted) portion of the movie.
You can see more at the link. [via Joblo]
Variety has some details about the film's Italian shooting schedule. The film will shoot for five weeks in Rome, with planned stunts including a river chase across the Tiber and Bond parachuting onto a bridge from a helicopter, and a chase sequence in the heart of the city, including the crushing of a poor Fiat 500.
Scott McCloud's upcoming graphic novel about a man who sacrifices the rest of his life to gain the power to sculpt anything he wants out of thin air has been optioned by Sony. Scott Rudin will produce the Adaptation. [THR]
Some casting news as well as a new description for the film have been released — in addition to the previously announced Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites, Golshifteh Farahani also joins the cast, while Kevin R. McNally and Stephen Graham return as Joshamee Gibbs and Scrum. Here's the first synopsis:
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.
There's a veritable slew of news about Arrow today. First up, Paul Blackthorne talks to TV Line about the repercussions for Ollie and Laurel hiding Sara's death from Quentin Lance:
TVLINE | Might this be the beginning of end of Lance's love affair with the vigilantes?
Well, [Arrow] of course is the other person who didn't tell Lance that Sara is dead, so yeah, their next meeting is going to be "interesting." Lance isn't going to be too happy with him, either! His trust in the Arrow is going to be pretty much shelved.
And here's another, where where he offers a hint of what's to come for the rest of the season:
Are we going to seeing any more scenes between Lance and Nyssa (Katrina Law) by the season's end?
I believe we will, yes. She always sort of pops up, doesn't she? Very expertly so, as well. So, yeah. I do hope so. Katrina's great to have around.
What else is coming up for Quentin that you're allowed to talk about?
I mentioned The Flash, and then obviously, there's this huge shift in his relationship now, with Laurel and The Arrow, so there's definitely going to be repercussions from that, which swings them into unknown territory. I'm looking forward to that. It'll be interesting to see how that develops.
More at the link. [Ksite TV]
Meanwhile, even more crossovers between Flash and Arrow have been planned - Cisco and Detective West will make an appearance this season, helping out Starling City P.D on a case. [ Spoiler TV]
Speaking of casting - Doug Jones will appear in 3.19, 'Broken Arrow' as the DC Comics villain named Deathbolt. [ IGN]
Episode 4.19 will be named 'Lily':
Greg McLean's outback horror movies are being turned into a six part miniseries by video-on-demand company Stan. John Jarratt will reprise his role as Mick Taylor from the films. [9News]
Damon struggles to write a speech for Liz's funeral in this clip from 'Let Her Go'.
Additional reporting by Abhimanyu Das and Charlie Jane Anders.