From film pick-ups to tv series cancellations, here’s the latest news round-up.
The Big Screen
- Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest effort Grimsby has been picked up by Sony and is set for a US release in July 2015, report Deadline.
- Rumours are abound that a Chris Pratt and Danny McBride will star in a new Knight Rider movie.
- Ron Howard is reportedly in talks to helm a live action version of The Jungle Book.
- After a bit of a to-do, Paramount have finally agreed to release Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.
The Small Screen
- Snazzy noir Mob City has unfortunately been cancelled by TNT.
- ABCFamily show Ravenswood has suffered the same fate.
- The CW has announced it is renewing Arrow, Supernatural, The Vampires Diaries, The Originals, and Reign.
- HBO has ordered a series of Ballers from Mark Wahlberg and Steve Levinson. The half-hour dramedy focuses on the lives of former and current American Footballers, and will feature Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
- FOX has been on a casting spree for its Batman prequel, Gotham. First came the news that Ben McKenzie (Southland) will play Jim Gordon. Mere days later Robin Lord Taylor, Zabryna Guevara, Sean Pertwee and Erin Richards were cast as The Penguin, Captain Essen, Alfred, and Barbara Kean respectively.
Show time have unveiled the first full trailer for upcoming horror show Penny Dreadful.
The series takes characters such as Dracula, Dorian Gray and Dr. Frankenstein and places them all in a Victorian London setting. The show stars Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton and Eva Green. You can view the trailer below.