Don’t Breathe’ Director Eyed For ‘The Girl In The Spider Web’

Director of the hits “Evil Dead” and last summer’s “Don’t Breathe”, Fede Alvarez, choice to direct the sequence of David Fincher’s 2011 thriller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”
The pic is based on the new novel of David Lagercrantz, who took over for the series after the original novel’s author Stieg Larsson died in 2004. In the novel, Salander teamed up with journalist Mikael Blomkvist to enter a world of the ruthless underworld of spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives-some willing to kill to protect their secrets.
The script penned by Oscar-nominated writer Steven Knight .The selection cams as Alvarez and Sony discussed the director’s potential next project for the studio, following his box office success with Sony’s “Don’t Breathe,” which grossed $150 million worldwide on a $9 million budget. His 2013 horror reboot “Evil Dead” earned $97 million worldwide on a $17 million budget.
This time Sony had been interested in Alicia Vikander for the role as Salander in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.”
Scott Rudin along with Eli bush and former Sony Chief Amy pascal will produce “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” with Elizabeth Cantillon and Swedish production company Yellow Bird, who produced the original movie starring Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth. David Beaubaire is overseeing for the studio.

Chance the Rapper made a secret movie

Chance the Rapper will star in a new film for A24 titles Slice.

The movie, which is centers around an enigmatic outlaw framed for a killing spree that targets unsuspecting pizza delivery boys, takes place in a mysterious city.

A24, which has the critically acclaimed coming-of-age film Moonlight currently in theaters, plans to release Slice in the second half of 2017. It was written by Chance’s frequent collaborator, Austin Vesely, who directed the music videos for the rapper’s “Sunday Candy” and “Angels.”

Not much is known about Chance’s secret film except that it was written and directed by Austin Vesely

Michael Grandage to serve as the New Director of Frozen

Tony-winner British director Michael Grandage is all set to take the reins of the Broadway adaptation of Frozen along with Olivier Award-winning Scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram.

Grandage replaces Alex Timbers, a two time tony award nominee who directed Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Pee-Wee Herman Show and Rocky on Broadway, had been initially commissioned to direct Frozen but left this summer. Whereas Oram replaces original designer Bob Crowley.

Grandage won the Tony for Best Direction of a Play for Red, while Oram picked up Best Scenic Design for the same show. Grandage and Oram have previously collaborated on productions including The Cripple of Inishmaan and Red.

Disney Theatrical Productions said it will mount the show at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in August 2017. It is expected to land on Broadway in 2018 alongside its hits Aladdin and The Lion King. Casting will be announced later.

‘Star Trek Beyond’ Director Justin Lin Boards Hot Wheels

Fast and Furious Director Justin Lin has closed a deal to direct Legendary‘s Hot Wheels, a film based on the car toyline from Mattel. The film still needs a writer.

Lin will develop, produce and direct the movie via his Perfect Storm Entertainment. He and his Perfect Storm Entertainment also have an option to co-finance the film.

Hot Wheels is one of the world’s biggest toy brands, with Mattel claiming that it’s the best-selling toy in the world, with more than 5 billion tiny cars produced since 1968. According to Mattel, the company creates nine million cars every week and sells 10 every second.

Most recently, Lin directed the new Star Trek Beyond movie. So it’s safe to say that he knows how to make a kickass action movie. Whereas Perfect Storm is developing Space Jam 2 on the film side and at least four television projects it is developing, including a new take on the police drama S.W.A.T.