Paramount Pictures and Hasbro are developing an untitled fourth “G.I. Joe” movie, with the studio in negotiations with the writing team of Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse to pen the script.
The new project would be a follow-up to Paramount’s upcoming release “Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins,” with “Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding in the lead role as the head of an anti-terrorist group. Robert Schwentke directed the pic, which opens on Oct. 23.
The movie is a reboot of the franchise and comes seven years after “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.” The film series, based on Hasbro’s action figure toy line, was launched in 2009 with “G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra.” The two “G.I. Joe” films grossed a combined $678 million at the worldwide box office.
Veteran action producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who has produced the “G.I. Joe” and “Transformers” movies, will produce the new film with Hasbro’s Allspark Pictures.
‘John Wick 4,’ ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’ Get New Release Dates.
Lionsgate has pushed back “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” to 2021, and Keanu Reeves’ “John Wick: Chapter 4” to 2022 as part a massive revamp its upcoming slate.
The studio announced Friday that it has also set its “Saw” reboot “Spiral,” starring Chris Rock and Jackson for May, 21, 2021 — a full year after its original opening date. It had already that it had re-scheduled horror film “Antebellum,” starring Janelle Monae, for Aug. 21.
“John Wick: Chapter 4” will open more than a year its original opening date of May 21, 2021 — a date that Lionsgate announced last year in the wake to the strong opening of “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.” The fourth iteration of the Reeves’ franchise will now open on May 27, 2022, over Memorial Day Weekend.
Ava DuVernay’s Inspires Cinephiles With Her #ARRAYNow Tweet-a-Thon Session
On Thursday, director Ava DuVernay and her film collective ARRAY unleashed the power of Twitter to educate and inspire the film community with a 10-hour tweet-a-thon event for cinephiles to ask their favorite filmmakers all about how and why they make the movies they’ve made.
More than 60 directors participated in the day-long event, answering questions marked with the hashtag #ARRAYNow and dishing out candid advice and valuable industry knowledge
The full lineup of directors included blockbuster helmers Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman 1984”) and Jon M. Chu (“In the Heights”), breakthrough artists with buzzy upcoming projects Nia DaCosta (“Candyman”) and Radha Blank (“The 40 Year Old Version”), recent Oscar winners Matthew A. Cherry (“Hair Love”) and Peter Ramsey (“Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse”), and industry legends Mira Nair, Julie Dash, Malcolm D. Lee and Guillermo del Toro.
“I wanted this to feel like a virtual hug from filmmakers to film lovers. Hope it did,” DuVernay tweeted to her 2.3 million followers as she closed out the event.
Sharing her own advice in response to a question about using social media to break through “industry red tape,” DuVernay wrote, “That theory assumes that someone is going to help you. Very few of the directors in today’s event took that posture. They committed to their vision and found a way. On the journey, help will come, will be attracted to you. But don’t start from that place of need.”
Jidenna Looks Is The Cover Star For The New GQ South Africa Issue
Nigerian rapper Jidenna is the cover star for GQ South Africa‘s May/June 2020 music issue.
The publication writes: Whether it’s Pan-Africanism, style as rebellion, or the global sound fusion shaping his next studio album, Jidenna is, above all, true to himself.
The Classic Man crooner is eye candy in the photos following the cover feature first rocking a printed damask jacket, showing off his Polynesian tattoo. Next, he dons a matching set from South African Afro Futuristic Luxury brand, Imprint ZA.
Inside the issue he says:
My mission doesn’t stop with Africa alone. I’m building a two-way, multiple- lane highway that’s cultural, economic, spiritual and uplifts people on both sides.
WurlD Unveils The Details of his Forthcoming EP, “Afrosoul.”
With growing buzz and anticipation around WurlD’s new releases, he continues to showcase his unique ability to fuse soulful sounds, African pop, distinct songwriting, and vocal prowess.
Building on that momentum, WurlD announces his forthcoming EP titled “Afrosoul” set for release on May 15th on all platforms.
The EP will feature “Ghost Town” and “Love Nobody”; in addition to unreleased tracks “National Anthem (Growing Wings)”, “Story”, “Can’t Come Outside”, and more.
See the tracklist below:
Check Out the New Episode of Film Masterclass with Kunle Afolayan
Award-winning actor, director and producer, Kunle Afolayan is taking aspiring filmmakers through a virtual masterclass into the exceptional world of filmmaking.
The masterclass cuts across several aspects of filmmaking such as directing, cinematography, lighting, script development, production tips, the business of film among others, using his filmography as case studies.
Today’s class is on the developmental stage in filmmaking from the perspective of ”The Figurine (Araromire)”. Watch the video below: