Casting has begun on a live-action “Kim Possible” movie for the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, 16 years after the popular character – a typical high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from evil villains – debuted in the animated comedy/adventure series that became a global hit. The series was lauded for its empowered female role model who uses her brain, heart and expertise to save the day. Throughout 87 episodes and two original animated movies, Kim Possible traversed the social hierarchy of high school and, with her hapless sidekick Ron Stoppable and his naked mole-rat Rufus by her side, thwarted power-hungry villains Drakken and Shego, among others. The live-action movie script writers are the creators of the animated series – Emmy(R) Award-winning creators/executive producers Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley (“Kim Possible,” “Big Hero 6: The Series,” “The Penguins of Madagascar”) – and Josh Cagan (“The DUFF,” “Bandslam”). McCorkle, Schooley and Zanne Devine, who produced or executive-produced over a dozen feature films including “I, Tonya” and “Easy A,” are executive producers.
The movie is co-directed and co-produced by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky. Stein and Lipovsky met as finalists on FOX’s “On the Lot,” a directing competition produced by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett, in which they each wrote and directed a new short film every five days.
“Fast & Furious” helmer Justin Lin will direct CBS’ ”Magnum P.I” pilot. The reboot of the Tom Selleck classic again follows Thomas Magnum only this time he’ll be assisted by a female Higgins. Lin will also be EP. (Deadline)
“Once Upon A Time” co-creator Adam Horowitz has announced that the series’ eighth season will be its last.
— Adam Horowitz (@AdamHorowitzLA) February 6, 2018
Scott Speedman (“Felicity”) will guest star on an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy“. (Deadline)
“Salt” helmer Phillip Noyce will direct the pilot for “Gone Baby Gone”, a FOX drama based on the Denis Lehane novel and 2007 movie. “Written by Black Sails co-creator Robert Levine, the untitled drama centers on private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro who, armed with their wits, their street knowledge and an undeniable chemistry, right wrongs the law can’t in the working-class Boston borough of Dorchester. In the 2007 movie, the roles were played by Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan.” (Deadline)
Apple’s upcoming “Amazing Stories” reboot has lost executive producers Hart Hanson and Bryan Fuller. The departures are due to creative differences. (Deadline)
It takes a monster, to stop a monster. Today, Netflix released the second trailer for its highly anticipated original series ”Marvel’s Jessica Jones”. ”Marvel’s Jessica Jones” returns for a second season on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018 on Netflix.