Briefs : Foy, Derrickson, Gremlins, Bautista, Stargate, Suicide Squad

“Dust”, a psychological horror thriller starring Claire Foy (“The Crown”), has been picked up by Fox Searchlight. Introduced at the Cannes virtual market, the film is set against the backdrop of increasingly horrific dust storms in 1930s Oklahoma and tells of a young mother, to be played by Foy, haunted by the past who becomes convinced that a mysterious presence is threatening her family and takes extraordinary measures to protect them. [More…]

“Doctor Strange” helmer Scott Derrickson will direct “Black Phone” for Blumhouse. The project is based on a Joe Hill short story of the same name that follows a kidnapped child who is being kept basement with an antique phone that, despite being disconnected, rings at night with calls from the dead. Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw will star. [More…]

Concept art for HBO Max’s upcoming animated series “Gremlins : Secrets of the Mogwai” has been released. Co-executive producer Tze Chun dropped the imagery on his twitter.

Director Brad Peyton (”Rampage”) and Dave Bautista (”Guardians Of The Galaxy”) are teaming up to produce big-budget sci-fi fantasy movie ”Universe’s Most Wanted”, which is slated to go into production spring next year. The film will focus on a small town which gets a big surprise when a space ship carrying the universe’s most wanted and dangerous criminals crash lands in their backyard. Soon the sheriff’s son becomes a hero when he finds himself helping an intergalactic peacekeeper (Bautista) to keep the ragtag group of alien prisoners from escaping and taking over the world. [More…]

“Stargate” co-writer Dean Devlin said in a recent interview that he originally planned two sequels to the hit sci-fi film. “There are two different places on Earth that are famous for pyramids. And one was an Egyptian, and our second was going to be a Mayan culture.” [More…]

Steve Agee will join John Cena in a “Suicide Squad” spin-off series that’ll see the actors reprise their roles of Peacemaker and King Shark, respectively. [More…]

Shaw, McCormick, Healy set for O’Grady’s We Need to Do Something

Jordan Peele to remake Wes Craven classic