Briefs : Murray/Anderson reunite, Boseman would’ve been in L.A Confidential 2, Wick prequel gets a director

And a few other bits and pieces!

Bill Murray is reuniting with Wes Anderson, his director of over half-a-dozen films including “Rushmore”, “Isle of Dogs” and the upcoming “The French Dispatch”, for the filmmaker’s next. Set to shoot in Spain in August, the untitled feature stars Tilda Swinton. “Sets resembling a desert landscape have been going up in Chinchón, a small town located southeast of Madrid, over the last two months, as reported by Spanish outlet El Pais. However, the film isn’t believed to necessarily be a western”, says Variety.

“Book of Eli” director Albert Hughes will helm “John Wick” prequel series “The Continental”. Per Heat Vision, Hughes will direct the first and third episode while executive producing all three. A director for episode two has not yet been chosen.

Chadwick Boseman was set to join Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce in an “L.A Confidential” sequel, screenwriter Brian Helgeland confirmed this week. Helgeland and the cast had agreed to return for a sequel to the Oscar-winning ’90s crime caper but Warner Bros weren’t keen. [More…]

Paramount Television Studios has greenlit “Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies” to series. The small-screen spin-off of the hit movie, the “prequel takes place four years before Sandy and Danny’s relationship throws Rydell High into a tailspin. Before rock ‘n’ roll ruled and before the T-Birds were the coolest guys in school, four fed-up, outcast girls dare to have fun on their own terms and spark a moral panic that will change Rydell High forever. The hour-long musical comedy will highlight the rise of the original four Pink Ladies— Rizzo, Jan, Marty and Frenchy— long before they had to whip into shape the clean-cut new girl from Australia.” [More…]

New character descriptions for the upcoming “Interview with the Vampire” series have been revealed. The Illuminerdi revealed new character details about the be 8 one-hour series, which will film in New Orleans, Paris, and Eastern Europe, and follow Molloy as he interviews Louis for a second time which is a new take or perhaps continuation of the story from the novel. [More…]

It was recently reported that an animated “Game of Thrones” series was in the works. Today, The Hollywood Reporter adds that HBO Max have “at least” two more animated spin-offs in the works. In another ”Game of Thrones” spin-off update, one live action prequel concept is no longer in the mix. [More…]

A sequel to this week’s “Gunpowder Milkshake”, starring Karen Gillan, is already in the works. Screen Rant report that the follow-up was already in the works well before the film premiered on Netflix this past week.

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