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Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead follow-up finally a go!

A film the “Justice League” helmer was originally set to do in 2008

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Umpteen years after he first floated the idea to Warner Bros, Zack Snyder is reigniting “Army of the Dead” – but this time at Netflix.

The film, which reunites Snyder with the undead (he previously collaborated with a horde of coffin dodgers on Universal’s “Dawn of the Dead” remake), follows a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, where a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

Joby Harold is writing the film – based on Snyder’s story – with production due to lens later this year, according to Variety.

“Army of the Dead” is the first film for Snyder since “Justice League”, which he was forced to step down from mid-way through production because of a family tragedy.

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Junkie XL scoring new Terminator

The film reunites the artist with “Deadpool” director Tim Miller

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Junkie XL, the famed movie musicsmith who provided the audio backdrop for such films as “Alita : Battle Angel” and “Mad Max : Fury Road”, will compose “Terminator : Dark Fate”.

The film reunites the artist aka Tom Holkenborg with his ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller, as well as “Alita” producer James Cameron.

“It’s great to be working on another project with Tim,” Holkenborg said in a statement to THR. “The original Terminators were such iconic movies, and having James back as a producer with Tim directing is an amazing dream team. It’s going to be a fantastic movie to be part of.”

The Miller-directed “Terminator” reboot, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, releases November 1.

Official First Look at the Women of the New TERMINATOR (from left to right) Natalia Reyes as “Dani Ramos,” Mackenzie Davis as “Grace,” Linda Hamilton as “Sarah Connor”

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Avengers‘ Idris Elba set for another comic book movie

Actor recently signed to play Deadshot in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad”

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“Thor” and “Avengers” alum Idris Elba is in final negotiations to star in “Mouse Guard”, Fox’s adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic.

Wes Ball (“The Maze Runner”) will direct the film, also featuring Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, which has been described as “Game of Thrones with mice”.

Shot in motion capture with WETA providing visual effects, “Mouse Guard” is a set in a medieval world and tells of an order of mice who are the sworn protectors of their realm. Enemies range from predators such as foxes and eagles to other rodents.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elba will play Celanawe, an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like figure who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone.

Serkis is the villain of the piece, the Guard’s blacksmith known as Midnight who turns against it. Brodie-Sangster is Lieam, one of the Guard’s newest and youngest members who will be called upon to prove his bravery.

Matt Reeves, director of the upcoming ‘Batman’ reboot, is producing the film.

In addition to his roles in the Marvel cinematic universe, Elba recently signed to play Deadshot in James Gunn’s reboot of DC title “Suicide Squad”.

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Efron, Seyfried starring in Scooby Doo! movie

The “Mamma Mia!” and “Baywatch” actors join “Scoob”

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Amanda Seyfried (“Twin Peaks”) and Zac Efron (“The Greatest Showman”) will lend their lungs to Warner Bros Animation Group’s “Scooby-Doo” feature film “Scoob”.

The pic, opening in 2020 and directed by Tony Cervone, sees the Mystery Inc. team up with other characters in the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from the evil Dick Dastardly.

Efron will play Fred, while Seyfried is Daphne.

The other cast includes Will Forte, who will play Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez is Velma, Tracy Morgan is Captain Caveman, and Frank Welker will reprise the voice of Scooby. Matthew Lillard, who has voiced Shaggy for umpteen years, wasn’t too pleased to hear he’d been left out.

Chris Columbus, of “Home Alone” and “Night at the Musueum” fame, is one of the film’s producers.

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