The Digest – 31st July 2019 (Early Edition)

Welcome to the next edition of The Daily Digest, round up of those stories from the world of film, Television. Stories  we missed from the last 24 hours

Ansel Elgort Confirms Script Done, Baby Driver 2 Is On The Way!

Baby Driver delivered an box office hit for Edgar Wright both sides of the Atlantic.Two years on the film’s lead star Ansel Elgort confirmed Baby Driver 2 is on the way. Speaking to MTV News he said Wright has shared the script with him and commented…“Yes, I think it’s going to happen. I think there will be a [sequel]. It has a different title, actually. You’re gonna have to have to ask Edgar that, though.”
The problem for fans of the film, is ‘when’ is when? Wright has shared his passions before online, the last been year after the first film’s release. That production date might depend on when he finishes Last Night In Soho next year.

The Kitchen Director Interested In Making Batgirl, If Project Becomes Available

It’s an important few years for DC Comics when it comes getting successful critical appraise.The Joker, Batman and The Kitchen all coming out soon. Andrea Berloff whose directing The Kitchen has said she would love to have a crack at another comic book film. Speaking to LRM recently she shared her passion to have a crack at another DC Comics title and one particularly…Batgirl!

Oh my goodness. There are so many. There are so many. You would think I would have thought that through, because what an obvious question: Why don’t I just go to them? Yeah, I have not thought it through. I would say…is it a real thing? I think it’s a real thing. I think they’re working on it. I would say maybe Batgirl. I think that’s up for grabs. I would say Batgirl.”

The buzz from Stateside seems to be very good for The Kitchen. It may not be Spandex superheroes but for an directorial debut it looks a great start. Berloff has made a name for herself as a writer and her most well known script was Straight Outta Compton. The Kitchen is set for an 20th September UK Release, Watch Trailer Here.

Game Night Directors Been Lined Up To Direct Dungeons & Dragons Film?

The Big Screen Adaption of the popular fantasy roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons has been in the works for a long time. Directors have been connected and disappeared but now Paramount Pictures may have found new directors, Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.

The pair directed the unexpected comedy hit Game Night as well as scripting the underrated Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. Originally The Lego Batman Movie helmer Chris McKay was originally to direct with Ansel Elgort to lead cast. The last time Dungeons & Dragons appeared in 2000 with Jeremy Irons directed by Courtney Solomon. Honestly that was a dreadful film, but it now seems the court issues preventing this project happening look now to be sorted. The popular game has been around since 1974 has been a popular Kids animation, next few years might be a popular feature film as well Source: Deadline

Bruce Lee’s Daughter Not Happy With Depiction Of Her Dad In Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

No one like to depict the dead in a bad way and daughter of legendary Bruce Lee, Shannon is not happy. In Tarantino’s upcoming Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, set the 1960’s her dad is played by Mike Moh. She describe the whole thing ‘ disheartening and uncomfortable’.

Speaking to The Wrap(Bruce Lee) comes across as an arrogant asshole who was full of hot air, and not someone who had to fight triple as hard as any of those people did to accomplish what was naturally given to so many others. It was really uncomfortable to sit in the theatre and listen to people laugh at my father.

The scene in question is in a scene with Brad Pitt’s stuntman character Cliff Booth fighting in a scene with Bruce Lee. It appears Booth winning the battle scene, which resembled the struggles her father had during the decade in a predominantly white Hollywood.

Robert De Niro In Talks To Star In Martin Scorsese’s Killer Of The Flower Moon

Whilst we look forward to watching Martin Scorsese directed The Irishman starring Robert DeNiro, the pair might working for a fourth time. Scorsese has been trying a longtime to bring Killers Of The Flower Moon into fruition, reports say DeNiro is in talks to join the cast.

The 1920’s set serial killer book from David Grann, with Eric Roth scripting and also to star Leonardo DiCaprio. Revolving around the Osage Nation who were granted rights to the oil found in their lands. Suddenly as Oil tycoons harvested the oil people started to get murdered including those investigating. One of the first major investigations done by the FBI which turned into one of America’s most chilling murder sprees ever.

We don’t know much more about the film apart from Empire saying DeNiro signs on, he’ll play killer Bill Hale.

Sony Pictures Launching First Ever UK Free To Air Television Network

Sony Pictures Television will launch the UK’s first free-to-air movie network as it rebrands its existing entertainment networks in the UK to form one cohesive Sony-branded portfolio. Sony Movies, Sony Movies Action, Sony Movies Classic and the seasonal pop-up channel Sony Movies Christmas will form the Sony Movies network. At the same time, the Sony-owned entertainment channel True Entertainment will be relaunched as Sony Channel.

The brand new free-to-air movie network will launch on Tuesday 10th September with flagship channel Sony Movies presenting an ever-changing mix of the best of Hollywood, from rom-coms to blockbusters to critically acclaimed indie flicks. Showing movies such as Hitch, Air Force One, Vanilla Sky and Bad Boys, plus exclusive themed Showtime Sundays and Friday Night Film Club, there really is something for everyone.

If all out action is your bag then let Sony Movies Action take you on a wild ride with its mix of espionage, car-chases, western and war films including Breakout, The Missionary Man, The Hunt for Eagle One and Bullet.

Sony Movies Classic, which debuts in January 2020, will draw from Sony Pictures’ storied and extensive Columbia Pictures movie library showcasing important and iconic titles from the history of movie making including Kramer vs Kramer, Gandhi, Oliver! and more.

And if you just can’t wait for Santa this year then you’ll be glad to know the popular seasonal pop-up channel Sony Movies Christmas will be launching in September with plenty of indulgent treats perfect to watch as you start the Christmas shopping and decorate the house. Titles include Christmas With The Kranks, Christmas Eve, Silver Bells and The Christmas Contract. There’s even a Christmas Animals themed weekend!

True Entertainment will be relaunched as Sony Channel celebrating classic drama and great entertainment with a warm and familiar mix of sitcoms, nostalgia and popular gameshows including: Murder She Wrote, Charlie’s Angels, Starsky & Hutch, TJ Hooker and classic Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Perfect for a cosy binge on all your favourites.

All channels will be available on Freeview, Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media with a new modern and cinematic design alongside this impressive slate of new and exciting content. Source: Press Release Email

Watch Mindhunter Season 2 Trailer

FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench probe further into the psyches of those who have done the unthinkable. With help from psychologist Wendy Carr, they apply their groundbreaking behavioral analysis to hunting notorious serial killers.

Inspired by true events, MINDHUNTER Season 2 will return August 16. The new season stars Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Joe Tuttle, Albert Jones, Stacey Roca, Michael Cerveris, Lauren Glazier, and Sierra McClain.