The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for May 23, 2018
Liam Neeson is in negotiations to join Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in a Men in Black spinoff, set for a May 17, 2019, release. The original movie followed Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, who played agents of a secret organization known as the Men in Black and protected Earth from intergalactic bad guys. The first film was huge hit in 1997 and produced two more sequels. Neeson will play the head of the U.K. branch of the agency.
Streaming giant Netflix is greenlighting a Michael Bay–Ryan Reynolds project. Six Underground has a budget of $125 million, and is an action pic that revolves around six billionaires who fake their own deaths and form an elite team to take down bad guys. Bay is set to shoot it back-to-back with Robopocalypse, with a release for both on Netflix in 2019.
It has been two years since Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes stepped down amid reports of sexual misconduct, and now an as-yet-untitled film is being created about his epic downfall. Charlize Theron is set to star as Megyn Kelly, who described his harassment in her landmark 2016 memoir, Settle for More. Ailes died in 2017 and denied the allegations. Charles Randolph is writing and Jay Roach is directing.
A darker take on The Jungle Book? That’s what the new trailer for Mowgli is offering. Watch it above.
Yesterday, the first description of Avengers 4 was spotted in the latest issue of License Global. The magazine’s May issue included a vague synopsis for the film that teases its epic stakes: “A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.”
During a recent talk, PlayStation head John Kodera stated that the PlayStation 4 is in the twilight stages of its life cycle, according to a report from Gamespot, meaning that the company is very likely looking to whatever comes next in the hardware department. This does not mean Sony is getting ready to stop production of PS4 games, however. It just means with the current hardware nearly five years old at this point, Sony is starting to look seriously to the future.