Posted on Friday, August 21st, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
The news has been pretty slow lately as summer winds down, but we’re still recapping all the important stuff you need to know in this edition of Best Stories of the Week.
Below, you’ll find stories from the past week with updates about Kong: Skull Island, the beginning of production on the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a sequel to What We Do in the Shadows, an animated Scooby-Doo reboot, a Flight of the Conchords movie, and a new rumor about Captain America: Civil War.
Plus, there are also trailers for Ridley Scott’s The Martian, the indie horror sensation The Witch, the strange horror comedy Victor Frankenstein, and the extremely promising meta horror flick The Final Girls.
Check out the Best Stories of the Week after the jump!
#37. Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara in Carol Teaser Trailer
The drama arrives on November 27th.
#36. Fifty Shades of Grey Sequel May Have a New Director
James Foley (House of Cards, Fear, Glengarry Glen Ross) tops the list to direct Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to the erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey, and it looks like he’ll get the job. In fact, he might also end up directing the third film in the series. Find out more in our original story.
#35. Christian Bale to Play Enzo Ferrari for Michael Mann
After cruising around in the Batmobile as The Dark Knight, Christian Bale is going to get behind the wheel again, this time as real life race car drive Enzo Ferrari, whose name is now more associated with fancy sports cars. Bale’s Public Enemies director Michael Mann will be at the helm and you can find out more about the project right here.
#34. Netflix’s Drug Trafficking Drama Series Narcos Gets a New Trailer
The series debuts on Netflix on August 28th.
#33. Dante’s Inferno is Being Turned into a Romantic Adventure
Warner Bros. is turning the classic Dante’s Inferno into a romantic adventure, which seems like a strange, misguided attempt at adapting the 14th century poem. Find out the story they plan to use in our original report.
#32. Hugh Jackman May Star in Adaptation of Greek Legend The Odyssey
The Greek legend is coming to the big screen again from The Hunger Games franchise director Francis Lawrence and X-Men movies star Hugh Jackman may end up with the lead role. Find out more about the project right here.
#31. Warner Bros. Developing a Movie About Carl Sagan
The work of Carl Sagan has influences countless sci-fi movie and TV shows, and now he will be the subject of a film himself with Warner Bros. developing a project about his life. Find out what we know about the project over here.