maze runner

After the jump:

  • Sharknado 3 gets hit with a strike-nado, might get delayed
  • T.S. Nowlin will be back to script the last Maze Runner
  • Joe Carnahan offers a glimpse of the A-Team sequel we never got
  • The Poltergeist remake is going to be here two months early
  • Sigourney Weaver is excited about Neill Blomkamp’s Alien sequel
  • The latest Terminator Genisys rumors are are the craziest yet
  • Get another little peek at Bryce Dallas Howard in Jurassic World
  • Watch expensive cars chase each other on the set of Spectre

The apocalypse isn’t getting cancelled completely, but it might be delayed. Production on Sharknado 3 has halted as crew members go on strike over a union contract.

Sharknado 3 has less than a week of filming left in Los Angeles, and as of now it’s still scheduled to air on Syfy in July. However, insiders say it may get pushed back if the strike continues for longer than a week.

Probably not helping matters are mocking statements like this one, from the producers’ attorney Scott Meehan:

We are happy to report that we have reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Selachimorpha, which represents the sharks in our film. We will be increasing the amount of chum at the craft services table and will no longer require our employees to sleep without moving.

Union members have declined to dignify the statement with a response. [Deadline]

The Maze Runner was a hit and its sequel The Scorch Trials seems to be coming along nicely, so Fox is going to keep a good thing going. The studio has closed a deal with T.S. Nowlin, who co-wrote the first film and wrote the second, to pen the third.

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure will be based on the third installment of James Dashner’s YA series. The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials doesn’t hit theaters until September 18, but locking Nowlin in early gives Fox a headstart on the next one. [Deadline]

At this point even the most devoted Joe Carnahan fans have made their peace with the fact that The A-Team 2 is unlikely to ever happen. Instead, you’ll have to settle for this bit of concept art originally intended for the sequel.

[Twitter]

They’re baaack… and they’re arriving sooner than expected. 20th Century Fox has bumped Poltergeist up by two months, from July 24 to May 22. The new date pits it against Disney’s sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland and Lionsgate’s horror flick The Vatican Tapes.

The shift has caused a minor ripple through Fox’s upcoming slate. Melissa McCarthy‘s Spy, which was originally slated for May 22, will now land June 5, and the John Green adaptation Paper Towns, which was set for June 5, will take over Poltergeist’s old July 24 date. [Coming Soon]

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