Best Stories Of The Week: Die Hard, Thor: Ragnarok, Indiana Jones And More

Best Stories of the Week is a round-up of the previous week's best and biggest stories, from news to editorials to trailers.

In this edition, we've got word on Donald Trump hosting Saturday Night Live, an actress lined up to play Batgirl in the LEGO Batman movie, a new stop-motion film from Wes Anderson, two versions of The Hateful Eight, new details on King Kong meeting Godzilla and a prequel to Die Hard.

We've also got trailers for the second season of Daredevil, the new Cameron Crowe series Roadies, Bill Murray's Christmas special on Netflix and a couple more.

See all the Best Stories of the Week after the jump!

#30. Robert Rodriguez to Direct Alita: Battle Angel for James Cameron

Alita Battle AngelPlanet Terror and From Dusk Til Dawn director Robert Rodriguez will be at the helm of Alita: Battle Angel for producer James Cameron. Find out what we know about the project so far right here.

#29. New Tease for Netflix Comedy Series W/ Bob & David

The series premieres on Netflix on November 13th.

#28. Fear Street to Follow Goosebumps to the Big Screen

Fear Street

Following in the footsteps of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps, the young adult horror series Fear Street that arrived before the more popular children's book series will be heading to the big screen as well. Find out more in our original story.

#27. Race Trailer: Jesse Owens Runs for Respect and Equality

The drama arrives on February 19th, 2016.

#26. LEGO 4D to Continue The LEGO Movie at Legoland

4D Lego Movie Spin OffThe LEGO Movie 4D A New Adventure will hit Legoland in January of 2016, featuring a new adventure that includes characters like Emmet and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie. Get more details right here.

#25. Cameron Crowe's First Series Roadies Get a Trailer

The series arrives next summer on Showtime.

#24. How Did This Get Made: John Travolta's Perfect

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The How Did This Get Made podcast focuses on John Travolta's Perfect this time. Check out our extensive companion piece for the episode right here.

#23. Y: The Last Man Getting a TV Series Adaptation

Y The Last Man TV Series

The graphic novel that struggled to make it to movie theaters will now be told on the small screen instead. FX is developing a TV series adaptation of the sci-fi story, and you can find out more in our original story.

Donald Trump hosting Saturday Night Live

#22. Donald Trump to Host Saturday Night Live in November

The presidential candidate will return to Studio 8H to host Saturday Night Live in November. How often has a presidential candidate hosted the show? Find out in our full report.

#21. Ratchet and Clank Trailer: The Video Game Is Now a Movie

The video game adaptation arrives on April 29th, 2016.

#20. Rosario Dawson to Voice Batgirl in LEGO Batman Movie

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After starring in Marvel's Daredevil television series, Rosario Dawson will cross over into the DC Comics universe (sort of) as the voice of Batgirl in the LEGO Batman movie. Get more details in the full story right here.

#19. D.J. Caruso to Direct Vin Diesel in Gestating xXx 3

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The Disturbia director will be at the helm of the gestating action sequel starring Vin Diesel. However, it may not end up shooting before Furious 8 gets off the ground. Find out more in our full story.

#18. Bill Murray Sings in A Very Murray Christmas Trailer

The Christmas special debuts on Netflix on December 4th.

#17. Back to the Future Round-Up: Mondo Vinyl, Back to the Future 4 and More

#16. The 12 Best Films at Fantastic Fest 2015

Fantastic Fest 2015

Our own Jack Giroux counts down the 12 best movies to play Fantastic Fest 2015. Check out this whole list right here.

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#15. Writing Tips from Steve Jobs Writer and Oscar Winner Aaron Sorkin

If you're stuck on your screenplay, get some tips from Oscar winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, the man behind the scripts for Steve Jobs, The Social Network, A Few Good Men and more.

#14. Wes Anderson Working on Another Stop-Motion Animated Movie

Wes Anderson Italian CafeWes Anderson is returning to the stop-motion world with a new movie about a dog, and he might bring Jeff Goldblum and Bryan Cranston into the fray. Click the respective links for more details.

#13. The Best & Worst Sketches of Amy Schumer's Saturday Night Live

Amy Schumer Saturday Night LiveAmy Schumer hosted Saturday Night Live last weekend, and we ran through the best and worst sketches of the night in a full review of the episode right here.

#12. Steve Spielberg May Avoid His Own Movies in Ready Player One

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There's a lot of references to the work of Steven Spielberg in the novel Ready Player One, and the director recently said he might go out of his way to avoid some of them in his big screen adaptation. Find out more right here.

#11. Mad Max: Fury Road Shooting for Oscars, No Furiosa-Centric Sequel

Mad Max Fury Road

Warner Bros. will be shooting for the Oscars with Mad Max: Fury Road, so expect to see a For Your Consideration campaign later this year. In addition, it sounds like the first sequel to Fury Road won't focus on Charlize Theron as Furiosa.

#10. Ethan Anderton's Favorite Movies of All Time

Ethan Anderton's Favorite Movies

Better late than never, /Film's weekend editor Ethan Anderton chimes in with his favorite movies of all time. Do you have any favorites in common? Check out the full list and find out.

#9. Daredevil Season 2 Teaser Arrives from New York Comic-Con

The second season premieres on Netflix sometime in 2016.

#8. The Hateful Eight Will Have Two Different Versions Released

The Hateful EightQuentin Tarantino will have two different versions of The Hateful Eight put together. Find out why the director will have two different cuts and what the difference between them will be right here.The Force Awakens IMAX

#7. Star Wars Round-Up: New Trailer, Ticket Sales, Final Cut and More

#6. 15 Great Kid-Friendly Horror Movies to Give You Goosebumps

horror movies for kidsJacob Hall lists 15 kid-friendly horror movies that your young ones can watch after they goes see Goosebumps. Check out the whole list over here.

#5. Marvel Round-Up: Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok, X-Men TV Shows and More

#4. Interview: Oscar Nominee Danny Boyle, Director of Steve Jobs

Danny Boyle Steve Jobs interview

Our own Peter Sciretta sat down with director Danny Boyle and they talked about about the filmmaker's choices for the look and feel of the film, the truth and fiction of his biopic, the previous adaptations based on Jobs' life story, following in David Fincher's footsteps, and a key moment in the first act of the film. Check it out right here.

#3. Steven Spielberg Says He'll Probably Direct Indiana Jones 5

Indiana Jones 5 development

While out promoting Bridge of Spies, director Steven Spielberg said that he'll probably end up directing Indiana Jones 5 with Harrison Ford putting the hat back on. Get the full story right here.

#2. Die Hard: Year One to Focus on Young John McClane

Live Free or Die Hard

For some reason there's a Die Hard prequel in the works from Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman. To find out how Bruce Willis will still be involved, and what the film is called, read the full report right here.

#1. King Kong and Godzilla Will Fight in Theaters in 2020


The movie monster match-up between the King of the Apes and the King of the Lizards will hit theaters in 2020 after Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla 2 have made their way to the big screen. To find out what we know about the monster movie, read the full story.

Read the previous edition of Best Stories of the Week right here.