Best Stories of the Week

There are only a couple weeks left in the blockbuster season, but there are still plenty of big stories to be excited about coming soon. This edition of the Best Stories of the Week includes updates on Minecraft, a sequel to Jurassic World, easter eggs from Ant-Man an uncertain future for the Terminator franchise and confirmation of a Fantastic Four and X-Men crossover in the works.

Below you’ll also find new trailers for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the latest James Bond adventure Spectre and the full trailer for Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. Check out all this and the rest of the Best Stories of the Week after the jump!

#36. Ridley Scott May Direct Adaptation of Don Winslow’s The Cartel

El Chapo Movie

After delivering a box-office misfire in The Counselor, director Ridley Scott may return to the world of drug trafficking with The Cartel, an adaptation of Don Winslow’s novel of the same name, which will be scripted by Savages writer Shane Salerno. Find out what the story is about right here.

#35. Patrick Wilson is Addicted to Sex in Trailer for Zipper

The thriller arrives on August 28th.

#34. Angelina Jolie to Direct First They Killed My Father for Netflix

Angelina Jolie directing Unbroken

Actress-turned-director Angelina Jolie has wasted no time in lining up her next job behind the camera. The Oscar winner will be at the helm of an adaptation of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers for Netflix. Find out what the story is about in our original report.

#33. Sony Animation Picks Up a Pitch for an Emoji Movie

Emoji movie

Further proving that Hollywood has run out of ideas, Sony Animation has picked up a pitch for a big screen movie that focuses on the little images known as Emoji. Yes, the cartoon faces, people and food you text to your significant other are getting their own movie. Find out more right here.

#32. Ryan Reynolds & Ben Mendelsohn Roll the Dice in Mississippi Grind

The indie arrives on September 24th.

#31. Disney Developing Live-Action Sword in the Stone Remake

Sword in the Stone

Adding to their growing pile of live-action adaptations of their animated classics, Disney is developing a remake of The Sword in the Stone, one of the few classic properties they hadn’t touched. Read more about the project right here.

#30. A New Hero Emerges in the Trailer for Turbo Kid

The indie arrives in theaters and on VOD on August 28th.

#29. Brie Larson Circles Kong: Skull Island, Russell Crowe May Join Too

Brie Larson in The Gambler

After losing Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons, the action adventure prequel Kong: Skull Island has found some new cast members with Brie Larson coming aboard, and Russell Crowe circling the film from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Get the full story in our original report.

#28. The Action is High in New Trailer for American Ultra

The stoner action comedy arrives on August 21st.

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