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Fresh off the debut of its critical darling Wolfwalkers, Apple TV+ is continuing to build out its animated catalogue. Apple has acquired Skydance Animation’s upcoming films Luck and Spellbound as part of an overall multi-year deal with the animation studio for feature films and TV.

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buck rogers movie

Hollywood is about to see double with Buck Rogers. The pulp hero, who is already getting a TV reboot starring George Clooney from Legendary Pictures, is also getting a new movie, this one from Skydance and backed by the estate of author Philip Francis Nowlan. And while competing projects about a single character are not uncommon in Hollywood, the two projects are competing over more than creative differences — the law is now involved.  Read More »

The Tomorrow War streaming debut

Update: Amazon is poised to buy The Tomorrow War starring Chris Pratt, after Skydance and Paramount shopped the sci-fi action flick to major streamers. Though the deal is not yet finalized, Variety reports that the deal could total roughly $200 million. The original story follows below.

The Tomorrow War, a sci-fi action film executive produced by and starring Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), has a great sci-fi hook: when Earth finds itself outgunned during an alien invasion, a scientist figures out how to draft soldiers from the past to save humanity’s future. That sounds like an Independence Day-level blockbuster waiting to happen, the type of material that would be the most effective on a big screen. But according to a new report, Paramount and Skydance are currently hoping to sell the movie off to the highest streaming bidder.
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Green Book director

Viggo Mortensen, one of the stars of The Lord of the Rings trilogy and also the controversial Best Picture winner Green Book, seems to have found his next movie project. Mortensen will reunite with Green Book co-writer/director Peter Farrelly for an untitled film about a man who, in 1967, travels to Vietnam to meet up with his pals during the war and drink some beer. And the movie is based on a true story.
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Ryan Reynolds time travel

Looks like Ryan Reynolds and Shawn Levy enjoyed making Free Guy together, because the actor and director are reuniting to make a time travel adventure movie for Skydance. Get the details below.
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emma thompson john lasseter

Emma Thompson has penned a letter speaking out against the hiring of John Lasseter at Skydance Animation. The animation division of Skydance is preparing to launch with the film Luck, in which Thompson was originally set to star. However, Skydance has been in hot water since its controversial decision to hire Lasseter following the animation magnate’s exit from Disney and Pixar in the wake of unspecified sexual harassment allegations.

Thompson quietly left the project in late January, but has now penned a letter addressed to Skydance explaining why she refuses to work with Lasseter and criticizing the studio’s decision to stand by the Toy Story director.

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Ghost Draft

Chris Pratt, who provided the voice for the lead character in The LEGO Movie and The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, is in negotiations to star in a new live-action science fiction film from Chris McKay, who previously directed The LEGO Batman Movie. It’s called Ghost Draft, and it will be financed and produced by Skydance Media.
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Old Guard movie

With the future of Sony’s comic book movie Silver & Black is currently up in the air, director Gina Prince-Bythewood is looking to helm a different comic book adaptation for a different studio. New reports indicate that Prince-Bythewood (Beyond the Lights, Love and Basketball) has signed on to direct The Old Guard, a movie version of writer Greg Rucka and artist Leandro Fernandez‘s comic about a batch of immortal soldiers.

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terminator mackenzie davis

The untitled Terminator sequel has just added a fresh face to its cast.

Mackenzie Davis is in negotiations to join the cast of the Terminator sequel/reboot, which will see the return of franchise stalwarts Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton. The Terminator Mackenzie Davis casting poses an intriguing possibility about what direction the latest Terminator movie will go in.

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